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Halong Bay Shore Excursions & Day Tours from Cruise Port

Unlock the wonders of Halong Bay with Viet Vision Travel! This natural wonder of the world is a famous tourist destination, graced with stunning scenery, mystical caves, and picturesque islets adorned with stalactites and limestone formations. Experience the unique charm of fishing villages like Vung Vieng and Van Chay, or delve into spiritual serenity at sacred sites such as Yen Tu Pagoda and Bai Tho Mountain.

Beyond Halong Bay’s breathtaking beauty, discover the richness of local life in villages like Yen Duc, Dong Trieu, and Quang Yen. Immerse yourself in the fascinating history at the Quang Ninh Museum, where captivating exhibits offer insightful glimpses into the area’s past. Unveil the full potential of your Vietnam vacation with our exceptional Halong Bay day tours from cruise ships, ensuring an unforgettable experience for every traveler. Contact us now to begin your memorable Vietnam shore excursions and vacations in Halong Bay.

Tour Route: Yen Duc Cultural Village, Halong Bay Cruise, Hai Au seaplane (optional)

Tour Highlights

  • Experience Vietnamese rural life in Yen Duc village.
  • Interact with friendly villagers and delight in a water puppet performance.
  • Cruise through Halong Bay, visiting iconic islets and the Thien Cung Cave.
  • Elevate your experience with a 25-minute scenic flight over Halong Bay

Tour Route: Halong Bay - Temple of Literature - Hoa Lo Prison Museum - Vietnam Museum of Ethnology - Hoan Kiem Lake - Ngoc Son Temple - Old Quarter

Tour Highlights

  • 3-hour cruise around Halong Bay, visit Thien Cung Cave and Fighting Cock.
  • Visit Nguyen Art Gallery and Temple of Literature.
  • Hanoi city tour and enjoy a cyclo ride through the Old Quarter's French-inspired architecture.

Halong Bay Shore Excursions

A Glimpse of Yen Duc Cultural Village

Tour Route: Yen Duc Cultural Village - Vietnam Family Home - Canh Huong Pagoda

Tour Highlights

  • Experience rural life in Yen Duc Cultural Village
  • Visit a Vietnamese Family Home and Vegetable Garden
  • Explore Canh Huong Pagoda's stunning surroundings
  • Enjoy a Water Puppet Show by local artists

Halong Bay Shore Excursions

Hai Au Seaplane & Halong Bay Cruise Tour

Tour Route: 25-minute scenic flight over Halong Bay - 4-hour cruise in Halong Bay

Tour Highlights

  • Scenic Seaplane Flight over Halong Bay
  • 4-hour Halong Bay Cruise Adventure
  • Explore Heaven Palace Cave
  • Bird's-eye View of Fascinating Islands
  • Private Halong Sails Cruise

Halong Bay Shore Excursions

Yen Tu Pagoda & Yen Duc Cultural Village

Tour Route: Yen Tu Pagoda - Zen Monastery - Hoa Yen Pagoda - Yen Duc Cultural Village - Canh Huong Pagoda

Tour Highlights

  • Immerse in local Buddhism and spirituality as you visit the Zen Monastery in Yen Tu Pagoda.
  • Experience the thrill of a cable car ride to Hoa Yen Pagoda
  • Visiting Canh Huong Pagoda and local homes in Yen Duc Cultural Village
  • Enjoy the mesmerizing music of the local Quan Ho folk singers

Halong Bay Shore Excursions

Rustic Charms of Quang Yen Village

Tour Route: Bach Dang Museum – Temple of Vua Ba – Temple of King Tran Hung Dao –Tien Coc Temple – Cua Dinh River

Tour Highlights

  • Explore historical landmarks in Quang Yen Village
  • Witness the charm of an ancient French colonial building and the majestic Giant Ancient Ironwood
  • Visit the sacred Temple of Vua Ba and learn about traditional fishing nets
  • Enjoy a relaxing boat trip on Cua Dinh River to the Tien Coc Temple

Halong Bay Shore Excursions

Halong Bay & Hanoi Tour – 2 Days

Tour Route: Halong International Cruise Port - Halong Bay - Hanoi - Halong International Cruise Port

Tour Highlights

  • Cruise through Halong Bay and visit the famous Heaven Cave
  • Marvel at the stunning islets of Dog, Incense, and Fighting Cock
  • Explore Temple of Literature and Hoa Lo Prison Museum
  • Discover the diverse ethnic minority groups at the Museum of Ethnology
  • Take a cyclo tour of the charming old quarter and enjoy shopping opportunities

