How to Choose Your Best Halong Bay Cruise

How to Choose Your Best Halong Bay Cruise

Scuba diving watching coral is an interesting experience on Hon Tam island in Nha Trang
Without a cruise boat, it is impossible to reach some of the most beautiful places in Halong Bay cruises. With more than 200 different boats available, each having its own route, activities, facilities and prices, pick the right Halong Bay cruise is a largely overwhelming process to many travelers.#1 Decide how long your trip is

Cruise will take you to the most beautiful places in Halong Bay

Cruise will take you to the most beautiful places in Halong Bay- source: internet

Normally, there are 3 types of cruise tours operated in Halong Bay:

Day trip cruises

  • 4 Day-3 Night cruises (4D3N)
  • 3 Day-2 Night cruises (3D2N)
  • 2 Day-1 Night cruises (2D1N)

Day-trip cruises are short voyages tailored to bring you a little feeling of navigating among islands’ forests. It is possible to book day cruises without overnight stay departing from Hanoi, Cat Ba or Halong City. If you have limited time, let’s do a long day-trip from the capital city with a half-day cruise in the bay. However, not many people see appeal in this. It is no point having such a long tiring and too rushed day! More classic choices, overnight cruises allow you some more time to relax and truly enjoy the scenery out in the water. Plus, you will sleep on board and get up among an incredible view! Pelican cruise halong

Lasting exactly 24 hours, 2D1N cruises suit so many travelers. Longer itineraries are great choices for those wanting unwind and exploring more remote areas of the bay. For the daily activities in 3D2N and 4D3N cruises, guests will be transferred from the main boat to a smaller one and then return to your main ship in the evening. Depending on how badly you want/need to relax and what your budget is, the duration of your stay varies. The longer your stay is, the more chances you will get to do more outdoor activities and to navigate through areas far from crowds.

#2 Decide exactly where you want to go

Charming landscape in Halong

Charming landscape in Halong- source: internet

In fact, there are 3 different bays: Halong, Bai Tu Long and Lan Ha Bay though the whole area is mostly known as Halong Bay. They all own the same charming landscape of small beaches, idyllic bays, caves and limestone cliffs. However it can be disappointing to navigate Halong Bay due to massive tourism and a stupidly high number of boats. Boasting a killer combination of white sandy beaches, lush forest and dramatic cliffs and hills, Cat Ba Island is another point of interest.

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