Halong Bay

    • 11-12 hours
    • VUJ
    • Total price tool tip
      AUD $110
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There's a reason Halong Bay is one of the most photographed places in Vietnam - it's ridiculously beautiful. Hop on a traditional junk, glide through the azure waters with a drink in one hand, and a spot of seafood in the other. There's no better way to travel Halong Bay!  <strong>If you are on the road and want to book a trip for today or tomorrow - call Hanoi Urban Adventures on +84 (0) 904 193 308 to check availability and book straight away. Late bookings made online may not be confirmed without a confirmation call to the number above.</strong>

Highlights

* Be enchanted by the tranquility and natural beauty of Halong Bay

* Escape the hustle and bustle of busy Hanoi for the relaxing pace of Halong Bay

* Cruise around on a private boat, navigating the iconic lime karsts that tower above the water

* Explore a cave and share a seafood feast

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Pick up at centrally located hotels in Hanoi.
  • Finish:

    Drop off at centrally located hotels in Hanoi.
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 16
 
  • Inclusions:

    Local English speaking guide, transportation, entrance fees as indicated, lunch.
  • Exclusions:

    Items of a personal nature, tips / gratuities for driver or guide.

Additional information

Carbon Offset:Voucher exchange details

Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the tour.

Confirmation of booking

It is very important to please email Hanoi Urban Adventures on info@hanoiurbanadventures.com to confirm your pick up hotel at least 24 hours prior to departure. This confirmation helps to avoid delays in our departure.

Dress standard

Dress standards are conservative throughout Asia, especially outside major cities. To respect this and for your own comfort, we strongly recommend modest clothing. This means clothing that covers your shoulders and knees. Loose, lightweight, long clothing is both respectful and cool in the predominantly hot Asian climate.

Child policy

Children must be between 6 years and 11 years inclusively.  Children below the age of 6 years are not permitted on this tour.

Language

English

Tipping Info

If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides and drivers a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour.

Itinerary

Halong Bay is one of the most loved spots in Vietnam for a reason - it's gorgeous. On this Halong Bay tour, we take you away from the hectic pace of life in Hanoi and introduce you to the tranquil, beautiful Halong Bay.
Our Halong Bay tour begins with a 3.5 hour drive, but en route we will stop off at the Hong Ngoc Humanity Centre, a handicraft outlet developed to provide support to communities in the area including people with disabilities. 
On arrival in Halong City, we board our private boat for a cruise in Halong Bay, famous for its spectacular limestone karsts jutting out of the peaceful green waters of the bay. The views are spectacular as we cruise amongst the nearly 2000 islands that fill the bay.
You will see first hand why Halong Bay has been listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage site since 1994 and announced as one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature in 2011. Halong Bay means "Bay of the Descending Dragon" and legend has it that in ancient times, when the Vietnamese were fighting off foreign invaders, the gods sent a family of dragons to assist in the fight. During the battle, the dragons spat out jewels that would later become the islands that now are scattered around the bay.
After a welcome drink, we'll enjoy a seafood lunch on board while we cruise among the breathtaking scenery...what a way to spend the day! Soak up the majestic atmosphere from the top deck and enjoy the stunning views or relax below in comfortable surroundings. We'll also explore some of the grottos or caves that have formed in many of the islands that fill Halong Bay.
We return to Hanoi by road in the late in the afternoon, where you have a chance to reflect on this memorable day.

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