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Video shows top 17 cruises in Halong Bay

Cruising in Halong Bay is a popular and breathtaking experience in Vietnam. Halong Bay, located in the northeastern part of the country, is known for its stunning limestone karsts, emerald waters, and picturesque landscapes. Here's some information about cruising in Halong Bay:

  1. Types of Cruises: There are various types of cruises available in Halong Bay, ranging from budget-friendly options to luxurious experiences. You can choose from day trips, overnight cruises, or multi-day excursions depending on your preferences and time constraints.

  2. Itinerary: Most cruises in Halong Bay offer itineraries that include visits to popular attractions such as Sung Sot Cave (Surprise Cave), Ti Top Island, Luon Cave, and floating fishing villages. You'll have the opportunity to explore these natural wonders, go kayaking or swimming, and immerse yourself in the stunning surroundings.

  3. Accommodation: Overnight cruises typically provide onboard accommodation in comfortable cabins or suites. The facilities and level of luxury can vary depending on the cruise operator and the type of cruise you choose. Make sure to check the amenities and choose a cruise that suits your preferences and budget.

  4. Food: Halong Bay cruises often include meals as part of their package. You can expect to enjoy a variety of Vietnamese and international cuisines, with seafood being a highlight due to the region's abundance of fresh seafood. Many cruises also offer cooking classes, where you can learn to prepare traditional Vietnamese dishes.

  5. Activities: In addition to exploring the natural wonders, Halong Bay cruises offer various activities to enhance your experience. These can include tai chi sessions on the deck during sunrise, squid fishing at night, visiting pearl farms, and enjoying onboard entertainment such as traditional music performances.

  6. Safety and Sustainability: It's important to choose a reputable cruise operator that prioritizes safety and sustainability. Ensure that the company has proper licenses, adheres to safety regulations, and follows responsible tourism practices to minimize the impact on the environment.

  7. Best Time to Visit: Halong Bay can be visited year-round, but the best time to visit is generally from October to April when the weather is cooler and drier. The summer months from May to September can be hot and humid, and there's a higher chance of rain and occasional typhoons.

Remember to check the current travel regulations and guidelines before planning your trip to Halong Bay, as conditions and requirements may change. Enjoy your cruise and the stunning beauty of Halong Bay!

Email: cruise@impresstravel.com or contact the hotline (Whatsapp, Zalo, Viber, Skype) at +84.912 379 189 – Mr. Alex.

Tours Itinerary

Create special memories on Scarlet Pearl with various activities in Lan Ha Bay that offer unforgettable experiences
with the locals and immerse yourself in its beautiful nature.


For guests who enjoy being active and adventurous, Scarlet Pearl has the perfect choice for you: spend a lively time kayaking in the gorgeous area of Lan Ha Bay. Unlike the touristy Halong Bay, the waters of Lan Ha Bay are more pristine and peaceful. Its expansive area means you are allowed to explore by yourself some of the hundreds of secluded islands and beaches, or follow our experienced local guide in exciting activities.

Boat Sail:

(only for 3-day 2-night itinerary)
Welcome aboard a top-quality, real catamaran-style boat and explore the bay's best spots for a great catch. Feel free to relax and savor the gorgeous, calm waters of Lan Ha Bay which has incredible biodiversity. You can sit back on the sun-drenched catamaran and sail in luxurious tranquility to the unspiled spot of the bay.


How often can you enjoy a gorgeous beach away from the crowds? You can now with Scarlet Pearl. Halong Bay is home to a huge range of uninhabited islands that can be explored. For this activity, you will be taken to one of these deserted islands to appreciate peace and quiet on your very own private beach. Take a dip in the emerald waters, stroll along the soft sand, or just lie back and take in the sunshine whilst admiring the stunning beauty of the bay.

Dawn View:

Sailing in the beautiful Lan Ha Bay, guests can reap the benefits of some of the most incredible views on offer in all of Halong Bay from the luxury of the Scarlet Pearl. Choose to enjoy each stunning sunrise and sunset from the convenience of the restaurant and bar decks, or take in the scenery from your own private sundeck or spacious balcony. Prepare your cameras to capture the stunning beauty as the sun rises and falls, its reflection rippling and sparkling on the water. Sip on a cocktail or fresh juice, taking in the majestic views that cannot be experienced anywhere else in the world.

