Lan Ha bay
Launched in 2019
For all the beauty of Halong Bay and its wide-open seascape of incredible, natural features, the increasing popularity of the bay has put a strain on its waterways and diminished its feeling of absolute freedom. Along its southern route, Lan Ha Bay, the unrestrained nature holds as strong as ever, projecting its beauty to those explorers on the V’Spirit Premier Cruise– The newest cruise in Halong, Lan Ha Bay.
Not only does the V’Spirit Premier provide access through this untapped wilderness, but it does so in a style befitting the beauty of Lan Ha Bay. This modern cruise is highly traditional in nature, with wooden decks and billowing sails set atop a safe and secure steel frame. Its luxury stretches from the cabins below to the sundeck above, encompassing a restaurant where exquisite, 5-star meals are served.
Between 2 and 3 days in Lan Ha Bay, we engage in activities that bring its beauty directly to you. Kayaking, swimming, cycling, trekking and riding through caves on a local wooden boat will show you that there is still a serene appeal to find in the luxuriant world of Halong.
Travel with V’Spirit Premier Cruise - one of the best cruises in Halong Bay and you will have great time.
09:00 – 09:30 AM: Our driver will meet you at your hotel lobby and help you to load your luggage into the luxury limousine van.
12:00 - 12:30: After a pleasant passage through the Red River Delta, we arrive at Got Harbour and board the majestic V’Spirit Premier Cruise from there.
13:15: The first stages of our cruising are accompanied by a delicious lunch, served as we cruise past huge limestone sentries clad in tropical vegetation.
15:30: We make our first stop at the Dark & Bright Caves. Through the archway of the Bright Cave, we take a local sampan boat, gliding over the placid waters of the mountain-walled lake at its rear.
17:00: An afternoon tea service will be laid out for us as we return to the V’Spirit Premier Cruise, with a backdrop of the bay dressed in the red light of the setting sun.
19:00: We will take dinner in the restaurant or on the top deck tonight to enhance your experience of the bay’s undeniable beauty.
Happy hour at the bar will usher in a relaxing evening, one which you can spend on the sundeck, in your cabin or on the tender boat while fishing for squid.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
06:00: Start the day right with a tai chi class on the sundeck; one of the more magical ways to enjoy the sunrise in Lan Ha Bay.
07:00: We begin our cruising as breakfast is served in the dining room.
08:00: We pull up to Tra Bau, an area of much natural beauty belonging to a local fishing family. The lack of other boats here means that we can swim and kayak in peace, all while learning more about the fascinating lives of the residents in the bay.
09:00: Returning to the V’Spirit Premier Cruise, we spend the last of our cruising time on the sundeck.
10:00: The chef will lead a fun and engaging cooking class to show us how to create Vietnamese spring rolls in the traditional fashion.
12:00: The V’Spirit Premier Cruise pulls up to Got Harbour and we disembark. We board the bus and head back to Hanoi, arriving in around the mid-afternoon.
It was a real pleasure to have you onboard the Halong Bay & Lan Ha Bay luxury cruise - V’Spirit Premier Cruise. We hope that you enjoyed this small but magisterial slice of our homeland.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Note: The itinerary is subject to change due to the weather and other conditions.
09:00 – 09:30: Await collection in your hotel lobby. The luxurious limousine van will arrive and begin the journey across the Red River Delta.
13:15: We begin our cruising through Lan Ha Bay, revelling in the peace and quiet surrounding it. A delicious lunch will be served in the restaurant while gigantic karst forms glide by the windows.
15:30: An early afternoon of cruising will bring us to the Dark & Bright Caves. On a bamboo sampan boat steered by a local, we enjoy the magnificent Bright Cave, where a short tunnel of water leads to a luxuriant garden of shimmering ocean and sheer cliff faces sporting tropical trees high above us.
17:00: After returning to the V’Spirit Premier Cruise, we will have an afternoon tea service on the top deck. This is accompanied by a jaw-dropping sunset between the crevices of limestone mountains.
19:00: In the restaurant or on the top deck, we will sit down to a gorgeous dinner with the backdrop of a star-flooded sky.
