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Halong Bay Cruise Review: 2D1N L’Azalee Cruise and Seaplane flight

This March, my friends and I decided to register for a tour in Halong Bay and of course, wanted to see the real stunning view in “Kong: Skull Island”.

ABOUT HALONG BAY

Halong Bay is a UNESCO world heritage site, The bay has emerald green water and over 2000 limestone islands dotting the landscape. The best way to experience the bay is by boat with many types of tour on the bay available, we chose a-2-day trip with Hai Au Aviation and L’Azalée Cruise

Price: US$ 459 for 2 days (INCLUDING Tax. entrance fees and tourist tickets)

You might think the price is a little bit higher compared to other tours, however, since the package included a scenic flight from Hanoi to Halong Bay, it’s still worth the hype.

Halong Bay Cruise Review: 

PREPARE FOR YOUR TRIP

– Booking:

+ I booked the tour on this website

Booking through hotline is recommended because I found this web is a little bit hard to understand.

+ Summer is the most suitable period for travellers to enjoy the stunning view of Halong Bay from above.

– Get ready:

+ For this 2D1N tour, you only need the basic clothing option such as T-shirt, comfortable walking shoes, cardigan and sunglasses.

+ Games: Uno, poker or your favourite board games. During the trip, you can’t access to wifi/3G to check what’s happening in the virtual world. So make sure to create the most quality time with your loved ones.

+ Camera: you don’t wanna miss any marvellous moments of Halong Bay

Brief Itinerary
Means of transport: + Hanoi – Halong: Seaplane: from Noi Bai International Airport (45 mins) to Tuan Chau Marina.

+ Halong – Hanoi: Shuttle bus (4 hours)

Accommodation: + L’Azalée Cruise, a 2-person room
Destinations & Activities:
  • Scheduled flight with Hai Au Aviation
  • Kayaking
  • Squid fishing
  • Sung Sot Cave
  • Pearl Farm
  • Titov Island

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1: Hanoi – Halong, Sung Sot Cave, Pearl Farm

By 8:30 am, company’s bus picked us at 17 Ly Dao Thanh Street to Noi Bai International Airport.

It’s really quick to get everything done, no need to queue for check-in.

hai-au-aviationFortunately, the weather was so fine that day, the sun was shining which gave us a stunning view of Halong Bay from above.

What I like about the journey is direct interaction with fantastic captain and co-pilot on board, they even took selfies with us…LOL

seaplane filght with hai au aviationDuring 45 mins of the flight, you can use cell phones with GPRS to post status, picture or even live on Facebook or Instagram to check-in (Don’t forget to tag Hai Au Aviation).

You may find it’s a little bit shaky and noisy when flying with seaplane, however, it was still an amazing experience with spectacular scenery from the plane and very safe/ new aircraft.

Hanoi-view-from-seaplane
Hanoi suburb area, view from seaplane.

10:30: WELCOME TO HALONG BAY!!!

After 30 mins waiting, we were amazed by the breath-taking beauty of thousands of limestone karsts jutting up from the jade green waters of Halong.

Halong-bay-from-above
Picture took from seaplane
Halong Bay from above
Halong Bay is right here

seaplane filght with hai au aviation

Stunning view of Halong Bay in “Kong: Skull Island” was right underneath. Make sure you capture all the best moments so you can come back home with a treasure chest full of amazing memories.

Halong-bay-and-seaplane-flight

After a 15-minute scenic flight, we were amazed by the thrill of water landing at Tuan Chau Marina. Love it!

While waiting to check-in, we took advantage of the beautiful background at the port to take some pics.

Halong-Lazalee-Cruise-seaplaneWELCOME ON BOARD!

My first impression of L’Azalée Deluxe was the tone of colours on the boat: orange & turquoise.

travel trendsWhile other cruises prefer: light brown and white with classic style, I believe L’Azalee is chic, elegant and suitable for those who are young-at-heart.

Our room was surprisingly spacious with great natural light and offered every amenity we needed to make our stay comfortable.

Lazalee-Cruise

seaplane filght with hai au aviation and cruise

After experiencing our first lunch – a feast of mango salad, hot and sour seafood soup, sautéed squid,  and, my personal favourite, Vietnamese rice with spring rolls – we were hooked. I couldn’t wait for the next meal. After an hour cruising, we were floating in the middle of the bay so that we cannot access to 3G or wifi. So, get ready to enjoy the real world and the once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Lazalee-Cruise-Food

 

seaplane filght with hai au aviation and cruiseHelpful staff made us feel really comfortable with professional service and delicious food. We decided to wander around rather than stay in the cabin. And guess what? We found L’Azalée’s upper sun deck was amazing, giving us a chance to get up close to the beautiful rock formation, you can have a cup of tea/coffee (for free), chit chat with friends while cruising through the calming area.

Emeraude-Cruise-Halong
I saw this beautiful boat from Emeraude cruise. If you are into something classic and sophisticated, this would be a perfect option for you.

After a while, we went back to our cabins to have a cat nap before going to explore Surprise Cave.

Around 3 pm, we transferred to a small tender to enter SUNG SOT Cave. It took us about 60 mins to explore every single detail. I can’t help myself but take hundreds of photos because of the magnificent nature.

Halong Bay Cave
Don’t miss out Sung Sot Cave because this is an ideal place to capture the best moment of your trip

Halong bay cruise seaplane flight tour

Back to the boat, we headed to Pearl Farm to find out how pearls were made and used in Ha Long.

Make sure to come with wife and kids. Educational and enlightening for the family. Very wide range of pearls and pearl art for all budgets. Friendly staff and open to bargaining too!! Well worth a visit.

Pearl-farm-Halong-Cruise
The implanting of the pearl inside the oyster

It’s time for kayaking!

CAUTION:

  • ALWAYS wear a lifejacket!
  • Do not bring electronic devices, or else, you might take risks breaking them.

Lazalee-cruise-Halong-BayMost of us newcomers embarked on a one-hour kayak adventure to explore the calming sea surrounds Pearl Farm. We paddled around, enjoyed the craggy karsts up close in near solitude and the fresh air in Halong Bay.

Then, we came back to our cruise, took a short break and ready for an added bonus – the “Wrap & Roll” lesson held before dinner where the chef taught us how to make Vietnamese rolls.

Food-class-Lazalee-cruiseAfter that, dinner was served.

Dinner-Lazalee-CruiseWe decided to review hundreds of pictures that we took during the day on top deck, had a small talk and enjoyed the peaceful nightlife of Halong Bay.

Do not miss out squid fishing at 9 o’clock with the lovely tourist guide, who taught us how to bait and catch squid in the old-fashioned way. Unfortunately, we can’t take any photos because it was too dark.

