Quang Ninh Water sports

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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

Sena Cruises - Halong and Lan Ha Bay

2. 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.

From Hanoi: Lan Ha Bay 2-Day 5-Star Cruise Kayaking-Swimming

3. From Hanoi: Lan Ha Bay 2-Day 5-Star Cruise Kayaking-Swimming

On day 1, you will be picked up at Hanoi Old Quarter and transfer to Ha Long Bay, arriving at Tuan Chau Port at midday to start the cruise. Start by exploring Ba Trai Dao Beach, and enjoy kayaking and/or swimming in the crystal clear waters of the bay. In the summer (from June to September) the journey progresses to the Tra Bau Area of Lan Ha Bay. This is a quieter tourist paradise of Vietnam. (And second option some time visit the Dark & Bright cave by kayaking or bamboo boat depending about low tides or high tides of water then tour guide will inform you) Enjoy the complimentary sunset party on the sundeck with local wine and fresh fruits, as well as delicious local food prepared and served for you by the onboard catering staff. After the incredible dinner, take your time to chat at the bar, watch a movie in the restaurant, or join in a fishing excursion. You will stay on board overnight. On day 2, 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. This is a wild and mysterious World Heritage site to appeal to your inner explorer. Back to your cabin, take some time to relax and check carefully all the luggage before leaving your cabin. After lunch return via bus transfer service from Ha Long to Hanoi Old Quarter.

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based on 3 reviews

This was a fantastic activity and worth every penny. We were picked up at our hotel as arranged and after a few other pick ups we were on the road. It was a good 3+ hours getting there on the old road. Harry was very good at keeping us informed of what we were seeing and doing. On arrival at the dock, it was very well organized and we were on board quickly. We ate our meal first....which was fantastic. I'm vegan and the number of vegan dishes they brought me was astounding. Sooo good. We traveled out through the rock formations which was soo beautiful. The stop at the caves was another great visit...what an amazing site. And lastly, we had the option of kayaking or riding the boat....we went on the boat. What a great adventure through the caves. Our trip back to the harbor was fantastic and the quicker ride home on the expressway was wonderful. We were back to our hotel and tired out by about 7:30. No complaints...our driver was amazing and Harry did a great job of including everyone

From start to finish this tour was brilliant! Our tour guide Benjamin was very nice and hat lots of knowledge about Vietnam. He spoke very good English with a great sense of humour! If we had more time we would have probably opted for the 2 day / 1 night tour but the one day was great. The scenery was beautiful and well worth the 3 hour drive from Hanoi. The highlight for me was kayaking through the cave which is included in the price of the tour - you can also opt for a small boat with a driver through the caves which looked good too. The seafood lunch was very nice with plenty of food to go around! Overall I would definitely recommend this tour

We had a fabulous guide Robert, who was both friendly and professional. He knew his stuff, spoke good English and at the end the bus couldn’t take everybody back to their hotels due to road closures. A few people were worried about getting lost so he walked them back.

Robert was our tour guide, he was very super helpful and also funny!

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