Halong Bay 1 day cruise tour Hai Phong departure (4 hours)

Day tour
Thien Cung - Luon cave
  • Visit center of Halong bay – World Heritage site
  • Visit Thien Cung cave
  • Passing Stone Dog rock
  • Passing Incense Burner rock
  • Passing Fighting cock rock – symbold of Halong
  • Free Kayaking or Bamboo boat trip at Luon cave


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Halong bay day tour

Halong Bay 1 day cruise tour Hai Phong departure. This is very suitable to business man, travelers have limited time. In this 1 day cruise tour, you will pass Stone Dog, Incense Burner, Fighting cock rocks, visit Thien Cung cave, free to do Kayaking or Bamboo boat trip at Luon cave, visit center of Halong bay – World Heritage site, recognized by UNESCO.

Pick up for Halong Bay 1 day cruise tour

Hai Phong Tours collects people in Hanoi Old Quarter from 8h-8h30. Either we pick up in Hai Phong hotel or Hai Phong airport from 11h20. If you land in Hai Phong airport earlier, please wait at coffee shop at A1 gate (click here) untill pick up time.

Then after pick up, Hai Phong Tours will drive you to Tuan Chau harbor for Halong Bay 1 day cruise tour.

Halong Bay 1 day cruise tour itinerary

Around 12h30, we will leave harbor and have lunch onboard. If you are vegetarian or have any special food request, please note to our saleman in advance.

Firstly, we will go pass Stone Dog rock. This is the first attraction closer to harbor. It looks like a dog.

Secondly, our boat will go to center of Halong bay. So you will see the Incense Burner rock, Fighting Cock rock. This is center of Halong bay – World Heritage site.

Thirdly, we stop at Ba Hang fishing village (Luon cave) for kayaking or bamboo boat trip rowed by local fisherman. We will spend around 50 minutes here.

Fourthly and most attractively, we move to Thien Cung cave and stop there. Time to step up with stairs to the cave and walk inside. Therefore, you have around 45 minutes to admire stunning landscape.

In conclusion, we get back to the boat and turn back to harbor.

Drop off options

Finally, around 16h30, Hai Phong Tours will bring you back to Hai Phong or Hanoi. Please confirm with saleman in advance. Time to arrive in Hai Phong is about 17h30; in Hanoi is about 20h-20h30. We finish our Halong Bay 1 day cruise tour here.

Tour includes:

  • Round way transfer
  • Lunch onboard
  • English speaking tour guide onboard
  • All entrance fees
  • Kayaking or bamboo boat trip
  • Onboard insurance

Tour excludes:

  • Drinks
  • Tip for driver, tour guide (NOT required but RECOMMENDED)

Child offer:

  • Child age = current year – birth year
  • Every 2 adults can escort 1 child under 5 year old. We charge 50% of adult price for the next child under 5 year old
  • Child under 5 year old is free of charge
  • Child from 5 to 8 year old is charged 75% of adult price
  • From 9 year old, we charge 100% of adult price
  • NOTE: If child is taller than 1,2metters, they will charge ticket as adult. Then please pay yourself (290.000VND)

Things to bring with in Halong Bay 1 day cruise tour

In sunny day, you’d better bring suncream, sun glasses, hat or some water.

But in winter, jacket is recommended as wind is stronger on the Halong bay.

It’s good idea if you bring umbrella with you in rainy or shower day.¬†Because there is no sunshade on sundeck.

And in any cases, if you plan to do kayaking, you should bring flip flop or clothes to change as you may get wet.

But if you just want to do bamboo boat trip, just like you are.

Note: If you would like to do private tour to get more private space, Hai Phong Tours would recommend this package:

Sung Sot cave Titop island private day tour

Frequent asked questions

Is it possible to get picked in Hai Phong and dropped off in Hanoi Old Quarter or vice versa?

Yes, we pick up from 11h20 and drop off in Hanoi at around 20h-20h30

During Halong Bay 1 day cruise tour, can I leave luggage in car/van/bus or onboard?

When pick up and drop off places are in the same city e.g. in Hanoi or in Hai Phong, please just leave luggage in car/van/bus.

If pick up and drop off are in different cities e.g. pick up in Hai Phong, drop off in Hanoi or pick up in Hanoi, drop off in Hai Phong, we will transfer your luggage to the last vehicle.

Please take care yourself valuable, breakable things such as passport, money, camera…We have no responsibility in case of lost or damaged.

You can also bring your luggage to our boat (no bell boy, please handle yourself)

I can not swim. Can I do kayaking or bamboo boat trip?

You can do both of them. Life vest is available. But in this case, bamboo boat is more suitable for you. Then you just sit on the boat and rower will do the rest.

How to pay for this Halong Bay 1 day cruise tour?

Please just “book now” to send us requqest. Then our saleman will send you online payment link. Either you can pay by credit card like Visa or Master card. But If you can not pay online, we will send someone to meet you and collect cash.

Payment in advance is required to confirm your reservation. We do not confirm non-guaranteed booking.

We travel long time in Vietnam and have many suitcases, can I bring them all?

Basicly, we allow 1 person with 1 suitcase maximum to save space for other customer. In this case, the private transportation is more suitable for you. Please inform us in advance to sort this out. However, if we are not noticed in advance, you may need to hire taxi to transfer luggage yourself and we believe you will not comfortable with this.

Is it wavy and easy to get sea-sick?

It’s so calm out there as Halong bay is covered by thousands of limestore islets. So it’s hard to get sick!

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