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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 09, 2016
2 days or 3 days  (10 Answers)

Interested to know your thoughts on this.
3D2N on boat
3D2N one night on boat and one night on island
2D1N on boat
Have you done this recently? Any recommended agency/boat
Thanks



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 04, 2015
NYE: Ha Long or Cat Ba  (4 Answers)

Hello, my friends and I are going to spend new years eve in the Halong Bay area. Where is the best nightlife? In Ha Long city or Cat Ba island? We're not sure about the junk cruises because we hear the weather can be bad that time of year.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 02, 2015
Singapore to ha long bay  (6 Answers)

Hello guys ! Hope you all having a good time while planning your holidays!!
I would like to travel ha long bay in August for four days 7-10 from Singapore.
Can anybody please help to plan the trip? Can do ha long bay and hanoi together?
Thanks a ton :)


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 13, 2015
Best half day cruise  (6 Answers)

We have to choose for a half day cruise on Halong Bay between Thien Cung & Dau Go caves or Sung Sot cave.
The first choice we are told goes past a floating fishing village but the second does not.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 08, 2014
One day tour of Hanoi?  (7 Answers)

Any one day sightseeing tour to Hanoi from HaLong Bay?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 23, 2014
Nha TRang To Halong Bay ?  (8 Answers)

I finish a tour in Nha Trang and wondering can I fly from Nha Trang to HAlong Bay to do a ctuise ? Then I will head on to Hanoi for last few days b4 I return home.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 04, 2014
overnight junk  (9 Answers)

what would be a good price, for a safe overnight junk


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 18, 2013
From Bangkok to Ha Long Bay  (9 Answers)

I am planning to visit Ha Long bay on March end, 2013 from Bangkok. As of now my plan is - flight to Hanoi Airport & stay there in Ha long for 1 night.. 

But I am really not sure how to go to Ha long bay from Hanoi. I am not sure whether I should take a bus or may be I can take a taxi if it is not too costly.

And, Please let me know if you have any suggestion regarding hotels there.

Please help !!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 26, 2013
Day cruise in Ha Long Bay?  (8 Answers)

I would like to take a day-long cruise of Ha Long Bay (we're staying in a local hotel).
Any suggestions? Thanks.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 13, 2013
Ha Long ( Hạ Long )  (2 Answers)

How many isles and caves does Ha Long have?
Where is Ha Long in Viet Nam?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 13, 2013
Ha Long ( Hạ Long )  (1 Answer)

How many isles and caves does Ha Long have?
Where is Ha Long in Viet Nam?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 25, 2013
Have you done Halong bay tour with staying at Monkey Island bungalows  (4 Answers)

I am planning a trip to Halong bay with stay 1 night on boat and 1 night at Monkey Island Resort in Catba island. Have you ever done this and is it good to go?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 02, 2013
Recommendation for 3d/2n or 2d/1n cruise in Halong Bay if I'm travelling alone?  (12 Answers)

I'm travelling to Vietnam alone in the spring and would like to go on a junk boat cruise for a few days. I was wondering if it matter which junk boat trip I should take? Also is it better to book ahead of time online?

Thank you ahead of time for any recommendations!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 12, 2013
Using Cat Bi Airport as an alternative to Hanoi Airport for Flying to Danang after Halong Bay Cruise  (2 Answers)

Hi There,
We complete our halong bay cruise on the 28.04.13 and will then fly to Da Nang for the next leg of our honeymoon. My question is as follow: would we be better to travel back to hanoi and fly from there to Da Nang, or else travel the shorter distance to Cat Bi Airport and fly from there to Dan Nang? we can get the 18.00 flight from Hanoi arrive Da nang @ 19.15 or the 16.30 from Cat Bi arrrice danang 18.15. Any opinions on using cat bi airport would be greatly appreciated particularly in relation to getting taxis from halong bay to there, facilities at the airport (its looks pretty basic), safety, other western opinions/experiences of using it, and also its its affected by fog/weather at this time of year? All help and opinions would be great as we dont particularly want to spend 4 hours going back to hanoi airport if there is an easier way!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 02, 2013
Halong Santa Maria Cruise? is it good or not?  (6 Answers)

