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
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.
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- 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
- Gratuities (optional)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Minimum age is 6 years
- Adult pricing applies to all travelers
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Reviewed by: Johnseymour1951, January 2017
It is a long drive as everyone knows but our driver was expert in negotiating the roads. We were on a good quality bus with only a total of 4 passengers other than driver and guide. Quite a comfortable trip. The boat was able to take about 50 and it was just us! Nice lunch, quality much better than we have commonly experienced on such tours. The Halong Bay experience was marvellous. Despite it being only 2 1/2 hours we got a great taste of the place. Highly recommend this particular tour.
Reviewed by: James C, January 2017
This was a highlight of our two week trip to Vietnam. The scenery was beautiful. The drive was a bit long, but given that we wanted to do this in a single day, it was more than acceptable. Chyen was a great guide.