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Hanoi: 1-Day Ha Long Bay Cruise w/ Titop Island & Luon Cave

1. Hanoi: 1-Day Ha Long Bay Cruise w/ Titop Island & Luon Cave

8:10-8:50 AM Shuttle bus & tour guide will pick you up from Hanoi Old Quarter and transfer to Halong Bay by highway only 2,5 hours Enjoy a full-day trip to Ha Long Bay and get immersed in the beauty of the stone mountains, caves, sandy beach, and more. Board a vehicle from the hotel and enjoy a scenic drive through the green fields. Arrive at the Tuan Chau Habour and cruise through the turquoise waters and amazing rock formations. Soak in the beauty of the surroundings while enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch on board. Next, you will continue to explore the beautiful Sung Sot cave, known as the surprising cave. Admire the shimmering stalactites embodying countless strange and unique shapes. Take a kayak or bamboo boat to spend some time in the water and discover the stunning Luon Cave. Feel the warmth of the sunshine as you pass by Titop island. Take a refreshing dip in the water or trek to the Titop peak for photos with a panoramic view of the bay. Relax for a while before going back to the boat to enjoy a sunset party with red wine, french fries, cakes, and fruits. After reaching Ha Long harbor, the driver will transfer you back to Hanoi. 21:00 The end trip and drop off at Hanoi Old Quarter Note: We will send email confirmed booking and send details time pick-up after you booked, please check email before one day tour start.

Hanoi: 2-Day Halong/Lan Ha Bay 5 Star Cruise & Balcony Cabin

2. Hanoi: 2-Day Halong/Lan Ha Bay 5 Star Cruise & Balcony Cabin

Sip tea at sunset and explore caves by bamboo boat on a 2-day, 1-night speedboat cruise from Hanoi to Ha Long Bay and Lan Ha Bay. Join in on kayaking, swimming, tai chi, and squid fishing. Enjoy cabin accommodation, an onboard restaurant, and more. Day 1: Hanoi - Ha Long Bay - Lan Ha Bay 8:00-8:30am Pickup at Hanoi Old Quarter( for guest use our transfer).After pickup, start the 2.5-hour journey via limousine to Tuan Chau Port. 11:30 - 12:00 Meet the crew and listen to a short briefing about your cruise while enjoying a welcome drink at the onboard restaurant. Check in to your boat cabin before a buffet lunch at the onboard restaurant. Option 1: Discovery Dark and Bright Cave by kayaking or Bamboo Boat about an hour here. After visit the Dark and Bright cave back to main cruise for swimming around the cruise. Enjoy tea or coffee on the sundeck while watching the sunset. Option 2- Cruise toward Halong Bay and explore Ba Trai Dao beach. This is a great destination for kayaking around limestone islets and swimming in crystal sea water. Enjoy tea or coffee on the sundeck while watching the sunset. The time looking for sunset on the bay, the one of the best time in the day to see beautiful the bay. Learn how to make traditional Vietnamese spring rolls during a cooking demonstration and class with the onboard chef. Dinner is then served, featuring a seafood set menu at the restaurant. After dinner, reward yourself with a large selection of cocktails at the panoramic bar or experience the thrills of squid fishing. Spend the rest of your night in your cabin. Day 2: Ha Long Bay - Lan Ha Bay - Hanoi Start your day with a Tai Chi session while surrounded by fresh air and views of the sun rising on the bay. After a light breakfast Option 1: You will visit the Trung Trang Cave on the Cat Ba Island about an hour, so beautiful island in Lan Ha Bay. Option 2: Cruise toward Lan Ha Bay explore the Ao Ech area. This is a great destination for kayaking around limestone islets and swimming in crystal sea water. 9:30am Return to the cruise to check out of your cabin. 10:00 Enjoy brunch at the restaurant while cruising back to Tuan Chau Port. 11:20 At Tuan Chau Port 11:45 The bus will transfer back to Hanoi-From the port, enjoy a final limo transfer back to your pickup location. 15:00 The end trip at Hanoi Old Quarter Note: We provided 4 cruises for this trip, so traveler will go with one of option up there. We also provide Limousine bus to Ninh Binh, so who want to transfer to Ninh Binh instead Hanoi, please inform us in email. We also pick-up and drop off at Ninh Binh by Limousine bus instead Hanoi Free set up Honeymoon cabin, anniversary cabin Free a birthday cake for customer have a birthday on cruise Please send an email if you have special request up there.

From Hanoi: 2-Day Cruise Trip with Private Balcony & Bathtub

3. From Hanoi: 2-Day Cruise Trip with Private Balcony & Bathtub

Treat yourself to a night on a 5 star cruise boat in Halong Bay with hotel transfers from Hanoi. Admire Vietnam’s pristine waters, sunbathe on deck, and enjoy activities, including a traditional cooking class and kayaking. Day 1: Check in for your cruise and sip on a welcome drink before a safety briefing from the crew. Then, settle in and tuck into a seafood lunch on a board. Admire the beautiful canals of Lan Ha Bay. Visit the Dark Cave and Bright Cave, where you can go kayaking or enjoy a bamboo boat ride. Then, head back to the cruise where you can admire the sunset over the Gulf of Tonkin. Relax in the seasonal swimming pool, enjoy a complimentary sunset party, and indulge in the Happy Hour deals in all the bars on the cruise. In the evening, soak up the sunset views over the Gulf of Tonkin, relax in the seasonal Jacuzzi, dance the night away, and enjoy happy hour deals in all the bars onboard. Take the optional traditional cooking class or enjoy deep relaxation with a cocktail with panoramic views of the ocean from the top deck. Before dinner, the captain will choose the most tranquil area to anchor for the night. After finishing dinner, enjoy a variety of activities, such as: taking in the landscape of the bay at night from the top deck, relaxing with romantic ballad music, enjoying drinks from the bar, squid fishing, watching a movie, or relaxing with a spa treatment. Spend the night on the boat. Day 2: Lan Ha bay -Ha Long Bay – Ha Noi (B/L) 6:15 AM: Wake up early to start your day with a Tai Chi class or watch the sunrise. Enjoy a light breakfast in the restaurant. Visit the Tra Bau by kayak and see fishermen working in the oyster farms. Return to the boat and check out of your cabin. Then, have brunch in a restaurant while the boat sails back to the pier. Settle your bill at the end of trip before disembarking the boat and returning to the port. If you don't need transfer to Hanoi, say goodbye at Halong. If you need to transfer to Hanoi, return to Hanoi with your tour guide.

Hanoi: Islands & Caves Ha Long Cruise with Lunch & Kayaking

4. Hanoi: Islands & Caves Ha Long Cruise with Lunch & Kayaking

Discover the beauty of Halong Bay on a cruise and a guided kayaking tour. Enjoy a delicious seafood lunch on a voyage to the Thien Cung (Heaven Palace) cave. Get closer to the islands on a leisurely kayaking tour.  08:00-08:30: Pick up at hotels located in the Old Quarter of Hanoi, head out on the drive to Ha Long Bay, 09:30: Making a short stop halfway to take a short break or restroom. Continue the scenic drive to Halong 11:45-12:00: Reach Tuan Chau International Island Pier and board the Deluxe Traditional Dragonfly Cruise. 12:30: Enjoy a fresh seafood lunch onboard and take in the tranquil beauty and breathtaking scenery from the deck. Admire tiny limestone islands with rock arches, sheer cliffs, white sand beaches, peaceful coves, and fanciful names, such as Incense Burner and Fighting Cock (the symbol of Ha Long Bay). 14:00: Head on to Thien Cung (Heavenly Palace Grotto). Explore its vast chambers adorned with stalactites and stalagmites of all kinds. 15:00: Enjoy 45 minutes of kayaking or paddling a bamboo boat around the islands and water tunnels at the World Natural Area recognized by Unesco. 16:00-16:30: Return to the Tuan Chau pier and board the bus that will take you back to Hanoi. 19:00: Arrive in Hanoi. Drop off in Old Quarter of Hoan Kiem, Hanoi. Lunch menu: • Seafood Soup • Fried potato • Steam shrimp • Fried eggs roll • Fried squid  • Deep-fried seafood spring rolls • Fried chicken with mushroom • Steamed fish with tomato sauce/Fish fried with bread crumbs • Fried vegetables (when in season) • Steamed rice • Fresh fruit • Afternoon fresh fruit and tea Vegetarian lunch or Special request for Lunch please advise us in advance for the best arrangement - Our bus luggage compartment could keep your luggage during your tour if you would like to stay in Ha long for more days Note: We would email confirming pick-up time and address before one day tour start. Please check and confirm for the best arrangement

From Hanoi: Ha Long - Bai Tu Long Bay 2-Day 1-Night Cruise

5. From Hanoi: Ha Long - Bai Tu Long Bay 2-Day 1-Night Cruise

Discover the beauty of the Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and Bai Tu Long Bay, known as the “Bay of Descending Dragons” on an overnight cruise. Soak up the scenery and embrace the culture on this cruise that includes a visit to Thien Canh Son Cave, the biggest cave in Bai Tu Long Bay. Day 1: Hanoi - Ha Long Bay - Bai Tu Long Bay 8 - 8:30 AM: Enjoy pickup by shuttle bus from your hotel in the Hanoi Old Quarter. (for customer use our transfer service) 12:30 PM: Arrive at SunWorld Port. Take some time to relax and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee. Wait for the captain to finish registration and then transfer to the boat. 12:45 PM: Relax with a welcome drink and listen to a short briefing about boat safety and activities before checking into your cabin. 1:30 PM: Enjoy a Vietnamese set menu while leisurely cruising further into Bai Tu Long Bay. 3 PM: Arrive in the kayaking area of Cap La Island. Kayak through the karst and enjoy some swimming. 5:30 PM: Head back to the boat for a sunset party while your boat sails to its overnight anchorage point. 7 PM: Enjoy a set dinner on board. 8:30 PM: Take some free time and challenge yourself with Vietnamese puzzle games or gather your group/family for a board game; try your luck with squid fishing or simply enjoy a cocktail and the quiet of the night on the bay. Day 2: Ha Long Bay - Bai Tu Long Bay - Hanoi 6 AM: Start your day with a Tai Chi routine on the sundeck or catch a morning view of the bay with a cup of tea or coffee. 7 AM: Breakfast is served Western style. 8 AM: Explore the hidden Thien Canh Son Cave and spend time at a white sandy beach at Hon Co Island. 9 AM: Upon return to the boat, take about 30 minutes to freshen up and finish packing. 9:30 AM: Attend a Vietnamese cooking demonstration and quickly learn a simple but delicious Vietnamese dish that Gordon Ramsey, a 2-star Michelin chef, used to teach – Nem Cuon. 10:15 AM: Enjoy a traditional Vietnamese lunch on the boat. 11:15 AM: Head back to the harbor and disembark at SunWorld pier. 11:30 AM: Say farewell to Halong Bay and ride back to Hanoi by shuttle bus. 3 - 3:30 PM: Arrive back in Hanoi.

From Hanoi: 2-Day & 1 Night Halong Bay Tour

6. From Hanoi: 2-Day & 1 Night Halong Bay Tour

Experience the stunning landscapes of Ha Long Bay aboard a 4-star junk boat with an onboard cabin on a 2-day 1-night cruise from Hanoi. Learn how to make spring rolls and fish for squid at night. Visit some of the limestone karst islands and marvel at the rock formations of the caves.  Day 1: Hanoi – Halong – Overnight on-board  From 8 to 845 AM, get picked up from your hotel and depart to Ha Long Bay. The bus journey will take around 2.5 hours. Stop en route around 30 minutes at a rest stop. Embark aboard at Tuan Chau International Marina and get a refreshing welcome drink as you check into your cabin. Enjoy an onboard cabin with an ensuite bathroom, air conditioning, and big windows so you can see Ha Long Bay even from your bedroom. Get access to a hair dryer, wooden hanger, slippers, and complimentary water bottles. Then, cruise amongst the limestone rocks of Ha Long Bay and feast on fresh local seafood. Sail to islets such as "Dog Head" and "Swan" and pass the floating village of Ba Hang. Next, explore Luon Cave by a bamboo boat and get some time to swim at Ti Top Island. Watch the sunset from the sun deck of the boat before dropping anchor for the night. Go on a night squid fishing adventure after dinner, or just relax in the bar. Day 2: Halong - Hanoi Wake to stunning views of Ha Long Bay and take a guided tour of the stalactites and stalagmites of Surprise Cave. Pass the islands of "Fighting Cock," "Incense Burner" and "Stone Dogs" on the way back to the harbor. Watch a demonstration on how to make spring rolls and enjoy lunch before your arrival. Board the bus for the return journey to Hanoi, with an estimated hotel drop-off at around 3:30 PM.

Hanoi: 3-Day Luxury Ninh Binh & HaLong Bay 5-Star Cruise

7. Hanoi: 3-Day Luxury Ninh Binh & HaLong Bay 5-Star Cruise

On this 3-day excursion, discover the incredible landscape and sights of the Ninh Binh province and enjoy an overnight stay in an eco-lodge. Then, ride your shuttle bus to Tuan Chau Island and take a luxury boat for a tour around Ha Long bay and spend the night on board. Day 1: Hanoi - Ninh Binh trip Sit back and enjoy the beautiful scenery on your limousine bus as you make your way to Ninh Binh. Savor the tranquility of the lodge’s amazing location - surrounded by mountains and rivers..  Visit the ancient city of Hoa Lu or climb to the Hang Mua viewpoint, for a breathtaking panorama over the limestone mountains and rice fields of Valley. Enjoy a boat ride to explore Trang An's natural heritage. Check in to the Ninh Binh Ecolodge and head off by bike or on foot to see the local sights, or relax by the pool or in the peaceful gardens.  Day 2: Ninh Binh - Halong /Lan Ha Bay Rise bright and early and enjoy a delicious breakfast before leaving for Tuan Chau Island with your shuttle bus. After arriving at the dock, take a small boat to reach your luxury cruise ship, where you will be welcomed aboard with a drink and a refreshing cold towel.  After check-in, enjoy lunch in the onboard restaurant as the boat sails up the winding canals on its way to Ha Long Bay. Then, hop into a canoe or a bamboo boat to explore the dazzling white limestone karsts, emerald green waters, and dark mystery of the Dark and Light Caves. Back on deck, unwind, and admire the magnificent sunset over the Gulf of Tonkin from the pool or at the bar. Then, choose from a range of activities: join a traditional cooking class, get a massage, or work out in the high deck gym with panoramic views. After dinner, you can enjoy the landscape of the bay at night from the top deck, relax with romantic music, or sip refreshing drinks at the bar. You can also try your luck at squid fishing, watch a movie, enjoy a spa treatment, or simply relax in your room. Day 3: Lan Ha/ Halong Bay - Ha Noi Wake up to an enjoy the light breakfast . We will provided one of 2 options (depending one of our cruise will do one option activities at below) Option 1: Sail through the calm emerald waters to Tra Bau for a charming local sightseeing kayak trip and swimming. Option 2: will visit the Trung Trang Cave on Cat Ba Island After returning to the boat, finish your trip with a hearty brunch while the ship sails back to the harbor. Wave goodbye to the boat from the port and ride in back to Hanoi at the end of the afternoon.

Hanoi: 3-Day Ninh Binh, Ha long, & Lan Ha Bay 5 Star Cruise

8. Hanoi: 3-Day Ninh Binh, Ha long, & Lan Ha Bay 5 Star Cruise

Discover some of Vietnam's most picturesque locations on this multiday trip with a luxury cruise. Visit Ninh Binh, Lan Ha, and more with roundtrip transportation from Hanoi included. You'll also get to swim, kayak, make traditional cuisine, and learn about local culture. Day 1: Hanoi - Ninh Binh 7:20-7:40 am Tour guide and bus will pick-up all traveler from the Hanoi Old Quarter and head to Ninh Binh Province. Pay a visit to the Bai Dinh Temple Complex, the largest complex of Buddhist temples in Vietnam, and check out the impressive pagoda. Have lunch at a local restaurant before continuing to the Trang An, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Float through the tranquil rivers of Trang An on a wooden boat and climb to the top of Mua Caves for striking panoramic views of Tam Coc before heading to the homestay for an overnight stay. 16:30 check in Ninh Binh Bungalow and free cycling around Village 19:00 Dinner at Bungalow restaurant and free time relaxing and stay overnight at Ninh Binh Bungalow Day 2: Ninh Binh - Ha Long Bay - Lan Ha Bay 6:30 am Have breakfast at Ninh Binh Bungalow and bus will come to pick-up to Halong Bay 7:10-7:30am The Limousine bus pickup from Ninh Binh, transfer to Ha Long Bay. Check in for the cruise and have lunch. Cruise through Con Vit Islet, Thumb Islet, Gia Luan Harbor, and Lan Ha Bay. Drop anchor for some kayaking or swimming at Ba Trai Dao Beach or, depending on the weather, visit Dark Cave and Bright Cave. As the sun sinks below the horizon, gather on the deck to enjoy the brilliant colors in the sky and relax with tea and coffee or learn how to make traditional Vietnamese spring rolls during a cooking demonstration. Make new friends at the sunset party or relax in the onboard. After dinner, enjoy a large selection of cocktails at the panoramic bar or play board games, watch a movie, or go squid fishing Day 3 Lan Ha Bay - Ha Long Bay - Hanoi Start your day with an early morning Tai Chi session on the deck to focus the mind and condition the body. Enjoy a light breakfast while taking in stunning views of the bay and its dramatic limestone islets. We will provided one of 2 options at below (depending one of our cruise will do one option activities at below) Option 1: Sail through the calm emerald waters to Ao Ech for a kayaking trip and swimming. Option 2: will visit the Trung Trang Cave on Cat Ba Island After exploring the caves, enjoy some Vietnamese cuisine for lunch. Disembark from the cruise and take a speedboat back to Tuan Chau Marina before heading back to your accommodation in Hanoi. 11:30 Check out the cruise and bus come to pick-up and transfer back to Hanoi 14:30-15:00 The bus will drop off at Hanoi Old Quarter, the end trip at Hanoi Old Quarter Free offer a birthday cake if client have a birthday on cruise (need request before one tour by email) Free set-up honeymoon or anniversary cabin (need request before one tour by email)

