The best ways to explore Halong Bay
Your trip to Vietnam would be incomplete without traveling to Halong Bay – the Natural World Heritage. Surely with the stunning beauty and interesting activities, Halong Bay will bring you unforgettable experiences. But, how to explore this bay? Keep reading our post below.
How to get to Halong Bay from Hanoi
How to visit Halong Bay from Noi Bai Airport? To move from Noi Bai Airport to Halong by taxi, you do not need to call a taxi. After landing at the airport, on the outside of the hall, there will be staff here. Let them know that you want to visit Halong Bay and report the number of people so that they get a car for you. The distance from Noi Bai Airport to Halong is about 150 km and the cost will be about 1.5 – 1.7 million VND depending on the 4-seat or 7-seat car. Therefore, you should ask the price before having a trip to Halong Bay from Hanoi.
At present, to serve the needs of visitors, Halong Express train departing from Gia Lam station has been opened. With the price of about $5/1 route for Vietnamese tourists and $15/1 route for foreign travelers. This train will take you to Halong with a travel time of about 5 hours.
How to visit Halong from Hanoi? Currently, at all bus stations in Hanoi such as My Dinh, Nuoc Ngam, Giap Bat there are passenger cars to Halong. The ticket price for the seats is 100,000 VND and the sleeper seat is 200,000 VND with the travel time is over 3 hours.
How to explore Halong Bay
Discover the stunning caves
Halong Bay is the convergence of the shimmering caves such as Thien Cung Cave, Sung Sot Cave, and Trinh Nu Cave.
Thien Cung Cave is located in the southwest of Halong Bay. The road leading to the cave is quite steep with green trees on the two sides covered the road. The more you enter into Thien Cung cave, the more you are surprised by the lively and magnificent beauty created by the stalactites.
Sung Sot Cave is one of the largest caves and has a great beauty in the cave system of Halong Bay. The road to the cave is rocky which gives tourists the true feeling like conquering the mountain. Inside Sung Sot Cave, there are the small indentations everywhere making visitors have an incredible experience.
The first highlight of Trinh Nu Cave is a statue of a girl which is made of stone. The girl has long hair, wide-open eyes evoking a sadness as if she is waiting for something but hopeless. For the fishermen here, they consider Trinh Nu Cave as the dear home while the loving couple sees it as a symbol, a vow of love.
Climb the cliffs and mountains
How to explore Halong Bay? Halong Bay with the diverse and rugged terrain is truly an amazing challenge for visitors who like climbing. The athletes have confirmed that Halong Bay is a paradise of the exciting climbing on the sea because Halong owns thousands of small and large islands as well as hundreds of climbing points from easy to difficult level.
After kayaking to the cliffs, visitors will conquer the steep cliffs and then jump down when the climb ends. This sport is quite safe with the condition that the climber has to swim well and observe the dropping point before jumping.
Normally, travelers are advised to climb only about the height of 30m for the purpose of training or recreation. If you want to climb in dangerous areas, you must use the climbing belt to ensure the safety. If you enjoy climbing, the thorny cliffs and majestic caves in Halong Bay will definitely bring you a feeling of thirst for conquering.
Sit on the giant cable car
The Queen cable car is made by the 2 well-known designers in the world, Doppelmayr (Austria) and Garaventa (Switzerland). The cable length is 2,222 m with 2 cable posts. Different from the previous cabling system, the Queen cable car only consists of 2 cabins with the capacity of about 2,000 passengers per hour.
Traveling by the Queen cable car, tourists will be crossing Cua Luc Bay, experience the journey from Bai Chay coast to Ba Deo Mountain. This project has received 2 Guinness world records which are the largest cabin with the biggest capacity (230 persons/ per cabin) and the cable car with the highest cable post compared to the ground (188.88 m high).
Admire Halong Bay by seaplane
How to explore Halong Bay? If you have enjoyed the beauty of Halong Bay on the boat but still not feel satisfied, there is no better way than to admire Halong Bay from the seaplane. Airplanes with wide windows help passengers to watch the beautiful view and record the memorable moments of Halong Bay from 150 to 3,000 meters above sea level. When the seaplane slowly slides over the sea and waves up, you will feel very excited about having a completely different experience compared to the normal flights. You can also capture the beauty of Halong Bay while flying around the sky.
The cost of a seaplane can be up to several million VND. However, for people who have the better budget, you will enjoy the feeling of being in the midst of the air, taking in the view of the rocky islands hidden in the crystal blue sea water. This experience is extremely value for money.
Sleep on the cruise ship
Although there are a lot of new hotels and resorts around Halong Bay, it is suggested that new arrivals should experience at least one night’s sleep on the boat. In this way, visitors can admire Halong Bay more closely and more specifically. There are a number of the best cruises in Halong from high standard cruise to diesel boats. Do not hesitate to book a cruise ship for your trip. It is definitely that you will not regret this experience!
After following the article, do you want to travel to Halong Bay right now? Do not hesitate to book a Vietnam tour to Halong and explore the splendid beauty of the bay with many great experiences. Share this article if it is useful for you. Have a wonderful trip!