Halong Daily Cruise - 8 Hour Halong Bay Discover + Luxury Buffet Lunch

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from $67

2 Adults


This is a new and ideal choice for travelers who have limited time to experience the best of Halong Bay, especially friend, couple and family holidays. We offer a fun-filled day trip of up to 7,5 hours with many activities for you!

During the journey, this tour will take you in the most beautiful landscapes of the World Heritage Site - Halong bay including Sung Sot Cave, Luon cave, and Titov Island which are included in a 2-day itinerary of other cruises. This will be memorable experiences that you won’t easily forget.


  • Admire stunning scenery with thousands of limestone mountains at Halong Bay
  • Explore the secrets of Vietnamese cuisine with buffet on board
  • Explore Sung Sot Cave - one of the biggest caves in the bay
  • Go kayaking in Luon Cave
  • Enjoy the panoramic view of Ha Long Bay while climbing to the top of Titop island
  • Great chance to join in interesting activities on board like Outdoor Jacuzzi, sunset party, relax and admire the sunset at Halong bay.

Free Cancellation

Cancel up to 48 hours in advance to receive a full refund

This tour visits


Option 1: If you stay in Hanoi

At around 8 am, our Limousine bus and tour guide picks you up from your hotel inside the Hanoi Old Quarter and follows the new highway to depart for Tuan Chau Island, Halong City, with a rest stop on the way. You will need to pay for those bus tickets.

* Please note: Our transportation can be arranged within the Old Quarter or Hanoi City Center.

Option 2: If you stay in Halong

Please take a taxi to Ong Bau Coffee at Tuan Chau harbor to check in between 11.45 am - 12.00 am.

Around 10 am, upon arrival at Tuan Chau harbour, you will check-in and get on board the cruise then starts a trip to discover the World Heritage. There, you would enjoy welcome drink. 

The cruise departs from Tuan Chau harbor for a joyful journey to discover the beauty of the world heritage Ha Long Bay. Along the way, you will have chance to pass through the grandeur of the legendary bay with thousands of limestone islands such as: Dog Rock, Duck Rock and especially Thumb Rock - a beautiful limestone islet rising from sea water in the shape of a giant thumb. Mother Nature has put Thumb Rock here to send a message of goodness to every passenger cruising in the ancient bay.

At noon, we will have a huge buffet lunch with variety of dishes including seafood and Vietnamese traditional food.

One hour later, our cruise will stop at Bo Hon Island. Our tour guide will take you to Sung Sot Cave/Surprising Cave, the largest and the most beautiful cave in Halong Bay. After about 200 steps under the forest canopy, the entrance of the cave shows up. A paradise of appear in front of you. You will discover the cave in about 45 minutes before getting back to the cruise (For other tourists whom can’t walk much, you can stay on cruise, chilling out on the sundeck).

It’s time to say goodbye to Sung Sot Cave, cruise heads to Luon Cave. In this area, it’s time for you to heat up with kayaking (about 30 minutes kayaking)

Next, our cruise will stop at Titov Island. On this small island, you can climb halfway up the mountain to enjoy a panoramic view of Ha Long Bay. Looking down from high above gives you a wonderful sensation; at the same time offers you a spectacular view of every corner of the bay.

After that, you will get back to the cruise and ready for our Sunset Party. Vietnamese tea, coffee, fresh fruits and snacks will be served when you’re relaxing on the sundeck or in the Jacuzzi.

On the way back, the cruise will pass by Hoa Cuong area, one of the most beautiful spots in the bay. The trip ends with lots of wonderful feelings absolutely left on your mind!

What's Included

  • 7,5 hours trip with La Casta Daily Cruise
  • Buffet lunch on boat
  • Cave, kayaking, swimming, sunset party, Jacuzzi
  • English/Vietnamese-speaking tour guide
  • Sightseeing fees (apply for group sharing tour only)
  • Free birthday party in the sunset party

Additional Info

1. Due to operation or weather conditions, itineraries and food may change without prior notice. Thank you for your kind understanding!

2. Birthday party for guests in the sunset party program (free of charge).

3. You should consider bringing swimwear for kayaking and swimming; a waterproof bag for your smartphone; sunscreen, hats, eyeglasses,...

4. Please note that you will have additional charges for outside drinks brought on board, and costs for cooking separate meals upon request, bus tickets for Hanoi - Halong - Hanoi journey as well.


  • Holiday surcharge
  • Taxes
  • Shuttle bus/Limousine Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi
  • Other beverages, tips and personal expenses

Child policy

Children from 5 to 10 years old are charged 75%.

From the full 11 years old and above, the charge is 100%.

Children from 0 - 4 years old and under 1.2m in height go free (exclusive of entrance tickets, meals, and transport). If the child this over 1.2m in height, you will be required to pay the fare difference (If any) and are only free in the following cases:

  • 1-20 customers: Each customer booking a coupled room is free of charge for 1 child aged 0-4. From the 2nd 0-4 aged child onwards, charged 50% of the adult price will be charged.
  • 21-50 customers: Each customer who books a coupled room is entitled to 2 children aged 0-4 years old for free. From the 3rd 0-4 aged child onwards, charged 50% of the adult price will be charged.
  • 51-80 customers: Each customer who books a coupled room is entitled to 3 children aged 0-4 years old for free. From the 4th 0-4 aged child onwards, charged 50% of the adult price will be charged.
  • 81-98 customers: Each customer who books a coupled room is free of charge for 4 children aged 0-4 years old. From the 5th 0-4 aged child onwards, charged 50% of the adult price will be charged.
  • Each time you book a whole boat or for 99 guests, you could get 5 children for free from 0-4 years old. From the 6th 0-4 aged child onwards, charged 50% of the adult price will be charged.

Cancellation Policy

Bad weather cancellation policy 

Cruise Companies try to avoid operating any vessel in the vicinity of a tropical system and monitor the progress of these storms very closely. If there is any potential threat to any of our passengers or ships, the itinerary may be altered to try to avoid any interaction with the storm or any affected areas.

The cancellation of the cruise is decided by the Halong Bay Management Board. They closely monitor the weather conditions; they usually do not give official notice but instead do not give permission for boats to go out. Final decisions of cruise cancellations are made before 3.00 PM on the day.

Most often in case of storms, Cruise Companies inform Vietnam Is Awesome and passengers a day before the cruise embarks. In case there is no knowledge beforehand of any storms, Cruise Companies may announce the cancellation on the morning of the cruise or as soon as it receives information from the local authority that no boats are allowed to go in the Halong Bay.

Vietnam Is Awesome  also monitors the weather situation closely and tries to update all passengers. Please always leave us your contact details, such as your hotel in Hanoi or your mobile number in Vietnam.

If Vietnam Is Awesome informs passengers of the cruise cancellation before passengers depart from Hanoi, passengers will receive a 100% refund of the tour fee (not including the standard credit card processing fee). Vietnam Is Awesome will also try to help you rebook the cruise for the following day(s) depending on your schedule, the cruise availability, and weather conditions.

Cancellation Policy

  • The reservation can be modified up to 21 days before your travel dates.
  • Free cancellation up to 20 days before travel dates.
  • CHARGE 50% - when canceling 5 - 19 DAYS before the tour starts.
  • 100% FULL CHARGE  - when canceling LESS THAN 5 DAYS before the tour starts.
  • Full payment is due at the time of booking and can be settled by credit card. If canceled according to the cancellation policy, refunds will be made to your bank account. It may take 5-10 business days for the refund to appear in your account.
  • A credit card processing fee of 3.5% will not be refunded.

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