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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: Halong Bay Deluxe Full-Day Trip by Boat

2. 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.

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

3. 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.

Halong Bay 2-Day 5-Star Cruise Private Balcony Cabin

4. Halong Bay 2-Day 5-Star Cruise Private Balcony Cabin

DAY 1: HANOI – HA LONG BAY. 08.00- 8:30: Pick up at Old Quarter area to transfer from Hanoi to Halong Bay. Take high-speed way which is just with 2 hours’ drive. Arrival at Sun World Bai Chay harbor. Check in the cruise enjoying welcome drinks, you will be introduced the itinerary and safety briefing. Savor delicious lunch and enjoy the stunning views as the boat cruises towards the southeast of Halong Bay, passing Dog Island, Dinh Huong islet, Kissing rocks – The symbol of Halong tourism. Further cruising to the core zone of Halong bay, first visit off the cruise is the Pearl Farm, which is much deeper inside the bay and much farther than other cruises normally operate. Take a visit to the place with work-shop and take an optional 45 minutes kayaking then visit popular Titov Island, where you can go swimming or hike to the top for another stunning, panoramic view of the Bay. Back on board, you can enjoy sunset party with HAPPY HOUR – buy 1 get 1 free on drinks at Sky Leaf Bar or join some games provided at reception. Traditional Vietnamese cooking class on sundeck under the experienced Chef’s guiding. Delighted dinner on boat, after dinner time for relaxing or enjoy with Sky Leaf Bar on the top floor. Besides, provide free for squid fishing tools at reception. DAY 2: HALONG BAY – HANOI Warm up second day with a Tai Chi lesson on the sundeck with a breathtaking view as the sun rises on Halong Bay. Light breakfast is served at the restaurant. Visit magnificent Sung Sot Cave, one of the biggest caves in Ha Long Bay with beautiful stalactites. You will be surprised by the breathtaking panoramic view across the Bay once you exit the cave as well as the stalactites and stalagmites formed over millions of years which have taken on fascinating shapes. Back on board, Set sometimes for last wash up. check out and return to Sun World Bai Chay harbor. Farewell lunch served on board. Get back to the harbor and shuttle bus to return to Hanoi. The end trip 15:00pm in Hanoi

From Ha Long Bay: Shuttle Bus Transfer to Ninh Binh

5. 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.

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

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

DAY 1: HA NOI – HA LONGDAY 08:00: Pick up at Old Quarter area and transfer from Hanoi to Halong Bay (if the package is included transfer service). 11:30: Arriving at the Halong check-in lounge. You will have time to refresh yourself after the long drive from Hanoi and wait for check-in. 12:15: After taken to the Halong Cruise, you will be checked-in. While enjoying welcome drinks, you will be introduced the itinerary and safety briefing by Cruise Manager 13:00: You will have time to savor your delicious buffet lunch and enjoy the stunning views as the boat cruises towards the southeast of Halong Bay, passing Fighting- Cock and Finger Islet. 14:30 – 16:00: Your first excursion is a visit to Tung Sau Pearl Farm, an area in Halong Bay dedicated to growing pearls and practicing a handmade technique based on Vietnamese tradition and Japanese technology. This is also an ideal destination for kayaking. 16:00 – 17:00: Hike to the top of Ti Top Island 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. 17:30 – 19:00: Back on board, you can enjoy sunset party with HAPPY HOUR (from 17:30 – 19:00) – buy 2 get 1 free on drinks at Thalassius Bar or Sundeck. 19:15: Delight in the shimmering atmosphere of thousands of stars while eating a fantastic, expertly prepared dinner. 20:30: This is the perfect time to relax with karaoke or enjoy the drink at Thalassius Bar. Besides, we provide free for squid fishing tools at reception DAY 2: HA LONG – HA NOI 06:00: Warm up your day with a Tai Chi lesson on the sundeck with a breathtaking view as the sun rises on Halong Bay. 07:00 – 07:30: Light breakfast is served at the restaurant. 07:30 – 08:30: Your next stop is the magnificent Sung Sot Cave, one of the biggest caves in Ha Long Bay with beautiful stalactites. You will be surprised by the breathtaking panoramic view across the Bay once you exit the cave as well as the stalactites and stalagmites formed over millions of years which have taken on fascinating shapes. 08:30 – 09:30: Back on board, you settle your bill, check-out and return to Tuan Chau Island 09:45 – 10:45: Brunch is served at the restaurant while the boat heads back to the harbor. 10:45 – 11:00: Disembark at Tuan Chau Marina, return to Hanoi. Transfer back to Hanoi around 15:00 PM

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

7. 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.

