Discover the coastal majesty of Halong Bay, one of Vietnam’s most captivating natural wonders, on a 2-day cruise from Hanoi. Climb aboard a traditional junk boat and set sail over the shimmering waters of the bay to see over a thousand limestone islands and mysterious caves. We ensure that the Halong Bay excursions will bring for you the fantastic feeling in the stunning landscapes, water sports, and delicious seafood.
Highlights of excursions
- Visit several strange caves and admire the scenery of Halong Bay from the water
- Explore one of the largest floating villages on the Bay
- Great value tour with onboard accommodation, meals, and all activities included
- Participate in the specific onboard activities like Tai Chi, squid fishing, and Vietnamese cooking
What do you bring in the trip?
When you decide to visit the beach, you should have a good preparation for main things. The most important factor is the weather so you should search the weather forecast before preparing something. For example, if you come to Vietnam in the summer, you need to bring the light clothes, swimsuit, sandals, hat and protect skin. You can bring your particular medicine if you are using, but the normal medicine will be provided by your tour or your cruise.
What are the services on the cruise?
Of course, booking tour on the cruise is the most popular of traveling in Halong Bay. As a result, you will take a lot of advantages. One of these is you will be guided by the experience tour guide who speaks English very well. Therefore, you will understand the historical of destinations and be explained your questions.
Next, the cruise also provides the good accommodation for guests. There are many convenient equipped in the cabins such as air-conditioned, ensuite twin cabins, hot and cold running water; en-suite bathrooms with powerful showers; an elegant dining room. The wifi system is also provided for guests to be easy update your photographs on the internet.
Not only that, the cruise also offers the entertainment system as the licensed bar serving an extensive selection of wines; a courteous crew; and a sun-tanning area and relaxation deck. Especially, in the evening, you can choose some activities to participate in the list including squid fishing, karaoke, music, film, chat,… One of the most attractive activities is squid fishing which you will be equipped the necessary relative tools.
All the cruises can be done in both forms of the private and joining group. Besides big boat, there are also small boats with a limited number of cabins (01 to 04 cabins/boat). This is perfect for couples on honeymoon, family on vacation and a group of friends on holiday. In this case, you can ask the tour guide to have a dinner, event, celebration. Thus, it brings the romantic and meaning for you in the trip. Halong Bay excursions are famous with a various of seafood. You can choose the foods you like and the chef cooks them for you.
What is the best for places?
As you know, Halong Bay is famous for the strange caves you can discover by the cruise. There are many exciting caves to glance such as Fighting Cocks, Duck, Finger, Incense Burner, and Stone Dog. Besides, if you have more time, you don’t miss two famous caves “ Hidden Wooden” and “Heaven”. Another wonderful cavern is Trinh Nu Grotto. The young lovers consider this cavern is the symbol of the true love and an ideal romantic place for taking the oath of love. Besides enjoying the beauty of the cavern, you reaching there will be moved by the love legend about Trinh Nu Grotto. As the legend goes, there is a very sad love story between a beautiful fisherman’s daughter and a fishing man; because wishing to be faithful to her lover, the girl was forced to move to a remote island and then turned into a stone statue in the cave.
This is one of the most attractive caves in the UNESCO World Heritage area. There are many strange images on the stone from birds, fish to the scenes of human life. On the north, there are some beautiful fairies that are dancing and singing in honor of the wedding while in some place, you can hear the sound of a drum created by the wind blowing through the stone. There are many legends of this cave that the tourists might be as the story of a young lady. Thien Cung Grotto is an ideal place you will discover magnificent stalagmites and stalactites as you walk along the lit paths on a guided tour.
Halong Bay is not all about world-class caves and grottos. Otherwise, Halong Bay excursions give you the perfect trip to the fishing village. There are 04 fishing villages in Halong Bay: Hang Village, Cua Van Village, Vung Vieng Village and Cap La Village, which help you look for cultural interaction.
Cua Van floating village situated on a calm bay surrounded by mountains, which is definitely one of the most scenics around the world. As the largest fishing village in Halong Bay, Cua Van has a population of 733 in 176 households. They live in floating houses and activity on the boat. Their floating houses look spacious and clean. Coming here, you have a chance to approach the life of local people as well as their traditional culture and customs, the often overlooked main characters of the World Heritage Area of Halong Bay. In recent years, the locals at Cua Van village have been more engaged in the tourism industry in Halong Bay. You can admire the majestic limestone hills of Halong Bay and take photos of this floating fishing village, colorful raft houses, and immerse yourself in the rustic lifestyle of Cua Van. It’s no wonder why Cua Van has become one of the best tourist attractions and has been presented in the itinerary of almost all tourist agencies.
Vung Vieng village is located 24 kilometers from the ferry terminal at Halong Bay. This village will give visitors with a sound excuse to paddling over the turquoise water, get close to the myriad limestones and discover the cultural life of the fishermen. Nestled among the limestone peaks, the village is sheltered from the ocean waves or strong winds, especially in typhoon season. There are about 50 families living in clusters of houses anchored within the natural protection of surrounding mountainous islands. The village’s traditional income came solely from fishing in exchange for food they cannot cultivate and water they have to import from the mainland. The floating village still keeps its the traditional character and enchanting beauty of boats, nets, houses and simple yet hospitable people. Here is also the place you can buy some traditional handmade items for your family and friends.