What you’ll get

  • Duration : 2 days 1 night

  • Departure : Hanoi

  • Suitable : Family, friends, couples, solo travelers...

  • Type : Cruise tour

Overview

Azalea is a brand new luxury cruise that offers 20 spacious cabins designed to deliver oustanding comfort on the ocean which will surely give you a true sense of the holiday. Also, there is a marvelous sundeck that gives you, even more, relaxation combining with a view of a emerald Halong Bay water. Azalea brings you into middle of Lan Ha Bay - away from the majority of tourist boats but has the same breathtaking seascape.

Highlights

    • Take only 1,5h instead of 4h by luxury private air-conditioned cars
    • Join many excited activities: kayaking - sightseeing sunset - night squid fishing - cooking
    • Experience one of the first 5 star cruises ever that has the best itinerary: Halong Bay – Lan Ha Bay
OPTION TYPE MAX RATES WHAT'S INCLUDES? TOTAL MAKE RESERVATION
Deluxe  Balcony

Deluxe Balcony

Size : 28 m2 Max Adults: 2

Bed size: Double/ Twin

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Family Deluxe Balcony

Family Deluxe Balcony

Size : 56 m2 Max Adults: 4

Bed size: Double + Twin

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Premium Deluxe Balcony

Premium Deluxe Balcony

Size : 28 m2 Max Adults: 2

Bed size: Double/ Twin

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Family Premium Balcony

Family Premium Balcony

Size : 56 m2 Max Adults: 4

Bed size: Double + Twin

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Azalea Exclusive Suite

Size : 45 m2 Max Adults: 2

Bed size: Double

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  • Meals
    1 Breakfast, 2 Lunches, 1 Dinner
  • Transportation
    Shuttle bus
  • Accommodation
    Cruise Cabin
  • Price Includes
    • Luxury cabin with A/C
    • Sightseeing entrance fees
    • English speaking tour guide on boat
    • Luxury Cruise through Halong bay – Lan Ha Bay 
    • All meals aboard as mentioned in the itineraries (Breakfast = B, Lunch = L, Dinner = D)
    • Welcome drink, cold handkerchief, fresh flower and fresh fruits basket, two bottle of mineral water in each cabin
    • Kayaking, Cooking class, Tai chi exercise, Bamboo boat, Swimming (if the weather permits), Movies, Squid fishing, Music entertainment, satellite TV
    Price Excludes
    • Luxury mini van Hanoi- Haiphong- Hanoi (bookable in next step)
    • Airfare, visa arrangements
    • Beauty Spa Services & Massage
    • Beverages, tips, gratuities and other personal expenses
    • Surcharge for Xmas, New Year’s day & Lunar New Year’s day
    • All other services not clearly mentioned above
  • Cancellation by Customer

    For almost of our tours, once tour is confirmed and fully paid but for one reason they cancel the tour, the following charges will apply in the event of cancellation prior to tour commencement:

    • More than 30 days before arrival: No charge
    • 15-30 days before arrival: 10% of total tour price.
    • 7-15 days before arrival: 50% of total tour price.
    • 4-7 days before arrival: 75% of total tour price.
    • Within 3 days before arrival: 100% tour price.

    Notes:

    • There will be no refund given for any unused or missed ground arrangements, sightseeing, meals or hotel accommodations.
    • For no show cases, there will be no refund.
    • All cancellations must be in person or in writing and received by Asia Travel Package
  • Cancellation by Weather

    In case of an unexpected situation/ bad weather causes an effect on your trip after commencement, we serve the right to change the itinerary of your booked tour for the safety of all clients in the group. If there are more than one solution, we will ask for your permission and agreement to do the next step. In such kind of cancellation, the refund of any payment on the un-used portion of transportation service, hotel service, car rental or tours will be given.

  • Children Policy
    • Under 4 years: Free of Charge.
    • From 4 to under 8 years old: 50% of adult's fare and sharing bed with parents.
    • From 4 to under 8 years old: 75% of adult's fare and using his own bed (on request)
    • Over 8 years old: 100% of adult's fare and using his own bed.

