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From Hanoi: Ha Long Bay Full-Day Guided Tour with Lunch

1. From Hanoi: Ha Long Bay Full-Day Guided Tour with Lunch

Enjoy a full-day trip to Ha Long Bay and get immersed in the beauty of the stone mountains, caves, sandy beach, and more. Board a vehicle from the hotel and enjoy a scenic drive through the green fields. Arrive at the Tuan Chau Habour and cruise through the turquoise waters and amazing rock formations. Soak in the beauty of the surroundings while enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch on board. Next, you will continue to explore the beautiful Sung Sot cave. Admire the shimmering stalactites embodying countless strange and unique shapes. Take a kayak or bamboo boat to spend some time in the water and discover the stunning Luon Cave. Feel the warmth of the sunshine as you pass by Titop island. Take a refreshing dip in the water or trek to the Titop peak for photos with a panoramic view of the bay. Relax for a while before going back to the boat to enjoy a sunset party with red wine, french fries, cakes, and fruits. After reaching Ha Long harbor, the driver will transfer you back to Hanoi. 

Hanoi: Ninh Binh Tour and Ha Long Bay Cruise 3-Day Trip

2. Hanoi: Ninh Binh Tour and Ha Long Bay Cruise 3-Day Trip

Experience the beauty of Ninh Binh and Ha Long Bay on a multi-stop 3-day trip from Hanoi. Ride a traditional bamboo boat, kayak to scenic caves, join a Vietnamese cooking class, and go squid fishing. Most meals, entry fees, and overnight accommodation are also included. Day 1: After morning pickup in a spacious and climate-controlled bus, relax on the scenic drive through the countryside on the way to the ancient capital of the Lê dynasty at Hoa Lu.  Get free time to climb to the Hang Mua Viewpoint to capture pictures before sitting down for lunch. Later, experience traditional travel with a bamboo boat ride. Explore one of the pristine karst caves in Tam Coc before checking in to the ecolodge. Swim in the lodge pool, try more local food, or rent a bike to explore the village during your stay (costs not included). Day 2: Hop on the shuttle bus in the morning and transfer from Ninh Binh to Halong Bay (no guide during the transfer). Pause for a 15-minute rest stop at the Hai Duong Province and arrive at the cruise ship in the early afternoon. Enjoy a welcome drink once you board the boat. Sample fresh, local seafood for lunch while cruising through Ha Long Bay. Admire views of Incense Burner Island, Fighting Cock Islet, and the Stone Dog rock formation. Soak up some sun onboard or go kayaking to marvel at sights like the Limestone Mountains, the Luon Grotto, and Titop Island. Join a sunset party onboard the ship and pick up some new skills with a Vietnamese cooking class. As day turns to night, indulge in a set-menu dinner of Vietnamese food. Afterward, join a squid fishing outing with the crew. Get hands-on while cooking fresh squid with the cruise chef. Continue the fun onboard with activities like card games or sing your heart out during karaoke. Sleep overnight in a cozy cabin. Day 3:  Wake early and admire the sunrise over the bay from the sundeck. Take in the morning views of Halong Bay with a cup of tea or coffee and a hearty breakfast. Transfer by boat to Surprise Cave, the biggest cave in Halong Bay. Dig into a traditional Vietnamese lunch while cruising back to the pier before being transfered back to your accommodation in Hanoi.

