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Hanoi: Full-Day Halong Bay, Cave, Island, Swim, & Kayak Tour

Hanoi: Full-Day Halong Bay, Cave, Island, Swim, & Kayak Tour

8:10-8:50 AM Shuttle bus & tour guide will pick you up from Hanoi Old Quarter and transfer to Halong Bay by highway only 2,5 hours Enjoy a full-day trip to Ha Long Bay and get immersed in the beauty of the stone mountains, caves, sandy beach, and more. Board a vehicle from the hotel and enjoy a scenic drive through the green fields. Arrive at the Tuan Chau Habour and cruise through the turquoise waters and amazing rock formations. Soak in the beauty of the surroundings while enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch on board. Next, you will continue to explore the beautiful Sung Sot cave, known as the surprising cave. Admire the shimmering stalactites embodying countless strange and unique shapes. Take a kayak or bamboo boat to spend some time in the water and discover the stunning Luon Cave. Feel the warmth of the sunshine as you pass by Titop island. Take a refreshing dip in the water or trek to the Titop peak for photos with a panoramic view of the bay. Relax for a while before going back to the boat to enjoy a sunset party with red wine, french fries and fruits. After reaching Ha Long harbor, the driver will transfer you back to Hanoi. 21:00 The end trip and drop off at Hanoi Old Quarter Note: We will send email confirmed booking and send details time pick-up after you booked, please check email before one day tour start.

Hanoi: 2-Day Lan Ha & Ha Long Bay 5-Star Cruise with Balcony

Hanoi: 2-Day Lan Ha & Ha Long Bay 5-Star Cruise with Balcony

Sip tea at sunset and explore caves by bamboo boat on a 2-day, 1-night speedboat cruise from Hanoi to Ha Long Bay and Lan Ha Bay. Join in on kayaking, swimming, tai chi, and squid fishing. Enjoy cabin accommodation, an onboard restaurant, and more. Day 1: Hanoi - Ha Long Bay - Lan Ha Bay 8:00-8:30am Pickup at Hanoi Old Quarter( for guest use our transfer).After pickup, start the 2.5-hour journey via limousine to Tuan Chau Port. 11:30 - 12:00 Meet the crew and listen to a short briefing about your cruise while enjoying a welcome drink at the onboard restaurant. Check in to your boat cabin before a buffet lunch at the onboard restaurant. Option 1: Discovery Dark and Bright Cave by kayaking or Bamboo Boat about an hour here. After visit the Dark and Bright cave back to main cruise for swimming around the cruise. Enjoy tea or coffee on the sundeck while watching the sunset. Option 2- Cruise toward Halong Bay and explore Ba Trai Dao beach. This is a great destination for kayaking around limestone islets and swimming in crystal sea water. Enjoy tea or coffee on the sundeck while watching the sunset. The time looking for sunset on the bay, the one of the best time in the day to see beautiful the bay. Learn how to make traditional Vietnamese spring rolls during a cooking demonstration and class with the onboard chef. Dinner is then served, featuring a seafood set menu at the restaurant. After dinner, reward yourself with a large selection of cocktails at the panoramic bar or experience the thrills of squid fishing. Spend the rest of your night in your cabin. Day 2: Ha Long Bay - Lan Ha Bay - Hanoi Start your day with a Tai Chi session while surrounded by fresh air and views of the sun rising on the bay. After a light breakfast Option 1: You will visit the Trung Trang Cave on the Cat Ba Island about an hour, so beautiful island in Lan Ha Bay. Option 2: Cruise toward Lan Ha Bay explore the Ao Ech area. This is a great destination for kayaking around limestone islets and swimming in crystal sea water. 9:30am Return to the cruise to check out of your cabin. 10:00 Enjoy brunch at the restaurant while cruising back to Tuan Chau Port. 11:20 At Tuan Chau Port 11:45 The bus will transfer back to Hanoi-From the port, enjoy a final limo transfer back to your pickup location. 15:00 The end trip at Hanoi Old Quarter Note: We provided 4 cruises for this trip, so traveler will go with one of option up there. We also provide Limousine bus to Ninh Binh, so who want to transfer to Ninh Binh instead Hanoi, please inform us in email. We also pick-up and drop off at Ninh Binh by Limousine bus instead Hanoi Free set up Honeymoon cabin, anniversary cabin Free a birthday cake for customer have a birthday on cruise Please send an email if you have special request up there.

