Halong Bay - Legendary Descending Dragon Bay

To many people set off a trip to Vietnam, Halong Bay is surely a must for every bucket list. With twice proudly recognized as a World Heritage Site, Halong Bay has become an iconic destination not only in the North but also all over Vietnam. Made up from thousands of limestone islet and island above the sea with various size and feature which have been through millions of year, Halong Bay deserves to be one of the most impressive natural masterpieces that Nature ever created on Earth which attracts miliions of visit each year.

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Luxury Ha Long Bay one day tour

Luxury Ha Long Bay one day tour

1 day from $79 pp

Experience majestic Halong Bay in one day from Hanoi, you will have chance to immerse incredible scenery of limestone karst formations and cruising at leisure across some of the most hidden and unspoilt routes of the bay. You will also get an opportunity to discover most popular attractions on Ha...

1 day
Hanoi → Halong Bay → Hanoi
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Ha Long Bay Discovery 2 days 1 night

Ha Long Bay Discovery 2 days 1 night

2 days from $128 pp

Created from over 1,900 islets with pristine beaches, limestone caves, inland lakes, and floating villages, Halong Bay is destined to be the most must-visit destination when tourists come to Vietnam. On this 2 day 1 night tour, you will have a great chance to explore Halong Bay on a overnight...

2 days
Hanoi → Halong Bay → Hanoi
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Ha Long Bay Explorer 3 days 2 nights

Ha Long Bay Explorer 3 days 2 nights

3 days from $313 pp

Hopping on a cruise to the off-the-beaten-track corners where you find hidden lagoons, pristine beaches and mystical grottoes is the best way to discover Halong Bay, one of the New Seven Natural Wonders of the world. This 3-day tour from Hanoi will give you a chance to enjoy many on-the-bay...

3 days
Hanoi → Halong Bay → Hanoi
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Hanoi - Halong Bay short break

Hanoi - Halong Bay short break

4 days from $240 pp

If you travel to Northern Vietnam in a short time, this 4-day Hanoi – Ha Long package is definitely excellent choice. Travellers will have chance to discover Ha Long Bay not only not only the wonderful thousands of limestones island but also join interesting activities of kayaking, rowing boat,...

4 days
Hanoi → Halong Bay → Hanoi
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Scenic Northern Vietnam Tour

Scenic Northern Vietnam Tour

4 days from $251 pp

If you are a Mother-Nature Lover, this Hanoi Stopover tour could be ideal. Join in tour with us you will be able to admire with natural beauty scenic landscapes in Tam Coc by rowing on local boat; experience majestic Halong Bay in one day by immersing incredible scenery of limestone karst...

4 days
Hanoi → Ninh Binh → Halong Bay
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Mystery of Ba Be Lake, Ban Gioc Waterfall and Halong Bay

Mystery of Ba Be Lake, Ban Gioc Waterfall and Halong Bay

5 days from $692 pp

Looking for a tranquil getaway from busy city? Take a trip to Bac Kan, Cao Bang and Lang Son provinces - northeast provinces of Vietnam and you won't regret it! The trip will bring you excellent experience with a lovely trekking tour to local Tay & Nung ethnic villages, among lush and evergreen...

5 days
Hanoi → Bac Kan → Cao Bang → Lang Son → Halong Bay → Hanoi
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Hanoi and Ha Long Bay Golf trip 6 days

Hanoi and Ha Long Bay Golf trip 6 days

6 days from $847 pp

Take this 6-day package, you will have a great chance to play at two excellent golf courses in and around Hanoi city with King’s Island Golf and Country Club and Legend Hill BRG. Both are international standard 18-hole courses designed by golf experts. The tour also takes you to Halong Bay, one...

6 days
Hanoi → Halong Bay → Hanoi
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Vietnam Discovery At A Glance

Vietnam Discovery At A Glance

7 days from $644 pp

Explore the tremedous spirit of Vietnam with a 8-day tour from North to South, with the magnificent Halong Bay with the excellent overnight on cruise experience, the delicious traditional dishes from freash ingredients and the friendly local resident with warm smiles, and there are just small parts...

7 days
Hanoi → Halong Bay → Ho Chi Minh → Mekong → Ho Chi Minh
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Precious Gem of Northern Vietnam

Precious Gem of Northern Vietnam

8 days from $652 pp

The unique colorful ethnic Bac Ha market with exceptional local atmosphere in the morning, the unique boat trip in beautiful Trang An complex, the vibrant walk through busy streets in Hanoi Old Quarter or exceptional breakfast in magnificent Halong Bay to spike your appetite, will be partially the...

8 days
Hanoi → Ninh Binh → Sapa → Halong Bay → Hanoi
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Vietnam delights of nature and culture

Vietnam delights of nature and culture

8 days from $776 pp

08 day trip with Vietnam Delights Of Nature And Culture will take you to the amazing highlights along S-shaped Vietnam. In the beginning in the North with Hanoi and Halong Bay, you will be amazed by the mixture of the antique splendor and the modern life, by the stylist buildings and the stunning...

