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Phoenix Cruise

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3 stars Discover the splendors of Halong Bay aboard the Halong Phoenix Cruisers, a wooden junk that combines classic beauty with modern comfort. Designed with Asian traditional junk, luxurious and elegant. From the moment you step on board, you will feel pampered. Our professional crew and experienced captains can take you to explore tranquil scenery in the safest conditions.

  • Built: 2009
  • Cabins: 16 (6 double, 10 twin)
  • Type: Modern wooden junk
  • Length: 37.5m
  • Beam: 8m
  • Height: 8.75m
  • Generator: 4.500 KVA
  • Cruising speed: 12 nautical knots per hour
  • Crew: 12
  • Deck 1: 10 cabins and kitchen
  • Deck 2: 6 cabins and restaurant
  • Sundeck tanning chairs surrounded by green trees

Designed with Asian traditional junk, with 10 cabins, Halong Phoenix Cruiser 02 has been launched in August 2008 for small group tour or family travelers. Choosing Halong Phoenix Cruiser 02 not only for its luxury but well-educated and professional crew who are very friendly and hospitable, our experienced captains can take you to explore tranquil scenery in the safest conditions 


  • Built: 2009
  • Cabins: 12 (4 double, 8 twin)
  • Length: 30.5 m
  • Height: 3.3 m
  • Cruising speed: 8 nautical knots per hour
  • Registration code: QN 5686
  • Deck 1: 8 twin cabins
  • Deck 2: 4 double cabins
  • Sundeck: Sunbathing chairs and separate chairs and tables under umbrellas
  • Creativity: Built in 2009 and 2011 based on an exotic oriental wooden junk, the junks boast romantic wooden fixtures, a multitude of windows to make the most of the amazing views and a spectacular upper deck for your total relaxation.
  • Responsible travel: The company promote and practice sustainable tourism principles. they operate and share their benefit to protect Halong environment and local people in floating village.
  • Fun and excitement: The boat is staffed by young and vibrant people which makes for as fun and exciting on experience as you want it to be. The route is designed for keen kayakers and active explorer to Halong Bay, Lan Ha Bay and Cat Ba Island.
  • The Guide Award: The Guide Awards 2010 - 2011 are sponsored annually by the executive board of the Vietnam Economic Times to celebrate “The Year’s Best Products and Services” in Vietnam’s tourism sector. Criteria for the awards are based on infrastructure, the quality of services, environmental friendliness, and other values.

Located in the head of the junk, with area for check in/out, this luxurious restaurant is designed to serve 40 customers with separate tables and chair carved with precious wood. Customers will be served with delicious food as well as romantic sightseeing in the bay cuisines offered on board with topics: traditional Vietnamese cuisines.

It is a warm and romantic atmosphere, will be the feeling you have when sitting by overlooking sea view window and being served in our restaurant. All the dishes are made of fresh materials in the coast.
Any taste of wine will be satisfied in the bar...




On the top deck passengers will find the sunset station with cloth roof. This is the ideal place from which to soak up the atmosphere of the bay, perhaps whilst enjoying an exotic cocktail served by waiters. Guests can be tanning themselves for relaxing.


Phoenix cruise offer you the various services on board:

  • Traditional wooden game for children
  • Kayaking: exploring the bays islands by yourself
  • Swimming: one of the most joyous moment when you are in Halong
  • Cooking classes: a chance to learn more about Vietnamese cooking style
  • Nigh fishing
  • Cave visiting



Day 1: Hanoi-Halong (L, D)

7h30 to 8h30: The bus and guide will pick you up at your hotel, for the 3.5 hr (165km) drive to Halong City.

10:00: Have a short rest (30 minutes) in the middle way.

12:00: Board Halong Phoenix Cruiser. Lunch is served with a welcome drink while the boat cruises the bay to enjoy the beautiful limestone seascape.

You will see Dog Rock, Incense Burner Rock, as well as Fighting Cock Rock before heading to Sung Sot Cave ( Cave of Surprises).