Village Explore:

Jump at this chance to witness and be a part of Halong Bay’s local culture with Scarlet Pearl. Viet Hai is a charming small village set off the beaten track amongst the mountains of Cat Ba National Park. Beautifully preserved and offering a lovely place for exploration, meet the locals, see their homes, and observe aspects of their daily lives, such as farming in the fields. Take a bicycle trip or hike to a cave or mountaintop. A visit to Viet Hai Village is a wonderful way to get active, be with the local people in beautiful surroundings.

Yoga Practice:

What better way to start a day than a blissfully relaxing morning yoga session on-board a luxurious Lan Ha Bay cruise ship? The class are complimentary and accompanied by a fresh sea breeze and spectacular views over the wonderful seascape. Our dear dedicated yogis, don't give up your healthy dose of Om while on holiday. Indeed, a refreshing yoga session on-board will be such a pleasure that you don't want miss out!

Scarlet Cruise in Halong bay & Lan Ha Bay

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Day 01

Welcome to Hanoi & 1/2 city tour

  • Overview about: Apricot Hotel,
  • At Apricot Hotel, we are passionate about Vietnamese art, culture and heritage, and we are proud to share local favourites with you. As the first hotel in Vietnam to strike a delicate blend between locally renowned art and hospitality, Apricot Hotel is Hanoi’s new small luxury hotel. Located merely steps away from the city’s iconic Hoan Kiem lake, the hotel pays homage to Vietnam’s finest artists by showcasing original artwork.
  • After a pleasant stay in Apricot Hotel, get ready for the Halong tour on Orchid Cruises.

Day 02


  • Around 08:30 : Limousine will pick up guests from hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter or Hanoi Opera House (applicable for guests who booked transportation service). Our driver will take a 10-15 minute break by a station for guests to rest on the way.
    11:30 : Arrive at Scarlet Pearl Cruise's Lounge in Halong International Cruise Port to check-in. Guests will be offered “welcome drink” and listen to instructions before boarding.
  • 12:00 Guests will start boarding.
    13:00 A splendid lunch is served at Tahiti Restaurant while the cruise travelling across primitive Lan Ha Bay. The bay has hundreds of islands and islets, making it a wonderful background for guests to look at while dining.
  • 15:00 : Arrive at Sang Cave by kayaking or rowing boat as the path towards the cave is 70m long of water. On the way, guests will be amazed by sparkling karst arcs through sunlight. Afterwards, guests are invited to enter Ech Lagoon, an extremely serene and emerald spot to kayak and swim. It’ll be a wonderful chance to immerse in one of the most remote parts of Lan Ha Bay. The shape of this lagoon looks like a giant frog resting, hence it explains the name “Ao Ếch” in Vietnamese.
    17:00 : Return to the cruise to relax and admire the sunset on the sundeck.
    17:30 : Watching sunset over Lan Hạy Bay is one of the moments that shouldn’t be missed out. During this time, there will be either a Sunset Party in Sky Bar or a cooking class hosted by our Chef (depending on the season).
    From 17:30-18:30 : it is Happy Hour meaning Buy One Get One Free – this promotion is applied on our limited drinks menu. Guests can also choose to watch the sunset by catamaran while sipping fresh cocktails (this is surcharged).
    19:00 : Fine-dining dinner will be started along with fun and interactive cultural exchange between all the guests and our Vietnamese host.

Day 03


  • 06:30 : Begin a new day with a Tai Chi session while welcoming magnificent sunrise. (Guests can also choose to take photos and enjoy the scene if they prefer so.) A light breakfast is served from.
    06:45-07:30 : in the refreshing and peaceful beauty of the Bay.
    07:30 Explore Lan Ha Bay by catamaran to more remote destinations that larger cruises cannot reach.
    09:00 Get ready to check out.
  • 09:30 Guests will be served with succulent buffet brunch in Tahiti Restaurant before disembarking. 11:00 – 11:30 The cruise is now back at the Port.

What's included in this trip :

  • Luxury room and facilities as ordered.
  • All onboard meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Kayaking, cooking demonstration, Tai chi session, swiming in the sea (if the weather permits), squid fishing.
  • English-speaking tour guide and onboard service fee.
  • Welcoming drink, two bottles of water in the cabin.
  • Onboard insurance, sightseeing fees, and value added tax.
  • Apricot hotel in Hanoi & 1/2 day city tour.
  • Pick up & drop off Noi Bai Airport
What's excluded in this trip:
  • All international and domestic flights
  • Specified as Chinese/ Malaysian/ Indonesian/Thai speaking guide can be available on request to pay for extra-fee.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals not mentioned
  • Tips for tour guides, drivers, crew members in Ha Long Bay, other attendants if may have (3 USD/pax/day)
  • Other personal expenses not mentioned.

