Halong Bay has been recognised twice by UNESCO as a World Heritage site — once in 1994 its exceptional natural beauty and aesthetic importance and again in 2000 for geological and geomorphic features
While Halong Bay is world famous for its geography, it is not so well known for its biodiversity: the area supports complex ecosystems and is home to dozens of rare and endangered plants, animals, bird and marine life.
History buffs will delight in their visit to Halong Bay, which is rich in culture from ancient Vietnam, including traditions, myths and legends — and people.
The legend of Halong Bay is all about dragons and war and victory. Learn about the dragons who protected Vietnam from its enemies and then retired in peace in Halong Bay.
The floating fishing villages of both Halong and Bai Tu Long Bays are reminders of a time long past, and each village has its own history and distinct charm.
Halong Bay amazes its visitors with the beauty of its islands — many harbour diverse marine landscapes, fascinating caves and peaceful grottoes.
Depending on your itinerary, no cruise to Halong Bay is complete without a visit to one of the spectacular cave systems that are a distinct feature of the area.
With the cooler, winter temperatures, luxury overnight cruising of Halong Bay during peak season is not to be missed when visiting northern Vietnam.
With warmer weather, cheaper prices and fewer travellers, a luxury overnight cruise of Halong Bay during low season is highly recommended.
Sunrise in Halong Bay is a peaceful time of day on your cruise. Welcome the dawn as the sun peeks shyly over this ancient landscape, awakening new adventures and experiences.
Dusk, when the sun sinks pink and red and orange into the grey-green ocean, is mesmerising in Halong Bay. As night falls and stars come out to play, feel the cool sea breeze on your skin.
Cruising UNSECO World Heritage site Halong Bay, you will see view — and perhaps swim in — some of its finest beaches: Tuan Chau, Bai Chay, Ba Trai Dao, Ti Top, Ngoc Vung and Soi Sim.
On your Halong Bay cruise, the less well known islets are worth exploring for a unique experience and an insight into Vietnamese culture.
After a month of investigation and lobbying from locals and visitors alike, the Halong Bay authorities have finally lifted the ban on kayak use in the Bay.