8 days
Hanoi → Halong Bay → Hoi An → Hue → Ho Chi Minh → Mekong → Ho Chi Minh
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Spirit of Northern and Central Vietnam Cuisine

Spirit of Northern and Central Vietnam Cuisine

8 days from $759 pp

Looking for a journey that satisfies your vaction desires for food, landmarks, and authentic local identities, this Nothern and Central Vietnam Cuisine trip is the best option. During 8-day tour, you will eat your way in the old streets of Hanoi, on the cruise among immense water of Halong Bay or...

8 days
Hanoi → Halong Bay → Hue → Hoi An → Danang
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Honeymoon Beach Holiday in Vietnam

Honeymoon Beach Holiday in Vietnam

9 days from $821 pp

Vietnam is famous for its rich culture, tradition, nature and cuisine. It is a great destination for all people: adults, young children, adventurous travelers, food lovers..., and also a perfect place for couples to choose for their romantic and meaningful honeymoon. This 09-day tour is an amazing...

9 days
Hanoi → Halong Bay → Phu Quoc → Ho Chi Minh
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Discover Vietnam at first sight

Discover Vietnam at first sight

10 days from $971 pp

Long regarded as the destination of outstanding natural beauties from Noth to South with pleasant climate, Vietnam is gaining the fresh life with the addition of a number of unique cultural sightseeing routes, diverse unique cultural and local experience, not to mention a raising number of modern...

10 days
Hanoi → Halong Bay → Hoi An → Mekong → Ho Chi Minh
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The authentic & unique experiences in Halong Bay you can expect

Halong Bay travel guide information

Halong Bay Quick Facts

Location: Halong Bay is located in the Gulf of Tonkin belonged in Quang Ninh Province to the Northeast of Vietnam, which is around 165 km from Ha Noi.

One of UNESCO World Heritages in Vietnam.

One of the World’s New 7 Wonders of Nature.

Area: approximately 1,553 km2 (600.00 sq miles) including 1969 islets and islands which is diversed in shape and size, while the central area of World Heritage Site stretches for around 334 km2 (167 sq miles).

Annual Average Temperature varies from 15 °C- 28 °C, depending on each season all year round, warmer in winter and cooler in summer when compared with the mainland.

There are around 1,500 people living in Halong Bay, mainly in four fishing villages as fishermen on floating houses.

Oustanding features: spectacular seascape, diverse karst formation, Halong Bay Cruises, natural caves, seafood, floating fishing villages.

Best time to visit Halong Bay, vietnam

The best time to visit Halong Bay is from February to May or from mid-September to December, the weather during these times is pretty pleasant and dry, not too hot and not too cold. The clear sky makes it very easy to witness the beauty of Halong Bay from a far distance. Sunshine duration per day is relatively long and it enables you to enjoy all activities while making sightseeing as perfect as it could be, regardless of you’re on land or on a Halong Bay cruise.

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Best things to do in Halong Bay, vietnam

"Halong Bay Sightseeing"

Halong Bay is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Vietnam due to its distinctive natural beauty of mighty limestone islets floating in the middle of the sea, which imposingly stretches until the skyline. Your Halong Bay trip will be incomplete if you don’t have any sightseeing experience here. Halong Bay’s scenery itself has been very special, but it would be much more special if you have a chance to witness stunning sunrise/sunset amid magnificent seascape. Regardless of which location you choose to admire Halong Bay’s beauty: from a mountain peak, from a hotel balcony, from the overseas cable car, from the beach or even from the cruise, Halong Bay definitely blows your mind away with its spectacular scenery.

"Take an overnight cruise trip in Halong Bay"

In fact, both day and overnight cruises will help you visit famous destinations in Halong Bay. However, if you would like to spend more time on leisure and admiring Halong Bay’s beauty, overnight cruise must be your right pick. Overnight cruises in Halong Bay will go further offshore and offer exciting activities which help you explore almost highlights of Heritage Site with the not too rush itinerary. Not only as a relaxing excursion combined with sightseeing and outdoor activities, but each Halong Bay overnight cruise trip is also an enjoyable trip through which you will have a closer touch to Vietnamese culture with traditional morning exercise or cooking class. Taking an overnight cruise package will surely make your trip to Halong Bay even far beyond your expectation. 

"Join interesting outdoor activities and enjoy Halong Bay Seafood"

Anyone looking for an adventure at Halong Bay might consider joining outdoor fascinating activities such as kayaking, swimming, hiking and cycling on islands, etc. Overnight cruises in Halong Bay could offer you almost all, depending on which package with the itinerary you choose. After full of energetic recreation, you must be very hungry, aren’t you? It’s time to enjoy nutritious seafood which can make up your lost energy. With an abundant source of fresh seafood, Halong Bay specialities which come from the sea could well-treat your empty stomach for sure. Travelling to Halong Bay without feasting seafood would be a huge regret. Don’t miss out!

