Private Cruise In-Depth Halong Bay & Gulf of Tonkin 5 Days 4 Nights

Duration: 5 Days 4 Nights
Departure: On Request
Boat: Legend Halong
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Overview

This 5 days 4 nights cruise on Bhaya Legend will bring you everything you could possibly imagine out of a Halong Bay cruise. You will not only get to experience the beauty and awe of Halong Bay, but you will also get to fully immerse yourself in this land by visiting Ho Ba Ham and many caves and other villages.

This cruise will give you time to soak in everything about this stunning place and the culture that is embedded so deeply into it. Balancing out relaxation time and activity time will not be a problem with this trip. You can decide where you want to go and when chartering your very own Bhaya Legend cruise.

  • Sojourn in your exclusive Legend Halong boat with your private butler and crew
  • Discover Thien Canh Son Cave
  • Kayak among thousands of karst limestones
  • Swim in the calm turquoise waters of the bays’ pristine white sandy beaches
  • Share serene sunsets and delightful dawns over the Bay

Cruise Highlight

  • Sojourn in your exclusive Bhaya Legend with your private butler and crew
  • Discover Thien Canh Son Cave
  • Kayak among thousands of karst limestones
  • Swim in the calm turquoise waters of the bays’ pristine white sandy beaches
  • Share serene sunsets and delightful dawns over the Bay

Itinerary Details

Day 1
Hanoi - Halong Bay

  • 12:30 Greet your private butler upon arrival to Tuan Chau International Marina and embark on your Bhaya Legend for a welcome cocktail followed by a cruise safety briefing. 
  • 13:00 Lunch is served! Enjoy local fare while Bhaya Legend sails through Halong Bay towards Cua Van Floating Culture Center. 
  • 15:00 Tour the picturesque village of Cua Van Floating Culture Center by local rowing boat for one hour to get a closer look at this traditional way of life. 
  • 17:00 Learn about local cuisine with a private cooking class on the sundeck (or in the restaurant if weather is less than ideal). 
  • 19:00 Dine over candlelight with a sumptuous set-dinner. 
  • 20:30 Retire to your cabin for an early night or star-gaze from the sundeck.

           

Extra Activity - Sunset Cocktail & Canapé Session
Watching the sunset is perhaps the most magical scene one asks for while unwinding amidst Halong Bay panorama. To elevate the experience, Bhaya Legend offers signature canapés and cocktails for guests to enjoy together on a floating platform in a private spot surrounded by Halong’s tranquility. The session serves savory flavors and fresh drinks that also benefit health. For guests who prefer non-alcoholic serves, you will be treated with free flow of juices or delicious mocktails. Let’s disconnect from the hustles and bustles to reconnect with your beloved ones. Only beautiful memories are made to last.

Day 2
Halong - Lan Ha Bay - Cat Ba Island

  • 06:15 Rise with the sun and welcome the new day with a Tai Chi lesson on the sundeck. 
  • 07:00 As the ship cruises south towards Lan Ha Bay, much on a light breakfast and relish the unique scenery of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. 
  • 09:00 Disembark from Bhaya Legend to explore Cat Ba Island, the largest island in the Gulf of Tonkin. Cycle through the jungle to the traditional Viet Hai Village, a small town only connected to the outside world by their connection to the sea. 
  • 12:00 Return to Bhaya Legend for a fresh seafood lunch on board as you cruise towards Ba Trai Dao Beach. 
  • 14:00 Swim and kayak through the jade waters of Ba Ham Lake. 
  • 17:00 Anchor for the night in Lan Ha Bay, just in time to catch the magical sunset. 
  • 19:00 Sample cocktails on board with your delicious set dinner. 
  • 20:45 Nightfall over the bay. Rest in your cabin or watch the stars while sipping a drink.

           

Extra Activity - Meal on Smooth White Sand Strip
What can be more romantic than a dinner on the beach? While watching the Sun crawling back to the mountain range, guests can enjoy their private time with delicious dishes. This intimate experience amidst Halong Bay will enrich your memories while spending time with your beloved ones.

Day 3
Cat Ba Island - Bai Tu Long Bay

  • 06:15 For early-risers, this is the perfect time to commune with nature by trying a Tai Chi lesson on the deck. 
  • 07:15 Don’t forget to have breakfast amidst the stunning views surround Cat Ba Island. 
  • 09:30 Upon arrival to Cat Ba Island, join a tour of Trung Trang Cave and Cat Ba National Park. 
  • 12:00 Experience an exclusive lunch on the floating Tra Bau Platform for an unforgettable memory. 
  • 13:30 Return to Bhaya Legend and head northeast to Bai Tu Long, the furthest region and often unexplored area of the Gulf of Tonkin. 
  • 15:30 Choose from exploring the charming Vong Vieng Floating Village by either kayak or rowing boat. 
  • 17:00 Return to Bhaya Legend and anchor for the evening. 
  • 19:30 Listen to the mysterious legends of Halong Bay during another delicious meal. 
  • 20:45 Another memorable day comes to an end. Take some time to stargaze before retiring to your cabin for a restful night’s sleep. 

           

Extra Activity - Try fishing with the locals
Residing in a water area, the locals of Halong Bay have self-sufficed mainly with fishing. In a very traditional way, guests will have the chance to take part in this exciting tour to learn how to get the fish and what makes this experience so unique.

