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From Hanoi: Halong Bay One Day Escape Including Lunch on the Boat

Hoàn Kiếm, Vietnam
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icon10 to 11 hours  (Approx.)
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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 12 passengers.
  • Transport by air-conditioned mini-van between Hanoi and Halong Bay
  • Cruise on a boat through Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Explore Sung Sot Cave, the most famous grotto of Halong Bay
  • A delicious seafood lunch
  • Traveling in a small group, maximum 12 passengers allowing a unique and intimate adventure experience
Depart in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan and relax during the scenic drive to the beguiling Halong Bay. Watch the scenery transform from metropolitan sprawls to scenic natural beauty as you approach your destination.

On arrival at the marina in Halong City, board a boat to begin your cruise through the UNESCO-listed Halong Bay, famous for its towering limestone karsts and glimmering green waters. Gaze at more than 2,000 islets as your guide regales you with legends of dragons and secreted treasure.  

Return to your boat and feast upon a sumptuous seafood buffet and enjoy the beautiful scenery from the top deck.

After lunch, explore the Sung Sot Cave, one of the biggest in Halong Bay, then climb up to the top of Titop Island for panoramic views of the bay.

Enjoy afternoon tea and watch the sunset on the way back to the harbor. Then, relax during your return journey to Hanoi City and travel back in a comfortable, air-conditioned coach.
Stop At:  
Hanoi Opera House
Our Halong Bay tour begins with a 2-hour drive by the express highway Hanoi - Halong and we will stop off​ on the way for a restroom. 
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Halong Bay
On arrival in Tuan Chau marina, Halong City, we board our private boat for a cruise in Halong Bay, famous for its spectacular limestone karsts jutting out of the peaceful green waters of the bay. The views are spectacular as we cruise amongst the nearly 2000 islands that fill the bay. We'll enjoy a seafood lunch on board while we cruise among the breathtaking scenery...what a way to spend the day! Soak up the majestic atmosphere from the top deck and enjoy the stunning views or relax below in comfortable surroundings. 
Duration: 4 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Sung Sot Cave
After lunch we'll also explore Sung Sot (Suprising) cave that has formed in many of the islands that fill Halong Bay. This is the biggest and most beautiful groto in Halong.  We will move to Titop Island and climb up to the top of the island, getting the whole views of the Bay. 
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Cheung Chau Island
Cursing back to the harbour and back to Hanoi
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Included

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A great trip to Halong Bay
, Jan 2020
We had a small group tour, which ended up as a private tour because the other tourists cancelled the trip. The van was very comfortable. The driver drove carefully. The guide, Chin, was very good in giving information about Vietnam history.
Very Good
harper l
, Jul 2019
My wife and i selected a small group tour for Ha long bay. When we finally found our tour guide it was at the Hanoi Opera house. There was a mix-up We assumed They would pick us up but no. We had to go to them. This as it turned out was rather silly as we were the only two on the tour and the pickup was about 4 or 5 streets away from our hotel.The Tour Guide was from "Urban Adventures - Indochina". And the Guide stayed with us the entire time.His name was" My" and was called Mike. He was very knowledgeable, polite and very friendly. I do wish all the guide were like him. Seemed odd to just be two people in a large Van and on the large boat. But Mike said his company guaranteed the tour even when the group turned out to be so small.We had a great time it poured down rain we got soaked and the tour continued into the cave. I must admit the Vietnamese really thought about the tourist making sure the stair leading to the cave and walking areas inside the cave were very safe. Even for senior Citizens. Mike did a great job the whole time with a narration about the islands and cave. Super time Thanks Mike
Happy to finally see this place!
, Jun 2019
Everything was great! Professionally conducted, informative, good food, comfy transportation, beautiful islands in the ocean...
Halong Bay
, Mar 2019
This is a great trip if the weather is nice. Unfortunately, we had a cloudy day. The cave we visited was beautiful. Our guide did an excellent job and everything was very well arranged. This is a must do when visiting Hanoi.
excellent tour
Win H
, Jan 2019
We thoroughly enjoyed the trip. It was really small group with efficient tour guide. we have plenty of time in Halong bay although it was a single day trip.
Wonderful day
, Aug 2018
We went with Urban Advebtures on this trip. First of all their team is wonderful. San was with us and explained everything clearly and with great passion. He loves his country and by the time he is done you will too. Great trip. Clean bus. Smooth driver Mr. Hill. Good food on the boat. Highly recommended.
Be prepared for a long day of...
Dale C
, Apr 2018
Be prepared for a long day of travel, but the view of Halong Bay us worth it. The walk through the cave was very interesting. Did feel like we were on the set of Kong Island!
Pretty good tour of Halong Bay...
Keith C
, Apr 2018
Pretty good tour of Halong Bay. Everything was easy and the guide was friendly.
The tour was good, we were being...
, Apr 2018
The tour was good, we were being picked up on time and the tour guide was very knowledgeable about Halong Bay history and spoke very good English. All and all we had a very enjoyable day.
Enjoyed this trip immensely, was...
, Mar 2018
Enjoyed this trip immensely, was guided by Tam who is first class, she knows her history, geography and is an all round superb host - nothing was too much trouble. Her English and manner is a credit to Vietnam, the people and the nation - couldn’t recommend the tour more!

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