Tips for travelling Halong bay

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Coming to Bai Tu Long every season, you can enjoy very the early beauty of an island with mountain ranges, beaches, stilt house, and sea foods.
Coming to Bai Tu Long every season, you can enjoy very the early beauty of an island with mountain ranges, beaches, stilt house, and sea foods.

Each region has a different cultural space. Located in northeastern of Vietnam, a part of the west coast Gulf of Tonkin, Halong Bay has the beauty of nature and the hidden beauty of the legendary.

When is the best time for Halong Travel?

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ha-long-bay

Halong Bay is located in northern Vietnam with four obviously seasons: spring, summer, autumn and winter. Almost at any time throughout the year you can choose Halong Bay Tours. However, the best time will be approximately from April to October because the weather in these months is quite cool and pleasant. However during the summer months from May to October, the temperature rises and you may experience storms during the wet season.

Where are you going?

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co-to-island

While traveling Halong, guests can choose a cruise for sightseeing, looking at the beautiful islands and visiting the floating of the fishermen on the Gulf.

Along Halong Bay bay is often known as Bai Chay. According to our Halong bay guide, Guests can relax and swim here. If guests prefer a quiet and pristine place, you can take a boat to the island of Co To for diving and watching the beautiful coral reefs.

Halong has a huge cave system, each cave has its own beauty and the stories attached to it. Guests may choose to visit Luon cave which is located on Bo Hon Island, 14km from Bai Chay to watch the buds stalactites that formed over millions of years with various shapes and different sizes.

If you prefer to temple worship, you should visit Yen Tu relic. The beauty of Yen Tu mountain is the harmony of mountain and the system of ancient temples.

Shopping and price

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halong-market

In general, the price in Halong is not too expensive for a popular tourist area. Guests can buy clothes with a bit more expensive than other places. Eating at the restaurants is also quite affordable price. However, one of the most tips for travelling Halong bay, like many other tourists, travelers also need to ask the price before deciding to buy or rent something.

In addition, the bus fare from Hanoi to Halong is about 60,000 dong. The price for taxi from the bus station to Bai Chay tourist area is average 15,000 dong per person. If you want to go to Hon Gai, you may pay up to VND40,000 per person. You should take a taxi if you are the group of 3 or more people. About the bus fare from the bus station to Hon Gai or Bai Chay, the highest price is 5,000 dong per person.

The average hostel price is about 200,000 VND per day. It does not have a fixed orice for the boat to visit Halong Bay. You should contact the hotel for this service. Tour fare is 40,000 dong per person. If you travel 6 hours on the Bay, the price paid for the boat will be VND 100,000 per person. To save costs, you should choose 3-4 hour tour in the early morning or afternoon for being more comfort in travel and leisure.