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Halong Bay Day Trip

 Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hanoi
 Code: VNG11

Overview

Halong Bay day trip is one of the best tours of Vietnam Group Tours. Joining this tour, you will have a valuable chance to explore the most famous destinations in North of Vietnam - Halong Bay. Known as one of 7 New Wonders of the world, Halong Bay tour will bring the best experience ever once you visit this spectacular landscape.

Different from Halong Bay overnight cruise, with Best Halong Bay day trip you will do the tour from Hanoi to Halong Bay and back to Hanoi just in one day. That is suitable for the people who do not have much time in Hanoi.

With Incredible Asia Journeys, you are traveling with the best Halong Bay Day Cruise with friendly staffs and good itinerary. The bus from Hanoi to Halong Bay and back to Hanoi with professional English speaking guide is comfortable for clients. 

Enjoy your day trip to Halong Bay - One of the best group tour in Vietnam.

Halong Bay Day Trip Highlights

  •   Do the tour from Hanoi to Halong Bay while still have time for the evening in Hanoi.
  •   Cruise along Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  •   Admire the beauty of the unique islets as you sail around the bay
  •   Enjoy a delicious seafood lunch on board the boat
  •   Explore Thien Cung Cave
  •   Enjoy the emerald waters in a kayak or bamboo boat
  •   Relax on one of the best Halong Bay Day Cruise

Halong Bay Day Trip Summary

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 Activities: Enjoy the day trip to Halong Bay. Visiting the cave, doing kayaking or relaxing on the boat in one of the most beautiful places in the world

Starting our Best Halong Bay day trip with hotel pickup in the morning (08.00am – 08.30am), you will set out by air-conditioned bus from Hanoi to Halong Bay. The 3.5-hour scenic drive gives you the chance to enjoy the landscape of the Red River Delta, and see the daily rural life of Vietnamese farmers with rice fields and water buffaloes.   

Upon arrival at Halong Bay, you will begin the most beautiful day with  one of the best Halong Bay Day Cruise, sailing out into the mystical bay. After a short introductory talk by the tour guide, you will enjoy a wonderful local seafood lunch onboard (Vegetarian food is available if requested). The nearly 4-hour relaxing cruise gives you the chance to discover the spectacular scenery of this UNESCO World Heritage site with its thousands of limestone islets and mountains. We cruise through emerald waters, passing by the Dog Stone, Burning Incense Islet and Fighting-Cock Islet, the famous symbol of Halong Bay. 

After lunch, we stop at Ba Hang Fishing Village for a trip by kayak or bamboo boat rowed by the locals. That will be one of the most highlighted activities on your Halong Bay day trip. Then, we will visit the magnificent Thien Cung Cave, (Heavenly Palace Cave) to explore huge chambers adorned with stalactites and stalagmites before returning to your cruise. 

You will enjoy a tea break and sample some green bean cake, which is a local specialty the northern provinces while watching an unforgettable sunset over the legendary Halong Bay. 

Afterwards, you get on the shuttle bus to come back Hanoi. The Halong Bay day trip concludes with drop-off at your Hanoi hotel at around 08.30 to 09.00 PM.

How to confirm this Halong Bay Day Trip: Please submit the tour and our travel consultant will get back to you within 24 hours for availability, advice and best deal. 

 Meals:  Lunch

 Notes: 
We advise you to bring: Sun glasses, Sun cream Camera Personal expenses

Sampan Boat in Halong Bay

Full Itinerary

Day 1

Hanoi – Halong Bay – Hanoi

 Activities: Enjoy the day trip to Halong Bay. Visiting the cave, doing kayaking or relaxing on the boat in one of the most beautiful places in the world

Starting our Best Halong Bay day trip with hotel pickup in the morning (08.00am – 08.30am), you will set out by air-conditioned bus from Hanoi to Halong Bay. The 3.5-hour scenic drive gives you the chance to enjoy the landscape of the Red River Delta, and see the daily rural life of Vietnamese farmers with rice fields and water buffaloes.   

Upon arrival at Halong Bay, you will begin the most beautiful day with  one of the best Halong Bay Day Cruise, sailing out into the mystical bay. After a short introductory talk by the tour guide, you will enjoy a wonderful local seafood lunch onboard (Vegetarian food is available if requested). The nearly 4-hour relaxing cruise gives you the chance to discover the spectacular scenery of this UNESCO World Heritage site with its thousands of limestone islets and mountains. We cruise through emerald waters, passing by the Dog Stone, Burning Incense Islet and Fighting-Cock Islet, the famous symbol of Halong Bay. 

After lunch, we stop at Ba Hang Fishing Village for a trip by kayak or bamboo boat rowed by the locals. That will be one of the most highlighted activities on your Halong Bay day trip. Then, we will visit the magnificent Thien Cung Cave, (Heavenly Palace Cave) to explore huge chambers adorned with stalactites and stalagmites before returning to your cruise. 

You will enjoy a tea break and sample some green bean cake, which is a local specialty the northern provinces while watching an unforgettable sunset over the legendary Halong Bay. 

Afterwards, you get on the shuttle bus to come back Hanoi. The Halong Bay day trip concludes with drop-off at your Hanoi hotel at around 08.30 to 09.00 PM.

How to confirm this Halong Bay Day Trip: Please submit the tour and our travel consultant will get back to you within 24 hours for availability, advice and best deal. 

 Meals:  Lunch

 Notes: 
We advise you to bring: Sun glasses, Sun cream Camera Personal expenses

Sampan Boat in Halong Bay

Trip Notes

Clothes: Joining our Halong Bay day trip from Hanoi to Halong Bay and back to Hanoi in 1 day you can see the weather forecast one day in advance to know what clothes you should bring with you. A pair of shoes will be good for visiting the cave and the swimming suites will be good for kayayking.

Diet: The lunch is served on Halong Bay Day Cruise with different kinds of food but please let us know if you have any special diet.

Pick-up and drop-off: From the Hanoi Old Quarter.

Halong Bay day trip Itinerary: The itinerary is subject to change depending on the weather and other conditions. 

Inclusions

  •   Professional English Speaking Guide
  •   Kayaking/Sampan boat
  •   Entrance fees and sightseeing tickets in Ha Long Bay
  •   Boat trip on Ha Long Bay
  •   Lunch on cruise
  •   Shuttle bus: Hanoi – Ha Long – Hanoi ( Hanoi Old Quarter ) with Complimentary bottled water

Exclusions

  •   Visa stamp fees for Vietnam
  •   Meals or drinks not mentioned in our itinerary
  •   Travel insurance 
  •   Personal expenses
  •   Tips for guide and driver
  •   Pick up/drop off outside Hanoi Old Quarter
  •   All other services not mentioned in the itinerary

Accommodation

Destinations 3 Star Class 4 Star Class 5 Star Class

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Reviews

10

Lucas

Germany

"Vietnam and Cambodia in 2 weeks with best tour agency in Hanoi, Vietnam"

Halong Bay Day Trip

We have great time with Incredible Asia Journeys for our 2 weeks in Vietnam and Cambodia. All the guides and drivers were very helpful and friendly. We visit Hanoi, Sapa, Halong Bay, Ninh Binh, Hoi An, Mekong Delta, Ho Chi Minh and Siem Reap. The weather was so good in Oct. Tony Jaa was our tour operator and i must say he is the best tour agency for your trip to Vietnam and Cambodia. He was very informative and flexible. He created the best itinerary for us for Vietnam and Cambodia in the limited time . His English was very easy to understand also. I really recommend this tour operator for your trip toVietnam and Cambodia.

10

Mircel

United States

"Funny guide Mike for With Best Travel Company in Vietnam"

Halong Bay Day Trip

We have a wonderful experience at Halong bay. We get pickup at 0900hrs from hotel lobby. Our tour guide Mr Mike was kind, talkative ,funny, nice,very sporting guy and knowledge about Hanoi is also good. Journey to Halong bay (which one of the 7 nature wonder in the world) take about 3.5 hour and arrive at our cruise port around 1230hrs. Serve with seafood dinner and after that enjoy the view, got chance to experience bamboo boat and also dong thien cung (cave with light ) such as beautiful cave and we impress with the nature architecture! Overall what u pay is more than what you will experience. Strongly suggest to choose incredible tour guide as your tour operator. It's worth! This Halong Bay 1 day tour will be the memorable experience ever.

