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Jan, 2014

Recommendations for visiting Halong Bay

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Blessed with captivating and stunning landscapes, Halong Bay is well-known to every foreign tourist as a leading tourist attraction in Vietnam. Being ranked as the seventh natural wonders of the world create the best opportunity to promote the special natural and cultural values of Halong along with the Vietnam’s images and Vietnamese people. It is estimated that Halong annually welcomes a huge number of international tourists, creating favorable conditions to increase the foreign currency as well as to attract investment for developing the tourism of Quang Ninh in general and Halong in particular. Read out these following tips to make your travel to Halong more memorable and exciting!

Itinerary – It’s ideal for a group of travelers to choose our 3 days 2 nights itinerary for Halong exploration. If you are on Vietnam holiday with your friends, family and colleagues, you could book a charter to discover the charming bay on cruise. The tour itinerary offers you many interesting outdoor activities including team-building, kayaking, cooking competition and visiting floating villages and limestone grottoes & caves. Celebrating the dinner party in the cave (eg. in Master Cave and Thien Canh Son Cave), on a floating raft or on a romantic beach are special highlights of Halong tours.

Weather conditions – Winter in Vietnam (ranging from December to April) is a peak season for European visitors. Absolutely, the best time for visiting Halong Bay is April and May or September and October, when the day is longer and the sky is shining and cloudless. On those months, tourist can swim in the blue and crystal water, kayaking in the stunning Halong Bay or even lying on the deck to witness the sunrise and sunset on the horizon.

Permission – Presently, Halong Cruises are set under the tight control and management of Halong People’s Committee. Therefore, tourist should book Halong tour in advance as well as provide the travel agents with detailed information written on your passport or identity cards before traveling to Halong.

If the weather signals good conditions, the port’s management board will allow travel agents to operate cruises in Halong. For one day cruise, the boat will tour around and say in the bay until . For overnight cruises, the boat captain will ask for permission of the management board. Cruises must be registered if stopping on the bay until the next morning.

Popular anchorage places are Titop – Luong Cave, Lat Cave and Trong Cave – Dong Tien Lake. If you are not fond of staying overnight on the bay,you can sleep at hotels and resorts in Halong and wait for another tour on the following day or just return to Hanoi to end your Halong day trip.

Duration – A wide range of Halong cruises are offered, which you could choose based on your intended time and budgets. For one day cruise, you can join a tour of 4 hours, 6 hours or 8 hours. Cruises will start from Bai Chay Port and takes 45 minutes to reach popular attractions in Halong such as Thien Cung Cave, Dau Go Cave and Titop Island. For overnight cruise, variety tour options will satisfy your need. Professional cruise staff and excellent services will bring you the most fantastic and unforgettable experience in Halong Bay.