Full-Day Halong Tour including Bamboo Boat Ride from Hanoi
What to Expect
Set sail on the Halong Bay during this full-day small-group tour from Hanoi. Float through the Tonkin Gulf past stunning landscapes and iconic features of this UNESCO World Heritage-listed site. Sit back and relax aboard your comfortable junk boat and enjoy the sun and scenery from the viewing deck. Cruise past floating villages and enjoy the excitement of a local bamboo boat ride as part of this enjoyable day on the water.
7.15 am - 7. 30am: Optional pick-up at far located hotels (Intercontinental Westlake, Fraser Suites, Sheraton, Thang Loi, Hanoi Club, Sofitel Plaza).
7.45 am - 8.30 am: Pick-up at your hotel in the Old Quarters area for 3.5 hours bus ride through the countryside of the Red River Delta to Halong City. You will see water buffaloes and paddy fields (rice transplanting time: February and June) and get a glimpse of daily Vietnamese farm life along the way.
12.00 pm: You will arrive in Halong City around noon, where you will board a traditional wooden junk and cruise to the center of the bay. A fresh seafood lunch (vegetarian menu available) is served while on the boat. Get ready to take some exotic photos and absorb the most magnificent natural splendors, such as: limestone bedrocks and small cliff islands with fanciful names: "Fighting Cocks" (symbol of Halong Bay), "Duck" (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. Continue to enjoy this relaxing cruise on the way back to Halong harbor, where a waiting vehicle will transfer you back to Hanoi.
7.30 pm - 8.00 pm: Drop off at your hotel.
- Deluxe boat trip in Halong Bay
- Visit to Heaven Palace
- Cave Rowing boat trip in Ba Hang floating village
- English speaking guide
- Seafood lunch on boat (vegetarian menu available)
- 1 Bottle of water on bus per person
- 1 soft drink on boat per person
- Hotel pick-up and drop off
What's Not Included
- Own expenses
- Gratuities (optional)