Halong Bay Overnight Cruises are the best option to explore Halong Bay for your trip to Vietnam. Staying overnight in Halong Bay, you will have more time to explore the less touched area of Halong Bay and have time to enjoy one of the most beautiful places in Vietnam and in the world. With overnight cruises, you will have the option for Halong Bay 2 Day 1 Night Cruise and Halong Bay 3 Day 2 Night Cruise.
The distance from Hanoi to Halong Bay is about 175kms and with the traffic and road condition in Vietnam, it takes about 3 to 4 hours to get to Halong City depending on which road you use ( normal road through the residential area or expressway).
So if you take Halong Bay Day Tour you will not have much time on the bay to enjoy the beauty of the bay because 2 way transfer will take about 6 to 8 hours already. You will only have about 4 to 5 hours on the bay including lunchtime(about 1 hour). That is the reason why Halong Bay Overnight Cruises are the best way to experience the trip in Halong Bay. Of course, when your time and budget is limited then Halong Bay cruise will be fine.
If you compare the price of overnight cruise and day cruise in Halong Bay you will see that the overnight cruise price is much higher than the day cruise. That is because the overnight cruise is a longer trip with more services and activities. While the day cruise there is only 1 meal, the overnight cruises there will be 2 lunches, 1 dinner and 1 breakfast for 2 day 1 night cruise and 3 lunches, 2 dinners and 2 breakfast for 3 day 2 night cruise. There will be more activities for overnight cruises like kayaking, sampan boat, cycling, cooking class, swimming and ticket price is higher also.
The Halong Bay Overnight Cruise journeys with longer trips and with accommodation like a hotel on the mainland with food facilities so that is the reason why the price is much higher than the day cruise.
When your time is limited and the budget is not too high, the Halong Bay 2 Day 1 Night is good enough. That is because at least you can stay overnight on the cruise and experience most of the activities of the overnight cruises like kayaking, swimming, cooking class, Tai Chi and enjoy most of the atmosphere of the bay from sunrise in Halong Bay to sunset in Halong Bay.
Halong Bay 3 day 2 night cruise you will have more time to discover the remote area of the bay so this itinerary is for the travellers who have more time, better budget and wish to discover more corners of Halong Bay. For the 3 day 2 night cruise you will have a full day for kayaking, swimming and cycling. There are some itineraries you will discover Ca Ba Island and visit the cave there. So 2 night cruise like an adventure trip.
With more time for Halong Bay, Overnight cruises give you more chance to discover more parts of the bay comparing to the day cruise.
While the day cruises in Halong Bay only reach some islands near the harbour, the overnight cruise itinerary will reach the further areas of the bay.
Most of the day cruises will depart from Tuan Chau Harbour and just visit Thien Cung Cave, do kayaking in Ba Hang Village, visit Flighting Cock Rocks and go back to the Tuan Chau Habour. There are some day cruises starting from Got Habour and visiting Lan Ha Bay – the less touristy part of Halong Bay. Escape Sails is a day cruise like that. This tour allows the longer itinerary as they use the expressway.
The Overnight cruises may start from different Harbour and visit the different parts of the bay depending on what cruise it is. Most of the cruises start the trip from Tuan Chau Habour to visit Halong Bay Centre while there are cruises starting from Hon Gai Harbour and they visit Bai Tu Long Bay. We name them Bai Tu Long Bay Cruises.
Besides that, a lot of new and nice cruises now choose Lan Ha Bay for their itinerary where is less touristy and cleaner than the center of Halong Bay. We name them Lan Ha Bay Cruises.
No matter where they go but the Halong Bay overnight cruises will be a good option for your trip to Halong Bay and your holiday in Vietnam.
27 cabins - Launched in 2018
27 cabins - Launched in 2019