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.

Pelican Cruise

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  • Cruise Details
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    Starting to operate in early 2012, with the newest of the line sailing in the beginning of 2013, 3 junks on Pelican Cruise fleet create a new sense of luxury for cruise trip at the charming Halong Bay. The cruises were constructed and designed with a style that was a combination of classic and modern wooden architecture. Entering the cruise makes passengers feel comfortable and cozy, and also a little superior sense.

    Each cruise of Pelican fleet is able to provide accommodations for maximum 44 passengers with 22 cabins classifying into 20 Deluxe cabins and 2 Royal Suites. These cabins offer travelers experience of a 5-stars standard with modern amenities, including air-conditioners, private bathrooms and large window, as well as elegant design to create an atmosphere of relaxing and coziness, and also elegance. In each cabin, there are also safety box for valuable assets and a minibar for some romantic drinks at night for couples.     
    Not only in the cabins are great, but also the other public area are either. Restaurant on Pelican Cruises might not have unique features in décor, but the food is delicious with diverse menu, particularly Vietnamese and local seafood. And if passengers desire to have a private place, grab some drinks and witness the breathtaking sceneries of Halong or chat with friends, the terrace bar is an ideal place. Other services onboard, delivered by well-trained staff, are also outstanding features of the cruises, such as dinner at Tien Cave (Fairy Cave) or the Tai Chi sessions every morning at 6.30AM.
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