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Halong Bay: Overnight Cruise With Meals

1. Halong Bay: Overnight Cruise With Meals

Experience the scenic beauty of Ha Long Bay aboard a state-of-the-art boat. Relax on board with complimentary meals and adventure activities. Day 1: Hanoi – Ha Long Bay (lunch and dinner included) Following a pickup from your hotel in the Old Quarter of Hanoi between 7:45 AM - 8:15 AM, depart for Ha Long Bay and journey to Tuan Chau Port, arriving at approximately 12:00 PM. Complete your check-in formalities, and then enjoy a set-menu seafood lunch, as you sail across the emerald green waters. Take part in a kayaking activity and get up close to the limestone cliffs, explore a tranquil bay, or hike to Ti Top Island for a panoramic view from the top of the mountain. You'll also get the chance to swim, weather permitting. Watch the sunset during a party on the upper deck in the late afternoon, before feasting on a special dinner cooked by a professional chef. Enjoy some leisure time in the evening to relax, sing some of your favorite songs at a karaoke session or go on a nighttime squid fishing adventure. Day 2: Ha Long Bay – Hanoi (breakfast and lunch included) Wake up early and take some beautiful photos of the sunrise over the bay. Then, join a Tai Chi session before breakfast. Next, journey to Surprising Cave to discover the most beautiful grotto in Ha Long Bay. At 9:00 AM, cruise around the lesser-explored areas of the bay on the way back to Tuan Chau Port. Take part in a cooking class and enjoy a farewell lunch before you disembark at Tuan Chau Port at around 11:45 AM. Head back to Hanoi by bus and get dropped off at your hotel in the city center around 5:00 PM.

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Halong Day Tour: Islands, Caves, Kayak with Dragonfly Cruise

2. Halong Day Tour: Islands, Caves, Kayak with Dragonfly Cruise

After you’re picked up at hotels located in Old Quarter of Hanoi from 7:45 AM - 8:15 AM, head out on the drive to Halong Bay, making a short stop half way to visit crafts workshops, where you’ll see marble stone sculptures, plaque paintings, and hand-embroidered items. On your full-day excursion continue on the scenic drive to Halong, reaching Tuan Chau Island pier from 12:00 PM to 12:15 PM, and board the traditional cruise. You’ll be greeted on board and then enjoy a fresh seafood lunch. Have a chance to take in the tranquil beauty and breathtaking scenery from the deck of the boat. During the cruise you’ll enjoy views of tiny islands with their rock arches, sheer cliffs, innumerable white sand beaches, and peaceful coves. Like sculpted cartoon characters, these limestone islands have fanciful names, such as Incense Burner, Stone Dog, and Fighting Cock (which is the symbol of Halong Bay). You will then head on to Thien Cung (Heavenly Palace Grotto). Explore its huge chambers adorned with stalactites and stalagmites of all kinds. Finally, enjoy 45-minutes of kayaking or paddling a bamboo boat around the islands and water tunnels at the World Natural Area recognized by UNESCO. Return to the Tuan Chau pier from 4:30 PM to 5:00 PM and board the bus that will take you back to Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi from 8:00 PM to 8:30 PM. Menu for lunch: 1: Tomato/ cucumber salad 2: Fried potato 3: Steam shrimp 4: Fried eggs roll 5: Fried squid  6: Deep fried seafood spring rolls 7: Fried chicken with mushroom 8: Steamed fish with tomato sauce 9: Fried vegetable (available upon season) 10: Steamed rice 11: Fresh fruit 12: Afternoon fresh fruit and tea

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Spectacular Halong Bay 2-Day Tour with Deluxe Cruises