The last activity of the day was playing Uno and the “Truth or Dare”. Make sure you have an abundant of punishments for losers to make them look miserable LOL. None of us touched our phones, and we still had so much fun that night

Day 2: Titop Island & back to Hanoi

We were so lazy in the morning, opting to sleep in rather than join the tai chi sensei on the deck for a morning stretch.

Once again, I had to give a compliment for L’Azalée’s delicious meals. I’m in love with the chef’s salad.

Lazalee-Cruise-dinnerAfter breakfast, we made our way to Ti Top Island – another tourist attraction of Halong where we enjoyed the overview of Halong from the top of Titov mountain.

There is a sandy beach but the weather was a bit chilly and grim so only western tourists swam and we enjoyed hiking and climbing mountain.

Then, we came back to the boat and started packing our bags and getting ready before returning to Halong City.

We saw a lovely “Happy tip for the staff. Thank you very much” box in the dining room.

We were so impressed by this delightful staff and the hospitality they showed us on board.  It was a little sad to have to say goodbye.

halong bay cruise reviewAll too soon it was time for the L’Azalée Deluxe to return us back to Halong City for our transfer to Hanoi.

Our lovely tourguide in pink

We had an air-conditioned coach pick us up at L’Azalée Lounge and transferred back to Hanoi. I was impressed by the décor, comfortable seat and other notable amenities. I would edit and post my entire adventure on facebook right the way.

During the long drive, we had a small break at a Vietnamese Handicraft village. I’m sure that you will be amazed by a wide range of handmade work of art for all budgets here.

About 4 pm, we arrived at the Old Quarter, ended tour.

OVERALL REVIEW

As with anywhere, so much our impressions of a place are based on our overall experience with the people, the activities and the food. We found the L’Azalée staff to be extremely enthusiastic, professional and accommodating from start to finish.

Costs of cruises vary significantly between junk boats and accommodate a wide array of budgets from a mere US$60 per night to US$600 or more. A 2D1N Halong Bay cruise aboard the L’Azalée Deluxe costs US$102 per person.

Hai-Au-Aviation-seaplane-to-HalongI’ve just checked, they are having SUMMER PROMOTION PACKAGE, only US$ 350 including seaplane flight and a 2-day-1-night cruise.

Finally, all I can say about this tour is “worth every single penny”, if you want to see Halong in different angles, then this is the right choice for you.

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Best Halong Bay cruise advice for travelers | The 2018 Guide

Your vacation cannot complete without booking a Halong Bay cruise tour. Whether you have one day or several, choosing the most suitable Halong Bay cruise for your holiday is not an easy job. As this is one of the most enjoyable options to spend time relaxing along the bay, tourists may find looking for a Halong Bay cruise is overwhelming. Our Halong Bay cruise advice based on the itinerary, outstanding features and the overall rate from reliable travel websites: TripAdvisor, Booking.com, and Agoda.com.

Halong Bay cruise can go with various forms of land and air travel tour. Tourists can enjoy the view Vietnamese landscape from the top. Then, have a closed look at the blue water of Halong, witness every sight and sound you could wish for.

Halong bay cruise route regulated by Halong Bay management board

To manage Halong Bay cruise activities and protect the UNESCO Heritage Site, the management board has announced that cruises can only exploit these following routes. Therefore, your Halong Bay itinerary will be almost the same with each other.

Route 1: Thien Cung, Dau Go, Hon Cho Da, Ba Hang Cave, Dinh Huong Islet, Trong Mai Islet.

Route 2: Soi Sim beach, Ti Top, Sung Sot, Me Cung, Bo Nau, Luon cave, Trong cave, Trinh Nu cave, Pearl farm

Route 3: Cua Van, Tien Ong, Ho Ba Ham, Ba Men temple, Ang Du cave

Route 4: Co cave, Thay cave, Cong Do, Cap La, Vung Vieng, Tung Ang- Cong Do ecological tourist area, Hon Xep

Route 5: Thien Cung, Dau Go, Cho Da Islet, Ba Hang, Hoa Cuong floating village, Bo Nau Islet, Soi Sim Source: baoquangninh.com.vn

NOTE: Your cruise will not have enough time to stop at every tourist destination. Depends on your vacation length, they will choose 2-5 stops from these routes to weigh anchor.

Best Halong Bay Cruise for classic adults from US $149 – Bhaya Cruise

Since 2007, Bhaya Cruise Halong Bay became one of the largest Halong Bay cruise operators. With Bhaya cruise, tourists can try some of the local activities like tai chi in the morning or squid fishing at night while riding on a traditional junk ship. On Bhaya Classic, travelers will be amazed by the exceptional decoration represents Vietnamese culture, which makes Bhaya Cruise the best Halong Bay cruise for adults. Exploring Halong Bay while enjoying a traditional tea ceremony among rich cultural atmosphere makes Bhaya.

Halong bay cruise itinerary of Bahaya Cruise

Halong bay cruise itinerary
Source:Bhayacruises.com

As you can see, the map shows Bhaya Cruise itinerary in details, tourists can have a look to imagine your journey clearly. While having lunch on board, tourists can see many majestic islands through the windows. Your vacation will be fulfilled with less-visited places of the bay so tourists are more likely to enjoy the scenery themselves.

What’s is on your Halong Bay 2-day cruise package?

  • Welcome drink
  • Air-conditioned en-suite cabin
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees
  • Visit fishing village by rowing boat
  • Kayaks
  • 01 Breakfast, 01 Lunch, 01 Dinner, 01 Brunch
  • Onboard insurance, tax and service charges
  • Master-Chef Competition and Fruit Carving Demonstration

Why traveling with Bhaya Cruise, Halong Bay?

Bhaya Cruise Halong offers a wide range of tours in the magnificent bay with affordable price (from US$ 149). Tourists can choose to spend 1-2 nights on deck, spend time sailing among the limestone caves. Bhaya Cruise invests in their online booking system, therefore, booking with Bhaya cruise is easier than ever. You can check available rooms and instantly book by online payment methods. Moreover, travelers can also stay updated to new deals every day by visiting their website: www.bhayacruises.com

Not only will you be able to embrace the bird’s eye view from your seaplane above, but you will get a more in-depth look into the charms of Halong Bay. With the Bhaya cruise, you will have the opportunity to ride on a traditional junk ship and try out some of the local activities like tai chi or squid fishing.

