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The 7 best 2 Day 1 Night Halong Bay Cruise Itineraries

Besides booking a suitable cruise for the first cruise vacation, choosing where to go can also be a difficult task for first-time cruisers. Halong Bay overnight cruises have a dozen fascinating itineraries and the article below will help you to figure out the typical features of 7 best itineraries on Halong Bay so you can choose the right one for you.

The 7 best 2 Day 1 Night Halong Bay Cruise Itineraries

1. Hera Cruise (2 Days 1 Night)

Hera Cruise 

Itinerary: Halong Bay – Tung Sau Pearl Farm or Me Cung Cave – Sung Sot Cave or Titop Island

Why we love it: For those who love a free and easy cruise vacation, the 2D1N cruise trip with Hera Cruise offers flexible sailing routes. On the first day, you can choose to visit either Tung Sau Pearl Farm or Me Cung Cave and on the second day, the options are Sung Sot Cave or Titop Island. The itinerary is unique and exciting that you may not find anywhere else. 

Photo: @mfredgodard - Me Cung cave 

Itinerary highlights: You can freely explore Tung Sau Pearl Farm on a kayak or visit Me Cung Cave; challenge yourself with 720 steps to admire the magnificent beauty of Sung Sot Cave or go swimming and hiking on Titop Island.

Read our review for Hera Cruise

2. Paradise Elegance (2 Days 1 Night)

Paradise Elegance Cruise 

Itinerary: Halong Bay – Sung Sot Cave – Luon Cave – Titop Island

Photo: @mery_por_ahi -Luon Cave 

Why we love it: This 2-day itinerary provides interesting excursions to the best-known attractions on Halong Bay. You can easily have a glimpse of picturesque seascapes and take part in many beach activities.

Itinerary highlight: You have an opportunity to walk through hundreds of stone steps to explore Sung Sot Cave - the biggest and most beautiful cave in Halong Bay; visit Luon Cave by a bamboo boat or kayak; finally, you can take a dip swim under cool water of Titop Beach or hike to the top of the mountain to capture panoramic bay views.

Read our review for Paradise Elegance Cruise

3. President Cruises (2 Days 1 Night)

President Cruise 

Itinerary: Halong Bay – Sung Sot Cave – Fairy Lake Cave – Titop Island.

Why we love it: The journey encompasses both popular and extraordinary destinations. Many tourists love visiting Sung Sot Cave and Titop Island that contribute to the great reputation of Halong Bay. You can see wonderful stalactites inside the cave and relax on the beach. Meanwhile, some also find Fairy Lake Cave attractive with kayaking activity.

Photo:  @fardeen_ahmed - Sung Sot Cave 

Itinerary highlights: Explore Sung Sot Cave; kayak at Fairy Lake Cave; stopover Titop Island for swimming and hiking to the viewing point.

Read our reviews for President Cruises

4. Margaret Cruise (2 Days 1 Night)

Margaret Cruise 

Itinerary: Halong Bay –Pearl Farm Village – Titop Island – Sung Sot Cave 

Why we love it: This is a wonderful cruise program for first-timers who want to enjoy Halong at its fullest. You have an opportunity to see how people make pearls at the famous pearl farm village then enjoy beach activities on Titop Island. The second day is even more thrilling; prepare to climb and walk in Sung Sot Cave – an amazing cave as its name. 

Photo: @mytourvn - Titop Island 

Itinerary highlights: Take a glance at the pearl making process before enjoying kayaking at the pearl farm village; swimming & play at the sea and explore the greatest cave on Halong Bay.

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5. 2D1N Heritage Line – Violet Cruise

Heritage Line – Violet Cruise 

Itinerary: Halong Bay – Cua Van Floating Village – Tien Ong Cave – Titop Island

Why we love it: This a little bit off-the-beaten-path itinerary is generally for adventurous travelers. It takes you to unusual tourist attractions including Cua Van floating village – the oldest village on the bay, the pre-historic Tien Ong Cave, and Titop Island. The floating village has clear water, traditional houses, and exudes local fishing culture. Beach bums will also be amazed by smooth sandy beaches and stunning viewing platform on Titop Island.

Photo: @travelwithanza - Cua Van Floating Village 

Itinerary highlights: Gain an insight into Cua Van floating village on a bamboo boat rowed by a local; witness fossil evidence dating back thousands of years in Tien Ong Cave; go swimming and hiking to the top of Titop Island for the best views of Halong Bay.

Read our review for Violet Cruise

6. 2D1N Golden Cruise

Golden Cruise 

Itinerary: Halong Bay – Sung Sot Cave – Titop Island – Luon Cave 

Why we love it: Tourists who are looking for an ordinary itinerary shouldn’t miss this. Sung Sot Cave, Titop Island, and Luon Cave are the three most popular tourist sites on Halong Bay. Especially, you can try kayaking at Luon Cave, a kayaking paradise with calm water and a fresh atmosphere. 

Itinerary highlights: Discover Sung Sot Cave with multiple stone steps; easy access to Titop Island for swimming and hiking; kayak at Luon Cave and get a closer look at natural sceneries.

Photo: @tripzozo - Ha Long Bay 

7. 2D1N Heritage Line – Jasmine Cruise

Heritage Line – Jasmine Cruise 

Itinerary: Halong Bay – Cua Van Floating Village – Tien Ong Cave – Sung Sot Cave

Why we love it: the itinerary is like a journey going back to the history where you can understand about local culture in the oldest village on Halong Bay, admire the ancientness of Tien Ong Cave, and be impressed by the giant Sung Sot Cave. 

Photo: @chiara.papini - Tien Ong cave 

Itinerary highlights: Enjoy a leisure bamboo boat ride on Cua Van Floating Village; visit Tien Ong Cave and Sung Sot Cave.

Read our review for Jasmine cruise

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