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Halong Bay Overview

Ha Long Bay, the icon of Vietnam Tourism, one of the most popular travel destinations in Vietnam, is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Ha Long Bay is located in Quang Ninh Province.The Bay boasts over a thousand of limestone karsts and isles in various shapes and sizes. The larger zone also includes Bai Tu Long Bay and Cat Ba Island and they all share a similar geological, geographical, climate and cultural characters.


If you book a Halong 1-day Cruise or overnight cruise, it is generally safe and you do not have to worry much. Do take care of your belongings if you take a one-day cruise because there are many other guests and people with you. 

Get around

The best way to get to Halong is to book a private car or a shared shuttle bus from Hanoi. The drive will take 3 – 3.5 hours in general for one-way transfer. 


You are advised to bring your hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen. If you go on an overnight cruise, you should also bring a swimsuit.  


There are not a lot of shops in Halong Bay and mostly the cruise will be all inclusive. You only have to pay for your drinks.

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