• Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Duration: 2 days (approx.)
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Discover the coastal majesty of Halong Bay, one of Vietnam’s most captivating natural wonders, on a 2-day cruise from Hanoi. Climb aboard a traditional junk boat and set sail over the shimmering waters of the bay to see over a thousand limestone islands and mysterious caves. Delve into the darkened depths of the Cave of Surprises and plunge into the crystal clear waters of the ocean during swimming and kayaking stops. Enjoy an intimate ambience on this small-group tour, where numbers are limited to 24 people.


  • 2-day traditional junk boat cruise on UNESCO World Heritage-listed Halong Bay including the Cave of Surprises
  • Enjoy 3-star amenities including full cash bar aboard the boat
  • Take photos from the sightseeing deck or aboard your kayak as you tour
  • Sleep soundly in one of 12 comfortable, air-conditioned, ensuite twin cabins
  • Dine on two seafood lunches, one dinner and one breakfast, including traditional Vietnamese fare
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Hanoi included
  • Small-group tour limited to 24 people ensures personal attention from your crew

What You Can Expect

Halong Bay Overnight Junk Boat Cruise

Halong Bay Overnight Junk Boat Cruise

Explore one of Vietnam’s most intriguing UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites on a 2-day cruise of Halong Bay. Marvel at the spectacular sight of more than a thousand limestone peaks rising from the emerald waters of the ocean as your junk boat sails past mysterious caves and blissful bays. Soak up the soothing sunshine on the tanning deck; plunge into the crystal clear waters during a refreshing dip or kayak ride; and pleasure your palate with delicious Vietnamese cuisine throughout the 2-day expedition.

Enjoy the luxurious facilities of the junk boat, which include: hot and cold running water; en-suite bathrooms with powerful showers; an elegant dining room and licensed bar serving an extensive selection of wines; a courteous crew; and a sun-tanning area and relaxation deck.


Customer Reviews

rhea w

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

This tour was amazing!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Fantastic tour led by tour guide James who was just outstanding. Highlight was the swim followed by an entertaining and delicious dinner Highly recommend.

Carla S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Everything about the junk boat was amazing.
Fantastic food and service. The kayaking was a lovely experience and so was watching the sunset on the deck.
Not a fan of sharing room with a few cockroaches but guess bugs are to be expected on a junk boat!
Long journey to get there though.

Christine S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

Halong Bay is beautiful. Yes there are a lot of tourists and tourist boats but the area is so beautiful that everyone deserves the opportunity to see it. The cabin was spacious and very comfortable. We were lucky that the weather was perfect. The boat was not large so it gave us the opportunity to get to know some of the other tourists. The staff on the boat were excellent and a lot of fun. Visiting Halong Bay is one of our best travel experiences. Kayaking on the bay was hard work but has given us great memories.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

This tour was the highlight of our Vietnam trip and we thorouly recommend it. Our guide Hui was lovely and such a great host and the food was simply amazing and plentiful. A great relaxing way to spend a couple of days amongst the beautiful scenery.

Diane B USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

We booked this tour during the off season and were thus the only couple on the cruise. The crew were very attentive and the food was fantastic. Our guide was great and did a great job of informing us and answering all our questions. Being the only couple on board, we truly felt like we were living in the lap of luxury! The crew accomodated my husband's wishes to swim off the boat with him and I'm glad they did because he ended up getting stung by a jellyfish and they were right there with him. It was obvious the crew was very professional and upon comparing stories with other couples, I'm glad we booked through Viator. And it was always evident in the condition of the boats.

lynda c

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2013

We rode on the lazalee boat, and relative to the other boats I saw in the bay our boat was the newest and cleanest. Thoroughly enjoyed the trip, even with the mist it was beyond perfect. Food was good and various and cabins were top notch. Very good choice.

David M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2013

Everything went like clockwork according to the itinerary. The food on the boat was outstanding and there were some very classy touches. Cabin was very comfortable and the shower was piping hot. Weather wasn't ideal in February - very hazy and misty and a bit chilly, but the great organisation more than compensated for the disappointing weather. Very friendly staff and guide. Overall, a great experience.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2012

Had an amazing time at Halong Bay. It is totally breath taking. The junk boat was very comfortable and the staff very friendly. The food was amazing and so much of it. Definately do this again but would do for 3 days instead of just overnight.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2012

We enjoyed the trip a lot. That was a great landscape, really beautiful. When got back from Ha long to Hanoi, i dropped my wallet in the Van. The next day, the Van Driver (Mr. Tuan) brought me back my wallet. For the great service with honesty and hospitality, this tour is truly recommended

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