10

MidhunM181

"Our family on a Halong Bay Daytrip"

Halong Bay Day Trip

Our tour guide Manh was fantastic in everything that he did on this tour! Him and the staff were all brilliant and they made the trip for me and my family. We had 3 kids with us but they were amazed by the scenery and really loved the kayaking. They were also a big fan of Manh, who is clearly great with kids. All of us loved the food and me and my mother were especially impressed by Manh’s knowledge of the cave. We came away with a bigger appreciation of Vietnam and the beauty that this country has.

10

Lamcherry

"Big 5 Stars for the Halong Bay day trip with IAJ!"

Halong Bay Day Trip

I have no suggested improvements for this tour at all! Everything was amazing from the moment they picked me and my girlfriend up from our hotel in the Old Quarter. Everything is on a bit of a tight schedule, but that is pretty unavoidable given how far Halong Bay is from Hanoi. We still had time for lots of fun activities as well as a very relaxing cruise, which was much smoother than I was anticipating. Our tour guide Hoang was so a great guy and really went out of his way to make sure that everyone was having fun. The perfect example of this is lunch, where we were served some food that my girlfriend is not the greatest fan of. We mentioned this to Hoang and he came out of the kitchen a few minutes later with a different dish that my girlfriend loved. Excellent service – thank you Mr. Hoang, the chef, and the whole company!

10

Niamh M

"Beautiful! In Halong Bay for One Day"

Halong Bay Day Trip

I came to Vietnam to visit my friend who lives out there, but she was working one day so I decided to take this daytrip to Halong Bay myself. The whole thing was a joy to be a part of and there wasn’t a single part that I didn’t like! Even the bus ride there was interesting and had some nice beauty outside the window! The staff were all very nice, especially the tour guide Jimmy, who had incredible English skills and an expert’s knowledge of the bay. He was very sweet and kind and you could tell that everyone really loved his company. Me being vegetarian was not a problem at all – the chef made sure I was well fed, and I was! Solo travellers will love this trip because of the social atmosphere on board the boat – I made lots of new friends and met some people from countries I knew basically nothing about, which was another great learning experience for me! Excellent work by everyone involved, especially Jimmy – keep it up!

10

Karthik7602

"Delightful travel experience – Halong Bay one day trip"

Halong Bay Day Trip

A wonderful trip with so much natural beauty. Me and my wife were so glad to go on this trip and we enjoyed every second of it. The bus that got us to the bay was surprisingly comfortable, as was the boat when we arrived. We sat down pretty quickly for lunch and had a really nice lunch (we enquired about the vegetarian options before we left and were amazed to find extra plates of vegetarian food served especially for us – what an amazing touch!) The whole experience was topped off by our fantastic tour guide Rose. She really stepped up the trip and most of our favourite memories of the trip involve her in some way! She has a really good knowledge about the bay and explained the history and geology to us very well.

10

Gab H

"Money (Dong) and the great Halong Bay daytrip!"

Halong Bay Day Trip

Fantastic work by a fantastic tour guide – Dong! He made sure that everyone was happy and enjoying this excellent trip, which took us to Halong bay and back straight from the hotel. Don’t really know his stuff when it comes to Halong Bay, and he gave us a fantastic account of the history and current workings in Halong. Everything else – food, activities, atmosphere were absolutely amazing! Couldn’t recommend Dong and his company any higher. Even if you’ve been before, I recommend returning with the Incredible Asia Journeys and request Dong as our guide!

9.5

Kathy G

"Fantastic time with Dong (Money) in Halong Bay for one day!"

Halong Bay Day Trip

What a great tour this was from the moment we set off from the hotel. Every single person was looked after extremely well and our wonderful guide Dong managed to get everyone engaged and enthused. We’re getting on a bit in years now so we left many of the activities to the younger passengers, but we had a beautiful cruise and lunch and would do the whole thing again in a heartbeat. The transport was perfect and most importantly, safe, and we barely had to move a muscle the entire day! Very relaxing and exactly what we were looking for. Thank you to Incredible Asia Journeys, we hope to come back for later next time Kathy and Peter

10

Crystabelle11

"Total Value for Money on the Halong Bay Day Trip"

Halong Bay Day Trip

The whole team on board this day trip were fantastic. Everyone was so kind, even the lady who we booked with at the office! Dong was an exceptional tour guide and he gave us a bunch of experiences that will surely live long in the memory! There was a lot of activity, a lot of excitement and some really pleasant cruising around as well, just taking in the views. Kayaking was definitely our favourite part of the whole thing; it was amazing being able to feel the water and get up close to the mountainsides! There’s no way you would regret a trip with Incredible Asia Journeys!

10

Josh F

"The Perfect Halong Bay Day Trip!"

Halong Bay Day Trip

We had a bit of a big group going to Halong Bay for the day, but our guide David took care of us very well! We were also very appreciative of his kindness and ability to tell engaging stories – definitely one of the best guys we could have had with us! The boat itself was really nice. Our group of 8 felt right at home on the sundeck, sipping on beers and just enjoying each other’s company while sailing through a really magical place. The bus driver was very careful on the way there and back, yet still managed to get us to our destinations with pinpoint timing. Very well organised and run – big recommendations from me!

10

Carmel L

"Halong Bay Day Tour with Ducky"

Halong Bay Day Trip

Would like to shout out to our tour guide Ducky first for the excellent trip that he led! We have discovered on our trip up the country that organisation is not really a strong point of a lot of companies here, but everything was absolutely flawless from this one! Right from our hotel, we boarded the bus and had a painless, if a bit lengthy, trip to the bay. We had Ducky along the way to make it interesting, which he did with some great information and his excellent sense of humour. The bay itself was incredible... so much beauty in one place! The boat that took us there was a much better quality than we were expecting. We sat upstairs for most of the time and just soaked up the view and then great social atmosphere. Recommend this one for everyone. Thanks!

10

Kit Peng W

"So many things to see on the Halong Bay day trip!"

Halong Bay Day Trip

Most of the fun that we had on this day trip to Halong Bay is because of Jimmy, who was our excellent tour guide and the main reason I am writing this review. He was the best tour guide we had in Vietnam for sure and his enthusiasm and passion for something that he does day after day is just remarkable! He’s an excellent asset to his company and he himself earned a 5-star rating from me! Aside from Jimmy, the rest of the tour was also outstanding. Like everyone else, we had seen lots of pictures of Halong Bay before we booked onto this cruise, but the bay itself is a whole different level when seeing it first hand! The cliffs and the caves were absolutely amazing and I’ve never seen anything like that before. There was nothing for us to worry about in terms of the boat as it was very strong and sturdy in the water. The heat was a little strong so we chose to stay downstairs, but the upstairs is a sundeck where the best views are. The only downside was the long bus journey there, which is obviously no fault of the company. Just make sure you take a travel pillow or some entertainment! I think if I come back, I would like to spend more time in the bay, but I will look for a tour with Incredible Asia Journeys for sure! Thank you to Jimmy and your company!

10

Quest816051

"Really recommend you the halong bay day trip"

Halong Bay Day Trip

The trip was a very nice time. We saw amazing landscape with nice sea, big cave, lovely people and lots of tasty food for lunch! It remind me of the time I worked in the navy for my country, but this time much more relaxing! We have a awesome travel guide called Mr. Man. Me and my friends don’t have good English but Mr. Man talks so clear and slow for us. He is very funny and no one on the ship was bored! This tour is the best part of Vietnam and my parents are very impress with the photos! They want to arrive in Halong Bay as well so I tell them to book with incredible asia journeys for the best time! Thank you for the whole company and precisely Mr. Man! Kit Peng W

10

Dhakshayini J

"Daytrip to Halong Bay – Beautiful!"

Halong Bay Day Trip

A big congratulations to Jimmy! An amazing tour guide. We couldn’t have hoped for a better person to show us around Halong Bay as he educated us about the bay in such a clear manner. Not just this, but he was also incredibly nice and his love for his job was infectious! As for the bay, I have to say it is one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited. It’s a shame that we didn’t have much time to spend here, but the one day trip was perfect for us as we were a little bit rushed by the end of our holiday. Still, we had a great time kayaking and seeing the cave, even the snacks on board the ship added to the enjoyment! Revitalising and relaxing for sure – exactly what we needed to end our trip! Highly recommend!

