The 10 Best Things to Do in Quang Ninh Province, Vietnam

August 4, 2017 Oliva Fomby

Quảng Ninh (Vietnamese: [kwa᷉ːŋ niŋ] ( listen)) is a province along the northeastern coast of Vietnam. The province is home to Hạ Long Bay, a World Heritage Site. The provincial capital is Hạ Long. Nearly 80% of the province is mountainous with abundant land, forest water and mineral resources. Nearly 90% of coal output in the country is extracted in this province. Hạ Long Bay has 1,969 islands, out of which 989 have been given names. The province covers an area of 6,102.4 square kilometres and as of 2014 it had a population of 1,185,200 people.
Restaurants in Quang Ninh Province

1. Hera Cruise - Private Day Cruise

No 12 | Tuan Chau Island, Halong Bay, Tuan Chau Island, Vietnam
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5 based on 82 reviews

Hera Cruise - Private Day Cruise

Crafted for modern voyagers who seek the finest experiences imaginable, Hera Cruises marries the celestial qualities of the Greek goddess with the universal energies of space, air, fire, water and earth to create an elite cruise experience like no other. Step aboard our 6-star luxury cruise ship for a trip to a mythical time and place - Vietnam’s UNESCO World Heritage Site, Halong Bay.

Reviewed By Lynette L - Jerrabomberra, Australia

We just did the 2 day/ 1 night cruise and it was absolutely sensational. The staff from Hera Cruises ensured our every need was meet and the service was very personalised. The boat was magnificent, comfortable beds, beautifully decorated rooms and it felt like we were in a hotel. Halong Bay is gorgeous and we were blessed with the weather. I would definitely book with this company again!

2. Aphrodite Cruises

House no.12, Ngoc Chau Marina, Halong Bay, Tuan Chau Island 10000, Vietnam
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5 based on 691 reviews

Aphrodite Cruises

The very first luxury boutique 5 star cruises in Halong bay.

Reviewed By Yuqiao S

I participated in a 2-day 1-night cruise on Aphrodite boat. This boat is a little more expensive than other boats offering similar services, but I chose Aphrodite because of the overwhelming good rating it has received on TripAdvisor. Man, I’m so happy I made this decision, every dollar i spent was worth it. The boat is well maintained in good shape, the crew were very warm and helpful, the room was elegantly prepared, very clean and smelled fresh. On top of shiny white linens, fresh rose pedals scattered. The room had a bottle of champagne and fresh fruits. The meals on the boat were excellent, totally exceeding my expectation for meals on a cruise boat. And when I finished my lunch, one of the crew came over, asked me how it was and whether I wanted more. I said I could use a little bit more roast beef If it was convenient. She went back and told the chef, And the chef prepared another whole plate of roast beef for me. That was how they took care of their customers, I was very impressed. The view on the boat was great, the bay is like a picture slowly revealing itself in front of your eyes, but this cruise is even more impressive and we became friends with the crew members after one day. This is truly a five-star experience!

3. Bai Tu Long Bay

Halong Bay 008433, Vietnam
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Bai Tu Long Bay

Bai Tu Long Bay is the name of an area located in the east of Halong Bay Vietnam. Although it shares many similar geological characters with Halong Bay, Bai Tu Long Bay is considered as off the beaten tourist track with many deserted and pristine Beaches, no less impressive karst Mountains. The Bay has a rich biodiversity with two ecosystems: a tropical, moist, evergreen rainforest ecosystem; and a marine and coastal ecosystem. The area has scarcely seen any tourist development. A large number of guests, through online research, wish to visit the Bai Tu Long Bay because it is much less crowded than Halong Bay. The only disadvantage is that it does not have many grottos. The nearest place for a visit (Vung Vieng Fishing village) is at around 20 km from tourist port.

Reviewed By Wrongsideofforty - Southampton

A must see whilst in Vietnam, we took a night cruise with Paradise Cruises and it was just wonderful

4. Bhaya Classic & Premium Cruises

Halong Bay, Tuan Chau Island, Vietnam
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Bhaya Classic & Premium Cruises

Launching its first cruise back in the summer of 2007, Bhaya Classic Cruises is a member of what is now Halong Bay's largest fleet of cruise boats & ships. The 4 Bhaya Classic boats are constructed in a classic, oriental style, while incorporating modern facilities catering to every aspect of passenger comfort. Each Bhaya Classic boat has between 15 and 20 cabins, the relatively small design creating informal, warm spaces promoting a convivial feel on board. Beginning operations in April 2015, the Bhaya Classic Premium Line features smaller boats that deliver a boutique experience emphasizing privacy, while maintaining the classic oriental design found on all Bhaya boats. Large passenger cabins accommodate up to three adults in full comfort, with just 3 to 7 cabins on each boat. Bhaya Classic Premium Line boats provide a uniquely personal space to appreciate the magnificent scenery of Halong Bay.

Reviewed By Stephanie S

What a dream come true! The cruise on the bay was special from start to finish. The staff was polite and helpful, and very knowledgeable. The food was delicious, the views breathtaking. The boat and cabin were clean and comfortable. There was something to enjoy for the entire family. We went cave exploring, kayaking, took tai chi class, and experienced a tea ceremony. This was a once in a lifetime opportunity, and I’m grateful to the staff for making our experience so beautiful.

5. Oasis Bay Classic Cruise - Halong Bay

27 Tuan Chau Harbour | Halong Bay, Halong Bay, Tuan Chau Island, Vietnam
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4.5 based on 343 reviews

Oasis Bay Classic Cruise - Halong Bay

Oasis Bay Classic Cruise offers you a Halong Day Tour for discovering Halong Bay, one of the World Heritage site. Your time budget is limited, should not miss our tour with fantastic boat, great service, friendly staff. We all are here and always get ready to bring you a unforgettable trip in your lifetime.

