Within 3-day trip, you have a wonderful chance to experience in different feeling and activities such as: relax, sightseeing great landscape, swimming and kayaking to explore lagoon on crystal water, especially daily life of local people who live on floating villages in Halong Bay & Cat Ba and explore Cat Ba Island & Cat Ba National Park  

Tour Code: VEH09
Duration: 3 Days/ 2 Nights
Date: No fixed date
Tour Type: Explore and Experience
Starts/ Ends: Hanoi / Hanoi
Tour Route: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Cat Ba Island – Hanoi
Tour Categories: Halong Bay Tours
Tour Level: Moderation
Group Size: Private Tour Only
Tour Customizable: Definitely! (Tell us what you wish to do in the inquiry form)


Day 1: Hanoi – Halong Bay
Day 2: Halong Bay – Cat Ba Island
Day 3: Cat Ba National Park – Hanoi

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Day 1: Hanoi – Halong Bay (Overnight on Junk Cruise) (L, D)

This morning we will depart Hanoi at 8.00am for a four-hour drive through the Red River Delta to Halong City. On the way, we will stop for refreshments and a chance to buy hand-made souvenirs at a handicraft center run to raise money for disabled people.

halong bay swimming halong bay tours

Upon arriving in Ha Long City, take all stuff we move to our junk, check in private cabin with A/C, following fresh sea lunch while boat cruising through amazing landscape of cliff stone mountains emerge from green crystal water, spend the afternoon time for visiting biggest cave, swimming, relaxing at the beach other enjoy kayaking to explore lagoon, dinner and overnight on boat.

Day 2: Halong Bay – Cat Ba Island (B, L)

After breakfast, we check out our cabin move transit boat enjoy almost a full day on the calm waters of Halong Bay to explore Halong Bay and Lan Ha Bay with thousands of limestone mountains.

lan ha bay kayaking

In the afternoon we arrive in Cat Ba Island. Our vehicle is waiting for us in the wharf; we transfer to the hotel and relax. Or we spend our time on the beautiful beach on the island.

Day 3: Cat Ba Island – Hai Phong – Hanoi (B, L)

After having breakfast, visit the Cat Ba National Park with the old Military Hospital cave that was used by the North Vietnamese Army during the American war. We will return to Cat Ba Township before boarding on speed boat for more an hour riding to Vietnam’s largest seaport and third largest city, Hai Phong. Arriving in Hai Phong we transfer to our waiting vehicle for the two-hour drive back to Hanoi.

military hospital in cat ba island

About Price

It depends on whether you would like to take a private tour or sit in coach tour, the price per person also varies and depends on many aspects, such as your group size, cabin types and your departure date. Please send us your requirements. Our online travel consultants will be at your service and help you make the most of your travel time and dollars!

What’s Included?

  • English speaking tour guide (other languages upon requests).
  • All accommodation based on twin share basis
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary (2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunch, 1 Dinner)
  • All transfers and transport during trip.
  • Share deluxe junk, private cabin with A/C based on twin share basis
  • Entrance fees and permits during guided time.

What’s Excluded?

  • Foods and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees and permits during free time
  • Personal travel insurance (Compulsory).
  • Personal expenses such as Bar, Telephone and Laundry bills.
  • Tips and gratuities


If you have any specific food requirements (vegetarian, vegan, food allergies) please inform us in advance so that we can provide notice to our restaurant, tour guide or our partners so that they can serve you better.
Meals are included as specified in the itinerary. Meal codes are B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner.

Breakfast – Each breakfast will be served in your hotel. Breakfast selections include both Vietnamese and Western dishes to meet every diner’s taste.

Lunch – Lunches are normally arranged at the Vietnamese restaurants near the scenic spots. Your tour guides will order food according to your appetite. Most are Vietnamese dishes, and some are modified to fit westerners’ tastes. At some of the meals, one complimentary soft drink is served

Dinner – Same as lunch. If you prefer to not eat Vietnamese food, Viet Vision Travel suggests you have dinner on your own. Your tour guide can recommend some good western restaurants in the area.



  • Julian

    “One of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen. A true wonder. I always dreamed to navigate between these islets and finally succeeded. We opted for two days with an overnight stay on the boat. Two days were magical. We met and made friends with other couples from different parts of the world. The tour operator Viet Vision Travel, with the excellent staff made us feel at ease.”

  • Mr.Carleton

    “Ha Long Bay is definitely full of charm. The place is characterized by a fantastic peace and although there are many tourist boats that carry their tour, what we feel is the absolute peace. You have to visit the floating villages of the natives and caves!!! Highly recommend the experience.”

  • Hotel in Halong Bay with bay view?

    I would like to have an offer for a stay of a family of 5 (2 adult and 3 children, 4, 11 and 13) from 4 to 6 December at Tuan Chau Holiday Villa Resort. We would prefer a bay view and that the rooms are beside each other. Is that possible?

    • Absolutely, we will offer you the best room as your proposal. If you want to have room with Sea view, you have to get Deluxe Beach Front Villa.

  • Price for 5 people in Halong Bay?

