Halong Bay with kids

Halong Bay with kids

Explore the charming beauty of Halong with kids

When you visit Vietnam with your children, Halong Bay is likely to be a must do. Filled with thousands of islets and limestone Karsts – Halong bay is simply jaw-dropping. Coming here, your children will have a stunning time searching for the different shaped karsts with several have names due to their shapes, such as fighting cock or tiger. halong Jasmine cruise

Explore the charming beauty of Halong with kids

Explore the charming beauty of Halong with kids -source: internet

Halong Bay’s legend is alluring for children as well. It is believed that during the time when Vietnam was fighting foreign invaders, to protect Vietnamese, the gods sent them a family of dragons. The dragons spit jades and jewels which were turned into the islands upon hitting the bay. These charming islands joined together to create a wall which prevented the invaders. This land then became Vietnam and as loving it so much, the dragons decided to stay on Earth and live here forever. Halong literally means descending dragon.

Halong Bay with kids

Halong Bay with kids -source: internet

A wonderful experience with kids is a cruise on board one of the junks. Generally, meals with lots of fresh seafood are included in the rates. If seafood is not favorite choice of your family, let the tour operator know and have the chefs cook up some chicken dishes. Many tours often offer transportation service from Hanoi capital city to Halong (approximately 3.5 hours drive).

In these 2 or 3 day itineraries offered by most junks, your kids can take part in so many activities. Most will include a stop at one of the beautiful beaches and at one of the mysterious caves. Since there can be lots of steep steps to enter the caves, you will need to be careful if you are visiting Halong Bay with small children or toddlers.

Family travel in Halong Bay

Family travel in Halong Bay -source: internet

Although popularly offered by several junks, kayaking is better suitable for older children. An interesting activity for the kids is a sunrise tai chi lesson. Other choices of the unique things to do in Halong Bay with kids is evening squid fishing, paying a visit to a fishing village and observing the monkeys playing on the rocks.

If you plan to do any swimming on your tour, don’t forget to pack your mini medical kit, water shoes and sunscreen.

Halong Bay Family Friendly Junks

Halong offers children with a lot of activities

Halong offers children with a lot of activities -source: internet

The Au Co makes it outstanding for being the only steel made vessel that can guarantee maximum luxury, comfort and safety for your family trips. The lovely The Au Co, the biggest boat at 55m (180 ft.), provides 32 cozy rooms, enough room to move about comfortably and a fine-dining restaurant. Experience a 3-day 2-night cruise will be a great memory. Dragon Pearl cruises

Having 7 vessels to choose from with daily departures from Hanoi, Bhaya Cruises is considered as one of the best family friendly luxury junk operators. In addition to 1 or 2 night tours with interesting stops at the charming Cat Ba islands, they also provide family with private boat rentals. Besides child size life jackets, a kid’s menu is also available. There is a discount for kids at the ages of 6-12 (sharing room with parents) while children under 6 are free.

Halong Bay Family Friendly Junks

Halong Bay Family Friendly Junks -source: internet

Offering a private balcony, a family suite cabin with connecting door, one room with a double bed and another with 2 single beds, Emotion Cruise can sleep a family of 4 members.

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