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. Kayaking and rock climbing 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!
Highlights of Halong Bay
Sung Sot Grotto
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.
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
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.
A great way to explore the breathtaking beauty of Halong Bay, most of the cruises offer the option of kayaking in the calm emerald waters. Paddle your way through the islets and visit hidden caves – taking a kayak will allow you to get a closer look than can be reached by the cruise boat.