Hanoi: 3-Day Ninh Binh, Ha long, & Lan Ha Bay 5 Star Cruise

Hanoi: 3-Day Ninh Binh, Ha long, & Lan Ha Bay 5 Star Cruise

Discover some of Vietnam's most picturesque locations on this multiday trip with a luxury cruise. Visit Ninh Binh, Lan Ha, and more with roundtrip transportation from Hanoi included. You'll also get to swim, kayak, make traditional cuisine, and learn about local culture. Day 1: Hanoi - Ninh Binh 7:20-7:40 am Tour guide and bus will pick-up all traveler from the Hanoi Old Quarter and head to Ninh Binh Province. Pay a visit to the Bai Dinh Temple Complex, the largest complex of Buddhist temples in Vietnam, and check out the impressive pagoda. Have lunch at a local restaurant before continuing to the Trang An, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Float through the tranquil rivers of Trang An on a wooden boat and climb to the top of Mua Caves for striking panoramic views of Tam Coc before heading to the homestay for an overnight stay. 16:30 check in Ninh Binh Bungalow and free cycling around Village 19:00 Dinner at Bungalow restaurant and free time relaxing and stay overnight at Ninh Binh Bungalow Day 2: Ninh Binh - Ha Long Bay - Lan Ha Bay 6:30 am Have breakfast at Ninh Binh Bungalow and bus will come to pick-up to Halong Bay 7:10-7:30am The Limousine bus pickup from Ninh Binh, transfer to Ha Long Bay. Check in for the cruise and have lunch. Cruise through Con Vit Islet, Thumb Islet, Gia Luan Harbor, and Lan Ha Bay. Drop anchor for some kayaking or swimming at Ba Trai Dao Beach or, depending on the weather, visit Dark Cave and Bright Cave. As the sun sinks below the horizon, gather on the deck to enjoy the brilliant colors in the sky and relax with tea and coffee or learn how to make traditional Vietnamese spring rolls during a cooking demonstration. Make new friends at the sunset party or relax in the onboard. After dinner, enjoy a large selection of cocktails at the panoramic bar or play board games, watch a movie, or go squid fishing Day 3 Lan Ha Bay - Ha Long Bay - Hanoi Start your day with an early morning Tai Chi session on the deck to focus the mind and condition the body. Enjoy a light breakfast while taking in stunning views of the bay and its dramatic limestone islets. We will provided one of 2 options at below (depending one of our cruise will do one option activities at below) Option 1: Sail through the calm emerald waters to Ao Ech for a kayaking trip and swimming. Option 2: will visit the Trung Trang Cave on Cat Ba Island After exploring the caves, enjoy some Vietnamese cuisine for lunch. Disembark from the cruise and take a speedboat back to Tuan Chau Marina before heading back to your accommodation in Hanoi. 11:30 Check out the cruise and bus come to pick-up and transfer back to Hanoi 14:30-15:00 The bus will drop off at Hanoi Old Quarter, the end trip at Hanoi Old Quarter Free offer a birthday cake if client have a birthday on cruise (need request before one tour by email) Free set-up honeymoon or anniversary cabin (need request before one tour by email)

