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  • Halong Bay is a Unesco World Heritage Site and is a must inclusion when booking a Vietnam vacation.
  • One of Vietnam's most popular tourist destinations
  • Halong Bay features thousands of limestone karsts and isles
  • Fishing is an important industry

Touted as the Eighth Wonder of the World, Halong Bay is located in northern Vietnam, 170 km (105 mi) east of Hanoi, and is considered a popular travel destination on a Vietnam vacation.

Halong Bay features thousands of limestone karsts along with islets of various shapes and sizes. With an approximate area of around 1,553 sq km, Halong Bay’s core zone, at an area of 334 sq km, has gone through 500 million years of formation in different conditions and environments, earning it a listing as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Stretching along 120 km of coastline, Halong Bay is located in Quang Ninh province and is administered by Halong City, Cam Pha Town, and part of Van Don District.

The name Ha Long means ‘descending dragon’, and refers to a legend about a family of dragons sent by the gods to defend a developing Vietnam. The dragons spat out jewels and jade which turned into islands and islets dotting the bay, all linking together to form a great wall against invaders.

While most of the limestone islands are topped by jungle vegetation, others are hollow and feature enormous caves, including Hang Dau Go, a grotto which features a huge cave of three chambers.

While there are a number of islands that feature beautiful beaches, there are two islands that have permanent inhabitants, as well as hotels for tourists on a Vietnam vacation. Tuan Chau, located southwest of Halong City, is covered by pine forest and features two man-made beaches, as well as an octagonal vacationing house once used by Ho Chi Minh, which now serves as a memorial site to the late president. Cat Ba, part of the Cat Ba archipelago, is the largest island with half its area being covered by a national park. Commonly used as a stop for tours of Halong Bay from Hanoi, Cat Ba features inhabitants living in several communes as well as floating fishing villages off its coast.

Whether exploring Halong Bay by a Chinese-style junk or high-speed boat, visitors on Vietnam vacation packages will marvel at the emerald waters, impressive rock formations, and majestic beauty of Halong Bay.



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Halong Bay

  • Highlights of Vietnam and Thailand

    FIRST-CLASS | PRIVATE-GUIDED: This trip takes you to two of Southeast Asia's most iconic destinations for the perfect balance of adventure, culture, and relaxation. In Vietnam, experience the vibrant street food culture and stunning views of Halong Bay before heading to Thailand to explore ancient temples and serene beaches.
    19 Days
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    US$ 3,480
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Classics (Bestsellers), Romance & Honeymoon
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  • Signature Vietnam & Cambodia

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Experience the highlights of Vietnam and Cambodia while staying in luxury accommodations. Journey from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh to see the major landmarks, including Halong Bay, the imperial capital of Hue, the resort town of Hoi An, and the temples of Angkor Wat.
    17 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,340
    Trip Type:
    Bucket List Travel Ideas, Classics (Bestsellers), Luxury and Beyond, Private Experiences
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  • Vietnam Discovery: Ho Chi Minh, Hoi An & Hanoi

    MODERATE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Experience the best of Vietnam on this tailor-made vacation through the Southeast Asian country. Travel from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An to Hanoi and finally Halong Bay to see the nation’s mix of metropolises, colonial and imperial palaces, and natural treasures.
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,369
    Trip Type:
    Private Experiences, Single Friendly, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Romantic Vietnam: Halong Bay, Hoi An, Ninh Van Bay & More

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Get swept away on a luxurious romantic journey through Vietnam. Explore the old corridors of Hanoi in the back of a Soviet Jeep, cruise along beautiful Halong Bay in a private junk, explore quaint Hoi An, relax at a beach resort on Ninh Van Bay, and cap off the vacation in bustling Ho Chi Minh City.
    14 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 6,172
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Private Experiences, Romance & Honeymoon
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