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Alova Gold Cruises Day Tours

17A Hang Dong Str. | Hoan Kiem Dist., Halong Bay, Vietnam
0936743136
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Ranked #33 of 76 Activities in Halong Bay
Type: Boat Tours
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Discover Halong Bay on Alova Gold Cruises – 2 cruises consist of 9 cabins each decorated in classic Asian style and managed by Go Asia Travel -... more » Owner description: Discover Halong Bay on Alova Gold Cruises – 2 cruises consist of 9 cabins each decorated in classic Asian style and managed by Go Asia Travel - International licensed Tour Operator in Vietnam. « less
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Firstly, thank you to the crew, Ten and Tom for a very memorable trip to Halong Bay. The great thing about this trip is the numbers are small, so you get to know and share experiences with fellow passengers and crew. We loved the kayaking which although with a guide, gave us flexibility and a good amount of time. The... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

My boyfriend and I went on this trip. We loved it lots. The tour guide "sunny" was awesome. We are very adventurous and love the water so were a bit disappointed to not be able to paddle around in the kayaks a bit more by ourselves. The food was really good. Lots of seafood but quality. The scenery was pretty... More

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Martin N, Manager at Alova Gold Cruises Day Tours, responded to this review

Dear Dani_Mck, For people who love water, kayaking in the bay should not be missed. I understand that you are adventurous and kayaking in Luon cave area is not enough but hopefully you still enjoy it, our tour guide only wants to guarantee safety for everyone and he can take good care of the group. Actually, if you have more... More

Melbourne, Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We enjoyed just about everything about this one night/two day cruise which included transfers from our hotel and back. Its a three hour trip from Hanoi to Ha Long Bay and the bus made one stop each way at a big warehouse styled retail store, ostensibly for toilets and light refreshment (buy your own), but also to tempt you into... More

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Martin N, Manager at Alova Gold Cruises Day Tours, responded to this review

Dear Carolann T, Thank you so much for sharing detailed review about all activities of Alova Gold cruise trip in Halong bay. It helps a lot for other travellers to see how it goes for the trip. There're a lot of activities for 2 days 1 night, but if you don't want to join any part, you don't have to.... More

Vancouver, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I chose Alova Gold based on all the other positive reviews and I'm glad I did. The ship is small so it was lovely meeting people and actually getting to know them. There is a lot of kayaking which is awesome and if you do the 2 nights like my husband and I did you will enjoy your second day... More

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Martin N, Manager at Alova Gold Cruises Day Tours, responded to this review

Dear Chloe R, “Great choice for your money!” is what we always guarantee for our customers on Alova Gold cruise. Though there're a few thing to be improved, we do our best to bring you comfortable stay. Thank you so much for your detailed review as well as useful tip for other travellers. You made the right choice to spend... More

Tokyo, Japan
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53 reviews 53 reviews
4 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The pick up from the hotel was on time, a good first impression. Our guide Kien was happy, upbeat and spoke good English, a reinforcement of the positive start to the tour. The journey to Halong Bay was OK but too warm as the aircon on the bus was either broken or wasn't able to cope with the outside temperature... More

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Martin N, Manager at Alova Gold Cruises Day Tours, responded to this review

Dear hkwoody, Mr. Kien - your tour guide is an enthusiastic guide with great knowledge and sense of humor. I'm glad that he was "a reinforcement of the positive start to the tour". About your comment on drinks' price on the cruise, I would like to share with you that we always choose high quality items on land, transfer it... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I have mixed feelings about my experience on this cruise. It wasn't cheap and wasn't expensive ($120usd) but it wasn't what I expected. The brochure claimed the facilities were four star, however, the boat was definitely three star, maximum. THE GOOD: The food was delicious, and they catered very well for vegetarians. It's a small boat so there weren't swarms... More

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Booked with Go Asia with my partner for a relaxing vacation, we got exactly what we want during this trip on Alova Cruise 2d1n: awesome escape from the chaotic Hanoi, delicious on-board cuisines, magnificent landscape, fabulous customer services. Our tour guide Mr Hoang Lam (Tom), the cruise owner Mr Muoi & his team made our stay super easy, comfortable &... More

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Martin N, Manager at Alova Gold Cruises Day Tours, responded to this review

Dear Lani D, "Awesome escape from the chaotic Hanoi, delicious on-board cuisines, magnificent landscape, fabulous customer services" are what everyone expect from a vacation in beautiful Halong bay. You got exactly wihat you wanted. Mr. Tom - your tour guide and Mr. Muoi - cruise manager did a great job to make your stay "super easy". It's our plearure that... More

Singapore, Singapore
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

He gave us a lot of stories about Vietnam's history. And he sang french too. Only didn't like was the cruise staff not giving a welcoming vibe.

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Martin N, Manager at Alova Gold Cruises Day Tours, responded to this review

Dear designgee21, Mr. Kien - your tour guide must have been so impressive that you meantioned his full name as a title of the review! He is a passionate tour guide and super humorous. He can also sing very well in English, French and Russian. About the cruise's staff, perhaps they're not very good at English that leads to misunderstanding.... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We went during the low season in the midst of the typhoon but was blessed with great weather for the 2d1n trip. Our group of 6 was small as a result but it was just perfect for great conversations. We were not looking for a party ship and alova gold was just what we wanted. Our guide, Sunny, was very... More

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Martin N, Manager at Alova Gold Cruises Day Tours, responded to this review

Dear Sufiartie S, One of the most interesting thing while travelling in low season is that the bay is less crowded and you get better price than high season. I can see that you really enjoyed small group on Alova Gold cruise and got what you want: "a relaxing time to enjoy the beauty of Halong bay". Sunny took good... More

Singapore
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Mr. Cao Kim Kien was our tour guide to Halong Bay for one day on 14 Sep 14. He was very knowledgeable about the area and gave us insights into the history behind Halong Bay. Also, he sang a french song on the way back; he was really good! Halong Bay's a nice place to relax for one day. The... More

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Martin N, Manager at Alova Gold Cruises Day Tours, responded to this review

Dear BenjaminGohhy, "Getting rowed around in a bamboo boat through the large granite rocks in open sea was also quite spectacular", and kayak yourseft to come closer to that rocks is much more interesting experience. Mr. Kien did a good job of a tour guide and a host to introduce you details of Halong bay and Vietnam. He loves singing... More

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