Halong Bay Full-Day Trip - Fast Expressway Transfer Round Trip - Hanoi

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  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Lowest Price Guaranteed
  • Duration: 11 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    7:30am to 8:30am 1/ Hotels in the Old Quarter Area. Because we'll pick up many customers staying at different hotels in the Old Quarter, Hanoi so it take around 30-45 minutes to pick up all. Kindly .. read more
  • Departure Details :
    1: Vietnam Open Tour, 9 Hàng Hương, Hàng Mã, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội 100000, Vietnam
    2: Hoàn Kiếm, Hanoi, Vietnam
    3: Tuan Chau Island, Tuần Châu, Hạ Long, Quảng Ninh, Vietnam
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  • 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.


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 pick-up, 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 traditional wooden junk for your day cruise on the bay. Sailing around the stunning natural wonders of Halong Bay with thousands of gorgeous limestone cliffs jutting from its calm jade waters (such as: Dog Rock, Incense Burner, Fighting Checking islet...). the UNESCO World Heritage site offers spectacular scenery for a relaxing excursion.

While on board, you will be served set menu lunch with plenty of seafood dishes. After lunch, enjoy stops to explore 2 water caves at Ba Hang Floating village for kayaking or bamboo boat activities. Then continue cruising to Dau Go island for hiking to Thien Cung (Heavenly Cave) with your experienced guide during an hours

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 8:00pm - 8:30pm


Transported by model AC bus

Boat trip in Halong Bay

Hotel pickup (pick up and drop off at hotels in Hanoi Old Quarter area, Hoan Kiem district only. otherwise kindly go to our office at No 9 Hang Huong at 7:45am or contact our hotline after making reservation for best arrangement)

0.5L bottled water on bus per person per day

Bamboo boat or kayaking (you can choose 1 of 2 activities)


Local, English-speaking guide

Seafood lunch (Vegetarian food available on requested)

Entry/Admission - Halong Bay


Drinks in meals

Personal expenses


Pick up and drop off at hotels located outside of the Old Quarter area

What not mentioned inclusions

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Infants must sit on laps

Tour is not suitable for children below 2 years old

Sunscreen, a hat, and comfortable shoes are recommended

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

This tour takes up 12-13 hours (with 3.5-4 hours from Hanoi - Halong and 3.5-4 hours to return if you choose: Group Tour from Hanoi 1. Boat trip around 4hour-4.5hours depend on tire)

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 Private Tour, Surcharge 15usd/pax if you travel during Lunar New Year from Feb 4th 2019 to Feb 8th 2019. Kindly pay directly 15usd/pax in CASH for tour guide when he/she comes to pick you up.

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Most travelers can participate

Traveler Reviews

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  • 28-Jan-2020

    All went well tour guide met us at the terminal as arranged.
    The trip lasted 4 hours . Only did 10 minutes on bamboo raft trip very disappointing 1* knocked off because of this.
    The mist and bit of rain spoilt what would have been a super trip.

  • 28-Nov-2019

    Fantastic tour with breathtaking scenery, enjoyable boat ride with delicious lunch, kayaking and cave tour. You won't be disappointed.

  • 11-Nov-2019

    Overall tour on the day was alright except the misleading information on hotel pick up round trip was not included in the package.

    After I booked a trip and the following day the email showed up saying that hotel pick up cost extra money.

  • 21-Oct-2019

    Booked the trip on the 17th October 2019. Our guide of the day was Toan. He was very helpful and can speak and understand english very well. Overall the trip was wonderful and enjoyed every bit of it. I would recommend this trip for those visiting Hanoi.

  • 17-Oct-2019

    Visiting Halong Bay has long been on my bucket list, and I was finally able to check this off and my word, it did not disappoint!!

    I travel a lot and always use Viator to book my excursions as I have always had excellent service right from the initial booking all the way to the tour itself.

    The local company used for the Halong Bay excursion were responsive, knowledgeable and friendly.

    I booked the trip for myself and 5 colleagues, however would have absolutely felt comfortable doing this trip as a solo traveler too (many of the other people on our tour were solo travelers).

    The journey from Hanoi took around 2.5hrs, we then had 4 hrs touring Halong Bay including optional Kayaking (included in the price) and a visit to a beautiful cave.

    Lunch was provided on the boat, however if you don't like/are allergic to seafood then advise in advance.

    Amazing trip that I would recommend to everyone!!

  • 14-Oct-2019

    I'm very disappointed. And I'm not quite sure how to express this, because I feel like I read similar reviews that complained about Ha Long Bay being too touristy and brushed them off, thinking to myself "Well, of course it is! What do they expect?" But no. This place has gotten so touristy that it almost ruins the entire experience. You barely have a second to stop, breathe, and stare at your surroundings.

    The cave is fake, with lighting everywhere, a fully cleared walkway, a fake fountain, and constant - not periodic, but absolutely constant - references to pop culture by the guides in an effort to be entertaining. The guides were nice, and I know it's a script they're given, but it kind of ruined things. No matter where you look there are laser pointers on the rocks with a guide saying "look!! It looks like Beauty and the Beast!", and people half-heartedly murmuring in agreement. After about the 10th reference, my girlfriend summed it up to me by leaning over and whispering, "Look. I love Disney, but this is getting really annoying. Can we just look at the rocks?" After all, the cave was beautiful! So, I didn't really understand the need to point out dumbo and lion king in the rocks as if that was the only way we would find it interesting. Also, expanding on the real history and culture of the area would have been nice.

    I recommend taking a kayak rather than the bamboo boat, because on the bamboo boat your guide will be grouping everyone together for selfies so often that you will feel like you don't remember what anything looked like. You just don't have any time to look around and enjoy the view.

    There were also so many stations with souvenirs that it just didn't feel like you were in nature. They even brought out souvenirs on our boat. It was just constant.

    All in all, I'd say these tours have been made very un-enjoyable because of the way the tours are run. Our tour guides were nice and hospitable, and we appreciated the majesty of Ha Long Bay. But the scripts should be more authentic to the region, and the souvenir stations should be reigned in a lot.

  • 19-Aug-2019

    We really had an awesome trip to Halong Bay. The weather was fantastic and Toan, our tour guide really great! Gave us so many local knowledge. At the end of the tour heavy rain poured seems like never going to stop. At the end we walked to the boat. Can’t wait but seems like everybody was happy. Thank you

  • 26-Jul-2019

    It was wonderfull and great, the scenic beauty along the way and the activities on Halong bay as well as the UNESCO heritage caves everything is a must to see. On the way there's stop over for restroom, that's a good place to do some good shopping. Over there is a good traditional food they served on the boat. We enjoyed the trip.

  • 24-Jul-2019

    The pick up and the transportation arrangement is ok, though a bit crowded on the way to Halong Bay because 11 passengers have to squeeze in a small van for 4 hours drive. Lunch was just average but could not demand too much given the costs they charged. But Halong Bay is worth to go and joining the 1-day tour is a easy way for first time visitors like us.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    This is an awesome trip which should not be missed at any cost. Although a bit far (4 hours drive from Hanoi) it is worth the effort taken. Also the food served on the cruise was very good.

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