Quality Hai Phong Halong bay day tour: Nicest itinerary, Deluxe boat, Best seller

Day tour
Sung Sot, Titop, Luon cave
Cave visit, sightseeing, hiking, swimming, kayaking/boat ride

  • Pick up, drop off in Hai Phong or Hanoi
  • Visit Halong bay core
  • Walk in Sung Sot cave
  • Swim or Sightseeing at Titop island
  • Paddle Kayak or bamboo boat ride
  • Daily departure





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Halong bay day tour (also known as Halong bay 1 day, Halong bay one day trip, Halong day trip or Halong one day tour) is perfect option for those do not want to stay overnight onboard. Book this one day tour with us and you will really enjoy the essential things to do on Halong bay

You will have chance to walk inside the nicest cave named Sung Sot, do kayaking at Luon cave, swimming at Titov beach or sightseeing from Titov island’s peak.

Total time on the bay ranges from apx. 12:20 till 5:30-6:00. (5-5.5 hours).

Join in Halong bay day trip from Hai Phong will save your transfer time (50 minutes). THIS IS THE NICEST DAY TOUR ROUTE OVER HALONG BAY.

Halong bay day tour options

Surcharge 22USD every group <=3 person for transfer in different cities;
+22$ for solo traveler (pick up/drop off in Haiphong only)

Option 1: 75USD – hot

  • Shared with group of max 65 persons
  • Buffet lunch
  • Bigger boat

US$75/person (group of 2+)

    Option 2: 95USD (VIP)

    • Shared with group of max 34 persons
    • Buffet lunch
    • Medium boat, more space per person

    US$95/person (group of 2+)

      Option 3: 68USD (budget)

      • Shared with group of max 48 persons
      • Set menu lunch (basic)
      • Smaller boat

      US$68/person (group of 2+)

        There is no difference in itinerary, activities in 3 of above options. Things make it different are: maximum visistors in group, lunch, boat size.

        Halong bay day cruise photos (Option 1)

        Halong bay day cruise photos (Option 2 VIP)

        Halong bay day cruise photos (Option 3 Budget)

        Halong day tour activities

        Pick up for Hai Phong Halong bay day tour

        • In Haiphong: from 10:45 to 11:00 AM
        • In Hanoi Old Quarter: from 8:30 to 9:00 AM

        Pick up in Haiphong

        To start Halong bay day tour, we pick up people in Hai Phong from 10h45 am to 11h00 am. Meeting point in Hai Phong city center can be at your hotel, home or at Cafe A1 gate Cat Bi airport (Hai Phong airport). If you land in Hai Phong earlier than pick up time, please just relax cafe.

        If you are out of Hai Phong city center, please let us know exactly address. Then we will discuss more about private car transfer or alternative solutions.

        Pick up in Hanoi

        We also able to pick up in Hanoi Old Quarter from 8:30 to 9:00 am. In case you are not in the Old Quarter, please grab taxi to Hanoi Opera House. Then we meet you there at around 9h00 am as the last pick up.

        Pick up at Tuan Chau pier

        When you are already in Halong city and want to join in our Halong bay day tour, please present at Tuan Chau harbor from 12h00 am.

        Halong bay day tour schedules

        Once arriving at could be Halong International Cruise port or Tuan Chau harbor, we do check in customs. All required information should be informed to our sale representative before you leave. If you have food restrictions, please do not forget to reconfirm with our tour guide. When the cruise leaves, no one can change food menu.

        Please keep in mind that the ticket given by our tour guide should be kept carefully. They will check 3 times.

        After settlement, we serve Asian food lunch onboard at the restaurant. This is group tour, then 6 people will share food together on a table. If you want to order private table with higher food class, please inform our sale man in advance.

        The time you will spend on the Halong bay is approximated 5-5.5 hours. It’s not too short and not too long as well. If you spend long time on the bay, you may feel tired and there’s no bed room to rest. 3 of stops are the best on the bay.