Bhaya Cruise Contact

Add Hanoi:   No. 47 Phan Chu Trinh Str., Hanoi, Vietnam

Halong Bay: No. 08, 09, 10, Tuan Chau International Port, Halong, Quang Ninh, Vietnam

Hotline (+84) 933 446 542 
Email sales@bhayacruises.com

Best Halong Bay overnight cruise from US $250/ cabin – Emeraude Halong Bay Cruise

The vintage Emeraude Classic makes anyone fall in love at first sight because of its unique design. Stepping onto the Emeraude Cruise will give you the feeling of transporting in a time machine. Pay attention when the guide telling you about the Emeraude’s story in 1999, to understand the history of this antique cruise.

Halong bay cruise itinerary of Emeraude Cruise

Follow route 2, Emeraude Cruise will take you to some of the most famous tourist destinations. Your first stop will be Sung Sot Grotto, where you can see thousands of stalactites being brightened up by the colorful lights. After that, enjoy your French mini Crepe served on the top deck while cruising to Titov Island. Tourists can spend an hour swimming or hiking before coming back to the ship. At night time, travelers can take part in squid fishing activity or watch the Hollywood movie “King Kong: Skull Island”. The next morning, take your time to explore Pearl farm and kayak around before going back to Tuan Chau Marina.

What’s is on your Halong Bay 2-day cruise package?

  • Superior cabin on cruise
  • Welcome cocktail drinks & cold towels upon check-in
  • Full meals on board
  • All activities excluding kayaking fee
  • Entrance fees, tourist tickets and government taxes.
  • Full 2 days 1 night itinerary on the Emeraude Classic Cruise

Why traveling with Emeraude Cruise?

Take part in this timeless journey with Emeraude Halong Bay cruise to perfect your trip. With experienced staff, enthusiastic tour guide, Emeraude Cruise proud to provide the most memorable cruise to every customer. Continuously received awards from many trustful international organizations with one of a kind activities on board. Surprise your partner by booking a combination of cruise and seaplane flight in Halong Bay.

Emeraude Cruise Contact

 Add Hanoi: 9th Floor, Viet Bank Building, 70 – 72 Ba Trieu, Hoan Kiem District

Halong Bay: No. T7 Villa, Tuan Chau Marina, Halong, Quang Ninh.

 Tel (+84) 24 3935 1888
Hotline (+84) 906 237 899
 Email  sales@emeraude-cruises.com

Best Halong Bay Cruise for young adults from US $139 – Oasis Bay Party Cruise

Lives up to its name, the Oasis Bay Party Cruise is suitable for young adults with energetic hearts. From one to three-night options, this tour embraces fun and adventure, nightlife and socializing. This cruise line offers an amazing Halong Bay tour with a wide range of activities on board for young travelers.

Halong bay cruise itinerary of Oasis Bay Party Cruise

Oasis Bay Party Itinerary

Follow route 5, Oasis Bay Party Cruise will take you to less famous area so you can enjoy the peaceful Halong Bay. While having lunch on board, tourists will pass by Cho Da, Dinh Huong Islet, and floating village. After 2 hours, you can explore the fairyland of the bay, Frog Pond by kayaking. After a day full of activity, make sure you put on your dancing shoes as from 8 pm on, it’s time to party. If you aren’t up for a night or two of partying hard, however, this cruise won’t be a hit so much as a miss.

What’s on your Halong Bay cruise package?

  • Fully furnished luxury cabins with A/C, hot water, en-suite bathroom
  • All meals on board (02 lunches, 01dinner, 01 breakfast)
  • Complimentary morning tea and coffee
  • Complimentary mineral water
  • Welcome drink
  • Cookery demonstrations
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees
  • Outdoor Jacuzzi
  • Water Trampoline
  • Halong Bay Kayaking
  • Music, exciting games
  • English speaking guide
  • Round Trip Shuttle bus from our meeting point at 12 Nguyen Huu Huan, Hoan Kiem Hanoi

Why traveling with Oasis Bay Party Cruise?

The best part of this cruise is the affordable price for many younger travelers or backpackers. Perfect for getting into the swing of things and meeting some new fellow globetrotters.

Oasis Bay Party Cruise Contact

Add 24 Tuan Chau Harbour, Tuan Chau Island, Halong Bay
Tel (+84) 2439310291/ (+84) 2439310292
Hotline (+84) 914274489 ( Mr Quan )/ (+84) 1243035888 (Ms Ha)
Email booking@oasisbaypartycruise.com

Best Halong Bay private cruise with one-of-a-kind experience from US $819/pax – L’Azalee Cruise

Not only will you be able to embrace the bird’s eye view from your seaplane above, but also get a more in-depth look into the charms of Halong Bay. By booking a one-of-a-kind transportation experience, travelers will be flying above the clouds to or from Hanoi and Halong. For those who are busy and don’t have enough time for a two-day cruise, you can choose a day tour with L’Azalee Cruise.


Halong bay cruise itinerary of L’Azalee Cruise & Hai Au Aviation

Passengers can choose to fly from Hanoi to Halong Bay or vice versa to enjoy the breath-taking view from above. Then, embark on the L’Azalee Cruise, follow route 1 to explore Tung Lam, Cock Fighting Island, Ba Hang village and so on.

What’s on your Halong Bay cruise package?

  • One way seaplane Hanoi – Halong Bay OR Halong Bay – Hanoi
  • One way shuttle bus Hanoi – Halong OR Halong Bay – Hanoi
  • 4.5 hours exploring with L’Azalee Classic Cruise
  • Welcome drinks
  • Vietnamese-style buffet lunch
  • Entrance fees, tourist tickets, and government taxes

Why traveling with L’Azalee Cruise & Hai Au Aviation?

While this tour is a bit more pricey than some other day tours due to the momentous seaplane experience, it cuts travel time in half. You can choose to book separately or combine them together to explore the skies and Halong Bay cruise in one day. Use a private car for the opposite journey to complete the perfect day in Halong Bay.

L’Azalee Cruise & Hai Au Aviation Contact

L’Azalee Cruise
 Add  No. T7 Villa, Tuan Chau Marina, Halong, Quang Ninh Province, Vietnam
 Tel (+84) 24 3825 5342
 Hotline (+84) 965 890 499
 Email resa@lazaleecruises.vn
Hai Au Aviation
Add     No. T7 Villa, Tuan Chau Marina, Halong, Quang Ninh Province, Vietnam
Tel  (+84) 24 3943 9966
Hotline  (+84) 962 069 689
Email  rsvn.online@haiauaviation.com

Best Halong Bay cruise with unique route from US $240/ pax – Dragon Legend Cruise

For a lovely overview of Halong Bay and its surroundings, the Dragon Legend Cruise hits the mark for travelers interested in expanding their horizons around Halong Bay and on a limited time schedule to boot.

