7 steps to decide a tour to Halong Bay

04 Aug 2015
7 steps to decide a tour to Halong Bay, photo by Bhaya Cruises

Halong Bay is definitely worth visiting, ideal for who is interested in great beaches, stunning water and nature. Here are some travel guides to plan a great tour to Halong Bay.

1. Decide how to get there. Go to Hanoi City (which is the capital of Vietnam) and choose the transportation type.

The best option is bus. It is cheap, comfortable and comes with safe driver. A tourist bus is strongly recommended; the price is around 8 USD each way and 15 USD for a round trip. The local buses are cheaper, about 4-6 USD per way but they are worse. Rental car and Seaplane are also other available choices.

2. Decide on the duration of the stay

A tour in Halong Bay can be for 1 day, 2 days 1 night, or 3 days 2 nights. However, 2 days 1 night or 3 days 2 nights trip is preferable; you can have more time to stay in Halong City or Cat Ba Island.

3. Choose your accommodation

You can choose to stay on a cruise that offers overnight cabin with absolutely good condition like a three to five stars hotel. Another option for accommodation is the hotel or bungalow on Cat Ba Island.

4. Know about the food

Most of the food is seafood, of course. Otherwise, meat and vegetables are also supplied and especially, if you have a special diet regime, you may give a pre-notice and your request will be met. Also, Cha Muc is a recommended speciality when you are in Halong.

It is highly recommended that you take a cruise to experience fully the beauty of Halong Bay.

5. Decide on a company to be with

It is highly recommended that you take a cruise to experience fully the beauty of Halong Bay. To choose a reliable cruise company, the ranking on Trip Advisor might be helpful.

6. Decide on what to do in Halong Bay

The most interesting thing about this site is that there are thousands of fantastic rock formations rising up on the sea. It is great for photos. You can also do activities such as caving, swimming, kayaking, adventure and sightseeing.

7. Decide where to book the trips

It is best to book at your hotel, or directly with tour operators. Beware of tour offices on the street to secure satisfactory vacations in Vietnam.

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