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1 Day Cruise | Halong Bay **Sunset Party,Vegetarian friendly, Expressway transfer from Hanoi available
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1 Day Cruise | Halong Bay **Sunset Party,Vegetarian friendly, Expressway transfer from Hanoi available

1 day Max: 45 guests
Hike Ti Top ('Titov') Island
Explore Caves
Kayak
Visit Floating Villages
Sunset Party
5 Highlights
DVT

Daily Vietnam Tour

4.9 (26)
5 years experience
From US$ 38.45
1 Day Halong Cruise **Best-Value Small Group Trip
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1 Day Halong Cruise **Best-Value Small Group Trip

1 day Max: 24 guests
Kayak
Explore Caves
Visit Floating Villages
3 Highlights
Dragonfly Cruise

Dragonfly Cruise

4.9 (41)
4 years experience
From US$ 38.45
1 Day Cruise (3-Star) | Halong Bay **Small Group Trip
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1 Day Cruise (3-Star) | Halong Bay **Small Group Trip

1 day Max: 24 guests
Kayak
Explore Caves
Visit Floating Villages
3 Highlights
Charming Vietnam Travel

Charming Vietnam Travel

4.5 (30)
11 years experience
From US$ 40.48
1 Day Halong Cruise (w/ Fast Expressway transfer from Hanoi)
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1 Day Halong Cruise (w/ Fast Expressway transfer from Hanoi)

1 day Max: 40 guests
Kayak
Explore Caves
Visit Floating Villages
3 Highlights
Sunrise Day Cruise

Sunrise Day Cruise

3.9 (15)
20 years experience
From US$ 43.51
1 Day Cruise | Halong Bay **Backpacker's Favourite
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1 Day Cruise | Halong Bay **Backpacker's Favourite

1 day Max: 30 guests
Hike Ti Top ('Titov') Island
Kayak
Explore Caves
Visit Floating Villages
4 Highlights
Wego Halong Cruise

Wego Halong Cruise

4.9 (41)
4 years experience
From US$ 43.51
1 Day Cruise (4-Star) | Halong Bay **Round trip transport from Hanoi Available
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1 Day Cruise (4-Star) | Halong Bay **Round trip transport from Hanoi Available

1 day Max: 60 guests
Explore Caves
Kayak
Visit Floating Villages
Hike Ti Top ('Titov') Island
4 Highlights
Alova Premium Cruise

Alova Premium Cruise

5.0 (20)
8 years experience
From US$ 54.64
1 Day Cruise (4-Star) | Lan Ha Bay **Includes Short Trek on Cat Ba Island
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1 Day Cruise (4-Star) | Lan Ha Bay **Includes Short Trek on Cat Ba Island

1 day Max: 30 guests
Kayak
Explore Caves
Vietnamese Cooking Class
Bamboo Boating
4 Highlights
Arcady Cruise

Arcady Cruise

4.9 (45)
2 years experience
From US$ 55.65
2D1N Cruise (3-Star) | Halong Bay
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2D1N Cruise (3-Star) | Halong Bay

2 days 1 night Max: 20 guests
Sunset Party
Hike Ti Top ('Titov') Island
Kayak
Explore Caves
Visit Pearl Farm
Vietnamese Cooking Class
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Halong Authentic Cruise

Halong Authentic Cruise

4.7 (39)
3 years experience
From US$ 78.93
1-Day Luxury Cruise (5-Star) | Halong Bay **Private Pier for Embarkation
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1-Day Luxury Cruise (5-Star) | Halong Bay **Private Pier for Embarkation

1 day Max: 24 guests
Explore Caves
Kayak
Visit Floating Villages
3 Highlights
Genesis Cruise

Genesis Cruise

4.9 (41)
3 years experience
From US$ 89.04
2D1N Cruise (3-Star) | Halong route **Comfy Bay-view Cabins
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2D1N Cruise (3-Star) | Halong route **Comfy Bay-view Cabins