This cruise will take you by luxury bus to the bay, where you will step onto a traditional junk and head toward Halong and Bai Tu Long Bays. You will get to experience all of the usual Halong activities such as swimming and sunbathing with the added bonus of seeing some of the sights a little further out toward the Cap La and Cong Do areas.

Halong Bay cruise itinerary of Dragon Legend Cruise

The itinerary is a unique, less touristy experience. You will kayak through the Cong Dam geological park and have a BBQ lunch on the beach before exploring Thien Canh Son cave. For travelers who may have cruised around Halong Bay before, this tour will bring you to one or two new sights off the beaten path.

Halong Bay Cruise itinerary
Dragon Legend Cruise Itinerary

What’s on your Halong Bay cruise package?

  • Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi (Luxury Van)
  • Welcome drink
  • Luxury en-suited cabin with A/C, hot water
  • All meals on boat
  • Tea & coffee free with breakfast
  • English speaking guide on board
  • Kayaking
  • Tai Chi
  • Water puppet show

Why traveling with Dragon Legend Cruise?

The itinerary is a unique, less touristy experience. You will kayak through the Cong Dam geological park and have a BBQ lunch on the beach before exploring Thien Canh Son cave. For travelers who may have cruised around Halong Bay before, this tour will bring you to one or two new sights off the beaten path.

Dragon Legend Cruise Contact

Add 58 Au Trieu str, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam
Tel (+84) 243 926 4085
Hotline (+84) 964 34 33 22

Best Halong Bay junk cruise for budget travelers from US $160 – Oriental Sails

While Halong Bay are having different cruise lines, Oriental Sails offers one of the best deals around. There may not be quite as much frill and fanfare on this overnight. However, it will give you the best bang for your buck when choosing a Halong Bay cruise.

As a 3-star cruise line, Oriental Sails offer deluxe cabins of Vietnamese traditional style with modern facilities. From the inside, travelers can have the amazing view of Halong Bay through the windows. Meanwhile, the top deck allows different exciting activities to join. Take a closer look at this Halong Bay Cruise: http://www.orientalsails.com/cruises/oriental-sails.

Halong bay cruise itinerary of Oriental Sails

Their one-night cruise covers a similar path to the Dragon Legend cruise, centering around the Bai Tu Long Bay, but little more straightforward and to the point. Follow route 4, you will have the opportunity to swim and kayak at Ban Chan Beach. Then, visiting Vung Vieng fishing village, one of the best ways to see the day-to-day life of the local Vietnamese. You will be back by noon the following day, having had good food, clean accommodation, and lasting memories.

What’s on your Halong Bay cruise package?

  • English speaking tour guide
  • 24-hour security
  • Themed parties on request
  • Car rental service with driver
  • Tender for sightseeing
  • Kayaking & Fishing equipment
  • Room capacity: 2 adults + 1 child below the age of 6 per cabin
  • Cuisine: Vietnamese seafood & various international dishes

Why traveling with Oriental Sails?

Further than just cruising, Oriental Sails gives you a long-lasting experience in Halong Bay. There is no better place to de-stress in Halong Bay than Oriental Sails’ sundeck, great space to take stunning photos of Halong Bay and wonderful atmosphere for a cocktail when the sun starting to set.

Oriental Sails Contact

Add The OS Lounge, Hong Gai Wharf, No. 6A Le Thanh Tong Str, Hon Gai, Quang Ninh
Tel (+84) 24 333 819 233
Fax (+84) 333 819 233
Email reservation@orientalsails.com

Best Halong Bay luxury cruise US $439/ pax – Paradise Cruise Halong Bay

Travelers in search of more luxurious surroundings to accompany them around Halong Bay will be entranced by the richness and decor of Paradise Peak Cruise Halong Bay. From start to finish, guests will be treated like VIPs. As you discover Vietnamese and international cuisine in the luxury restaurant on board and indulge in the spacious cabins. Request a balcony suite and envelope yourself in the magical views from your very own luxury room. From cooking classes to squid fishing to the glories of the seascape, this tour will not disappoint.

Halong bay cruise itinerary of Paradise Cruise Halong Bay

Paradise Peak itinerary
Paradise Peak itinerary

What’s on your Halong Bay cruise package?

  • Butler service
  • 2-day cruise itinerary and program
  • 1 night in luxury suites, deluxe amenities, en-suite bathroom, air conditioning
  • Access to sauna, steam bath, jacuzzi, fitness corner, library
  • 1 Breakfast / 1 Lunch / 1 Dinner
  • Unlimited local beer, soft drinks, house wines & selected spirits on board
  • Complimentary regular tea and coffee on board
  • Complimentary mini bar
  • Cooking demonstration, afternoon tea and Tai Chi session
  • Onboard insurance, taxes and service charges
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees

Why traveling with Paradise Cruise Halong Bay?

As one of the leading in luxury travel and hospitality industry, Paradise Cruise Halong Bay stands out as the most reputable and trustworthy cruise line. For those desirous of a relaxing glimpse into the heart of Halong, there’s nothing better than Paradise Cruise Halong Bay.

Paradise Cruise Halong Bay Contact

Add Unit 201, 2nd Floor, Hanoi Tower, No.49 Hai Ba Trung Str, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi.
Tel  (+84) 24 3941 6666
Hotline  (+84) 906 099 606
Email  info@paradisecruise.com

Best Halong Bay cruise for family holiday from US $975/ family cabin – Orchid Cruise Halong Bay

While many solo travelers and romantic couples fly to Halong Bay, so do families. Wishing to experience and new or native landscape? Orchid Cruise Halong Bay is a wonderful balance of comfort, efficiency, and economic value for the whole family.

Halong bay cruise itinerary of Orchid Cruise Halong Bay

Orchid Cruise Itinerary

Orchid Cruise will take you to Lan Ha Bay, a separate part of Halong Bay, this is a quiet paradise to enjoy the bay. Immerse in the crystal clear water of Ba Trai Dao area, then, take part in the traditional cooking class. Beauty Spa Service and Massage are available to relax before having dinner with your family.

What’s on your Halong Bay cruise package?

  • English speaking tour guide on boat
  • Luxury Cruise through Halong bay – Lan Ha Bay
  • All meals aboard (02 lunches, 01 dinner, 01 light breakfast) for 2 days 1 night
  • Kayaking, Cooking class, Tai chi exercise, Bamboo boat, Swimming (if the weather permits), Movies, Squid fishing, Music entertainment, satellite TV
  • Sightseeing entrance fees
  • Luxury cabin with A/C
  • Day boat for exploring Viet Hai village, Ba Ham lake, kayaking and tour guide for the 2nd day of 3 days/2nights package
  • Welcome drink, cold handkerchief, fresh flower and fresh fruits basket, two bottles of mineral water in each cabin

Why traveling with Orchid Cruise Halong Bay?