10

Mateusz T

"Excellent Halong Bay Day Trip!"

Halong Bay Day Trip

We really had a fantastic time on this trip to Halong Bay. We didn’t have much time to see it because we had spent so long enjoying the rest of Vietnam! This tour was perfect for us for this and we still managed to do a surprising amount of stuff here! Kayaking, swimming and visiting the cave were all really good fun and the sea was warmer than I was expecting. Mr. Hoang was our excellent guide, who had perfect English and never stopped smiling! He was great to talk to and had some interesting anecdotes to tell everyone. His knowledge of the bay was a very high level and we learnt a lot that I still remember now, 2 weeks after the cruise! If you are going to Halong Bay on a day trip, I would seriously consider Incredible Asia Journeys – they couldn’t have made it any better for us!

10

Sommanut28

"Halong Bay day tour with great guide"

Halong Bay Day Trip

Me and friends of mine came to Halong Bay from Cambodia for 1 day tour. We booked with Incredible Asia Journeys because we heard of them in Cambodia. It was a nice time with them and we all love to learn more about our neighbour Vietnam! We also love the easy service from the hotel for the pick up, it made everything easy for us. Our guide was called David and he was so friendly. We had 4 hours in the bay and this is enough to see a cave and do the kayaking, but we think that it is missing a trip to the beach and some swimming. That would be perfect! Still, we had an amazing time and highly recommend!

10

Tess010101

"Incredible Daytrip in Halong Bay!"

Halong Bay Day Trip

The whole day with this company was a fantastic experience – I was amazed with how smoothly everything went as I have been on several Vietnamese tours throughout the country and things are rarely as well-oiled as this! We started in the morning at my hostel and had a comfortable bus ride to the bay (it must have been comfortable because I don’t remember being awake for much of it!) We arrived and had lunch and could immediately enjoy the stunning views. This is 100% a trip that everyone should do and it really put the shine on a beautiful Vietnam holiday. I’d say this trip is excellent for solo travellers as there are so many lovely people to make friends with! One of these was Ducky, who constantly made me laugh and even introduced me to another group of travellers so I could make friends! Amazing service all round and totally worth the money that I paid. Thank you Incredible Asia Journeys, I hope that I can come back in the future!

10

ims3037

"Dong and Halong"

Halong Bay Day Trip

Very very good one daytrip in Halong Bay! The staff was so nice and we always had great views on the boat. We kayak around the water and saw lots mountains and trees, even a beach! The guide was called Dong and he was a very funny man, he made us laugh for all the time and made us comfortable for the kayak and the cave. We had lunch on the boat, which was delicious and there was a lot! Sometimes in Vietnam our bus does not show up with good time to our hotel, but this one showed up exactly on time and the ride was comfortable. Thank you to Dong and the company. I love Halong because of this tour! I want to travel back to Vietnam to enjoy the bay more. Also, I think people should be careful of the weather. Maybe bring a protection for your skin as the sunshine is hot!

10

Moon C

"Fabulous!"

Halong Bay Day Trip

Every part of our one day Halong Bay tour was outstanding – we couldn’t have asked for any more! We were very impressed with the bus when it pulled up to our hotel, we certainly weren’t expecting anything of that standard – and on board was our tour guide Ducky (just a nickname!) who was incredibly friendly. He really helped to make the whole trip special for us for the whole day that we were with him. From the activities, I think that the kayaking was my favourite, but everything that you do in this beautiful place is amazing! We got home with good time and good memories! We hope to be able to come back here soon to cruise with Ducky and his team again!

10

Richard K

"Radical Halong Bay One Day Tour"

Halong Bay Day Trip

What a great day out this was with Incredible Asia Journeys! We got off to an amazing start with our guide Ducky, who introduced himself to everyone on the bus and got everyone hanging off his every word. He has an amazing knowledge about Halong Bay and even gave us a mini tour of Hanoi from the bus! When we got to the boat, we found that it was super comfortable and clean and there was free water and tea for us. The lunch was enormous! Very generous portion sizes for a day trip. We were worried about the vegan options for food but we shouldn’t have been, there was a surprising amount of choice for us and it was all delicious. The trip was very well organised and we really got the most out of our money. We loved the activities and would go again for this alone, but the whole experience was really something else. Thanks to everyone involved!

10

N P

"One Day Tour in Halong Bay"

Halong Bay Day Trip

I want to write this guide to thank Rose, the tour guide on the Incredible Asia Journeys tour who helped me with some problem with my shoes on tour. My shoes broke and I asked if there is anywhere we I can buy more, instead, Rose just bought me some new shoes with the money in her bag. It was a very very nice thing to do and I am very much impressed with her niceness. She was also very friendly with everyone and also funny. She made sure that everyone had a good time and was laughing a lot. I’m sure we all feel lucky to have her as a guide. Great job!

9.5

rheng 1899

"A Super Halong day trip"

Halong Bay Day Trip

We just arrived back to Hanoi after an amazing trip with Incredible Asia Journeys! We really enjoyed every aspect of it and there wasn’t a single moment where we weren’t impressed. Rose explained everything very clearly, with very very good English and a really nice attitude towards everyone as well. She explained about the mountains and how they came to be, and also took care of us while we were cruising and kayaking. You can do a surprising amount of stuff in the bay with just 4 hours! We loved the kayaking and generally just staring at everything for hours. I recommend this company for everyone. Ask for Rose and you will be sure of an amazing time!

10

Stephanie Qoh

"Halong Bay in a Day"

Halong Bay Day Trip

We got so lucky booking this daytrip to Halong Bay with Incredible Asia Journeys. We were a bit hesitant about booking a trip, considering that there are so many choices, so we saved Halong Bay for our last full day in Vietnam. Huong, or Rose Le, really made our trip special. She was definitely born to be a tour guide and you can see how much she loves her job, which is totally infectious. She was very knowledgeable about the places that we went to and always checked up on everyone just to chat and make sure that they were enjoying the trip. The kayaking was by far the most beautiful moment, but the whole bay itself is just stunning. Props to Rose and this well-run tour!

10

GregorW10

"Daytrip in Halong Bay and Having Tourguide Rose"

Halong Bay Day Trip

Hello Everyone! We were very happy to booked with Incredible Asia Journeys for the ‘Halong Bay day tour’ from the hotel. The highlight is Rose Huan, the tourguide and very nice person! She is really fun and has lots of knowledge with the mountains and the caves here. The bus arrived with time at the hotel and the drive was not bad. We had food on the boat and it was delicious, and the Halong Bay is very very nice! I tell all my friends about Incredible Asia Journeys and Rose. Thank you Gregor Warner (Vienna)

10

Heukranger

"Fantastic one day in Halong Bay with Rose!"

Halong Bay Day Trip

We were super lucky to have a well informed guide like Rose who really helped us to enjoy Halong Bay on lots of different levels! She know absolutely everything about Vietnamese history and also limestone chemistry when she was explaining about how the rocks and the caves were formed. The views around Halong Bay are totally stunning as we really enjoyed our time there. It does take a while to get to the bay and back but the cruising time and the activities are totally worth it – especially if you have a guide like Rose to look after you! Excellent trip.

10

Hayley S

"Halong Bay Day Trip"

Halong Bay Day Trip

This tour was short and sweet, just the way we like it. We drove for about 3 and a half hours and head snack breaks and toilet stops along the way. Food is great but beverages aren’t included. One lady on our tour was a vegetarian and they made special tofu for her, which was more than she was expecting! The views from the kayak were insane. You get the choice between a kayak or a ride on a bamboo boat when you head through the bay, but we chose the kayak. We headed to the cave after this and it seemed like the perfect amount of activities to do on a day trip from Hanoi, though maybe we could have gotten more time for kayaking and swimming. Our guide was called Sugar and he was very entertaining! He is a big reason why I’m recommending this tour to everyone.