Later we stop at a floating house owned by fishermen before kayaking to Luon Cave to enjoy the quiet atmosphere of the bay.

After returning to the boat a fresh fruit platter will be served, and we will anchor in a safe and scenic location for swimming and our overnight stay.

Dinner is served onboard and then you have free time to listen to music, join in Karaoke singing or relax under the stars.

Day 2: Halong- Hanoi (B, L))

7.30: Breakfast will be served on the boat, before cruising to another part of Halong Bay where you will view more of the bays spectacular limestone scenery, such as Drum Cave , Man's Head Islet, Turtle Islet and Fairman's Cave.

The junk then heads to Van Gia fishing village- one of the oldest and largest floating villages in Halong Bay.

You will have the opportunity to understand more about the fishermen's daily life, before cruising to a beautiful, secluded spot to swim.

11.30: The boat returns to the dock for lunch in an A/C restaurant before returning to Hanoi.

Trip ends around 16:00. Drop until your hotel in Hanoi. Good bye & see you again!

(Transfer to airport directly is available. Upon requests)


Rate 2 days / 1 night ( Rate in USD / per person )
Cabin Type 01st Oct 2015 to 30th April 2016 01st May to 30th Sep, 2015  
Single Cabin Double Cabin Single Cabin Double Cabin
Deluxe $150 $105 / per person $144 $ 105 / per person Book now
Phoenix room $176 $125 / per person $170 $ 125 / per person Book now


Tour includes:
  • Entrance fees, taxes and service Charge
  • English or French speaking guide on board
  • Cabin with A/C, hot shower
  • Transfers: Round trip transfer from Hanoi by car/ van. Pick up/ Drop off at hotel.
  • Vietnamese food Lunch and Dinner ( B,= Breakfast, L = Luch,D = Dinner )
  • Swimming Equipment
  • Kayaking to explore tunnel caves
Tour excludes: 
  • Drinks, personal expenses and other things not clearly mentioned in the included list
  • VAT and Service charges
  • Pre-post accommodation in Hanoi
  • Visa approval arrangements
  • Tipping


Option 1: Halong Kayak Explorer

Day 1: Hanoi – Halong Bay (L, D)

Am: Be picked up at your hotel from 8h00 for 3.5 hour bus ride through the country side of the Red River Delta to Ha Long City. Upon arrival, aboard Halong Phoenix Cruiser, fresh seafood lunch (vegetarian menu available) would be served while the boat is gliding out.

Pm: A short tender ride from the middle of the bay to an island for the famous Sung Sot Cave, followed by visiting Ti Top island, relax on its beach or walk up to the top for the panoramic view of the anchorage area. As the sun sets over the bay, just relax on sundeck with your favorite drink. Dinner is served with typically local seafood. Overnight on board

 Day 2:  Halong Bay Kayaking (B/L/D)

Am: Rise up for a breath taking on sundeck, be ready with your camera for a stunning vista in the serene bay. After breakfast, a kayaking support boat will take you further to the Southern end of Halong bay to anchor in the tranquil beauty of Lan Ha, away from the overcrowded water area. Learn some basic paddling techniques, then make your own strokes and private beaches hopping.

 Pm: Lunch (BBQ lunch on beach is at tidal permission) and swim at a private beach. More kayaking for more deserted lagoons then goes a perfect time to take in the views in the cool of the afternoon as the last rays of the sun cast reflections over this beautiful area. You would be back on the Phoenix Cruiser at the end of the afternoon. Dinner and overnight on boat.

Day 3: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B/L)

Am: Rise up for a breathtaking on sundeck, a totally relax morning until cooking demonstration. You learn recipes and techniques that go into the most popular dish of the Vietnamese food just before lunch time. Lunch would be served when cruising back to the harbor.

Pm: Our bus is waiting on the harbor to take you back to Hanoi. Trip ends at your hotel around 16h00.

