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The 10 Best Halong Bay Tour Packages

Halong Bay is undoubtedly an irresistible destination but sometimes you may come up with an idea to combine other tourist spots for a longer vacation.

The 10 Best Halong Bay Tour Packages

Our collection of the most exciting Halong tour packages from Hanoi offers you the chance to see Halong Bay and nearby destinations in northern Vietnam in all its best. In those itineraries, you can experience multiple exciting activities, broaden your horizon with various cultural and historical aspects, and get on a delicious culinary journey. Please be noted that all prices are estimated.

Tour 1: Hanoi - Ninh Binh - Halong - ONSEN tour (3D2N)

Estimated price: VND6.980.000/pax (USD$303/pax)

Good for: families, couples

Yoko OnSen Quang HanhThe 3D2N Hanoi - Ninh Binh - Halong - ONSEN tour brings you fresh relaxation in your mind by integrating and immersing in nature.

Highlights

  • You will relax in Yoko Onsen Quang Hanh Hot Spring, a Japanese-style hot spring resort surrounded by picturesque cliffs and mountains.
  • Contemplate the splendid beauty of Halong Bay.
  • Visit Ninh Binh, the ancient capital imbued with historical and cultural values, and explore Trang An landscaped complex with unspoiled nature.

Tour 2: Hanoi - Sapa - Ninh Binh - Halong Bay (5D4N)

Estimated price: VND6.990.000/pax (USD$304/pax)

Good for: Independent travelers, small groups, couples

Cat Cat village SapaA 5D4N Hanoi - Sapa - Ninh Binh - Halong Bay promises a wonderful journey with magnificent mountainous landscapes and a plethora of activities. You will pay visits to authentic hill tribe villages in Sapa, Tam Chuc pagoda - the world's biggest pagoda, historical monuments in Hanoi, and finally contemplate the natural wonders on Halong Bay. Excursions also come with a vast selection of local specialties and cultural activities like night markets and local music performances.

Highlights

  • Visit Trang An Landscape complex and enjoy the scenery on a rowing bamboo boat.
  • Check-in iconic stone formations on Halong Bay like Rua islet, Dinh Huong islet, Cho Da islet, and Fighting Cocks islet.
  • Take beautiful photos of Cat Cat village - the village of H'mong ethnic people and you will also have a chance to know more about local customs.

Tour 3: 5-Star Cruise Tour Exploring Halong Bay - Lan Ha Bay (2D1N)

Estimated price: VND3.250.000/pax (USD$140/pax)

Good for: Families, couples, small groups

Dora Cruise Halong Bay

Dora cruise boasts a 5* steel yacht comprising 22 high-quality cabins with wooden furniture and luxurious amenities. The 2 days 1 night journey on the Dora cruise takes you to less-touristy, primitive corners of Lan Ha Bay namely the Ba Trai Dao area and Tra Bau area along with many exciting activities.

Highlights

  • All cabins have private bathrooms and balconies.
  • The cruise has a fitness center and a spa for guests to relax.
  • A sunset party on deck to marvel at the sunset on the bay.
  • Free decoration for special occasions such as birthday parties, honeymoons and wedding ceremonies.

Tour 4: Co To Island - Halong (3D2N)

Estimated price: VND3.080.000/pax (USD$134/pax)

Good for: Families, couples, independent travelers

Co To Island, Quang Ninh Province (Northern Vietnam)

In addition to Halong Bay, Co To island is a favorite destination for visitors with long and beautiful beaches.

Highlights

  • Visit Hong Van beach - one of the most beautiful beaches on Co To Island.
  • Visit Mong Rong rock area, My bridge, Ong Minh cape, and other magnificent scenery on the island.
  • Take part in many entertainment activities at the Sun World Halong Complex.

Tour 5: Hanoi - Halong Teambuilding (2D1N)

Estimated price: VND 1.480.000/pax (~ USD$65/pax)

Good for: Employees in business trips, groups of friends

Teambuilding games at Bai Chay beach - Photo Credit: Vietnam stock photos via Shuttlestock

A 2D1N teambuilding tour of Hanoi - Halong allows you to admire the staggering landscapes of Halong Bay, take part in fun-filled activities in Sun World Halong Park and join other teambuilding activities.

Highlights

  • Contemplate the unique rock formations and exquisite scenery of Halong Bay as well as savor fresh seafood.
  • Join various entertainment activities in Sun World Halong Bay, an entertainment hub with two main areas: the coastal area and Ba Deo area connected by a cable car system.
  • Take part in team building activities to connect staff members in a company.

Itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi - Halong - Teambuilding (L, D)

8:00: The tour guide will pick you up to transfer to Halong.

11:30: Arrive in Halong city. You will be served a hearty lunch with local specialties before moving to the hotel for check-in.

15:00: Transfer to the teambuilding area and participate in various games here.

19:00: You have a dinner full of seafood in the restaurant. After that, it is your time to freely explore the city at night. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 2: Halong - Sunworld Halong Park (B, L)

8:00: After breakfast, you will have free time to visit the city and buy specialties. Some attractions that are highly recommended are Halong Museum, Bai Tho mountain, and Sun World Halong Park.

