The guides they selected were very good and, in three cases (Seoul, Hoi An/Hue, and Angkor Wat) simply outstanding.
Approximately a three-hour drive east of Hanoi, Halong Bay is a breathtaking landscape of 1,969 densely clustered limestone islands, arches and pinnacles rising right out of the emerald waters. Designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for its surreal beauty, Halong Bay is one of Vietnam's top destinations.
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Embark on your private junk, a traditional wooden boat that has been luxuriously fitted with traditional Chinese rosewood furniture and design elements in each of the two bedrooms. Cruise through the islands and explore their quirks and characteristics – some of the islands are hollow, hiding caves and grottoes, and support floating villages of fishermen, who ply the shallow waters. Many of the islands have names reflecting their unusual shapes, such as Voi (elephant), Ga Choi (fighting cock), and Mai Nha (roof).
Bai Tu Long Bay
Sail to Bai Tu Long Bay, passing through extraordinarily shaped islands with other such evocative names as Poem Mountain, Teapot Islet and Goat’s Head Islet. Swim in the pristine water here before heading to the tranquility of Cong Do and the hidden wonder of Thay Cave.
Swimming & Kayaking
Enjoy swimming and kayaking around Cong Dam, a picturesque area with hidden lagoons and sleepy fishing villages ensconced by towering karst cliffs, as well as the white-sand beach of Doi Non Island. Pass through thousands of islands and islets on the cruise to Tra San Beach for more sunbathing, swimming and kayaking.
Vung Vieng Fishing Village
Take a rowboat to visit the Vung Vieng fishing village, where you can interact with the local fishermen and see them at work.
Experience the best of Vietnam on this 12-day luxury journey that traces the country’s stunning coastline to its most popular destinations. You’ll take a walking tour of Hanoi’s Old Quarter, cruise the UNESCO-listed limestone karsts of Halong Bay aboard a private junk, and see the famous Cu Chi tunnels in Saigon.
Experience Indochina in style and comfort, aboard a luxury private jet. Starting off in Bangkok, you’ll take in some of the city’s most ancient temples, before taking off for the ever-charming Lao city, Luang Prabang. From here, you’ll head to Vietnam, where you’ll take in some of the country’s most...
Lap up the best of Vietnam and Cambodia on this 15-day luxury tour, taking you from Hanoi to Siem Reap. You’ll be mesmerized by Halong Bay’s limestone karsts, exchange cultural insights in the Black Tai villages, and step into the ancient Khmer Kingdom at Angkor Wat, while staying in some of the region’s best hotels.
Take an incredible 19-day luxury journey through Vietnam and Cambodia, seeing local life in villages to big cities as you stop in Hanoi, Halong Bay, Sapa, Yuanyang, Lijiang, and Kunming. You’ll ride a traditional Vietnamese junk, make friends in a Black Hmong village, and wander through the Stone Forest.
Experience the best that Northern Vietnam has to offer on this exciting 7-day luxury journey. You’ll visit museums and temples in Hanoi, cruise the karsts of Halong Bay on a private junk, take a roadtrip through Ninh Binh, and explore Vietnam’s first national park, while staying at luxury hotels along the way.
Private Junk Cruise
There are hotels in Halong City, but we prefer to arrange a private junk cruise for our clients, allowing you to spend 2-3 days cruising this stunning region on your own private vessel, with your own luxury cabin, crew and onboard dining. You'll spend your nights moored in a quiet area of the bay, and your days cruising the waters observing the spectacular scenery as well as visiting local fishing villages, kayaking and swimming. What better way to enjoy Halong Bay than sipping a cold drink on the deck of your own private junk as the sun goes down?