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Pretty standard tour from what I could tell. Our guide unfortunately cannot remember his name was so sweet and his English was very good! They were accommodating of my food allergy during lunch. I think spending one day in Halong Bay was enough for me, but I know a couple of people that I was traveling with would have liked to spend more time. Would do this again, really enjoyed the day, it was beautiful!
Our Halong Bay trip was a very memorable one. Charming Travel led by Tony was well organized and all went smoothly. The slight drizzle didn't dampen our enthusiasm of the Halong Bay experience. Highlight of the tour was the entry to the cave because we did not expect the place to be so grand! The lunch that was served was yummy, too!
Great experience right from the very beginning! The company was responsive on WhatsApp and confirmed our booking promptly. The next morning, our tour guide arrived ahead of time, and took us to our very new and comfortable coach taking us to Halong Bay.
Our guide, Hung, also known as David Beckham according to him, was super humourous and knowledgeable. He presented snippets of Vietnamese culture along the way and took care of our every need.
Highly recommended and will definitely go with Dragonfly Cruise / Charming Vietnam Tours again!
When staying in Hanoi this is a good day tour to make. We chose this tour based on the Viator ratings and we weren't disappointed.
There are several options from one day tour to multiple day tours to Halong Bay. We chose the one day tour and for us this was the right choice. Compact but you see everything you need to see.
It is a full day tour which might even be longer then stated due to the traffic. Still it is worth all the hours.
The tour starts with a pick up from your hotel if your hotel is reachable in the old quarter.
The tour guide was knowledgeable and entertaining throughout the whole trip.
First stop is at a souvenir shop/ restaurant where souvenirs are made by disabled people. There is no pressure to buy.
Arriving at Halong Bay you will board the junk for a good lunch. Drinks aren't included
The views from the boat are amazing.
The boat will stop where you can take a kayak or bamboo boat tour.
When booking with Viator all is included. We noticed that other tour guest didn't had all the options but usually will buy / add them on the spot.
The bamboo boat tour is guided and you can sit back and enjoy the surroundings. The kayak is by your self.
After the bamboo/ kayak tour you head to the caves. The caves are good to visit.
Then you head back to the harbor and board the bus for the ride back to Hanoi.
There will be a pit stop again at the same souvenir store/ restaurant along the way.
Overall this is a value for money tour and highly recommended when visiting Hanoi.
Tze Tze L Australia
Excellent! Our tour guide was fantastic! He explained everything clearly so that we weren't caught by surprise such as needing to tip the junk boat rowers and also that we had to buy our own drinks. It was a very long day but he made everyone feel comfortable.
Its a great, informative, beautiful tour! Long journey, because Ha Long Bay is 4 hours drive 4 hours there and 4 hours back from Hanoi Han is our tour guide was brilliant and very funny! Choose this one, because this is the best!
Pretty good trip overall, you just have to consider the travel time one-way is around 4 hours so in total you are going to spend 8 hours in the bus. The trip on the boat in Halong Bay is great with the lunch that is served being too much if you want to enjoy the full view from the top floor of the boat which I recommend doing. After the boat ride, you are going to visit one of the famous caves and then do a kayak tour of a select area of Halong Bay. Overall very good trip again.
This was really awesome. a combination of both is worth your money. i guarantee you will really enjoy this tour.
We had a lovely time on this tour. It was really well organised and ran smoothly. Halong bay was beautiful!
The food was also great. We are vegetarians and they catered for us well. We highly recommend this tour!
The caves were phenomenal! Great experience! As advertised!
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