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Halong Bay - Small Group Tour

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.

Your Halong Bay tour begins with a 3 ½ hour drive from the hectic pace of life in Vietnam's capital city, Hanoi, to the tranquil and beautiful Halong Bay.

On route you stop off at the Hong Ngoc Humanity Center, a handicraft outlet developed to provide support to communities in the area including people with disabilities.

On arrival in Halong City, board your private boat for a cruise around Halong Bay, famous for its spectacular limestone karsts jutting out of the peaceful green waters of the bay.

The views are spectacular as you sail amongst the nearly 2000 islands that fill the bay. You will see first hand why Halong Bay has been listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage site 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.

After a welcoming drink you have a chance to enjoy a seafood lunch on board while you cruise among the breathtaking scenery... what a way to spend the day!

Your cruise explores some of the grottos and caves that have formed in many of the area's islands. You also drop in on a fishing village where you will learn more about the culture and customs of the local inhabitants.

You can soak up the majestic atmosphere from the top deck taking in the stunning views orrelax below in comfortable surroundings. Return to Hanoi by road in the late afternoon where you have a chance to reflect on this memorable day.

Experience Includes

  • Scenic cruise around stunning Halong Bay aboard a traditional Chinese junk
  • Explore a cave, visit a local village and much more!
  • Enjoy a tasty seafood lunch
  • English speaking guide
  • Group size limited to 16 people for a more intimate atmosphere

Experience Excludes

  • Gratuities
  • Additional refreshments


Daily, year round.

Departure location

Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien Street, Hoan Kiem District.

Start times



11-12 hours.

Terms & Conditions

  • To ensure an intimate real life experience, group sizes are limited to 16 passengers.
  • 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.
  • Dress standards are conservative throughout Asia, especially outside major cities. To respect this and for your own comfort, we strongly recommend modest clothing. This means clothing that covers your shoulders and knees. Loose, lightweight, long clothing is both respectful and cool in the predominantly hot Asian climate.