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Overview
This trip with enjoyed nearly 06 hours cruising in Halong Bay like 2 day cruise, you will have chance to visit 2 most beautiful places in Halong Bay. First place named "TITOV ISLAND" where you can swimming or playing on sandy beach with excellent backdrop or climb up mountain for a panoramic view of the Bay. Second place named "SUNG SOT CAVE" where hide out in the beautiful Caves Walk and is one of the most spectacular and largest grottoes of Ha Long Bay with a lot of nature of stalagmites and stalagmites with different shapes of sea lives, then go kayaking or bamboo boat in Luon Cave to discover the beautiful lagoon.
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
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  • 1
    Old Quarter
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Halong Bay
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • 3
    Sung Sot Cave
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
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Departure Point
Authentic Hanoi Travel, 39 Ngõ Huyện, Hàng Trống, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội 100000, Vietnam Tuần Châu, Hạ Long, Quảng Ninh, Vietnam
Duration
12h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Bus transfer from hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter to Halong Bay & return
  • Kayaking or bamboo boat- Swimming -Hiking -Photo Hunting
  • English speaking guide during the trip
  • Entrance fees
  • 2 bottles of water per person on Bus/ Limousine
  • Lunch with Vietnamese dishes
  • Entry/Admission - Old Quarter
  • Entry/Admission - Halong Bay
  • Entry/Admission - Sung Sot Cave
Exclusions
  • Beverages- Drinks on Boat- Personal Expenses
  • Pick up from hotel/ stay outside Hanoi’s Old Quarter
  • Surcharge for Xmas, New Year’s Day & Lunar New Year’s Day.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Emily J wrote a review Feb 2020
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I had such a great experience on this tour. Great staff, beautiful place, and awesome activities. Highly recommend!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from authentichanoitravel, Public Relations Manager at Full-Day Halong Bay Islands and Cave Tour Transfer 2 Ways by Newest Expressway
Responded 23 Feb 2020
Dear Emilyj, We are all excited when seeing your review and share your experience about travelling in Ha Long Bay with our service.Your great review is a big encouragement for all staff. We hope everything is going well with you. Please take care and looking forward to seeing you soon. Best regards, Linh - Local Tours Consultant & Authentic Travel team
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crazyglobetrotter wrote a review Dec 2019
Palermo, Italy212 contributions75 helpful votes
Let's start... NEGATIVES: 1) you are not allowed to bring your own drinks (even water) or food (even snacks) during the tour, so you have to buy them onboard where you are overcharged if compared to mainland prices. To this inconvenience, only highlited AFTER you have already
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Response from authentichanoitravel, Customer Service at Full-Day Halong Bay Islands and Cave Tour Transfer 2 Ways by Newest Expressway
Responded 9 Dec 2019
Dear Traveler Many thank for your choosing and booking with our service We hope can host you again next time For the your review , we would like explain as the below: 1) you are not allowed to bring your own drinks (even water) or food (even snacks) during the tour, so you have to buy them onboard where you are overcharged if compared to mainland prices. To this inconvenience, only highlited AFTER you have already booked and paid the tour, add the total lack of kindness and politeness of the crew members that pass silently and distractedly by the tables with their trays. Answer: The regulation not bring your own drink is follow Ha Long Management Department , and all cruises in Ha Long Bay have to follow that because they control everything on Ha Long Bay. If they don't do that , they will pay money to Ha Long Management Department As you said , so do you want pay money to Ha Long Management Department For snacks : There were not regulation about customers can not bring snacks. We already confirmed you only for can not bring your own drinks and we said to you check tour confirmed again. You said everything correct =) This thing , you are wrong 2-2) You get into the minibus and once is full the Guide starts a 40 minutes talk about how life is expensive in Vietnam (come on mate! Seriously?!). Seems like he is trying to move you to piety more than giving real tourist informations (nearly nothing i am honest). Answer: All of tour guide in Vietnam are always happy to assist all customers and give them information about Vietnamese peoples and how is their life. People in Vietnam is very friendly and helpful . Tour guide do his job and try want to make the tour is good for all customers 3) Once in Tuan Chau you are boarded into a ship that clearly needs a good clean and a renovation. It smells muldly, the lower deck is just a dining room with tables lined up along the windows (shutted so you can't even consider the idea of opening one to breath a bit or to escape...) and a bar. The only comfty sitting are in the upper deck and they are not enough for the ammount of pax loaded (only 4 soft chairs!!!). So pepare for discomfort. Answer: You booked "STANDARD CRUISE" and you pay cheap price for the tour but you request higher quality boat. Why you don't book DELUXE CRUISE or LUXURY CRUISE . They are bigger boat and better service but more EXPENSIVE , right? So you don't want to book them so you choose booked STANDARD CRUISE for save money. You get what you pay, it is very fair to everyone . We have lot customers who booked DELUXE CRUISE and LUXURY CRUISE and they said tour is very perfect. 