1 day


Limited time and wanting to pack as much into your itinerary as possible? YESD offers you this express tour to allow you to cruise the bay and visit its most popular sites in a single day. You’ll visit the Ba Hang fishing village, Fight-Cock Island, Sung Sot Cave and take to the water by kayak or bamboo boat. No doubt you will be amazed by this beautiful location, and perhaps regret not taking one of our longer Halong Bay tours. We’ll let you decide!


Stunning scenery


Traditional Junk


Floating fishing village


7:30am - Pick-up from hotel in Hanoi

You’ll be picked up from your hotel around 7:30AM-8:00AM and take the three-and-a-half-hour journey to Halong Bay (there’ll be a quick rest-stop on the way).

12PM - 4PM - Halong Bay Cruise

Around 12:15PM, check-in the cruise. Welcome drink is served following Cruise manager’s briefing. A nice set-menu lunch will be served on cruise with a chef presenting. In the meantime, the cruise goes among islets, that make Halong Bay become a wonderland.After lunch, spend your relax time on sundeck. You will leave the boat and having 45 minutes to explore Sung Sot (Surprising) cave. A place so amazing that the French deemed it “Grotte des Surprises” or (Surprise Grotto), Sung Sot Cave is one of the biggest, most beautiful caves in Halong Bay and a highlight on most Halong Bay itineraries.The boat will move to Hang Luon (three tunnels) area, a water cave for kayaking, rowing bamboo boat or just stay on board for relaxing and view around. You will discover the area’s tranquility by kayaking – an indispensable water activity in Halong, for those who love challenging themselves or siting on bamboo boat (Sampan), for those who love being gentle and sophisticated, to admire breathtaking scenes. This is moment you get closer to Halong’s nature.Then take a rest after activities and capture the sunset on the bay. You also have time to enjoy other amazing sceneries of the wonder. A tea break with cocktails, fruits, snack, coffee (included) will served to full fill the romantic ambiance.

8pm - Arrive back at your hotel in Hanoi

Drop you off at your hotel in Hanoi. Thank you very much for travelling with us and we wish to see you again.
Note: Cruise itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions.Included: Lunch. Complimentary 02 botled mineral on bus. Welcome drink. Entrance and sightseeing fees. Shutle bus (round trip). English speaking guide. Sampan boat rowing/kayking.Excluded: Tips and other personal expenses. All other services not clearly mentoned above.



We give local people employment, income and learning opportunities so they are directly involved in your tourism experience. Our guides and hosts will give you a special insight into culture and life in Vietnam.


We aim to minimise the negative impacts of tourism on the environment and the local community while contributing positively to local economies. We don’t just talk responsible tourism, we act!

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10% of all profits from our tours go towards a community fund. This money allows us to make infrastructure improvements and provide other important resources to those in need.


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