Halong Bay day cruise from Hanoi
Day trips & excursions

Halong Bay day cruise from Hanoi

Free cancellation
Language: English , French
Availability: Daily
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 8 hours
Do this because
  • Halong Bay private sailboat cruise from Hanoi
  • Sail past limestone islets and rocky promontories in the UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Eat a delicious seafood lunch as you sail the bay's emerald waters
  • Explore fascinating grottoes like Thien Cung and Dau Go
What to expect

Early morning departure from Hanoi to Halong Bay (around 2 hours). Arrive at the Halong tourist pier. After boarding the boat you will start a relaxing and wonderful cruise through World Nature Heritage Halong Bay, passing bizarre rock formations, such as the Dinh Huong (the Incense Urn), Cho Da (the Stone Dog), islands with sandy beaches, and Ga Choi (the Fighting Roosters) islets. You will discover HalongBay, listed as a World Heritage of outstanding natural beauty, known in Vietnamese as “Dragon descending to the sea“.

The picturesque Halong Bay has more than 3,000 limestone islets rising from the clear emerald water, many of them containing beautiful grottoes. You will visit Thien Cung and Dau Go grottoes situated on the south-west side of the bay, 4 km from the wharf outside of Halong City. The way to Thien Cung grotto is covered on both sides by thick forest. After entering a narrow gate, the grotto’s 130-meter-long girth opens up. Getting in you will be more astonished in front of the very animated and splendid beauty which is made from the stalactites. On the east wall of the grotto, there is a grandiose and imposing picture with characters of tales. Going out of the Thien Cung grotto, you will have a sensation of just watching a unique, meticulous, interesting fine-art museum which is made by nature. This grotto is one of the most beautiful ones in Halong Bay. Legend has it, that beautiful young lady named May (cloud), caught the eye of the Dragon Prince and he fell in love with her. They were betrothed, and their wedding lasted seven days and seven nights in the very centre of the grotto.

Bring along swimwear & towels as you may want to go for a refreshing swim in the bay if weather permits. In the late afternoon, sail back to shore and disembark for the drive back to Hanoi. Your full-day tour ends with a visit to Dong Trieu ceramic village en route to your hotel

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What's included
  • English or French-speaking local tour guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Entrance fees
  • Boat Trip in Halong
  • Lunch at a local restaurant (Set Menu)
  • Mineral Water
What's not included
  • Tips and Gratuities for guide and driver
  • Others not mentioned in the price inclusion above
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Tips (optional)
  • Health/travel insurance
Where

Pick up and Drop off at hotel in Ha Noi City

Meeting point:

During booking, you will be asked to provide your pick-up address. Please confirm the pick-up place and time directly with the local operator whose contact information can be found in the voucher after booking.

What to remember

What you need to bring:

  • Track pants and cotton T-shirt
  • Extra pair of clothes
  • Sunscreen/cap
  • Raincoat/Poncho in monsoons
  • Moov spray, dettol solution or salt to avoid leeches
  • Swimwear and towels
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When
  • Daily
  • Starting time 8:00 am
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Provider
Bravo Indochina Tours
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 48 hours before the activity begins. If you cancel up to 24 hours before, you can still receive a 50% refund.

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