Ha Long bay one day tour [30% off] – Rate & Itinerary

Ha Long Bay one day tour is a popular choice for tourists visiting this destination from Hanoi. Overnight cruise programs (1 night, 2 nights) are only suitable for customers who have more time. A day tour is an ideal choice for travellers who do not have much time to stay in Ha Long.

The tour departs from Hanoi in the morning and takes you to the capital on the same day. This kind of tour is also suitable for tourists who join the program to stay at the hotel on the shore of Halong Bay and only spend time visiting the bay during the daytime.

In this article, Vivu Halong will guide you how to choose the best Ha Long Bay one day trip. 

La Casta Daily luxury cruise 1 day Halong Bay
La Casta Daily luxury cruise 1 day Halong Bay
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How is your experience on Ha Long Bay one day trip? 

Usually, a day tour of HaLong will depart from Hanoi, where most tourists start their trips. For visitors from Ho Chi Minh City and different provinces in the South, you can go directly to Ha Long (fly to Cat Bi airport & Van Don airport), then join a tour to visit this destination. 

Ha Long Bay one day itinerary

  • 09:00 The car will pick you up at your hotel from Hanoi to Halong at noon. (if you book a tour including car service).
  • 11:30 – 12:00 After arriving at Ha Long Port or Tuan Chau Port, you can board the boat for lunch, and take part in activities such as cave visiting, kayaking, bamboo boat riding, island hopping, visiting the beach, etc.
  • 05:30 – 06:00 The boat returns to the wharf, ending the cruise.
  • 20:00 The car/limousine takes you back to Hanoi capital. 

*Note: For 8-hour tours, the ship will depart earlier at 09:30 am from the port. On a tour like this, you will have from 4 to 6 hours to visit the bay on the boat.

Currently, the tours are very different from the old days, when the tours were only from 3 to 4 hours. Such tours from 6 to 8 hours have quite similar experiences to overnight ones. For more details, you can read the following section.

Inclusions

  • Lunch with Ha Long seafood dishes with a set menu or buffet depending on the tour.
  • Shuttle bus from Hanoi to Ha Long: tourist bus or luxury limousines (9 seats, 16 seats).
  • Boat to visit the bay (4 hours – 6 hours – 8 hours), depending on the schedule you choose.
  • Scenic ticket to visit Halong Bay 1 day (VND 290,000/person)
  • Tour guide to escort your trip 
  • Not including drinks and personal expenses.
Lunch on the cruise to visit Ha Long Bay 1 day
Lunch on the cruise to visit Ha Long Bay 1 day

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Activities in Ha Long Bay one-day tour 

  • Kayaking: Join a day tour to visit the bay, in addition to boarding the sightseeing boat, you will experience kayaking for about 30 minutes to 1 hour. This is interesting and you can paddle a boat yourself. The kayak glides on the sea and is very close to the rocky islands in the bay. That is the reason why this is the most interesting outdoor activity on a one-day tour to Halong Bay.
  • Visit natural caves: Ha Long Bay has many wonderful natural caves, such as Sung Sot cave, Thien Cung cave, Trinh Nu cave, Thien Canh Son cave… You can climb up the island to go inside the caves. Then you will admire such interesting landscapes bestowed by nature.
  • Take a bamboo boat: If not kayaking, you can choose to take a bamboo boat carried by locals, and visit Luon cave, enter the “lagoon” areas with beautiful scenery.
  • Relaxing on the beach, swimming, climbing: the beaches on the bay are not very big but beautiful. On the islands, you can rest on the beach, swim, or climb to the top of the mountain to see the whole view of Halong Bay, to save the best selfie photos.
  • Afternoon tea, cooking lessons: This experience is so relaxing that many travellers want to join in. You can use a cup of coffee, a cup of tea, or a glass of wine to wait for the sunset on Halong Bay. It’s not easy to capture this moment so good luck.

 

Kayaking to explore Ha Long Bay
Kayaking to explore Ha Long Bay

As mentioned above, in the past, tours to visit Halong Bay usually lasted from 3 to 4, or 5 hours.

