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Off The Beaten Track To Halong Bay & Lan Ha Bay (2 days 1 night) provided by Local Tours Vietnam

Off The Beaten Track To Halong Bay & Lan Ha Bay (2 days 1 night)

Off The Beaten Track To Halong Bay & Lan Ha Bay (2 days 1 night)
3.5
Book in advance
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AU$249.03
per adult
Free Cancellation up to 4 days in advance
About
* Longest route (among typical cruise 2 day 1 night tours in the bays). * Our itinerary is unique and different, we will take you to the less touristy and enchanted sceneries * Creative and unique itinerary and geographers based in Halong – Lan Ha Bay areas * Only 2.5 hours bus transfer from Hanoi through the newest highway (instead of 5 hours as normal tour). * 02 options for transfer with great Aircon and comfortable space, pick up and drop off directly at your hotel in old quarter area: Round trip Limousine or normal shuttle bus transfer Hanoi – Ha Long (Optional. On request). * Cutting-edge technologies in cruise construction, all cabin is connected to nature with private balconies and amazing ocean view. * Visit Dark & Bright Cave * Professional and enthusiastic staffs. * Lots of activities including cooking demonstrations and morning tai chi * All meals provided, with a flexible menu for travelers with dietary concerns * Wifi on board
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 100245P70
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Kayak (2 people share a kayak)
  • Cooking class, Taichi.
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees
  • English speaking guide onboard
  • Fully furnished cabin with private Ocean View Balcony.
  • Overnight accommodation on the Cruises
  • Transfer Hanoi <-> Ha Long (If you book option with transfer)
  • Entry/Admission - Old Quarter
  • Entry/Admission - Halong Bay
  • Entry/Admission - Halong Bay
  • Entry/Admission - Lan Ha Bay
  • Entry/Admission - Lan Ha Bay
  • Entry/Admission - Old Quarter
Exclusions
  • Spa, Massage, Beverages, Personal expenses.
  • Single Supplement (If you are solo traveler)
  • Holiday surcharge
Duration
2 days
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick up in the Old quarter area between 8.15 AM to 8.45 AM. Please be ready at your hotel lobby at 8.15 AM
  • Local Tours Vietnam, 39 Ng. Huyện, Hàng Trống, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội 100000, Vietnam
  • Tuần Châu Harbor, Phường Ngọc Châu, Tuần Châu, Thành phố Hạ Long, Quảng Ninh, Vietnam
  • Ports:
  • Tuần Châu Harbor, Phường Ngọc Châu, Tuần Châu, Thành phố Hạ Long, Quảng Ninh, Vietnam
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration depends on the time of day and traffic conditions.
  • Meals on-board are served with seafood, Vietnamese and international Cuisine. Any special request for food preference, allergies or dietary requirements should be informed at least 1 days before the departure date.
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 adults.
  • Wi-Fi is available in the restaurant/bar area only. Internet connectivity is limited due to geography of Ha Long bay.
  • Cruise itinerary might be changed due to weather and other conditions without prior notice.
  • Swimming or kayaking activity may not be possible due to bad weather. Unused services are not subjected to a refund.
  • The tour organization is subject to favorable weather conditions. If the tour is cancelled due to poor weather (Not allowed from Government) , you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Cancellation will ONLY be announced by the Halong Local Port Authority and often at short notice. Therefore, your understanding in these situations will be highly appreciated as these circumstances are entirely not under our control.
  • If the cancellation is informed to guests prior to leaving Hanoi and the guests have not used any service: 100% of the amount paid will be refunded.
  • If the cancellation is informed during the trip (guests have already used some services: e.g. transfer, lunch, day trip, hotel in Halong, etc): The remaining amount after subtracting all the actual fee of services used will be refunded.
  • 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 45 travellers
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Kayak (2 people share a kayak)
  • Cooking class, Taichi.
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees
  • English speaking guide onboard
  • Fully furnished cabin with private Ocean View Balcony.
  • Overnight accommodation on the Cruises
  • Transfer Hanoi <-> Ha Long (If you book option with transfer)
  • Entry/Admission - Old Quarter
  • Entry/Admission - Halong Bay
  • Entry/Admission - Halong Bay
  • Entry/Admission - Lan Ha Bay
  • Entry/Admission - Lan Ha Bay
  • Entry/Admission - Old Quarter
Exclusions
  • Spa, Massage, Beverages, Personal expenses.
  • Single Supplement (If you are solo traveler)
  • Holiday surcharge
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick up in the Old quarter area between 8.15 AM to 8.45 AM. Please be ready at your hotel lobby at 8.15 AM
  • Local Tours Vietnam, 39 Ng. Huyện, Hàng Trống, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội 100000, Vietnam
  • Tuần Châu Harbor, Phường Ngọc Châu, Tuần Châu, Thành phố Hạ Long, Quảng Ninh, Vietnam
  • Ports:
  • Tuần Châu Harbor, Phường Ngọc Châu, Tuần Châu, Thành phố Hạ Long, Quảng Ninh, Vietnam
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
