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Hanoi: Islands, Caves, Kayak & Halong Dragonfly Boat Cruise

1. Hanoi: Islands, Caves, Kayak & Halong Dragonfly Boat Cruise

Discover the beauty of Ha Long Bay on a cruise and a guided Kayaking tour. Enjoy a delicious seafood lunch on a cruise to the Thien Cung cave. Get closer to the islands on a leisurely kayaking tour.  After you’re picked up at hotels located in the Old Quarter of Hanoi, head out on the drive to Halong Bay, making a short stop halfway to take a short break or restroom. Continue the scenic drive to Halong, reaching Tuan Chau Island pier around midday and board the traditional cruise. Enjoy a fresh seafood lunch onboard and take in the tranquil beauty and breathtaking scenery from the deck. Admire tiny limestone islands with rock arches, sheer cliffs, white sand beaches, peaceful coves, and fanciful names, such as Incense Burner and Fighting Cock (the symbol of Halong Bay). Then, head on to Thien Cung (Heavenly Palace Grotto). Explore its huge chambers adorned with stalactites and stalagmites of all kinds. Finally, enjoy 45-minutes of kayaking or paddling a bamboo boat around the islands and water tunnels at the World Natural Area recognized by UNESCO. Return to the Tuan Chau pier and board the bus that will take you back to Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi in the evening. Lunch menu:• Tomato/ cucumber salad• Fried potato• Steam shrimp• Fried eggs roll• Fried squid • Deep-fried seafood spring rolls• Fried chicken with mushroom• Steamed fish with tomato sauce• Fried vegetables (when in season)• Steamed rice• Fresh fruit• Afternoon fresh fruit and tea

Hanoi: Halong Bay 2-Day Tour with Lodging and Luxury Cruise

2. Hanoi: Halong Bay 2-Day Tour with Lodging and Luxury Cruise

Experience Ha Long - Lan Ha Bay on a 2-day cruise, with a sea view or balcony room, cooking demonstrations, and plenty of entertainment onboard. Swim and kayak in the bay's emerald waters and explore its limestone islands and quaint villages. Day 1: Hanoi Pickup and Ha Long Bay The first day of your cruise begins with a hotel pickup from the Old Quarter of Hanoi. Meet with fellow cruise guests and get to know travelers from all around the world. On your way to Ha Long Bay stop at a humanity center to check out local specialties and products. Arrive at your cruise boat and receive a warm welcome from your captain. Afterward, sit for lunch and savor a delicious meal as the cruise passes through thousands of islands and islets of different shapes. Stop near the floating villages and have the opportunity to kayak in the middle of the bay to admire its fascinating rock formations a bit closer. Return to the boat for the evening and watch a cooking demonstration of Vietnamese spring rolls. Then delight in an idyllic dinner on board. Spend the rest of the night with free time to participate in activities such as squid fishing, karaoke, or star-gazing on the deck. Day 2: Ha Long Bay and Hanoi Drop-off Have an early start to your day with morning exercises and photos. Sip your coffee or tea as you have breakfast. Relax and take in the breathtaking beauty of the rocky islands rising from the crystal-clear water of the bay. Check out of your cabin and then spend the rest of the morning exploring Ha Long Cave. The UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to impressive rock formations, incredibly tall ceilings, and an interesting legend. From Cave, head back to the cruise boat's restaurant and eat lunch. Disembark for your transfer back to Hanoi.

