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Halong Bay, Vietnam

The famous Halong Bay is a must-visit destination for any visitor to Vietnam. With its incredible scenery of thousands of limestone islands, enjoy a cruise around the bay and visit different attractions, take part in Halong Bay activities, and enjoy delicious cuisine.

Here is our selection of the Top 10 Halong Bay Tours from Hanoi.

  1. The Indochina Junk Tour of Halong Bay

    Halong Bay Tours, Vietnam

    Starting from Hanoi, the Indochina Junk Tour offers a very comfortable 2-day cruise of Halong Bay. To provide the best experience, the cruise focuses on the more secluded Bai Tu Long Bay and there are different vessels to choose from.

    All of the Indochina Junk vessels provide comfortable and oriental-designed cabins. These are fitted with large windows and offer en-suite bathrooms. The vessels differ mainly in size and are suited to how many people are traveling with you.

    For example, the small deluxe one-cabin L’Amour junk is a perfect choice for couples on a romantic cruise, the Prince vessel is then suited for small groups and families with one or two cabins. The Red Dragon vessel is the next size up with 5 cabins and the larger Dragon Pearl then offers 11-cabins as a great option to mingle with other visitors.

    Your Halong Bay cruise then includes guided kayaking experiences, tours to a limestone cave, visiting a floating village, and of course relaxing and enjoying the beauty of Halong Bay.

    Your cruise and tours are then complemented by delicious, freshly-prepared Vietnamese cuisine and attentive friendly staff.

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    The Indochina Junk Tour of Halong Bay

    Halong Bay, Vietnam

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  2. The Private Bhaya Legend Cruise

    Halong Bay Tours, Vietnam

    The Private Bhaya Legend Cruise offers a luxury-class 3-day tour of Halong Bay with a selection of vessels on offer. These feature 1, 2 or 3 cabins suited to your requirements to offer a fantastic personal experience of Halong Bay.

    Cruise Halong Bay & Lan Ha Bay on an elegantly designed vessel featuring hardwood flooring, air-conditioning, and cabins with comfortable beds fitted with premium quality linen. Your cabin features a spacious en-suite bathroom, private balcony, and floor-to-ceiling windows opening up onto the bay keeping you connected to the beautiful views. Each of the vessels are designed with a contemporary Asian style.

    Differing from otter vessels on Halong Bay, you can customize the itinerary to your interests. Choose to relax on a hidden beach, explore a floating village, enjoy cave explorations, take a guided kayaking tour, or even enjoy island trekking with other options available.

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    The Bhaya Legend Halong Bay Tour

    Halong Bay, Vietnam

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  3. The Orchid Cruise

    Orchid Cruise, Vietnam

    Offering packages and transfers from Hanoi, the Orchid Cruise provides a luxury 5-star cruise of Halong Bay focusing on the lesser visited areas. Enjoy spacious and comfortable suites, delicious cuisine, and a variety of fun and interesting activities.

    The Orchid Cruise offers a selection of suite options to choose from, including the Suites, Family Suites, Premium Suites, the Family Premium Suites, and the premium offering of the Orchid Exclusive Suite.

    All suite options feature large windows to stay connected to the scenery of Halong Bay, private balconies, modern facilities and differ mainly in how spacious they are, as well as a few additional amenities.

    Enjoy delicious cuisine in the dining room, a drink at the bar, the views from the sundeck, and a relaxation treatment at the onboard spa.

    Activities to enjoy on the cruise include kayaking tours around Halong Bay’s limestone mountains, a bamboo boat ride to explore the caves, and visiting Viet Hai Village.

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    The Orchid Cruise

    Halong Bay, Vietnam

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  4. The Stellar of the Seas Cruise

    The Stellar of the Seas Halong Bay Cruise, Vietnam Cruise

    One of the most modern cruises in Halong Bay, the luxury-class Stellar of the Seas provides a fantastic experience of this beautiful region of Vietnam.

    There are different accommodation options to choose from including the Junior Suites, the Senior Suites, Executive Suites, and the premium President Suite. Each option provides a private balcony, en-suite bathroom, air-conditioning, and large floor-to-ceiling windows for incredible Halong views.

    At the top of the Stellar of the Seas on the upper deck you can find the fine dining restaurant for delicious meals prepared by a dedicated chef and culinary team. Next door is the bar for a selection of fine wine, spirits, and a range of non-alcoholic options while you enjoy the beautiful Halong Bay views.

    The vessel then offers the pool, wine & cigar cellar, sundeck, and the spa for a rejuvenating massage to relax after your excursions.

    There are different guided activities to enjoy aboard the Stellar of the Seas, such as kayaking tours, exploring the floating village, heading out in a local row boat, squid fishing, cooking demonstrations, and tai chi classes.

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    The Stellar of the Seas Cruise

    Halong Bay, Vietnam

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  5. The V-Spirit Premier Halong Bay Cruise

    Halong Bay Tours, Vietnam

    With its elegant Vietnamese styling, the V-Spirit offers a choice of accommodation options spread between the vessel’s three decks. Choose from the Deluxe Suite Balcony Cabins, Deluxe Suite Cabins, Premium Suite Balcony Cabins, and Prestige Suite Balcony Cabins.

    All of the accommodation options provide very comfortable beds, private balconies, en-suite bathrooms, and large windows to keep connected to the stunning scenery.

    In addition to your accommodation, the V-Spirit offers an ornately styled dining room where you will enjoy your delicious Vietnamese cuisine, comfortable social areas, and the V-Spirit spa for a massage or relaxation treatment.

