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Hanoi: 8-Hour Ha Long Bay and Lan Ha Bay Luxury Cruise Tour

4.6 / 5

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Hanoi: 8-Hour Ha Long Bay and Lan Ha Bay Luxury Cruise Tour

From US$ 119 per person

A 8-hour luxury cruise through some of La Ha Bay's most scenic spots. You can dine on local cuisine, swim in crystal-clear waters and through an array of stalagmite caves, on this full-day tour.

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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
Vietnamese, English
Pickup included
Any hotel located in the Hoan Kiem District area


  • Ride for 2 hours in a luxurious limousine
  • Take a 8-hour cruise from the river to the sea aboard a luxury vessel
  • Enjoy cooking demonstrations and a sunset party
  • Kayak through an array of stalagmite caves leaded into hidden lagoons
  • Swim in a quiet cove with an incredible backdrop
Full description
9:30 AM: Welcome Aboard Arrive at Tuan Chau marina and transfer by speed boat to the local supplier's location. Guests will be welcomed aboard, and enjoy welcome drinks, receive cruise briefings, safety instructions, and check in. Start cruising and explore Ha Long Bay, one of the new "Seven Wonders" of nature. Your guides will take you on an odyssey of 7 hours in a deep exploration through the remote Ha Long Bay to Lan Ha Bay, discovering many hidden splendors of untouched natural wonder.  11:00 AM: Lunch on the Boat  While cruising through a maze of toweling limestone mountains, you can revel in the elegant restaurant that is fully equipped with air-conditioning. A Vietnamese fusion cuisine lunch is served and a spectacular seascape is always in view through expanded windows. 1.30 PM: Explore Magical Sea Cave and Hidden Lagoons by Kayaking or Local Rowing Boat Drop anchor at a cove amid dramatic natural scenery in dark and light grotto archipelagos. After an introduction from an expert on how to paddle safely, you will travel with a bamboo boat rowed by a fishermen, and gently glide through stalagmite caves leading into hidden lagoons, amidst a maze of incredible rock formations rising majestically from jade-green water. Every turn brings another surprise, and secret passages of an array of stalagmite caves lead into hidden lagoons with a unique eco-system, getting you close to sea creatures. 3:00 PM: Swimming at Quiet Area in Lan Ha Bay You head to a quiet area in Lan Ha Bay. This is a quiet tourist paradise in Vietnam. The region is known for its pristine beaches and spectacular beauty, having about 400 fascinating islands. You may prefer to try your hand at kayaking or simply just enjoy a swim. This is a great experience, immersed in the crystal clear waters of the bay. 4:00 PM: Cooking Demonstration  You will take part in a short cooking demonstration class. The chef will guide you how to make famous traditional Vietnamese spring rolls. Here, you will understand the culinary culture of the Vietnamese.  4:30 PM: Sunset Party (Free Time) Step up onto the sundeck to watch the magnificent sunset over the "Seven Wonders of Nature", and enjoy the sunset party. It’s an ideal time to make acquaintance with new friends, share your traveling experiences, or simply relax and watch the sunset. In the early evening the boat has a Happy Hour deal. Option: Massage service available. Please book with Cruise Manager directly (see massage menu). 5:00 PM: Head Back to Tuan Chau Marina via Speed Boat 5:20 PM: Disembark for another comfortable limousine ride back Hanoi via new expressway. 7:30 PM: Drop-off at your hotel doorsteps. Service ended.
  • Comfortable chauffeured-driven limousine
  • Pick-up and drop off from hotels located in the Hoan Kiem District
  • 8-hour cruise
  • All entrance fees for sightseeing indicated
  • Mouth-watering lunch consisting of Vietnamese fusion cuisine
  • Afternoon tea and 2 bottles of mineral water in the limousine
  • Double kayak and local rowing boat
  • Life jacket and waterproof bag
  • English-speaking guide during the tour
  • Beverages
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities (recommended)

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  • Vegetarians can be catered to upon request
  • Passport information is required before departure date for the pre-check-in procedure
  • Pick-up and drop off is available from hotels located in the Hoan Kiem district area
  • Booster seats are available (upon request)
  • Biking equipment for children is available (upon request)
  • Remember to bring a towel, sun glasses, sunscreen, a camera, a swimming costume, insect repellent and cash for personal expenses
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4.6 /5

based on 5 reviews

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Amazing trip - picked up on time and on arrival at halong bay we were taken aboard and the days itinerary was planned to perfection . The scenery was stunning, the weather perfect, the 6 course meal superb. The only slightly disappointing thing was that when I booked, it said I would be contacted within 24 hours with pick up details and that didn’t happen. However as soon as I contacted Gyg they sorted it immediately. Really glad we chose the deluxe tour, well worth the money and would recommend.

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December 6, 2019

Great choice

I was a little afraid to choose this tour over the others since there was only 1 review. Halong Bay is a quite touristic place and I was looking for something less crowded and nicer than the average tours other operators offered. After browsing a lot I decided to give this one a try and I am really happy I did it. They picked me up at my hotel and the luxury transfer was really worth it. Comfortable and with a max of 7 seats. 2 hours later using the expressway I was at the embarcation point. The boat was the nicest one in view. New and comfortable with air conditioning in the restaurant and bar areas, lockers to leave our stuff inside without worrying, towels provided as a shower for the after swimming activity, nice food served for lunch and for the sunset party, drinks of all kinds (not included in the price but with correct charges) and the cherry on the top was the extremely kind and helpful staff on the boat. All of this together made this trip on the Lan Ha Bay unforgettable.

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July 1, 2019

Transportation was terrible! The ship was somehow overcrowded

January 12, 2020

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