Private day Trip: Halong Bay’s Treasures

Private day Trip: Halong Bay’s Treasures

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( 83 reviews ) star Day trip Hanoi 1 - 8 watch_later 12 hours
  • Absorb the magnificent beauty of the bay
  • Enjoy a tasty lunch on the boat
  • Hear the legendary stories about the rocks
  • Explore a beautiful hidden cave
  • Kayak in the emerald waters of the bay
  • Privately guided by your favorite local

You will be picked up anywhere in: Hanoi

What you can expect

Take a private trip to the breathtaking Halong Bay and let a local show you one of Vietnam’s most prized treasures. Step outside of Hanoi’s city life and get ready to explore the bay. Admire the limestone karsts and islets while you witness the fishermen lifestyle.

Enjoy the convenience of having your own driver and private guide and getting picked up from your hotel early in the morning. Enjoy a relaxing journey, admire the stunning scenery of the peaceful villages and watch farm workers in their green fields. Your private host can tell you all about the lifestyle of this beautiful area. Along the way, make a stop at a newly built pagoda where you can admire a majestic Buddha statue and take in the spectacular views.

Arriving in Halong Bay, embark on a traditional boat and get ready to witness the tranquil beauty and breathtaking scenery from the decks. Sail around the stunning natural wonders of Halong Bay with thousands of gorgeous limestone cliffs while enjoying exotic delights of Vietnamese cuisine. Curious to find out why the cliffs have names like Fighting Cocks, Incense Burner or Stone Dogs? Your favorite host knows all the legends behind them and is ready to share them with you!

Cruise around Ba Hang Floating village and hop into a kayak. Get ready for a mini adventure! Enjoy kayaking around the floating village while spotting the daily life of fishermen on the bay. Keep cruising to the most beautiful cave - Thien Cung cave - one of the largest and most amazing grottoes in Halong Bay. Do you know the mystical legend of this place? Your private guide can tell you the legend of the Dragon King and his bride May, just ask about it.

It’s time to get away from the main route and go off the beaten path. Follow your host and glide through the gin-clear waters of the bay to a lesser-known cave that will impress you with its beauty. Take advantage of the fact that this place is unknown to most and admire the fairytale landscape and the calm jade waters.

Head back to the shore and hop on your private car for your relaxing drive back to Hanoi where you’ll be dropped off at your hotel. This private experience is full of breathtaking views, a tasty local lunch and spiced up with intriguing legends. The best part is that you can always personalize it according to your taste. All our hosts are great storytellers and can’t wait to share some unique insights and personal anecdotes with you. All you have to do is to choose your favorite guide and get in touch.

This is the plan

Meeting Point
Private pickup from your hotel
Stop 1
Break up the drive on a little detour to the jaw dropping golden temple. A majestic temple at the top of a hill for amazing views
Stop 2
Get aboard a junk boat with your local host and get ready for a true adventure
Stop 3
Enjoy a local feast of seafood and more. What better way to enjoy a big lunch while sailing through famous limestone rocks on blue waters?
Stop 4
Stop off at the floating village of Ba Hang. This old village used to house 50 fishing families and now it is a great spot to pick up a kayak. Partner up and paddle through caves where the host will tell you of local legends
Stop 5
Back aboard the boat. Take in amazing views while heading to the next exciting island
Stop 6
Back onto land where you can hear the birds and the bees singing around the trees. Head inside of the rocks to a magical cave and hear how it was discovered
Stop 7
Walk through the forest a little longer and avoid the traffic of the traveler to discover another unknown cave. It is huge and untouched
Stop 8
Head to shore to meet your private driver back home to Hanoi
Get dropped off at your hotel

Feel free to personalize this offer with the host of your choice

Day trip details

Private Day trip
Mode of transport
Boattour (cost included)
12 hours
Nr. of guests
1 - 8 persons
Meeting point
Guest pick-up
included (free of charge)
instant confirmation
  • checkFree cancellation up to 14 days before experience date
  • closeNo refunds within 14 days of experience date

What's included
checkEntrance tickets
checkPrivate guide
checkA/C Car
checkAlcoholic drinks at Extra Charge

about Withlocals Originals

  • Experience the heart
    of the city

  • With the host of
    your choice

  • Private. Affordable.
    And 100% You.


How it works:

  1. 1 Choose the theme of your tour.
  2. 2 Pick your favorite local as your private guide.
  3. 3 Let your guide personalize anything you like.


Now you can enjoy the true heart of the city in the most personal and unique way.