Lan Ha bay
Launched in 2018
With over 20 years of experience, the team at UniCharm Cruise would like you to join us on our new venture into the quieter, more contemplative parts of Halong Bay. Lan Ha Bay is a world ripe for exploring, with the same limestone karsts, hidden beaches, enormous caves and placid emerald waters as Halong Bay, but without the crowding of tourist boats.
Our Halong & Lan Ha Bay Deluxe Cruise suits passengers who enjoy the more refined aspects of life and would like to do so in one of the most beautiful areas of the world. A balcony in each room brings its natural splendour closer to you, while panoramic perfection can be found atop the boat on its glorious sundeck, located beneath the 3 proud sails that announce the UniCharm Cruise in gorgeous Lan Ha Bay.
Our driver and guide will make their way to your hotel, arriving between 08:00 and 08:30. They will pick you up and transfer you to the ferry terminal in Hai Phong.
We will take the ferry to Cat Ba Island, where a 20-minute drive on a beautiful coastal road backed by soaring mountains will lead us to Gia Luan dock. Here we will meet the UniCharm Cruise for the first time.
At 12:30, we board the UniCharm Cruise and are welcomed by the fantastic crew.
We will begin cruising as a wonderful and fresh seafood lunch is served. Sights outside the window are of individual towers of limestone on one side and the forested mountain ranges of Cat Ba on the other.
We will drop anchor amidst a beautiful area of limestone mountains with emerald waters lapping at their bases. Here we will board our kayaks and paddle over to a fishing village, where we can see the daily life of Lan Ha Bay’s inhabitants as they work and relax.
After this, we will visit a quiet lagoon and spend the rest of the afternoon swimming and snorkeling around the calm waters. There is also a chance to reach one of the secluded beaches and relax on the golden sands.
We will return to the boat as the sunset heralds in the evening time. A cooking class here will demonstrate to you the best methods of preparing some traditional Vietnamese foods.
A delicious dinner will conclude our day beautifully, after which you are free to engage in any of the onboard facilities that we have for evening entertainment, or alternatively, relax in your cabin at your own leisure.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Wake up at a time that suits you on your second day with us. A light breakfast is served as you relax on the boat or opt to swim in the water.
At 10:00, we will begin cruising back towards Cat Ba Island, soaking up the last of Lan Ha Bay as we do so.
A delicious brunch will accompany these last few moments, after which you will disembark the UniCharm Cruise at Gia Luan dock.
A short transfer through Cat Ba Island and ferry transfer to the mainland will precede our drive back to Hanoi, where we will arrive at around 15:30 – 16:00.
Your 2-day, 1-night itinerary in Halong Bay - Lan Ha Bay comes to an end. We hope you enjoyed your time with us!
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Await pick-up from your hotel lobby; our driver will arrive between 08:00 and 08:30 in order to transfer you to the Hai Phong ferry terminal, about two hours away from Hanoi.
From this terminal, we will board the ferry to Cat Ba Island, where a 20-minute drive down a beautifully scenic road will see us arrive at Gia Luan dock Here we will meet the UniCharm Cruise for the first time.
Board the UniCharm Cruise at 12:30. You will be warmly welcomed by our crew as you are given your cabin keys.
A delicious lunch is your first meal of the tour, served in the dining room as the first of Lan Ha Bay’s limestone rocks glide quietly by.
As we head deeper into the bay, we will stop and climb into our kayaks. Paddling around a fishing village, we see instances of daily life in the middle of a beautiful and harmonious environment.
A secluded lagoon will be our next stop. We will have the rest of the afternoon to swim and snorkel here, with another option of visiting a nearby beach.
We will head back to the boat for a beautiful sunset, after which, our chef will take you through the steps for preparing Vietnamese spring rolls in our cooking class.
