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Halong Bay Holidays

Thousands of jagged, green peaks rising out of the emerald waters, surrounded by the colourful sails of traditional boats, give this bay an almost magical appeal.

Halong Bay is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Vietnam thanks to its breathtaking natural landscape. Discover the bay from the comfort of a so-called junk, a traditional wooden sailing boat. The bay’s beauty, and its UNESCO heritage listing, is due mainly to the thousands of limestone islands that rise out of the sea.

Halong Bay is located some 150 kilometres (100 miles) east of Hanoi. The wharf of Bai Chay is a 3-hour drive away and the most comfortable way to get there is on an organised tour, with pre-arranged accommodation. You can also take a minibus or train to the bay and try to get a last-minute deal for a boat trip locally.

Follow a guide through illuminated caves or go rock climbing on the islets. The sheer cliffs can reach up to 90 metres (300 foot) high. Go kayaking in the bay by hiring gear from a floating hut. Most tours also include a fisherman’s floating house where you can try some fresh ngan (Vietnamese-style clams) for lunch. Buy fruit and nuts from the hawkers who row past.

Take an overnight cruise to see the more remote islands. Cat Ba and Tuan Chau Island offer adventure sports and man-made beaches. Watch the sunset and see the silver moonlight give the bay an ethereal appearance. Dive in to see the illuminating effects of your movements in the phosphorescent waters.

Back on the mainland, visit the stylish Halong Bay Marina and the nearby Dolphin Club or take a taxi to the Nha Tho Hon Gai Temple.

The best time to visit Halong Bay is between March and October. In winter, dense mist affects visibility, though the eerie effect of this is a sight in itself. When you see the rising mist slowly reveal the shapes in the bay, it’s easy to imagine the towering peaks to be gentle giants in a mythical landscape that is out of this world.


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Mon Chéri Cruises AU$474
Reviewed on 27 Dec. 2019
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Mon Chéri Cruises

Mon Chéri Cruises

#3, Got Pier, Cat Hai, Haiphong, Ha Long, Quang Ninh
     
    4.7 of 5
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Overall I had a lovely two days and one night on my Mon Cheri Cruise. The room was very tidy, the crew was kind, and the food was great! One thing that I did not enjoy is, as a female solo traveler, I was not prioritized like the couples and families on the boat. For meals we had assigned seating. ...

    Draha Halong Hotel AU$48
    Reviewed on 3 Jan. 2020
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    Draha Halong Hotel

    Draha Halong Hotel

    No 21, Phu Gia 4, Vinhome Dragon Bay, Hong Gai, Halong City, Quang Ninh
       
      5.0 of 5
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      The service was amazing, room was great, breakfast was spectacular.

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      D'Lioro Hotel

      Beverly Hills, Can Lan Street, Zone 4, Hai Quan Hill, Bai Chay Ward, Halong City, Quang Ninh
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Bai Chay, this spa hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Bai Chay Market and Sun World Ha Long Park. Queen Cable Car and Typhoon Water Park are also within 1 mile (2 km).

        Novotel Ha Long Bay AU$80
        Reviewed on 17 Mar. 2020
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        Novotel Ha Long Bay

        Novotel Ha Long Bay

        160 Ha Long Road, Bai Chay Ward, Halong City, Quang Ninh
           
          4.2 of 5
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Staffs are friendly, food is delicious. Amazing experience!

          Hotel Perle d'Orient Cat Ba - MGallery AU$133
          Reviewed on 27 Jul. 2020
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          Hotel Perle d'Orient Cat Ba - MGallery

          Hotel Perle d'Orient Cat Ba - MGallery

          Cat Co 3 Beach, Cat Ba Town, Hai Phong
             
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            FLC Halong Bay Golf Club & Luxury Resort
            Reviewed on 6 Jan. 2020
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            FLC Halong Bay Golf Club & Luxury Resort

            FLC Halong Bay Golf Club & Luxury Resort

            Nguyen Van Cu Street, Hong Ha Ward, Halong City, Quang Ninh
               
              4.1 of 5
              4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              It a beautiful property locate high on the hill overlook the world most beautiful natural wonder site, Ha Long Bay. The staffs are very helpful and polite. The food are delicious.

              Le Theatre Cruise AU$601
              Reviewed on 5 Mar. 2020
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              Le Theatre Cruise

              Le Theatre Cruise

              Tuan Chau Marina, Ha Long, Quang Ninh
                 
                4.7 of 5
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                Clean rooms, attentive staff

                Cat ba Paradise Hotel
                Reviewed on 4 Mar. 2020
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                Cat ba Paradise Hotel

                Cat ba Paradise Hotel

                So 232, Duong 1/4, Thi tran Cat Ba, Huyen Cat Hai, Hai Phong, Hai Phong
                   
                  4.7 of 5
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  The hotel is right on the sea front and was fine for a short stay. The roof top pool was very small and operated oddly restrictive hours, so not much of an amenity. Our room had a splendid view of the ocean and was cleaned daily.

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