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WHY GARDEN BAY CRUISE?

Amazing value for money:

Luxury cruises don’t have to cost an arm and a leg. At Tonkin Cruises, the way luxury defined is upon your satisfaction with the entire journey with us. Most importantly, there are so much included in the price! To help you free from hassle in budgeting your cruise plan, all of our cruises include taxes, insurances, all meals, entertainment, attractions entrance fees and so much more.

The home feeling:

Stay away from the crowd and feel home from home in our 10 to 11-cabin-or-less-traditional junk with a convivial crew. You will soon feel part of the big happy family of Tonkin Cruises and receive the warmest welcome from our friendly family-based-crew members who all live and breathe the sea with the tradition of sailing and serving thousands of passengers and an utmost desire: to share the love of Halong Bay and to bring the best of this world’s wonder to our passengers. On top of that, you will receive a very personalized and attentive service because we understand that the friendliness and efficiency of our staff and crew contribute an extra element that money can’t buy.

Go authentic!

A strong local flavour is found in every journey with us. From the ship ambiance, the wooden oriental design, the food served onboard to exotic isles, dramatic caves and untouched beaches, you will surely savour the great cultural, historical and natural diversity of the ancient Bay and its local life that we passion to share. Our medium sized wooden junks give easy access to secluded areas within the bay and its surrounding. Our crew family of local roots is always eager to welcome and serve you in the truly Vietnam and Halong sense. Yes, isn’t it best to experience the authentic of a place through its local people?

Discover the world heritage-the best of Vietnam in your own way

While we place unobtrusive attention at your service, your privacy is strongly reserved. We go in a less crowded route, we anchor over a quiet area and we are there ahead just when you need. You are welcomed to discover unique and more private ports of call within the Bay in a private, convivial and relaxed environment. This will be your journey, your moment, your life time joy.

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Available departures

This is a daily cruise.

  • Gardenbay 3 days 2 night

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    Day 1:

    07:15Pick up at hotel for three and a half hours road trip with short refreshment on half way to Halong Bay.
    12:00Arrive at Hon Gai Harbour, enter our waiting lounge for short break before getting on boat
    12:30Enjoy a welcome drink onboard the Tonkin Cruise boat.
    13:00Cruising through Bai Tu Long Bay and having lunch with Set Menu
    15:00Exploring Vung Vieng Village: Guest choose to discover the daily life of the fisher communities with bamboo boat (one hour) or kayaking around Vung Vieng area (one hour)
    16:30Swimming, Sunbathing and Relaxing at Ban Chan Beach.
    17:30Relax and enjoy the sunset cocktail while the boat is cruising to Cong Dong – Cong Do area. Docking for overnight.
    19:30Having BBQ dinner
    21:00Free evening or taking part in some activities of board games or squid fishing, karaoke (on request) Taste the variety of drink at our luxury sundeck bar (chargable) with wines, cocktails, brandy, juices…
    23:00End of program for Day One.

    Day 2:

    06:30Doing exercises with Tai chi on the sundeck.
    07:15Coffee, tea and light breakfast pastries served in the dining room
    08:00Transfer to the day boat to go to Cap La area
    09:30Go fishing with the fisherman
    11:00Back to the day boat, free time & relaxing on the sundeck
    12:00Having Set lunch with seafood and grills.
    13:30Kayaking and swimming
    15:30Return to main boat. Relaxing and Enjoy the rest of the day on board

    Day 3:

    06:30Rise early for morning tai chi on the sundeck.
    07:15Enjoy a light breakfast while cruising to Hon Co area.
    08:00Exploring the Thien Canh Son Cave. Located at the centre of the World Heritage Area- Halong Bay, Thien Canh Son Cave treats tourists to the wild and mysterious beauty of nature
    09:30Return to the boat for check out and relaxing on sundeck or watching fruits carving demonstration
    10:30Enjoy the last of the Ha Long Bay scenery over lunch as the boat cruises back to shore
    11:45Transfer by tender to the pier, relax inside our waiting lounge and waiting for return transportation.
    16:30Drop-off at hotel in Hanoi.
    Notes:Itineraries may changed due to the weather condition and operation of authority management
  • Gardenbay 2 days 1 night

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    Max:
    07:15Pick up at hotel for three and a half hours road trip with short refreshment on half way to Halong Bay.
    12:00Arrive at Hon Gai Harbour, enter our waiting lounge for short break before getting on boat
    12:30Enjoy a welcome drink onboard the Tonkin Cruise boat.
    13:00Cruising through Bai Tu Long Bay and having lunch with Set Menu
    15:00Exploring Vung Vieng Village: Guest choose to discover the daily life of the fisher communities with bamboo boat (one hour) or kayaking around Vung Vieng area (one hour)
    16:30Swimming, Sunbathing and Relaxing at Ban Chan Beach.
    17:30Relax and enjoy the sunset cocktail while the boat is cruising to Cong Dong – Cong Do area. Docking for overnight.
    19:30Having BBQ dinner
    21:00Free evening or taking part in some activities of board games or squid fishing, karaoke (on request) Taste the variety of drink at our luxury sundeck bar (chargable) with wines, cocktails, brandy, juices…
    23:00End of program for Day One.
    Day 2:
    06:30Doing exercises with Tai chi on the sundeck.
    07:15Enjoy a light breakfast while cruising to Hon Co area.
    8:00Exploring the Thien Canh Son Cave. Located at the centre of the World Heritage Area- Halong Bay, Thien Canh Son Cave treats tourists to the wild and mysterious beauty of nature
    09:30Return to the boat for check out and relaxing on sundeck or watching fruits carving demonstration
    10:30Enjoy the last of the Ha Long Bay scenery over lunch as the boat cruises back to shore
    11:45 Transfer by tender to the pier, relax inside our waiting lounge and waiting for return transportation.
    16:30Drop-off at hotel in Hanoi.
    Notes:Itineraries may changed due to the weather condition and operation of authority management
  • Gardenbay 1 day

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    07:00 Pick up at hotel in Hanoi and drive to Halong (160km ~ 3,5 hours)

    11:30 Embark on Tonkin Cruise Vessel and start cruising

    12:00 Savor the delicious set lunch as our junk cruise further off the beaten track through Bai Tu Long

    13:00 Relaxing and sunbathing on board while our boat continues the cruise to Hon Co area

    13:30 Exploring the Thien Canh Son Cave – the wild and mysterious beauty of nature

    14:00 Boat anchors in the most ambiance area for swimming, kayaking in the crystal blue water

    15:00 Start cruise back to harbor

    17:00 Transfer back to Hanoi, arrive in Hanoi at your hotel around 20:00.

    20:00  End of the memorable trip.

    Notes:  Cruise itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions.

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