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From Hanoi: Halong Bay Deluxe Full-Day Trip by Boat

Activity provider: Go Asia Travel
Water activity

From Hanoi: Halong Bay Deluxe Full-Day Trip by Boat

Activity provider: Go Asia Travel

From US$ 56 per person


Cruise the magnificent limestone karsts of Vietnam’s Halong Bay on a full-day adventure from Hanoi. Climb up to Titov Peak for a panoramic view of the bay-like paradise. Kayak or row bamboo boats, and feast on a seafood lunch.

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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Free pickup from hotel located in Old Quarter Area.


  • Cruise the magnificent limestone karsts of Vietnam’s Halong Bay
  • Climb aboard a junk boat and glide past thousands of islets and caves
  • Kayak or row bamboo boats in emerald waters
  • Feast on a lunch of Vietnamese seafood (or vegetarian) in a superb setting
  • Visit the stalagmite and stalactite formations of Amazing cave
Full description

Enjoy a full-day cruise on board a classic junk boat and get a unique Vietnamese experience among the stunning limestone karst mountains of legendary Halong Bay.

8:45 AM-9:15 AM: Pick-up from hotel/accommodation in Hanoi Old Quarter Area - Hoan Kiem District and depart for Halong Bay or at the tour provider's office if your accommodation is outside Hanoi.

12:15 PM: Arrive at Tuan Chau Harbor, welcome aboard, and safety briefing – you'll set out on a 5-hour journey via 2 day-sleeper boat cruise route which is renowned for its striking passages.

1:45 PM: Arrive at Bo Hon archipelago, where you will visit Surprising Cave to see many stalagmites and stalactites in different shapes. Enjoy kayaking or a bamboo boat ride in Luon Cave. 

Then visit Titov Island with its sandy beaches adjacent to a towering limestone mountain and the excellent backdrop of the bay. Climb up to Titov Peak for a panoramic view of the bay.

4:30 PM: Return to your cruise boat for a traditional cup of tea and then cruise back toward Tuan Chau harbor. Enjoy free time for sunbathing on the upper deck with music or just enjoy the picturesque views. 

5:45 PM: Disembark and return to Hanoi via the new highway.

8:30 PM: Arrive at your hotel, other accommodations, or meeting point in Hanoi.

  • Pick-up and drop off from/to hotels in Hanoi Old Quarter
  • Shuttle bus Hanoi-Halong-Hanoi
  • Bottled water (2 bottles per person)
  • Welcome drink and fresh fruit
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Lunch on boat
  • Entrance fees
  • 5-hour boat cruise
  • Pickup from hotels/ accommodation outside of Hanoi’s Old Quarter (guests should instead go to the local tour operator's office at 8.30 AM)
  • Kayaking/ bamboo boat
  • Gratuities/ holiday surcharge
  • Drinks
  • Insurance
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Hotel pick-up is included if your hotel located in Hanoi Old Quarter Area (Hoan Kiem District)
  • A passport is not required for this trip
  • If your hotel not located in Hanoi Old Quarter Area please make your way to the meeting point
  • You can request to join the trip from Ha Long City
  • Please do not bring oversize or too much luggage
  • Please advise if you prefer a non English-speaking guide
  • Please advise if you are vegetarian
  • Umbrellas are provided
  • Please bring sun glasses, sun cream and bug repellent
  • Wear comfortable shoes for trekking to the caves
  • Please arrange your own travel insurance before the trip
  • There is a surcharge for trips booked on the traditional Tet holiday in Vietnam (January 20 - January 25, 2023) of 250.000 VND per person. This is paid directly to your tour guide
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 116 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Service
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It was great trip from Hanoi to Ha Long Bay. We enjoyed everything - our guide Dat and driver Mr. Lucky did a great job to get us safely to the Bay, the tour was organized very well (we spent just enough time in each stop), food on the boat was also great. So highly recommend

March 22, 2023

The weather was inclement and I as traveler was a bit worried ! But Stan our tour guide was outstanding . He was funny! He kept saying don’t worry ! You will enjoy the drop ! And I did ! I would give the trip 10/5. V v good! So there are general boats and this is a mid premium one but quite nice clean and well maintained ! The deck is good for pics ! Just go for it !

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March 22, 2023

Super day out . So glad we chose this trip to Halong bay . The bus from Hanoi was very comfortable and driving was safe . The activities and cruise were simply awesome! The lunch was delicious and plentiful . Our guide was “Tiger” a very pleasant and fun gentleman. We learnt lots about Vietnam too ! Tiger entertained us with his musical talent as a lovely surprise ! A great ambassador for Vietnam . Totally recommend THIS day cruise !

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March 22, 2023

Product ID: 16476