Halong Bay Day Trip From Hanoi

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 Day
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  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Hanoi, Hanoi
    Traveler pickup is offered
    * Please provide your hotel address (free pick-up and drop-off if your hotel is located in Hanoi Old Quarter Area, Hoan Kiem district. exactly pick up tim.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Being one of the worlds natural wonders and heritage recognized by UNESCO, Ha Long Bay is a truly attractive destination with 1,969 islands jetting out from the sea and with red sail junks dotting the horizon. Come and experience what the Vietnamese call "The Descending Dragon".


  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Family friendly

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In the morning you will be picked up at your hotel and start the approximately 3-hour journey to Halong Bay. Along the drive, you can enjoy the stunning scenery of the Red River delta with peaceful villages, farmers working in their green fields, herding their water buffalo and selling garden herbs by the side of the road.

Arrive in Halong Bay around noon, and your guide will take you on board to start the cruise (4-5 hours). A seafood lunch will be served while the boat cruises the bay to enjoy the beautiful limestone scenery and passing beautiful inlets. Stop on the way to see a floating village and learn about the fisherman that live here.

You have a chance to visit a beautiful cave, Thien Cung Cave or the Palace Of Heaven Grotto. Around 4:15pm, the boat returns to Halong City and you will head back to Hanoi, arriving back at your hotel in Hanoi at about 8:00pm.


Transport by air-conditioned vehicle


Hotel pickup and drop-off

Entry/Admission - Halong Bay


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Tips and others not clearly mentioned above.

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability

Optional: Kayaking

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

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  • 11-Jul-2018

    Our tour guide was called Fong and his services and the trip were amazing!!!!!

  • 12-Mar-2018

    The morning of my trip, I waited for nearly 45 minutes for a pick up. Within the first 10 minutes I contacted the company to confirm my pick up, and they kept saying they'll call me back, only to find out that they didn't have my name on their list because somehow my confirmation ended up in their spam box. Luckily I was in Hanoi for another full day, and switched my day trip for the next day. The next morning, I arrived at my pick up location on time, but the driver got there 5 minutes before my scheduled pick up time, and left me. I ended up taking a taxi to the main office to catch the bus before they headed off for the trip. They didn't seem very organized, but Halong Bay is beautiful and worth seeing!

  • 27-Jan-2018

    The 4 hour drive, there and back, was very long. The van air conditioner worked poorly. But once there the boat ride, lunch, sampam was good. The cave tour was amazing...It made the drive worth it.

  • 09-Nov-2017

    Perfect if you don't have the time or money to do a 2/3 day tour. It is a lot of driving for a day but you get to do everything you want in Ha Long Bay. Buffet lunch was great too!

  • 24-Oct-2017

    The tour was amazing. If we were staying longer we would have booked 1 night on the boat also. Highly recommended. Tour guide Son was great.

  • 02-Aug-2017

    Extensive driving time, more than excepted, made the experience a little less enjoyable but the view and scene of Halong Bay overpass the frustration. Just be ready for a very long day.

  • 04-Apr-2017

    The tour would have been perfect had not been for two small details: first, the guide was supposed to pick us up at our hotel between 8 and 8:30 a.m., but instead he arrived there at 7:15!!! We were far from ready, despite being already awake, and if the amazing staff of our hotel hadn't made everything they could to arrange a breakfast takeout for us, we would be doomed... Second, it is a long long drive from Hanói to Halong Bay roughly 3 hrs and the tour driver didn't make it any easier by honking ALL THE WAY like crazy! I know, I know, it is a Vietnamese thing, they are always smashing the honk, but I imagined a professional tourist company would know better and not stress the hell out of their clients....nope!
    Anyway, putting all that aside, we enjoyed a lot during our boat trip through the incredible limestone wonders of Halong Bay. It ended up being a nice sunny day despite all forecasts telling otherwise! The luch they served on the boat was delicious, really generous, and we had plenty of time for photos and sightseeing on the upper deck! The visit to the cave was another highlight of the tour!
    I hope they better their drivers guidelines so you can enjoy a nice and RELAXING day at Halong Bay! -

  • 06-Mar-2017

    I am not one who is typically a guided tour guy. I am adverse to touristy things. So with that being said, I cannot recommend this Hanoi Bay tour more vociferously enough! The tour was comfortable and well done. Perfect amount of time was spent on each segment of the tour. Guides were friendly but not overbearing. Do not miss this one.

  • 14-Feb-2017

    Once we were at Halong Bay, the tour itself of the Bay and the caves was good. The guide was knowledgeable and friendly. However we arrived over an hour late, mainly because the van had too many stops to make in Hanoi. Lunch on the boat was very poor and badly prepared. Kayaking in the bay or taking a boat seemed worthwhile. The cave tour was excellent. Very vexing that as we were about to depart @4:10 p.m. back to Hanoi, the tour guide and driver were directed to pick up three additional passengers who were not part of our tour. This added an extra 30 minutes as we tried to find them coming off of another boat. Most vexing is the additional 30 minute stop at a tourist trap on the way back to Hanoi. One expects to stop at one of these places during a trip - which we did, on the way to Halong Bay. But then to also have to endure a second one on the way back to Hanoi, when everyone is tired is inexcusable.

  • 07-Jul-2016

    Tour details are okay, staff were friendly too.
    but I was over paid based on what I see from other.

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