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3-Day: Ha Long Bay Paradise Overnight Cruise & Cat Ba Island -All-Inclusive 2022

Hanoi, Vietnam

From $15.90

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Free cancellation
Up to 7 days in advance.
  • 3 days (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


  • 3-day Halong Bay and Cat Ba Island cruise from Hanoi
  • Stop at Soi Sim, visit Sung Sot Cave, and explore Lan Ha Bay
  • Enjoy a welcome drink plus morning tea, coffee and cake
  • Full meals provided on board
  • Stay in a superior ensuite cabin or upgrade to deluxe accommodations
  • Spend one night at a 3-star hotel in Cat Ba Town
  • Includes round-trip hotel transport by air-conditioned coach

What's Included

  • A/C Shuttle bus Hanoi – Halong Bay - Hanoi
  • Entrance fees, Environment fees in Ha Long Bay and Cat Ba Island
  • English speaking guide (another Language, pls request)
  • Kayaking, Fishing equipment
  • Meals on-board (3 main meals: Lunch, Dinner + 1 buffet breakfast)
  • Tea, Coffee in the breakfast
  • Cooking class and Sunset party
  • A bottle of water/person/per way on the bus -on boat
  • Full furnished cabin with A/C. Walk in shower, Hot water, private bathroom
  • Boat/ Ferry Ha Long bay - Cat Ba island
  • Hotel room & breakfast at Cat Ba hotel. Walk in shower, Hot water, private bathroom
  • Cat Ba to Hanoi by Bus + Boat + Bus
  • Depending on the program (1 day, 2 days, 3 days…) & what is it inclusive
  • The price is based on twin/double-sharing cabin on the cruise & room in the hotel.
  • Single Supplement will be applied if you are solo traveler:
  • $25 for private room in the hotel in Cat Ba Island, $29 for private cabin on the 3* cruise
  • (compulsory - the payment will be collected at the travel date)
  • Beverages, Personal expenses
  • All services and items not mentioned
  • Surcharge holiday:Lunar new year,New year's Eve, Christmas season..: USD 20/ person
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

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Pickup details

We offer free pick up at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter or meeting points: Hanoi, Ha Long harbor... If you are staying outside of the meeting points, we will book a transport/ flight/ Bus, please let us know your request ! Local travel experts can make customized tours, create tailor-made travel packages to match all your travel preferences and needs, please kindly let us know your request!

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Wear comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothes recommended (from Dec till March)
  • Bring swimsuit and towel
  • Bring sun block and insect repellent
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Large luggage is prohibited
  • Cruise itinerary and schedule subject to change upon weather and operation conditions. The itinerary above may be changed a litter bit at the time of booking, but the mentioned activities will not be changed.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 7 days in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 7 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • Any changes made less than 6 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • For a 50% refund, you must cancel 3–6 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 2 full days before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 2 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips

Food is quite average so if you’re a very fussy eater you may want to think twice about this trip.
47 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Lovely trip but slightly disappointed by dated boat
Vicky P, Apr 2019
Overall a good tour with really cool activities and a helpful tour guide, in the beautiful surroundings of Halong Bay. Only issue is the boat, which is quite dated. For example the windows wouldn’t shut fully in our cabin, which probably explained why we had unwelcome friends (cockroaches!) and the air con was leaking. So our first bedtime on the boat was a bit stressful. Tour guide was very helpful however and arranged for us to have a different room at the late hour, and the new room was completely fine. Food is quite average so if you’re a very fussy eater you may want to think twice about this trip. Day 2 involved a little waiting around at first to transfer onto the Cat Ba boat, but once we were transferred the activities were amazing!! So would really recommend the second day/night around Cat Ba if you’re torn between the 1 and 2 night tours. Hotel on Cat Ba Island was lovely too. Day 3 is pretty much just the long journey back to Hanoi, so pack a book and expect to have a chilled final day.
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Louise_C, Nov 2018
This was our favourite place in Vietnam. The tour guide was very knowledgeable & kept us entertained. The food was very good & it was all very well organized with plenty to see & do but also some time to yourself to explore or just sunbathe on the boat. Would highly recommend the 3 day tour.
You get to do a lot of activities in...
Melissa C, Jun 2017
You get to do a lot of activities in just a couple days and have plenty of photo ops of Halong Bay, but like any tour, it can be annoying being confined to a boat all the time. For example, kayaking was only 30 min, visiting the Surprising Caves was 45 min, and we were constantly surrounded by other cruises full of tourists, so every destination was quite crowded except for cycling through Viet Hai island, which was a highlight. The food was not that great, especially compared to what locals ate. On Cat Ba we just opted to skip the included meal at the hotel so we could enjoy something better outside. The cooking class should really be called a cooking demonstration it was just 15 min of rolling prepared ingredients for spring rolls, so most people chose to skip it.
Our guide was very good and helpful...
Stephen B, Oct 2017
Our guide was very good and helpful throughout the journey. The area is beautiful and well-worth visiting. My concerns were the choppiness of the activities. They tried to pack so much into the trip that you never had a real chance to just enjoy the scenery. In addition, I would opt for any upgrades. Both the bed on the boat and the hotel was like sleeping on a board. The showers were simply a shower hose in the bathrooms.
Did the 3 day tour with one night on...
Tim M, Aug 2017
Did the 3 day tour with one night on the boat and one in a hotel on Cat Ba Island. Excellent tour and well worth the money. However, I paid extra for the 'deluxe' tour and it wasn't really made clear what was different about my tour than everyone else on the boat. I did get a somewhat nicer room on the boat, but I think but other than that it was virtually identical. Cat Ba Island was interesting and I recommend getting scooter immediately and doing the trek across the island. Nice scenery and a fun ride. Scooters are just a few dollars to rent. Beware that there are only two cash machines on Cat Ba Island, so start the cruise with plenty of cash. You will need some cash. Lots of little incremental charges as drinks are not included alcohol or otherwise. Also be warned that one of the two cash machines doesn't take MasterCard or Visa... It is clearly marked. DON'T TRY IT ANYWAY... like I stupidly did. It ate my card wouldn't return it and created a hassle to get the back early the next morning. The other cash machine was out of cash that night as well, so there was literally no way to get cash on the Island. Bring plenty of cash and a backup card. This is not the only problem I had with cash machines in Vietnam. So, I highly recommend having a backup card and maybe some cash stashed in your stuff in case of an emergency. I might like to try this again sometime with two nights on the boat. The Kayaking part was great as was the tour of the cave. they certainly keep you busy with little real down time just sitting around... other than the transportation to and from Hanoi... The 3 hour bus ride is not so fun, but not unbearable. There is a mid-way stop at a shopping place another reason to have some cash, although there is a cash machine there.
This was an extremely well run...
wayne_e, Feb 2017
This was an extremely well run tour.Pickup was timely guide was incredible, food was alright not super,activities were interesting.Logistically everything ran seamlessly connections went smoothly.The boat was small in comparison but was very cozy stongly recomend the 3 day 2 night tour .
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An amazing few days. The harlong bay...
Wendy_G, Apr 2017
An amazing few days. The harlong bay days were great and we really enjoyed staying overnight. Cat ba island wS very interesting although we were confused at the lack of communication. We arrived at our hotel at 2pm and had to ask the hotel staff to find out when and where anything would happen. The itinerary on Viator did not follow and it would have been nice to know we could do something that afternoon. The next day was a great day on a tour but once again we need to ask what was happening, arriving back in Hanoi about 8pm. Much better communication was required for the second half of the tour.
