Halong Bay Day Cruise: How to have a memorable Halong Cruise?

Don't miss the Halong Bay Day Cruise cruise experience during your Vietnam tours. You can easily travel from Hanoi to Halong Bay in just 2.5 hours and return the same day with boat tours.This would be the ideal option for tourists on a short budget because they could save money and still see the stunning World Natural Heritage. Continue reading to learn about the various activities you may partake in while on a one-day luxury cruise across Halong Bay with Paradise Vietnam.On one of our spectacular full-day cruise experiences, take in the splendor of Halong Bay's breathtaking surroundings.

Halong Bay day trip is a great memory when coming to Vietnam

Halong Bay day trip is a great memory when coming to Vietnam

Halong Bay Day Cruise: Top day tours itinerary

Embark on an unforgettable Halong Bay day tour with Paradise Vietnam and experience the beauty of the majestic limestone formations on an overnight cruise. Tours of Halong Bay overnight cruise, in just one day, can be made even more enjoyable if you choose the ideal luxury cruise length (4 hours, 6 hours, 8 hours), along with the right type of cruise ship (wooden boat, steel train), while staying within your limited budget. Discover the natural wonders of Halong Bay on our day tours, an essential experience when exploring Northern Vietnam. This is Vietnam's most popular attraction and it attracts thousands of visitors for day tours or multiple-day trips from around the world. 

A shot of Halong Bay day tours 

A shot of Halong Bay day tours 

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Why should visitors go on a one day cruise in Halong Bay?

Experience the spectacular and enchanting wonders of Halong Bay on a day tour with Paradise Vietnam, where you can indulge in the breathtaking scenery and indulge in an overnight cruise amidst the stunning limestone karsts. Immerse yourself in the spectacular natural splendor of Halong Bay with Paradise Vietnam's day tours, where you can embark on an adventure-filled exploration of the stunning UNESCO World Heritage site, including an unforgettable overnight luxury cruise along the emerald waters and amidst the picturesque limestone islets.

Choosing to take a one-day cruise to visit Halong Bay is a great way to experience the many activities of Vietnam's top travel destination if time constraints limit your schedule. Countless activities are waiting to make Halong Bay a favorite place for many people.

To ensure fulfilling one day tours, one must consider several factors – such as choosing the right destination, finding good food, and securing a reservation for tours. The cruise always keeps you entertained with exciting onboard entertainment programs such as cooking class, and sunset party. Fret not, as we sympathize with your concerns and are ready to give you some helpful suggestions on how to make the most of your Halong Bay day cruise tours. Now, let's embark on this journey together!

Choosing to take a one-day cruise to Halong Bay is a great way to experience

Choosing to take a one-day cruise to Halong Bay is a great way to experience

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Which Halong Bay 1 day tour itinerary to choose?

6-hour journey with transfer from Hanoi

With bus transfers available from Hanoi, the 6-hour tour through Halong Bay is considered the most sought-after day tour. Your experience on this tour includes kayaking through Luon Cave, seeing Halong Bay's largest cave called Surprise Cave, lounging on the beach of Titop Island, followed by a hike, eagerly climbing to the top of the mountain for a breathtaking panoramic view of Halong Bay.

  • Depending on the type of vehicle, on average from Hanoi to Halong will take about 2,5 - 3 hours. At Hanoi's Old Quarter, our journey started in the early morning when the tour was organized to pick up us from the Hanoi hotel with a tour bus, and at exactly 08:30 pm your adventure of discovery will come to an end.

  • You can experience a Halong Bay day cruise, lasting 5-6 hours from noon to late afternoon.

The Kayaking Tour of Sung Sot Cave and the local bamboo boat ride in Luon Cave are worth taking when taking the route from the Port to Ti top Island, where you can enjoy stunning panoramic views while relaxing on the beach. Tuan Chau International Port will be the departure place for a day tour.

Sung Sot Cave - Interaries in Halong Bay day tours

Sung Sot Cave - Interaries in Halong Bay day tours

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7-hour cruise with transfer from Hanoi 

The longest Halong Bay tour lasts from 7-8 hours, offering plenty of opportunities to visit stunning caves and serene beaches and experience the waters on a kayak while exploring the islands.

