Halong Bay Day Trip from Hanoi
What to Expect
Take the opportunity to experience Halong Bay, one of the world’s natural wonders recognized by UNESCO. With thousands of limestone islands jutting out from the Gulf of Tonkin and traditional junks dotting the horizon, it’s a magnificent sight not to be missed. Depart Hanoi for a full-day trip to the ‘descending dragon,’ where you’ll enjoy an approximate 4.5–hour cruise, including a seafood lunch served on board. Visit caves, float past islets and kayak the emerald waters.
In the morning you will be picked up at your hotel and start the approximately 3–hour journey to Halong Bay. Along the drive, you can enjoy the stunning scenery of the Red River delta with peaceful villages, farmers working in their green fields, herding their water buffalo and selling garden herbs by the side of the road.
Arrive in Halong Bay around noon, and your guide will take you on board to start the cruise (4-5 hours). A seafood lunch will be served while the boat cruises the bay to enjoy the beautiful limestone scenery and passing beautiful inlets. Stop on the way to see a floating village and learn about the fisherman that live here.
You have a chance to visit a beautiful cave, “Thien Cung Cave“ or the “Palace Of Heaven Grotto”. Around 4:15 pm, the boat returns to Halong City, and you will head back to Hanoi, arriving at your hotel at about 8:00 pm.
- Entrance fees
- Lunch cruise
- Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
- Hotel pick–up and drop-off
What's Not Included
- Travel insurance
- Tips and anything else not clearly mentioned above