Lan Ha Bay One Day Tour from Hanoi: 7-Hour Tour Cruise

With Hanoi Explore Travel, you will be able to have a fantastic 1-day Lan Ha Bay tour from Hanoi to visit and admire the stunning bay. This will be a wonderful day as you can go kayaking while admiring the bay’s stunning limestone karst vistas. This trip is suitable for families, solo travelers, backpackers, and couples who enjoy an off-the-beaten path to discover hidden Lan Ha Bay.

Have a look at:

Most Interesting Activities in Lan Ha Bay Day Tour


  • Getting a 7-hour cruise on Lan Ha Bay with lengthy and unique itinerary
  • Swimming in a quiet bay with magnificent views
  • Passing by the typical floating houses of local fishermen
  • Enjoying a buffet lunch with seafood and other famous Vietnamese dishes on board
  • Having fun with kayaking among stunning limestone karsts
  • Joining an amazing cooking lesson & sunset party on deck


  • A day cruise tour to Lan Ha Bay from Hanoi is a 7-hour cruise to discover the stunning beauty of Lan Ha Bay.
  • Tour starts from Hanoi to Tuan Chau International Port (Ha Long). From there, you will get on board to visit Lan Ha Bay. With the 7-hour cruise on the bay, you’ll have a great time with kayaking, swimming as well as enjoying a delicious lunch, a sunset tea break and an amazing cooking demonstration.
  • Visitors to Lan Ha Bay Day Cruise can enjoy a contemporary vessel with an exquisite design that maximizes their comfort during their 7-hour excursion in the bay. The professional and welcoming employees give their customers the best service possible and devote themselves to making each traveler’s experience memorable.

For this 7-hour day cruise, there are currently 2 widely used options: Catamaran Cruise & Jade Sails

Jade Sail – Luxury Lan Ha Bay Day Cruise

The Catamaran Lan Ha Bay Day Cruise

Jade Sails – Luxury Lan Ha Bay Day Tour from Hanoi

Jade Sails is one of the best luxury yachts for travelers who want to visit the world heritage site HaLong Bay in one day. This cruise ship promises to bring you to an opulent resort setting with professional staff, allowing you to escape the bustle of the city and immerse yourself in nature.

Even if you simply visit for a day trip, you will undoubtedly have the most relaxing moments in HaLong Bay and Lan Ha Bay.

Sundeck on Jade Sail

Luxury Restaurant on Jade Sail
What to expect General information
  • 7-hour cruise to discover the amazing Lan Ha Bay, the southern part of Ha Long Bay
  • Pick-up point: Hotels in Hanoi Old Quarter
  • Shuttle bus with pick up and drop off at hotels in Hanoi Old Quarter (travel time is about 2.5 hours)
  • Pick-up time: 06:30 – 07:00
  • Modern and luxurious yacht with full amenities.
  • Drop-off time: 20:00 – 20:30
  • Kayaking on the calm waters of Lan Ha Bay
  • Transportation: Modern shuttle bus/ Limousine
  • Delicious lunch with authentic local dishes
  • Sightseeing & Activities: Kayaking or Bamboo Boat, Cooking Class, Sunset Party…
  • Cooking demonstration, sunset party to chill out
  • Professional, friendly staff and great food service


The Catamaran Premium Luxury Lan Ha Bay Day Cruise

Catamaran Premium Halong Cruise is the new brand of luxury day cruise offering a unique and wonderful trip in HaLong Bay. Taking the Catamaran Ha Long, tourists will be able to enjoy an amazing excursion at the world’s natural heritage site via an itinerary in combination of modern and traditional features. This boat features an opulent design and up to 99 seats, giving visitors ample space.

The Catamaran Ha Long also has numerous hammocks that you may use to unwind while admiring the scenery and enjoying the fresh air.

With its own unique itinerary, Catamaran Premium Cruise lets travelers escape the crowds and go further into the breathtaking Lan Ha Bay. The luxury day cruise leaves Tuan Chau Marina at 8 in the morning for Ba Trai Dao Beach in Lan Ha Bay. Then you can take in your beautiful and unforgettable experience.

