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Halong Bay Islands and Caves: Full-Day Tour from Hanoi

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    Pass By: Charming Vietnam Travel, 03 Phố Gia Ngư, Hàng Bạc, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội 100000, Vietnam

    Meeting point for travelers who staying AirBnB/Homestays/Apartments as our bus could not access for pick up.
    For travelers who staying far from Old Quarter of Hanoi. Please come to our office: 37a Hang Thung, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi

    Stop At: Halong Bay Vietnam

    After you’re picked up at your hotel 08:00. you’ll head out on the drive to Halong Bay, making a short stop en route in Hai Duong to visit crafts workshops, where you’ll see marble stone sculptures, plaque paintings, and hand-embroidered items.

    Arrive in Halong City tourist wharf around 12:00pm. Here you'll board a traditional wooden junk and head into the bay.

    A fresh seafood lunch (vegetarian available if requested) is served on the way out. The limestone bedrock and sheer cliffs of the countless islets have inspired local people to come up with equally fanciful names: Stone Dogs island, Duck island, Finger island, Incense Burner island, and Fighting Cocks Island, the symbol of Halong Bay.

    You will then head on to Thien Cung (Heavenly Palace Grotto) and Dau Go (Hidden Wooden Stake Cave), two magnificent and otherworldly caves. Explore their huge chambers adorned with stalactites and stalagmites of all kinds.

    Finally, enjoy 45 minutes of Bamboo boat at the Floating Village to visit the islands and water tunnels and bask in the charm of this natural paradise. Around 4:30pm you will be brought back to the Halong tourist wharf, where our vehicle is waiting to take you back to Hanoi.

    The trip ends at your hotel around 8:00pm.

    Duration: 12 hours

    Stop At: Hon Ga Choi Island, Halong Bay Vietnam

    Fighting Cocks Islet is located in the southwest of Halong Bay, approximately 5 km from Bai Chay Tourism Wharf.
    Fighting Cocks Islet includes two limestone islets in which one looks like a rooster while another has the shape of a hen. Each of these islets has the length of around 10 meters. With different imagination, some says that these cocks are fighting, on the other hand, the others think they are kissing

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Dong Thien Cung, Halong Bay Vietnam

    Heaven Palace Cave is situated on the south-west side the bay, 4 kilometers from the wharf outside of Halong city, at the height of 25 meters above the sea level.
    The cave is 10,000 square meters with complicated interior structure, many floors, and high ceiling. Visiting the grotto, tourists will feel like visiting an art museum with variety of sophisticated statues and reliefs.
    The way to Thien Cung is a perilous one, covered on both sides by thick forest

    Duration: 45 minutes
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    35 Hàng Thùng, Hàng Bạc, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pickup from hotels in the Old quarter

    If your hotel is outside the diameter of The Old Quater about 1 Kilometres (1 Miles), please meet your tour guide and bus at the local suppliers office at 37a Hang Thung Str, Hoan Kiem dist, Hanoi.
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Lunch - We offer a Local Seafood Lunch
    • Bamboo boat at the Floating Village on the Bay for 40 minutes
    • Professional English-speaking tour guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Old Quarter of Hanoi
    • Round-trip transfers by shuttle bus
    • Kayaking activity for 40 minutes
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Entry/Admission - Halong Bay
    • Entry/Admission - Hon Ga Choi Island
    • Entry/Admission - Dong Thien Cung
    • Drinks
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Tour operate with group. Please inform us your full name and members in your group for easy pick up from your hotel
    • For Hotels far from the Old Quater. The pick up fee may be applied and the pick up time could be earlier with other travelers
    • Please advise in advance if you are vegetarian
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Our tour guide, Harry, was brilliant - both funny and engaging and made the tour 100% better. The bus was a bit squeezy (for 3 hours from Hanoi to Ha Long Bay and then 3 hours back), but it was convenient that we were allowed to leave our bulky bags in the bus while we went on
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    Should be visit when you are in vietnam. It is very beautiful, wide bay and amamzing view. Shoud sleep night over in jungle if you have time enough.
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    We visited hanoi during the last week of dec 2018 and we had booked a day trip to Halong bay via Klook. It was managed arranged by Charming Vietnam Travels. I would give 5 stars to the guide. (probably his name is Sam our travel date 31-12-2018). He is excellent knows the
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    Good tour with good lunch and guide. Should include more activities like scuba, underwater trips, fishing market visit. But overall good trip
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    Response from DragonflyCruise, Quản lý bộ phận lễ tân at Halong Bay Islands and Caves: Full-Day Tour from Hanoi
    Responded 11 Feb 2019
    Dear Mr. Arya_d912, Warmest greetings from DragonflyCruise - a brand of CharmingVietnamTravel.com. Thank you for taking your time for the review, your kind words warmed our heart It makes us really good when our valued guests recommend us for something better. We will make our services better so that if you visit us next time, and surely that it will include more activities like scuba, underwater trips, fishing market visit for product. You will feel more difference than this trip. Best wishes for your future trips. Min Tran Customer Care Team of Charming Vietnam Travel
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    Our tour guide Benjamin, called the hotel and left a message advising what time we were to be collected in the morning so we weren't sat in the lobby to long. The bus ride was extremely comfortable. The boat we took was amazing, so clean and comfortable. The food was brilliant
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    Responded 3 Feb 2018
    Dear Zwyskie, Thank you for recommending our DragonFly Cruise Full day tour from Hanoi to other travelers. I very appreciate your perfect review and the time you took to share it with us. We are happy that you enjoyed the tour program, our safe driver who take care his bus at the best, our cruise in Halong: Clean, spacious for dining and perfect sundesk for sunshine and panoramic pictures. Especially, our professional tour guide: Benjamin. The whole team will keep up working to continue providing the best personalized service to our esteemed customers. Best regards, Bui Nam (Mr.) General Manager
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