Option 2: Halong - Cat Ba Discovery

Day 1: Hanoi – Ha Long Bay (L/D) 

Am: Be picked up at your hotel from 8h00 (we may do several pick-ups) for 3.5 hours bus ride through the country side of the Red River Delta to Ha Long City. Upon arrival, aboard Halong Phoenix Cruiser, fresh seafood lunch (vegetable menu available) would be served while the boat is creeping out.

Pm: A short tender ride from your boat in the middle of the bay to an island for the famous Surprising (Sung Sot) Cave, followed by another island visit (Titop Island) and swimming on its sandy beach. As the sun sets over the anchorage area, it is your own time to lean back on our well designed deck with your favorite drink. Dinner will be served with typically local seafood. Overnight on boat.

Day 2: Ha Long Bay – Cat Ba Island (B/L/D)

Am:  Morning breath taking in the serene Heritage Site then breakfast before leaving Halong Phoenix Cruiser for an active day on another site of the bay. A local support boat will take us to a sleepy water area of Cat Ba National Park, where you grab the paddle and make your own strokes to discover parts of Lan Ha Bay. It is your time to go exploring labyrinth of limestone cliffs that rise out of the sea, paddle through floating houses and deserted lagoons and wild sandy beaches from our sleek ocean kayaks.

Pm:  Lunch (BBQ lunch on beach is at tidal permission) on boat, relax and swim from your own private beach. More kayaking to other parts of the bay, by now you are pro kayakers, seeing other amazing limestone karts formations from the water up close and personal, in ways many people can only imagine!

When you get tired, leave your kayaks behind to take a transfer boat to Cat Ba Island. We then drive you to Cat Ba Eco Lodge, an ideal jungle lodge that compliments the local culture, perfectly in tune with the surrounding environment.

Day 3: Cat Ba Island – Hai Phong – Hanoi (B/L)

Am: After your breakfast, options arise to:
  • Relax and do some reading at the lodge
  • Rent a motorbike (at your expense) from the lodge and drive to see the town
  • Stick to our original itinerary: be guided to hike Cat Ba National Park (2 hours hiking) after a short bus ride from the lodge. Physical reward and magnificent view!

Pm:    We take a hydrofoil boat ride from Cai Vieng Pier to Hai Phong City, and then 2 more hours drive back to Hanoi. Trip ends at your hotel around 17h00.


Rate 3 days / 2 nights ( Rate in USD / per person )
Cabin Type 01st Oct 2015 to 30th April 2016 01st May to 30th Sep, 2015  
Single Cabin Double Cabin Single Cabin Double Cabin
Deluxe $283 $392 $279 $392 Book now
Phoenix $314 $432 $315 $440 Book now


Tour Includes
  • Breakfast and 2nights accommodation deluxe en-suite twin/double cabin.
  • Pick-up and transfer by A/C shuttle bus
  • English speaking tour guide.
  • Entrance fees.
  • Kayaking, complimentary glass of wine, fresh fruit.
  • Cooking demonstration and night activities.
  • Refresher towel.
  • Complimentary a bottle of water per way.
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary: 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 2 dinners.
Tour Excludes:
  • Pre-post accommodation in Hanoi
  • Visa Arrangements
  • Drinks, personal expenses and other things not clearly mentioned in the included list.
  • VAT and service charge



  • Advance registration is required with full name, date of birth, nationality, passport number, visa expiry date for all Passengers
  • A valid passport is required upon check-in on board. Children whose traveling documents are attached to parent's passport must travel with the parent. Credit cards accepted on board: Amex, Visa and MasterCard.
  • Special requests on food (diet or vegetarian) please inform us before departure.
  • Connecting room is available upon reques.
  • Surcharge of 25% will be added for cruises on December 24 & 31 and Lunar New Year Eve.
Things to bring

Original passport, swimming suites, sun glasses, insect repellent.

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Author: Halong Tour Operator

Source: halongtourvietnam.org

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