Halong Bay Small Group Adventure Tour including Cruise from Hanoi

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  • Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Duration: 11 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 5060VUJ

Discover the striking beauty of World Heritage-listed Halong Bay on this Halong Bay small group adventure tour from Hanoi. Drive through the rural villages of northern Vietnam, board a private Chinese junk and set sail through turquoise waters dotted with over 2,000 magnificent limestone islands. Explore the many karsts and enjoy a seafood buffet while taking in the bay's mystical scenery.


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  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Lunch included
  • Small-group tour

Your Halong Bay tour begins with a 3.5-hour drive from the hectic pace in Vietnam's capital city, Hanoi, to the tranquil and beautiful Halong Bay. En route stop at the Hong Ngoc Humanity Center, a handicraft outlet developed to provide support to communities in the area including people's with disabilities. The handicrafts made at the center are available for you to purchase.

On arrival in Halong City board the Chinese junk for your cruise on Halong Bay, famous for its lime karsts jutting out of the green waters creating a spectacular vista as nearly 2000 islands fill the bay. A UNESCO listed World Heritage site since 1994, Halong Bay means "Bay of the Descending Dragon". Legend has it that a long time ago 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.

The cruise explores some of the grottos and caves that have formed in many of the islands that fill Halong Bay. Visit a fishing village where you learn about the culture and customs of the local inhabitants and enjoy a scrumptious seafood lunch on board the boat before returning to Hanoi.

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Tour departs from most Hanoi hotels

Departure Time:

Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.

Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.

11 hours (approx.)
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point at approximately 6pm

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Halong Bay Small Group Adventure Tour including Cruise from Hanoi

Halong Bay Small Group Adventure Tour including Cruise from Hanoi

  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Small group tour
  • Sightseeing cruise on Halong Bay
  • Hotel pickup and drop off (selected hotels only)
  • Local guide
  • Seafood buffet lunch
  • Beverages
  • Gratuities (optional)
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  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Alex G, February 2016

Dien, our tour guide, picked us up from our hotel at 630am. We were the first of the 10 people in our tour group to be picked up and Dien kept us engaged with some interesting information about Vietnam for about the first half of the 3 hour ride. There isnt a whole lot during the ride in terms of sight-seeing but we got go see some smaller towns, factories, and rice planting along the way. About halfway through the trip we stopped for about 15 minutes for a restroom break. Of course we got the opportunity to purchase some items at the location. There are some pricey art items there from the hundreds to thousands of USD, but if you look around towards the back there are some more reasonably priced items.

On arrival at Halong Bay we had a wonderful lunch and got to try out a variety of Vietnamese dishes. It was late January, a bit chilly with no sunshine, and I needed a light jacket. We were still able to experience the beauty of Halong bay and everyone was awed. The overcast conditions gave it a very majestic feel. We also stopped off at the limestone cave, which I thoroughly enjoyed. After about 3.5 to 4 hours it was time for the return trip.

I feel like the 1 day trip was sufficient and that I had not necessarily missed out on anything. The downside is it is a lot of time spent traveling in a bus. However, I would do this tour again. Thanks to Dien for helping to make this a wonderful trip!

Reviewed by: James M, February 2016

An excellent tour. My guide was informative and the lunch onboard the boat was superb! I highly recommend this tour.

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Tour code: 5060VUJ