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Halong Bay: Islands, Caves, and Kayaking Full-Day Tour

1. Halong Bay: Islands, Caves, and Kayaking Full-Day Tour

After you’re picked up at hotels located in Old Quarter of Hanoi, 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, 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 16:30 to 17:00 and board the bus that will take you back to Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi from 19:00 PM to 19:30 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

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 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 a 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.

Bai Tu Long Bay 2 Days 1 Night Premium Cruise

3. Bai Tu Long Bay 2 Days 1 Night Premium Cruise

Following an early morning pickup from your hotel in Hanoi, enjoy a comfortable ride to Ha Long City along the green fields of the Red River Delta. Upon arrival at the pier of Ha Long City, enjoy a welcome drink and receive a short briefing before cruising out to a 2-day adventure tour of Bai Tu Long Bay. Day 1 On the way to your destination, enjoy a lunch on board before making a stop at the Thien Canh Son Cave. Follow your guide and explore the massive cave with various shaped stalactite and stalagmite for about 30 minutes. Continue the tour and return to your cruise boat where you can choose to relax in the sun or go kayaking and discover the beautiful landscape of Bai Tu Long Bay for another 30 minutes. Then join a cooking demonstration by a local chef and enjoy the freshly cooked dinner on board with fellow travelers. Have a drink at the bar or enjoy some night fishing activity before concluding day 1. Day 2 Have breakfast and enjoy the beautiful morning views at the bay. Afterward, visit the ancient Vung Vieng floating village by a small bamboo boat and immerse yourself in the calm and peaceful atmosphere of the village surrounded by rocky mountains. Return to your cruise for a cabin check-out. Enjoy lunch on board and marvel the beautiful landscape once more before returning to the pier at Ha Long wharf where you'll transfer back to your accommodation in Hanoi.

From Hanoi: Full-Day Ha Long Bay Trip with Seafood Lunch

4. From Hanoi: Full-Day Ha Long Bay Trip with Seafood Lunch

The adventure begins with pickup from your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter between 8 and 8:30am. As you travel to Ha Long Bay, soak up incredible views of Vietnam’s rural landscapes, including rivers, rice paddies, cane fields, and more. After the first leg of the bus trip, enjoy 15-minutes to stretch your legs in Hai Duong and taste a traditional green bean cake. Arrive in Tuan Chau Harbor at around 12:15pm and board your boat for the day. As you set sail onto the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Ha Long Bay, dine on a delicious seafood lunch to set you up for an afternoon of exploring. The first stop of the day is one of the bay’s traditional fishing villages, where you can take a kayak or bamboo boat ride around the village and meet local people to learn about their culture. Back aboard the boat head to Thien Cung Cave, which is one of the most picturesque locations in Ha Long Bay. Spend 45-minutes soaking up the magical charm of the cave’s grotto, bursting with fascinating stalactites. Continue the tour to a collection of islets where you can cool off from the heat with a refreshing swim. At the end of an unforgettable day, arrive back at the harbor at 4:30pm then sit back and relax on the return journey to Hanoi, arriving at around 8:30pm.

From Hanoi: Halong Bay Full-Day Trip with Go Halong Cruise

5. From Hanoi: Halong Bay Full-Day Trip with Go Halong Cruise

08:45 – 09:30 Our bus and guide pick you up from hotel/stay and follow the new high way to depart for Tuan Chau Island, Halong City, stop over for a rest on the way 12:15 - Arriving Tuan Chau Harbor, welcome aboard, and safety briefing Our Cruises will take you on an over 4 hours journey with spectacular limestone mountains rising from the emerald water while enjoy Vietnamese styled lunch on boat. 13:15 – Arriving Ba Hang area where you can join kayaking or bamboo boat activity to discovery the beautiful lagoon. The ship passes by The Incense Burner – the sign printed on 200,000 VND Note, The Cock-Fighting Islets and go further to explore the bay. 14.30 - Visiting Thien Cung (Heavenly grotto) to see a lot of stalagmites and stalactites with different shapes of sea lives 15:30 - Returning to Cruises and cruising back toward Tuan Chau harbor. On the way back, enjoy great time among world iconic natural scenery. 16:30 - Disembarking for going back on the new high way to Hanoi. 19:00 - Dropping off at your hotel / stay, trip ends.

