• Halong Bay

Halong Bay Holidays

Little can prepare you for the beauty of Vietnam's UNESCO World Heritage Site Halong Bay. We love cruising among its limestone cliffs and islets aboard a traditional junk boat, 1 night is recommended or if you have long 2 nights is also available. Swimming, rock climbing and squid fishing are just some of the activities that await you during your cruise, along with great food, sunset cocktails and comfortable en-suite cabins. This is one experience not to be missed and sure to be the highlight of your trip!

Destination Highlights
  • Sung Sot Grotto
  • Floating Villages
  • Limestone cliffs covered in green foliage
  • Stunning panoramic views

Time Zone

GMT +7 hours

Flight Time

Indirect flights available from Ireland.


VND - Vietnamese Dong

Visa Information

As of 01 July 2016, the Vietnamese government have officially extended visa exemption for all Irish passport holders until 30 June 2018 for tourist stays of up to 15 days on single entry itineraries only.



Health Information

All travellers should be up to date with routine immunisations. It’s important to contact your GP to check for the latest recommendations.
  • Floating Villages

    Also known as "Surprise Cave", so called by the French tourists who discovered the 10,000 metres of cavern, Sung Sot Grotto is located on Bon Ho Island in the heart of Halong Bay. The grotto features thousands of stalagtites and stalagmites and a series of paths and signposts will guide you through this amazing cave.

  • Limestone Karts

    The four floating villages of Halong Bay are home to over 1,000 people who make their living by fishing and aquaculture. The villagers live on boats or floating wooden houses dozens of kilometres away from the mainland, surrounded by the iconic limestone karts 

  • Kayaking

    Halong Bay's limestone karsts create the iconic image that most of us associate with Vietnam. Many of the islands have been named according to their appearence - look out for the fighting chickens, the elephant and the monkey! Although most of these islets are uninhabited, Tuan Chau and Cat Ba have permanent inhabitants, as well as tourist hotels and beautiful beaches.

  • Harriet, Destination Specialist


    Destination Specialist

    “Make sure to include a cruise along Halong Bay in your visit to Vietnam.  The scenery is amazing and I’ve yet to find a better place in the world to watch the sunset.”

Halong Bay is a must for any itinerary for Vietnam, most people stay overnight on a traditional junk boat, however if you are not keen on this experience you can just sail on the boat as part of a day trip or stay in one of the hotels in Halong mainland itself.

Frequently Asked Questions

The journey by road is approx. 4 hours. Drivers taking you on this journey will incopporarte a stop half way where there are facilities and a shop to buy any supplies required. 

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