    Could you please advise if the day trip to Halong Bay is available on this day and what would be the price for 5 adults? We are staying at the Hanoi Hotel.

    • We have attached more detail in an email sending to you, please check.

  • Other place in Halong Bay for a limited budge?

    Could you find another place in the beautiful Halong Bay for a limited budget? Can you offer me the Halong plaza on the same time? I found it in the internet….

    • I am pleased to send you our offer at Ha Long Plaza hotel with lower price and convenient place.

  • What kind of boat do you use for Halong day trip?

    Is it big? Is this trip suitable even for people who easily get seasick? (My girlfriend is not a big fan of boats, so I might come alone).

    • I am pleased to inform that the capacity of day boat in Ha Long Bay maximum ~ 40pax. Boat is big and the water is calm in the Bay, so you cannot be seasick. We asked by many clients of the seasick in Ha Long but at last they really enjoyed.

  • Can I combine the sailing package on Halong Bay once I choose Hai Au aviation?

    • Tracey

      Hey, Yes. It is easy to arrange it. Please drop off your email address to have the full information.

  • Is there any additional bus with Hai Au aviation?

    • Tracey

      Of course, we have arranged round trips with shuttle bus from Hanoi to Noi Bai and vice versa. And from Tuan Chau maria to Hon Gai wharf or to Bai Chau pier.

  • Which airport in Halong for tours by helicopter?

    • Tracey

      There is no airport at Halong, but we will Tuan Chau Maria for parking of Hai Au aviation. Please note that my plane is small so flexible to choose the parking one.

  • Susie Hills

    1 day Halong Bay tour?

    What are the maximum people can participate in this tour “1 Day Hanoi – Halong Bay Tour by Helicopter”. My group has 27 members. Is it okay?

    • The helicopter can carry maximum 20 passengers and others can carry maximum 24 passengers. So, your group will divide to two small group, 13 people and 14 people in group. Two groups will have similar itinerary and meet in Halong bay.

  • Spend more time for Halong Bay?

    I am looking forward to this tour “1 day from 8:00 to 18:30 Day Halong Bay Tour”. So, I want to visit Halong longer than 4 hours. Can you arrange?

    • Yes, we can. We have 3 suggestion, 4 hours, 6 hours and 8 hours boating. If you choose 6 hours or 8 hours boating, that time ends this tour and come back to Hanoi will be later. However, enjoying 6 hours and 8 hours tour, you will be able to visit more places in Halong bay.

  • Albert

    4 days Halong Bay tour?

    One day is too short time to visit Halong bay, isn’t it? I like visiting Halong 3 or 4 days and want to try new tour by helicopter. It sounds good. Can you help me arrange this tour like that?

    • Yes, you will move to Halong and see Halong Bay from the bird eyes views in helicopter. After that, you will board our private boat and take a cruise 4 days along the way to visit some of the limestone caves in the area and enjoy many activities on the cruise.

  • Calvin

    What can I do with a day trip in Halong bay?

    • There are many things for you to do and see in halong Bay with a day such as boating and cruising around Halong Bay, visiting Thien Cung palace, swimming and relaxing in peaceful Bay… Please read more information at 1 Day Halong Bay Tour.

  • Harvey

    Can my 18 years old son kayak in Halong Bay? Is it safe if we kayak in Halong Bay?

    • Yes, he can. It is very safe for you and your family to kayak in Halong Bay. We always provide life vest for every trips in Halong Bay.

  • Andrew

    Looking for 3 days Halong Bay tours?

    We will arrive in Hanoi on 24th September and then traveling to Halong Bay. Is there any recommendation for 2 days tours in Halong Bay?

    • Stephen

      We recommend 2 Days Ha Long Bay & Cat Ba Island Tour. You can explore world heritage Halong Bay and Cat Ba archipelago by boat cruise as well as visit many highlights such as Military Hospital Cave, Cat Ba Island & Cat Ba National Park…

  • Halong Bay tours with sky views?

    We really fall in love with the beauty of Halong Bay. We are looking for a day trip to there with the air view from the sky. Is it possible to take a tour like that?

    • You should try this tour Day Trip Halong Bay Tour by Helicopter. We have dropped you more information for Halong Bay tours and reservation form, please fill in the blank and send us via email.

  • How long it take from Hanoi to Halong Bay by private car?

    • It takes from 3.5 to 4.5 hours depending on traffic or road condition.

  • Will you pick us up to Halong Bay if we take tours from your company?

    • Yes, we will pick you up from you hotel to go to Halong Bay if you take tours from us.

  • Margarete Jennings

    We’ll travel Halong in a 3-people group? May I know can 5-star cruise provide enough beds for us?

    • Tracey

      Most 5-star cruises offer spacious cabin with full amenities, you can require an extra bed with three people in 1 cabim.

  • Efren Realeza

    What is the best way to visit Cat Ba and Halong Bay? How many days are sufficient for both?

    • Stephen

      Take cruise trip is one of the best ways to see the surreal scenery of Halong Bay and discover Cat Ba Island. 3 days are enough to visit both. You will have 2 days in Halong Bay with an overnight stay on cruise. And visit Cat Ba Island in the next day of trip.