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Halong Bay Cruise - Halong Tour - FAQs

The top world's natural heritage and a must - do Vietnam tour, Halong Bay offers an unforgettable experience during your Vietnam holiday. If you are planning your Halong cruise package or Vietnam tour with us, it is best to ask your private Vivutravel's travel consultant any question and you will get the exact answers. However, you can also find some FAQs here.

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Question: How long does it takes from Hanoi to Halong bay?

Answer: It will take around 3 hours to get Halong city from Hanoi, stopover on the way if you want to take photos of the rice paddy fields, meet the farmers or have coffee break at a shopping center (Please note that you do not have to buy anything if you do not like)

Question: Do we have to bring passport for sleeping aboard?

Answer: Yes, you do need your passport for Halong bay cruise so please bring it with you. For fast check in when you are in Halong bay, please provide us your full names, gender, passport number, visa expire date before your departure to Halong Bay as we need to send the cruise your passport information in advance. (Each Halong cruise has it own safety box, please do leave your valuable belongings in this safety box so that you can have more fun visiting cave, swimming)

Question: Tiping?

Answer: If your Halong tour is private, you will have a private tour guide and driver. Tipping is not mandatory, but the tour guide will expect US$10/day and for driver is US$7/day.

Question: Is the sea rough and does the boat cruise shake during the night?

Answer: Not really. Over 1600 islands provide natural shelter in Halong bay, so it’s quite calm.

Question: Does the tour go to Cat Ba Island?

Answer: It depends on the each cruise itinerary. If you want to visit Cat Ba island, please let us know when you send us your inquiry and we will advise you the best option.

Question: Where do I sleep on the boat?

Answer: Halong cruises rate from 3 stars to 5 stars, cabins are comfortable with private bathroom, AC, TV, fridge.. like a hotel room.

Question: Where does the tour depart from and return to?

Answer: For private tour to Halong, your private tour guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi and drop off at your hotel again when you are back. We can drive you directly from Halong bay to Hanoi airport with an additional cost for US$25 (Total). For Halong group tour with shuttle bus, please give us your hotel address, we will ask the cruise company to pick you up or drop you off from/at your hotel. However, time is not 100% exact.

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Question: Can I sleep on the deck?

Answer: Yes, but not advised because the tropical climate of Vietnam may give you some problems.

Question: Are there lifejackets onboard? Will they fit children?

Answer: All Cruises in Halong Bay are fully equipped with all the latest safety gear and each cabin has lifejackets. There are also life buoys suitable for children.

Question: What kind of food on boat in Halong Bay?

Answer: Seafood, combination of vietnamese and western food. If you are allergic with seafood, please inform your meal preference to your travel consultant before your departure to Halong Bay

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