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Lan Ha Bay
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Grand Pioneers Cruise (Formerly Essence Grand)
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Bai Tu Long Bay
Bai Tu Long Bay
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Lan Ha Bay
Lan Ha Bay
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Halong Bay
Halong Bay
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An exploration of the World Natural Heritage

Discover the best of Halong Bay with our comprehensive and up to date tourist guide. Find exciting activities in Halong Bay, from iconic sightseeing spots and fun-filled days out to top cruise experiences.

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Grand Pioneers Cruise (Formerly Essence Grand) 8% OFF Halong Bay

Grand Pioneers Cruise (Formerly Essence Grand)

Launched 2023 - Steel - 55 cabins
Outdoor swimming poolUltra luxuryTriple roomKid-friendly
US$269 US$245
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(9 reviews)
Booked 10 times in the last 24 hours
Ambassador Cruise 9% OFF Halong Bay

Ambassador Cruise

Launched 2018 - Metal - 46 cabins
Outdoor swimming poolAll cabins with balconyElevatorHalong Bay route
US$198 US$180
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(8 reviews)
Booked 5 times in the last 24 hours
Scarlet Pearl Cruises 8% OFF Lan Ha Bay

Scarlet Pearl Cruises

Launched 2019 - Metal - 23 cabins
All cabins with balconyCooking classTaichiSpa
US$192 US$175
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(8 reviews)
Booked 6 times in the last 24 hours
Heritage Cruises Binh Chuan 9% OFF Lan Ha Bay

Heritage Cruises Binh Chuan

Launched 2019 - Metal - 20 cabins
Outdoor swimming poolAll cabins with balconyAll meals includedLan Ha Bay route
US$198 US$180
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(10 reviews)
Booked 2 times in the last 24 hours
Capella Cruise 8% OFF Lan Ha Bay

Capella Cruise

Launched 2020 - Metal - 30 cabins
All cabins with balconyFamily roomsElevatorFitness centre
US$214 US$195
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(8 reviews)
Booked 3 times in the last 24 hours
Indochine Premium Cruise 8% OFF Halong Bay

Indochine Premium Cruise

Launched 2023 - Metal - 37 cabins
Ultra luxuryAll cabins with balconyKid-friendlyHalong Bay route
US$423 US$385
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(0 reviews)
Booked 10 times in the last 24 hours
Orchid Premium Cruise 8% OFF Lan Ha Bay

Orchid Premium Cruise

Launched 2019 - Metal - 5 cabins
Outdoor swimming poolUltra luxuryAll cabins with balconyFamily rooms
US$302 US$275
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(7 reviews)
Booked 4 times in the last 24 hours
Nostalgia Cruise 9% OFF Lan Ha Bay

Nostalgia Cruise

Launched 2023 - Metal - 10 cabins
Outdoor swimming poolUltra luxuryAll cabins with balconyLan Ha Bay route
US$176 US$160
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(8 reviews)
Booked 4 times in the last 24 hours
Emperor Cruise 8% OFF Halong Bay

Emperor Cruise

Launched 2018 - Metal - 10 cabins
Ultra luxuryFree kayakingSpaFine dining
US$324 US$295
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(8 reviews)
Booked 3 times in the last 24 hours
Genesis Luxury Regal Cruises 8% OFF Lan Ha Bay

Genesis Luxury Regal Cruises

Launched 2019 - Metal - 20 cabins
Outdoor swimming poolCooking classFamily roomsTaichi
US$368 US$335
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(7 reviews)
Booked 4 times in the last 24 hours
Rosy Cruises 9% OFF Lan Ha Bay

Rosy Cruises

Launched 2019 - Metal - 22 cabins
Outdoor swimming poolAll cabins with balconyFamily roomsLan Ha Bay route
US$173 US$157
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(8 reviews)
Booked 6 times in the last 24 hours
Doris Cruise 9% OFF Lan Ha Bay

Doris Cruise

Launched 2022 - Metal - 24 cabins
Outdoor swimming poolAll cabins with balconyAll meals includedLan Ha Bay route
US$176 US$160
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(7 reviews)
Booked 4 times in the last 24 hours
Stellar of the Seas Cruise 9% OFF Lan Ha Bay

Stellar of the Seas Cruise

Launched 2018 - Metal - 22 cabins
Outdoor swimming poolUltra luxuryFree kayakingFine dining
US$264 US$240
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(7 reviews)
Booked 2 times in the last 24 hours
Paradise Elegance Cruise 8% OFF Halong Bay

