Head to the Gulf of Tonkin for a tour of UNESCO-listed Halong Bay, with private round-trip transport from Hanoi. Board a traditional Chinese junk for a 4.5-hour cruise past towering limestone karsts and numerous uninhabited islets, and visit Thien Cung.
What to Expect
You will be picked up by tour guide and car from your hotel in Hanoi center. It’s a scenic drive to Halong Bay, passing Bac Ninh province, famous for its traditional folk singing. We will pass through green fields of rice. En route stop at the Hong Ngoc Humanity Center, a handicraft outlet developed to provide support to communities in the area including people with disabilities. The handicrafts made at the center are available for you to purchase. At the shop, you can see disabled children are making arts and crafts. Have free time to choose the best quality collection of handicraft products in the north of Vietnam. Or a cup of traditional coffee for stretch your legs after long drive.
Arrive in Tuan Chau Tourist Wharf and climb aboard your cruise boat. The crew will welcome you with a refreshing drink. Start your dreamy cruise through thousands of limestone karst mountains. Enjoy seafood lunch, served with traditional Vietnamese dishes on a private table. Vegetarian options are also available. The cruise would stop at floating village area for taking Bamboo boat to visiting local fisherman village to understand the local life of fisherman in Halong Bay. Or taking the Kayaking to discover the limestone mountains in the bay of Halong.
Cruise the emerald waters, passing Dog Stone and the islet of Burning Incense (Printed on money note 200.000vnd), continue to the rock of Fighting Cock islands - The symbol of Halong Bay. Take a visit to the most beautiful cave of Halong Bay - Heavenly Palace (Thien Cung Cave) to see stunning stalagmite and stalactite formations. Sfaff will then serve fresh fruits for an afternoon snack. Cruise back to Tourist Wharf and transfer to the bus back to Hanoi with your guide and car.
- Transport by private air-conditioned vehicle or Mini Van
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Cruise Halong Bay by traditional junk boat
- Deluxe seafood lunch
- Kayak or Sampan boat to visit and see the life of locals
- Entrance fee
- Private local guide
What's Not Included
- Gratuities (optional)