Full-Day Halong Bay Islands and Cave Tour from Hanoi

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The epic landscape of Halong Bay has beckoned dreamers to Hanoi for centuries. Experience the majestic bay in 1-day while on board a traditional Chinese boat, and visit the magical grottoes that have charmed visitors for years.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Halong Bay, Halong Bay, Quang Ninh ProvinceHalong Bay is a beautiful natural wonder in northern Vietnam near the Chinese border. The Bay is dotted with 1,600 limestone islands and islets and covers an area of over 1,500 sqkm. This extraordinary area was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994. For many tourists, this place is like something right out of a movie. The fact is that Halong Bay features a wide range of biodiversity, while the surrealistic scenery has indeed featured in endless movies. The best way to get to Halong City is by car, minibus or bus from Hanoi which is only 170km away. If budget is not a problem, an hour-long helicopter transfer is also available.Duration: 4 hoursStop At: Dong Thien Cung, Halong Bay, Quang Ninh ProvinceThien Cung Cave (Heavenly Palace Cave) is located in the southwest of Halong Bay, which is considered the most beautiful primitive cave of the Bay. The cave is 10,000 square meters with complicated interior structure, many floors, and high ceiling. The cave becomes famous thanks to a unique system of stalactites and stalagmites with different forms and shapes.Exploring Thien Cung Cave’s craggy cliffs is no easy task. Going through a narrow door, you would be surprised by a large space inside the cave that the further you walk, the more beautiful formation of stalactites come to your eyes.On the wall of the eastern side of the cave, an impressive picture of stalactites and stalagmites give tourists the most fantastic feeling ever. The travel guide would never forget to tell you legends or folk tales interpreted from the picture by the local Halong people.Make full use of your imagination to create pictures of fish schools, flocks of birds, and the daily life of people from a giant natural rock pillar all naturally sculptured by stalactites inside your mind when you come to the center of the cave.Above your head, on the ceiling of Thien Cung Cave, amazing rows of stalagmites drooping through million years that create colorful pictures and melodies thank to the light and the wind flowing inside the cave.Leaving the cave, tourist would feel a lingering sensation like just finish a tour to a massive art museum created by the Mother Nature.Duration: 45 minutesPass By: Charming Vietnam Travel, HanoiCharming Vietnam Travel is one of the most prominent products of Hoan Kiem Travel Co., Ltd offering customers the easiest way to book cruises and tours to Halong Bay, Sapa, Hoa Lu – Tam Coc or City Tour. Specially, the package in Vietnam.As you navigate through our website, get ready for a virtual adventure, where we will show you the very best of Vietnam.Our site use the safest payment gateway in Vietnam with Onepay.vn which bring you the best way for payment process.Pass By: Dragonfly Cruise, HanoiDragonfly Cruises offer the easiest way with Instant Confirmation to book Halong Day Tours from Hanoi. Help travelers to see the best of Halong with the World Natural Heritage areas recognized by UNESCO.Take the most interesting activities just in Full day tours.We also offer Packages with Halong bay tours Full day or Multi-day Tours help travelers to choose the best fit for the schedules.View our Verified reviews for your right choice with Options from Join-in Group tour, Small group tour and Private cruise tours. We offer the best of All included packages help customers have free of hassle on the trip and enjoy the best of their time with us. Stop At: Hon Ga Choi Island, Halong Bay, Quang Ninh ProvinceA distinctive pair of karst islets jutting out from the calm waters of Halong Bay; the unique Hon Ga Choi Island has become one of the bay’s most memorable landmarks and among the most photographed attractions for cruise visitors. Located right in the heart of the bay, the jagged rock formations loom 12 meters over the water, improbably perched on narrow, weatherworn bases and appearing to lean towards each other.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Hong Ngoc Fine Art, Hai Duong, Hai Duong Province Hong Ngoc Shopping Center (Chan – Thien – My Company). Founded in 1996 with just one small store, it is now a vast shopping area of about 5000m2 and has a system three large stores located along the major highway between Hanoi and Halong. The stores are unique in that they have a social initiative in place to provide free vocational training and job creation for people with disabilities.The products include embroidery, clothing, ornamental carving, lacquer, ceramic, gemstones, and jewelry.Duration: 30 minutesPass By: Halong Bay, Halong Bay, Quang Ninh ProvinceSeafood Lunch on Halong Bay.Visitors to Ha Long possibly would definitely be surprised by the incredible gastronomy of this charming bay. Also, not only seafood here is worth tasting, but a plenty of Vietnamese traditional foods and international cooking styles appeared in Dragonfly Cruises would satisfy the pickiest tourists.Whenever visiting any tourism destination in any country in the world, most travelers spend a considerable amount of time exploring and enjoying the wild wonders of cuisines there. Visitors to Ha Long possibly are not an exception, and they would definitely be surprised by the incredible gastronomy on Dragonfly Cruise while cruising on the bay. Comparing to sea food of other beach in the North of Vietnam, Halong seafood became a brand. Squid sausages, Sweet and sour fried snails, grilled squids … are the most delicious meals. Seafood in Halong is very diverse. Halong has not only the shrimp, prawn, squid, oyster, crab and fish… but also other weird type of seafood like: Cu Ky (a kind of crabs), Be Be (it’s look like a prawn but not), Sa Sung – a kind of sea worms…Stop At: Halong Bay, Halong Bay, Quang Ninh ProvinceKayaking is an exciting activity that you can not miss when visit Halong Bay. Sitting on a tiny kayak, paddling in the blue water, wriggling into the cave, or touching the stalactites...To feel all the grandeur of Halong nature and discover cliffs below the waves rolling up thousands of years, or watch birds on the cliffs or touch thousands years old stalactites.Duration: 40 minutesStop At: Halong Bay, Halong Bay, Quang Ninh ProvinceBamboo Boat in Halong Bay.Bamboo boat is a familiar transport of fisherman. The small one is used to move, larger one is used to transport goods, even home of the whole family.Tourists can choose to learn how to drive the boat under the instruction of local people, or having a fisherman rowing boat for you. Each bamboo boat can only sit from 4 to 6 people, tourists can visit the caves, limestone mountains, gorgeous beach. During that time, visitors are free to immerse themselves in the fresh air of the sea, take pictures and film, chat with the enthusiastic fishermen.Duration: 40 minutes

What’s included

  • Kayaking or Bamboo boat 45 minutes. Thien Cung Cave visite 45 minutes
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide
  • From Hanoi: Round-trip transfers by Modern Comfortable Bus pick up at Hotels located in Old Quater
  • From Halong: Pick up at Tuan Chau Island at 12:00-12:30 at Ticket Counter No 01.
  • Lunch - Tomato/ Cucumber salad/ Fried potato/ Steamed shrimp/ Fried eggs/ Fried squil/ Fried spring rolls/ Fried chicken with mushroom/ Steamed fish/ Fried vegetable/ Steamed rice/ Fresh fruit
  • Entry/Admission - Halong Bay
  • Entry/Admission - Dong Thien Cung
  • Entry/Admission - Halong Bay
  • Entry/Admission - Halong Bay

What’s not included

  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Day tour to Halong would not arrange the Swimming as it is not enough time
  • Private transportation
  • Tranfer back to Hanoi on the other day. Charge would be applied

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • All-inclusive tour
  • Led by a local guide
  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Special Offer
  • Lunch included
  • Vegetarian meal option available
  • Instant Confirmation
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