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3-Day Halong Bay Cruise and Cat Ba Island Tour

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Hanoi, Vietnam
3-Day Halong Bay Cruise and Cat Ba Island Tour
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icon3 days  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Discover Halong Bay and Cat Ba Island with a 3-day itinerary that includes a boat cruise in the World Heritage area plus an overnight stay in town. Stop for a swim at Soi Sim Island and visit Sung Sot Cave (Amazing Cave); take a boat tour to nearby Lan Ha Bay; ride a bike to a local village; look for wildlife at Monkey Island; and enjoy free time in Cat Ba. Choose from activities such as kayaking, cooking, karaoke or squid fishing. Select a superior or deluxe cabin.
  • 3-day Halong Bay and Cat Ba Island cruise from Hanoi
  • Stop at Soi Sim, visit Sung Sot Cave, and explore Lan Ha Bay
  • Enjoy a welcome drink plus morning tea, coffee and cake
  • Full meals provided on board
  • Stay in a superior ensuite cabin or upgrade to deluxe accommodations
  • Spend one night at a 3-star hotel in Cat Ba Town
  • Includes round-trip hotel transport by air-conditioned coach
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Pick-up and drop-off by airconditioned bus at Hanoi Old Quarter; Professional English speaking guide
Accommodation based on double/twin-shared wooden cabin/room, cabin with A/C, private bathroom with hot water and shower. Single Supplement will be applied if you are solo traveler or you want to stay single room)
Insurance on board and services charge
Breakfast (2)
Lunch (3)
Dinner (2)
Gratuities
The price is based on twin/double-sharing cabin on the cruise & twin/double-sharing room in the hotel. Single Supplement will be applied if you are solo traveler: USD $25 for private room in the hotel in Cat Ba Island (compulsory - the payment will be collected at the travel date) and USD $22 for private cabin on the cruise (optional - please kindly give us the special requirements if you want to choose it)

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Pickup from your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter

Departure Time

8:00 AM
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Most travelers can participate
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Wear comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothes recommended (from Dec till March)
  • Bring swimsuit and towel
  • Bring sun block and insect repellent
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Large luggage is prohibited
  • Cruise itinerary and schedule subject to change upon weather and operation conditions. The itinerary above may be changed a litter bit at the time of booking, but the mentioned activities will not be changed.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY BCFamilyTour.com

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.

If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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  • "Food is quite average so if you’re a very fussy eater you may want to think twice about this trip." See review