Hanoi: 2-Day Ha Long Bay 5-Star Cruise Tour with Activities

3. Hanoi: 2-Day Ha Long Bay 5-Star Cruise Tour with Activities

Day 1: Ha Long Bay and Kayaking Start with pickup from your hotel in Hanoi. From there you will drive through the green fields on the Red River Delta to Ha Long City. Once having arrived at the harbor, you will check in for your cruise on the Ha Long, which will begin with a welcome drink and cruise briefing. Enjoy lunch while cruising to Ha Long Bay. Explore the Eo Ech area where you can do some kayaking around limestone islets or some swimming in the sea. Enjoy a picturesque sunset on the sundeck for watching the sunset. Enjoy Happy Hour on board with some cakes and fruit. Watch a cooking demonstration, and have the chef help you prepare Vietnamese spring rolls. Enjoy a seafood set menu onboard. Then make your way to the bar with a large selection of cocktails. Or choose to take part in some onboard activities: squid fishing, or simply relax in your cabin for the night. Day 2: Dark Cave and Bright Cave Watch the sunrise with a Tai Chi session on the sundeck. Enjoy a light breakfast before setting off exploring. Visit the beautiful Dark Cave and Bright Cave on a local bamboo boat or by kayaking to the caves. If you prefer, visit the Ba Trai Dao beaches and enjoy a relaxing day kayaking or swimming. Arrive at the picturesque lagoon, surrounded by magnificent mountains. Upon return to the boat, tuck into a buffet brunch. Return to shore, and be transferred back to Hanoi.

From Hanoi: Ha Long & Bai Tu Long Bay 3-Day Cruise with Food

4. From Hanoi: Ha Long & Bai Tu Long Bay 3-Day Cruise with Food

Experience a cruise and discover the Bai Tu Long and Ha Long Bay area. Kayak all around the island, swim on the beach, visit a fishing village by bamboo boat, and try night fishing on this multi-day adventure. Day 1: Hon Gai Pier – Bai Tu Long Bay – Cong Do – Cap La 07.45 – 8:30: luxury limousine or shuttle bus will pick you up from your hotel in Hanoi and start a trip to explore the most amazing bay in the North of Vietnam. On the way, we will have a quick stop in the middle of the way to rest. 12.30: Arrive in the office at Hon Gai Pier, you will have a bit of time to relax and enjoy a cup of tea/coffee. Wait for the captain to finish the registration and transfer by tender to our boat. 12.45: Enjoy a welcome drink and spend a couple of minutes to briefing about safety on the boat and activities included then we check in the cabin. 13.30: Delicious Vietnamese set menu will be served while leisurely cruising further into Bai Tu Long Bay. 15.00: Arrive in the kayaking area – that is Cap La Island. Enjoy kayaking through the karst and breathtaking nature, swimming, and relaxing. 17.30: Get back to the boat and enjoys a Sunset party while our cruise sailing to the overnight anchorage. 19.00: Sumptuous set dinner on board. 20.30: Free time to challenge yourself in Vietnamese puzzle games, or gathers your group/family for a board game; try your luck with squid fishing or simply have a cocktail and enjoy the quiet night on the bay. Day 2: Vung Vieng Village – Cong Dam – Cong Do 06.00: Start your day with a Tai Chi routine on sundeck or catch a morning view of the stunning bay’s landscape with a cup of tea or coffee. 07.30: Breakfast will be served in Western style, familiar to you to fulfill your strength, and ready for another exploring day. 09.00: Transfer to a day cruise, we cruise passing several floating hamlets including Cap La and Cong Dam, we enter the Centre of pristine Bai Tu Long Geology Park. There, we will visit Vung Vieng fishing village to interact with local people. 12.00: Back to the boat for a delicious hot lunch at noontime 14.00: Spend more time kayaking and swimming at Cong Dam, or relaxing on the boat. If the weather allows, we can take a glance at Thay Cave before back to the anchor point. 16.30: Return to the main boat and enjoy the sunset party afterward 19.00: Dinner will be served. 20.30: Free time for joining Games, you may also try your luck with squid fishing. Day 3: Thien Canh Son Cave – Hon Gai Harbor 06.30: Start early Tai Chi demonstration on sundeck. 07.30: Breakfast will be served in Western style and furthermore with Vietnamese traditional food. 08.00: Explore the well-hidden Thien Canh Son Cave and enjoy a white sandy beach at Hon Co Island. The tour guide will provide some interesting stories of Ha Long Bay and this cave, made by Mother Nature. 09.00: Back to the boat to pack and check out of your cabin. Prepare to join in a traditional cooking demonstration. 10.30: Vietnamese cooking demonstration on boat. 11.00: Enjoy a traditional Vietnamese lunch. 12.00: Disembark in Hon Gai pier. Farewell Halong Bay then returns to Hanoi 15.00: Finish your excursion

