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From Hanoi: Halong Explorer 3-Day 4-Star Cruise

Product ID: 111652
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Sail around the karst limestone cliffs and islands of Ha Long Bay on a 3-day cruise of the UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site. Marvel at the rock formations of the limestone caves by kayak and get the chance to fish for squid in the night.
About this activity
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Duration: 3 days
Starting time 7:45 AM
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Vietnamese, English

Pickup included

Pick-up available from hotels in Hoan Kiem District and the Old Quarter.
Wheelchair accessible

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  • Experience the limestone karst rock formations of Ha Long Bay with different amazing shapes: Dog, Head, Duck, Swan and Fighting Cock
  • Enjoy kayaking in the emerald water or bamboo boat at Luon Cave area
  • Impress yourself with a spectacular view of the whole bay from Titop Island
  • Transfer by small boat to Drump/ Fairy area for nearly a full-day of kayaking/ swimming
  • Fish like the locals
  • Visit Surprise Cave – the largest one in Halong Bay
  • Participate in a short cooking class where you will be able to make Vietnamese spring rolls
  • Feast on fresh seafood and overnight on 4-star cruise
  • Enjoy a fiery sunrise/ sunset in the bay
Full description
Experience the majestic beauty of Ha Long Bay on a 3-day cruise from Hanoi.

Day 1: Hanoi – Halong – Overnight on-board

Relax on the 3.5 hour drive to Ha Long Bay from Hanoi. Upon arrival, board the boat and get a welcome drink before a seafood lunch. Kayak around Luon Cave for 1 hour before going to Ti Top Island to get panoramic views from the summit. Return to the boat for dinner and time to relax or go on an optional night squid fishing trip.

Day 2: Halong bay – Overnight on-board

Wake to watch the sunrise over the emerald waters, and then visit Drum Cave and Parachute Cave by kayak. Enjoy a fresh seafood lunch and visit a pearl farm to learn how the jewels are processed. Watch the sunset from the top deck of the boat before a dinner of local seafood. 

Day 3: Halong - Hanoi

Enjoy breakfast in the fresh air before making your way to Surprise Cave (Sửng Sốt) to see the stalactite and stalagmite formations. Pass the islands of "Fighting Cock," "Incense Burner" and "Stone Dogs" as you return to harbor. Learn how to make spring rolls at a cooking demonstration before an early lunch prior to disembarkation at Tuan Chau International Marina. Return to Hanoi and get dropped off at your hotel.

  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees
  • International standard sit-on-top kayaks
  • Kayaking instructions by an expert guide
  • Bamboo boat trip
  • Spring roll making demonstration
  • 2 bottles of drinking water per cabin
  • Meals as indicated (2 x breakfast, 3 x lunch, 2 x dinner)
  • Round-trip transfer between Hanoi and Ha Long Bay by air-conditioned vehicle
What’s Not Included
  • Personal drink orders from the bar
  • VAT
  • Single supplement fee of $40 per night

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• Bring your original passport for registration
• Notify the supplier by email or the tour guide on the travel date of your food requirements if you are vegetarian, on a diet or allergic to some kinds of food
• Have light luggage for 1 or 2 nights. However, in case you will not return to Hanoi, you can bring all your lugguage
• Bring your camera/ phone (although you will be responsible for keeping them dry)
• Have shorts/ light clothes for climbing, visiting the cave, kayaking and swimming
• Contact your tour guide for any assistance while on the tour
• Towels, shampoo, toothpaste, brush, comb and toilet paper in bathroom will be available for you
• Wi-Fi will be free but the connection in the bay is occasionally not good
• A surcharge of $40 USD will be required to be paid in cash if you need 1 private cabin for you only (solo traveler)
• In case of any cancellation due to bad weather or other tour operation, you should directly contact GetYourGuide on your own for a refund

From US$ 249 per person

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