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Hanoi: Islands, Caves, and Kayaking with Cruise in Halong

1. Hanoi: Islands, Caves, and Kayaking with Cruise in Halong

Discover the beauty of Ha Long Bay on a cruise and a guided Kayaking tour. Transfer from your hotel in Hanoi and stop to shop for souvenirs along the way. Enjoy a delicious seafood lunch on a cruise to the Thien Cung cave. Get closer to the islands on a leisurely kayaking tour. After you’re picked up at hotels located in Old Quarter of Hanoi, head out on the drive to Halong Bay, making a short stop half way to visit crafts workshops, where you’ll see marble stone sculptures, plaque paintings, and hand-embroidered items. On your full-day excursion continue on the scenic drive to Halong, reaching Tuan Chau Island pier from 12:00 PM to 12:15, and board the traditional cruise. You’ll be greeted on board and then enjoy a fresh seafood lunch. Have a chance to take in the tranquil beauty and breathtaking scenery from the deck of the boat. During the cruise you’ll enjoy views of tiny islands with their rock arches, sheer cliffs, innumerable white sand beaches, and peaceful coves. Like sculpted cartoon characters, these limestone islands have fanciful names, such as Incense Burner, Stone Dog, and Fighting Cock (which is the symbol of Halong Bay). You will then head on to Thien Cung (Heavenly Palace Grotto). Explore its huge 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 from 16:30 to 17:00 and board the bus that will take you back to Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi from 19:00 PM to 19:30 Menu for lunch: 1: Tomato/ cucumber salad 2: Fried potato 3: Steam shrimp 4: Fried eggs roll 5: Fried squid  6: Deep fried seafood spring rolls 7: Fried chicken with mushroom 8: Steamed fish with tomato sauce 9: Fried vegetable (available upon season) 10: Steamed rice 11: Fresh fruit 12: Afternoon fresh fruit and tea

Hanoi: 2-Day Ha Long Bay 5-Star Cruise Tour with Activities

2. Hanoi: 2-Day Ha Long Bay 5-Star Cruise Tour with Activities

Day 1: Ha Long Bay and Kayaking Start with pickup from your hotel in Hanoi. From there you will drive through the green fields on the Red River Delta to Ha Long City. Once having arrived at the harbor, you will check-in for your cruise on the Ha Long, which will begin with a welcome drink and cruise briefing. Enjoy lunch while cruising to Ha Long Bay. Explore the Eo Ech area where you can do some kayaking around limestone islets or some swimming in the sea. Enjoy a picturesque sunset on the sundeck for watching the sunset. Enjoy Happy Hour onboard with some cakes and fruit. Watch a cooking demonstration, and have the chef help you prepare Vietnamese spring rolls. Enjoy a seafood set menu onboard. Then make your way to the bar with a large selection of cocktails. Or choose to take part in some onboard activities: squid fishing, a spa treatment service, or simply relax in your cabin for the night. Day 2: Dark Cave and Bright Cave Watch the sunrise with a Tai Chi session on the sundeck. Enjoy a Light breakfast before setting off exploring. Visit the beautiful Bright Cave on a local bamboo boat. Arrive at the picturesque lagoon, surrounded by magnificent mountains. Upon return to the boat, tuck into a buffet brunch. Return to shore, and be transferred back to Hanoi.