From start to finish, guests will be treated like VIPs, as they discover Vietnamese and International cuisine in the luxury restaurant on board and indulge in the spacious cabins. Request a balcony suite and envelope yourself in the magical views from your very own room. From cooking classes to squid fishing to the glories of the seascape, this tour will not disappoint.

Orchid Cruise Halong Bay Contact

Add 32, Anh Dao St, Ha Long City, Quang Ninh Province
Tel (+84) 3759 3098/ 3927 5797/ 3927 5796
Hotline (+84) 934 368 069 – Mr. Martin (24/7 service)
Email sales@orchidcruises.com

Best Halong Bay honeymoon cruise from US $237/ pax – Signature Cruise Halong Bay

Lovebirds all around the world dream of a romantic spot to run away to once the wedding day has passed. With romantic seascapes, Halong Bay is certainly the most seductive and exotic locations around the globe. Signature Cruise offers the Honeymoon & Wedding Package, prepared just for you.

Signature cruise offers reasonable rates for two or three-night trips, depending on your availability. Cabins are paved with hardwood floors with creamy white fabric decor. Each room has a private jacuzzi, perfect for couples to enjoy their days and nights together.

2-day itinerary of Signature Cruise Halong Bay

As the ship starts heading to Bai Tu Long Bay, tourists will be served a special lunch on board. Then, have the chance to explore Vung Vieng fishing village, Thien Canh Son Cave, and islets. Last but not least, travelers can add the highlight of this trip by asking the staff to prepare a private beach BBQ just for you and your loved one.

Why traveling with Signature Cruise Halong Bay?

Signature Cruise offers reasonable rates for two or three-night trips, depending on your time frame and availability. Cabins are paved in hardwood floors with creamy white fabric dominating the decor. Each room has a private jacuzzi, perfect for newlyweds enjoying their days and nights together.

Signature Cruise Halong Bay Contact

Add Vinashin Port, 6 Le Thanh Tong St, Halong, Quang Ninh, Vietnam
Tel (+84) 3 935 1268
Hotline (+84) 948 205 335
Email info@signaturehalongcruise.com

Best Halong Bay cruise advice to perfect your vacation

Halong Bay, Vietnam is an aquatic paradise of adventure with opportunities for all manner of traveler. No visit would be complete without a cruise highlighting all the wondrous things that the bay offers. Take a shuttle bus or seaplane from Hanoi to Halong for one day or more and experience Halong Bay in all its glory.

Water sports like swimming, snorkeling, and kayaking are never better than when diving from a cruise ship. Limestone caves, grottos, and fishing villages are best explored as up close and personal as possible.

When sitting down to choose your upcoming trip to Vietnam, one of the first things you should consider is an excursion to Halong Bay. As a UNESCO World Heritage site, Halong Bay stands out as a necessary attraction. You can book all the cruise through their website or visit our website for some good choice.

Whether you are a solo traveler looking for new mates, a family looking to spend time together or a romantic couple looking to make new memories, Halong Bay cruises are a spellbinding opportunity not to be missed.

This information is updated from December 15, 2017, used for reference purposes only.

Halong Bay weather: Best time to visit | The 2018 Guide

Halong Bay weather: Best time to visit | The 2018 Guide
Halong Bay weather: Best time to visit | The 2018 Guide
CHOOSE THE BEST HALONG BAY WEATHER TO VISIT ONE OF THE MOST SPECTACULAR SITES OF THIS COUNTRY? 

There are many things to take into consideration when choosing your travels throughout the year. For some people, vacation time makes a huge difference, from making deals with coworkers to finagling the right days off to balancing children’s school schedules.

Other people would rather focus on Mother Nature’s cycle of weather patterns. If you love the cold, winter month is the best Halong Bay weather whereas swimming and sunshine demand a summer trip. The rest still prefer to focus on the cost or avoid periods of the highest tourism. Halong Bay is no exception to the rule. When visiting this beautiful piece of Southeast Asia, one must think about the best Halong Bay weather to travel, the optimal months, and the ideal time to experience.

Halong Bay Average Temperature
Halong Bay Average Temperature. Source:http://www.holiday-weather.com
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Average Rainfall in Halong Bay. Source: http://www.holiday-weather.com


Spring in Halong Bay

Halong bay view from sung sot cave
View from Sung Sot cave in spring

With an area of 5,000 square kilometres, scattered all around with more than 1,900 magnificent islands and limestone pillars, Halong Bay is known for its splendid beauty and one of the world’s best natural marvel of all time as well as a long-standing spot in the “bucket” travel list of many travelers. Take your time to participate in our traditional Tet Holiday in springtime. Tourists used to stay in Hanoi or Saigon city to celebrate this wonderful time of the year with the locals. However, tourists started noticing spring is the best Halong Bay weather and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere. Imagine launching a new year by enjoying the bird’s eye view, then spend a day cruising on the emerald sea of Halong Bay. As one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites, this beautiful city offers tourists a unique seascape.

The overall Halong Bay weather in spring

Spring is the wettest season of the year, comes with continuously drizzling and misty sky. While the humidity is the best condition for trees and flowers to grow, most tourists find it’s difficult to keep their clothes dry and clean during these days. However, people still in love with spring in Halong and its mysterious cloudy weather. A tourist once said:

I came to the Halong Bay on the first spring rain of the year. In this magnificent place, right here, in the middle of nature, suddenly I realized how small and finite people are. Between the vastness of the earth and sky, the picture full of rain and majestic scenery, human appears just like a small dot of the talented painter …

January – February: Vietnamese traditional new year

Enjoy Vietnamese culture in January - February
Enjoy Vietnamese culture in January – February

The most important celebration in Vietnamese culture is Tet, based on the Vietnamese Calendar. During this time of the year, people usually go back to their hometown to take part in the family reunions, makes it the best Halong Bay weather for international tourists to visit. The holiday lasts up to 10 days, people spend time cleaning or cooking special holiday food. If your vacation is held on Tet, don’t be surprised if your favorite restaurant is closed.

At this special time of the year, you can have the chance to take a look at Vietnamese culture. Visit Halong market or Vincom shopping center Halong to see how the locals prepare for Tet. Come to a local’s house, you will be given lucky money and different traditional cuisines. Enjoy every simple and tranquil moment on Tet, the best time to Halong. Especially, prices can be higher during this time of the year. You should check it twice before making any decision with the reservation team.

