Starlight Cruise 3 Day Itinerary

Starlight Cruise 3 Day Itinerary


Experience the natural wonder of Ha Long Bay on a 3-day, 2-night cruise aboard Starlight Cruise. Explore hidden caves, kayak through limestone cliffs, and swim in the crystal clear waters of the bay. Relax and enjoy the stunning scenery while savoring delicious meals on board.


Experience the natural wonder of Ha Long Bay on a 3-day, 2-night cruise aboard Starlight Cruise. Explore hidden caves, kayak through limestone cliffs, and swim in the crystal clear waters of the bay. Relax and enjoy the stunning scenery while savoring delicious meals on board. With comfortable accommodation and a variety of activities, this unforgettable journey is perfect for those seeking adventure and relaxation.



Day 1: Hanoi – Halong Bay (L,D).

Begin your day by departing from Hanoi city and heading to the Ha Long International Cruise Port in Bai Chay town. Freshen up at the lounge before boarding the Starlight Cruise and being welcomed with a refreshing drink. Get a brief introduction about the cruise and safety guidelines before checking into your cabin.

Savor a delicious lunch while cruising through the bay and admiring the breathtaking nature before anchoring at the Titop Island area. Join a guided tour to the Sung Sot Cave, one of the most beautiful caves in Ha Long Bay.

Take a climb to the top of Titop Island to capture a stunning panoramic view of the bay. Descend and relax on the beach or swim in the crystal-clear waters. Return to Starlight Cruise and unwind during the Happy Hour at the bar while enjoying the mesmerizing sunset. Try mini-golf on the top deck or join the Chef for a cooking demonstration and food decoration.

Satisfy your taste buds with a scrumptious dinner, and private dinner is available on request (extra service). Afterwards, join the crew for squid fishing, sing karaoke, or simply relax in your cabin. Spend the night onboard the Starlight Cruise, and create unforgettable memories.

Day 2: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B,L,D).

Begin your day with Tai Chi exercise on the sundeck as you enjoy the beauty of the bay with a cup of coffee. Feast on a delicious breakfast at the restaurant before setting off to explore the archipelago Cat Ba island and the Dark and Bright Caves area for an exciting kayaking adventure.

Indulge in a sumptuous lunch on board before heading to the stunning Ba Trai Dao beaches for a swim in crystal clear waters and on a white sandy beach. Visit the Pearl Farm Exhibition Center and Museum to learn about pearl farming and its business before returning to the overnight cruises at Titop area.

Enjoy Happy Hour on the sundeck before savoring a delectable dinner with the option of a private dining experience. Cap off your day with squid fishing or relaxation with a book or movie on board.

Day 3: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B,L).

Start your day with a Tai-chi lesson on the sundeck as you welcome the new day with an amazing dawn. Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee while taking in the stunning seascapes and navigating the labyrinth of Karst during breakfast.

Join a guided tour to explore the hidden parts of the bay, Luon cave, by sharing a sampan with other tourists or taking a kayak on your own. Return to Starlight Cruise for a shower before checking out of your room.

As the cruise weighs anchor, continue roaming the picturesque route towards Bai Chay bridge for photos. Indulge in a delicious lunch before disembarking at 11:30-11:45, where the cruise ends. Transfer back to Ha Noi City (extra service) and end your trip at the hotel around 16:30.

Experience the magic of Halong Bay with Starlight Cruise 3 Day Tour. Book your adventure today!

What’s included

  • Welcome drink.
  • Meals on-board as mentioned in the itinerary (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner).
  • Sunrise Tai-chi demonstration.
  • Entrance fees, taxes, and service charges.
  • One cooking class per trip.
  • Kayaking on day 2.
  • Bamboo rowing boat or kayak on day 3.
  • Air-conditioned cabin.
  • Happy hour: buy two, get one free.
  • Complimentary mineral water from water dispensers located in every corridor.
  • Mini golf course on the sundeck.
  • Squid fishing or karaoke until 22:00.
  • Internet access on the boat.

What’s NOT included

  • Drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic)
  • Transportation from Ha Noi to Ha Long and from Ha Long to Ha Noi (extra service).
  • Private dinners with service charge (in-cabin, on the sundeck, in the wine cellar, etc.)
  • Food for babies under 6 years old (based on the year of birth).
  • Personal travel insurance.


Cruise itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions. Swimming or kayaking excursions may be cancelled due to poor weather.

Meals on board are fusion. Vietnamese, seafood and international. Guest should advise of any special food reference, allergies or dietary requirement at least 1 week prior to the cruise date.

For environmental protection purposes, the use and carrying of plastic bags, single-use plastic bottles, and any other disposable plastics is prohibited in Ha Long Bay.

Halong bay cruises

Lotussia Travel is a local operator that offers different types of cruises in Halong Bay, Vietnam. These options include a Halong Bay day tour, a 2-day, 1-night itinerary, and a 3-day, 2-night cruise tour on board either a traditional-style boat or a modern luxury ship with comfortable amenities. The Starlight Cruise 3 Day Itinerary is only a sample that can be further customized to better fit your requirements. Just follow it or contact us for designing your perfect plan.

