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Hanoi: Round-Trip Halong Bay with Transfers

Activity provider: VIETNAM OPENTOUR CO LTD
Water activity

Hanoi: Round-Trip Halong Bay with Transfers

Activity provider: VIETNAM OPENTOUR CO LTD
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From US$ 100 US$ 50 per person

Save time and experience the beauty of Ha Long Bay with a day cruise and round-trip transfers from Hanoi. Once on the bay you will have plenty of time to explore its many caves and rock formations, and can even choose to kayak or take a bamboo boat ride.

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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Meet your guide/driver at your hotel in the Old Quarter of the Hoan Kiem district in Hanoi from 8:30-9:00 AM. Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. If your hotel is located outside this perimeter, please make your way to the meeting point at No 9 Hang Huong Street for 8:00 AM.


  • Hike to Ti Top island and experience kayaking in Luon Cave
  • Take in the landscapes during a shuttle bus transfer down the new highway
  • Enjoy 5 hours of cruising through the amazing Halong Bay
  • Visit some of the area's most picturesque and unique caves
  • Sit back and savor a set-menu seafood lunch while on the water
Full description

Head off on an exciting day trip to Vietnam's stunning Halong Bay for a boat cruise. Head out of Hanoi by bus, enjoying the landscape along your route, before embarking on your boat. Explore the bay's calm waters by kayak or on a traditional bamboo boat, and walk among its striking caves.

Your experience begins as your driver and guide pick you up from your hotel in Hanoi. Departing for Ha Long Bay in the Quang Ninh Province, you will pass by the Red River Delta throughout a 2.5-hour tour during which you can relax on the bus. You will later reach the Tuan Chau port at noon, checking in upon arrival. Once departing the dock, you can enjoy a set-menu seafood lunch while day cruising around Ha Long Bay. You'll pass by Dog Rock, the Incense Burner, and Fighting Chicken Rock... Following this, head to Bo Nau Island where you will have chance to visit Sung Sot, the latter of which is one of the top 2 most beautiful caves in Ha Long Bay. After an hour visiting Sung Sot Cave, Joining Kayaking in Luon Cave (a water cave) You will have about half an hour to hike up Ti Top peak to admire the panoramic view of Ha Long Bay before you return to the boat before traveling back to the pier and disembarking at the Tuan Chau Port at around 6:00PM.

  • Return transportation by shuttle bus
  • Boat cruise
  • 1 water bottle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if your hotel is in Hanoi's Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem District)
  • Set-menu seafood lunch on board
  • Guide
  • Halong Bay and Tuan Chau admission fees (all-inclusive option)
  • Bamboo boat or kayaking (all-inclusive option)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off outside of the Old Quarter area in Hanoi
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Cash

Know before you go

  • The itinerary is subject to change due to weather conditions
  • Cash is needed for paying for personal expenses on the boat such as drinks and extra food
  • From December through March, you are advised to bring warm clothes, as well as extra clothes to change into incase you get wet while kayaking
  • The estimated time of arrival back in Hanoi at the end of the tour will be between 7:30PM-8 PM
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 147 reviews

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We very much enjoyed our trip. From pick up to drop off everything was well organised. The tour guide, Tony, was great, he was attentive, entertaining and helpful, he really made our trip. We enjoyed the lunch and they provided lots of veggie alternatives to meat and fish. We also loved the range of activities.

March 23, 2023

Our one day Ha Long Bay cruise was great! Pictures really don’t do the place justice. The pacing between activities was well organized. You really got to enjoy the sights, the caves and kayaking. Our guide Manh was great! He was very knowledgeable and spoke fluent English. He definitely enhanced our experience! Always being quick to take us through each activity without any delays.

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March 23, 2023

Tony was great! Super friendly and took god care of us. He’ very personable and talked to us by name. He also had some funny things to say and shared a lot of interesting things, even as our bus passed through the city on the way out of town. It was overall a great tour!! I highly recommend using this company!

March 23, 2023

Product ID: 316517