Halong Bay (Vịnh Hạ Long, literally: "descending dragon bay") is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is also one of popular travel destinations in Northern Vietnam. Halong Bay located in Quang Ninh province, Vietnam. Halong Bay has an area of around 1,553 km2, including 1,960–2,000 islets, most of which are limestone. Travellers have constantly loved in Halong Bay natural beauty. The tiny islands are dotted with innumerable beaches and caves created by the wind and the waves that make a excellent backdrop for swimming or just lazing about on the boat deck.
On this day excursion from Hanoi you’ll take a cruise to discover the beauty of Halong Bay. Visit islands and caves and a floating fishing village, and enjoy delicious seafood on board. Stop at crafts workshops on the drive from Hanoi as well.
- Enjoy a cruise on Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Visit Heavenly Palace cave, a fishing farm, floating village, and the famous James Bond cave
- Relax in the sun on the sundeck and enjoy delicious seafood on board
Halong Full Day Tour visiting Cave and Kayaking
Designated a World Heritage site in 1994 , Halong Bay’s spectacular scatter of islands , dotted with wind- and wave-eroded grottoes. It is also a vision of ethereal beauty and , unsurprisingly , northern Vietnam’s number one tourism hub. Sprawling Halong City is the bay’s main gateway but its dowdy high-rises are a disappointing doorstep to this site.
Most visitors sensibly opt for cruise-tours that include sleeping on board within the bay. While a growing number is deciding to eschew the main bay completely , heading straight for Cat Ba Island from where trips to less-visited but equally alluring Lan Ha Bay are easily set up .
After you have picked up at your hotel you’ll head out on the drive to Halong Bay. You are making a short stop en route in Hai Duong to visit crafts workshops. You’ll see marble stone sculptures , plaque paintings , and hand-embroidered items .
On your full-day excursion you’ll continue on the scenic drive to Halong. You are reaching the city pier at around 12 : 00. Then, you will be on board your cruise .
You’ll be greeted with a welcome drink and then enjoy a fresh seafood lunch .
You’ll have a chance to take in the tranquil beauty and breathtaking scenery from the deck of the boat .
During the cruise you’ll enjoy views of tiny islands with their rock arches , sheer cliffs , innumerable white sand beaches , and peaceful coves . Like sculpted cartoon characters , these limestone islands have fanciful names , such as Incense Burner , Stone Dog , and Fighting Cock (which is the symbol of Halong Bay ) .
You’ll also have the opportunity to observe the daily life of fishermen and their families in a floating village . Return to the Halong city pier at 17 : 00 and board the bus that will take you back to Hanoi .
You’ll arrive in Hanoi at approximately 20 : 30 .