Sit down for your first romantic dinner in the dining room. The evening is yours after this, so perhaps you would like to take some drinks at the bar or simply retire to your room for private relaxation.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Take in the resplendent sight of Lan Ha Bay in the morning before sitting down to a light breakfast at 07:00, in anticipation of an early lunch.
We head to Cat Ba Island and arrive at Viet Hai pier, where we will jump onto our bicycles and pedal along largely flat paths until reaching Viet Hai village. We will admire the beautiful village, set in front of sloping hills, while exploring the houses of the locals to find out more about life in this remote locale.
We head to the interesting Hang Doi (Bat Cave) to discover more about the winged critters in this mysterious cavern.
At around 10:00, we will return to the cruise and take the tender boat to Cat Ba Town, upon which we will visit the Canon Fort and admire the excellent views it provides over Cat Ba Island and Lan Ha Bay.
An early lunch will be served at around 11:00 – 11:30.
After lunch, we head to the middle of Cat Ba National Park to take the moderate hike to Ngu Lam Peak, which takes between 2.5 and 3 hours to complete as a roundtrip. The walk will take us through beautiful jungle until reaching the peak, which offers stunning views over Cat Ba’s tree-clad mountain ranges.
We return to the UniCharm Cruise at about 16:00, taking the rest of the afternoon for swimming, snorkeling or simply relaxing on the boat.
Your second dinner will be served on the boat as you relax into another evening aboard the UniCharm Cruise. Perhaps you would like to try out the squid fishing tonight, taking place from the back of the boat.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Wake up slowly and enjoy a relaxed light breakfast on your final day aboard the UniCharm Cruise.
We will simply be relaxing on the boat this morning, revelling in the beauty of Lan Ha Bay from the gorgeous top deck.
As we begin our cruise back to the dock at 10:00, we will serve a delicious brunch in the dining room.
We disembark at Cat Ba Island and take the return bus ride along a coastal road, arriving at the dock to take us back to the mainland. We will continue from Hai Phong back to Hanoi, arriving in the capital at about 15:30 – 16:00.
UniCharm Cruise would like to thank you for your company during this Halong Bay Overnight Cruise 3 day 2 night trip. We very much hope to see you again!
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Bus pick-up time: 08:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Check-in: 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Check-out: 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Return Hanoi by bus: 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Shuttle bus pick-up point: Hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter or in front of Hanoi Opera House
Shuttle bus drop-off point: Hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter or in front of Hanoi Opera House
• 50 % of the total cost is required to secure the booking.
• The remaining balance is to be paid 15 days prior to the departure date.
• In some special cases, you will be required to pay the full cost or a number greater or smaller than the standard 50% to secure your booking.
• In some special cases, the deadline for payment will be required sooner or later than the standard 15 days prior to booking.
Cancellation by Customer
• More than 31 days prior to check-in (departure date): Free of charge
• From 31 to 16 days prior to check-in (departure date): 10% of total rates
• From 15 to 8 days prior to check-in (departure date): 20% of total rates
• From 7 to 4 days prior to check-in (departure date): 50% of total rates
• Less than 4 days prior to check-in (departure date): 100% of total rates.
• No-Show: 100% of total rates
*** Cancellation notice from the customer must be sent to us via email. Refund will be processed between 10 -15 working days.
Cancellation by Halong Bay Management Board due to bad weather
If the cancellation is made by the Halong Bay Management Board, the following policies will be applied depending on the time of cancellation.
• When a cancellation is made before departure date- check-in date (if no services have been used): 100% refund.
• When a cancellation is made during the trip (some services have been used such as transfer, food, some amenities, etc.): used services will be charged, the rest will be refunded.
• When a cancellation is made before or during the departure date and the trip must be shortened from 2 nights to 1 night, 2 days 1-night trip, plus other used services will be charged, the rest will be refunded.
• The final cost will be confirmed by your consultant via email. In all cases, please contact us directly for any urgent help. We are here to support you!
