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Hanoi: Round-Trip Halong Bay with Transfers

4.4 / 5

64 reviews

Hanoi: Round-Trip Halong Bay with Transfers

From US$ 64 per person

Save time and experience the beauty of Ha Long Bay with a day cruise and round-trip transfers from Hanoi. Once on the bay you will have plenty of time to explore its many caves and rock formations, and can even choose to kayak or take a bamboo boat ride.

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Duration 11 hours
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Pickup included
Meet your guide/driver at your hotel in the Old Quarter of the Hoan Kiem district in Hanoi. If your hotel is located outside this perimeter, please make your way to the meeting point at No 9 Hang Huong Street at 8:30 AM.


  • Join a group tour with an experienced English-speaking tour guide
  • Transfer down the highway on a comfortable shuttle bus
  • Enjoy 4.5 hours of cruising through the amazing Halong Bay
  • Go hiking to Dau Go Island, visiting Heavenly Cave
  • Experience kayaking in Ba Hang Village
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Head off on an exciting day trip to Vietnam's stunning Halong Bay for a boat cruise. Head out of Hanoi by bus, enjoying the landscape along your route, before embarking on your boat. Explore the bay's calm waters by kayak or on a traditional bamboo boat, and walk among its striking caves.

Your experience begins as your driver and guide pick you up from your hotel in Hanoi. Departing for Halong Bay in the Quang Ninh Province, you will pass by the Red River Delta throughout a 2.5-hour tour during which you can relax on the bus. You will later reach the Tuan Chau port at noon, checking in upon arrival. Once departing the dock, you can enjoy a set-menu seafood lunch while day cruising around Halong Bay. You'll pass by Dog Rock, the Incense Burner, and Fighting Chicken Rock, before having the opportunity to go kayaking or joining a bamboo boat for 45-60 minutes. Following this, head to Dau Go Island where you will have chance to visit Thien Cung and Heavenly Cave, the latter of which is one of the top 2 most beautiful caves in Halong Bay. After an hour visiting Thien Cung Cave, you will return to the boat before traveling back to the pier and disembarking at the Tuan Chau Port at around 5:00PM. From there, your driver will return you back to Hanoi, where your trip will finish at around 7:30PM.

  • Return transportation by shuttle bus
  • Boat cruise
  • 1 water bottle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if your hotel is in Hanoi's Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem District)
  • Halong Bay and Tuan Chau admission fees
  • Set-menu seafood lunch on board
  • Guide
  • Bamboo boat or kayaking (you can choose 1 of the 2)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off outside of the Old Quarter area in Hanoi
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Towel
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Cash

Know before you go

  • The itinerary is subject to change due to weather conditions
  • Cash is needed for paying for personal expenses on the boat such as drinks and extra food
  • From December through March, you are advised to bring warm clothes, as well as extra clothes to change into incase you get wet while kayaking
  • The estimated time of arrival back in Hanoi at the end of the tour will be between 7:30PM-8 PM
Customer reviews

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4.4 /5

based on 64 reviews

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There is a solid 2 or 3 hours bus ride to Ha Long Bay in which you can relax and recover some sleep. After you get on the boat all the views are amazing. The cave is very interesting and its funny that all rock formations have been named by what the locals compare it with (turtle, dragon etc) .The guide kept everything in order and timed the schedule perfectly. This is a must when visiting Ha Noi

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February 27, 2020

Lovely trip and a beautiful place to visit but I unfortunately got food poisoning from the meat on the boat, stick to the fish (if you like it but I annoyingly don’t so had the meat) or go veggie for the day. But it was overall a well organised day.

February 25, 2020

Samson is a very knowledgeable tour guide! He speaks very good English also. It’s a nice drive up to Halong Bay and the bus is comfy enough to fall asleep on. The lunch is slightly light - so eat a big breaky if you get hungry. Bring snacks also for the bus.

February 23, 2020

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