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Halong Bay Day Trip from Hanoi provided by BC Family Tour

Halong Bay Day Trip from Hanoi

Halong Bay Day Trip from Hanoi
4.5
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94% of travelers recommend this experience
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Tour snapshot
Tick off Halong Bay with ease on a hassle-free day trip from Hanoi
Duration:
24h
Group size:
20
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    24h
  • Group size:
    20
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Regardless of how much time you have in Vietnam, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Halong Bay is a must-see sight. Eliminate the stress of planning your own transport and activities on a hassle-free day trip from Hanoi, the ideal choice for first-time visitors with limited time. Spend the day admiring the bay from the water—a great way to view the seascape—and enjoy a seafood lunch on board.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 24h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Get the best views of the UNESCO-listed landscape from the water
  • Convenient hotel pickup and drop-off are included
  • Ideal for first-time visitors with limited time in Hanoi
What to expect
Your day trip begins with hotel pickup in Hanoi, where you’ll board an air-conditioned vehicle destined for Halong Bay, a UNESCO-listed area home to more than 2,000 limestone islands. During the journey, you’ll admire the Red River Delta, replete with water buffalo and rice terraces. On arrival in Halong Bay, you’ll board a boat and spend the afternoon cruising. Get unobstructed views of the islands from the water, stop to visit Thien Cung Cave or the Palace of Heaven Grotto, and enjoy a fresh seafood lunch on board the boat. The tour concludes with hotel drop-off back in Hanoi.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 24h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Get the best views of the UNESCO-listed landscape from the water
  • Convenient hotel pickup and drop-off are included
  • Ideal for first-time visitors with limited time in Hanoi
What to expect
Your day trip begins with hotel pickup in Hanoi, where you’ll board an air-conditioned vehicle destined for Halong Bay, a UNESCO-listed area home to more than 2,000 limestone islands. During the journey, you’ll admire the Red River Delta, replete with water buffalo and rice terraces. On arrival in Halong Bay, you’ll board a boat and spend the afternoon cruising. Get unobstructed views of the islands from the water, stop to visit Thien Cung Cave or the Palace of Heaven Grotto, and enjoy a fresh seafood lunch on board the boat. The tour concludes with hotel drop-off back in Hanoi.
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Call the number below and use the product code: 8093P7
Important information
Inclusions
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • English speaking tour guide, Entrance fee
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • local food, vegetarian food is available upon request
  • Entry/Admission - Halong Bay
Exclusions
  • Drink (don't take plastic bottled water to protect environment), travel insurance
  • Tips and others not clearly mentioned above.
Duration
24h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • * Please provide your hotel address (free pick-up and drop-off if your hotel is located in Hanoi Old Quarter Area, Hoan Kiem district. exactly pick up time will be confirm after we received your booking & hotel location). * We are able to pick up at some Airbnb and homestay in the Old Quarter area (Hoan Kiem district). Kindly advise us clearly location for pick up when you make reservation and send it to us. Thanks. * If you stay outside of the Old Quarter, please visit our meeting point: Hanoi Opera House (Nhà Hát Lớn Hà Nội), address: 01 Tràng Tiền Street, Hoàn Kiếm District. * You can ask your receptionist to confirm us before departure time
  • Hanoi Opera House, 01 Tràng Tiền, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội 100000, Vietnam * If you stay outside of the Old Quarter, please visit our meeting point: Hanoi Opera House (Nhà Hát Lớn Hà Nội), address: 01 Tràng Tiền Street, Hoàn Kiếm District.
Additional information
  • Optional: Kayaking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Inclusions
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • English speaking tour guide, Entrance fee
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • local food, vegetarian food is available upon request
  • Entry/Admission - Halong Bay
Exclusions
  • Drink (don't take plastic bottled water to protect environment), travel insurance
  • Tips and others not clearly mentioned above.
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • * Please provide your hotel address (free pick-up and drop-off if your hotel is located in Hanoi Old Quarter Area, Hoan Kiem district. exactly pick up time will be confirm after we received your booking & hotel location). * We are able to pick up at some Airbnb and homestay in the Old Quarter area (Hoan Kiem district). Kindly advise us clearly location for pick up when you make reservation and send it to us. Thanks. * If you stay outside of the Old Quarter, please visit our meeting point: Hanoi Opera House (Nhà Hát Lớn Hà Nội), address: 01 Tràng Tiền Street, Hoàn Kiếm District. * You can ask your receptionist to confirm us before departure time
  • Hanoi Opera House, 01 Tràng Tiền, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội 100000, Vietnam * If you stay outside of the Old Quarter, please visit our meeting point: Hanoi Opera House (Nhà Hát Lớn Hà Nội), address: 01 Tràng Tiền Street, Hoàn Kiếm District.
Duration
24h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Optional: Kayaking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