Vietnam Shore Excursions

Halong Bay Shore Excursions

Tour Route: Halong Bay - Paradise Cave, Islands & Islets - Soi Sim Island - Man’s Head Island

Tour Highlights

  • Explore the enchanting Thien Cung Cave
  • Admire the breathtaking seascape of thousand islands and islets
  • Pass by iconic islets like Dog Rock Islet, Incense Burner Islet, and Fighting Cock Islet
  • Marvel at the magnificent natural creation of Man's Head Island and enjoy the serene surroundings

Things to Do & See in Halong Bay Shore Excursions

Distinctive Activities During Halong Bay Shore Excursions

Immerse yourself in unique activities during Halong Bay shore excursions. Glide through emerald waters on a kayak, explore Sung Sot Cave's formations, and hike to Ti Top Island's summit. Engage with local culture in floating villages, and savor Vietnamese cuisine in cooking classes. The day concludes with a peaceful Tai Chi session, creating lasting memories against Halong Bay's stunning backdrop.

Sung Sot Cave - Halong Bay shore excursions

Cave Exploration

Visit the remarkable caves such as Sung Sot Cave (Surprise Cave) and Thien Cung Cave to witness impressive stalactite formations and learn about their geological significance.

Kayaking along Halong Bay

Experience a kayaking adventure in Halong Bay, where you'll glide through emerald waters amidst towering limestone karsts, immersing yourself in the breathtaking beauty of this UNESCO World Heritage site.

Cooking Class

Participate in a Vietnamese cooking class on board the cruise. Learn to prepare local dishes and savor the flavors of Vietnamese cuisine.

Cruising Halong Bay - Halong Bay shore excursions

Cruise the Bay

Take a traditional junk boat or a luxury cruise to explore the stunning landscapes of Halong Bay. Cruising through the bay allows you to witness the iconic limestone karsts and islets.

Seaplane Halong Bay - Halong Bay shore excursions

Seaplane Tour

For a unique perspective of Halong Bay, consider taking a seaplane tour. Witness the karst formations from the air, providing a different and breathtaking view of this UNESCO site.

Captivating Destinations on Halong Bay Shore Excursions

Engage in extraordinary Halong Bay shore excursions by discovering the fascinating formations of Sung Sot Cave, savoring panoramic vistas from Ti Top Island, and navigating the serene waters of Luon Cave on a kayaking adventure. Immerse yourself in the distinctive lifestyle of Vung Vieng's floating fishing village and unravel the cultural tapestry of Cat Ba Island. At every stop, relish unforgettable moments against the magnificent backdrop of this UNESCO World Heritage site.

Yen Duc Cultural Village - Halong Bay shore excursions

Yen Duc Cultural Village

Yen Tu Pagoda

Festival in Quang Yen village- Halong Bay shore excursions

Quang Yen Village

Quang Ninh museum- Halong Bay shore excursions

Quang Ninh Museum

Embark on captivating Halong Bay shore excursions, exploring a harmonious blend of natural wonders and cultural treasures. Discover the tranquil Yen Duc Cultural Village with its traditional charm and historical sites. Ascend Yen Tu Pagoda, a sacred mountain retreat, for panoramic views and insights into Vietnam's Buddhist heritage. Quang Yen Village, just 50km away, offers a serene escape with historical monuments and cultural richness. Visit the architecturally stunning Quang Ninh Museum along the coastal road, showcasing the region's economic achievements and diverse heritage. Uncover the layered history and scenic beauty of Halong Bay and its surrounding attractions.

Best Time to Visit Halong Bay

Nestled in the World Heritage seascape, Halong Bay captivates tourists with its towering limestone pillars and forest-topped islets emerging from the emerald waters of the Gulf of Tonkin. Given its breathtaking allure, Halong Bay day tours from cruise ships offer an abundance of unforgettable experiences in this iconic bay. Considering the importance of weather in travel plans, understanding Halong Bay's weather is crucial. 

Halong Bay, Vietnam - Halong Bay shore excursions
Halong Bay overview - Halong Bay shore excursions

The optimal times for Halong Bay shore excursions are during the Spring and Autumn months, specifically in March, April, September, and October. These seasons boast delightful weather, comfortable temperatures, and clear skies, elevating the overall experience. For budget-conscious travelers, the low season from May to September provides discounted prices (10-20% lower than the high season). However, there's a higher risk of inclement weather, with frequent rainfall and potential typhoons during the summer months. Wise travelers keep an eye on last-minute vacation deals while monitoring weather predictions for an optimal experience.