Halong Bay Cruises and Tours 2020/2021

Halong Bay is thought to be one of the most captivating destinations on earth and attracts huge numbers of tourists who flock to join a Halong Bay cruise while on a trip to Vietnam. The sheltered bay off the northeast coast is home to calm waters and over 1500 rocky limestone islands. Local people live in colourful floating communities, selling fish from wooden sampan boats. 

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Halong Bay One-Day Tour

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Trip fro Hanoi to Halong Bay too 4 hours... small group works best. Really enjoyed our trip Halong ...
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Operator Go Asia Travel
  • Activities Sightseeing Tours & Cruise
  • Accommodation No Accommodation
  • Age Range5+ years old
days01 From US$ 42 View Tour
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  • Sep 26
  • Sep 27
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Overnight Bai Tu Long Bay and Halong Bay Cruise

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2 day local boat rides tour in Vietnam, visiting Vung Vieng, Hanoi and Bai Tu Long Bay. Read More
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Operator Crossing Vietnam Tour
  • Activities Local boat rides & Sightseeing Tours
  • Accommodation Guest House
  • Transport Bus & Boat
  • Age Range5+ years old
days02 From US$ 148 View Tour
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  • Sep 26
  • Sep 27
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Halong Bay Full Day with Deluxe Alova Cruises from Hanoi

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1 day cruise trip through Halong Bay and Hanoi. Read More
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Operator Go Asia Travel
  • Activities Cruise & Sightseeing Tours +1 more
  • Accommodation No Accommodation
  • Age Range5+ years old
days01 From US$ 55 View Tour
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  • Sep 26
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One day's Cruise in Halong Bay

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12 hour local boat rides tour through Halong Bay and Hanoi. Read More
hours12 From US$ 58 View Tour
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  • Sep 26
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Spectacular Halong Bay 1 Night Two Days

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2 day cruise tour in Vietnam, visiting Bai Tu Long Bay, Hanoi and Halong Bay. Read More
days02 From US$ 169 View Tour
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  • Sep 27
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3 Day to Halong Bay - Monkey Island Resort Group tour

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3 day beaches trip in Vietnam, visiting Halong Bay, Monkey Island Resort and Hanoi. Read More
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Operator Crossing Vietnam Tour
  • Activities Beaches & Local boat rides +1 more
  • Accommodation Hotel, Camping, Resort & Bungalow
  • Transport Boat & Bus
  • Age Range1+ years old
days03 From US$ 188 View Tour
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  • Sep 26
  • Sep 27
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Halong Bay Cruise full Day

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04 hour cruise tour through Halong Bay and Hanoi. Read More
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Operator Legend Travel Group
  • Activities Cruise & National parks +1 more
  • Accommodation No Accommodation
  • Age Range5+ years old
hours04 From US$ 50 View Tour
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  • Oct 01
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3 days Cruise on the Great Halong Bay

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3 day cruise tour in Vietnam, visiting Bai Tu Long Bay, CẠP LA and Hanoi. Read More
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Operator ODC Travel Company
  • Activities Cruise & Sightseeing Tours +1 more
  • Accommodation Hotel
  • Transport Bus & Boat
  • Age Range5+ years old
days03 From US$ 269 View Tour
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  • Sep 26
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2 Days Halong Bay Cruise

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2 day cruise trip in Vietnam, visiting Lan Ha Bay, Hanoi and Halong Bay. Read More
days02 From US$ 185 View Tour
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  • Sep 26
  • Sep 27
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Halong Bay Full Day Boat Cruise

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1 day local boat rides trip through Halong Bay and Hanoi. Read More
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Halong Bay Cruise full Day From Tuan Chau

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8 hour cruise tour in Halong Bay. Read More
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Operator Legend Travel Group
  • Activities Cruise & Caves +2 more
  • Accommodation No Accommodation
  • Age Range5+ years old
hours08 From US$ 190 View Tour
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  • Oct 01
  • Oct 02
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From Hanoi: 2-Day Ha Long Bay Cruise with Kayak & Taichi

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2 day kayaking and canoeing trip visiting Halong Bay and Hanoi in Vietnam. Read More
days02 From US$ 148 View Tour
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  • Sep 26
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Uniquely halong bay 4 hours boat trip

