Halong Bay Cruise
Halong Bay is best enjoyed via cruise.
Being the new Natural Wonder of the World recognized by UNESCO, Halong Bay is an attractive destination for any nature lover. There will be no better way to explore than going on a 2 – 3 days cruise to be in awe by the majestic caves or the many islands, home for exotic birds and wild animals.
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A 2-day trip starts in the morning in Hanoi where you will board a shutter bus to reach one of the piers: Bai Chay, Tuan Chau, Hon Gai or Hoang Gia at around noon. After the 4-hours’ drive and cruise check-in, you will be treated with sumptuous lunch while being mesmerized by the pristine Bai Tu Long Bay and Saddle Island. While waiting to reach Sung Sot cave, one of the largest and beautiful caves in Halong Bay, you can take a short nap in your well-equipped comfortable room to stretch out before exploring the cave.
After tiring yourself discovering the beauty of Sung Sot cave, you will find relaxing and swimming at Titop beach extremely therapeutic. The Titop peak brings you a panoramic view of the bay and also Halong city. You will then watch the sunset and enjoy dinner with fresh seafood on board. The top deck or the cruise bar is an excellent location to sip a drink and feel the breezy evening marine air gliding on your skin. Night fishing is also an interesting experience that one cannot miss. The journey continues the next day with visiting Ga Choi Islands and Ba Hang floating fishing village and finally returning to Hanoi at late evening.
Your romantic getaway is suitable for both couples and family setting. Depending on your ability, you can choose a cruise with different level of luxury and services that can vary from $100 (Phoenix Cruise, Bai Tu Long Cruise) to up to $450(The Au Co Cruise). A typical cruise has around 12 cabins with modern facilities and can be booked via travel agents or directly to the cruise company.