3. Spectacular Halong Bay 2-Day Tour with Deluxe Cruises

Day 1: Hanoi – Ha Long Bay (L - D) 7:45 AM - 8:30 AM: Pickup at your hotel located in the Old Quarter of Hanoi by shuttle bus. You will have the chance to join in with the group and make friends with other travelers from all around the world. 10:00 AM: Take a rest at the Humanity Center and enjoy local specialties and handicraft products. 12:00 PM: The captain and tender welcome you to the cruise. Savor the delicious lunch as the cruise passes through thousands of islands and islets of different shapes 3:30 PM: Cruise stops at the floating house for an hour of kayaking in the middle of the bay to admire the fascinating rock formations in the bay.  3:30 PM: Visit Titop Island if possible 6:00 PM: Enjoy a cooking demonstration for famous Vietnamese spring rolls. 7:30 PM: Enjoy a delicious and romantic dinner on board. 9:00 PM: Free time for entertainment with activities such as squid fishing, karaoke, star-gazing on the deck. Day 2: Ha Long Bay discovery – Hanoi (B - L) 6:30 AM: Start your new day on Halong bay with morning exercises and photos. Have breakfast with coffee or tea. 8:30 AM: Relax and enjoy the breath-taking beauty of the rocky islands rising from the crystal-clear water of the bay. 9:30 AM: Return to cruise, check out of your cabin. 10:00 AM: Explore the biggest and the most amazing cave in Halong Bay – Surprise Cave. 10:30 AM: Head back to the ship's restaurant to enjoy lunch. 12:00 PM: Disembark and transfer back to Hanoi. 4:00 - 5:00 PM: Arrive in Hanoi. Trip ends.

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Hanoi: 2-Night Ninh Binh and Halong Bay Tour

4. Hanoi: 2-Night Ninh Binh and Halong Bay Tour

After being collected from the Hanoi Old Quarter, you will embark on your 2.5-hour journey to the Ninh Binh Province. You will eventually arrive at the Bai Dinh Pagoda complex, where you'll see the largest pagoda not only in Vietnam, but also in Southeast Asia. Leaving the pagoda, you will then climb up to the summit of the mountain to see the 100-ton bronze statue of the Buddha Sakyamuni. Once there you will take a rest whilst enjoying panoramic views of the picturesque landscape, dotted with limestone mountains. Following lunch at local restaurant, you will take a boat trip to explore the cave complex in Trang An. This is a spectacular landscape of limestone karst peaks permeated with valleys, many of them partly submerged and surrounded by steep, almost vertical cliffs. You will later spend the night at a home-stay/hotel in Ninh Binh. Following breakfast on the second day, your bus will pick you up at your accommodation for the 4-hour transfer to Halong Bay. Upon arrival at the Halong Wharf, you will have time to stretch your legs and take some photos. You will then board your cruise boat for a welcoming drink and cruise briefing, before enjoying lunch whilst cruising to Bai Tu Long Bay and admiring the fascinating rock formations along the way. It will then be time to transfer by tender boat to Thien Canh Son Cave to visit the cave which boasts many interesting stalactites and stalagmites in different amazing shapes. After about half an hour visiting, you will go back to the tender and return to the boat to relax, sunbathe, or to enjoy a cool drink on the sundeck. You may also like to spend half an hour kayaking to discover first-hand some of Bai Tu Long Bay's landscape. Following all these activities there will be the opportunity to join the fun with an onboard cooking class. After you've worked up an appetite, you will enjoy a Vietnamese-style set dinner which will be served on board. To end the evening you may like to spend some time chatting in the bar or enjoy some night fishing, before you stay overnight on the boat at a peaceful anchorage. After breakfast and enjoying the sunrise on the third day, you will visit the ancient Vung Vieng floating village. Here you will not only be immersed in the quiet and peaceful atmosphere, but will also be surrounded by the limestone mountains as you are transported by a small bamboo boat for an hour. Following that, you will return to the cruise for some relaxation and lunch. The boat will then return to the Halong Wharf for disembarkation and your return to Hanoi by bus, where your trip eventually ends.

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Ha Long Bay: Full-Day Group Tour with Kayaking

5. Ha Long Bay: Full-Day Group Tour with Kayaking

Start your day between 7:45 AM and 8:30 AM at your accommodation in Hanoi. Here, your friendly driver and guide will be to meet you. After a short meet and greet you will head off on a short and scenic drive to Ha Long Bay. En route, you will get a stop over to take a walk, take in some fresh air and stretch your legs.  Upon your arrival at Tuan Chau Harbor between 12:30 PM and 4:30 PM, you will be welcomed on board your cruise boat. As you board the boat, you will be greeted by the friendly staff and receive your complimentary welcome drink. Once you have settled in, your guide will offer you a safety briefing before the boat sets sail on its adventure. Whilst onboard, you will get to enjoy some delicious local delicacies as you enjoy traditional Vietnamese dishes.  After a short time on your cruise, you will begin your kayaking adventure. Kayaking is a great way to experience nature and the outdoors and is a fun activity for everyone. You will get to kayak or operate a bamboo boat, depending on your preference. As you kayak you will get to visit the famous Thien Cung cave, a famous natural landmark in Ha Long. After visiting the caves you will enjoy some relaxing time whilst you have some afternoon tea. After you have enjoyed your afternoon tea you will disembark from your boat and head back to your accommodation in Hanoi. 

