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3-Day Halong Bay Cruise and Cat Ba Island Tour

  • Stay in a 3-star hotel in Cat Ba Island and a night afloat in Halong Bay
  • Visit Sung Sot Cave, Monkey Island, a pearl farm, and cycle to a village
  • Relax with door-to-door round-trip transport from Hanoi Old Quarter
3-Day Halong Bay Cruise and Cat Ba Island Tour
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See a different side of Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, without the expense of two nights onboard a ship on this action-packed tour that includes the Lan Ha Bay area and Cat Ba Island. Visit Monkey Island, Sung Sot Cave, Soi Sim Island, and Viet Hai village, and savor seven delicious Vietnamese meals. Tour includes round-trip, door-to-door transportation: Upgrade for deluxe accommodations.

What to Expect

After pickup from your hotel, travel by coach to Halong City and board your cruise. Enjoy lunch before stops at Soi Sim Island and Sung Sot Cave. Following a cooking demo, savor dinner on board followed by your choice of karaoke or squid fishing.

Eat breakfast while admiring Halong Bay’s stunning landscapes before visiting a pearl farm. Board a day-boat and cruise to Viet Hai harbor to cycle 3 miles (5 kilometers) through the jungle and visit a local family in their village. Sail through Lan Ha Bay to Monkey Island and admire the primates before you land at Cat Ba. Check in to your 3-star hotel in time for dinner.

After breakfast, check out of your hotel and travel to the harbor to board your transfer boat. Sail back to port and drive to a local restaurant for lunch. Finally, return to your Hanoi Old Quarter hotel by bus.

Reviews (26)
1 - 5 of 11 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Nice trip!

Although the weather wasn’t perfect, we had a wonderful trip. Our tourguide Peter was very entertaining and helpful. One of the highlights was titop island and kayaking. The rooms on the boat were very comfortable. Drinks on the boat not included and quite expensive. The...More

Thank Giuseppe R
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile
Not worth it

My husband and I spend 2 nights/3 days at Halong bay and cat ba island with Apricot Cruises. The place is definitely beautiful and as far as natural beauty goes totally worth the visit. However, I would not recommend doing a cruise. A good alternative...More

11  Thank alexandra k
Reviewed 3 August 2018
Loved it sooo much!

We did a night on Halong Bay and another in Cat Ba Island and it was amazing. Daisy looked after so well. There was a bit of confusion as there was a problem with our intial boat but Daisy looked after it and kept us...More

2  Thank Sue G
Reviewed 18 June 2018
Halong Bay Tours

This is a tour I recommend if you go to Hanoi, we booked through Halong Bay tours.com the 3 days 2nights . I do not believe you will see and experience all on offer in a day tour, the trip was well organised the staff...More

6  Thank jimandronni1
Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile
Great variety and value.

This 3 day trip to beautiful Ha'long Bay had a good range of activities and free time. The organisation was excellent and our friendly guide Tang was very caring, helpful and efficient. The activities were mostly enjoyable especially the visits to the cave of Surprise,...More

2  Thank Jill O
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10 September 2018|
Response from Curiosity776094 |
Easy and not very long, but it is fun! However the bikes are very basic and some are not well maintained so the ride may be a bit more difficult if you can't adjust the seat or use the gears.
19 June 2018|
Response from Curiosity776094 |
In my experience that would be ok. Some people on our trip had large suitcases, many had large packs. A daypack is of no consequence, you will probably have that with you most of the time. Cabins are quite spacious.
29 May 2018|
Response from Curiosity776094 |
There seem to be boat cruises leaving all the time and some 3 day and 2 day groups work in together for the common parts of their trips. There are many boat company's each with their various departute dates and with... More