Unforgettable Halong Bay trip

If you have booked a trip to Halong Bay or are seriously considering visiting this amazing place, I have to congratulate you. You have made an excellent choice. Put simply, it is a feast for the senses. If you have ever wanted to visit a place that engages on you on many different levels-intellectually, visually, audibly, among many others, you couldn’t have picked a better place. Halong Bay offers a majestic coastline that features many islands that seem to float off the water. The coastline also has great sand you can talk about for months after your trip. There are also sleepy coastal fishing villages that harken back to a long-lost era. All these sights, sounds, smells, and touch add up to a distinctly ethereal out of this world adventure. This isn’t your typical sun, surf, and sand water adventure. No. It goes much deeper and further. Halong cruises is like peering into one’s psyche-traces of the past, hints of the future, and a heaping dose of the unfolding mysteries of the present all rolled up into one exploration you won’t soon forget. If you want a truly luxurious Halong Bay stay, follow the tips below. Halong bay trip from Hanoi

Luxury as simplicity

Halong travel

Halong travel

There are many ways to define ‘luxury.’ Indeed, the number of definitions seem to only depend on the number of people doing the defining. Still, the vast majority of definitions cluster around the idea of excess. There is this creeping idea that for something to be luxurious, it has to be more. Halong Bay turns this idea on its head. Real luxury is not about heaping servings or chewing on more than you can swallow or swimming in excess, Halong Bay’s luxury is more Buddhist in nature. The old Zen maxim of ‘less is more,’ is definitely in play when it comes to Halong Bay caves. There is a certain richness you can’t find elsewhere in viewing mist roll in through Halong Bay and slowly swallow the tops of islands as you sit on the shore. There is an unmistakable sense of affluence that emanates from trekking up the side of a mountain and gazing down into a sea of green dotted by tall limestone islands. Luxury, is all about simplicity not excess. Real beauty, like that of a woman, doesn’t come from the rich gold, sapphire, emerald, and jade baubles she’s wearing. Real beauty comes from her imperfections-quirky smile, off kilter looks, awkward laugh. Enjoying Halong Bay and truly tapping into its very essence is the height of luxury. There is no need to prove anything to anyone at anytime. Things just are. And that is what is so beautiful and so rare about this place. It is as if nature itself gave the world a rare gift that few people have bothered to find out about.

The value of fragile memory
There is a fragile quality to Halong Bay. From its views to the experiences it provides. One second, you are climbing up a hill to see a better view of the coast. The next second, mist, rain, or something else happens and the view has changed. You are forced to live for the moment, and that is the true beauty. It offers a magical snapshot into your very being-one second at a time.

source: http://cruise-halong-bay.com/blog/a-halong-bay-trip.asp


Halong bay travel chapter 3

Halong travel guide

Halong travel guide

Top in the list of worth visiting site in north Vietnam is Halong bay, travellers going to Halong Bay usually spend 2 to 3 days, overnight on board the boat, the boats are designed elegantly as a floating hotel, halong bay cruises range from cheap to deluxe, some boats are built in standard of a 5 star hotel, with all facilites like sauna, spa…

Active travellers would find halong bay kayaking a very interesting activity, kayaks are made of plastic, a kayak can carry 1 or 2 people, kayaking can be arranged at 10-20 usd/kayak, traveller can explore the limestone rocks on the bay by paddling through hidden lagoons, under mountain caves and going on little islands for sun bath

The best area to go kayaking is near Cat Ba island, there are small islands with white sand beaches which are ideal for kayaking, some resorts built right on the beach also offer this services free for guests staying at their resort, such as Ocean Beach resort or Monkey island resort

Cat Ba island used to be part of Halong Bay tours, and is a popular destination for backpackers and active travellers, going to Catba island visitors can take a trip to nearby islands, visit Catba national park, go trekking in the forest, long trek can take up to 7-8 hours, crossing Viet Hai fishing village, frog lake…

Beside kayaking in Halong Bay and Cat Ba island, travellers who love wild nature also visit Quan Lan island. Located in the Bai Tu Long bay, Quan Lan island is about 3 hours by boat from Halong Bay, travellers can catch a public boat from Halong city or from Cai Rong town, Bai Tu Long bay is by no means less beautiful than Halong, and the beaches in Quan Lan is just wonderful, Minh Chau beach is considered as the best one, other beaches like Viet My, Son Hao are also popular.

There are not many hotels in Quan Lan island, neither restaurants and shops, visitors have only a few choices, Viet My resort is built right on the beach, there are more than 10 wooden houses, in summertime it is always crowded with tourists, mostly local Vietnamese, however it is almost empty in wintertime, other choices are Ngan Ha guest house, a simple family hotel right in the center of village, the host is a very friendly woman and great cook, and their restaurant is almost the only choice in the place

Bicycling is a popular option for visitors, the concrete road from the town centre to Minh Chau beach is especially beautiful, during the ride visitors can take photos of local people working on the rice fields, catching Sai Sung, a kind of sea worms, along the way sand dunes and pine hills stretch out through the horizon.

source: http://www.travelhalongtours.com/travelnews/Halong_Bay_Vietnam-part-3.htm