Category: Before You Go

when is the best time to visit halong

When is the best time to visit Halong?

Summer is a good time to cruise on Halong Bay but the best time of year is during the spring or fall. Because the bay is situated in the northern part of the country, it can get colder in the fall and winter, and though you won’t see extremes such as blizzards, it’s still a Read more

can we travel from hai phong to halong

Can we travel from Hai Phong to Halong ?

Yes, you can! If you are already there in Hai Phong, you can call VietnamTripAdvisor to have a car and guide pick you up from there and drive to , which should be less than 1,5 hours. Or you can plan a trip with VietnamTripAdvisor from Hanoi to Hai Phong city, do the sightseeing, spend Read more

how far is that from hanoi to halong bay

How far is that from Hanoi to Halong Bay ?

HaLong Bay is located 170 km away from Hanoi, this would take you about 3 – 3.5 hours on bus transfer to Halong city, bus trip normally leaves Hanoi by 8.30 am. We will be hitting the road for Halong Bay through the rich farmlands of the Red River Delta and the scenery of rice Read more

what about seasick on boat

What about seasick on boat?

If you look on Vietnam map, you will see Halong lies on the Tonkin Gulf with lots of island that made up Halong Bay. With its calm water, Halong Bay really acts as a shield that stops all the violent wave, so it’s hard to get sea sick in Halong Bay. Only some of the Read more

what if the weather turns very bad

What if the weather turns very bad?

VietnamTripAdvisor often see the weather forecast, if the weather turns bad, we have to call our clients to inform the situation whether it’s safe to go. Same with Halong Bay, we work closely with our captains and will inform you before you leave Hanoi to Halong Bay so that you do not waste the day Read more

is one day trip to halong bay worth to visit

Is one day trip to Halong Bay worth to visit?

Halong Bay is so beautiful that one could not miss; though 3 hours drive each way is a bit long for somebody. You will get about 4 hours on cruise, which is just enough for you to get an overview of what is Halong. We suggest that you drive to Halong city and sleep in Read more

do you have life jackets on boat

Do you have life jackets on boat?

Yes, that is one requirement for any boat/junk in Halong Bay. Tip: If you do not see this when boarding the junk, please ask for the instruction from the crew member or our captain.

how many caves in halong will we visit

How many caves in Halong will we visit?

We will embark on the boat for a cruise amongst the islands and islets of this stunning Halong bay. We will visit ONE cave on our 1 or 2 day trip, however, if you wish to visit more than one cave, we have to plan this well prior to departure so that our captain know Read more

can we sleep outside on the top deck of the boat

Can we sleep outside on the top deck of the boat?

Yes, it is very nice to sleep outside there on the top-deck but please check this with our tour guide or the junk’s captain if the weather is fine to sleep outside. To note that we have very fine cabins designed with comforts of everything needed for a good sleep: natural rubber mattress, blanket, feather Read more

where does the boat anchor at night time

Where does the boat anchor at night time?

Afternoon cruise to see the hidden wonders of Halong Bay, VietnamTripAdvisor’s captain will find a suitable place (within the allowance areas) to anchor for the night, this place is normally inside the very calm bay surrounded by the islands. Tip: Before we drop the anchor for the night, you will probably see the sunset so Read more

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