Halong Bay

A natural wonder of the world and one of Vietnam’s five UNESCO World Heritage Sites, magnificent Halong Bay lies 160km to the east of Hanoi. Over three thousand jagged limestone islands emerge from the emerald green waters of Halong Bay. While some islands are no more than large rocks, others are much more substantial and contain huge cathedral-like caves of stalactites and stalagmites.

  • Paradise Cruises Halong Bay

  • 2 Days DAY 1 - Hanoi - Halong (Cabin / Onboard)Travel by vehicle from Hanoi to Halong Bay – journey east along Highway 5 across Hai Hung Provin
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  • Halong Palace Hotel

  • Rising above the Ha Long Harbour, the Ha Long Palace Hotel boasts alluring views of the Ha Long Bay with its glistening azure waters and the city skyl
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  • Halong Plaza Hotel

  • Ideally located by Halong Bay, Halong Plaza Hotel combines a warm welcome and excellent service to provide the ideal venue for business and leisu
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  • Emeraude Cruises

  • Every day, the Emeraude journeys through one of the world's most dazzling natural wonders and into the sepia realm of a dream. Named for a cruising ve
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Fact File

CapitalHanoi

LanguageVietnamese, Russian, French, Chinese, English.

ClimateThe south has two seasons: the wet (May to November, wettest from June to August) and the dry (December to April). The hottest and most humid time is from the end of February to May. The central coast is dry from May to October and wet from December to February. The highland areas are significantly cooler than the lowlands, and temperatures can get down to freezing in winter. The north has two seasons: cool, damp winters (November to April) and hot summers (May to October). There is the possibility of typhoons between July and November, affecting the north and central areas

CurrencyDong (VND)

VisaAll visitors are required to have a valid visa to enter Vietnam. A one-month tourist visa is usually sufficient for most visitors. All visitors must obtain visa aproval from the Vietnamese Immigration Department before a visa is issued

HealthVisitors should be innoculated against typhoid, cholera, hepatitis A and B, tetanus and polio. A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required from travellers over one year of age arriving within six days of visiting infected areas. Malaria is present in most of the region and it is advisable to take precautions especially if travelling off the beaten track. Medical facilities can be limited and it is essential to take out a comprehensive medical insurance policy before travelling

PassportsPassports should be valid for more than six months after proposed date of departure from Vietnam

Time ZoneGMT +7 hours