Halong luxury day cruise from Hanoi

Duration:  1 day

Group size:  24 pax

Itinerary: Hanoi - Halong harbor - Thien Cung cave or Sung Sot cave - Halong harbor - Hanoi

  • Price
  • Free


Halong Bay is a natural UNESCO World Heritage site just waiting for all tourist to explore. This one day tour on a new completely day boat is designed for all travelers who have time limitation but still wish enjoy the best service and scenic Halong in a day. Let's come and join us for a memorable time.


Explore Halong bay on a new day cruise in one day

Join kayaking or rowing-bamboo boat trip to visit breathtaking scenes

Exploring Thien Cung cave or Sung Sot cave, one of the most beautiful caves with the unique and magnificent museum of natural arts

Tour options

Option 2: Visit Sung Sot cave

Description Price for visiting Sung Sot cave with kayaking/bamboo boat


Option 1: Visit Thien Cung cave

Description Price for visiting Thien Cung cave with kayaking/bamboo boat


Itinerary details  

Option 1 (visit Thien Cung cave) - route: Hanoi - Tuan Chau Marina - Halong Bay - Thien Cung Cave - Ba Hang fishing village - Hanoi

07.15 - 08.45: Pick up at hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter
10.00: Have a break en-route at a Rest Stop in Hai Duong City. Relax, have a cup of tea or coffee, or take a look around the arts and crafts center within 25 minutes. It is also time for our driver to take a short rest after 2 hours driving in order to ensure the safety of the trip.
12.15: Arrive at Tuan Chau Harbor. Check-in and embark on our cruise. The cruise leaves Tuan Chau Harbor for an incredible trip to explore the beauty of Halong Bay.
12.30: Lunch is served with Vietnamese traditional specialties while cruising towards Hoa Cuong area. Along the way, enjoy extraordinary scenery of thousands of limestone islands and islets in Halong Bay such as: Dog Rock, Duck Rock, Fighting Cock Rock, Lu Huong Islet. Camera should be well prepared to take amazing pictures at these places.
14.00: Arrive at Hoa Cuong area, one of the most beautiful corners of Halong Bay. Surrounded by majestic limestone mountains, Hoa Cuong presents to you a mysterious world with wild and gracious beauty. Just like a sleeping princess, it is waiting for you to wake up.
Especially, you will see an a beautiful limestone islet rising from sea water in the shape of a giant thumb, which is then called Thumb Rock. Mother Nature has put Thumb Rock here to send a message of goodness to every passenger cruising in Halong. Camera should be well prepared to take amazing pictures of this place.
14.30: The cruise heads towards Ba Hang area, formerly known as Ba Hang fishing village but now villagers have moved to another area. Exploring the hidden charm of the gorgeous Ba Hang in 45 minutes by kayaking
15.15: Back to Halong Sen Cruises and continue the exciting trip to the next stop.
15.30: Arrive at Thien Cung cave, one of the most beautiful caves in Halong Bay. Together with our best guide, you will explore this unique and magnificent museum of natural arts elaborately created by the magic hands of Mother Nature.
16.15: On the way back to harbor, you will be participating in a cooking class to make fresh spring roll demonstrated by our chef on the sundeck. You also have chance to enjoy Vietnamese lotus tea served with delicious candied lotus seeds.
The lovely subtle bitterness of the tea and the nice elegant sweetness of candied lotus seeds mingle in a perfect way, creating an unforgettable taste lingering in your mouth. Delicacy, elegance and sophistication of the two specialties make Vietnamese people proud of their own unique culture. Also take the chance to learn how to make the tea in traditional way through a nice demonstration from our expert.
17.00: The boat arrives at pier. End of the itinerary and transfer back to Hanoi.

Option 2 (visit Sung Sot cave) - route: Hanoi - Tuan Chau Marina - Halong Bay - Luon Cave - Sung Sot Cave - Hanoi 

08.00 - 08.30: Our English-speaking Guide will pick up guests from hotels at Hanoi Old Quarter. Use the NEW EXPRESSWAY Hanoi-Haiphong-Halong in comfort and time-saving. On the way, you could see the local beauties by rice fields, road-side lifestyle, longest sea-cross bridge…and we also skip the commercial shopping center as usual.

10.45 -11.15: Halong bay is famous with some floating pearl farm, the products for exporting. Visit pearl farm is an interesting activity. However, in one day tour, we have not enough time to do it. So we could visit a workshop on land to see how is a process of pearl collecting and see craft-man create the jewels from pearl
11.45: The bus will arrive Tuan Chau marina, easily get on Genesis Cruise by private pier, and then Crew, who will serve you along the trip with welcomed drink is served following Cruise manager’s briefing. While the boat heading the bay. Genesis uses Expressway to go, so early reach Halong bay and Cruising at first to be ‘’lonely on the bay’’.
12.40:Enjoy a nice set-menu lunch. By local flavors in each dish, it vitally helps to recuperate after a 4-hour-car drive. In the meantime, Genesis boat goes among islets, that make Halong becomes wonderland.
After lunch, you are free to relax on sundeck. While the light of afternoon decreases slightly, hundreds of islands with different shares definitely amaze you by its natural beauty. It is the best to watch unparalleled sceneries of Halong in slow motion.
14.00: Kayaking / Sam-pan rowing boat 
The boat will move to Hangluon (three tunnels) area, a water cave for kayaking, rowing bamboo boat or just stay on board for relaxing and the boar will slowly moving around to sightseeing more on the bay.
You will discover the area’s tranquility by kayaking – an indispensable water activity in Halong, for those who love challenging themselves or sitting on bamboo boat (Sampan), for those who love being gentle and sophisticated, to admire breathtaking scenes. This is moment you get closer to Halong’s nature. if you do not join any above activities, you could stay on sundeck for relaxing, then the boat will take you around the bay, do sightseeing other beautiful islets…such as Human head, Horse seat…Normally, this area is full of Cruises and tourists, but Genesis is one of the first cruise come here for afternoon, so it is really peaceful and less-touristic.
15.15: You will leave the boat and having around 01 hour to explore Sung Sot (Surprising) cave. This least known cave locates on a remote island, which is rare in cave-lake seascape. The compartment in the heart of Sung Sot cave is surrounded by extremely beautiful niches. The outside section has a high ceiling with lots of hangover. In particular, the second compartment suddenly expanded immensely with curved domes printed in streaks of very smooth and smooth hats, wholly over the head like a large, wide theater. This is the hugest and most beautiful cave in Halong bay, locates in core area of heritage site.
16.15: Sunset watching in afternoon tea break. This is moment will take a rest after activities and capture the sunset on the bay. You also have time to enjoy other amazing sceneries of the wonder. A tea break with coctails, fruits, snack, egg coffee (included) will served to full fill the romantic ambience.
17.15: It is the time to say goodbye Halong bay, Disembark to get on the bus, moving to new express way to get back Hanoi.
18.15: Short stop for rest room if needed, only 5 minutes.
19.30 - 20.00: Say goodbye to you and hope you just enjoy the trip with us, see you again. 

What's Included  

  • Welcome drink
  • English speaking guide
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees
  • Kayaking or rowing boat

  • Transfer by Shuttle bus (round trip)
  • Lunch on board (Vietnamese & sea food)
  • 01 complimentary bottle of water on transfer vehicle
  • On board insurance and service charges

What's Not Included  

  • Beverages
  • Tips and other personal expenses
  • All other services not clearly mentioned above

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  • Adult(s)
  • Child (4-8 yrs):
  • Infant (under 4)

Tour options

  Option 2: Visit Sung Sot cave
  Option 1: Visit Thien Cung cave



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