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From Hanoi: Ha Long Bay Full-Day Guided Tour with Lunch

1. From Hanoi: Ha Long Bay Full-Day Guided Tour with Lunch

Enjoy a full-day trip to Ha Long Bay and get immersed in the beauty of the stone mountains, caves, sandy beach, and more. Board a vehicle from the hotel and enjoy a scenic drive through the green fields. Arrive at the Tuan Chau Habour and cruise through the turquoise waters and amazing rock formations. Soak in the beauty of the surroundings while enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch on board. Next, you will continue to explore the beautiful Sung Sot cave. Admire the shimmering stalactites embodying countless strange and unique shapes. Take a kayak or bamboo boat to spend some time in the water and discover the stunning Luon Cave. Feel the warmth of the sunshine as you pass by Titop island. Take a refreshing dip in the water or trek to the Titop peak for photos with a panoramic view of the bay. Relax for a while before going back to the boat to enjoy a sunset party with red wine, french fries, cakes, and fruits. After reaching Ha Long harbor, the driver will transfer you back to Hanoi. 

From Hanoi: Ha Long Bay 2-Day Cruise with Meals

2. From Hanoi: Ha Long Bay 2-Day Cruise with Meals

See the best of Halong Bay on this two-day guided cruise. Taste the local seafood and try your hand at cooking traditional dishes. Swim, kayak, fish, sunbathe, and more on this activity-filled adventure.  Day 1: Hanoi - Halong Bay  Start the day with a short cruise briefing and enjoy a welcome drink. Check-in at your cabin. Enjoy a tasty lunch, sampling of fresh regional seafood while cruising on the clear waters, passing Incense Burner Island, Fighting Cock islet, and Stone Dog. In the late afternoon kayak inside Luon Cave and visit Ti Top Island, or just relax on the boat’s sun deck and take in the views of the bay. Join the sunset party and a cooking class, where you can learn how to make fresh and fried spring rolls with fish sauce. In the evening, indulge in the set-menu dinner of Vietnamese and Asian foods. Afterward, join a squid fishing outing with the crew. Cook the fresh squid with the cruise chef, play cards, or sing your heart out at karaoke.  Day 2: Halong Bay  Set your alarm early and enjoy the sunrise on the sundeck. Take in the morning view of Halong Bay with a cup of tea or coffee over breakfast. Then transfer to the smaller boat at Titop Island to explore Halong Bay and its different points of interest and most scenic locations. Cruise to some of Halong Bay’s most untouched areas like Tortoise Islet and Man Head Islet. Then, enjoy a traditional Vietnamese lunch while cruising back to the pier. Finally, end your two-day excursion in Hanoi.a

From Hanoi: 2-Day Ha Long Bay 5-Star Cruise & Balcony Cabin

3. From Hanoi: 2-Day Ha Long Bay 5-Star Cruise & Balcony Cabin

Take in the crystal clear waters and imposing limestone islands of the famous Ha Long Bay on an overnight boat trip from Hanoi. Travel among stunning rock formations and take part in fun activities, then relax in a private cabin with a balcony and panoramic views of the ocean. Get picked up directly from your Hanoi hotel and head over to the harbor to board your cruise. Enjoy welcome drinks while listening to the safety briefing. Savor a delicious lunch and take in ocean views as the boat sets sail, passing Dog Island, Dinh Huong islet, and Kissing Rocks. Stop to visit a traditional pearl farm and go kayaking, then explore the popular Ti Top Island, where you can go swimming or hiking to the top for 360-degree views of the bay. Back on board, have a fun sunset party with buy-1-get-1-free drinks at the onboard bar. Experience a traditional Vietnamese cooking class on the deck, then taste your delicious dinner. Unwind after a long day or try your hand at squid fishing if you're feeling adventurous. On day two, warm up in the morning with a tai chi lesson as the sun rises. Enjoy a light breakfast before visiting the magnificent Sung Sot Cave, with beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. Participate in a farewell lunch before arriving at the harbor and being transferred back to Hanoi.

