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Newest Halong Bay Cruises

Orchid Cruise
# 5/33B, Pham Ngu Lao str. Hoan Kiem Dist, Hanoi
Paradise Cruises
Unit 201, 2nd Floor, Hanoi Towers, 49 Hai Ba Trung Str, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam
Ancora Cruises
Halong, Quang Ninh, Vietnam

Luxury Halong Bay Cruises

Halong, Quang Ninh, Vietnam
Halong International Cruise Port, 9 Ha Long Street, Bai Chay Ward., Ha Long, Vietnam
No11, Le Quy Don Street, Ha Long City

Budget Halong Bay Cruises

8th Floor, Building, Dist., 2 Yen The,, Van Mieu, Hang Gai, Ba DInh District, Ha Noi
81C Ly Nam De Street, Ly Nam De, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội
Halong, Quang Ninh, Vietnam

Best Tours In Ha Long Bay

Hiking Tour

15 days / 14 nights


Explore the real Vietnam by trekking in the remote areas, 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 15 days, this fascinating hiking trip surely brings you many joyful experiences with beautiful landscapes and exciting activities. Besides hiking, you will know about country by traveling from North to South, it is the best direction to turn back time from modern daily life to the traditional culture and history of Vietnam. Then overnight cruise to discover the magnificent beauty of this “Descending-dragon” bay at Lan Ha Bay/ Ha Long Bay and enjoy the beauty and life at Hue and Ho Chi Minh city. Our trips will allow you to discover the country's natural beauty and distinct culture, as well as meet the people who live in harmony in these beautiful places.

14 days / 13 nights


Escape the bustling confines of Hanoi city, and breath the fresh air on this the scenic road in to Pu Luong Nature Reserve to tribe hill villages. See local villagers going about their daily lives as you come to appreciate a quieter slice of Vietnamese culture.

Daily Departure

10 days / 9 nights


This is the most fantastic and economic trip going through Vietnam from the North to the South. The tour package itself is a compilation of all must-see locations around Vietnam. You will get the opportunity to discover history from thousands of years ago, watch how locals integrate ancient values with fast-paced modern life, and experience the cultural diversity in each region of the nation.

Group Tour

12 days / 11 nights


Join us on this 12-Day Vietnam's mountains and seaside melody expedition, guided trip to see the most charming places from North to South of Vietnam. Start at Hanoi, a unique Asian city with tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture and oriental temples, then jump on a cruise to explore the UNESCO World Heritage Ha Long Bay with various onboard and water activities, visit Sapa, surrounded by stunning mountains, terraced rice fields and home to several ethnic minority groups, explore the Imperial Citadel Hue in the central, then go down south for an exciting Mekong boat trip and the vibrant historical Ho Chi Minh city.

  Private Tour  

14 days / 13 nights


Along the coastal line of Vietnam, the culture, history, crafts, and food, as well as the main tourist attractions are all in this varied two-week tour. Starting from northern Vietnam, you'll check out a range of cultural and natural highlights around Hanoi: Ninh Binh, Ha Long Bay. Head to central Hoian - the ancient town and the old imperial Hue before ending in the south with family-friendly sightseeing excursions around Ho Chi Minh City and a few days relaxing on the beaches of Mui Ne.

12 days / 11 nights


Experience the essential way of Vietnam private tour from north to south, including its major cities, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, as well as the tranquility of Central Vietnam. Explore Hanoi's iconic landmarks, venture to Ninh Binh to see the ancient citadel before immersing yourself in the picturesque landscapes of Tam Coc, wander across Hue with its majestic citadel followed by a delightful Vietnamese cooking class in Hoi An. Then head to Ho Chi Minh City to discover the Cu Chi tunnels and incredible sights. Finally, escape to the serene Mekong Delta, relishing the scenic beauty and immersive cultural experiences.

Active Tour

17 days / 16 nights


This 17 day trip from north to south Vietnam allows you to learn about both modern and ancient history, ideal for active people. It begins in Ho Chi Minh City, a vibrant metropolis packed with colonial structures and Vietnam War relics. After a cruise down the Mekong, you'll head north to enjoy the beaches of Da Nang, wander the historic alleyways of Hoi An, see the emperors' tombs in Hue and explore Hanoi.

Discounted 30%

13 days / 12 nights


We've perfected this 13 day Private Vietnam Tour, ideal for family, starting from Ho Chi Minh in the south to Hanoi in the north, travel through Vietnam's top sights including the Cu Chi Tunnels, Mekong Delta, Halong Bay, Hue, Hoian, Danang, Ninh Binh, Halong bay. Various interesting activities and excursions to experience along your trip in the balance among culture, light adventure, beach and parties. A high level of inclusions at a low cost.

Active Tour

17 days / 16 nights


This journey has been meticulously planned for active and adventurer lovers who wish to have special memories that last a lifetime of adventure and pleasant relaxation in 17 days. Let veer off the beaten path and into the nature and unspoilt beauty of whole Vietnam to enjoy the spectacular scenery of northwestern Vietnam, with its dramatic mountains, steep valleys and green terraced rice fields, along with its rich culture. Travel to small towns and villages, discover colourful local markets and meet people whose lives have remained unchanged for centuries now. Then heading to Central and Southern of Vietnam for further culture and history expedition going along with exciting activities.

  Private Tour  

15 days / 14 nights


Specially designed to bring your family sublime experiences together, this 15 days Vietnam tour and beach focuses on experiencing the diversity of Vietnam culture and nature in each region for family from capturing the beauty of majestic Halong Bay, multicultural Hoi An to exploring mystical Mekong Delta and the bustling metropolis of Saigon. Especially, your family would enjoy wonderful beach stay in Phu Quoc Island with a plenty of exciting activities such as swimming, kayaking, snorkeling, boat rowing. There must be so much fun and relaxation to share among the family members.

  New Tour  

15 days / 14 nights


Set out on an enriching, in-depth journey to Vietnam , experience the best of Vietnam from south to north, including its major cities:Hanoi, Hoian and Ho Chi Minh City; the tranquility and beach cities: Nha Trang, Danang and the many wonders that lie along the way. From the modern chaos of Ho Chi Minh City all the way up to old-world Hanoi, you'll experience tumultuous history, colonial charm, vibrant colours, delicious food and inspiring scenery on your adventure.

Discounted 30%

10 days / 9 nights


This 10 Days Vietnam Tour with beach including Ho Chi Minh - Mui Ne - Da Lat - Nha Trang will take you on an adventure from the excitement of Ho Chi Minh to the verdant landscapes of Mekong Delta, Dalat; discover the unique cultures of the south of Vietnam then unwind on its picturesque shores in Mui Ne, Nha Trang.


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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