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Halong Bay Full Day Trip with Fast Expressway Transfer Round Trip

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Hoàn Kiếm, Vietnam
Halong Bay Full Day Trip with Fast Expressway Transfer Round Trip

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Enjoy a scenic drive through the rural landscapes of northern Vietnam followed by a Halong Bay cruise. This full-day tour, round-trip from Hanoi, includes kayaking and a seafood lunch served on board. Marvel at towering limestone karsts as you drift along the World Heritage–listed waters of Halong Bay and explore caves such as Thien Cung Cave (Heavenly Palace Cave) with your knowledgeable guide.
  • Halong Bay day trip from Hanoi, led by a knowledgeable guide
  • Take a day cruise in UNESCO-listed Halong Bay
  • Kayak around the bay and enjoy a seafood lunch on board
  • Includes hotel transport by coach from Hanoi
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Transported by model AC bus
Boat trip in Halong Bay
Applied for tour from Hanoi: Round trip transfer with pick up/drop off the Old Quarter area of Hanoi
01 bottle water per person perday
Kayaking or Boating at floating village during 45 minutes
Set menu delicious seafood lunch (vegetable food available on request)
Admission fee
Drinks in meals, transfer back Hanoi on the other days. surcharge would be applied
Pick up and drop off at hotels located outside of the Old Quarter area
Not included transfer Hanoi - Halong - Hanoi if you choose option "Day Tour from Tuan Chau Port"

Departure Point

9 Hàng Hương, Hàng Mã, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội 100000, Vietnam

Pick up and drop off offerred if your hotels located in Old Quarter of Hanoi. If you are staying outside of the Old Quarter of Hanoi, please come to our office at No 9 Hang Huong at 8:45am to join the tour

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Returns to original departure point

Departure Point

Hoàn Kiếm, Hanoi, Vietnam

Pick up and drop off offerred if your hotels located in Old Quarter of Hanoi.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Departure Point

Tuan Chau Island, Tuần Châu, Hạ Long, Quảng Ninh, Vietnam

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Sunscreen, a hat, and comfortable shoes are recommended
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Tour itinerary could be changed due to weather condition without notice in advance. you will be offered an alternative or refund
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Vietnam Open Tour Limited Company
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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  • "Have cash on hand if you would like to buy anything as cards are not accepted in most places." See review
  • "I recommend taking a kayak rather than the bamboo boat, because on the bamboo boat your guide will be grouping everyone together for selfies so often that you will feel like you don't remember what anything looked like." See review
  • "Although a bit far (4 hours drive from Hanoi) it is worth the effort taken." See review


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Very good except for the mist.
, Jan 2020
All went well tour guide met us at the terminal as arranged. The trip lasted 4 hours . Only did 10 minutes on bamboo raft trip very disappointing 1* knocked off because of this. The mist & bit of rain spoilt what would have been a super trip.
Greetings from Sunny Singapore
, Dec 2019
Did a day tour of Ha Long Bay with this company yesterday. The limestone caves were a pleasant surprise, and the karsts were simply amazing. The tour company did a great job ensuring that the travel involved was as smooth as possible, helped in no small measure by Toan, our chirpy and entertaining tour guide. Our only complaint was that the tour bus was a little cramped for the size of our group, but understand that there are limitations and you will be fine.
Heavenly Halong Bay
, Nov 2019
Fantastic tour with breathtaking scenery, enjoyable boat ride with delicious lunch, kayaking and cave tour. You won't be disappointed.
Great trip
, Nov 2019
I visited Ha long bay in November. It was little rain on the way to Ha long bay, but I could see beautiful scenery and sunset. The trip was reasonable price. I recommend to visit in dry season because upper deck on the cruise ship has small roof. If it rains, you can't enjoy bamboo boat either kayak. Only disappointment was a driver. The driver was handling his smartphone and watching Youtube during driving (over 90km/h!) on expressway. Bus often ran on traffic lane boundary!
misleading info
, Nov 2019
Overall tour on the day was alright except the misleading information on hotel pick up round trip was not included in the package. After I booked a trip and the following day the email showed up saying that hotel pick up cost extra money.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
Dear Curious Thank you very much for choosing our service and thank you very much for taking time to write us a review. We are much appreciated. But we just want to clear your review "misleading info" and "hotel pick up cost extra money" We DID NOT CHARGE you for HOTEL PICK UP. You booked wrong “OPTION TOUR”. Actually, You needed transfer from trip HANOI – CRUISE – HANOI with hotel pick up so you would have booked “NEW EXPRESSWAY TRANSFER”, but you HAD BOOKED option: “Day Tour from Tuan Chau Port” which is not included transfer (and 12usd/adult different from the option tour with transfer) around trip from/to Hanoi. You booked the tour in the morning of 3 NOV 2019 and travel date is 5 NOV 2019, we immediately contacted you to confirm meeting point at Tuan Chau port. At that time you said you wanted to cancel because of tour not included transfer, yes, we agreed you could cancel and get full refund. 4 hours later, you said you had rechecked the information via Viator and said you had understood. You wanted to join tour and you WERE WILLING TO PAY 9USD/adult (as our offer) for transfer service. We don’t understand why you agree with all policy from this tour, then you WROTE A NOT TRUTH STORYand rate us 2* after we did support you that much Thank you & Best Regards Seven P (Customer Care Service)
Ha Long Bay Full Day Trip
, Oct 2019
Booked the trip on the 17th October 2019. Our guide of the day was Toan. He was very helpful and can speak and understand english very well. Overall the trip was wonderful and enjoyed every bit of it. I would recommend this trip for those visiting Hanoi.
Amazing!! Absolutely worth it and highly recommended!!
, Oct 2019
Visiting Halong Bay has long been on my bucket list, and I was finally able to check this off and my word, it did not disappoint!! I travel a lot and always use Viator to book my excursions as I have always had excellent service right from the initial booking all the way to the tour itself. The local company used for the Halong Bay excursion were responsive, knowledgeable and friendly. I booked the trip for myself and 5 colleagues, however would have absolutely felt comfortable doing this trip as a solo traveler too (many of the other people on our tour were solo travelers). The journey from Hanoi took around 2.5hrs, we then had 4 hrs touring Halong Bay including optional Kayaking (included in the price) and a visit to a beautiful cave. Lunch was provided on the boat, however if you don't like/are allergic to seafood then advise in advance. Amazing trip that I would recommend to everyone!!
Excellent day trip to Ha Long Bay
, Oct 2019
Ha Long Bay is a stunning destination, lush, magical and peaceful. We spent a really fun day with a very friendly guide and group of other tourists. Our guide, Toan, facilitated the trip and ensured we had a very nice atmosphere and enjoyed the day. As we were ahead of time, he even improvised a stop in the nearby pearl museum, which was very interesting. I will recommend to my friends and repeat myself when i return in Hanoi.
Amazing trip, good organizer and funny tour guide
, Oct 2019
For me its a memorable trip. Toan our tour guide was really nice, funny and kept the trip exciting. Most importantly as i was a solo traveller, he made us introduce each other, which actually helped in more interaction and fun. Even the organizer and staff was really nice and organized. They kept you updated and their service was transparent. Overall i loved the trip though vegetarian food was okay. I will totally recommend this trip.❤️
Horribly Touristy
, Oct 2019
I'm very disappointed. And I'm not quite sure how to express this, because I feel like I read similar reviews that complained about Ha Long Bay being too touristy and brushed them off, thinking to myself "Well, of course it is! What do they expect?" But no. This place has gotten so touristy that it almost ruins the entire experience. You barely have a second to stop, breathe, and stare at your surroundings. The cave is fake, with lighting everywhere, a fully cleared walkway, a fake fountain, and constant - not periodic, but absolutely constant - references to pop culture by the guides in an effort to be entertaining. The guides were nice, and I know it's a script they're given, but it kind of ruined things. No matter where you look there are laser pointers on the rocks with a guide saying "look!! It looks like Beauty and the Beast!", and people half-heartedly murmuring in agreement. After about the 10th reference, my girlfriend summed it up to me by leaning over and whispering, "Look. I love Disney, but this is getting really annoying. Can we just look at the rocks?" After all, the cave was beautiful! So, I didn't really understand the need to point out dumbo and lion king in the rocks as if that was the only way we would find it interesting. Also, expanding on the real history and culture of the area would have been nice. I recommend taking a kayak rather than the bamboo boat, because on the bamboo boat your guide will be grouping everyone together for selfies so often that you will feel like you don't remember what anything looked like. You just don't have any time to look around and enjoy the view. There were also so many stations with souvenirs that it just didn't feel like you were in nature. They even brought out souvenirs on our boat. It was just constant. All in all, I'd say these tours have been made very un-enjoyable because of the way the tours are run. Our tour guides were nice and hospitable, and we appreciated the majesty of Ha Long Bay. But the scripts should be more authentic to the region, and the souvenir stations should be reigned in a lot.

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