Lan ha Bay

April 2019

Amazing tour in Saigon Ho Chi Min

We took the two amazing tours, Cu Chi tunnels and Mekong Delta, the information was perfect, we learned a lot, the landscape was so beautiful and our both guides Mr. Lee and Mr. Law were the best in the world, very friendly and professional. Thanks!

December 2019


I booked with Impress Travel in July. My contact person was Tommy Thang. He is an amazing person. He was very helpful. He changed my program twice for me. Very accommodating!
We started our holiday in the north (Sapa)of Vietnam and travelled down to HCMC.
The tour was fantastic, Tommy's arrangements were to the"T".
I will always use them if I have to visit the area again and recommend them to one and all.
Thank you once again Mr.Tommy and the Impress Team.
Sulaiman Pochee
South Africa

ebrahim S
January 2020

Tour of Vietnam

Impress travel were amazing. Did my bookings with Daniel for our tour of Vietnam and I must say Daniel was very professional and prompt with his services. All the arrangement, plans, pick-up & drop-off services, hotels, vehicles, sightseeing tours and guides were spot on and excellent. Did 4 nights Hanoi, 1 night Hà Long Bay cruise, 3 nights Hoian, 4 nights Saigon and 1 night in Can Tho. It was totally awesome. Every part of the journey was superbly arranged and planned. I will highly recommend Impress Travel for anyone interested in visiting Vietnam. Very organized and reliable!

January 2020

So glad I found Impress Travel

At first, I was just planning a trip to Hanoi, Halong Bay, and Ninh Binh for my small family.
Some close friends heard about our plans and wanted to join the trip. Eventually the group grew to be 7 families, with 25 adults and children of varying interests and expectations.
 While I was excited at the prospect of touring Vietnam with good friends, I felt anxiously responsible to ascertain that everything must be well organized and everyone satisfied. This is why I am so very, very glad to have found Impress Travel. Mr. Mark responded quickly to all my inquiries, customized a wonderful trip according to the group's preferences, tirelessly worked out every detail for our 7-day trip, all at a reasonable price. Our guide, Trung, is knowledgeable, helpful, quick to respond to any need, and well-loved by everyone in the group. All my friends found this a marvelous trip, filled with beautiful memories, very much to my delight and relief!

October 2019

North Vietnam - Sapa, Halong Bay, Hanoi+ Bai Dinh

Mr Tommy, on behalf of our group, we thank you for your efforts in putting together such a memorable vacation and experience of Sapa, overnight train, Halong Bay, Hanoi + Bai Dinh, your tour guides are so knowledgeable, passionate + helpful. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and we will certainly recommend your tour agency to our friends and share our experiences in social media.
Thumbs up, best regards, 

Dave Chia Hong
November 2019

Vietnam Travel with Mr. Mark

It was amazing place to visit in the north of vietnam , we really enjoy all the trip especially their foods , culture, beautiful view and so on.

November 2019

Hanoi,Sapa,Hanoi,Danang,Hanoi 8D7N Online searching for a reliable travel agent n come across Impress Travel. Contacted

Accommodations were good especially Thang Long Espana Hotel (the Hotel Management automated upgraded us to VIP rooms.Is really unexpected). Overalled tours n places visited very well but only local guides r not good organizing the itineraries. Especially at Sapa Lao Cai and Cat Cat Villages walking tours push to the same day about 8hours for 7km (which is on 1st&2nd days arrival) so tiring. Lunch not good enough 4 so many hours of walking. In Danang Bana Hill the local guide shd arrange 2 visit Bana Hill 1st n not last coz' spend a short time n not nice photos taken due to rain (went in morning time no rain).
Overall tours, hotels, transportation, prices are strongly recommended. Especially Daniel Dang Impress Travel for welcoming and bye-bye wishes.
Daniel Dang tks from 8 of us having a wonderful time n memorable trip for 8D7N Sapa, Hanoi, Danang with Impress Travel. Meet u all again.

November 2019

5days Hanoi-Tam Coc-Ninh Binh-Halong Bay

We are family of 6 from Singapore and Malaysia joining Hanoi Impress Travel on 30 October-04 November 2019. We are really impressed with the company and tour guides with their professionalism and well organised arrangement. Lily is our guide for Hanoi, Tam Coc and Ninh Binh. She is excellent and very informative. She even taking care of us until late night. We walk us from Old Quarters to the hotel and brought us to try the famous road side foods. She even helped us to pay for our order to avoid overcharge by the stall. Another guide, David BK (Swan Cruise) brought us to Halong Bay cruise. He is excellent and humorous. He handles everything throughout the trip. He served meals for guests on the cruise, organised happy hour, guiding us for Kayaking, teaching Taiji and cooking class on cruise. The cruise ship is ok and the hotel in Hanoi-Adamas Hotel is small but new and clean with reasonable ok breakfast. Anyway thank you for the wonderful arrangement.