Ha Long - Lan Ha Bay: 3-Day Tour on 5-Star Cruise

4. Ha Long - Lan Ha Bay: 3-Day Tour on 5-Star Cruise

This dreamy cruise will leave you with lifelong memories. You will be picked up from your hotel in the Old Quarter of Hanoi and head to Halong Bay. On arrival you will enjoy a welcome drink on board and a delicious lunch. Cruise past hundreds of fascinating limestone pinnacles towering from the water. It is then time for some kayaking fun, exploring the beauty of nature in the hidden lagoon as you paddle through caves, gazing up at stalactites. There is a stop for you to go swimming in the emerald waters. Back aboard, it’s time to relax with the Happy Hour deals, where you can join in a traditional cooking class. Once anchored for your tranquil overnight stay, the evening begins with the fantastic flavors of the deluxe dinner set menu. The next morning, you can start the day with a tai chi lesson on the sundeck, followed by a light breakfast. Board the day boat to visit Viet Hai fishing village where you can enjoy cycling along the village (Optional electric car service is available.) Take in the stunning landscape of Cat Ba rain forest and dark tunnels, witness the scenery of rice fields, visit the ancient house, and get closer to local life. Over lunch, you are free to discover the local life and food of Cat Ba township. Visit Bao Trai Dao (Three peach Islets), a peaceful body of water that makes it the perfect place for scenic kayaking or relaxing on a sandy beach. Get back onboard the cruise and have some Tapas prepared by the chef. Next, it's time to contemplate the magnificent sunset over the Gulf of Tonkin while having a few drinks during Happy Hour at the bar on the top deck. The Deluxe Dinner is served, and you experience a delightful meal in an intimate romantic setting. Take the time to enjoy delicious local food prepared and served to you by lovely caterers. It's time to admire the beauty of the night on the bay, sit at the bar on the sundeck, or in the restaurant to welcome you. Try your luck with squid fishing, watch a movie in the restaurant, or play some cards or chess before settling in for the night. On the final morning, it is a perfect time to refresh and indulge yourself in the peaceful beauty of the bay with a tai chi session on the sundeck. If you want to hunt for dawn, get up from 5:30 to 6:00 depending on the season. Have breakfast at the restaurant while continuing the cruise. Participate in Kayaking activities at Ao Ech area and discover the hidden charm of Ha Long - Lan Ha Bay. Afterward, enjoy a delightful brunch at the restaurant while cruising back.

From Hanoi: Halong Bay Deluxe Full-Day Trip by Boat

5. From Hanoi: Halong Bay Deluxe Full-Day Trip by Boat

Enjoy a full-day cruise on board a classic junk boat and get a unique Vietnamese experience among the stunning limestone karst mountains of legendary Halong Bay. 8:45 AM-9:15 AM: Pick-up from hotel/accommodation in Hanoi Old Quarter Area - Hoan Kiem District and depart for Halong Bay or at the tour provider's office if your accommodation is outside Hanoi. 12:15 PM: Arrive at Tuan Chau Harbor, welcome aboard, and safety briefing – you'll set out on a 5-hour journey via 2 day-sleeper boat cruise route which is renowned for its striking passages. 1:45 PM: Arrive at Bo Hon archipelago, where you will visit Surprising Cave to see many stalagmites and stalactites in different shapes. Enjoy kayaking or a bamboo boat ride in Luon Cave.  Then visit Titov Island with its sandy beaches adjacent to a towering limestone mountain and the excellent backdrop of the bay. Climb up to Titov Peak for a panoramic view of the bay. 4:30 PM: Return to your cruise boat for a traditional cup of tea and then cruise back toward Tuan Chau harbor. Enjoy free time for sunbathing on the upper deck with music or just enjoy the picturesque views.  5:45 PM: Disembark and return to Hanoi via the new highway. 8:30 PM: Arrive at your hotel, other accommodations, or meeting point in Hanoi.

From Hanoi: Ha Long Bay Boat, Swimming & Kayak Tour

6. From Hanoi: Ha Long Bay Boat, Swimming & Kayak Tour

Discover Ha Long Bay with departure and pickup from Hanoi. Cruise toward Tuan Chau Harbor and enjoy a Vietnamese-style buffet. Find yourself in Sung Sot Grotto and take the chance to kayak in Luon Cave. Ride by boat to Titop Island, swim in the waters, and take photos. Get pickedup at the meeting point in Hanoi and drive along the new highway toward Halong Bay. After 2 hours, arrive in Tuan Chau Harbor and taste the flavors of a traditional Vietnamese lunch as you cruise through amazing rock formations. See for yourself the surprising grotto of Sung Sot, the longest, biggest, and most beautiful grotto of Ha Long Bay. Admire the shimmering, fanciful stalactites that embody the countless strange and unique shapes of this unique region. Get close to the water with a kayak or bamboo boat to drift through Luon Cave and explore the bay on your own terms. Board a boat to Titop Island, and trek to the peak for a panoramic view of the bay. Back on board the cruise, party at sunset. Sip on red wine and taste delicious french fries, cakes, and fruits. At the end of a great day, drive back to the transfer point in Hanoi.

