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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 including hotel pickup and drop off
  • 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

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What You Can Expect

Halong Bay Small Group Adventure Tour including Cruise from Hanoi

Halong Bay Small Group Adventure Tour including Cruise from Hanoi

Depart from your Hanoi hotel 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 to your hotel in a comfortable, air-conditioned coach.   

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

It is a long drive as everyone knows but our driver was expert in negotiating the roads. We were on a good quality bus with only a total of 4 passengers other than driver and guide. Quite a comfortable trip. The boat was able to take about 50 and it was just us! Nice lunch, quality much better than we have commonly experienced on such tours. The Halong Bay experience was marvellous. Despite it being only 2 1/2 hours we got a great taste of the place. Highly recommend this particular tour.

James C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

This was a highlight of our two week trip to Vietnam. The scenery was beautiful. The drive was a bit long, but given that we wanted to do this in a single day, it was more than acceptable. Chyen was a great guide.

Karen W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

This is a long but day trip not to be missed.

Kartik S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Good guide, good service, lovely place.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

This was first of all a dream come true, and it couldn't have been better!!! Small Hanoi groups was amazing!! very convenient and super nice. I would give a 10 out of 10!!!

Joanna Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This was definitely one of the best highlights of our trip to Vietnam with only three nights in Hanoi. The views of Halong Bay are overawing. Our tour guide, Cong, was very insightful, funny, patient and went above and beyond to make the trip an enjoyable one. Lunch was fresh and delicious we feasted on prawns, salt and pepper pork, marinated fish fillets, squid salad and vege spring rolls. We felt safe and comfortable during the entire journey. The minibus and cruise boat were clean and well maintained. Make sure you include it in your itinerary for Hanoi - you won't regret it!

Mark M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Amazing experience to sail around Halong Bay and see this unique part of the world. Tour guide, Mr. San, was very friendly and knowledgeable and able to answer all questions. He also took a lot of pics for the tour members He really made the trip more enjoyable! The seafood lunch served on board the boat was actually delicious with many more options that you would expect. The excursion off the boat into the caves was unexpectedly awesome. Be aware that the day trip takes a full day- traffic can be heavy and very slow there and back- return trip took about 5 hours but the trip was worth it. The bus is modern, air-conditioned and very comfortable and it offered wifi ! There is a stop on the way there and the way back for a potty break and a chance to purchase local crafts. I'd recommend this trip and try to ask for Mr San.

Salema K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Our tour guide Ahn was brilliant. Energetic and informative. Full knowledge of everything and made it nicer as we weren't just taught about the sights but got so much info in general about Vietnam and the culture. She was very attentive and caring and made sure we had the best experience. A wonderful guide who made the experience all the more better. Halong bay tour was great, visit to cave, boat ride and boat lunch were included. As I didn't eat meat Ahn made sure the chef made me something else so I didn't go hungry, always thoughtful : an enjoyable day, I would do it again. Thank you

Alan C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Amazing day our with a hugely knowledgeable guide Anh for whom nothing was too much trouble. It's quite a long ride but the bus was reasonably comfortable and it's a good chance to watch the countryside go by. The bay itself is spectacular and the boat was large, comfortable and uncrowded. Highly recommended.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Great tour. Great people. Great service. I'm vegetarian/vegan and from experience, I was expecting either no vegetarian options or poor ones. They outdid themselves, and put out a vegan feast I had to share with my tour mates, it was too much and as delicious as any good restaurant. Very pleased with the experience. Highly recommended. If you have any special food preferences, make sure you tell them in advance.

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