Dragon Legend Halong Bay 2-Day Cruise from Hanoi
7:40-8 a.m. - Pickup at your hotel (near the Old Quarter in Hanoi) by Luxury van
12-12:30 p.m. - Embark at Hon Gai International harbor
12-1 p.m. - Check-in. Cruise begins with welcome drink and safety briefing.
1:30-2:30 p.m. - Set menu lunch served in the outdoor dining room (depending on the weather), while cruising into magnificent Bai Tu Long Bay. Admire the fascinating limestone karsts on the way.
3-5 p.m. - Cruise to Vung Dang – Cong Dam area. Swim or relax on a white sandy beach.
6-8:30 p.m. - Return to Dragon Legend Cruise to refresh yourself in the Mineral Seawater Pool, Fitness Room, or Spa and Massage Services before dinner.
8:30 p.m. - Spend the rest of your evening relaxing, talking with the on-board team, watching movies, or listening to music. Overnight in Tra San area.
6:30-7 a.m. - Start a new day with a Tai Chi demonstration on the sun-deck
7-7:30 a.m. - Take in the morning view of the Bay’s landscape with a cup of tea or coffee and enjoy breakfast in the fresh air
7:30-9:45 a.m. - Cruise to Cong Do area to explore the well-hidden Thien Canh Son Cave
10 a.m. - Check out of your cabin
10:45-11:30 p.m. - Enjoy a buffet while cruising towards the harbor
11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. - Disembark. Drive to Yen Duc village in Dong Trieu province for a short break in this typical Vietnamese agricultural village which is rich in culture and traditions.
1:30-2 p.m. - Enjoy water puppet show performed by local artists
5 p.m. - Arrive in Hanoi where your tour ends.
- Welcome drink
- Overnight accommodation
- Local taxes
- A bottle of water per person per day
- Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
- All activities as program
- English-speaking guide on board
- Tea & Coffee in breakfast
- Tai Chi
- Extra drinks
- Personal expenses
- Spa and massage services
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- The itinerary might subject to change due to the weather or tide condition without prior notice
- Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
- A current valid passport is required in the time of cruise
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Visitors not be recommended on board (for safety reason): People with physical or sensory disabilities; Person with symptoms of hallucination, sleepwalking, claustrophobia, epilepsy
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
We arrived at the tour office a little after 0700. Soon we were in our luxury van on our way to the Dragon Legend. About half way we stopped at a gift shop that gave employment to handicapped people. We saw embroidery, gems, both loose and in very good jewelry, and marble statues varying from tiny to over 3 meters. We arrived at the ship terminal approximately 1100. Our guide “Mr. Smiley” was efficient and friendly. He escorted us to the tender and soon we were aboard the Dragon Legend. After climbing up to the fourth deck we were provided a glass of cold Vietnamese tea and a cold towel. Both were very good. After a brief introduction we were given our room key and asked to be back for lunch at 1230. We had a large room with a shower and a big bathtub. The tub had both fresh and salt water taps. Lunch was a multiple course meal. After lunch we went back to our room and changed into beach clothes to go kayaking. I had 2 place kayak for myself. Our guide led us around an island to the sand beach where the tender was waiting. While we paddled we picked up trash from the water. Some people are slobs. Back on the tender I realized that I had my hearing aids in
This tour on a large boat/junk the Dragon Legend 2 from Hano was very well organized: pick up at our hotel in old Hanoi was on time and we were driven in a very comfortable van - for 6 passengers only - in 4.5 h to Halong where we boarded the boat for a 24h tour of Halong bay, before being driven back to Hanoi. The boat was large enough to accommodate 40-plus tourists without us feeling squeezed, on the contrary. There are lots of space plus there is a small pool and a large sundeck where we could practice TaiChi in the morning of the 2nd day before breakfast. Food was also very good for the 2 lunches and dinner. We had a nice kayaking experience to see the sunset from a small beach as well as a stop to visit a beautiful cave. Last but not least of the positive points: the team was very welcoming and helpful. The bad point we had was our room! It was on the 2nd floor just above the engines at the aft of the boat and very noisy and shaky during the day when the boat is cruising, while at night, even though the main boat engines were stopped, we could still hear well the engine on the other boat supplying electricity to our main boat. After we complained, they moved the 2nd boat so that we could spend the night in quietness. This issue does not happen with the other rooms which are far enough from the aft and engines, so beware when booking!
The trip was perfect! The pickup at our Hanoi hotel was right on time and the van was new and very nice. The ship was beautiful and the crew members were exceptionally gracious, accommodating, and competent. The food was fabulous! Halong Bay is truly one of the most magical places I have ever seen. I would highly recommend this trip!!!
The boat was absolutely stunning, and the room really spacious and luxurious. Food was plentiful and delicious - there was nothing provided that we weren't happy to eat. There were a couple of times when a choice of activities had been indicated, and when it came to it there was no choice - but we were very happy to do the activities which were happening, so this was not a problem for us.
We were very well taken care of. The bed and rooms were comfy, the food was tasty, and the junk was the nicest of all the ships we saw. The attentive staff made our time enjoyable and easy. Halong Bay is not to be missed. One of our favorite parts of our trip to Vietnam.