12:00: A lunch with seafood awaits you.

14:00: Return to Hanoi and you will be in Hanoi at around 17:00.

Tour 6: Halong city - Ninh Binh - Sapa - Hanoi (4D3N )

Estimated price: VND6.590.00/pax ( USD$287/pax)

Good for: Families, couples, groups

Tourists taking boat on Trang An river in Ninh Binh

This 4D3N to Halong Bay, Ninh Binh, Sapa, and Hanoi tour provides you with a comprehensive insight into wonderful natural landscapes and cultural features of the north of Vietnam. You can capture the most beautiful photos of nature, have a chance to meet local ethnic inhabitants, and enjoy great cultural shows namely the water puppet show.

 Highlights

  • Enjoy the spectacular scenery of famous tourist attractions in northern areas of Vietnam.
  • Take a pilgrim tour to Bai Binh pagoda and admire the Trang An Landscape complex.
  • Get on a cruise to explore Halong Bay, a renowned UNESCO world heritage site.
  • Explore Sapa, a beautiful town in a misty atmosphere.
  • Sample regional specialties.

Itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi - Halong (L, D)

Morning: You will be picked up from Hanoi to transfer to Halong. 

Noon: Arrive at Tuan Chau Habor, ready for a cruise tour on Halong Bay. You will eat lunch onboard while the cruise glides through famous sites like Cho Da islet, Lu Huong islet, and Fight Cock islet - the symbol of Halong Bay.

Afternoon: The boat takes you to Thien Cung cave where you will be impressed by incredible rock structures. 

Back to Halong city and check in the hotel room.

Evening: You will have time to take a leisure walk around Halong City or check in Queen Cable Car in Sun World Halong Complex. Overnight in Halong city.

Day 2: Halong - Ninh Binh - Hanoi (B, L, D)

Morning: You will have breakfast in the restaurant and check out the hotel room. Continue to transfer to Ninh Binh. Here you will first visit Bai Dinh pagoda with an impressive design and many significant records.

Noon: Enjoy lunch in Trang An Landscape complex with an amazing system of mountains, rivers, and caves. This site is dubbed "Halong Bay on land".

Afternoon: Return to Hanoi to check in the hotel room and relax.

Evening: You have free time to walk around Hanoi Old Quarter and enjoy Hanoi's nightlife.

Day 3: Hanoi - Lao Cai - Sapa (B, L, D)

Morning: You have breakfast at the hotel before transferring to Sapa on Noi Bai - Lao Cai Expressway.

Noon: Arrive in Lao Cai city, you will then travel 38km further to Sapa town.

Afternoon: You will take a cable car to Fansipan peak (3143m above sea level). The ticket price is around VND 750.000/ pax.

Evening: You can walk around Sapa town and stay overnight in Sapa.

Day 4: Sapa - Hanoi (B, L)

Morning: You will climb Ham Rong mountain and check in at Heaven Gate as well as the Sapa scenery in the mist. Alternatively, you can visit Cat Cat village, a famous village of H'mong people.

Check out the hotel room and return to Hanoi.

Tour 7: Yen Tu - Ba Vang Day Tour

Estimated price: VND850.000/ pax (USD$40/pax)

Good for: Families, pilgrims, independent travelers

Yen Tu Mountain

Ba Vang-Yen Tu become the primary destination for visitors, especially pilgrims in spring. In the mist and cool weather, coming to Ba Vang-Yen Tu, you will be embraced by the sacred atmosphere of the motherland of Buddhism.

Itinerary

5:00: The tour guide will pick you up at the Hanoi Opera House and transfer you to Yen Tu. Upon arrival, you will get on a cable car running through Bach Van Son mountain. You will attend the incense offering ceremony before moving down for lunch.

14:30: You continue transferring to Ba Vang pagoda, a huge pagoda with a unique design and beautifully landscaped surroundings.

16:00: Return to Hanoi and you have a chance to buy local specialties on the way.

Tour 8: Hanoi - Bai Dinh - Trang An - Halong - Sapa - Fansipan (5D4N)

Estimated price: VND5.500.000/pax (USD$240/pax)

Good for: Couples, families, independent travelers, groups

The top of Fansipan Mountain, Vietnam

Northern Vietnam is a wonderful land of remarkable landscapes and cultural & historical richness. The 5D4N exploring major destinations like Bai Dinh - Trang An, Halong Bay, Hanoi, and Sapa is a good chance for you to capture beautiful limestone formations, mighty mountain ranges, historical sites, eat specialties, as well as talk with ethnic people.

Highlights

  • Take a city tour around prominent attractions in Hanoi downtown namely Hanoi Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem lake, Temple of Literature, and Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum.
  • Visit the new Trang An Landscape complex with impressive limestone mountains, dense valleys, and winding rivers.
  • Explore Halong Bay on a 5* cruise.
  • Conquer Fansipan Mount in Sapa.

