Tourists coming with Halong Bay besides sinking yourselves in the magical beauty of the dense rock formation and islands as well as the beautiful natural caves, or marveling at the abundant wildlife shouldn't miss numerous exciting activities and a range of water sports such as kayaking, swimming, fishing, sightseeing, etc.
Let Halong Bay Cruises
help you with the list of the most popular activities which take visitors closer to the natural grottoes, limestone rock as well as floating villages you can consider:
1. Sightseeing on the sundeck
Greeting sunrise and sunset on the sundeck is a loved activity by the majority of guests onboard. From the cruise, you can catch up the brilliant photos when slowly passing limestone islands and islets.
is also home to high biodiversity
with typical ecosystems such as mangrove ecosystems, coral reef ecosystems, ecosystems of tropical forest with thousands of species of plants and animals are abundant in the forest and under the sea containing fish, squid and so on, which are particularly rare species.
In the midst of Halong Bay, we seem to be lost in a fairy petrified world. The islets are shaped like a man standing towards the mainland (Man Head islets), some like a dragon hovering above the water (Dragon islet), some like an old man sitting fishing (Mr. La Vong’s Islet), Fighting cocks islet, Censor islet and so on. All looks really, really amazing. Hidden inside the stone island are beautiful caves as Thien Cung, Dau Go, Sung Sot, Tam Cung
. They are really the castles of the Creator.
2. Enjoying food and drinks at the restaurant and bar onboard
Food and drinks are served in the dining area of restaurants and bars on a cruise, which ensures that tourists feel at home and must be satisfied with all catering cruising services. The cruise crew provides you with a variety of Asian and European cuisine, especially, fresh sea-food with Asian cuisine.
Some vessels prepare a buffet with many choices for food and drinks. For example, Paradise Luxury Cruise
has various menus with both traditional Vietnamese dishes and Western food. Tourists can also savor a sumptuous buffet or enjoy a hearty BBQ party. If tourists are vegetarian or picky, you can make any suggestions with cruise management prior to departure
. All of cruising brands can supply your own menu, which ensures that you will still equally enjoy all the on-boat services with the remaining guests.
Cooking demonstration might also an attracted culinary exploration to most of the tourists. The chef grants each table some ingredients and set of cutlery for cutting vegetables and fruit, also papers wrapping “Spring Roll”, a Vietnamese traditional dish.
3. Visiting pretty floating villages
By the chance, tourists are passed small fishing villages. In the past, local people here settled into small areas together. They are so friendly and hospitable. Although life’s burdens, they are optimistic and love nature.
That is why they ever both fight and live with weather disasters like tropical storms, which often happen in this Vietnam coastal area. Yet, almost all of them move into shore
as they want to have stable accommodation, where their children easily to go to school and they can limit weather risks.
Nowadays, there are fishing cages on the floating villages, where they set up fish and pearl farms to do business.
4. Physical activity: Swimming, Yoga, Tai Chi exercises, Kayaking, Biking
Dipping your body under cool water brings you the awesome moments to experience the unique beauty of the natural world. You can go swimming on Titov
or Soi Sim beach
, where there are white sand and blue water, you can not hesitate to go down and discover. There are also interesting entertainment sports for tourists who love underwater sport.
Yoga is a preferred activity in a peaceful and natural place like the breathtaking Halong Bay. Refreshing and unwinding body and mind make sure that tourists will have strong physic, ready for the next exciting activities.
The morning Tai Chi
interesting lesson which is done with the instructor on the sundeck is really good for health.
Paddling a kayak to explore the karst caves and limestone islands or islets is a should-not-miss experience with Halong Bay Cruises. You seem to be lost by different islands as the fairy world with only nature. Besides, you can pass many islets and other caves such as Me Cung cave, Dau Go cave, Dog rock, Fighting Cocks and so on.
Some itineraries include activities in Cat Ba Island
, so tourists are transferred to Viet Hai Jetty, discovering the lovely Viet Hai Village
by biking or trekking into the national park.
Photo enthusiasts are very familiar with panorama shooting techniques, which has become a photography trend. Panorama requires a lot of creativity, logic minded, highly imaginative and shooting techniques.
As such, tourists who love photography art don’t forget to climb the peak of Titov to get the awesome panorama pictures. You will have a wholly beautiful view of Halong Bay, one of the world wonders. What a masterpiece painting including floating boats and the colorful blue water.
We hope the above information helpful to you and make you interested in exploring Halong Bay, the wonder of the world. If you are looking for a Halong Bay Cruise
in your Vietnam holiday, make sure to check out our list of the Best Halong Bay Cruises
for reference. For more information and inquiries, feel free to contact our Cruise Expert Team