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Ha Long Bay Cruise Tour

  • Full Day
  • Calendar Departures
  • Transfer
  • Meals


Ha Long Bay, located 165 km from Hanoi, is Vietnam’s must-visit attraction. Come to Ha Long Bay for a day to discover the beauty of thousands of limestone islands with many shapes carrying the magical legendary story.

Ha Long Bay is a surreal landscape of 1,600 islands and islets began forming millions of years ago. A spectacular assortment of jungle-covered pillars, secluded bays, and sandy beaches look like something out of a mythical fairy-tale. The best way to experience the feeling of living within this ancient heritage site is to glide across its smooth waters on a cruise.

On board, you have a constantly moving panorama on all sides. Every few metres a new scene is revealed: massive rock faces, fluttering Vietnamese flags, tiny fishing boats, little inlets, jungled outcrops, swooping brown eagles, and karsts as far as the eye can see. As you move towards, the views are magnificent and your imagination drifts far from the stressors of everyday life.

The bay water is calm and still, making it safe, easy, and enjoyable to go kayaking between a selection of islands and karsts. Exploring the fascinating beauty of caves  by bamboo boat is also a top-notch choice. Don’t forget to climb up to Titop Peak for a panoramic view of the bay and best-ever photos before heading back to the cruise for relaxing activities on deck.

Some tourists said that Ha Long Bay must be a wonder made by magic and time. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994, this natural wonder of the world has since become one of the most popular tourist attractions in Vietnam and the world also.


  • A full-day trip from Hanoi to Ha Long Bay
  • Led by a English-speaking knowledgeable guide
  • Transport by coach through the expressway
  • Marvel at Ha Long Bay by cruise
  • Visit Tuan Chau Island, Bo Hon Archipelago, Titop Island
  • Explore Sung Sot Cave, Luon Cave
  • Go kayaking, bamboo boat
  • Enjoy Vietnamese local food on board

Price Includes

  • Full transfers by A/C tourist car
  • 0.5l bottle water per person/ day
  • Free pick-up and see-off in Hanoi Old Quarter Area
  • Entrance fee
  • Set menu seafood lunch
  • English speaking guide
  • Bamboo boat or kayaking (optional, surcharge 15 AUD/ pax)

Price Excludes

  • Visas to Vietnam (clients can apply E-visa online with USD $25 fee) How to apply
  • Drinks
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expense, tips & gratuities
  • What not mentioned in the itinerary


8:30 - 9:30Pick-up

Our bus and guide pick you up from your hotel and follow the new expressway to depart for Tuan Chau Island, Ha Long City, stop over for a rest on the way.

12:00Tuan Chau Island

Arrive at Tuan Chau Harbor, welcome aboard, and safety briefing. Cruise will take you on a journey which is renowned for its striking passages, uninhabited islets and outcrops have been given imaginative names by the locals, due to their perceived shapes, including Fighting Chicken, while enjoying Vietnamese lunch on boat.

13:45Bo Hon Archipelago (Sung Sot Cave, Luon Cave), Titop Island

Arrive Bo Hon archipelago, you will visit Surprising Cave to see a lot of stalagmites and stalactites with different shapes of sea lives, the go kayaking or bamboo boat in Luon Cave to discover the beautiful lagoon. Visit Titop Island with sandy beach adjacent to the towering limestone mountain with excellent backdrop of the Bay, and climb up Titop Peak for a panoramic view of the bay like paradise.

16:30 On-deck Activities

Return Cruises for afternoon tea and cruising back toward Tuan Chau harbor. There is a lot of time for sunbathing on upper deck among world iconic natural scenery.

18:00Back To Hanoi

Disembark for a bus ride back on the new expressway to Hanoi.


Drop off at your hotel. Trip ends.

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Tour Note

  • Itinerary ChangeThe itinerary can be changed due to weather, tide levels, and operating conditions.
  • Special Request Your special requests (diet, vegetarian,...) should be sent before your departure date.
  • Pick-up Pick-up time in the Old Quarter Area, Hoan Kiem district takes 40-60 minutes, pick-up time will be confirmed after you make a reservation. If you do not want to wait for so long on the bus, please go to last pick-up point: Hanoi Opera House (Nha Hat Lon) at 8:20-8:30 AM.
  • Drop-off The drop-off point is back at the original pick up point on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. There is only 1 drop-off point (the Thang Long Water Puppet Show Theatre at 57 Dinh Tien Hoang, Hoan Kiem) if the tour departs on Friday.
  • Walking StreetSaturday or Sunday is only for walking due to the Night Market at weekend in Hanoi Old Quarter Area (most of the street in the Hanoi Old Quarter area does not allow vehicles).
  • SurchargeSurcharge USD $5/ person if travel date falls on Lunar New Year.

Important Info

  • Closing Time Of AttractionMost museums are closed on Mondays and partly on Fridays and some public holidays. The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi is closed every Monday and Friday and during the entire months of September and October. The Ho Chi Minh Residence in Hanoi is closed every Monday and Friday.
  • Road TrafficVietnam being a developing country is in full process of upgrading its infrastructure. Therefore, driving overland can be cumbersome due to ongoing road constructions.
  • Cyclo Ride ApprovalPlease note that cyclo rides are subject to government approval.
  • Flight/ Train ChangeWe advise that due to frequent flight changes, delays and cancellations by the various domestic airlines and trains we cannot fully guarantee that the proposed itinerary can be carried out as planned. Based on our experience, changes of departure times and/ or cancellations can occur at very short notice even after confirmation of a flight has been received. The same applies for train travel: schedule changes occur frequently; often without prior notification. In case of schedule changes or flight cancellations we always try everything possible to arrange an alternate programme within the framework of the original quoted costs. However, we reserve the right to charge any cost exceeding the original budget to the tour operator/ travel agent or to the participant of a tour after consultation with the agent.
  • Price ChangeProgrammers, prices, services and conditions are based on those valid at the time of proposal submission and are subject to change thereafter without advance notice until all services have been paid in full.
  • Property SafetyWe strongly advise to leave valuable items (money, passport, credit cards, jewellers, sensitive documents, laptop computer, etc) in the hotel safe. During excursions and roundtrips, personal belongings, especially money and valuables should never be left on vehicles, even during short breaks, and carried around at all times. VNHolidays is not responsible for any loss or theft.
  • VN Holiday' ResponsibilityCertain parts of the tours on offer are provided by independent third parties, such as airlines, hotels, transport operators and local tourist offices. VN Holidays is therefore not responsible for any loss, injury or damage caused thereby to the tourists, including those occurring outside of the normal touring programmers. Additional expenses incurred due to delay, accident, natural disaster, political actions and unrest shall be borne by the tourists.
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