Best Activities in Ha Long Bay

Escape to Ha Long Bay and enjoy a day by the beach relaxing and wandering around this beautiful place. Let a local guide take you to Ha Long Bay for the best activities. Check out below why a local is the best option to show you what to do in Ha Long Bay!

Withlocals experiences in Ha Long Bay are

100% With locals

Who you see is who you get.
The Withlocals host you book is the
host that welcomes you.

100% Private

All Withlocals experiences
are private, meaning exclusively
for you.

a 100% taste of the city

From city highlights to hidden gems.
From food essentials to home dinners.
Our hosts share it with you.

Let a local show you the best activities at Ha Long Bay

Imagine how amazing would it be to meet a local guide who can:

  • 100% personalize your tour
  • Pick you up from airport or your hotel
  • Do all of the planning for your trip, including making reservations and travel arrangements
  • Offer you the possibility to enjoy a home cooked meal
  • Give you insights about Vietnam historical places
  • Show you the best places to eat in Ha Long Bay
  • Teach you the secrets of Vietnamese cuisine
  • Show you the top attractions from a different perspective, as only a local knows
  • Give you a glimpse of Vietnamese local life
  • Introduce you to the vibrant nightlife of Ha Long Bay

Top experiences in Ha Long Bay & Hanoi

One day as a local in Hanoi

from

€40.00 p.p.

Best Ever Hanoi Culture Tour

from

€21.00 p.p.

Drive and Cruise in Halong Bay!

from

€130.00 p.p.

This is what guests are saying about our hosts

Withlocals guest
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Paula Thanh
Rating

Secret Coffee Tasting Experience in Hanoi

We enjoyed the tour very much because we went to places that we never would have seen without her. Also we had nice conversations with Thanh, she knows the coffeculture very well :)

Withlocals guest
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Steven Toan
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Adventure day in Trang An & Mua caves

Toan is a fantastic guide with a real knowledge and passion - an asset to the 'with locals' team

We decided to pre-book a private day tour with a local guide for our day trip to Trang An and the Mua Caves as we didn't want to go with a regular coach crowd, preferring a more personal touch and we were not disappointed

We were greeted at our hotel in Hanoi by our guide Toan who was immediately welcoming and wasted no time in telling us what lay ahead for the day. Toan spoke excellent English so conversation flowed easily

On route to the caves we enjoyed a comfortable private car journey with air con and water provisions, chatting comfortably with Toan about the history of the areas we were travelling through. Toan even bought a flask of Vietnam green tea to share with us

We arrived at the caves in good time (before the masses) and enjoyed 2 hill hikes and a tour of the surrounding caves before lunch, it was only when we were heading back to the car to leave that we noticed how much busier it was becoming - so great timing!

Toan took us to a local village restaurant for lunch so we could try some of the local delicacies.... including mountain goat!! Even if food adventure is not for you the atmosphere is well worth soaking up. Toan was in his element and loved sharing his local culture with us

Following lunch we headed to Trang An for a bamboo boat ride ..... with Toans local knowledge we were able to observe how busy the Trang An tourist spot was and quickly move to a quieter spot just outside of the village where we could enjoy a more peaceful boat ride - this was a pure hidden gem and so tranquil .... also the spot where Kong Skull Island was filmed so a great photo opp for us!!

Following our boat ride it was time to start the 2hour journey back to our hotel, we felt we had such a fulfilled day with Toan and the private tour made it all the more personal for us. Toan is a mind of information and knowledge and it is lovely to see him so passionate and caring about what he does

We 100% recommend both Toan and this tour during your trip to Hanoi

Withlocals guest
Withlocals host
about
Fleur Thanh
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Visit the Tea Growing Province with Local Students

We had such a lovely day with Thanh! The students we met were so eager to practice their English and great to have a chat with. You learn about local life and about the tea and the proces in a fun and interactive way. If you can, go there in the weekend so a lot of students can join! Thank you so much.