Halong Day Tour: Islands, Caves, Kayak with Dragonfly Cruise

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Halong Day Tour: Islands, Caves, Kayak with Dragonfly Cruise

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Take a traditional cruise with a professional guide to the spectacular Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Visit Heaven Palace Cave, go kayaking or take a bamboo boat ride. Enjoy delicious seafood on board, and a comfortable bus transfer.

About this activity

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COVID-19 precautions
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Duration: 10 - 11 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Vietnamese
Pickup included
• All accommodation located in central Hanoi. If staying in an AirBnB or other private accommodation, please provide a clear address. • Your guide will meet you at your central Hanoi accommodation 5 minutes before the scheduled departure time • Please come to the meeting point at 08:00 AM if you are not staying in central Hanoi. The meeting point is 37A Hang Thung Street, Hoan Kiem. Halong: • Ticket Counter Number 01 at Tuan Chau Island, Halong CityPick up time: 12:15-12:30 PM. • Please confirm and connect with our Hotline WhatsApp/iMessage: +84 964760469

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a cruise on Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Visit Heavenly Palace cave, a fishing farm, floating village, and the famous James Bond cave
  • Relax in the sun on the sundeck and enjoy delicious seafood on board
  • Explore the emerald waters by kayak or bamboo boat
Full description
After you’re picked up at hotels located in Old Quarter of Hanoi from 7:45 AM - 8:15 AM, head out on the drive to Halong Bay, making a short stop half way to visit crafts workshops, where you’ll see marble stone sculptures, plaque paintings, and hand-embroidered items. On your full-day excursion continue on the scenic drive to Halong, reaching Tuan Chau Island pier from 12:00 PM to 12:15 PM, and board the traditional cruise. You’ll be greeted on board and then enjoy a fresh seafood lunch. Have a chance to take in the tranquil beauty and breathtaking scenery from the deck of the boat. During the cruise you’ll enjoy views of tiny islands with their rock arches, sheer cliffs, innumerable white sand beaches, and peaceful coves. Like sculpted cartoon characters, these limestone islands have fanciful names, such as Incense Burner, Stone Dog, and Fighting Cock (which is the symbol of Halong Bay). You will then head on to Thien Cung (Heavenly Palace Grotto). Explore its huge chambers adorned with stalactites and stalagmites of all kinds. Finally, enjoy 45-minutes of kayaking or paddling a bamboo boat around the islands and water tunnels at the World Natural Area recognized by UNESCO. Return to the Tuan Chau pier from 4:30 PM to 5:00 PM and board the bus that will take you back to Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi from 8:00 PM to 8:30 PM. Menu for lunch: 1: Tomato/ cucumber salad 2: Fried potato 3: Steam shrimp 4: Fried eggs roll 5: Fried squid  6: Deep fried seafood spring rolls 7: Fried chicken with mushroom 8: Steamed fish with tomato sauce 9: Fried vegetable (available upon season) 10: Steamed rice 11: Fresh fruit 12: Afternoon fresh fruit and tea
Includes
  • Round-trip transfers between Hanoi and Halong via the National Expressway
  • Traditional Halong Bay cruise
  • Admission charges and sightseeing fees
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide
  • Deluxe Vietnamese and international seafood lunch
  • Taxes and service charges
  • Beverages
  • Tips and personal expenses for guide and driver
  • Airfares and hotels
  • Visa arrangements
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Pickup and drop-off are only available from accommodation in central Hanoi. If staying in an AirBnB or other private accommodation, please provide a clear address in the booking process.
  • If pickup is not available from your location, please meet at the local partner's office
  • Please advise in advance if you are vegetarian
  • Be sure to bring a hat, raincoat, swimsuit, insect repellent, water, flashlight, good shoes, and some cash
  • All participants are required to obey the orders of the tour guide for safety
  • You are advised not to bring large pieces of luggage (for your convenience)
  • Please advise if you are vegetarian or allergic to any foods
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 706 reviews

Review summary

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  • Value for money
    4.3 / 5
  • Safety
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Robert was so friendly and informative, he taught the group a lot of information which was so interesting. Bus journey was long (because of the distance) but comfortable, clean and safe. The whole trip is worth every penny! Beautiful part of the world and I will come again one day with my wife.

February 18, 2020

Great tour. Yes a lot of driving but when your short on time and still want to see Ha Long Bay this cruise is perfect. The only negative is the 30 min stop driving each way, yes the driver needs a break I understand but we all just stood there pretty much waiting to get back on for 30 mins and the shops that were at the stop were overpriced.

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January 28, 2020

The Tour guide is well knowledgeable and spoke excellent English. The transport went smoothly and quickly. I opted to have the private tour guide and private transport as I had a short stay in hanoi. But would recommend this tour to anyone who would prefer the shorter stay in hanoi. If staying longer I would have done the 2 day cruise.

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January 21, 2020

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