Halong Bay Sailboat Sunset
Halong Bay Islands
Halong Bay Houseboat
Misty Halong Bay

Ha long Bay

  • Multi-day boat cruises
  • Stunning coastal scenery
  • Private sailing junk
Halong Cruises
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If there is one truly unmissable experience of Vietnam, its a night or two spent on the waters of Halong Bay.

Ha Long translates to "Bay of Descending Dragons". Legend has it that in Ancient Vietnam, the jade emperor-god sent dragons to help the people defeat the foreign invaders. The dragons spat pearls which changed into karst stone island towers when they hit the water, thus creating Halong Bay.

To drift around on a boat among these 1500+ islands in some of the most enchanting coastal scenery in the world is one of the best experiences you can have in Vietnam.

What to see, what to do?

We recommend two nights/three days on a boat in Ha Long, although one night/two days is also possible. If you can spend a little extra, doing it on your own in one or two cabin private sailing junk is an amazing experience - private junks can moor for the night in small secluded bays that the bigger boats are not permitted to enter. The private junk we use has two functional sails, which allow her to cruise without engines, and a bow sun deck large enough to sleep under the skies if you want to!

Whatever cruise option you take, as well as drifting through the islands, you'll get a chance to swim and kayak, and visit a floating fishing farm village.

When To Come:
November - March
April/May, September/October
June-August More info
We've experienced Halong in sun, mist and rain, and it was stunning in all conditions. If you're travelling in the north...go there and don't worry too much about the weather!

We Love:
Star gazing from the roof of our private junk with a glass of wine in hand and the kids in bed below...with clear skies you'll see the night sky like never before!