Hi guys!
Im gonna do a trip to halong bay for 2 days 1 night. I heard of Halong Santa Maria from TA but not much infor about it. Is it good to do with it? I need family suite .
Wait for your helps. Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 24, 2012
Halong / Hong Kong / Guilin  (9 Answers)

Hong Kong - Guilin - Yanhshuo - Halong BayPosted: Mon December 24, 2012 04:29 PM CET
Hi! I'm thinking of combining Guilin and Halong Bay for a three-week trip next July/August. Intend to fly in to Hong Kong (spend a few days there first) and out of Hanoi. I've been told this is quite doable, but would be very interested in hearing from anyone who has travelled in this area. I'd like to spend quite a bit of time in Guilin and the rice terraces (Longji & Jinkeng) to soak up the atmosphere, and also go on a river cruise for a few days in Guilin and perhaps a junk overnight in Halong. Can anyone give me some insider tips, i.e. places to stay, how to travel (train, car/driver). Our budget is middle of the road. Thanks so much for any info!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 29, 2012
Halong Cruise - wheelchair  (2 Answers)

During our coming holiday in Vietnam I would like to make a cruise on Halong Bay.
Being disabled - wheelchairuser - I am searching for a company which organizes cruises with a ship which is accessible with wheelchair and where all facilities are accessible/suitable for a wheelchairuser.
Are all cruises 2 or 3 days?
Are the 1 day trips? (maybe easier with wheelchair).
All sugestions are welcome


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 21, 2012
Prince 2 or 3 Junks and the most accessible HB cave  (1 Answer)

Planning a trip with my sisters & grandma to Halong Bay this summer. Can anybody give me the configuration of the beds in the 4 cabins of the Prince 2 or 3 Junk? On the official Indo-China Junks website there are no details, just says 4 deluxe cabins. On another site, its 1 cabin with twin beds, 1 with a double bed and 2 cabins with triples (1 double and 1 twin) while on yet another site 3 cabins with double beds and 1 with twin beds.

Also, Thien Canh Son Cave is on the Prince itin, would it diificult for my grandma to ascend? (She's 67 and can ascend 2 flights of stairs with little problem.) Which cave amongst all Halong caves on the cruises itin is the least difficult to ascend for an older person.
Thanks.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 10, 2012
Transfer to Halong Bay  (7 Answers)

Most Junk operators offers two options to go/return from Hanoi to Halong Bay

* Shuttle Bus
* Private Car

While I think that perhaps a Shuttle Bus is a good (and cheap) options, I have read comment of some tourists complaining about the bus is not comfortable enough, that there is not a place for the luggage (then you should keep it above you), etc...

Also I wonder if a privete car may be used also as a private tour (perhaps to stop in the route to take some photos, etc...

I would like to ear of those that have had experience in order to take a decision. Thanks in advance!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 07, 2012
1 day tour in ha long bay - no overnight  (1 Answer)

Hello everyone,
my 3 friend and I plan to stop in ha long for 1 day during our tour in south east asia and wonder if it is possible to rent a small boat for a single day cruise through the bay, starting early in the morning.
We will land in Hanoi around noon, and our plan is to travel to ha long city, stay there for the night and the day after have the cruise; then, another night in ha long and hydrofoil to mong cai (departures at 7 or 11 am).
Are there no-travel-agency men offering their boats? Do they start cruising early in the morning? Where can you find them?
Please do not suggest a 2D1N cruise. We need an alternative.

Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 17, 2012
Any recommendation for a 3d/2n Halong Bay cruise?  (9 Answers)

Friends, my friends and I (5 girls) are planning a Hanoi trip middle of April. We want to do a 3d/2n Halong Bay cruise. Can anyone recommend a good junk/ship? We're ok with paying a little extra for a nicer and safer choice :) Thanks in advance!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 14, 2012
travel from Hanoi  (2 Answers)

Hi, I would like to know which is the fastest way, and not to much expensive, to reach Ha Long Bay from Hanoi? thanks.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 19, 2011
Halong  (8 Answers)

Hello everyone,

has anyone experienced celebrating of New Year in Halong? is it fun? Me and my friends are going to Vietnam for the first time and we don't know any place where we can spend New year's eve in Halong Bay. And also I wonder whether we shall book something in advance? Thank you in advance for your help.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 25, 2011
cruises on the Mekong  (2 Answers)

