Wear whatever is comfortable. It is recommended to have a sturdy pair of broken-in trail shoes, boots, or sneakers. It is preferable to dress in layers and wear clothing that will wick away perspiration and keep you dry and comfortable

Firstly, depending on the season you will need to bring appropriate clothing. Please refer to our first FAQ referring to seasons in Halong Bay. Most of the year you will need to bring your swimwear if you like swimming and other water activities. Sunscreen and mosquito repellant are a must and a hat or cap for protection from the sun. If you suffer from any medical condition or require prescription drugs, don’t forget to stock up before you leave home. You will definitely require a camera for some of the best pictures you will ever take

It is not much things to bring for this trip. Beside your personal belongings, you could bring some more recommended as below: things bring Halong tour:

  • Cash in Vietnam dong / USD to pay for drink, souvenirs…
  • Camera to grab the moment that you love in Halong bay
  • Sport shoes prefer / Sandal / Sneaker….to help you be easy to discover the mountain cave with hundred steps.
  • Sun cream to protect your skin in Summer only.
  • Anti-insect cream to protect your skin
  • Phone headset to listen audio guide (if you do not have, we will provide in trip)
    Things bring Halong tour

Genesis Cruise Halong Bay takes pleasure in introducing you to all the main sites of the Gulf of Tonkin plus much more, best Cruising Itinerary. The whole of the Gulf comprises of thousands of limestone karst formations protruding from the stunning waters of the bay. Visit Halong Bay, the gateway to the Gulf of Tonkin, and see amazing caves and floating villages. Please check our itinerary pages for more detailed information and route maps of your cruise.
Cruising Map – Route number 2 – The core of heritage with Luon tunnel and Surprising cave
Best Cruising Itinerary



07:45 Tour guide and bus pick you up from hotel/stay and depart for Halong Bay

10:30 Stop over to stretch the legs on the way or refreshment, about 20 minutes

12:15 Arrive in Ha long bay harbor, check in reception

12:30 Boarding cruise with warmly welcoming from Crew and get welcome drink

13:00 Safety briefing on board, while the boat heading the bay

13:15 The lunch with be served in Vietnamese cuisine & seafood

15:00 Arrive Surprising cave, leave boat to visit the hugest cave in Halong bay

15:45 Stop at Hangluon, a water cave for kayaking, rowing bamboo boat or on board relaxing (paying-optional)

16:15 Get back the boat then come back pier, get the afternoon refreshment with fruits, snacks…

17: 30 Disembark to get on the bus, moving to express way to get back Hanoi

18:30 Short stop to stretch your legs, around 15 minutes

20:00-20.30 Say goodbye to you at your hotel/stay.

Our cruises are conducted within a strict safety code set by The Halong Bay Management and we are happy to oblige by these laws to keep our guests and crew out of harm’s way. Upon boarding you will be given a compulsory introduction and safety procedures briefing. Genesis Cruise Halong Bay’s Captain and crew do daily checks on all parts of our vessel. Our state of the art navigational and monitoring systems are monitored constantly. We are fully equipped with smoke and fire alarms, fire extinguishers, life jackets, life buoys and life boats. Please read our safety procedures page for more information about our safety measures.

Scattered around our craft you can find additional sockets, just ask our crew where to plug in. Halong Bay has good mobile phone access in most areas and prepaid SIM cards and recharge cards can be purchases near the wharf before departing on your Genesis Cruise Halong Bay adventure. Recently the city of Halong Bay introduced free WIFI for the whole city; unfortunately this has not reached the cruises as yet. If you require internet connection on your cruise, a good idea is to buy a pre paid 3G USB in Hanoi which will service you all over Vietnam.

Unlike many other cruises in the area, our main vessel and excursion boat make boarding and alighting all that much easier. Our staff are always there to support you in any manner you need whether it be help on stairs or assistance on our day trips. There is always someone around to meet any of your requirements. If you wish you can stay on our main craft and relax when excursions take place relax. Genesis Cruise Halong Bay can help you with any special requirements or needs; just let our sales representative know at your time of booking.

Yes we do, it is add-on service, so kindly contact to us in advance for best and save cost preparation.

You should bring with you ONLY the necessary belongings as there is not much space on the shuttle bus.  Because we will drop you at the same hotel after Halong Bay trip.