Halong Bay weather in January - February
Drizzle is the signature of Spring weather, which makes the street quite dirty. In this case, avoid wearing white is a must. The temperature will drop to about 15 Celsius degrees. So don’t forget to bring your umbrella, comfort shoes and some hoodies in your luggage.

March: Time to take a look at traditional festivals

Perfect weather to enjoy traditional festivals
Perfect weather to enjoy traditional festivals

After a week of relaxing with family, it is now time for Vietnamese people to go out and join some festivals. You are lucky if arrive in Halong Bay on March because of traditional events. One of the most interesting activity is Cherry Blossom Festival, which will only last for a few days. Tourists can come to Halong Square from 17th to 21st March, to be a part of this exciting festival. Come to Halong Square to be a part of this exciting festival. There’s variety of flower types from different countries which only bloom during new year time such as cherry or golden apricot blossom. At night, join the traditional instrument concert performed by Japanese and Vietnamese artists to learn more about the cultures from both countries.

If you are the type of person who’s looking for a peaceful moment, cruising on the emerald area is a must-try for you. On March, the sky will be hazy in the morning, make it hard to observe the UNESCO World Heritage site. On the bright side, there are not many tourists, so you can have quality time for yourself. While the temperature is too cold for water activities, you can still have fun in Halong. Book a scenic seaplane flight at noontime when the sun is bright enough. Enjoy the water taking off and admire magnificent Halong Bay from above. The 25-minute scenic flight with spectacular nature underneath will be the highlight of your trip.

Halong Bay weather in March
The temperature will be warmer in March, from 19 to around 22 Celsius degrees. However, as the number of rainy days increases, humidity levels will also rise. Sunshine only lasts for few hours at noon time, therefore, take advantage to enjoy seaplane flight over the bay.

April: Best Halong Bay weather for an independent vacation

Explore the majestic Halong on your own
Explore the majestic Halong on your own

April is one of the best time of the year to visit Halong. The amazing Halong Bay weather in April will make you fall in love by the lovely atmosphere. Saying goodbye to spring by booking a trip to Halong Bay. During this time of the year, students are busy prepare for the upcoming exams, adults are back to work. Thus, April is the best time to go to Halong Bay by yourself… TiTov island is one of the must-see places you don’t wanna miss. This destination is not only famous for the shallow white sandy beach at the front but also the view from the top. Visit Titov in the evening and you can enjoy the peaceful beach alone. Take the amazing chance to relax your mind and escape from the busy life. Pack your stuff and ready for a solo travel to Halong bay.

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L’Azalee Cruise in Halong Bay

To the majority, water activities such as canoeing, kayaking and cruising are suitable. Want to challenge yourself? Go for a dive to observe the beautiful creatures and magical sea in Halong Bay. The sky is clear enough to enjoy every angle of this wonderful place. With more than 1,900 magnificent islands, Halong Bay offers you a picturesque nature to immerse yourself. Imagine booking a ticket to see the breath-taking scenery from the luxury seaplane. Then, take a closer look at some of the most signature destinations like Sung Sot, Titov or Luon Cave on a 2-day-1-night cruise.

Halong Bay weather in April
As April is a transition period from spring to summer, the Halong Bay weather reflects this transition. The temperature, in the beginning, is lower and continuously rise up to maximum 23 Celsius degrees as summer comes. As the day light times starts to lengthen and humidity decreases to 60%, tourists will enjoy taking part in outdoor activities.

Suitable activities to join during spring time

There is a wide range of spring activities for tourists to take part in during their stay in Halong. Whether you travel alone, with your lover or friends, Halong Bay will offer you the most exciting activities. Do some research to find out what types of celebration will be held in Halong. Recent years, Cherry Blossom Festival is an interesting activity that you should be a part of. To have an in-depth look into Vietnamese culture, visit some of famous temples in Halong Bay such as Ba Vang. Long Tien or Cua Ong. Take a deep breath, release all your stress and enjoy the peaceful moments. If the weather is too cold for being outside, exploring Quang Ninh Museum on Tran Quoc Nghien street can be a great choice for you.

With 30,000 VND/ person, your party can not only learn about the natural history of Vietnam  but also the world. At noontime, when the sun goes up and shines bright, book a last-minute scenic seaplane flight to have the once-in-a-lifetime experience on the bay. As the one and only sightseeing service, flying with seaplanes is most recommended activities when visiting Halong Bay. In case prefer to spend more time on seaplanes, you can even book a scheduled flight from Hanoi to Halong and vice versa. Don’t forget to bring your fancy clothes to take part in Halong Carnival. This is one of the biggest festival, held every year on 28th April at 8:00 PM at Sunworld Halong Park.

Summer: Halong Bay weather for Vietnamese tourists

While Spring is the best Halong Bay weather for independent travelers who are looking for something cultural and peaceful, summer is time for people who are youthful. As the high demand to relax, summer is the highest season of domestic tourism in Halong Bay. Normally, not every international traveler want to cope with the huge volume of native tourism. However, the beginning of summer is considered the best Halong Bay weather.

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Scuba diving in Lan Ha Bay

The overall Halong Bay weather in summer

The temperature around 30oC, suitable for almost every activity in Halong Bay. From water sports to outdoor activities, imagine yourself sunbathe on the top deck of a luxury cruise or the white sandy beach of Cat Ba Island, Halong Bay. Until the middle of summer, the temperature can reach to 38oC, makes traveling to crowded places uncomfortable. Lots of famous destinations such as TiTop Island, Sung Sot Cave or Bai Tho mountain are overload. During this time, Vietnamese tourists can take advantage of summer vacation to spend time with family. Trying to escape the tropical heat before their children go back to school.

May: Suitable time to enjoy Halong Bay from the top

Enjoy Halong bay from different angle - seaplane flight
Enjoy Halong bay from different angle – seaplane flight

May is considered the best month to travel Halong for international tourists due to several factors. First, traveling in May prevent visitors from the intense tourism flows because children are not out of school yet. Book your trip and you can still take the advantage of this month before the school break starts. Especially, since the Halong Bay weather during this month is fantastic, in the clear sky and moderate temperature, flying with Hai Au Aviation seaplanes is on your bucket list. Under the sunlight, feel like a bird flying around the bay and enjoy a good sightseeing tour with your party.

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Enjoy the view from above

Only with Hai Au Aviation, you can enjoy fabulous aerial views over the countryside and be amazed by the thrill of water landing/ taking-off at the end/ the beginning of the flight. Surrounded by the sea, Halong Bay this month is cool and pleasant makes it easier for outdoor activities such as cycling, kayaking, fishing or trying the local’s street food. At night time, you and your friends can also have fun on one of the funkiest bars in town. Meet new friends who have different nationalities and tell them about your unique seaplane journey.

