Ha Long Bay is hailed as one of the great natural wonders of the world. It’s high up there on many peoples bucket lists and this Vietnamese national treasure is unlike any other place in the world. So when we were planning our trip through Vietnam, there was no way we were going to miss it.
When we were researching our visit to Ha Long Bay, there were lots of mixed reviews on how to go about it. Should we do a day trip or an overnight trip? Wing it with a travel agent in Hanoi or pre-book it? We decided in the end that staying overnight on a boat and sailing leisurely around the bay was the best way to see this expansive and ethereal UNESCO World Heritage Site, and we went with the The Vietbeauty Cruise Days 2 Nights ( boat and bungalow ) halong bay 3 day cruise,book halong bay cruise,joining mysterious halong 3 days 2nights with APT Travel .
Cat Ba Island on Halong Tour 3 days 2 nights
Among fleet of boats on Halong bay , but its designed by both boutique and modest styles .newly built in 2014, The Vietbeauty Cruise's value rather than other cruises with total 15 deluxe cabins, 1 large restaurant and a cooling sundeck- all things in a world' great' * guests can not be ignored when one time for it- more times desire to comeback again and we really have mysteriour the vietbeauty cruise,cruise in halong bay,joining mysterious halong 3 days 2 night ,We were picked up from our hotel in Hanoi early in the morning and began the 3 hour bus journey to Ha Long City, where we’d meet our traditional junk to begin sailing.Along the way, we got to know the other people we’d be sharing the trip with and soaked up the Vietnamese countryside along with observing the many roadside places.Stopping off at a local handicrafts workshop, I managed to get my wifi fix and was introduced to the amazing Trung Nguyen coffee, a Vietnamese caffeine staple.
Arriving in Ha Long City, we joined many other travellers either eager to begin their sailing trip or just returning, filled with stories and seeing off the new friends they’d just shared the experience with. After port formalities, we all clambered onto the small tenders above to be transferred to our grand traditional junk which was anchored in the harbour.
Upon boarding,we were greeted by the boat’s crew of beaming, friendly staff who helped us with our bags and seated us in the dining room where we were briefed on everything from safety, our itinerary and what we’d see over the 01 days to our cabins , when the hot water would work for showers (takes a while to reheat apparently!) and when our meals would be. We knew this wasn’t going to be a rough boat trip. It was going to be a fun, comfortable, amazing three days.
Mysteriour the vietbeauty cruise,cruise in halong bay,joining mysterious halong 3 days 2 night use in Ha Long Bay are really well appointed. With a sun-deck up top and a lots of space at the front of the boat, there’s lots of vantage points to take in the majestic beauty of the bay and to get some amazing shots of the epic karst limestone rock formations throughout.
The Viet beauty cruise over view
Now onto the important bit, what was the accommodation like? Well I was surprised. Our double cabins were decorated with artistic Oriental detailing and featured a massive queen size bed and plush linen. Each room and its own air conditioner and heater and large windows overlooking the bay from halong bay 3 day cruise,book halong bay cruise,joining mysterious halong 3 days 2nights, then close you could almost reach out and touch Ha Long Bay from your bed.
Our bathroom was the most surprising part of our cabin. We had come prepared to have to share a communal bathroom with our fellow shipmates, but were instead greeted by a very big shower and everything else you could need for an overnight stay. This is definitely the way to do sailing in Ha Long Bay, folks.
Bathroom on The Vietbeauty Cruise
In the second day , you have chance to got OverviewViet Hai village is a village belong to Cat Ba Island, located in the deep of Nature Reserve and Cat Ba National Park. It is a separated farming village with the outside world and it keeps its different customsViet Hai Village is a small village in the midst of jungles, covered by high mountains range of the Cat Ba National Park, which belongs to Cat Hai district of Hai Phong city. It has been becoming a popular attraction to the foreign tourists. You can trek to deep land in the village, see many beautiful places, climbing to the Cannon Fort - the highest pint in Cat Ba Island, go through Frog Lake, and be lucky to see precious animals that is available only in Cat Ba National Park.In our schedule, we would love to bring to you the great experience through unique tours to mix visiting both forest and ocean. You will discover the highest mountain in Halong and Cat Ba - where is known as "Roof of the Lan Ha Bay" and you can overview Halong Bay and Lan Ha Bay - It is a fantastic experience.ItineraryIn the morning, our guide and driver will pick up you at your Cat Ba hotel and begin to go to Viet Hai Village by boat. We will get through Lan Ha Bay where have beautiful floating villages. It is very peaceful in this place.At 9.00am, the boat will reach Viet Hai Village. We embark the boat and go trekking to Viet Hai village. It takes about 30 minutes along the coastline. On the way tourists can enjoy the fresh air and mountainous landscape. You will see some wild animals: squirrels, snakes, frogs, languor, thousands of butterflies.
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Approaching Ha Long City again, the towering limestone cliffs started to fade into the mist and became but a memory. Before we knew it, we were back on the docks and preparing for the journey back to Hanoi..Seeing Ha Long Bay for myself and taking the time to appreciate it was absolutely a highlight of my trip to Vietnam. It’s something you’d be crazy not to check out in this part of the world, and you owe it to yourself to do it the right way I think.
Disclosure: We were provided with our trip complimentary by APT Travel, but I always tell it like it is and all opinions are my own as usual