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Halong Bay & Lan Ha Bay 2-Day Cruise

6. Halong Bay & Lan Ha Bay 2-Day Cruise

On the first morning at 9 AM, a transfer vehicle will collect you from your hotel in Hanoi to the cruise ship. After being welcomed aboard with a complimentary drink check into your cabin and freshen up. Enjoy a special lunch of fresh seafood and an assortment of appetizing delicacies as you set sail through the Cua Van area to Lan Ha Bay. Admire the stunning karst islands and limestone outcrops of Lan Ha with their pristine, snow-white beaches. Enjoy time to explore Ba Trai Dao beach via kayaks or immerse yourself in the crystal clear waters. When you return to the ship, enjoy extensive happy hour drinks and dinner. Spend the evening relaxing with an exotic cocktail as you take in the picturesque landscape. Order an indulgent spa service, watch movies, go squid fishing or simply relax on the rooftop deck under the cover of a brightly illuminated sky. On the next morning, head to the upper deck to participate in a daily Tai Chi sessions or relax with an early morning cup of tea, coffee, or juice as you watch the stunning scenery unfold before you. Enjoy a light breakfast of pastries, tea and coffee in the restaurant. The final stage of your trip is to be taken through the mysterious caves and among the remote islets via local rowing boats. Take in the breath-taking beauty of this World Heritage region. Check out of your cabin as you draw closer to the mainland. After a final early brunch and a last farewell from our crew at 11:30 AM, board a transfer boat and head back to the wharf where you will be met by your return trip vehicle to transfer you to Hanoi. The tour ends at around 3 PM.

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2 Days-1 Night Bai Tu Long Bay Cruise

7. 2 Days-1 Night Bai Tu Long Bay Cruise

On day one of this spectacular two-day cruise, a shuttle bus picks you up from your hotel, with a short stop on the way. Following departure from Hon Gai Pier, you'll be welcomed with a drink and, later, a delicious Vietnamese set menu will be served while leisurely cruising further into the heart of Bai Tu Long Bay. You'll be able to explore the mysteries of well-hidden Thien Canh Son Cave, or enjoy kayaking through breathtaking nature at Cap La Island. After these invigorating activities, it's back to the boat for a chef-led cooking class before tucking into a sumptuous on-board feast. During downtime, challenge yourself to a Vietnamese puzzle, gather your group for a board game, try your luck with squid fishing, or simply quaff a cocktail and enjoy a peaceful night on the bay. On day two, visit ancient Vung Vieng Floating Village, where you will be immersed in the still atmosphere, surrounded by rocky mountains, before returning to Hanoi in the afternoon.

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From Cat Ba: Ha Long Bay and Monkey Island Full-Day Cruise

8. From Cat Ba: Ha Long Bay and Monkey Island Full-Day Cruise

After getting picked up from your hotel in Cat Ba, make the journey to Beo Pier, enjoying views of the mountains on the way. Upon boarding the boat, enjoy a scenic cruise around Lan Ha Bay, a quieter section of the more popular Ha Long Bay. Visit floating fishing villages where you can see the daily life of fishermen. Continue cruising and pass the border into Ha Long Bay. Get the chance to see different-shaped limestone such as Pen islet, Sailing islet, and Frog Islet. Stop for a swim in Cam Lagoon before enjoying a delicious lunch on the boat. Later, continue to Hang Ca, where you will stop to visit a fish farm. Afterward, kayak through Dark Cave, Bat Cave and Bright Cave. Visit the less-accessed areas to experience the most exotic scenery for yourself. After your kayak, head to a deserted boat for a swim, snorkel or lie down on the boat deck to drink, relax and take photographs. Before you head back to Cat Ba, pay a visit to Monkey island, hiking to the best viewpoint to admire the island.