Halong Bay weather in May
Weather in May is fantastic, even though it marks the start of summer heat. The temperature will be around 27.5 Celsius degrees cool enough to enjoy every “thing to do” in Halong Bay. Especially, with 8 hours of sunshine every day, travelers will have lots of time to photograph in Halong.

June to July: The months of avoiding the tropical heat

Summer getaway from tropical heat
Summer getaway from tropical heat

Tropical summer not only makes tourists uncomfortable but also the natives. Therefore, Vietnamese people always have their summer vacation held on the beach or mountainous areas. From June to July, the majestic Halong Bay will be crowded by the intense tourism flow. As the result, service price will be charged higher than usual.

Declared by the UNESCO as the World Heritage Site in 1994, bring a digital camera otherwise you will regret not having some magnificent pictures here. Don’t forget to enjoy Sun World Halong Complex, where you can find yourself flying through the ocean by the cable car. Otherwise, booking an overnight tour staying on a boat, having a sauna on board and relaxing on the top deck, soaking all the sun can be a great choice. Halong Bay is beautiful itself, no matter when your holiday is held.

Halong Bay weather in June - July
Even though the stickiness and high temperature (maximum 35 Celsius degrees) will prevent tourists from spending time outdoors, you can still feel the summer breeze on the beach, Don’t forget to have your sunglasses, sun cream in the luggage to avoid getting sunburnt. For all those negativities, the blue sky and breathtaking scenery still make this the best Halong Bay weather for Vietnamese tourists. As tropical summer usually rains more than other seasons, keep yourself dry.

August: A last-minute summer break

Get ready to spend all day for water activities
Get ready to spend all day for water activities

Saying goodbye to your summer vacation by booking a last-minute trip to Halong Bay. As August is the last month of tropical heat and the month before rainy season, this is another best Halong Bay weather to relax on the beautiful beach.

Enjoy your sunset glow on the white sandy beach or Bai Chay bridge, the two ideal places to enjoy your picturesque scenery. Thousands of islands look like floating jewels in the middle of the ocean, bring new experiences to your last-minute summer vacation. Kayaking through limestone caves is an awesome outdoor activity you should not miss. The size of caverns and column formation is impressive. The artificial colored lighting even makes the cave more majestic than ever.

Halong Bay weather in August
As this is the month before rainy season, there are chances of raining during your trip. However, this does not affect any activities but even makes your experience funnier. In early August, the Halong Bay weather will be better as the temperature is around 25 – 30 Celsius degrees with the average humidity is approximately 75%, you can still participate in usual outdoor activities. In the late August, there is slightly chance of storms, tourists should stay update to weather forecast.

Suitable activities to join during summer time 

As the beginning of summer is the best time to go to Halong and take part in outdoor activities. Interesting ones will be included in your cruise package such as kayaking, visiting floating village or sunbathing. If lucky, your companies will take you to some peaceful destinations, give you the best experience without the noise of the intense tourism flow. Don’t forget to enjoy Halong like anyone else by booking a seaplane flight to admire majestic Halong from different angles.

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Amaing Halong from above

Ranked at No.13 in the “Things to do in Halong” list, flying with seaplanes is one of the must-try activities when coming to Halong or Hanoi. This will definitely, become the highlight of your trip. Planning to spend more time and try more outdoors activities in Halong? Visiting Sun World Park will also worth a visit with the Amusement park, Theme Park and the iconic symbol, Ferris Wheel. In the middle of summer, when the temperature is higher and somewhat uncomfortable, being indoor is an ideal option. Buy a ticket at Quang Ninh Museum and get ready to be amazed. Ranked at no. 28 out of 54 things to do in Halong, Quang Ninh Museum has numerous exhibits displaying, from all species of animals to an exposition of the coal mine. Shopping at Vincom Shopping Center or Bai Chay Center is also another choice of relaxing.

Autumn: Domestic tourism’s low season

Fall is the time for schools to start, therefore, the number of domestic tourists will decrease. Looking for a romantic and peaceful place to spend your honeymoon? Halong Bay weather in Autumn will not let you down. Taking your wedding photo album right on the top deck of the top 10 luxury cruises in Halong 2017. Then, have a sauna and relax on the white sandy beach. Those who enjoy adventurous trips, Halong Bay weather in early September will be the best time to travel Halong and challenge yourself.

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Wedding photos on Emeraude Cruise

The overall Halong Bay weather in autumn

The overall Halong Bay weather will be cooler and plants become dormant. Leaves start to turn into red then fall. It is common to the street full of romantic trees’ leaves falling down, the perfect background for a couple on their honeymoon. In the mist of autumn, enjoy your 2D1N cruise in Halong next to your fiancé. The temperature changes gradually throughout the day, cool in the morning/ night time and hot at noon. The beginning of autumn, September, is the rainy month and typhoons happen quite common. Usually, prevent tourists from all exciting activities, however, best time for adventurous tours. Have your email checked and update weather forecast before making any bookings. From October, Halong Bay weather starts to change, makes this the most romantic month for couples.

September: Dare to have an adventurous holiday with tropical storm?

Get ready to for a holiday in the tropical storm
Get ready to for a holiday in the tropical storm

Typhoons happen more frequently in September than the other months, around 2-3 times within a month. Therefore, you may have to postpone your trip to Halong Bay. If you enjoy rock climbing, skydiving, then flying with seaplanes in rainy weather will be another unique experience to challenge yourself.

Halong Bay weather in September
Due to the effect of climate change, this month will rain a lot, few times a week and can cause flood situation sometimes. To some adventurous tourists, trekking to Bai Tho mountain on stormy days is their cup of tea. The average temperature is 28 Celsius degrees, rainday fall is around 14 days.

October: Travel Halong and enjoy autumn’s romantic

Travel Halong and enjoy autumn’s romantic
Travel Halong and enjoy autumn’s romantic

Because it is the high season for international tourism, there will still be an influx of explorers wandering the sea. As the volume and competition for flights, hotels, and events will capitalize on this season, this will be the absolutely most expensive time for inbound tourists. Additionally, you won’t be able to interact with the same amount of locals. However, it is still difficult to have that solo selfie you so desperately wanted if other tourists from around the globe are all doing the same.

Autumn is the best time to travel Halong for couples. Imagine holding hands on the top deck and watching the sunset together. Cruising in the middle of the emerald sea or riding a bike through the peaceful city. If you two are looking for something special to highlight your trip, having the once-in-a-lifetime experience with seaplanes is always the best choice. Book your tickets and ready to drunk in love because this is the best time to go to Halong for couples.