But now, there are more options for visitors to choose from. It depends on the cost of the tour and the experiences you expect. We can divide Halong Bay day tours into three following types:

Halong Bay 4-hour day tour

This traditional tour takes you to the most famous spots of Ha Long Bay. 4 hours is a suitable time if you don’t want to be on the boat for too long. It is enough for you to enjoy the beautiful scenery of Halong Bay. The price of this tour is also quite reasonable.

  • The cruise schedule is from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm in the afternoon, or  from 08:00 to 12:00 in the morning
  • 4 hours on the boat to visit the bay.
  • Sightseeing route (Route 1): Cho Da islet > Dinh Huong islet >  Thien Cung cave > Ba Hang fishing village (kayak or bamboo boat ride)
  • Lunch included 
  • Departure from HaLong International Port (Ha Long road, Bai Chay, Halong city) 

Ha Long Bay 6-hour tour

The 5-6 hour tour will take you further to Sung Sot cave, the largest cave of Halong Bay. You can also go to Titop island to see the bay from a very high position. The tour is suitable and has many experiences for travellers to enjoy.

  • Cruise from 12:30 pm to 5:30 pm, 5 hours on the boat to visit the bay
  • Sightseeing route (Route 2): Surprise Cave – Lion Cave – Titop Island
  • Tour includes lunch.
  • Departure from Ha Long International Port or Tuan Chau International Port

Halong Bay 8-hour tour

Halong Bay 8-hour tour is the longest journey to visit the bay during the daytime. You can have a lot of time to visit caves, and beaches, discover the islands, or experience kayaking. Unlike other tours departing at noon, this tour departs from 10:30 am. It means you can have enough time for an 8-hour journey. Travellers can visit tourist attractions and experience no less than an overnight cruise. In the past, visitors used to rent a private boat for such long tours. But now there are many 8-hour tours which are very suitable for visiting the bay.

  • Cruise from 10:30 pm to 5:00 pm, 8 hours on the boat to visit the bay
  • Sightseeing route: Thien Cung Cave – Ga Choi Islet – Surprise Cave – Titop Island
  • Tour includes lunch
  • Departure from Tuan Chau International Ship Port
Cruise to Ha Long Bay 8 hours
Cruise to Ha Long Bay 8 hours

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Sightseeing routes for Ha Long 1 day tour

With Ha Long day tours, you have three options to visit the bay, including two routes in Halong bay, and one route in Lan Ha Bay – Cat Ba Island (Hai Phong).

Although the geographical location is different, it still belongs to the landscape space of Ha Long Bay.

Ha Long Bay sightseeing route

  • Departure: Ha Long International Port & Tuan Chau International Port
  • Attractions: Sung Sot Cave, Thien Cung Cave, Trinh Nu Cave, Titop Island, Luon Cave, etc.
  • Time to visit the bay: 4 hours, 6 hours, 7 hours, 8 hours

Bai Tu Long Bay sightseeing route 

  • Route to visit Bai Tu Long Bay
  • Departure: Ha Long International Port
  • Attractions: Thien Canh Son Cave, Vong Vieng fishing village, Cong Do

Route to visit Lan Ha Bay – Cat Ba Island

This is a new route for travellers to visit Halong Bay. It can help you have the opportunity to go to Cat Ba Island to visit caves and adventure the forest.

  • Departure: Tuan Chau International Ship Port (Ha Long) & Got Wharf (Hai Phong)
  • Sightseeing spots: Bright Cave, Dark Cave, Trung Trang Cave, Quan Y Cave, etc.
  • Experience: kayaking, visiting caves, swimming in the sea
  • Time to visit the bay: 5 hours, 7 hours, 8 hoursA destination in the journey to visit Ha Long Bay
      A destination in the journey to visit Ha Long Bay

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Prices for renting a boat for Halong one-day tour

Price for individual customers

  • 6-hour tours departing from Hanoi, you should pay from 1.550,000 VND / person. Tour price includes transportation, boat to visit the bay for 6 hours, sightseeing tickets, lunch on board, with tour guide.
  • 4-hour tours depart from Ha Long, tour price is from 680,000 VND/person.
  • Tours to visit the bay on high-class yachts (La Casta, Queen cruise): from 1,550,000 VND/person.

