Halong Bay Tours Full Day – Daily Tours

I booked the day tour at Halong Bay through Halong Best Cruises online due to having limited time. I was picked up by my guide Hoang at 7:55 am from Hanoi Elegence Hotel. The journey is a little long nearly four hours to the Bay but thats not a problem and during which time Hoang kept us entertained with some history and culture in near perfect english. And this being my first visit to Vietnam i fell in love with it immediately particularly Hanoi and Halong Bay the scenery architecture history is amazing and having a good guide who makes you appreciate that really helps so thank you Hoang! We stopped half way for some refreshments and to look at locally made arts and crafts and you can actually see local people at work these are not imports from nearby china made in a factory. I took some time to talk to some of the people who were in the process of making pictures from embroidary when you realize how painstaking this is and how long it takes, you then appreciate how important your visit is and that your purchases are helping local people survive. So back on the bus and Hoang lets us bombard him with questions and answers thoughtfully and politely. We get to the habor and embark on the Deluxe Cruise. Its a little misty but hot and this adds a certain mystery to the trip and its very very easy to understand why this is now one of the seven wonders and a Heritage site as we sail out and start to see the natural beauty of this location. We are given a very big lunch while making our way slowly to our next stop – the floating fishing village, lunch is lots of fresh sea food rice fruit and a drink and I feel spoilt and wish I could have eaten more ! We get on a smaller boat once we arrive at the village and float gently round the fishing village and the serenity and peacefulness hits you as much as the beauty of this area. Back aboard we are then taken to a magnificent cave and get off the boat to climb inside and walk around Hoang yet again fills us with interesting historical information about the area. Back on the Halong Bay Cruises and its back to the harbour to get the private car back to Hanoi. The one day day tour is perfect if you don’t have the time to stay longer and you will not regret it. I loved it so much I am going back and will booking a longer tour with the Best Cruises as I had nothing short of a perfect day with them.

Our car and tour guide will pick up at your hotel in the morning and transfer to Halong Bay. Driving along the Red River Delta with outskirt of Hanoi; Bac Ninh province, the home-land of “Quan Ho folk song” which is one of the World Culture Heritage of Vietnam; Hai Duong province where we will have a short stop for relax at around few minutes. Keeping on driving to Halong bay we can see the land of coal, the land of sea…

12:10 We arrive at Bai Chay wharf. Welcome by crew team and we start enjoying 4 hour boat trip. A delicious seafood lunch will be served when we are completely relax on boat. We are both having seafood and seeing the wonderful sightseeing outside. Our lunch time ends is the time we walk into the Thien Cung cave (Heaven Palace cave) and Dau Go cave to see thousands of stalactites and stalagmites colored by hundreds of neon lights. After 1 hour stay in the “Heaven Palace”, we are back to the boat for cruising along the World Nature Heritage part to see the Incense Bowl islet, Cock fighting islets Sail islet, Turtle island…. If weather permitting, we can enjoy our great time with swimming and floating on the tranquil bay.

At 04:10 PM, we finish our boat trip and back to our vehicle for transferring to Hanoi. At around 7:00 Pm we will be back to Hanoi. Trip ends.

What’s included:
Private transportation (car or van ) with aircondition
Professional English/ French speaking guide
Fresh seafood lunch on boat
Entrance fees & sightseeing tickets
4 hour private boat trip
1 bottle of water/person