Full-Day Halong Bay Tour Including Bamboo Boat
What to Expect
Slip past the limestone cliffs and emerald islets of Halong Bay on a day cruise. Relax aboard a traditional junk boat as you explore the natural wonders of this world heritage site in the Gulf of Tonkin. See breathtaking scenery from the sundeck as you lounge and feast on a seafood lunch. Your guide accompanies you on a bamboo boat ride to a floating village and Thien Cung Cave (Heavenly Palace Cave).
Between 07:05 and 07:30 you can enjoy an optional pick-up at hotels (Intercontinental Westlake, Fraser Suites, Sheraton, Thang Loi, Hanoi Club, Sofitel Plaza). Between 07:30 and 08:20 you'll be picked up at your hotel in Old quarter. At 08:30 you'll take 3.5-hour bus ride through the countryside of the Red River Delta to Halong City. On the way you'll see water buffalos and paddy fields. Note that rice harvesting time is in February and June. You'll see daily Vietnamese farmer life on both sides of the way.
At 12:00 you'll arrive in Halong City, then board a traditional wooden junk boat and start cruising to the center of the bay. A fresh seafood lunch or vegetarian menu will be served while the boat is gliding out. Get ready for exotic photos and for absorbing the most magnificent natural splendors. The limestone bedrocks and sheer cliffs of tiny islands have fanciful names: Fighting Cocks (the symbol of Halong Bay), Duck (a quick swim is an optional choice!), Finger, Incense Burner and Stone Dogs. Stop for a rowing boat trip around Ba Hang Floating village, then keep cruising to the most beautiful cave named Thien Cung (Heaven Palace Grotto) and explore huge chambers adorned with stalactites and stalagmites of all kinds. Continue to enjoy this relaxing cruise on the way back to Halong harbor, with your waiting vehicle ready to transfer you back to Hanoi. You'll return to your hotel between 19:30 and 20:00.
- Entrance fees
- Bottled water
- Driver and tour guide
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off
- Sightseeing cruise
- Round-trip shared transfer
What's Not Included
- Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
- Souvenir photos (available to purchase)