Halong Bay

On Vietnam's northern coast lies one of its biggest attractions, a UNESCO World Heritage site and a favourite backdrop for film producers. Halong Bay is famous for the thousands of limestone pillars and islands that jut from the sea, their sheer sides and cliffs rising 100’s of feet into the air, topped with lush vegetation that hangs down like a mop of hair.

The best way to explore is by boat, this time in the sea-going junks that base themselves in Halong City. Trips of either one, two or three nights are the most popular on offer, cruising round this unique landscape and stopping to visit hidden cave systems, floating villages of the indigenous fisherman and hidden temples. The junks, in a similar system to hotels, are categorised and vary from tourist class to luxury.

Safaris visiting this attraction

14 days
From £2229
An Insider's Vietnam

Let us showcase our lesser known gems and introduce you to small communities, against contrasting backdrops of rolling countryside and cityscapes. This journey mixes new adventures with a good helping of relaxing reflection time

36 days
From £6488
Ultimate Indochina

Travelling through Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos and Myanmar, you’ll get to appreciate how diverse and unique each country is. There will be plenty of opportunities to meet the locals, sample the varying cuisine, and explore the ever-changing landscapes.

19 days
From £2686
Ultimate Vietnam & Cambodia

Enjoy the cuisines, the culture, the trekking, the beaches, the journey, the vibrant cities, the temples, the warmly hospitable people... oh, and the little matter of Angkor Wat, along with lesser known, far less visited but equally impressive temples!

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Halong Bay