Itineraries

Day 1: Hanoi - Hai Phong - Halong Bay - Lan Ha Bay

09h15 Optional pick-up at hotels in Hanoi Old Quarter, then take the highway to GOT Ferry – Cat Hai town, Hai Phong city where we arrive at around 11h30. On the way to the GOT ferry, you will have a chance to experience on the longest bridge in South East Asia. You can enjoy special tea at Orchid Cruise’s lounge by warm welcome.
12h00 Transfer by tender to the AZALEA CRUISE.
12h15 We welcome our guests onboard the AZALEA CRUISE and then check in, enjoy Welcome Drink, receive cruise briefing, safety instructions and check in. Start cruising and explore Halong Bay - one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature.
12h40 AZALEA CRUISE boat proceeds to Da Chong islet, where you can see a lighthouse built by the French over 100 years ago. We have lunch before continuing our journey via the islets of Con Vit and Gia Luan. These amazing limestone karst formations rise up out of the sea in an impressive manner. This area is untouched, as not many cruise ships use the route via the Cat Ba Island - Thoi Quyt area - Coc Ngoi islet - through Cua Van village to Ba Trai Dao area.
15h00 We progress to Ba Trai Dao beach area of Lan Ha Bay- a separate part of Halong Bay. This is a quiet tourist paradise in Vietnam. The region is known for its pristine beaches and spectacular beauty, having about 400 fascinating islands. You may prefer to try your hand at kayaking or simply just enjoy a swim. This is a great experience, immersed in the crystal clear water of the bay, in the Ba Trai Dao area (Visiting Ba Trai Dao from October to May. From June to September, visiting Tra Bau area, belongs to Lan Ha Bay. Tra Bau is also one of the ideal destinations for kayaking and swimming. Come here, you will have a chance to immerse yourself in blue water.)
18h00 It’s time to try the authentic well-known local liquor as “Ba Kich liquor” (Morinda officinalis). This is a kind of wealthy and tasty liquor which is really highly recommending liquor in Vietnam. You might never forget this lovely purple liquor
18h30 Returning AZALEA CRUISE boat you can watch the magnificent sunset over the Gulf of Tonkin. Onboard you may join a traditional cooking class. Our chef will instruct you in the making of some Vietnam dishes. In the early evening the boat has its Happy Hour deal.
19h30 Deluxe dinner is served. Enjoy delicious local food prepared and served for you by our wonderful onboard catering staff. This is a delightful meal in an intimate romantic setting
21h30 Enjoy the landscape of the bay at night up on the top deck. Relax whilst enjoying drinks from the bar. Try your hand at night squid fishing, watching a movie in the restaurant. Overnight on board.
23h00 End of Day One program

Meals: L, D

Accommodation: Azalea Cruise

Day 2: Dark and Light cave - Got ferry - Hanoi

06h00 Why not rise early to witness the bay at its very best whilst enjoying an invigorating Tai Chi session on the sundeck; after which we serve light breakfast. Upon completing breakfast continue our journey and head out in local boat to explore the bay in the area where the Sang Toi cave is situated.
9h30 Visitors then return to AZALEA CRUISE boat for check-out procedures
10h00 Whilst cruising back you can enjoy a delightful brunch
10h30 Tea Ceremony is served at the restaurant. You will learn how to enjoy Vietnamese tea and Vietnamese cultural at this ceremony. Joining Tea Ceremony with our crews team and have great fun with us!
11h35 We return to the quay side in the south of the bay, where our visitors disembark. We bid farewell at Got Ferry, this is the end of the program. We hope you have enjoyed your time with us and wish you a safe onward journey.
14h15 Back to your drop-off point in Hanoi. End of the trip

Meals: B, L

Accommodation: N/A


Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Excellent

9.5

Based on 7 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    9.9
  • Organization
    9.3
  • Value for money
    9.3
  • Safety
    9.6
9.3

Sonoma, California
26 Oct 2018
Excellent in most ways First, we must have gone to a different area in Halong Bay than other reviewers, since our experience was that while kayaking and everywhere else we saw no rubbish at all. Enjoyed the kayaking very... See more

First, we must have gone to a different area in Halong Bay than other reviewers, since our experience was that while kayaking and everywhere else we saw no rubbish at all. Enjoyed the kayaking very much. Food only so-so and the cave tour was, to us, a filler, not very interesting. All other aspects, organisation, itinerary, staff, were excellent, definitely recommend.

