Halong Bay Shore Excursions

halong bay shore excursions

Halong Bay Shore Excursions is a wonderful option for all cruise ship passengers who are docked in Cai Lan Port and want to do Halong Bay Shore Excursions Tour. Join our Halong Bay Shore Excursions from Cai Lan Port, you not only have a great chance to explore all the beauties and hidden charms of Halong Bay, also enjoy various delicious specialties and understand more Vietnam history and cultures.

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With over 15 years of experience in organizing Vietnam Tour Package for many international customers, we guarantee a local perspective that will give you and your family a once in a lifetime experience. Please check out the recommended Vietnam Cruise Shore Excursions. If you do not find any suitable itinerary, please contact our Vietnam travel experts. We will help you to customize a unique Halong Bay Shore Excursions Tour 1 Day that is exclusively for you.

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Halong Bay Shore Excursions Tour from Cai Lan Port

Halong Bay is known as a beautiful natural wonder in northern Vietnam. It is dotted with 1,600 limestone islands and islets and covers an area of over 1,500 sqkm. This extraordinary area was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994. For many tourists, this place is like something right out of a movie. The fact is that Halong Bay features a wide range of biodiversity, while the surrealistic scenery has indeed featured in endless movies.

Halong Bay Cruise Tour Information

  • Port of Call: Halong Bay (Cai Lan), Vietnam
  • Meeting Location: Halong Bay (Cai Lan), Vietnam
  • End Location: Halong Bay (Cai Lan), Vietnam
  • Duration: 06 – 08 hours
  • Transportation: Private transport with well air-conditioned and seat belts
  • Tour Type: Halong Bay Shore Excursions from Cruise Ship
  • Activity Level: Moderate
  • Medical Concerns: Please let us know if you have any of allergy to your food
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Cruise Ship is docking in Halong Bay, Vietnam

Halong Bay Shore Excursions Itinerary

Option 1: Halong Bay Cruise Tour 4 Hours

08:00 am our guide and driver will pick you up at Cai Lan Port and start our Halong Bay Shore Excursions 1 Day to explore all the amazing landscapes and views of the World Wonder. On arrival, we will board on cruise with a welcome drink and safety briefing. Then have lunch on the boat with Vietnamese cuisine & seafood.

Keep doing our Halong Bay Tours from Cai Lan Port, we will visit Thien Cung cave – the cave of the heavenly palace. It is famous for its stalagmites and stalactites and the cave has only opened to the public since 1998. On our Halong Bay Shore Excursions Private Tour, we also cruise to the Ba Ham Area. You will be free to relax here. Finally, we take you back to Cai Lan Port and finish your Halong Bay Shore Excursions – Private Tour with Vietnam Shore Excursions

Options 2: Halong Bay Cruise Tour 8 Hours

08:00 our guide and driver will pick you up at the Cai Lan Port port and transfer to Bai Chay Pier. Then board on a private junk and enjoy your exciting 8-hour trip around Ha Long Bay. On the way we will stop to visit Heaven Cave for stunning views inside the grotto. Continue cruising through numerous islets to see the beauty of Halong Bay. Enjoy your drinks and seafood while admiring the marvelous view of Halong Bay. After that, we transfer back to the port and finish your Halong Bay Shore Excursions.

English speaking guide, Air-conditioned transport, Private boat, Lunch on the boat, Entrance fees at all tourist sites, Cold water, Wet Tissues

Drinks, Tips for guides and drivers, Travel Insurance, any costs not included above

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Halong Bay, Vietnam

Why Book Our Shore Excursions Halong Bay?

Leading Tour Operator: Highly recommended by many customers on TripAdvisor, Viator, Cruise Critic, Private Guides and other prestige channels.
Quality: Experienced, reliable local guides
Convenient: Port pick-up with high quality transportations
Personalized: Fully customizable tour itineraries, at your own pace
Service: 24/7 Customer Support
Food we serve: All kinds of food are selected carefully and safely.

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Heaven Cave in Halong Bay, Vietnam

How to Book a Halong Bay Day Tour?

It is very easy to book a Halong Bay Shore Excursions Tour 1 Day with us. Simply send us an inquiry. Then you will reply as soon as possible with the full itinerary and the price of the tour.

Please do not hesitate to contact us:
Vietnam Shore Excursions
Online Support: David Nguyen
Hotline: +84913138096 (WhatsApp)
Email: chiduyencssh@gmail.com

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Customer enjoys their shore excursions to Halong Bay, Vietnam

Terms & Conditions

We ask for a 60 % deposit on your receipt of our PayPal invoice for this Halong Bay Shore Excursions tour. The rest of the balance you will pay at the end of your tour in cash – $USD or local currency VND at the exchange rate prevailing on the day or pay online in advance by (PayPal/ Credit, Debit Card). Your booking will be instantly confirmed with ticket booking.

Please note: We will charge an extra 3% for bank services if you pay your deposit or the total of payment via PayPal, Credit cards, Debit Card.

Deposit Cancellation Terms:

If customers cancel some or all portions of the booking regardless of the reasons, the customers agree to pay cancellation fees as follows:

  • If you cancel the trip 40 days before the arrival, VSE will refund your deposit.
  • If you cancel the trip 39 – 30 days before the arrival, you will lose 10% of the full payment.
  • If you cancel the trip 29 – 15 days before the arrival, you will lose 30% of the full payment.
  • If you cancel the trip 14 – 7 days before the arrival, you will lose 50% of the full payment.
  • If you cancel the trip 6 – 2 days before the arrival, you will lose 75% of the full payment.
  • If you cancel less than 2 days, you will lose 100% of the full payment.

