Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Along Bay (or Halong Bay) is one of the most visited tourist sites in Southeast Asia. Between land and sea, the karst peaks of Dragon Bay characterize the Vietnamese landscape and make this magical place one of the most beautiful views in the world. The North Vietnam tourist guide will help you to fully enjoy your stay in these mythical regions. A junk cruise is the best way to explore the heavenly and magical bay of Along and admire its colorful games and enchanting mists. Although overrun by tourists, Cat Bà Island is worth a visit for its fishing village, the visit of its national park and the many activities it offers: climbing, hiking and sea kayaking to sail between the mountains emerging from the turquoise waters of the bay. A few kilometres from Along, the site of Yen Tu shelters a magnificent Buddhist sanctuary which includes about ten pagodas overlooking the mountain. Nothing is less certain than facing this almost fantastic landscape, the wonder will be immediate...

What to visit dans la Baie d'Along?

When to go to dans la Baie d'Along?

When to go to Along Bay? Each season will reveal a different facet of Along Bay, between the misty winter and the turquoise waters of sunny days

High season (July-August): very popular with tourists in the summer season, Along Bay enjoys warm and sunny, although unstable... indeed it is the typhoon season and even if they are rare, it can happen that the authorities suspend navigation in Along Bay.

In spring and autumn, Along Bay is neglected by its many tourists even though it retains all its climatic attractions (sun, heat, a clear horizon as far as the eye can see...)

During the low season, temperatures are cooler and rainfall is frequent.

If you are wondering when to go to Along Bay, May-June and September-October are the best times to visit.

How to go to dans la Baie d'Along? Our advice & tips

  • Organised trips
  • Going alone
  • Moving around

Along Bay is a popular destination and is widely offered by travel agencies and tour operators in the region. Most of the time, the discovery of the terrestrial Along Bay, sometimes also that of the maritime Along Bay, is part of a tour in the Hanoi region or a tailor-made stay. Choosing the formula of a tour package for this destination will make your life easier, but will be less financially advantageous than a solo trip.

From France, a round trip air ticket to Hanoi costs between approximately €600 and €1,100. To obtain attractive rates, it is essential to do so well in advance. Remember to buy your tickets six months before departure! You can then drive to Along Bay by car, bus, shuttle or train

A cruise in Along Bay is not improvised, it is preferable, even essential, to go through a local agency to enjoy a cruise in complete safety. There are cruises at all prices and often the agencies are based in Hanoi and include in the cruise price, the Hanoi-Along round trip by shuttle.

Prepare for your trip dans la Baie d'Along

Transportation
  • Book a ferry
  • Car Rental
  • Taxi
Accommodations
  • Find a hotel
  • Holiday rental
Stays
  • Tailor-made trip
Services / On site
  • Book a table
  • Activities & visits

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When to travel?

When to go to Along Bay? Each season will reveal a different facet of Along Bay, between the misty winter and the tur...
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Weather forecast

Along Bay has a humid subtropical climate. From November to April, the weather is quite cool: an average of 19°C in...
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Budget

The cost of living in Along Bay, as everywhere in Vietnam, is relatively low compared to other destinations; however,...
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Formalities

Since July 2018, French, Swiss, Belgian and Canadian nationals have been exempt from visa requirements for a stay in...
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Health

It is advisable to check if your health record is up to date (DT Polio, etc.) before going to Along Bay. No vaccine i...
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How to travel by yourself?

From France, a round trip air ticket to Hanoi costs between approximately €600 and €1,100. To obtain attractive r...
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How to get organized?

Along Bay is a popular destination and is widely offered by travel agencies and tour operators in the region. Most of...
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Getting around

A cruise in Along Bay is not improvised, it is preferable, even essential, to go through a local agency to enjoy a cr...
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