10

Bird C

"Comfortable Day Trip to Halong Bay from Hanoi"

Halong Bay Day Trip

The weather for our tour was really great and we were lucky to have Tang as our tour guide. He picked us up at 8.20am and was smiling a lot when he met us. We had a long ride to Halong Bay but the air con was great so it was fine in the end. Tang gave us little nuggets of information along the way before we arrived at the bay. We had an okay lunch and then went to the top of the ship, which is a great area to watch the scenery in a comfortable chair. We had a ride in a bamboo boat in between the mountains and got off at a cave to explore the inside. Tang told us about the cave and allowed lots of time for photo hunting. We had some tea in the afternoon before we went back to Hanoi. It was a great day and although the bus was long, it was worth it to see the bay. Thanks Tang!

10

Sungho Y

United States

"Incredible day trip to Ha Long Bay!"

Halong Bay Day Trip

We had a very smooth ride to Halong Bay from Hanoi. There were a few stops at some roadside places to use the toilet, which were all surprisingly clean. The food didn’t look too appetizing so I would advise people to bring some snacks for the bus because it’s a pretty long couple of rides overall. The views from as soon as we got onto Halong Bay was everything I’d hoped for. I thought it might have been oversold to me but it was great. Maybe there were a few too many tourist boats in the water but I guess everyone just has the same idea as me to come and enjoy the beauty! Our guide Peter was outstanding. He was very clear with his information and helpful whenever we had questions as well as being a great laugh as well!

10

Sangeen

"Halong Bay Day tour with our guide Man"

Halong Bay Day Trip

This tour was utterly fantastic because of our tour guide Man. He gave us so much information about the history of ha noi as well as viet nam overall on the way to ha long bay. For the whole time we were on the bus, me and my sister learned a lot about viet nam and Vietnamese culture. Our guide was very happy and friendly the whole way through and was always willing to listen to guests if they had any questions We really learnt about the importance of ha long bay and got to see it all for ourselves just a few hours later. It was a really great tour and I am happily recommending it to everyone.

10

Salwiyah

"Halong Bay day trip with Sugar"

Halong Bay Day Trip

Our guide Sugar was perfectly on time to our hotel lobby and was very good in English. We had a break on the way to Halong Bay for a toilet stop, and everything was very comfortable on the bus. We got straight onto the boat when we arrived at Halong Bay and we started cruising immediately while they served dinner, which was absolutely scrumptious. Our family is Muslim and so we could only eat seafood, but the chefs catered for this and nothing was a problem. Sugar took us through a very impressive cave and pointed out the local myths about the rocks there. We went kayaking afterwards which my boys really liked and we arrived back to Hanoi in very good time. Thanks for a well-run Halong Bay day trip to Sugar and Incredible Asia Journeys.

10

Sylviaxwang

"Day Trip to Halong Bay"

Halong Bay Day Trip

I went to Halong Bay on 17th of December 2017. I booked through my hostel the day before and pick up was super efficient the next day when Peter turned up at 8am. We connected at the harbour and then got Ducky, who was going to be our guide for the day. Ducky was really funny and seemed genuinely pleased to talk with us, which was very nice. It’s great to see a guide who cares about his customers and also his own job. Had a really yummy lunch on the boat (especially liked the shrimp), We had free water during the day but anything extra cost money. I thought the limestone cave that we went to was amazing and Ducky pointed out lots of interesting rock shapes in there. The kayaking was incredibly peaceful, I could have fallen asleep in the boat if my arms weren’t aching from the paddling! An amazing day all-round, thank you Ducky, you made it so much better!

10

Austin A

"Ha Long Bay Incredible Cruise"

Halong Bay Day Trip

Haven’t got a bad word to say about Jimmy, our awesome tour guide for our Halong Bay day trip! Everything was bang on time and Jimmy made sure we all knew about the tour and what was going to happen. He told us lots of interesting information on the way but he knew exactly when to keep quiet and let us sleep! The ride was very easy in the end and I slept for a lot of it because the seats were so comfortable. We arrived at Halong Bay and jumped onto the boat where we had lunch very soon afterwards. We went kayaking in the water and then headed through a cave with Jimmy while he pointed out all of the interesting parts. We got back in good time and I had time to write this review! Thanks Jimmy, it was an awesome trip!

10

Antonia W

"Halong Bay day trip on my Birthday"

Halong Bay Day Trip

Had an awesome time with Ducky today in Halong Bay. He has an amazing personality and is such a bubbly person, an amazing tour guide who managed to make my birthday very special! I really loved kayaking around the bay and just relaxing in the kayak. The food was amazing because the chefs made me some chicken after I told them that I didn’t really like seafood, so I thought that was very nice of them. There was another great walk through the cave, which was amazing. Thanks to Ducky and Incredible Asia Journeys for making my birthday so memorable!

10

Mgzowski

"Halong Bay day trip"

Halong Bay Day Trip

Me and my wife decided on a group tour to Halong Bay for one day and we are certain that we made the right decision. Here are general bits of info about the trip, we arrived in Hanoi at about 12 and left at about 8.30 and had a break in between. So yeah the ride is a very long one for one day, but we knew this was going to be the case. The bus was pretty comfortable, and because I am 6ft, it was better than my usual situation. We had lunch on the way to Heaven Cave and had a walk around the cave when we arrived. Afterwards you can get a kayak or a bamboo boat and take it around the water, maybe choose the bamboo boat if you’re wearing jeans because they can get pretty wet!, So the ride back was as sleepy as the way there and we had the usual stop off for snacks and to use the toilet. Maybe next time I will bring some food with me for the bus because the quality at these rest stops is a little shady sometimes.Our tour guide was called Rose and she was amazing, she knew so much about Halong Bay and Vietnam’s history overall. It’s not exaggeration to say she played a huge part in our enjoyment of the trip because of her quick wit and excellent time-keeping skills. You can really see why it’s on the UNESCO list from the cave that they show you the day trip to Halong Bay. None of my photos do the cave any justice and I was absolutely blown away by the inside, utterly breathtaking, huge thumbs up! The kayaking was dope but I was too preoccupied getting wet to take any photos! We went through little caves and around the bay, it would have been easier with some prior kayaking experience but it really wasn’t a big issue. We would have liked to do the overnight trip but didn’t really have time. We found the bus rides there and back completely fine and felt like you get a good idea of the bay on the day trip. Next time we will be an overnight stay and we will definitely book with Incredible Asia Journeys!

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Kennia97

Indonesia

"Great day trip in ha long bay with Jimmy"

Halong Bay Day Trip

I had a fantastic day in Halong Bay thanks to the fantastic guide, Jimmy. We stayed on the top deck and took photos for a lot of the trip and we were very lucky to have nice weather. Jimmy was a really nice man and he knows a lot about Vietnam! He shared with us some fantastic green bean cake that was very much appreciated. Our first stop was a very nice natural cave and then we sat on a bamboo boat that was rowed by the locals. We had a great lunch on board and got back to Hanoi very close to the time that Jimmy said we would. I will certainly tell friends about this trip!

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Reachmathen

India

"Thanks Mike for a great Halong Bay day trip"

Halong Bay Day Trip

We are just on the bus back to Hanoi after an incredible day trip with this company to Halong Bay. We took our 2 kids who absolutely loved it as well… really nothing to complain about...Good driver and brilliant guide with very good English skills.We had a very decent lunch, looked through a cave and went kayaking around the bay, which was the kids’ favourite part!There was an option to buy extra stuff like alcohol and food on the boat…so make sure to bring some extra cash.We had a few stops in between to places with clean toilets and good souvenir options.Thanks Mike for your great work today, our family was very happy with your guiding!

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Eric

"Halong Bay day trip from Hanoi"

Halong Bay Day Trip

I had a great time on Halong Bay day boat junk with this company, they took very good care of me in Halong Bay. We had a very nice guide called Peter, who was very knowledgeable about the various parts of the bay that we visited, including the cave excursion and kayaking in the open bay, which I really enjoyed. The boat that we used looked fairly modern and was in very decent condition. We had some real Vietnamese cuisine on the boat when we arrived and it was delicious. A fantastic way to see Halong Bay from Hanoi.

