This full-day itinerary includes a 4-hour trip each way from your hotel, passing through the Red River Delta en route to Halong Bay, which you’ll reach by midday.
What to Expect
Absorb the magnificent beauty of Halong Bay on a day cruise through the UNESCO World Heritage site. A professional crew sails you past numerous islets and limestone grottos. Spend your time relaxing on the sundeck, swimming or exploring the bay by kayak. A seafood lunch is served on board.
Your day will begin with an early hotel pickup. From there you will be taken to the beautiful Halong Bay – a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1994 with nearly 3,000 rocky islets. Depending on the traffic, the drive could take up to 4 hours, however, along the way you’ll get to see the Red River Delta, one of the two granaries of Vietnam.
Upon arriving in Halong, you will sail your boat round its natural rocky gardens whilst a tasty seafood lunch is waiting on board. Most of the islets here are not for living due to the lack of fresh water, but are excellent for cruising due to their magnificent beauty. Many of them have great names from their inspirational shapes, including the Surprising Cave, Pelican Grotto, Chopstick Rock, Butterfly Rock, Turtle Rock, the Island of Fishman’s Head, the Fighting Cocks, the Sail, the Urn, or the Sea Dog!
You have the choice of wandering through the grotto's, going swimming, or just lazily relaxing on the sundeck with drinks. The boat will be back to the Wharf late afternoon where we take our car or coach to return to Hanoi. Your day will finish with a drop-off to your hotel.
- English-speaking guide
- Land transfer by air-con vehicles
- Boat trip on the bay
- Admission fee
- Lunch with seafood on board
What's Not Included
- Gratuities (optional)
- Personal expenses