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Best Time To Visit Halong Bay

Halong Bay is a wonderful place where most visitors want to visit. Each month/season has its own advantages and disadvantages.

The question " Best time to visit Halong Bay " is frequently asked. Weather, cost and activities in Halong are the first concerns of all visitors, so let me show you some details about them:

Best time to visit Halong Bay – weather

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Peak season

There are many months considered as the best time to visit Halong Bay , however, the ideal seasons are between:

  • March – May
  • September – December

In these months, the weather is often delightful, it is not so hot or cold, the sky is clear and bright

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Off season/low Season in Halong Bay

  • June – August 

June is the start of Summer with high temperature from 30℃- 40℃. From July to August, there are storms and heavy rains, you won't be allowed to visit Halong Bay, so these months aren't considered best time to visit Halong bay .

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Best time to visit Halong Bay – in terms of cost

If you want to get the best deal, the period from June to August is the best time. This period is low season in Halong Bay.

  • Advantageslow cost, uncrowded
  • Disadvantages: bad weather, at risk of tour cancellatiion.

The prices can be 10 – 20% lower than that of the high season. However, it is not the best time to visit Halong Bay due to bad weather, which even leads to service cancellation.

Best time to visit Halong Bay to avoid the crowd

Before visiting Halong Bay, you should also know holidays in Vietnam because there is a great number of domestic travelers to Halong at this time.



International New Year's Day

January 1

Vietnamese New Year (Tet Festival)

January 1st-3rd – lunar calendar 

Hung King's Festival

March 10th – lunar calendar

Reunification Day

April 30

International Labour Day

May 1

National Day

September 2

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Frequently asked questions

Q: When is best time to visit Halong Bay with clear bright sky?

A: From March to May or late September till December is the best time to see Halong Bay with the weather of much sunshine and clear bright sky

Q: If there is bad weather will they cancel our cruise?

A: You won't be allowed to depart if there is a typhoon or severe tropical storm, cruise will be canceled. 

Q: Will I get a refund if our cruise is cancelled due to bad weather?

A: It totally depends on companies' policies, you should check before booking

Q: What is the best time to visit Halong Bay without typhoon and heavy rains?

A: The period from June to August is typhoon season, you should avoid these months.

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