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Si T

"Day Trip to Halong Bay with Ducky"

Halong Bay Day Trip

This Halong Bay day trip from Hanoi was such a great experience. Our guide Ducky (Duc) picked me up from my hotel and showed me to the bus, which was comfortable, clean and without any issues. I was very lucky to get Ducky as my guide as he is very good at his job. It is not rare in Vietnam for the tour guide’s English to be average at best, which is what should be expected really, but Ducky’s English was fantastic and his approachable attitude was first-class. He told us everything of interest on the bus ride and the boat tour, but knew exactly when to give us space to relax. The lunch included in the tour price was really good and served promptly. Beer was an extra cost but I expected that anyway.I very much enjoyed Halong Bay and all the places we went to. My favourite was probably the cave, but even just being on the water with all of the islands was fantastic. We reached the area where we could kayak (or be rowed by a fisherman if you wanted) through some tunnels and into wide open lagoons, which was really magical.I chose to do the 1 day trip of Halong Bay because I was lacking time towards the end of my trip, but I wish I could have done longer. It’s impossible for me to recommend the company and Mr Duc anymore than I already do. It was a really exceptional service from start to finish.

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Lahiru S

"Awesome Day Tour to Halong Bay from Hanoi"

Halong Bay Day Trip

The bus briskly picked us up on 20th May 2018 in the morning in our hotel. Our guide Ducky was the first one to meet us, showing us how friendly and attentive he can be, even so early in the morning! The coach drive on the way there was long but I knew that while I was booking. Luckily it was also very comfortable so I have no complaints about that. We arrived on the boat and had a brilliant seafood lunch downstairs. We spent a lot of time in the amazing landscape of Halong Bay just soaking up the views, but we got a more personal touch when we jumped into the kayaks and paddles around the bottoms of the mountains, which was truly awe-inspiring. Overall it was a great trip, well organised with a brilliant tour guide and other passengers. Fully recommended!

10

Luk S

Ireland

"Great Halong bay day trip"

Halong Bay Day Trip

Halong Bay is totally unreal and I will never forget it because of the trip I had there!!! The boat goes to lots of places but also goes slowly sometime for relaxing. I think my expectation for the food has been raised because it was so delicious :) Ducky was the tour guide and he was very professional and great at his job!! We had a amazing time with him from the start til the end of the trip. He took care of us and was very flexible. He showed us the cave which was cool and also helped us out with the kayaking. The views were insane and my only regret is that I should have booked 3 days instead of 1!

10

Jason B

"Awesome Halong Bay one day Cruise!"

Halong Bay Day Trip

We had an amazing Halong Bay trip for 1 day from Hanoi. I can’t fault the bus ride, which was very comfortable and I felt safe the whole time (not like many other bus experiences I’ve had in Vietnam!) The cruise was just beautiful, I’ve seen the mountains on pictures before but nothing equates to the real thing. The food was amazing and the activities we did were top class. I loved seeing the ancient cave and kayaking around the water. Our guide was called Ducky and his English was almost perfect. He was incredibly nice, funny and knowledgeable about Halong Bay and ensures that the day trip runs smoothly as soon as they pick you up in Hanoi right up until they drop you off again. I am currently recommending this trip to my friends who are thinking of coming to Vietnam.

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Alan

"Halong bay one day Tour"

Halong Bay Day Trip

This guy deserves a medal! Hands-down the best guide I’ve had in Vietnam or otherwise. He really listened to our concerns about pick-up when we phoned him the day before and made sure that everything went smoothly in the morning. He told us about the history of Viet Nam and Halong Bay during our trip and made everything easy to understand. He supported us during our time and ensured that our bay cruise was the perfect getaway. It was amazing how friendly and caring him and the entire boat staff was. I hope you get him for a guide if you book this Halong Bay day tour!Overall; a brilliant day in the bay. Everyone should do it and everyone should request Tien/Peter to be their guide. Go and see the outstanding natural beauty of this wonderful country!

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Tweety2

South Korea

"Amazing time in ha long bay 1 day tour"

Halong Bay Day Trip

First time i did boat cruise in ha long.the boat was nice and ha long bay so beautiful. the weather was great, we enjoy the trip so much. I will take family in the next time. the guide was Jimmy and he is the best guide and very nice man. He take care of us for hole day and we thank him for the best trip. lunch was tasty and going cave and to kayak was so fun. A very nice day, I highly recommed this Halong bay day boat tour from Hanoi to everyone!

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Andy

United Kingdom

"Halong Bay day tour 2018"

Halong Bay Day Trip

Me and my wife had a great trip today to Halong Bay with the guys at Incredible Asia Journeys. From beginning to end we had a fantastic tour guide called Mr Man who made us feel very comfortable and knew a lot about the various historical statistics of the bay and Hanoi. He was a very interesting man with a great sense of humour. Lunch was delicious and we spent a good amount time soaking in the views from the top deck. Thanks to the company and to Mr Man for really making sure our day was one to remember.Andy and Emliia (UK)

10

Yelson

"Halong Bay boat cruise with Mr Ducky"

Halong Bay Day Trip

A very relaxing tour of Halong Bay with the nicest guides and a wonderful atmosphere throughout the day. The bus to the bay was about 3.5 hours long but Ducky kept us entertained. We had an exciting itinerary planned for us which included kayaking around the bay, a visit to a cave and a great lunch aswell as some tea in the afternoon. Everything that was planned was easy to understand and overall the trip was very well run, with absolutely no troubles along the way. I would highly recommend this day trip to Halong Bay from Hanoi for anyone from solo travelers and couples to small or big groups.

10

Carmela

"Halong Bay day trip experience"

Halong Bay Day Trip

Halong Bay is definitely one of the most incredible places I’ve ever been to. It’s an absolute must-see on any Vietnam trip. If you have a desire to see this place then I really recommend Minh to be your tour guide. He is very funny and knowledgeable about all the places that we went to. We saw a very impressive cave and had a great time rowing our kayak around the open water. I will definitely recommend Incredible Asia Journeys to anyone looking for a day trip from Hanoi!

10

Bratley

Taiwan

"Ducky the Vietnamese King of Adventure"

Halong Bay Day Trip

Although it was a bit overcast with some light rain at times it was a Good Time during the Halong Bay 1 Day Tour.I loved our Tour Guide: Ducky. He was so happy with helpfulness and Good Information. He told us a lot about the big cave and was very helpful in kayaking.We met some Taiwanese people in a group and our Day Trip improve because of this.Beautiful sites in Halong Bay, everyone should see.

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Lizelle

"Out on a Halong Bay day Cruise with Mr Sugar"

Halong Bay Day Trip

Absolutely awesome time on this one day Halong Bay one day tour. We had lunch on the boat after a little cooking demonstration, everything was served quickly and was very tasty! The itinerary allowed for us to have a good amount of time taking photos and shopping for souvenirs. We had very friendly and professional staff throughout the tour and Sugar was very friendly and told us a lot about the destinations we headed to. The cave was very interesting and the kayaking around the bay was fun. I’ll certainly recommend this tour to anyone who asks.

10

Diubaloo

"Amazing ha long bay one day tour! Highly recommended"

Halong Bay Day Trip

We expected Ha Long bay to be beautiful but the whole experience surpassed our expectations! There was such wonderful scenery, amazing food and first class provisions on the boat, which had a great deck on top for awesome views of the bay. Ducky was fantastic as our tour guide and was very knowledgeable about the activities we did like the Thien Cung cave and the bamboo boat. Overall our bay cruise had a good amount of activities and plenty of opportunities to take in the breathtaking views. 11/10 stars for sure!

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Song

"Halong Bay 1 day tour"

Halong Bay Day Trip

I had such a great time for Halong Bay 1 day cruise tour. Our tour guide was called Jimmy and he was excellent and had a wonderful attitude. He gave us a lot of interesting info and made a lot of little jokes. I think for a one day Halong Bay tour from Hanoi where you get about 4 hours to spend in the Bay, the itinerary was perfect. You still travel fairly deep into the Bay and get to have a go at kayaking and also see an amazing cave. The transport we had was very modern, with our bus and boat looking like some of the newest and cleanest compared to the others. The lunch was also very tasty. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone, it was probably the best value tour for the price I was looking for.