Reviewed By PaulaConnolly2018 - Lower Hutt, New Zealand

We had an excellent cruise and it was especially good timing at the end of our holiday so we could really relax after all the hectic three weeks before. Staff were really friendly and observant that I didn’t like a lot of sea food and had already arranged another main meal option before I asked about it.
Only disappointing thing was we were in mist for most of the time but the sun came out on the last day. Would totally recommend the 2 nights as you could really wind down. Well organised and transport there and back no problem. Loved the bay and awesome photo opportunities.

6. Halong Bay

Quang Ninh, Halong Bay, Vietnam
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4.5 based on 8 reviews

Halong Bay

Reviewed By Matt M - England, United Kingdom

We were apprehensive about Halong in general and almost didn't visit. Such a great experience! Stayed overnight and you would not know you were on a boat.
Booked with Maya Cruises through our hotel - They use a different port which means less time in the car (albeit a amazing Mercedes minbus with wifi, aircon, reclining leather seats and charging ports) and slightly more time at sea!
We were first on the fisherman's rowing tour of the caves in the morning. A bit of rubbish did not ruin it, learnt a lot about the people that live on the water, kayaking cooking classes, quiet spot to anchor overnight and Tai Chi in the morning. The manager of the cruise, and who also took the Tai Chi class was a pleasure.
Older American couple on our tour were annoying though, very loud and overbearing (like most we encountered in Asia), letting everyone around them know they were American and everything about their life very quickly.
Great experience at Halong Bay and with Maya Cruises.

7. The Au Co Day Cruises

80 Tu_n Chau, Halong Bay, Tuan Chau Island, Vietnam
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The Au Co Day Cruises

The Au Co is the first and only luxury cruise operator offering unique day cruises and overnight voyages through world-renowned Halong Bay, Cat Ba Island and the Gulf of Tonkin. The ship features the very latest safety standards and represents Vietnamese and Oriental culture at its best. Each of her 32 spaciously-designed private cabins boasts luxurious bathrooms and panoramic balconies.

Reviewed By monicafontoura - Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Halong Bay is incredible, so it is important to cruise confortably at Au Co cruises.We loved the cabines, the crew and of course the views! Many activities on board! Be sure to check if you can make it to the end by asking the crew members if you to want to quit the kayak session; it lleads you to a cave where it might be difficult to go back if the tide is too full) The beach is also incredible! The cycling is fabulous, you get the chance to contact the nature, and watch how a Vietnamese village lives. This cruise takes you much further than the other cruises go, making the experience worth while! On the first day there are too many boats around, but on the second day, because not all the cruises have this particularly license, you can peacefully enjoy the surroundings, and trust me, UNESCO s protection was right! Food on board is also very good.We ve enjoyed the cruise very much and we highly recommend it!

8. Oasis Bay Party Cruise - Halong Bay

24 Tuan Chau Harbour, Halong Bay, Tuan Chau Island 084433, Vietnam
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4.5 based on 183 reviews

Oasis Bay Party Cruise - Halong Bay

Owned and operated by the award winning Viland Travel Group. The Cruise is Equipped with 27 Deluxe Bayview Cabins of 5 star standard and 3 Suite Cabins, 2 of which have their own private Jacuzzis. The boat will take a maximum capacity of 90 guests making it perfect for that party experience. The state of the art restaurant & the bar are located on the 3rd deck of the cruise. Here, food & beverage are always available and served in a professional manner by our well-trained staff. The bar is both indoor and outdoor. We have an amazing sound system and DJ on board with our English speaking tour guides and staff. Multiple outdoor Jacuzzis that is our unique service and differentiates us from the other Cruises. ACTIVITIES - Kayaking - Water Trampoline - Water mattresses - Staff performance - Live Dj - Outdoor Jacuzzi - Swimming - Cooking demonstration - Private beach - Cliff jumping, playing football, volleyball Freedom Island is our slice of paradise. Very clean with brand new beds.

Reviewed By 299leen - Lincoln

Me and my gf had a great experience on this cruise...if you like to party this cruise is for you...Crazy K is an awsome tourguide and he’s freaking crazy but we love that, he can’t be missing in the party...must check this tour out guys

9. Sung Sot Cave

Halong Bay, Vietnam
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Sung Sot Cave

Situated in the centre of the UNESCO-declared World Heritage area, the Sung Sôt or Surprise Grotto is on Bo Hòn Island, and is one of the finest and widest grottoes of Ha Long Bay.Ascending to the grotto, the way is covered by trees and foliage, and consists of great paved stone blocks.Inside, it is partitioned into two chambers; the first one being similar to a wide theatre hall. Many stalactites hang from the high ceiling, with numerous possible forms and shapes.

Reviewed By bandit153 - St. Pete Beach, Florida

Never expected to see such a beautiful large cave. Some of the negative things first. Nobody explained to the people that it was a difficult walk until you arrived at the site. Several people turned around and left disappointed because nobody on the boat explained that the walk was very difficult. If you can walk, this is a beautiful and worth while adventure. If is very crowded because all the boats arrive at the same time and you have 100's of people walking the same path making such a beautiful place over crowded. It is very large and it can handle a lot of people but once again this site should be limited on the amount of people allowed in one day. Loved the view and happy I did go.

10. Halong Lavender Cruises

Tuan Chau Marina, Halong Bay, Tuan Chau Island 100000, Vietnam
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4.5 based on 148 reviews

Halong Lavender Cruises

Reviewed By X3197IIjanetb - Uluru

My tour guide Hien was amazing. He was attentive, helpful, efficient and explained to the group what needed to be done in a gentle but firm manner, which meant everyone was where they were supposed to be, on time. This made for a very pleasant tour. Thanks Hien for making my trip a special one.

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