The legend of Hạ Long has it that, “Once upon a time, soon after the Việt people established their country, invaders came. The Jade Emperor sent Mother Dragon and her Child Dragons down to earth to help the Việt people fight against their enemy. Right at the time invaders’ boats were rushing to the shore, the dragons landed down on earth. The dragons immediately sent out from their mouths a lot of pearls, which then turned into thousands of stone islands emerging in the sea like great walls challenging the invaders’ boats. The fast boats couldn’t manage to stop and crashed into the islands and into each other and broke into pieces. Read More
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We often see the weather forecast, if the weather turns bad, we have to call our clients to inform the situation whether it’s safe to go. Same with Halong Bay, we work closely with our captains and will inform you before you leave Hanoi to Halong Bay so that you do not waste the day traveling on road.
If the weather turns bad while you are cruising, we could anchor our junk at the hidden places, this is normally safe and we has not witnessed any bad weather that we have to hide in a cave.
Tip: If you do not see this when boarding the junk, please ask for the instruction from the crew member or our captain.
Halong Bay is so beautiful that one could not miss; though 3 hours drive each way is a bit long for somebody. You will get about 4 hours on our cruise, which is just enough for you to get an overview of what is Halong. We suggest that you drive to Halong city and sleep in the hotel the night before, so you would have a longer time on the Bay, more cruise, more caves, and more swimming.
Tip: To see Halong and its all, you should plan a 2 day trip with us. Please contact one of our travel consultants to know more about this.
Note: If the weather turns bad, we all have to follow the captain’s instruction, cave visit or extra cruise can be canceled without prior notice.
Tip: Halong Bay is beautiful so enjoy it with Our Indochina Junk since our attention to detail has been put into all aspects of comfort and viewing pleasure.
Tip: That night we all stayed up drinking talking about home and watching the shooting stars from the top deck. It was a wonderful time!
Tip: Before we drop the anchor for the night, you will probably see the sunset so get your camera ready to take these wonderful moments.
Tip: Each boat/junk has it own safety box, please do leave your valuable belongings in this safety box so that you can have more fun visiting cave, swimming…
- Sun cream, insect repellent
- Small changes for buying drinks on boat
- Swim-suit and changes
- Your own towels (though we have towels available)
- Good camera with lots of films or memory space
- A sense of adventures
Tip: You should bring a swim suit with you, night’s swim in the phosphorescent water is also very nice (must be before your drinks)
We will be hitting the road for Halong Bay through the rich farmlands of the Red River Delta and the scenery of rice fields, water buffalo and everyday Vietnamese village life.
Or you can plan a trip with us from Hanoi to Hai Phong city, do the sightseeing, spend the night there then move onto Halong on the next morning.
Tip: There is a good road linking Hai Phong and Cat Ba island (South of Halong Bay), you could also travel with us via this way, then have our junk welcome you on Cat Ba port to visit Cat Ba bay and Halong Bay.
Halong google Map
|Hotel Name||Hotel Location||Hotel Rating||Clients’ Rating||Room Rate|
|Standard Hotels: base room rate under US$ 25|
|HOANG LAN Hotel||Ha Long bay|
|VIET HAI Hotel||Bai Chay area|
|TIEN LONG Hotel||Bai Chay area|
|VAN LY Hotel||Cat Ba area|
|CONG DOAN HALONG Hotel||Bai Chay area|
|HONG MINH Hotel||Bai Chay area|
|NGOC MAI Hotel||Ha Long city|
|THAI HA Hotel||Bai Chay area|
|PRINCESS CATBA Hotel||Cat Ba area|
|ENTITY Hotel||Bai Chay area|
|SUN & SEA Hotel||Cat Ba area|
|LE COQ Hotel||Bai Chay area|
|SUNRISE Hotel||Bai Chay area|
|HA LONG 2 Hotel||Bai Chay area|
|SUNFLOWER Hotel||Cat Ba area|
|Ha Long Hotels – three and four-star hotels: base room rate between US$ 25 and US$ 50|
|SUNLIGHT Hotel||Bai Chay area|
|VUON DAO Hotel||Bai Chay area|
|HA LONG 1 Hotel||Bai Chay area|
|VIET HOUSE LODGE Hotel||Tuan Chau area|
|MOON LIGHT Hotel||Bai Chay area|
|HALONG POST Hotel||Bai Chay area|
|BACH DANG Hotel||Bai Chay area|
|VAN HAI Hotel||Bai Chay area|
|HAI LONG Hotel||Hon Gai area|
|HALONG BAY Hotel||Bai Chay area|
|MITHRIN Hotel||Bai Chay area|
|HERITAGE HALONG Hotel||Bai Chay area|
|Deluxe Hotels: base room rate above US$ 50|
|SAIGON HA LONG Hotel||Bai Chay area|
|TUANCHAU ISLAND HOLIDAY Villa||Tuan Chau area|
|HA LONG PLAZA Hotel||Bai Chay area|