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Beautiful scenery, well put together program.
Scott_O
, Mar 2020
What a great trip, Annie was a wonderful guide who seemed to have impeccable timing and explanations for each activity in our itinerary. She was very sweet, and very friendly and professional. I'm a professional tour guide in the United State and I thought she managed everything flawlessly. We had a great group and we opted for the extended 3 day tour. Even though she wasn't with us for the extent of the whole 3 days, she passed us on to other individuals smoothly to continue our adventure to other locations in the area. This program was the highlight of our Vietnam trip.
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A DELIGHTFUL EXCURSION
JohnBarren
, May 2019
The tour to Halong Bay was in rainy weather but that did not hamper our enjoyment. The boat was comfortable and the catering generous. Our excursions to Monkey Island, Pearl Farm and Cat Ba Island were most enjoyable. A fascinating three days.
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star-4
Lovely trip but slightly disappointed by dated boat
Vicky P
, Apr 2019
Overall a good tour with really cool activities and a helpful tour guide, in the beautiful surroundings of Halong Bay. Only issue is the boat, which is quite dated. For example the windows wouldn’t shut fully in our cabin, which probably explained why we had unwelcome friends (cockroaches!) and the air con was leaking. So our first bedtime on the boat was a bit stressful. Tour guide was very helpful however and arranged for us to have a different room at the late hour, and the new room was completely fine. Food is quite average so if you’re a very fussy eater you may want to think twice about this trip. Day 2 involved a little waiting around at first to transfer onto the Cat Ba boat, but once we were transferred the activities were amazing!! So would really recommend the second day/night around Cat Ba if you’re torn between the 1 and 2 night tours. Hotel on Cat Ba Island was lovely too. Day 3 is pretty much just the long journey back to Hanoi, so pack a book and expect to have a chilled final day.
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star-5
Halong Bay
Guide24754960793
, Nov 2018
This was our favourite place in Vietnam. The tour guide was very knowledgeable & kept us entertained. The food was very good & it was all very well organized with plenty to see & do but also some time to yourself to explore or just sunbathe on the boat. Would highly recommend the 3 day tour.
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Our guide was very good and helpful...
Stephen B
, Oct 2017
Our guide was very good and helpful throughout the journey. The area is beautiful and well-worth visiting. My concerns were the choppiness of the activities. They tried to pack so much into the trip that you never had a real chance to just enjoy the scenery. In addition, I would opt for any upgrades. Both the bed on the boat and the hotel was like sleeping on a board. The showers were simply a shower hose in the bathrooms.
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The first day was great with great...
tannanders
, Aug 2017
The first day was great with great crew and food, especially our tour guide Tai. I'm not sure exactly what a deluxe cabin upgrade entailed because our cabin was the same as everyone's. The second day, the Cat Ba portion was quite disorganized and we didn't get to do half of what was promised in the itinerary.
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Did the 3 day tour with one night on...
Tim M
, Aug 2017
Did the 3 day tour with one night on the boat and one in a hotel on Cat Ba Island. Excellent tour and well worth the money. However, I paid extra for the 'deluxe' tour and it wasn't really made clear what was different about my tour than everyone else on the boat. I did get a somewhat nicer room on the boat, but I think but other than that it was virtually identical. Cat Ba Island was interesting and I recommend getting scooter immediately and doing the trek across the island. Nice scenery and a fun ride. Scooters are just a few dollars to rent. Beware that there are only two cash machines on Cat Ba Island, so start the cruise with plenty of cash. You will need some cash. Lots of little incremental charges as drinks are not included alcohol or otherwise. Also be warned that one of the two cash machines doesn't take MasterCard or Visa... It is clearly marked. DON'T TRY IT ANYWAY... like I stupidly did. It ate my card wouldn't return it and created a hassle to get the back early the next morning. The other cash machine was out of cash that night as well, so there was literally no way to get cash on the Island. Bring plenty of cash and a backup card. This is not the only problem I had with cash machines in Vietnam. So, I highly recommend having a backup card and maybe some cash stashed in your stuff in case of an emergency. I might like to try this again sometime with two nights on the boat. The Kayaking part was great as was the tour of the cave. they certainly keep you busy with little real down time just sitting around... other than the transportation to and from Hanoi... The 3 hour bus ride is not so fun, but not unbearable. There is a mid-way stop at a shopping place another reason to have some cash, although there is a cash machine there.
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star-4
You get to do a lot of activities in...
Melissa C
, Jun 2017
You get to do a lot of activities in just a couple days and have plenty of photo ops of Halong Bay, but like any tour, it can be annoying being confined to a boat all the time. For example, kayaking was only 30 min, visiting the Surprising Caves was 45 min, and we were constantly surrounded by other cruises full of tourists, so every destination was quite crowded except for cycling through Viet Hai island, which was a highlight. The food was not that great, especially compared to what locals ate. On Cat Ba we just opted to skip the included meal at the hotel so we could enjoy something better outside. The cooking class should really be called a cooking demonstration it was just 15 min of rolling prepared ingredients for spring rolls, so most people chose to skip it.
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A fun roller coaster. Transport to...
ferguson_r
, Apr 2017
A fun roller coaster. Transport to the ship: good. Sailing around on the ship: great. The staff: excellent. Food: ok/good. Our cabin: nice looking, but disappointing because we paid extra to the tour booking for an upgraded cabin but the ship assigned a lower deck cabin right over the engine which had a strong smell of fuel making it hard to sleep. The second 1/2 of our tour was cancelled due to outstanding circumstances, but the booking company got us back on track with a super fun speedboat ride and slightly revised itinerary that ended up being more fun than the original! So overall we had a great time and recommend this tour. Go with the flow a bit and you'll have a blast.
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star-5
An amazing few days. The harlong bay...
wendyg
, Apr 2017
An amazing few days. The harlong bay days were great and we really enjoyed staying overnight. Cat ba island wS very interesting although we were confused at the lack of communication. We arrived at our hotel at 2pm and had to ask the hotel staff to find out when and where anything would happen. The itinerary on Viator did not follow and it would have been nice to know we could do something that afternoon. The next day was a great day on a tour but once again we need to ask what was happening, arriving back in Hanoi about 8pm. Much better communication was required for the second half of the tour.
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