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Itinerary disclaimer

Occasionally our tour itineraries are updated during the year to incorporate improvements stemming from past travelers’ comments and our own research. The information given in this itinerary may be slightly different to that in the service proposal. It’s very important that you print and review a final copy of your itinerary a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans. If you have any queries, please contact us. We are here to help you!

Please note that while we operate successful trips in Vietnam throughout the year, some changes may occur in our itineraries due to inclement weather and common seasonal changes to timetables and transport routes. This can happen with little notice so please be prepared for modifications to the route. The order and timing of included activities in each location may also vary from time to time.


Depending on the proposed option (semi-guide tour or all-inclusive package tour), the price may include the following services. Please bear in mind Lotussia Travel is specialized in tailor-made trips. Trip cost vary depending on group size and other details.

  • Car transfers.
  • Local tour guide. The English-Speaking guide is provided by default. Other language may be available upon request (with extra charge).
  • Meals.
  • Entrance fees.


Unless required most of the following services are usually not included in our tour price.

  • Visa
  • Flight/Train tickets.
  • Accommodation.
  • Tour leader.
  • Local porter(s).
  • International travel insurance.
  • Drinks.
  • Tips.
  • Personal expenses.

Tour guide

Our tour guides speak English or French. They hold a university degree in tourism and national license as a guide. If you wish to send a tour leader along with any group, he or she can fully rely on the knowledge and experience of our local guides.

Remote treks are always accompanied by a local representative to deal with permits and authorities and manage the porter team. They speak the local dialects, know the cultural traditions and give tips on suggested behavior in fragile ecological areas and tribal communities. For some itineraries, the role of tour leader and representative is combined.

Trip routes

Principally, Lotussia Travel requires all the trip associates to know the destinations well by any means of traveling or enquiry to the local suppliers to figure out all the relative details of any trip. For adventure tours such as jungle trekking, mountain hiking, sea kayaking, river rafting or biking, cycling tours, Lotussia Travel will never add any new routes into available schedule until survey or pre-view it.


Lotussia Travel carefully choose all the hotels, guest-houses or home-stays based on service quality, location, and characteristics, doing best to make the accommodations in the remote small places as comfortable as possible. Please bear in mind that hotels in Vietnam might not be in the same standard in other country. Generally hotels in major cities such as Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh city, Hoian, Hue…are much better than hotels and guest-houses in mountainous areas.


Lotussia Travel take dinning as an indispensable experience to clients since it is an important part in Vietnamese culture. Therefore, Lotussia Travel will not intend take clients to the most expensive restaurants but non-touristy local ones which offer delicious, local food, with nice or interesting atmosphere. The restaurants might be simple in the country but LOTUSSIA Travel guarantee is sanitary and cleanliness. Or even on our trek, we encourage our cook offer client food with new tastes from day to day. During adventure itineraries to mountainous or remote areas, there is sometimes no choice for hotel and restaurants. We will try our best to bring you the best taste of local food.


As the tap water in Vietnam is undrinkable, Lotussia Travel recommend clients to drink bottled water throughout your trip, or boiled water on treks. Lotussia Travel offers bottle water all the day, and soft drinks like Cola, Sprite or Vietnamese Tea or if possible juice in restaurants (if mentionned in itinerary). This is not automatically included in the packages. In simple restaurant or on camping, Lotussia Travel offers boiled water, instant coffee or juice, wrapped milk (Details are confirmed in bottom of your itinerary).


In most destinations of Vietnam, all the roads are well paved though the traffic is quite messed up like in Hanoi, Hai Phong… We use proper vehicles, car, minibus or coach in good condition based on the size of the groups. We use 4WD only on the rough road where the other vehicles could not pass through or based on clients requirement on overland journeys or treks. For cycling itineraries, we usually use our support minibus or minibus with support truck. For sea kayaking, river rafting trips, diving packages we use standard boat as support. Detailed information is provided on our service proposal.

We use drivers who are native or local of each travel destination and maintain good safety records for all trips. Most of our drivers can speak English but a little bit. This is just enough to understand basic words such as “time of departure”, “stop”, “restaurants”, “hotels”…If you want to learn more about Vietnamese culture and information about sightseeing sites, booking a tour guide is highly recommended.

Halong bay cruises

Cruise itinerary

Inclement weather, tide levels and operating conditions at sea may force changes in cruise itinerary and schedule at any time. Kayaking and swimming excursion, in particularly, may be canceled due to rough weather.


The cruise offer fusion cuisine: international, seafood and Vietnamese. Please advise our reservation team at least one (01) week ahead of departure about any specific food preference, dietary or food allergies.


Port authority insists on advance registration including full name, gender, date of birth, nationality and passport number. At check-in, a valid passport is required. Port authority may deny boarding if these conditions are not met.


Free Wifi available on terrace deck, but note that the internet signal at sea suffers frequent interruption.


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