Interesting activities in Halong

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Halong bay is proud to the one of the World’s New Wonders of Nature. With the geological and geomorphologic value as well as aesthetic value, Halong Bay is certainly one of must-see destinations in the world. It is known as a paradise of sites and entertainment. There, tourists can enjoy various kinds of fun activities at this World Natural Heritage such as cruising, caving, swimming, kayaking, fishing, visiting floating villages, cycling + trekking, scuba-diving,rock-climbing, etc.

Cruising

Tourists will have many choices with Halong bay cruises which have different about level and price. However you should choose level cruise from 3 stars to 5 stars to receive the best service and safe. General, all cruises are checked about safe and standard equipment on the cruise. Moreover, there are several relaxing services provided on the cruises including restaurant & bar, massage, cooking class, tai chi class, etc… Some famous cruises are appreciated by tourist such as: Au Co cruise, Bhaya cruise, Paradise cruise, Violet cruise, Jasmine cruise, Red Dragon CruiseAu Co cruise is the most modern cruise in Halong bay. It was built in 2012 and it has 32 cabins with 5 star levels. This cruise was honored as luxury hotel on the sea. Paradise cruise has perennial brand with luxury cruises in Halong bay such as: Paradise cruise, Paradise Peak cruise… Tourist will surprise about luxury and professional service of these cruise. The architecture of these vessels draws its inspiration from the traditional Halong Bay junks. They have been furnished and designed to offer the utmost comfort worthy of a world-class luxury hotel and the enchanting charm of a boutique hotel.

This is relaxing paradise to enjoy peaceful time, quite. Choosing Halong bay cruises is the new travel experiences and the new way of discovery for tourists. Let‘s choose suitable cruise itinerary and explore mysterious limestone caves on Halong Bay.

Caving

Halong bay has many caves and islands. These caves are attractive destinations in route visiting Halong bay. Some famous caves are known extensively by tourist such as “Dau Go” cave, “Thien Cung” cave, “Sung Sot” cave… Magnificent masterpieces of the Creator will definitely dazzle all visitors by the magical world of stalactites and stalagmites in various sizes and shapes. Tourists are also have chance to dine in a cave and experience an exotic feeling of dining in spacious and romantic ambiance inside.

The most famous cave is “Dau Go” cave, located in Dau Go Island. “Dau Go” cave is divided into three parts. Outside part has roll in dome with ceiling look like huge oil paint picture. Beauty of this cave is praised in many poems and songs. It was honored as “caves of wonders” in World Wonder book by French. Next to “Sung sot” cave which located in Bo Hon Island and belong to centre Halong bay. This cave included two parts with stalactites with unique shape such as rock elephant, rock flower, rock water seal… Name of cave explain wonderful beauty to surprise everyone. You could easily visit “Sung Sot” cave when take part in cruise journey: Titop beachBo Nau cave Me Cung cave Luon caveSung Sot cave. Nearly, you could visit “Trinh Nu” cave whose name means female cave. You also see “Trong” cave which located opposite “Trinh Nu” cave. Name of this cave means male cave. The longest cave is Hanh cave which located in Cam Pha. Length of cave is 1,3 kilometer along Hanh moutain and cross out sea. If tourist want visit Hanh cave, you need to use small boat and lamp because of dark of cave. Besides, tourists explore many beautiful caves such as: Fairy cave, Thien cung cave…

Caving is always main activity of tourists when visit Halong bay. Many tourists took photograph unique caves to make remembered memories in Halong bay.

Swimming

Halong Bay is a ideal travel destination – a World Heritage Site, with thousands of limestone islands and caves. There are countless places to stop for swimming, fishing, snorkeling and kayaking when cursing around islands. There are many charming and attractive beaches; it is suitable for swimming activities such as Tra Gioi Beach, Ba Cua Beach, Tuan Chau Beach, Titov Beach, Minh Chau Beach. The stunning scenery of sheer mountain cliffs rising out of the bay makes an ideal backdrop to water-based activities.The water of beach is emerald green and turquoise color so you cannot see the bottom. Halong Bay is the safe place for swimming. Because beach is calm waters and tourists will be provided useful equipment such as: life jackets. Moreover the sailors and staff of the ship watched while you were swimming to alert you for dangers in case. Swimming in Halong bay is really nice and refreshing.

Kayaking

Kayaking is one of the most attractive actions in Halong bay. Over the last decade or so, kayaking has become a popular activity in Halong Bay, which covers an area of 1,500 square kilometers, offering many options for both the less and the more adventurous. With modern kayaking equipment, visitors can maximize on speed and maneuverability as they explore the open sea and many hidden lagoons, unspoiled beaches and floating fishing villages, they unwind on the boat and enjoy a sumptuous dinner. Travelers can paddle into peaceful lakes surrounded by Limestone Mountains and through amazing caves. Kayaking inside limestone karst is one of specialties in Halong bay. Aside from the comforts, escort boats allow your efficient experience of the remote geology and untouched culture harbored within Ha Long’s scattered limestone islands. With tranquil on-the-water sunsets and sunrises, you chances of wildlife sightings are good, and the eerie romance of the islands is unforgettable.

Kayaking is generally assumed to be very safe . Because beach is calm waters and tourists will be provided useful equipment such as: paddles, life jackets and spray kits. Kayaks of Halong are equipped with two sealed compartments for gear and ‘dry bags’ to help keep your gear safe from the elements.

