Elite cruise offer visitors to admire the natural beauty of Halong, Lan Ha bays at off the beaten path, experience kayaking in a limited time and in an unique itinerary for a day cruise that’s giving enough time for relaxation, but also having enough activities to be engaging.

Exploring Dark and Bright Caves

Dark and Bright grotto is not only known for the stunning limestone structure at every turn but also for the interesting natural habitat. On the cliff one still find traces of fossils of fresh-water snails, which prove that the cave was inhabited thousands of years ago. Passing through the natural entrance, visitor will see a tranquil round lake, surrounded by luxuriant trees and different sized stone walls. There are weeping fig trees shading inside and many orchids hang their sweet-scented flowers. The Dark Cave is the long and dark one, which will require a torch to be handed for visitors beforehand. In contrast, the Bright Cave is short, and you can see the other bright side from this side.


What better way to appreciate the timeless beauty of Halong bay than by paddling your own kayak through the emerald waters. Exploring why Halong Bay is so unique with an unobstructed encounter of the Bay’s islands, caves and our tour guide will walk you through the simple steps to kayaking before allowing you free roam in the bay. Kayaking activity will take place at Dark and Bright caves and also Tra Bau – a very pristine and isolated area in Lan Ha bay. This is considered as a heaven for kayaking because your kayak empowers very close access, where other big boats can’t get to.

Sampan Boat Ride

For the thousands of years before tourism developed, the original Halong bay and Lan Ha bay day cruise was via a sampan boat – one of the quaint wooden vessels that local residents row along the calm waterways. Elite cruise is proud to work with the locals of Halong and Lan Ha bays for our visit to the Dark & Bright Caves.  While most Halong bay day trip cruises feature either a kayaking excursion or a sampan boat ride, Elite cruise can offer both activity.


Swimming in Halong bay is an absolute sensation and a truly unforgettable memory. While swimming in the bay, you don’t have to worry about the chlorine water like the pool, all you need is to indulge in the amazing nature and Elite cruise provides showering amenities, facilities for passengers to give yourself a break.