"Explore beautiful caves in Halong Bay "

Mother Nature not only created extraordinary scenery for Halong Bay but also generously gave islets here beautiful caves which are tempting to tourists. Entrances hidden behind verdant plants on the rock made these caves seem even more mysterious. Stalagmites and stalactites system inside these caves will surely make you overwhelmed and impressed right from the first step into them. Almost cruise in Halong Bay will offer you a stop to one among outstanding caves in the bay such as Sung Sot Cave, Thien Cung Cave, Dau Go Cave, etc. A short visit to admire glorious beauty from a hidden world inside mountains above the water will be worth enough to make Halong Bay much more distinctive to everyone. 

"Visit Halong City – an emerging tourist attraction"

If Halong Bay has become well-known so far, Halong City, the whole mainland to the west of Halong Bay, where Halong Bay is belonged to, is an emerging tourist attraction to many foreign tourists in recent years. Basically depended on coal mining and domestic tourist before, Halong City now is turning out to be one of the symbol cities of tourism development in the North of Vietnam. Making use of the huge advantage from nature and domestic tourism industry before, Halong City now is more well-known too for foreign visitors for great accommodations and various kind of recreation here. Nowadays people visit Halong for not only Halong Bay and overnight cruises but also appealing city as well.

Top Vietnam Food in Halong Bay, vietnam

"Cha Muc (Grilled chopped squid)"

Favoured with the gifts of Mother Nature, Halong Bay is a large water area which is famous for seafood. And the most outstanding food speciality in Ha Long is grilled chopped squid. The main ingredient creating this special dish, of course, is a squid. Ha Long Grilled Chopped Squid possesses its own colour, flavour and taste, which cannot be mistaken with those from other places. Wherever you go in Halong Bay, locals are always ready to introduce to you this delicious dish, a speciality they’re very proud of their homeland.

"A wide range of Seafood"

Halong Bay is a natural wonder belonged to a gulf, hence this place is surely well-known for specialities from the sea as well. Almost specialities here are seafood with nearly the same technique and recipe as other places. Halong Bay offers various types of fresh seafood such as crab, squid, oyster, shrimp, shellfish, mantis shrimp, fish, etc. They can be cooked with many cooking styles: steam, boiled, grilled, smoked, etc, which also make the dishes tasty and savoury. Gourmets who come to Halong can hardly resist the taste of fresh seafood, the gift that Mother Nature has given to Halong so far. 

Top accomomodation to stay in Halong Bay, vietnam

HALONG CITY 3 - STAR

White Crown Hotel

Located in heart of Halong City, White Crown Hotel is easy to reach Halong tourist attractions such as Sunworl Halong Complex (around 1.5km), Halong Marine Plaza (around 4.8 km), Vincom Plaza Halong (around 6.3 km). Affordable price with great service will bring to you the best experience in Halong.

HALONG CITY 4 - STAR
Paradise Suite Hotel

Located right at the entrance of Tuan Chau Marina, where all Halong Bay cruises start their journey every day, Paradise Suite Hotel is a good choice for you with outstanding service, food and staff. An ideal option for a boutique Hotel that you’re looking for!

Novotel Halong Bay Hotel

Managed by well-known hotel and resort brand, Novotel Halong Bay Hotel overlooks the UNESCO World Heritage Site with a breathtaking view. Also, the hotel offers an outdoor pool, open-air pool deck and an on-site restaurant. Close to Halong Night Market and Sunworl Halong Complex, Novotel helps you explore Halong in the most convenient way.

Royal Lotus Halong Hotel

As a newly renovated Hotel, Royal Lotus Halong offers guests an indulgent experience with a rooftop bar and indoor pool overlooking the magnificent Halong Bay. New and modern facilities will surely help you stay more comfortable and relaxing!

HALONG CITY 5 – STAR
Vinpearl Resort & Spa Halong

Located in a separate island where is quite close to Halong City, Reu Island, Vinpearl Resort & Spa Halong is a truly luxurious experience for any guests expecting not only peaceful atmosphere but also different view into Halong Bay. If you are finding yourself an exclusive stay but still keeping all the best of service, food, facilities and staff, Vinpearl Resort & Spa Halong offer them all!

Wyndham Legend Halong Hotel

As one of the luxurious Hotel in Halong with modern design, Wyndham Legend Halong Hotel is always ready to welcome you to Halong with the most convenient way. Possessing great location, well-equipped and finest facilities, Wyndham Legend makes sure every moment of your trip in Halong would be the best!

Royal Halong Hotel

Staying in the heart of Halong Centre, 1km away from Bai Chay Beach as well as Sunworld Halong Complex, approximately 2,5km away from Bai Chay Bridge, around 1,5km away from Halong night market, Royal Halong Hotel is one of best choices for your stay in Halong with the luxurious standard. Almost close to every interesting place in the City, you will find it easier to explore Halong by yourself!

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