Halong Cruises Tips

Dining in a cave

Coming to Halong Bay, you should never miss a unique activity, dining in a cave. There are few cruises offering this feature on their trips. The crew members will prepare a delightful diner in a cave. In some cruises, this activity is already included. In some others, this is an optional extra-paid activity.

After a long day of swimming, kayaking, and many other activities, nothing beats a chill moment to relax.  Most other cruises prefer to have an ordinary dinner in a cave. In the mean while, Dragon Pearl Junk came up with the idea of letting tourists have an amazing dinner in a cave. This feature has been receiving many praises from the customers. Most tourists used this dinner for special occasions like a birthday party, a romantic dinner, conference group, or a small wedding with less than 60 guests. They have fresh Halong Bay seafood along with Western cuisine and Eastern cuisine for those who want a change from all the seafood they have been having in Halong.

This dinner will be one of the best dinners you ever have and the Halong trip will be stay as a wonderful journey in your memory. If you are coming to Halong Bay, it would be such a waste not trying this feature out.

Kayaking in Halong Bay

Kayaking is a kind of paddling, using a kayak to move across water. With thousands islands and isles, calm tides, clean, and emerald green water, Halong Bay is ideal for the activity. Most cruises in Halong Bay offer kayaking. Kayaking will make your Halong trip more interesting, but you should know these tips about kayaking in Halong Bay:

Carefully follow the instructions and conditions before kayaking
Stay close with other people; remember to warm up before kayaking.

Even if you are an experienced kayaker, don’t come too close to caves and karsts. They might suck you in. There are reports of people getting sucked into caves and it took from 30 minutes to hours to rescue them.

Never kayaking while being intoxicated. Drinking will dull your sense and might lead to unfortunate accident. There incidents of people drown because of swimming after consuming a large amount of alcohol.

Don’t Kayaking for too long, you might get sunburn because of it.

Halong Bay water is pretty warm during winter so feel free to kayaking anytime of the year. However, keep yourself warm after you are done with the activity to avoid catching a cold. The temperature during winter can get as low as 10-15 Celsius degree.

Choose a type of cruise.

Choose a private charter cruise. This is a good choice if you want something private. You can choose a custom itinerary, do your own activities, and follow a crew's instructions. There are also plenty of choices for the number of cabins, and this can be up to 6 cabins. You may pay a bit extra than joining a group tour, but you have your own boat. It’s good for couples, family, the old.
Join a group cruise tour. This way, you will be on the tour with others. A small but good service can also be a good choice for you.

Choose the duration of your stay.

Two day/one night Halong Bay cruises are ideal for those who want to experience the World Heritage-listed Halong Bay within a limited time frame. However,  the three day/two night escape is ideal for keen novice or experienced kayakers, swimming and communing with nature. The perfect option for the return visitors to Halong Bay, or for the travellers yearning for a truly authentic Halong Bay cruise experience.