Notice: - We able to pick up guest in old quarter of Hanoi, The Pick up time from 8:30am to 9:00am, otherwise please go to Hanoi Opera House number 1 Trang Tien street at 7:50am, - The Round Transfer shuttle bus from Hanoi to Harbor cost 8US$ per person
8h10 - 8h40: The private car will pick you up at your hotel lobby in Ha Noi old quarter to depart for Ha Long Bay. En route you will pass fields of busy farmers practicing their traditional methods of cultivation.
9h45 - 10h15: You will have a short break for 25 minutes at Hai Duong province, then continue your journey to Tuan Chau Marina harbor.
12h00 - 12h25: Welcome to Private Impressive Cruise
12h30 - 12h50: Lunch will be served on board by the crew while the boat is on its way around the most beautiful islets such as the Dog islet, Incense Burner Islet, Fighting Cock Islet among thousands of limestone islands.
14h00 - 14h15: Visiting the Surprising cave, one of the most beautiful ones in Ha Long Bay
15h00 - 15h15: Enjoys kayaking or bamboo boat rowing at Luon Cave area , a farther scenary of the bay. Get on Titov island for swimming or climb up to the top mountain to take Halong Panorama
16h - 17h: Getting back onboard to cruise back toward Tuan Chau harbor. This is your precious moment to join our tea break time while enjoying the sunset
• 18h00: Back to Tuan Chau Harbor. Get on the bus back to Ha Noi on the new high way with high quality bus.
• 20h30: Arrive Hanoi
Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
Not wheelchair accessible.
Most travelers can participate.
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
Ha Long Bay is great and a must do if you’re in Hanoi/north Vietnam. Linh, our guide, was nice. Main course is fish - if you don’t eat fish, you can choose a vegetarian option. It was alright - there are definitely boats with better food but it was plentiful.
Some minor complaints about the tour:
I thought bottled water was included in the tour per the ad on Viator but we were told once on the boat that no drinks were included. This was a little disappointing as it was quite hot and we were only offered 1 bottle of water when we first boarded the bus in Hanoi. It makes for a long, hot day if you don’t then buy some more.
Additionally, there was no bar or way to buy drinks except when one of the staff members went round with a tray selling them (this happened 3 times in the whole 5.5 hours we were on the boat). Bit odd and awkward.
The ad on Viator says the bus to the boat has “wifi, cold water, LCD screen and instrumental music”, but it literally didn’t have any of that. No wifi makes for a long drive.
Finally, the ad says there is a ‘sunset party’ but we weren’t even in Ha Long come sunset, so I’m not sure what that’s about. There isn’t a sunset party, so that’s a little misleading.
This is a good tour, but you get what you pay for. My advice would be to spend a little extra for an overnight trip or a nicer boat.