Luon Cave - Ha Long Bay

Introduction

Luon Cave (or Tunnel Cave/ Luon Lagoon) is located on Bo Hon Island, about 14km south of Ha Long Bay, and one of the smallest caves in Ha Long Bay, at around 60m long, 3m wide, and 2.5 to 4 meters high. It is one of the best destinations for kayaking in Ha Long Bay, and features on most of the luxury Ha Long Bay Cruise itineraries

Luon Cave is made up of a group of limestone islands joined together encompassing a small lagoon in the center with a single wide arc-shaped entrance and exit, sometimes referred to as the sky gate, created by erosion over millions of years

Outside of Luon Cave - Halong Bay

The cave is only accessible by boat and visitors can choose to join other guests in a sampan bamboo rowing boat rowed by a local villager, or explore the cave by themselves in a kayak

Visiting by kayak or rowing boat trip 

Luon Cave is one of the best places for kayaking and exploring both the cave and the magnificent surrounding karst islands.

Once you row or paddle through the cave entrance and along the passageway, with wet sparkling stalactites hanging from the ceiling, it opens out into the small, tranquil grotto, surrounded by sheer limestone cliffs that are covered in lush greenery and beautiful orchids. The cave is home to an amazingly rich, diverse ecology, and the lake has an abundance of different species of fish, shrimp, squid, crab, and cuttlefish. Monkeys can often be seen climbing the cliffs.

Cruises

The best Ha Long Bay Cruises that visit Luon Cave (Tunnel Cave) include:

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