From Hanoi: 2-Day Cruise Trip with Private Balcony & Bathtub

From Hanoi: 2-Day Cruise Trip with Private Balcony & Bathtub

Treat yourself to a night on a 5 star cruise boat in Halong Bay with hotel transfers from Hanoi. Admire Vietnam’s pristine waters, sunbathe on deck, and enjoy activities, including a traditional cooking class and kayaking. Day 1: Check in for your cruise and sip on a welcome drink before a safety briefing from the crew. Then, settle in and tuck into a seafood lunch on a board. Admire the beautiful canals of Lan Ha Bay. Visit the Dark Cave and Bright Cave, where you can go kayaking or enjoy a bamboo boat ride. Then, head back to the cruise where you can admire the sunset over the Gulf of Tonkin. Relax in the seasonal swimming pool, enjoy a complimentary sunset party, and indulge in the Happy Hour deals in all the bars on the cruise. In the evening, soak up the sunset views over the Gulf of Tonkin, relax in the seasonal Jacuzzi, dance the night away, and enjoy happy hour deals in all the bars onboard. Take the optional traditional cooking class or enjoy deep relaxation with a cocktail with panoramic views of the ocean from the top deck. Before dinner, the captain will choose the most tranquil area to anchor for the night. After finishing dinner, enjoy a variety of activities, such as: taking in the landscape of the bay at night from the top deck, relaxing with romantic ballad music, enjoying drinks from the bar, squid fishing, watching a movie, or relaxing with a spa treatment. Spend the night on the boat. Day 2: Lan Ha bay -Ha Long Bay – Ha Noi (B/L) 6:15 AM: Wake up early to start your day with a Tai Chi class or watch the sunrise. Enjoy a light breakfast in the restaurant. Visit the Tra Bau by kayak and see fishermen working in the oyster farms. Return to the boat and check out of your cabin. Then, have brunch in a restaurant while the boat sails back to the pier. Settle your bill at the end of trip before disembarking the boat and returning to the port. If you don't need transfer to Hanoi, say goodbye at Halong. If you book the transfer to Hanoi with us, around 11:30-11:45 am, our transfer will pick you up at the harbour.

From Hanoi: Ha Long - Bai Tu Long Bay 2-Day 1-Night Cruise

From Hanoi: Ha Long - Bai Tu Long Bay 2-Day 1-Night Cruise

Discover the beauty of the Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and Bai Tu Long Bay, known as the “Bay of Descending Dragons” on an overnight cruise. Soak up the scenery and embrace the culture on this cruise that includes a visit to Thien Canh Son Cave, the biggest cave in Bai Tu Long Bay. Day 1: Hanoi - Ha Long Bay - Bai Tu Long Bay 8 - 8:30 AM: Enjoy pickup by shuttle bus from your hotel in the Hanoi Old Quarter. (for customer use our transfer service) 12:30 PM: Arrive at SunWorld Port. Take some time to relax and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee. Wait for the captain to finish registration and then transfer to the boat. 12:45 PM: Relax with a welcome drink and listen to a short briefing about boat safety and activities before checking into your cabin. 1:30 PM: Enjoy a Vietnamese set menu while leisurely cruising further into Bai Tu Long Bay. 3 PM: Arrive in the kayaking area of Cap La Island. Kayak through the karst and enjoy some swimming. 5:30 PM: Head back to the boat for a sunset party while your boat sails to its overnight anchorage point. 7 PM: Enjoy a set dinner on board. 8:30 PM: Take some free time and challenge yourself with Vietnamese puzzle games or gather your group/family for a board game; try your luck with squid fishing or simply enjoy a cocktail and the quiet of the night on the bay. Day 2: Ha Long Bay - Bai Tu Long Bay - Hanoi 6 AM: Start your day with a Tai Chi routine on the sundeck or catch a morning view of the bay with a cup of tea or coffee. 7 AM: Breakfast is served Western style. 8 AM: Explore the hidden Thien Canh Son Cave and spend time at a white sandy beach at Hon Co Island. 9 AM: Upon return to the boat, take about 30 minutes to freshen up and finish packing. 9:30 AM: Attend a Vietnamese cooking demonstration and quickly learn a simple but delicious Vietnamese dish that Gordon Ramsey, a 2-star Michelin chef, used to teach – Nem Cuon. 10:15 AM: Enjoy a traditional Vietnamese lunch on the boat. 11:15 AM: Head back to the harbor and disembark at SunWorld pier. 11:30 AM: Say farewell to Halong Bay and ride back to Hanoi by shuttle bus. 3 - 3:30 PM: Arrive back in Hanoi.