From Hanoi: Lan Ha Bay 2-Day 5-Star Cruise Kayaking-Swimming

8. From Hanoi: Lan Ha Bay 2-Day 5-Star Cruise Kayaking-Swimming

On day 1, you will be picked up at Hanoi Old Quarter and transfer to Ha Long Bay, arriving at Tuan Chau Port at midday to start the cruise. Start by exploring Ba Trai Dao Beach, and enjoy kayaking and/or swimming in the crystal clear waters of the bay. In the summer (from June to September) the journey progresses to the Tra Bau Area of Lan Ha Bay. This is a quieter tourist paradise of Vietnam. Enjoy the complimentary sunset party on the sundeck with local wine and fresh fruits, as well as delicious local food prepared and served for you by the onboard catering staff. After the incredible dinner, take your time to chat at the bar, watch a movie in the restaurant, or join in a fishing excursion. You will stay on board overnight. On day 2, visit the famous Frog Pond area, this is the filming location of the famous movie Kong Skull Island (King Kong) in Quang Ninh 2018. Here you can freely kayak to explore the landscape, or immerse yourself in the cool, clear blue water of this place. This is a wild and mysterious World Heritage site to appeal to your inner explorer. Back to your cabin, take some time to relax and check carefully all the luggage before leaving your cabin. After lunch return via bus transfer service from Ha Long to Hanoi Old Quarter.

Hanoi: Ha Long & Bai Tu Long Bay Luxury 1-Day Tour

9. Hanoi: Ha Long & Bai Tu Long Bay Luxury 1-Day Tour

Spend a full day immersed in the beauty of Ha Long Bay on a deluxe cruise. Start your day with pickup at your hotel or private address in Hanoi's Old Quarter and take the 2-hour journey to the International Cruise Port to meet your friendly crew and board the boat. Embark on your vessel and start cruising through Bai Tu Long, heading to Ha Long Bay's remote area, passing through mystifying and stunning landscapes of thousands of rocky islands. Lunch will be served as you sail past more magnificent limestone mountains. At 1:00 PM, stop to visit Tien Ong Cave, a natural karst cave in the middle of the sea that contains beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. See where fishermen from thousands of years ago left their marks. Continue cruising to Cua Van fishing village, the largest floating village in Ha Long Bay. Stop to explore the village by kayak or local rowed bamboo boat. Learn more about their lifestyles and the customs of these people at the quaint village museum. At 3:00 PM, board the boat again to enjoy free time to admire the scenery, take photos, and relax in a private room. Or, take advantage of the entertainment on board, like the gym, beauty services, or massage services. At 4:00 PM, take part in a fruit carving demonstration and try delicious finger food at the sunset party. After the cruise is finished, you will be brought back to Hanoi.

From Hanoi: Guided Day Trip to Halong Bay with Boat Cruise

10. From Hanoi: Guided Day Trip to Halong Bay with Boat Cruise

Full Day Explore Ha Long Bay - Highlight Destination - Cave - Kayaking - Beach - Swimming 08h30:8:30: Pick up from your hotel in Hanoi. Drive to Ha Long City through the green fields in the Red River Delta. 12h00: Embark at Ha Long wharf – Break and photography time 12h10: Boat Cruises on Halong, enjoy a welcoming drink and cruise briefing. 12h30: Have lunch while cruising in Ha Long Bay, admiring the fascinating rock formations in the bay. 13h30: Transfer by tender to Sung Sot cave. Our tour guide will take you to a huge cave with many interesting stalactite and stalagmite in different amazing shapes …. After about half an hour visiting, you will go back to tender and return to the boat. Then return to cruise for your leisure or join sunbathing 14h45: Discovery Luon Cave by kayaking, the most beautiful destination for kayaking in Halong Bay. Enjoying about a hour kayaking to Luon cave then back to cruise and continue to Titov hiking or swimming beach here. 15h45: Swimming on the beach. Trekking Titop peak for taking photos with panoramic view of the bay 16h30: Enjoy Sunset party on Boat with Red wine, French fried, cakes, Fruits.. 17h45-18:00: Back to Ha Long harbour. 20h00-20:30: You will arrived Hanoi hotel and shuttle bus will drop off all around Hanoi Old Quarter or meeting point End of the trip.

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The car drive from Hanoi to Ha along Bay was quite lengthy, but definitely worth it!! As soon as we arrived, we boarded the boat and had a generous lunch with a vegetarian option. It was very delicious! Then we took off and drove about one hour to get to our first attraction: a cave with stalagmites and stalactites. Ha Long Bau is as stunning as the pictures in the internet and I would make sure to see it if you can. During our second activity we had the chance to paddle a Kajak through a cave and past a few beautiful islands. This was our favourite part of the tour. Afterwards we we offered a few snacks, such as fruit and biscuits. It was an amazing day overall! Before you go, you should know though, that only a very small water bottle is included in the price. There is the option to pay for drinks on the boat, but you can also bring your one. However, single use plastic bottles are not allowed.

Great Tour by this tour company! Was contacted by a nice guy called Viet through watts app a few days before to confirm. He also gave me advice about Vietnam and Hanoi city and was always just a message away when I needed anything. The Day to Ha long bay was fantastic! Viet met me outside the hotel to see me on the bus safely. Bus is small but just enough and has good air conditioning. The guide was very formative throughout the day and we was well looked after fantastic day trip and would highly recommend! Thank you! Blaine & Rosie United Kingdom

We really enjoyed that one day trip to Ha long bay with this company! The tour was very interesting and covered everything that can be experienced in Ha Long bay! We especially enjoyed the bamboo boat trip The guide was very friendly, helpful and was speaking good English. Lunch and snack were great also. They picked us up from our hotel and they drop us off in our hotel too. Highly recommended tour!! Thank you for everything

Long day, be prepared! Plenty of stops, lots to see and do, ability to choose your own adventure throughout the day!

It was so much fun and amazing to see everything. It was perfect organised.