A Cruise Trip in Halong Bay

A cruise trip through rock islands, caverns, and magnificent beaches is one of the greatest ways to visit Halong Bay, which is one of the most enticing places in Vietnam for those who enjoy exploring nature, having been designated as a UNESCO World Natural Wonder.




A cruise usually lasts two or three days. A typical 2-day cruise tour schedule begins in the morning in Hanoi, with shuttle buses from your chosen cruises picking you up and transporting you to Halong Bay via a 2.5 to 3.5-hour journey, depend on the cruise brand and which harbor you choose. After boarding the boat and checking in, a lunch of Vietnamese dishes is served while the junks begin their journey to Sung Sot Cave. This is one of Halong Bay's most beautiful and popular grottos, where you will be amazed by the amazing beauty of limestone in various shapes. Following the visit, spend some time at Titop Beach, where you may relax by swimming, kayaking, or napping on the white sandbank before dinner onboard.

There aren't many things to do at night, with the exception of going to the sundeck bar, watching movies or listening to music, or night fishing. Before returning to the dock and taking the shuttle bus back to Hanoi, the excursion continues with visits to other attractions in Halong Bay, such as the Trong Islands and floating villages. The itinerary for a three-day cruise trip is identical to that of a two-day cruise trip, with the exception that what you do on the second day is transferred to the third day, and the second day of the three-day tour is spent visiting Lan Ha Bay and the surrounding areas on a small day cruise.




In Halong Bay, there are dozens of cruises tailored to meet the needs of all types of passengers and groups of all sizes. You can also choose a cruise depending on its level of excellence and service quality.

Here are some suggestions for planning your cruise trip:

- The above-mentioned route is the most common. However, there are other options, such as Bai Tu Long Bay cruises, which take you to the bay's most popular features. By looking at the detailed schedule of each cruise, you can decide where you wish to go.

- Visiting Halong Bay during the summer is less expensive because it is the low season, and many cruise companies offer enticing specials like free shuttle buses or reduced cabin prices.

- Let your travel agent know if you're celebrating a particular occasion, such as a birthday or honeymoon. Additional arrangements will be made for you at no cost on board.

- Always book with your travel agent because they always own the best contract rate with cruise companies and offer a full-board package. Then, you will not mind about how to book bus tickets to move to Halong harbor and back Hanoi after the trip. Because, most of online booking websites, such as agoda.com, booking.com just a rate without bus tickets or pick up/drop off service. In other words, you have to move to Halong harbor by yourself for booking online. Not to mention how you will discuss with them any special requests such as diet, vegetarian or other services as mentioned above prior to departure...

Wish you would choose the best cruise to enjoy Halong Bay.

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