It is not easy to advise you which the best time to travel to Halong Bay is; because it depends on how you define a perfect trip. Good weather? Less crowded? Or is it the good deal you got? We let you decide :)




The climate in Halong Bay is similar to Hanoi and Northeastern part of Vietnam with four seasons, typically cold winter and hot humid summer.


September – November & March – May are normally considered ideal for a cruise trip in Halong Bay as the weather is warm and very pleasant. The bay will welcome you with a dry climate, clear blue sky and much sunshine, which is perfect for water-based activities such as swimming or kayaking.


June – August: It will be very hot and humid during this time of the year. However, the fresh air at the bay and the summer breeze will cool you down as you cruise into the ocean. You will also expect light rains or even showers occasionally. And don’t forget all the cruises are equipped with A/C, so don’t let the summer heat bother you anyway!


December – February is the winter time with cold and dry weather, not ideal for swimming. Rain occurs sporadically in form of drizzle. Temperature varies from 15°C – 20°C, and even lower during night time. So prepare yourselves with warm clothes just in case. The foggy days or strong monsoon are also visible this time. In the early morning, the mist might cover all over Halong as a blanket, bringing out the different and mystical charm of the bay.


It is said that the months of July – August often see sporadic hurricanes and storms. However, the weather nowadays is always changing and unpredictable. In case your cruise trip is cancelled or delayed due to these extreme weathers (or even the strong monsoon sometimes), we will switch your travel date or change it with alternative plan/destination. More information about our cruise cancellation can be found here.




Low Season: If you are a budget-minded traveler, this is the time! During summer months (May – September), many cruise ships offer massive promotions and sales off on cabin and you can save a lot of money in comparison with other times of the year. Make sure you got the best deals from Halong Charm by click here!

High Season: October – November & February – April are considered as high season for traveling in Halong Bay as well as Vietnam. So you will expect a lot of tourists coming from all over the world. During these months, the weather is also most suitable to visit Halong Bay.

Peak Season: December – January is the peak time for visiting Halong Bay as it coincides with Christmas and New Year holiday. The number of tourists will be rising and most of the cruises will be fully booked soon. So if you travel during this time of the year, make sure you book your trip months ahead to avoid fully bookings and disappointments. On Christmas and New Year Eve, most cruises in Halong Bay will throw Gala Dinners for guests on board and surcharge will be applied for this.


For us, Halong Bay is always beautiful in different seasons of the year. So, just come and visit our national treasure at any time that is convenient for you! And your memories with Halong Charm will never fade away!


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