Halong Bay Cruise

Halong Bay, Vietnam

Halong Bay is located in northeastern Vietnam and is known for its stunning scenery of limestone karsts and islands. Taking a cruise in Halong Bay is a popular way to explore the area and experience its beauty.

Halong Bay cruises offer various options, ranging from day trips to multi-day excursions. Overnight cruises are especially popular, allowing visitors to fully immerse in the natural splendor of the bay.

On a Halong Bay cruise, you can expect to sail through the emerald-green waters while enjoying breathtaking views. Many cruises include stops at various attractions, such as floating fishing villages, caves, and secluded beaches where you can swim, kayak, or go on excursions.

Accommodations on Halong Bay cruises vary, with some cruises offering luxurious cabins with private balconies, while others provide more budget-friendly options. The food on board is usually a highlight, with a combination of traditional Vietnamese cuisine and international dishes.

Halong Bay cruises are typically guided, so you can learn about the history, culture, and geology of the area. English-speaking guides are common, making it easier for international visitors to understand and appreciate their surroundings.

Overall, a Halong Bay cruise offers a fantastic opportunity to explore one of Vietnam’s most iconic destinations. It allows you to relax, soak in the breathtaking scenery, and discover the unique charm of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Being the new Natural Wonder of the World recognized by UNESCO, Halong Bay is an attractive destination for any nature lover. There will be no better way to explore than going on a 2 – 3 days cruise to be in awe by the majestic caves or the many islands, home for exotic birds and wild animals.


A 2-day trip starts in the morning in Hanoi where you will board a shutter bus to reach one of the piers: Bai Chay, Tuan Chau, Hon Gai or Hoang Gia at around noon. After the 4-hours’ drive and cruise check-in, you will be treated with sumptuous lunch while being mesmerized by the pristine Bai Tu Long Bay and Saddle Island. While waiting to reach Sung Sot cave, one of the largest and beautiful caves in Halong Bay, you can take a short nap in your well-equipped comfortable room to stretch out before exploring the cave.

After tiring yourself discovering the beauty of Sung Sot cave, you will find relaxing and swimming at Titop beach extremely therapeutic. The Titop peak brings you a panoramic view of the bay and also Halong city. You will then watch the sunset and enjoy dinner with fresh seafood on board. The top deck or the cruise bar is an excellent location to sip a drink and feel the breezy evening marine air gliding on your skin. Night fishing is also an interesting experience that one cannot miss. The journey continues the next day with visiting Ga Choi Islands and Ba Hang floating fishing village and finally returning to Hanoi at late evening.

Your romantic getaway is suitable for both couples and family setting. Depending on your ability, you can choose a cruise with different level of luxury and services that can vary from $100 (Phoenix Cruise, Bai Tu Long Cruise) to up to $450(The Au Co Cruise). A typical cruise has around 12 cabins with modern facilities and can be booked via travel agents or directly to the cruise company.