Hanoi: 3-Day Luxury Ninh Binh & HaLong Bay 5-Star Cruise

Hanoi: 3-Day Luxury Ninh Binh & HaLong Bay 5-Star Cruise

On this 3-day excursion, discover the incredible landscape and sights of the Ninh Binh province and enjoy an overnight stay in an eco-lodge. Then, ride your shuttle bus to Tuan Chau Island and take a luxury boat for a tour around Ha Long bay and spend the night on board. Day 1: Hanoi - Ninh Binh trip Sit back and enjoy the beautiful scenery on your limousine bus as you make your way to Ninh Binh. Savor the tranquility of the lodge’s amazing location - surrounded by mountains and rivers..  Visit the ancient city of Hoa Lu or climb to the Hang Mua viewpoint, for a breathtaking panorama over the limestone mountains and rice fields of Valley. Enjoy a boat ride to explore Trang An's natural heritage. Check in to the Ninh Binh Ecolodge and head off by bike or on foot to see the local sights, or relax by the pool or in the peaceful gardens.  Day 2: Ninh Binh - Halong /Lan Ha Bay Rise bright and early and enjoy a delicious breakfast before leaving for Tuan Chau Island with your shuttle bus. After arriving at the dock, take a small boat to reach your luxury cruise ship, where you will be welcomed aboard with a drink and a refreshing cold towel.  After check-in, enjoy lunch in the onboard restaurant as the boat sails up the winding canals on its way to Ha Long Bay. Then, hop into a canoe or a bamboo boat to explore the dazzling white limestone karsts, emerald green waters, and dark mystery of the Dark and Light Caves. Back on deck, unwind, and admire the magnificent sunset over the Gulf of Tonkin from the pool or at the bar. Then, choose from a range of activities: join a traditional cooking class, get a massage, or work out in the high deck gym with panoramic views. After dinner, you can enjoy the landscape of the bay at night from the top deck, relax with romantic music, or sip refreshing drinks at the bar. You can also try your luck at squid fishing, watch a movie, enjoy a spa treatment, or simply relax in your room. Day 3: Lan Ha/ Halong Bay - Ha Noi Wake up to an enjoy the light breakfast . We will provided one of 2 options (depending one of our cruise will do one option activities at below) Option 1: Sail through the calm emerald waters to Tra Bau for a charming local sightseeing kayak trip and swimming. Option 2: will visit the Trung Trang Cave on Cat Ba Island After returning to the boat, finish your trip with a hearty brunch while the ship sails back to the harbor. Wave goodbye to the boat from the port and ride in back to Hanoi at the end of the afternoon.

From Hanoi: 2-Day Halong Sapphire Cruise with Balcony Cabin

From Hanoi: 2-Day Halong Sapphire Cruise with Balcony Cabin

DAY 1: HANOI - HALONG – LAN HA BAY (Lunch/ Dinner) 12:00 Welcome at TuanChau habour in Halong Bay. 12:00-12:15 You will be taken on our tender from the wharf and make your way out onto the bay to board our luxurious craft, Sapphire Cruise. You will be welcome aboard and greeted with a complimentary drink. Our Crew will conduct a compulsory safety procedures session and then you are free to check into your cabin and freshen up. Take some time to have a look around the vessel or watch the magical landscape go by. 13:15 - A special lunch of fresh seafood and an assortment of appetizing favorites will be served. We set sail for Lan Ha Bay passing to Da Chong islet where you can see a lighthouse built by the French over 100 years ago 14: 00: When lunch is about to finish, it is just nice that the Cruise completes its entry through the Cua Van area to Lan Ha Bay (as part of Halong Bay). The area is surrounded by a lot of extraordinary limestone karst landscapes. Guests can start their journey to explore Lan Ha Bay by Kayaking and swimming in the crystal clear waters of the bay 17: 00: Back to the main boat, and cruising to a place for staying overnight 17:30 - Join the sunset party on the sundeck in a warm and romantic atmosphere, making friends with other members of the group, enjoying fresh local fruit, and listening to soft, light music. 18:00 -Cooking class opened right on the Cruise, you will be guided on how to prepare and make spring rolls 19:15 Relish a special dinner in the restaurant. 20:45 - 00:00 Your free time to relax with an exotic cocktail or whatever takes your fancy. Our bar has a wide range of wines, beers, and liquors, and is always a welcome sight for guests after a day on the Bay. Order a Spa service or take any activities on a boat cruise such as watching documentary movies, squid fishing or simply relaxing on our rooftop deck under the cover of a star filled sky DAY 2: DARK & BRIGHT CAVE – HA LONG BAY - HANOI (Light Breakfast/Brunch) 06:00 - The nicest time of the day on Lan Ha Bay is the morning. Head to the upper deck to participate in our daily Tai Chi sessions. Relax with an early morning cup of tea, coffee, or juice anywhere you wish on the boat and watch the never-ending miraculous scenery unfold before you. 06:30 - Light breakfast will be served in our restaurant (pastries, tea, coffee) 7:15 - 8:30 - Enjoy the last stage of your trip to Dark & Bright Cave and islets by local rowing boats which is a wild and mysterious beauty in the middle of the World Heritage. Back to our main board afterward 09:00 -9:15 Check out of your cabin as we draw closer to the mainland. 09:45 Enjoy your brunch on the boat. 10:45 you will board our tender and head back to the wharf 12:00: Back to harbor -

