Halong Bay Tours & Cruises

Get lost in a fairy tale landscape of jade-green islets and turquoise waters.

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Vast, varied and vibrant, Asia is a mighty backyard. Yet it is one that our team of local Travel Experts know intimately. They live, love and breathe Asia and are passionate about sharing their wisdom with first-time and repeat visitors. Like trusted friends armed with encyclopedic knowledge, we're excited to be guiding you around our wonderful patch. Whether its taking you to the perfect sunrise spot at Angkor or steering you towards spectacular beaches, mountains and cultural wonders, we've got your back. So come on, let us show you around our Backyard.

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This is the destination many of us dream of when visiting Vietnam: an unclouded ocean horizon broken only by thousands of jade-green islets jutting out of crystal-blue water. Forming a storybook landscape of ethereal beauty, it’s no wonder Halong Bay has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On our private Halong Bay tours, you’ll float through this picture-postcard landscape exactly the way you want—whether on a private vessel, a luxury cruise, an adventurous overnight, or a multi-day excursion that lets you soak in the jaw-dropping scenery. Explore a phantasmagoric cave on the way, or go kayaking on the bay’s calm waters. Stroll on a strip of hidden beach hand-in- hand with your loved one or watch the sunrise from the deck of your ship as you sail among limestone giants. Create your own tailor-made Halong Bay trip with us and experience the freedom of discovering one of Vietnam’s brightest gems your way.


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They Recommend our Ha Long Bay Tours

CNN - Vietnam - Transports

May ’18 “Asia experts Backyard Travel offer 9-day overland tours from US$1,105 per person, including Mekong Delta and Halong Bay, and taking in the main sights between Saigon and Hanoi.”

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SouthChinaPost - Vietnam - Saigon - Hue - Hoi An - Hanoi

Apr ’15 “Book a tour with Backyard Travel and ask for Shi to be your guide: you‘ll explore the countryside around Hue in central Vietnam by bicycle and he‘ll take you to meet one of the city‘s cycling legends and war heroes … in a place you‘d least expect.”

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What’s Special about Halong Bay?

This spectacularly picturesque bay is not only a World Heritage Site rich with legends but also a delight for nature lovers and adventurers. You’re free to explore the turquoise waters by traditional junk, luxury cruiser or kayak. Jump off the sundeck into the water or explore hidden beaches inside a limestone islet. There’s more than meets the eye on a private Halong Bay tour.


The people of Halong City and nearby Cam Pha Town are fiercely proud of Halong Bay, and rightfully so. They strive to keep the bay and its islands pristine, despite high tourist demand.


Although Halong Bay can be considered a year-round destination, the best conditions span from September to November and March to May. July and August see some rainstorms, but they usually die down in a few days.


Our private Halong Bay tours offer a different kind of entertainment: be dazzled by a sunset illuminating the limestone islets while you enjoy a drink on the deck of your boat. It doesn’t get any better than this.


Of the 2,000 islands, about 40 are inhabited. Many of the distinctively shaped islets have whimsical names—such as Monkey, Elephant, and Fighting Cock—given by the imaginative locals.


Vietnamese is the most commonly spoken language among locals. Some residents speak French, while English and Chinese are usually spoken in tourist centers, attractions, and Halong Bay cruise vessels.


The lush Halong Bay area has been inhabited since the time of hunter-gatherers, which later gave rise to a vibrant seafaring culture. It has been the epicenter of great naval battles, rebuffing both Chinese and Mongol invasions.

Meet our Halong Bay Tour Specialists

We’re not your average Vietnam travel agency. Our unique, insider knowledge will give you the edge on affordable, tailor-made travel. Let’s chat about what you’d like to do on your custom Halong Bay cruise.


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