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Is it possible just do do a day trip to Halong Bay?

Posted by kez1908 on 22/6/2007 at 10:33

Is it possible just do do a day trip to Halong Bay or should you allow more time to see it?

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Posted by somtam2000 on 22/6/2007 at 13:53 admin

A longer trip is better, mainly because of the transit time involved in getting from Hanoi to the bay (a few hours each way). The single-day trips tend to be very rushed. If time allows, two days with an overnight on the boat is good, three nights with one night on the boat the other on Cat Ba Island better.

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Posted by somtam2000 on 22/6/2007 at 13:55 admin

Forgot to say, we've got some stories comparing the different style tours -- you can see them via the links below:


How to pick the right Ha Long Bay tour
Ha Long Bay for backpackers -- you get what you pay for
Ha Long Bay for flashpackers -- the best of both worlds
Ha Long Bay for budget-busters -- with a touch of class
Ha Long Bay conclusions and a confession

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