The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Halong Bay is Vietnam’s leading tourist destination.
Translating roughly as ‘Bay of the Descending Dragon’, Halong is famed for its limestone karst peaks and placid turquoise waters, providing staggering natural beauty which is unlike anywhere else on the planet.
Halong Bay cruises have rightly become one of the most popular experiences during a tour of Vietnam. There are many cruise ship operators to choose from and numerous variations to your Halong Bay experience. We’ve put together this guide to Halong Bay, with our recommendations on when, how, and who best to explore it with.