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Mythical Boat Cruise in Halong Bay

Visit the picturesque Halong Bay on this day trip from Hanoi which includes a visit to Thien Cung Cave, a delicious Vietnamese lunch, and more, whilst taking in the incredible UNESCO World Heritage listed surroundings!

Embark on a memorable boat cruise in the heart of the mythical Halong Bay. Translated as the "Bay of Descending Dragons", the legend says that dragons came to protect the people against the invaders and created the stunning limestone rocks rising from the sea. Set off on the adventure of a lifetime, sailing through the wonderful rocky islands and natural caves of this breathtaking UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Between 8:00am and 8:30am you will be picked up from your hotel in Hanoi to enjoy the picturesque countryside during the drive to Halong Bay. The drive will take approximately 3.5 hours. A rest stop will be made along the way.

Upon arrival, embark for a 4-hour boat trip on a traditional Vietnamese junk and cruise through the huge limestone rocks on the Bay’s emerald water.

On board, enjoy a scrumptious lunch before visiting one of the most beautiful caves of the Bay called Thien Cung Cave. The tiny islands are dotted with innumerable beaches and caves that make an excellent backdrop for swimming or just lazing about on the boat deck.

You can also choose the kayaking Deluxe Option to explore further by Kayak.

At the end of the afternoon, the boat takes you back to the harbor, where your minibus will be waiting to take you back to Hanoi, arriving around 20:30.

Experience Includes

  • Halong Bay boat experience from Hanoi
  • Pick-up and drop off from Hanoi hotels
  • All Admission fees
  • English-speaking guide
  • One Bottle of water per person
  • Vietnamese buffet lunch
  • All taxes and charges
  • Kayak rental ( Deluxe option only )

Experience Excludes

  • Gratuities
  • Drinks - these can be purchased on board
  • Personal expenses
  • Additional activities locally


Daily, year round.

Start times



Approximately 8-9 hours

Terms & Conditions

  • Please note this is a shared tour with other guests.
  • Children aged 2 and under may travel for free.
  • Onboard drinks are not included.
  • Please note that credit card payments are not available on the boat.
  • The itinerary may be changed due to weather, unforeseen building closures, tidal and other operating conditions without notice.
  • There may be a surcharge during the five days of Lunar New Year. This will be payable locally.
  • Please note that a minimum of two adults is required to confirm the tour.
  • During festivals, crowds and queuing may be experienced.
  • Special meal request (diet or vegetarian) should be sent prior to your departure date and may not be available.
  • Specific type of boat can't be guaranteed.
  • You should bring appropriate clothing and sunscreen.
  • Please be on time for the pick-up at your hotel.
  • Cancellation Policy: If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 1 and 3 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 % cancellation fee. If you cancel within 1 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 % cancellation fee.