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Top 10 Best Cruises in Lan Ha Bay Recommended for 2024

Lan Ha Bay now becomes a trendy cruise destination

About Lan Ha Bay

Geographically and aesthetically, you can find no difference between Halong and Bai Tu Long Bay.

However, Lan Ha has become a trending cruise destination for its diversity of brand-new cruises and the chances to visit Cat Ba Island.

Lan Ha Halong Bai Tu Long


400 km2


1,553 km2


158 km2

Departure from

Tuan Chau Port

Halong International Cruise Port


Halong International Cruise Port


Dark & Bright Cave

Ba Trai Dao

Viet Hai Village


Titop Island

Sung Sot Cave

Pearl Farm


Vung Vieng Village

Cong Dam Area

Thien Canh Son Cave

Lan Ha Bay

Admire scenic beauty of Lan Ha Bay

Cruise Itinerary & Map

The most popular Lan Ha cruise lengths vary from 1 to 3 days, with outdoor activities like cave visiting, kayaking, bamboo boating, cycling, etc.

Lan Ha Bay Cruise Map

Places to visit on different cruise itineraries

Itinerary Highlight Attractions

1 day

(6 - 8 hours)

Dark & Bright Caves

2 days 1 night

(24 hours)

Route 1: Tra Bau Area - Trung Trang Cave

Route 2: Ao Ech Area - Dark & Bright Caves

3 days 2 nights 

(48 hours)

Viet Hai Village - Ba Trai Dao Beach 

(adds on the 2D1N attractions)

Places to Visit

Lan Ha Bay is well known for its pristine caves, turquoise beaches, scenic floating villages, and diverse ecosystems. Embarking on a cruise, you shouldn’t miss out on the following attractions:

Dark and Bright Cave

As a top kayaking destination for many Lan Ha cruises, Dark and Bright Cave is an idyllic water cave that blends serene waters with jaw-dropping limestones. Here, you can opt for a bamboo boat rowed by the locals.

Have fun with kayaking

Join kayaking to admire beautiful water cave

Viet Hai Village

Usually on a 3-day cruise tour, you have the opportunity to visit Viet Hai - a fishing village on Cat Ba Island. It’s a perfect place to get an insight into local life, cycle along countryside roads, sit back, and relax with a fish food massage.Cycle Through Beautiful Route In Viet Hai

Cycle through off-the-beaten-path in Viet Hai village 

Ba Trai Dao Beach

The top favorite attraction for a beach getaway is Ba Trai Dao, where its three fairy-like beaches merge into a pretty bow-shaped beach. Join swimming or kayaking activities to admire the turquoise water and crystal white sands.

Pristine Beach Of Lan Ha Bay

Immerse in water activities at Ba Trai Dao beach

Top Selling Lan Ha Cruises 2024

Over the years, Lan Ha Bay has become a top cruising destination for luxury overnight boats. Here are our best-selling cruises in 2024 based on customer feedback and expert choices. 

Cruise Price Why choose
Mon Cheri 5* US $175 Best-selling 5-star cruise
Orchid Classic 5* US $186 Best luxurious junk
Scarlet Pearl 5* US $170 First-class with catamaran
Peony Cruise 4.5* US $153 Top favorite in Lan Ha
Sena Cruises 4* US $144 Best mid-range cruise
Heritage Binh Chuan 5* US $199 Artfully royal theme
Capella Cruise 5* US $218 Endless entertainment
La Casta 5* US $156 Reasonable price
Elite of the Seas 5* US $353 First 6-star yacht
Paradise Grand 5* US $170 Professional service

NOTE: All price quotes reference 1 person sharing in a double/ twin cabin. The exact price is based on availability and the season.

Overall, choosing Lan Ha Bay is a perfect alternative to the classic Halong Bay route. To book a cruise, please opt for one of our top recommendations and send us an email with your request, and our travel adviser will assist you with booking.


It is definitely worth visiting Lan Ha Bay thanks to its stunning beaches and one-of-a-kind rock formations.

There are 3 main reasons you should do a cruise in Lan Ha.

