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.

How to book a good hotel in Halong

Halong Bay, after getting recognized as one of the Seven Wonders of the World, is becoming more and more attractive to tourists, especially international one. Because of that, hotels are mushrooming and sometimes it may cause tourists trouble booking a hotel room.

Online

Together with the increase of new hotels, the number of travel websites that offer online hotel booking growths massively. Either international websites or Vietnamese websites provide a wide list of almost every hotel you can find in Halong with easy booking process. With only a few clicks at your desktop at home, you may book a room at ease.

First, make your choice carefully by reading room description, customer reviews, prices, and especially special terms and conditions about cancelation or refunding. Second, you’ll be asked to choose your arrival date and number of rooms. If you have any special request like vegetarian menu or extra best, don’t forget specify in the next step. Last but not least, your reservation is completed by making payment through either credit cards or bank transfer.

After 1-2 weeks, you will receive a confirmation letter from the website that informs your reservation is made successfully. Remember to bring it with you when you arrive at the hotel.

Tips for selecting a reliable hotel are beautifully designed, user-friendly interface websites, reliable company profile, precise office address, unbiased information, clear terms and conditions.

Telephone

Call the hotel you want to book directly seems to be the quickest way to approach it. Normally, all reliable hotels have their own website that is linked to other hotel room selling websites, or else it can be found easily with Google.

Phone booking might give all the information about the hotel directly. However, besides being costly to speak over telephone, Halong people do not speak English fluently.

Here you might need to provide receptionist with information like credit card numbers or other personal data. There are not many frauds reported on telephone booking in Halong.

Direct booking

There are two ways to book a Halong hotel directly:

Arrive at Halong then look for some available rooms at a random hotel. This option is really risky because Halong is now recognized as a wonder of the world that makes its hotels fully booked all year around.


Arrive at another destination, for example Hanoi, then book at a travel agency office, where hotel room booking is easier with reliable quality. In this case, you should know that the prices would be higher than normal rates.


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