Luxury junks at Tuan Chau Pier on Halong Bay
Luxury junks at Tuan Chau Pier on Halong Bay

Junk cruise on Halong Bay - Part 1

Halong Bay is among the most popular tourist attractions in Vietnam. Almost all travellers to Vietnam make their trip to the bay. The best way to visit Halong Bay is to embark on an overnight luxury junk cruise which browses the towering limestone islands on the emerald water of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Boat operators in Halong Bay offer luxury cruises for 1,2 or 3 nights. Choosing a good junk with impeccable service on board is essential for a great holiday on Halong Bay. In this series of articles, Paradissa will take you onto a number of cruises, so that you have more ideas of the junks, the itineraries, the service on board and the heavenly landscape of Halong Bay.

Junk cruise on Halong Bay
Tuan Chau Pier is gradually replacing the pier at Bai Chay and Hon Gai

 

Junk cruise on Halong Bay
There are always luxury junks anchoring far from the pier

 

Junk cruise on Halong Bay
Tenders will carry tourists from the pier to the junk

 

Junk cruise on Halong Bay
The cruise starts at 1 P.M approaching the closest islands

 

Junk cruise on Halong Bay
As we cruise further into the islands, we can see more day-cruise boats and junks plying the emerald water

 

Junk cruise on Halong Bay
Though busy with the boats, the bay is still peaceful as ever...

 

Junk cruise on Halong Bay
After cruising for a while, you can look back and find Halong City just close behind

 

Junk cruise on Halong Bay
Some travelers have only a few hours on the bay and they'll go on a small boat like this one

 

Junk cruise on Halong Bay
In the afternoon, most junks anchor around at Ti Tov Island where you can climb to the top for the panoramic view of the stunning bay...