Hanoi: Islands & Caves Ha Long Cruise with Lunch & Kayaking

Hanoi: Islands & Caves Ha Long Cruise with Lunch & Kayaking

Discover the beauty of Halong Bay on a cruise and a guided kayaking tour. Enjoy a delicious seafood lunch on a voyage to the Thien Cung (Heaven Palace) cave. Get closer to the islands on a leisurely kayaking tour.  08:00-08:30: Pick up at hotels located in the Old Quarter of Hanoi, head out on the drive to Ha Long Bay, 09:30: Making a short stop halfway to take a short break or restroom. Continue the scenic drive to Halong 11:45-12:00: Reach Tuan Chau International Island Pier and board the Deluxe Traditional Dragonfly Cruise. 12:30: Enjoy a fresh seafood lunch onboard and take in the tranquil beauty and breathtaking scenery from the deck. Admire tiny limestone islands with rock arches, sheer cliffs, white sand beaches, peaceful coves, and fanciful names, such as Incense Burner and Fighting Cock (the symbol of Ha Long Bay). 14:00: Head on to Thien Cung (Heavenly Palace Grotto). Explore its vast chambers adorned with stalactites and stalagmites of all kinds. 15:00: Enjoy 45 minutes of kayaking or paddling a bamboo boat around the islands and water tunnels at the World Natural Area recognized by Unesco. 16:00-16:30: Return to the Tuan Chau pier and board the bus that will take you back to Hanoi. 19:00: Arrive in Hanoi. Drop off in Old Quarter of Hoan Kiem, Hanoi. Lunch menu: • Seafood Soup • Fried potato • Steam shrimp • Fried eggs roll • Fried squid  • Deep-fried seafood spring rolls • Fried chicken with mushroom • Steamed fish with tomato sauce/Fish fried with bread crumbs • Fried vegetables (when in season) • Steamed rice • Fresh fruit • Afternoon fresh fruit and tea Vegetarian lunch or Special request for Lunch please advise us in advance for the best arrangement - Our bus luggage compartment could keep your luggage during your tour if you would like to stay in Ha long for more days Note: We would email confirming pick-up time and address before one day tour start. Please check and confirm for the best arrangement

Ha Long Bay: Luxury Day Cruise, Caves, Kayak & Buffet Lunch

Ha Long Bay: Luxury Day Cruise, Caves, Kayak & Buffet Lunch

10:00: Welcome at Tuan Chau Harbor Lounge Cruise, embark the luxury daycruise with our crew’s warmly welcome Enjoy drink then start the excursion to discovery the beauty of the world heritage site 12:00: Enjoy a special lunch with diverse dishes on the boat .While having lunch, the boat will passing by the beautiful scenery on both sides with thousands of limestone such as Fighting Chicken and Incense Buner Islets symbols of Halong Bay 14.00: Arrive at Bo Hon Island, and hiking & visit Sung Sot Cave – the most beautiful cave with a lot of stalagmites and stalactites 14.45: Do kayaking or bamboo boat through Luon Cave to discover the beautiful lagoon. 15.15: Visit TiTop Island with its sandy beach. You can go swimming here or trek up to the top of the island for sightseeing all of Halong bay 16.00: Back to the boat for the sunset party (with coffee, tea, fruits, and biscuits) meanwhile the boat is cruising back to the harbor 17.00: Arrive back at the harbor. Tour ends

