Updated: Feb 28
Halong Bay is one of the most beautiful bays in Vietnam. How to make the best plan to visit Halong Bay and make your trip more amazing and memorable in Vietnam? Let’s check it out!
How to visit Halong Bay, which is one of the most attractive destinations in Vietnam, especially the North of Vietnam, attracts more than 10 millions visitors a year including domestic and international.
Why is it so attractive for visitors? Well, because it is extraordinary. Trust me, from the islands to the islets, from the beaches to the skies, from the weather to the atmosphere, everything will please you a lot.
It was first listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994, but until 2000, the World Heritage Committee additionally recognized it for its outstanding geological and geomorphological value. Moreover, it contains over 3,000 islands of towering limestone rising from deep emerald water.
When to visit Halong Bay?
You might consider two facts that whether you should visit Halong Bay to get the best deal or whether you should go there at its best weather?
Well, it depends on you. If you want to visit Halong Bay in the most delightful weather and condition to make your trip more fantastic, come to visit in spring and autumn, to be more specific, in March, April, September and October. Definitely, this is the best time to visit Halong Bay so everything will be expensive and you have to be careful with the crowds.
If the budget is your first concern, consider visiting this World Heritage in the period from May to September, when the monsoon happens. Remember to check the weather before going since the bad condition can affect your trip. But to be honest, you can actually come there anytime all year around.
How to visit Halong Bay from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City?
From Ho Chi Minh City
From Ho Chi Minh City, the most convenient way is taking flights to Van Don International Airport. Otherwise, you have to stop in Hanoi first, by flights, trains or buses, and then take your time for the next steps.
From Hanoi, well, some people believe that taking tours to Halong Bay is the most convenient way since you don’t have to waste your time in Halong Bay to look for a good service or hustle against others.
For adventures, you can do a ride of 3 to 4 hours by motorbikes. With this, you can totally enjoy the view of rice fields, mountainous landscapes... on the way you get Halong Bay.
Or you can take local buses (2 ways: normal way or highway) from Hanoi with different kinds of tickets and fees.
What to visit in Halong Bay?
The first thing you should do is to take a cruise around the bay to admire all the beauty of this iconic natural landscape. There are around 2.000 islands and islets that you have a lot of options. One more thing you should highly note is that choose a truthful company to avoid bad situations happen.
Explore all caves, I mean, as much as possible, especially Sung Sot Cave, Me Cung Cave, Trinh Nu Cave… to enjoy from this surprising to others.
Coral reef scuba diving, why not? Absolutely amazing to try coral reef scuba diving among these crystal beaches and under this blue sky.
Do an adventure trip in Cat Ba National Park, the perfect sceneries of Mother Nature. This park has many different ecosystems: mangrove forests, limestone forests, and coral reefs.
After that, don’t forget to check in at Cat Ba Island, which is the most popular attraction in Halong Bay and the biggest island in the North of Vietnam.
Tourists traveling to Halong Bay also get impressed of going night squid fishing with local people. Actually, you have to find some tour companies operating this kind of activity and register as soon as possible. But if you visit Halong during the bad seasons, well, it’s not the best time for this kind of activity.
One of the must-do activities is trying very fresh seafood which you might have a chance to try right on the cruises. Of course, sometimes you have to pay more than usual.
Being overnight on the cruises and joining the swimming parties, well, why not? For Halong Bay, it’s fantastic if you spend at least 1 overnight on the boats and enjoy some night activities together with others.
Visit the Hospital Cave, really? Yah, it’s true. In the past when Vietnam was in the period of war, people built the Hospital Cave to be used as a secret hospital since it couldn’t be bombed.
And then, don’t forget to go kayaking, one of the most amazing things to do in Halong Bay since you will totally immersed by the scenery of green-colored beach, blue sky and imposing mountainous landscapes.
Together with us, Haha Tours, you will definitely be enjoyed your time in Halong Bay and we will save our unforgettable memories together.
For 1-day trip, visit https://www.hahatours.com/ha-long-1-day-tour
For 2-day trip, visit https://www.hahatours.com/halong-2-days-1-night