Taking a cruise trip in Halong Bay is always a must when you visit Hanoi. It is one of the top list of Vietnam Group Tour but you can request for a private tour.
The Halong Bay 6-hour day cruise takes in all the majesty of Halong Bay in the convenience of one day, ensuring that even those with the tightest of travel plans can enjoy the full beauty of Vietnam’s number 1 attraction. On this cruise we will explore the surface of Halong’s limestone seascape and the sites hidden in its rock. We visit Luon Cave and Sung Sot Cave to explore the historical formation and present-day splendour of Halong, designed around an itinerary allowing for maximum cruising and minimal crowding. This 6-hour Halong Bay day cruise transfers passengers between Hanoi and Halong Bay, meaning that all you have to do is sit back and relax from start to finish.
08.00: Pick-up from the Hotel
Meet the guide as they arrive at your hotel in central Hanoi. Your Halong Bay day trip starts with the drive to Halong city across the Red River Delta, where some beautiful farming scenes can be found.
10.50 - 11.15: Short Stop at a Pearl Workshop
En route to Halong, we will pull over at a Pearl workshop to see how this precious gem is collected from the bay and refined into luxurious jewellery.
11.45 - 12.00: Step Aboard your Halong Bay 6-Hour Day Cruise
We arrive at Tuan Chau Harbour in Halong city and board the ship. Your 6-hour day cruise in Halong Bay starts here with a welcome drink and a quick cruise briefing by the crew.
12.40: Lunch Service
After some relaxation time, head to the restaurant for a delicious lunch of local specialties. Our cruise passes some of Halong's most recognisable limestone towers as they rise out of the emerald sea. Take in these sights from our wonderful sundeck and the panoramic views it affords.
14.00: Kayaking or Sampan Boat Ride at Luon Cave
Our first stop of the tour is Luon Cave, a wonderful tunnel of water that provides exquisite photo opportunities. You will be able to choose between a kayak and a local rowing boat for exploration, both of which offer excellent views of Halong’s magnificent geology up close. Alternatively, continue your relaxation on the sundeck of the boat as we make this 1-hour stop.
15.00: Exploring Sung Sot Cave
Nearby Luon Cave, we find another example of Halong's incredible rock history in another of its limestone caverns. We have about 1 hour to explore Sung Sot Cave, which translates to the Surprising Cave in English. Follow the guide around the complex interior, where stalactites and stalagmites demonstrate marvellous shapes and give the cave its whimsical name. Hear about the local legends of each rock and their roles in Vietnamese folk stories.
16.15: Cruising and Afternoon Tea
As our 6-hour Halong Bay cruise enters its final hour, we return to the ship and begin our cruise back to the harbour. On the way, we will enjoy leisurely cruising and afternoon tea as the sun descends in the sky. Fill up on complimentary hot beverages and local snacks in the enchanting afternoon atmosphere of Halong.
17.30 - 18.00: Arrival at the Harbour and Return to Hanoi
We reach the harbour and bid a fond farewell to the crew and the bay. Take the smooth transit back to Hanoi after this along the new expressway.
20.30 - 21.00: Arrival in Hanoi
We arrive back at your hotel for the night in Hanoi's Old Quarter district. This will signal the end of your 6-hour Halong Bay day trip.
Thank you kindly for joining us on this day tour of Halong Bay. We hope that you enjoyed your time and will consider coming back with us in the future!
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