• Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Duration: 1 day (approx.)
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Experience the peaceful beauty of cruising Halong Bay by junk boat during this memorable journey from Hanoi. Tuck into a savory seafood lunch and visit a quiet fishing village to see how locals live. Spend 45 minutes kayaking around the bay and explore the incredible Thien Cung Cave. This tour includes an English-speaking guide and round-trip hotel transport.


  • Enjoy personalized attention and informative commentary from a professional English-speaking guide
  • Cruise the scenic bay by traditional junk boat
  • Explore the Thien Cung Cave
  • Halong Bay Day Cruise from Hanoi
  • Kayak on the open waters in a bamboo boat
  • Visit a local fishing village

What You Can Expect

Halong Bay Day Cruise from Hanoi

Beautiful Halong Bay

Customer Reviews

Giorgos P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Our guide was very good and very informed about the history of the place

Kristen C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

An absolute high-light! Everyone says do Halong Bay in more than a day trip - and after visiting, I agree I would've loved to stay longer. However, if you're short on time, I would really really recommend this trip. This trip was good for me as a solo traveller - although the kayak options were only two-seaters not a problem to maneuver as one person in a double, but perhaps i looked a bit silly!. It was an amazing experience. Our tour guide Chris went above and beyond, and was extremely fun and personable. Really well organized and well worth the 8 hours on the bus.

Philip M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

This tour was excellent our tour guide was good fun which made the long drive more interesting. Halong bay is truly stunning. The lunch on the boat was good quality too. I would highly recommend this tour, it was great value for money.

Ian W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

This is a long day - 12 hours in total with 4 hour minibus journey to and from Halong Bay and a 4 hour boat trip sandwiched in the middle. That said, Tom our guide was full of information to try and keep us engaged on the business trip and there is a stop at a craft workshop both ways. The boat trip itself is split basically into 4 one hour slots, first lunch on board as the boat sets off, second kayaking into caves, third sailing round the bay to take in the views and fourth on an island walking through a huge cave. I thought it was great value and I would recommend

Joan S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

I found the tour to be excellent. We were well looked after and Tony the tour guide was very helpful. The only problem was the length of time it took to get from Hanoi to Halong Bay but that was out of anyone's control. What we saw and experienced though made it all worthwhile ! A very memorable day !

robert k

4 star rating: Recommended February 2018

Its a long day because of the bus ride. Took us 3 1/2 hors to get there from Taipei. Beautiful sights.

Morgan M

4 star rating: Recommended January 2018

Pretty good! I wasn't that excited to go to Halong as it's a cool place, but most trips take 2 days minimum, and I didn't want to do it for that long. Personally I think that - as long as you're ok with the long travel time to and from - that one day is perfectly sufficient.
Our guide was hilarious, and really great. Loved his attitude and information.
I really enjoyed this trip!


4 star rating: Recommended October 2017

The travel to Halong Bay from Hanoi was very long and the vehicle was a little cramped for such a long trip not much leg room, however the view of the countryside was worth seeing and you can have a snooze on the way back. Your lunch is ready for you when you board your cruise boat and the food was pleasant. After cruising around beautiful Halong Bay you can choose between the wooden boat or kayak and get in closer to the inlets and rock formations, this was really lovely.
Next we visited Dong Thien Cung or Paradise Cave a very pretty cave and the views from the top provide for some nice photo shots.
Our guide was English speaking, but I found as with most of our guides the strong Vietnamese accent a little hard to understand and listen to.

Liliana L

4 star rating: Recommended August 2017

Tour was really good, they picked up us in our hotel on time, the explanation about thing to do was very good. Halong Bay is a beautiful place, my recomendation to viator is to put WIFI in the bus, other companies already have.

Terje S

4 star rating: Recommended December 2016

Great experience, in spite of a long and bumpy bus ride. Halong bay in light overcast and occational drizzle was just beautiful! The interior of the boat was very nice and lunch was great.

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