How to visit Halong Bay

21, October, 2015

How to visit Halong Bay

If your next holiday destination is in Asia and in particular, in Indochina, then Vietnam tour packages might be your place of interest. Vietnam has more than what you see and read on internet, a  small country but rich and big in diversity and culture has been in the center of attention for centuries. There are still places that are not listed in the usual travel guides. However, Halong Bay is what every traveler has dream to visit as this is one tourist attraction in the northeast of Vietnam. By visiting it, you will make your trip truly special.

Halong Bay travel guide

Situated in north of Vietnam, Halong Bay is a popular place for tourists in Vietnam and one of the most incredible places in the world and a site that has been registered as a UNESCO heritage site. What you really should not miss it, the bay is famous for its scenic ocean karst topography and is often included in lists of natural wonders of the world, but let’s see how to plan a trip to Halong Bay in a rational and safe.

To reach your destination, you have to book a flight to Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam. The journey from Hanoi to Halong takes approximately 3.5 hours. The bay is around 170 km (105 miles) by road from Hanoi city.

There are many tour packages to Halong Bay from Hanoi, you can deal with travel agents in Vietnam. Almost tour to Halong Bay is included transfer from Hanoi, meals on boat , tour guide , entrance fees, and accommodation with program overnight on boat.

A day cruise will show you a glimpse of Ha Long Bay, yet if you want to get the most out of your trip, allow at least two days. You will be able to see the most stunning beauty of Ha Long Bay or it's greatest wonder: the sunset, sunrise and a starry or moonlit night.

Although you can visit Ha Long Bay all year round, you'd better plan your cruise carefully. Bad weather affects the visibility and can even spoil your trip. The best time to visit Ha Long Bay from March to June, avoid being crowded public holidays (30 April 30 and 1 May). June to September are low season so you can get better deals but pay attention to storm forecasts. October and November are high season again and it is still sunny. December is cool, cloudy but dry while January and February are cold, foggy and drizzly. The showers will hide the splendor of the bay.

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