From Hanoi: Halong Bay Deluxe Full-Day Trip by Boat

3. From Hanoi: Halong Bay Deluxe Full-Day Trip by Boat

Enjoy a full-day cruise on board a classic junk boat and get a unique Vietnamese experience among the stunning limestone karst mountains of legendary Halong Bay. 8:45 AM-9:15 AM: Pick-up from hotel/accommodation in Hanoi Old Quarter Area - Hoan Kiem District and depart for Halong Bay or at the tour provider's office, if your accommodation is outside Hanoi. 12:15 PM: Arrive Tuan Chau Harbor, welcome aboard, and safety briefing – you'll set out on a 5 hour journey via 2 day-sleeper boat cruise route which is renowned for its striking passages. 1:45 PM: Arrive at Bo Hon archipelago, where you will visit Surprising Cave to see a many stalagmites and stalactites in different shapes. Enjoy kayaking or a bamboo boat ride in Luon Cave. Then visit Titov Island with its sandy beaches adjacent to a towering limestone mountain and the excellent backdrop of the bay. Climb up to Titov Peak for a panoramic view of the bay. 4:30 PM: Return to your cruise boat for a traditional cup of tea and then cruise back toward Tuan Chau harbor. Enjoy free time for sunbathing on the upper deck with music or just enjoy the picturesque views.  5:45 PM: Disembark and return to Hanoi via the new highway. 8:30 PM: Arrive at your hotel, other accommodations or meeting point in Hanoi.

From Hanoi: Full-Day Ha Long Bay Trip with Seafood Lunch

4. From Hanoi: Full-Day Ha Long Bay Trip with Seafood Lunch

The adventure begins with pickup from your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter between 8 and 8:30am. As you travel to Ha Long Bay, soak up incredible views of Vietnam’s rural landscapes, including rivers, rice paddies, cane fields, and more. After the first leg of the bus trip, enjoy 15-minutes to stretch your legs in Hai Duong and taste a traditional green bean cake. Arrive in Tuan Chau Harbor at around 12:15pm and board your boat for the day. As you set sail onto the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Ha Long Bay, dine on a delicious seafood lunch to set you up for an afternoon of exploring. The first stop of the day is one of the bay’s traditional fishing villages, where you can take a kayak or bamboo boat ride around the village and meet local people to learn about their culture. Back aboard the boat head to Thien Cung Cave, which is one of the most picturesque locations in Ha Long Bay. Spend 45-minutes soaking up the magical charm of the cave’s grotto, bursting with fascinating stalactites. Continue the tour to a collection of islets where you can cool off from the heat with a refreshing swim. At the end of an unforgettable day, arrive back at the harbor at 4:30pm then sit back and relax on the return journey to Hanoi, arriving at around 8:30pm.

From Hanoi: Halong Bay Day Cruise with Cave Exploration

5. From Hanoi: Halong Bay Day Cruise with Cave Exploration

Discover the beauty of Halong Bay on a day trip from Hanoi. Admire picturesque views of the area, explore by kayaking, and enjoy a hearty lunch onboard. Start with pickup from your hotel in Hanoi by shuttle bus. Take a 2-hour long journey to reach Halong Bay by the highway. Arrive at Tuan Chau International Marina. Board the boat to start your afternoon of exploration. Relax as the boat sails out to the center of the World Heritage Site. Your lunch on the boat will be served with fresh local seafood, but a vegetable menu is always available at your request. Leaving the marina area, the cruiser passes by Dog Head and Swan Islands, the Ba Hang Floating villages, and Thumb Islands before reaching Sửng Sốt (Suprising Cave). Explore the cave with your guide. Continue to Titop Island where you can take some time for swimming, sun-bathing, or getting a panoramic view from the island's peak. Them, return to the cruiser and head back toward Tuan Chau harbor. Make the most of this time by sunbathing on the upper deck. Disembark the cruiser and travel back to Tuan Chau International Marina where you then board the bus for your return journey to Hanoi by highway road. Arrive at your hotel in the early evening.  

