Halong Bay

A harmony of mysticism and beauty, consisting of over 2,000 islands sprouting from breath-taking emerald waters.

There’s no wonder this fairy-tale like landscape is a World Heritage Site. Descending Dragon is the translation of this geographical phenomenon, steeped in ancient myth and legend. Although, the name is variously attributed to a 19th century French sailor who believed he had come across a giant sea monster, legend has it that when Vietnam first formed itself as a country, a family of dragons rose from the Red River to create this renowned bay. These dragons are said to have assisted locals in protecting the land at Halong Bay by dropping giant emeralds on incoming enemy troops, in turn forming the towering limestone islands that stand there to this day. Wherever you travel in Vietnam, legends and myths are commonplace, so it doesn’t surprise us to hear there’s more to this tale. The enchanting waters of Halong Bay will be a truly memorable trip on a private junk boat or a luxurious cruise. You’ll be amazed by the myriad of limestone islands and islets, beautiful beaches, fishing villages and mystical grottoes. Take some time to search for the rare Cat Ba langurs – some of the world’s most endangered monkeys found nowhere else in the world and with only an estimated 70 of them remaining. We’ve seen some amazing places in our time, but this UNESCO site is truly unique.

Country Vietnam
Official LanguageVietnamese
CurrencyVietnamese dong
Amazing Vietnam

Amazing Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An, Hue, Halong Bay, Hanoi, Vietnam
A wonderful tour covering all aspects of Vietnam departing from Hanoi and travelling via Hue and Hoi An before reaching Ho Chi Minh City. Destinati ...
Best of the North Tour

Best of the North Tour

South Vietnam, Halong Bay, Hanoi, Vietnam
This is a great combination tour – discover the main sights of Hanoi and explore further afield on a two-night Halong Bay cruise. Destination ...
Cultural North

Cultural North

South Vietnam, Halong Bay, Hanoi, Vietnam
Explore Hanoi followed by Hoa Binh province to experience the cultural north before enjoying the incredible panoramas on a Halong Bay cruise. Desti ...
Discover Vietnam

Discover Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An, Hue, Halong Bay, Hanoi, Vietnam
Designed to show the best of Vietnam at a leisurely pace, this small group tour explores the real Vietnam whilst staying in centrally located, quality ...
Discover Vietnam & the Mekong Waterways

Discover Vietnam & the Mekong Waterways

Mekong Delta, Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An, Hue, Halong Bay, Phnom Penh, Hanoi, Siem Reap, Vietnam, Cambodia
Designed to show the best of Vietnam at a leisurely pace, this amazing holiday combines our intimate small group tour of Vietnam covering key destinat ...
Experience Vietnam & Cambodia

Experience Vietnam & Cambodia

Mekong River, Mekong Delta, Ho Chi Minh City, Halong Bay, Phnom Penh, Hanoi, Siem Reap, Vietnam, Cambodia
This comprehensive tour of two amazing countries will allow you to enjoy a magical experience as you travel from the cultural north of Hanoi with a cr ...
Family Adventure

Family Adventure

Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An, Hue, Halong Bay, Vietnam
Specially designed for family travel, this 11-night package covers all the key cities including fun activities for the children and the young at heart ...
Halong Bay Cycle & Cruise

Halong Bay Cycle & Cruise

South Vietnam, Halong Bay, Vietnam
Island-studded Halong Bay, situated in Vietnam’s Gulf of Tonkin, is one of the world’s natural wonders. Explore this landscape of limestone karsts by ...
Halong Bay Scenic Flight

Halong Bay Scenic Flight

Halong Bay, Vietnam
Offering a different perspective, this 25 minute scenic flight over Halong Bay will leave you amazed. From the exhilarating moments of the seaplane ta ...
Highlights of Vietnam

Highlights of Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An, Hue, Halong Bay, Hanoi, Vietnam
This tour will give you a great appreciation of the country. Ideal for those with less time who want to see the highlights of Vietnam including Halong ...
Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

South Vietnam, Sapa, Halong Bay, Hanoi, Vietnam
This 8 day private tour offers a great taster of Northern Vietnam including Hanoi, Halong Bay and Sapa. Walk through the fascinating streets in Hanoi’ ...
Treasures & Tastes of Vietnam

Treasures & Tastes of Vietnam

Mekong Delta, Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An, Hue, Halong Bay, Vietnam
Vietnam offers an array of incredible sights, sounds and now tastes on this special package designed to showcase the wonderful cuisine. Destination ...
Vietnam Life

Vietnam Life

Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An, Hue, Halong Bay, Hanoi, Vietnam
This 10 day small group tour combines the must-sees of Vietnam including the bustling Ho Chi Minh City, the quaint UNESCO World Heritage Centre of Hoi ...
Bhaya Cruise

Bhaya Cruise

Constructed in a classic, oriental style whilst incorporating modern facilities, the Bhaya Classic offers 15-20 cabins creating informal, yet warm spa ...
Halong Bay & The Red River

Halong Bay & The Red River

Traverse the Red River Delta and its main tributaries aboard the RV Angkor Pandaw as you explore the key sites of Northern Vietnam. Connecting the won ...
Orchid Cruises

Orchid Cruises

Travel with Orchid Cruises for an enchanting trip through the beautiful Halong Bay. This cruise allows guests to relax and discover untouched areas, p ...
Oriental Sails

Oriental Sails

With the beauty of Halong Bay as a backdrop, sail aboard the ancient Vietnamese style, Oriental Sails. Featuring 18 traditional styled cabins, the jun ...
Paradise Cruise

Paradise Cruise

The Paradise Cruise collection is a destination waiting to be discovered alongside the magic of Halong Bay. From the classic, intimate interior of the ...
The Au Co Cruise

The Au Co Cruise

Savour the fantastic scenery of Halong Bay on board The Au Co. Possessing a white old French architectural exterior and boasting 32 spacious cabins ea ...
V'Spirit

V'Spirit

Experience Halong Bay on a V’Spirit Cruise. The Vietnamese Spirit or V’Spirit offers you the chance to discover the breath-taking scenery of Vietnam’s ...