Halong Bay Cruise – A Private Shore Excursion

  • ‘Meet & Greet’ & drop-off shipside* at one of these ports: Cai Lan or Hai Phong
  • Duration: Approximately 7 hours or longer depending on your time constraints. We always make sure that you return on-time to board the cruise ship.

Upon your arrival, our private guide with modern air-conditioned car/van will greet you at your port with a smile and welcome sign! After a transfer to Tuan Chau wharf, we’ll board the Private Junk for a 6 hours cruise through the heart of Halong Bay. The lush emerald and turquoise waters harbor over 1,600 mostly uninhabited islands and islets according to UNESCO. Our route winds through stunning landscape and offers incredible views of thousands of limestone karts and the most beautiful islets such as Stone Dog, Fighting Cocks, and Incense Burner.

We will have the opportunity to explore Sung Sot Cave and to see the surprising interior! Sung Sot is the largest and most renowned of Halong’s many caves, the walls and innumerable cracks and crevices are evidence of millions of years of spectacular natural creation. Your expert guide will share information about the formation of Halong Bay and help you explore the fascinating cave famed for its breathtaking beauty. As we make our way back to the Junk, we will hop in our kayaks to explore a hidden lagoon!

A delicious seafood lunch will await you upon your return! Enjoy your fresh meal in one of the most incredible landscapes in Vietnam, and even the world! Next we’ll cruise to Titop island for swimming, sunbathing, or a journey up to the top for a worthwhile view!

On return to the Junk we’ll make our way back to Tuan Chau wharf for a private transfer to your cruise ship. We are expert time-keepers, so no need to worry about missing your departure – simply sit back and allow your guide to return you to port in plenty of time.

What’s included:

  • ‘Meet & Greet’ & drop-off shipside* at one of these ports: Cai Lan or Hai Phong
  • a full 6 hour private guided tour in English 
  • all entry fees
  • cold, bottled mineral water
  • moist towelettes
  • use of a modern air conditioned vehicle & my professional driver
  • Fresh Seafood Lunch on Board 

How to book a tour:

  1. Press ‘BOOK NOW’ & complete Contact Form.
  2. Send to Xuan Tu Private Tours.  Xuan Tu will personally check availability and return proposal and cost.
  3. Is the Proposal/Cost acceptable?  Simply let Xuan Tu know and your booking is confirmed