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Hanoi: Islands, Caves, Kayak & Halong Dragonfly Boat Cruise

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Water activity

Hanoi: Islands, Caves, Kayak & Halong Dragonfly Boat Cruise

Activity provider:DragonflyCruise.com
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Visit the spectacular Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage site, on a shared deluxe traditional cruise. See Heaven Palace Cave, islands, and islets, go kayaking, or enjoy a bamboo boat ride.

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Duration 11 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Vietnamese
Pickup included
Pickup is available at hotels in the Old Quarter of Hanoi only. Your guide will meet you in your hotel lobby 5 minutes before the scheduled departure time if you are staying at a hotel in the Old Quarter. If pickup is not available from your location, please meet at the local partner's office, 31 Lo Su Street, Hoan Kiem.


  • Embark on a cruise on Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Visit Heavenly Palace cave, a fishing farm, floating village, and the famous James Bond cave
  • Relax in the sun on the sundeck and enjoy delicious seafood on board
  • Explore the emerald waters by kayak or bamboo boat
  • Visit some of the area's most picturesque in spots in the area of Halong
Full description

Discover the beauty of Ha Long Bay on a cruise and a guided kayaking tour. Enjoy a delicious seafood lunch on a voyage to the Thien Cung (Heaven Palace) cave. Get closer to the islands on a leisurely kayaking tour. 

After you’re picked up at hotels located in the Old Quarter of Hanoi, head out on the drive to Ha Long Bay, making a short stop halfway to take a short break or restroom. Continue the scenic drive to Halong, reaching Tuan Chau Island pier around midday and board the traditional cruise.

Enjoy a fresh seafood lunch onboard and take in the tranquil beauty and breathtaking scenery from the deck. Admire tiny limestone islands with rock arches, sheer cliffs, white sand beaches, peaceful coves, and fanciful names, such as Incense Burner and Fighting Cock (the symbol of Ha Long Bay).

Then, head on to Thien Cung (Heavenly Palace Grotto). Explore its vast 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 and board the bus that will take you back to Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi in the evening.

Lunch menu:

• Tomato/ cucumber salad

• Fried potato

• Steam shrimp

• Fried eggs roll

• Fried squid 

• Deep-fried seafood spring rolls

• Fried chicken with mushroom

• Steamed fish with tomato sauce

• Fried vegetables (when in season)

• Steamed rice

• Fresh fruit

• Afternoon fresh fruit and tea

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Old Quarter of Hanoi. Apartments, Airbnbs, Hotels Outside of Old Quarter. Please come to our office at 31 Lo Su, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi for tour departure
  • Halong Bay cruise
  • Admission fees
  • Seafood lunch
  • Tips (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Pickup and drop-off are only available from accommodation in central Hanoi. If staying in an AirBnB or other private accommodation, please provide a clear address in the booking process.
  • Please advise in advance if you are vegetarian
  • Be sure to bring a hat, raincoat, swimsuit, insect repellent, water, flashlight, good shoes, and some cash
  • All participants are required to obey the orders of the tour guide for safety
  • You are advised not to bring large pieces of luggage (for your convenience)
  • Please advise if you are vegetarian or allergic to any foods
  • You will get a full refund if the tour is canceled due to bad weather
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 995 reviews

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We booked the tour package 2 days before and we had a great trip. Mr. Jon, our guide was very active and engaging. He came to pick us up from the hotel. The Halong bay boat ride, bamboo boat ride and the cave was all awesome. The tour took us to a Pearl culturing centre which was not mentioned in the package :-) The buffet was also good. Our guide, Mr. Jon, checked with each of the passengers whether we were Veg or Non-Veg and then if we would eat sea food. Since we said we wont eat sea food, he went the extra mile and ensured we got additional chicken dish in the boat. Only issue we faced was that the seats in the bus were narrow and two people would never be able to sit comfortably. Except for that, I would recommend this tour package.

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May 20, 2023

A day packed to the brim with activities. A highlight for us was kayaking around the islands and through the caves however you can also sit in a small boat and be taken around by a guide. Stunning scenery. Walking through the cave Thiên Cung was really interesting and no photos or videos do justice to its size. Our tour guide was Jc and he was full of energy and story telling. He absolutely made the trip. Highly recommend this tour. #hlb

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May 17, 2023

The tour was a good combo: cruise with lunch, kayaking and touring the heaven palace cave. The tour guide, "Benjamin" was informative and funny. The only downside was that despite driving on the new highway, with pearl outlet store and pit stops, we only had about 4 hours at Halong Bay.

March 31, 2023

Product ID: 35388