    You will cruise some of the less visited areas of Halong Bay for the best experience of the region. Enjoy a variety of activities on your itinerary, such as kayaking tours, cave visits, cookery classes, Tai Chi classes, village walks, and a tour of the rice fields.

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    The V-Spirit Premier Halong Bay Cruise

    Halong Bay, Vietnam

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  6. The Indochina Sails Tour of Halong Bay

    Halong Bay Tours, Vietnam

    Offering a 2-day or 3-day cruise, the Indochina Sails Tour of Halong Bay provides shuttle transfers from Hanoi for a fantastic cruise of Halong Bay.

    The vessel is decorated with ornate furnishings and provides comfortable cabins and social areas. You will then enjoy delicious cuisine in the dining room and an evening cocktail from the well-stocked bar.

    In the dining room, you will be served fresh Vietnamese and international dishes by a dedicated culinary team. The bar then offers a selection of international wines, beers, and spirits.

    The accommodation options you can choose from range from the Superior Cabins to the Presidential Suites. All options feature premium quality linen, marble en-suite bathrooms, and large picture windows to stay connected to the beautiful Halong Bay views.

    The Indochina Sails itinerary includes visits to the Luon Cave, spotting the local golden haired monkeys, a cultural experience of Cua Floating Village, optional kayaking tours, and simply cruising the tranquil bay areas and enjoying the Halong scenery.

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    The Indochina Sails Tour of Halong Bay

    Halong Bay, Vietnam

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  7. The Paloma Halong Bay Cruise

    Halong Bay Tours, Vietnam

    After being collected from your hotel in Hanoi, you will be escorted to Halong Bay and will board the ornate Paloma Halong Bay Cruise.

    Enjoy a fantastic cruise sailing among Halong’s famous islets visiting the top attractions, including the Vung Vieng floating village, the UNESCO listed Bai Tu Long Bay and the Thien Canh Son cave, and other lesser visited areas.

    The vessel provides spacious and comfortable suites, a sundeck for stunning views of the bay, an onboard spa for a relaxing massage, and delicious Vietnamese cuisine.

    Activities to enjoy include kayaking tours, a cooking class to learn some Vietnamese favourites, and morning Tai Chi classes.

    There are different itineraries available and you can choose the 2-day or 3-day cruise. There is also the 4-day experience, including a night at a Hanoi hotel and a guided tour of Hanoi city.

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    The Paloma Halong Bay Cruise

    Halong Bay, Vietnam

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  8. The Dragon Legend Cruise

    Halong Bay Tours, Vietnam

    The Dragon Legend Cruise is a fantastic experience to enjoy the beauty of Halong Bay. Starting from Hanoi, you can choose the 2-day or 3-day itinerary depending on your time available.

    Dotted throughout the Dragon Legend, you can find handmade art from different Vietnamese regions adding to your experience. The vessel then offers spacious cabins and modern facilities.

    In addition to comfortable accommodation, you will enjoy both the indoor and outdoor restaurant where you will be served delicious Vietnamese cuisine, the seawater pool, a spa for a rejuvenating massage, and a drink in the well stocked bar. There is then the sundeck on the 4th floor for fantastic views of Halong Bay.

    The activities you will enjoy include visiting the different caves and the floating village, an optional kayaking experience, and a BBQ lunch on a beach.

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    The Dragon Legend Cruise

    Halong Bay, Vietnam

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  9. The Athena Cruise

    Halong Bay Tours, Vietnam

    For another fantastic tour of Halong Bay starting in Hanoi, the Athena Cruise provides 2-day and 3-day itineraries for a fantastic cruise aboard a very comfortable vessel. The Athena offers beautiful interiors and very comfortable accommodation options.

    You can choose from different accommodation options aboard the Athena, including the Terrace Suites, Elegant Suites, Family Connecting Suites and the Athena Executive Suites.

    The suites provide comfortable beds, private balconies, air-conditioning, outdoor seating areas, en-suite bathrooms, and differ in their size and furnishings.

    You can also enjoy the Athena’s spa for a massage, have a drink in the outdoor bar, and enjoy delicious cuisine in the dining room. Meals served focus on Western fusion and Vietnamese cuisine.

    You won’t be confined to the vessel and will explore Halong Bay to visit the ancient Thien Canh Son Cave, explore the Vung Vieng fishing village by kayak, and can learn to prepare some local favourites with a Vietnamese cooking class.

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    The Athena Halong Bay Cruise

    Halong Bay, Vietnam

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  10. The Secret Halong Cruise

    Halong Bay Tours, Vietnam

    The Secret Halong Cruise is another fantastic option for a Halong Bay cruise starting from Hanoi. The vessel offers 2-day itineraries and a comfortable cruise with a traditionally simple design

    Your accommodation aboard the Secret Halong Cruise provides comfortable beds and large windows for fantastic views of Halong Bay.

    Activities aboard the cruise include exploring the Halong caves, enjoying the beautiful scenery as you cruise the bay, and visiting beautiful white-sand beaches. You will then be treated to delicious Vietnamese cuisine.

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    The Secret Halong Cruise

    Halong Bay, Vietnam

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Ash - Author & Travel AdvisorAbout the Author: Ash Card is a frequent visitor to the Tropics and has a passion for helping visitors get the best experiences from tropical locations. Ash is a contributor to both TourTheTropics.com and ThinkJungle.com writing about tropical destinations, rainforests and wildlife. Feel free to contact Ash for tour help in the tropics. When not helping tourists with tours and info, Ash can be found salsa-ing the night away or posing near waterfalls.
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