Halong Bay Full-Day Trip - Hanoi

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Enjoy this full-day trip to Halong Bay from Hanoi, including a scenic round-trip drive through northern Vietnams rural landscapes. Enjoy a seafood lunch as you take in the magnificent scenery, stopping to explore karsts and caves such as Thien Cung (Heavenly Cave) with an experienced guide.


  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Excellent value for money
  • Exclusive to Viator
  • Family friendly
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Small-group tour
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Lunch included
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water

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After pickup, you will depart for Halong Bay. The drive to Halong Bay is approximately a 3-hour journey. Along the way relax and enjoy the stunning scenery of the peaceful villages, farm workers in their green fields, herding their water buffalo and trading garden herbs by the side of the road. You'll make a rest stop at a halfway point before continuing to Halong Bay.

Arriving in Halong Bay, board your boat for your day cruise on the bay. Sail around the stunning natural wonders of Halong Bay with thousands of gorgeous limestone cliffs jutting from its calm jade waters, the UNESCO World Heritage site offers spectacular scenery for a relaxing excursion.

While on board, you will be served a seafood lunch while the boat is cruising on the bay. After lunch, enjoy stops to explore karsts and caves such as Thien Cung (Heavenly Cave) with your experienced guide.

Head back to the shore and re-board the bus for your relaxing drive back to Hanoi. Your tour ends back at your Hanoi hotel at approximately 8pm.

Inclusions for Halong Bay Full-Day Trip

  • Entrance fees
  • Transported by model AC bus
  • Boat trip in Halong Bay
  • Hotel pickup (hotels in Hanoi Old Quarter area, Hoan Kiem district)
  • 0.5L bottled water on bus per person per day
  • Seafood lunch (Vegetarian food available on requested)
  • Bamboo boat or kayaking (you can choose 1 of 2 activities)
  • Driver/guide
  • Local, English-speaking guide

Exclusions for Halong Bay Full-Day Trip

  • Beverages
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • What not mentioned inclusions

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat

Vehicles are collapsible wheelchair accessible, however the driver is unable to assist passengers boarding and disembarking due to insurance regulations

Sunscreen, a hat, and comfortable shoes are recommended

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

Tour itinerary could be changed due to weather condition without notice in advance. you will be offered an alternative or refund

The drop-off point is back at the original pickup point on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

There is only 1 drop-off point (the Thang Long Water Puppet Show Theatre at 57 Dinh Tien Hoang, Hoan Kiem) if the tour departs on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday - due to the Night Market on the weekend in Hanoi Old Quarter Area because most of the street in the Hanoi Old Quarter area does not allow vehicles, and is only for walking

(If you book group tour) Surcharge 5usd/pax if you travel during Lunar New Year from Feb 14th 2018 to Feb 20th 2018. Kindly pay directly 5usd/pax in CASH for tour guide when he/she comes to pick you up

(If you book private tour) Surcharge 15usd/pax if you travel during Lunar New Year from Feb 14th 2018 to Feb 20th 2018. Kindly pay directly 15usd/pax in CASH for tour guide when he/she comes to pick you up

Cancellation Policy
All sales related to this product are final and non-refundable. In case you wish to cancel the reservation you will be charged 100% cancellation fees.

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  • The ride took very long from Hanoi.

  • The advertised luxury bus had minimal leg room and tiny seats and was driven by the most dangerous driver Ive ever had the misfortune to travel with. The guides English was very limited and certainly presented difficulties for non-native English speakers. From arriving at Halong harbor the trip was just like a production line. There were literally dozens of boats doing identical tours and at each stop it felt that the aim was simply to get everyone through as quickly as possible. We went on a quiet day so it would normally be much busier.The scenery is great but dont expect to get a feeling of its peace and serenity on this tour.

  • Ngoc our guide was very knowledgable and enthusiastic throughout the trip. Halong Bay is incredible and the cave tour out of this world. The lunch on the boat was delicious. My only downside was the mini bus driver who thought he was in death race.

  • The perfect day trip to Halong Bay. We had limited time in Northern Vietnam and this was on our must see list. We had beautiful weather and the bay is breathtaking. It is a drive to get out there and back, but the van stops at a rest stop for about 30 minutes on each way there you can buy snacks, use restrooms, and they have some shopping available. It is a big area where all the other tour buses stop on their way out to Halong Bay. Our guide was very kind and imformative it's a very busy area so pay attention to your guide on where to meet and keep up with the group :

  • Because it takes a long time to get to and from Halong Bay, all the tour buses stop halfway at this overpriced tour stop where they sell souvenirs, art, crafts, and snacks. Instead of a day trip, I'd recommend doing an overnight trip instead two-ish days, one night if you're intent on seeing Halong Bay. It's beautiful, but it really is too crowded and touristy, so that takes away from the scenery a bit.

  • Great tour especially on a day of perfect weather, but couldn't understand tour guide's poor English. A modest but tasty lunch, and a fun ride on the bamboo boat from the floating island to the base of some of the limestone mountains gave a superb vantage point. A must see wonder of the world.

  • The Bus ride was very bumpy. The tour guide was good and gave us lot of information .
    The food was also fine , but remember to tell them beforehand if you have special preferences for us it was vegeterian . If you are in family with small kid , be prepared for a long bus ride .

  • Extremely enjoyable Halong bay tour!
    I never regret to book this tour via Viator, it just 44 usd per person. It s included: pick up, drop off at hotel in Old Quarter luckily my hotel located at pick up area, it s very convenience, bus, ticket, lunch, kayaking, cave.
    It take quite long time to pick up, around 45 mintues I think, but it's not their fault, traffic is terrible! Reached Halong bay at 12 noon. Quick check in. Then we have lunch with plenty of seafood. Soooo tasty! We did kayak through water cave at floating village. Do not miss it! Then we visited Tien Cung cave named Heavenly. Tour guide told us a lots of historical stories and a lot of joke.
    Our guide Mr Ngoc is a nice person. He is really helpful, informative and very hilarious. He took care of our group really well. Thank you Ngoc for making our trip such wonderful.
    This is such enjoyable trip. Highly recommend!

  • The tour was amazing. However the lunch could be improved.

  • I'm very pleased with the trip. Bus was comfortable and quick pick up although it took almost 4 hours on bus for each way. Bus stopped at middle way for rest room. Tour guide is friendly and caring everyone. Lunch on boat was great with plenty of seafood. I love the way the operator let me choose to do bamboo boat or kayaking at there. The cave was stunning with colorful light. Definitely recommend!

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