Head out of Hanoi in the morning and drive through the countryside in the direction of Halong Bay, passing by small towns and rice paddies en route. Arrive on the spectacular shores of Halong Bay and step aboard a traditional junk boat to set off across the clear water. Admire the serene natural settings while you savor a delicious seafood lunch onboard.
After lunch, marvel at the tree-covered islands, spectacular limestone karsts, and natural cave formations that earned Halong Bay its designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take the opportunity to explore the grottos more closely and cool off with a swim if you’d like before the boat returns to shore and you begin the return drive back to Hanoi.