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Full-Day Halong Bay Islands and Caves Tour from Hanoi provided by Charming Vietnam Travel

Full-Day Halong Bay Islands and Caves Tour from Hanoi

Full-Day Halong Bay Islands and Caves Tour from Hanoi
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Experience the Scenic beauty of Ha Long Bay Full Day Tour from Hanoi. Marvel at the karst rock formations and islands of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, visit the most beautiful cave in Halong bay: Heavenly Palace Cave, interesting activities for the best discovery Halong: Kayaking or Bamboo boat in the emerald waters and take a traditional cruise in Halong with seafood lunch served on. Choose the best options for your needs: Join-in group, Luxury small-group, or Private for just your own group for the best comfort and privacy.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • Begin your day trip to Halong Bay with hotel pickup in Hanoi's Old Quarter. Travel past water buffalo and farmers working in the rice fields of the Red River Delta during a 2-hour drive by coach or private vehicle — depending on option selected at booking. You'll make a brief stop at a handicrafts center before arriving at the Halong wharf around midday. Here, board a traditional wooden junk and cruise into the World Heritage–listed bay, peppered with limestone karsts and the sheer cliffs of countless islets. Your guide will point out landmarks such as Stone Dogs Island, Duck Island, Finger Island, Incense Burner Island, and Fighting Cocks Island.  After a seafood lunch (vegetarian option is available), set out to explore the chambers of Thien Cung Cave, translated as Heavenly Palace and adorned with stalactites and stalagmites. Following a 40-minute kayak or bamboo boat ride around a fishing village, you'll head back to the wharf for the return transfer to your hotel in Hanoi.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Begin your day trip to Halong Bay with hotel pickup in Hanoi's Old Quarter. Travel past water buffalo and farmers working in the rice fields of the Red River Delta during a 2-hour drive by coach or private vehicle — depending on option selected at booking. You'll make a brief stop at a handicrafts center before arriving at the Halong wharf around midday. Here, board a traditional wooden junk and cruise into the World Heritage–listed bay, peppered with limestone karsts and the sheer cliffs of countless islets. Your guide will point out landmarks such as Stone Dogs Island, Duck Island, Finger Island, Incense Burner Island, and Fighting Cocks Island.  After a seafood lunch (vegetarian option is available), set out to explore the chambers of Thien Cung Cave, translated as Heavenly Palace and adorned with stalactites and stalagmites. Following a 40-minute kayak or bamboo boat ride around a fishing village, you'll head back to the wharf for the return transfer to your hotel in Hanoi.
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Call the number below and use the product code: 8364P29
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Cruise
  • Lunch
  • Driver/guide
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • National highway transfer for 2 ways
  • Entry/Admission - Hanoi
  • Entry/Admission - Halong Bay
  • Entry/Admission - Dong Thien Cung
Exclusions
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Day tour to Halong would not arrange the Swimming as it is not enough time
Duration
12h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • - From Hanoi: We pick up Hotels located in Old Quarter of Hanoi. With Airbnb/Homestay/Apartment please come to the meeting point: 37A Hang Thung, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi. - From Halong: Please meet our guide at Ticket Counter #01 12:00 - 12:15, at Tuan Chau Habor, Tuan Chau Island, Halong.
  • Dragonfly Cruise, 37a Phố Hàng Thùng, Hàng Bạc, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam We offer free pick up at Hotels located in Old Quater of Hanoi. The pickup time from 07:45 - 08:15 am. Please wait at your hotel lobby. For travelers staying at Airbnb, Homestay. And hotels located outside the Old Quater of Hanoi. Please come to our office from 07:45 - 08:15 for the tour departure
  • Tuan Chau Island, Tuần Châu, Hạ Long, Quảng Ninh, Vietnam We offer pick up for travelers who staying in Halong bay. As the address in Halong almost not clear and hard to pick up. Then please come to our meeting point: Ticket Counter #01 at Tuan Chau Island, Halong Bay from 12:00 - 12:20 for the pick up.
  • Ports:
  • Tuần Châu Harbor, Phường Ngọc Châu, Tuần Châu, Thành phố Hạ Long, Quảng Ninh, Vietnam
