Halong Bay is one of the most loved spots in Vietnam for a reason — it's gorgeous. On this Halong Bay tour, we take you away from the hectic pace of life in Hanoi and introduce you to the tranquil, beautiful Halong Bay.
Our Halong Bay tour begins with a 2-2.5 hour drive by the expressway Hanoi- Hai Phong- Halong with a stop along the way to use the restroom.
On arrival at Tuan Chau Marina in Halong City, we board our private boat for a cruise in Halong Bay, famous for its spectacular limestone karsts jutting out of the peaceful green waters of the bay. The views are spectacular as we cruise amongst the nearly 2000 islands that fill the bay.
You will see first hand why Halong Bay has been listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage site since 1994 and announced as one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature in 2011. Halong Bay means "Bay of the Descending Dragon" and legend has it that in ancient times when the Vietnamese were fighting off foreign invaders, the gods sent a family of dragons to assist in the fight. During the battle, the dragons spat out jewels that would later become the islands that now are scattered around the bay.
We'll enjoy a seafood lunch on board while we cruise among the breathtaking scenery. What a way to spend the day! Soak up the majestic atmosphere from the top deck and enjoy the stunning views or relax below in comfortable surroundings.
After lunch, we'll have a chance to explore Sung Sot Cave, the biggest and most beautiful grotto in Halong. After that, we will move to Titop Island and climb up to the top for epic views of the Bay.
Back on the boat, we will enjoy the sunset and an afternoon tea while cruising back to the harbour.
We return to Hanoi by expressway in the late afternoon, where you have a chance to reflect on this memorable day.
(If you’d prefer to travel as part of a regular group experience, please book our Hanoi Halong Bay group tour.)
This tour is priced for a minimum group size of two travellers. A solo traveller may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travellers.
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, round trip transportation by express highway, Halong entrance fees as indicated, lunch on the boat, tea break on boat.
Exclusions: Items of a personal nature, tips / gratuities for driver or guide, beverage, kayaking or bamboo boat.
Dress standard: Sunscreen, sunglasses light and comfortable clothing and swimming suit.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
Additional Information: When booking, please use the additional request box on the checkout page to inform us of any dietary requirements (ie. vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free). Please provide as many details as possible. Note that with advanced notice, we are able to accommodate most requests. Please do not wait until the day of the tour to inform us.
Child Policy: Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.