Shore excursion trip - Bavang pagoda and Yen Duc rural village with Halong boat trip


Tour Number

Activity Level



Local Experience, Nature and Wildlife, Shore Excursion


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.
You must able to get in and out of the car

Maximum travelers: 10



English (fluent), Vietnamese (fluent)

Private tour to visit Halong Heritage site and a typical rural village of Vietnam

Yen Duc village is located on the highway between Hanoi and Halong Bay, creating a convenient stop for tourists to relax and visit a rural community. This is one of the villages in the Red River Delta that still retains its authentic lifestyle. The local people's lives revolve around rice cultivation and farming activities. Passing through the village, visitors still find the charming rice fields, traditional houses and gardens, and friendly locals working their farms.


AM 08. 00: Pick up from Habour then transfer to visit Bavang pagoda, the biggest sunctuary in Northen Vietnam. You will learn and explore Buddhism religion and how local people worshipping at pagoda.

AM 10. 00: Processing to Yen Duc village, a typical rural village of Vietnam's countryside. In here, you will have chance to see green paddy fields, vegestable gardens or chatting with local people at their own house.

AM 11. 30: Drive back to Halong pier, take the boattrip to explore the Natural World Heritage.

PM 01. 00: Enjoy seafood lunch onboard while hangging around the bay. You will the most magnificent limestone bedrocks and sheer cliffs of tiny islands highlighted with fanciful names: Fighting Cocks, Incense Burner, and Stone Dogs.

Stopping for a the most beautiful cave named Thien Cung (Heaven Palace Grotto) and explore huge chambers adorned with stalactites and stalagmites.

PM05. 00: Drive back to the Cruise approximate 05. 30PM.

OPT: Water Puppet performance from 05. 30PM to 06. 00PM

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Cruise Ship Port

End location: Cruise Ship Port

Duration: 9 hours


Transfer by private AC car

What’s Included

* Private A/C transportation as Itinerary
* Seafood lunch on boat
* All entrance fee
* English Speaking Guide
* 01 bottle of water per person

Estimated Local Cash Needed

10 USD - * Drinks
* 150 USD - 4 hours boattrip
* 25 USD/person - Habour procedure
* 05 USD/ticket - Water Puppet performance

What’s Extra

* Migration procedure and entrance fee to pick up and drop off at Halong Habour 25$/person
* 4 hours boat trip in Halong bay : 150 USD
* Water Puppet ticket (if any)
* All drinks and personal expenditures
* Other items not mention in program
* Travel insurance


I am not a driver but have a good accquantance with transportation suppliers. I can accompany you on your own vehicle or arrange a private car upon your requests.
I can customize all requierments to make your holilday more interesting and memorable.

A Recent Review of this tour

Alex designed a truly terrific tour for us, we enjoyed every minute of it! I highly recommend this tour! Halong Bay is beautiful and very tranquil, I could've stayed there forever. The cave was magnificent and the boat ride there was indeed memorable, we enjoyed the opportunity to make spring rolls which later was a part of our very delicious lunch. Thanks to Alex we now have experienced a water puppet show, understand pearls and were able to view the beautiful embroidery made by such wonderful people!
Karen W.

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