Calypso Cruises – The Timeless Expedition In Lan Ha Bay

Travel Highlight: Halong Bay Tours

Duration: 3 days

From $290pp


Calypso Cruises offers a unique and luxurious experience in Lan Ha Bay with many activities: kayak, basket boat, learn cooking, night squid, tai chi, caves visiting… With program 3 days 2 nights, you also visit Viet Hai Village, swimming in paradise Ba Trai Dao beach , visit the historic military cave. A trip that promises to leave an enjoyable experience in your life.

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Tour Itinerary


    9:00 – 9:30: You are picked up at your hotel for the 2.5 hour drive to Haiphong on the highway, the 4th biggest city in Vietnam, where you will start the cruise.

    12:00 – 12:30: Tender will transfer you to embark Calypso Cruises. You will be served with a welcome drink and a towel. Followed by our cruise briefing where you will also be given safety instructions before checking into your cabins. While the cruise sailing, you enjoy a bon-appetite lunch and being impressed by the beauty of hundreds of karst islands on your way passing Halong Bay to Lan Ha Bay.

    15:00: Visit Light and Dark Water Cave, where you can do kayaking or bamboo boat rowed by local people.

    17:30: Return to Calypso Cruise. It’s time to admire the magnificent sunset over the Gulf of Tonkin and enjoy happy hour (buy 2, get 1 more free).

    You take part in cooking demonstration to learn our Vietnamese cuisine.

    19:00: A great dinner awaits you.

    20:30 – 22:00: Your free time to enjoy the landscapes of the Bay on the top deck, sing karaoke, enjoy ordered drinks from the bar, try your luck at squid fishing or just relax in your cabins, etc.

    Overnight on board.


    Today we shall have a deeper exploration of Lan Ha Bay using our small day-boat cruising through the multiple islands & islets, hidden beaches… also a short visit on bicycles to Viet Hai village, an isolated village in the very heart of Cat Ba National Park.

    6:30: Wake up early to enjoy the dawn and start a perfect new day with Tai Chi exercise on the sundeck.

    7:00 – 8:30: Have a light breakfast in the restaurant.

    8:30: You get picked up by a small day boat and cruise through Lan Ha Bay before disembarking at Viet Hai dock..

    9:30: Go cycling a short trip of 5km to Viet Hai – a small village in the midst of the jungle, surrounded by the high mountain range of Cat Ba National Park. The area has become popular with foreign tourists, without attracting the mass tourism.

    11:00 : Return by bicycle to the dock and board our dayboat again to sail further to the other side of Lan Ha Bay.

    12:00 : Arrival at Van Boi area. The day boat anchors for a peaceful lunch.

    13:00-15:40:  Kayaking around Van Boi area. Then we move on to Ba Trai Dao (Three Peaches) Beach. You are free to swim in this beautiful & clean area.

    16:00: Return to Calypso Cruise. Enjoy the happy hours on Sundeck or relaxing in your cabins.

    19:00: Dinner in the Dining Hall and enjoy the activities on board.

    Overnight on board.


    06:30: Wake up early to enjoy the dawn and start a perfect new day with Tai Chi exercise on the sundeck.

    7:00 – 8:30:Have a light breakfast in the restaurant.

    8:00: Then you take a bus route for about 20 minutes on Cat Ba Island from Gia Luan Pier to visit Army Hospital Cave, a special place to save the significant Vietnamese history during the resistance war. During the travel, you will be immersed in the wild fresh natural scenery of Cat Ba National Park.

    10:00: Back to Calypso Cruise.  Check out your cabin. You have lunch while the Calypso Cruise back to the harbor.

    12:00: Disembark Calypso Cruise and return to Hanoi.

    14:30 – 15:00: Arrive at Hanoi. End of the trip

    Special note: Cruise itineraries and schedules are subject to change without pre notice depending on the weather and operating conditions.

Price & Inclusion


  • Two nights on luxury Calypso Cruise.
  • 3 days 2 nights visit to Halong Bay – Lan Ha Bay & Cat Ba Island
  • Welcome drinks with warm/cold hand towel upon arrivals
  • Entrance fees and sightseeing fees
  • English & Vietnamese speaking tourist guide on boat
  • Accommodation in luxury air-conditioned en-suite cabin
  • All meals on board
  • Morning Taichi class, cooking demonstration, night squid fishing, games.
  • Kayaking/bamboo boat activity
  • Cycling and transfer in Cat Ba Island
  • Visit Army Hospital Cave


  • Transfer (sharing/private) Hanoi – Got Harbor – Hanoi
  • Spa Services
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Entrance fees, taxes and service charge

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