From Hanoi: Halong Bay One Day Escape Including Lunch on the Boat

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From Hanoi: Halong Bay One Day Escape Including Lunch on the Boat
from USD $91.63
Discover the striking beauty of World Heritage-listed Halong Bay on this Halong Bay small group adventure tour from Hanoi. Drive through the rural villages of northern Vietnam, board a private Chinese junk and set sail through turquoise waters dotted with over 2,000 magnificent limestone islands. Explore the many karsts and enjoy a seafood buffet while taking in the bay's mystical scenery.
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In Brief

Hoàn Kiếm, Vietnam
10 to 11 hours


Instant Confirmation
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Lunch included
Small-group tour
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Hanoi Opera House, 01 Trang Tien, Hanoi 100000 Vietnam

Our Halong Bay tour begins with a 2-hour drive by the express highway Hanoi - Halong and we will stop off​ on the way for a restroom. 

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Halong Bay Vietnam

On arrival in Tuan Chau marina, 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.

We'll 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. 

Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Sung Sot Cave, Halong Bay Vietnam

After lunch we'll also explore Sung Sot (Suprising) cave that has formed in many of the islands that fill Halong Bay. This is the biggest and most beautiful groto in Halong. 

We will move to Titop Island and climb up to the top of the island, getting the whole views of the Bay. 

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Cheung Chau Island, Southwest of Hongkong Island, Hong Kong China

Cursing back to the harbour and back to Hanoi

Duration: 10 minutes


  • Round trip transportation by express highway
  • Small group tour
  • Sightseeing cruise on Halong Bay
  • Local English speaking guide
  • Lunch on the boat
  • Tea break on the boat
  • Halong entrance fees as indicated
  • Entry/Admission - Halong Bay
  • Entry/Admission - Sung Sot Cave
  • Entry/Admission - Cheung Chau Island


  • Beverages
  • Hotel Pick Up
  • Beverage, kayaking or bamboo boat.

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Departure Point

Hanoi Opera House, Số 01 Tràng Tiền, Phan Chu Trinh, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội 100000, Vietnam

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.
  • Dress standard: Sunscreen, sunglasses light and comfortable clothing and swimming suit.
  • When booking, please use the additional request box on the checkout page to inform us of any dietary requirements (ie. vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free). Please provide as many details as possible. Note that with advanced notice, we are able to accommodate most requests. Please do not wait until the day of the tour to inform us.​
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

