Halong Bay

2 day escorted tour itinerary

Magic Halong Bay Tour

Unmistakably one of Vietnam's most beautiful views

An area of outstanding natural beauty, the turquoise waters are studded with thousands of striking limestone islets covered in green foliage and caves, Halong Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage Site popular with anybody looking to escape the bustle of Hanoi city.

An overnight cruise here offers modern comforts, a cosy cabin on board a traditional junk boat with spectacular views from the upper deck and an opportunity for a few activities as well as some relaxation time.

Tour departures: Daily

Our Experts Recommend:
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Cruise on the jewel of Vietnam
  • Swim in the clean calm waters
  • Just a few hours from Hanoi by road

Sample Itinerary Summary

We can tailor any part of this itinerary or create a new one just for you.

2 days
Guide Price
£269 per person
Price based on
Based on 15 September 19, meal basis as per itinerary.
Our guide price gives you an idea of pricing which will vary depending on exchange rates, accommodation, duration, dates, airline and cabin class.
Destination Breakdown
Group basis, Escorted
  • Accommodation on the boat in twin cabin with private facilities
  • Meals as stated
  • Private transfers between Hanoi and Halong Bay
  • English-speaking local guide
  • All entrance fees and boat fees as mentioned
Not included
  • International flights
  • Optional tours and activities on board
  • Meals and drinks other than mentioned in the itinerary
  • Compulsory gala dinners during festive period
  • Tips for the driver/guides

Itinerary Breakdown

Pick up at your hotel in Hanoi and drive to Halong Bay, arriving around noon.

Complete check-in and enjoy a refreshing welcome cocktail on the sun deck, once the cruise commences, a lavish buffet lunch will be served. Weather permitting, you may visit the Sung Sot Caves (Cave of Surprises) or a pearl farm, hike to the top of one of the islets or take a dip to enjoy some swimming in the bay.

Back on board, a Vietnamese cooking demonstration will take place on the deck, the rest of the day is at leisure on the boat and dinner will be served in the restaurant from 7:00 pm.  

Points of Interest

  • Halong Bay
  • Sung Sot Caves
  • Vietnamese cooking demonstration
  • Swim in the bay

Overnight Accommodation

  • Halong Bay Cruise Boat or similar

Early morning Tai Chi will take place on the sundeck from 6.30 am followed by tea, coffee and pastries.

Next, stop off at Ti Top Island which possesses breath-taking romantic landscapes.

Check out from you cabin at around 9:30 am, and then enjoy brunch in the restaurant while you cruise back to the port.

Disembark the boat and transfer back to Hanoi.

All activities and stops are weather dependant and will vary depending on the season. 

Points of Interest

  • Tai Chi
  • Ti Top Island
  • Halong Bay

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Striking landscape you will not forget
    • Designated a World Heritage site in 1994
    • Spend the night on a traditional junk boat cruising around the bay
    • Pass local floating villages on the bay
    • Explore caves of the bay