10

Kun

"Great Halong Bay day trip with Jimmy"

Halong Bay Day Trip

This trip was perfect for what I was after. I booked through my hostel for a Halong Bay day tour from Hanoi and was picked up at 8am on a spacious and very clean bus. There was about 14 people in our group which was a good size. Our tour guide was called Jimmy and he was very upfront regarding the additional costs for drinks. Although we made the mandatory stop at a souvenir shop, I didn’t feel pressured to buy anything and it was a clean and professional space. We began the cruise with a massive selection of fresh, delicious food and then moved to the top deck to take in the views of Halong Bay. We went to a small floatting village and got the choice of a self-rowed kayak or bamboo boat ride for about 40 minutes, after which we headed to Heavenly Palace cave which we walked through and marveled at. Jimmy provided great commentary throughout and was thoroughly entertaining, keeping us exactly on schedule throughout the day. The actual cruise time was about 3 and a half hours, but it included everything I wanted to see and do in the bay. As long as you know what you’re looking for from the Halong Bay day tour, you’ll definitely have a good time!

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Joey

"Halong Bay one day tour"

Halong Bay Day Trip

Our local guide Kai was a delightful and very friendly guy who really made our Halong Bay day trip something to remember. The boat tour itself was magnificent. We had a wonderful lunch once we set off from the bay, followed by an experience in a fishing boat and a visit to a cave. The atmosphere of Halong is very serene and I spent a good deal of time relaxing on the deck, far from the crazy Hanoi traffic. Well done Kai, you’re a brilliant asset to Incredible Asia Journeys!

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Cedric C

"Perfect Halong Bay one day tour"

Halong Bay Day Trip

What a great day trip to Halong Bay pick up from Hanoi! Jimmy was our host and he was super friendly and accommodating with my parents. All of the staff onboard our boat we’re so nice and helpful. There was some fog in the bay but it didn’t spoil the view which was absolutely wonderful. We sailed around for a while and went to some spectacular caves. The scenery was so nice, it felt so far from home! Would highly recommend this Halong Bay 1 Day tour to everyone!

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Gomes M

"Beautiful day trip to Halong Bay"

Halong Bay Day Trip

This is a completely different experience for any South Africans visiting Hanoi; we think we have everything back home but we don’t have Ha Long Bay. The whole Hanoi to Halong Bay tour is filled with spectacular scenery and friendly people, even on the bus on the way to the bay. The water at Halong Bay is crystal clear and it really is a tranquil and breathtaking treasure for all of Vietnam. Me and my family were blessed to have a fantastic tour guide called Jimmy and amazing boat staff overall! Halong Bay tour is really is a must see for every tourist to Vietnam.

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Lee T

"Great 1 day Tour to Beautiful Halong Bay"

Halong Bay Day Trip

Me and my friends had our private tour of Halong Bay day tour with a good guide called Sugar. Sugar told us about interesting places in a way we can understand because our English is not so good. He gave us water for the hot weather.Lunch on the Halong Bay boat trip was really great and the boat is in good condition. I had a good relax while cruising the bay and going in the kayak was exciting! I am happy to take this the private tour of Halong Bay because the scenery was so magnificent! Thanks incredible asia journeys for a great trip to Halong Bay!

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Preciosa

"Awesome Day Trip to Halong Bay with Jimmy"

Halong Bay Day Trip

I had a really good time cruising around Halong Bay for the day with Jimmy as our guide. Jimmy was funny and super helpful throughout. We stayed in a really nice junk boat and had a very relaxing afternoon with tea and green bean. The food that we had was good and the spring rolls were fantastic. We had a short buy enjoyable time kayaking around the bay. Even the bus that we took from Hanoi to Halong Bay was modern and clean.

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Christina

"Halong bay day tour"

Halong Bay Day Trip

We chose to do the one day Halong Bay Tour because we were a bit short on time. We had Tan Nguyen as our guide and we were very happy with him! He was super informative on the ride to the bay and told us a lot of interesting facts about life in Halong Bay and Vietnam overall. We had a really delicious lunch on the boat and a great day sailing around the limestone rocks. I highly recommend this tour to anyone looking for a quick impression of Halong Bay.

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Michel V

United States

"Hanoi Halong Bay day trip"

Halong Bay Day Trip

We had a fantastic Halong Bay Day tour with our guide – Tan Nguyen and I recommend to everybody who wants to go to beautiful Halong Bay from Hanoi. We really enjoyed lots of nice food for lunch on boat and I love the kayaks go into the caves. Many caves in Halong Bay are really breathtaking and we saw very nice rocks and lights in the cave. Ever place we visit in Vietnam so far we love! I highly recommend Hanoi to Halong Bay one day trip!

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Andy T

"Fanastic boat trip in 1 day in halong bay"

Halong Bay Day Trip

Had such a good day in Ha Long Bay. Our guide Jimmy told us all about the history of Hanoi and Ha Long Bay on the drive to the marina, followed by a great lunch on the boat as we made our way to the islands. It was great to get out onto the water on our kayaks and see the different rock formations of the cave. Would definitely recommend the whole experience for anyone looking for a quick Halong Bay one day trip!

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Clive G

"1st time trip on Halong Bay day tour – it’s a must!"

Halong Bay Day Trip

I booked through my hostel and was very very happy with my one day trip to Halong Bay! We were picked up by our tour guide “Rose” who was very funny and really took care of us for the whole day! She was super informative but let us relax when we needed to – everyone needs a tour guide like her!There was a comfortable amount of people booked onto the tour and it never felt overcrowded. We had a fantastic lunch onboard which was much better than I expected – there was so much seafood! That was a wonderful Halong Bay day tour for anyone who wants to visit Halong Bay one one day.

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Malkit H

Australia

"Excellent One Day Trip from Hanoi"

Halong Bay Day Trip

We had a wonderful  Halong Bay day trip from Hanoi, we were picked up at our hotel and then drove through the streets to pick up the other guests.We drove through the rural areas which was very nice and stopped halfway for a break.Our tour guide Tan told us about what we were going to do and we had a very tasty lunch on the boat with a lot of food served!I enjoyed the kayaking through the caves and our guide was very helpful in pointing out interesting parts.The Halong Bay day tour is a great idea for people with not much time.

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Farah

"Halong Bay Day Trip"

Halong Bay Day Trip

Our Halong Bay one day tour was very interesting specially because of our tour guide Ducky. He is so funny. The cave and the water is clean in Halong Bay but I dont see any fish. Why is this? I hope someone can explain this situation. We went to the amazing cave which was very beautiful to see the top of the cave and the different colored lights. The kayaking was very fun and lunch was delicious. I will tell all my friends about the Halong Bay 1 day trip when I back to Indonesia. Thank you Incredible Asia Journeys!

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Stephanie

Singapore

"Halong Bay Day Trip - Exciting and Fun"

Halong Bay Day Trip

Me and my husband had a very fun day on our Halong Bay day trip. The ride was 4 hours from Hanoi to Halong Bay but it felt much shorter ‘coz we had so much fun on the bus! Our guide Manh was very funny and made us laugh so much. He gave us a lot of great info about Vietnam, especially Hanoi and Halong Bay during our visit. Our Halong Bay one day tour was just perfect, with a lot of good food, some great kayaking and a lot of time to relax! I highly recommend Incredible Asia Journeys for anyone doing a one day trip to Halong Bay!

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Wendy

"Halong Bay 1 Day cruise"

Halong Bay Day Trip

i and my husband are senior citizens and we are below age of 65. we surely recommend Incredible Asia Journey to my friends and family members who have not been to Vietnam and Halong Bay. We enjoyed the Halong Bay trip for one day so much with guide Peter. Peter was a professional and helpful guide with very good English. We understand him very well for all the information he explained to us about Vietnam and Halong Bay. It seems that he knows a lot about Vietnam and Halong Bay. The boat trip with lunch and kayaking included was amazing. You don't have to worry about anything as we have a guide from the time he picked up at hotel to the end when we were dropped off at our hotel. i want to thank Peter and other people who have helped us to make our Halong Bay trip enjoyable and memorable. 

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Lei Coraine S

"Halong Bay Day Tour - Exceeds Expectations"

Halong Bay Day Trip

The Halong Bay day tour package we booked from our hotel exceeded our expectations. Incredible Asia Journeys Cruise was great and the food was fabulous. The tour was well organized with a lot of fun, activities in Halong Bay from visiting Thien Cung Cave ( Dong Thien Cung) to kayaking or sampan boat trip. Ducky was our tour guide and he was excellent at his job. From the moment we were picked up at our hotel to the whole the tour the was very friendly and informative. Ducky was very funny giving us the fact, history and culture information about Vietnam and it seems that he knows everything about Hanoi and Vietnam. Duckie helps us a lot in our tour and he even took very good photos of us. This Halong Bay Day tour was excellent overall and this cruise is definitely the good option if you visit Halong Bay.

