Halong Bay Tours

One of most famous destinations of Vietnam, Halong Bay is an iconic region to visit.

The UNESCO World Heritage Site contains thousands of islets dotting the bay uniquely shaped by the elements. These many islets topped with lush green tropical vegetation are what create this memorable location.

Although a popular destination for tourists, on small-group cruises you can still experience the magic of the region. The cruises take you on tours to visit the limestone caves, secluded beaches, and fishing villages.

Enjoy stunning scenery and fantastic tours to enjoy the area, which offer delicious cuisine, comfortable suites, and friendly staff.

Here is our selection of the top 10 Halong Bay tours.

  1. The Indochina Junk Tour of Halong Bay

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    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.

  2. The V’Spirit Premier Halong Bay Cruise

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    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.

  3. The Indochina Sails Tour of Halong Bay

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    On the Indochina Sails tour of Halong Bay, enjoy a fantastic 2-day or 3-day experience of this beautiful area of Vietnam.

    The elegant vessel offers wooden furnishings, comfortable cabins and social areas, as well as a restaurant and bar. This is where you will be served freshly prepared Vietnamese and International cuisine by dedicated chefs and kitchen staff. The well stocked bar offers a wide selection of fine international wines, beers, and spirits.

    The Indochina Sails vessel offers a variety of accommodation options ranging from the comfortable Superior Cabins through to the Presidential Suites. All options offer large windows for beautiful views, comfortable beds, premium quality linens, and marble en-suite bathrooms.

    On your itinerary, cruise through Halong Bay and pass some of the most scenic and tranquil bay areas. Visit the Luon Cave and see the golden haired monkeys, explore the Cua Floating Village, and enjoy optional guided kayaking tours.

  4. The Paloma Halong Bay Cruise

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    On the Paloma Cruise, explore the most beautiful and interesting areas of Halong Bay. Visit the UNESCO listed Bai Tu Long Bay and the Thien Canh Son cave, Vung Vieng floating village, and Cong Dam area.

    Aboard the vessel, enjoy comfortable suites and social areas, delicious Vietnamese and international cuisine, beautiful views from the sundeck, a visit to the onboard spa for a relaxing massage, and an evening drink at the well stocked bar.

    As part of your tour, enjoy guided kayaking experiences, a Vietnamese cooking class, and morning Tai Chi classes on the top deck.

    Depending on your time available, you can choose from a full-day cruise, 2-day, 3-day, or a 4-day experience, which includes a night at a Hanoi hotel and guided tour of Hanoi city to get most of your experience.

  5. The Dragon Legend Cruises Halong Bay Tour

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    Explore the best areas of Halong Bay to appreciate the bay’s natural beauty and experience local culture.

    The Dragon Legend Cruise provides 24 spacious cabins featuring comfortable beds, modern facilities, and handmade art from different Vietnamese regions. The vessel offers comfortable social areas, an indoor and outdoor restaurant where you will enjoy delicious Vietnamese cuisine, a well stocked bar, seawater pool, and a spa for a massage or relaxation treatment.

    The entire fourth floor of the Dragon Legend vessel has been exclusively turned into a sundeck to provide you with the best views of Halong Bay.

    On your 2-day or 3-day itinerary, enjoy a luxury experience of Halong Bay. Explore the different caves, visit a floating village, enjoy a BBQ lunch on the beach, and head out on an optional guided kayaking tour.

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

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    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.

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

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    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.

  8. The Athena Halong Bay Cruise

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    The Athena Cruise offers a full day, 2-day, and 3-day cruise of Halong Bay. Enjoy a spacious, comfortable interior with a modern and elegant design.

    There are different accommodation options to enjoy, including the Athena Executive Suites, Family Triple Suites, Terrace Suites, Elegant Suites, and Family Connecting Suites. Differing in size and furnishings, the suites all offer private balconies, outdoor seating areas, a large window so you don’t miss the beautiful views, air conditioning, ensuite bathrooms, and large, comfortable beds.

    In addition to comfortable suites, enjoy the vessel’s spa for a relaxation treatment, an outdoor bar, and dining room where you will be served delicious, freshly prepared Western fusion meals and Vietnamese cuisine.

    Explore the fascinating ancient Thien Canh Son Cave, guided kayaking experiences around Vung Vieng fishing village, visit local communities, enjoy a Vietnamese cooking class, and have incredible views of Halong Bay.

  9. The Secret Halong Cruise

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    Offering a 2-day experience, Secret Halong Cruises takes on you on a comfortable cruise of Halong Bay.

    Your accommodation aboard the Secret Halong Cruise is traditionally simple offering comfortable beds and large windows for viewing the bay.

    Enjoy guided kayaking tours, explore the impressive Halong caves, visit beautiful white-sand beaches, and cruise the bay to absorb the breathtaking scenery.

    The dining room on the upper deck offers beautiful views while you enjoy delicious Vietnamese cuisine.

  10. The Paradise Suites Hotel Halong Package Tour

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    Combine a night at the Paradise Suites Hotel with a fantastic 2-day cruise on the Paradise Suites Hotel Halong Package Tour.

    Enjoy a unique experience of this incredible region on a wooden junk vessel with luxury amenities and personal service.

    The vessel offers comfortable cabins with ensuite bathrooms and large windows, an ornate dining room to enjoy delicious Vietnamese cuisine, and a spa for a relaxing massage to make the most of your experience.

    Visit Tuan Chau Island, enjoy guided kayaking tours, visit the Tung Sau Pearl Farm, see the magnificent Sung Sot Cave, try the onboard morning Tai Chi classes, and enjoy a guided walk of Titov Island.

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 and 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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