Thien Cung Cave

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

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

Discover the beauty of Ha Long Bay on a cruise and a guided Kayaking tour. Enjoy a delicious seafood lunch on a cruise to the Thien Cung 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 Halong 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 Halong Bay). 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 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

Hanoi: 2-Day Ha Long Bay 5-Star Cruise Tour with Activities

2. Hanoi: 2-Day Ha Long Bay 5-Star Cruise Tour with Activities

Day 1: Ha Long Bay and Kayaking Start with pickup from your hotel in Hanoi. From there you will drive through the green fields on the Red River Delta to Ha Long City. Once having arrived at the harbor, you will check in for your cruise on the Ha Long, which will begin with a welcome drink and cruise briefing. Enjoy lunch while cruising to Ha Long Bay. Explore the Eo Ech area where you can do some kayaking around limestone islets or some swimming in the sea. Enjoy a picturesque sunset on the sundeck for watching the sunset. Enjoy Happy Hour on board with some cakes and fruit. Watch a cooking demonstration, and have the chef help you prepare Vietnamese spring rolls. Enjoy a seafood set menu onboard. Then make your way to the bar with a large selection of cocktails. Or choose to take part in some onboard activities: squid fishing, or simply relax in your cabin for the night. Day 2: Dark Cave and Bright Cave Watch the sunrise with a Tai Chi session on the sundeck. Enjoy a light breakfast before setting off exploring. Visit the beautiful Dark Cave and Bright Cave on a local bamboo boat or by kayaking to the caves. If you prefer, visit the Ba Trai Dao beaches and enjoy a relaxing day kayaking or swimming. Arrive at the picturesque lagoon, surrounded by magnificent mountains. Upon return to the boat, tuck into a buffet brunch. Return to shore, and be transferred back to Hanoi.

From Hanoi: Halong Bay Day Cruise with Cave Exploration

3. From Hanoi: Halong Bay Day Cruise with Cave Exploration

Discover the beauty of Halong Bay on a day trip from Hanoi. Admire picturesque views of the area, explore by kayaking, and enjoy a hearty lunch onboard. Start with pickup from your hotel in Hanoi by shuttle bus (8:00 - 8:45). Take a 2-hour long journey to reach Halong Bay by the highway. Arrive at Tuan Chau International Marina. Board the boat to start your afternoon of exploration. Relax as the boat sails out to the center of the World Heritage Site. Your lunch on the boat will be served with fresh local seafood, but a vegetable menu is always available at your request. Leaving the marina area, the cruiser passes by Dog Head and Swan Islands, the Ba Hang Floating villages, and Thumb Islands before reaching Sửng Sốt (Suprising Cave). Explore the cave with your guide. Continue to Titop Island where you can take some time for swimming, sun-bathing, or getting a panoramic view from the island's peak. Them, return to the cruiser and head back toward Tuan Chau harbor. Make the most of this time by sunbathing on the upper deck. Disembark the cruiser and travel back to Tuan Chau International Marina where you then board the bus for your return journey to Hanoi by highway road. Arrive at your hotel in the early evening (Around 20:30).  

Ha Long: Lan Ha Bay 2-Day 5 Star Cruise With Luxury Cabin

4. Ha Long: Lan Ha Bay 2-Day 5 Star Cruise With Luxury Cabin

Explore Lan Ha Bay on a 2-day cruise. Sail past Con Vit islet, sunbathe on the deck, and enjoy a sunrise Tai Chi session as your cruise like a VIP. Day 1: Start with pickup from a meeting point in Hanoi's Old Quarter. Travel by highway to Tuan Chau marina. Hop onboard the boat and enjoy a welcome drink. Sit for a typical lunch in the luxury dining room with an indoor or outdoor dining area. Continue cruising through Con Vit islet, Thumb islet, and Gia Luan harbor. Discover the natural lagoon of Lan Ha Bay. Discover the beautiful Ha Long Bay and Lan Ha Bay. Select the between the options of visiting the Dark and Bright Cave of Lan Ha Bay, after about an hour by kayaking, or visit the Ba Trai Dao beaches to kayak and swim. Head back to the cruise for swimming at Lan Ha Bay and jump in the water. After swimming, enjoy a sunset party and watch the sunset over Halong Bay. Join a short cooking class demonstration. Dinner is then served with a fresh food menu featuring western foods as well. After dinner, enjoy some cocktails at a panoramic bar with a pool view or take part in one of the onboard activities like board games, movies, and squid fishing. Day 2: Take part in a Tai Chi session on the sundeck. A local light breakfast is served. Enjoy the stunning views of the Bay and its dramatic limestone islets as the boat sails through the calm emerald waters. Visit the famous Frog Pond. Here you can freely kayak and explore the landscape and then also swim for about an hour. Check out of your room and enjoy a lunch of Vietnamese cuisine. Disembark from the cruise as the crew says farewell. Travel back to Tuan Chau Marina for the transfer back to Hanoi Old Quarter.

