"HaLong Bay, the mountains of the sea" Haiphong by SirRichard
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Halong Bay is an archipelago of rocky islands located in the north coast of Vietnam, near Haiphong, 2 hours by bus from Hanoi.
It is a nice weekend trip from the Capital, where there are many organised group tours that take U there for 2 days.
The tours include:
- Bus ride from Hanoi
- Lunch at arrival to Haiphong
- Afternoon ride with the wooden boat.
- Dinner and night on board, at Lan Ha Bay
- Morning ride, stops to swim
- Lunch on board
- Bus back to Hanoi.
Average price: 26 USD
There is not only landscape and relaxed cruising in Halong. You can also do some trekking in Cat Ba Island, or stop at some caves to explore.
The main caves are the "Cave of Marvels", a huge cave, artificially lighted, with a enormous interior.
I visited Halong Bay in Monsoon, so the weather was rather cloudy. It gave the landscape that mist that makes it so... more travel advice
The minibus from Hanoi leaves you at Halong Harbour. There you have lunch before going on board. After lunch you are... more travel advice
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