6Reasons to Visit Halong Bay

  • Scenery
    Scenery

    Scenery

    When it comes to scenery, Halong Bay can just be described as a 'wow'. Known for its thousands of rocks and caves emerging out of emerald water, Halong Bay has won numerous world recognitions as well as charmed millions of visitors through our the years. As you slowly explore the Bay, you will go from one surprise to another: one cannot stop asking himself/herself 'how could nature have gifted human such a wonder!'.

  • Culture
    Culture

    Culture

    In Vietnam, culture is something that is always there to impress you, and Halong Bay is no exception. Taking a trip to Halong Bay and you will feel a part of Vietnamese's Northern coastal life which is significantly different from it is in the centre and the south: Some make a living on the floating villages - others serve delicious fresh seafood which they just caught from the sea.

  • Cruise tours
    Cruise tours

    Cruise tours

    It is not exaggerating to say that cruise tours make an important feature of Halong Bay. Each cruise and junk has a different itinerary that takes one to visit caves and helps one experience local life on water. These cruise tours often include transfer from Hanoi to the Bay, food on board and a knowledgeable tour guide who will assist you all through your trip. Lodging varies in style and quality from inexpensive, party-style to extremely luxury ones.

  • Food
    Food

    Food

    Halong is famous for its seafood: crabs, prawns, sea clams among strange native specialties (check out Food section to learn more about these specialties). If you stay in one of the hotels on land, make sure you visit one of our recommended restaurants in town to experience authentic Halong Bay cuisines.

  • Value for money
    Value for money

    Value for money

    Halong Bay can be said to be one of the best places to travel in Southeast Asia, especially in terms of value-for-money. Whatever budget you spare for your trip, you will get more than what you expect. This is thanks to the low hotel costs and excellently organized cruise tours. For example, from only $70/ person you can get food and boarding along with an exciting cruise program for 2 day 1 night.

  • Unique experience
    Unique experience

    Unique experience

    Ultimately, it is the unique experience that you have in Halong Bay that counts the most. Imagine waking up in the beautiful sunrise amid the rocks, islets and caves. Some will remember their cave dinner for a lifetime while others enjoy the breathtaking view from a mountain top that gives a bird-eye view of the Bay. All of these second-to-none moments are awaiting you in Halong Bay.

Calypso Cruise

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    Calypso Luxury Cruiser is a prominent member of the well-known Oriental Sails cruise line, which has gained certain reputation since its launch in 2009. Such a traditional wooden cruise with mysterious eastern aura never fails to attract tourists from different parts of the world.
    The cruise is 33 meters in length and 8 meters in width with 2 main decks and the sundeck on the rooftop. 12 luxury cabins are located on both decks -  with 8 cabins and the kitchen on the first deck, the other 4 cabins together with the bar and restaurant lie on the second deck. The average cabin size is 12.5 square meters equipped with modern and standardized facilities. 

    All Calypso cabins are beautifully design in a way to preserve its unique oriental ambiance but still able to bring the maximum comfort and convenience to guests. Expansive windows are exposed to the widest views of the Bay, so that travelers will not miss out any breathtaking moments. The cruise is also proud of its fine bedding system that helps guests easily drift into a sound sleep just like at their home.
    The open space on sundeck offers a stunning and panoramic view of the bay that will keep on impressing and surprising tourists. It is perfect place to snap great pictures, socialize with other travelers or just contemplate. Let go of all the worries and purely treasure the moments; later in your life, these can be among the moments you want to revive the most.

    A great trip often goes along with fine cuisine. The cruise restaurant caters many kinds of fresh seafood and local specialties that can please even the pickiest diners. Customer-oriented, friendly and professional staff that are always willing to assist and tactful in dealing with every single request brings immense satisfaction to all guests on board.

    Running both 2-day and 3-day itineraries, the cruise offers visits to some of the most well-known places in Halong Bay namely Amazing Cave, Luon Cave or Titov Island. There are a wide range of activities from visiting fishing villages, swimming into the azure-blue water, kayaking among lime stones, snorkeling to cooking demonstration, squid fishing at night during the tour. One very special activity offered by Calypso Cruise is rock climbing on the second day of 3-day trip; however, this activity is on request and requires advance contact for booking the service.
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