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Hanoi: Round-Trip Halong Bay with Transfers

Activity provider: VIETNAM OPENTOUR CO LTD

Hanoi: Round-Trip Halong Bay with Transfers

Activity provider: VIETNAM OPENTOUR CO LTD
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Save time and experience the beauty of Ha Long Bay with a day cruise and round-trip transfers from Hanoi. Once on the bay you will have plenty of time to explore its many caves and rock formations, and can even choose to kayak or take a bamboo boat ride.

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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Meet your guide/driver at your hotel in the Old Quarter of the Hoan Kiem district in Hanoi from 8:30-9:00 AM. Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. If your hotel is located outside this perimeter, please make your way to the meeting point at No 9 Hang Huong Street for 8:00 AM.


  • Hike to Ti Top island and experience kayaking in Luon Cave
  • Take in the landscapes during a shuttle bus transfer down the new highway
  • Enjoy 5 hours of cruising through the amazing Halong Bay
  • Visit some of the area's most picturesque and unique caves
  • Sit back and savor a set-menu seafood lunch while on the water
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Head off on an exciting day trip to Vietnam's stunning Halong Bay for a boat cruise. Head out of Hanoi by bus, enjoying the landscape along your route, before embarking on your boat. Explore the bay's calm waters by kayak or on a traditional bamboo boat, and walk among its striking caves.

Your experience begins as your driver and guide pick you up from your hotel in Hanoi. Departing for Ha Long Bay in the Quang Ninh Province, you will pass by the Red River Delta throughout a 2.5-hour tour during which you can relax on the bus. You will later reach the Tuan Chau port at noon, checking in upon arrival. Once departing the dock, you can enjoy a set-menu seafood lunch while day cruising around Ha Long Bay. You'll pass by Dog Rock, the Incense Burner, and Fighting Chicken Rock... Following this, head to Bo Nau Island where you will have chance to visit Sung Sot, the latter of which is one of the top 2 most beautiful caves in Ha Long Bay. After an hour visiting Sung Sot Cave, Joining Kayaking in Luon Cave (a water cave) You will have about half an hour to hike up Ti Top peak to admire the panoramic view of Ha Long Bay before you return to the boat before traveling back to the pier and disembarking at the Tuan Chau Port at around 6:00PM.

  • Return transportation by shuttle bus
  • Boat cruise
  • 1 water bottle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if your hotel is in Hanoi's Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem District)
  • Set-menu seafood lunch on board
  • Guide
  • Halong Bay and Tuan Chau admission fees (all-inclusive option)
  • Bamboo boat or kayaking (all-inclusive option)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off outside of the Old Quarter area in Hanoi
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Cash

Know before you go

  • The itinerary is subject to change due to weather conditions
  • Cash is needed for paying for personal expenses on the boat such as drinks and extra food
  • From December through March, you are advised to bring warm clothes, as well as extra clothes to change into incase you get wet while kayaking
  • The estimated time of arrival back in Hanoi at the end of the tour will be between 7:30PM-8 PM
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 117 reviews

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I think it's cool that they have adapted the pick-up (motorbike + bus) to where my Hostel was located. The guide was funny and attentive, he explained the history of the bay and certain Vietnamese traditions to us. ate well there was something for everyone (vegetarian, non-vegetarian etc). The activities were fun and not too long: visit to a pearl-making farm, visit to a cellar on foot, boat trip and hearty lunch in the bay, visit to a cellar by boat (kayak or boat), small hiking activity (be ready 400 steps), break / swim on the beach and return to the boat to admire the sunset ❤️. Return home support. The kayaking activity should be better organized in my opinion, to avoid all the kayaks and boats going at the same time.

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January 26, 2023

They will pick you up where you stay. They may late because of traffic. The Tour Guide was a good guy who speaks in English very well and explains everything in details, especially, history of the city. I enjoyed delicious seafood. Just make sure you will climb up many stairs haha. After them, my legs were shaking.

January 3, 2023

The trip was great from start to finish. Max was amazing. He's knowledgeable and speaks good English. He contacted me the night before to advise me that they will pick us up from our hotel even though ours wasn't in their pickup zone. Trip was smooth. Driver wasn't a fast driver but we got there eventually. We had a quick pit stop for a 5 minute break and then stopped at a Pearl farm too. At Halong bay, we got into a 2 level ship. It had toilets. We had a seafood meal. It was nice and plenty for us. Drinks were cheap but not included in the ticket. Did all the activities. Everything was great. Nice beach was there if you want to swim. They allowed time for a swim or stair climb to the top for a viewing point.

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December 31, 2022

Product ID: 316517