Halong Bay

Halong Bay: Hours, Address, Halong Bay Reviews: 4.5/5

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Louie Boracay
Boracay, Philippines100 contributions
River cruise
My experience in a long day is good though there are a lot of ships and tourist and the river is not so clean but the total experience is very good we go into the mountain go inside the cave go kayaking and the Vietnamese people are very kind and very hospitable I also love the food.
Written September 1, 2021
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Toàn Nguyễn
Hanoi, Vietnam24 contributions
awesome place in Vietnam
Oct 2020
if you go to Vietnam for travel you have to go to Halong bay in the northern of Vietnam. It is very nice, awesome place in the world
Written June 6, 2021
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Fran
4 contributions
Only much nature can do
Mar 2021
Too much human pollution. Into the bay. Nature can do only so much to clean the bay. It is time for polluting humans to do the clean up themselves.
Written April 21, 2021
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Olivia
5 contributions
No respite on pollutants
Mar 2021 • Family
The bay is full of floating trash. Very polluted river. We are glad we had masks on, otherwise the smell would have nauseated us.
Written April 20, 2021
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Thilini
Colombo, Sri Lanka82 contributions
It was like a dreamy escapade!
Apr 2020
This is a must to do excursion if you travel to Vietnam. The cruise was extremely soothing and calming- A cruise through gigantic limestone karsts which was like a dreamy escape, so soothing to both mind and body as the weather and ambience were on point. Two stops were made to do rafting and exploring the limestone karsts. This is one excursion you will never regret! (Traveled in 2018)
Written March 26, 2021
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Adam
Paris, France2 contributions
Top 1 place in Vietnam
Feb 2020
True world heritage. one the best bay in the world that i eve seen. Beautiful islets and ilslands. Very marvelous caves. I took 2 days and 1 night cruise. The BEST. Top 1 place in Vietnam to recommend for everyone.
Written January 5, 2021
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JayRae1
Glasgow, UK1,543 contributions
Best experienced by taking an overnight cruise.
Jan 2020
I have already discussed much of my visit to Halong Bay in a separate review for Bien Ngoc Cruises, but will write this in addition, in order to capture the attention of anyone thinking of visiting Halong Bay without spending the night afloat on one of the many boats/junks that offer such trips.

The views from the land, though attractive, do not compare with the views available from a junk boat. However, even the short trips, out and back on the same day, lose out on so much of the experience gained from an overnight cruise. The cruises include meals and several excursions/activities, such as kayaking, cave visits, and the opportunity to climb to the peak of Titop Island for breathtaking views and photo opportunities.

I have visited many places around the world, but few compare with Halong Bay. So, not only would I highly recommend a visit to Halong Bay, I would say it would be madness not to take an overnight cruise.
Written December 14, 2020
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TiddfullTalks
New Delhi, India645 contributions
Beautiful place to relax
Dec 2019 • Couples
The halong bay basically comes along with a stay at small sized cruises which are luxurious and keeps you engage for whole 2-3 days of your stay.

The bay is beautiful and silent to have a peaceful relaxing time. The water is clean and fun to do water activities.
Written November 24, 2020
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LuizDutraNeto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,613 contributions
The mists of Halong Bay ...
Jan 2020
So much has already been written about "Halong Bay" ... I'll be quite brief. As a Unesco 1994 appointed "World Heritage Site", "Halong Bay" is absolutely unmissable by all those travelling in Northeast Vietnam and Hanoi area. Its magic mists will definitely bewitch you! Emerald waters and infinite towering limestone isles, islets and caves topped by lush rainforests. All aging 20 million years! Board a boat (and there are very many different options from simple junks to luxury cruises) and discover the secrets of "Halong Bay". In Vietnamese, "Halong" means "Descending Dragon" - just like a mythological dragon descending from heaven and breaking through the limestones rocks and deep waters of the bay! A miracle of endless beauty! Enjoy!
Written November 16, 2020
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Nhung Nguyen
Leeds, UK103 contributions
Very nice
Nov 2020 • Friends
I always wanted to go to Ha Long bay that I am so happy that I got a chance to put it on my "Been there, done that" list.
The scenery is breathtaking. The water is clean and clear. There are many activities to do as well, particularly kayaking. I think the 1 day tour is a good option if you don't have time. However, time to visit each spot would be limited for only about 30 minutes to 45 minutes.
Next time, when I have more time and budget, I'd love to try the 2 days 1 night tour.
I really enjoyed the day and hope to come back soon!
Highly recommend!!!!
Written November 9, 2020
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