From Hanoi: Halong Bay, Titop Island, and Caves Cruise

From Hanoi: Halong Bay, Titop Island, and Caves Cruise

8:00-8:45am The bus will pick up all travelers around Hanoi Old Quarter. then transfer direct to Halong Bay. Please provide details hotel for pick-up in Hanoi Old Quarter or any address in Hanoi Old Quarter for pick-up. Enjoy a full-day tour of Halong Bay and see some of the area's highlights. Visit Sung Sot Cave, one of the biggest on the bay. Admire rock formations and the beautiful landscape along the way. Kayak and swim and enjoy a delicious lunch on the boat before a sunset party. Start the tour by boarding a vehicle from the hotel and enjoy a scenic drive through the green fields. Arrive at the Tuan Chau Habour and cruise through the turquoise waters and amazing rock formations. Soak in the beauty of the surroundings while enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch on board. Admire the beautiful Halong Bay Landscape During time lunch on the boat from the restaurant. Continue the tour to explore the beautiful Sung Sot cave, known as the surprising cave—the biggest and most beautiful cave in Halong Bay. Marvel at the shimmering stalactites embodying countless strange and unique shapes. Enjoy some time in a kayak or bamboo boat to spend some time in the water and discover the stunning Luon Cave. Try to spot the local monkeys or other animals that live on the island. Feel the warmth of the sunshine as you pass by Titop Island. Take a refreshing dip in the water or trek to the Titop Peak for photos with a panoramic view of the bay. Swim at Titop Beach in the refreshing and clear water. Relax for a while before returning to the boat to enjoy a sunset party with red wine, french fries, cakes, and fruits. After reaching Ha Long Harbor, the driver will transfer you back to Hanoi. 18:30 The bus will pick up and transfer back to Hanoi 21:00 The bus will drop off all customer at the hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter Note: After booking please provide details address for pick-up in Hanoi Old Quarter If you stay outside of Hanoi Old Quarter, please come to 2 main meeting point. - First pick-up at meeting point for customer stay outside of Hanoi Old Quarter: Hanoi Old Quarter - No 1 Trang Tien Str, Hoan Kiem Dis, Hanoi - Time pick-up: 8:00am - Second Meeting point: 8:45am-8:50am at 162 Tran Quang Khai Str, Hoan Kiem Dis, Hanoi Please provide details your phone number/email/WhatSap number available for WhatSap and our staff, tour guide will contact to make easier pick-up.

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It was nice! Only thing it was not 2 full days…. You don’t arrive to the boat until 1pm, and you have to leave the boat the following morning around 10:30. I definitely recommend staying more than one night to really enjoy yourself. But other than that, it was an amazing experience! The buses were so comfy and luxurious. The rooms in the boat were very nice, I loved having a balcony. The food was great, buffet! The drinks were a little over priced and that’s not included. I really enjoyed swimming in the water, it was so warm! I definitely recommend this experience!

Our guides were Leo for Ninh Binh tour and La Casta Cruises for Halong Bay tour. Overall, very relaxing and awesome experience! Leo was very knowledgable, easy to talk to, and passionate about the tour and made the tour so much better. The cruise crew checked in every so often to ask how we're doing and really took care to tailor our meals to our food allergies. The cruise environment was very clean and had fantastic food. Overall, loved it!

Tour guide Sunni was amazing and very well spoken. The tour was nice and encompassed a range of activities, however the places were all very much over crowded. Unfortunately a bit of over tourism, so pick the right season or be standing in the heat!

Amazing trip. A lot of activities : cave, kayak, trekking, lunch … btw the lunch was delicious. Our guide Ken spoke so well English and gave a lot of explications. I definitely recommend

well organized many activities possible very nice tour guide Sunny Chuong