Halong Bay is located in Halong City, Quang Ninh Province, about 170km from Hanoi. It had been recognized one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World by UNESCO in the first time in 1994 with the aesthetic value, in the second time with the global exceptional value for geology-geomorphology in 2000, then recognized officially one of the most twenty nine beautiful Bays in the world in July 2003 in the third time.
How long should you visit Halong Bay?
It depends on your travel plan, if you have time, you shoud spend 2 or 3 days, if not, you can spend just the day trip from 4 to 6 hours on the Bay to do some activities like visiting the big cave, doing kayaking, etc.
What do you expect for the day trip?
To be honest, one day is not enough time to visit the bay but if you do not have much time for the whole trip in Vietnam, it is still a great idea although you just spend a few hours for doing some simple activities like exploring the cave, kayaking, swimming (6 hours boat- trip).
What do you get for 2 days- 1 night, sleep on the cruise?
Besides visiting the cave, doing kayaking, you also do lots of fun activities like cooking class- how to make Vietnamese Spring Rolls, squid fishing, swimming, relaxing time on the sundeck, etc. You also have more time for admiring the beauty of the bay, lying on the sundeck to see the sunrise in the early morning in the nice day.
What will you do in 3 days- 2 nights trip?
You have more time for the sight- seeing, do more activities, relaxing time on the beach, etc.