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Not recommended for child aged 2 and under
  • Minimum age is 3 years
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Cruise
  • Lunch
  • Driver/guide
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • National highway transfer for 2 ways
  • Entry/Admission - Hanoi
  • Entry/Admission - Halong Bay
  • Entry/Admission - Dong Thien Cung
Exclusions
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Day tour to Halong would not arrange the Swimming as it is not enough time
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • - From Hanoi: We pick up Hotels located in Old Quarter of Hanoi. With Airbnb/Homestay/Apartment please come to the meeting point: 37A Hang Thung, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi. - From Halong: Please meet our guide at Ticket Counter #01 12:00 - 12:15, at Tuan Chau Habor, Tuan Chau Island, Halong.
  • Dragonfly Cruise, 37a Phố Hàng Thùng, Hàng Bạc, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam We offer free pick up at Hotels located in Old Quater of Hanoi. The pickup time from 07:45 - 08:15 am. Please wait at your hotel lobby. For travelers staying at Airbnb, Homestay. And hotels located outside the Old Quater of Hanoi. Please come to our office from 07:45 - 08:15 for the tour departure
  • Tuan Chau Island, Tuần Châu, Hạ Long, Quảng Ninh, Vietnam We offer pick up for travelers who staying in Halong bay. As the address in Halong almost not clear and hard to pick up. Then please come to our meeting point: Ticket Counter #01 at Tuan Chau Island, Halong Bay from 12:00 - 12:20 for the pick up.
  • Ports:
  • Tuần Châu Harbor, Phường Ngọc Châu, Tuần Châu, Thành phố Hạ Long, Quảng Ninh, Vietnam
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
12h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Not recommended for child aged 2 and under
  • Minimum age is 3 years
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Dragonfly Cruise
    Stop: 12 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Halong Bay
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    Hon Ga Choi Island
  • 3
    Dong Thien Cung
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    Tuần Châu Harbor
  • You'll return to the starting point
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David T
Bundaberg, Australia5 contributions
A great tour
Jan 2020
We were met at the Tuan Chau International Marina terminal at Halong Bay as arranged. Everything went smoothly. Boarded the boat, seafood lunch as really good. We went Bamboo rafting and then through the big cave that was really spectacular. Boat crew were great and looked after us well. Would recommend this cruise. David & Shirley, Australia.
Written January 22, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Mr/Mrs David_shirley22, Thank you for giving us a perfect rating. It is our greatest pleasure to have you here with Dragonfly Cruise a Brand of CharmingVietnamTravel.com. I am very glad to hear that you enjoyed everything and especially our tour guide who kept all of you entertained during the trip. We just focus on medium size of the group to ensure that every traveler having good space to enjoy the beautiful landscapes. And tour guide can have the best care of everyone. I will surely forward your compliments to all members in my team in order to have better welcome you if chance comes soon. We look forward to serving you again. Yours sincerely, Selena A member of Charming Vietnam Travel
Written January 30, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Alana Santos
Porto, Portugal1 contribution
Amazing.
Nov 2019
It was a great experience and a wonderful. Our guide was very informative, kind and helpful. The trip was very well organised...
Written November 18, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear AlanaSt, Thank you so much for giving us a 5 star comment. It is our greatest pleasure to have you here with Dragonfly Cruise a Brand of CharmingVietnamTravel.com. Our team are so happy to bring you a great experience when you travel overseas. From your beautiful feedback, we know that our effort in arranging the services for you was successful. Thank you again and we are looking forward to welcoming you back here at the soonest. Best regards, Linda Customer Care Team of DragonFly Cruise
Written February 8, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Johannes
Germany4 contributions
Way better than even expected
We did the one day trip to Ha Long Bay. The bus picked us up at our Hostel in the Old Quater. The trip to Ha Long takes ca. 4h, the big Bus had enough leg space for me(I am 6‘3“). The stop on the way to Ha Long and back is a little bit unnecessary but at least you get the chance to use a restroom.