2-Day Ha Long Bay 5-Star Cruise Private Balcony Room

5. 2-Day Ha Long Bay 5-Star Cruise Private Balcony Room

DAY 1: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Titop Island - Luon Cave (L, D) 08:00 Pick up at Old Quarter area to transfer from Hanoi to Halong Bay (if the package is included transfer service). 11:30Your first stop on arrival at Tuan Chau Island is the cruise check-in lounge. You will have time to refresh yourself after the long drive from Hanoi and wait for checking-in. 12:15After taken to Cruise, you will be checked-in. While enjoying welcome drink, you will be introduced the itinerary and safety briefing by Cruise Manager. 13:00You will have a delicious lunch and enjoy the stunning views when the boat cruises towards the southeast of Halong Bay, passing Fighting- Cock and Finger Islet. 14:45Visiting Luon Cave (or Pearl Farm area by bamboo boat or kayaking.) 16:00 You are going to Titov Island - where you can go swimming or hiking to the top for another stunning, panoramic view of the Bay 17:30Back on board, you can enjoy Sunset party with HAPPY HOUR (from 17:30 – 19:00) – buy 2 get 1 free at bar. 18:30If you are interested in Vietnamese cuisines, please join our traditional Vietnamese cooking class on sundeck under the experienced Chef’s guiding (or in the restaurant in case of inclement weather). 19:00Delight in the shimmering atmosphere of thousands of stars while eating a fantastic, expertly prepared dinner. 20:30 This is the perfect time for you to relax with spa treatments or enjoy a cocktail. Besides, we provide free for squid fishing tools at reception. Overnight on Cruises. DAY 2: Halong Bay - Sung Sot Cave - Hanoi (B, L) 06:00 Warm up your day with a Tai Chi lesson on the sundeck with a breathtaking view as the sun rises on Halong Bay. 07:00 Light breakfast is served at the restaurant. 08:00 Your next stop is the magnificent Sung Sot Cave, one of the biggest caves in Ha Long Bay with beautiful stalactites. You will be surprised by the breathtaking panoramic view across the Bay once you exit the cave as well as the stalactites and stalagmites formed over millions of years which have taken on fascinating shapes. 09:30 Back on board, check-out and return to Tuan Chau Island 10:00 Brunch is served at the restaurant and payment 10:45Disembark at Tuan Chau Marina, return to Hanoi. 12.00: Shuttle bus or limousine will take you back to Hanoi. 15.00: End of service.

Hanoi: Halong Bay 2-Day Luxury Cruise Private Balcony & Cave

6. Hanoi: Halong Bay 2-Day Luxury Cruise Private Balcony & Cave

Discover Halong Bay on a 2-day cruise from Hanoi. Enjoy bay views from a private balcony, and warm your body and soul with a sunrise Tai Chi class on the sundeck. Day 1 Begin your adventure with a morning pickup in Hanoi's Old Quarter and head to Halong Bay. Around mid-morning, arrive in Halong and check in to the cruise after freshening up. Hear a safety briefing and an overview of your trip itinerary from the cruise manager while enjoying a welcome drink. After boarding, cruise towards the southeast of Halong Bay, passing Fighting-Cock and Finger Islet. Savor a buffet lunch while taking stunning views of the bay scenery. Cruise to Ti Top Island and hike to the top for stunning panoramic views of the Bay. After your hike, go for a refreshing swim in Halong Bay’s emerald waters or sip from a coconut in the shade. Once you've rested, return to the ship and enjoy a sunset party. Take advantage of the onboard Happy Hour from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM and buy 2 get 1 free on drinks at Thalassius Bar or the Sundeck. After your drinks, enjoy a delicious dinner under the starry night sky. Day 2 Begin your day at sunrise with a Tai Chi lesson on the sundeck with a breathtaking view of Halong Bay. Enjoy a light breakfast before heading to Sung Sot Cave. Explore the cave, marveling at its fascinating stalactites, and stop to enjoy the panoramic view of the bay as you leave. Return to the ship to check out and sail back to Tuan Chau Island. As you cruise, enjoy brunch on board before disembarking at Tuan Chau Marina. If you've added the transfer option, enjoy a comfortable ride back to Hanoi.

