Garden Bay Legend Cruise, a member of the travel group Tonkin Cruises, has just reopened in August 2017 after a long recovery. It is built like a traditional wooden boat with wood lounge, shimmering silk, and Indochinese-style furniture.
The cabin is simple but elegant, with large windows, ideal for watching the ever-changing landscape of Halong Bay. With just ten cabins, Garden Bay Legend offers an excellent ship of exploring Halong Bay.
Each cabin is well-equipped with air conditioning, bathroom, wooden bed, free drinking water, full bathroom amenities, wardrobe, hairdryer, slippers, etc.
Guests can wake up early to watch the sunrise and join Tai Chi classes on the sun deck or attend the Vietnamese cooking class with friendly kitchen staff and exchange stories on the luxury sofa in the boat's cozy bar.
Surrounded by the legendary islands in Halong Bay, you will feel relaxed, recharged and inspired by a wonderful journey of 2 days 1 night in Garden Bay Legend Cruise.
Here is your detailed itinerary.
Day 1: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Bai Tu Long Bay
07:30: Our car and experienced tour guide will pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter to depart for the journey.
The driver will stop for a short break on the halfway.
12:30: Arriving at Hon Gai Harbor, we will transfer you to Garden Bay Legend Cruise by tender in 5 -10 minutes.
12:45: After a long way on the road, now you can enjoy the welcome drink served by the cruise staff, and then check in your beautiful cabin.
13:30: Cruising through Bai Tu Long Bay, tourists will have lunch with a set menu full of delicious local meals.
Bai Tu Long Bay has hundreds of mountains, islands undulating on the water and hundreds of kilometers of coastline with fine white sand and very clean beaches, blue water. The landscape of the island still retains the natural appearance and purity of nature.
15:30: We bring you 02 options for choosing:
You can explore Vung Vieng Fishing Village to discover the daily life of the fisher communities by bamboo boat in one hour. It is a simple, peaceful fishing village hidden behind the high mountains.
It is a floating fishing village with stable inhabitants for a long time, preserving precious historical and cultural values. Being immersed in nature, floating on the boat, watching the fantastic mountains, feeling the fresh wind of the sea, now all your stress will gradually disappear.
Going to Vung Vieng, tourists will undoubtedly see how fishers earn a living. They cultivate sea pearls and raise fish on floating rafts around the village.
Or you can choose to do kayaking activity at Vung Vieng area. You can explore the scenery around the bay, row the boat across the Vung Vieng cave and stop at the pristine white sand beaches.
The kayak will take you to the foot of the rocky mountains, peaceful riverside villages, admire the wonderful caves of the creature. You can see the beauty of the coral reefs, the fish swimming, and much other exotic scenery.
17:30: Sunset party
It’s time for tourist to relax and enjoy the sunset party with Happy Hour from 05h30pm - 07h00pm while the boat is cruising to Cong Dong-Cong Do area to anchor overnight.
18:00: Cooking class
Here, you will take part in the cooking class with our professional chef to learn how to cook traditional Vietnamese Cuisines. Remember to keep the recipe, and you can make them at home for your family.
19:30: We will serve you BBQ dinner with many kinds of local seafood.
21:00: Leisure time
You have a free evening to join some activities such as board games or squid fishing, karaoke with many guests on the cruise. You can taste the variety of drinks at our luxury sundeck bar (additional charges apply) with wines, cocktails, brandy, juices.
After that, you come back to the cabin for a good night sleep. Our cabins are very clean, fully furnished with a comfortable bed.
Day 2: Bai Tu Long Bay - Thien Canh Son Cave - Halong Bay - Hanoi
06:30: Tourists wake up early in the morning for Tai Chi exercise on the sundeck.
Tourists will have a relaxing time with gentle Taichi exercises, under the guidance of our professional teacher to promote health, increase endurance and help mental refresh.
You stand on the yacht terrace, around the beautiful sunrise on the bay, then take a deep breath of fresh air and combine smooth, rhythmic Tai Chi movements. You can have an exciting and useful experience.
07:00: Then, tourists enjoy Buffet Breakfast - Royal Wings or American Breakfast on the restaurant of Garden Bay Legend Cruise.
07:45: We will take you to visit Thien Canh Son Cave.
It is the only cave in Bai Tu Long Bay. Located in the Red Dunes sanctuary, Thien Canh Son Cave is one of the tourist attractions for most international tourists on Bai Tu Long Bay and Halong Bay.
The road to Thien Canh Son Cave is under the canopy of forests and cliffs, so visitors feel like climbing toward heaven. Inside the cave, visitors have the opportunity to enjoy an exotic beauty with a picture of a lotus and a baby elephant.
The ceiling of the cave is covered with a layer that looks like a shiny carpet, shimmering stalactites and stone statues of elephants, seals, flowers. All things create a beautiful fantasy world.
09:30: You have time to finish checking-out and can relax on the sundeck or watch fruits carving demonstration.
Enjoy the scenery of Halong Bay on the boat, and visitors feel entirely immersed in the unique natural space. Sitting on the deck and sipping a glass of cold fruit juice, you will find yourself very happy in front of the majestic nature.
10:30: It’s your free time to enjoy the last scene of the Halong Bay over lunchtime (A la carte) or RoyalWings (Set Menu) when the boat cruises back to shore.
12:00: We start to transfer you back to your hotel in Hanoi.
17:00: You can have a drop-off at your hotel in Hanoi. It is the end of 2 days 1 night on Garden Bay Legend Cruise.
We hope you will have a great time with us and look forward to accompanying you on your next trip.
- Welcome Drink, hot/cold Towels
- 01 bottle of water on bus/ way/ person (If using shuttle bus)
- 01 bottles of water/pax/night onboard
- Fruit Carving Flower
- Entrance Fees
- English-speaking Tour Guide
- Spacious air-con Cabins and en-suite Bathrooms
- 01 Breakfast, 02 Lunches and 01 Dinner on board
- WIFI (depends on the cruising area)
- Shuttle bus Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi (within Hanoi Old Quarter area)
- Tips and Beverages
- Personal Expenses
- All other services not clearly mentioned as included
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