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Full-Day Halong Bay Islands and Cave Tour from Hanoi

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Dragonfly Cruises offer the easiest way with Instant Confirmation to book Halong Bay Day Tours.

Travelers would see the best of Halong with the most interesting activities at the World Natural Heritage areas recognized by UNESCO.

We offer the Private Car pick up at Hotels with Expressway Transfers for the best comfort and privacy.

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  • Magnificent photo opportunities: junk boat cruise around Halong Bay
  • Paddle around the islands on a sea kayak or bamboo boat
  • Personalized experience: choice of private or group tour
  • Hassle-free hotel pickup and round-trip transport from Hanoi
What to Expect
After an early-morning pickup from your Hanoi hotel, admire the Red River Delta scenery on the drive to Halong Bay. Then, board your boat—a traditional wooden junk—in Halong Bay. Keep your camera on hand as you set sail across the bay for endless photo opportunities. Listen as your guide points out notable landmarks, all with unique names, such as Fighting Cocks Island, Finger Island, Duck Island, and Incense Burner Island, and glide through Thien Cung Cave (Heavenly Palace Grotto), filled with majestic stalactites and stalagmites. Transfer to a small bamboo boat or sea kayak to get a closer look at the caves and islands, and enjoy a quiet paddle around one of the bay’s most scenic spots. Then, sail back to the wharf, where your driver will be ready to take you back to Hanoi. Your tour ends with drop-off at your Hanoi hotel.
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Departure Point
1: Charming Vietnam Travel, 03 Phố Gia Ngư, Hàng Bạc, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội 100000, Vietnam
2: Tuan Chau Island, Tuần Châu, Hạ Long, Quảng Ninh, Vietnam
3: Dragonfly Cruise, 3 Phố Gia Ngư, Hàng Bạc, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam
4: Hoàn Kiếm, Hanoi, Vietnam
5: Tuan Chau Island, Tuần Châu, Hạ Long, Quảng Ninh, Vietnam

Traveler pickup is offered
- Pick-up is available for guests staying at hotels in the Old Quarter of Hanoi. And Hotels listed in the system.
- For Guests stay at BnB or Homestays hard to find the way to pick up. Please come to our office for the pick up from 07:30 - 08:00 at 03 Gia Ngu street, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi.
- Or you can an Option in our tour: Private car Pick up at your hotel then you would meet our tour guide when you check in Cruise in Halong bay.
- Lotte Hotel/ JW Marriott Hotel Hanoi/ Grand Plaza Hotel Hanoi/ Somerset Hoa Binh Hanoi/ Crowne Plaza Hotel/ Muong Thanh Xa La. The traffic to our office very bad. It would take long time for the Taxi.
- For travelers who stay in Halong. You can meet our guide at 12:15-12:30 at Ticket Counter #01, Tuan Chau Island, Halong Bay. If you would like to come back Hanoi with us please advise us in advance for the best arrangement.

Ticket Counter No 01, Tuan Chau Island Port, Halong City
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Kayaking or Bamboo boat 45 minutes. Thien Cung Cave visit 45 minutes
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide
  • From Hanoi: Round-trip transfers by Modern Comfortable Bus pick up at Hotels located in Old Quater
  • From Halong: Pick up at Tuan Chau Island at 12:00-12:30 at Ticket Counter No 01.
  • Lunch - Tomato/ Cucumber salad/ Fried potato/ Steamed shrimp/ Fried eggs/ Fried squil/ Fried spring rolls/ Fried chicken with mushroom/ Steamed fish/ Fried vegetable/ Steamed rice/ Fresh fruit
  • Entry/Admission - Halong Bay
  • Entry/Admission - Dong Thien Cung
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Day tour to Halong would not arrange the Swimming as it is not enough time
  • Tranfer back to Hanoi on the other day. Charge would be applied
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 42 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It was a nice trip to halong bay with amazing view. It was raining along the bus route to halong bay but the weather turned out to be fine when we reached the bay. Robert is a very friendly tour guide. Food was ok too.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Pei808
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food to boot! The cruise was very well put together. We enjoyed a little bit a hiking -- very low impact. The food was very good and the guides were lovely.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Karen F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Harry was an amazing guide. I was happy to join this tour. He is knowledgeable and friendly. 3-hour drive from Hanoi to didn't make me feel bored at all. The way he talked entertained travellers a lot. He shared lots historical/cultural interesting stories at each...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank N5530QX_
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Travel to the bay and caves was 3.5 hours, halfway there we are told that on the way back we can take the fast highway,at an extra $1,so why not charge on the way there ,and then the journey time there would be only 2...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Amrat90
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic day! Our tour guide, Benjamin, was brilliant and make sure we all enjoyed the day. The food on board the boat was superb, everyone was catered for. Drinks on board were an extra charge but we knew this before travelling, they were well priced....More

Date of experience: August 2019
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9 September 2019|
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Response from daylehammond91 | Reviewed this property |
From my experience we went via the longer route to Halong Bay (4hrs including a stop) as the new shorter route is a toll road and isn’t included in the price. However, before we left halong bay one of our group asked about... More
4 September 2019|
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Response from NorthStar33105652579 | Reviewed this property |
I doubt there is, at least with this tour company, since they offer pick up only from hotels in Hanoi Old Quarter, and in front of the Opera house. Your best option would be to find other transfer from airport to the Opera... More
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