Located in the Gulf of Tonkin, Halong Bay is the most famous tourist site in Vietnam thanks to its spectacular landscapes, ancient cultures, fresh atmosphere and amazing activities. There are more than 1,600 limestone islands and islets jutting out from the sea of Halong Bay, forming magnificent scenery combined from rock, sea and sky. And it takes only 3.5 hours from Hanoi to Halong Bay passing smooth roads and charming countryside areas that will surely provide you with nice stopovers.
When traveling to Halong Bay, tourists are always amazed by charming boats cruising around and they can admire that picturesque beauty. It is now very easy to choose a fantastic overnight cruise in Halong Bay as there are hundreds of cruises there ranged from budget to luxury. If you don’t have time, one day to Halong Bay with day-cruise is also a great option as you can still enjoy the spectacular landscapes of the bay by cruising around as well as taste delicious fresh seafood and visit to a beautiful cave.
While choosing overnight cruise options, there are many interesting activities that you can try, in which, kayaking is one of the “must-do” activities. You will be guided by an experienced tour guide and he will show you how to row the kayak and where to go. Cooking class is another great activity that you should try as seafood is main ingredients and you will learn how to cook amazing dishes. In the late afternoon and early morning, sunrise and sunset view are amazing and you should not miss them.
With all global values of aesthetic value, geological value & cultural value, Halong bay deserves to be one the best destinations to visit in Southeast Asia.