        Sung Sot cave

        During your lunch time, our cruise heads to Sung Sot cave. And on the way, you can express your eyes to admire Halong bay landscape surrounded by thousands of islands and islets. When you reach the first stop, it’s also the core of Halong bay. And this is highlight of Hai Phong Halong bay day tour. Take your time and enjoy every moment there.

        To get to Sung Sot cave’s entrance at 30 meter high, you may need to pass 100 concrete steps. So please consider your health.

        The Sung Sot cave was found by French in 1901 and named Grotte des Surprises. This cave covers around 10.000 sqm with 30 meters high. There are 2 different caverns with their own beauties. The first one is small with Fairy Well on the left hand. Keep going to a unique, small way, you will be at the main cavern. It’s large enough to accommodate 1.000 people at the same time.

        We spend around 50 minutes here. Then we move to Titop island nearby to continue Halong bay day tour.

        Titop island (Titov)

        The Titop is separated island located at around 14 km away from harbor. It’s named by President Ho Chi Minh in 1962. That was the time he and Russian cosmonaut Gherman Titov visited the island. Ho Chi Minh named the island Titop as a gift for him.

        Titov island has a total area of 0,037 km² with 110 meters (360 ft) in height. You may need to spend 450 steps to reach the peak. This is the only beach to swim in your Halong bay day trip.

        On reaching the Titop island, we do spend around 1 hour here. If you plan to swim, please bring towel, clothes or necessary things with. You can not come back to the cruise. As it’s not allowed to anchor right at the island. And washing shower fee not included in the package (around 50.000VND ~2.5USD per person).

        Now, please choose either do swimming, sunbathing at the beach or reach the Titop peak for sightseeing. Certainly, you can do all within 50 mins – 60 hours if you think you can.

        You should also bring small bottle of water with you or buy right on the cruise, on island. Do not bring plastic bottle.

        Next, we get back to the day cruise and continue Halong bay day tour at Luon cave.

        Luon cave

        Luon cave or Luon lake is must go place on visiting Halong bay especially in day tour. At this stop, you are free to choose either paddle kayak or have seat on bamboo boat. You will do around trip through Luon cave to a lake.

        The cave that you will get through is around 100 meter long and 3 meter wide. However, to get through this cave, we need to consider tidal flows. Its depth could be from 4 to 2.5 meters or even lower. Once passing the cave, you will be at the lake. This is where you can see sheer limestone cliffs, monkeys… I would recommend you to choose kayaking for the best experience of Halong bay day tour!

        After finishing 3 stops: Sung Sot cave, Titop island and Luon cave, we get back to harbor.

        Drop off after Halong bay day tour

        Regarding to drop off options, we can bring you back to Hai Phong city center, Hai Phong airport (Cat Bi airport) or Hanoi Old Quarter. If you need to get dropped off at Hanoi airport, we will bring you to Hanoi. Then please grab taxi to airport. Or you can go directly to Hanoi airport by using our private car transfer service.

        Drop off time:

        • Hanoi Old Quarter: 08:30pm – 09:00pm
        • Hai Phong: 06:30pm – 07:00pm (Cat Bi airport or city center)

        Tour includes

        • Round way car/bus transfer
        • Lunch onboard (vegetarian food available)
        • English speaking tour guide onboard
        • All entrance fees
        • Kayaking or bamboo boat trip ride

        Tour excludes

        • Drinks
        • Tip for driver, tour guide (recommended)
        • Additional Services
        • Insurance
        Child offers for this Halong bay day tour

