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Full-Day Halong Bay Islands and Caves Tour from Hanoi

Full-Day Halong Bay Islands and Caves Tour from Hanoi

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Hoàn Kiếm, Vietnam
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icon12 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
Safety measures
icon12 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

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Safety measures
icon12 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Overview

Cruise past the limestone karsts and islands of UNESCO-listed Halong Bay on this 12-hour day trip from Hanoi. You'll take a kayak or sampan boat to the floating village of local fishermen, visit Thien Cung (Heavenly Palace Cave), and feast on a seafood lunch. At booking, select a group tour or upgrade to a private tour if preferred.
  • Cruise on UNESCO-listed Halong Bay, round-trip from Hanoi
  • Visit Thien Cung Cave and ride a boat to a fishing village
  • Seafood or vegetarian lunch on board
  • Upgrade for a private tour and transport
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Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
Cruise
Lunch
Driver/guide
All Fees and Taxes
National highway transfer for 2 ways
Drinks
Gratuities
Day tour to Halong would not arrange the Swimming as it is not enough time

Departure Point

37a Phố Hàng Thùng, Hàng Bạc, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam

We offer free pick up at Hotels located in Old Quater of Hanoi. The pickup time from 07:45 - 08:15 am. Please wait at your hotel lobby. For travelers staying at Airbnb, Homestay. And hotels located outside the Old Quater of Hanoi. Please come to our office from 07:45 - 08:15 for the tour departure

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Departure Point

Tuan Chau Island, Tuần Châu, Hạ Long, Quảng Ninh, Vietnam

We offer pick up for travelers who staying in Halong bay. As the address in Halong almost not clear and hard to pick up. Then please come to our meeting point: Ticket Counter #01 at Tuan Chau Island, Halong Bay from 12:00 - 12:20 for the pick up.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Begin your day trip to Halong Bay with hotel pickup in Hanoi's Old Quarter. Travel past water buffalo and farmers working in the rice fields of the Red River Delta during a 2-hour drive by coach or private vehicle — depending on option selected at booking. You'll make a brief stop at a handicrafts center before arriving at the Halong wharf around midday.

Here, board a traditional wooden junk and cruise into the World Heritage–listed bay, peppered with limestone karsts and the sheer cliffs of countless islets. Your guide will point out landmarks such as Stone Dogs Island, Duck Island, Finger Island, Incense Burner Island, and Fighting Cocks Island. 

