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Luxury Halong Bay Cruises

Halong International Cruise Port, Ha Long, Vietnam
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Halong International Cruise Port, Ha Long, Vietnam

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Best Tours In Ha Long Bay

3 days / 2 nights


Sapa is a highland town, is a famous destination in Lao Cai province, Vietnam. Here offers many wonders of nature, natural landscapes with mountainous terrain, the green color of the forest, creating a picture with a harmonious composition, poetic and attractive scenery in the middle of the Northwest sky ...

2 days / 1 nights


Package 2 days 1 night, 5-star standard Peony will bring you the most memorable experience to Lan Ha Bay. All are inspired by the image of the Peony flower - one of the flowers symbolizing nobility and elegance in Eastern traditional culture. Let's experience Lan Ha Bay | Ha Long - one of the hottest destinations in the summer of 2020.

2 days / 1 nights


2-day-1-night package on 5-star Mon Chéri cruise, experience luxurious rooms with air conditioning and private balconies, tickets to attractions and activities on board. Mon Chéri Cruise 5 stars will bring you the most memorable experience to Lan Ha Bay.

4 days / 3 nights

Da Nang is a coastal city with over 60 km beautiful white shoreline. This destination has been voted by the US Forbes magazine as one of the 6 most attractive beaches on the planet. Da Nang also has a unique appeal because of its position on the majestic Truong Son Mountain, against the Son Tra peninsula reaching the sea.. Da Nang also has Ba Na Hills tourism brand.

3 days / 2 nights


Looking for a tranquil mountainous place? Are you a responsible nature lover? Do you get bored of the noisy theme parks or crowded beaches? Our ideal E-co Retreat can satisfy your tastes with exciting outdoor activities while socially distancing or simply relaxing at our infinity pool to get out of the extreme heat in this summer. With magnificent mountain ranges, stunning rice terrace fields, scenic rivers and waterfalls, Pu Luong is truly a microcosm of Northern Vietnam. See more details below.

2 days / 1 nights


With magnificent mountain ranges, stunning rice terrace fields, scenic rivers and waterfalls, Pu Luong is truly a microcosm of Northern Vietnam.A microcosm of northern Vietnam, contains Sapa’s magnificent mountain ranges, Mu Cang Chai’s stunning rice terrace fields, Cao Bang’s scenic rivers and waterfalls, Ha Giang’s breathtaking mountain passes and Mai Chau’s remote traditional villages of ethnic minorities.

11 days / 10 nights


This tour covers all must - see tourist spots from the North to South including vibrant Hanoi, Halong wonder Bay, Hue Royal City, World Heritage Site of Ancient Hoian and dynamic Ho Chi Minh City. You will catch a pretty full sight about Vietnam across the different regions, a country is long in history and rich in both nature and culture. For the gourmets, this is also a perfect chance to taste the local gastronomy through different cuisines along the way.

North to South

14 days / 13 nights

Enjoy the best of Vietnam on this 14-day package tour. This well paced tour encompasses all the must see sights of Vietnam from historic Hanoi and surrounding vibrant cities to tranquil villages, indigenous cultures, specialties and traditional architecture of Hoi An before discovering the hustle Saigon - a city that is both rich in history and excitement with modern lifestyle.

10 days / 9 nights


Though having a much shorter history compared to its sister North of Vietnam and offering lesser ancient culture sightseeing points, central and southern Vietnam still has so many worth visiting places. Start a historical adventure to the Cu Chi Tunnels to explore the secret underworld and to find out how Vietnamese people survived in the harsh conditions of the Vietnam War and during Vietnam battlefields. Discover the war history behind the country's culture, the stories of the intricate network of tunnels born, battlefields and war remnants sites in both Central and southern Vietnam.

14 days / 13 nights


Going to Sapa in different way, with more challenges, staying at villages and living with the hill tribal people to share their real life, experience their hospitality and contemplate miraculous scenery outside the town. Within 14 days, this fascinating trip surely brings you many joyful experiences with beautiful landscapes and exciting activities. Traveling from North to South is the best direction to turn back time from modern daily life to the traditional culture and history of Vietnam.

4 days / 3 nights


Relish the modern and dynamic life of Southern Vietnam under year-round exotically tropical weather. This is a wonderful start to discover the South of Vietnam with Saigon city sightseeing tour to see the most attractive places in the city, then visit Cu Chi tunnels - a treasure of Vietnam’s history.

