“The Halong Bay was absolutely beautiful. I liked that the tour started a little bit earlier than similar tours by other companies, which enabled us to cruise the Bay and visit the cave before the busy time. ...Maho S., Japan – See more reviews
What To Expect
Experience the rapturous beauty of this world heritage-listed site on this Halong Bay tour. After a drive through the rural villages of northern Vietnam we arrive at the bay and board a private Chinese junk. Set sail through turquoise waters dotted with over 3,000 magnificent limestone islands. Explore the many karsts and enjoy a seafood buffet while taking in the bay's mystical scenery.
Our Halong Bay tour begins with a 3-and-a-half hour drive from the hectic pace of life in Vietnam's capital city, Hanoi, to the tranquil and beautiful Halong Bay. En route we take a stop at the Hong Ngoc Humanity Center, which was developed to provide support to communities in the area including people's with disabilities. The products made at the center are available for us to purchase and take home as a memento of our visit to Vietnam.
Upon arrival in Halong City we board our private boat for a cruise in Halong Bay, famous for its lime karsts jutting out of the green waters which create a spectacular vista as nearly 2000 islands that fill the bay. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1994, Halong Bay means "Bay of the Descending Dragon" and legend has it that a long time ago, when the Vietnamese were fighting off foreign invaders, the gods sent a family of dragons to assist in their fight. During the battle the dragons spat out jewels that would later become the islands that are now scattered around the bay, and is a favorite for visitors who travel to Hanoi.
Also, our Halong Bay cruise takes us to explore some of the grottos or caves that have formed in many of those floating islands. Also, we drop by in a fishing village where we'll learn more about the local culture and customs of the local inhabitants. Provided that the weather is warm enough, there is a chance to stop and swim in the emerald waters, and for those of us not wanting to swim, we can relax on board our private boat and soak up in the whole atmosphere. We also have a chance to enjoy a seafood lunch on the boat. What a way to spend the day! Finally, we return to Hanoi by road late in the afternoon, a time where you'll have a chance to reflect on one the most spectacular Halong Bay Tours you will do.
Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Transport and entrance fees as indicated
Tips and gratuities
Children under 6 years old are not permitted on this tour.
Tour will be operated as a guaranteed Small Group Tour with a maximum of 16 guests.
Pick-up time may range between 07:30 and 08:00.
Dress standards are conservative throughout Asia, especially outside major cities. To respect this (and for your own comfort as well), we strongly recommend modest clothing. This means that your clothing must cover your shoulders and knees. Loose, lightweight, long clothing is both respectful and cool in the predominantly hot Asian climate.
Swimming will not be permitted in accordance with the new regulations introduced by the local authority concerning the section of Halong Bay that we shall visit.
All our card payments are protected by thawte to give you peace of mind.
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