Nostalgia Cruise 3 Days Itinerary

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Departure: Daily From Hanoi Old Quarter
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Cruise Line:

Halong Bay – Lan Ha Bay – Cat Ba Island – Trung Trang Cave – Viet Hai Village – Tra Bau Area – Ao Ech Area


Nostalgia Cruise is a cruise to explore Halong BayLan Ha Bay. Nostalgia Cruise 3 days itinerary offers visitors many interesting activities such as kayaking, squid fishing, swimming,…

You have the opportunity to explore the Tra Bau and Ao Ech areas or visit Trung Trang cave on Cat Ba island. Besides, you visit Viet Hai village by bicycle.

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Itinerary Details

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Day 1: Hanoi - Tuan Chau Wharf - Halong Bay - Lan Ha Bay - Tra Bau Area - Visit Trung Trang Cave In Cat Ba Island. O/N On Nostalgia Cruise (L/D)

Morning Activities:

  • 08:30 The driver comes to pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi’s Old Quarter. Depart for Ha Long
  • 11:30 Arrive at Tuan Chau wharf. And check-in.

Afternoon Activities:

  • 12:15 Arrive at Nostalgia Cruise by small boat. Enjoy a welcome drink and the cruise manager will summarize cruise information and safety instructions.
  • 13:00 Enjoy lunch at restaurant.
  • 15:00 Then you will travel by boat to Cat Ba Island. The bus will come to pick you up to visit Trung Trang cave. The cave is 300 m long through the mountain. The cave has many stalactites with many different shapes formed over millions of years. You will be attracted by the mysterious beauty of the shop.
  • 17:00 Return to Nostalgia Cruise. The cruise will move to the Tra Bau area of ​​Lan Ha Bay. You will enjoy the feeling of comfortable swimming in clear blue water.

Evening Activities:

  • 18:00 Return to the cruise. Take a break and join a cooking class. You will learn how to make traditional Vietnamese dishes. Then enjoy Happy Hour (buy one get one free) at the bar and watch the sunset over the bay.
  • 19:15 Enjoy a wonderful dinner. The dishes have an elegant French neoclassical style mixed with Eastern traditions.
  • 21:00 Enjoy tea party at the restaurant. Enjoy Vietnamese tea and learn about Vietnamese culture.
  • 21:30 You can return to your room to rest and relax. Or, you can participate in activities like squid fishing, play some board games in the restaurant.
  • Overnight on Nostalgia Cruise.
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Day 2: Lan Ha Bay - Cat Ba Island - Explore Viet Hai Village. O/N on Nostalgia Cruise (B/L/D)

Fullday Activities:

  • 6:15 Join a Taichi class in the morning.
  • Enjoy breakfast at the restaurant and prepare for the day’s activities.
  • 8:30 You transfer to the day boat to visit Viet Hai village. You will ride your bike along village roads and through tropical rainforests, admiring the surrounding beauty. You can use the optional tram service available (surcharge). Arrive at Viet Hai village. Visit an ancient house of local people, made from straw, mud, bamboo… Dipping your feet in the garra rufa fish pond will dispel all your daily stress,… See the lives of local people. Return to the boat to visit Lan Ha Bay. Lunch is served on the boat during the day.
  • 15:00 Return to Nostalgia Cruise. You can swim. Then, join a traditional cooking class.
  • 19:30 Enjoy dinner at the restaurant.
  • 21:30 Admire the bay’s nighttime beauty from the deck and enjoy a drink from the bar (surcharge). Participate in activities like squid fishing, and play some board games in the restaurant. You can also relax with massage services (surcharge).
  • Overnight on Nostalgia Cruise.
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Day 3: Lan Ha Bay - Explore Ao Ech Area - Halong Bay - Tuan Chau Wharf - Hanoi (B/Br)

Cat Ba Island Kayak Tour

Morning & Afternoon Activities:

  • 06:15 Wake up early and admire the beauty of the bay at dawn. Then, join a Taichi class on the sundeck.
  • Enjoy a light breakfast at the restaurant.
  • 7:45 Kayaking at Ao Ech area.
  • 9:30 Return to Nostalgia Cruises. Check-out.
  • 10:00 Enjoy a delicious brunch.
  • 10:30 Join a tea party at the restaurant while the cruise returns to port.
  • 11:35 Arrive at Tuan Chau port. The driver will come to pick you up and return to Hanoi.
  • 14:00 Arrive in Hanoi. You can continue your journey with Origin Travel on your journey to discover the beauty of rice terraces in Mu Cang Chai Tours.



  • English speaking tour guide on boat.
  • Meals: 02 lunches (L), 02 dinners (D), 02 breakfasts (B), 01 brunch (Br).
  • Kayaking, Cooking class, Tai chi exercise, Swimming (if the weather permits), Movies, Squid fishing, Music entertainment, satellite TV,
  • Sightseeing entrance fees.
  • Luxury cabin with A/C.
  • Welcome drink, cold handkerchief, mineral water in each cabin.
  • Fresh flower and fresh fruit basket in the Queen and King Suites.
  • WIFI (very limited depends on the cruising area)
  • Bank fees if payment by credit card


  • Airfare, visa arrangements.
  • Transportation.
  • Hotel
  • Tips are welcomed!
  • Beauty Spa Services & Massage.
  • Beverages, gratuities and other personal expenses.
  • Meals not mentioned in the program
  • All other services not clearly mentioned above.
  • Travel Insurance
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