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Spectacular Halong Bay 2-Day Tour with Deluxe Cruises

Spectacular Halong Bay 2-Day Tour with Deluxe Cruises

From US$ 191.25 per person

Experience the karst landscape of Halong Bay on a 2-day cruise, with round-trip transfers from Hanoi. Climb aboard a traditional junk boat and sail among thousands of small islets. Stop to swim and kayak in the emerald waters, and discover hidden caves.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 2 days
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Live tour guide
Vietnamese, English
Pickup included
If your hotel is outside the Old Quarter, or if you are staying in an Airbnb or private accommodation, please make your way to the local partner's office at 37a Hang Thung, Hoan Kiem (near Hoan Kiem Lake).


  • Cruise among the limestone karst islands and islets of Halong Bay
  • Learn the secrets of Vietnamese cooking at a cookery class
  • Kayak to a local fishing village and experience life in the Bay up-close
  • Relax on deck and gaze at the stars
  • Explore one of the hidden caves of Halong and marvel at the stalagmite formations
  • Join the crew on a night fish for squid
  • Wake up your body with a morning exercise against a stunning backdrop
Full description
Day 1: Hanoi – Ha Long Bay (L - D) 7:45 AM - 8:30 AM: Pickup at your hotel located in the Old Quarter of Hanoi by shuttle bus. You will have the chance to join in with the group and make friends with other travelers from all around the world. 10:00 AM: Take a rest at the Humanity Center and enjoy local specialties and handicraft products. 12:00 PM: The captain and tender welcome you to the cruise. Savor the delicious lunch as the cruise passes through thousands of islands and islets of different shapes 3:30 PM: Cruise stops at the floating house for an hour of kayaking in the middle of the bay to admire the fascinating rock formations in the bay.  3:30 PM: Visit Titop Island if possible 6:00 PM: Enjoy a cooking demonstration for famous Vietnamese spring rolls. 7:30 PM: Enjoy a delicious and romantic dinner on board. 9:00 PM: Free time for entertainment with activities such as squid fishing, karaoke, star-gazing on the deck. Day 2: Ha Long Bay discovery – Hanoi (B - L) 6:30 AM: Start your new day on Halong bay with morning exercises and photos. Have breakfast with coffee or tea. 8:30 AM: Relax and enjoy the breath-taking beauty of the rocky islands rising from the crystal-clear water of the bay. 9:30 AM: Return to cruise, check out of your cabin. 10:00 AM: Explore the biggest and the most amazing cave in Halong Bay – Surprise Cave. 10:30 AM: Head back to the ship's restaurant to enjoy lunch. 12:00 PM: Disembark and transfer back to Hanoi. 4:00 - 5:00 PM: Arrive in Hanoi. Trip ends.
  • Shuttle bus transfers Hanoi-Halong-Hanoi
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off (Hanoi Old Quarter)
  • Accommodation in a deluxe cabin
  • Single room (for single travelers)
  • All meals on board (2 x lunch; 1 x dinner; 1 x breakfast)
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Cookery demonstrations
  • Kayaking/bamboo boat activities
  • Complimentary bottled water (every day)
  • Drinks
  • Massage
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Hotel transfers outside of Hanoi Old Quarter
  • Transfers from AirBnB (or other accommodation without a clear address)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Please note that you will need your passport to check in
  • Please be advised that the air conditioning on the boat is turned on at 18:00
  • Please follow the guide's safety instructions
  • Please advise of any dietary restrictions or allergies on booking or prior to departure
  • Please note, in case, the cruise is fully booked, another cruise will be arranged with a similar quality or there will be an upgrade to a better cruise
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 246 reviews

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The cruise was very good, itinarary good, the food excellent. But I lost 3 credit card and ۥ200 from my wallet. I left the bag in the room when we were went to the cave. And I left the bag when we were stop in the gallery, on the way back to Hanoi. Just realized when I get in the hotel.

January 3, 2020


Overall, it was AWESOME. The pick up was on time, the journey to Halong Bay was long but not too bad. The tour guide was easy to be understood, friendly and explained a lot of things along the way. The stay on the cruise was the highlight. I enjoyed all the activities. Food was nice too. If there is something that can be improved, it would be the 2nd day itinerary. Since this tour is actually a longer tour (3days 2nights), more than half of our group and the tour guide left to continue the itinerary while the rest of us were on standby on the cruise, had lunch early (around 11am) and waited till we got picked up to go back. It was quite a wait and I think that could be improved. I remember this cruise the most when I was in Vietnam. It was worth the money. Would recommend this to everyone travelling to Hanoi. Suitable for people who are adventurous or just planning to chill.

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June 19, 2017

Had great memory in Halong bay!

Nice view, various Vietnamese foods, international people. So enjoyable! It was too bad that Kayaking was prohibited from 1st April even my tour was 1st April. Replacement of Kayaking was to go to Oyster pearl farm, which should have had more active program. Tour guide was soooo kind and I'm so thankful for his effort. Hope to travel to Vietnam again and must go to Halong Bay if you didn't yet!

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April 4, 2017

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