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10 Things to do in Halong Bay

Being recognized as the Natural Wonder of the world by UNESCO, Halong Bay is among the worth-visiting landscapes in Vietnam for tourists, both domestic and international, who love discovering wonderful works of the Mother Nature.

Coming to this natural wonder, you will not only be able to witness the breathtaking scenes of the nature but also enjoy numerous popular but interesting things to do in Halong Bay

1. Overnight On BoardHalong Cruise

Despite a lot of new hotels are being established on the islands, experienced tourists recommend new ones to spend at least one night on board a boat. By this way, they could admire the bay much closer up in a more special manner. You can observe Halong Bay at night. When all boats are docked, you see only lights, this is a striking view. In the morning, when you wake up, first thing you will do is sneaking behind your curtain and watch the sunrise

2. Kayak between karsts limestone

Thanks to thousands of isles and islands, clean blue water and calm tides, Halong Bay is perfect for this activity. Paddle through islets to discover hidden caves, lakes, unspoiled beaches and floating fishing villages… When kayaking, you must follow your tour guide; it is risky to do by yourself without warning or instruction. Tour guide will help you use paddle and guide you to the safe area.

3. Swim

Halong Bay is blessed with clear and calm sea water. Thus, it is a perfect place for swimming. Just simply dip in the cool jade-green water of the Bay, you will feel really relaxing and free from hustle and bustle daily life. Good places for swimming include Ti Top Beach, Bai Chay (Bãi Cháy) Beach, Tuan Chau (Tuần Châu), Beach, Ngoc Vung (Ngọc Vừng) Beach and Quan Lan (Quan Lạn) Beach.

4. Practice Tai Chi on deskVspirit-cruise-taichi

Tai Chi is the ancient martial art which has been performed for thousands of years in China in order to improve the physical health, mental health through its controlled, soft movements. You can practice Tai Chi under the instructions of experienced Tai Chi Master to learn to take control of your body as well as mind. The location of practicing could be on the deck of the junk boat cruise. It will definitely bring to you a unique experience of breathing in the air, watching sun rise and practicing Tai Chi.

5. Visit floating villages

Floating village is an interesting feature of the daily life of Halong Bay locals. These families earn their living from the diversified supply of the marine life. You could understand more about the real life of those fishermen on floating boats by chatting with them. Pay a visit to one of those charming villages, meet playful kids, and meet some grinning fishermen. This way, you are experiencing of the most interesting things to do in Halong Bay. here are 4 fishing villages serving major tourist attractions which is Cong Dam, Cua Van, Vung Vieng, Ba Hang.

6. Discover Hidden Grottos and Caves

Among thousands of jungle-covered peaks dramatHalong Caveically rising out of the emerald water of Halong Bay, there are a few illuminated caves, picturesque hidden coves, isolated grottos of all sizes and shapes. Tourists could hire a row boat before venturing out to explore those hidden gems, like Thien Cung (Thiên Cung) Cave, known as Heavenly Palace Cave, which is well-known for its stalagmites and stalactites, and Dau Go Cave (Hang Đầu Gỗ), which is known as the Cave of Wonders.

7. Night Squid Fishing

Squid fishing is a quiet way to spend your time on the cruise after dinner. You will be supplied fishing rods, racquets to actively use them to catch squids. During the squid season, it will be popular for tourists to see many large shoals of squids surrounding cruisers and each tourist could catch about 30 squids for each fishing night.

You could use the squids caught for making dishes. This is a perfect time to enjoy Halong Bay by nigh. Tourists could also eat whilst singing Karaoke or dancing. With a little bit alcohol yeast, everybody will become enthusiasm and excited dancers and singers.

8. Cycle in Halong BayBiking on Cat Ba Island

To deeply experience quiet atmosphere as well as scenic setting on the beaches of Halong Bay, trekking and cycling will become great things to do in Halong Bay for tourists. Upon trekking on the beach, travellers could enjoy cosy white sand and gaze at stunning seascape of the Bay. Trekking and cycling are great for those who want to explore around the wild nature of the sea. You could combine these activities with a BBQ meal on the beach.

9. Dining in the cave

If you are looking for the most romantic set up during your Vietnam vacations, this activity is just perfect for you and your partner. Cruising across Halong Bay and get a complimentary candlelit dinner in a stunning cave. A few cruises offer this service on their trips and the members of crews will prepare a delicious and delightful diner in the cave. These dinning services have both fresh Halong Bay seafood and Eastern and Western cuisine for those people who would like a change from what they have enjoyed in Halong.

10. View Halong Bay from helicopter

This might be one of the most costly things to do in Halong Bay. Halong Bay is well-known for its wonderful limestone karsts and caves that attract millions of travelers worldwide. Actually, admittedly, there is no better way to witness Halong Bay from the helicopter. Despite cruising can help you view the bay at the horizon, yet the view may not be spectacular and appealing as there are many karsts as well as islands rising in the bay. The helicopter will allow you to reach the height of 300m above the water level, so you will see almost whole famous landscapes of Halong Bay, such as Dau Go Cave (Hang Đầu Gỗ), Tuan Chau Island (Đảo Tuần Châu), and so on.