HALONG BAY DAY TOUR
“4 hours cruise: Visit Thien Cung & Dau Go – the Haven Palace cave“
From 8.00- 8.30, our tour guide pick you up at your hotel and start the trip, it takes about 3.5 hours (170km) driving to Halong Bay, on the middle way in Hai Duong province, have short break around 30 minutes at the handicraft center, and then keep going to Halong Bay.
At 12.00, arrival Halong city, Take the boat trip and Having lunch on the boat and seeing some floating villages, experience the local’s lives.
About 4hrs journey cruising through the emerald waters between the limestone outcrops and long corridors, visit Thien Cung cave (the cave of the heavenly palace famous for its stalagmites and stalactites) the cave has only opened to the public since 1998. It is a great time to visit the newly discovered Dau Go grotto “wooden stake cave” where in 1288 one of Vietnamese most famous Generals Tran Hung Dao amassed hundreds of stakes deep inside the cave prior to a battle with an invading Mongol army…
At 16.00, back to Halong city where our driver will be waiting for you to take you back to Hanoi.
Around 20.00, finishing in your hotel (if you do kayaking, you will end around 20.45).
This tour can be organized as joining group or private tour and cost in USD per person.
Class Joining- group Private tour Private tour Travellers
1 – 4 pax
5 – 8 pax
3 – 4 pax
5 – 8 pax
Superior class included: Joining group tour from 15 – 20 pax
+ Joining bus, Boat trip, Entrance fees, Lunch and English speaking guide.
Deluxe class included: Joining group tour from 15 – 20 pax
+ Joining bus, Boat trip, Entrance fees, Better lunch and English speaking guide.
+ Kayaking 1/2 hour (joining group tour).
Excluded: Personal expenses, Drink and Tips for any good services (appreciation).
– Your private tour is organized with a Private car/ van, Private boat trip, Entrance fees, Delicious seafood lunch and English speaking guide.
– Joining group tour should be from 15 to 20 pax (depends each day).
Halong Bay is one of Vietnam’s most popular tourist destinations, and its nickname as the world’s eighth wonder emphasizes just how unique an experience the area offers visitors. Halong Bay’s 1,969 limestone islands jutting from the ocean compose nearly 965 square miles and, contrary to local legend, were actually formed more than 500 million years ago.
The Bay itself is shaped like a triangle, formed by Dau Go Island, Ba Ham Lake, and Cong Tay Island. Most of the islands are between 150 and 650 feet high, while the smaller islets are only 15 to 30 feet tall. Some islands are hollow, containing hundreds of caves, many of which are archaeological sites. Of the nearly 1,000 caves given names, several take them from their appearance.
The largest cave, or grotto, is Hang Dau Go, which translates to Wooden Stakes Cave, where adventurers can explore three large chambers full of stalactites and stalagmites. Sung Sot, or Surprise Cave, holds stalactites that appear in fun forms, such as a toad, a dragon, and a waterfall. Likewise, several of the islands take their names from their shapes, including Voi Islet (Elephant), Ga Choi (Fighting Cock), and Con Coc (Toad). As if that were not enough, the forms of each island transform under different light and from varying views.