Halong Bay Tour from Hanoi

Hanoi - Halong Bay

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Overview

The perfect combination between a discovery of the capital of Vietnam and the a stunning cruise on the wonder of the world - Halong Bay creats an ideal trip to immerse into the endless charm of a beautiful Vietnam. This combination has become a popular trip for most of the tourists on their jounrey to discover northern Vietnam.

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Welcome you to the capital of Vietnam! Once arrival at the airport, you will be transferred to the hotel for check in. In the afternoon, enjoy a walking tour around the bustling streets of Hanoi. There will be various opportunities to admire the magnificent architectural works. Strolling around the famous 36 streets of the Old Quarter, you will be surprised by the hustle of the narrow streets filled with various food stalls and other products. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

♣ Please check our selected hotels in Hanoi for your reference.

This morning, start your exploration of the city with some of the most well known attractions starting with a visit to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum - where the body of the great President Ho Chi Minh was restored. Continue onto the traditional stilt house and the unique structure of One Pillar Pagoda. Leaving the complex, make your way to the Temple of Literature - known as the first university of Vietnam. It has become a popular place for Vietnamese students to show their respect and take some commemorative photographs when graduating.

Your afternoon excursion will be continued with a visit to the Ethnology Museum where you can explore the great diversity of ethnic groups. Afterwards, enjoy your time with a traditional water puppet show as the day comes to an end.

Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel. 

Note: Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum closes from 08 September to 08 November for annual maintenance. In this case, an alternative opt of visiting outside will be arranged.

After breakfast, leave the hustle and bustle of the capital city behind and depart for a journey to Halong Bay - the natural heritage site of the world famous for its thousands of islands scattered around the Gulf of Tonkin.

You will embark a boutique junk for an overnight cruise on this magnificent bay. You are also offered a great chance to savour fresh seafood admist the picturesque seascapes of the bay. It is for sure that you'll get a unique journey you have never experienced before.

Lunch, dinner and overnight on board.

♣ Please check our selected cruises on Halong Bay for your reference

Take the chance to wake up early this morning to immerse in the breathtaking views of the bay at its best while the sun casts its long shadow on the emerald water of the bay. After a tea break on board, enjoy your time on board as the boat cruises through a number of small islets and amazing limestone karsts over the bay. Let your camera ready to capture this stunning moment. Have lunch on boat.

If time permits, you will visit Phu Lang Pottery village for a closer look at the beautiful ceramics. Afterwards, transfer back to Hanoi. 

Meals on your own. End of tour.

List of hotels we use: Best price, strategic locations, carefully-checked.

In Vietnam

Hotel
Category
Destination
Budget 3 - Star 4 - Star 5 - Star
Hanoi L'Heritage Quoc Hoa May De Ville Old Quarter Apricot
Halong Bay V'Spirit Cruise V'Spirit Cruise Glory Cruise Pelican Cruise

In Vietnam

Hanoi L'Heritage
Halong Bay V'Spirit Cruise
Hanoi Quoc Hoa
Halong Bay V'Spirit Cruise
Hanoi May De Ville Old Quarter
Halong Bay Glory Cruise
Hanoi Apricot
Halong Bay Pelican Cruise

Halong Bay is a must see landscape for all travelers to Vietnam. Depending on your budget and interests, you can choose 1 night or 2 nights cruises. And now adays, there are many other choices for you when you have a plan to explore Halong Bay.

This itinerary is suitable for travelers who have limited time in Northern Vietnam. We recommend you to visit Hanoi and Halong Bay within 4 days. On the last day, you can back to Hanoi for an overnight or have other options such as an overnight train to next destinaitons (Hue/ Danang/ Nha Trang) or a transfer directly to Hanoi Airport and take a short flight to other destinations (Hue/ Danang/ Nha Trang/ Dalat/ Ho Chi Minh/ Can Tho/ Phu Quoc) or other countries (Cambodia/ Laos/ Myanmar).

There are many interesting activities in Hanoi such as a cooking class, a walking street food tour or a day trip to visit handicraft village, etc. If you are not satisfied with what we offer on day 2, you can discuss with our travel consultant and then we can amend the itinerary until it becomes suitable with your interests.

There are 02 types of Halong Bay boat. One is wooden boat and other is steel boat. The wooden boat is old/ traditional style, boutique while the steel boat is new/ mordern and big boat. We have a long list for Halong Bay Cruise and we deeply understand which cruise is perfect for you. If you have any special requirement for the Halong Bay Cruise, do not hesitate to share your ideas with us and then we can suggest you the best option.

