Situated in the Gulf of Tonkin, Halong Bay consists of over 3000 islands of varying shapes and sizes which sit in deliciously clear waters just off the north Vietnamese coast. World famous for its spectacular scenery of grottoes, caves and karst mountains, Halong Bay has been designated an UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the ‘unmissable’ natural highlights of Vietnam.

At just over 110 miles from Hanoi, Halong Bay is easily reached by a 3 hour road journey, or by an exciting seaplane flight, which includes a 15 minute scenic flight over the bay itself. Visitors can opt for a day’s cruise with an overnight stop in the nearby city of Haiphong or returning to Hanoi in the evening, or else choose to spend one or two nights on a traditional junk sailing through the magnificent rock formations, swimming, fishing or just simply watching the wonders of Halong Bay drift quietly by.

South of the famous Ha Long Bay is the quieter Lan Ha Bay consisting of 300 islands of varying shapes and sizes which sit in deliciously clear waters just off the north Vietnamese coast. With similar topography to Ha Long’s spectacular scenery of grottoes, caves and karst mountains, but fewer boats on the water, Lan Ha Bay has a more isolated appeal than its northern neighbour.

Experiences to Inspire in Halong Bay & Lan Ha Bay

Our Hotels & Cruises in Halong Bay & Lan Ha Bay