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Halong Bay

30/07/2011 | Ha Long | 2 Comments |

Halong Bay

Sunset in Halong bay

Back to Hanoi from Sapa, we left early morning to Halong Bay. After 4 hours in a minibus (driving very very slowly, this was funny!), we arrived in Halong international Harbour, where a magical scenery appeared to us.

Quickly after, we were on our boat. We booked the best Junk possible, as we wanted to be sure to have the best experience (we heard many horrible stories about cheap tours). And it resulted to be an incredible new, secure boat, with beautiful cabins, very good crew and a great itinerary. But just after enjoying our welcome drink, bad news arrived. NOTHING IS PERFECT! The 2 nights 3 days trip was to be cut 1 night since a typhoon was approaching and the government asked for all boats to cancel their trips in the bay. Anyhow, the two days were amazing!!!

Something like 2000 islands come out from a greenish see, offering a somehow surrealistic panorama. We did some swimming, kayaking and visited one of the hundred caves. We had a fantastic day.

The sunset over, we had a nice meal. Siting with a very nice Kiwi couple, we spent an amazing night! Halong Bay was a magical moment in our trip. If someone needs advice on which to take (that makes all the difference) we will gladly help you out.



  • by alex222 11/09/2011 Notify


    we will go to halong bay in few days : could u precise the name of ur junk and of your booking agency? thx!

  • by nicomel 12/09/2011 Notify

    Hello Alex, we booked directly through the Indochina Junk company http://www.indochina-junk.com/, and the junk was The Dragon's Pearl. If you have questions don't hesitate! Have a great trip.

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