Halong is a famous destination in Vietnam. Its beauty has attracted a lot of visitors every year. Therefore, the cruise tours appear and bring a lot amazing experiences for the nature lovers. In this article, we will help you to get a brief of the One Day Cruise Tour in Halong for your best trip in Vietnam.
Cruise One Day Tour In Halong: General Information
The Cruise One Day Tour offers you a trip to indulge in nature. It will be a perfect option for the busy people. With the duration from 4-10 hours, you can see the overview of Halong on our cruise with an amazing guide. However, despite the limited time, One Day Cruise Tour will provide you with a lot of interesting activities like kayaking, boat rowing, so on… through the beautiful destinations.
The list below will be helpful for your trip.
Attractions on Cruise you can visit:
Kissing Rocks ( Hon Trong Mai):
Hon Trong Mai is located near Dinh Huong islet in the southwest of the bay, about 5 km from the Bai Chay port. This is a group of islets shaped like a cock and a hen which are about 10 meters high. This imagination is the symbol on the logo of Ha Long Bay and in the guiding travel material of Vietnam as well.
Thien Cung Cave:
The Cave is located in the north of Dau Go island, 4 km from the port of the island. It is one of the most beautiful caves in Ha Long thanks to the wide space, numerous levels with many limestone stalactites and stalagmites with unique shapes.
Dau Go cave:
The Cave is about 5000m2, located on the height of 27m above the sea level. In the middle of the beautiful Ha Long Bay, there is a cave named with a rustic folk name: Dau Go Cave. The cave is located on Dau Go island. Looking from the distance, the cave’s entrance looks like a blue jellyfish where we can reach after going through 90 stone steps. In addition, the cave arch is about 25m high, from the ceiling, hundreds of stalactites hang down like a mystery waterfall.
Sung Sot Cave:
Discovered by a Frenchman in 1901, the original name of the cave is “Grotte des Surprises” (French Cave). This limestone cave is an gorgeous experience after conquering the steps of Bo Hon island from northeast of Ha Long Bay, located on 15 km to the southeast of Tuan Chau Port.
At an altitude of about 25 meters above sea level, the cave system has an acreage of about 10,000 m2 consists of two impressive beauty, attractive caves. After climbing about 50 steps to the cave entrance, visitors seem to enter to another world: a combination of the mysterious world of the Sung Sot with the bright outside world.
Tuan Chau Island
One Day Cruise Tour in Halong:
Let’s have a look at our suggested cruise one day tour for your trip in Halong. Depends on your travel plan, you can read information of the departure time and price below to make a right purchase for yourself and partner.
Alova Day Cruise: 64 USD /pax
Enjoy the World heritage site of Halong Bay on the charming Alova. Take a sip of tea as you walk through the emerald water of Halong Bay.
Alova Cruise is specifically designed for couple, families and small groups of travelers, which is expressed via its medium but cozy space. Also, special outer appearance with superior white color truly attracts travelers at their first sight.
A standard itinerary on Alova Day cruise will last from 7:45am when shuttle bus picks you up from your hotel to 8:30pm when you are dropped off. Cruise hours is from 12:30pm to 4:30pm daily.
Day Tour Itinerary:
07:45 – 08:30: Picking you up from hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter and depart for Halong.
10:30: Stopping over to stretch the legs on the way.
12:15: Arriving Tuan Chau harbor.
12:30: Boarding Alova Day Cruise with welcome drink.
13:15: Safety briefing and seafood lunch with Vietnamese Cuisine.
14:00-16:00: Visiting Thien Cung Cave – one of the biggest caves in Halong Bay. Cruise through many caves and grottos before returning to disembark at 16:30.
16:30: Disembark and get on the shuttle bus to return to Hanoi
20:00: Arrive back at your hotel. Trip ends.
THINGS TO BRING& TO KNOW
- Passport with valid visa
- Some cash in Vietnamese Dong / USD for personal expenses
- Sun block or insect repellent, sport shoes
- Bring something warm to wear [From Dec till March]
- Please be ready on time for our pick up service
- We do not accept credit card payment on board
- Outside beverage has applicable corkage fee
- Travel light, as you can please arrange to keep big luggage at your hotel
- Itinerary is subject to change upon weather conditions.
- Doctor and Pharmacy are not available on Alova Day Cruise
- If you hotel/ stay is not located in the Hanoi old Quarter, please come to our office at 7.45 am to get on shuttle bus.
- We arrive back in Hanoi between 8:30pm & 9:00pm – if you have to catch a flight, bus or train later in the evening, contact us to assist you with your schedule and transportation choices.
Phoenix Day Cruise: 69 USD/pax
With unique wooden style which is combination of traditional and modern Vietnamese style, Phoenix Cruise now introduces one day trip with excellent services for customers who are not willing to spend a night on boat.
Phoenix Day Cruise can host up to 40 passengers,making trip to the highlighted parts of Halong Bay in its compact 4 hour cruising adventure such as Incense Burner grotto and Heavenly Cave. Reasonable price and attentive tour guide also factor in Phoenix Cruise’s today popularity.