We had a small group tour, which ended up as a private tour because the other tourists cancelled the trip. The van was very comfortable. The driver drove carefully. The guide, Chin, was very good in giving information about Vietnam history.
• Submitted 06 Feb 2020
Everything was great! Professionally conducted, informative, good food, comfy transportation, beautiful islands in the ocean...
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
This is a great trip if the weather is nice. Unfortunately, we had a cloudy day. The cave we visited was beautiful. Our guide did an excellent job and everything was very well arranged. This is a must do when visiting Hanoi.
• Submitted 18 Mar 2019
We went with Urban Advebtures on this trip. First of all their team is wonderful. San was with us and explained everything clearly and with great passion. He loves his country and by the time he is done you will too. Great trip. Clean bus. Smooth driver Mr. Hill. Good food on the boat. Highly recommended.
• Submitted 05 Aug 2018
Pretty good tour of Halong Bay. Everything was easy and the guide was friendly.
• Submitted 08 Apr 2018
Enjoyed this trip immensely, was guided by Tam who is first class, she knows her history, geography and is an all round superb host - nothing was too much trouble. Her English and manner is a credit to Vietnam, the people and the nation - couldn’t recommend the tour more!
• Submitted 20 Mar 2018
I really was looking for a more private group tour and this tour more than exceeded my expectation. My wife and I were the only two in the group! Our guide -- Chinh -- and the driver who were friendly and helpful showed up in Toyota Innova and took us on a smooth ride to Halong Bay. Initially we thought we would meet other people on the boat, but to our even further surprise we were the only two guests on the boat too. The service, the boat and the food were nice, the weather on that day not so as it was foggy but nothing anyone could control.
• Submitted 18 Mar 2018
amazing experience!
• Submitted 17 Feb 2018
Met our expectation completely. The guide, Tuan, was extremely nice and helpful with very good English, sharing interesting details about Vietnam and Halong Bay on every possible occasion. Ask for Tuan as the guid if you can!
• Submitted 01 Oct 2017
Very good. Highly recommended
• Submitted 22 Sep 2017
pick up is on time. since the distance from Hanoi to halong is 182 Km, expect long hours on the road than on the bay. the van is comfortable with ample leg space, not crowded. Guide is very knowledgeable and friendly. No problems encountered during the tour.
• Submitted 04 Sep 2017
This is a must do Tour in Hanoi. The tour was well organised, we drived about 2.5hours and stopped for toilet break then continued our journey to Halong Bay, we then spent around 3 hours on the cruise includin hiking to 2 caves. Our tour guide Lucky From Urban Adv was so nice and friendly, he shared with us lot of infomartion pertians to the Halong Bay. The lunch on the boat was really nice too: Despite the long driving hours, it is still worth the trip to Halong Bay and this one day trip will give you the highlight of the Halong Bay if you do not have more days to spend. Btw, it is important to booked a smalled group tour as the traffic in Old Quarter was so bad and the pick up during the morning may take very long, as such if you dun want to spend 1 hour sit on the coach and circle around the Old Quarter, choose a small group tour.
• Submitted 28 Aug 2017
We had a great time on this tour despite being a little unlucky with the weather (it was still way worth it). The scenery is incredible and the tour team (driver, our guide Lucky and the boat crew) were awesome. Lunch was really tasty and the boat was spacious. Awesome tour - highly recommended!
• Submitted 20 Aug 2017
This tour was amazing!
• Submitted 30 Jul 2017
Great tour if you want to include Halong Bay on a tight schedule. Sure the drive is long but it goes by quickly and there is a a stop off to stretch your legs there and back . Food on the boat was probably one of the best Vietnamese meals we had on our trip! Nice tour of the caves and great guide!
• Submitted 20 Jul 2017
Fantastic tour. Tour guide was extremely nice and well informed.
• Submitted 12 Jun 2017
Beautify Halong Bay cruise. Good seafood lunch. Worth the 4 hours drive each way.
• Submitted 06 Jun 2017
This tour was fantastic, our guide Cuong was great. Food was a lot and only had 5 of us and a boat all to us.
• Submitted 09 Apr 2017
Can't say enough good things about our guide Lee for this. He did an amazing job of keeping us entertained during the long car ride and was very knowledgable about the Vietnamese countryside as well as Halong Bay itself. Pickup was prompt and drop off back to our hotel was smooth. Halong Bay itself was a little cloudy the day we were there, but the company and the lunch made it something i would highly recommend!
• Submitted 09 Apr 2017
one of the best tours. The food is great and fresh fish and vegies delivered to the boat so freshly cooked. The area is awesome and the trip so entertaining, they provide internet service on the bus for free so you can upload your pictures right then. They also stop on many places where you can learn about silk and other craft. Silk good and reasonable price bought 2 pieces and still very good condition. Would like to go back.
• Submitted 16 Mar 2017
It is a long drive as everyone knows but our driver was expert in negotiating the roads. We were on a good quality bus with only a total of 4 passengers other than driver and guide. Quite a comfortable trip. The boat was able to take about 50 and it was just us! Nice lunch, quality much better than we have commonly experienced on such tours. The Halong Bay experience was marvellous. Despite it being only 2 1/2 hours we got a great taste of the place. Highly recommend this particular tour.
• Submitted 26 Jan 2017
This was a highlight of our two week trip to Vietnam. The scenery was beautiful. The drive was a bit long, but given that we wanted to do this in a single day, it was more than acceptable. Chyen was a great guide.
• Submitted 25 Jan 2017
This is a long but day trip not to be missed.
• Submitted 07 Jan 2017
Good guide, good service, lovely place.
• Submitted 24 Dec 2016

In Brief

Hoàn Kiếm, Vietnam
10 to 11 hours


Instant Confirmation
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Lunch included
Small-group tour