Came here 2007 following tour group from sinh cafe, recalled I paid like 24usd that time for a day tripper. They provided a mini van and it was really small to fit 15pax (similar to the airport 2usd shuttle).
Wanted to use sinh cafe again which costed 28usd now (inflation of course...), but I went via my hotel (holiday gold) and they came with galaxy tours. Costed me usd 30 with promises of better quality and food.
Definitely not disappointed this time, they came with a minibus providing inclined seats! The bus had ample seating and wasn't filled to the brim unlike my last trip with sinh cafe...lunch provided on the boat with proper lined tables and a fresh 8course meal I think ! And upon reaching the floating village, kayaking was included!! Some other folks which booked the tours though other agents had to pay extra 5usd for this kayaking experience...
Visited a cave..one out of the many...which was surely enough,..and went back to town and arrived in Hanoi at 830pm sharp. Unless you've really got lotsa time to spare, then probably you may wanna do an overnight trip on ha long bay
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