You can take this tour all year around. You may concern about the typhoon on Halong Bay but be aware that, it is not often. One year we have 365 days but during 9 years working in tourism industry, the maximum days we need to cancel Halong Bay trip was only 5 trips per year. Moreover, we have several ideas to do during this unlucky day such as relaxing on Halong land with a hotel with pool or back to Hanoi and explore other sites such as Mai Chau, Ninh Binh or Duong Lam. We have so many things to recommend you hence do not worry any thing about your trip.

Best time to visit Halong? It should be March, April, September, October when the weather is not too hot or too cool and you can see the best of Hanoi and Halong Bay.

How's about Jan, Feb? It is still very nice, just a little bit cool and not really ideal for swimming but perfect for relaxing.

May and June are quite hot but great for swimming and kayaking.

July and August may have some hard rainy days - beleive us just some (very few) and you don't need to be worry about it, just go and explore the natural wonder of the world.

You may want to include this tour with a Sapa Trip.

Our prices are valid for daily departures (except some special case as explained below) for group from 1 to 6 pax. If your party has more than 6 adults, please send us an email, we will advise our best price for your group.

For children, please note:

+ Children under 2 years old: Free of charge (maximum 2 adults with 1 child under 2 years old)

+ Children from 2 to 5 years old: 50% price of adults

+ Children from 5 to 11 years old: 75% price of adults

+ Children from 12 years old: as adult

Our prices are not valid for some special occasions and peak season as below:

° Christmas and New Year (normally, there will be surcharge for Gala Dinner on 24.Dec and 31.Dec Eves – applied for 4 and 5 star hotels)

 

° Vietnam Lunar New Year – from 13.Feb.2018 – 18.Feb.2018 – if you travel during this period, there will have surcharge for some services – we will advise you clearly at the time of booking

Inclusions

  • 4 day tour in Hanoi and Halong Bay
  • 3 nights' accommodation: 2 nights at Hanoi hotel and 1 night on boat
  • Delight your taste buds with Vietnamese cuisine with 6 meals included.
  • Shuttle bus for Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hanoi
  • All airport transfers
  • English speaking guides
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees as stated in the itinerary.
  • VIETNAM VISA LETTER
  • Service charges and government VAT tax

Exclusions

  • International flight tickets – We would be happy to provide you with a quote for international flights. Flights from South Africa to Vietnam are approximately $700-$1100 per person return. The actual price varies depending on departure city, time of year and luck of the draw! Let’s contact us for more details.
  • Vietnam visa stamp fee: 25USD per person
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, tip...)
  • Travel insurance

Customer Reviews

Based on 18 reviews

Jurgens M

Cape Town, South Africa

"Great long, multi-city trip"

Sept 2017

We have recently returned from a trip through Vietnam and Cambodia. 14 day tour that took us from Saigon to Hanoi then Cambodia was amazing. Everything was very well organized. The guides always showed up on time, very knowledgeable and personable. All hotels were super ... More +

Lee Ann

Cape Town, South Africa

"You made us an amazing honeymoon"

Sept 2017

Thank you Julie for your arrangement. Our whole trip went very smoothly. The drivers and guides on the tours were all reliable, helpful and friendly. We love Mekong Delta tour, Halong Bay, Hue and Hoi An. We would turn around and recommend to anyone in ... More +

John Henry

Durban, South Africa

"A truly magical trip"

Sept 2017

The most wonderful 10 day trip of Vietnam. Everything was very well organized and ran so smoothly, including meeting me at my Hanoi hotel on my first day. All boutique hotels were beautiful with very friendly staff. We had the best transfer service. A big ... More +

Joddina Al

Johannesburg, South Africa

"Thank you, thank you"

July 2017

We just returned from a fantastic 3 week trip through Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. It was a long trip but everything worked very smoothly. At every location, we were met by a driver and guide to take us to our hotel and to take us ... More +

Patrick Ln

Johannesburg, South Africa

"Fantastic tour and lovely arrangements"

July 2017

We had enjoyed very much our first trip to Vietnam. It was an amazing experience in Hanoi with millions of motorcycles, traffic was crazy but safe. We did a walking tour, tried Bia Hoi (kind of local beer), and BBQ in Hanoi old quarter which ... More +

