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Halong Bay

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Bodies of Water · Kayaking & Canoeing · Caves
Halong Bay encompasses a cluster of verdant limestone islets that jut out from the sea and make up an enchanting setting recognized as a World Heritage Site. The bay boasts staggering biodiversity, scenic grottoes and caves, and pristine beaches. You can take a tour of Halong Bay on one of numerous boat cruises, exploring the distinctly shaped islands, spotting endemic animal species, and sampling local seafood delicacies along the way. A couple of the larger islands house permanent amenities and inhabitants, so you can take a break and relax on your Halong Bay trip. Take a peek at our world travel planner: Halong Bay and its charms laid bare and easily scheduled.
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Popular things to do in Halong Bay

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Hạ Long Bay ©
Water Body
Hạ Long Bay
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Kayaking / Canoeing
Kayaking & Canoeing
4.7
Duration: 8 hours
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours
4.8
Duration: 8 hours
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Speed Boats Tour
Speed Boats Tours
4.5
Duration: 8 hours

Nature in Halong Bay

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Bai Tu Long Bay ©
Water Body
Bai Tu Long Bay
4.6
Duration: 4 hours
Sung Sot Cave ©
Cave
Sung Sot Cave
4.1
Duration: 2h 30 min
Ti Top Island ©
Island
Ti Top Island
3.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
Dau Go Cave ©
Cave
Dau Go Cave
4.2
Duration: 2h 30 min

Side trips from Halong Bay

Cat Ba Island ©
Island
Cat Ba Island Cat Ba
3.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Stand-Up Paddleboarding Cat Ba
4.7
Duration: 4 hours
Lan Ha Bay ©
Water Body
Lan Ha Bay Cat Ba
4.5
Duration: 4 hours
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Fishing Charter / Tour
Fishing Charters & Tours Cat Ba
4.8
Duration: 4 hours

Hidden gems in Halong Bay

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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
5.0
Duration: 8 hours
Cua Van Floating Village ©
Neighborhood
Cua Van Floating Village
3.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
Royal Spa
Spa
Royal Spa Hung Thang
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Sun World Ha Long Complex ©
Water Park
Sun World Ha Long Complex Bai Chay
3.9
Duration: 8 hours

Kid-friendly things to do in Halong Bay

Ti Top Beach ©
Beach
Ti Top Beach
2.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
Bai Chay Beach
Beach
Bai Chay Beach
3.1
Duration: 4 hours

Wildlife in Halong Bay

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Fishing Charter / Tour
Fishing Charters & Tours
2.7
Duration: 4 hours
Genesis Cruises ©
Nature / Wildlife Tour
Genesis Cruises
4.9
Duration: 6 hours
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Boat Tour
Boat Tours & Water Sports
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
Monkey Island ©
Island
Monkey Island Cat Ba
2.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
Castaway Island ©
Island
Castaway Island
3.6
Duration: 2h 30 min

Where to stay in Halong Bay

When touring the scenic bay, most people stay in Halong City, where you can find many budget hotels, motels, and backpacker-style hostel lodgings. Another option is staying on Cat Ba, one of the larger islands in the bay, which features a variety of affordable hotels. You can also choose to stay in the port city of Haiphong and take day trips to explore Halong Bay.
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