Halong Bay Full-Day Cruise With Bamboo Boat Ride Or Kayaking - Ha Long Bay

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Join this 11-hour day trip and cruise the Halong Bay on a traditional wooden junk. Enjoy kayaking or relaxing on a bamboo row boat as you observe a local village. Take in the beauty of the scenery as you coast along the bay, enjoying a seafood lunch along the way. This day trip leads you to the famous Halong Bay and through the most attractive areas of the Tonkin Gulf. Our well-designed cruising route offers you an excellent opportunity to see the most beautiful high points, in and around the water of the World Heritage site, in a very relaxed way. You witness the tranquil beauty and breathtaking scenery from sundeck of a comfortably traditional junk, from which you can enjoy the bay landscapes, the serene floating village which are slowly passing by.


  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • All entrance fees included
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water

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After getting picked up from your hotel, embark on the 3.5-hour bus ride through the countryside of the Red River Delta to Halong City. As you ride by, observe the water buffalo, paddy fields, and farmers as they go about their daily lives. Arrive in Halong City around noon and board a traditional wooden junk to cruise to the center of the bay. Enjoy a seafood lunch (vegetarian available), as the boat takes off. Take photos of natural formations such as Fighting Cocks, Incense Burner, and Duck, to catch a quick swim.

Stop for a trip in a bamboo row boat or kayak to cruise around Ba Hang Floating Village. Keep floating to an often frequented cave, Thien Cung, also known as Heaven Palace Grotto. Explore chambers adorned with stalactites and stalagmites of all types. Once you are done rowing or kayaking, board the junk back to your departure point. In Halong harbor, a vehicle will be waiting to bring you back to your hotel.

Inclusions for Halong Bay Full-Day Cruise With Bamboo Boat Ride Or Kayaking

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance fees
  • Local guide
  • Drinks
  • Deluxe boat trip
  • Rowing boat trip (optional)
  • Kayaking (optional)
  • Lunch

Exclusions for Halong Bay Full-Day Cruise With Bamboo Boat Ride Or Kayaking

  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

Be sure to select the correct hotel pickup option or be subject to additional pickup fees payable directly to tour operator

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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2 Traveler Reviews

  • The cruise itself is short and sweet. The description isn't necessarily as grand as an experience as you think. For us, we rated the cruise a 2/5 because 40 was stolen out of our bags that we took with us on the boat. When we arrived at Halong Bay, everyone scurried off the boat and we tried to ask the tour guide whether we should bring our bags or not but they sped off. We then tried to ask the bus driver if they were going to stay with our bags and he motioned us to take our bags from under the bus, so we did. He didn't speak English, so we assumed we should take them. We had messaged Viator ahead about if the boat tour would have space for our bags and they replied we could bring them on. We were going to Hai Phong after Halong and would be going our separate way after the tour.

    We don't feel it was irresponsible for us to have taken our bags. Our bags were locked, however we noticed the staff watching us while we rummaged through our bags. My wife had to change her clothes because the wind was very strong. We had a separate pouch with the keys in it to the locks. You end up going on 2 excursions, leaving the boat. Each time, she told me it appeared the bags had been moved but I thought it was due to the boat rocking back and forth. We arrived at our accommodation and instantly noticed the money was gone. We had 100 in U.S. money we kept intentionally for the Laos border crossing. When we contacted Viator, they merely said they were an intermediary company and could not offer any help. Except to insinuate we must have lost track of the money we had spent that day and so forth and so on. They would not offer any assistance and we will never book with this company again. They should have made some effort to make this theft right. Instead, they did nothing and sided with the company we toured with. The 40 loss was a nightmare to replace and we ended up having to find an American that would exchange Vietnamese money for 20 U.S. that's all they had on them and when we arrived at the border, we didn't have enough money.

  • Very good. 7 people on the minibus and 3 more joined on the boat who must have found their own way there. Excellent food and I hate seafood!! Couldn't believe the size of the boat for just 10 passengers. It could have carried 50. Would have liked longer in the bay but then if that's the case, book an overnight tour.

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