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Halong Bay Tour Gray Line Cruise

Gray Line Cruise offers a low guest-to-crew ratio; keep customer service the top priority; and offer intimate settings, with all cabins outfitted with tiled en-suites, ocean view windows/ private balconies/ terrace, sunbathing, and open-air bars throughout the voyage.

Please feel free to contact us for details and book this cruise with the best possible price!

Halong Bay Tour Gray Line Cruise is one of the latest wooden cruises in Halong Bay. The group of 2 unique Scorpion-shaped boats (8 & 14 cabins) standing out in the bay, features the same floor plan spreading over 3 main decks, in which, the 1st deck is for accommodation only, the second is for cabins with balcony or terrace and restaurant as well; and the upper deck is for sunbathing and open-air bar. They cozily offer boutique interiors with oak-wooden walls, where all cabins and en-suites have openable oversized sea-view windows.

Halong Bay Tour Gray Line Cruise serves all the classics as well as modern dishes in a relaxing and intimate setting. We also serve authentic Halong regional cuisine to give passengers a taste of locals. If you haven’t tried it before, we hope you will feel adventurous with us! Enjoy an aperitif before tucking in or relax and unwind after dinner in our lounge bar over cocktails and an extensive wine list. Feel free to explore our menus – we will, of course, do our best to accommodate any special dinner requests.

Cruise Overview

Launched in: 2013

Numer of Cabins: 14

Cruise Type: Wooden Boat

Destination: Halong Bay – Dark / Bright Cave – Titop island – Lan Ha Bay


Halong Bay Tour Gray Line Cruise – Detailed Tour Itinerary

Halong Bay Tour Gray Line Cruise (11)Day 1: Hanoi  -Halong Bay | Halong Bay Tour Gray Line Cruise

07.45 – 8.15: Pick up guests from hotels at Hanoi Old Quarter ( if using Gray Line’s shuttle service )

12.15: Embark at Tuan Chau Marina. Enjoy free tea at Gray Line reception room

12.30: Get on Gray Line boat easily by private quay. Then you will be warmly welcomed by crew team, who will serve you during the trip. Welcome drink will be served instantly during cruise briefing. Check in your reserved cabin and take a rest.

13.30: Enjoy a nice set-menu lunch. By local flavors in each dish, it vitally helps to recuperate after a 4-hour-car drive. In the meantime, Gray Line goes ahead to the Bay’s center. After lunch, you are free to relax on sundeck. While the light of afternoon decreases slightly, hundreds of islands with different shares definitely amaze you by its natural beauty. What Gray Line makes your trip different is not the sights of Halong, but the line that you are on. It is the best to watch unparalleled scenery of Halong in slow motion.

15:00: By tender, visit Titop Island. Have free choice of activities such as sunbathing; swimming; conquering the peak of the biggest island in Halong named of a Russian space hero and taking panoramic photos of Halong bay in the afternoon.

15.40: Arrive at OngCam floating house by tender – one of few existing houses (belong Lan Ha Bay) left after the regulation of Management to relocate the traditional floating village to mainland. You will discover the area’s tranquility by kayaking – an indispensable water activity in Halong, for those who love challenging themselves or sitting on bamboo boat, for those who love being gentle and sophisticated, to admire breathtaking scenes. No matter what you choose, you will have a very quick look at the ruin of floating village to understand how they survive in simple forms of floating houses. Centrally, the activity offers the serenity of escape, particularly in the late afternoon. From a distance, few small junks drift off into the sunset slowly. What cool and poetic moment!

17:30: Go back Gray Line boat for relaxation. Regain your energy by enjoying fantastic views of Halong on sundeck at dusk. Enjoy the mini sunset party with complimentary seasonal fruits and finger foods. To get memorable sunset moment, you should order some Halong styled glasses of cocktail by joining buy-one-get-one-free program, made by our skillful bartenders.

Halong Bay Tour Gray Line Cruise (15)18.30: Join cooking class on the sundeck. Gray Line’s chef shows you how to make Spring Roll – an authentic specialty, which is voted for World’s 50 best foods by CNN

19.30: A sophisticated dinner that gives you an appetite will be dedicatedly served in romantic ambience, especially with BBQ fresh seafood and a variety of Vietnamese and Western foods.

21:00: Evening activities: watching film at the outdoor bar; playing board, guitar and card games; going fishing squid on tender. Enjoy squid cooked after fishing.

22:00: Overnight at the quietest sleeping area. End of the first day in Halong.

Day 2: Halong Bay  -Hanoi | Halong Bay Tour Gray Line Cruise

Halong Bay Tour Gray Line Cruise (6)06.30: Awaken you (on desire) at dawn for morning exercise with body warm up, Tai Chi Quan… on sundeck or enjoy beautiful spectacles that a blazing sunrise breaks the clouds of the island on the bay!