The cruise itself was great. Our guide UY was amazing. He was always looking after us to make sure we have a great time and had a lot of interesting information.

The 4 hour cruise give you a pretty good impression of Ha Long Bay. The food on board was good and plenty. The cave tour was alright (it was my least favorite part of the tour but UY tried his best to make it more interesting by telling a lot of facts).

My favorite thing was the kayaking part, I’d definitely recommend taking a kayak and not a bamboo boat. You get to kayak on your own and explore a little bit.

Written March 10, 2019
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Dear Mr/Mrs johannesh0205, It is our greatest pleasure to have you and your friends due to your recent trip to Halong bay Islands and Cave Full day tour from Hanoi with DragonFly Cruise. Thank you very much for your beautiful words for Mr Uy and the time you took to share it with us and other travelers. I am extremely glad to hear that you completely enjoyed the tour even it is 12 hour trip. We do invest a lot of time in effort to well train our staff in order to maintain our personalized service. If you are around this area again, please do not hesitate to contact me then. Best regards, Lisa Hai Yen Dragonfly Cruise Customer Care Team
Written March 23, 2019
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Daniel C
Seoul, South Korea26 contributions
Very good value day-trip
Nov 2018 • Solo
They communicate with you the day of to ensure pick-up spot and timing. The bus ride was long but it was comfortable and in good condition. You stop at one location for bio breaks. You get fed immediately on-board. The food was just okay, I guess we were expecting better because it's right next to the harbor. We head out to see Ha Long bay but it was at quite the slower pace. The views were fantastic and the weather held up so we were fortunate. We went to the island and hiked up the short stairs and through the caves. Then we went to a discreet location for a private boat ride through some hidden lagoons. This is the highlight in my opinion (bring some cash as they expect a tip). Then we came back, bused to Ha Noi, and returned.

The tour guide tried his best to engage us but wasn't too organized in his thoughts so it seemed to drag at times. My group size was about 40 people which is too many to enjoy the scenery. Overall, I enjoyed my trip and my decision to go with this company but if others are contemplating visiting Ha Long bay, then I would suggest you do a 2D1N as you'll experience the sites more better.
Written November 26, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Chelsea M
136 contributions
Loved it!
Had such a good day on this tour. The bus was new with good AC, the boat trip was perfect, the bamboo boat was fun and relaxing, the cave was interesting to learn about and the food was delicious! Our tour guide, Benjamin, made the trip even better!
Written October 28, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Chelsea M, Great to meet you, Thanks a lot for your kind commentary of the quality of the Dragonfly Cruise - from DragonflyCruise - a Brand of CharmingVietnamTravel.com. It is love of our valued guests that they review us and give 5 out of 5 for our services. Such a great review written by you. I would like to tell you that we are Officers at Hanoi, Benjamin, driver all enjoying every words of your excellent review. We always wish to make our trip very special so our customers will feel happier than ever. Hope to see you soon on our new tour service, Min Tran Customer Care Team of Charming Vietnam Travel
Written February 13, 2019
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George S
West Bridgford, UK201 contributions
Amazing!
Great day from start to finish! The bus was comfy and the tour guide Benjamin was friendly and really funny!

The tour itself didn’t feel rushed and was really efficient! The food was great and the boat trip and bamboo boat will live long in my mind.

HaLong Bay is a must see and we are really glad we chose to go with Benjamin and his tour company.

