Halong Bay - Halong Bay


Embark on a 6-hour cruise adventure to discover the wonders of Halong Bay aboard traditional wooden boats. The journey commences at 08:30 AM from Halong International Port, with convenient daily departures from Halong City. If your accommodation lies within the Bai Chay area of Halong City, a complimentary shuttle bus will whisk you from your hotel to the port and back at the conclusion of the tour. For those situated outside Bai Chay, arranging personal transportation to Halong International Port, centrally located in Bai Chay, is recommended.

This comprehensive tour encompasses a 6-hour itinerary to explore the bay, inclusive of an entrance fee, and a shared Vietnamese lunch. The cruise promises a panoramic view of Halong Bay’s highlights, featuring must-visit locations such as Surprising Cave, Titop Island, Fighting Cock Island, and the opportunity for kayaking at Luon Cave.

This tour is suitable for travelers to Halong who want to fully experience visiting the bay’s famous destinations and exciting activities in one day.

  • Type of boat: Traditional wooden boats, 2 floors. The first floor is a restaurant area with tables and chairs for guests to enjoy the view and lunch. The second floor is a viewing area, and photography spots,  with lounge chairs (sundeck). The boat can accommodate a maximum group of 48 guests.
  • Itinerary (Route #2): Halong Port  – Fighting Cock Island – Surprising Cave – Luon Cave – Titop Island.

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Hạ Long→ Sung Sot cave → Luon cave → Titop Island


  • 07:30 – 08:00: Shuttle bus picks up guests from their hotel in the Bai Chay area. (If not staying in Bai Chay, you will arrange your own transfer to Halong International Port.)
  • 08:10: Bus arrives at Ha Long International Port for check-in and boarding of the cruise.
  • 08:30 – 08:45: Cruise departs to explore Halong Bay.
  • 09:30: Visit Fighting Cock islet, the symbol of Halong tourism.
  • 09:50: Visit The Thumb islet and Swan islet.
  • 10:00: Visit Sung Sot Cave (Surprise Cave), one of the biggest caves in Halong Bay spanning over 10,000 square meters.
  • 11:20: Enjoy lunch on the boat with a set menu. Each set serves six persons/tables with a Vietnamese menu.
  • 12:00: Visit Luon Cave by kayak or bamboo boat, and get closer to limestone rocks on the calm water of Halong Bay.
  • 13:00: Arrive at Titop Island, where you can swim, relax on the sandy beach, or climb to the peak for a panoramic view of Halong Bay.
  • 14:00: Return to the cruise and head back to Halong port.
  • 15:00 – 15:30: The cruise arrives at Ha Long International Port.
  • 16:00: The shuttle bus takes you back to hotels in the Bai Chay area.


  • 11h00-11h30: Pick up from hotel at Bai Chay area, Halong City
  • 11h40: The bus take you to Ha Long International Port and check – on the boat.
  • 12h00-12h15: The boat starts to visit Halong Bay
  • 12h30: Have lunch on the boat with a Set menu ( 6 person/ set )
  • 13h00: Visit Fighting Cock islet – the symbol of Halong Bay
  • 13h15: Visit The Thumb islet and Swan islet
  • 13h45: Visit Sung Sot Cave ( Surprise Cave) – one of the biggest caves of Halong Bay with more than 10.000m2
  • 14h45: Visit Luon Cave by kayaking or bamboo boat to discover Halong Bay.
  • 15h45: Arrive at Titop Beach – where you can swim, sunbathe, or climb to the peak to take a panoramic view picture of Halong Bay.
  • 16h45: Return cruise to get back to the port.
  • 17h45-18h00: Ha Binh cruise arrives at Ha Long International Cruise Port.
  • 18h30: The bus take you back to the hotel at Bai Chay. End of the Trip!

Visiting sites in the tour 

Sung Sot Cave (Amazing cave) 

Sung Sot Cave is located on Bo Hon Island, Halong Bay. This is a beautiful, spacious cave that leaves visitors “amazed” upon their visit.

The cave is divided into two distinct chambers with a length of 500m and a total area of up to 10,000 m2. Inside the cave are stalactites and stalagmites of unique and fanciful shapes, a natural wonder within the mountain. To visit Hang Sung Sot, you will have to climb nearly 200 stone steps and enter inside. The visit takes about 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Titop Island

Titop Island is an island named after a Soviet astronaut by President Ho Chi Minh, whom he met during a visit. The island has a small crescent-shaped beach and a path leading up to the mountain peak to admire the panoramic view of Halong Bay. The time for visiting Titop Island is about 45 min –  1 hour on this tour.

Luon Cave (Kayaking/Bamboo boat) 

Hang Luon is a narrow “wet” cave located on the water’s surface, allowing small boats to pass through. Hang Luon is near Sung Sot Cave, in the Bo Hon Island area. The cave’s archway is about 60m long, and you can kayak or take a bamboo boat to enter a spacious area inside like a water lake surrounded by rocky mountains.

Fighting Cocks Islet

Fighting Cocks Islet is an iconic landmark of Halong Bay, appearing in the most famous photos of the bay. In reality, it is a large rock that, resembles the shape of two chickens, one hen, and one rooster. The tour will pass by Ga Choi Island and stop for you to take photos and check in with this symbol. This is only a photo stop, and you cannot climb up to visit it like other islands.

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Shuttle bus pick up and drop off at hotels in Bai Chay
  • Entrance fee
  • Lunch on boat
  • Kayaking or bamboo boat
  • Tour guide onboard
  • Drinks
  • Services not mentioned on the tour


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