2 days
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration depends on the time of day and traffic conditions.
  • Meals on-board are served with seafood, Vietnamese and international Cuisine. Any special request for food preference, allergies or dietary requirements should be informed at least 1 days before the departure date.
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 adults.
  • Wi-Fi is available in the restaurant/bar area only. Internet connectivity is limited due to geography of Ha Long bay.
  • Cruise itinerary might be changed due to weather and other conditions without prior notice.
  • Swimming or kayaking activity may not be possible due to bad weather. Unused services are not subjected to a refund.
  • The tour organization is subject to favorable weather conditions. If the tour is cancelled due to poor weather (Not allowed from Government) , you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Cancellation will ONLY be announced by the Halong Local Port Authority and often at short notice. Therefore, your understanding in these situations will be highly appreciated as these circumstances are entirely not under our control.
  • If the cancellation is informed to guests prior to leaving Hanoi and the guests have not used any service: 100% of the amount paid will be refunded.
  • If the cancellation is informed during the trip (guests have already used some services: e.g. transfer, lunch, day trip, hotel in Halong, etc): The remaining amount after subtracting all the actual fee of services used will be refunded.
  • 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 45 travellers
Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
7 stops
Day 1
Hanoi - Halong Bay - Lan Ha Bay...
Day 2
LAN HA BAY - DARK & LIGHT CAVE -...
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3.5
11 reviews
Excellent
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Very good
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Sherry C
Seattle, WA41 contributions
DO NOT USE LOCAL TOURS VIETNAM AS AN AGENT FOR YOUR EXCURSION
Feb. 2020
We can't stress enough NEVER to use Local Tours Vietnam for a travel agent. We paid for pickup/drop-off fee and my travel companions still owe $20 for their part since it wasn’t included in the initial total. They were late in picking up and when I called, they advised TripAdvisor have given them the wrong hotel which is not true. I have email confirmation that they had received our hotel details. The buses had left and they requested we take a one-way taxi for a million dong, (equivalent to $50) to the port, reimbursement to follow when past correspondence was confirmed. We had a wonderful time on the cruise and I can’t say enough how great Dory cruise, accommodations, staff, food and amenities were. This is a SEPARATE company from Local Tour VN. They truly deserved 5 + stars. However, post cruise, we were loaded on the bus, myself and 2 other companions for a 2-hour return to our hotel, Giang, the manager of Local Tours, not only refused to credit our $50 for added expenses, he told the tour operator to collect the $20 owed from my friends. He screamed at the bus driver, myself and the operator to pay up or he will tell the bus driver to drop us off on the side of highway with our suitcases! The bus driver refused and Giang threatened that if they don’t collect the $20, he would deduct it from their wages. I speak Vietnamese and told him he was unprofessional and dishonorable. Can you imagine if you couldn’t speak the language and were dropped you off on the side of the freeway 2 hours away the city? It’s not the monetary amount, t’s simply the way we were mistreated and the immoral actions of Local Tours Vietnam. TripAdvisor uses many local tour companies for Halong Bay, if you get this company, simply cancel and book with a different agent. Vietnam is an incredible journey and Halong Bay is must but avoid Local Tours at all cost.
Written 28 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
LocalTravellerss
Dear Sherry Cannal, Thank you so much for your feedback. We highly appreciate all customer reviews. But, this review is TOTALLY WRONG: 1. You booked the tour option which start from Tuan Chau harbor. NOT INCLUDE TRANSFER from Hanoi. It was mentioned very clear on the tour detail. When we contact you and offer only 10 USD/person for Limousine transfer round trip, you said agree and happy to pay when you on the cruise. 2. YOU PROVIDED WRONG HOTEL ADDRESS: We tried to contact you and the hotel which you gave to us but you did not response. And we still came to hotel 2 times, wait long time but no one there. We even stop long time on the mid way and wait for you when you take the taxi. 3. Our Cruise tour are GREAT. You agreed that, and the problem is your mistake. We also have many offer for you, ex: cheapest cost for limousine transfer round trip (10$/person), drop off at your request address which far from old quarter area.... 4. You threatened us with bad review, when we want to talk with you to make clear all information and resolve situation. You can not show any picture or email which indicate your reason.You never do it because it was not corrected. We always highly appreciate all customer reviews if it truth. Lastly, we are happy with all guest reviews and for sure, we will improve to make our service better. Hope we can host you again. Best regards, Huy
Written 28 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

