• Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Duration: 11 to 12 hrs
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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
  • 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

What You Can Expect

Halong Bay Small-Group Adventure Tour, Including Cruise from Hanoi

A seafood feast

Depart 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 in a comfortable, air-conditioned coach.

Customer Reviews

Rahul S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 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.

Keith C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Pretty good tour of Halong Bay. Everything was easy and the guide was friendly.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 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!

Kasin S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

I really was looking for a more private group tour and this tour more than exceeded my expectation. My wife and I were the only two in the group! Our guide -- Chinh -- and the driver who were friendly and helpful showed up in Toyota Innova and took us on a smooth ride to Halong Bay. Initially we thought we would meet other people on the boat, but to our even further surprise we were the only two guests on the boat too. The service, the boat and the food were nice, the weather on that day not so as it was foggy but nothing anyone could control.

Rudy K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

amazing experience!

Arseny L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Met our expectation completely. The guide, Tuan, was extremely nice and helpful with very good English, sharing interesting details about Vietnam and Halong Bay on every possible occasion. Ask for Tuan as the guid if you can!

Sudha India

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Very good. Highly recommended

GIO Philippines

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

pick up is on time. since the distance from Hanoi to halong is 182 Km, expect long hours on the road than on the bay. the van is comfortable with ample leg space, not crowded.
Guide is very knowledgeable and friendly.
No problems encountered during the tour.

Lily Liu Singapore

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

This is a must do Tour in Hanoi. The tour was well organised, we drived about 2.5hours and stopped for toilet break then continued our journey to Halong Bay, we then spent around 3 hours on the cruise includin hiking to 2 caves. Our tour guide Lucky From Urban Adv was so nice and friendly, he shared with us lot of infomartion pertians to the Halong Bay. The lunch on the boat was really nice too: Despite the long driving hours, it is still worth the trip to Halong Bay and this one day trip will give you the highlight of the Halong Bay if you do not have more days to spend. Btw, it is important to booked a smalled group tour as the traffic in Old Quarter was so bad and the pick up during the morning may take very long, as such if you dun want to spend 1 hour sit on the coach and circle around the Old Quarter, choose a small group tour.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

We had a great time on this tour despite being a little unlucky with the weather (it was still way worth it). The scenery is incredible and the tour team (driver, our guide Lucky and the boat crew) were awesome. Lunch was really tasty and the boat was spacious. Awesome tour - highly recommended!

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