Paradise Elegance Cruise

Launched 2016 - Metal - 31 cabins
Outdoor swimming poolAll cabins with balconyFine diningAll meals included
US$247 US$225
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(10 reviews)
Booked 3 times in the last 24 hours
Orchid Classic Cruise 9% OFF Lan Ha Bay

Orchid Classic Cruise

Launched 2016 - Metal - 14 cabins
Outdoor swimming poolAll cabins with balconyCooking classFamily rooms
US$198 US$180
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(8 reviews)
Booked 4 times in the last 24 hours
Peony Cruises 8% OFF Lan Ha Bay

Peony Cruises

Launched 2018 - Metal - 20 cabins
Outdoor swimming poolAll cabins with balconyCooking classFamily rooms
US$170 US$155
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(7 reviews)
Booked 4 times in the last 24 hours
Mon Cheri Cruise 8% OFF Lan Ha Bay

Mon Cheri Cruise

Launched 2018 - Metal - 18 cabins
Outdoor swimming poolAll cabins with balconyCooking classTaichi
US$170 US$155
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(19 reviews)
Booked 5 times in the last 24 hours

Getting there

Africa
  • Africa
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  • China
  • Europe
  • Japan
  • Malaysia
  • New Zealand
  • North America
  • Singapore
  • South America
  • South Korea

There are flights from Johannesburg to Hanoi, the flight duration is about 16 hours, 0 minutes with one stop.

10,203 km 16h 0m
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Frequently asked questions

1. What is the weather like in Halong bay today?

Today's temperature is expected to be WARMER than yesterday. It will be broken clouds with an average of 31°C. Winds 46 degrees at 5.54 to 6.7 km/h.

2. How far is Halong Bay from Hanoi?

Halong Bay is around 165 km from Hanoi Center. It takes you around 3.5 - 4 hours by local bus and 2.5 - 3 hours by cruise bus or taxi.

3. Is Halong Bay worth it?

Yes. Halong bay is absolutely worth seeing at least once in your life. It was twice recognized by UNESCO for aesthetic value and geological and geomorphological value. Recently, Halong Bay and Cat Ba Island also became the very first Vietnamese inter-provincial heritage site of the world. The destination attracts not only nature lovers but also adventurers who love to know about the geology, geomorphology, history, and culture of Halong dating back millions of years ago.

See 12 reason why you should visit Halong bay

4. When is the best time to visit Halong Bay?

In fact, Halong Bay is suitable to visit all year round as each season offers a distinct beauty of the bay. If you prefer a dry season with less harsh sun and cool temperatures, March to May and October to November are the best. If you prefer lots of sunshine for water activities and a blue and clear sky for perfect photos, summer months such as June and July would be ideal. However, summer may come with more rain and possible storms. A backup plan for summer vacation is recommended.

5. What is Halong Bay famous for?

Halong Bay is famous for the unique formation of nearly 2,000 thousand limestone islands and islets on the emerald ocean. In addition, many natural caves and beaches were found on these islands, making it an ideal place not only for exploring but also for relaxing and escaping from the bustling city.

6. What are 5 interesting facts about Halong Bay?

  • Halong Bay has an area of 1,553 km2 and consists of almost 2,000 islands and islets yet the core area that was recognized by UNESCO is 334 km2 and includes 775 islets only.
  • Some caves in Halong remain vestiges of prehistoric man such as Me Cung Cave and Tien Ong Cave and have historical value such as Quan Y (Hospital) Cave and Dau Go Cave.
  • Most Halong residents were required to relocate to the mainland by the government. This is to improve their life quality, especially for children and the elders, and contribute to preserving the environment. There are currently 4 villages with a small number of locals in the bay namely Cua Van, Vung Vieng, Cong Dam, and Ba Hang Village.
  • Halong has a rich ecosystem with tropical rainforests,  mangroves, and coral reefs. There are 163 species of coral that can be found at 4-6 meter depth. Halong is the home of 450 Mollusc species and 200 kinds of fish.
  • Halong Bay was twice recognized as the world’s Natural Heritage Site by UNESCO: in 1994 for aesthetic value and in 2000 for geological and geomorphological value. Besides, Halong Bay was recognized as one of the new 7 natural wonders of the world by New7wonders on 11/11/2011.