Halong, Suprise Cave, Kayak 1 Day on Phoenix Cruise 4Star

6. Halong, Suprise Cave, Kayak 1 Day on Phoenix Cruise 4Star

08:45′ – 09:30′: Pick up at your hotel in Ha Noi by shuttle bus (on request). After that we leave Hanoi for a 2 hour to reach Halong Bay by High-Way road. 12:00′ – 12:30′: At Tuan Chau International Marina, embark Halong Phoenix Cruiser and enjoy 6 hours cruising on wonder bay. 13:00′: Our boat starts gliding out to the centre of the World Heritage Site. Your lunch on boat would be served with fresh local seafood, but vegetable menu is always available at your request. Leaving the marina area, our cruiser passes by Dog Head and Swan Islands, Ba Hang Floating villages (with floating houses), Incense Burner then Thumb Islands before reaching to Suprise Cave. 14:15': You will visit the impressive Cave of Halong Bay – Surprising Cave (Sửng Sốt) with your tour guide, a truly awesome and amazing cave to experience. 15:00′: We have time to gear up for one hour kayaking around Luon cave area (bamboo boat is always available up on request). Our guide will show you some basic safety guidelines and techniques to paddle before helping you to sit on our brand new sit-on-top kayaks. After that our boat will help you visit the Titop Island one hour for swimming, sun-bathing or getting a panoramic view on island peak. 16:30: Return to Halong Phoenix Cruiser and cruising back toward Tuan Chau harbor. There are a lot of time for sunbathing on upper deck. 17:45: Disembark the Halong Phoenix Cruiser and travel back to Tuan Chau International Marina where you then board the bus for your return journey to Hanoi by high way road. Arrive at your hotel around 20.00  

Ha Long Bay 2 Days 1 Night 5 Star Cruise

7. Ha Long Bay 2 Days 1 Night 5 Star Cruise

Day 1: Ha Long Bay and Kayaking At 8:00-8:30AM, your shuttle bus will pick up from your hotel in Hanoi. From there you will drive through the green fields on the Red River Delta to Ha Long City. Once having arrived at the harbor, you will check-in for your cruise on the Ha Long, which will begin with a welcome drink and cruise briefing. You will then enjoy lunch while cruising to Ha Long Bay. Once there you will cruising to explore Ao Ech area belonged to Lan Ha bay. It’s great ideal destination for kayaking around limestone islets, enjoy swimming in crystal sea water, and after about half an hour of exploration, you will go back to your tender to return to the boat. Sunset tea or coffee break. Summit on the sundeck for watching the sunset. It’s nice chatting time to make acquaintance with new friends or simply enjoy hunting photos and drinks. Happy Hour ( 17:30-18:30 The Golden Time, buy 2 get 1 free drink of the same one), You will also be served with free cakes and fruit. Class of cooking demonstration, our chef will guide you how to make famous traditional Vietnamese spring rolls. Delicious dinner is served with Seafood set menu in The Opera restaurant. After dinner, reward yourself with a large selection of cocktails at panoramic bar or take one of our onboard activities: squid fishing, a spa treatment service or movies in your cabin. Overnight on board. Day 2: Dark Cave & Bright Cave Tai Chi on Sunrise sundeck. Watch the sunrise with a Tai Chi session on sundeck. Light breakfast (Tea, Coffee, cookies, bread) Visit beautiful water cave named Bright cave by comfortably on local bamboo boat rowed by the locals. Going through the Bright cave, travelers will come to a lagoon, surrounded by magnificent mountains. The scene gives us a feeling of being lost in the paradise. Come back to cruise. Pack up your luggage and check out the room. Buffet brunch will be served as we once again cruise back to harbor before your bill settlement Return to Tuan Chau Island. Transfer to returned to Hanoi. Arrival back at your hotel approximately 14:00 -14:30

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What people are saying about Thien Cung Cave

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 723 reviews

A 12+ hour tour including transfer from/to Hanoi : it’s a must, expect to be (happily) tired. Very well organized: after a good lunch, our great, helpful and super friendly guide Tiger brought us to Surprise Cave, then kayaking at Luon Cave - 30k additional to pay onboard though it was the best part of it !! - , TiTop mountain with hike to the top. Eventually cruise back to the harbor at sunset. Amazing day!

Doing Halong in a day is a long day, but so worth it. Absolutely gorgeous. The guide was well prepared and took care of us along the way, going above and beyond many times. The boat was fine, could have used a few more stairs on the upper deck. The time at each location was limited, but I didn’t mind, as we were able to make multiple stops and see many different places along the way.

Amazing tour with an amazing friendly guide who was very informative. Would definitely recommend. Stunning lunch on the boat, kayaking, cave tour and oyster farm all included.

Was a good trip. A bit small bus from Hanoi to Halong Bay, but a very pretty view when we arrived the bay.

I am happy that I did the tour, it was amazing experience. Would highly recommend.