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Halong Bay Overnight Junk Boat Cruise aboard L’azalee

Imagine waking up in the 'Bay of Descending Dragons' surrounded by limestone peaks, hidden beaches and floating fishing villages. This memorable overnight tour aboard L'Azalee, a traditional junk-style boat, gives you time to explore, relax and marvel at one of Vietnam’s most beautiful natural wonders.

Explore the best of magnificent Halong Bay on this unforgettable two-day cruise through the photogenic UNESCO World Heritage site.

After transferring from Hanoi, board L’Azalée, a traditional wooden junk with a sleek modern design, and spend two days navigating the area's myriad of islands and karsts.

Along the way there will be opportunities to visit a pearl farm, walk inside an incredible cave and even take a dip if you wish.

In the evening, grab a cocktail (not included) and take in a spectacular sunset and delicious meal before relaxing underneath the stars on the top deck.

Throughout the trip, you will be looked after by the dedicated and attentive crew, making for an incredible experience.

Itinerary (subject to change):

Day 1: Hanoi - Ha Long Bay

  • 12:00 - 12:30: Check in at the L’Azalee Cruises Lounge
  • 12:30 – 12:45: Board the boat
  • Around 12:45: Captain raises anchor - bon voyage!
  • 12:45 – 14:00: Lunch (served at the onboard restaurant)
  • 14:00 – 15:00: Free-time to enjoy the ambiance and views
  • Around 14:45: Guided shore excursion at Sung Sot Cave (Surprise Cave)
  • 16:15 – 17:15: Pearl Farm visit or kayaking
  • 18:00 – 18:30: Vietnamese cooking class
  • 19:00 – 21:00: Dinner
  • 21:00 – 22:00: Squid fishing (seasonal)

Day 2: Lan Ha Bay – Halong to Hanoi

  • 6:00 – 8:00: Perhaps start your day with some simple meditation and relaxation on the upper sundeck with hosted Tai Chi
  • From 7:00: “Good Morning Vietnam”. Breakfast is served from 7.00am till 8.00am
  • Around 8:00: Ti Top Island: swimming or hiking
  • 9:30: Return to your boat, freshen up and continue cruising
  • 9:45 – 10:00: Cabin check-out
  • 10:00 – 11:00: Brunch
  • 10:00 – 11:30: Cruise back through Halong Bay and its stunning islets
  • 11:30: Disembarkation and luggage claim at L’Azalee Cruises Lounge. End of tour.

L'Azalée

Your vessel is in the style of a traditional junk but with a modern interior. Onboard you will find deluxe cabins with air-con and en suite bathrooms (with shower + hot and cold water), a dining room serving Vietnamese and international cuisine, a fully licensed bar offering a selection of beers, cocktails, wines and other beverages and a spacious sun deck with adjustable sun loungers. There is also the opportunity to try activities such as kayaking, snorkelling and fishing.

Experience Includes

  • 2-Day/1-Night cruise exploring Halong Bay
  • Sail on L'azalee, a stylish, modernised traditional junk boat
  • Visit hidden lagoons and hard-to-reach islets by kayak
  • English-speaking guide/staff onboard
  • Accommodation in an air-conditioned deluxe cabin with ensuite bathroom
  • All meals on board (one light breakfast, two lunches and one dinner)
  • Welcome drink and cold towel upon arrival
  • Return shared transfers between Hanoi and Halong by air-conditioned vehicle

Experience Excludes

  • Gratuities
  • Additional drinks/snacks not specified - these can be purchased on board
  • Personal expenses

Departs

Daily, year round.

Departure location

Your hotel in Hanoi.

Start times

Around 8.30am - hotel pick-up times can vary. Precise time will be advised when you reconfirm locally.

Duration

2 Days - the tour returns to Hanoi at about 4.30pm on Day 2.

Additional information

    Terms & Conditions

    • Please note, the price for a Superior Cabin is a price per person but based on 2 people sharing a Twin/Double. This rate is only valid for muiltiples of two people. Solo passengers are welcome onboard however they must pay the Single Passenger Rate. If there are three passengers, two people can book the Twin/Double Rate and one person must book a Single Passenger Rate.
    • Itinerary subject to change or cancellation due to weather conditions.
    • Children aged 2 and under travel FREE.
    • Drinks onboard are not included.
    • Please note that credit card payments are not available on the boat.
    • Transfer between Hanoi and Halong Bay can take about four hours depending on traffic conditions.