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).
Pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi in the Old Quarter.
7:45 am – 8:15 am
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.
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.
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.