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**Best-Value 1 Day Cruise (Sat & Sun) | Small 24-Person Boat | Halong Bay

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From US$ 32.01
No booking fee. Cancel for free 7 days before trip.
Full refund will be provided if you can’t travel due to COVID-19 restrictions
COVID-19 Safety Precautions: Cleaning is done on a daily basis with a focus on frequently touched surfaces. All meals will be served a la carte.

At a Glance

At a Glance

This is a 1-day well-run Halong day cruise from Hanoi, for a good price. The group size is small which is unusual at this price point. This 3-Star boat has a friendly and reliable crew that speaks good English, and the food on board is yummy. A special seafood lunch will be served, with Vegetarian and Halal options available on request! You're not cruising on the water for a super long time (4 hours in total), but the pace is still relaxed and comfortable.

Details

5.0 hours
Join-in trip
Up to 24 persons

Activities

Boat Tour

Suitable For

Small Groups

Trip Highlights

Halong Bay
Kayak
Explore Caves
Thien Cung Cave
Bamboo Boating

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You're looking for a good-value cruise with a small group! Bonus: this has a friendly & informative guide, and a special seafood lunch!

What's included

What's included

  • Special Seafood lunch (Vegetarian/ Halal/ Muslim available on request)
  • Kayaking trip or Bamboo boat in 40 minutes
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide
  • Entrance fees to Halong Bay and Cave visits
  • 1 free bottle of water
  • Drinks by orders
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Pick up outside Hanoi Old Quarter
  • Pick-ups from Airbnbs & homestays
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Availability

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Where You'll Meet

Where You'll Meet

FREE - Meet-up at Halong Bay
  • Tuan Chau Harbour 15 mins before selected timeslot Details
+US$ 4.36/person - Meet-up at Hanoi
  • Dragonfly Cruise Office 15 mins before selected timeslot Details
  • Only Hotels in Hanoi Old Quarter (Hoan Kiem) 15 mins before selected timeslot Details

What You'll Do

What You'll Do

This is a sample itinerary and may be weather-dependent. Start/end times may depend on transport chosen.
Day 1: Halong Bay - Thien Cung Cave
Halong Bay - Thien Cung Cave

Today you'll take a day trip around stunning Halong Bay in a traditional wooden junk boat

  • Meet-up 15 mins before selected timeslot
  • Board a traditional wooden junk and head into the bay.
  • Enjoy a fresh seafood lunch (vegetarian available if requested) on the way out.
  • Enjoy the limestone cliffs and islets along the way - learn more about the interesting names given to these islands: Stone Dogs Island, Duck Island, Finger Island, Incense Burner Island, and Fighting Cocks Island, the symbol of Halong Bay.
  • Head to Thien Cung Cave (Heavenly Palace Grotto), a magnificent and must-visit cave. Explore their huge chambers adorned with stalactites and stalagmites of all kinds.
  • Enjoy 45-minutes of Kayaking or Bamboo boat around the islands and bask in the charm of this natural paradise.

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Meet your guide

Meet your guide

Dragonfly Cruise

A brand of Charming Vietnam, Dragonfly Cruise, pays attention to all your travel needs and expectations. The staff will assist with any concerns or questions you might have from the very start to the moment you get home safely. They are committed to setting a new level of professional and tour quality.
5 years experience
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What others are saying

What others are saying

4.9 out of 41 helpful reviews
Petri Partanen
30 Jan 2020
**Best-Value 1 Day Cruise (Sat & Sun) | Small 24-Person Boat | Halong Bay
The hotel pickup arrived exactly at the agreed time. Vegetarian food at the cruise was superb. Halong Bay itself was alright. Tour guide is pretty amusing and shares insights about Vietnam during the bus ride. It was a nice way to spend one day. Expect to spend some additional money on tips and drinks.
297rz
04 Jan 2020
We booked with Dragonfly based on the reviews here but walked to their office to book directly which was only 2 minutes from our hotel. Our guide Benjamin was very informative, more so than any other we had over various tours in 2 weeks! The tour itself is great, lunch was delicious and the cave visit is manageable for someone like me with bad knees. The boat goes up close to the amazing rock formations. There is a half hour comfort break half way into the journey at a marble warehouse kinda place where you can also buy various souvenirs. My only criticism would be that we got picked up last in the morning and we therefore had to take the last 3 seats on the back row of the bus. The middle seat feels like you could be flung forward at any moment, you can't sit back properly or hold on to anything, and with the bus being full you are squashed up against a stranger. Not comfortable for a 7 hour journey there and back. Ps: I didn't see those with comfortable seats and able to sleep leave a tip. ...
eojgnoy
24 Dec 2019
Louis our tour guide was great. He was very informative and pleasant to be with. Louis was there very step of the way explaining what to look out for while explaining the history behind the sights. We booked our day trip last minute and glad that we decided to take this tour. There are no regrets. I recommend to anyone visiting Hanoi to take this tour with him.
Sandeepnvarma
21 Nov 2019

Trip to Halong Bay area is a must of you visit Hanoi. The bay is in northeast part of Vietnam, is known for its emerald waters and thousands of towering limestone islands topped by rainforests.

kathyc4109399
18 Nov 2019

I recommend this tour. The bus ride was a bit long but I guess it is the standard route. Our host, Robert was great. He was punctual at pick up, was insightful with good humor too. The tour was well organized and was a great value.

Thank you Robert (hi).

From: Kathy C

Dragonfly Cruise Policies

Dragonfly Cruise Policies

Covid Cancellation Policy (for bookings after 1 Sept 2020)
If you can't travel because of Covid restrictions, you can choose to get a full refund, Seek Sophie credits (no expiry, 110% of trip value) or reschedule your trip at no additional cost. Your choice, no questions asked.
Usual Cancellation Policy (for Non-Covid reasons)
Cancel for free 7 days before your trip starts. Cancellations after such date will not be eligible for refunds as Dragonfly Cruise would have paid for your trip’s logistics already.

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Cash (for purchasing drinks during happy hour, buying souvenirs or tips)
Change of clothes
Electrical adapter
Flipflops
Hat (it gets sunny!)
Passport (required for registration on the boat)
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Sunscreen
Swimsuit
Toiletries
Umbrella and/or light rain jacket
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