What to prepare for Halong Bay trip?

Halong Bay, one of the World Heritage sites is famous for thousands of stunning limestones rising up from emerald waters that framed from a large number of years prior. 

You also can get an opportunity to explore astounding caverns as well as the culture of people in Halong. If you are an adventurous person, you like to explore and experience the wonders of nature, Ha Long Bay is the right destination that you have to visit once in your lifetime. 

1. Accommodation in Halong Bay 

To be able to feel all the beauty of Ha Long Bay, we suggest that you should choose to stay on the cruise to immerse yourself in this majestic scenery. Depends on your schedule, you can choose the cruise length from day cruise to night cruise. This is some popular itinerary: 

  • Day Cruise
  • 2 Days 1 Night
  • 3 Days 2 Nights   

One of the best night cruises in Halong Bay is Sealife Cruises. With more than 20 years onboard, Sealife Cruises promises to be the best choice for your journey to experience Halong Bay and further to off-beaten track area of the Gulf of Tokin.


The ship is highly rated in government marine safety standards and includes facilities such as sundeck bar, spa, library, Jacuzzi, lounge and bar and more. Let the cruise take you to discover the infinitely vast ocean and the hidden charm of the emerald water of Halong Bay.

>>> Check out the itinerary for 2 days 1 night at Sealife Cruises 

2. Things to do in Halong Bay

There are a lot of exciting onboard and offboard activities that you can experience when coming to Halong Bay. The following are some must-try destinations and activities suitable for you. 

Visit Vung Vieng fishing village

Vung Vieng fishing village is a boundary between modern society and the Vietnamese’s local culture, which will present an opportunity for a new discovery. The most impressive of this village is hospitable fishermen, and the small kids smiling as they head to school. This idyllic scene shows the conventional nature of a floating fishing village. 


Rowing on bamboo boat  

The bamboo boat is one of the signature transportations of Halong Bay fishermen. Tourists can choose to learn how to drive the boat under the instruction of local people, or having a fisherman rowing boat for you. Tourists can visit the caves, limestone mountains, beaches. During that time, guests are free to immerse themselves in the fresh air of the sea, take pictures and film, chat with the enthusiastic fishermen.

Meet the locals 

Wander through any village in Halong Bay, you will be satisfied when chatting with the local people, hear them tell about memorable memories in the river life with the heartwarming smile.


One of the best activities in Halong Bay is to explore the place yourself on your own kayak. The emerald water of Halong with calm water and many hidden tunnels make a perfect setting for kayaking.


Watching magical sunrise

Halong Bay was voted as one of the 10 most beautiful sunrise views in the world by MSN (the general website of Internet services provided by Microsoft). Unwind your mind when watching the sunrise in Ha Long Bay, natural wonders with turquoise water, majestic limestone mountains and lush tropical forests. What you need to do is take a boat tour on Halong Bay and wake up at 5 am to catch the gentle, unbelievably romantic sun.

3. What to packs for your Halong Bay trip? 

In addition to some essential items such as sunscreen, camera, slippers, insect repellent, climbing shoes, … Do not forget to bring some warm clothes when traveling to Ha Long from November to February because it could be cold.


4. Tips for travelers when visiting Halong Bay

In addition, you should prepare waterproof bags for your phone when participating in water activities such as swimming or kayaking. Don’t worry if it rains because our cruise will prepare umbrellas and raincoats for you.

The above information is full of what you need to prepare for your trip in Halong Bay. Have a nice trip! 

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