halong bay vietnam
At about three and a half hours each way, it’s too long and dreary a drive for a day trip from Hanoi, so either go by helicopter and rent a private junk for lunch and a cruise or spend the night. Most of the boats that service Halong Bay are required to stay on a set path, visiting government owned islands, landmarks, caves and viewing points which can make you feel like herded cattle.
However, there are a few boats that have permits to stop on private islands and take low traffic routes that really make for a unique experience. One of the highlights of Halong Bay are the incredible pictures that you can take so make sure you go at the right time of year. Spring will have the clearest skies while summer will have the warmest water (but afternoon rain showers can interfere). Indagare members can contact our team to book.
Written by Indagare