Explore the Halong Bay cruise routes

Halong Bay is a famous and interesting places for tourist around the world. Exploring Halong bay, you’ll have the chance to dive yourself into the marverlous natural landscape. Additionally, you’ll understand why Halong Bay is a world heritage by UNESCO. If you are planning to explore Halong bay, let’s be with Travel Authentic Asia to discover the Halong Bay cruise routes suitable for you!

Route 1: Ship Port - Center for Scenic Park Conservation

Duration: 04-06 hours

Places visited: Thien Cung grotto, Dau Go cave, Ba Hang cave, Cho Da islet, Dinh Huong islet, Trong Mai islet (Ga Choi islet)

Thien Cung  grotto, Halong Bay cruise route
Thien Cung grotto

From Tuan Chau international marina, you will be take to Thien Cung grotte with a system of splendid, white stalactites and stalagmites carved from crystal.  Visiting the cave, you’ll feel like being lost in a glorious palace, that’s the reason why it’s named Thien Cung (meaning the palace in the heaven). Then you’ll move to Dau Go cave which brings an ancient and contemplavtive beauty. The next places you’ll visit is Ba Hang cave, the highlight of this cave is the lush four-season vegetation on soaring rocky islands, vertical cliffs or large valleys formed and covered by layers of tropical forest vegetation. You’ll also have the chance to explore Cho Da islet, Dinh Huong islet and Trong Mai islet. They are unique rock island on Halong Bay that you should visit.

Route 2: Ship Port - Cave Park Conservation Center

Duration: 06 hours

Places visited: Soi Sim island, Ti Top island, Sung Sot cave, Luon cave, Ho Dong Tien cave, Trong cave, Trinh Nu cave, Me Cung grotto

Soi Sim island, Halong Bay cruise route
Soi Sim island

Departing from Tuan Chau International Marina, the cruise ship takes you to visit Soi Sim Island, an island with an area of ​​about 66,300m2, with unspoiled natural landscape and is an ideal destination for water sports experiences, adventure games on the beach and swimming. The next destination is Titop Island, which is covered with rich vegetation, clear water, and a yellow crescent-shaped sand strip. You can experience water sports, kayaking, mountain climbing, or simply walking around the island. Continuing the journey is Sung Sot cave located on the Bo Hon island range, the largest cave discovered on Ha Long Bay up to now. It is one of the typical karst caves and has high geoscientific value. You can admire the shimmering, fanciful stalactites in the cave. With this route, you will discover Luon cave, Luon cave is a cleft cave formed from the biochemical corrosion of seawater and the collapse of the limestone ceiling in layers. The cave is located between shaped rocky islands and you can take a kayak to explore this cave. On this journey, you will also discover Ho Dong Tien cave, Trong cave, Trinh Nu cave, Me Cung grotto with many unique, wild and impressive beauties, making your journey even more unforgettable. .

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Route 3: Ship Port - Marine Culture Conservation Center

Duration: 06-08 hours

Places visited: Cua Van Floating Cultural Center, Truc Forest area, Tien Ong Cave, Ang Du, Ba Ham Lake, Ba Men Temple

Cua Van  floating village, Halong Bay cruise route
Cua Van floating village

Itinerary to explore Ha Long Bay by cruise ship from Tuan Chau International Marina. The itinerary includes visiting destinations such as Cua Van Floating Cultural Center, Rung Truc area, Tien Ong Cave, Ang Du, Ba Ham Lake, and Ba Men Temple. Cua Van floating cultural center introduces the unique culture of Ha Long fishing community, while Truc Forest is an area with a luxuriant bamboo population. Tien Ong Cave is a valuable archaeological relic on Ha Long Bay, allowing tourists to visit the vestiges of prehistoric Vietnamese life. This journey ends at Ba Men temple, a temple with spiritual meaning of fishermen in Ha Long sea. Cua Van and Rung Truc floating cultural centers will be attractive eco-tourism destinations in the future.

Route 4: Ship port - Marine entertainment development and conservation center

Duration: 08 hours

Places visited: Co cave, Thay cave, Cong Do island area, Cap La cave, Tung - Ang Cong Do ecological area, Hon Xep park, Vung Vieng area.

Cong Do island, Halong Bay cruise route
Cong Do island

Starting from Tuan Chau port or Vinashin port, you can visit Co cave, Thay cave, Cong Do island area, Cap La cave, Tung - Ang ecological area at Cong Do and Hon Xep Park. Co Cave is located at an altitude of 40m above sea level, has a fairly large area, the cave is flat and at the foot of the island has a white sand beach. You can explore caves and kayak to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere. Thay cave area is home to coral reefs with high coverage on Ha Long Bay, potential for developing many types of tourism. Overnight Cong Do spot has a beautiful landscape, you can watch the sunrise or sunset on the sea, join the night party on the yacht, fish, squid fishing, practice Yoga and Taichi. Cap La cave area is one of the newly discovered caves on Ha Long Bay, with a rich system of stalagmites and is considered one of the caves of unique value in terms of geology - geomorphology and natural landscapes. Tung - Ang Ecological Area in Cong Do has an area of about 0.5ha, is a typical type of ecosystem for limestone islands formed in the marine environment such as in Ha Long Bay.

Route 5: Ship Port - Gia Luan Wharf (Cat Ba - Hai Phong)

Duration: 06-08 hours

Places visited: Thien Cung Cave, Dau Go Cave, Dog Stone Islet, Ba Hang Cave, Dinh Huong Islet, Trong Mai Islet (Ga Choi).

Trong Mai islet, Halong Bay cruise route
Trong Mai islet

The cruise ship will depart from Tuan Chau international Marina and take you to Dau Go island range to visit two famous caves on Ha Long Bay: Thien Cung cave and Dau Go cave. Then, the cruise will take you to visit some unique sights on Ha Long Bay such as Dog Stone Island, Ba Hang Cave, Dinh Huong Islet and Trong Mai Islet (Ga Choi). Continuing the journey, you’ll be taken to Cat Ba Bay (Hai Phong) to explore the forest of rocky islands with various shapes. Finally, the cruise will end back to Tuan Chau International Marina.

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