Itinerary

Day 1: Explore Hanoi

You will have a day freely exploring Hanoi downtown. Some famous attractions that you should pay a visit to are Hoan Kiem Lake, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and Temple of Literature. You can rent a motorbike or hop on a cyclo around Hanoi Old Quarter.

You have dinner on your own with plenty of options such as Ly Quoc Su beef noodles, La Vong grilled fish, and Ngu Xa rice noodle rolls. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 2: Hanoi - Bai Binh - Trang An Scenic Complex - Cycling tour (B, L, D)

7:30 - 8:00: The tour guide will pick you up at the hotel to move to Ninh Binh province which is around 110km to the south.

10:00: Arrive in Bai Dinh pagoda. This pagoda possesses the two biggest bells in Southeast Asia which are 36 and 27 tons.

12:00: You will have lunch at a restaurant, sampling goat meat.

13:30: The driver will transfer you to the new Trang An Scenic Complex with wonderful natural scenery. You will get on a rowing boat passing mysterious caves namely Lam cave, Vang cave, and Thanh Truot cave.

15:15: Continue to transfer to Mua cave.

15:30: You will climb hundreds of steps to the top of Mua cave and Ngoa Long peak to admire the panoramic view of the paddy fields and Ninh Binh city.

17:00: Return to Hanoi.

19:30: Arrive in Hanoi. You will check in at the hotel and then have free time to walk around the streets. Overnight in Hanoi Old Quarter.

Day 3: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Halong Day Cruise (B, L)

8:00 - 9:00: After breakfast at the hotel, you will be picked up to transfer to Halong following 5B Highway Hai Phong - Halong.

12:00: Arrive in Tuan Chau Harbor. The day boat will take you on a 6-hour itinerary exploring Halong Bay. You will have a chance to take photos of beautiful limestone karts and rock formations like Fighting Cock Islet, Cho Da Islet. Lunch is served on the boat.

14:00: You approach Bo Hon Island where you will discover Sung Sot cave - one of the most beautiful caves in Halong Bay. Next, you will do kayaking in Luon Cave for 30 minutes before returning back to the boat.

The next destination is Titop Island. Here you can freely swim and climb to the top of the mountain to admire the Halong Bay view from above.

17:00: Back to Tuan Chau port.

18:00: Return to Hanoi.

20:30: Arrive in Hanoi. You have dinner on your own and stay overnight in Hanoi Old Quarter.

Day 4: Hanoi - Sapa - Cat Cat Village/ Moana View (B, L, D)

6:30: After breakfast, you check out of the hotel. If you do not have enough time for breakfast, you can have it on the way.

12:30-13:00: Arrive in Sapa town. You check in at the hotel and have time to relax.

14:30: You will have two options:

Option 1: Check in Cat Cat village, the hometown of the Black H'mong people. You can take photos of peaceful landscapes here and the Cat Cat hydroelectric plant built by the French in the 20th century.

Option 2: You can choose to check Moana Sapa, a new place of interest in the town with multiple beautiful scenery.

17:30: You come back to Sapa town.

19:00: You have dinner on your own and then have free time to discover Sapa town. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 5: Sapa - Fansipan - Hanoi (B, L)

7:00: You enjoy breakfast at the hotel before checking out.

8:00: You will move to Hoang Lien Son mountain range and then take a cable car to reach Fansipan Mount. From here you will be captivated by the cloud and breathtaking scenery.

11:30: Back to Sapa town and check out.

12:00: You have lunch at the hotel.

14:00: The driver drives you back to Hanoi.

Tour 9: Hanoi - Halong city (2D1N)

Estimated price: VND1.880.000/pax (USD$82/pax)

Good for: Families, business groups, and individual travelers

Halong city from above

The 2D1N tour of Hanoi - Halong allows you to discover Halong city, another aspect of the city of natural wonders. The highlights of the tour are a vast range of water-based entertainment activities in Typhoon Water Park and a city tour around Halong city.

Highlights

  • You will have an afternoon with fun-filled activities in Typhoon Water Park and then a free night in Halong city.
  • The next morning is a great time for watching the sunrise and swimming on Bai Chay beach.

Tour 10: Hanoi - Ninh Binh - Halong - Yen Tu - Sapa (5D4N)

Estimated price: VND8.488.000/pax

Good for: Pilgrims, groups, couples

Sunset on the top of Mua Cave mountain (Ninh Binh, Vietnam)

Highlights

  • You immerse in the picturesque and pristine beauty of Trang An Landscape Complex in Ninh Binh province.
  • Pay a visit to Bai Dinh, a famous pagoda with many records.
  • Take a cruise tour to Halong Bay and discover the charming limestone karts.
  • Climb Yen Tu mountain with a majestic panoramic view.
  • Conquer Fansipan Mount, the roof of Indochina.

This tour combines both sightseeing trips and pilgrim tours to sacred destinations like Yen Tu mountain and Truc Lam Zen Monastery. You will also have a lot of extreme feelings experiencing wonderful activities both on land and on the water.

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