Sprawling Halong City is the gateway to Halong Bay - the jewel in Vietnam’s scenic crown! Widely considered to be one of the natural wonders of the world, this UNESCO World Heritage listed region is simply breathtaking. Thousands of majestic limestone, jungle covered peaks and isles, rise dramatically out of the sparkling emerald waters of the bay. On the tiny islands, illuminated caves and picturesque hidden coves of all shapes and sizes await discovery and the towering peaks provide some of the best rock climbing in South East Asia. There are also a number of colourful floating markets dotted around the bay.
The largest and most popular island in Halong bay is jungle clad Cat Ba, which offers a wide range of activities including trekking in Cat Ba National Park, biking, climbing and sailing. Just south of Cat Ba, the offshore islands of beautiful Lan Ha Bay, offer pristine white sand beaches.
The ideal way to explore Halong Bay is onboard a traditional Chinese style Junk boat which can either be privately chartered or shared. Enjoy a idyllic cruise on a Junk and explore remote offshore islands, kayak and swim in the warm waters and capture an incredible sunset over a panorama of peaks. Just northeast of Halong Bay is Bai Tu Long Bay which is just as spectacular as neighbouring Halong and yet it remains refreshingly untouched by tourism.
To get you started with planning your holiday to Halong Bay, we have showcased below some popular itineraries requested by our clients which we hope will inspire your visit to Southeast Asia