Halong Bay is one of the most incredible sights that you could hope to see in Vietnam, so be sure to book a cruise in this magical reason as part of your vacation once the lockdown restrictions have been lifted. The gorgeous emerald water and the spectacular slew of islands is something that seems to walk right out of a Sumi painting.
The Cost of Cruising
A luxurious Halong Bay cruise isn’t going to break your bank and that is not the only good news. Plan and speak to cruises such as Bhaya Cruises and plan a two-day cruise which will include hotel rooms, round trip transfers, welcome drinks, and all meals onboard.
You will have to spend a night in Hanoi before you head out on your cruise. It would be a great opportunity to explore Hanoi for a bit too. The drive will take about 3.5 hours and you will find yourself in the harbour ready to board.
Day 1 will also involve the luxury van pick up from your hotel in Hanoi and a welcome drink when you board the cruise at Hon Gai International Harbour. You will be taken to your rooms and be invited for a delicious lunch as the ship edges along Bai Tu Long Bay.
Day 2 will bring you the sheer magic of waking up in the middle of the archipelago with a delicious breakfast and visits to fishing villages, pearl shopping, and a traditional village puppet show.
When to Go
The best time to visit Halong Bay is in November. You will be able to catch the tail end of the season, but not so that the ships and sites are crowded, and you will be able to visit Lantern festivals.