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From Hanoi: Halong Bay Day Cruise with Cave Exploration

3.9 / 5

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Activity provider: Phoenix Cruise

From Hanoi: Halong Bay Day Cruise with Cave Exploration

Activity provider: Phoenix Cruise

From US$ 62 per person

The trip leads you to the famous Halong Bay and through the most attractive areas of the Tonkin Golf. This well-designed cruising route offers you an excellent opportunity to see the most beautiful high points of this World Heritage Site.

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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
English, Vietnamese
Pickup included
Pick-up available from hotels in Hoan Kiem District and the Old Quarter.


  • Spend 6 hours at the famous World Natural Heritage Site of Halong Bay
  • Take in the stunning views from a traditional wooden boat
  • Explore a limestone cave with gorgeous stalactites and stalagmites by kayak or bamboo boat
  • Enjoy a tasty lunch onboard the boat
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Discover the beauty of Halong Bay on a day trip from Hanoi. Admire picturesque views of the area, explore by kayaking, and enjoy a hearty lunch onboard.

Start with pickup from your hotel in Hanoi by shuttle bus. Take a 2-hour long journey to reach Halong Bay by the highway.

Arrive at Tuan Chau International Marina. Board the boat to start your afternoon of exploration.

Relax as the boat sails out to the center of the World Heritage Site. Your lunch on the boat will be served with fresh local seafood, but a vegetable menu is always available at your request.

Leaving the marina area, the cruiser passes by Dog Head and Swan Islands, the Ba Hang Floating villages, and Thumb Islands before reaching Sửng Sốt (Suprising Cave). Explore the cave with your guide.

Continue to Titop Island where you can take some time for swimming, sun-bathing, or getting a panoramic view from the island's peak. Them, return to the cruiser and head back toward Tuan Chau harbor. Make the most of this time by sunbathing on the upper deck.

Disembark the cruiser and travel back to Tuan Chau International Marina where you then board the bus for your return journey to Hanoi by highway road. Arrive at your hotel in the early evening.  

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (Hanoi Old Quarter only)
  • Guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Cruise boat
  • One bottle of water
  • Seafood or vegetarian lunch
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Kayaking or bamboo boat at Luon Cave

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Swimwear
  • Sunscreen
  • Cash

Know before you go

  • A vegetarian lunch option is available. Please notify the activity provider when booking
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3.9 /5

based on 16 reviews

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Thank you very much for your convenient tour to Halong Bay . My family and I went there with your cruise. Especially, our guide Lisa was really helpful and friendly , also knowledgeable. Mr. Quyet was a good driver . Your Sincerely Kyaw Soe Hlaing Yangon, Myanmar 27 October 2018

October 27, 2018

Trip was enjoyable and the tour guide service was good. After checking with others in the trip they paid S$50 only while we paid S$80+ which is overpriced.

November 7, 2019

Great guide but unfortunately not the boat as in the picture. The boat is getting old and there were cockroaches on board.

October 1, 2019

Product ID: 111649