How to Choose a Halong Bay Cruise Itinerary?

How to Choose a Halong Bay Cruise Itinerary? Some tips for picking the best Halong Bay cruise itinerary that suits your travel plan. How long you want to stay in Halong Bay or Lan Ha Bay? There are 3 main itinerary of the cruise that currently we offer
Halong Bay Cruise Itineraries
Everything You Need to Choose the right Cruise Itinerary

Admire the beauty of such a big number of islands and islets rising from emerald water with diverse shapes, the distinctiveness of each cave, the quietness of fishing village on the bay. Although the whole area is mostly known as Halong, there are in fact 3 different bays: Halong, Bai Tu Long and La Ha Bay. They all have a similar (beautiful) landscape of limestone cliffs, idilic bays, caves and small beaches. The cruise boats offer diffirent itineraries to cruise along these points of interest. Very roughly, there can be summarised as in the below.

Halong Bay

This is the most popular route amongst tourists, but also where you will find the most crowded areas. The water in some of the areas with more boats is oily and dirty. It will often include stops in Ti Top island and the Surprising Cave.


 

Lan Ha Bay and Cat Ba Island

Some cruise boats offers you the oftion of sleeping a night in a resort in Cat Ba. Good option if you wish t combine it with a stay of your own in the island for some extra nights.


 

Halong Bay and Bai Tu Long Bay

These itineraries combine some of the best of Halong Bay with some more remote areas in Bai Tu Long Bay. It's more off the beaten path and usually come with a higher price tag.


 


What activities are included in Halong bay cruises?

  1. Visit to Pearl Farm
  2. Visit to the floating villages
  3. Swimming in a beach
  4. Cave exploring
  5. Tai Chi
  6. Cooking classes
  7. Squid fishing
  8. Biking (Cat Ba island)

Some cruises offer more other activities like dining in a cave or even collecting rubbish from the bay


If you are booking throught a travel agency in Vietnam, prepare to negotiate hard, but come with a maximum budget in mind and stick to it. If you're booking online, start comparing prices with HalongBayCruise.vn which have a large offer of Halong Bay Cruises. A common rule amongst cruise operators is that everything is included: food, activities, etc, except for the drinks.

Read carefully the itinerary proposed by each company and check the daily activities they have. Also, some companies do not iclude in the price the transportation from Hanoi. Make sure you ask all the questions

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