Emerald green waters, stunning karst formations, crisp sea air – Halong Bay cruises are truly enchanting. Travel from Hanoi to Halong Bay and experience the majesty of this UNESCO World Heritage Site up close. Spend your day taking in the magnificent scenery and kayaking Halong Bay and its sparkling grottoes before visiting the glorious Thien Cung cave. You will also get a true taste of Vietnamese culture with a cooking demonstration and the chance to paddle through Ba Hang fishing village. Halong Bay tours are unforgettable and should top every traveller’s bucket list.
DurationApproximately 13 hours
Available dayEvery day
Meeting timeApproximately 7:30
Meeting pointYour hotel lobby
Revel in the beauty of the karst-studded waters
Admire the natural grottoes while kayaking Halong Bay
Explore local fishing village communities
Discover the hidden treasure that is Thien Cung cave
Get lost in the aromas of a cooking demonstration
This Halong Bay day trip is the perfect choice for those seeking to discover the many wonders of this pristine waterscape. Breath-taking views abound aboard Halong Bay cruises as you drift past thousands of limestone karst formations sprinkled gracefully across the waters.
As you are making your way past famous sites, such as the Dog Stone and Burning Incense islet, you will surely work up an appetite – and what better way to satisfy your hunger than with a cooking demonstration and delicious lunch served on your cruise. Feeling energized, the afternoon is yours.
For outdoor enthusiasts, kayaking Halong Bay brings you closer than imaginable to the seemingly endless passageways and natural caverns that have been carved into the limestone over millions of years – and be sure to take a mental picture as catch a glimpse of the lush untouched jungles covering alluring islands.
For those feeling social, you can see how to literally float through life by mingling with friendly locals at the Ba Hang fishing village. You will come to appreciate a new cultural perspective while kayaking Halong Bay. If you are feeling too stuffed from lunch, grab a seat on a bamboo boat and enjoy the view as you are rowed about the bay!
Back on board your cruise, you will visit the aptly named Fighting-Cock island before heading to Thien Cung cave. Hidden behind a narrow door is an immense cavern filled with stalactites, stalagmites, and four pillars seeming to hold up this natural grotto – and earning its name as the Heavenly Palace.
Spend the rest of the afternoon sunbathing and relaxing on deck or capture that perfect photo for your screensaver before heading back to charming Hanoi. It is truly remarkable what you will experience on this exciting Halong Bay day trip.
07:30Pick up at your hotel
12:45Arrive to Tuan Chau Harbour
13:00Commence Ha Long Bay day tour. Cruise past beautiful limestone islands and caves, eat an incredible lunch, and have the opportunity to explore by kayak.
16:45Return to tourist wharf and head back to Hanoi
20:30Drop off at your hotel
The pick-up time at your hotel varies based on hotel location and traffic.
A complimentary round trip service is available for hotels in the city centre. If you are not sure where your hotel is located, please enter the exact name of your hotel and our team will get back to you with suggested pricing. Any additional pick up surcharge is to be paid directly to the driver.
Guests are requested to provide the full name, date of birth, nationality, passport number, and expiration date of visa for each passenger in the “Special Requests” field during booking.
A valid passport is requested upon cruise check-in.
Please provide any dietary restrictions or preferences in the “Special Requests” field during booking.
What to bring: swimming suit, sunglasses and insect repellent.
The itinerary may be subject to change due to weather and local conditions without advanced notice.
The Halong Bay Management Board has full authority to cancel all cruises for security reasons in case of force majeure events, such as strong winds, monsoons, thunderstorms, cyclones or other serious storms, etc.
Please note that tour availability is limited around the Tet holiday in Vietnam. Please make bookings in advance should you be interested in tours around that time; you’ll be notified regarding availability shortly.
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