Hanoi: 3-Day Luxury Ninh Binh & HaLong Bay 5-Star Cruise

3. Hanoi: 3-Day Luxury Ninh Binh & HaLong Bay 5-Star Cruise

On this 3-day excursion, discover the incredible landscape and sights of the Ninh Binh province and enjoy an overnight stay in an eco-lodge. Then, ride your shuttle bus to Tuan Chau Island and take a luxury boat for a tour around Ha Long bay and spend the night on board. Sit back and enjoy the beautiful scenery on your limousine bus as you make your way to Ninh Binh. Savor the tranquility of the lodge’s amazing location - surrounded by mountains and rivers..  Visit the ancient city of Hoa Lu or climb to the Hang Mua viewpoint, for a breathtaking panorama over the limestone mountains and rice fields of Valley. Enjoy a boat ride to explore Trang An's natural heritage. Check in to the Trang An Ecolodge and head off by bike or on foot to see the local sights, or relax by the pool or in the peaceful gardens.  Rise bright and early and enjoy a delicious breakfast before leaving for Tuan Chau Island with your shuttle bus. After arriving at the dock, take a small boat to reach your luxury cruise ship, where you will be welcomed aboard with a drink and a refreshing cold towel.  After check-in, enjoy lunch in the onboard restaurant as the boat sails up the winding canals on its way to Ha Long Bay. Then, hop into a canoe or a bamboo boat to explore the dazzling white limestone karsts, emerald green waters, and dark mystery of the Dark and Light Caves. Back on deck, unwind, and admire the magnificent sunset over the Gulf of Tonkin from the pool or at the bar. Then, choose from a range of activities: join a traditional cooking class, get a massage, or work out in the high deck gym with panoramic views. After dinner, you can enjoy the landscape of the bay at night from the top deck, relax with romantic music, or sip refreshing drinks at the bar. You can also try your luck at squid fishing, watch a movie, enjoy a spa treatment, or simply relax in your room. Wake up to an early breakfast before stopping off at a charming local fishing village. After returning to the boat, finish your trip with a hearty brunch while the ship sails back to the harbor. Wave goodbye to the boat from the port and ride in back to Hanoi at the end of the afternoon.

From Hanoi: Halong Explorer 3-Day 4-Star Cruise

4. From Hanoi: Halong Explorer 3-Day 4-Star Cruise

Experience the majestic beauty of Ha Long Bay on a 3-day cruise from Hanoi. Day 1: HANOI – TUAN CHAU MARINA STATION – LUON CAVE – TITOP ISLAND (L,D) Start with pickup from Hanoi by shuttle bus. Travel to Ha Long Bay by highway. At Tuan Chau International Marina, a boat will take you to your cruiser. A refreshing welcome drink is served and you can check into your cabin. Get settled in your cabin as the boat starts to cruise out to the center of the World Heritage Site. Your lunch, at the boat’s restaurant, will be served with fresh local seafood From the marina area, pass by Dog Head and Swan Islands, Ba Hang floating village. Then head to the Luon cave area for kayaking. After that the boat will continue to Titop Island for one hour for swimming, sunbathing, or hiking to the panoramic view on the island's peak. As the sun sets over the bay, head back to the boat to relax for the evening. Coffee, tea and fruits will be available on the sundeck or you can order your favorite drink while the boat cruises to the night’s anchorage area. Dinner will be served with local seafood. After dinner you may choose to enjoy drinks from the bar or top deck or experience night squid fishing before heading to bed. Day 2: Bright Cave area- Ba Trai Dao Beach – Pearl Farm – Overnight on-board On the second day, enjoy the morning views of beautiful landscapes with a cup of coffee or tea. Have breakfast in the fresh air. Afterward, hop on a smaller boat to travel to the southern part of Halong bay. This route takes by some famous islands like the Frog and Chop Stick islands. Enjoy a kayaking trip to explore the hidden corners of Halong Bay, passing many islands. After padding for about 2 hours, take some time to relax, followed by lunch. After lunch, visit a pearl farm, before heading back to the cruiser for dinner and relaxation onboard. DAY 3: SUPPRISING CAVE (SỬNG SỐT CAVE) – TUẦN CHAU MARINA STATION- HANOI (B, L) After breakfast, you will visit the impressive Cave of Halong Bay, known as Sửng Sốt (Surprising Cave). Then, check out of your cabin as the boat begins cruising back to the harbor. Experience more views of Halong Bay such as Fighting Cocks Island, Incense Burner, and Stone Dogs Islands. Enjoy a cooking demonstration onboard that shows you how to make authentic Vietnamese spring rolls. Lunch is served on board during the journey back towards the harbor. Head back to the Tuan Chau International Marina where you then board the bus for your return journey to Hanoi by the new highway. Arrive at your hotel in the mid afternoon.