Hanoi: Ninh Binh Tour and Ha Long Bay Cruise 3-Day Trip

7. Hanoi: Ninh Binh Tour and Ha Long Bay Cruise 3-Day Trip

Discover the beauty of Ninh Binh and Ha Long Bay on this 3-day trip with pickup and drop-off in the Hanoi Old Quarter. Savor three delicious breakfasts and 3 tasty lunches during your trip. Stay overnight at an ecolodge in Ninh Binh and onboard a cruise ship in Ha Long Bay.  Be picked up in a spacious and climate-controlled bus in the early morning from your accommodation in the Hanoi Old Quarter. Relax on the scenic drive through the countryside on the way to the ancient capital of the Dinh – Lê dynasty at Hoa Lu.  Have free time to climb to the Hang Mua viewpoint to capture pictures before sitting down to a delectable lunch. Expereince traditional travel with a bamboo boat ride. Explore explore one of the pristine karst caves in Tam Coc before checking-in to the ecolodge.  Swim in the lodge pool or rent a bike to explore the village. Purchase a nice lunch in the village and rest up for the next day of your trip.  Day 2: Settle in to the shuttle bus in the morning and transfer from Ninh Binh to Halong bay without a guide. Pause for a 15-mintue rest stop the Hai Duong Province and arrive at the cruise ship in the early afternoon. Board the boat and be greeted with a welcome drink.  Sample fresh, local seafood for lunch while cruising through Ha Long Bay. Admire views of Incense Burner Island, Fighting Cock islet, and the Stone Dog rock formation. Soak up some sun onboard or board a kayak to marvel at sights like the Limestone Mountains, the Luon Grotto, and Titop Island. Partake in a sunset party onboard the ship and pickup some new skills with a Vietnamese cooking class. Indulge in the set-menu dinner of Vietnamese food. Afterwards, join a squid fishing outing with the crew. Cook the fresh squid with the cruise chef Relax onboard activities like cards or sing your heart out at karaoke. Sleep in a cozy cabin and get ready for the last day of your tour.  Day 3:  Wake early and admire the sunrise over the bay from the sundeck. Take in morning views of Halong Bay with a cup of tea or coffee and a hearty breakfast. Transfer by boat to the Surprise Cave, the biggest cave in Halong bay. Relax on the sun deck or inside the restaurant. Dig into a traditional Vietnamese lunch while cruising back to the pier. Transfer back to your accommodation in the the Hanoi Old Quarter.

Hanoi: Halong Bay 2-Day Luxury Cruise Private Balcony & Cave

8. Hanoi: Halong Bay 2-Day Luxury Cruise Private Balcony & Cave

Discover Halong Bay on a 2-day cruise from Hanoi. Enjoy bay views from a private balcony, visit the Tung Sau Pearl Farm, and warm your body and soul with a sunrise Tai Chi class on the sundeck. Day 1 Begin your adventure with a morning pickup in Hanoi's Old Quarter and head to Halong Bay (if you have added on the transfer service). Around mid-morning, arrive in Halong and check in at the cruise after freshening up. Hear a safety briefing and an overview of your trip itinerary from the cruise manager while enjoying a welcome drink. After boarding, cruise towards the southeast of Halong Bay, passing Fighting-Cock and Finger Islet. Savor a buffet lunch while taking stunning views of the bay scenery. In the afternoon, stop to visit Tung Sau Pearl Farm, dedicated to growing pearls and practicing a handmade technique based on Vietnamese tradition and Japanese technology. After, hop into a kayak to explore the Bay. Next, cruise to Ti Top Island and hike to the top for stunning panoramic views of the Bay. After your hike, go for a refreshing swim in Halong Bay’s emerald waters or sip from a coconut in the shade. Once you've rested, return to the ship and enjoy a sunset party. Take advantage of the onboard Happy Hour from 5:30 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. and buy 2 get 1 free on drinks at Thalassius Bar or the Sundeck. After your drinks, enjoy a delicious dinner under the starry night sky. Day 2 Begin your day at sunrise with a Tai Chi lesson on the sundeck with a breathtaking view of Halong Bay. Enjoy a light breakfast before heading to Sung Sot Cave. Explore the cave, marveling at its fascinating stalactites, and stop to enjoy the panoramic view of the bay as you leave. Return to the ship to check out and sail back to Tuan Chau Island. As you cruise, enjoy brunch on board before disembarking at Tuan Chau Marina. If you've added the transfer option, enjoy a comfortable ride back to Hanoi.

