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About Halong Bay 3 days 2 nights cruises

If you have enough time to spare and would like to try your best feelings of trip, 3 days 2 nights will be the ultimate option to enjoy, relax and explore Halong bay. With Halong Bay 3 days 2 nights, you will join all the activities of Halong Bay 2 days 1-night cruise and go further to the untouched area of the bay (on the second day). 

3 days 2 nights is so unique that you will temporarily say goodbye to the lovely cruise and join the day boat trip on the second day while the guests who booked 2 days 1-night trip finish their itinerary and the cruise drops them off at the harbor. Your stuff is kept at your private cabin and your room will be clean if you allow us to do it. In the afternoon, the day boat sends you back to the cruise and you will meet a new group of people.

Cruises differ in their package price for their quality of services. Check the table below for the price in general:

Star rating Price from (per person)
 3 star  from US $188 pp
 4 star  from US $198 pp
 5 star  from US $286 pp

The prices also included all meals on the boat, entrance fees & sightseeing fees. You just need to pay for your extra services like a drink, massage, or tips on the boat.


Halong 3 days 2 nights itinerary

Like the 1 night cruise, the 3 day 2-night itinerary also offers 3 different routes: classic, Lan Ha Bay, or Bai Tu Long bay routes. However, they both have the same things that most cruises will use the day boat for sightseeing on the 2nd day. If you looking for a 2-night cruise without a day boat, you can have look at Dragon Pearl, Dragon Legend, Au Co, Ylang.

Let's check the standard plan below:

Day 1: Kayaking and Swimming  

You will be collected from your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter then you arrive at the harbor and are welcomed by crew members. After checking in on the cruise, you enjoy lunch while it is passing the beautiful limestone islands on the way. Afternoon time is for activities that help you lose your stress and enjoy the atmosphere of the bay such as kayaking, swimming, visiting a fishing village.

Besides, the sunset party is held on the sundeck, it is time for you to cheer and drink your beers with new friends and your family. That is a very cool feeling when it is a little windy and you smell and taste the flavor of the sea. Dinner is served on the boat, then you have time to relax with squid fishing and karaoke or just stay and feel the peace of Halong bay in the evening on the top deck.

Day 2: Joining the day boat trip

Taichi's lesson is ready before breakfast, let’s get up and see the sunrise. After breakfast, you are picked up by the day boat and join the day trip until the afternoon. Remember to say goodbye to the people who only stay for 2 days 1 night. On this day, you will come to visit a lot of untouched places that only you can see and explore. You come back on the big cruise in the afternoon time and meet a new group of guests. Do not be shy, it’s time to make more friends. The rest is the same as the first day but the dishes are different, and you have the second chance to try your luck with the squid fishing.

Day 3: Finishing your trip

Try to learn the second lesson of Taichi and show your skills to the new people. After breakfast, you will join the trip to the cave or local village.  After lunch, it is time for you to check out and say goodbye to the crew members. The cruise drops you off at the harbor and we drive you back to Hanoi Old Quarter. Tour ends.


Unless you haven’t much time, a three-day journey is the best option you should try:

  • Suitable for guests who want to have more time to travel.
  • More fascinating activities for you to enjoy.
  • Offers extra time to explore further the bay.

If you have time then definitely 2-night cruises in Halong Bay will be the best option for you:

1 Night 2 Nights
  • Quite short to discover the bay (About 24 hours on board)
  • A good choice to relax at the weekend
  • Have more time to discover deep inside the bay (48 hours)
  • More interesting activities to experience


Yes. Amanda Cruise will provide you with a unique cruising route to both two bays.

There are some recommended cruises for you to visit Cat Ba Island:

  • Orchid Trendy Cruise
  • Mon Cheri Cruise
  • Indochine Cruise
  • Heritage-line Ylang (offer visit Cat Ba National park)

The best 3 days 2 nights cruise depends on your favorite, budget, and demand:

  Recommended cruises
Luxury experience
  • Scarlet Pearl Cruise
  • Heritage Binh Chuan Cruise
  • Capella Cruise
Reasonable cost
  • Swan Cruise
  • Oriental Sails
  • Glory Legend Cruise
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  • Mon Cheri Cruise
  • Peony Cruise
  • Paradise Elegance Cruise
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Hi We are looking at booking the 3 day/2 nights cruise,we would like the premium deluxe balcony room. We are flexible with dates any time after 8 th June, We would like the first half of June as we don't want to run into bad weather if possible? Could you please send me a price in Australia dollars. Thanks


First half of June the weather will a bit hot but suitable for water trip :) How many people are there in your group?

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I am a lone backpacker, can I join the 3 days 2 nights cruise ?

@Dicky Leung:

Yes of course. Please share your date and budget we can suggest you the best one.

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Hello! We are a young couple who are planning a 2N3D trip on March 2, 2023 but we will arrive Cat Bi airport at 10h20 AM, is it ok to do it on the same day?


It takes 1 hour transfer from Cat Bi to Halong Pier, follow the time it can be ok if there is no delay for flight. In case you arrive late, you might need to pay extra fees for speedboat bring you to main boat.

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I am looking for a 3days/2nights cruise in Halong Bay departing on December 7th. I'm interested in below 3 cruises - can you please confirm if there is a tour in these dates? Legend White Dolphin Cruise Majestic Cruise Renea Cruise



Current there are available on Majestic  & Renea Cruise on 7 Dec, please check and confirm which one you prefer.

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Hey Me and my wife visiting Vietnam, We booker our flight 13th Hanoi we are landing. Can you help with suggestion cruise for 2 nights?


We have option 2 nights program visit Halong Bay classic, Bai Tu Long bay or Lan Ha Bay, from budget to luxury one, which one are you looking for?

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