Incredible experience.
Written October 26, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear George S, Firstly, Charming Vietnam Travel would like to express our deepest appreciation to your compliment as well as making choice of our services. It is our greatest pleasure to have you here with Dragonfly Cruise a Brand of CharmingVietnamTravel.com. As aims to make the best things for customers during the tour, we are very glad to see that you are happy with our services as transportation, food and especially our tour guide – Mr Benjanin who takes care all of you. And I am surely that if he see your feedback, it would be a great motivation to going on his work. At last, a special thanks for your appreciation and if you have any requests for the next trips, we are looking forward to you. Sincerely, Min Tran Customer Care Team of Charming Vietnam Travel
Written February 13, 2019
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Dreamer600136
7 contributions
Beautiful Ha Long Bay excellent Guide
Our guide Cong was friendly and knowledgeable and gave us just the right blend of history, culture, geography and personal anecdote. The bus trip was very long (4 hours to drive 160km and the seats a bit cramped. The catering for lunch was very good, and most attentive to my dietary needs which was most welcome.
The scenery was stunning. I would be happy to recommend this to anyone.
Written July 12, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Sir/Madam, Thank you for giving us a perfect rating. It is our greatest pleasure to have you here with Dragonfly Cruise a Brand of CharmingVietnamTravel.com. I am very glad to hear that you enjoyed everything and especially our tour guide - Mr Công who takes care all of you from the beginning till the end ò the tour. From your beautiful feedback, we know that our effort in arranging the services for you was successful. Thank you again and we are looking forward to welcoming you back here at the soonest. Warmest regards, Lisa Hai Yen Customer Care Team of DragonFly Cruise A member of Charming Vietnam Travel
Written July 22, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

tokyomike55
Bangkok, Thailand246 contributions
Amazing day around Halong Bay!
Just a fantastic tour to Halong Bay. Thanks to our awesome guide, Cong, who gave us a bunch of info about what we would see, plus help all through the trip, it was as educational as it was fun and beautiful. The first entrance into the Bay is gorgeous. And yes, there are a gajillion boats...but you don’t even notice them. It’s just beautiful in every direction. Next up is the cave. It’s a fairly well manicured cave, with a paved footpath etc, but it’s super well lit so you can see details even up in the high areas. Then we did the kayaking OR bamboo boat cruise. Take my word, choose the kayaking option!!! When you get inside that first laguna, it’s so peaceful...and under your own locomotion, you can just take as much time as you want. Best activity day I’ve had this year. Worth every penny. And thanks, Cong.
Written June 19, 2018
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Dear Tokyomike55, It is pleased to receive your nice words due to your recent experience with our Halong Full Day Tour from Hanoi with CharmingVietnamTravel.com. We can not thank you enough for recommending our tour and services to other travelers. I will surely forward your compliments to all members in my team in order to make their days and for further encouragement, especially our guide Cong. He have worked with us for 4 years then he would be a very professional tour guide take care all of you in every details of the tour. Actually, we tried our best to arrange the big modern bus with comfortable seats on to make your trip at the best. We are sure there is no other company in Hanoi offer the same Bus Tranfer services like us. We also would like to share with you that this is our own bus then we would save a lot of fees and strict control all the services then we could arrange for the best of the tour. With the Cruise, the Captain is our Brother then he would be happy at the best to welcome all tourists to his home on the bay and he would be happy at the best to arrange the best seafood lunch for all. Once more, I would like to thank you again. And we look forward to serving you again in Hanoi if the chance given. Best regards, Anna Hoang Customer Care Team
Written June 22, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