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1 day sightseeing trip through Halong Bay and Hanoi. Read More
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10-Day Complete Vietnam from Ho Chi Minh city to Hanoi

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We were very impressed. The accommodation was comfortable. Communication before, during and after w ...
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Operator Vietnam Adventure Tours Premier This operator is consistently delivering tours which receive customer ratings above 4.5 on average.
  • Activities Adventure & Cruise +1 more
  • Accommodation Hotel
  • Transport Train, Boat, Ferry, Bus, Flight & Private Vehicle
  • Age Range2+ years old
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  • Sep 28
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Halong Bay Cruise – Overview

When to visit Halong Bay

Northern Vietnam has a tropical climate with a rainy season in the summer, meaning the best time for a Halong Bay cruise is in the Spring (March – May) or Autumn (September – November).

Where to go on a Halong Bay tour 

Three main bays can be visited on a Halong Bay boat cruise: Halong Bay, La Han Bay and Bai Tu Long Bay. All have the same entrancing scenery, but Halong Bay sees the most tourists.

  • Halong Bay
    Halong Bay is the closest bay to the city of Ha Long where the boats depart from. Bear in mind that it can be very busy. All the boats offer similar kinds of tours. One popular Halong Bay tour goes to Til Top Island, a dome-shaped rock with a sandy beach where you can swim, sunbathe and take in the bay from a viewing point. Boats also stop at Hang Sung Sot, an enormous cave with chambers that you can walk through.
  • La Han Bay and Cát Bà Island
    To the south of Halong Bay is Lan Ha Bay. Here you can visit Cai Beo, a brightly painted floating village home to around 300 fishermen. West of Lan Ha Bay is Cát Bà Island. Almost half the island is a national park with forests, lakes, waterfalls, mangrove swamps and rare monkeys. You can trek in the park, swim, sunbathe, cycle and visit traditional villages.
  • Bai Tu Long Bay
    To the northeast of Ha Long, Bai Tu Long Bay is less crowded but has the same mystical islands. Highlights include Vung Vieng fishing village, a floating village, and pearl farms. Bai Tu Long Bay also has many islands surrounded by coral reefs where you can snorkel.

What to do on a Halong Bay cruise

Each Halong Bay cruise has its own itinerary, but many activities are the same from boat to boat. Popular things to do include exploring caves, secret lakes and grottoes by kayak or sampan (bamboo boat), visit floating villages and take day trips to islands for hiking and cycling, cooking demonstrations, tea ceremonies, and night-time squid fishing onboard the boat.

How many days to spend on a Halong Bay cruise

The length of your Halong Bay cruise depends on your travel schedule, budget, and the kind of trip you are looking for.

  • Day trip: If your plan is just to tick Halong Bay off your bucket list, then a day trip will suffice. Typically, a Halong Bay day trip includes transport from and to Hanoi, four hours in the bay, lunch, and some activities such as exploring a cave.
  • Multi-day trip: Stay overnight, generally for up to three days and you will see the sun set and rise over the astonishing seascape. You will have time to kayak, swim and relax on a beach, and you will be further from the rest of the tourists.

Halong Bay tour cost

Halong Bay is one of Vietnam’s most popular tourist destinations. From budget to luxury, and there is an array of different cruises to choose from.

  • Budget to mid-range: If you opt for a budget cruise, expect facilities on board to be basic at best. Boats may be old and you might be sharing a bunk room. Transport, food and drink might cost extra. On a mid-range cruise, expect to have your own cabin, although the boat itself may still be quite old. To avoid scams and ending up on unsafe boats, it is always important to choose a cruise from a trusted operator. Budget tours usually cost from USD 40 to 75 per day for tours starting from Hanoi.
  • Luxury: Opt for a Halong Bay luxury cruise, and you will have an idyllic experience. Expect the boat to be well-maintained, and furnished attractively, with a sun deck and maybe even a pool. Your cabin will have an ensuite bathroom, balcony and perhaps even a jacuzzi. Food and drink will be included and of a higher standard. A luxury cruise will cost from USD 100 to 150 per day.