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Andrea L

"Ha long bay 1 day tour"

Halong Bay Day Trip

I came to Hanoi for visit Halong Bay and it did not disappoint. The 1 day tour to Halong Bay from Hanoi was amazing. This tour was recommended by the receptionist of our hotel in Hanoi and the price was very reasonable. Our tour guide named Ducky was a really great tour guide throughout the trip. Ducky was very friendly, helpful and he always made sure we got the best photos at any stops. Duckie explained everything we needed to know. He made sure that we were well taken cared of. The lunch on the cruise was great and it was included as well as the kayaking. I really recommend kayaking over the sampan boats. It was super fun for kayaking in Halong Bay. I felt I got the best bang for my buck and had a great time with Ducky. I am not sure if you can request Ducky for the tour with Incredible Asia Journeys or not but it will be great if he is your guide for Halong Bay 1 day tour. Thank Incredible Asia Journeys for a great trip to Halong Bay.

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Jennifer S

United Kingdom

"Amazing day at Ha Long Bay"

Halong Bay Day Trip

The trip was a day long with 3 hour bus ride from Hanoi. We first had a nice lunch on Incredible Asia Cruise and then we visit Thein Cung Cave( Dong Thien Cung). Then we went back on the cruise and we did the kayaking to 2 caves in Halong Bay. Our tour guide was Thang. He was very nice, knowledgeable about Halong Bay and attentive in whole the trip. He introduced about Halong Bay and Vietnam throughout the trip and we learned a lot from him about Vietnam history and Halong Bay. If you want to visit Vietnam and Halong Bay for 1 day i recommend this tour as you will have a great experience. I will do it again if I visit Vietnam. 

10

Alan T

Belgium

"Amazing full day trip to Ha Long Bay"

Halong Bay Day Trip

I and my girlfriend today had an amazing time on the day trip to Halong Bay. Halong Bay was really brilliant scenery and truly a natural wonder. Incredible Asia Journeys Cruise was fantastic and it was unforgettable to kayak through the caves and among the islands in Halong Bay. Mr. Man( Superman) was our guide and he was also 10/10. He was very informative, friendly, funny and competent. He gave us a great information into the history of Halong Bay and surrounding caves. That made our experience for this Halong Bay day trip more worthwhile. I  would definitely recommend this day trip from Hanoi to anyone who wants to make the journey to Halong Bay 1 day tour. I am sure that you will have a great experience like us.Thank Incredible Asia Journeys for making our Vietnamese trip such an amazing experience for all of us!

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itsachockything

Singapore

"Halong Bay Tour"

Halong Bay Day Trip

We had very time in Halong Bay with Manh. He was a great guide for our Halong Bay 1 Day Tour. His English is very good and he has a great sense of humor. The trip to Halong Bay was effortless with the pick-up and drop-off from hotel in Hanoi. Kayaking around the famous landscapes and islands and tour of the bay were the highlights. You will explore the best places of Halong Bay - The beautiful bay of the world. I would strongly recommend this Halong Bay 1 day tour from Hanoi for anyone who do not have time for an overnight cruise in Halong Bay. i will definitely come back to Vietnam and visit Halong Bay again. Thank you Incredible Asia Journeys. 

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Hikosuke

Indonesia

"Ha long bay day trip"

Halong Bay Day Trip

We booked one day trip to Halong Bay when we visit Hanoi, Vietnan. Although the Halong Bay 1 day tour journey from Hanoi was a long way drive but it was incredible and fancy and amazing to me.Our driver skill was reliable and Ducky was very nice man and he is full of sense humor. Our trip way more comfortable and safe with a proper warning and recommendation given. Superior service is expected and it cartainly 100%. We had 1 free bottled of water for both ways from Hanoi to Ninh Binh and from Ninh Binh to Hanoi. A stop on the halfway for shopping and people can use the toilet freely and refresh with some drinks without shopping pressure. We highly recommend for people who stay in Hanoi but with limited time for joining in a day trip to Halong Bay . It was a very excellent experience and the price was affordable and reasonable.  Thank Ducki for great services.

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Vicky N

Canada

"Halong Bay Day Tour and Ninh Binh Day Tour"

Halong Bay Day Trip

We really enjoyed both day tours from Hanoi with  Incredible Asia Journeys. We are 3 gfs from Canada visiting Vietnam. Ducky was our tour guide and he was very helpful  and he did a good job. We enjoyed the Thien Cung Cave, scenery and kayaking on Halong Bay, ect without any issues. We realy recommend this day tour from Hanoi for anyone who wishes to visit Vietnam and Halong Bay tour for 1 day.Ninh Binh: This is my favorite tour. It was absolutely incredible for biking through the rice fields and it was the highlight of my trip for sure.Jimmy was our guide and he was so sweet, helpful and informative. He did a great job. Jimmy was very knowledgeable for every stop we made like the temples tour or boat trip in Tam Coc. He wa super nice, kind and he did an amazing job. 100% we will do the tour again when we come back to Vietnam and Hanoi the next time. Thank Jimmy and Incredible Asia Journeys Travel for your great services. 

10

Siti Aqilah I

Singapore

"Ha Long Bay Day Trip 2 April 2018"

Halong Bay Day Trip

Duckie ( our guide) provided us with excellent services for my Halong Bay day trip on 02nd April 18. He was very friendly and helpful. He was with great manners.The journey from Hanoi to Halong Bay was long but Duckie introduced and explained to us the Vietnam history and information in a simple way. He was very imformative and made our journey shorter. i want to thank Incredible Asia Journeys and our guide ( Duckie) for making our trip in Hanoi  and Vietnam wonderful and unforgettable. i really recommend this company and Duckie for their services and tour to Halong Bay for 1 day as you will have a wonderful experience in Halong Bay and Vietnam.

10

Aar0n88

Singapore

"Halong Bay Day Trip With Incredible Asia Journey"

Halong Bay Day Trip

We embarked on  Halong Bay day tour from Hanoi with Thien Cung cave. Peter ( Tien) is very helpful and friendly to us and everyone on board. He shared with us insights about Vietnam and Halong Bay. He and his team was very good at services! The Halong Bay Day tour package is reasonable as well. I and my fiancée had a wonderful time there and an awesome experience! I highly recommend you to join their day tour to Halong Bay from Hanoi. Thank Peter for your good services.

10

RV Marvin C

Philippines

"Halong Bay 1 Day Tour"

Halong Bay Day Trip

I went to Halong Bay for 1 day tour. Although there was no sun, the view was still amazing. i want to thank Thang (Victor). Thang was very helpful and friendly. All the time of this Halong Bay day trip Thang took care of us. i recommend this day trip from Hanoi to anyone who visits Vietnam. 

10

Darren M

United Kingdom

"Ha Long Bay Day Tour"

Halong Bay Day Trip

Just had the most amazing day trip Hanoi to Halong bay, we done the one day your from Hanoi where it was very well organised. We had an amazing tour guide Peter who was very informative spoke great English and had a great sense of humour. On our tour of Ha Long bay we cruised the bay and enjoyed the stunning views, we also kayaked along the bay and explored the Thien Cung Cave by foot and got some great photos and met some lovely people. I'll never forget this experience and thank you again to incredible Asia journey and Peter for a memorable day tour to Halong Bay from Hanoi.

10

Nancy M

Singapore

"Friendly guide Mike - Day trip from Hanoi"

Halong Bay Day Trip

Our group of five (5adults)spent a day to Halong Bay with Incredible Tour- we loved every single minute of our trip and give credit to Mike for being the perfect guide. He was knowledgeable, professional, polite and a lot of fun to be around! He made our trip SO EASY! We never worried about anything, literally. He knew everything there was to know about all of the island and cave we visited in Halong bay.He paid great attention to details so every experience we had was very special. He made sure we were always safe and experiences the very best! Mike helped make what would have been a nice trip an absolutely fabulous trip, and we would recommend him and his tour company for Halong Bay day trip, Incredible Tour to anyone! 

