Immerse yourself in the majestic beauty of Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed natural wonder, on a small-group adventure tour from Hanoi. Discover the rural and rustic villages of northern Vietnam then set sail on the iridescent waters of the sea to observe more than 2,000 idyllic limestone islands. Pleasure your palate with a sumptuous seafood buffet onboard and capture fantastic photographs of the bay’s sublime scenery. Enjoy an intimate atmosphere on this small-group tour, which operates with a maximum of 16 passengers.
Transport by air-conditioned mini-van between Hanoi and Halong Bay
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
Depart in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan and relax during the scenic 3.5-hour drive to the beguiling Halong Bay. Watch the scenery transform from metropolitan sprawls to scenic natural beauty as you approach your destination. Stop at Hong Ngoc Humanity Centre en route to purchase handicrafts made by undeveloped communities in the region.
On arrival in Halong City, climb aboard a Chinese junk to cruise around the idyllic limestone islands of Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site famed for its spectacular vistas and majestic multitude of islands. Gaze at more than 2,000 islets as your guide regales you with legends of dragons and secreted treasure. Discover secret grottoes and mystical caves then disembark at a rustic fishing village to delve into the culture and customs of local inhabitants.
Return to your boat and feast upon a sumptuous seafood buffet of freshly caught fish. Relax during your return journey to Hanoi City and travel back in a comfortable, air-conditioned coach.
Viator Traveler's Reviews
, Aug 2018
We went with Urban Advebtures on this trip. First of all their team is wonderful. San was with us and explained everything clearly and with great passion. He loves his country and by the time he is done you will too. Great trip. Clean bus. Smooth driver Mr. Hill. Good food on the boat. Highly recommended.
Enjoyed this trip immensely, was guided by Tam who is first class, she knows her history, geography and is an all round superb host - nothing was too much trouble. Her English and manner is a credit to Vietnam, the people and the nation - couldn’t recommend the tour more!
I really was looking for a more private group tour and this tour more than exceeded my expectation. My wife and I were the only two in the group! Our guide -- Chinh -- and the driver who were friendly and helpful showed up in Toyota Innova and took us on a smooth ride to Halong Bay. Initially we thought we would meet other people on the boat, but to our even further surprise we were the only two guests on the boat too. The service, the boat and the food were nice, the weather on that day not so as it was foggy but nothing anyone could control.
This was a great tour. Our guide, Hoa, was awesome! She had plenty of information to offer about Vietnamese culture during the long drive, and about Halong Bay and its caves etc. during the actual tour. Her English was great, and not only was she very informative, but very friendly with a great sense of humor. There were only 3 of us in the tour group, and Hoa seemed genuinely interested in getting to know us and making our trip fun. The food on the boat was delicious beverages are excluded but we knew about that ahead of time, so that was no big deal, just make sure you have some money on you. It was a cloudy day, but we still got some breathtaking views of beautiful Halong Bay. The reason I didn't give this tour 5 stars is because of the pushy salespeople we encountered. One was at the handicraft outlet on the way there the items she showed us were nice but not worth 2 million VND. She followed us until someone else who worked there started talking to her. The second one was a member of the service crew on the boat towards the end of the tour, she came up to the boat deck with a bunch of jewelry for sale, and because I was the only woman on the tour, all her attention was focused on me. I had to ask Hoa to politely tell her I wasn't interested. Then when we went back downstairs, she tried to sell us Vietnamese silks. She seemed a little annoyed when we said no thanks. So overall, it is definitely a worthwhile tour that I recommend booking, but may I suggest mentioning to your guide that you are not interested in purchasing anything, just to avoid any awkwardness. And dress warmly if you're there in the winter!
Nice tour once we got picked up. The original bus broke down so we had to wait 2 hours. So communication from the tour company either. We have to have the hotel call them twice for updates. Then the bus driver drove crazy. Didn't even slow down for speed bumps. People were bunching all over. I understand they were trying to make the time up, but it wasn't necessary. The Halong Bay trip was beautiful once we go there. Great tour if they show up on time with a working bus. :
The drive is very boring with minimal conversation. I slept 90% of the way. Once there the boats are in really bad shape, 'junk' is a fitting term. You won't get to see the '2000' stone outcrops, you get to the see short stay one day trip little corner only of 10%. The water was also filthy.