Ha Long bay is located in the Gulf of Tonkin in northern of Vietnam. Over 1969 islands and islets bathed karst here and form a real postcard scenery. These rock formations of unparalleled beauty have earned it a UNESCO World Heritage. Halong Bay is one of the most popular attractions for tourists during their trip in Vietnam.
A cruise on Ha Long Bay
Limestone islands, mountains, emerald waters of Halong Bay...is truly a wonder of nature. A cruise on the bay promises to be both relaxed, friendly and peaceful. But several activities are also included in the schedule of each day : between visits caves and rock where you will have the opportunity to admire the beauty of stalagmites illuminated by your lights, you can also learn a little more about history and myths of the region. Swimming in nature and escape, enjoying the sun and sunbathe on board will promise you a memorable moment in your Vietnam tour.
In some Halong cruises, you can even go to meet the local fishermen on a kayak which is already a wonderful experience, or explore the region at your own pace. Hiking and trekking you will discover the top of the Bay of the highest point of the islands. Some private boats can also be hired on the docks, but not considering this option unless you have a very good sense of haggling and understand Vietnamese. But it still remains the best way to discover the bay away from the mass of tourists who come each day in HaLong Bay.
Read more: Ha Long travel guide
Best time to visit Halong Bay
Although it is possible to visit Halong Bay throughout the year but spring and autumn remain the best seasons to take acruise in Halong Bay. But, in fact, in the other seasons, you can still visit Halong Bay, because the weather can change quickly. It can rain one day and be sunny the next day. If you go during the rainy season, you will have the chance to avoid haze layers in which the bay is regularly dive. Halong Bay is must see destination in your Vietnam tour.