Hanoi/ Halong Bay (Cai Lan) Port Good to Know

The deepwater port of Cai Lan is your gateway to the splendors of North Vietnam. Nearby Halong Bay is one of the world’s extraordinary scenic wonders. This World Heritage Site boasts a calm bay studded with over 3,000 dramatic limestone islands, islets and rock formations. Visitors to Cai Lan can also venture up the Red River to fabled Hanoi, the “Pearl of the North.” Today, with memories of the Vietnam War fading, the city impresses with its splendid colonial architecture, ancient temples, superb parks and myriad lakes. It’s little wonder that Northern Vietnam remains one of Asia’s most popular vacation destinations.

The limestone islands in Halong Bay are riddled with caves. The French who once ruled Vietnam called Go Dao Cave the Grotte de Merveilles, the grotto of marvels. Of course, they left their graffiti among the astounding assortment of stalactites and stalagmites. That is the reason why Halong Bay Shore Excursions are mostly booked by many passengers before their cruising.

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Halong Bay, Vietnam

Top Food and Drink Spots

Quang Anh

Address: Bến tàu khách Cát Bà, đường đi bãi tắm Cát Cò 3, vịnh Đồng Hồ, Cát Hải, Hải Phòng, Vietnam

On Cat Ba Island, Quang Anh is an excellent option after a day’s worth of hiking. There’s a land version of the establishment, but the floating restaurant is more of a novelty. Steamed, fried, or roasted, local seafood rules the menu here.

Avocado Restaurant

Address: C342-343, Old Street Zone, No. 9 Halong Road, Quảng Ninh 200000, Vietnam

Avocado Restaurant has both Western-inspired dishes like lamb loin and grilled chicken breast as well as traditional Vietnamese dishes. Try the steamed sea bass or the traditional Halong squid cake with sticky rice while you’re here.

Family Bakery

Address: TT. Cát Bà, Cát Hải, Hai Phong, Vietnam

Coffee and pastries are the main menu items at Family Bakery, influenced by European-style breakfast treats like flaky croissants. If you have a sweet tooth, this is the place to go in Cat Ba. Cakey chocolate doughnuts and filling egg sandwiches are must-tries, too.

Culture & History

Hanoi, which is now the capital of Vietnam, has passed through the hands of many colonizers, including the Chinese, the Europeans, British, and French. As part of the Geneva Accord, Hanoi was declared the capital in 1945. The U.S – Vietnam War devastated parts of Vietnam through attacks and bombings, and killed thousands of Vietnamese citizens.

Today, Hanoi is facing rapid growth in population and infrastructure. Halong Bay has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1994, known as a solo traveler’s haven for its hiking, scuba diving, and incredible rock climbing. They’re mostly uninhabited and remote, but Halong Bay’s islets have become synonymous with the backpacker’s off-the-beaten-path Vietnam. More importantly, they have left a mark on the culture and traditions of Vietnam, as Halong Bay is viewed as a sacred site and Halong Bay Shore Excursions are popular.

Facilities & Location

As part of a Halong Bay cruise package, your cruise ship will dock in Halong Bay or at the nearby Cai Lan port to do Halong Bay Shore Excursions. Most cruise passengers stay in Halong Bay and explore the surrounding areas rather than venturing too far into the mainland. You’ll be about a 15-minute walk from cafes, free wifi, souvenir shacks, and restaurants.

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Halong Bay, Vietnam


Passengers will have many options of transportation for their Halong Bay Shore Excursions. Taxis will be waiting for passengers at the cruise port. Uber and the taxi app Grab are in operation in Hanoi as well. Buses to Halong from Hanoi leave every half hour. Motorbike taxis are called xe om in Vietnam, and they’re a great option for solo travelers wanting to experience the city on a motorbike.


For Halong Bay Shore Excursions, you’ll find that shopping opportunities in the Halong Bay area aren’t highly developed yet, but small ships float along the bay selling snacks and sweets. The Bai Chay night market is the place to go for Vietnamese artisanal items and handmade goods, plus plenty of authentic Vietnamese street eats. Don’t forget that bargaining is part of the culture here, so stick to your guns to secure a good deal.

Local Currency & Tipping Customs

In Vietnam, the official currency is the dong, or VND. Tipping isn’t an expected practice in Vietnam, but leaving extra change for a taxi driver is welcome. Tour drivers rely on tip income, so be sure to tip any guide who helps you during your Halong Bay Shore Excursions. A general practice is to tip waiters and waitresses 5-10% at a restaurant. Bargaining is a central part of the culture in Vietnam, so you’re welcome to practice your haggling at the markets and shops here.


For most Halong Bay Shore Excursions, the official language is Vietnamese, but English and French are widely spoken.

Are you tempted to visit Halong Bay, Vietnam? Why not let Vietnam Shore Excursions arrange your perfect Private Halong Shore Excursions and Vietnam? Tell us your own ideas and requests by mailing to chiduyencssh@gmail.com. One of our travel experts will get back to you as soon as possible!

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