From Ha Long Bay: Shuttle Bus Transfer to Ninh Binh

9. From Ha Long Bay: Shuttle Bus Transfer to Ninh Binh

Ninh Binh nowadays is very popular and attractive destination in Vietnam for tourist. The shuttle bus pick-up Hon Gai Port - 6A Le Thanh Tong - Halong City at 12:00PM The shuttle bus pick-up at Sunworld Port - Bai Chay Road - Halong City at 12:15PM The shuttle bus pick-up at Tuan Chau Port - Tuan Chau Island - Halong City at 12:30PM From Halong city to Ninh Binh about 185km and it takes 4 hours to get to the Ninh Binh. The trip is usually straight and direct; therefore, all the services on board can help you get tired. On the way, you can enjoy a part of sightseeing of the North Vietnam on the comfortable seat with air-conditioner. Stop 5 to 10 minutes on the way. Bus schedule could be slow down due to traffic condition There are a lot of nice hotel, hostel or home-stay there for your overnight, or connecting to the tourist bus to Phong Nha, Hue, Danang and other places along Vietnam. Ninh Binh is the province of Viet Nam where is located in south of Hanoi capital. Getting to Ninh Binh, you can visit a lot of interesting places: Hoa Lu – Tam Coc, Bai Dinh – Trang An, Van Long – Kenh Ga and Dancing cave which are more and more popular to all travellers in the world.

From Hanoi:2-Day Bai Tu Long Bay Cruise with Meals, Kayaking

10. From Hanoi:2-Day Bai Tu Long Bay Cruise with Meals, Kayaking

DAY 1: EXPLORE BAI TU LONG BAY - CAP LA AND TRA SAN (L, D) 07h30: Pick up from your hotel in Hanoi. Drive to Ha Long City through the green fields in the Red River Delta. 10h00: Stopover on the way for a refreshment break. 12h00: Embark at Ha Long wharf – Break and photography time 12h30: Boat Cruises on Halong, enjoy a welcoming drink and cruise briefing. 13h30: Have lunch while cruising to Bai Tu Long Bay, admiring the fascinating rock formations in the bay. 15h30: Drop anchor at Cong Do for an hour Kayak to exploring Cap La and Tra San then return to cruise for your leisure or join sunbathing, enjoy swimming in the crystal clear water. Join cooking class on boat. playing chess, taking.Relax and spend a romantic night on cruise.photos… 19h00: Vietnamese style set dinner is served on board. 21h00: Take some leisure time to enjoy chatting at the bar or enjoy some night fishing. Stay overnight on boat. DAY 2: EXPLORE BAI TU LONG BAY AND VUNG VIENG FLOATING VILLAGE ( B.L) 07h30: Have breakfast and enjoy sunrise on the bay. 09h00: Visit Vung Vieng floating village by small bamboo boat for an hour or Kayak in to the village then return to cruise for your leisure or join Sunbathing, playing chess, taking. Relax and spend a romantic night on cruise.photos…when our cruise continues to take you from 10h00: Check out and enjoy a fantastic cruise on the bay 10h30: Have lunch while cruising back through Ha Long Bay to the pier 11h30: Disembark at Ha long wharf, time to say goodbye to the crew. 12h00: Return from Ha Long to Hanoi. 14h00: Stopover on the way for a refreshment break. 16h00: Arrive in Hanoi. End of the trip.

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What people are saying about Hạ Long

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 238 reviews

The Ha long bay full-day tour was fantastic. The tour guide picked us up from the hotel. We drove to the port by a mini bus. It was a two hour long journey. Then we boarded a beautiful cruise. We were sailing for about an hour or so. The tour guide showed and explained to us about all the beautiful rocks, their varied shapes and the meaning behind it. Then he took us to the marvellous Sung Sot caves. The external view from the caves was breathtaking. It was serene and all worth visiting for at least once. We then headed to our boat and had a lunch. The feast was mouth watering with all the seafood cuisines and their authentic spring rolls, etc. They also offered a vegetarian meal for vegetarians. After sailing for sometime, we went to a beach where we took a dip in the waters for sometime. Towards the end of the trip, we witnessed a beautiful sunset with some wine and french fries. :) All in all, It was a lovely day!

We had a lovely experience and it was an absolutely incredible day! However my partner got sick after eating the shrimp onboard, so it might be a good idea to skip that. Otherwise we were very happy with the day and would do it again!

The trip was well organized with a lot of different possible activities. And all of the guides were incredibly knowledgeable and kind. It was an amazing trip. I highly recommend paying the extra for kayaking.

Excelent organisation and stuff. I totally recommend this company. Thank you for the magnificent trip, guys!!

Very welcoming staff. The person who contacts you very helpful and above all, organization at the top