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

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

2. 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. On your full-day excursion continue on the scenic drive to Halong, reaching Tuan Chau Island pier around midday and board the traditional cruise. You’ll be greeted on board and then enjoy a fresh seafood lunch. Have a chance to take in the tranquil beauty and breathtaking scenery from the deck of the boat. During the cruise, enjoy views of tiny islands with their rock arches, sheer cliffs, white sand beaches, and peaceful coves. Like sculpted cartoon characters, these limestone islands have fanciful names, such as Incense Burner, Stone Dog, and Fighting Cock (which is 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 early 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: Round-Trip Halong Bay with Transfers

3. Hanoi: Round-Trip Halong Bay with Transfers

Head off on an exciting day trip to Vietnam's stunning Halong Bay for a boat cruise. Head out of Hanoi by bus, enjoying the landscape along your route, before embarking on your boat. Explore the bay's calm waters by kayak or on a traditional bamboo boat, and walk among its striking caves. Your experience begins as your driver and guide pick you up from your hotel in Hanoi. Departing for Ha Long Bay in the Quang Ninh Province, you will pass by the Red River Delta throughout a 2.5-hour tour during which you can relax on the bus. You will later reach the Tuan Chau port at noon, checking in upon arrival. Once departing the dock, you can enjoy a set-menu seafood lunch while day cruising around Ha Long Bay. You'll pass by Dog Rock, the Incense Burner, and Fighting Chicken Rock... Following this, head to Bo Nau Island where you will have chance to visit Sung Sot, the latter of which is one of the top 2 most beautiful caves in Ha Long Bay. After an hour visiting Sung Sot Cave, Joining Kayaking in Luon Cave (a water cave) You will have about half an hour to hike up Ti Top peak to admire the panoramic view of Ha Long Bay before you return to the boat before traveling back to the pier and disembarking at the Tuan Chau Port at around 6:00PM. From there, your driver will return you back to Hanoi, where your trip will finish at around 7:30PM.

From Hanoi: 2-Day LanHa Bay & Halong Bay Luxury Cruise

4. From Hanoi: 2-Day LanHa Bay & Halong Bay Luxury Cruise

Treat yourself to a night on an Aspira cruise boat in Halong Bay, where you can enjoy Vietnam’s pristine waters in comfort. Enjoy the experience at your own pace, with the option to kayak, enjoy a boat ride, go swimming, or even enjoy a Tai Chi class. DAY 1: Ha Noi – Halong - Lan Ha Bay (L/D) With the option for hotel pickup in Hanoi (contact the cruise operator for more detail), begin your adventure at Tuan Chau Marina. Check in for your cruise at the cruise on Lot Tuan Chau island for a welcome drink and cold towel. Get the safety briefing, place your belongings in your cabin, and head to a luxurious lunch in the ship's restaurant. Along the way, admire the beautiful canals of Halong Bay. Then, arrive at the Dark and Lights Cave, where you can kayak or board a bamboo boat, rowed by the local people. Return back to the boat, and enjoy swimming nearby the ship. As night falls, take in the magnificent sunset over the Gulf of Tonkin, and relax in the seasonal Jacuzzi. Dance the night away during the sunset part, and enjoy happy hour deals in all the bars onboard. Take the option to join a traditional cooking class or enjoy deep relaxation with a massage. Workout in one of the onboard fitness centers, looking out over the top deck, with panoramic views of the ocean. Before dinner, the experienced captain will choose the most tranquil area to anchor for overnight. Afterward, take in the landscape of the bay at night or try your luck at squid fishing. DAY 2: Lan ha Bay -Ha Long Bay – Ha Noi (B/L) Wake up early to start your perfect day with a Tai Chi class or watch the sunrise on the top deck. Explore Lan ha Bay, the most beautiful natural bay in Vietnam. Feel free to try kayaking during your free time and see the sea-level view of Halong Bay. Return the boat and check out the cabin. Then, have brunch in a restaurant while the boat sails back to the pier. Settle the bill at the end of the trip and head back to port.

Swan Cruises Bai Tu Long Bay : 2 Days 1 Night

5. Swan Cruises Bai Tu Long Bay : 2 Days 1 Night

Get back to nature on a 2-day boat cruise of Bai Tu Long Bay. Spend the night among thousands of limestone karst formations rising from the emerald green waters. Day 1: Hanoi – Bai Tu Long Bay Pick-up at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter ( for whose book our bus services) , and then journey to Ha Long. Get a welcome drink as you board the junk boat and listen to the safety regulations before you set sail. Arrive in the kayaking area – that is Cap La Island. Enjoy kayaking through the karst and breathtaking nature, swimming and relaxing. Get back to the boat and enjoy our Sunset time 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: Bai Tu Long Bay – Hanoi 06:00 | Sunrise Tai-chi section on sundeck or catch a morning view of the stunning bay’s landscape with a cup of tea or coffee. 08.00: Explore the well-hidden Thien Canh Son Cave. Return to the boat to watch a cooking demonstration before an early lunch of Vietnamese food as you sail back Habour.