From Hanoi: Ha Long Bay Cruise w/ Kayaks, Lunch, & Transfer

7. From Hanoi: Ha Long Bay Cruise w/ Kayaks, Lunch, & Transfer

Explore the highlights of Ha Long Bay on a scenic cruise from Hanoi. Leave the bustling city streets behind for the day and head out into nature with your local guide. Walk through natural caves, see towering cliffs rising above the water, discover vast beaches, and eat a delicious lunch on board. Get picked up in Hanoi bright and early and drive over to Ha Long City. Board your boat at Ha Long wharf, with enough time to snap some pictures of your striking surroundings. Receive a short briefing, then navigate through calm waters while sipping on a refreshing welcome drink. Marvel at the stone mountains jutting out around you, the stunning green-watered bays surrounding you, and the white-sand beaches tucked away in them. Enjoy your lunch on board before reaching Sung Sot Cave. Step into its underground world to contemplate the massive stalactites and stalagmites. Head back to your boat for some time to relax in the sun or in the shade. Grab a paddle and head out to explore Luon Cave by kayak. Embark on a short hike or simply sit back on the beach. Begin your journey back to the main pier as the sunset's bright orange hues cover the sky. On the way back, tuck into some wine, cakes, fruits, and tasty snacks. Board your shuttle to drive back to your drop-off location in Hanoi.

Bai Tu Long Bay 2-day Cruise Cave, Kayaking, Fishing Village

8. Bai Tu Long Bay 2-day Cruise Cave, Kayaking, Fishing Village

DAY 1: HA NOI- BAI TU LONG BAY-KAYAKING-VUNG VIENG FISHING VILLAGE 8:00-8:30 AM shuttle bus will pick-up all around Hanoi Old Quarter Hotel (upon request) 11:30 Ready at Athena check-in lounge 12:00 Boarding time. 13:00 Check-in your cabin. 13:15 The Cruise Manager will give a welcome speech with all the cruise information and Safety instructions. 13:30 Enjoy the Buffet Lunch with the best products of the Bay. 14:45 Visit the Vung Vieng Floating fishing village by kayak or bamboo boat 15:30-16:30 If you want to relax on the boat instead of participating in other activities feel free to use our sauna for no extra cost. 16:30 Relaxing time: the right moment for a massage or to take some pictures of the spectacular sunset in the bay. 17:00-18.30 Happy Hour: buy 01 get 01 drink 17:30 The Cooking Demonstration is waiting for you to discover the secrets of Vietnamese Cuisine 19:00 Dinner is ready in the restaurant. Fill your senses with a selection of Western fusion food and Vietnamese traditional dishes. 21:00 Enjoy the Squid Fishing activity. DAY 2: BAI TU LONG BAY-THIEN CANH SON CAVE- HA NOI 06:30 Practice one of the oldest traditions of East Asia: Tai Chi – A beautiful and relaxing experience on the open deck. Tea and coffee are served. 07:00 Light breakfast is served. 07:30 Explore Thien Canh Son cave in Ha Long Bay. Witness its beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. Note: there are about 200 steps to get up to the cave. 09:00 Check out time. Please put your luggage outside the cabin and the key at the reception desk. Our staff will transfer your luggage to our lounge for you. Bill settlement at the reception desk. 09:30 Brunch is served at the restaurant on the 2nd deck. 10:45 The boat arrives at the pier.