Halong Bay weather in October
As this is the end of autumn, so when the sun sets, the air can produce a brisk though still incredibly romantic chill. The average temperature is 25 Celsius degrees, makes it suitable for tourists to discover floating villages or kayak. Humidity level is fairly high, however, this will not affect your journey in Halong Bay.

Suitable activities to join during autumn

As the weather is pleasant and much cooler than summer, tourists enjoy being outdoors and taking part in different activities. Overnight cruise package always include kayaking, diving or swimming in Halong Bay, make sure not to miss those activities. As the clear sky is excellent for photography in Halong, couples can have Halong Bay to become their wedding photo’s background. Look into each other eyes and enjoy your honeymoon on the top deck, under the sunset glow. Last but not least, don’t forget to ride the Ferris wheel of Sun World Halong Park at night. Enjoy the beautiful sky as it is about time of full moon festival. Having a romantic dinner with a glass of wine on the rooftop will become an unforgettable night in Halong.

Halong Bay Weather in autumn
The perfect background for your family photos

Winter: High season for inbound tourism

Booking a trip to the beach is the only solution to get away from winter blue hits. Head to the UNESCO World Heritage site for a different kind of adventure. Immersing yourself by the picturesque sunset and sunrise of Halong Bay with the mystery background. Wake up early and enjoy a Tai Chi lesson on the top deck or roll yourself in a rug and enjoy your breakfast in bed. Regardless of the weather, Halong Bay is a major tourist draw makes the number of tourists increase in every minute.

The overall Halong Bay weather in winter

The wet season has passed, the air is drier, there is no risk of a typhoon and the sun still continues to shine. While the temperatures still circle 20oC, it is a great change for tourists coming from 0 degrees or below. Drizzling rain and cloudy weather are forecasted, suitable for tourists who prefer quietness and mystery.

November: The month of Day-to-Day Life 

Let's experience Halong bay like a local
Let’s experience Halong bay like a local

During the crowded winter months, locals are less interested in vacation time and much more focused on work and school. As the result, Halong Bay is much less populated by the natives. This crowded be great for a domestic traveler who would like to experience an area of Vietnam without the intense flow of native travelers.

While domestic tourism may be down, inbound tourism is at its peak. So if you are wishing for a calm, less populated experience, this is probably not the best time to go to Halong. Prices will also not be much lower than summer months due to the soaring number of internationals taking advantage of this time.

Halong Bay weather in November
The temperature throughout November will be around 22 Celsius degrees in the daytime and drop down to 18 Celsius degrees at night. Also, the humidity will circle around 79%, helps travelers to enjoy Halong Bay without feeling dry.

December – January: The months of wintry escape for travelers

In total opposition to the patterns of domestic travel, inbound tourism to Halong Bay spikes high during the winter months, most specifically in December and January. Travelers who are looking for warmer weather are perfectly placed to have an adventure in Halong Bay. The lines are less packed with domestic tourism since the summer season is over. You may even find a luxurious spot at the beach to observe the magical bay. The combination of the wonderful weather and minimal lines allows you to see the real charm of Halong Bay. It is a truly enchanting and romantic atmosphere to prance around in. On the other hand, swimming in the sea is not easy depending on how cool the weather becomes.

The months of wintry escape for travelers
The months of wintry escape for travelers

Landing in Hanoi for a few days of city life provides an excellent transition to enjoying a lovely weekend on the shores of Halong Bay. Traveling by seaplane through the clouds during this time of year is nothing short of exquisite. You can charter a flight to/ from Hanoi, then connect with a cruise. Nothing great as combining two of the most stunning ways of seeing the sites together. Travelers from colder climates will have no problem lounging around the landscape and passage of Vietnam.

Halong Bay weather in December - January
As winter has truly arrived in Halong Bay, the temperature will be around 15 Celsius degrees, so don’t forget to bring your jacket. Chance of raining will decrease, makes number of rainfall days drops to only 7 days in December. Good news for those who love to hit the beach, the weather and sea temperature at noon time are great to relax.

Suitable activities to join during winter time

As the temperature drops to 10oC without raining, tourists enjoy being outdoors at noon time to soak in the sunshine. You will feel like being in the middle of the cloud, enjoy your lunch in the mysterious foggy weather. Even though the weather is too cold to swim, you can still visit floating villages and kayaking. With any luck, you choose to fly with Hai Au Aviation, note that the best time to go to Halong Bay by seaplanes is in the afternoon.

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You can enjoy your luxury dinner in Halong Bay cave like noone else. Source: luxuryhalongbaycruises.us
Halong Bay weather in winter is the best to try local food in Halong
Having a dish of banh cuon can be your own luxury in this cold weather

However, if saving time is all that matters, flying with seaplanes is the best choice for you. Some tourists may consider summer is the best Halong Bay weather. However, the misty sky adds more adventure to your vacation. In this cold weather, the best activities you cannot miss is trying local’s cuisines such as barbecue, seafood noodles or banh cuon. Let’s experience Halong Bay like a local. Although water activities are avoided in this time, cruising on the emerald sea is still preferred. Worry about the misty sky will prevent you from admiring Halong? You will have to change your mind when cruising on the most luxury boat. Floating in the middle of the foggy sea, which gives you a fairytale-like feeling.

Our advice: Take the benefits of balance

The high and low seasons for both domestic and inbound tourism are opposites. Most populated times to visit Halong Bay are consistently in the summer, from July to August and winter months, from November to December.

However, we consider spring and fall months are the best Halong Bay weather. Therefore, take advantage of various deals and unique opportunities.

  • The weather is usually mild and dry, depending on the month. Avoiding extreme weather conditions such as typhoons makes it the best time to go to Halong.
  • The prices for both domestic and inbound voyagers will remain low since these two seasons lie between the highest periods of tourism throughout the year.

The climate of late spring may increase but still has the primary benefits of the winter months. In addition, there are some amazing festivals to attend such as Tet, making spring the best time to go to Halong. Fireworks and music, costumes and parades on the streets, celebrating family and hopes for the future. Even though you have to look for which business will be open or closed, this is the best time to go to Halong to see more of Vietnamese culture. Late spring doesn’t offer you as many events. Also, the temperature starts to have more of the extreme summer weather conditions. But still, allow for a far less crowded experience than other months.

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Autumn can provide the same luxuries as the high inbound tourism season, but without as many tourists on the streets. You can examine the floating villages of local culture without worrying that they are off on holiday. Witness the changing seasons from above as a seaplane lends a bird’s-eye view of the flora and fauna below. The natural vegetation and brilliant wildlife are never more astonishing than when flying with the clouds care of Hai Au Aviation.

“No matter which time of year you choose, Halong Bay is always ready to showcase its qualities at their very best.”Hai Au Aviation

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