4.5
36 reviews
Excellent
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Very good
9
Average
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Terrible
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Jan D
4 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
It takes 3 hours (one way) but it's worth it. A unique, beautul scenery is waiting for you. The boat is comfortable, the lunch is big. And when the sun comes out, the whole trip is magical!
Written January 10, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Linda A
Sacramento, CA4 contributions
May 2022
It was a fun day among friendly people and a knowledgable tour guide. It's good value for the money. BC Family Tours responded quickly via email and SMS and seemed to care that we had an enjoyable experience.
Written May 10, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Josie G
26 contributions
We did the day trip through indochina tours, recommended by our hotel (Sofitel metropole). This was the way to go - private car picked us up from hotel and drive us out to Ha Long Bay, where we were dropped at the port to meet our boat captain and three other travelers to make our group 6. The boat included a fabulous lunch of 7 or 8 different dishes. Had a clean bathroom and plenty to drink. They toured ya through the less popular portion of the bay (Bai Long) which was nice since we warned about over-crowdedness and trash in the main part. We stopped at a cave, beach, and paddled kayaks. This tour keeps you away from the commercialized spots for a really pleasant day! Definitely would recommend!! It’s a long day though going to and from Hanoi (4 hours each way)- although most time is spent lounging on the boat.
Written March 23, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Pierre88
Bala Cynwyd, PA2 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
The Bay particularly the cave was amazing. The tour guide spent more time chatting with the bus driver than with us and the ride home was no stop which meant they were seven hours that we had not eaten and frankly I was really hungry. There was a rest stop on the way up and I am curious why there was not one on the way back especially since it has been so many hours since we had eaten. The weather was horrible but that was no one’s fault although it would have been nice if a complementary poncho was offered instead of our paying for it and perhaps some hot tea instead of just hot water When we returned soaking wet. I have never been in a place where a cup of hot water was offered as a snack I think a lot could have been improved to make the customers feel more special. We had a nice experience with a lovely Korean family who shared our table. So what I liked about it was the camaraderie of the family we met and the lovely seen a cave but I would rate the rest of the experience pretty poorly
Written January 25, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Christine T
17 contributions
My boyfriend and I completed the Halong Bay day tour from Hanoi yesterday. They picked us up in a limo bus with WiFi + usb charger which was great as the car ride was 3.5 hrs long. Victor was our tour guide and he was super enthusiastic and knowledgeable. I was impressed with the lunch on the boat as the spread was amazing. It’s totally worth it to spend more for the “premium” trip as there were only 8 people on the tour vs a tour of 20. Also, the bus was super nice compared to a school type of bus. We chose the kayaking over the bamboo boats and that was awesome as we wandered around the water ourselves. Thanks for a great trip!

I also ordered a car pickup and drop off at the airport the next day as they were offering it for $16USD. I already had issues with scamming Uber drivers at the Hanoi airport that would pretend their cars broke down and ask you to take their friend’s car and pay in cash. That was super sketch! Anyhow, the one thing I was very disappointed at was that when the driver from BC family dropped us off, he demanded $25 vs. the $16 that I was expecting. I can speak the basic language so I called up the BC family tour (24/7 hotline #) and there was some miscommunication with them and the driver about the price of the ride. Anyhow, it was a super stressful situation at the time. If you were to book a car with them, I would recommend you tell them to verify the price of hr car ride with the driver picking you up as a non-fluent Vietnamese person would get pretty screwed.

Written March 25, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Patrick B
Bangkok, Thailand3 contributions
Dec 2017 • Solo
The trip was handled by APT travel in Hanoi who are partners with BC Family Tour. I was picked up on time at the hotel by the guide named Chuong who from the start to the very end was extremely helpful, knowledgeable and attentive to our needs. I selected the luxury version and the food onboard the junk was absolutely fine with plenty of fresh seafood. While it was a long day almost 12 hours it really was a very memorable day made all the better by having such a great guide. I was so impressed with the day that the following day I booked a half day tour with BC family Tour and again had a great private tour with Wayne who was happy to amend the itinerary to suit my interests. At the end we went to this quite extraordinary little cafe up some rather dingy stairs to have an egg coffee - it was filled with young students and was about as authentic an experience as one could hope for. Two days with great lifetime memories.
Written December 12, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Danny B
18 contributions
May 2018
To jump from the boat during the swimming stop into lovely warms water surrounded by beautiful islands made for a very memorable experience. Once of my favourites in fact. We chose to do the journey with a 'luxury' mini bus which shortened the journey and meant we didn't have to board a coach. The journey takes a while but don't be off put, we nearly left this trip out and I'm so glad we didn't unforgettable!
Written August 15, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

car0lynsc0tt
Hanoi, Vietnam7 contributions
Jun 2018 • Solo
just a majestic place to visit,one of the most enchanting places i have ever visited,thanks so much to out terrific guide from hanoi urban adventure,uoc pham aka Lucky.
Written June 17, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Annelie Frödin
Bangkok, Thailand70 contributions
I looooooooooove this trip so so so much. This tour company is amazing. Nice and funny guide and very good food on the cruise. Will surely recommend this!
Written April 18, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

7inthefamily
KL, Malaysia8 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
OK - to start off with, we didn't actually end up on the Ha Long Bay Tour- but that was because Typhoon Wipha decided to pass directly overhead and the govt brought all the boats to harbour.

But ... here's the actual review of BC Family Tours. We'd organised multiple locations to stay around Hanoi and had some arrangements and some gaps in terms of transport. I was contacted by Daisy nice and early about the Ha Long Bay visit and made arrangements and she mentioned airport pickup, which was at a much better price than the high end hotel that I was staying had quoted. So we took them up on the offer (4 people). An excellent pickup (good sized car, clear pickup with signage, nice drivers, etc) at a very reasonable price. So I also asked about driving us to the Ba Vi mountains. Also - a great service and very reasonable price. Then, we had to change plans at the last minute and I needed to get back from Ba Vi Mountains back to Hanoi - so with one day's notice, I call Daisy and sure enough she sorts us a brilliant ride back at a great price. We then topped off the trip with a final airport ride (slight wobble on that one as the driver had the wrong name for me - but we sorted it out and made it to the airport OK, so no harm done). So - thanks Daisy at BC Family Tours - you're the best.

We didn't get to see Ha Long Bay, but the refund was very quick, and the "everything else" that you arranged for us was just excellent. I should also say that BC Family Tours did also offer us alternative tours instead of Ha Long due to the typhoon, but we'd already done "outside Hanoi" so we didn't take them up on that offer.
But I'd strongly recommend BC Family Tours.
Written August 3, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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