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Overnight Classic Halong Bay Cruise with La Vela

  • Accommodation is in deluxe en suite cabins

  • On-board meals are provided

  • Entrance fees, a Tai Chi class, and other scheduled activities are included

Overnight Classic Halong Bay Cruise with La Vela
From $285.00
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Overnight Classic Halong Bay Cruise with La Vela
From $285.00

The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Halong Bay shouldn’t be missed while traveling in Northern Vietnam, and this overnight cruise with La Vela is the easy way to visit. You can be as relaxed or active as you wish: lounge on the cruise ship while enjoying the views, or go kayaking and swimming, plus many more activities. The food and beverages on board are delicious, and you can even join a cooking class.

What to Expect

La Vela Classic offers a unique cruising route that takes you to hidden corners away from the most crowded parts of Halong Bay. 

Kayaking and swimming is a focal point, and we hunt out the most beautiful areas for an unforgettable dip in the emerald green waters and splendid kayaking routes to make your own way through the Bay. 

For those looking to delve a little further into the Vietnamese culinary experience, we offer afternoon cooking classes. 

Other activities include early morning tai chi, kite-flying for children and spa and massage services. 

First Day

12.15 - 12.30

Arrive at slot 1 & 2, La Vela private pontoon for check in registration


Welcome drink, cruise briefing, safety instruction and cabin check-ins. Your fabulous Halong excursion commences

13.15 - 14.30

Enjoy the buffet lunch onboard while the cruise sails passing by magnificent sceneries of the World Heritage Site

15.00 – 16.00

Explore Sung Sot Cave - Hiking up and down 600 steps to the magnificent limestone formations of the biggest and most marvelous cave in Halong Bay.

16.30 - 17.30

Back to the vessel and continue sailing. Enjoy your relaxing time aboard, among the magnificence of the Heritage Site. A wide range of fine wine or spirits are served in the open-air bar on the sundeck.


Participate in La Vela cooking class under the attentive instruction of our top chef, to discover the Vietnamese cuisine of traditional spring rolls.

17.00 - 19.00

Enjoy Happy Hours: Buy One, Take One Free (own expense)


Time for dinner and evening entertainments: bar, spa, squid fishing and overnight on the cruise.

Second Day


Wake up early to enjoy the stunning sunrise on the Bay. Begin a new day with a Tai Chi session on the sundeck

7.00 - 7.30

Coffee & tea with homemade cookies and biscuits will be served onboard

7.30 - 8.30

Cruising to Tung Sau area to visit Pearl Farm. Visiting Pearl farm is very interesting as you have been shown how the pearls are grown, farmed and harvested. You might be interested in purchasing a Vietnam Pearl here with endless choice.


Enjoy buffet breakfast while the cruise pass by other beautiful parts of the Bay.


Check out and settle any bills for services not included


Back to the Tourist Wharf

Reviews (142)
1 - 5 of 142 reviews
Reviewed April 24, 2018
Poor Service

This was very poor quality the first meal lunch was inedible the food had been standing so long it was cold. The dinner was a little warmer but by breakfast the following morning it was back to cold food again. The itinerary on the first...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Goodhotels
Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile
A must do!

We did the overnight cruise on Halong Bay..fantastic. Experience!!! The boat is old but well maintained and our room was clean. The staff are awesome and very friendly and efficient. They took into account any dietary needs and always on hand to assist! Happy hour...More

Thank Cheryl T
Reviewed April 5, 2018
Beautiful location; La Vela Classic

Halong bay is so beautiful, and we were glad to be able to see it. The staff did a very good job, enthusiastic and very helpful. The ship is older, but ok. As with most tours in Halong Bay, I'm sure, the schedule is a...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank calrd
Reviewed April 3, 2018
Outstanding and enthusiastic service for budget prices

We arranged through our hotel (La Selva) in Hanoi for a two day, one night cruise with La Vela Premium Ha Long Bay (there wasn't an option for this review to select the Premium cruise, only Classic). We traveled the three hours plus in an...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Tholepin
Reviewed April 2, 2018

We arrived at the side of our vessel & were immediately impressed with the efficiency at which the crew dealt with our luggage and guided us to our respective cabins. As 2 female companions traveling together, we were very happy with our spacious cabin containing...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Bluebirdzz
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