Hanoi - Halong Bay

Halong Bay one day tour with transfer from Hanoi [Budget cruise]

Explore Halong Bay with a one-day package tour from Hanoi, it would be a great experience to get on a cruising boat around Halong Bay within 5 – 6 hours.  The one-day tour starts in Hanoi with pick up at your hotel then heading to Halong Bay to arrive at noon, embarking and starting your cruise.

During 5 – 6 hour cruising on Halong Bay, you will explore the highlights of this Heritage Site,  including Sung Sot (Amazing) cave (the biggest cave in Halong Bay), Titop island for relaxing on the beach and climbing to the top or you can choose to go kayaking around the limestone island or bamboo boat rowing in Luon cave…

The traditional styling boat has 2 decks, while the first deck is the dining area, the second decks give you an opportunity for photography and enjoy the stunning beauty of Halong Bay nature.

  • 5-6 hour cruise in Halong Bay centre area – World Heritage Site.
  • Shuttle bus round trip Hanoi – Halong Bay, pick up and drop off at hotels in Hanoi Old Quarter
  • Led by a local tour guide
  • Explore Amazing cave, the biggest cave in Halong Bay
  • Kayak to explore limestone island or bamboo rowing boat to Luon cave
  • Visit Titop island, climb to the top of the island, and get panoramic view of Halong Bay
  • Lunch with local Vietnamese dishes
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08:45 – 09: 15: The shuttle limousine bus and tour guide pick you up from your hotel in Hanoi Old Quater to Halong Bay.

12:15 Arrive Tuan Chau Harbor, welcome aboard, and safety briefing

Start the 6-hour journey to explore Halong Bay, passing through thousands of limestone islets, including Cock Fighting and Thumb, while enjoying mouth-watering Vietnamese lunch on the boat.

13:45 Arrive Bo Hon archipelago, tour guide escorts you to visit Surprising (Sung Sot) Cave to see a lot of stalagmites and stalactites with different shapes of rock formation, then go kayaking or bamboo boat rowing in Luon Cave to discover a beautiful lagoon.

Visit Titov Island, relax on the sandy beach or climb up to Titov island peak for a panoramic view of the Bay.

16:30 – Return to the boat for Afternoon Tea and cruise back toward Tuan Chau harbour. There is a lot of time for sunbathing on the upper deck with music and enjoying the great fun of group touring fellows among world iconic natural scenery.

17:45 – Disembark and transfer back to Hanoi

20:45 – Drop off at your hotel, the trip ends.

Inclusions & Exclusions

Tour Inclusion
  • Shuttle bus transfer round trip Hanoi – Tuan Chau International Port. Pick up and drop off at hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter
  • Kayaking or bamboo boat
  • Visit Sung Sot Grotto, Titov Island
  • English-speaking guide during the trip
  • Entrance fees
  • Two bottles of water per person
  • Lunch with authentic Vietnamese dishes
  • Afternoon Tea
Tour Exclusion
  • Beverages Travel insurance, tax
  • Tips for tour guide and personal expenses

Important Notes

The itinerary is subject to change upon weather conditions, doctor and Pharmacy are NOT available on cruises


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