From Hanoi: Full-Day Ha Long Bay Trip with Seafood Lunch

6. From Hanoi: Full-Day Ha Long Bay Trip with Seafood Lunch

The adventure begins with pickup from your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter between 8 and 8:30am. As you travel to Ha Long Bay, soak up incredible views of Vietnam’s rural landscapes, including rivers, rice paddies, cane fields, and more. After the first leg of the bus trip, enjoy 15-minutes to stretch your legs in Hai Duong and taste a traditional green bean cake. Arrive in Tuan Chau Harbor at around 12:15pm and board your boat for the day. As you set sail onto the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Ha Long Bay, dine on a delicious seafood lunch to set you up for an afternoon of exploring. The first stop of the day is one of the bay’s traditional fishing villages, where you can take a kayak or bamboo boat ride around the village and meet local people to learn about their culture. Back aboard the boat head to Thien Cung Cave, which is one of the most picturesque locations in Ha Long Bay. Spend 45-minutes soaking up the magical charm of the cave’s grotto, bursting with fascinating stalactites. Continue the tour to a collection of islets where you can cool off from the heat with a refreshing swim. At the end of an unforgettable day, arrive back at the harbor at 4:30pm then sit back and relax on the return journey to Hanoi, arriving at around 8:30pm.

Hanoi: 3-Day Ninh Binh - Ha Long Bay, Cave, kayak, Swimming

7. Hanoi: 3-Day Ninh Binh - Ha Long Bay, Cave, kayak, Swimming

After being collected from the Hanoi Old Quarter, you will embark on your 2.5-hour journey to the Ninh Binh Province. You will eventually arrive at the Bai Dinh Pagoda complex, where you'll see the largest pagoda not only in Vietnam, but also in Southeast Asia. Leaving the pagoda, you will then climb up to the summit of the mountain to see the 100-ton bronze statue of the Buddha Sakyamuni. Once there you will take a rest whilst enjoying panoramic views of the picturesque landscape, dotted with limestone mountains. Following lunch at local restaurant, you will take a boat trip to explore the cave complex in Trang An. This is a spectacular landscape of limestone karst peaks permeated with valleys, many of them partly submerged and surrounded by steep, almost vertical cliffs. You will later spend the night at a home-stay/hotel in Ninh Binh. Following breakfast on the second day, your bus will pick you up at your accommodation for the 4-hour transfer to Halong Bay. Upon arrival at the Halong Wharf, you will have time to stretch your legs and take some photos. You will then board your cruise boat for a welcoming drink and cruise briefing, before enjoying lunch whilst cruising to Bai Tu Long Bay and admiring the fascinating rock formations along the way. It will then be time to transfer by tender boat to Thien Canh Son Cave to visit the cave which boasts many interesting stalactites and stalagmites in different amazing shapes. After about half an hour visiting, you will go back to the tender and return to the boat to relax, sunbathe, or to enjoy a cool drink on the sundeck. You may also like to spend half an hour kayaking to discover first-hand some of Bai Tu Long Bay's landscape. Following all these activities there will be the opportunity to join the fun with an onboard cooking class. After you've worked up an appetite, you will enjoy a Vietnamese-style set dinner which will be served on board. To end the evening you may like to spend some time chatting in the bar or enjoy some night fishing, before you stay overnight on the boat at a peaceful anchorage. After breakfast and enjoying the sunrise on the third day, you will visit the ancient Vung Vieng floating village. Here you will not only be immersed in the quiet and peaceful atmosphere, but will also be surrounded by the limestone mountains as you are transported by a small bamboo boat for an hour. Following that, you will return to the cruise for some relaxation and lunch. The boat will then return to the Halong Wharf for disembarkation and your return to Hanoi by bus, where your trip eventually ends.

