Overnight cruise on Halong Bay

Halong, as translated into “the place where the dragon descends into the sea”, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994 is definitely worth to be in your bucket list. Halong Bay, about 170 km from Hanoi and located in the northeast of Vietnam highlighted with approximately 1600 unspoiled towering limestone pillars featuring a wide range of biodiversity has unsurprisingly been an appealing destination for a numerous of tourists annually. Nothing is better than a cruise overnight to contemplate Halong’s beauty from dawn to sunset which will definitely be a life time experience to anyone who wants to come to this place one time. To get more information, you can click: Indochina tours Vietnam
Halong offers an outstanding value with the majestic natural scenery of small magical limestone islands, pristine beaches, floating village, spectacular caves and grottoes which undoubtedly won’t let you down. A plentiful of choices and activities available when it comes to exploring Halong Bay guarantees sightseers memorable experiences. Normally, most visitors sensibly go for a cruise tour including sleeping on board around the bay and swimming, do trekking, cycling, snorkeling or fishing on the way, while others decide to head straight for Cat Ba island nearby to discover Lan Ha Bay and monkey island which are less-visited locations but no less charming and attractive.

Visitors swim in the Bay after their relaxing time on the cruise
Visitors swim in the Bay after their relaxing time on the cruise- source: internet

As noted earlier, one of the most popular and best ways to experience this beautiful seascape is by taking a boat cruise which also serves an array of Vietnamese cuisine on boat consisting three meal a day with extraordinary seafood. Travelers are encouraged to join a two day one night cruise, especially for first-time visitors.  Apart from chilling out and emerging into the stunning scenery, the cruise also offers many alternative stops for visitors to do swimming, fishing, snorkeling and kayaking along the way. Considerable options comprising Bai Chay beach, Dau Be, Bo Hon, Ti top islands, Dau Go, Trinh Nu, Sung Sot caves, etc. Tourists will be taken to these destinations as planned in advance depending on your trip extension on the cruise.

Visitors are ready for their kayaking adventure
Visitors are ready for their kayaking adventure- source: internet

In details, day one, tourists can be showed around Hon Cho Da, Dinh Lu Huong, Hon Ga Choi while enjoying their meal. After relaxing time, swimming or doing kayaking around several islands on the way, travelers can also experience catching squid at night time which is a must when visitors decide to join the cruise overnight. An alternative is to sing karaoke or watch some movies on the boat. If you desire for a quiet time, enjoy some glass of wine while contemplating the beauty of Halong at night time. Pelican cruise halong bay

Catching squids at night on the cruise in Halong Bay
Catching squids at night on the cruise in Halong Bay- source: internet

The next day, what is better than welcoming a new day on the boat, visitors might head to Dau Be and Ti Top island where proposes stunning swimming and diving spot with coral reefs and grottoes. Additionally, at Ti Top island, you totally can take some challenges by heading up to the 400-step stairway to reach the top of the island where you will be surprised by the panoramic view of Haling Bay. Additionally, Bo Hon island is also worth a visit. Unlike listed islands, Bo Hon island offers a numerous of well-known imposing caves that you should not miss when visiting Halong Bay which consists of Sung Sot, Trinh Nu and Trong Caves with a diversity of magnificent stalactites.

If your trip is long enough, the next choice exists is to get to Tuan Chau island regarded as one of the most majestic islands in Halong and also the only island where local residents settle down. Tuan Chau island proposes the largest artificial beach in Vietnam and amazing white sand Tra Co coast representing a numerous of entertainment such as water sports, dolphin shows, overnight concerts and amusement park.

Bai Chay beach, Halong Bay
Bai Chay beach, Halong Bay- source: internet

If not, head back to Bai Chay beach and enjoy a big meal of fresh seafood here is also a great treat. Soaking yourselves on the beach, lying under the sun to get some tan is not a bad choice at all. Your adventure will all depend on your availability; however, even a two day one night trip on the cruise over night on Halong Bay will literally embrace in your mind the best experience.

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