remy o
Pittsburgh, PA14 contributions
Luxury cruise with an affordable price
Cruise ship was well-maintained and it truly did feel like we were on a more secluded route. We were assigned to the Magenta Cruise ship and the only con was the hot tub wasn’t working which would have made a relaxing evening option. Other than that, food, activities (biking, Tai chi, kayaking), amenities and service were amazing for the price!
Written 22 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
LocalTravellerss
Thanks so much for your review, Remy! It was our pleasure to have you on our cruise. I am so sorry about the hot tub wasn't working. It was great that you enjoyed all food, activies of the trip. We do hope to see you again and do better next time.
Written 31 December 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Pablo D
2 contributions
Exceptional Tour; Highly Recommend
Nov. 2019
This two-day, one-night tour was excellent. My partner and I participated in all of the offered activities (except for the morning tai chi, only because we opted to sleep in a bit). Kayaking was a great way to see more of the bay and the fishing villages, and biking through Cat Ba National Forest offered a further glimpse into the nature beauty of the area and local village life. We really felt like we got to see some of the not-so-touristy areas, and the tour ventures into Lan Ha Bay, which is less visited.

Our English-speaking guide, Mr. Lucky, grew up locally and is extremely knowledgeable about the area. All of the staff were very helpful. One of us is strictly vegetarian, and the chef kindly cooked special foods for each meal (all of which were delicious). The room was also lovely and clean, and had a private balcony.

We also appreciated that the tour company makes efforts towards sustainability; filtered water was available in our room in glass bottles, for example. The boat also anchors in the evening and at night in order to not disturb the locals or the wildlife.

This was one of the highlights during our two-week trip to Vietnam and a great way to escape cosmopolitan Hanoi.
Written 9 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
LocalTravellerss
Dear Paul, Thanks so much for your great review and for sharing your experience with us on TripAdvisor! We love the way you and your partner describe the trip, the way you enjoyed the itinerary and liked the tour guide - Lucky, food, activies and the bay. We are always looking forward to getting chance to do trips with such great people like you. Your sharing is appreciated and your compliments are big motivation for us to keep doing better. See you and Namita in a near future. Best regard, Lương
Written 19 December 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Moritz F
Hamburg, Germany19 contributions
Great unforgettable Trip
Pictures says more than 1000 words...
But
The crew was very friendly the ship on a very high standard with tasty food.
We took roads and visits bays besides all the others, felt like being one of the fists coming here!
The trip on the island was very early, but as- matter of fact on other tourists and awesome national surrounding!!!
The Son of the shipowner is 100% in to it and is doing everything for his guests.
I would recommend this trip on that boat to everyone!!!
We did the two day trip.
They although provide a shuttle from Hanoi Hotels to the Harbor, for free an organist.
Written 20 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
LocalTravellerss
Thanks so much for your review, Moritz! That was very nice to have both of you on our boat on the trip to Halong and Lan Ha Bay. And thanks for using our service to the airport also. So happy that you enjoyed the trip and have a nice flight! Hope you had a good time in Vietnam!
Written 21 November 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Liza
Minneapolis, MN6 contributions
Adventure
I came on this trip with my adventure seeking 70yr old father. This cruise did not disappoint on adventure along with a laid back, friendly, less crowded, educational experience.
The guide Tay was friendly and energetic he is very personable and made everyone feel welcome.
The adventure with the kayaks was unforgettable, especially story time.
The bicycling early next morning was a perfect start with gorgeous views and a very hospitable village lady... lets say you only live once so go with the flow for the full village experience.