  • At 9:30 am you can start sightseeing, which means you may have to leave Hanoi at 06:00 am. However, you'll have plenty of time to do the 8-hour cruise and see the sights. In addition, you can explore tourist attractions and enjoy the journey like traveling overnight. For a long time, private boats were often rented by tourists to explore for long periods. Nowadays, an interesting tour lasting 8 hours is not a bad choice.

  • The tour starts at 06:00 am with a shuttle bus at your hotel in Hanoi and ends at 08:30 pm

  • A boat ride from 09:30 pm to 5:00 pm, cruise by Route: Thien Cung Cave – Ga Choi Islet – Sung Sot Cave – Titop Island – Afternoon Tea - Cooking class

  • The tour includes lunch, and exploring caves on a bamboo boat is also included in one day cruise itinerary to Halong Bay

  • Departure from Tuan Chau international port

It was an amazing trip to Ha Long Bay and highly recommended.

Thien Cung Cave 

Thien Cung Cave 

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4-hour day itinerary (departure from Halong City)

Experience Halong Bay's most famous sites on this classic tour. Four hours offers a great opportunity to explore without restrictions on board. This tour is perfect for travelers staying in Halong City and looking for an adventure in a half-day trip. Your adventure includes visiting Thien Cung cave and kayaking through the beautiful scenery of Ba Hang and enjoying a Vietnamese lunch.

  • The cruise runs from 08:00 to 12:00 am or from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm, depending on your preference.

  • To explore the bay, one can take a 4-hour cruise.

  • Departing from the port, Route includes visits to Cho Da Islet, Dinh Huong Islet, Thien Cung Cave, and Ba Hang Fishing Village. You can explore the charming scenery around Ba Hang Fishing Village by rafting or kayaking.  Another thing you should expect is that most day tours won't let you swim, kayak, or explore caves on a bamboo boat one at a time (you must choose one among them) due to time constraints, again. 

  • Included in lunch.

Ba Hang Fishing Village

Ba Hang Fishing Village

A vast range of Halong Bay day cruises with different traveling times (4 - 8 hours) brings many chances for tourists with limited time to capture the splendor of the bay. 

Note: The schedule can be changed at any time depending on the requirements of the Bay Management Board, safety conditions, and weather according to the actual situation.

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What would you visit Halong Bay one-day tour?

Ha Long Bay is truly an amazing guide a spectacular natural wonder not to be missed

Ha Long Bay is truly an amazing guide a spectacular natural wonder not to be missed


Boarding a scenic boat and taking a one-day Halong Bay overnight cruise tour of the bay is a great way to spend your time. On top of that, you'll have the chance to explore the different nooks and crannies of the bay on your own while kayaking on Titop Island for about 30 minutes to an hour. 



Cave tour

Nature has endowed Ha Long Bay with countless beautiful natural caves, including Sung Sot Cave (Surprising Cave), Trinh Nu Cave, Thien Canh Son Cave1, and Thien Cung Cave (Heaven Cave). A must-do activity is an island climbing to reach them, and once inside a bright cave, be prepared to marvel at the dramatic landscapes created by a light cave and by nature.

Thien Cung cave

Thien Cung cave

Afternoon tea, cooking lessons

Many visitors are drawn to the tranquil experience and want to participate. To catch the sunset on Ha Long Bay, one can sip a warm cup of coffee, a cup of fragrant tea, or a glass of strong wine. 

Cooking Class

Cooking Class

Immerse yourself in the cool and clear water

Don't hesitate to grab this amazing opportunity to spend time, and immerse yourself in the clear waters and calm waves of Ha Long Bay if you want to join in by swimming in the beautiful bay itself - an activity that can refresh both your body and mind. Moreover, with improved conservation efforts, the beauty of Ha Long Bay is becoming cleaner day by day.



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Food and drink for one day Halong Bay cruise

While exploring one day Halong Bay overnight cruise, lunch will be served with delicious seafood lunch dishes along with a set lunch for groups of 6 per table. Additionally, some of the larger boats boast extensive lunch buffets with a variety of dining options. For an extra charge, refreshments including beer, soft drinks, still water, etc. will also be served. Be sure to peruse the regular lunch menu for a typical day tour of this stunning bay.

Food and drink for one day Halong Bay day tour cruise

Food and drink for one day Halong Bay day tour cruise

Normal lunch menu

  • Seasonal Fruits

  • Seafood lunch: Halong Grilled Squid

  • French Fries

  • Grilled Oyster With Onion Fat

  • Sea Bass with Sauces

  • Steamed Shrimp With Beer

  • Stir-fried Vegetable

  • Sweet and Sour Cucumber Salad

For a vegetarian lunch

  • Dumpling Cake

  • French Fries

  • Tofu with Sweet and Sour Sauce

  • Vegetable Spring Roll

  • Jasmine Rice

  • Sweet and Sour Cucumber Salad

  • Seasonal Fruits

  • Ice Tea

  • Seasonal stir-fried vegetable

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How to Have Your Best Halong Bay 1-Day Cruise

For the ultimate Halong Bay day cruise experience, you need a well-planned itinerary tailored to your specific needs. We encourage you to think ahead about your options, as we strive to help you plan an unforgettable trip.

Travelers need to choose the right time to visit before booking a tour

Travelers need to choose the right time to visit before booking a tour

How long do you want to stay?

To save money and establish a clear route, travelers need to choose the right time to visit before booking a tour. Included options for tour duration in Halong Bay are a one-day tour package, a one-night package, two days of tours, or a three-day, two-night option. This article is intended to aid in tour preparation by outlining the top itineraries for a one-day trip to Halong Bay.

  • 4 hours on the boat

  • 6 hours on the boat

  • 8 hours on the boat

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What places to visit Halong Bay Sights?

Considering where to go should be next on a visitor's priority list. This will help a person determine the most ideal mode of transportation, determine the cost, and estimate the duration of the trip. Here are a few suggestions of some great tourist attractions that one can explore in Ha Long: 

  • Ga Choi Islet (Chicken Islet): A special destination worth visiting

  • Soi Sim Island

  • Bai Chay Beach: famous beach in Ha Long

  • Bai Tu Long Bay: beautiful beach in Ha Long

  • Halong Bay

  • Tuan Chau Island

  • Dragon's Eye Island 

  • Luon Cave

  • Ti Top Island: A must-visit charming island when coming to Ha Long

Ti Top Island - the destination of a one day cruise Halong Bay

Ti Top Island - the destination of a one day cruise Halong Bay

To maximize your one-day Halong Bay cruise, choose popular attractions or those that are located close to each other. This method not only saves you time and money but also offers a varied adventure.

What is included and not included in the schedule?

The schedule includes details on meals, activities, and transportation, but it's best to look for special add-ons that may require a little extra, such as vegetarian meals and drinks. Also, to make sure you don't let your guard down, ask carefully about any additional fees that may arise during your tour, this way you'll be able to protect your money.

Included in holiday packages for Halong Bay are visits to the floating village, pearl farms, trekking in Titop Island, and cooking classes. It's important to note that there is a limited time for these activities, so be sure to review your itinerary and choose the activities that most interest you.

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What is your advice for choosing a day cruise in Halong Bay?

To choose the right boat for your needs, tourists should carefully consider the following suggestions:

  • Take the time to determine how many people will go with you and what activities you want to participate in.

  • Consider the sea and weather conditions in which you will be sailing.

  • Decide on the type of boat that best suits your requirements, whether it's a luxury cruise ship, sailboat, motorboat, or another type of vehicle.

  • Evaluate the credentials and reputation of the rental company before renting the boat.

  • Enhance your Vietnam boat tour experience with the included adventure services. Choose from kayaking, cave diving, and more that the fleet listed below offers.

  • The uniqueness of your itinerary depends on the boat you choose, as each has a separate route with different stops. Therefore, it is essential to choose the ideal vessel.

Tourists should carefully consider choosing the right boat for your needs

Tourists should carefully consider choosing the right boat for your needs

How to prepare a budget?

Choosing a day cruise in Halong Bay takes into account several factors, including cost. Usually, the price of a day tour includes expenses such as lunch, cave entry, and boat rental to visit the fishing village as well as kayaking fees. Depending on the services provided and the length of the trip, the cost can range from $50 to $100 per day.

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Best Halong Bay Day Cruises

Paradise Vietnam offers an unforgettable Halong Bay day tour, allowing you to immerse yourself in the wonders of this UNESCO World Heritage site and create cherished memories during your day tour adventure.