  • Less touristy: Unlike the famous Halong Bay, Lan Ha reserves more unspoiled beaches and isolated islands.
  • Luxury services: Most cruise ships are brand new and provide high-end services and facilities at 4- to 5-star standards.
  • Cat Ba Island discovery: It is the greatest way to discover Ha Long Bay-Cat Ba Archipelago on a single cruise tour.

Based on service quality, cruise program, and budget, we have selected and hand-picked the best Lan Ha Bay cruises in 2024 for different travel styles.

Cruise Price per pax Why book
Mon Cheri From US $175 Best seller with great deals & services
Orchid Classic From US $186 Best value with traditional junk style
Scarlet Pearl From US $175 Best luxury modern ship
Peony From US $153 Top favorite 4-star ship
Capella From US $218 Best entertaining cruise

For more details, please contact our travel consultant to plan your wonderful trip.

The average Lan Ha Bay cruise prices vary depending on services, facilities, and prices included.

  • 2 days 1 night: US $140 - 218 per pax
  • 3 days 2 nights: US $246 - 500 per pax
  • 1 day: US $91 - 129 per pax

You can choose your preferred cruise then put your duration, start date, and the number of persons. Click "check rate" to see the final price for your trip.

Lan Ha Bay and Bai Tu Long Bay both offer breathtaking karst formations and stunning islets. However, each bay features its own characteristics.

While Lan Ha is perfect for high-end travelers and vibrant trips, Bai Tu Long would be ideal for off-the-beaten-path and tranquility seekers.

Lan Ha

Bai Tu Long


Plenty of options

Most modern ships


Fewer choices

Most junk boats


Luxurious facilities: poker, live kitchen, spa, fitness, mini golf, etc.


Old-fashioned furniture: bar, restaurant, and jacuzzi

Cruise price

From US $140 - $300/pax


From US $123 - $198/pax

So based on your preference, you can decide on either Bai Tu Long or Lan Ha Bay.

Right next to each other in the bay complex, both Halong Bay and Lan Ha Bay feature hundreds of islets, limestone caves, and fishing villages. Nevertheless, here are the key differences between the two bays.

Lan Ha



Cat Ba Island, Hai Phong


Halong City, Quang Ninh

Places to visit

More secluded parts: Ba Trai Dao, Viet Hai Village, Dark & Bright Cave


Well-known and touristic attractions: Titop Island, Luon Cave, Surprising Cave

Overall, Halong Bay is a must visit for first-time travelers with a rush itinerary, while Lan Ha Bay is more suitable for a relaxing trip.

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Hello, I wanted information on price, cabin and cruise type for a 2D1N Lan Ha Bay cruise on April 25, 2024 for 5 people. There were a few listed on your website. Which ones do you suggest would be fit for 5 people (family members, all adults)? We were looking for the ones around 110 - 115 USD person. Please send details of any Lan Ha Bay cruise, if any. Also, if at least one cabin has balcony, that would be great. Or a family suite that can accommodate all of us.


Hi! According to your budget, we suggest day cruise is the best option, you can consider Jade Sails (from $115/person) - one of the best day cruise in Lan Ha.

If you still want a 2d1n trip, your budget should raise to at least $140 - $145/person. Here is some of your best 2d1n cruise options for your travel date:



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Looking for a 3 day cruise to lan ha bay on 09/04/24. Looking for restaurants that caters for gluten free and nice pool. Which cruise would you recommend.


Any boat can cater the gluten-free, we can recommend you Paradise Grand, Mon Cheri, Orchid.

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Where is the best spot to have a panoramic view of Ha Long Bay and Lan Ha Bay?

@Cindy Chimonides:

You can climb to top of Titop island.

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Need a triple room, as we’re travelling with our 13 year old child. We want to do a comprehensive tour of the Bay; which tour would you recommend - prefer Vegetarian food onboard


Most the boat can catering the vegetarian food but you can choose Mon Cheri because they are focusing on food and services.

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We are a group of 5 looking for a 3-day cruise to Lan Ha. Most prefer a 5-star cruise with a Twin cabin and a Triple cabin. Travel from Jan 18th to 20th. Hope you can find good options for me.

@Dan Herman:

We have option with Mon Cheri or Stellar of the Seas, please check offer via email.

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