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Full-Day Halong Bay Islands and Cave Tour from Hanoi

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Dragonfly Cruises offer the easiest way with Instant Confirmation to book Halong Bay Day Tours.

Travelers would see the best of Halong with the most interesting activities at the World Natural Heritage areas recognized by UNESCO.

We offer the Private Car pick up at Hotels with Expressway Transfers for the best comfort and privacy.

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  • Magnificent photo opportunities: junk boat cruise around Halong Bay
  • Paddle around the islands on a sea kayak or bamboo boat
  • Personalized experience: choice of private or group tour
  • Hassle-free hotel pickup and round-trip transport from Hanoi
What to Expect
After an early-morning pickup from your Hanoi hotel, admire the Red River Delta scenery on the drive to Halong Bay. Then, board your boat—a traditional wooden junk—in Halong Bay. Keep your camera on hand as you set sail across the bay for endless photo opportunities. Listen as your guide points out notable landmarks, all with unique names, such as Fighting Cocks Island, Finger Island, Duck Island, and Incense Burner Island, and glide through Thien Cung Cave (Heavenly Palace Grotto), filled with majestic stalactites and stalagmites. Transfer to a small bamboo boat or sea kayak to get a closer look at the caves and islands, and enjoy a quiet paddle around one of the bay’s most scenic spots. Then, sail back to the wharf, where your driver will be ready to take you back to Hanoi. Your tour ends with drop-off at your Hanoi hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
1: 35 Hàng Thùng, Hàng Bạc, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam
2: Tuan Chau Island, Tuần Châu, Hạ Long, Quảng Ninh, Vietnam
3: 35 Hàng Thùng, Hàng Bạc, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam
4: 35 Hàng Thùng, Hàng Bạc, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam
5: Tuan Chau Island, Tuần Châu, Hạ Long, Quảng Ninh, Vietnam

Traveler pickup is offered
- Pick-up is available for guests staying at hotels in the Old Quarter of Hanoi. And Hotels listed in the system.
- For Guests stay at BnB or Homestays hard to find the way to pick up. Please come to our office for the pick up from 07:30 - 08:00 at 37a Hang Thung street, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi.
- Or you can an Option in our tour: Private car Pick up at your hotel then you would meet our tour guide when you check in Cruise in Halong bay.
- Lotte Hotel/ JW Marriott Hotel Hanoi/ Grand Plaza Hotel Hanoi/ Somerset Hoa Binh Hanoi/ Crowne Plaza Hotel/ Muong Thanh Xa La. The traffic to our office very bad. It would take long time for the Taxi.
- For travelers who stay in Halong. You can meet our guide at 12:15-12:30 at Ticket Counter #01, Tuan Chau Island, Halong Bay. If you would like to come back Hanoi with us please advise us in advance for the best arrangement.

Ticket Counter No 01, Tuan Chau Island Port, Halong City
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Kayaking or Bamboo boat 45 minutes. Thien Cung Cave visit 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
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Day tour to Halong would not arrange the Swimming as it is not enough time
  • Tranfer back to Hanoi on the other day. Charge would be applied
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 42 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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I was able to chat via WhatsApp to confirm a meeting point since our hotel was outside the main pick up area. Jack, our tour guide, spoke English very well and was incredibly friendly and informative. He gave an introduction, our itinerary for the day, and specific instructions
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I was in Hanoi only for a few days so decided to go for the one day Halong Bay trip.The bus ride to Halong Bay was long but as expected, and our tour guide (whose name was pronounced like "oui") told many facts and stories about the place which made the way there feel shorter.
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This was my best part of my trip to Hanoi. Never have I seen such beauty in a bay tour. The boats are large and they served a meal while on board. The Caves are amazing and I am going back to see the other caves that I did not see. This is a must see and do while in Hanoi.
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Unforgettable tour - a must if you are in Hanoi. Magical scenery. We chose the 2 day cruise and slept on the boat overnight. We were`nt disappointed.
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We were only in Hanoi for 2 days and even if exhausted from our red-eye flight to Vietnam we still opted to get a full-day tour of Halong bay. It was amazing. Our guide was great. He speaks English really well and was very informative. Halong Bay is magical and the activities
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Key Details
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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  • Hotel Pickup
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