2 days 1 night Max: 22 guests
Hike Ti Top ('Titov') Island
Visit Pearl Farm
Kayak
Visit Floating Villages
Explore Caves
5 Highlights
Sunlight Cruise

Sunlight Cruise

4.9 (41)
5 years experience
From US$ 90.06
1 Day Cruise (4-Star) | Lan Ha Bay Route **Unique Itinerary & Great Vegetarian Food
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1 Day Cruise (4-Star) | Lan Ha Bay Route **Unique Itinerary & Great Vegetarian Food

1 day Max: 70 guests
Kayak
Visit Floating Villages
Explore Caves
3 Highlights
Serenity Cruises

Serenity Cruises

4.9 (34)
2 years experience
From US$ 90.06
1 Day Luxury Cruise (5 Stars) | Lan Ha Bay **Expressway Limo transport from Hanoi
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1 Day Luxury Cruise (5 Stars) | Lan Ha Bay **Expressway Limo transport from Hanoi

1 day Max: 30 guests
Kayak
Bamboo Boating
Vietnamese Cooking Class
3 Highlights
Escape Sails Cruise (by Incredible Asia Journey)

Escape Sails Cruise (by Incredible Asia Journey)

10 years experience
From US$ 91.07
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What you should know

How do I get there?

The closest big city to Halong Bay is Hanoi.

Most of the cruise companies include return transfers from Hanoi to Halong Bay in the price. Depending on the type of cruise company, the journey can take between 2 to 3.5 hours.

If you don't get a private transfer, you can also opt to get a bus. Buses leave from Luong Yen bus station from Hanoi to Halong Bay very regularly. Make sure you know which port/terminal you are leaving from so you know where to get off.

Do I need to go with a guide?

To experience Halong Bay fully, you will need to book a spot on a cruise ship. We have listed some of the best cruise ships in the Halong Bay area here.

Do I need to train up?

It's entirely up to you how active you would like the trip to be! You can choose whether you want to sit back and relax on the boat, or take part in activities around Halong Bay such as kayaking and light hiking.

What's the best time to go?
The best months to visit are March, April, May, June, July, August
We recommend the above period because you would have good weather.
How much time do I need?

You will need at least two days to get the full experience of Halong Bay.

What's the difference between the options?

The main differences between the options are the comfort of the boat (measured by number of stars out of 5), the bay visited (i.e. whether it's Halong Bay or the neighbouring bays) and the activities.

Don't be fooled by the names of the bays - Halong Bay and Bai Tu Long Bay are both part of the Halong Bay UNESCO World Heritage Site. The bays all offer the same dramatic, beautiful landscapes, and in fact, we actually prefer like Bai Tu Long Bay more than Halong Bay itself as it's less touristy.

In terms of the activities, do look carefully at what activities each option includes as there are subtle differences. Some of the options will include a cooking class or a sunset party, whereas others may not. Although all the activities are optional, we would recommend that you choose an option with the activities that you are most keen on doing!

Any tips for what to do in the area?

If you wish to stay in the Halong Bay area for a day or two after you've finished your cruise, you can head to Cat Ba island, which is a large island in the neighboring Lan Ha Bay. On Cat Ba island, you can hike in the Cat Ba National Park and explore its many caves and waterfalls.

Is there anything else I should know?

Cruise ships currently depart from three main ports around Halong Bay. The boats departing from each port tend to head to one of the three different bays around the Halong Bay area. Don't worry if you're not sure which to pick - the bays look pretty much the same!

Here are a few notes about the ports and the bays:

Tuan Chau Port: this is the first port on the road and the busiest one; boats from here take off for Halong Bay.

Hon Gai Port: this port is perhaps the least busy one with ships heading to Bai Tu Long Bay. If you don't like having too many tourist boats around you when you admire the bay scenery, this is probably the one to choose as Bai Tu Long Bay is the least crowded of the three.

Got Ferry Terminal (also known as Lan Ha Ferry Terminal): This is the furthest one to the south. Many of the more luxury boats take off from here to Lan Ha Bay.

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