The Hanoi Halong Bay Day Trip is a conclusive day trip from Hanoi to UNESCO World Heritage-listed Halong Bay, covering most of the aspects of a Halong Bay overnight cruise in a shorter time. Of all Vietnam Group Tours that operate here, this Halong Bay 1 day tour is a great option for any travellers with a time or budget constraint, with almost 2000 previous guests leaving excellent reviews on Tripadvisor. Let Incredible Asia Journeys show you the magnificence of Halong Bay, one of the 7 New Wonders of the World.

The friendly staffs and concise itinerary of the Hanoi Halong Bay Day Trip make it one of the essential things to do around Hanoi. We look after you from pick-up to drop-off to ensure your once-in-a-lifetime Halong Bay trip goes flawlessly.
The itinerary on the Hanoi Halong Bay Day Trip is designed to get you the most out of Halong Bay as possible. We have a friendly English-speaking guide who will take you via bus from Hanoi to Halong Bay in the morning. There will be a delightful lunch served on board in the shadows of the famous Halong Bay islands; rocky spires of all shapes and sizes, bearing impressive figures in the bay. There is the opportunity for kayaking or being rowed by a local worker on a bamboo sampan boat in the open water of Halong Bay. We will have a look at one of the most intricate Halong Bay caves – Thien Cung Cave (Heaven Palace Cave) – before heading back to Hanoi via bus.

Sailing around Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Savouring the wonderful seafood lunch that will be served on the boat
Taking in the grandeur of the hundreds of limestone pillars of Halong Bay
Kayaking or a sitting on a bamboo boat around remote areas
Seeing the magical Thien Cung Cave
Soaking up the rays on the sundeck


08.00 – 08.30 AM: We will collect you from your hotel in Hanoi in our air-conditioned bus and drive you 3.5 hours along the Red River Delta. Soak up the farmland landscape and witness life in the country for the Vietnamese farmers who live here.

Once we have arrived at the harbbour, we will board the Incredible Asia Journeys boat to begin our Halong Bay 1 day tour.

Enjoy a wonderful seafood (or vegetarian if requested) lunch after our quick safety briefing. We have about four hours of cruising time and we make the most of it by heading straight to Thien Cung Cave, passing the litter of iconic limestone towers that make up the bay. The Thien Cung Cave has large empty chambers with a fascinating array of stalactites and stalagmites jutting from its walls.

We will pass the famous rock formations such as Fighting Cock Islet (Hon Ga Choi) which provide the good photo opportunities.
Ba Hang Fishing Village will be our next stop. Here you will have the chance to go kayaking or take a local-rowed sampan boat around the village area, chatting to villagers about life amid the Halong Bay islands. Movie buffs should keep an eye out for locations where they shot the movie ‘Kong’.

Heading back to the Incredible Asia Journeys boat, we will have time for a snack of green tea and bean cake before departing at the harbour, waving goodbye to the crew and boarding the shuttle bus that will take you from Halong Bay to Hanoi. Your Hanoi Halong Bay Day Trip concludes at about 8:30 pm. Thanks for choosing Incredible Asia Journeys and we hope to have the pleasure of serving you again!

Meals: Lunch

The itinerary of the cruise is subject to change dependent on the weather or new rules by the Halong Bay Management Authorities.

We advise you to bring:

  • Camera
  • Extra money for personal expenses
  • Sunglasses and sun cream


  • Shuttle bus: Hanoi – Ha Long – Hanoi (Hanoi Old Quarter) with complimentary bottled water
  • Entrance fees and sightseeing tickets in Ha Long Bay
  • Boat trip in Ha Long Bay
  • Professional English Speaking Guide
  • Kayaking/Sampan boat
  • Lunch on cruise


  • Pick up/drop off outside Hanoi Old Quarter
  • Meals or drinks not mentioned in our itinerary
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa stamp fees for Vietnam
  • Tips for guide and driver
  • All other services not mentioned in the itinerary

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