- Flight Time: 12 Hours
- Time Zone: UTC +7:00
- Best Time to Travel: October - March
Since being designated a World Heritage site in 1994, much has been made of Halong Bay’s mystical landscape of limestone islets. The natural beauty of the Bay is one of the highlights of any visit to Vietnam. There are many ways to experience the ethereal beauty of Halong Bay.
Cruising the karsts aboard a luxury Chinese-style junk is hard to beat and take in the natural splendour of this region. The luxury junk trips take in the well-known caves and islands around the Bay in comfortable surroundings. The memories will stay with you forever.
Most tours include transport and meals, and sometimes include island hikes. Drinks are extra. Most of these trips follow a planned itinerary, with stops at illuminated caves often at the same time as many of the other boats operating out of Bai Chay. Because of weather conditions, boat tours are sometimes cancelled but you’ll probably be offered a full or partial refund. Ascertain in advance what that will be.
February to April is often cool and drizzly, and the ensuing fog can make visibility low, but also adds an ethereal air. From May to September tropical storms are frequent, and year-round, tourist boats sometimes need to alter their itineraries, depending on the weather.
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