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Hanoi: 1-Day Ha Long Bay Cruise w/ Titop Island & Luon Cave

1. Hanoi: 1-Day Ha Long Bay Cruise w/ Titop Island & Luon Cave

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, cakes, 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.

From Hanoi: Tam Coc, Hoa Lu & Mua Caves Full-Day Trip

2. From Hanoi: Tam Coc, Hoa Lu & Mua Caves Full-Day Trip

Travel by air-conditioned bus from Hanoi to Tam Coc and ride a Sampan boat to impressive caves. Experience local life as you cycle through picturesque villages, explore ancient temples, and enjoy a Vietnamese lunch. Start your tour early with pickup at your hotel in Ha Noi Old Quarter. Hop into the luxury van to visit Hoa Lu, an ancient capital of Vietnam. Visit Dinh king Temple and Le king Temple from the 10th century, and hear about the heroic histories of the two Kings during the Chinese Wars. At midday, sit down for lunch with Vietnamese cuisine at a local restaurant. Continue to Tam Coc and take the sampan go (traditional river boat) along the Ngo Dong river to visit Tam Coc's three caves. Head back to Tam Coc wharf, take your bicycle, and cycle around traditional villages and Tam Coc town. Visit Mua cave, which attracts visitors with its many interesting stories. Climb 500 stone steps to see all the way to Tam Coc, and enjoy a stunning panoramic view of the countryside and Ngo Dong river. In the evening, return Ha Noi.

Hanoi: Water Puppet Show Tickets

3. Hanoi: Water Puppet Show Tickets

Skip the lines at the Water Puppet Theater with this service that includes show tickets. Choose from several Water Puppet Show times. Experience one of Vietnam's most memorable and traditional art forms during a live 50-minute performance. The art of water puppetry has a distinct Vietnamese identity. It came into existence more than a thousand years ago in the Red River Delta. In its earliest days, water puppetry portrayed the daily life of villagers – in farming and fishing activities, children’s play and in romance. Today the performance also brings in ancient legends and myths.

Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre Skip-the-Line Entry Ticket

4. Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre Skip-the-Line Entry Ticket

Book tickets in advance for the best seats for the show at your preferred timing. Skip the lines to the Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre and experience one of Vietnam's most distinctive art forms live on stage.  See a unique art form that originates over 1,000 years ago in the Red River Delta. In the past, water puppetry showed the daily life of villagers such as farming, fishing and romance. Now, watch plays about ancient Vietnamese legends, myths and history. The world-famous Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre in Hanoi has its roots in an art form that dates back to the 11th century. The tradition of water puppet theater stems from a time when rice paddy fields were flooded and villagers would create entertainment by standing in the waist-deep water with the puppets performing over the water. Using large rods to support the puppets it appeared as if they were moving across the water with the puppeteers hidden behind a screen.

From Hanoi: Ninh Binh, Trang An, Bai Dinh, and Mua Cave Trip

5. From Hanoi: Ninh Binh, Trang An, Bai Dinh, and Mua Cave Trip

Uncover the cultural and natural heritage of the Ninh Binh province on a guided day trip from Hanoi. Pay a visit to the Bai Dinh Temple Complex, float through the tranquil rivers of Trang An, and climb to the top of Mua Caves for striking panoramic views of rocky hills. Get picked up from your hotel in Hanoi and depart toward Ninh Binh. Stop at Bai Dinh, the biggest complex of Buddhist temples in Vietnam, to gaze at the imposing pagoda. See 500 Arhat Statues made out of blue stones, a 36-ton bronze bell, and a 100-ton Buddha statue, rising up to 10 meters. Take a lunch break in a local restaurant, with a Vietnamese buffet of goat meat, fish, chicken, and fried rice, as well as vegetarian food options. Continue to the Trang An Landscape Complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site featured in the 2017 movie Kong: Skull Island. Hop on a wooden boat to navigate through its quiet rivers, discover mysterious caves, and admire towering limestone karsts covered with tropical plants. Finally, climb up 500 steps to the viewpoint of Mua Caves to marvel at panoramic views of Tam Coc before returning to Hanoi.

Hanoi: Islands, Caves, Kayak & Halong Dragonfly Boat Cruise

6. Hanoi: Islands, Caves, Kayak & Halong Dragonfly Boat Cruise

Discover the beauty of Ha Long 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.  After you’re picked up at hotels located in the Old Quarter of Hanoi, head out on the drive to Ha Long Bay, making a short stop halfway to take a short break or restroom. Continue the scenic drive to Halong, reaching Tuan Chau Island pier around midday and board the traditional cruise. 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). Then, head on to Thien Cung (Heavenly Palace Grotto). Explore its vast 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 and board the bus that will take you back to Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi in the evening. Lunch menu:• Tomato/ cucumber salad• Fried potato• Steam shrimp• Fried eggs roll• Fried squid • Deep-fried seafood spring rolls• Fried chicken with mushroom• Steamed fish with tomato sauce• Fried vegetables (when in season)• Steamed rice• Fresh fruit• Afternoon fresh fruit and tea