10.0

Christchurch, New Zealand
08 Sep 2018
Exceptional quality This 5 star cruise was a major highlight of our time in Hanoi. We did the overnight cruise. Right on time the luxury mini van picked us up from the hotel. It seats 6 people in luxury chairs w... See more

This 5 star cruise was a major highlight of our time in Hanoi. We did the overnight cruise. Right on time the luxury mini van picked us up from the hotel. It seats 6 people in luxury chairs which makes the journey to and back from the cruise enjoyable. There was a 15 minute toilet / drink stop before we arrived at the destination. Once there, we waited until it was time to go on the tender boat to the cruise ship. The cruise ship was fantastic. They kindly upgraded up to a second floor room which meant less stairs. So kind and thoughtful of them. Thank you again. The room including the bathroom are excellent. It’s pleasant to sit on your own balcony and take it all in. The meals were of a high standard and there was plenty of choice. It was pleasant being in a less busy part of the bay especially being able to swim off the boat. The water was a perfect temperature. We did not try the canoeing. The visit to the cave on Cat ba island was fascinating. Having been in many limestone caves I found this one unique in that the sea had smoothed the ceiling and walls in som areas. You do need to be agile as it requires climbing up a steep staircase to enter, followed by some low ceiling spots where you need to bend down as well as watch where your feet go. It can be a little slippery in parts. The staff are attentive and go out of their way to make this an enjoyable trip for everyone on board. We found it good value for money. The fact that we had good weather added to the overall experience.

9.5

Columbus, Ohio
12 Jul 2018
Great views on a great ship, with great staff The staff of this cruise are what made this experience so special. The boat and rooms are beautiful, all dark wood and balconies, with great views as the ship cruises through Ha Long Bay. The staff... See more

The staff of this cruise are what made this experience so special. The boat and rooms are beautiful, all dark wood and balconies, with great views as the ship cruises through Ha Long Bay. The staff, however, made us feel welcome, special, and they were a joy to be around. We got a special treat at the dinner for being on our honeymoon, and we felt very honored and it made us feel special. This was a great experience!

9.5

South Africa
18 May 2018
Azela Cruise We did the 2 day 1 night cruise. Everything was amazing from the views to the delicious food. Khoi was a great guide and all the staff were very friendly. They took us kayaking through caves, swimm... See more

We did the 2 day 1 night cruise. Everything was amazing from the views to the delicious food. Khoi was a great guide and all the staff were very friendly. They took us kayaking through caves, swimming, we did a cooking class, went to the pearl farm and got to soak up the incredible scenery of ha long bay. I would highly recommend this cruise.

9.0

Richmond, Canada
17 Mar 2018
Nice cruise We were a group of 10 occupied 5 rooms. The cruise was very nice. The rooms were spacious. Couldn't believe how big the bathroom was for a cruise. We enjoyed the facility very much. The cave that w... See more

We were a group of 10 occupied 5 rooms. The cruise was very nice. The rooms were spacious. Couldn't believe how big the bathroom was for a cruise. We enjoyed the facility very much. The cave that we visited was just OK. Having been to cave Sung Sot on the other side of Ha Long Bay I found the cave we visited as part of the cruise a bit underwhelming. It took a long bus ride to get there and road was quite bumpy. The food served on the cruise was plentiful but everything was lukewarm. I guess if you want some relaxing time cruising on a very nice boat, then this cruise is for you. But if you'd like to see a better part although crowded of Ha Long Bay I would suggest another cruise which depart from Ha Long instead of Hai Phong.