10

SonjaVenalainen

Spain

"Halong Bay 1 day tour with Rose Lee"

Halong Bay Day Trip

We spent some time trying to find the right tour company and it couldn't have went better with Incredible Asia Journeys and their wonderful tour guide Rose Lee. She was such a sweetheart, so patient and helpful all the time. And she's so much fun to be around, she has a very unique spirit and such a lovely attitude towards life and people. I can tell from just spending one day with her that she is a kind soul and she is perfect at what she does. Totally recommend her and her companyfor Halong Bay Day trip from Hanoi! Thank you for an amazing day Rose! The best Halong Bay 1 day cruise! Do it!

10

Sobo_foody

United Kingdom

"Halong Bay Day Trip 2018"

Halong Bay Day Trip

Had a trip to Halong Bay today from Hanoi with these guys. Our Tour guide Mr Man was great from start to finish. He gave us historical facts and figures about Hanoi and Halong, that we found very interesting. He also made us laugh many times with his humour. Well done Mr Man for making our day special. Don't miss this Halong Bay 1 Day Tour if you visit Hanoi.Andy and Emilia (UK).

10

Jaydeep S

India

"Halong Bay Day Trip with Incredible Asia Journeys"

Halong Bay Day Trip

It is a very efficiently managed trip. Timely, no fuss, great driving to and return from the city, well executed itinerary. The Manager Kai was a very good guide with a great attitude and made you feel comfortable. He also has great knowledge of Halong Bay and gives historical perspective. He has a great sense of humour. The food on the trip is light and they accomodate for personal preferences as well. Would definitely recommend this Halong Bay Day Trip.

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mgzowski

United States

"Halong Bay day trip"

Halong Bay Day Trip

So my wife and I took the tour group that went to Halong Bay for the day trip. We loved it. So some general things about the day tour, we left Hanoi around 8:30-9 and got to the Halong Bay around 12-12:30 with one 30 minute stop. So a pretty long ride there and back for one day. The ride was mostly comfortable, being 6ft (~2m?) tall that’s more than I usually expect. We took a short boat ride to Heaven cave. They fed us lunch during that ride. After we got there we walked through the cave for some period of time and then we had the option of kayaking ourselves around or being on a bamboo boat. If you do the kayaking, don’t wear jeans! You will get wet! The ride back was uneventful and took about 3:30hrs with one stop in the middle. At the bus stop, which isn’t affiliated with Incredible Asia Journeys, I wasn’t impressed with the food but it did fill me up for the rest of the ride so take that for what it. If I were to do it again I’d bring something to eat with us. Our tour guide, Rose, was super knowledgeable about the history and quirky facts about the bay. Honestly, she played a big part as why the trip was enjoyable because not only did she make sure everything went smoothly but she was very quick witted. The sights were incredible and once you’re in the caves you can totally see why it’s a heritage site. I added some picture of the boat we were on and the cave we went in as well as their most famous island. None of them really do it justice though. The cave was freaking awe inspiring (my favorite part! Huge thumbs up!). I didn’t get any photos of the kayaking but it was dope! Got to go through some caves and around the bay, it’s better if you have some kayaking experience prior but not a necessity. I know some people are going to prefer the over night trip but if you’re okay with a couple of long bus rides, it’s totally worth it. 

Frequently Asked Questions

It takes about 4 hour- driving from Hanoi to Halong Bay including about 30 minutes for a break on the halfway. From Hanoi to Halong Bay we will pass many towns which the speed is limited so it takes such a long time for about 180 kms. Our bus will pick you up from hotels in Hanoi Old Quarter about 08.00 - 08.30 AM and we arrive Tuan Chau Harbour about 12.00 - 12.30.

We will pick you up from your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter. If you do not stay in Hanoi we will pick you up at Hanoi Opera House around 08.15 - 08.40 AM. Our guide will hold the name board with your name to pick you. Please give us your contact number which available in Vietnam so we can pick you up better.

Yes, the kayak or sampan boat is included in the price. You may check our website in the inclusion and exclusion part for more information.

Normally, it is about 20 to 35 people on our cruise but that is a group tour so the number of the group is not fixed. The maximum for the cruise is 48 people. We use the different buses and van so the number of people on the bus is also not fixed. Normally there are 8 to 12 people on 16 seated van, 12 to 20 people on 29 seated bus and 15 to 24 people on 35 seated bus. It depends on the number of customers doing the tour then Incredible Asia Journeys will choose the suitable bus for the best arrangement for pick-up and comfort of customers.

We use the different buses and vans depending on the number of people on the bus is also not fixed. Normally there are 8 to 12 people on 16 seated van, 12 to 20 people on 29 seated bus and 15 to 24 people on 35 seated bus. It depends on the number of customers doing the tour then Incredible Asia Journeys will choose the suitable bus for the best arrangement for pick-up and comfort of customers.

Our guide or driver will pick you up from your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter with your name. When our guide or driver pick you up from your hotel we will show your name and confirm that you will take the day trip to Halong Bay with Incredible Asia Journeys to make sure that there is no mistake. We also confirm the agents who book the trip for you if you book through one agent. In most of the case, our van or bus will have the logo of Incredible Asia Journeys so that is easy for you to recognize us. Our guide will wear the uniform with our logo also.

Our bus or van will have Incredible Asia Journeys logo so that is easy for you to recognize us. Besides that, our guide will wear the uniform with our logo. When we arrive our guide will have the name board with your name on that so that is easy for you to see us. Our guide will confirm if you will take the Halong Bay Day Tour or Hoa Lu Tam Coc Day Tour to make sure that we do not make the mistake. You may leave your contact number in Vietnam then we may call you when we arrive. That is good if you use Whatsapp or Viber then we can contact you easily. You may call to our office or your travel consultant if you do not see our guide or driver when the meeting time is over.

We will not pick you up from Halong City because it will take time for us to go there and we need to ensure the departure time. So please take the transfer from Halong City to the public Tuan Chau Harbour. There will be no private waiting area there so we will send you our guide's contact then you can meet him easily. Please make sure that you will have a contact number in Vietnam so we can call you easily. In case, you can not find us or do not have a contact number please ask the staffs at the harbour for a call to our guide, your travel consultant or our office so we can pick up better. That will be not difficult to ask for a free call from some staffs, officers working at Tuan Chau harbour or any Vietnamese you see there. Our Halong Bay Day Trip will depart at around 12.30 but please try to get there earlier to ensure you are not late.

If you do not use our transfer and you will arrange the transfer to Halong Bay on your own you will meet our guide at Tuan Chau Harbour. You must be there before 12.30 to make sure that you do not miss the trip. Please give us your contact number or your driver number and save your travel consultant/office number to have the better pick-up. Before your departure date please ask us for the guide's contact number. Halong Bay Day Trip with Incredible Asia Journeys will start from Tuan Chau Harbour at around 12.30 and there is no private waiting area so the contact number will be the best way for the perfect pick-up.

Yes, we do have an English speaking guide on our bus for our Halong Bay Day Tour. Our guide will pick you up from Hanoi and escort you on your trip from Hanoi to Halong Bay and say goodbye to you when we drop you off in Hanoi. So that will be very convenient as you can ask questions if you are not clear about anything and our guide will manage all the activities.

Our Halong Bay Day Trip and Hoa Lu Tam Coc Day Trip are the English speaking tours so our guides speak English. Some of our guides can speak French or other languages but it is not for sure that your guide on your trip will speak other languages. So if you have any special request for other languages please contact us or your agents and there may be a surcharge for that.

We will Not drop you off at the airport after our day trip to Halong Bay. Our bus will go back to Hanoi Old Quarter for the drop-off point. If you need to go to the airport early and do not want to go back to Hanoi please make sure that you bring all the luggage with your on that day and we can dop you off at Bac Ninh - Noi Bai T- Junction so you can get a taxi from there to the airport to save your time going back to Hanoi. Our guide can help you to call for a taxi to save your time getting a taxi there.

You can wear the most comfortable clothes for our Halong Bay day tour. You may bring with you a pair of shorts and T-shirts because you may get wet when you do kayaking. a pair of shoes will be good for your trip as you will have about 45 minutes visit the caves so shoes will be good for waking and easy hiking.

Yes, if you have a special request of food you can let us know in advance so we can arrange the food better for you.