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1D Halong w/ Surprise Cave, Cooking Class & Lookout Point!

By Vietnam Northern Travel

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You're tight on time and want guides who are good-humoured and has extensive knowledge of Halong Bay. Highlights include a cooking demonstration and sunset party!


1 day
Group trip (30 travellers per group)
This is a comfortable one-day trip to Halong Bay, with a comfortable mini-bus transfer from Hanoi. Anthony, the boat operator, often guides the trips - he's very popular with travellers for his good humour and for his detailed knowledge of the areas in Halong Bay.

Trip Highlights

Visit Floating Villages
Explore Caves
Hike Ti Top ('Titov') Island
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What's included

US$ 52 1,208,611 VND per person
  • Lunch
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • All the activities such as: kayaking, cooking demonstration, sunset party
  • Return shuttle bus transfer from Hanoi Old Town (designated meet-up point) via highway
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Transport from other parts of Hanoi (other than the designated meet-up point)
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59 Bát Sứ Street, Hàng Bồ ward, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam
59 Bát Sứ Street, Hàng Bồ ward, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam


Trips available daily
Mar 02
Mar 03
Mar 04
Mar 05
Mar 06
Mar 07
Bookings should be made at least 3 days in advance. View the full calendar to request other dates.


Please note that this is a sample itinerary and may be subject to change depending on weather conditions.
Day 1: Hanoi - Halong Bay
Hanoi - Halong Bay

You will go on a cruise and do kayaking

  • 8:30 AM - 9AM: The car will pick you up at the meeting point in Ha Noi then depart for Ha Long Bay. En route you will pass fields of busy farmers practicing their traditional methods of cultivation.
  • 12:00 - 12:25 PM Step on board the boat
  • 12:30 - 12:50 PM Lunch will be served on board by the crew while the boat is on its way around the most beautiful islets such as the Dog islet, Incense Burner Islet, Fighting Cock Islet among thousands of limestone islands.
  • 02:00 - 02:15 PM : You will visit the Surprising cave, one of the most beautiful ones in Ha Long Bay
  • 03:00 - 03:15 PM: Enjoy kayaking or bamboo boat rowing at Luon Cave area. Get on Titov island for swimming or climb up to the top mountain to take Halong Panorama
  • 4:00 - 5:00PM: Get back onboard to cruise back toward Tuan Chau harbor. Enjoy a cooking class (make fresh spring rolls).
  • 06:00 PM: Back to Tuan Chau Harbor. Get on the bus back to Ha Noi.
  • 8:30 PM: Arrive Hanoi

Meet your guide

Vietnam Northern Travel

Vietnam North Travel is managed by Anthony, he has been working in Halong Bay for 5 years experiences. He has good knowledge of the area and is keen on guiding people and sharing his story and experiences.
4 years experience
Fluent English

What others are saying

5.0 out of 39 helpful reviews
Mr Lee
04 Dec 2019 on Trip Advisor
The tour was very good . Spectacular food and views. Loved the canoeing too. Would definitely take this tour again
luri S
04 Dec 2019 on Trip Advisor
We were in lapaci cruise with Anthony which was our tour guide. He was very nice and available. The activities were grea. We did some cayaking and boat trip to the caves. It was a lovely stay.
Brianna M
02 Dec 2019 on Trip Advisor
Great Cruise 👍 Highly recommend this cruise! There were a variety of activities available that you could attend at your leisure and the staff are great, and can speak good English :) The beds are also very comfy!
Jamie R
02 Dec 2019 on Trip Advisor
La pa ci cruise Simple but beautiful cruise with well organised activities (Kayaking/ Swimming/ sunset party etc). Food was great as well.
02 Dec 2019 on Trip Advisor
Great day in Halong Bay andLan Ha Bay It was a wonderful trip, we used the limousine to go there, it really comfy limousine, Anthony is a nice guide with a lots of effort to help us out the trip

Vietnam Northern Travel Policies

Flexible cancellation policy
Cancel for free 5 days before your trip starts. Cancellations after such date will not be eligible for refunds as Vietnam Northern Travel would have paid for your trip’s logistics already.
Change of Date
You may also change your trip date once up to 3 days before your trip starts. Any date change are subject to availability.

Other Things to Know

Packing list for the trip
Backup batteries and charger
Cash (for purchasing drinks during happy hour, buying souvenirs or tips)
Change of clothes
Electrical adapter
Hat (it gets sunny!)
Hiking shoes
Insect repellent
Light jacket/sweater (for the evenings)
Passport (required for registration on the boat)
Shorts & T-shirts
Umbrella and/or light rain jacket

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