Vietnam Shore Excursions

Vietnam Cruise Shore Excursions – Hanoi, Halong Bay

Tourists that choose to visit Vietnam by sea usually find that shore excursions offered onboard are quite expensive. However,Hynam Tours has prepared a range of superior value alternatives for you. Advantages of our privately guided Vietnam Shore Excursions include affordable tour fees and full freedom to customize the experience based on traveler’s interests and desires.

Prior to embarking on a cruise to Vietnam, the majority of tourists consult various travel books that supply them with numerous “must see” and “things to do” lists. With the help of Private Vietnam Tour Guide, you will be able to narrow these down and arrange a customized tour that aligns with your interests. We offer you services of real specialists for Vietnam’s tourist destinations to tailor your Vietnam Shore Excursion.

Our goal is to work in the best interest of our clients, valuable Vietnam visitors, thus we wish to prevent you from falling into many “tourist traps” that exist. Furthermore, by having a freedom to fully customize your Vietnam Shore Excursion, you can avoid being in a group of people that does not fit well with your personality.

Private Vietnam Tour Guide provides private tours for small groups of 2 to 6 people where everyone will get the full attention from a guide. A small group of friends or family members most frequently make up these small tourist groups that share common interests.  Such small groups make a pleasurable environment for tour participants as they are not prone to separating, staying behind or needing special attention from the tour guide.

Following is the price comparison for Vietnam Shore Excursions between onboard offered tours and those offered by us, starting from Halong based ports:


Following are required items for arranging Vietnam Shore Excursion:

  1. Full names and photos of tour participants;
  2. Contact phone number (preferably cell phone), if available onboard;
  3. Port address, arrival and departure times. Note that there are several different ports serving Saigon;
  4. IMPORTANT: Visitors must exit port’s dock area! Private tours are not granted permission to access dock area. There will be a shuttle available to the gate or you can take a short walk. You will easily locate your tour guide as he will be holding a sign with guests’ family name(s).

Cruise Lines and Vietnamese Ports Visited

Many highly prominent cruise lines, such as Costa, Holland, Royal Caribbean, Princess and Silversea, have added Vietnamese ports to their standard itineraries. They make regular stops at Halong Bay, DaNang, Nha Trang, Vung Tau and Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) ports.

Explore museums, restaurants, craftstores, architecture and Vietnamese history by taking a unique, customizable Vietnam Shore Excursion.

Ports Visited By Vietnam Cruises


Halong Bay

The astonishing panorama that extends in front of visitors as they arrive on a cruise ship makes Halong Bay inevitable destination. Naturally, visitors would like to take the opportunity to visit famous Hanoi while docked at Halong Bay, but a relatively long ride (three to three and a half hours) limits the time available for Hanoi exploration. However, during a 5-hour long Vietnam Shore Excursion, you can manage to get a nice introduction to Hanoi. It is enough time to visit the Old Quarter, Temple of Literature, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, HoanKiem Lake and many other prominent tourist attractions.

In case that you do not feel like visiting relatively distant Hanoi, there are many other nearby attractions. From Halong Bay, you can easily visit the wonderful Bai Tu Long Bay, and still have plenty of time to enjoy Halong Bay itself.