BEST OVERNIGHT HALONG BAY CRUISE
Apr 24, 2018
Taking a Halong bay Cruise is the best way to enjoy Halong bay, a UNESCO Heritage site with breathtaking scenery. You can either take a day trip journey or you can take an overnight cruise to discover the bay. Most of the travelers opt to overnight cruises and we also recommend you to do that. Check out this article to know why, and also find recommendation for the best overnight Halong bay cruise.
If you travel from Hanoi to Halong to take the cruise, which is most tourist do, it takes around 3.5 – 4 hour each way. That means it is 7-8 hour return trip for Hanoi – Halong. A normal day trip only lasts 4-6 hours on water. As a result, it will be tiring and rushing to travel that long for such short time on water. Plus the most beautiful spots in Halong takes longer time to reach, therefore the overnight cruise is more suitable.
Overnight cruise can last 2 days 1 night or 3 days 2 nights and will cross many alluring scenery of the World Hesitage site. It gives you the chance to participate in many water sports that the day trip cannot offer such as kayaking and swimming. Moreover, sleeping on a boat and wake up to a gorgeous view of sunrise is really overjoyed and unforgettable.
The cruises usually get through Ti Top, which is a beautiful tiny island. The land owns itself a crescent shaped beach hugging the limestone mountain creating a beautiful painting of nature. The fine white sand and the small waves are ideal for you to swim or playing football or volleyball on the beach. Otherwise you can reach the peak of the mountain to gain a magnificent view of Halong bay from above.
Another must-see destination in Halong can only reached by overnight cruise is Surprise Cave (Sung Sot Cave). The name says it all, you will be pleasantly surprised when first enter the cave. The grotto is one of the finest and widest ones in Halong bay. The ceiling is approximate 30 meters and the walls are almost as smooth as built by man and create a variety of colors that sync with the setting of the area. Spread along the cave, the formations in the chamber take the form of sentries conversing with one another, animals in varying poses etc.
Other than that, you will pass plenty of other views of Halong bay such as Dog Head and Swan Islands, Ba Hang Floating villages (with floating houses), Incense Burner then Thumb Islands before reaching to Luon cave area for kayaking.
Offer all that, Halong Phoenix Cruiser is one of the best options for you. The cruise has everything you want from a luxury voyage with an affordable price. Have no doubt, this is the best overnight Halong bay cruise in 3 star category.
Halong Phoenix Cruiser is built with a harmonic mixture in modern and traditional Vietnamese style. The vessel has wooden junk cabins with full service of restaurant, sun deck with comfortable lounge chairs and an attentive staff to cater to your every need. The comfortable