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Luon Cave

Luon Cave has been classified as one of the most beautiful tourist attractions in Halong Bay in recent years. With the poetic scenery of majestic mountains and the interweaving combination of water, clouds, and cliffs, this will be an ideal place for those who love to explore by kayaking.

Amazing Luon Cave Halong Bay

An incredible Luon Cave with a shape like an arched gate

Luon Cave Overview

Let's take a look at some exciting features of this cave!

  • Luon Cave is an underground water source that flows inside the mountain and is connected to the sea by a tunnel created by a flooded cave
  • The entrance of the cave is about 4m wide, 3m high, and 100m long
  • Luon Cave has a length of 60m and is tall of about 2,5m – 4m
  • The only way to visit Luon Cave is by small boat or kayaking
  • If you visit the cave at high tide, you have to stoop to pass through the cave



Luon Cave is located on Bo Hon Island along with Sung Sot Cave, Trong Cave, and Trinh Nu Cave, about 14km south of Bai Chay. The cave's structure is quite special when in front is Con Rua island, and Heaven Gate is on the right side. Steep cliffs create privacy for the cave.

Luon Cave Cruise Map

Luon Cave's Location


What's fascinating?

With a length of 60m, the cave is tall, 2,5m – 4m, depending on the tidal wave’s height. Owning a stiff cliff, a peaceful green lake like a mirror throughout the year-long, and an impressive stalagmite system, the cave attracts tourists from all over the world.

Things to do at Luon Cave

The cave connects to the ocean with a “tunnel” water cave. To get inside, travelers must row a kayak or take a rowboat. Inside the closed cave, an ecosystem with lush plants, giant trees, fragrant orchids, monkeys, and a rich marine life underwater appear in front of your eyes. 

See the golden monkey - the messenger of Luon Cave

Watching funny yellow monkeys is one of the interesting experiences that attracts many visitors, from children to adults. On the cliffs around Luon Cave, there are about 50 golden monkeys climbing, and you can easily touch and communicate with these lovely friends when visiting Luon Cave.

Lovely Golden Monkey In Luon Cave

Lovely Golden Monkey In Luon Cave

Kayaking in Luon Cave

  • Price: ~$3/turn for 2 people

If you are a lover of new experiences, want to be in harmony with nature to touch the sea, or observe the flower stalactites under the dome of Luon Cave, do not miss the experience of kayaking.


Kayaking to visit Luon Cave

Take a bamboo boat to discover Luon Cave

  • Price: ~$2/person

Taking a bamboo boat to discover the beauty of Luon Cave is a suitable suggestion for large groups. You will have a ferry driver to accompany you, comfortably chatting and listening to the boat driver tell exciting stories here. If you go in a large group or rent 2-3 boats simultaneously, you can negotiate a lower price!

Sitting On The Bamboo Boat For Sightseeing

Sitting On The Bamboo Boat For Sightseeing

Therewith, you can choose “Ha Long Bay Overnight Cruise” as a preferred option. They would include Luon Cave on the agenda. It takes only 20 minutes for a tour in and out of the cave. Therefore, besides visiting Luon Cave, you also have a chance to explore many wonderful Halong attractions at the same time.

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The way to reach

Luon Cave is one of the most attractive and famous tourist attractions in Ha Long Bay. Therefore, traffic to Luon Cave is also very well supported. Moving to Luon Cave is not tricky. You can choose one of the following two ways:

  • Option 1

From Ha Long city center, it takes about 10 minutes along National Highway 18 to Bai Chay ferry, then take a boat or rent a boat to Luon Cave. 

NOTE: the time to visit the bay is from 6:30 to 18:30, and traveling by boat to visit is from 6 to 8 hours. Therefore, you should pay attention to the time to rent a boat to visit and return to the mainland in time!

Here is the list of prices for preparing to visit Luon Cave by yourself:

Category Price
Visit Ticket (obligatory) ~$13/Person
Rent the boat $10/Boat
Lunch on the boat (Up to your request) $7 - $9/Person

Sitting On The Bamboo Boat For Sightseeing

Sitting on the bamboo boat for sightseeing or kayaking to explore the Cave on your own

  • Option 2 

If you don’t want to prepare and take time to consult and book an appointment, you can choose to go on a tour or book a cruise with a pre-scheduled schedule. Travel agents that provide Ha Long tours and Quang Ninh tourism also have tours to visit Ha Long Bay and have a point to explore Luon Cave. You just need to book a tour, and the tour operator will prepare everything for you.

Here is a list of Halong Bay Overnight Cruises which visit Luon Cave for you to check out (The Prices below could be changed in each season):

Cruise Price from (Per pax)
Athena Luxury Cruise US $173
Phoenix Cruise US $126
Starlight Cruise US $156
Emperor Cruise US $276
Oriental Cruise US $131

Experience Wonderful Halong Overnight Cruise

A Cruise package will include a visit to Luon Cave and many fascinating activities


Extra Advice

  • Prepare light clothes, sports shoes, sandals, swimwear, or waterproof clothes to move comfortably
  • Bring a full range of sun protection items: sunscreen, a wide-brimmed hat, or a sun shirt because mainly outdoor activities
  • Prepare a compact bag to preserve the landscape for the cave and a proof water case for a phone, and a camera to keep beautiful photos
  • Negotiate the price of the boat or boat before starting the excursion or sightseeing journey
  • You should consult and book a hotel room in advance for convenient transportation

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