About us

Founded in 2001, Halong Best Cruises is a fully licensed Vietnamese travel agency situated in Halong bay. From our founder’s humble beginnings spent working for over 10 years in the hotel and cruise industry including on several of the boats in Halong Bay, he recognised a need for a travel agent to act as a partner to its customers to help them select from the overwhelming number of options available.

From these roots, Halong Best Cruises now deals with over 100 vessels across Halong Bay and the Mekong River with offices across two cities. Our Representative office continues to be situated in Halong City meaning our knowledge of the area and especially the cruise vessels is unparalled. We are also a preferred partner of many cruise operators in the region and can offer you superior pricing in addition to our expertise and local knowledge. Whilst we have traditionally focused on cruises, we can now offer you tours of onshore destinations and countries outside of Vietnam allowing you to sample the best Southeast Asia has to offer.

The Halong Cruises Travel Difference

In a crowded market place, there are three reasons why we think you should choose us:

  1. It Begins With You – Put simply, we exist to serve you and make sure your time with us unforgettable. We will always take the time to listen to you and deliver options which are tailored to your needs making planning your travels both enjoyable and stress free.
  2. Knowledge & Experience – From ‘ship to shore’ our local knowledge and years of experience combined with having offices in Halong Bay and Ho Chi Minh City mean that we will deliver you an unforgettable experience that will meet both your budget and needs. Our staff constantly undergoing training, cruise on the very boats you will be experiencing as well as carrying out ship inspections to ensure a high standard of quality for our customers.
  3. Exceptional Value – We will endeavour to deliver you the best value in terms of service and price. We cut through the hype to find you the best options Asia has to offer and focus on your overall experience and not brand names. We are always happy to speak to you at any time if you do not believe we are delivering exceptional value.


Our Tailor-made holiday specialists can customise your dream escape, to suit your budget, style and your pace.

  • Contact Traveller Assistance at info@vietnamprivatetours.com (non-emergency)
  • Customer Care: +84 902 011 200 (Vietnam)
  • Medical Assistance: +84988600388 (Vietnam)