Halong Bay Cruise and ToursDiscover the beautiful scenery of Halong Bay

Visit Halong Bay

To the east of Vietnam is where you will find this natural wonder. Halong Bay is widely considered one of the wonders of the natural world. With its emerald blue waters and mossy cliffs it is a popular destination for tourists looking to experience the beauty of nature. Take a cruise around Halong Bay on a traditional junk boat and take in the breath-taking wildlife of this Vietnamese paradise. Dive into the shinning waters during the afternoon and then enjoy some locally caught seafood in the evening as you soak up the culture of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Tours of Halong Bay

Taking a cruise along the crystal-clear green waters is an absolute must when visiting Halong Bay. Known for their traditional junk boats, taking a curse in Halong bay is an unmissable experience. Our deluxe junk boat tours are the best way to experience Halong Bay. Cruse in comfort and style whilst enjoying local delicacies as you take in all the beauty of the Bay. Soak up the panoramic views, explore caves filled with stalagmites and stalactites, kayak, swim or just lounge on the soft sandy beaches. Whether you're looking for rest and relaxation or breath-taking adventure, Halong Bay has everything you could want and more.

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What to do in Halong Bay

The beauty of Halong Bay is unmatched. With emerald waters, foliage rich cliff-sides and sandy beaches, Halong bay offers a little slice of heaven on earth. If you are looking for something a little more fast paced why not explore some of the Bay's vast caves, clime the rocky cliffs or go on a kayaking adventure. Explore the jungle of Cat Ba or the idyllic offshore islands of Lan Ha Bay. Take in the culture of the locals who fish along the shores and live in the floating villages on the edges of Halong’s islands. Southeast Asian culture is woven through Halong Bay creating a rich tapestry ready for you to discover.

What to see in Halong Bay

A village floating on the water in Lan Ha Bay with a fishing boat.
Floating village in Lan Ha Bay

Floating Villages

There are several floating villages along the edges of Halong's islands. These floating homes gently bob atop the water where their residents make a living fishing and farming. These colorful curious houses are a sight not to be missed. Hop on a short rowboat ride to the villages of Ba Hang, Cua Van, Vung Vieng or Cong Dam for a look around.

a cave illuminated with multicolored lights
A light show in a cave

The Caves

Halong Bay is home to many natural wonders including caves. These caves are vast with high ceilings and rows of stalagmites and stalactites. Many of these caves have been turned into attractions with the help of mesmerizing light shows. Some of the most well-known caves in Halong Bay include the three chambered Dau Go cave and the huge Sung Sot cave both of which are illuminated with multi-colored lights.

an areal view from Cat Ba island
Cat Ba Island

The Islands

Around 2,000 islands are peppered across the waters of Halong Bay. These range from uninhabitable karst formations to luscious, developed sanctuaries. Visit the jungle clad Cat Ba Island for some of the best rock climbing in all of southeast Asia. Traverse Dao Tipop Island, reaching its peak for the most stunning view of Halong Bay you could ever see. Then take things slow on the Lan Ha Bay area islands and feel the sun wash over you on the soft sandy beaches.

Frequently asked questionsFrequently asked questions

Can you swim in Halong Bay?

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Yes, during your tour you can dive into the gorgeous green waters of Halong Bay. the perfect way to cool off on a hot Vietnamese day.

How do you get to Halong Bay?

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Is Halong Bay worth a visit?

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When is the best time to visit Halong Bay?

Many consider the October to December period to be the best time to visit Vietnam. This is after the hot, humid, rainy season but before the weather becomes a little too cool to swim in. Making October to December the best weather to sail around Halong Bay.

Conclusion

A panoramic view of Halong Bay
Halong Bay

In conclusion Halong Bay should be on every traveler Vietnam bucket list. It is the perfect place to spend a day exploring. An adventurer's paradise of caves, rocky cliffs, and clear waters, Halong Bay promises to be an unforgettable escape from the mundane.

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