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  • Location:Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Duration:11 hours (approx.)

Halong Bay Small Group Adventure Tour including Cruise from Hanoi

Discover the striking beauty of World Heritage-listed Halong Bay on this Halong Bay small group adventure tour from Hanoi. Drive through the rural villages of northern Vietnam, board a private Chinese junk and set sail through turquoise waters dotted with over 2,000 magnificent limestone islands. Explore the many karsts and enjoy a seafood buffet while taking in the bay's mystical scenery.


  • Transport by air-conditioned mini-van between Hanoi and Halong Bay including hotel pickup and drop off
  • Cruise aboard a traditional Chinese Junk on Halong Bay, a UNESCO listed World Heritage site
  • Visit a fishing village and learn about the culture and customs of the Halong Bay locals
  • A delicious seafood lunch
  • Traveling in a small group, maximum 16 passengers allowing a unique and intimate adventure experience

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What You Can Expect

Halong Bay Small Group Adventure Tour including Cruise from Hanoi

Halong Bay Small Group Adventure Tour including Cruise from Hanoi

Your Halong Bay tour begins with a 3.5-hour drive from the hectic pace in Vietnam's capital city, Hanoi, to the tranquil and beautiful Halong Bay. En route stop at the Hong Ngoc Humanity Center, a handicraft outlet developed to provide support to communities in the area including people's with disabilities. The handicrafts made at the center are available for you to purchase.

On arrival in Halong City board the Chinese junk for your cruise on Halong Bay, famous for its lime karsts jutting out of the green waters creating a spectacular vista as nearly 2000 islands fill the bay. A UNESCO listed World Heritage site since 1994, Halong Bay means "Bay of the Descending Dragon". Legend has it that a long time ago when the Vietnamese were fighting off foreign invaders, the gods sent a family of dragons to assist in the fight. During the battle the dragons spat out jewels that would later become the islands that now are scattered around the bay.

The cruise explores some of the grottos and caves that have formed in many of the islands that fill Halong Bay. Visit a fishing village where you learn about the culture and customs of the local inhabitants and enjoy a scrumptious seafood lunch on board the boat before returning to Hanoi.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Excellent tour and tour guide. Thoroughly recommend. It might be easier to have a central pickup and dropoff point to save time for those who get the first and last pickup and drop-off as in our case. This added over an hour and a half to what is already a long trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

So worth the day trip if you don't have a lot of time. The drive its self is worth it just to experience and observe the countryside, then arriving at Halong Bay is so beautiful. Excellent

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Tour itself was great - great tour leader, safe driver, large sized boat to ourselves, beautiful tour of Halong bay. Had lunch on the boat while cruising past the islands which was amazing.

Just note that the drive to Halong Bay is long. Be prepared for a lot of sitting and waiting - bring a book, pillow, and snacks.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Amazing and Great! Good local food served too!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

really good

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Marvellous day only wish I'd done the overnight trip.. The food was amazing the the boat was excellent my husband and I had the boat to ourselves.. Was just over to quickly..

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This was great day long tour. You really see and learn a lot without having to spend days in Halong. I really enjoyed the boat ride and the seeing the cave.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

My friends and I were the only ones on the trip and we had a good time with our guide San. The visibility was not the best but nonetheless Halong Bay still looks very beautiful.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

What an amazing trip. It ending up being a private tour and it didn't rain. Everything was top notch and superb the boat ride, exploring the cave, food, and transportation from Hanoi to Ha Long Bay. The landscape is truly spectacular and stunning. This is a trip not to be missed. I think my guide was either Thanh or Hoang Le ... sorry. Either way, the guide on this trip was accommodating, knowledgeable, professional and super friendly. Had a wonderful time.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Long drive but worth it. Beautiful scenery, not to be missed

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