4) The food served was a real nightmare. Fish served with the bones and not an empty dish where store them, quality very Poor. Answer: You can ask all people in the world that Does fish have with the bones or not with Bones. May you want us take bones out of FISH, Right? You are not the KING , we serve to all people not for only you 5) they serve you the food as soon as the ship leaves the harbour without any announcement of welcome by the crew or the captain (they did not even introduce themselfes!!)... Like a bus! The worst is that once the torture of lunch is over they clear the tables and a lady position on EACH of them a selection of goods to sell you: consider that your table is the only area where you can leave your bag and your belongings or have a rest sitted without getting a cold outside, so it is VERY DISAPPOINTING. These ladies don't smile, they don't talk to you. They approach you only to sell you their goods and with rocket high prices. Answer: Our staff on Boat is always smiles and friendly to tourist . That is our Job, you know . May be you are not friendly customers so no one want to welcome you 6) i booked this tour specifically because it was one of the few that was giving you the chance to SWIM. well forget it... The Guide infact, forgets to tell you that the first stop, at ti top island, is your ONLY chance to SWIM. They focus on telling you you have 30 minutes to go up to the hill top and back before being left behind... Without mentioning that the beach is the only places where you would be ever allowed to swim in all the trip!! Answer: Swimming is one of activities in tour itinerary so all tour guide don't want cut this activities because tour guide know already all customers know very cleary itinerary When you see tour guide cut swimming activiies, why you don't ask kim about this and request him let you can swimming. 7) Kayaking is a quick paddle in and out of a cave (20 minutes total) with such a traffic in the cave that you risk to crush against the other kayaks!) Answer: You can choose do Kayaking or Bamboo Boat not only do Kayaking. If you see Kayaking is risk , why you don't inform tour guide change do Bamboo Boat And we sure that tour guide is also inform to you already before doing kayaking 7) all is done without any info during the cruise and while on the Islands. The Guide looks like is there for decoratives uses. We already check with our tour guide. He said when you got on boat, you are happy everything. Nothing happen that until when the boat stop at Fishing House Village for doing Kayaking or Bamboo Boat. You get off the boat but it suddenly your knee was hurt and bloody . Our tour guide asked you to take care you but you said you don't need . And since from that time, you are not happy any more and you also said to tour guide, you hate fishing house village and Chinese tourist And now you said tour guide looks like is there for decorative uses. For all things, you are come from western country and we are respect to you but we don't think because of your hurt , you write all very bad about us like this We also check with other customers who also join in the same tour and boat with you. They are very happy and enjoyed the trip and boat with us. Only you write bad review like this . Next time, when you book any tour from any where, please book DELUXE or LUXURY CRUISE. and you will like a KING and all people will serve to you . Certainly also pay more money . Don't book STANDARD CRUISE and enjoyed all the tour then back to hotel write wrong feedback like this. You come from WESTERN COUNTRY, please do right thing as we respect to you But again, we would like to say thank you very much for your tour booking. Take care yourself Best Regard Kevin (Mr )
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Giuppi19 wrote a review Dec 2019
Grottaglie, Italy126 contributions13 helpful votes
The worst tour did in Vietnam. The boat was different, in the photo we saw a newest boat and we booked falling in this trap. what kind of trap? Tourist trap! When we finished the disgusting lunch (And I love vietnamite food) , the crew filled all the tables with souvenir,
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Response from authentichanoitravel, Customer Service at Full-Day Halong Bay Islands and Cave Tour Transfer 2 Ways by Newest Expressway
Responded 9 Dec 2019
