Combine Hanoi with a trip to Halong Bay, on the Gulf of Tonkin.

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Key Stats

Flight from London London

11:30 hrs

Time Difference

GMT +7 hrs

The 'Bay of the Descending Dragon' is sometimes referred to as the eighth wonder of the world (and therefore joins a cast list of thousands), and whether or not it joins such exalted company, this is certainly a spectacular and bizarre landscape. A UNESCO World Heritage site, the karst limestone mountains meet the sea at this dramatic bay.

Cliffs, arches and coves compete for space in an area that is without doubt the most outstandingly beautiful in the country and an incomparable coastal scene.

Original Travel can arrange day trips from Hanoi, or - much the preferable option - overnight stays on one of the excellent floating hotels that cruise around the bay.

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Where to stay

Halong Jasmine

Halong Jasmine

Launched in late 2007, the Halong Jasmine is all about attention to detail and quality of design.

Halong Ginger

Halong Ginger

Launched in mid 2006, this wooden junk combines old school elegance with modern comfort for the ideal exploration of Halong Bay.

M/V Emeraude

M/V Emeraude

The Emeraude cruises amid the scenic beauty of Halong Bay at a stately 10 knots.

Restaurant

Sofitel Metropole

Built in 1901, the hotel has a rich history, having witnessed the turbulent 20th century history of Vietnam, and occupies a landmark French colonial building next to the Opera House in the heart of Hanoi.

Deluxe Room bed at La Siesta Trendy

La Siesta Trendy Hotel and Spa

Just outside of Hanoi’s old town, La Siesta Trendy Hotel and Spa is a stylish and contemporary hotel alternative in the city centre.

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