Group Tour

7 days / 6 nights


On your way from north to south, this VIETNAM HIGHLIGHT 7 DAYS journey will bring you to discover all the hidden treasures of Vietnam. Led by an experienced local guide, you will achieve a deeper understanding of Vietnamese culture, history and nature beauty as you travel to Hanoi, Halong Bay, Ninh Binh, Ho Chi Minh. You will have ample time to admire the lush rice paddies along the road, dive deep beneath the crystal sea water or simply stroll through the tranquil ancient capital.


Located in Cat Ba island, Lan Ha Bay is considered as an extension to the southwest of the famous Ha Long Bay, but belongs to different province – Hai Phong. Not only famous for the karst islands and limestone outcrops which are just as beautiful as those of Halong Bay, Lan Ha also attracts us with the numerous isolated white-sand beaches and luxury Halong bay cruise.

Therefore, recently more and more people plan to visit Lan Ha Bay which is still untouched and less touristic compared to the well-known Ha Long Bay, to enjoy the tranquility and immerse in nature by an overnight cruise.

So in order to visit Lan Ha bay to enjoy your holiday, you either can reach Cat Ba island or start to explore the bay from the port there with Lan Ha bay cruises.

From Hanoi

If you are already in Hanoi and you want to get to Lan Bay from there, we have different ways of transportation for you to select the most suitable one:

- By tourist/ public bus: this is the most popular way to get Cat Ba islands since they depart to Cat Ba islands daily with about 10 times per day, with first departure at 06:00 and last one at 14:30. We can recommend some buses with good quality and services such as Good Morning Cat Ba, Cat Ba Discovery, Daiichi Travel Cat Ba, .... and the buses will pick you up in Hanoi and drop you off in Cat Ba town and vice versa. For the public bus like Hoang Long, you have to go to their office/ bus station in Hanoi/ Cat Ba to catch the bus.

Normally their tickets will vary about USD11 – USD14/ person/ way, covering 03 main routes:

• Hanoi – Got port (by land transport for about 2.5 – 3 hours)

• Got pier – Cai Vieng port of Cat Ba island (by speedboat for about 10 – 15 minutes or ferry for about 25 – 30 minutes, depending on your chosen bus’s company)

• Cai Vieng port – Cat Ba town (by land transport for about 40 – 50 minutes).

You can book the ticket online or ask the hotel’s staff in Hanoi to help you reserve the booking.

- By train: you will catch the train from Hanoi/ Long Bien station to Hai Phong station for about 2.3 – 3 hours, with the cost of about USD4 per ticket per way. Upon your arrival at Hai Phong station, you will have to catch the car to transfer to Cat Ba island for about 30 minutes. Though this is not a wise choice to reach here.

- By private car: thank to the Hanoi – Hai Phong highway, we can save the transfer time by car to about 1.5 – 2 hours only to reach Got pier, then you will get on the ferry and continue the drive to Cat Ba town. The rental fee will depend on the type of transportation (may be vary from USD150 per 4-seat car for 02 days/ 01 night up, not including toll fees).

From Van Don airport

Van Don International airport – the first privately-run airport in Vietnam went into operation from the end of 2018, which helps us save the transfer time for the travelers coming to Ha Long bay and Lan Ha Bay.

Previously, the visitors must take the flight to Noi Bai international airport in Hanoi, then continue the journey by road with about 4 hours to Ha Long Bay/ Lan Ha Bay. Now the travelers should take the private car from Van Don airport to Got pier via the new highway (Van Don – Ha Long – Hai Phong) for about 2 – 2.5 hours.

Transportation always take an important role in your travel plan, as you can save the time and the budget for your trip upon your suitable way of transportation. With above different ways to reach Lan Ha Bay, we hope that you can easily find a perfect one to complete your future holiday to the beautiful bay.

There are several roads between Hanoi to Halong Bay. Between Noi Bai airport and the place where the Halong bay Cruises often anchor, is from 165 to 180km, therefore, it takes about 2h00 – 2:30 from Hanoi to get to Halong bay. There is also another airport nearby in Hai Phong seaport, so that it takes about 1.5 hour from Hai Phong to Tuan Chau island, Halong bay. In short, you can either take fly from Saigon (SGN) to Hanoi (HAN) or Haiphong (HPH) or Van Don (VDIA) then taking private car or taxi to Ha long.