alyseadele
Sydney, Australia5 contributions
Great tour and tour guide!
Our tour guide Hien was very informative about the history of Ha Long Bay. He was kind, made many jokes and asked questions about where we were from to include all of us in the tour, as he called us his friends. A one day tour was definitely a perfect amount of time for us- we did everything that I had wanted to do and it didn’t feel rushed or anything. A yummy vegetarian option available on the boat too! Highly recommend.
Written June 2, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Alyseadele, Thank you for choosing and recommending our Beloved Dragonfly Cruise - Day Tours from Hanoi to other travelers. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our Safe and Comfortable bus rides for 2 ways Hanoi - Halong, clean and exquisite cruise for the cruise trip on Halong bay and especially our amazing tour guide - Hien who makes the trip interesting, with informative speeches and great sense of humor. We are also happy that our itinerary and tour program with cave visit, wood boat cruise along the floating villages make your tour more impressive. I will definitely forward your compliments to my team for further encouragement and welcome you back here with Dragonfly Cruise - a Brand of CharmingVietnamTravel.com. Kind regards, Anna Hoang Customer Care Team
Written June 22, 2018
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Pearl Q
14 contributions
Great trip
We had a great day one day trip was definitely enough. Hien (our guide)was great. Vegetarian option 👍
Written May 31, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Pearl Q, Such a great review written by you. I would like to tell you that we are Officers at Hanoi, Hien, Crew Team, Driver all enjoying every words of your excellent review. Thank you very much for choosing our Halong bay Day Tour from Hanoi with DragonFly Cruise - A member of Charming Vietnam Travel for your recent trip in Hanoi. It is a delight reading your compliments on our service. Charming Vietnam Travel - Dragonfly Cruise, consistency of high level service standard is always put as the first priority. No matter which options you take with us: Join-in group, Small group tour with Halong bay, Private tour with your car/guide/cruise or Just car and cruise tour in Halong bay for best saving and enjoy for hotels located far from Hanoi, we commit giving the best possible service that you deserve to have. We are looking forward to welcominng you back here at the soonest. Best regards, Anna Hoang Customer Care Team
Written June 22, 2018
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Helento
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unique, a great price for a strange experience.
unique, a great price for a strange experience. I would not go again but it was an enjoyable experience
Cady123
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must try dishes of Vietnam
Christine give us a most wonderful food tour that i ever have. I get to try all kind of food, i counted we have at
mxpearson
mxpearson
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Tour in Hanoi
So we kinda stuck in Vietnam cuz the pandemic, and since Vietnam did so well preventing it, we thought it's maybe O
1976mjays
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Amazing!!
This was hands down the best thing we did in Vietnam on our Honeymoon, loved everything about it!! AMAZING!! Fun, y
Kelly_kim111
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Greatest food of SEA
Vietnam have one of the greatest street food in SEA. From pho, bun cha, spring roll,... but the most memorable must
mdrecipes
mdrecipes
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Unique experience
It was one of my goal to visit halong bay in Vietnam, I had a good day, the guide(Benjamin) was very helpfully and
Q4225NIjanef
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Left a little disappointed
I have mixed feelings about the trip. The organisation and pick up times were brilliant, the staff were attentive a
Nnx007
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Street food tour
Great tour with Harry! The food was amazing obviously but the best was all the information that harry gave us about
Passport74302
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A worthwhile street food tour
Overall a very good introduction to the street food culture in Hanoi. Our guide Harry was very informative and adap
Qbsonik
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Halong bay is beautiful, but other things are riddiculous.
Well, tour to Halong Bay is nice, because of the views, but there is one small details which makes you angry. That’
sandysA5753ZN
sandysA5753ZN
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Unique, cultural event
The tickets were delivered to our hotel as promised, and we had excellent 2nd row seats, center stage. Enjoyed eve
ClayS121
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Halong Bay 1 Day excursion
Guide courteous and knowlegeble, food on boat was best meal we had during our 3 week ||Asia vacation. Highly recomm
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Hanoi Cyclo Tour and Water Puppet show
A fun way to be introduced to the crazy traffic in Hanoi. We saw some good sights. Water puppet show was excellent.
Rbam0911
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Good times
Enjoyed the views, food and stop offs. The cave tour was particularly good. Worth the money. This is a good way of
MissMontyRose
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Lovely traditional show
The water puppet show is well worth seeing during your stay in Hanoi. Worth paying a little more to sit in the fron
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