Halong Bay Junk Cruise

2 Days | Glide across the emerald waters of Vietnam's Halong Bay on a junk boat

4 out of 5 based on 2 reviews submitted.
Short Breaks
NZD $425
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Prepare to be whisked away from the cosmopolitan streets of Hanoi to the serene landscape of the World Heritage-listed Halong Bay. Cast away on a traditional-style boat and set sail through hundreds of limestone karsts that rise dramatically from the emerald waters of the bay. Sit back, relax and soak up this epic landscape while enjoying scrumptious meals cooked on board. Relax on deck with friends, chat to the friendly crew, meet the locals as they row between boats or explore myriad hidden caves by kayak. This short trip is the perfect way to add a few days of well-deserved relaxation onto any Vietnam adventure.

Trip overview

Map of Halong Bay Junk Cruise including Vietnam
Hanoi, Vietnam
Hanoi, Vietnam
Short Breaks
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Min 12
Group size
Min 1 - Max 22
Trip code
This trip generates 36.39 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • Experience the natural wonder of thousands of limestone karsts that rise from the bay on a cruise through this World Heritage site
  • Sail back in time with an overnight stay on a traditional-style wooden boat, and awake to the unique misty morning sights of this strange paradise of green waters and rocky islands
  • Feast on a sumptuous meal as the boat anchors in the heart of the bay, then take to the deck to see the stars and moon illuminate the water and peaks
  • Halong Bay is one of Vietnam’s most iconic sights, and this must-see must be seen on a classic junk cruise

Is this trip right for you?
  • On a two full day, efficient but comprehensive extension, you can experience staying overnight on Halong Bay.
  • As this trip stays overnight on the boat there is somewhat less time for local interaction, but take the time to relax and enjoy the spectacular views.
  • This trip operates on a join-in basis. You will join in with other travellers, who have potentially booked on a different trip, or through other companies.


This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2023 to 31 December 2023.

View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2024 - 31 December 2024

Map of Halong Bay Junk Cruise including Vietnam



1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner


Boat, Shuttle Bus


Overnight boat (1 night)

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Important notes

1. This Short Break Adventure starts at 8:00am on Day 1, and finishes at approximately 5.30pm on Day 2.
2. You will be picked up on Day 1 from the Joining Point Hotel listed in the Essential Trip Information for this itinerary. Pick-up will take place between 8:00-8:45 am in the hotel foyer.
3. If you require pick up from another hotel in Hanoi's Old Quarter, please inform your booking agent at least 14 days prior to departure. Pick up from alternative hotels will take place between 7.30-8.00am.
4. This trip is operated by one of our local partners in Vietnam and therefore you may be joined by a mixture of Intrepid-booked passengers and other travellers during activities.
5. The maximum number of travellers is indicative of maximum number of travellers during join-in activities only.
6. Kayaking is now permitted within designated zones within Halong Bay.
7. Age restrictions apply to this trip: minimum age 12. Anyone aged under 18 must be accompanied by (and share accommodation with) a parent or guardian.
8.Please provide your full name exactly as per passport at the time of booking (including any middle names listed on your passport) for train and flight tickets. Fees may apply for amendments to details within 45 days of departure, and in some cases you will be required to cover the cost of issuing new tickets.

Essential Trip Information

Want an in-depth insight into this trip? Essential Trip Information provides a detailed itinerary, visa info, how to get to your hotel, what's included - pretty much everything you need to know about this adventure and more.

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4 out of 5 based on 2 reviews submitted.
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Elizabeth · Traveled October 2023
Great trip but be aware that Intrepid charges a large mark up compared to direct booking.
Review submitted 07 Nov 2023

Todd · Traveled June 2022
Sadly for a short trip it looked as though it was out sourced. On top of that the cost was more then double then anyone else on the trip. The tour company was cozy boat not intrepid and everyone booked through trip advisor. Although I did enjoy the tour I feel as though I was a bit ripped off and miss lead.
Review submitted 26 Jun 2022
Halong Bay Junk Cruise
NZD $425