Has anyone heard of the travel agency:
vietnam bamboo travel?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 21, 2011
Any review on Vietnam cruise holidays and Posidon junk?  (2 Answers)

I contacted "Vietnam cruise holidays" on this site:


About a 3 days-2 nights cruise on Poseidon Sails on March,2011

Is "Vietnam cruise holidays" reliable?
How is the Poseidon Junk?
Should we book it in advance?
Any help will be great


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 13, 2011
Where to Book  (15 Answers)

Just a quick question which has probably been asked a 1000 times.
Is it better to book a 2day/1 night Halong Bay cruise online before you leave or book it in Hanoion arrival.
Also some advice on reputable good value operators-either in person or online.
I dont need 5 star but dont wish to travel with rats either.
Cheers,
Scott


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 24, 2011
O/N junk cruise on small junk  (2 Answers)

Hi

Just checking if anyone can rcommend a reputable junk for a one night cruise next month. Would prefer a small pesonalised junk if possible unless feedback suggests big junks are also good.

Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 19, 2009
2D/1N ha long trip planned advice or assistance please  (2 Answers)

Hi to all VT's,

New to this so if repeating oft asked question please forgive. I have read with interest all of the posts for past few months to do with Ha Long and cruising.

My question is that I have to be back in hanoi for a 1430 flight on the second day, how reliable are the times from different companies and does anyone have the name of a smaller more personal company over the big 5 that I should look out for when I am there. I lived in Vietnam as a child (shortly after the reunification) but have never been this far north and am excited but limited by time off work in OZ now.

Cheers
Bria


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 07, 2009
Cruise through Halong Bay September 19 & 20 - looking for participants  (3 Answers)

I note that some people on this site find Cat Ba a tourist trap; I do not quite share that opinion. Compared with the hundred of boats going out of the Bai Chay charter boat harbour it is very peaceful. I no longer live in Hanoi but I am back in Vietnam for work and would like to repeat my favourite trip. The itinerary would be:

Day 1:
Leave Hanoi at 6.30 am for the two-hour drive to Hai Phong and take the hydrofoil to Cat Ba. Arrival will be at 11.00 am. Check into hotel and then spend the afternoon on Cat Ba beach no. 2. Alternatively, a boat could be rented for the afternoon for50 or60 (possible activities are kayaking (extra cost about7), caves, swimming and an island with monkeys & lots of other tourists).

Day 2:
Take a boat for the day back to Halong City. This is a six - eight hour boat trip including stops. Normally I stop at a couple of “natural” caves (these being without any facilities) and go for a swim or two; either on remote beaches or just off the side of the boat. Lunch is on the boat. Return to Hanoi by around 5 or 6 pm.

The costs for a good quality car or minibus from Hanoi to Hai Phong and subsequently back to Hanoi from Ha Long City is around100. Boat rental should be under100 for Cat Ba to Ha Long City. So with four people splitting the costs, each would have to pay under50, more participants would lower costs. Other costs for each individual are hydrofoil tickets ($10), hotel on Cat Ba ($15 for a single or double room in 2007 at my preferred hotel), and lunch on the boat ($2 or3). Lunch & dinner on the Saturday and all beverages are not included in the above budget.

I am not sure how the practical aspects will work: I am working outside Hanoi before and after my proposed trip, but I would like some mechanism, so that I am not stuck alone with a minibus and hydrofoil at 6.30 on the Saturday morning! Alternatively, somebody else could collect down payments and fund the vehicle & hydrofoil reservation (I will do the practical work).

Right now I am just seeing if anybody is interested, it is a beautiful trip away from the crowds.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 31, 2009
Credit card to give or not to give  (3 Answers)

Hi tourist of the world,

I have recently posted my question on which halong agent to book with. After the valuable advise that i have rec'd we have decide to go for the Pinta Gold of Columbus Travel. However after make all the arrangment with them, they have requested for me to put a desposit with my credit card. Has any book with Columbus travel before can it be trusted? Can i not put this desposit? I am very uncomfortable with give these details.
Can any one help..pls

Thanks.

Regards,

Gillian



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