Halong Bay: Top Place In Your Travel Pocket
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Halong Bay: Top Place In Your Travel Pocket

For a complete memorable vacation in Vietnam. You will need to plan your Vietnam travel packages and know where would be the visiting spot while in this amazing country.

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In general. It’s divided into 3 main region as below:

  • North Vietnam with most highlights: (Hanoi – Sapa – Halong Bay – Ninh Binh)
  • Central Vietnam with selling point: (Hue – Danang – Hoian – Nhatrang – Dalat – Mui Ne)
  • Southern Vietnam famous destination: (Saigon – Cu Chi Tunnels – Mekong delta)

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For the planning of your Halong bay cruise budget. You must determine the duration of your trip and also the attractions you want to visit when in Vietnam. Sure it’s possible to travel to Vietnam and cover all together as I described above But not everybody have that long vacation to come over and experience all of them in one visit. My main goal of this article is to explain you the specific area of northern Vietnam. Especially Halong Bay.

There’s without doubt that one of the most important places to travel in northern Vietnam would be Halong Bay. This picturesque and incredibly bay. It’s about 4 hours drive from Hanoi. (and It’s will be shorter time after completed on August 2018. So the time to travel from Hanoi to Halong it take only 90 minutes). And is included in anyone’s itinerary irrespective of the length of holiday. This wonder of nature is worth every effort to arrive there and the dazzling rock formations that dotted throughout the Gulf of Tonkin. Like any form of traveling whether on one’s own or with organized holidays. You can assure that there’ll be all kinds of facilities from budget to the luxury Halong Bay tours. There are various cruise companies that offer enjoyable tours to this part of the Vietnam.

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The best way and still the most option to experience Halong Bay will be. How to get a tour deals which includes this trip to your ultimate travel plan. And again depends on your vacation Vietnam duration. So Halong tours will suitable for your day trip or overnight trip?

Is Cruise Halong on your top list in your pocket? If yes. Here I explain and give you good advice according to my experience. So you will know how to select from what you receive latter whenever you plan your holiday in Vietnam.

Travel itinerary in Halong Bay will be

  • 4 hours boat trips (It’s too short to visit – Not Recommend )
  • 6 hours boat trip (If time is limited this is okay to visit). This is schedule Halong Bay tour 1 day private.
  • 2 days/1nights (Popular for all traveler)
  • 3 days/1nights (Highly recommendation)

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With the itinerary as above. But I strongly recommend the package of three days two nights. With this program, it will give you time to discover the beauties of the Bay along with some relaxed time for swimming with activities such as rock climbing, Kayaking fishing and more. All of the Halong Bay tours will start from Hanoi city where you’ll be picked up from your hotel and drive to the Halong pier where you will be starting your magical cruising throughout the magnificent bay.

The first night is always planned to invest as an overnight in the cabin of the cruise of your choice, but the second can pick between hotel or bungalow of should you prefer from the cabin as well, this is pretty much depends on what sort of packages you’re considering. No doubt I pick the bungalow because they’re based from the Bay, with small beaches and islands with the spectacular natural environment. Choose from many cruises each with different styles and routes. The kind of cruise or boat: there is various qualities. You have to ask for the name of the boat, the number of stars you’ve and compare it to others.

Usually the majority of the travel bureaus offers packages for holiday to Vietnam with the same cruise, but with somewhat different change on the price, if you journey on one’s own and wish to take the cheapest ship so as to just have a tour on Halong Bay, then I need to state that the lowest priced boats aren’t appropriate because they’ve a very long history of decades of services and maintain, complaints and problems. The middle range cruises are recommended especially if you take an overnight stay.

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A luxury cruise all offering top class service which values the money you pay, some of the well known and 5 star Luxury cruises. Such as Paradise Elegance Cruise, Violet Cruise… So how you can find a luxury cruise in Ha Long Bay. So you may visit our recommendation luxury cruise in Halong Bay. That the best way, you can find perfect luxury Cruise in Halong Bay.

1 or 2 night stay? The Prices are change about 300 or 500 US$ between either option. If you elect for a night you’ll see the beautiful of Halong Bay. And you will have more time to visit fishing villages, swimming on private beach…. You have to bear in mind that a trip from Hanoi to Halong Bay takes about 4 hours. So one night stay isn’t a great option for the majority of the cases. But this is depend on your trip and the planned excursion in advance. From the streets of the old district in Hanoi, there are dozens of small travel agencies which are mostly selling tours and cruise options on behalf of the other travel agencies.

But if do not have time to visit Halong bay for 3 days/1night – So here is top 5 cruise recommended for day trip in Halong Bay from Hanoi.

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It’s very essential that you become acquainted with what you need throughout the researches and know a bit about the real Halong Bay tours. I suggest checking with the well mannered and decent travel bureaus like Starlight Cruise Halong Bay to get the best advice along with the reasonable cost for each cruise. They’re listed as a multi guardian tour operator in Vietnam along with the winner of TripAdvisor’s certificate of excellence in 2015. Examine the holidays deals Christmas and include the Halong on your list from the well in a head of time to get the best possible deal.

Prices of three night cruise: This is vary greatly depending on the chosen cruise and the offer. Among the mid budget options, you can shuffle a range of between 150 and 250 dollars for two nights and three days per person.

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All inclusive tours: In principle, if the cruise offers the promised “all inclusive”, the only thing that is recommend you bear apart from the useful characteristic of a weekend at the beach, is a bottle of water. Most luxury cruises are offers massage and spa services which are not included on the agreed price. The drinks on board are also not included.

However, above were just a few important tips. That help you to enjoy more of this amazing beauty of Vietnam. I advise you to book in advance and consult with your travel agent before you travel to Vietnam. Choose the best deal with a cruise that meets your expectation and worth the money you pay. If you book with a well known travel agency then you will not have anything to worry as they plan and only thing you need to do is to enjoy every moment of your vacation in Vietnam.

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