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Halong Bay Cruise - Day Trip - Small Group Adventure

from £85 per person

Experience the striking beauty of this world heritage-listed site on this Halong Bay tour. After a drive through the rural villages of northern Vietnam we arrive at the bay and board a private Chinese junk. Set sail through turquoise waters dotted with over 3,000 magnificent limestone islands. Explore the many karsts and enjoy a seafood buffet while taking in the bay's mystical scenery.

Our Halong Bay tourbegins with a 3 ½ hour drive from the hectic pace of life in Vietnam's capital city, Hanoi, to the tranquil and beautiful Halong Bay. En route we will stop off at the Hong Ngoc Humanity Centre, a handicraft outlet developed to provide support to communities in the area including people with disabilities.

On arrival in Halong City we board our private boat for a cruise in Halong Bay, famous for its spectacular limestone karsts jutting out of the peaceful green waters of the bay. The views are spectacular as we cruise amongst the nearly 2000 islands that fill the bay. You will see first hand why Halong Bay has been listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage site since 1994 and announced as one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature in 2011. Halong Bay means "Bay of the Descending Dragon" and legend has it that in ancient times, when the Vietnamese were fighting off foreign invaders, the gods sent a family of dragons to assist in the fight. During the battle, the dragons spat out jewels that would later become the islands that now are scattered around the bay.

After a welcome drink, we have a chance to enjoy a seafood lunch on board while we cruise among the breathtaking scenery... what a way to spend the day! Soak up the majestic atmosphere from the top deck and enjoy the stunning views or relax below in comfortable surroundings.

Our Halong Bay cruise takes us to explore some of the grottos or caves that have formed in many of the islands that fill Halong Bay. We also drop in on a fishing village where we learn more about the culture and customs of the local inhabitants.

We return to Hanoi by road in the late in the afternoon where you have a chance to reflect on this memorable day.

Please note that due to Vietnamese national holidays, this tour is not available between the 14th February and the 20th February.

Please note that we can also offer overnight cruisesaround Halong Bay departing from Hanoi, please call for details.

Highlights:

  • Be enchanted by the tranqulity and beauty of nature of Halong Bay.
  • Cruise amongst the lime karsts that tower above the way.
  • Explore a cave and share a seafood feast.

Tour Information

Tour Availability: Daily, all year round.

Pickup Location:Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien Street, Hoan Kiem District.

Pickup Time: 8.00 AM - Please be at the departure point 15 mins before.

Duration:11-12 hours approx.

Drop off location:Hanoi Opera House.

Inclusions: Transfers from central Hanoi, English speaking guide and a seafood lunch.

Exclusions: Any other services not mentioned above.

Additional Informarion: As this is a small group tour, there is a maximum of 16 people allowed on this tour.

Dress standard:

  • Dress standards are conservative throughout Asia, especially outside major cities. To respect this and for your own comfort, we strongly recommend modest clothing. This means clothing that covers your shoulders and knees. Loose, lightweight, long clothing is both respectful and cool in the predominantly hot Asian climate.

Child policy:

  • Children must be between 6 years and 11 years inclusively. Children below the age of 6 years are not permitted on this tour.

Total from
£86

Number of Vouchers:

Please enter the ages of all passengers at time of travel. Children (2-15)