Kayaking Kayaking in Halong Bay is one of the highlights during a tourists' trip to the UNESCO-recognised World Natural Heritage Site. Kayaking activities are one of the most relaxing activities you will experience in Halong Bay. Book Halong Bay Cruises & Tours through Halongbaycruise.vn to get FREE Kayaking.

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Halong Bay is an impressive geographical formation in northern Vietnam. It has over 1,900 islets with pristine beaches, limestone caves, inland lakes, and floating villages. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994. Travelers to Vietnam annually often cite charming Halong Bay as one of their favourite destinations. Simply put, kayaking in Halong Bay is one of the most relaxing activities you’ll experience. Join us, your local guides, in their fleet of composite plastic kayaks for a once in a lifetime experience. Book Halong Bay Cruises & Tours through Halongbaycruise.vn to get FREE Kayaking, FREE Transfer, FREE Cancellation, Also, if you’re looking for more of a solo trip, we can provide free kayak so you can pick your own adventure. The best way to experience this landscape is by Halong Bay cruises, depending on your budget, you can opt for a luxurious cruise or budget cruise to explore Halong Bay. Do allow for at least an overnight stay as there are plenty of things to see and do here.  These cruises typically include English-speaking guides, hotel transfers, and entrance fees, meals, on-board entertainment and kayak. The sunset or sunrise paddle is an experience not to be missed when you are in Halong Bay!

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1. What is Kayaking?

Kayaking is a fun activity that involves moving through water in a small water vessel with the aid of a double-bladed paddle. It allows the boat driver to maneuver through karst limestone outcrops by sitting face-forward and propelling ahead with alternating side-to-side paddle strokes. The paddler sits in the cockpit with the legs extended beneath a closed deck, leaving the upper body free and exposed. It is a great activity for enthusiasts of all levels. It can be a wonderful way to quietly discover the shallow waters at the edge of Halong Bay. Kayaking is open to everyone, requiring no previous experience for its basic form other than a passion for exploring Halong Bay.

2. Exploring Halong Bay by Kayak.

Kayaking is one of the must-try activities that attracts tourists when they come to Halong Bay. This active outdoor activity allows visitors to enjoy the magnificent of Halong Bay from a different perspective – closer to the water surface than from a big cruise ship. On the peaceful torquoise water of the World Heritage, it’s easy for you to try your hands to lead the small kayak through a number of limestone mountains rising from the sea even it’s your first-time kayaking. For those who are used to kayaking, Halong Bay is a very special destination to experience your passion with the kayaks. You will have great time to race with your travel companion to explore hidden grottos, discover tranquil lagoon after a cave. The kayaks offered in Halong Bay are medium-sized double kayaks, which are safe and appropriate for all guests. With the location surrounded by mountain, Halong Bay and its neigouring bays are beautiful natural wonders without big waves, quieter water currents enable safe kayaking experience for both adults and children. After being instructed by crew and sailors, visitors can easily accompany their friends and relatives to kayak to explore diverse ecosystems on the island or caves at the foot of the mountain. Travellers are advised to wear pants or shorts instead of skirts for comfortable kayaking. This activity is also a teambuilding for participating companies to conquer the Bay together. When kayaking, all must wear life vests and comply with safety regulations and bring protective gears required by staff.

3. When is the Best Time to Go Kayaking?

When is the best time to kayaking in Halong Bay really depends on your own definition of a perfect trip. Kayaking is easy, accessible, and always in season. Spring, summer, and autumn are perfect times to enjoy a comfortable ride. Warm weather is generally more appreciated than cold temperatures in Halong Bay. For recreational kayaking, this makes for great conditions to explore Halong Bay. Winter contains more hazards for kayakers, not only does cooler weather add discomfort for outdoor activities, water temperature is also affected.

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4. What Equipment Do You Need?

Kayaking is a relatively straightforward activity. It requires only a few essential items, the kayaks offered in Halong Bay are medium-sized double kayaks, which are safe and appropriate for all guests, the basic equipment for a kayaking adventure is: Kayak, Double-bladed paddle, Helmet, Life jacket, Water-resistant shirt and pants, Safety goggles, footwear, Waterproof bag.

5. Why Should You Need A Guide for Kayaking?

The kayaks offered in Halong Bay are medium-sized double kayaks, which are safe and appropriate for all guests. A guide for a kayaking adventure allows you to experience Halong Bay like a local, learn extensively about the flora and fauna in and around the water, and have an overall incredible time. A guide will direct you towards the proper equipment and technique for you, and this insight enhances the Halong Bay trip in ways that are invaluable. With instructions from trained and attentive tour guides on how to paddle and remain in a safe area, you can take your kayak and explore the breathtaking beauty of Halong Bay, visiting caves, hidden lagoons and floating villages along the way. This enhances your experience and prepares you to take on your next kayaking adventure!

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6. Top 9 Areas for Kayaking in Halong Bay
  • Vung Vieng Fishing Village
  • Cua Van Fishing Village
  • Dragon Eye Island
  • Luon Cave
  • Ho Dong Tien Area
  • Trinh Nu Cave
  • Cong Do Area
  • Tung Sau area
  • Co Cave area

7. 12 Best Cruises for Free Kayaking
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  • Stellar of the Seas
  • Alisa Premier Cruise
  • Paradise Luxury Cruise
  • Oasis Bay Cruise
  • Paradise Peak Cruise
  • Swan Cruise
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