A trip to Vietnam’s UNESCO World Heritage site, Halong Bay, an ocean paradise featuring striking karsts and turquoise seas, once required an overnight trip, but now a new highway means visitors to northern Vietnam will be able to take a day trip to the natural attraction and enjoy special day-cruises. The new USD572 million highway, which opens in August 2018, connects Hanoi to Halong Bay, cutting the four-hour drive time in half. 

The highway will be used in particular by Paradise Cruises who will be rolling out a special day-cruise which includes a roundtrip transfer by shuttle bus from Hanoi, lunch aboard the Paradise Explorer and all sightseeing fees. Click here for day trip options for the whole family.