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Enjoy this full-day trip to Halong Bay from Hanoi, including a scenic round-trip drive through northern Vietnam’s rural landscapes. Enjoy a seafood lunch as you take in the magnificent scenery, stopping to explore karsts and caves such as Thien Cung (Heavenly Cave) with an experienced guide.
  • Cruise around Halong Bay and Thien Cung Cave
  • Spectacular views as you kayak or ride a bamboo boat around the bay
  • Choice of private or group tour to suit all budgets
  • Hassle-free hotel pickup and round-trip transport from Hanoi
What to Expect
After hotel pickup in Hanoi, journey to Halong Bay by air-conditioned bus. Admire the views as you drive through the Vietnamese countryside, passing rural villages, lush rice paddies, and herds of water buffalo. Then, set sail on a scenic cruise around Halong Bay and discover its UNESCO-listed natural wonders—an expanse of glittering turquoise water dotted with jagged karst formations, soaring sea cliffs, and rocky islands. Stop at a calm area of the bay to enjoy sea kayaking or a bamboo boat ride (choice of one activity), affording a closer look at the unique landscapes. Tuck into a delicious seafood lunch on board as you gaze out across the bay. After lunch, cruise through Heavenly Cave (Thien Cung), before sailing back to shore. Your driver waits to take you back to Hanoi to drop you back at your hotel or at a central location (depending on the day).
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Important Information
Departure Point
1: Vietnam Open Tour, 9 Hàng Hương, Hàng Mã, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội 100000, Vietnam
2: Hoàn Kiếm, Hanoi, Vietnam
3: Tuan Chau Island, Tuần Châu, Hạ Long, Quảng Ninh, Vietnam

Traveler pickup is offered
If you arraged transfer to Halong Bay, Plz be Tuan Chau port, Tuan Chau island around 12:15pm to join the tour

Tuan Chau port, Tuan Chau island, Halong Bay, Quang Ninh Province
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Transported by model AC bus
  • Boat trip in Halong Bay
  • From Hanoi: Round trip transfer with pick up/drop off at Hotels/hostel in the Old Quarter of Hanoi
  • From Halong: Pick up at Tuan Chau Island at 12:00-12:30 at Ticket Counter No 01
  • 01 bottle water per person perday
  • Kayaking or Boating at floating village during 45 minutes
  • Set menu delicious seafood lunch (vegetable food available on request)
  • Admission fee
  • Entry/Admission - Halong Bay
  • Entry/Admission - Dong Thien Cung
  • Drinks in meals, transfer back Hanoi on the other days. surcharge would be applied
  • Pick up and drop off at hotels located outside of the Old Quarter area
  • Not included transfer Hanoi - Halong - Hanoi if you choose option "Day Tour from Tuan Chau Port"
  • Surcharge 5usd/pax if you travelling on Lunar New Year from 24 Jan to 29 Jan 2020
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Sunscreen, a hat, and comfortable shoes are recommended
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Tour itinerary could be changed due to weather condition without notice in advance. you will be offered an alternative or refund
  • Surcharge 15usd/pax (If you book those options: Private Tour or Private transfer or Private transfer & tour guide) and Surcharge 5usd/pax (if you book group tour from Hanoi 1 & 2) if you travel during Lunar New Year from 24 Jan to 29 Jan 2020.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed yesterday

Best trip we did in Vietnam. Tony our tour guide was great. Went by expressway both ways and route on the boat was brilliant, different from the rest of the boats so had the beautiful views to ourselves for much of the sail. Thanks Tony,...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Tina J
Reviewed yesterday

Really enjoyed this tour - from the moment I booked, Vietnam Open Day Tours were professional and dealt with my queries over Whatsapp quickly! I was picked up on time from my hotel, the bus had good AC and our tour guide Tony was energetic...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Ravi P
Reviewed 3 days ago

The trip was really well organised. Easy pick-up and drop-off with both ways of traveling in an AC bus via the express way. Our guide was Tony who truly is a quality lad with over 12 years of experience as a guide. He was funny,...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Peter S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tour guide (Ngoc) is very friendly and cheerful. He tried to engage everyone during the trip (by asking us our nationality). He preempt us that that the rower from the bamboo boat will ask for tip, but we can just say “no” if we don’t...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Jun111195
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are very pleased with Toan who was our tour guide to Halong Bay. He was very entertaining and funny. He made sure the tour group was well looked after. The food served on the boat to Halong was adequate and very good. We would...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank 48Susan48
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If you choose bamboo boats you can relax on the boat. Because a lady will row for you.
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