Explore the stunning natural beauty of the area while enjoying international-standard amenities and service that surpasses anything currently available on the bay for day cruising.
What to Expect
Get picked up at your hotel from 8:00 am – 8:30 am for a 3.5 hour bus ride through the countryside of the Red River Delta to Ha Long City. You will see water buffaloes, paddy fields (rice transplanting time: February and June) and Vietnamese farmers on the way.
Arrive in Halong City around noon and board a traditional wooden junk and start the cruising trip to the centre of the bay. Fresh seafood lunch (vegetable menu available) is served while the boat is gliding out. Get ready for exotic photos and absorbing the most magnificent natural splendors, limestone bedrocks, and sheer cliffs of tiny islands highlighted with fanciful names: Fighting Cocks (the symbol of Halong Bay), Duck, Swan, 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 Ha Long harbor, where you will be transferred back to Hanoi. The trip ends at your hotel around 20:00 pm-20:30 pm.
- 1 complimentary beer or soft drink at lunch on the boat
- Transfer to/from your hotel (old quarter only)
- English speaking guide
- All entrance fees
- 4 hours cruising (including Thien Cung cave and bamboo boat ride in Ba Hang Floating village)
- One bottle of water on the bus
- Seafood lunch on the boat (vegetarian menu available)