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Halong Bay One Day Escape

Experience the striking beauty of World Heritage listed Halong Bay aboard a traditional Chinese junk. Set sail through turquoise waters dotted with over 3000 magnificent limestone islands.

Halong Bay is one of the most-loved spots in Vietnam for a reason — it's gorgeous. On this Halong Bay tour, you will be taken you away from the hectic pace of life in Hanoi and introduced to the tranquil, beautiful Halong Bay.

Your Halong Bay tour begins with a 2-hour drive with a stop along the way to use the restroom.

On arrival at Tuan Chau Marina in Halong City, board a 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 you cruise amongst the nearly 2000 islands that fill the bay.

You will see firsthand why Halong Bay has been listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage site since 1994 and announced as one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature in 2011. Halong Bay means "Bay of the Descending Dragon" and legend has it that in ancient times when the Vietnamese were fighting off foreign invaders, the gods sent a family of dragons to assist in the fight. During the battle, the dragons spat out jewels that would later become the islands that now are scattered around the bay.

Enjoy a seafood lunch on board whilst you 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.

After lunch you will have the chance to explore Sung Sot Cave, the biggest and most beautiful grotto in Halong. After that, you will move to Titop Island and climb up to the top for epic views of the Bay.

Back on the boat, enjoy the sunset and an afternoon tea while cruising back to the harbour.

You will return to Hanoi by expressway in the late in the afternoon, where you have a chance to reflect on this memorable day.

Experience Includes

  • Scenic cruise around stunning Halong Bay, escaping the hustle and bustle of busy Hanoi
  • Explore Sung Sot Cave, the most famous grotto of Halong Bay
  • Cruise on a boat, navigating the iconic limestone karsts that tower above the water
  • Climb to the top of Titop Island for epic views of the Bay
  • Round trip transportation by express highway
  • Enjoy a local seafood lunch as you pass by numerous beautiful islets
  • Tea break on boat.
  • English speaking guide
  • Halong entrance fees as indicated
  • Group size limited to 16 people for a more intimate atmosphere

Experience Excludes

  • Gratuities
  • Additional refreshments
  • Kayaking or bamboo boat


Daily, year round.

Departure location

The front entrance of the Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi.

Start times



11-12 hours.

Terms & Conditions

  • Children below the age of 6 years are not permitted on this tour.
  • You will receive a voucher for this experience. Please read it thoroughly.
  • Please advise of any dietary requirements at time of booking. Please do not wait until the day of the tour to inform us as the tour operator will be unable to accommodate most requests.
  • Drop off at centrally located hotels in Hanoi.
  • Maximum group size is 16.