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From Hanoi: 2-Day & 1 Night Halong Bay Tour

Activity provider: Phoenix Cruise

From Hanoi: 2-Day & 1 Night Halong Bay Tour

Activity provider: Phoenix Cruise

From US$ 145 per person

Experience the limestone karst rock formations of Ha Long Bay in luxury aboard a 4-star junk boat cruiser. Immerse yourself in the everyday lives of the locals and get spectacular views from Ti Top Island.

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Duration 2 days
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pick-up available from hotels in Hoan Kiem District and the Old Quarter.


  • Experience the limestone karst rock formations of Ha Long Bay with different amazing shapes: Dog, Head, Duck, Swan and Fighting Cock
  • Enjoy kayaking in emerald water or bamboo boat at Luon Cave area
  • Impress yourself with a spectacular view of the whole bay from Titop Island
  • Visit Surprise Cave – the largest one of Ha Long Bay
  • Participate in a short cooking class where you can make Vietnam spring roll
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Experience the stunning landscapes of Ha Long Bay aboard a 4-star junk boat with an onboard cabin on a 2-day 1-night cruise from Hanoi. Learn how to make spring rolls and fish for squid at night. Visit some of the limestone karst islands and marvel at the rock formations of the caves.  

Day 1: Hanoi – Halong – Overnight on-board 

From 8 to 845 AM, get picked up from your hotel and depart to Ha Long Bay. The bus journey will take around 2.5 hours. Stop en route around 30 minutes at a rest stop. Embark aboard at Tuan Chau International Marina and get a refreshing welcome drink as you check into your cabin.

Enjoy an onboard cabin with an ensuite bathroom, air conditioning, big windows, and a sea-facing balcony so that you can view Ha Long Bay even from your bedroom. Get access to a hair dryer, wooden hanger, slippers, and complimentary water bottles.

Then, cruise amongst the limestone rocks of Ha Long Bay and feast on fresh local seafood. Sail to islets such as "Dog Head" and "Swan" and pass the floating village of Ba Hang.

Next, explore Luon Cave by a bamboo boat and get some time to swim at Ti Top Island. Watch the sunset from the sun deck of the boat before dropping anchor for the night. Go on a night squid fishing adventure after dinner, or just relax in the bar.

Day 2: Halong - Hanoi

Wake to stunning views of Ha Long Bay and take a guided tour of the stalactites and stalagmites of Surprise Cave. Pass the islands of "Fighting Cock," "Incense Burner" and "Stone Dogs" on the way back to the harbor.

Watch a demonstration on how to make spring rolls and enjoy lunch before your arrival. Board the bus for the return journey to Hanoi, with an estimated hotel drop-off at around 3:30 PM.

  • English-speaking guide
  • All entrance fees
  • Bamboo boat trip or kayaking
  • Demonstration on how to make spring rolls
  • Drinking water in the cabin (2 bottles)
  • Meals (1 breakfast, 2 lunches, 1 dinner)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (from Hanoi Old Quarter)
  • Accommodation on board (2 people sharing a Double or Twin Cabin)
  • Single traveler supplement fee ($40 per night)
  • Drinks at the bar
  • Personal expenses
  • Taxes

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport
  • Camera
  • Breathable clothing
  • Shorts
  • Charged Smartphone
  • Cash

Know before you go

  • Bring your original passport for registration
  • Notice to supplier by email or tour guide on travel date your food requirement if you are a vegetarian on diet or allergic to some kinds of food
  • Have light luggage for 1 or 2 nights. However, in case that you will not come back to Hanoi any longer, you could bring all your luggage
  • Bring your camera and phone (keeping them dry yourself)
  • Have shorts/ light clothes for climbing, visiting the cave, kayaking and swimming
  • Contact tour tour guide for any assistance when you are on the tour
  • Towels, shampoo, toothpaste & brush, comb, toilet paper in the bathroom and towels for your swimming will be provided
  • Free Wi-Fi will be offered but the connection in the bay is sometimes not good
  • A surcharge of $40 USD will be required to be paid in cash if you need 1 private cabin for you only (solo traveler)
  • In case of any cancellation due to bad weather or other tour operation, you should directly contact GetYourGuide
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 181 reviews

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For the price point, it was a great trip. The boat was nice and the rooms well kept. The guide Alex was very friendly and helpful and knowledgeable about the history and geology of the attractions. The food was pretty decent too. Wished the kayaking would have been longer and also the other downside was that the squid fishing was pretty dismal since there was no bait or nothing. Otherwise i enjoyed the trip very much and Ha Long bay is really beautiful :) Transfers were rather fuss-free as well although the buses were super packed

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November 22, 2022

Check and double check your pickup time. My app said 0730-0800, but when we called support, there was an email in junk saying 0830-0850. Even though it is not anywhere on this itinerary, on the way to the harbour, they MAKE you go to the oyster farm tourist trap for a half hour. Everything is $$$$. The cruise ship itself was so nice! Rooms are great, dining room is luxurious, top deck is gorgeous. Crew was super accommodating and kind however a language barrier does exist. If you’re with a small group, they will make you sit for meals with the strangers you just met. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing of course. When going out to kayak/ti top, make sure you bring clothes and money and camera because it’s all one trip. Squid fishing seems like it’s hardly successful ever. Spring roll ‘cooking class’ is literally just you rolling up pre prepared ingredients in rice paper. Not at all a cooking class. Tasted good tho! Overall good cruise for value!

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November 8, 2022

All in all it was a great boat tour. The food was excellent. The crew on board was super friendly and helpful. Our tour guide "Mi" was super friendly, shared a lot of knowledge with us and repeated things if necessary. She was contactable at any time. The program was a standard tourist program. Mass processing as with all other boats. The program of the tour reads more than it actually is. For example, the "cooking class" means that everyone rolls 2 spring rolls and explains what's inside. It was all over in 10-15 minutes. I would have liked more special offers on the ship. Nothing happened after dinner. The room cabins were larger than expected. But the beds were very hard and there was a lack of storage space because there was virtually no piece of furniture in it. We only got the information that plastic bottles are not allowed to be taken on the ship for environmental reasons on the bus, when everything was already bought.

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January 29, 2020

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