VIETNAM: The Magnificent Cruise Around Halong Bay

March 08, 2018

HaLong bay is a popular travel destination in Quang Ninh Province, Vietnam. Administratively, the bay belongs to Ha Long City, Cam Pha town, and is a part of Van Don District. The bay features thousands of limestone karsts and isles in various shapes and sizes. 




This extraordinary area was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994. For many tourists, this place is like something right out of a movie. The fact is that Halong Bay features a wide range of biodiversity, while the surrealistic scenery has indeed featured in endless movies.




My visit in Vietnam wouldn’t be complete without having a glimpse of it’s famous Halong Bay so I booked a one-day tour going there. I went directly to the office of Sinh Tourist (travel agency) which was the most famous in Vietnam.

They picked us up infront of our hotel around 7:50AM as what they promised. We get on the bus together with some tourists. After they picked up all the tourists that booked the trip, the guide started her self introduction and keep on explaining about our itineraries for our tour.

During our trip, we stopped by a building to do some toilet routine and there we saw a department store and a small supermarket. After that we get on the bus again.





When we arrived at Tuan Chau Marina (port), the guide gave us our tickets and took the boat to cruise along the Halong Bay.





There we ate our lunch which is included on the tour. After eating the guide let us see the view outside the boat and talked about some history of Halong Bay. 


I opt to ride the kayak because it’s more exiting and it was a great experience for me.



Bucket list ✔️!!!

After that, we went to Thien Cung (Heaven) Cave covered with beautiful stalactites and stalagmites.







You can check the Sinh Tourist website for more information about the tour.

Departure: 07:45AM - End: 08:30PM (ETA)

Inclusions 

  • Air conditioned bus/ van/ car & boat 
  • Guide 
  • Lunch 
  • Entrance fee 
  • Kayak or bamboo boat 
Exclusions
  • Beverages and personal expenses. 
  • All services not mentioned above.

If you want to visit or book your tour at their office, make sure you chose the real one as there are many fake Sinh Tourist agencies around Hanoi Old Quarter. Below is the location of the legit Sinh Tourist where I also booked my tour.



















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