Hạ Long Bay, Halong Bay

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Cruise among the conical peaks and karst pillars of Hạ Long Bay, a World Heritage Site-honored scenic seascape of various limestone landforms modeled into natural arches and towers by coastal erosion. This site features nearly 1,600 mostly uninhabited islands and islets. Legend has it that this is the place from which a mountain dragon plunged into the sea, crushing the land with his powerful tale and leaving behind a scatter of islets. Go kayaking, explore caves, visit a fishing village, or spend the night in an island bungalow. The extreme popularity of the bay among locals and tourists alike has taken a toll on the natural environment-- sometimes the water is so polluted that it is not suitable for swimming or snorkeling. Plan to visit Hạ Long Bay during your Halong Bay vacation using our convenient Halong Bay trip itinerary tool .
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  • We've been through Viet Nam getaway and everything was perfect. A very warm welcome by a young woman who could converse in french boarding time, support perfect until the end. The cruise was great, on a beautiful junk, meals and clean service. We have had the chance to benefit from an upgraded lying. One regret not having taken the formula three days/two nights.
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  • How can there be such a beautiful scenery in the world, the scenery of the sea in a lifetime and the cave is a completely different style, as far as the same will be seen, Vietnam travel is not there must be regret
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  • We buy a one day trip tour from Hotel. It's $50 for group tour including Lunch on cruise , tour guide , bamboo boat / kayaking and cave tour. We leave Hanoi around 8.30 arrive Halong Bay 12.30 pm. We ...  more »
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  • Our trip was in the middle March. Weather was pretty much perfect.If you want days with more sun and slightly clear skies the best time to go is during April. Just until April, Since the weather can become unbearable for many. We took a recommended boat trip with Christine boat line which partially goes through Ha Long Bay, it was totally worth the lesser popular cruise since we've seen photos of what it really looks like around the time we went. Plenty of places to book these excursions in Hanoi, which we did in the Old Quarter. Best prices.. don't book online.. you'll save your a lot, help the locals a lot more and not feed greedy companies online that are NA based.
  • Ha Long Bay is a famous beauty-spot in the North-east coast of Vietnam, belongs to Quang Ninh province, 151km far from Hanoi to the east. This is one of Vietnam's tourist destinations recognized by UNESCO as a World Natural Heritage. Ha Long attracts many tourists with a special beauty including both excellent and romantic charm. Tourists coming to Ha Long in any season of the year also discover its own seductive and charming beauty.
  • Good experience and amazing place. We are here in May and it was damn hot throughout the day but was clear view. Early morning 4am it was bright and was an amazing experience watching the sun come out from behind those lime stone hills. Whole experience was wonderful. If you are not ok with the local Vietnamese food,then please be prepared with food n drinking water before getting on a cruise ride. Only Vietnamese food in limited quantity is served on board and it is good idea to carry some. Empty stomach will not allow you to enjoy the beautiful surroundings...
  • Is it possible not to like this place? The landscape is so amazing and really breath taking. The colour of the sea is beautiful. The formations of the rocks are unbelievable. This is definitely a must visit and see in Vietnam. It's worth the drive from Hanoi. Better stay there for a couple of nights, as there are many places to discover.
  • One of the best places on earth. You should visit once in your life. amazing limestone island (approx. 1970) surrounding this beach. you could visit caves and climb some of those islands . visit the place by cruise tour including Kayaking, Swimming, learning how to cook like a Chef+ Dancing Nights & last but not least, unlimited! Vietnamese food :)) i hope we could visit again.
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