Halong Bay, recognized as a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site, boasts of schist and limestone islands found primarily in the southwestern part of Ha Long Bay and southeastern Bai Tu Long Bay. Its unique islands are formed by Carxto erosion and weathering that support a diverse range of flora and fauna. Halong Bay is also known for its historical and cultural significance in Vietnam. As a popular tourist destination, exploring the bay on a tour boat is the best way to admire its magnificent views. For those with limited time, Paradise VietNam Cruise offers a Halong Bay half-day cruise option to still experience the beauty of the bay.
Experience the stunning beauty of Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on a half-day morning cruise from Halong City. The 4-hour tour begins with a shuttle bus picking up guests from Bai Chay neighborhood hotels at Halong International Port. The itinerary includes a traditional wooden boat ride to view the limestone karsts, kayaking, Vietnamese lunch, and a visit to a cave. Explore the enchanting karst formations while cruising on a bamboo boat through the emerald waters of Halong Bay.
Discover the following highlights of the Halong Bay half-day cruise:
- Four-hour UNESCO-listed Ha Long Bay day cruise
- Kayak or take a bamboo boat to Cua Van Fishing Village
- Visit Fighting Cock Islet
- Explore Thien Cung cave
- Inclusive of taxes, onboard insurance, service charges, entrance fees, and sightseeing
- Complimentary Vietnamese lunch
To avoid any inconvenience, kindly note the following points:
- This itinerary is a private tour and can be customized according to your requirements.
- Hanoi visitors can choose the afternoon tour and book a shuttle bus for joining the tour.
- Airfare and airport transfers are not included in this tour.
- Lunch excludes drinks and cigarettes.
- Tips and other expenses not mentioned in the inclusions are not covered.
What you can anticipate during a half-day excursion in Halong Bay
Discover the magnificence of Ha Long Bay, an esteemed UNESCO World Heritage Site! Your journey will commence with a cruise through the exquisite limestone mountains of Ha Long Bay, after being picked up from your hotel or gathering at the location. The renowned Paradise Vietnam Cruise will transport you to some of the most popular sights in Ha Long Bay, such as Trong Mai Islet, Sung Sot Cave, Thien Cung Cave, and others. As you leisurely sail across the mystical waters of Halong Bay in a bamboo boat, you’ll be captivated by the towering limestone cliffs and concealed caverns.
Explore the vast chambers that house stalactites and stalagmites and marvel at the wonder of this natural occurrence. While on the cruise, savor a delectable seafood meal while admiring the stunning limestone bedrock and sheer cliffs scattered throughout the bay. Afterward, revel in the splendor of this paradise by spending some time kayaking around the islands. Any trip to Vietnam must include a visit to Ha Long Bay.
Join a half-day cruise in Halong Bay from the Halong International Cruise Port and explore the captivating beauty of this UNESCO World Heritage site. During your journey, you will visit:
Thien Cung Cave
Discover Thien Cung Cave, one of the biggest and most stunning grottoes in Halong Bay, renowned for its magnificent stalactites, stalagmites, rock formations, and crystal-clear pools. Take a guided tour, admire the natural beauty of the cave, and learn about its history and geology.
Ba Trai Dao Islets
Explore Ba Trai Dao Islet, a complex of three mountains famous for their fairy-like beaches and romantic landscape. Enjoy the white sand, ocean, and mountains before the tides come in.
Cua Van Fishing Village
Visit Cua Van village, the top attraction in Halong Bay, located on a calm bay surrounded by mountains and home to an interesting marine and coastal ecosystem. Experience the daily life and traditional culture of the villagers, observe the making of fish nets and fishing, indulge in a bamboo boat ride, and marvel at the breathtaking landscapes.
Dark and Light Cave
The Dark and Light Cave is a unique frog-jaw-shaped cave that can be visited by boat or kayak. It consists of two caves: the deep and narrow Dark Cave, which is often underwater, and the larger Light Cave, which has an impressive landscape with rich flora. Visitors can enjoy fresh air, observe ancient fossil traces of fresh-water snails, and spot monkeys, Benjamin fig trees, and orchid flowers.
Sung Sot Cave
Located on Bo Hon Island, Sung Sot Cave is a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its stunning caves and grottos. Divided into three sections and covering 10,000 square meters, visitors are often surprised by the cave’s beautiful appearance. The nature surrounding the cave is well-preserved, adding to the overall experience.
Dau Go Grotto
Dau Go Cave, located on Driftwood Island, is named after its wooden stake shape and is believed to be connected to a historical victory against a Mongol invasion in the 13th century. With animated stalactites and stalagmites in various shapes and sizes, the cave is divided into three parts and has a natural light room and a massive pillar supporting the ceiling.
Fighting Cock Island (Trong Mai Islet)
Fighting Cock Island is a small but picturesque island in Halong Bay renowned for its limestone formation that looks like two battling roosters. It’s a great place for taking pictures and experiencing the captivating allure of Halong Bay on a half-day cruise.
Tung Sau Area (Kayaking/Bamboo Boat)
Tung Sau Area, located near Cua Van Fishing Village, is renowned for its high-quality pearls and pearl farming. A kayaking or bamboo boat ride through Tung Sau Area is an unforgettable experience, allowing tourists to paddle among magnificent rock formations and karst cliffs. Additionally, visitors can visit Tung Sau Pearl Farm to witness and learn about the pearl growing and production process.
Looking for a half-day cruise to Halong Bay? We suggest starting at the Hanoi Airport and taking a recommended excursion that includes a visit to Sung Sot Cave, kayaking around limestone cliffs, swimming in pristine waters, seeing a floating fishing hamlet, and eating a seafood buffet lunch on the boat. You can also tour Titop Island, a pearl farm, and enjoy a Vietnamese culinary demonstration and lunch. This choice offers sightseeing, adventure, and cultural events in a half-day period. Spend half a day exploring the bay on the water, cruising to top sights, and stopping for kayaking or a bamboo boat ride.
Halong Bay half-day cruise is an excellent option for those with limited time to explore the natural wonder of Vietnam. There are several activities to choose from, including kayaking, cave exploration, or simply enjoying a seafood lunch while cruising through the bay. Paradise VietNam offers a great half-day cruise experience in Halong Bay that includes breathtaking natural beauty and a visit to Halong City, the gateway to this UNESCO World Heritage site. It’s a must-see destination in Vietnam that features limestone cliffs, sparkling turquoise waters, and floating villages.