Dear Traveler Many thank for your booking with us and we hope will host you next time And also many thank for your review about the tour , let us explain as the below: 1-The boat was different, in the photo we saw a newest boat and we booked falling in this trap. what kind of trap? Tourist trap! Answer: The photo on Website is photo of STANDARD CRUISE and not new photo so you can not know that is a newest boat. Let us know you just see 1 profile photo that is not shown new or old , you know and sure that is newest boat . You are very good imagination, right ? And for your booking,. you booked option " STANDARD CRUISE " not booked " DELUXE CRUISE " or " LUXURY CRUISE " and you also pay cheap price for the tour . You booked " STANDARD CRUISE" so you request better service . Why you don't book " DELUXE CRUISE " or "LUXURY CRUISE" . We also both of them on WEBSITE . May you see the price is very expensive and higher than your budget so you decided choose book " STANDARD CRUISE". And we sure that before booking the tour, you already read very cleary about itinerary and see photos on Website about the CRUISE OPTION. Come on , mate, if you want to be a king on CRUISE, next time, please choose option " DELUXE CRUISE " or " LUXURY CRUISE" and you will look like A KING. And also pay more money to book that don't save money and after the tour, write wrong thing like this You said " Tourist Trap" , please let us know " which is Tourist Trap" - You booked " STANDARD CRUISE" and we keep STANDARD CRUISE for you as same money you pay cheap . If you book option " DELUXE CRUISE" and we keep " STANDARD CRUISE" for you. That thing you can say Tourist Trap . But here we keep SAME CRUISE you booked as money you pay cheap So it is very fair between us and you. You buy "STANDARD CRUISE" , We arrange " STANDARD CRUISE" for you 2-When we finished the disgusting lunch (And I love vietnamite food) , the crew filled all the tables with souvenir, jewellery, t-shirt and other things. They left those there all day, asking us to buy something. The policy of the both is "no water on board", because the ask every 5 minutes to buy drinks passing with a tray, especially when we were back from an escursion. Ales the guide was the only one kind, but they were all rude. Listen to me, try another company... not this one. Answer: About souvenir: people on boat ask you buy something, that's very normal in Vietnam. They work very hard and get little salary so they try to sell to tourist . If you don't want to buy , you can tell them no buy . And we sure they will don't ask you again We already check with our tour guide. He said when you got on boat, you are happy everything. Nothing happen that until when the boat stop at Fishing House Village for doing Kayaking or Bamboo Boat. You get off the boat but it suddenly your knee was hurt and bloody . Our tour guide asked you to take care you but you said you don't need . And since from that time, you are not happy any more and you also said to tour guide, you hate fishing house village and Chinese tourist For all things, you are come from western country and we are respect to you but we don't think because of your hurt , you write all very bad about us like this We also check with other customers who also join in the same tour and boat with you. They are very happy and enjoyed the trip and boat with us. Only you write bad review like this . Next time, when you book any tour from any where, please book DELUXE or LUXURY CRUISE. and you will like a KING and all people will serve to you . Certainly also pay more money . Don't book STANDARD CRUISE and enjoyed all the tour then back to hotel write wrong feedback like this. You come from WESTERN COUNTRY, please do right thing as we respect to you But again, we would like to say thank you very much for your tour booking. Take care yourself Best Regard Kevin (Mr )
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Sightsee821109 wrote a review Sep 2019
India2 contributions
It was a wonderful trip. We enjoyed so much. We started in the morning by bus for haling bay trip and returned in the evening. We had pickup and drop facility from our home stay.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from authentichanoitravel, Manager at Full-Day Halong Bay Islands and Cave Tour Transfer 2 Ways by Newest Expressway
Responded 30 Sep 2019
Dear Sightse, Thank you so much for your wonderful review about our service. What a great pleasure to learn that we were able to give you a memorable and enjoyable experience! We really hope that can host you again at Ha Noi. You are a sweet guest. Once again, thank you very much for your warm support and we wish you all the best. Best regards, Linh - Local Tours consultant
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grimsbygirlusa wrote a review Aug 2019
Cleethorpes, United Kingdom21 contributions32 helpful votes
We had an amazing day trip Halong Bay. Pick up at hotel was prompt our guide was great. The caves were amazing the hike to the top of Titov Island was so worth it. The views were amazing. The boat was fantastic clean and had air con. Had upstairs a great place for photo ops.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from authentichanoitravel, Manager at Full-Day Halong Bay Islands and Cave Tour Transfer 2 Ways by Newest Expressway
Responded 20 Aug 2019
Dear grimsby, Thank you very much for taking the time to write review about our tour.I can only say what a pleasure it was to can help you and your friend had a great time at Ha Long Bay. We really hope to see you again. We wish you all the best and look forward to being of service to you in very near future. Best regards, Linh - Authentic Hanoi Homestay & Travel assistant
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