Approx. 07:45 Pick-up at hotels if located in the Hanoi Old Quarter (upon your private booking of Gray Line shuttle bus); departing to Halong Bay with stopovers for refreshing en route.

    12:00 Arriving and enjoying fresh tea at Gray Line Lobby before check-in.

    12:30 Entering Gray Line Cruise via a private pier and being warmly welcomed by the crew. Enjoying welcome drinks when listening to the Briefing of the main Tour guide and check-in

    13:30 Having a delicious Lunch while the Cruise goes ahead to the Bay. At your leisure after lunch to enjoy hundreds of limestone islands with various shapes. This is the best time to watch unparalleled scenery of Halong in a slow motion.

    15:00 Arriving at Luon Cave by tender boat. We will discover the area’s tranquility by kayaks or rowing boats. Relaxing on the kayaks and boats is a more brilliant way to really experience the special view of this sea.

    16:00 Stopping over at Titov Island. We will have various choices to be by your own, having sunbath, swimming or conquering the peak of the Titov to admire the Bay’s panorama (strongly recommended).

    17:30 Going back to the boat for relaxation at the dusk. Enjoy FREE seasonal fruits on the sundeck. Other drinks will be subject to special rates or seasonal promotions.

    18.30 Joining a cooking demonstration on the sundeck. Try to make it well and check how well you can cook or prepare for Vietnamese foods.

    19.30 A dinner with local gourmet will be served with BBQ fresh seafood.

    After dinner: Free choice of evening activities (movie watching, fishing tools and guitars, cards, etc. are all available). Some activities are to be ordered in advance.


    06:00 Waking up at dawn for morning exercise (Tai Chi Quan) or enjoying beautiful moments when a blazing sunrise breaks the clouds of the island on the bay (exercises are upon desire).

    07:00 Light breakfast will be ready with cakes, bread, tea and coffee, noodle soup, etc.

    07:45 Tender boat will pick us up to visit the Surprising (Sung Sot) Cave, discovered in 1901, and now being a must-to-see tourist attraction for its extensive space. After the rock formation and millions years of water erosion, the cave is now featured by hundreds of marvelous stalactites, stalagmites and grandeur stone chambers which are incomparable with any cave in Gulf of Tonkin.

    (Shoes, sandals and convenient clothes are recommended to visit the Cave).

    09:15 Coming back to our cruise for freshening check-out. Cabins will be cleaned up soon whilst we can enjoy drink and sunbath on the half-open-air sundeck of the Gray Line.

    10:30 Enjoying a tasty farewell buffet lunch while the boat continuously cruises back.

    11:30 Time for us to say good bye with the Crew, and give them feedback about the trip.

    We can have some tea or other drinks at Gray Line Lobby and wait for our shuttle bus (or private cars) to return to Hanoi or the next destination.


By the Spring of 2018, the Gray Line Halong has expanded to several vessels, each featured by specific characters and comfort. The middle-sized one, with eight cabins, is constantly full for its small scale, matching requests of small tour groups or several close families.


The restaurant of the cruise is featured by huge opened windows, creating wild feelings of touching nature when the guests are onboard with delicious lunches, in the middle of nowhere, with numerous odd-shaped rocks surrounding. Above this restaurant is a wide sundeck with extensive area for your own leisure or secret, friendly talks with your dearest ones.

With eight cabins, i.e. fifteen, sixteen adults and a couple of kids, the cruise is perfect for one or two small groups, or several couples, getting away from big crowds, busy and noisy rendezvous, and it encourages you to choose a private route with more relaxation on the beaches than hectic activities. It also saves time of transferring, whilst you need to wait for a dozen of people, instead of twenty or thirty.


The cruise basically operated on a famous route, with notable Surprising Cave and Titov Beach, but at the least crowded time so that every guest can enjoy the great scale of the cave with million-year stalagmites and stalactites, huge chambers, odd-shaped rock columns, or have enough time to conquer the peak of Titov island. And before you return to the restaurant or cabin, you can also require a short time of extra massage or nail service on the sundeck to enjoy your leisure utmost, whilst admiring the sunset down the extended sea view.

Cabin Type Price (USD/person) Single Supplement
Deluxe room – Sea view on the 1st floor 145 40
Premium room – Ocean view on 2nd floor 155 50


Insurance (inc. in the tickets)

Escorted English speaking tour-guide

En-suite bathroom cabin

Welcome drink

01 breakfast, 02 lunches and 01 dinner

All admission as per the itinerary, kayaking or bamboo boat, cave visiting tickets

On-board cooking class and Taichi exercise, if any

In-room water (02 bottles)

VAT and Service charges


Transportation (two ways)

Massage and nail services

Personal expenses not mentioned above

Tips (For Tour guide, drivers, the crew, etc.)