"HaLong Bay, the mountains of the sea" Haiphong by SirRichard

Haiphong Travel Guide: 32 reviews and 106 photos

A wonderful landscape

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

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

Some other wonders

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.

  • Last visit to Haiphong: Aug 2003
  • Intro Written Oct 20, 2003
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  • locbuuloc's Profile Photo
    Apr 21, 2008 at 3:11 AM

    Very well-written tips and you are such a good looking guy. Cheers

  • aussiejen's Profile Photo
    Sep 20, 2005 at 5:07 PM

    The caves look awesome. Hopefully I'll get there one day : )

  • urban4est's Profile Photo
    May 24, 2005 at 3:20 AM

    Looks like a great place to visit. Could you add to the commentary? I'd like to know more about the trip and the hotel/ship.

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Mar 13, 2005 at 7:52 AM

    What a place to visit! Just awesome!

  • hassan_abu's Profile Photo
    Jun 14, 2004 at 12:55 AM

    Beautiful pictures!!GR8

  • bpacker's Profile Photo
    Feb 6, 2004 at 12:09 AM

    I love the picture of Halong bay in your intro page! This really looks like an interesting place for an adventure.

  • sachara's Profile Photo
    Dec 19, 2003 at 2:38 AM

    Thanks for your wonderful page of this fairytale area. I liked my visit to Halong Bay a lot.

  • kiwi's Profile Photo
    Nov 17, 2003 at 3:24 AM

    The islands look really interesting, and I would love to see the red sails, on the boats!

  • AndyRG's Profile Photo
    Nov 14, 2003 at 2:48 PM

    The lights in the cave are fantastic, perfect for... relaxing

  • Imbi's Profile Photo
    Nov 12, 2003 at 11:40 PM

    No doubt beautiful part of the world. The intro page photo is very inviting.

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