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 Halong Tour 3 Days 2 Nights with APT Travel which is considered as best four star cruise in halong bay,four star cruise in halong bay,mysteriour the vietbeauty cruise in halong .Halong bay is the most wonderful sites in Vietnam not just in its renown exceptional scenic beauty as well as for its untold mysterious myths of nature.
The scene of Halong Bay
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 two 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.
The boats The Viet Beauty Cruise 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 throughoutpackage halong bay tour join mysterious halong 3 days 2 nights,joining mysterious halong 3 days 2nights,halong bay cruise overnighthalong , We have our dinner at this beautiful restaurant
Cabin on The Viet Beauty Cruise
The boats VietBeauty Cruise 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.
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. So close you could almost reach out and touch Ha Long Bay from your bed.
Sun desk in Viet Beauty Cruise
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