6Reasons to Visit Halong Bay

  • Scenery
    Scenery

    Scenery

    When it comes to scenery, Halong Bay can just be described as a 'wow'. Known for its thousands of rocks and caves emerging out of emerald water, Halong Bay has won numerous world recognitions as well as charmed millions of visitors through our the years. As you slowly explore the Bay, you will go from one surprise to another: one cannot stop asking himself/herself 'how could nature have gifted human such a wonder!'.

  • Culture
    Culture

    Culture

    In Vietnam, culture is something that is always there to impress you, and Halong Bay is no exception. Taking a trip to Halong Bay and you will feel a part of Vietnamese's Northern coastal life which is significantly different from it is in the centre and the south: Some make a living on the floating villages - others serve delicious fresh seafood which they just caught from the sea.

  • Cruise tours
    Cruise tours

    Cruise tours

    It is not exaggerating to say that cruise tours make an important feature of Halong Bay. Each cruise and junk has a different itinerary that takes one to visit caves and helps one experience local life on water. These cruise tours often include transfer from Hanoi to the Bay, food on board and a knowledgeable tour guide who will assist you all through your trip. Lodging varies in style and quality from inexpensive, party-style to extremely luxury ones.

  • Food
    Food

    Food

    Halong is famous for its seafood: crabs, prawns, sea clams among strange native specialties (check out Food section to learn more about these specialties). If you stay in one of the hotels on land, make sure you visit one of our recommended restaurants in town to experience authentic Halong Bay cuisines.

  • Value for money
    Value for money

    Value for money

    Halong Bay can be said to be one of the best places to travel in Southeast Asia, especially in terms of value-for-money. Whatever budget you spare for your trip, you will get more than what you expect. This is thanks to the low hotel costs and excellently organized cruise tours. For example, from only $70/ person you can get food and boarding along with an exciting cruise program for 2 day 1 night.

  • Unique experience
    Unique experience

    Unique experience

    Ultimately, it is the unique experience that you have in Halong Bay that counts the most. Imagine waking up in the beautiful sunrise amid the rocks, islets and caves. Some will remember their cave dinner for a lifetime while others enjoy the breathtaking view from a mountain top that gives a bird-eye view of the Bay. All of these second-to-none moments are awaiting you in Halong Bay.

Ecotourism in Halong Bay

Ecotourism has become a new touristic trend all over the world. This form of tourism does not only bring exciting and unique experiences of wonderful beauty of the nature to tourists, but also promotes tourists awareness about environment protection and sustainable development. Ecotourism benefits the local economic growth as well as cultivates respect for different cultures and for human rights. With many delicate, pristine, and fairly undisturbed natural areas, Halong Bay is a perfect place to develop ecotourism. However, Halong Bay ecotourism is still immature and lack of options.

In Halong Bay, ecotourism is offered to tourists by luxurious cruises mostly, via a program from local administration named “The eco tag”. According to this program, whichever cruise is qualified in term of equipment, capability, and experience (which is assessed by tourism administrators), is titled “Green Sails”. This title allows the cruise to conduct ecotourism activities in Halong Bay. However, ecotourism programs by these cruises are quite simple, with only few options such as guiding tourists to rare coral areas, primitive sea region, and exploring mysterious caves under rocky islands in this bay. These activities are often associated with water sports, including kayaking and diving.

Halong Bay is not one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World for nothing. The gorgeous and unspoiled beauty is just one of its suitable features for ecotourism. It is promising to develop ecotourism with Halong Bay magnificent landscape with two thousand rocky islands and emerald color ocean. It is also a crime to visit Halong Bay without a venture to any grottoes or caves. A trip to Halong Bay would remain in any tourist’s memory as a wonderful journey to the state of nature.


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