Hanoi Eco Tours provide you with cool Lan Ha bay 1 day tour from Hanoi (one of our best selling Lan Ha Bay cruise tour ) to explore the magical bay. It’s a great day to see a wonderful view of limestone karst mountain of the bay and enjoy fun kayaking in a short time. This trip is perfect for family, solo travellers, backpacker and couples who like off the tourist trail experience and explore hidden Lan Ha Bay
We do offer a private full-day cruise to discover Lan Ha bay.
Private authentic Lan Ha bay 1 day tour from Hanoi
Price: US $168
Duration: 11 hours (7.30am to 18.30pm)
Pick up and drop off : At your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter or any other places 5 kilometers from Hanoi Old Town
Style of Tour: 100% our tour are PRIVATE which means that you got your own personal experience
Price :From $135 / per person (at least 2 people on tour). In order to save the cost, please ask for more people to join the tour
7.30 : Our guide meet you at the hotel lobby and starts your day with 2,5 drive to head Hai Phong city.
10.00 – 10.30 : Arrive at Got pior and board a local ferry/ Cable car ride (depending on the season. From May to August, it would be cable car ride since it is the peak tourist season for local tourists) for half an hour journey to Cat Ba island then take 40 minutes drive to Beo Pier
11h00 : Embark a traditional wooden boat, on the way cruise pass by Cai Beo floating village and witness local living. Have fresh seafood lunch on board. After lunch, our guide will give a safety instruction briefing of using a kayak. Enjoy kayaking around crystal clear water around Van Boi Beach for around 1 hour with few people around us only, If you don’t do kayaking; you can also soak up cool water around the beach.
15h30 : Disembark. Back to Ben Beo Pier then take a transfer for half an hour and take the local ferry back to Got pier. Hope on the car back to Hanoi
19h00 : Arrive in Hanoi. This day trip to private Lan Ha bay 1 day tour concludes.
Note : This is the sample itinerary, it can be changed based on your option you book (standard option or deluxe option )
For good value of money, we do offer a Lan Ha Bay tour from Hanoi that leaves early in the morning with 2 extra hours on the bay, plus a visit to Canon fort (best viewpoint to see Cat Ba or Lan Ha bay from above) or Cat Ba local market at your choice (one of the two options) because our time is limited.
There are 2 options to choose from
Option 1 : For those who travel on a budget, taking sharing bus with others but a private boat in Lan Ha Bay
$135 per person (Minimum 2 person)
Option 2 : Longer time stay on board 1 to 1.5 hours extra to do the cruise trip, private car.
$189 per person, minimum 2 people on tours, $149 per person for a party of 4 people. We suggest booking this option a party for 4 people to save the cost.
WHAT’S TO BRING?
Our positive experience already started at the planning and booking stage of the tour. David, the manager of Hanoi Eco Tours, spared no effort to accommodate our requests. He was very helpful, flexible and kept what he promised. He was also a very friendly and cheerful guide. We cruised on a small wooden boat in areas where there were no other tourists, just the two of us together with David and the skipper. Also, the food prepared and served onboard by the skipper was lovely and plentiful. We also appreciated David‘s ideology of running his business with small local partners only. We had a wonderful day and enjoyed the beautiful scenery of Lan Ha bay. We highly recommend to book with him. Good value for money. Many thanks again to David.
My sister & I booked the private Lan Ha Bay day trip tour with David. We were looking for a small group tour that included all the highlights without an overnight stay. This was worth every penny. Lan Ha Bay, the quieter less touristy sister of Ha Long Bay is stunning, and there weren’t many other boats/tourists (partially due to it being shoulder season in November). The first beach we kayaked to, we had all to ourselves for a while until a few others joined us (no large tour groups). We swam, jumped off the boat, kayaked through lagoons, and enjoyed a delicious fresh seafood meal prepped by the captain of our boat, slash chef?! We also drove through the floating fishing village of Cai Beo and visited a high elevation viewpoint on Cat Ba island, called Cannon Fort. Water was provided, as well as other drinks onboard. David even bought us banh mi sandwiches in Cat Ba town when he learned we hadn’t had breakfast yet. He lent us phone lanyards and a dry bag after forgetting to pack ours. He is very knowledgeable about the area and took a ton of photos for us, as well. In our opinions it was the perfect mix of activity to lounge time on the sun deck. Book this!
We found David very last minute, but he was able to put together a whole day trip for us that was off the beaten track. We wanted to see the amazing sights of north Vietnam without being super touristy, and he definitely delivered! We were picked up in Hanoi in a private car and driven to the ferry to cross to Cat Ba Island. We took a morning hike around Cannon Fort, which had cool ruins and views. Then we took a boat out to a floating village where we transferred to a larger boat that took us out around Lan Ha Bay, where we could kayak around and enjoy nature. He accompanied us to Lan Ha bay, experiences, and learned so much history. It was beautiful and quite private, sometimes not a single other tourist in sight!! It was a truly one of a kind experience, and so worth it! His prices are a little more expensive, but again, he creates private, one of a kind experiences, and communicated quickly through WhatsApp to make sure you’re getting exactly what you want. He was flexible, thoughtful, knowledgeable, and friendly. Would highly recommend his services, both as a planner and a guide, and would love to go with him again when we come back.