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Halong Tour - guide and tips




+ From Noi Bai International Airport to Center of Hanoi: Transfer from Airport to Hanoi cost: US$ 25 for a Car and US$ 35 for Mini Bus of 16 seats and US$ 56 for 35 to 45 seats buses.
+ From Hanoi to Halong City or Neibouring Areas:
Halong City is approximately 150 km away from Hanoi in a good road condition, where you will take the cruise out to see Ha long Bay. In order to get to Halong City from Hanoi you can see few option bellow for getting there:
1. By Helicopter: flight time is 1 hour, cost US$ 210 / hour. Available only on Saturday Only from Gia Lam Airport in Hanoi.
2. By private Car, Minibus or Bus: The best way to travel to Halong bay is to rent or hire Private Car, Mini Van (Minibus) or Bus with a driver, the drive takes approx 3,5 hours one way, cost about US$80 to 120 one way/trip and US$ 150 to 200 for return trip depend on the type of vehicle. The driver also can pick up or collect you at the airport Contact us if you want to hire your own car or bus.
3. By public bus: 5 to 6 hours depending on how many stops en route the drive would make to pick up/drop off passengers. Fare around US$ 5 (This kind of public bus is very crowded and not recommended)
4. The other way: You can go is from Hanoi you then take the private car, bus or minibus to Hai Phong, drive time 2 hours costs US$70 to 80/one way. Then from Hai Phong you can take the hydrofoil to Cat Ba island, 1 hour speed boat ride and cost US$10 per person. Schedule are 9am and 11h30 am from Hai Phong, from Cat Ba is 3:00 pm., in Cat Ba you then hire the boat to see Halong Bay right after you arrival.

Touring the Bay

The best way to see Halong bay is to board the boat and cruising around among stunning rocky islands, the boat cruise range from 1, 2 or 3 days and some time up to 10 days depending on the travelers' time.
- You can join the group tours and Cruises if you don't mind to travel with others in a set program.
- If you looking for flexible on your cruise, you should choose an independent trip, or hire your own private junk boats, the price depending on basic boat or luxury Chinese junk with deluxe room where you can spend your silent night on the bay.
For people those have short of time we can arrange to visit Halong Bay in a day trip from Hanoi. If you are already to go just
contact us for more information or advise for a memorable cruise.



Xin Chao Travel Halong Bay
We are happy to send you our impressions on our excellent trip to Halong Bay with your company. The organization and monitoring of our trip was impeccable, thanks to our friendly and excellent guide Minh not forgetting the super driver Dzung.

Mardy Scott (Australia)

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