Water Slides on Catamaran Cruise

Buffet Lunch on Catamaran Cruise

What to expect

  • Enjoy a delectable buffet lunch with Vietnamese and Western dishes
  • Experience Lan Ha Bay to the fullest with the Catamaran and boat’s slide
  • High-class furniture and elegant interior design
  • Experience an interesting 8-hour itinerary on Ha Long Bay



Lan Ha Bay Day Tour from Hanoi Itinerary

Hanoi – Halong Bay – Lan Ha Bay – Visiting Floating village and Lunch onboard – Visiting Light cave by bamboo boat – Swimming and Kayaking – Cooking Demonstration – Sunset party – Hanoi

  • 06:45 – 07:00: Our driver will pick you up at hotels in Hanoi Old Quarter. Then you will get on a luxurious limousine to get or Ha Long after a two-hour drive on the highway.
  • 09.30: Welcome passengers on board
    Arrive at Tuan Chau marina. Tourists will be welcomed with a welcome drink, given cruise briefings and safety instructions, and then directed to check in at Jade Sails Cruise. Start the cruise to explore HaLong Bay – one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World
  • 10:30 – 11:30: Paddle a boat through a small cave to enter a lagoon surrounded by stone karsts on all sides. It’s a peaceful little corner of Ha Long Bay just for us.
  • 12h00 – 12.30: Lunch on board.

You’ll have lunch in the opulent, fully air-conditioned restaurant while navigating the labyrinth of towering limestone mountains. Lunch is served with Vietnamese fusion, and the large windows let visitors have beautiful views of the sea.

Enjoy Buffet Lunch on Lan Ha Bay Day Cruise
  • 13.30: Explore magical caves and hidden lagoons by kayak or bamboo boat rowed by local fishermen

Drop anchor in a small bay area admist the stunning natural landscapes of the Dark and Light Cave Complex. After receiving instruction on how to paddle securely, you’ll sit on a bamboo boat rowed by a fisherman and gently glide through stalagmite caverns that lead into hidden lagoons amid a maze of incredible rock formations that rise majestically from the turquoise seas. Every turn in the cave reveals unexpected pathways that lead to hidden lagoons with unique ecosystems and easy access to aquatic life.

Kayaking at Lan Ha Bay
  • 15.00: Swim in a quiet area in Lan Ha Bay

Move to a fairly large area in Lan Ha Bay, a tranquil tourist paradise in Vietnam. With over 400 lovely islands, this area is renowned for its pristine beaches and magnificent beauty. You might like to try swimming or kayaking, both of which are great experiences that let you fully immerse yourself in the bay’s crystal-clear waters.

  • 16:00: Participate in a cooking class demonstration

You will take part in our short cooking lesson where our chef will show you how to prepare the well-known Vietnamese spring rolls. By taking this activity, you’ll have the chance to learn more about Vietnamese cuisine.

  • 16.30: Relax and enjoy a sunset party on the deck.

Get on the sundeck to enjoy the Sunset Party and the stunning sunset on this natural wonder. This is the ideal time to meet new people, share travel tales, or just unwind and enjoy the sunset.
Massage services are optional. Booking directly with the Cruise Manager is advised.

Swimming on Halong Bay
Swimming in Lan Ha Bay

Cooking Class on Lan Ha Cruise

Take a Bamboo Boat in Lan Ha Bay
  • 17.00: Speedboat back to Tuan Chau Marina
  • 17.20: Get on the limousine bus back to Hanoi via the highway
  • 19.30: Drop you off at the hotel in the Old Quarter area. End the tour.

On the weekend, some streets are closed to vehicles due to Walking Street, so our car will pick you up or drop you off at the nearest or most convenient location in the Old Quarter.

What is included/Excluded

Inclusion Exclusion
  • Shuttle bus to pick up and dro/zp off at hotels in Hanoi Old Quarter.
  • Drinks on the cruise
  • 7-hour cruise on Lan Ha Bay
  • Tips for tour guide/staff on board
  • Lunch on board
  • Other personal expenses
  • Tickets for sightseeing and tourist attractions
  • Surcharge on national holidays
  • Kayaking, swimming activities
  • English-speaking tour guide


  • Any special request (diet or vegetarian, etc.) must be made prior to departure date.
  • Itinerary could change depending on the weather, tide levels, and operational conditions.
5/5 - (1 vote)


Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *