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From Hanoi: Ha Long Bay Full-Day Guided Tour with Lunch

1. From Hanoi: Ha Long Bay Full-Day Guided Tour with Lunch

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. 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. 

From Hanoi: Halong Bay Full-Day Cruise with Cave Kayaking

2. From Hanoi: Halong Bay Full-Day Cruise with Cave Kayaking

Enjoy an experience full of activities on this day tour. Explore the breathtaking sights in Halong, hop from island to island, and marvel at the beautiful sunset as you eat snacks and relax on the cruise. 6:15: Luxury Limousine will pick you up from Hanoi Old Quarter and transfer you to Halong Bay by highway 9.00 Upon arrival at Tuan Chau harbor, you will check in and get on board the cruise then starts a trip to discover the World's Heritage. Meet our cruise crew and enjoy a welcome drink. 9.30 Enjoy a welcome drink. The cruise departs from Tuan Chau harbor for a joyful journey to discover the beauty of the world heritage Ha Long Bay. Along the way, you will have the chance to pass through the grandeur of the legendary bay with thousands of limestone islands such as Dog Rock, Duck Rock, and especially Thumb Rock - a beautiful limestone islet rising from sea water in the shape of a giant thumb. Mother Nature has put Thumb Rock here to send a message of goodness to every passenger cruising in the ancient bay. 11.30 – 12.00 Have a huge buffet lunch with a variety of dishes including seafood and Vietnamese traditional food. 13.00 Stop at Bo Hon Island. Our tour guide will take you to Sung Sot Cave/Surprising Cave, the largest and the most beautiful cave in Halong Bay. After about 200 steps under the forest canopy, the entrance of the cave shows up. A paradise of appearing in front of you. You will discover the cave in about 45 minutes before getting back to the cruise (For other tourists who can’t walk much, you can stay on a cruise, chilling out on the sundeck). 14.00 Say goodbye to Sung Sot Cave, and cruise head to Luon Cave. In this area, it’s time for you to heat up with kayaking (about 30 minutes kayaking) 15.00: Stop at Titov Island. On this small island, you can climb halfway up the mountain to enjoy a panoramic view of Ha Long Bay. Looking down from high above gives you a wonderful sensation; at the same time offers you a spectacular view of every corner of the bay. 16.00 After that, you will get back to cruise and ready for our Sunset Party. Vietnamese tea, coffee, fresh fruits, and snacks will be served when you’re relaxing on the sundeck or in the Jacuzzi. On the way back, the cruise will pass by the Hoa Cuong area, one of the most beautiful spots in the bay. 17.30 Arrive in Tuan Chau port. End of the trip. Thank you for choosing Daily Cruise for your holiday in Vietnam. Transfer back to Hanoi around 20:00 PM

Ha Long - Lan Ha Bay: 3-Day Tour on 5-Star Cruise

3. Ha Long - Lan Ha Bay: 3-Day Tour on 5-Star Cruise

This dreamy cruise will leave you with lifelong memories. You will be picked up from your hotel in the Old Quarter of Hanoi and head to Halong Bay. On arrival you will enjoy a welcome drink on board and a delicious lunch. Cruise past hundreds of fascinating limestone pinnacles towering from the water. It is then time for some kayaking fun, exploring the beauty of nature in the hidden lagoon as you paddle through caves, gazing up at stalactites. There is a stop for you to go swimming in the emerald waters. Back aboard, it’s time to relax with the Happy Hour deals, where you can join in a traditional cooking class. Once anchored for your tranquil overnight stay, the evening begins with the fantastic flavors of the deluxe dinner set menu. The next morning, you can start the day with a tai chi lesson on the sundeck, followed by a light breakfast. Board the day boat to visit Viet Hai fishing village where you can enjoy cycling along the village (Optional electric car service is available.) Take in the stunning landscape of Cat Ba rain forest and dark tunnels, witness the scenery of rice fields, visit the ancient house, and get closer to local life. Over lunch, you are free to discover the local life and food of Cat Ba township. Visit Bao Trai Dao (Three peach Islets), a peaceful body of water that makes it the perfect place for scenic kayaking or relaxing on a sandy beach. Get back onboard the cruise and have some Tapas prepared by the chef. Next, it's time to contemplate the magnificent sunset over the Gulf of Tonkin while having a few drinks during Happy Hour at the bar on the top deck. The Deluxe Dinner is served, and you experience a delightful meal in an intimate romantic setting. Take the time to enjoy delicious local food prepared and served to you by lovely caterers. It's time to admire the beauty of the night on the bay, sit at the bar on the sundeck, or in the restaurant to welcome you. Try your luck with squid fishing, watch a movie in the restaurant, or play some cards or chess before settling in for the night. On the final morning, it is a perfect time to refresh and indulge yourself in the peaceful beauty of the bay with a tai chi session on the sundeck. If you want to hunt for dawn, get up from 5:30 to 6:00 depending on the season. Have breakfast at the restaurant while continuing the cruise. Participate in Kayaking activities at Ao Ech area and discover the hidden charm of Ha Long - Lan Ha Bay. Afterward, enjoy a delightful brunch at the restaurant while cruising back.

From Hanoi: Ha Long Bay Boat, Swimming & Kayak Tour

4. From Hanoi: Ha Long Bay Boat, Swimming & Kayak Tour

Discover Ha Long Bay with departure and pickup from Hanoi. Cruise toward Tuan Chau Harbor and enjoy a Vietnamese-style buffet. Find yourself in Sung Sot Grotto and take the chance to kayak in Luon Cave. Ride by boat to Titop Island, swim in the waters, and take photos. Get pickedup at the meeting point in Hanoi and drive along the new highway toward Halong Bay. After 2 hours, arrive in Tuan Chau Harbor and taste the flavors of a traditional Vietnamese lunch as you cruise through amazing rock formations. See for yourself the surprising grotto of Sung Sot, the longest, biggest, and most beautiful grotto of Ha Long Bay. Admire the shimmering, fanciful stalactites that embody the countless strange and unique shapes of this unique region. Get close to the water with a kayak or bamboo boat to drift through Luon Cave and explore the bay on your own terms. Board a boat to Titop Island, and trek to the peak for a panoramic view of the bay. Back on board the cruise, party at sunset. Sip on red wine and taste delicious french fries, cakes, and fruits. At the end of a great day, drive back to the transfer point in Hanoi.

From Hanoi: Lan Ha Bay 2-Day Cruise w/Kayaking and Swimming

5. From Hanoi: Lan Ha Bay 2-Day Cruise w/Kayaking and Swimming

On day 1, you will be picked up at Hanoi Old Quarter and transfer to Ha Long Bay, arriving at Tuan Chau Port at midday to start the cruise. Start by exploring Ba Trai Dao Beach, and enjoy kayaking and/or swimming in the crystal clear waters of the bay. In the summer (from June to September) the journey progresses to the Tra Bau Area of Lan Ha Bay. This is a quieter tourist paradise of Vietnam. Enjoy the complimentary sunset party on the sundeck with local wine and fresh fruits, as well as delicious local food prepared and served for you by the onboard catering staff. After the incredible dinner, take your time to chat at the bar, watch a movie in the restaurant, or join in a fishing excursion. You will stay on board overnight. On day 2, visit the famous Frog Pond area, this is the filming location of the famous movie Kong Skull Island (King Kong) in Quang Ninh 2018. Here you can freely kayak to explore the landscape, or immerse yourself in the cool, clear blue water of this place. This is a wild and mysterious World Heritage site to appeal to your inner explorer. Back to your cabin, take some time to relax and check carefully all the luggage before leaving your cabin. After lunch return via bus transfer service from Ha Long to Hanoi Old Quarter.

Hanoi: Ha Long & Bai Tu Long Bay Luxury 1-Day Tour

6. Hanoi: Ha Long & Bai Tu Long Bay Luxury 1-Day Tour

Spend a full day immersed in the beauty of Ha Long Bay on a deluxe cruise. Start your day with pickup at your hotel or private address in Hanoi's Old Quarter and take the 2-hour journey to the International Cruise Port to meet your friendly crew and board the boat. Embark on your vessel and start cruising through Bai Tu Long, heading to Ha Long Bay's remote area, passing through mystifying and stunning landscapes of thousands of rocky islands. Lunch will be served as you sail past more magnificent limestone mountains. At 1:00 PM, stop to visit Tien Ong Cave, a natural karst cave in the middle of the sea that contains beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. See where fishermen from thousands of years ago left their marks. Continue cruising to Cua Van fishing village, the largest floating village in Ha Long Bay. Stop to explore the village by kayak or local rowed bamboo boat. Learn more about their lifestyles and the customs of these people at the quaint village museum. At 3:00 PM, board the boat again to enjoy free time to admire the scenery, take photos, and relax in a private room. Or, take advantage of the entertainment on board, like the gym, beauty services, or massage services. At 4:00 PM, take part in a fruit carving demonstration and try delicious finger food at the sunset party. After the cruise is finished, you will be brought back to Hanoi.

From Hanoi: Halong Bay 2-Day Cruise with Cooking Class

7. From Hanoi: Halong Bay 2-Day Cruise with Cooking Class

Discover the beauty of Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on a 2-day 1-night cruise. Trek, swim, join tai chi and cooking classes, and enjoy Vietnamese cuisine on board. Day 1: Hanoi–Halong Bay–Cruise After pickup from Hanoi Old Quarter, depart Hanoi early in the morning for the drive to Halong Bay. Board the cruise in Tuan Chau Harbor and sip a welcome drink before checking into your cabin. Enjoy a Vietnamese seafood or vegetarian lunch, while cruising magnificent Halong Bay, admiring the limestone rock formations. Visit Halong Pearl Farm Village before exploring Sung Sot, the bay’s largest cave. After, relax on board before dinner is served and the evening entertainment begins. Overnight on the boat. Day 2: Cruise–Hanoi Begin the day with an invigorating tai chi class on deck before breakfast. Trek on Titop Island or enjoy a swim and then continue cruising the bay. Take a cooking class with the cruise's chef. Prepare traditional Vietnamese dishes and then enjoy lunch on board before heading back to the harbor. Depart for Hanoi with a stop in Hai Duong province to visit a ceramics workshop. Enjoy the amenities of a newly-built wooden junk boat designed in the time-honored traditional style, but with contemporary, deluxe cabins and facilities, including sea-view windows in each cabin, private, modern bathrooms, and a comfortable sun-deck bar. Savor complimentary meals offering the tastiest traditional Vietnamese foods and learn about contemporary Vietnam as well as its colorful history from your friendly guides. Arrive back in Hanoi in the evening.

Ha Long - Bai Tu Long 3 Days 2 Nights 5-Star Cruise

8. Ha Long - Bai Tu Long 3 Days 2 Nights 5-Star Cruise

Day 1: Hanoi - Ha Long Bay - Bai Tu Long Bay - Thien Canh Son Cave - Kayaking Between 7:30 AM - 8:00 AM, your driver will pick you up from your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter. Arrive to Ha Long's port at noon and check-in for your cruise. Enjoy a welcome drink while going over your cruise briefing. While heading to Bai Tu Long Bay enjoy lunch onboard. Spend the afternoon exploring Thien Canh Son Cave and return to the cruise ship to participate in a range of activities. From sunbathing, kayaking, taking a cooking class, or even playing chess, fill your time before your Vietnamese style set dinner. After dinner, try nighttime squid fishing. End your day relaxing in your cabin. Day 2: Bai Tu Long Bay - Islets - Kayaking Be Ong Dau Area Start you morning with breakfast and coffee or tea. Afterwards, get ready for a day trip to discover more of Bai Tu Long Bay and go into Tra San. Discover the geological park by kayak and see panoramic views of Bai Tu Long Bay with its thousands of islets. Relax on a private beach and have lunch in a romantic area of Bai Tu Long Bay. Kayak some more to see the Be Ong Dau area and then head back to the cruise ship for your Vietnamese style set dinner. The ship will cruise to Cong Do overnight.  Day 3: Bai Tu Long Bay - Vung Vieng Floating Village - Ha Long Bay - Hanoi Have breakfast and enjoy the sunrise on the bay. Visit the ancient Vung Vieng Floating Village and be surrounded by the rocky mountains as you float through on a small bamboo boat. Be immersed in the quiet and peaceful atmosphere. After about an hour, head back to the ship to prepare for check-out and have lunch while cruising back through Ha Long Bay to the pier from where you will be returned to Hanoi.

From Ha Long Bay: Shuttle Bus Transfer to Ninh Binh

9. From Ha Long Bay: Shuttle Bus Transfer to Ninh Binh

Ninh Binh nowadays is very popular and attractive destination in Vietnam for tourist. The shuttle bus pick-up Hon Gai Port - 6A Le Thanh Tong - Halong City at 12:00PM The shuttle bus pick-up at Sunworld Port - Bai Chay Road - Halong City at 12:15PM The shuttle bus pick-up at Tuan Chau Port - Tuan Chau Island - Halong City at 12:30PM From Halong city to Ninh Binh about 185km and it takes 4 hours to get to the Ninh Binh. The trip is usually straight and direct; therefore, all the services on board can help you get tired. On the way, you can enjoy a part of sightseeing of the North Vietnam on the comfortable seat with air-conditioner. Stop 5 to 10 minutes on the way. Bus schedule could be slow down due to traffic condition There are a lot of nice hotel, hostel or home-stay there for your overnight, or connecting to the tourist bus to Phong Nha, Hue, Danang and other places along Vietnam. Ninh Binh is the province of Viet Nam where is located in south of Hanoi capital. Getting to Ninh Binh, you can visit a lot of interesting places: Hoa Lu – Tam Coc, Bai Dinh – Trang An, Van Long – Kenh Ga and Dancing cave which are more and more popular to all travellers in the world.

From Hanoi: Guided Day Trip to Halong Bay with Boat Cruise

10. From Hanoi: Guided Day Trip to Halong Bay with Boat Cruise

Full Day Explore Ha Long Bay - Highlight Destination - Cave - Kayaking - Beach - Swimming 08h30:8:30: Pick up from your hotel in Hanoi. Drive to Ha Long City through the green fields in the Red River Delta. 12h00: Embark at Ha Long wharf – Break and photography time 12h10: Boat Cruises on Halong, enjoy a welcoming drink and cruise briefing. 12h30: Have lunch while cruising in Ha Long Bay, admiring the fascinating rock formations in the bay. 13h30: Transfer by tender to Sung Sot cave. Our tour guide will take you to a huge cave with many interesting stalactite and stalagmite in different amazing shapes …. After about half an hour visiting, you will go back to tender and return to the boat. Then return to cruise for your leisure or join sunbathing 14h45: Discovery Luon Cave by kayaking, the most beautiful destination for kayaking in Halong Bay. Enjoying about a hour kayaking to Luon cave then back to cruise and continue to Titov hiking or swimming beach here. 15h45: Swimming on the beach. Trekking Titop peak for taking photos with panoramic view of the bay 16h30: Enjoy Sunset party on Boat with Red wine, French fried, cakes, Fruits.. 17h45-18:00: Back to Ha Long harbour. 20h00-20:30: You will arrived Hanoi hotel and shuttle bus will drop off all around Hanoi Old Quarter or meeting point End of the trip.

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What people are saying about Hạ Long

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 60 reviews

We were finally rebooked on the Doris Cruise (same owner as Rosa Cruise) and spent 2 wonderful days there. The team really fulfilled every request, was always polite and helpful. We have rarely seen anything like this! Therefore message to you: Leave a decent tip!

The whole experience was beyond amazing and the crew were extremely helpful. Our activity leader Chung Hoeng Van went out of his way to make sure we had the best time and his knowledge of the area was extensive. I hope we can return there sometime.

The guide is frank is the best guide i meet..i love it.the halong bay and good service 5 star upgrade is i love it.thanks.but i want the drink include all

Very friendly staff and great itinerary. Totally recommend it

Amazing experience and service and staff was 5 stars