Halong bay is a famous destination in the North of Vietnam, attracting many domestic and international visits every day. When is the best time to go to Halong bay? Or best time of year to visit Halong bay? For international visitors from October to April and Vietnamese visitors, summer from June to September is the peak season. Let find out more detail with Go Viet Trip.
It belongs to Quang Ninh province, North East of Vietnam. Far from Hanoi capital, about 170km. It takes around 2 hours on the highway or 3,5 hours on the road 5—Halong Vietnamese meaning "Descending Dragon" following many legendary.
Traveling here, visitors can experience countless exciting activities such as admiring thousands of large and small limestone islands, islets on the bay and participating in many water sports games: Kayaking, swimming, rock climbing, scuba diving… Especially when you spend time overnight on the bay, you will join more activities such as visiting caves, exploring floating villages, enjoying the sunset, sunrise on the bay, joining cooking class, and squid fishing… We believe that you never get bored while in Halong bay.
Overview of Halong bay
Halong bay is beautiful every season, and each season has its own beauty. If visitors come in the summer, they will be comfortable bathing on the bay, watching the blue sky. If traveling in the winter, visitors will see the bay's hazy space.
The weather characterized is typical with four distinct seasons of the North with hot, humid in the summer and cool, cold in the winter.
Each season has its own beauty
Spring (February to April)
The temperature in spring ranges from 19 - 29 degrees Celsius sometimes, there is fog with drizzle, but this is also an opportunity for tourists to see a mysterious Halong Bay.
Summer (May to August)
From mid-May, the sky turns clear blue, and the average temperature rises during the day about 34 - 35 degrees Celsius, very suitable for outdoor activities: swimming, resting on the beach, kayaking. This is also the time when many Vietnamese guests enjoy their summer vacation.
Summer is also the season with heavy rains or storms that can affect the trip.
Autumn (September to November)
This is the best time to visit Halong Bay. The average temperature in this season is about 27 degrees Celsius. The air is cool, pleasant, and especially have sunny, very suitable for tourists to enjoy the trip to Halong bay and take beautiful photos. This time also attracts a lot of international guests.
Winter (December to February)
The temperature of the season is quite cold and cool, the temperature from 8 to 20 degrees celsius. This is also a time when many tourists attract many international tourists for the Christmas and New Year holidays.
Here is a summary of the weather in Halong Bay in 2021
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|Average Temperature||14 -20||15-21||18-23||19-26||25-34||25-33||24-30||25-32||24-29||22-28||21-26||19-23|
Although summer and winter attract many domestic and foreign tourists. However, the best times to visit Halong Bay would be spring and autumn (from March to April and September to October).
Because the weather is very pleasant dry, and less typhoons, so you will minimize the risk on your trip.
Moreover, if you book early, you can get a promotion or a free upgrade to get a better room if you are lucky.
Visitors enjoy bamboo boats on the bay
The summer (June – September) is the peak season for Vietnamese people traveling here. This is also the summer break for many students, and the weather in Hanoi is sweltering, so many families try to travel to the beaches in general and Halong bay in particular.
In the summer, visitors can easily join many sports games on the bay, such as swimming and kayaking…
This is also the rainy season, and tropical depressions can affect visitors' trips.
From October to April (especially from November to January), international tourists visit and relax because many people are on winter holidays. During this time, the weather is quite pleasant with cloudy and mist will bring visitors a new scenery and mystery on the bay.
From Hanoi, you can go by bus, private car or limousine. Price from US$ 15 to $US 150, depending on which service you want to use or take Seaplane with a higher price.
However, in our opinion, the best option to visit Halong bay is to take a Halong bay cruise trip from Hanoi with all includes such as transportations (2 ways), all entrance fees, meals, and accommodations… so all you need to do is to pack your suitcase and have fun. Because when you book only transportation, you still have to book an extra cruise to visit Halong bay at the harbor.
Here are local advice
Have you decided to plan a Halong Bay cruise?
There are many ways to book a Halong Bay tour. You can book a tour online or book on arrival. Each way has its own pros and cons.
But ordering online will save you time and the price will be better,
You can contact reputable local travel agents like Go Viet Trip. One of the best travel agencies in Hanoi, providing multi Halong bay tours with the best price and guarantee service in Hanoi old quarter.
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Author Hoan Nguyen
He has over 10 years of experience working in the tourism sector and operator. He has traveled to many places in Vietnam and around the world.
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