Hanoi: Ha Long Bay 2-Day Luxury Cruise With Swimming

9. Hanoi: Ha Long Bay 2-Day Luxury Cruise With Swimming

Day 1: 08:00: Pick up at Old Quarter area and transfer from Hanoi to Halong Bay. Arriving at the Halong check-in lounge. After taken to the Halong Cruise. While enjoying welcome drinks, will be introduced the itinerary and safety briefing by Cruise Manager. Time to savor delicious buffet lunch and enjoy the stunning views as the boat cruises towards the southeast of Halong Bay, passing Fighting- Cock and Finger Islet. Hike to the top of Ti Top Island for stunning panoramic views of the Bay. After your hike, go for a refreshing swim in Halong Bay’s emerald waters. Back on board, you can enjoy sunset party. Delight in the shimmering atmosphere of thousands of stars while eating a fantastic, expertly prepared dinner. This is the perfect time to relax or enjoy the drink at cruise. Besides, provide free for squid fishing tools at reception DAY 2 Warm up your day with a Tai Chi lesson on the sundeck with a breathtaking view as the sun rises on Halong Bay. Light breakfast is served at the restaurant. Your next stop is the magnificent Sung Sot Cave, one of the biggest caves in Ha Long Bay with beautiful stalactites. You will be surprised by the breathtaking panoramic view across the Bay once you exit the cave as well as the stalactites and stalagmites formed over millions of years which have taken on fascinating shapes. Back on board, you settle your bill, check-out and return to Tuan Chau Island. Brunch is served at the restaurant while the boat heads back to the harbor. Disembark at Tuan Chau Marina, return to Hanoi around 15:00 PM

From Hanoi: Bai Tu Long 2-Day 1-Night All-Inclusive Cruise

10. From Hanoi: Bai Tu Long 2-Day 1-Night All-Inclusive Cruise

DAY 1: HON GAI PIER – BAI TU LONG BAY – CONG DO – CAP LA ISLAND (L, D) 07.45 – 8:30: luxury limousine or shuttle bus will pick you up from your hotel in Hanoi and start our trip to explore the most amazing bay in the North of Vietnam. On the way, will have a quick stop at the middle of the way to rest. 12.30: Arrive in office at Hon Gai Pier, you will have a bit time to relax and enjoy a cup of tea/coffee. Wait for captain to finish the registration and transfer by tender to our boat. 12.45: Enjoy welcome drink and spend a couple minutes to briefing about safety on boat and activities included then check in cabin. 13.30: Delicious Vietnamese set menu will be served while leisurely cruising further into Bai Tu Long Bay. 15.00: Arrive in kayaking area – that is Cap La Island. Enjoy kayaking through the karst and breathtaking nature, swimming and relaxing. 17.30: Get back to the boat and enjoys Sunset party while cruise sailing to the overnight anchorage. 19.00: Sumptuous set-dinner on board. 20.30: Free time to challenge yourself in Vietnamese puzzle games, or gathers your group/family for a board game; try your luck with squid fishing or simply has a cocktail and enjoy the quiet night on the bay. DAY 2: BAI TU LONG BAY – THIEN CANH SON CAVE – HON GAI HARBOR (B, L) 06.00: Start your day with a Tai Chi routine on sundeck or catch a morning view of the stunning bay’s landscape with a cup of tea or coffee. 07.00: Breakfast will be served in Western style, familiar to you to fulfill your strength and ready for another exploring day. 08.00: Explore the well hidden Thien Canh Son Cave. 09.00: Upon return to the boat you will have about 30 minutes to freshen up and finish packing. 10.00: Attend in a Vietnamese cooking demonstration. You can quickly learn a simple but delicious Vietnamese dish that Gordon Ramsey (a 2 Michelin Star Chef) used to guide – Nem Cuon or challenge yourself in fruit and vegetables carving. 11.00: Enjoy a traditional Vietnamese lunch on boat. 12.00: Back to the harbor and disembark in Hon Gai pier. 12.30: Shuttle bus or limousine will take you back to Hanoi. 17.00: End of service.

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Great communication from the start. My partner and I had special travel arrangements that the tour company was very accommodating about. At no point was I unsure about the plan for pickups and drop-offs. The itinerary for the day was well-planned and the crew made sure everything ran as smoothly as possible. Special shoutout to our guide, Ken, for being such a wonderful host. He was very informative and very funny

A well planned full day-trip...exploring the beautiful Halong Bay and Sung Sot Cave. Our guide Phong took excellent care of us and also hats off to the boat crew who fed us an absolute feast!

Fantastic Tour and Guide. Asia Fun Adventures is a great travel agency. Easy to connect, quick response, very flexible and helpful. My experience Fantastic. Thank you.

Amazing views and events. Guide was pleasant and knowledgeable.

Wonderful tour. The guide was excellent and we love it!