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.

Phoenix Cruise

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    Phoenix Cruise has been the leader in the 3-star cruise range in Halong since 2005. From the early days, the Phoenix Cruise was operated under the name South Pacific Travel. Until 2007, “Phoenix” became the brand name and started its own journey in 2009. In summer 2013, the first Phoenix Luxury Cruise has been lunched based on qualities of international standards. As a result, the cruise has been awarded “The best tourism products and services” by The Guide for the last 5 years.

    The Phoenix junk is designed with Asian classic beauty combining with modern comfort. The predominant materials of the boat is Vietnamese traditional wood featuring sophisticated furniture and other exotic facilities. All cabins are fully equipped with air-conditioners, minibars, and especially windows overlooking the marvellous scenery. The Phoenix Cruise offers 16 private cabins in total and all of them are well-managed by the excellent crew and experienced captain on board. Each private suite has an area of 14m2 that is an ideal place for single passenger or a couple. In addition, 24-hour room service is available and crew team is willing to help at any time.


    Phoenix restaurant lies in convenient location, which is in the head of the junk, right at the check in/out area. Proudly served delicious food of Vietnamese cuisine and seasonal fresh seafood in cosy atmosphere, this luxury restaurant is aimed to bring satisfaction to customers. For those who are seeking for a bustling place to make friends, Phoenix bar is recommended. Wine, beer and cocktails are ready to be served. Daily Happy Hour which offers buy one to get one free drink is available at the bar and sundeck from 5 to 6 pm. In day time, sundeck located on the top roof is the best place for reviving your spirit and enjoying yourself.

    Tanning and relaxing with cocktails are not-to-be-missed activities for a perfect holiday in a tropical country. Additionally, Tai Chi sessions, squid fishing and kayaking are also included.


    Halong Phoenix Tours offer 2 day-1 night and 3 day-2 night-journeys. Besides cruising towards the centre of Halong Bay to discover formations of a giant limestone cave, these tours also enable passengers to explore the daily life of local people. Halong Phoenix also offers luxury tour at 4-star standard. However, the destinations of these journeys are quite similar such as Surprising Cave, Ti Top Island and Fishing Village.

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