Most of the cruises depart every day at 12.30pm from the pier of Halong International Cruise Port or Tuan Chau island so you better be at port before 12:00 pm, then return to the port at 11.30 am.

Dinner is often an ideal meal on cruise with BBQ seafood, you also have many choices with buffet or set menu. You can choose non-seafood menu, too and let advise your tour operator before departure date at least 1 day. If you are not keen on seafood, there are also other dishes from chicken, fish and accompanied foodstuff, ect. You are able to order diet food or vegetarian food before departure date one day.

Halong bay is consider as a year-round holiday destination. Meaning you can travel at any time of a year. The best months are from March, April, May, June, October to November. The typhoons or rains possibly come in late Summer (July and September). Weekdays from Monday to Friday will be less crowded than Saturday and Sunday.

For safety reason, if there is any sign of bad weather, the Board of Management of Halong Bay will cease all cruises from departing without advanced notice due to weather condition on departure day, it can happen on the departure day.

Halong bay in January covered by mist in the morning and has high humidity in summer from May to August. Though, the Bay is still the No.1 great choice to visit and attracts every traveler, even the repeated guests whenever they come to Vietnam.

For more details, check our full informative blog here: Ha Long Bay Weather - The Best Time To Visit

Due to the geographical surrounding of Hanoi is similar to Halong Bay. To be precisely, they are on a same mountain range. In case, your sea boat trip is canceled by weather before 1 day, you can check other alternative options such as visiting other further attractions in Hanoi, taking boat trip in Ninh Binh in those areas where limestone mountains and rivers offer mostly the same landscape you may see in the Bay. Simply contact your tour consultant to get best advices.

There are various onboard activities than swimming in the winter time in Halong bay.

You can check more advices with our useful blogs here:

- Top 3 best Halong cruise itineraries in Ha Long bay & Lan Ha bay

- Don't Miss Out The Gorgeous Ha Long Bay Caves In Your VietNam Holiday Packages

For extra service and food, you can make payment by your Visa or MasterCard onboard such as drinks, extra foods, extra services and massage. Please also take notice on tax and bank fee when you make payment by card also, usually, there is no hidden cost in any cruise trip.

Though the internet/Wifi signal is weak in further places when cruising, you better backup cash. Vietnam Dong (VND) and American Dollar (USD) are accepted on cruise.

Yes, please! Your passport will be compulsory required by the Board of Management of Ha Long bay, Vietnam. Halong bay overnight cruise is like a floating hotel; you also have to present your passport when you checkin your room. We strongly recommend you to bring your passport on you all the time.

In order to make legal entry procedures, you are requested to submit all the copies of their passports, check-in date, Vietnam via expiry date and special requests (g. vegetarian meal, honeymooners, allergies, etc.) before check-in at least 01 (day).

As you will be on a sea excursion, not a river cruise tour, you should prepare the following items before boarding Halong cruise such as: bringing swimming suits as always, wearing shoes for visiting cave, applying sun cream as the sunlight in summer between 09.00 and 16.00 is quite strong; wearing light clothes, shorts and bring umbrella in summer time. From November to February is the winter time in Northern Vietnam, you should also wear warm clothes like pullovers and coats. You can bring sandals or shoes, but if you plan to challenge yourselves by climbing up the Titov Peak, shoes will be better option.

According to the management board of Halong, you are not allowed to use single use plastic products effective from 1 Sep 2019. Read those regulations, penalties and punishments carefully.

Personal food and beverage are allowed to bring onboard with surcharges. The normal corkage fees ranging between $10-50 per bottle/item.

+ Firearms and ammunition + Matches
+ Knives and cutting instruments + Oxidizers and organic peroxides
+ Paintball guns + Poisons & Marijuana (cannabis)
+ Power tools and larger hand tools + Infectious materials
+ Dry ice (frozen carbon dioxide) + Corrosives
+ Explosive and incendiary materials + Organics
+ Flammable items + Radioactive materials
+ Gasses and pressure containers + Magnetic materials

Note: If you are in any doubt about whether your item may be hazardous, please ask your tour operator before check-in.

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