07.30: Have a light breakfast with coffee, tea and bakeries at Gray Line restaurant.

08.30: This least known cave locates on a remote island, which is rare in cave-lake seascape. Climb up several rugged stone stairs to admire the miracle of stalactites in a very complex structure, then over looking gradually to the west, a great lake will appear in font of you, considered as a royal garden surrounding by natural mountain walls. you will be seemingly isolated on the bay. Its water looks blue all year round and breathtaking from high above. Moreover, values of nature and archeology about Maze cave as well as the life of local ancient people in thousand years ago will be revealed by your professional tour guide.

9.30: Come back the cruise. Time to check out your cabin, but not the end. Gray Line runs on another route back to the marina that offers amazing pictures of Mother Nature showing full of typical islets in Halong Bay. It must be a big part of your journey. Let us enjoy!

11:00: Farewell lunch is deliciously served at restaurant and say ‘’goodbye’’ to Gray Line’s crew, who serve you during the trip.

Day 1: Hanoi – Halong Bay | Halong Bay Tour Gray Line Cruise

07.45 – 8.15: Pick up guests from hotels at Hanoi Old Quarter ( if using Gray Line’s shuttle service )

12.15: Embark at Tuan Chau Marina. Enjoy free tea at Gray Line reception room

12.30: Get on Gray Line boat easily by private quay. Then you will be warmly welcomed by crew team, who will serve you during the trip. Welcome drink will be served instantly during cruise briefing. Check in your reserved cabin and take a rest.

13.30: Enjoy a nice set-menu lunch. By local flavors in each dish, it vitally helps to recuperate after a 4-hour-car drive. In the meantime, Gray Line goes ahead to the Bay’s center. After lunch, you are free to relax on sundeck. While the light of afternoon decreases slightly, hundreds of islands with different shares definitely amaze you by its natural beauty. What Gray Line makes your trip different is not the sights of Halong, but the line that you are on. It is the best to watch unparalleled sceneries of Halong in slow motion.

15:00: By tender, visit Titop Island. Have free choice of activities such as sunbathing; swimming; conquering the peak of the biggest island in Halong named of a Russian space hero and taking panoramic photos of Halong bay in the afternoon.

15.40: Arrive at OngCam floating house by tender – one of few existing houses (belong Lan Ha Bay) left after the regulation of Management to relocate the traditional floating village to mainland. You will discover the area’s tranquility by kayaking – an indispensable water activity in Halong, for those who love challenging themselves or sitting on bamboo boat, for those who love being gentle and sophisticated, to admire breathtaking scenes. No matter what you choose, you will have a very quick look at the ruin of floating village to understand how they survive in simple forms of floating houses. Centrally, the activity offers the serenity of escape, particularly in the late afternoon. From a distance, few small junks drift off into the sunset slowly. What cool and poetic moment!

17:30: Go back Gray Line boat for relaxation. Regain your energy by enjoying fantastic views of Halong on sundeck at dusk. Enjoy the mini sunset party with complimentary seasonal fruits and finger foods. To get memorable sunset moment, you should order some Halong styled glasses of cocktail by joining buy-one-get-one-free program, made by our skillful bartenders.

18.30: Join cooking class on the sundeck. Gray Line’s chef shows you how to make Spring Roll – an authentic specialty, which is voted for World’s 50 best foods by CNN

19.30: A sophisticated dinner that gives you an appetite will be dedicatedly served in romantic ambience, especially with BBQ fresh seafood and a variety of Vietnamese and Western foods.

21:00: Evening activities: watching film at the outdoor bar; playing board, guitar and card games; going fishing squid on tender. Enjoy squid cooked after fishing.

22:00: Overnight at the quietest sleeping area. End of the first day in Halong.

Day 2: Halong Bay discovery | Halong Bay Tour Gray Line Cruise

06.30 Refresh your new day by doing Tai Chi exercise on the sundeck or be ready your camera while Dawn breaks over the sea.

07.30 Have a light breakfast with coffee, tea and bakeries at Gray Line restaurant.

8.30 – 16.00 Take you to a little-known part of Halong by a sightseeing boat. There is probably no way to discover the beauty of Halong Bay perfectly, except being local fishermen and doing as they do daily. Flexibility is always the way to adapt for weather and tide condition of local men in Halong Bay. For this reason, three main activities will be arranged flexibly in that day:

1, You have an opportunity to learn how to go offshore fishing by local fishing boat; join in fishing activities with locals; try using fishing gears and experience how hard their life are… under guidance from a real local fisherman, whose face is sunburned due to their hard living. This is the foremost essential activity created by Gray Line Halong cruise.

2, You will have another chance to do kayaking near the Drum cave under Karst rocks, which is closely attached with a love story of locals that surely let you see the hidden beauty of Halong and people there. The first day might be not enough and the second is for you to unleash your expectation with that exciting water activity.