Embark on an extraordinary day tour to Halong Bay, where you can discover the mesmerizing beauty of the limestone formations, engage in thrilling activities, and enjoy a delightful day cruise. A great trip to visit Halong Bay can be difficult to organize without the right tour guide or recommendation. Look no further than a day cruise with Paradise Vietnam Group, a trusted cruise corporation, we ensure you have a memorable day tour. We have proposed for you a reference schedule for a day tour on the Paradise Explorer cruise, depending on the situation, depending on the unique needs of visitors, the schedule can be changed at any time.

  • 9:00 Check-in procedures on Paradise Explorer cruise at Tuan Chau International Cruise Port.
  • 9:30 When Paradise Explorer all inclusive luxury cruise, cruises off the pier and goes deep into Halong Bay, you will have the opportunity to admire the famous islands of the world's natural heritage such as Dinh Huong Islet, and Trong Mai Islet.
  • 10:00 - 10:30 You enjoy free tea, coffee, and cake while enjoying the magnificent view of the world of wonder Ha Long.
  • 11:00 - 12:00 The first destination is Sung Sot cave - the largest cave with two caves and countless stalagmites and stalactites that were formed millions of years ago. The end of the cave is where you can see the breathtaking scenery of Ha Long.
  • 12:15 - 13:30 Enjoy a sumptuous feast aboard Paradise Explorer while the panoramic view of Ha Long's waters glides through the window.
  • 14:00 - 15:00 Discover the most attractive destination of the world wonders Ha Long: Ti-Top Island. You can choose to climb to the top of the mountain to admire the amazing panoramic view of Halong Bay from the observatory or take a dip in the emerald-green water right at the beach at the foot of the mountain. You then can kayak or relax at Luon Cave before swimming or trekking Titop Island.
  • 15:30 You can join the program Happy Hour - Buy 1 get 1 free drink and experience the European-style party - Canapé equipment by the chef.
  • 16:45 - 17:00 You do the procedures to pay the bill and enjoy the beautiful scenery at the end of the journey to discover Ha Long. This is also a golden time for you to record movies and photos of a lifetime with the dying sunset of the wonderland.
  • 17:30 Cruise docked at Tuan Chau Island, you disembark and end the program.

Paradise Vietnam's cruise

Paradise Vietnam's cruise

At an affordable price, we offer Halong Bay day cruises with stops at two bays in Quang Ninh province: Ha Long Bay, and Lan Ha Bay. Embark on a remarkable Halong Bay day tours with Paradise Vietnam and indulge in a memorable day cruise to Lan ha bay, where you can revel in the breathtaking beauty of the limestone karsts of lan ha bay and savor the serenity of the emerald waters of Lan ha bay.

Visiting rustic fishing villages, kayaking, exploring beautiful caves, enjoying Vietnamese cuisine, watching breathtaking scenery, and the sunrise on a luxury cruise are all exciting activities that we provide for a Halong Bay day tour.

Easily locate our Halong Bay day tour on Google Maps for convenient navigation and directions. Need help with your trip? Contact us immediately! Paradise Vietnam provides consulting and planning assistance for Halong Bay day tours. Our Halong Bay day tours take you off the beaten path to discover hidden gems nestled within this breathtaking destination.

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Question about Halong Bay Day Cruise 

Which month is best for Halong Bay?

The best time to experience a Halong Bay day cruise is during the months of March to May and September to November. During these periods, the weather is generally pleasant with less rainfall, allowing for clearer skies and better visibility to fully enjoy the beauty of Halong Bay.

Can you do the Halong Bay day cruise?

Yes, you can definitely do a Halong Bay day cruise! There are various tour operators that offer day cruises to explore the stunning limestone formations, caves, and emerald waters of Halong Bay. It's a popular and enjoyable way to experience the beauty of the bay within a limited time frame.

Is it possible to take a Halong Bay day cruise from Hanoi to Halong Bay?

Yes, it is possible to take a Halong Bay day cruise from Hanoi to Halong Bay. Paradise Vietnam offers day tours that include transportation from Hanoi to Halong Bay and back, allowing you to explore the bay's highlights within a single day. It's a convenient option for travelers who have limited time but still want to experience the beauty of Halong Bay.

Is it worth staying on the Halong Bay day cruise? 

While a Halong Bay day cruise provides a glimpse of the bay's beauty, staying overnight on a cruise allows for a more immersive experience. By spending the night, you can witness stunning sunsets and sunrises, explore more remote areas, and engage in activities like kayaking or squid fishing. Staying overnight on a Halong Bay cruise is worth considering if you want to fully appreciate the tranquility and allure of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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