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Full-Day Halong Bay Islands and Cave Tour from Hanoi

  • Magnificent photo opportunities: junk boat cruise around Halong Bay
  • Paddle around the islands on a sea kayak or bamboo boat
  • Personalized experience: choice of private or group tour
Full-Day Halong Bay Islands and Cave Tour from Hanoi
From $42.00
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Halong Bay Full Day from HanoiMost Popular
Experience Majestic Halong in 1-day with Comfortable Bus and Traditional Wooden Cruise. Visit the magical grottoes, floating villages. Enjoy Delicious Set Menu Seafood Lunch, Kayaking or Bamboo Boat
From $42.00
Small-Group Halong Full-Day
Enjoy an intimate atmosphere on this Small-group Tour, which operates group of 20 passengers on bus. Pleasure your palate with a sumptuous seafood lunch on board and capture fantastic photographs
From $69.00
Private Guide and Car 2 People
Travel in a Small group. Private comfortable Car, Tour guide, Private table with special meal with Seafood. Shared the cruise. Free pick up/drop off at hotels! Good choice for hotels far Old Quater!
From $149.00
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Halong Bay is one of Vietnam’s most famous natural wonders and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This tour takes in the highlights on a day trip from Hanoi and is ideal for those short on time. Travel through the Red River Delta, cruise around Thien Cung Cave and Dau Go Cave on a traditional junk boat, enjoy a kayaking or bamboo boat excursion, and dine on a seafood lunch on board.
What to Expect
After an early-morning pickup from your Hanoi hotel, admire the Red River Delta scenery on the approximately 4-hour drive to Halong Bay.

Then, board your boat—a traditional wooden junk—in Halong Bay. Keep your camera on hand as you set sail across the bay for endless photo opportunities.

Listen as your guide points out notable landmarks, all with unique names, such as Fighting Cocks Island, Finger Island, Duck Island, and Incense Burner Island, and glide through Thien Cung Cave (Heavenly Palace Grotto), filled with majestic stalactites and stalagmites.

Transfer to a small bamboo boat or sea kayak to get a closer look at the caves and islands, and enjoy about 45 minutes of paddling around one of the bay’s most scenic spots. Then, sail back to the wharf, where your driver will be ready to take you back to Hanoi.

Your tour ends with drop-off at your Hanoi hotel.
Reviews (177)
1 - 5 of 76 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
Beautiful must see

This must be seen. Our guide was fun and knowledgeable. Food on ship was surprisingly very good. I am vegan and they really had many great dishes for me. Others enjoyed all the food. There was plenty of it. We found the mini bus nice...More

Date of experience: November 2018
3  Thank oesmom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Unique seascape

Unique experience. The small boat trip to the caves was good fun. Be prepared for a 4 hour coach trip from and back to Hanoi but worth the journey.

Date of experience: November 2018
3  Thank David R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Awesome seascape

We added a day trip to Haloing Bay once in Hanoi and were very glad we did notwithstanding that the travel to/from the bay area is roughly 3-4 hours each way. We had a boat to ourselves and had a full and tasty meal while...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 1kramer2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Great if you are short on time

A great way to see the bay if you don’t have the time to do an overnight cruise. The bus was comfortable, the lunch on the boat was tasty and catered to vegetarians, the guide was friendly. We got to choose between a kayak and...More

Thank michellecT7056AX
Reviewed November 6, 2018
A gorgeous bay with magnificent rock formations but a long day on the bus

Halong bay is a Unesco World Heritage site, generally considered a must-see when visiting Hanoi. It can be done in a very long day trip, 4 hour bus ride each way and 4 hours on the bay. It is extraordinarily beautiful and you will have...More

Date of experience: December 2017
6  Thank Ron B
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November 29, 2018|
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Response from Ron B | Reviewed this property |
you would need to contact a tour company, there are many listed, and find a location convenient to your ship. Usually they pick up from hotels in Hanoi. If you will be at the bay already I dont know where you would meet... More
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November 14, 2018|
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About 8:00PM