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  1. Vietnam
  2. Hanoi
  3. Ha Long Bay

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

Product ID: 35388
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Take a traditional cruise with a professional guide to the spectacular Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Visit Heaven Palace Cave, go kayaking or take a bamboo boat ride. Enjoy delicious seafood on board, and a comfortable bus transfer.
About this activity
Duration 12 hours - 1 day
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Vietnamese, English

Pick-up included

Your guide will meet you in your hotel 5 minutes before the scheduled departure time. Pick-up not available for AirBnBs, homestays or other private accommodations. Please come to the meeting point at 08:00 AM. Pick-up available for travelers staying in Halong City. Please come to Ticket Counter Number 01 at Tuan Chau Island, Halong City. Pick up time: 12:15-12:30 PM. Please confirm and connect with our Hotline WhatsApp/Imess: +84 964760469 Drop off could be in Tuan Chau or if you want to come back Hanoi (Old Quarter only) with us. Please advise in advance for the best arrangement.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Enjoy 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
Full description
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
  • Round-trip transfers between Hanoi and Halong
  • Halong Bay cruise
  • Admission charges and sightseeing fees
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Deluxe Vietnamese and international seafood lunch
  • Taxes and service charges
What’s Not Included
  • Beverages
  • Tips and personal expenses for guide and driver
  • Airfares and hotels
  • Visa arrangements
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
Please note:
• 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
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From US$ 90 US$ 45 per person

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Product ID: 35388