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Half-Day Cat Ba to Halong Cruise **Start from Cat Ba, drop off in Hanoi

By Full Moon Party Tour

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You just want to take in the UNESCO heritage site without getting off the boat - this half-day cruise will bring you from landmark to landmark with no hassle and effort.


Less than 1 day
Group trip (30 travellers per group)
You will start cruising from Cat Ba, the boat moves up north through Halong Bay and you will end the trip at noon. A bus will pick you up from Halong City and transfer you back to Hanoi Old Quarter.

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What's included

US$ 30 697,156 VND per person
  • English speaking guide
  • Lunch
  • Pick up from Full Moon Party Hostel
  • Entrance ticket
  • Drop off at Hanoi Old Quarter
  • Drinks
  • Personal Expenses
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Meeting details
Full Moon Party Hotel
Your accommodation in Hanoi Old Quarter.
Other Notes

Please make sure to pack all your belongings from Cat Ba as the trip will end in Hanoi Old Quarter. You should be at the meeting point (Full Moon Party Hotel) 10 minutes before departure.


Trips available daily
Mar 01
Mar 02
Mar 03
Mar 04
Mar 05
Mar 06
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: Cat Ba - Lan Ha Bay - Halong Bay - Hanoi Old Quarter
Cat Ba - Lan Ha Bay - Halong Bay - Hanoi Old Quarter

Today you will discover the beauty of Lan Ha and Halong Bay.

  • 7.30 am: The bus will pick you up from Full Moon Party Hotel, transfer to the harbour.
  • 8:00 am: Start cruising through the local fishing village, observe the daily life of the local fishermen.
  • 11.00 am: After Lan Ha Bay, the boat continues cruising to Ha Long Bay - Natural Wonder of the world, on the way you will see some famous islands: Toad island, Titop island and Fighting-cock island. You will have lunch on the boat before making a stop at the Halong harbour.
  • 12.30 pm: Arrival in Ha Long City, an air-conditioned bus will take you from Ha Long to Hanoi. Estimated journey duration: 3.5 hours.
  • 4.30 pm. Bus drops you in front of your hotel ( inside Ha Noi Old Quarter ).

Meet your guide

Full Moon Party Tour

Michael and his team of local plus international crews offer great-value trips packed with activities. They also run a hostel which connects travellers through happy hour, theme games and weekly barbeque nights. Their guests love their trip arrangement and helpful crews!
6 years experience
Fluent English

What others are saying

5.0 out of 48 helpful reviews
Vito S
06 Feb 2020 on TripAdvisor
Amazing day. Our tour guide Paul was fantastic! The trip itself was planned very well. We got to Monkey Island before any other groups, which allowed us to climb to the top without others blocking the path. You should know that this is not very easy, however not so difficult. It isn't a path. It is literally climbing limestone but very doable and totally worth it. We took a swim, and later took a 2-person kayak around some of the limestone karst. Again, the timing was spectacular, as we were before any other tour groups. We got to a quiet isolated bay and enjoyed a few moments of total silence. It was so cool. We even got to see a rare langue in the wild! Paul was very helpful the entire time. He helped us navigate the climb up Monkey Island, swam with us and took us through tunnels, and while kayaking, he helped everyone get through areas where the tide was low. He was friendly, funny, and very informative. If you visit Cat Ba, this is absolutely a tour to do!
04 Feb 2020 on TripAdvisor
Favourite day! Went for a one day Ha Long Bay tour with the guide Paul and it was one of my favourite days spent in Vietnam! Strong recommendation, you will have lots of fun. Climbing the mountain on Monkey Island and jumping off the boat to swim to the closest 'gemstone' were definitely my favourite parts of the tour. Oh and the delicious lunch, yummy!
03 Feb 2020 on TripAdvisor
Amazing day ! 7 of us had the best time .. there was some quality trekking, swimming, cave dipping and some fresh seafood lunch. Kayaking through caves and coves topped up with a sightseeing tour of the bay and villages on the way back to Cat Ba. Real good one Sarah (guide) ! Thanks
25 Jan 2020 on TripAdvisor
Best tour with the best guide ever. Nice tour with a lot of fun things to do and with the greatest views you can imagine. Paul was the funniest guide and had an answer on every question you asked him. Can recommend it to anybody who wants to make a Ha Long Bay tour.
24 Jan 2020 on TripAdvisor
Great guide, nicely planned trip. The climb in the monkey island was a bit difficult and challenging, so better be prepared for that. Kayaking was excellent and also the food was good. As a whole highly recommended. "Sara" the guide is very friendly <3

Full Moon Party Tour Policies

Strict Cancellation Policy
As Full Moon Party Tour pays for your trip’s logistics in advance, you can only cancel for free within 24 hours of your booking, provided that this is at least 2 weeks before your trip starts.
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
Change of clothes
Dry bag
Slippers/ sandals

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