After a seafood lunch (vegetarian option is available), set out to explore the chambers of Thien Cung Cave, translated as Heavenly Palace and adorned with stalactites and stalagmites. Following a 40-minute kayak or bamboo boat ride around a fishing village, you'll head back to the wharf for the return transfer to your hotel in Hanoi.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Dragonfly Cruise
Dragonfly Cruises offer the easiest way with Instant Confirmation to book Halong Bay Day Tours. Travelers would see the best of Halong with the most interesting activities at the World Natural Heritage areas recognized by UNESCO. We offer the best saving tours with Join-in or Small Group and Luxury Halong Bay with Luxury Bus pick up at hotels in Hanoi.
Duration: 12 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Halong Bay
Designated a World Heritage Site in 1994, Halong Bay's scatter of islands, dotted with wind- and wave-eroded grottoes, is a vision of ethereal beauty and, unsurprisingly, northern Vietnam's number one-tourism hub.
Duration: 4 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Hon Ga Choi Island
A distinctive pair of karst islets jutting out from the calm waters of Halong Bay; the unique Hon Ga Choi Island has become one of the bay’s most memorable landmarks and among the most photographed attractions for cruise visitors. Located right in the heart of the bay, the jagged rock formations loom 12 meters over the water, improbably perched on narrow, weatherworn bases and appearing to lean towards each other.
Stop At:  
Dong Thien Cung
Sprawling natural grotto with intricate stalactite & stalagmite formations & colorful lighting.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Tuần Châu Harbor
Tuan Chau island has an area of 2.2 km² and to the east and south are two man-made beaches endowed with very white, fine sand. Nowadays, Tuan Chau Island is one of the most touristic destinations in Hạ Long.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Not recommended for child aged 2 and under
  • Minimum age is 3 years
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Charming Vietnam Travel
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Full-Day Halong Bay Islands and Caves Tour from Hanoi?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Full-Day Halong Bay Islands and Caves Tour from Hanoi.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Full-Day Halong Bay Islands and Caves Tour from Hanoi?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
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star-5
Worth it. An enjoyable outing at an easy going pace.
GardelynOcampo_J
, Dec 2019
Our guide, Tinh or Mr. T if it's easier, was great. He spoke good, clear English, was fun and had good energy but wasn't overwhelming at all. He was well organized, shared helpful information at appropriate times and otherwise allowed us to go at our own pace and meet back within specific time frames. At the start of the bus ride we were each given a free bottle of water. On the way to and on the way back we stopped for a break which allowed time for restroom and souvenir shopping without pressure to buy. There were some women working on hand woven art and there was plenty of quality work to choose from besides other products. He handled the purchase of our tickets upon arrival at Halong Bay. For young children, they charge based on age and or max height. So if you have a young child (I had my 6yr old), don't be surprised if they ask you for your child's birthdate and height measurement. The lunch provided and served family style on the boat was delicious and they filled groups at tables quickly so we didn't have to think about where we should sit. Just a reminder that you should bring cash because the drinks are not free. At the cave, he gave us the option to follow him for a guided tour or to go through it on our own and meet at the end. At the fishing village we had the option to kayak or to ride in the rowboat in which case it would be customary to tip the rower. Halong Bay is a beautiful sight. It was relaxing to go up on top of the small boat with plenty of space to take in the sights. On the drive as you approach closer to the entrance, we noticed new hotel development in the works including a big waterpark in the area. I'm glad I was able to visit Halong Bay before that development is completed. I can only imagine how crowded the place will be in the years ahead. There were a lot of boats out in the bay but not so much yet to ruin the splendor of the place. On our return ride back to the hotel he was clear about the route and drop off spots so that we would be prepared when it was our turn to hop off. I would definitely recommend this tour.
star-3
Halong Bay
Peter M
, Nov 2019
Early pick around 8.0am very long day arriving back at around 8.30pm The down side to this tour is the travel time over 8hrs including 2 stops. The tour its self was good seeing the wondrous sites of Halong bay. We particularly enjoyed the caves we took the option to be taken by a local man rowing the boat. The main larger cave system was a walk through around 20 minutes I found very interesting. All in all a good tour except the travel time the better option would be a 2 day tour to break up the time traveling.
star-5
Incredible beauty, nature lovers can...
Brenda_D
, Sep 2017
Incredible beauty, nature lovers can never afford to miss this. cool caves.
star-4
Very pleasant tour. Ha Long Bay...
Mahbub E Farid
, May 2017
Very pleasant tour. Ha Long Bay is amazing! The tour around the area in the large boat was great. The food was OK. And the tour in the small boat for some it was kayaking around the limestone caves was nice. We stopped half way at a souvenir shop for coffee/rest room break. On our way back too we stopped at the same shop. The drive both way was nice. The tour guide was good and knowledgeable.
star-5
Day Trip from Hanoi - Well Worth...
Steve_H
, Feb 2017
Day Trip from Hanoi - Well Worth It We booked a one-day trip to Ha Long Bay just 3 days before we arrived Hanoi. We read of mixed reviews about the experience and learned that you can book a one-day trip if you do not have much time for Halong bay. We had a very good experience and would recommend it. We were picked up at our hotel around 7:45 a.m. After touring the city while picking up other guests, we left Hanoi around 8:30. After 1 1/2 hours on the road half way we stopped for a restroom break at a touristy souvenir shop. Then 1 1/2 hours more to Ha Long Bay. We 20 of us boarded a large boat for lunch, which was quite good. Then kayaking for 40 minutes, a hike to a cave, tour of the Bay and back to port. The ride home was the same three hours with a midway stop at a different souvenir shop. Back to the hotel around 8 p.m. A long day, but worth the journey. Lots of tourists there, but it is a beautiful place and worthy of its World Heritage Site designation.

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