Ha Long Bay

Designated a World Heritage site in 1994, and just two hours drive from Hanoi, Ha Long Bay is a truly stunning seascape of over 3000 thousand limestone islands that rise out of the emerald waters of the Gulf of Tonkin.

Why visit Ha Long Bay ?

  • Explore the 3,000 spectacular limestone Islands by traditional Junk
  • Swim amongst the Ha Long Bay’s beautiful scenery
  • Start your day with Tai Chi on the sundeck
  • Try your hand at Squid Fishing after dinner

Known within local folklore as ‘The Dragon Descending to the Sea’, the area’s tiny islands are dotted with caves, grottoes and beaches and the surrounding scenery of towering mountains and lush forests is one of Vietnam’s most dramatic natural sights.

The best way to explore the area is to relax on one of the delightful junks (boats) and float amongst this awe inspiring scenery and it’s a wonderful way to experience local life going on around you as the fishermen ply their trade. The area is also renowned for its excellent hiking with paths meandering through the surrounding mountains.




A Visa is required for UK passport holders.

Health Requirements

No mandatory vaccinations are required. Yellow Fever required if arriving from an endemic area.

Time Difference

GMT + 7 Hours

Flight Time

11.5 hours Direct


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