Estella Cruise - Halong Bay, Lan Ha Bay Day Boat

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A once-in-a-lifetime destination such as Halong Bay deserves to be seen in style, and this is something that the Estella Halong Bay Cruise has in abundance. Our 5-star day cruise feels right at home in the magnificence of Halong Bay, where our company has an experienced history since the dawn of tourism here.

On this daytrip from the Estella Cruise, we will take you to the southern part of Halong Bay, Lan Ha Bay, where the beauty is uncompromised but fewer cruises ply the waters. Our itinerary takes you to the quietest places of Lan Ha Bay, allowing you to enjoy its beauty undisturbed. The drive to Lan Ha Bay also takes half of the time as the drive to Halong Bay, giving you an incredible 8 hours of cruising time as opposed to the maximum of 6 offered in Halong.

This daytrip with the Estella Cruise is perfect for travellers short on time, who want to experience the splendour of the bay but return to Hanoi on the same day. Our extended cruise times gives you a similar amount of activities to those on an overnight cruise, but still features much relaxation time and many opportunities to create you own unforgettable moments.

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Places you’ll see


  • Travelling the short distance to and from the harbour through the ancient Red River Delta
  • Cruising for 8 hours through an immense field of placid water and forest-clad mountains rising upward 
  • Enjoying a delicious and fresh lunch, with vegetarian options, cooked directly on board
  • Soaking up the serenity of Lan Ha Bay’s quieter areas by kayaking below hidden mountain peaks
  • Gliding through wet caves and marvelling at the phenomenal limestone stalactites above
  • Swimming around tranquil waters that lap the floating sides of Lan Ha Bay’s fishing villages
  • Engaging in a cooking class on board and relishing the snacks and drinks served for afternoon tea


07.15 – 07.30  - Pick up

We will arrive at your hotel in the morning and transfer your across the beautiful Red River Delta to Got Harbour, where we will begin our cruise.

09.45 – Welcome Aboard the Estella Cruise

We arrive at the harbour and swiftly check in. The Estella Cruise awaits us, so we will board and listen to a quick briefing of the itinerary from the tour guide. The ship sails past the first of Lan Ha Bay’s gorgeous limestone mountains as you explore the luxury characteristics and amenities found within.

11.30 – Lunch

After your explorations of the Estella Cruise, head towards the restaurant for a delicious lunch, served in Vietnamese fusion style. None of the action will be missed from here, as the restaurant is fitted with large windows, allowing us to stay transfixed by the splendour of the seascape outside.

13.00 – Secretive Lagoons and Caves

In a quiet, hidden area of Lan Ha Bay, we board our kayaks and head directly out onto the water, finding a world of untouched limestone and the verdant trees that cling to their sides. We row through fantastic wet caves, with stalactites hanging from above, framing the world outside magnificently. There is also the opportunity for a local to take you around on a simple sampan boat and show you the area’s unknown coves.

15.00 – Swimming Around Fishing Villages

We make a stop for swimming around one of the colourful fishing villages in Lan Ha Bay, noting the beauty of the houses and their incredible surroundings.

15.30 – Cooking Demonstration Aboard the Estella Cruise

We re-join the Estella Cruise once again to relax for the remainder of our tour. We do this on the sundeck or in the restaurant, where our talented chef will explain and display the art of creating Vietnamese spring rolls. We will have a go ourselves before feasting on our creations along with rice wine, cake and hot beverages, as part of our afternoon tea service.

17.30 – Disembark and Return to Hanoi

We will step off the Estella Cruise and wave goodbye to the staff. We board the bus to head back to Hanoi, arriving in the early evening at around 7:00pm – 7:30pm.

The Estella Cruise would like to thank you choosing us as your cruise carrier in Halong Bay. We sincerely hope to see you again soon!

 Meals:  Lunch

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  •   7 hours on the cruise
  •   Hanoi - Ben Got - Hanoi transfer by Limousine Dcar
  •   All entrance fees for sightseeing
  •   English speaking guide during the tour
  •   Double kayak/ bamboo-boat ride, life jacket and waterproof bag
  •   Mouth-watering lunch with Vietnamese fusion cuisine
  •   Afternoon tea and 2 bottles of mineral water on limousine


  •   Visa stamp fees for Vietnam
  •   Meals or drinks not mentioned in our itinerary
  •   Travel insurance 
  •   Personal expenses
  •   Tips for guide and driver
  •   Pick up/drop off outside Hanoi Old Quarter
  •   All other services not mentioned in the itinerary
Price from
$ 75 /person
  • Best price guaranteed
  • Money back guarantee
  • Customizable by local experts
  • 24/7 customer support
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