3, By visiting Pearl farm and tour guide’s experience, they will feast your eyes lively. You will take a deep look at a typical pearl farm on Halong Bay and will know more about how to make real pearls from nature creatures in Halong.

In addition, a whole day to be fishermen, Gray Line also brings you to Van Gia village area where you can run your eyes over ruin of one of the famous floating villages in Halong and partially understand how they survive in simple forms of floating houses.

From fishing to practicing typical activities as locals daily do, they are the best and the core value of our trip which Gray Line wish you to get insights of the local life there. You may understand and love Halong Bay, not only by the beauty of nature, but also the beauty of fishermen who keep vitality for many years in Halong Bay.

16.30 You might be tired with full of beautiful moments and real experience. Time to get back Gray Line Cruise and recapture your energy

17.30 Relax and enjoy sunset with fresh fruits on sundeck. The buy-one-get-one-free promotion will be run one more time. Do not miss it.

18.30 Join in cooking demonstration on sundeck. Learn how to make fresh or fried spring rolls and mix fish-sauce

19.30The second fabulous BBQ dinner impresses you while mellow sounds of sea and music come together

21.00 Enjoy your last evening on Halong Bay by drinking, playing games, going fishing and relaxing in your own way

22.00 End of the second day with a sound sleep in peace of the natural heritage site

Day 3: Halong Bay – Hanoi | Halong Bay Tour Gray Line Cruise

06.30: Awaken you (on desire) at dawn for morning exercise with body warm up, Tai Chi Quan… on sundeck or enjoy beautiful spectacles that a blazing sunrise breaks the clouds of the island on the bay!

07.30: Have a light breakfast with coffee, tea and bakeries at Gray Line restaurant.

08.30: This least known cave locates on a remote island, which is rare in cave-lake seascape. Climb up several rugged stone stairs to admire the miracle of stalactites in a very complex structure, then overloooking gradually to the west, a great lake will appear infont of you, considered as a royal garden surrounding by natural mountain walls. you will be seemingly isolated on the bay. Its water looks blue all year round and breathtaking from high above. Moreover, values of nature and archeology about Maze cave as well as the life of local ancient people in thousand years ago will be revealed by your professional tour guide.

9.30: Come back the cruise. Time to check out your cabin, but not the end. Gray Line runs on another route back to the marina that offers amazing pictures of Mother Nature showing full of typical islets in Halong Bay. It must be a big part of your journey. Let us enjoy!

11:00: Farewell lunch is deliciously served at restaurant and say ‘’goodbye’’ to Gray Line’s crew, who serve you during the trip.

11:45: Disembark at Tuan Chau Marina. Relax at Gray Line reception room. Go back to Hanoi. End of services.

  • Private cabin
  • English Speaking Guide on board
  • Entrance and Sightseeing fees
  • All meal on board
  • Cooking, Taichi demonstration
  • Kayaking, sampan boat
  • Welcome drink, cold handkerchief
  • 2 bottles of mineral water in rooms daily
  • Daily fresh fruit daily
  • Tax, service charge, insurance on board
  • Shuttle bus transfer Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi
  • Beverages, tips and personal expenses
  • Snorkeling/ diving (upon your request)
  • Meeting package (upon your request)
  • Wedding package (upon your request)
  • Accommodation in Viet Hai village (upon your request)
  • Check in: 12:30pm
  • Check out: 11:45 am
  • Return to Hanoi: 4:30 pm
  • Children less than 5 years of age travel free of charge, sharing a room with parent/s.
  • Limited to one child per cabin.
  • Children from 5 to 11 years of age are charged 75%, sharing a room with parent/s.
  • The rate for children applicable for one child sharing a twin or double cabin with two adults on the mattress.
  • Children older than 12 are charged adult price
  • Peak season surcharge: Surcharge $35/person for Gala dinner applies if guests stay on board on December 24th and/or December 31st.
  • More than 30 days prior to check-in: free of charge
  • From 30 to 7 days prior to check-in: 10% of total rates
  • From 6 to 3 days prior to check-in: 50% of total rates
  • Less than 3 days prior to check-in: 100% of total rates
  • No-Show: 100% of total rates.
  • Cancellation notice must be in written form and send to us via email.
  • Refund will be processed within 5-7 business days.
  • Cruise itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather, tide levels, and operating conditions. Swimming or kayaking excursions may be canceled due to poor weather. Unused services are not subject to a refund.
  • Meals onboard are fusion: Vietnamese, seafood & international. Guests should advise of any special food preferences, allergies or dietary requirements at least one (1) week prior to the cruise date.
  • Advance registration is required with full name, date of birth, nationality, gender, passport number and visa expiry date for all passengers. A valid passport is required upon check-in. Otherwise, boarding may be denied by the port authority.

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