Best things to do in your Halong Bay cruise tour

Traveling to Northern Vietnam, your trip is never complete without a visit to Halong Bay. Being recognized as the Natural Wonder of the world by UNESCO, its glorious beauty and amazing karsts make the bay one of the worth-visiting destinations in Vietnam for both domestic and international tourists.

If you wish to discover wonderful works of the Mother Nature, embarking on a cruise is the best way to discover this amazing neighborhood! Let’s take a look at best things that you can do on a Halong bay cruise!

1. Learn Tai Chi on deck

Tai Chi is an ancient martial art originated from China. These exercised can improve the health of mind, body, and soul through its controlled and soft movements. Therefore, waking up in the early morning and practicing Tai Chi in a peaceful land surrounded by the sublime beauty of Halong Bay will give you an unforgettable experience. You can learn how to control your body and mind by the guide of an experienced Tai Chi master. It’s great to breathe in the fresh air, practice Tai Chi and watch the sunrise behind jungle-clad peaks.

Learning Tai Chi on deck

Learning Tai Chi on deck

2. Go swimming

Thanks to its clear and calm sea water, Halong Bay is a perfect destination for swimming. Just simply immerse yourself in the cool jade-green water and chill out, you will feel free from the hustle and bustle of your daily life.  You can enjoy such wonderful beauty of Halong Bay’s beaches, including Bai Chay Beach, Ti Top Beach, Tuan Chau Beach, Quan Lan Beach and Ngoc Vung Beach. So do not hesitate to go on a Vietnam luxury tour in Halong Bay to enjoy the charming beauty of this land!

Swimming at Ti Top Beach

Swimming at Ti Top Beach

3. Visit a traditional floating village

Another interesting activity that you can do is visiting floating villages, which are known as the most special attractions in Halong Bay. Ba Hang, Cua Van, Vung Vieng and Cong Dam are some villages that you can explore during your Halong Bay cruise tour. Most of the cruises will stop at a fish farm in one of these floating villages so that tourists can observe the daily life of the villagers. These villages are home to many generations of villagers. Therefore, make sure to pay a visit to one of these charming villages, meet friendly fishermen and learn about their exotic way of life in there.

Fishing with local in Halong Bay

Fishing with local in Halong Bay

4. Explore stunning caves and grottos

Halong Bay features various picturesque caves and grottos of all shapes and sizes. So do not miss the chance to hop on a rowboat and venture out to discover these hidden gems by yourself. Some famous and stunning caves that you should visit once are Thien Cung Cave, featuring stalagmites and stalactites, Dau Go Cave, featuring amazing rock formations illuminated by beautiful colors, and Thien Canh Son cave and islets, which is located in the middle of the World Heritage.

Wonderful view in Thien Cung Cave

Wonderful view in Thien Cung Cave

5. Kayak between karst limestones

If you prefer something more adventurous, kayaking should be one of the best things to do during your Vietnam tour in Halong Bay. Thanks to its thousands of isles and islands, calm tides and clean blue water, Halong Bay is a perfect spot for this activity. Some common places for your kayak discovery are Three Peaches islets, Dark and Light Cave, etc.

Kayaking in Halong Bay

Kayaking in Halong Bay

Here are some suggested itineraries from helloVietnam tour operator for your Vietnam luxury tour in Halong Bay:

2-day 1-night tour itinerary on Paradise Peak Cruise:

Day 1: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Overnight on Cruise

Outstanding activities:

  • Sightseeing along Halong Bay
  • Afternoon spa treatment at Paradise Spa
  • Visiting Sung Sot Cave or kayak near Luon Cave area
  • Cooking demonstration on the sundeck and Paradise Royal Dinner at the restaurant
  • Squid fishing

Day 2: Halong Bay – Hanoi

Outstanding activities:

  • Tai Chi demonstration on the sundeck
  • Visiting Titop Island
  • Spa treatment at Paradise Spa

3 days 2 nights tour itinerary on Paradise Elegant Cruise:

Day 1: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Overnight on Cruise

Outstanding activities:

  • Sightseeing along Halong Bay
  • Afternoon spa treatment at Paradise Spa
  • Visit Sung Sot Cave or kayak near Luon Cave area
  • Cooking demonstration at L'Odyssée Sundeck
  • Live music at Le Piano Bar (except on Monday)

Day 2: Halong Bay Cruise

Outstanding activities:

  • Tai Chi demonstration at L'Odyssée Sundeck
  • Visit Titov Island
  • Visit Tung Sau Pearl Farm
  • Visit Cua Van Floating Village by bamboo boat or kayak
  • Live music at Le Piano Bar (except on Monday)

Day 3: Halong Bay – Hanoi

Outstanding activities:

  • Tai Chi demonstration at L'Odyssée Sundeck
  • Passing by Thien Cung and Dau Go Caves and the Fighting Cock Islet

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