12-13 hoursStart time
Duration: 12-13 hours
Your hotel in Hanoi's Old Quarter.
(Please advise your hotel at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)
Your hotel in Hanoi
After travelling from Hanoi by road board a traditional vessel and explore Halong Bay’s craggy limestone islands and grottos. Designated as a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site, this bay has exquisite scenery.
You’ll see the Man’s Head Island, which resembles a man standing and facing the mainland and the Dragon Island that resembles a dragon hovering above the emerald water of the bay. Other islands resembling their namesakes are: the Sail, the Pair of Roosters, the La Vong and the Incense Burner. Also spot some wonderful grottos such as Thien Cung (Heavenly Residence Grotto), Dau Go (Driftwood Grotto), Sung Sot (Surprise grotto) and Tam Cung (Three Palace Grotto) among others.
During the course of the cruise a delicious seafood lunch will be served on board.
You will be picked up in an air-conditioned vehicle from your hotel in Hanoi's Old Quarter. Today is sure to be one of the highlights of your holiday as you head towards the scenic Halong Bay. Designated a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site, this bay offers exquisite scenery.
Travel in your land cruiser to the port where you board your charming traditional wooden junk for cruising through the Bay. A wonderful fresh seafood lunch will be served while boat cruising through the bay.
You will cruise by rock formations with such names as Stone Dog, Incense Burner (Dinh Huong), Fighting Cock (Ga Choi). At the core of the islets, there are two wonderful caves and grottoes to visit as Thien Cung (Heavenly Residence Grotto), Dau Go (Driftwood Grotto) before returning to Halong pier.
Disembark at Halong pier and jump into the land cruiser for the return to your hotel in Hanoi.
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm all details.
Tour will not operate from 04–12 February 2016, due to the Vietnamese New Year.