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

5. 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. 

From Hanoi: 2-Day Luxury Cruise of Ha Long and Lan Ha Bay

6. From Hanoi: 2-Day Luxury Cruise of Ha Long and Lan Ha Bay

Day 1: Ha Long - Lan Ha Bay 8:00 - 8:30AM Shuttle bus pick-up from Hanoi Old Quarter hotels and transfer to Ha Long Bay ( if you use the shuttle bus). Arriving Tuan Chau marina, transferred by tender of cruises. Welcome aboard the cruise. Refresh with our welcome drink. Meet the captain, crew in the cruise briefing, safety instruction. A special lunch in Vietnamese cuisine of fresh seafood and an assortment of appetizing favorites are served while sailing through Islets of Con Vit. The Cruise sails through Lan Ha Bay. The area is surrounding of extraordinary limestone karsts landscapes. We progress to Ba Trai Dao Beach Area of Lan Ha Bay- a separate part of Ha Long bay. This is a quiet tourist paradise in Vietnam, enjoy kayaking and/or enjoy swimming in the crystal clear waters of the Bay. Back cruise, drop anchor for staying overnight. Enjoy the complimentary Sunset Party on the sundeck with tea, coffee and fresh fruits. Dinner is served in the restaurant. Enjoy delicious local food prepared and served for you by our wonderful onboard catering staff. After dinner, retiring to your cabin or join the fishing excursion, watch a movie, have a drink at the bar, wifi access or play exciting games. Overnight on board. Day 2 Dark & Bright Cave - Ha Long Bay - Hanoi -( Frog Pond & Kayaking) Option 1: Dark & Bright Cave 06:00: Enjoy sunrise and admire the never ending miraculous scenery of the Bay. Practice an invigorating Tai Chi session on the sundeck. Light breakfast, coffee and tea served. Visit Dark & Bright Cave and islets by local rowing boats which is a wild and mysterious beauty in the middle of the World Heritage. Back to cruise, relax before checking out. Join cooking demonstration (teaching you how to make speciality, Spring rolls) on the cruise. Lunch is served on board. Disembark at the Tuan Chau marina by tender. Take shuttle bus to return to Hanoi. Arrival back Hanoi around 14:30PM Option 2: Frog Pond & Kayaking Have breakfast. Morning view of bay’s landscape with a cup of tea or coffee. Visitors visit the famous Frog Pond area, this is the filming location of the famous movie Kong Skull Island (King Kong) in Quang Ninh 2018. Here you can freely kayak to explore the landscape, or immerse yourself. in the cool, clear blue water of this place. Back to your cabin, take relax and check carefully all the luggage before leaving your cabin. Check-out from the private cabin and enjoy a fantastic cruise on the bay for room service. Complete check-out procedure Enjoy lunch at the restaurant while the cruise is returning to the harbour. You take the high-speed canoe back to Tuan Chau port. Return to Hanoi Arrive in Hanoi. 14:30 - 15:00 PM

