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Halong Bay Tours

Halong Bay is one of Vietnam’s most iconic and famous regions. And this makes it one of the top places for your visit.

Its incredible beauty, which is hard to capture in photographs, should place the bay at the top of your itinerary.

And our favorite cruise and tour (see below) provides you a more exclusive experience than most Halong Bay tours.

The entire region is UNESCO-listed as a World Heritage Site. And there are thousands of islets dotting the bay. Each islet has its own shape. And they have been molded by the elements over millions of years creating its remarkable beauty.

Gently kayaking up to these islets can provide a sense of awe and calmness best experienced than explained.

Our selected cruises mean you can make the most of your experience. Taking you to lesser visited areas and even including exclusive beaches, villages and activities, they offer you the perfect experience of Halong Bay.

So let’s get started with the Top 5 Halong Bay Tours

  1. The Au Co

    Halong Bay Tours, Vietnam

    The Au Co Cruise is one of the region’s premium options. The vessel offers you a luxury experience of Halong Bay and the less crowded Lan Ha Bay.

    This was the pioneering cruise creating a continuous 3-day voyage of exploration for the region’s best areas.

    Decorated with influences across Indochina, this is also one of the most elegant of Halong Bay vessels.

    There are different suites you can choose. And these include:

    • Deluxe Cabins
    • Grand Deluxe Cabins
    • Executive Cabins
    • Long Quan Suite
    • Au Co Suite

    There are 32 cabins aboard the Au Co. And your chosen suite offers dark wood flooring, a private balcony and comfortable twin or queen-sized beds.

    You will leave the vessel to explore the bay. Enjoy guided tours to visit beautiful hidden beaches, forested islands, and fascinating sea lakes.

    Kayak the Ba Ham Lake. And visit the beautiful Ba Trai Dao Beach, Tien Ong and Trinh Nu Caves. There is also a floating village to visit among other attractions and activities.

    The itineraries available include:

    • The 2 Days 2 Bays Signature Voyage
    • The 3 Days Voyage through the Gulf of Tonkin

    Since its foundation, the Au Co Cruise had sustainable tourism at its heart while providing a premium Halong Bay experience.

    Some examples include working with the IUCN to clean up plastic in the bay, banning single-use plastic bottles on all cruises, helping community projects and helping to fund the conservation of langur monkeys on Cat Ba Island.

    To check availability for your dates and for more information, you can message the cruise directly using the tour bubble below.

    The Au Co Cruise, Halong Bay, Vietnam

    The Au Co Cruise

    Halong Bay, Vietnam

    Aboard the Au Co Cruise, you will explore the natural beauty of Vietnam’s Halong Bay in luxury. Enjoy the more

  2. The Private Bhaya Legend Halong Bay & Lan Ha Bay Cruise

    Halong Bay Tours, Vietnam

    Enjoy a private 3-day cruise of Halong Bay & Lan Ha Bay aboard the Bhaya Legend. There are different Bhaya Legend vessels offering 1, 2 or 3 cabins to provide a personal experience of this remarkable region.

    Not only offering a private cruise, you can personalize everything about your cruise, such as the menu and the itinerary with the places you visit. The vessel will be crewed by six friendly staff, including your own butler and tour guide.

    The spacious vessel offers hardwood flooring, air-conditioning, cabins with comfortable beds, premium quality linen, your private balcony, and ensuite bathrooms designed in a contemporary Asian style. There are also floor-to-ceiling windows that open up to Halong Bay to keep you connected to this iconic destination.

    As you can customize the itinerary, you can choose to enjoy some island trekking, to relax on a hidden beach, visit a floating village, cave exploration, or guided kayaking tours among other possibilities.

  3. The Bhaya Premium Halong Bay & Lan Ha Bay Cruise

    Halong Bay Tours, Vietnam

    The 2-Day Bhaya Premium Cruise offers a more personal experience than many Halong Bay cruises with only 3 to 7 cabins per boat.

    The vessel offers comfortable cabins with air-conditioning, a private balcony with seating area, modern ensuite bathrooms, and comfortable beds fitted with premium quality linen. There are also comfortable seating areas and both indoor and outdoor restaurants where you will enjoy delicious Vietnamese cuisine freshly prepared by your onboard chef

    Visit Halong Bay’s most famous areas and the lesser visited sites. Enjoy a kayaking tour around the Trinh Nu area and explore the fascinating Sung Sot cave.

  4. The Indochina Junk Tour of Halong Bay

    Halong Bay Tours, Vietnam

    Explore some of the lesser visited areas of Halong Bay on the Indochina Junk Halong Bay Tour.

    On the 2-day package tour, cruise Halong Bay and visit the more secluded Bai Tu Long Bay in traditional Vietnamese junk boats.

    On your itinerary, you can enjoy guided kayaking tours, visiting a limestone cave, stopping at a floating village to absorb local culture, and simply enjoying the beauty of Halong Bay.

    There are different junk boats to choose from for the experiences, which all offer comfortable and oriental-designed cabins with large windows and ensuite bathrooms.

    The vessels are L’Amour, which is a small deluxe one-cabin junk perfect for couples on a romantic cruise of the bay, The Prince with either 2 or 4 cabins as a great option for family cruises, The Red Dragon with 5-cabins, and the larger Dragon’s Pearl with 11-cabins.

    All junks offer a comfortable experience with delicious freshly prepared Vietnamese cuisine, friendly staff, and comfortable cabins and social areas.

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    The Indochina Junk Tour of Halong Bay

    Halong Bay, Vietnam

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  5. The V’Spirit Premier Halong Bay Cruise

    Halong Bay Tours, Vietnam

    Offering a full day, 2-day, or 3-day tour, the V’Spirit Premier Cruise provides a luxury experience of Halong Bay’s lesser visited areas. Elegant Vietnamese design styles all 3-decks of the vessel, which is accompanied by first class service.

    Choose from different accommodation options, including the Deluxe Suite Balcony Cabins, Deluxe Suite Cabins, Premium Suite Balcony Cabins, and Prestige Suite Balcony Cabins.

    Differing in size and furnishings, all cabin options offer very comfortable beds, ensuite bathrooms, private balconies, and large windows to stay connected to the incredible area.

    The vessel also provides comfortable social areas, the dining room where the talented chef prepares your delicious Vietnamese cuisine, and the spa for a relaxing massage.

    There are different activities on offer, including cave visits, guided kayaking experiences of Tra Bau and Ba Ham Lake, Vietnamese cookery classes, village tours, visits to rice fields, and morning Tai Chi classes.

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    The V’Spirit Premier Halong Bay Cruise

    Halong Bay, Vietnam

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Ash - Author & Travel Advisor About 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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