Cycling and trekking

Halong Bay and Cat Ba Island is ideal trekking and cycling destinations to explore wild nature of the area around. There are lots of rare animals to sea, including green and hawksbill turtles and golden-headed languor monkeys. Visitors can choose from various trek routes, either way it is an impressive experience. When trekking on the beach, tourists will be free to enjoy cozy white sandy ground and gaze stunning seascape of Halong. We suggest the trekking in Ban Sen Island, Quan lan Island, Cat Ba Island and Titov Island (short). You can cycle in some fishing village such as Viet Hai village, Cat Ba island, Tuan Chau island.

One of the popular and cool things to do is a guided jungle trek in the Cat Ba National Park. It sounds quite an innocent and safe activity, but it is NOT and in fact can be quite dangerous. The guides usually offer two treks, an easier one lasting a few hours and a second more difficult one lasting at least 6 hours and far more demanding than the former. If you are not experienced, go for the first. If you do not have a reasonable level of fitness, don’t go at all. Make sure you wear comfortable shoes with a good grip on the ground and clothing that does not leave any skin exposed. If possible, have a first aid box with you.

Cycling in untouched regions is one of the great options for a real fishing village experience. In Halong bay, tourists will chance to visit some fishing village to explore life of fishermen and sightseeing beauty of fishing village. For travelers who love to seek real experiences deep among peaceful villages or try catching fishes. There is no better way to experience the sights smells and sounds of daily life in than by peddling slowly between lush rice paddies. Tourists could enjoy seafood to be cooked by local people and taste the perfume of the sea.  It is great fun and a naturally sociable way to meet villagers and fishermen.

Scuba- diving

Travelers coming to Halong Bay will enjoy not only the boat trip, sea kayaking but also the very scuba diving experience. Scuba diving has been recently opened in Halong Bay making this place a must-sea for underwater lovers. The time from April to December is the most wonderful period for Travellers to join “Halong Bay Scuba Diving”. The temperature of water at this time is from 26-29 celsius degrees.

Travelers can explore hidden beauty underwater with thousands of splendid coral and fish like sergeant major fish, Clark’s anemone fish. Tourists will see colorful their method survive. Underwater world will make you to feel novel, small and peaceful as come back inside your mother. Tourist will perfect relax and excited to discovery underwater world.  With internationally-licensed, well-trained scuba divers and assistants, we guarantee the safety, papering amenities with friendly and attentive management which make you unforgettable experience.

Rock-climbing

All professional climbers coming to Halong agree that Halong bay is the paradise of adventurous mountain climbing as it has thousands of islands with high lime-stone mountains.  Tourist could see countless beautiful limestone faces. To enjoy this stunning archipelago of karsts you can try climbing Rock Mountain. If you never climb Rock Mountain, guides will guide some base skills and some notice during climbing time. After a brief introduction, guides will outfit you with safe and comfortable certified UIAA harnesses, shoes, and helmets.  With the coaching of our experienced guides, climb as high as you like over the emerald waters of Halong Bay.  On a clear day your cruise home will include a majestic sunset, over calm waters, speckled with islands.

Tourists will excited to subdue high of mountain and reach true climbing experience.  From the high, tourist could obverse overview of Halong bay. There is no better way to enjoy Vietnam than getting high over the emerald waters rock climbing in Ha Long Bay. Rock climbing in Halong bay is the most unique and exciting way to make your trip to Ha Long Bay most memorable.

This activity is usually combined with kayaking to explore natural environment of Halong Bay. You can kayak into hidden lagoons, through limestone archways, grottoes, and floating villages. After that you will climb Rock Mountain to obverse overview clearly. Next, you could take part in activities: soak up the sun, sightseeing, swim, beach hop, and watch the wheeling black kites as they dive for fish.

Visiting floating villages

The floating village is a cultural heritage and tourist attraction in Halong bay, Vietnam. People have been living in these houses for hundred of year with fishing as the main income activity. This beautiful Bay is also famous for many floating fishing villages with about 600 residents who sustain through fishing and fish cultivation activities… it is a magically calm place, an escape from the hustle of Vietnam streets. There are four residential areas of fishermen living on a bay, about 400 households totaling approximately 1000 people. The fishermen live on boats and floating wooden houses in the coze-zone of Halong Bay, which is dozens of kilometers away from the mainland. They have no home or land ownership and their main livelihood is fishing and aquaculture.

The Visitors often travel to enjoy life in some villages such as: Vong Vieng Village, Cua Van Village, Ba Hang Village or Cap De Village in Hung Thang Commune. Cua Van is the largest village with about 130 floating houses and a population of about 600 people. Halong is very rich of marine resource which the fishermen live on. They often start their work in the early morning and sell achievement for large boats carrying fresh fish to markets on land.

The local villagers are the original inhabitants of Halong Bay who have lived on the sea for several generations. They were created a diverse culture of fishing and living. In the peaceful atmosphere of fishing village, tourists will be welcomed with fresh seafood and folksong performance (in Vietnamese: “hat gheo” or “hat cheo duong”).

You could easily transfer to floating village by cruise tour daily. In this cruise tour, you could both visiting floating village and join activities: swimming, kayaking, diving…You should enjoy seafood to be made by local villagers or you can buy drying product and hand-made of local people for friends and family.

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