Hanoi: 5-Star 3-Day Halong Bay Cruising Experience

7. Hanoi: 5-Star 3-Day Halong Bay Cruising Experience

Day 1: Hanoi and Lan Ha Bay Begin with pickup from your hotel in the Hanoi Old Quarter. From there, travel for 2.5 hours on a shuttle limousine bus to your cruise destination. Once there, enjoy a welcome drink while your Cruise Manager provides you with a brief introduction, including safety guidelines. After receiving your room key, you'll check-in to your room. A typical lunch in the luxury dining room will be served as the boat slowly makes its way through the bay. You can then head downstairs to the reception to take part in outdoor activities on the smaller tender. Whilst out on the boat, drop anchor for swimming or simply sunbathe on the deck. Kayaking is also available under the guidance of a local instructor. Following your afternoon activities, return to the cruise at 4:30PM and head to the sundeck to watch the magnificent sunset over the Gulf of Tonkin. That evening, take part in a cooking demonstration before sitting down to dinner. Following dinner, choose from a large selection of cocktails at the panoramic bar, or head to the entrance for squid fishing. Day 2: Lan Ha Bay  and Viet Hai Village in Cat Ba Island Wake up early for sunrise, at which point you can enjoy a Tai Chi session on the sundeck. Breakfast will then be served accompanied by panorama views of the UNESCO World Heritage Site outside. Following breakfast, head out for the day on a smaller boat on which you will cruise along Lan Ha Bay. Later, transfer to Cat Ba Island where you can go cycling through Viet Hai Village to discover the local way of life. Head back to the boat for lunch, before kayaking around a small fishing village and swimming in the waters of Lan Ha Bay. Between 4:30PM-5:00PM, say goodbye to your day-crew as you return to your cruise. That evening, take part once more in the sunset party and cooking demonstration, before sitting down for dinner and relaxing for the evening. Day 3: Lan Ha Bay, Halong Bay, and Hanoi On your final day, choose to wake up early once more for Tai Chi before breakfast. You'll then visit the Dark and Bright Cave by tender and visit the small floating house before taking the opportunity to explore the cave on a local bamboo boat rowed by locals. Upon returning to the cruise, pack your luggage before checking out of your room and returning your room key. Brunch is then served, after which you leave the cruise to return to the harbor. Return to Hanoi around midday, at which point you will be dropped off to your hotel in the Old Quarter.

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

8. 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: Halong Bay Day Cruise with Cave Exploration

9. From Hanoi: Halong Bay Day Cruise with Cave Exploration

Discover the beauty of Halong Bay on a day trip from Hanoi. Admire picturesque views of the area, explore by kayaking, and enjoy a hearty lunch onboard. Start with pickup from your hotel in Hanoi by shuttle bus (8:00 - 8:45). Take a 2-hour long journey to reach Halong Bay by the highway. Arrive at Tuan Chau International Marina. Board the boat to start your afternoon of exploration. Relax as the boat sails out to the center of the World Heritage Site. Your lunch on the boat will be served with fresh local seafood, but a vegetable menu is always available at your request. Leaving the marina area, the cruiser passes by Dog Head and Swan Islands, the Ba Hang Floating villages, and Thumb Islands before reaching Sửng Sốt (Suprising Cave). Explore the cave with your guide. Continue to Titop Island where you can take some time for swimming, sun-bathing, or getting a panoramic view from the island's peak. Them, return to the cruiser and head back toward Tuan Chau harbor. Make the most of this time by sunbathing on the upper deck. Disembark the cruiser and travel back to Tuan Chau International Marina where you then board the bus for your return journey to Hanoi by highway road. Arrive at your hotel in the early evening (Around 20:30).  

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

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

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.

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Ninh Binh is beautiful! We particularly liked the 2-hour tour with the bamboo boat and the ascent to Hang Mua. We would have gladly given the temple at the beginning of the tour as a gift and of course it takes a 20-strong tour group to move from A to B. This meant that we arrived 30 minutes late at our accommodation "Ecolodge". Being dropped off in the middle of nowhere and walking down a bumpy path alone with our suitcases made us feel unwelcome. Nevertheless, the landlady prepared an excellent dinner for us. The next day the taxi driver didn't come. Apparently they had forgotten us. However, the Vietnamese have an incredible talent for organization. A taxi came roaring and took us to a minibus. So it went over country over hill and dale to the Aspira Cruse. We probably got the honeymoon suite for that. Top! great crew food ok The big bus back with wifi was very comfortable and safe.

This was a wonderful trip. The organization is very good, the manager is extremely good and very organized. He managed to help all the tourists, which is not easy. We were in very beautiful places that every person should see at least once in his life. Big congratulations to the Chef the food was superb. I just don't have any complaints. It was really great. Advice if you can take 3 days you will be much more relaxed.

Very friendly staff and the value for money was good. Food was delicious and to be honest, It too much for me. The room is cozy, clean and that enough for me the tour to the cave was very interesting. We did kayaking and took a very nice swim in the sea. The best thing is this cruise for small group, and not noisy as the other big cruise. Thanks to the team Cruise to make our tour memorable.

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!

It was a great day a few stairs to get into the cave.