KayakingThis is the best way for you to explore the breathtaking scenery in Ha Long Bay with the six hundred square miles of paradise in the north East of Vietnam, offer the visitor many exciting opportunities to discover the mysterious haven in there. Kayaking is very popular in Ha long and attracts a lot of travelers all over the world. It is...more
Ha Long St, Bai Chay, Halong Bay, Vietnam
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Vinh Ha Long or Bay of the Descending Dragon is often touted by proud Vietnamese as the world's wonder. One of the main attractions of Ha long is the bay's calm water and the thousands of Limestone Mountains dotting the seascape. The Bay's water is clear during the spring and early summer. Some of the islands are quite large and there are small...more
You can get to Quan Lan bey driving to Halong, taking the ferry to Hong Gai, going to a different port and taking a local boat to Quan Lan (35,000 dong each way). It takes 3.5 hours and currently leaves around 1PM every day. Be careful, if you want to leave on your own schedule, you can have your own boat for around $80 round trip (1 hour or so to...more
Hire a 3-wheeled taxi (pictured) or bring your own motorbike to Quan Lan. Don't rent one, and drive at your own risk. There's very little trafic on the island, though the road conditions are quie poor.I rented one, it had terrible brakes and unfortunately one of the main roads had a section collapse (also pictured). A number of people had serious...more
There are hundreds of fishing boats at various sizes down at Cai Rong Pier. It shouldn't take long to find a fisherman that is willing to help you out. Some of the fisherman may collude to offer you an obsurd price. It shouldn't cost more than US$30 to hire the boat and it's owner for 6 hours. Remember fuel is a huge cost for the owner so the cost is naturally going to be quite high. Bai Tu Long Bay is generally very calm because the many islands protect it. So even the smallest boat should be safe enough.
Check out the floating fishing villages. Get your personal captain to show you some caves. Climb the hill on the island with the big dragon. Go for a swim. Watch the sunset over beautiful protruding limestone islands.