Luxury Halong Bay Tour

Halong Bay Touring

If you want an idea of how beautiful Halong Bay is, watch the French film Indochine. Now imagine cruising or kayaking these same placid, emerald waters through caves into hidden lakes and white-sand beach coves, your small kayak gliding beneath towering limestone peaks...

There is no other place like this in the world, a crusing experience on par with the Blue Voyage along Turkey's coast. Indeed, the romantic setting of rugged island peaks and bays dotted with sailing junks has inspired a whole genre of Vietnamese painting. Click to read more about Halong Bay.

The Tours
Our private tours of 2 to 4 days in length are of the highest quality yet as affordable as many package tours. Our three-day tour is the perfect compliment to a visit to North Vietnam — a short three-hour drive from Hanoi. Meals and long-distance transport are on our "mother ships" — spacious wooden cruisers equipped with comfortable suites, deck and dining rooms. Meals designed by culinary specialist, Diep To, are abundant and delicious highlighting local seafood cooked up fresh. Vegetarians can be accommodated.

Halong Bay Three-day Itinerary
Day 1: Hanoi to Halong Bay via private car. Board your private junk, enjoying lunch as we motor out onto the bay, pausing to sightsee in Hang Dau Go (Hiding the Timber Cave), the largest grotto in the Halong area. In the afternoon, we'll escape the flotilla of other tourist boats, escaping into our own private part fo the bay for kayaking and a beautiful sunset over Halong. After, a delicious seafood dinner, followed by drinks under the stars.

Day 2: Full-day on the bay, exploring grottoes, coves, inland lagoons, floating villages, and beach coves. Seafood lunch, dinner and overnight onboard.

Day 3: Halong Bay. Half-day kayaking on the bay followed by farewell lunch with crew before return to Hanoi by private car.

Tariff: Our private luxury Halong Bay tours start at US$1,280 (inclusive of private boat and round trip transfer from Hanoi in private car).

Kayaking is optional, but enables up close access, through karst into hidden lagoons where no boat can go. We use imported one and two-seat models are perfect for beginners and for more experienced kayakers.

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Halong Bay was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1998. The hundreds of limestone peaks create a natural barrier to the wind blown waters of the South China Sea, a favorable and favorite hiding place for pirates. All is clear now and these very calm waters are wonderfully suited for kayaking and the limestone formations are a fantasy land of exploration. Large caves that served as hidden bunkers for pirates, revolutionaries, and bandits we will now explore on foot and kayak or simply laze on deck watching the scenery drift by.

Calm Waters
Over 2,000 karst peaks tame the South China Sea, settling it into a glassy smooth surface — perfect for beginning kayakers, swimming, and of course those who are sensitive to motion.

Fabulous Service
During the trip we dine and overnight on a clean, comfortable replica of a traditional wooden cruiser, the finest boat on Halong Bay — the Huong Hai. Private cabins have lavatories and twin beds. Spacious areas above deck and inside provide solitude when needed.

Halong Bay Crew

Lavish Dining
Fresh meals prepared by your onboard chef — catch of the day, seafood specialties, and Vietnamese favorites, such as banh xeo and pho. For breakfast, hearty plate-size omelettes, piping hot soups, baguettes, jam, butter, and "depth charge" coffee.

Halong Bay Dining

Comfortable Cabins
Charming twin and double cabins feature private lavatories and showers, air conditioning, comfortable beds, and attractive woodwork throughout. We lease boats only of the highest quality, please view our current charters.

Halong Bay Private Cabin

Cooking with your chef, learning the art of fruit and vegetable carving, kayaking, caving, island hiking, visiting floating villages, exploring deserted beach coves, swimming and snorkeling round out the many activities on the bay.

Food Carving Halong Bay

Stunning Scenery
Halong Bay is the geographic highlight of Southeast Asia, inspiration for generations of artists and a focus of our annual photography tour.

Halong Bay panorama

Family Adventure, Honeymoon, Anniversary
Our specialty: our most popular trips are family and honeymoon trips on the bay. Our staff is famously fun with children of all ages and for the perfect honeymoon, a private cruise on the bay is an unforgettable experience of a lifetime.

Halong Bay Family Fun