Day 4
Halong Bay - Hanoi

  • 07:00 Enjoy a light breakfast this morning. Early risers can join the Tai Chi Lesson at sunrise. 
  • 08:00 Kayak and swim through the gorgeous Cong Do Area 
  • 11:30 Lunch on board Bhaya Legend. 
  • 13:30 Have a nap or lounge on the sundeck as the boat sails to Nui Da Xep Park for kayaking and swimming opportunities. 
  • 16:00 Return to The Legend and enjoy leisure time as the boat sails to its anchor point for the evening 
  • 19:30 Dine in the restaurant on your last evening in Halong Bay 
  • 21:00 Take some time to stargaze on the sundeck before retiring to your cabin for a restful night’s sleep. 

           

Extra Activity - Lunch on Floating Platform
The outdoor setup with open space will give you an exhilarating sensation. A sumptuous meal will be served as you are soaking in the fresh air of Halong Bay, let alone having your own infinity views all around. Indulge yourself with the tasty lunch along with the spectacular view of Halong is quite unbeatable.

Day 5
Halong Bay - Hanoi

  • 06:15 Start your farewells with a last Tai Chi lesson on the sundeck at sunrise. 
  • 07:00 Sip coffee and munch on pastries as the boat anchors for a visit to Thien Canh Son Cave. 
  • 07:30 Investigate the centuries-old stalagmites and stalactites of Thien Canh Son Cave. 
  • 09:00 Brunch is served onboard as Bhaya Legend leisurely cruises back to Tuan Chau International Marina. 
  • 10:30 Say good-bye to your crew and disembark at Tuan Chau International Marina with memories fit to last a lifetime of your Gulf of Tonkin journey!

           

Extra Activity - Capturing All of Halong Bay with 25-min Scenic Flight
If joining Bhaya Legend can give you a chance to explore hidden gems along the journey, flying on a seaplane will open your eyes to Halong Bay’s stunning beauty. Thousands of islands and islets across the bay and many gorgeous beaches rising up from the pristine emerald water, everything portrays a mesmerizing scene. The experience promises to leave you in awe with an incredible view of the bay from the sky. The scenic flight can be the start or the end of your voyage.

Inclusion - Exclusion

Inclusion
  • Five days, four nights in Bhaya Legend.
  • Accommodation in Bhaya Legend's cabin with large windows and en-suite bathroom.
  • Welcome cocktail on arrival.
  • 04 lunches, 04 breakfasts, 04 dinners.
  • Complimentary regular tea and coffee onboard.
  • Complimentary use of kayak.
  • Onboard insurance, tax and service charges.
Exclusion
  • Transfer Service (Hanoi - Halong) is available on request 
  • All airfares, transfers, hotels & visa arrangements.
  • Beverages, spa and personal expenses.
  • All services not clearly noted as Included.

Notes for Transfer from Hanoi

Cabin Choices

Legend 1 Cabin
Legend 1 Cabin
Bhaya Legend is the private cruise fleet with small wooden junks of 1 to 3 cabins. The small-boat-concept cruise is ideal for up to 6 adults & 3 children under 12 seeking a personalized cruising experience with ultimate privacy and comfort. The boat decoration comes with the distinct touch of Vietnam traditions capturing eloquently for a hint of mystic Far East charm. Featured with queen-size bed, private balcony, handcrafted furniture, and an en-suite bathroom, each Bhaya Legend cabin offers a comfortable and private experience in a small-boat-concept cruise.
Air Conditioner
Bathtub
Wifi
20.5 sqm/ cabin
King-size Bed
Legend 2 Cabins
Legend 2 Cabins
Bhaya Legend is the private cruise fleet with small wooden junks of 1 to 3 cabins. The small-boat-concept cruise is ideal for couples, families, and group of friends (up to 6 adults & 3 children under 12) seeking a personalized cruising experience with ultimate privacy and comfort. The boat decoration comes with the distinct touch of Vietnam traditions, rich shades of midnight blue and rosewood red capturing eloquently for a hint of mystic Far East charm. Featured with queen-size bed, private balcony, handcrafted furniture, and an en-suite bathroom, each Bhaya Legend cabin offers a comfortable and private experience in a small-boat-concept cruise.
King-size Bed
Bathtub
Air Conditioner
Wifi
16 sqm./ cabin
Legend 3 Cabins
Legend 3 Cabins
Bhaya Legend is the private cruise fleet with small wooden junks of 1 to 3 cabins. The small-boat-concept cruise is ideal for couples, families, and group of friends (up to 6 adults & 3 children under 12) seeking a personalized cruising experience with ultimate privacy and comfort. The boat decoration comes with the distinct touch of Vietnam traditions, rich shades of midnight blue and rosewood red capturing eloquently for a hint of mystic Far East charm. Featured with queen-size bed, private balcony, handcrafted furniture, and an en-suite bathroom, each Bhaya Legend cabin offers a comfortable and private experience in a small-boat-concept cruise.
Private balcony
Wifi
Air Conditioner
Telephone
Shower
20.5 sqm./ cabin

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Important Notes

Inclement weather, tide levels and operating conditions at sea may force changes in cruise itinerary and schedule at any time. Kayaking and swimming excursions, in particular, may be cancelled due to rough weather.

Cruise offers various kinds of menu for different food requests. Please advise Legend Halong at least one (1) week ahead of departure about any specific food preferences, dietary restrictions or food allergies.

Port authorities insist on advance registration including full name, gender, date of birth, nationality, and passport number. At check-in a valid passport is required. Port authority may deny boarding if these conditions are not met.

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