Also, a big plus was that I was able coordinate everything with ease on WhatsApp.

This cruise company knows what they're doing, they have found a way to make this experience very special.

The cruise staff was very accommodating from my vegetarian diet to arranging transportation from the boat so we could catch a flight following the cruise.
Written 30 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
LocalTravellerss
Thanks so much for your review, Yelizavete! We are really happy happy that you and your father loved the trip. Our guys were happy to have you on the trip also. It was so nice and easy to communicate with you, Liza. We highly recommend you to every travel agency. Have a good time in Vietnam with your father.
Written 30 August 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

NorthStar823047
2 contributions
Family Gabriele Ried
Aug. 2019 • Family
So we booked via Tripadvisor/ Viator Tours and they were helpful with every question and every wish, Thank you to Luan and Luong!
Also the Company Serenity Cruises and their stuff are fabulous!
Our Guide Khoa did a great job!

Thank you for the unforgettable tour!

Gabriele Ried
Written 24 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
LocalTravellerss
Thanks so much for your review, Gabriele! That was so good to hear that your family enjoyed the trip. Thanks so much for trusting and using our service! Hope we also get another chance to do trips with you.
Written 25 August 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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By: Local Tours Vietnam
619mageda
619mageda
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amazing trip
I enjoyed the privacy and the Landscape recreation with amazing view of mountains And the quiet where the number of
123nataliyam
123nataliyam
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Must visit place in 🇻🇳
Absolutely amazing cruise! Great, helpful, cute staff. The room (captain suit) was perfect, AC worked perfect, bed
jeffyg
jeffyg
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Absolute highlight of our Vietnam holiday!!
We only had time to take a single day trip to from Hanoi to Halong Bay, and our hotel recommended 3 different optio
nettleship1952
nettleship1952
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Tour was combined with another,not told until on the bus
We were booked to do the Pagoda,boat trip and then the walk up the 500 steps to the temples. When we got on the bus
DanTraveling1234
DanTraveling1234
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Dishonest tour company - DO NOT USE THEM!
My wife and I booked a tour (Ha Long Bay cruise) with this company. More than a month in advance we emailed the tou
Sherry C
Sherry C
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Local Tours Vietnam is unprofessional in every aspects
We can't stress enough NEVER to use Local Tours Vietnam for a travel agent. They never showed up at our hotel. The
Gracie1412
Gracie1412
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EXCELLENT 1 DAY CRUISE
Thank you for the Catamaran team for catering to our every need and making this experience unforgettable. That's wa
cloudy924
cloudy924
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WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!
This is an incredible experience - I highly recommend it. The description doesn’t truly capture the magic and beau
CDMBKK
CDMBKK
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Worth pay for the quality
Great cruise on board Jade Sails day boat, The stall were excellent and informative, we were lucky with the weather
Tanyainvietnam
Tanyainvietnam
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Tour guide was very knowledgeable and had very clear English
Our tour guide, Chou Le was the best tour guide I have ever had. His knowledge of the sites was amazing and his Eng
gangadharn2015
gangadharn2015
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Beautiful tour on a little foggy weather
Everything was so perfect of this trip right from the start of with the very comfortable ride with limousine to ver
ovidiuda
ovidiuda
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Great tour, even in poor weather
I didn't know what to expect considering we took the tour in February and we were forecasted lousy weather with rai
GlennVanHoeydonck
GlennVanHoeydonck
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Decent tour
Let's say that the first part of the tour wasn't exactly fantastic. This has nothing to do with our guide (Quynh wa
Becky V
Becky V
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A perfect relaxing day
The staff, facilities, and most importantly the views were absolutely incredible. The transfer from the hotel was p
BB_Singapore
BB_Singapore
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Great staff and guide. Jadesail is beautiful, clean, luxurious..
The limo pick us up from our hotel on time. And it was a comfortable ride to Tuan Chau port with only 7 ppl onboard
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