This tour was fantastic even though...
Stuart H, Feb 2017
This tour was fantastic even though the weather wasn't brilliant (it was january) the halong bay area is not to be missed. All the activities were really good although the area is a victim of it's own sucess and some places were really crowded.
Amazing trip and worth every single...
Lauren J, May 2015
Amazing trip and worth every single penny!!! Viatnamese tour guide is so informative, helpful and most importantly funny! Beautiful boat, activities and hotel plus you are very well fed at all points of the trip! Recommend to any aged travellers!
Beautiful scenery, well put together program.
Scott_O, Mar 2020
What a great trip, Annie was a wonderful guide who seemed to have impeccable timing and explanations for each activity in our itinerary. She was very sweet, and very friendly and professional. I'm a professional tour guide in the United State and I thought she managed everything flawlessly. We had a great group and we opted for the extended 3 day tour. Even though she wasn't with us for the extent of the whole 3 days, she passed us on to other individuals smoothly to continue our adventure to other locations in the area. This program was the highlight of our Vietnam trip.
1 traveler found this review helpful
John_B, May 2019
The tour to Halong Bay was in rainy weather but that did not hamper our enjoyment. The boat was comfortable and the catering generous. Our excursions to Monkey Island, Pearl Farm and Cat Ba Island were most enjoyable. A fascinating three days.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Superb. Guide Tho was excellent...
Ewen H, Sep 2016
Superb. Guide Tho was excellent. Food was extremely good. Service was excellent too. All in all above expectations. Definitely recommended.
I'm certainly glad I booked this...
Stephen B, Dec 2016
I'm certainly glad I booked this trip as it was the best thing about visiting Vietnam.The Cat Ba Tour part was miss-able though. If you have plenty of time then, yes, do it. But if you are pushed for time do the 2 day 1 night version. You must visit Halong Bay!
A fun roller coaster. Transport to...
Ryan_H, Apr 2017
A fun roller coaster. Transport to the ship: good. Sailing around on the ship: great. The staff: excellent. Food: ok/good. Our cabin: nice looking, but disappointing because we paid extra to the tour booking for an upgraded cabin but the ship assigned a lower deck cabin right over the engine which had a strong smell of fuel making it hard to sleep. The second 1/2 of our tour was cancelled due to outstanding circumstances, but the booking company got us back on track with a super fun speedboat ride and slightly revised itinerary that ended up being more fun than the original! So overall we had a great time and recommend this tour. Go with the flow a bit and you'll have a blast.
I wrote a long and detailed review...
K1 R, Feb 2016
I wrote a long and detailed review, but it didn't save when I went to submit and I don't want to write it out again. So I will just describe the essentials out of that review. Book this Tour for 3-days and 2-nights, you won't regret it also, this is pretty much the only tour that offers single person bookings.
The first day was great with great...
tannanders, Aug 2017
The first day was great with great crew and food, especially our tour guide Tai. I'm not sure exactly what a deluxe cabin upgrade entailed because our cabin was the same as everyone's. The second day, the Cat Ba portion was quite disorganized and we didn't get to do half of what was promised in the itinerary.
This fulfilled all of the standard...
David R, Feb 2017
This fulfilled all of the standard things you would want from a tour. However, being a single guy traveling I was made to share a cabin with a stranger. This wasn't a big deal but I didn't know this would happen before the trip. So if you're traveling solo they will most likely double you up with someone. The food was not great and was pretty much the same every meal. The food seemed to cater to western palates. I would have preferred more authentic Vietnamese food. The tour itself was beautiful and the guides were informative and helpful. I enjoyed all the people I met and socialized with on the tour and overall I had a great time. This is a good tour if you're on a mid-range budget.
Daise K, Jul 2016
DISAPPOINTING! Why? VIATOR contracted a travel company to the tour that owns 2 boats and we were sent to the worst one, I mean worse service, worse food, worse room, so people who paid less with another tour company and were on the same tour got better services by staying in a better boat.
What attracted me to this tour was...
Mark M, Apr 2016
What attracted me to this tour was the ability to travel as a single person, many Halong tours do not offer this. The Overnight on the boat was quite good, room was quite comfortable, and the food was good. I am not a seafood fan, which is a large portion of what is served. The second day we transferred to a smaller boat and had a few excursions, during one of those excursions, while i was away from my bags someone went through my bags and lifted a few thousand thai bhat about 70 dollars from a well hidden pocket in my bag, however i didn't notice until the end of the trip The tour guide always told us to take our money but that we could leave our bags behind.... I thought my hidden spot would suffice, as it would take a lot of searching to find it... Apparently they found it. Another guest also mentioned that his bag had been rummaged through.... Such is life the tour is good, BUT remember to not leave any cash in your bags


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