From Hanoi: 2-Day Ha Long Bay Cruise and Surprise Cave Kayak

9. From Hanoi: 2-Day Ha Long Bay Cruise and Surprise Cave Kayak

See the best of Halong Bay on this 2-day guided cruise. Taste the local seafood and try your hand at cooking traditional dishes. Swim, kayak, fish, sunbathe, and more on this activity-filled adventure.  Day 1:  Hanoi/ TuanChau - Halong Bay If you chose the option with a transfer, get picked up at your hotel and drive to Tuan Chau Marina. Otherwise, embark on the cruise,and enjoy a warm welcome drink. Check-in at your cabin. Enjoy a tasty lunch, and a sample of fresh regional seafood while cruising on the clear waters, passing Incense Burner Island, Fighting Cock islet, and Stone Dog. In the late afternoon kayak inside Luon Cave and visit Ti Top Island, or just relax on the boat’s sun deck and take in the views of the bay. Join the sunset party and a cooking class, where you can learn how to make fried spring rolls with fish sauce. In the evening, indulge in the set-menu dinner of Vietnamese and Asian foods. Afterward, join a squid fishing outing with the crew. Cook the fresh squid, play cards or sing your heart out at karaoke.  Day 2:  Halong bay - TuanChau/Hanoi Set your alarm early and enjoy the sunrise on the sundeck. Take in the morning view of Halong Bay with a cup of tea or coffee over breakfast. Then get transferred to the smaller boat at Suprise cave to explore the most beautiful limestone cave in Halong Bay and its different points of interest and most scenic locations. Cruise to some of Halong Bay’s most untouched areas like Finger Islet and Fighting cook islets. Then, enjoy a traditional Vietnamese lunch while cruising back to the pier end your excursion in Halong Bay. For the option with a transfer, get picked up at Tuan Chau Marina by bus and drive back to your hotel

Hanoi: Roundtrip Halong Bay Islands, Caves, Kayaking & Lunch

10. Hanoi: Roundtrip Halong Bay Islands, Caves, Kayaking & Lunch

Head off on an exciting day trip to Vietnam's stunning Halong Bay for a boat cruise. Head out of Hanoi by bus, enjoying the landscape along your route, before embarking on your boat. Explore the bay's calm waters by kayak or on a traditional bamboo boat, and walk among its striking caves. Your experience begins as your driver and guide pick you up from your hotel in Hanoi. Departing for Ha Long Bay in the Quang Ninh Province, you will pass by the Red River Delta throughout a 2.5-hour tour during which you can relax on the bus. You will later reach the Tuan Chau port at noon, checking in upon arrival. Once departing the dock, you can enjoy a set-menu seafood lunch while day cruising around Ha Long Bay. You'll pass by Dog Rock, the Incense Burner, and Fighting Chicken Rock... Following this, head to Bo Nau Island where you will have chance to visit Sung Sot, the latter of which is one of the top 2 most beautiful caves in Ha Long Bay. After an hour visiting Sung Sot Cave, Joining Kayaking in Luon Cave (a water cave) You will have about half an hour to hike up Ti Top peak to admire the panoramic view of Ha Long Bay before you return to the boat before traveling back to the pier and disembarking at the Tuan Chau Port at around 6:00PM.

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Sunny was a wonderful guide! Very attentive and informative. The tour was great fun & Halong Bay was very beautiful. Our boat was clean & well equipped, and the lunch was lovely too. Many thanks!

Sunny was the best guide!! We had a spectacular day! The cruise was all included... kayak, buffet food, caves... incredible!!!

Amazing experience, highly recommended for a quiet cruise with several activities!

Our guide Sunny was amazing! Always funny and perfectly prepared.

The Tour was well organized and the Guide Sonny was super nice!