Don’t leave Halong Bay if you have not experienced these things! | Balloon Halong Bay

Don’t leave Halong Bay if you have not experienced these things!

An early morning in seafood market in Halong Bay
Not only just scenes and sights, a lot of things to do in Halong Bay make it hard to decide on what to begin with. Let’s see what to experience before you leave Halong! To get more information, you can click: Halong Bay tours

  1. Spend a romantic night on a traditional junk
Halong Bay junk

Halong Bay junk- source: internet

A night on a traditional junk, which gives you an awesome opportunity to meander through submerged mountains, contemplate these picturesque landscapes in a much more special manner and get closer to know more about the marine life and the daily activities of local fishermen. Thanks to that all, one night on board a cruise is recommended by everyone. It is no doubt that cruising should be one of the most stunning things to do in Halong Bay!

With a wide variety of junk boats’ types available to select from, from diesel-powered junks to high standard cruisers, Halong Bay can satisfy travelers of all kinds of budget, whether parents cruising with children, backpackers on a shoestring or those who are interested in a taste of luxury. The wide range of cruises also results in the wide range of price and the traveling time on the waters. If you are on a tight timetable, a day cruise is what you are looking for. However, one day seems not to be enough, on an overnight or 3-day-2-day cruise, you will certainly have more time to discover all that Halong Bay has to offer. If you have time to spare, don’t hesitate to check out some overnight choices. In term of cruise’s price, you are free to choose between the junks (with lower price) and the cruises (with higher price). However, expect these junks to be much smaller and rock frequently. Thus, if you do not go on a tight budget, a cruiser should be the best option for your trip. Vietnam travel and packages

A view from an overnight cruise

A view from an overnight cruise- source: internet

No matter what option you choose, a 10-, 20-, or 24-cabin vessel or a private boat, while being on board, you will have beautiful memory drinking cool cocktails on the wide top deck seeing how magnificent Halong Bay is at sunset or enjoying seafood feast admiring imposing scenery through glass windows. Believe me, it will be one-of-a-lifetime experience!

  1. 2. Visit a floating village
Halong Bay fishing village

Halong Bay fishing village- source: internet

When it comes to places to get to know more about the daily activities of Halong Bay’s fishermen, nowhere can beat these peaceful floating village – one of the unique features of Halong Bay residents. If you have never experienced, it might be hard to imagine a life on the emerald clear green waters surrounded by the limestone mountains and a stretching green color.

After stopping by one of these villages, your eyes will be fed with a gorgeous natural setting where spectacular seascape, fresh and cool air as well as  blue sky and ocean, are vividly appearing. In addition, a visit to a fishing village is also your great occasion to meet and talk with very sociable, grinning, friendly and enthusiastic fishermen as well as playful kids, to widen your knowledge about their life and take hands-on pictures about local daily activities and unique culture. Moreover, you can ask for their guidance to row a sampan or spread fishing net. This way, you will be taking part in some of the most fascinating things to do in Halong Bay. Cong Dam, Vung Vieng, Ba Hang are some floating villages to visit here.

  1. 3. Go kayaking around the bay’s islands
Kayaking around Halong Bay

Kayaking around Halong Bay- source: internet

One of the must-do things in Halong Bay is use your kayak to paddle through the exceptional landscape of this UNESCO site, especially for those who like to participate in outdoor activities. Kayaking from the junk, you can easily navigate some magnetic places as well as get access to secluded beaches, concealed caves and hidden corners.

It is really enthralling to navigate on your own on serene water among hundreds of unspoiled islands to open up a whole new side of the bay that you have never seen before. Let’s rent a kayak and get the deepest experience ever.

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