Note: In case of a cancellation decision made by the Management Board of Halong Bay, an alternative travel arrangement will be made on request, or you will be refunded in accordance. In all cases, please contact our travel consultant via email or phone for support. We are always willing to provide you with any assistance you may need on or off the board.
• PROGRAMS & SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE
• In case of adverse weather conditions in Halong Bay, the cancellation will ONLY be made by the Halong Bay Management Board. Usually the announcement will be declared very close to or on the departure date and our refund policy will come into effect.
We had an amazing 3-day-2-night itinerary, and you certainly will not regret choosing to go with Unicharm Cruise. From the beginning of the trip, meet our guide - Mr. Hi on bus, we knew we didn't make a mistake. Everything was just great! Knowledgeable tour guide, nice staff on cruise, comfortable room, spacious sundeck with magnificent panoramic view of the bay, delicious food. Just one word – Perfect!!!!
My husband and I spent 2 nights on the Unicharm cruise and it's a smart choice of us. We had an informative, funny tour guide; friendly staff that helped us a lot on cruise. We had an incredible room with romantic view of sunrise or sunset on the bay. We had an experiment chef who take care of our very delicious food. With Unicharm Cruise you will have best things!
The first moment when we meet our guide was great. He is funny, friendly and knowledgeable. I extremely believe that it would be a nice trip. And yessss, it was even more amazing when we boarded the cruise and check-in our room. Unicharm was spacious, our room was private and great with incredible views to the bay. There is only one inconvenient thing is that there was no WiFi available on board. But that is also what makes us feel grateful. We had a great time relaxing, getting closer together and staying away from phones or mobile devices.
We had an unforgettable 3 day 2 nights with Unicharm cruise. A pity for those who chose the 2-day-1-night itinerary because you will miss a lot of interesting activities. A lot of activities but all well-organized. Our room was extremely great. Wowww it had a panoramic view of the bay. All are clean, tidy and comfortable Certainly highly recommend this Unicharm Cruise!
Unicharm cruise – a spacious cruise with a restaurant, a bar, a spa, a sun wide deck, etc. The room and en-suite were amazed me a lot – full-equipped and just like home. The itinerary is included a lot of interested activities but flexible for anyone who just want peacefully relax on board. Meals on cruise are abundant, they have both asian and western food. Everyone on cruise (both staff and other passengers) was super friendly so that we had a lot of fun on that trip.
Our journeys with Unicharm cruise is perfect from the start to the end when we were safety at the hotel in Hanoi. Our tourguide is very informative and so helpful. The ship was clean, our room was great with stunning view to the bay but I would like to go upstair to the sundeck – perfect place to enjoy the panoramic view off the bay
All staff on Unicharm cruise treated us like VIPs. All of them are helpful, nice and friendly, especially our guide. Our room on cruise was beautiful and full equipped that helped us feel like home
Unicharm cruise with its modern facility created a comfortable trip for every passenger. Ah! Cannot mention and say a huge thank to our tour guide who helped and took care of us a lot. Just want to remind that you should bring comfortable shoes for outdoor activities on Cat Ba island
I was looking for an overnight cruise in Halong Bay and my friend recommended me to go with Unicharm Cruise. The result is now I’m sharing and suggesting this cruise to you and everyone out there as well ^^ Everything corner and aspect of this cruise was just amazing! From the knowledgeable and funny tourguide to the perfect and comfortable room. Especially, I would recommend to relax at the sundeck of this cruise and enjoy the incredible view And for the food and other activities are nothing to complained.
We experienced an amazing 2 day 1 night cruise with Unicharm. Everything was absolutely exceeded our expectation. First impression needed to be mentioned is our guide – Mr. Hai – a helpful and informative person. When aboard the cruise, it amazed me as well – great room with stunning view to the bay. Other activities like: kayak, bike riding, cooking class definitely lovely. If you are looking for a cruise to visit Halong Bay then Unicharm cruise is not bad option for you.
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