20:00 - Onwards
Relax into the evening with a variety of options including happy hour at the bar. The spa will also be open for your consideration, yet your beautiful cabin provides its own relaxing atmosphere.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
06:00: Rise early this morning for tai chi on the sundeck. Our onboard tai chi teacher will provide a memorable class in Lan Ha Bay’s new morning light.
07:00: Breakfast will be served in the dining room as you watch the morning scene unfold through large windows. After this, collect your essentials and board the day boat, which will begin its cruising to Cat Ba Island. Get More Detail for Cat Ba Island.
09:00: At Cat Ba Island, we dock at Viet Hai village, a small enclave of locals and their traditional houses. We explore the village before heading into the exquisite jungle that surrounds it, trekking and cycling along tree-lined paths.
12:00: After a morning of activity, we re-board the day boat and have a delightful lunch while isolated in the bay.
13:30: More cruising will bring us to Ba Trai Dao, a silent lagoon of three parts connected by meandering tunnels, weather-forged straight through the limestone mountains. We will spend the early afternoon kayaking and swimming around here.
16:00: We rejoin the V’Spirit Premier Cruise and take the last half of the afternoon at an equally languid pace on board.
19:00: Dinner is served in the dining room or on the top deck as the moon shines bright above the shimmering bay.
20:00 - Onwards
Once again, happy hour at the bar will ease us into a relaxing evening. Feel free as well to try some squid fishing with the crew from the smaller tender boat, or take one of our board games for a fun family time.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
06:00: There will be another chance to start your day with a boost of energy from the tai chi session on the sundeck.
07:00: A hearty breakfast starts us off in the right manner for a morning of exploration.
08:00: We have the unique opportunity to visit Tra Bau, an area to which the V’Spirit Premier Cruise has special access. The kayaking and swimming that we will do around a local fisherman’s floating home will be a beautiful experience, as well as one giving us an insight into the lives of the resilient and friendly residents of Lan Ha Bay.
09:00: We return to our cruise for the last time and take our last chance to use its luxurious facilities.
10:00: A cooking demonstration will unveil the mysteries of some aspects of Vietnamese food preparation, while a filling brunch is served directly afterwards.
12:00: We bid a fond farewell to the V’Spirit Premier Cruise as we dock at Got Harbour. We take the ride back to Hanoi after this, where we will arrive in the mid-afternoon.
This will signal the end of your time with Lan Ha Bay Cruises. Thank you for coming along for the journey, we hope that you enjoy the remainder of your travels in our country!
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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Note: The itinerary is subject to change due to the weather and other conditions.
Bus pick-up time: 09:30 AM - 10:00 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 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, 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 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 travelled to Halong Bay through cruise and it was one of the most memorable trip of my life. The trip included visiting caves, kayaking, swimming and beach volleyball. The boat was big and beautiful. The accommodation was fantastic, we had the most comfortable bed in all of Vietnam. The view through our big window was unreal. Cruise staffs were very good, they spoke English well and always asked us if we needed anything. The food was awesome, too. At the first place we were worried about the meals since we are all vegans but they full filled all of our requests. The cruise went through Lan Ha Bay which is very quiet and equally beautiful than Halong Bay. A small note before you come here: check the weather forecast and the time to visit as summer would be tough to handle here. I’m grateful that we spent 2 days on this cruise and I only wish we could have stayed there longer. Totally recommended for everyone to visit Halong Bay once in their life!
We had an amazing overnight stay with V’Spirit Premier. We got picked up from our Airbnb in a super comfy car. On the way, our tour guide told us a brief history about the destination and some traditions of Vietnam. She was happy to answer any questions we had and was always friendly and helpful during our trip. The boat was so nice that we wish we could have one extra day just to hang out on board. We booked a twin room with great view of the water and the islands along the way. The bed was big and extra comfy and the bathtub was amazing. The whole staff on boat was so friendly, very professional and polite. They catered to everyone’s dietary requirements – they happily substituted meals with seafood to vegetarian for me. The scenery of Halong Bay in both days were extraordinary. Thank you to all the staffs of V’Spirit for your work.