November 2019

Professional and well organized

We booked a 8 day private tour package for 9 persons for Northern and Central Vietnam . We experienced great and very professional service from the Impress travel team. Tommy was very easy to contact and accommodated our requests.
All the tour guides were very good, spoke good English, friendly and patient. All the vehicles were very clean , spacious enough for our group of 6 adults and 3 children. The drivers were extremely safe and ontime.
Meals were served in clean restaurants.
Overall we had a good holiday .Thank you Tommy and Impress travel for a great experience.

November 2019

Great service from Impress travel during in Hanoi

We booked package for 9 persons in Hanoi and i was experienced great service during my stay! the PIC (Mr. Mark) was very pleasant and so easily to contact, i was communicated so easily for trip preparation..the tour guide for Trang An was good, Mr Hiep was helped us very well, and he was so patient on witing us shopping! Thank you Hiep!!
during in Hanoi we were stayed in great hotel with nice service also, and during in Halong Bay, they also choosen the best cruise for us! Swan cruise and also the Mr Cong was great!! thank you!!
for transporation, the car was good and driver are pleasant, but only a little bit communication since the driver less good in english. but overall great!!
all the choosen food for lunch and dinner was delicious
Thank you so much Impress travel

November 2019

Excellent, Polite and Helpful Team

Impress Travels has been very helpful in making our vietnam travel amazing. We were a bunch of 7 friends wanting to go on a budget trip covering most locations. Hence, this subjected to a lot of changes during our discussion with the tour guide Daniel.
However, he has been patient enough in hearing out our needs - be it itienary , hotel bookings or even the mode of payment.

They really understand your needs. And needless to say our experience was amazing. All of this support and help has really made our vietnam trip the most memorable as far ❤️

November 2019

5D/4N Hanoi-Ninh Binh- Halong Bay

I was searching for a reliable travel agent and come across Impress Travel and the many reviews of them. I booked 5D/4N, Hanoi-Trang An-Halong Bay private trip for a party of 6. I communicated with Mr Daniel Dang throughout the time until the day we arrived. Mr Daniel is very patient, helpful, and accommodating to our requirements despite many changes made to the itinerary. The price is very reasonable unlike other travel agents.
Our tour guide, Lily was very friendly and efficientknowledgeable and speak good English.
Highly recommend “Trang An Boat Tour”. The caves was spectacular and beautifully.
2D/1N Halong Bay – Swan Cruise was awesome with amazing view of the cave. Our guide Mr David was hilarious, helpful, accommodating, and everything was well organized. Beside the normal
activities of kayaking, swimming, Tai Chi, culinary lesson, we are indeed very very fortunate to have
the chance to celebrate the “Mooncake Festival” while cruising and admiring the full moon.
Spread of mooncake, dessert, sweet snack, fruits, cocktail, beer and mini dragon dance complete the celebration. Tourists from all over the world party all night long.

Although we paid for a 3-star package, the hotel (Thang Long Espana Hotel), meals and transport provided were also above average. Our gang have a very enjoyable and memorable trip in Hanoi.
Impress Travel really impressed us with their service and will engage their service in future.
P/S:- Don’t worry, Impress Travel CAN be trusted.

November 2019

16 days Private Tour

Hanoi – Duong Lam - Halong Bay – Hue – Danang – Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh city – Mekong Delta – Cai Be – Vinh Long – Can Tho – Phu Quoc Island - Ho Chi Minh city.
It is worth talking about details, say what you want to see, watch the hotels, indicate which rooms you want, the office will organize everything for you. I highly recommend!
The whole trip was arranged with the active help of Mr. Daniel Dang.

November 2019

Our 3 week tour of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos was excellent

Thanks to Mr Tommy and staff for putting together an active and interesting tour in all 3 countries. In every city or town we had we met by very nice, friendly and knowledgeable guides. We went in June which was HOT HOT HOT and were always so happy to have an air conditioned vehicle with cold water waiting for us. We traveled by planes, trains, automobiles and boats and all were fabulously coordinated by Mr Tommy without fail. The selection of sites helped us enjoy so many aspects of all 3 countries!





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