First Time Trip to Halong Bay in August

Explore Halong Bay for first time in August with a luxury cruise is one of the most ideal plans. Halong Bay Cruises normally include transport to and from Hanoi, meals, some drinks, accommodation, entertainment and excursions. This Halong Bay tour is perfect for first time travelers.


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Things To Keep In Mind As You Are Planning Your First Trip To Halong Bay in August Every Year

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1. Why Halong Bay in August?

Halong Bay is one of the world’s natural wonders, and is the most beautiful tourist destination of Vietnam. Halong Bay features more than one thousand awesome limestone karsts and islands of various sizes and shapes along the coastline of Halong Beach. The best way to tour, see and enjoy Halong Bay scenery is cruise trips and cruise around the bay's islands. In the early morning, while standing on the sundeck and watching the unfurled sails on the sea, you will feel the blue sky and sea merge into one like an amazing watercolor painting of the sea. In the evening, release your soul in a melodious music under the fanciful moonlight on the bay and enjoy the silence of the sea to completely immerse yourself in the nature.

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2. What is the weather?

In August, the climate is more gentle with the lower temperature compared to June and July. The sweltering heat is replaced by the cool weather signaling an upcoming fall. Light winds blow more frequently creating cool and pleasant feeling. The temperature drops by 30 – 40C in comparison to June and July. The highest temperature in the month reaches around 360C. The average humidity is approximately 75%. It is estimated that there are 18 – 20 rainy days in August with the rainfall of around 1,000mm. However, tourists do not need to worry about this because these light rains do not have the great influence on cruising in Halong Bay. In contrast, they make the weather become gentler and milder.

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3. Travel tips for Halong Bay in August

With the temperature fluctuating from 260 – 370C, August is a great month for water based activities such as kayaking, swimming, scuba diving, rowing

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4. How to Get to Halong Bay?

In order to get to Halong Bay, travelers need to fly to Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam. Most the travelers will spend a day and explore the capital and travel to Halong Bay the next day. You can get from Hanoi to Halong Bay by the 4 main transports, which includes motorbike, coach, shuttle bus, private car and helicopter. The traveling time from the Hanoi to Halong only 2.5 hours by car. So travellers, who have limited time still can visit Ha Long Bay from Hanoi and back in the same day.

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5. How Long to Spend in Halong Bay?

There are a few options for visiting Ha Long Bay, but most will choose to take a cruise for either one or two nights, 2 days in Ha Long Bay is highly recommended, but 1 day is also possible in case your schedule is quite tight, 3 days can be a good choice if you have time. Prices vary by cruise boat, date and itinerary so it is always a good idea to compare each and every itinerary. Best website to book Halong Bay tours:

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6. Best Cruise Recommendations and How Much?

Based on online reviews and feedback from other travelers and from travel agencies, as you browse through our list of Halong Bay cruises, be confident that you are looking at the very best one for Halong Bay. We are selective in partnerships, and only present to you the cruise trips that meet safety and security standard as well as offering customers the best experience of the Bay. On the other hand, we want to give you as many choices as possible. Comprehensive quality cruise listing is our priority:

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The only way to discover Halong Bay of course is on the water. There are hundreds of tour boats to visit Halong Bay ranging from budget to luxury. Most of the boats are extremely well equipped, well run and offer sumptuous accommodation and superb dining. Here’s Everything you need to know about Halong Bay cruise prices. Prices vary by cruise boat, date and itinerary so it is always a good idea to compare each and every itinerary. The price for budget 2 Days 1 Night Halong Bay cruise can be as low as 109-120 USD. Paying between US$125 and US$160 should get you a worthwhile overnight Mid-Range Cruise. Pros: Competition is fierce, which means plenty of operators add freebies into the itinerary, such as kayaking and private minibus transfers from Hanoi, It is a lovely way to spend a few days.

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7. What to Eat?

Halong Bay Cuisine is famous because of many kinds of seafood like not only lobster, squid, oysters but also snails. A range of culinary creations from both international and local cuisines. In an atmosphere of elegant luxury, you can enjoy sumptuous buffets and tasty menus served by a crew in traditional Vietnamese costumes. Eating delicious foods, meeting awesome people, visiting one of world heritage sites and sharing memorable moments with your beloved, how could it be more incredible!


8. Things to Do

During your cruise you will have the option to join a number of activities, depending on your specific itinerary and local conditions. From Halong Bay activities, everyone can enjoy the freedom and flexibility to do their own thing, on their own time. Swim, Kayaking, cycling, trekking, Discover grottos and caves, Visit a floating village or bonding experiences are around every corner. You will be informed by cruise staff about the scheduling of activities, and staff members are always available to answer questions about these activities.

9. What to Bring?

Carry-on luggage is usually filled with the little things we want to have from home to make our journey more comfortable. There is only one simple rule for you to follow when it comes to packing for a cruise trip: simple and light. Good packing will totally increase the enjoyment of your experience in Halong Bay. To help prepare for your magnificent Halong Bay adventure, Before going on a cruise, make a checklist of things you need to bring: Sun Glasses, Sun Block, Wide Brim Hat, Insect Repellent, Swimming Suits, Original Passport.

10. How to Book Halong Bay Cruise this month?

You have decided to plan a Halong bay trip in August? Halong Bay Cruises is the right choice. Book a Halong bay cruises & tours online with local experts at the lowest prices with handpicked reliable suppliers - best price, flexible cancellation and local expertise. is the best site to book a cruise with no booking fees and the best price guaranteed. We are one of the leading online cruise travel company dedicated to providing customers with better deals than any other cruise website and access to great deals on cruise vacations. Offering special rates and savings on cruise bookings with some of the most popular cruise boats in Halong Bay, we are so confident in our cruise packages that each and every deal is backed by a price guarantee. You won't find these prices on other cruise booking sites. Book a cruise today and enjoy the excitement of cruising the Halong Bay with us!

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