Sheila

Bloemfontein, South Africa

"Now I said traveling solo in Vietnam is easy"

June 2017

Our first trip to a country completely unknown to me. I did not have to worry about any transportation and got picked up and dropped off at the airport. The guide in Hanoi Ms Ha spoke excellent English and was really knowledgeable about the history ... More +

Steve Alan

Johannesburg, South Africa

"Great trip and excellent organisation"

June 2017

We were so impressed with how punctual and effortless the trip was. From the moment we arrived, we were picked up and everything went smoothly. The guides were outstanding, friendly, enthusiastic, knowledgeable and a great credit to the company. We love Halong Bay and it ... More +

Amanda C

Cape Town, South Africa

"What a beautiful trip, fantastic tour guides"

Dec 2016

What a beautiful trip, we wouldn't have changed anything. This was our first holiday to Southeast Asia. We were met at the airport then taken around to see Hanoi by Jim. He even suggested us to try local street food and beer that was just ... More +

Lynne Elsabe

Cape Town, South Africa

"Amazing Vietnam & Cambodia holiday"

Dec 2016

We were very pleased with the services and everything went clock perfect? I actually still find it incredible. We can recommend everybody a visit to the charming Vietnam and magical Siem Reap in Cambodia. You have set such a high bench mark. I honestly wish ... More +

Tracy Cante

Bloemfontein, South Africa

"A holiday to remember"

Dec 2016

Everything about this experience was terrific.
- Sapa was just fantastic and the tour guide wonderful.
- Tour to Halong Bay was first class, food was delicious, amazing scenery.
- Hue visit to ancient temples was so informative.
- Resort we upgraded to in Hoi An was ... More +

Patricia HR

Johannesburg, South Africa

"A perfectly organised tour"

Sept 2016

Thanks Julie Le for all your hard work to organise our personalised tour. I and Thomas just wanted to let you know that the trip has been amazing. We had a most enjoyable time in Vietnam and Cambodia. Everything ran smoothly that we would always ... More +

Jennifer Whd

Durban, South Africa

"My best friend and I had a wonderful trip thanks"

Sept 2016

Thanks Tam Dang. Jenny and I had a wonderful and fun filled holiday. Absolutely no problems. The holiday began when met at the airport by an efficient friendly and welcoming driver. All the tours were punctual and well hassle free. Wonderful tour guides, nice and ... More +

Brian Joe

Centurion, South Africa

"Impressive and reliable"

Aug 2016

Vietnam and Cambodia were excellent because of the service me and my friends received. We only got to the Airport at Hanoi and the guide was at the terminal waiting for us. The tour guides had great knowledge of the areas and provided so much ... More +

Okicjoe

Pretoria, South Africa

"Exceptional services. We had a great time"

July 2016

The tour was really well organized. Each step was carefully executed and ran very smoothly. Our cruise in Ha Long Bay was a perfect arrangment to end our holiday. I wouldn't change an aspect of it. Good facilities used, quality transport and friendly, efficient and ... More +

Melanie Houley

Johannesburg, South Africa

"Just say woo excellent service and thank you"

July 2016

All our trips within Vietnam worked out perfectly. We thoroughly enjoyed it. All the meet and greet persons were on time, the guides were excellent especially Ms My in Hanoi and Tam in Hoian. We were lucky to get a free upgrade for room at ... More +

Linda Anne

Boksburg, South Africa

"Amazing tour, perfect organisation and services"

July 2016

Our group of six had an amazing time in Vietnam. The trip ran smoothly, from airport pick up to final airport drop off. The tour was a great balance of free time and tour activities. Everything from hotels, internal flights, guide and food was well ... More +

CarolineVp

Cape Town, South Africa

"Fantastic 12 day Vietnam and Cambodia"

June 2016

Thank you Alex for the great 12 day tour in Vietnam and Cambodia which you had tailor made for me and my husband. The trip was completely well planned, organised , exciting and so interesting! The guides were super friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Nothing was ... More +

Janise Lesch

Johannesburg, South Africa

"Brilliant, wonderful trip"

June 2016

Just arrived back from our holiday in Vietnam. We had a wonderful trip in Vietnam from the north down to the south. All the things from hotels, flights, car, guide etc. worked seamlessly. Thank you so much Candy and Seni Tours for all your outstanding ... More +

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