        Child age = current year – birth year

        • Every 2 adults can escort 1 child under 5 year old. We charge 50% of adult price for the next child under 5 year old
        • Child under 5 year old is free of charge
        • Child from 5 to 8 year old is charged 75% of adult price (taller than 1.2 meters is considered adult).
        • From 9 year old, we charge 100% of adult price
        FAQs about Halong bay day tour
        1. What to bring with me for the Halong bay day tour?
          There are some things to bring with such as: flip flop, camera, mobile phone, cap, sun cream, sunglasses, towel, clothes.
        2. Do I need to bring passport to the day cruise?
          Passport is required if you stay overnight onboard only. This is day cruise tour. So you do not need to bring it with.
        3. Can I bring water to the boat?
          Yes you can. But please do not bring plastic bottle. Glass or inox bottle is fine. Wine maybe charged for service fee.
        4. Is it ok to pick up in Hanoi and drop off in Hai Phong?
          Yes it is. This is very common. Or you can do pick up in Hai Phong, drop off in Hanoi also.
        5. I am vegetarian, can you prepare food for me?
          Yes we can. We will serve tofu, streamed rice, vegetable, peanut, fish sauce instead.
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        Transfer to Halong bay

        When you do this day tour with Hai Phong Tours, we will go on highway (Hanoi > Hai Phong and Hai Phong > Halong). Then the transfer time is shorten almost 50% (Hanoi > Halong: 2.5h drive, Hai Phong > Halong: 50mins drive). From Hanoi Old Quarter, we use high-class bus to pick up people. But in Hai Phong, we use car instead such as Toyota Vios, Altis or Innova.

        If you are looking for better car, we also have Fortuner, Camry or Sedona for business man.

        • Pros: more comfortable, faster
        • Cons: more cost

        Itinerary of day tour

        In this Halong bay day tour, you all will visit the most beautiful attractions on Halong bay such as Sung Sot, Titov island, Luon cave.

        The best things to do on Halong bay are: visit Karst cave, sightseeing, swim, kayak paddling, bamboo boat ride, visit pearl farm. And in this tour, you will do 5/6 of them already. So I can say, itinerary of this tour is doable.

        • Pros: visit all most all the best things to do on Halong bay
        • Cons: quite rush

        Halong bay day cruise

        When you book our Halong bay day tour (Halong bay day trip), group tour option, we use luxury day cruise (4 star) to operate. It’s made of, covered by steel. Our Halong bay day cruise is totally different from the once at the harbor for basic local people.

        The cruise features modern facilities with A/C inside, decent quality of food & beverages. There are a lot of spaces and arm chairs for relaxing on sundeck. You will have luxurious spaces to check in, selfie…

        • Pros: luxurious experience
        • Cons: more cost

        Tour guide

        All of English speaking tour guides on Halong bay day cruise are well-trained and have International Tour Guide License. They are young, knowledgeable, enthusiastic  and funny.

        • Pros: professional
        • Cons: only speak English. If you need tour guide speak other language, please request us in advance with more fee.

        Food and Drinks

        During your Halong bay day trip, we serve decent lunch with great fresh seafood, fruits. All dishes are cook in Asian food style. Vegetarian food’s also available on request in advance. 6 persons do share food on a table. Private table with better menu’s also available on request in advance.

        • Pros: well decoration, fine dining
        • Cons: can not order or change order after cruise leaves

        Buy Halong souvenir

        Halong is famous for real pearl. You can find small shop selling at almost all stops. But the word “real” must be considered if you have knowledge about pearl. If you plan to buy the real one, you can go to reputable shop inland. They have certificate tag with each product.

        Other option, you may consider “Nón Lá” for woman, things made of shells, T-shirt with Halong text, brocade handbag…

        • Pros: easy to find, handle
        • Cons: need to bargain, hard to verify origin

        Book Halong bay day tour

        To Book Hai Phong Halong bay day tour, we provide some convenient options as following:

        • Chat: We are available on Whatsapp, Zalo, Kakao talk. Please find us by this phone number: +84975200357. You can also find quick chat button on the Right-Bottom corner on our website.
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        • Send email: If you do not find above convenient, please send email to [email protected] to book Hai Phong Halong bay day tour. We do get back to you shortly.
        • Book directly on website: Please choose an option above and fill in required fields, wait for few seconds. Please note that this is to send request only. You will not be charged any kind of fee online.

        Above is everything about Hai Phong Halong bay day tour (Halong bay day trip). If you need us to clarify anything else, please contact us.

        Thank you and happy travel!

        Hai Phong Tours team.

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