My wife and I had a fantastic time on this cruise and so did everyone else. The boat was really new, clean and spacious. The rooms were fantastic with extremely comfortable bed, nice balcony and a well fitted bathroom. The kayaking to see monkeys was incredible, so was the caves and the stunning view. The food was really tasty, wide variety and catered to my shellfish allergy pretty well. My wife did Tai Chi in the early morning with another couple on the top deck in an absolutely gorgeous scene. The bar service had a multiple choice for everyone and was not expensive at all. There was also other activities like squid fishing, bamboo boar ride and karaoke in the evening after dinner. We would highly recommend exploring Halong Bay on this boat. Thank you V’Spirit Premier for the great time and we hope to see you again!
We cannot ask for a better experience! We took a course of two days one night in Halong Bay. The interior and exterior of this cruise is incredibly nice. Rooms are modern, clean with private balcony to admire the beautiful view of Halong Bay. The entire crew here went out of their way to make everything perfect. The cuisine of the cruise was delicious and you will definitely not be disappointed or left hungry. Our compliments to the talented and hardworking chefs! Activities were well organized, we loved the kayaking, cave tour and cooking demonstration. Our guide was exceptional, friendly and knowledgeable with a great sense of humor. We really enjoyed our trip and certainly anyone who chooses to set sail with V’Spirit Premier will not be disappointed.
We are a young couple travelling through Southeast Asia, and we chose Halong Bay to be our next stop. After seeing all the comments and reviews on the internet, we were offered a luxury V’Spirit Premier cruise at a reasonable price. They even offered a free upgrade from the 3* cruise to the 4* one for us. We made our decision for the 2 days 1 night tour through Halong Bay and Lan Ha Bay. At 9 am, we were picked up by a comfortable mini bus with 6 others. During 2 hours driving, our tour guide gave us some small facts about the history of the bay, we took a short break before arriving at the docks. On arrival we received a huge welcome by all the staff and a drink was provided. The lunch buffet was a surprise, there were plenty of food to choose from. Then the staffs showed us to our rooms, there were a huge bed, large bathroom with bath, shower and toilet (since we had an upgrade to 4*). You could also enjoy the view from the window in your room. All finished with a private balcony with complimentary bottle of wine and fruit. We were told that this is one of the newest cruises on the bay. The scenic view from the boat was incredible. All of the staffs were very helpful and always had a smile. The activities were exactly the same as in itinerary. We took a bamboo boat (not actually bamboo though) to the dark and bright cave, jumped off for a swim. In the evening, we tried squid fishing and caught a lot of ink, haha. The next day we went for kayaking around another bay and went to visit a fishing village. The trip finished later then and we returned to the accommodation back in Hanoi. Overall our trip was excellent and we would definitely recommend to anyone seeking something luxurious but yet relaxing for their travel. And lastly, a huge thank to our tour guide for an amazing time!
Kiyong KimSouth Korea
If you are planning to visit Vietnam, this is a must-do itinerary for your trip. Halong Bay is classified by UNESCO as one of the World Heritage and it’s formed of amazing limestone mountains. We were picked up at our hotel at 8 am and arrived there at around 12 pm. The V’Spirit overnight cruise seems to be renewed and modern with personalized service, excellent meals all included in the tour package. The first day of our trip we ventured out on Halong Bay and made our way to the spectacular limestone caves there. We took a swim there before going back to the boat. The view from our boat in the sunset was incredible, we enjoyed a few drinks before dinnertime. Our dinner was served along with Vietnamese traditional music performance. Afterward, the crew members invited us to do squid fishing on the front deck of the boat. Later that night we retired to our rooms. We had a really good sleep and after waking up, we took a Tai Chi session before breakfast. The chef showed us how to make “swan sculpture” from vegetables and fruits. Later in the morning, we went kayaking for almost an hour. If you don’t know how to do that yet, don’t worry, the staffs will guide of the very first steps. After that we headed back to V’Spirit to come back to Hanoi. I will recommend this trip for any tourists because of the value received for these services.
My friends and I took this trip not so long ago and we totally loved it. We stepped on the boat without any high expectations but everything (car, room, bathroom, food) was perfect, especially the staffs were excellent. I highly recommend the room with a balcony, you can sit there, enjoy a cocktail and watch the beautiful Halong Bay. The lunch buffet with various options was delicious, especially considering we were on a boat. If you have some sort of diet restriction, you just need to tell the staffs, they will prepare a special set-menu. I would like to thank to all of the crew members. You guys were so kind and supported. Our tour guy was hilarious and took care of us really well. Thank you V’Spirit Cruise for an incredible experience!
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