Day Tour Itinerary:
Tour guide and bus driver pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi at 8:00AM then drive straight forward Halong City. En route, contemplate the natural beauty of Vietnam with lush green paddy fields, grandiose mountains, and romantic rivers. Arrive at Halong harbor by noon.
Get on our traditional wooden junk and start cruising to the centre of the bay. The seafood lunch is served in the dining room while the cruise ship is moving deeper into the bay for more beautiful landscapes of thousands limestone islets such as Fighting Cocks (symbol of Halong Bay), Duck, Finger, Incense Burner, and Stone Dogs.
Cruise continues and the next destination is tempting, which is Thien Cung (Heaven Palace) Grotto. Like the name of it, the cave amazes even the pickiest visitors thanks to spectacular formations of thousand-year old stalagmites and stalactites.
Come back to the main vessel for the way back to Halong. Arrive at the harbor at 16:00 and get on the car right after to travel to Hanoi. Tour ends.
Note: shuttle bus service, if booked, will pick up guests at 7:30am.
L’Azalée Day Cruise: 62 USD/pax
Currently the best day cruise in Halong Bay featuring wooden panelled junk, L’Azalée offers a memorable and luxury day trip for its travelers. You will enjoy a 4 hour cruise trip that visits caves and grottos, as well as the fine dining offered on board.
The vessel is retouched with colorful pillows and cusions, on the background of white furniture and chic wall deco. Cruise departs daily and maximum capacity is 40 passengers.
Day Tour Itinerary:
7:45 am: Pick you up from your hotel in Hanoi.
11.00 am: Arrive at Tuan CHau island, transfer to the Day cruise boat. Enjoy welcome drink and meet your crew. Cruise due south with Cat Ba Island on your starboard side and Ha Long Bay – port side.
12.00 pm: Arrive at Dao Tung Lam Bay, drop anchor and relax for 45 minutes while lunch is served.
12.45 pm: Continue your trip toward the Bay, you will pass by the main highlighted rocks and caves of the Bay. These caves and rocks include Fighting Cocks island, Incense Island, Ba Hang gloating village.
2.00 pm: Arrive at the Paradise Cave and take a leisurely hike around the island and explore the amazing nature carved limestone.
2.45 pm: Slowly cruise back to Tuan Chau Marina.
3.30 pm: Arrive back at Tuan Chau Marina and disembark for transfer to the L’Azalee Cruises Reception Lounge. Trip ends.
Note: shuttle bus service, if booked, will pick up guests at 7:30 am.
Cristina Day Cruise: 65 USD/pax
Cristina Diamond Cruise is one of the most prominent products of Halong Bay, offering customers the easiest way to book cruises and tours to Halong Bay. As you navigate through our website, get ready for a virtual adventure, where we will show you the very best of Halong Bay.
Day Tour Itinerary:
8:00 Tour guide and bus driver pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi then drive straight forward Halong City.
12:00 Arriving at Halong harbor.
13:00 Get on our traditional wooden junk and start cruising to the centre of the bay. The seafood lunch is served in the dining room while the cruise ship is moving deeper into the bay for more beautiful landscapes of thousands limestone islets such as Fighting Cocks (symbol of Halong Bay), Duck, Finger, Incense Burner, and Stone Dogs.
Cruise continues and the next destination is tempting, which is Thien Cung (Heaven Palace) Grotto. As the name of it, the cave amazes even the pickiest visitors thanks to spectacular formations of thousand-year old stalagmites and stalactites.
Come back to the main vessel for the way back to Halong.
16:00 Arrive at the harbor and get on the car right after to travel to Hanoi..
20:00 Ending tour.
Dragonfly Day Cruise: 36-38 USD/pax
Experience majestic Halong Bay in One day, with round-trip transport from Hanoi. Aboard Dragonfly Cruise, you’ll cruise for 4.5 hours past an epic landscape of limestone pillars and tiny islets. Enjoy a fresh seafood lunch, take a kayak or bamboo boat ride, and visit the stunning caves of Thien Cung (Heavenly Palace Cave).
Day Tour Itinerary:
07:45 – 08:15: Pick-up at hotels in the Old Quarter, the bus ride through the Red River delta is a great opportunity to see what daily life is like for Vietnamese farmers. Rice fields and water buffalo flank both sides of the road.
The most interesting glimpses into rural life come during February and June hen whole families are busy transplanting the young rice plants to the growing fields.
12:15: Arrive in Halong City Tourist Wharf. Here you’ll board a traditional wooden junk of Dragonfly Cruise 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), a magnificent and otherworldly 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 water tunnels and bask in the charm of this natural paradise.
16:30: You will be brought back to the Halong tourist wharf, where your vehicle is waiting to take you back to Hanoi. The trip ends at your hotel around 8.30 pm.
Different from Halong Bay overnight cruise, with One Day Halong Cruise you will do the tour from Hanoi to Halong Bay and back to Hanoi just in one day. Therefore, that is suitable for the people who do not have much time.
This cruise supplies tourists for the spectacular Halong bay – the UNESCO World Heritage Site sightseeing with many interesting places. Besides, you can enjoy seafood right on board and the comfortable transfer buses are availble (depends on each tour).
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