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Popular Halong Bay Cruise Routes

Halong Bay which is located in northeastern Vietnam is included in the Gulf of Tonkin. The bay partly encompasses the sea area of Halong city, Cam Pha ward, and Van Don island district.

To explore the beauty of this UNESCO-declared World Natural Wonder, tourists could choose a day cruise or an overnight cruise running 2-day/ 3-day itineraries. These cruising routes include fixed tourist sites that are allowed by the local authorities and each cruise ship needs to follow the route they have registered. Let Halong Bay Cruises Team share with you the possible cruise routes in the heritage site as follows.

Popular routes in Halong Bay

Popular Halong Bay Attractions


Passing Halong Bay, tourists can’t miss some splendid traveling sites such as Sung Sot Cave, Titov Island, Cua Van fishing village and etc.

Situated in the center of the UNESCO-listed World Natural Wonder on Bo Hon Island, Sung Sot Cave or Surprise Cave is one of the widest and most beautiful grottoes of Halong Bay. Following the stone steps to the grotto, you climb under the shade of trees and foliage. Inside the cave is a mystical world waiting to be explored.

Sung Sot Cave

Titov Island includes steep slopes, tilt with a bank of white sand, flat. The cruise ships usually visit here. Visitors go to the shore to swim or climb the mountain and see the whole island views, looking down from the peak. Titov beach is shaped like a crescent moon that embraces the foot of the island.

Titov Island

About 2 km southwest of Titov Island is Me Cung Grotto or Maze Grotto. Located on the Lom Bo Island, the cave consists of many compartments, though small but very sophisticated, with stalactites in the shape of statues, beautiful patterns hanging from the ceiling.

Cua Van fishing village is a small floating community that is now an attractive tourist site in Halong Bay with many interesting activities for visitors. You can enjoy kayaking around the floating houses or admire the strangely seductive views of nature from a local rowing boat or visit a floating cultural center to understand more about the life of fishermen in the village.

Cua Van fishing village

Popular Halong Bay Cruise Routes


There are many optional Halong Bay Cruise routes to visit the splendid and majestic world wonder, Halong Bay as follow:

Route 1: Thien Cung Cave - Dog Rock, Ba Hang fishing village, Dinh Huong (Lu Huong) Islet, Fighting Cocks (Ga Choi), Hoa Cuong fishing village. 

Fighting Cocks

Route 2: Sung Sot cave, Titov or Soi Sim Island, Me Cung Cave, Fairy Lake or Trong Cave or Trinh Nu (Virgin) Cave or Luon Cave and Bo Nau Cave. 

Route 2 and overnight: Sung Sot Cave - Titov or Soi Sim Beach - Me Cung Cave - Fairy Lake or Drum Cave or Trinh Nu (Virgin) Cave or Luon Cave and Bo Nau Cave
Overnight at 690 Lach Dau Xuoi - Bo Hon Island or Trinh Nu - Trong Cave or Fairy Lake or 587 - Lat Cave

Route 3: Cua Van fishing village - Fairy Cave - Ba Ham Lake

Halong Bay Cruises

Route 3 and overnight: Cua Van Fishing Village - Fairy Cave - Ba Ham Lake
Overnight at Ba Ham Lake or Cua Van Fishing Village

Route 4: Co Cave - Father Cave - Vung Vieng fishing village - Cap La - Cong Dam fishing village or ecological zone Tung Ang - Cong Do Island or Xep Islet

Cap La

Route 4 and overnight: Co Cave - Father Cave - Vung Vieng fishing village - Cap La Cave - Cong Dam fishing village or ecological zone Tung Ang - Cong Do or Xep Islet
Overnight at Cong Do Island

Vung Vieng Fishing Village

Route 5: Port - Gia Luan Dock (Cat Ba - Hai Phong): Dog Rock, Ba Hang fishing village, Dinh Huong Islet, Fighting Cocks (Ga Choi), Hoa Cuong fishing village. 
Additional points for adults: Ba Hang Cave or Soi Sim Beach
Additional points in the route: Bo Nau Cave (Trong Cave or Luon Cave, Virgin Cave)

We hope the above information helpful for you. If you are considering a Halong Bay Cruise for summer vacation, feel free to contact us, we’re always here more than willing to give you the best experience ever in Halong Bay! In case you would love a combination of a hotel and a cruise, check out our Best Halong Bay Cruise Packages for more information. Bon voyage!
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