Halong Bay is one of the world’s natural wonders, and is considered the most beautiful tourist destination of Vietnam. It was not only once but twice recognized by UNESCO for its immense value to the world because of its rare concentration of biodiversity, culture and history – first in 1994 and second in 2000.
Halong Bay is located in Quang Ninh Province, just 180 km east of Hanoi, northeast Vietnam and is surrounded by Bai Tu Long Bay, Lan Ha Bay, Cat Ba Island, Tuan Chau Island and Halong City. While Halong Bay is not a large area, it packs 1,969 limestone islands and islets into its 1,553 square km. Limestone towers, green islands and islets boast karst caves, caverns and grottoes, many hidden and still waiting to be discovered. Some islands are completely hollow. Framing the islands are gorgeous beaches, the emerald sea lapping gently on the soft, white sand.
Overnight cruising is the best way to experience Halong Bay. The most popular is a 2-day, 1-night cruise, which is just enough time for travellers to experience the beauty of the bay with a range of fascinating excursions. With a 3-day, 2- night cruise, you can travel deeper into the bay and visit more “off the beaten track” locations.
Among hundreds of cruises on Halong Bay these days, we have selected some of best services and divided them into 3 categories with its qualities appropriate for its prices, which are: