Be careful with scam Tours.
If anyone has a plan to go to Ha Long Bay from Hanoi.
Just be careful with some travel agent who offer some cheap price for the Tour.
Like just happened to me.
I supposed to go for 2 days and 1 night tour with a cruise boat in Ha Long Bay.
I paid for 70$, very cheap price compare with other Travel agents.
The travel agent explained all nice facilities and activities that I will get during the Tour on the cruise boat.
But instead of staying on the cruise Boat. The Tour guide change the itinerary when i arrived at the Tuan Chau Harbour.
He told us that there is a storm. So we can not sail with the boat.
I know it’s totally Bullsh*t. There is no storm. I checked on weather forecast. He just trying to lie to us.
The tour guide send us (5 peoples total on this group, we came from different travel agent in Hanoi) with fery boat to Cat Ba island. And we stayed in cheap Hotel on Cat Ba island. Without any activities.
The next day in the morning. The tour guide brought us back to Tuan Chau Harbour. And we have to wait until 13.30 to do the Ha Long Bay Tour with the smaller boat and only for 4 hours Tour.
It’s like 1 day tour start from Hanoi. Which is i know the price of this Tour it’s cost only 30$.
So instead of doing 2 days and 1 night. I did only 4 hours Tour in the Ha Long Bay.
So just be careful with some travel agent who offer very cheap price.