Halong Bay excursions are offered by all Hanoi tour agents which operate much easier – and usually cheaper than you doing all the same thing by your own. A wide range of choices of trips available, including even these day-tours, though 6 hour round trip from Hanoi discovering the charming beauty of this stunning bay seem to be not enough. Therefore, most options are for a two-day, one-night tour spending beautiful night at sea. For most tourists it is enough time to enjoy this delightful experience. Some tours containing a three-day, two-night trip spending the second night on wonderful Cat Ba Island are also available. Indochina tours Vietnam
A tour traveling by public transport to get to Cat Ba is also available option but go on this tour you will not have a chance to enjoy awesome night at sea and various caves. Instead of this misfortune, you will have a great opportunity to admire the stunning bay on the way when being on your hydrofoil seat (although in fast-forward).
Races to give tourists good impressions among Hanoi tour operators are seriously fierce, meaning that you can get an overnight trip from Hanoi to Halong at relative price even with 30$. However, at the different price range you will enjoy different quality of services. Traveling with such small amount of money many travelers have to encounter with difficulties which sour their appreciation of the bay: dirty vessels with poor facilities or horribly overcrowded vessels out of its capacity. It is advised that you should require operators if they have a largest group size (sixteen is usually the popular upper limitation), though such promises are not often kept. Halong bay cruise Vietnam
Negotiating the failure is the fact that there are few operators possessing their own vessels. This is the reason why many travelers tend to be pushed onto whichever junk has empty rooms. As such, it is smart to share a vessel with people who have the same financial condition as you. Although it seems to be almost impossible to give firm recommendations to budget tour operators some good mid-range choices such as Ethnic Travel, Hanoi Backpackers, Kangaroo Café may be perfect choices.
Most of foreign tourists want to visit the stunning bay on tours directly from Hanoi, but it is only about capable of doing the same thing on their own – however, it must be claimed that these are still wasting tours not likely to save you much money because all is supplemented to.
Traveling in a petite group and want much greater independence, you can definitely charter your own boat. To pay for 25 seats during 4 hours, you only need at least $50, not containing of cave entry fee. Although having to pay extra fee for meals on board excellent dishes will not make you disappointed.