From Hanoi: Bai Tu Long Bay 2-Day Cruise, Caves & Kayaking

6. From Hanoi: Bai Tu Long Bay 2-Day Cruise, Caves & Kayaking

Following an early morning pickup from your hotel in Hanoi, enjoy a comfortable ride to Ha Long City along the green fields of the Red River Delta. Upon arrival at the pier of Ha Long City, enjoy a welcome drink and receive a short briefing before cruising out to a 2-day adventure tour of Bai Tu Long Bay. Day 1 On the way to your destination, enjoy a lunch on board before making a stop at the Thien Canh Son Cave. Follow your guide and explore the massive cave with various shaped stalactite and stalagmite for about 30 minutes. Continue the tour and return to your cruise boat where you can choose to relax in the sun or go kayaking and discover the beautiful landscape of Bai Tu Long Bay for another 30 minutes. Then join a cooking demonstration by a local chef and enjoy the freshly cooked dinner on board with fellow travelers. Have a drink at the bar or enjoy some night fishing activity before concluding day 1. Day 2 Have breakfast and enjoy the beautiful morning views at the bay. Afterward, visit the ancient Vung Vieng floating village by a small bamboo boat and immerse yourself in the calm and peaceful atmosphere of the village surrounded by rocky mountains. Return to your cruise for a cabin check-out. Enjoy lunch on board and marvel the beautiful landscape once more before returning to the pier at Ha Long wharf where you'll transfer back to your accommodation in Hanoi.

From Hanoi: Halong Bay Full-Day Trip with Cruise

7. From Hanoi: Halong Bay Full-Day Trip with Cruise

Start with pickup from Hanoi and travel to Tuan Chau Island. Arrive at Tuan Chau Harbor and embark on your cruise journey. Admire spectacular limestone mountains rising from the emerald water. Arrive at the Ba Hang area where you can join kayaking or a bamboo boat activity to discover a beautiful lagoon. Visit Thien Cung (Heavenly Grotto) to see a lot of stalagmites and stalactites of different shapes. Cruise back toward Tuan Chau harbor before heading back to Hanoi.

Ha Long: Lan Ha Bay 2-Day 5 Star Cruise With Luxury Cabin

8. Ha Long: Lan Ha Bay 2-Day 5 Star Cruise With Luxury Cabin

Explore Lan Ha Bay on a 2-day cruise. Sail past Con Vit islet, sunbathe on the deck, and enjoy a sunrise Tai Chi session as your cruise like a VIP. Day 1: 09:00 Pick up at hotel in Hanoi old quarter. Start 2,5-hour by highway to Tuan Chau marina. Welcome aboard the cruise. Refresh with welcome drink. Join us for a typical lunch in the luxury dining room with indoor or outdoor dining area. Time to refresh and unwind. Continue cruising through Con Vit islet, Thumb islet and Gia Luan harbor where belonged to Cat Ba area. Discover lagoon natural area belonged to Lan Ha bay. Kayaking or swimming or just simply sunbathe on cruise. Join us for a short class of cooking demonstration. Dinner is served with fresh food menu outside of swimming pool area. After dinner, reward yourself with a large selection of cocktails at panoramic bar with seasonal pool view, at wine and cigars cellar, or take one of our onboard activities: games, movies, and squid fishing. Day 2 Join us for a Tai Chi session on the sundeck for early riser. Local light breakfast is served. Mingling yourself in the stunning views of the Bay and it’s dramatic limestone islets as we sail through the calm emerald waters. Tourists visit the famous Frog Pond. Here you can freely kayak and explore the landscape, or swim Visitors visit the famous Frog Pond area, this is the filming location of the famous movie Kong Skull Island (King Kong) in Quang Ninh 2018. Here you can freely kayak to explore the landscape, or immerse yourself. in the cool, clear blue water of this place.... 09:30 Check out the room. Vietnamese cuisine is served. Disembark from the cruise as our crew say farewell, back to Tuan Chau Marina transfer returned to Hanoi. Arrival back at your hotel approximately 15:00

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What people are saying about Thien Cung Cave

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 723 reviews

very well organized trip! we was pickup from our hotel then spending day on the boat. They provide lunch ( with vegetarian option as well) for us and two bottles of water per person. kayaking was extra charge about 30k. definitely worth to do it! our tour guide was speaking very good English, he tell us the store of Hanoi city and few different one. he always care about the group and try help if we need it.

Enjoyed the tour. Robert has been very friendly, knowledgeable and accommodative. We had a lovely seafood lunch, kayaking for 45mins was just the right amount of time and visiting the caves has been eye opening

The guide was great - without his commitment I would never have made my onward flight. The rest is exactly as in the description with no nasty surprises, so great!

great trip, was seamlessly organized beginning to end, the guide Ivan was excellent

Really great guide and good bus transportation. The lunch was a bit underwhelming.