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Kayaking in Halong Bay

Posted by thaorosellazulab on 2/11/2017 at 02:21

Our family is gonna visit Halong in December. I'm searching for some info about the tours for Halong Bay. I'm thinking about going kayaking and taking a cruise in Halong Bay to explore caves and watch the landscape on the bay. Can you share any experience about kayaking and cruise in Halong? Is kayaking in Halong safe to take? Many thanks.

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Posted by somtam2000 on 3/11/2017 at 00:11 admin


Kayaking is a pretty standard offering for most tours to Ha Long Bay. I've not heard of any accidents specific to kayaking there, though note the water will be pretty cool!

This story gives a general overview to what you can expect.


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Posted by shahfieldd on 3/11/2017 at 21:34

I find that there's no problem about kayaking in Halong. Several months ago, I heard about the ban on kayaking in Halong but don't know about the exact reason for this ban. But then, it is allowed to continue by the authorities until now. Almost all tours to Halong such as Halong-Bay-Tours provide kayaking service for tourists. You will have a tour guide to instruct how to paddle kayak through islets and guide you to reach safe areas. Good luck!

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