Our cruise location is at Tuan Chau Maria, Tuan chau Island, Halong, Vietnam

If you are pregnant we recommend you have a thorough check up with your doctor before you leave your own country. Unfortunately if you are more than 37 weeks pregnant at the beginning of your cruise we cannot accept your booking. Please tell us when you book how many weeks pregnant you will be at the commencement of your cruise. We will do everything to make your stay with us as comfortable and relaxing as possible and look after you in every possible way. We have on call doctors and nurses available 24 hours a day if any problems occur. Also remember to update your insurance cover before you travel in case of an emergency trip to the hospital which can be quite expensive

  1. There are a lot of cruise brand in Halong bay to choose for the tour, and below are 6 reasons why you should discover wonder land with Genesis Halong Day Cruise:
  • TRADITIONAL JUNK TYPE: We have 03 vessels by new iron boat with air-conditioner, and traditional in boutique decorating of interior.
  • HIGH QUALITY OF SERVICE: Informative enthusiastic Tour guide, limousine luxury mini van, variety of menu with local cuisine…
  • AUDIO GUIDE SYSTEM: First company using audio guide system with multi-language, bring Completed experience to travelers
  • INTERESTING ITINERARY: Operating most beautiful itinerary by route number 02, go as far as overnight cruise, go to the core are of heritage.
  • GROUP SIZE LIMIT: We limit small group on one boat to ensure the private space and full service to customer.
  • HIGH COMMITMENT: If you do not happy with any part of the tour, we always listen and apply a flexible policy of refund.

2. Comparing to other Cruise options:

Item Genesis Cruise Other Cruise
1 Transfer Using newest luxury modified van. Absolutely comfortable with music and free wifi Normal standard van
2 Group size Small, max 12pax/Guide 20pax/guide and more
3 Boat New iron air-conditioner boat in traditional design and ambiance Normal standard boat
4 Itinerary Best one of the bay, go as far as sleeping boat, visit Sung sot cave Go in route 01, visit Thien Cung cave, 30 minutes from Pier
5 Audio guide Yes, first company research and apply No
6 Sunset tea break Yes, Almost no
7 Highway in return Hanoi Yes, first company apply No at all

Just pay a little bit more and you will enjoy Halong bay fully.
”Comfort on way, to laze on board”

  1. Where?

Our guide and bus will come to pick you up at hotels that locate in Old Quarter or centre area of Ha Noi city so please kindly contact us to book if you wish to use our service.

If you stay in the area of Hanoi center, please contact to us in advance, we will give you the meeting point, normally is Hanoi Opera house. You could take a taxi to reach the point or contact to us for arrangement with small extra surcharge for our transfer service.

If you stay in Halong hotel, you could go to Tuan Chau island, meeting point is Reception hall of Marina. You could take a taxi or contact to us in advance for transfer service arrangement.

2. When?

Pick up time is from 7:30 – 8:00 AM every morning with large options including private vehicle to the luxury 7& 16 seats modified luxury van. come with your tour Guide.

The time to come back Hanoi is from 8.00 – 8.30 PM with normal traffic condition.


If you wish to go to our cruise location on your own please be ready at our cruise location at Tuan Chau Maria Island before 12.00 PM ( Afternoon)

Any late arrival will be considered as self-cancellation / no-show and NO REFUND.

Unfortunately, we do not allow any kind of animals on the boat.

During the trip, we serve one set lunch and one finger food set in afternoon before customer leaving our boat to come back Hanoi. some private request such as vegetarian, gluten free, no sea food…also will be served to you.



1 – Sour-spicy seafood soup

2 – Mixed vege salad with duck dressing sauce

3 – Fried sweet potato

Main courses

4 – Steamed Prawn with lemongrass

5 – Fried squid with butter

6 – Deep-fried Garupa fish in tomato sauce

7 – Beef with black pepper sauce

8 – Sautéed vegetable with mushroom

9 – Steamed fragrant rice


10 – Fresh tropical fruits

11 – Fresh water for whole meal


 1 – Tea and coffee

2 – French fried with cheese

3 – Fried sweet potato

4 – Cakes, biscuits

5 – Seasonal fresh fruits



1 – Pumpkin soup

2 – Mixed vege salad with duck dressing sauce

3 – Fried sweet potato

Main courses

4 – Fried egg with onion

5 – Soya-curd with tomato sauce

6 – Vegetarian springroll

7 – Vegetarian fake meat with tomato sauce

8 – Fried noode with egg

9 – Steamed fragrant rice


10 – Fresh fruits

11 – Fresh water for whole meal