Travel tips for Halong Bay in December

December is a peak tourist season in Halong Bay. This is largely due to Christmas and New Year holiday that most of you will have. Although the weather is cold, this is a really wonderful time for travelers to visit Halong Bay. On 24th and 31th December, most cruises organize themed parties and GALA dinners on board to give you a brilliantly unique experience at Halong Bay.



How is the weather?

December is the coldest and driest month in a year. The temperature drops with the range from 170 – 260C and at night it may become even lower. In December, the nighttime is often longer than the daytime win sunshine hours between 7:00am and 5:00pm. The average humidity is around 70%. Rain occurs sporadically in form of drizzle. It is best that you prepare warm clothes just in case.

Best things to do?

On 24th and 31th December, most cruises organize themed parties and GALA dinners on board to give you a brilliantly unique experience at Halong Bay.

How long to spend in Halong Bay?

2 days in Ha Long Bay is highly recommended, but 1 day is also possible in case your schedule is quite tight, 3 days can be a good choice if you have time. Prices vary by cruise boat, date and itinerary so it is always a good idea to compare each and every itinerary.

Luxury cruises *****

Halong Bay has some sumptuous cruise options that are basically luxury hotels on water. You’re paying for the experience of five-star amenities here - not for any particular divergence from the typical cruise itinerary. Find The Most Luxurious and 5 Star Cruises in Halong Bay.

  • Pros: While the cost may seem high, it typically includes higher quality meals and amenities on board, such as a spa or gym, as well as entry to Halong Bay.
  • Cons: Those who are after good value should probably look at midrange options.

Mid-Range Cruises ****

Most Halong Bay visitors go for midrange cruises, the luxurious cabins with modern facilities and high-end services are all waiting for you. Enjoy your pleasure time on 4-star Halong Bay cruises with best deals ever.

  • Pros: Competition is fierce, which means plenty of operators add freebies into the itinerary, such as kayaking and private minibus transfers from Hanoi.
  • Cons: You have to wade through a lot of options, which can be confusing. It’s worth doing your pre-trip research.

How to Book a cruise in December?

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