4 star Alova 2 day 1 night Cruise with transfer from Hanoi

5. 4 star Alova 2 day 1 night Cruise with transfer from Hanoi

DAY 1: HANOI - HALONG BAY - LAN HA BAY 8.15 – 9.00 am | Bus picks you up at hotel and transfer to Halong Bay, on the way, take a rest of 15 minutes before reaching Tuan Chau Marina. 12:00 | Arrive Tuan Chau Marina, finishing boarding procedures, you get on transit tender to Alova Cruises. 13:00 | Welcome aboard with welcome drinks, check in cabin and have lunch while cruising to the bay. 15:00 | The ship cruises toward Dark and Bright cave to experience kayaking, swimming on the emerald water with the beauty of more than 400 limestone islands. 17:00 | After kayaking and swimming in the sea, you get back to Alova Cruises to refresh and attend the Flower Carving instructed by skillful chef and enjoy HAPPY HOUR with buy two – get one free with fantastic cocktails and mocktails made by bartender. 19:00 | You will have dinner on the ship to enjoy the special local cuisines. After dinner, you have free time to chat with fellow passengers or join the Squid Fishing. You finish the day with nice sleep on quite bay DAY 2: LAN HA – HALONG - HANOI 06:30 | Sunrise getting up with fresh air and join the Taichi practice which help you to warm up and attract more energy for a new day. 07:00 | You have light breakfast at Alova restaurant 08:15 | Discover Tra Bau area where Kong Skull Film scene was made here, enjoy the spectacular scenery of Lan Ha Bay. 09:30 | Check out time and have brunch with a great variety of local food while Alova Cruise heads back to Gia Luan for disembarkation. You get on the transit tender to cruise back to Tuan Chau Marina. 11:30 | Get to Tuan Chau marina to wait for bus to pick up to Hanoi. You will be in Hanoi about 15.30 pm. Trip ends.

From Hanoi: Full-Day Ha Long Bay Trip with Seafood Lunch

6. From Hanoi: Full-Day Ha Long Bay Trip with Seafood Lunch

8h20-8h45: Pick up at your hotel inside Hanoi old quarter then depart to visit Ha Long bay-the natural world heritage. On the way, you have a good chance to see the beautiful landscapes of Vietnam's countryside such as the red river, Luc River, buffalos, green rice, cane, and canal fields 11h30 – 11h45: Arrive at Tuan Chau Habour, get on the boat for check-in & relax. Then You will be served lunch with nice local sea foods while the boat moves to overview the beauty of the bay. The boat stops at the fishing farm and does kayaking or bamboo boat which is rowed by local people to visit Luon cave or relax at sundeck for about 40 minutes. After that, you get back to the boat and continue the journey for visiting the bay. The boat will stop at the wharf then you can go inside to visit Sung Sot cave ( or Supprising cave in English) which is the biggest and nicest cave in Ha Long bay.You will have 45 minutes to discover the cave which is partitioned into two chambers; the first one being similar to a wide theater hall. A narrow passage leads to the second room, where a flow of light meets visitors. The ceiling rises 100 feet above your head and the floor space, Then get back on the boat and move to TiTop Island where you can go swimming or Climb up to the top of the island for an overview of Ha Long bay. After that, you get on the boat back to 17h45 – 18h00: Arrive in Habour and gets on the bus to come back to Ha Noi. On the way, the bus will stop for about 15 minutes for relaxing.

From Hanoi: Bai Tu Long Bay 2-Day Cruise, Caves & Kayaking

7. From Hanoi: Bai Tu Long Bay 2-Day Cruise, Caves & Kayaking

Following an early morning pickup from your hotel in Hanoi, enjoy a comfortable ride to Ha Long City along the green fields of the Red River Delta. Upon arrival at the pier of Ha Long City, enjoy a welcome drink and receive a short briefing before cruising out to a 2-day adventure tour of Bai Tu Long Bay. Day 1 On the way to your destination, enjoy lunch on board before making a stop at the Thien Canh Son Cave. Follow your guide and explore the massive cave with various shaped stalactites and stalagmites for about 30 minutes. Continue the tour and return to your cruise boat where you can choose to relax in the sun or go kayaking and discover the beautiful landscape of Bai Tu Long Bay for another 30 minutes. Then join a cooking demonstration by a local chef and enjoy the freshly cooked dinner on board with fellow travelers. Have a drink at the bar or enjoy some night fishing activity before concluding day 1. Day 2 Have breakfast and enjoy the beautiful morning views at the bay. Afterward, cruise to discover a more beautiful view of Bai Tu Long Bay, enjoying kayaking at Cong Do and Cap La area around many islands of Bai Tu Long Bay for about an hour. Return to your cruise for a cabin check-out. Enjoy lunch on board and marvel at the beautiful landscape once more before returning to the pier at Ha Long wharf where you'll transfer back to your accommodation in Hanoi.

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What people are saying about Thien Cung Cave

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 853 reviews

Great day tour. It is a very long day (I think we got back around 7/7:30) so I wouldn’t plan anything in the evening. Benjamin and Ladyboy were fantastic hosts for our private tour. Benjamin was very informative and went on the cave walk with us to give more insight. NOTE: We booked a Private Tour which included a private van from Hanoi City to Ha Long Bay as well as a private tour in the caves. It does NOT include a private boat, you will likely be placed with a group of 20-30 people.

We had a wonderful experience on this tour. Our guide Harry was amazing and made the entire journey memorable for us. The cruise ship was in great condition and the food was lovely too. We were vegetarians and were given a good few options to eat. Kayaking in the halong bay was a bucket list moment and the tour of the caves was made even more interesting thanks to Harry's fun tidbits. Would definitely recommend everyone to go with them.

A wonderful day in magnificent Halong bay. Everything was very well organized. The bus trip from Hanoi, the boat tour with lunch in Halong bay, a rowing boat trip into naturally tunnels under these massive rocks and the visit of an amazing cave. Special thanks to our wonderful tour guide Cương who made a six star experience out of a five star day!

The tour was amazing, I definitely recommend it. The scenery was incredible and lhe tour guide was great, always involves taking pictures and even had a drone with him to take cool videos. Definitely worth it.

I can't say enough about how having a guide like Viet made our trip so much more fun and interesting than if we had planned on our own. He was extremely knowledgeable, super conscientious and a lot of fun