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Lan Ha Bay to Halong Bay: 2-Day 5-Star Cruise from Hanoi

9. Lan Ha Bay to Halong Bay: 2-Day 5-Star Cruise from Hanoi

Explore Vietnam's stunning Lan Ha and Halong Bays from the comfort of a cruise. Sit back and relax on the ship's comfortable deck, take part in a morning tai chi class, learn to cook local specialities with the onboard chef, kayak along the bay's calm waters - the choice is yours. Day one: Hanoi - Halong - Lan Ha   • Lunch and dinner included Begin with pickup from your hotel in the Hanoi Old Quarter by limousine. Set off toward Halong Bay on a 2.5-hour ride, arriving in Hai Duong province for a 20-minute break. Get to the Tuan Chau Harbor at around 11:30 AM and then transfer by speedboat to the cruise ship. Enjoy a welcome drink upon embarkation and meet the captain and crew for a brief introduction about the cruise and safety guidelines. Check in to your cabin. Settle in for Vietnamese seafood and a vegetarian set menu lunch while cruising in the magnificent Halong Bay, admiring the fascinating rock formations along the way. Continue cruising through Con Vit Islet (Duck Islet), Thumb Islet, and Gia Luan Harbor, part of the Cat Ba area. Discover the natural lagoon area within Lan Ha Bay. Drop anchor for swimming or just simply sunbathe on on the deck. Head back toward the sleeping area for a rest before venturing out for kayaking and swimming at Ba Trai Dao Islet. In the evening, participate in the ship’s sunset party with fruit, cake, and wine. Take photos and relax. Join a cooking class guided directly by the cruise’s chef. Take the chance to practice making traditional Vietnamese dishes such as spring rolls. At around 7:00 PM, it’ll be time for a buffet dinner consisting of special seafood and Vietnamese dishes. Enjoy entertainment in the evening. Play cards, chess, listen to music, fish for squid, relax with a massage, and then settle in for the night onboard the ship. Day two: Lan Ha - Ha Long - Hanoi • Breakfast and lunch included Early risers can enjoy sunrise Tai Chi on the sundeck at 6:30 AM. Everyone else can have their coffee and breakfast between 7:00-7:45 AM while looking out over the wonderful bay landscape. Set sail past the dramatic landscapes of islets and through the calm emerald waters toward the Dark and Bright Cave (Hang Sang and Toi).  Explore the cave yourself by kayak or on a bamboo boat rowed by locals. Return to the ship and check out from your private cabin. Take in the views from the deck on a fantastic cruise around the bay. Have a last buffet lunch onboard and then arrive to Tuan Chau Harbor where you’ll say your goodbyes. Head back toward Hanoi by limousine at around noon, stopping in Hai Duong Province to relax on the way.

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From Hanoi: Ha Long Bay Paradise Luxury Day Cruise

10. From Hanoi: Ha Long Bay Paradise Luxury Day Cruise

Start your day by departing for Ha Long Bay from the pick-up point in Hanoi. Whilst here, you will get to board your Paradise Luxury cruise boat and settle in with some light refreshments whilst the boat heads toward the mystifying landscapes protected by the famous UNESCO World Heritage listing.  At midday, you will get to savor a delicious lunch aboard the paradise luxury cruise boat. Eat delicious food whilst enjoy the stunning scenery of the famous Fighting Cocks Islet, Thien Cung Cave and Dau Go Cave along the way. After lunch you will embark on your first adventure, a trip to the magnificent Sung Sot Cave, offering panoramic views across the Bay. This is the largest cave in Halong Bay with stalactites and stalagmites formed over millions of years. Don’t miss the fun at Luon Cave and take to a kayak or bamboo boat to pass through the water passageway. Your next stop is Soi Sim Island where you can hike to the top for stunning panoramic views of Halong Bay and enjoy a refreshing swim in the emerald waters. Indulge yourself in a 30 to 60-minute foot reflexology treatment with specialists from Le Parfum Spa or join the cooking demonstration on the Sundeck. At 5:30 PM you will arrive back at the harbor and return to Hanoi.

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What people are saying about Quang Ninh

Overall rating

3.7 / 5

based on 189 reviews

The two day cruise in Halong Bay was one of the best things we did in Vietnam. The boat was very nice. The cabins had dark wood and big windows. We also enjoyed the balcony where we took a lot of photos from. After our kajak tour we went in the hot tup and drank some happy hour drinks. The staff was very friendly without being too much.

Great way to see Halong Bay in one day! Bus journey is obviously quite long but if you need to squeeze it into 1 day it isn’t much to sacrifice. Benjamin was a great guide, so helpful and spoke amazing English!

very well organised, uy was a really nice tourguide and his english was perfect! also big thanks to driver huy for getting us there quick and save!

great tour guide and really nice stacked day. not too much that it's stressful, also not boring - just perfect with a reasonable pricing :)

We loved it!! Our tour guide was great and we got to see loads!