Halong Bay Cruise: 3 Days 2 Nights with Rosa Cruise 3 Star

8. Halong Bay Cruise: 3 Days 2 Nights with Rosa Cruise 3 Star

Day 1: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Gia Luan Habour – Ba Trai Dao Islet (L/D) 07:30 – 08:30: Our tour guide and bus pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi old quarter. 08:30: Departure to Halong Bay for 3.5 Hours. 10:00: Arrive in Hai Duong province, and have 20 minute short break. 11:30: Arriving in Tuan Chau harbor, Halong Bay. 12:00 – 12:30 : Transfer by speed boat to the big boat and enjoy Welcome drink, get a brief introduction about cruise and safety guidelines. Check-in your cabin. 12:30: Enjoy Vietnamese seafood and vegetarian lunch, while cruising in the magnificent bay, admiring the fascinating rock formations in the bay. – Continue cruising through Con Vit islet (Duck Islet), Thumb islet and Gia Luan Harbor where belonged to Cat Ba area. – Discover lagoon natural area belonged to Lan Ha bay. Drop anchor for swimming or just simply sunbathe on our cruise (private, wild and fresh air). – Heading back toward the sleeping area – Do kayaking and swimming at Ba Trai Dao Islet 17.30: Back to cruise and relax on boat 18:00: Joining the cooking class guided directly by chef and tour guide. You have chance to practice Vietnamese traditional dishes such as spring roll or famous cuisine of Vietnam. 19:15: Time for dinner enjoying special BBQ seafood on the cruise. 21:00: Evening entertainments: play game on the cruise: cards game, chess, squid fishing, and overnight on the Rosa Cruise. Day 2: Rosa Cruise – Viet Hai Village – Van Boi Beach – Lan Ha Bay (B/L/D) 06.30: Early morning sun risers can enjoy Tai Chi lesson on sundeck. 07.00: Morning view of bay’s landscape with a cup of tea or coffee. Have breakfast. 08:00: Transfer to the daily cruise and begin to cruise to some of Halong Bay’s most secluded and untouched area. 09:30 Arrive in Viet Hai Harbor, enjoy 5 km cycling ride through wonderful jungle to Viet Hai village. 12:00: Back the daily cruise and have lunch. In the afternoon, the activities are to explore the Lan Ha Bay. 13:15 Kayaking and swimming in the sea-green water in Lan Ha Bay. 16:30 – 17:00 Say goodbye to the crews and come back to the big boat 19.15 - 21:00: Enjoy dinner on cruise. Evening entertainments: play game on the cruise and overnight on the Rosa Cruise. Day 3: Rosa Cruise – Dark and Bright Cave – Hanoi (B/L) 06.30: Early morning sun risers can enjoy Tai Chi lesson on sundeck. 07.00: Morning view of bay’s landscape with a cup of tea or coffee. 7.00: Enjoy breakfast. 08:15 You will be at the reception to go visit Dark & Bright Cave by the tender to the small floating house and there you can have the opportunity to explore the cave on a local bamboo boat (rowing by the locals) 9:30: Come back to the big boat and check out and enjoy a fantastic cruise on the bay. 10:00: Enjoy the lunch on cruise. 12:00: Rosa Cruise is landing near Tuan Chau Marina, tourists say goodbye to sailors and finish the cruise. 16:00 – 17:00: Arriving in Hanoi end your trip.

Sena Cruises - Halong and Lan Ha Bay

9. Sena Cruises - Halong and Lan Ha Bay

The adventure begins with optional hotel pickup from Hanoi. Travel in the comfort of a private limousine to the Tuan Chau Habour Ha Long, where the Sena Cruises crew will warmly welcome you aboard. Enjoy a welcome drink, hear the safety briefing, and settle in to the fully furnished cabin with ocean views.   Lunch is served on board as the ship sails into Ha Long Bay, crossing Finger Islet, Candle Islet, and thousands of uniquely shaped limestone towers. In the afternoon, discover the beautiful surroundings in a 2-person kayak excursion. Glide through the emerald water and take a closer look at the geology of the Gulf of Tonkin. After a quick dip, relax on the ship and take advantage of the Happy Hour deals. Enjoy a traditional Vietnamese Springroll and learn the secrets of how to make spring roll. At night, a deluxe barbecue dinner will be served on the top deck. Take in the evening views before settling in to watch a movie in the restaurant, relaxing with a massage in the spa, or enjoying a last drink at the bar.  The next morning, start the day with a sunrise Tai-Chi session or admire the views from the comfort of the private ocean-view balcony. After a light breakfast, visit Viet Hai, a small village located in the midst of the jungle. Take a 30-minute bike ride through Cat Ba National Park to explore the traditional scenery of North Vietnam.   There will be time to freshen up and eat lunch before checkout and the return transfer to Hanoi.

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What people are saying about Quang Ninh

Unfortunately, the pick-up didn't go so well, we waited more than 1 hour in the lobby. The bus was ok, but the description said it was supposed to be a VIP bus, well it didn't fit. The boat was great and the meals were the best what we had I think it was too short 3 days would be better Back on land the tour guide suddenly left and we had to find out how to get back, that was a shame

HaLong Bay is definitely worth a visit for the stunning views. This is a great value one day trip that includes kayaks, cave tour, boat cruise and meals (drinks extra). Only small complaint is late pickup in the morning, but everything else was great. It’s a long drive but that was expected. Would recommend.

The guide is too professional and a very kind boy, I loved it, It was a Tour that everything was too calm, we did not see things running and above all very punctual when picking us up at the Hotel and leaving us, Everything was really perfect

Everything in the cruise was amazing! I enjoyed everything, the food, the activities, the room had a bath and a shower. It was really nice! The staff was very friendly, I would recommend it 100%!

The guide was thorough and easy to understand. It was nice to be able to pick up and drop off near the hotel when I was staying at a hotel in the old city area.