If you always dream of exploring one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Halong Bay Luxury Day Tour
by cruise would be an intelligent choice. With the guidance of expert tour guides as well as the audio guide systems, a luxury cruise with modern style, qualified transportation technology will provide you everything you need. Relax in luxurious settings, discover the beauty of nature, admire epic caves dating back to several centuries will be your unforgettable trip. You also can discover Halong Bay by bamboo sampans or ride a kayak yourself.
This is an ideal day tour for those who want the most out of Halong Bay without having to stay overnight on board.
Itinerary: Hanoi – Halong Bay
Duration: Full Day
Transport: Car, Cruise
8:00: Get picked up at the hotel
Genesis Cruise Halong Bay
Our experienced tour guide will pick you up from your accommodation at Hanoi Old Quarter. It takes approximately 30 minutes to get ready to depart. As a result, please be on time.
Our guide and an expert driver will help you to transfer from Hanoi to Halong Bay via a new expressway Hanoi – Haiphong – Quangninh. On the way, you can take a short rest or enjoy the beauty of rice fields and local life roadside.
10:50-11:15: Join the Pearl Workshop
There are various of pearl farms on water in Ha Long Bay. But within a day, coming to those farms takes to much time. Instead, you can pay a visit to a workshop to observe the process of making jewelry from pearls and buy something you like.
11:45: Get on the cruise
After arriving at Tuan Chau Harbour, you will get on Genesis Cruise. You will be welcomed by Crew of the Genesis, who will serve you during the trip. As the boat starts, the magnificient nature will gradually comes into view.
12:40: Have lunch on boat
Enjoy the traditional dishes of Ha Long Bay. Meanwhile, refresh yourself after the morning long drive. You can also try the food while relaxing with the amazing beauty of incredible islet, caves and blue water.
After lunch, it is the best time to be amazed by Halong Bay’s nature on the sun deck of the boat. That is the different thing of Halong luxury day your.
14:00: Row a kayak/sampan
You can stay on board or kayak yourself through Hang Luon Cave.
If you want to challenge yourself, you can try rowing a kayak your own. But if you are someone who wants something elegant and charming, you can get a bamboo sampan. If you don’t want to take part in any of the above activities, that is alright because you can stay on the boat and it will take you around the bay. Especially, Genesis is one of the first boats to get to Human Head, Hang Luon, Horse seat cave, etc. So it is much quieter with fewer tourists.
15:05: Explore the main part of Halong Bay - Surprising Cave
Sung Sot Cave
Surprising Cave is locally known as Sung Sot Cave. This is the heart of the Heritage Site. You will have approximately 1 hour to discover this amazing cave, a dramatic formation of stalactites and stalagmites. This unique cave of high ceiling and large inside will make you surprised as its name suggests.
16:15: Watch the sunset and have a tea break on the sundeck
You will be served a romantic tea break with soft drinks and fruits. In the meantime, you also admire the fantastic sunset – one of the most gorgeous moments in Ha Long Bay.
17:15: Return to Hanoi
Take a car to get back to Hanoi after a whole day visiting.
18:15: Short stop
If you need, you can stop for 5 minutes to take a break or go to toilet.
19:30-20:00: Arrive at hotel
- Lunch on board (Vietnamese & sea food)
- Mineral, WIFI, movie on bus
- Afternoon finger foods before disembark
- Entrance and sightseeing fees
- Luxury van transfer (round trip)
- English speaking guide
- On board insurance and service charges
- Sampan rowed boat/kayking – 5$/pax
- Tips and other personal expense