*The prices depend on the service provided, the group of guests (small group tours will be more expensive), the type of boat to visit the bay (high-class yachts, wooden-hulled ships, newly-built steel boats…), and shuttle bus 

For customers who rent the whole boat 

  • 4-hour tours during the week: 2,300,000VND – 2,500,000VND/boat and 2,700.00VND – 2,900,000VND/boat on the weekends.
  • 6-hour tours during the week: 2,700,000VND – 2,900,000VND/boat and 3,200.00VND – 3,500,000VND/boat on weekends.
  • 8-hour tours during the week: 5,000,000 VND/ boat/ and 6,500,000VND/ boat on weekends.
Service in 1 day tour of Ha Long Bay on luxury boats
Service in 1 day tour of Ha Long Bay on luxury boats

Recommended tour 

La Casta Daily 5-star cruise 8 hours

  • Luxrury cruise to visit Halong Bay in one day 
  • Departure: Tuan Chau International Port
  • Type of cruise: 8-hour bay cruise
  • Include Ha Long seafood buffet lunch
  • Visit Surprise Cave, the largest cave in Ha Long
  • Explore Titop Island, panoramic view of Ha Long Bay from the top of the mountain
  • Kayaking at Luon Cave
  • Tour price: 1,550,000 VND/pax
Halong Bay 1 day tour La Casta Daily, 8 hour journey
Halong Bay 1 day tour La Casta Daily, 8 hour journey

Ha Long 1-day tour on Ha Binh wooden boat (4 hours)

  • The journey is 3.5 -4 hours long
  • Sightseeing route: route 1 (Ba Hang, Thien Cung Cave)
  • Departure from Halong International Port (Sun Port)
  • Attractions: Ba Hang, Thien Cung Cave
  • Activities: visiting the caves, kayaking
  • Group of guests: 30-40 guests
  • Tour price: 680,000 VND/pax

Wonder Bay Cruise 1 Day Tour (6 hours)

  • Time to discover Halong Bay: 6 hours
  • Sightseeing route: route 2 (Surprise Cave – Titop Island)
  • Travel from Hanoi only 2.5 hours by tourist bus
  • Departure from Tuan Chau International Port
  • Explore Sung Sot Cave, the largest and most beautiful cave in Halong Bay
  • Kayaking or taking a bamboo boat to visit Luon cave
  • Explore Titop Island, a panoramic view of Halong Bay
  • Tour price: 1,550,000 VND/pax
The day boat to discover Ha Long Bay
The day boat to discover Ha Long Bay

Ha Long Bay one day 6-hour tour, Queen – Vitamia cruise 

  • 8-hour journey
  • Route 2
  • Newly-built cruise ship, beautiful & modern
  • Include  Buffet Lunch
  • Explore Sung Sot Cave, the most beautiful cave in Halong Bay
  • Kayaking in Hang Luon
  • Visit Titop Island with beautiful beaches and mountain peaks that cover the beauty of the bay
  • Departure from Tuan Chau International Port

One day Lan Ha Bay tour on Serenity Boutique Cruise (7 hours)

  • Special cruise on a 7-hour cruise to explore Halong Bay & Lan Ha Bay
  • Shuttle bus Hanoi – Ha Long, pick up guests at hotels in the Hanoi Old Quarter area
  • Only 2 hours by highway from Hanoi to Halong
  • Departure from Tuan Chau International Port
  • New, modern, and comfortable yacht
  • Experience kayaking
  • Explore Bright Cave, Dark Cave
  • Visit Trung Trang cave on Cat Ba island
  • Lunch buffet with traditional Vietnamese dishes
  • Cooking demonstration on board.
Sundeck enjoys the view of Ha Long Bay from the boat
Sundeck enjoys the view of Ha Long Bay from the boat

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With the above information provided by Vivu Halong, hopefully, you have enough information to choose a suitable day tour to visit Halong Bay. If you have any questions or need further advice, do not hesitate to contact Vivu Halong. 

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