Vietnam: eSIM Data Plan

7. Vietnam: eSIM Data Plan

Make your trip to Vietnam hassle-free with your convenient eSIM. Stay connected on your travels with high-speed coverage in Vietnam and upgrade for coverage in 10 countries, or 8 countries, including, Thailand, Singapore, and South Korea. Purchase and install your eSIM anytime and anywhere, and choose from a variety of data packages, validity options, and coverage in additional countries. Simply scan the eSIM QR code to access all your essential apps on your trip. Avoid the trouble of managing multiple SIMs with this zero-waste solution. Get one eSIM per device and top up by simply buying and activating additional eSIM plans as you go. Once activated, your coverage will begin according to your selected duration. Select 8 countries for coverage in Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia, Hong Kong, and South Korea. Select 10 countries for coverage in Vietnam, Thailand, China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, South Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore. All iPhone models launched beyond iPhone XS can support eSIM. For Android, if you are unsure, please check with the guideline photo for eligibility. If you can not connect to the internet after installing this eSIM, please follow the Self Help Troubleshooting Guide in your GYG voucher. APN (Access Point Name): internet Local operator info: Vietnam: Viettel The rest of the countries is available in the voucher info on your GYG App after purchase

From Hanoi: 2-Day & 1 Night Halong Bay Tour

8. From Hanoi: 2-Day & 1 Night Halong Bay Tour

Experience the stunning landscapes of Ha Long Bay aboard a 4-star junk boat with an onboard cabin on a 2-day 1-night cruise from Hanoi. Learn how to make spring rolls and fish for squid at night. Visit some of the limestone karst islands and marvel at the rock formations of the caves.  Day 1: Hanoi – Halong – Overnight on-board  From 8 to 845 AM, get picked up from your hotel and depart to Ha Long Bay. The bus journey will take around 2.5 hours. Stop en route around 30 minutes at a rest stop. Embark aboard at Tuan Chau International Marina and get a refreshing welcome drink as you check into your cabin. Enjoy an onboard cabin with an ensuite bathroom, air conditioning, and big windows so you can see Ha Long Bay even from your bedroom. Get access to a hair dryer, wooden hanger, slippers, and complimentary water bottles. Then, cruise amongst the limestone rocks of Ha Long Bay and feast on fresh local seafood. Sail to islets such as "Dog Head" and "Swan" and pass the floating village of Ba Hang. Next, explore Luon Cave by a bamboo boat and get some time to swim at Ti Top Island. Watch the sunset from the sun deck of the boat before dropping anchor for the night. Go on a night squid fishing adventure after dinner, or just relax in the bar. Day 2: Halong - Hanoi Wake to stunning views of Ha Long Bay and take a guided tour of the stalactites and stalagmites of Surprise Cave. Pass the islands of "Fighting Cock," "Incense Burner" and "Stone Dogs" on the way back to the harbor. Watch a demonstration on how to make spring rolls and enjoy lunch before your arrival. Board the bus for the return journey to Hanoi, with an estimated hotel drop-off at around 3:30 PM.

Hanoi Food Tour with Train Street Visit

9. Hanoi Food Tour with Train Street Visit

Start your tour at the meeting point on No.47 Hàng Bông street, and head to a traditional restaurant specializing in entrees such as pillow cake, shrimp cake, Pho rolls, and spring rolls. Have a taste of some popular and classic Vietnamese dishes. Then head over to a local restaurant to try banh cuon (filled rice noodles) and watch as skilled chefs demonstrate how this tasty dish is created. Next, enjoy pho (noodle soup), which is Vietnam’s most famous dish. But this is a new, different version, which is dry mixed Pho with a special sauce. Try the chicken versions and the refreshing taste will blow your mind! And definitely don't miss out on a Vietnamese traditional dessert called chè. There are both hot and cold versions for each season. After several dishes, you will be full and satisfied. Catch a taxi and go straight to the train street. Although train schedules show them to come daily, sometimes they do and sometimes not, so if you're lucky, you may catch one and experience the huge train passing right in front of your face. While here, enjoy egg coffees at a nice shop trackside and experience the unique ambiance. When you’re done with the drinks, hop in a taxi again to go back to the meeting point where the tour ends. For the disabled and those who simply have sore feet, select the cyclo option where you can sit back and enjoy the tour in quiet comfort. Kindly note the following: - The dishes above can be changed according to the guide due to some reasons such as local restaurants, weather impact, timing, etc but in general the tour will include 5 stops! - The train schedule can change due to many reasons, therefore we are not 100% certain that you can see the train pass by. You'll get to see the train street but in case the train doesn't pass by at that time, we are not responsible for the situation. Thank you!

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

10. 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.

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5.0 / 5

based on 11 reviews

Great communication with our trip organizer. Our boat was by Theatre Cruises and we even got a room upgrade. Food and service on the cruise was really good. The mix between activities and spare time on the boat felt reasonable.

We had a great time on the boat. Cong and the entire crew were amazing. Food was also really delicious. We loved the kayaking and relaxing on the upper deck - views of the bay were unforgettable!

Fantastic experience on a beautiful wooden boat. Not too crowded with great service the excellent Cong as a guide

The views and landscape are wonderful, the food served was good and the boat trip very relaxing.

Very good guide, varied activities and above all a magnificent tour of the bay