Top 5 Ha Long cruise tours you should experience once
Located in northeast region of Vietnam, Ha Long Bay is known for its staggering sightseeing with emerald waters, thousands of limestone karsts and isles in various shapes and sizes. Ha Long Bay is a centre of a larger zone which includes Bai Tu Long Bay to the northeast and Cat Ba Island to the southwest. Once you have the chance to visit Vietnam, Ha Long cruise is definitely a must-do in your travel. Let’s see top 5 cruise tours in Ha Long:
1. Dragon Legend Junk Cruise Ha Long Bay - 2 days 1 night [5*]
The Dragon Legend ships are members of the Indochina Junk fleet, marking the highest standards of construction. Each Dragon Legend boat features 24 luxury cabins, 4 decks with both inside and outside restaurants, a spa, bar, sundeck area and other entertainment options. Each spacious cabin is a work of art with Vietnamese traditional hand crafted décor and modern facilities; a private bathroom includes a bathtub and big sea view windows. Dragon Legend cruise offers dramatic public spaces, impressive open air dining and a bar made for a relaxing trip in the bay.
Actually, the Dragon Legend offers cruises through Bai Tu Long Bay, the less touristy area. This two-day-itinerary has been well researched to lead tourists to be off the beaten track. Unlike the tours of other cruises, this tour will give you the chance to wallow in the magnificent beauty of the bay accompanied by the services 5* of Dragon Legend (including Mineral Seawater Pool, Fitness Room or the Spa and Massage Services) and look around Vung Dang – Cong Dam with swimming or kayaking time. In addition, The Dragon Legend will also stopover in other places like Tra San, Thien Canh Son cave and Yen Duc village, which are rarely offered by other cruises. So if you are seeking for a really peaceful and relaxing holiday cruise and an opportunity to discover unspoilt nature as well, this tour will defenitely be your best choice.
2. Emeraude Cruise in Ha Long Bay - 2 Days 1 Night [5*]
Emeraude Classic Cruises is famous for its long history, starting as a paddle steamer owned by the Roque family in 1910 and reborn by Eric Merlin in 2003 as a luxury cruise ship in Ha Long Bay. Emeraude Classic Cruises Emeraude is a 55m length steamer boat which features 3 decks, 38 full view cabins & 1 suite, a 80-seat restaurant, 2 bars, shops, massage rooms, swimming platform, entertainment completion. Emeraude’s design conjures up the charm of colonial Indochina.
Travelling with this itinerary of Emeraude Cruise, you will delight in hundreds of islets and admire Sung Sot Cave (Cave of Surprise), the biggest and the most beautiful cave in Ha Long where many rocky islands concentrated. Sung Sot has distinct and special shapes that we cannot see in other caves. Swimming, taking part Cooking demonstration, practicing Tai Chi, kayaking, professional message are also the interesting activities in this program of Emeraude cruise.
3. Bhaya Junk Cruise in Ha Long bay - 3 days 2 nights [5*]
Launching its first cruise back in the summer of 2007, Bhaya Classic Cruises is a member of what is now Ha Long Bay's largest fleet of cruise boats & ships. The 4 Bhaya Classic boats are constructed in a classic, oriental style, while incorporating modern facilities catering to every aspect of passenger comfort. Each Bhaya Classic boat has between 15 and 20 cabins, the relatively small design creating informal, warm spaces promoting a convivial feel on board. The Bhaya Classic boats are wooden boats constructed in the traditional oriental style long favoured by shipbuilders in this area. The construction material and style of the boats give them a classic feel which sets them apart from most cruise vessels around the world.
This tour is perfect for those who desire to have relaxing time in one of Seven Wonders of the World with high-class services. The highlights of this program is that the cruise will take you through Lan Ha bay which passes by Chicken Rock and Titov Island and then Dark and Bright Lagoon by bamboo boat. You will also have the chance to look in Ho Ba Ham or Ang Du area by kayak and Sung Sot cave (Cave of Surprise), one of the biggest caves in Ha Long Bay with beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. Moreover, do not miss traditional Vietnamese cooking and fruit carving demonstrations as well as Tai Chi lesson, traditional massage and other gripping activities.
4. Indochina Sails Cruise Ha Long - 2 Days 1 Night [4*]
Indochina Sails is one of the first companies specializing in luxury cruises in Ha Long Bay with more than 15 years of significant experience. Indochina Sails has become the first choice of many tourists from inside and outside Vietnam for their trip to the World Natural Heritage – Ha Long bay. Indochina Sails is a brand name of Huong Hai Group, one of the top tourism services companies in Vietnam. Service, quality and luxury are the hallmarks of this meticulously sails, which epitomize style, flair, wonderful comfort and the latest modern amenities.
The cruise ship gets you round Ha Long Bay, passing the most beautiful and quiet areas including Hon Dinh Huong (Incense Burner Islet), Hon Cho Da (Dog Stone Islet), Hon Ga Choi (Fighting Cock Islet), Hon Ngon Tay (Finger Islet). This tour will of course take you to Sung Sot cave (Cave of Surprise), one of the most spectacular and largest grottoes of Ha Long Bay. Other highlights of this tour are certainly the kayaking time through Luon Cave and the visit to Titov Island by tender for swimming. Additionally, the Fruit and Vegetable Carving Lesson, massage service, squid fishing on the boat, Tai Chi lesson are also the interesting activities of this tour.
5. Discover Ha Long Bay by Helicopter - 2 Days 1 Night
Helicopter to Halong Bay
Discover Ha Long Bay by helicopter? It seems an absorbing trip, doesn’t it? Actually, this one-hour helicopter ride will take you through the Red River Delta to Ha Long City. Travelling with this helicopter, you can definitely witness the stunning scenery of this World Heritage Site with a wonderful viewpoint, which not many people in the world have ever seen. Indeed, what is more marvelous than the moment you see the sublime Ha Long bay from its aerial view? That’s really a special and unforgettable experience you should try.
Besides the fascinating viewpoint, this itinerary allows you to come into a Deluxe Junk and a discovery in the most beautiful caves in Ha Long like Sung Sot cave, Thien Cung cave... as well as Bai Tu Long bay which is considered as off the beaten tourist track with many deserted, pristine beaches and impressive karst mountains such as Teapot Island and Chopsticks Island.