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Halong Trip

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Halong Trip

I'm wondering if I should do the overnight or just a day trip of Halong Bay? Will be in Hanoi, Vietnam sometime next year. Any suggestions will help thanks!

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1. Re: Halong Trip

Hi Juan,

If you have enough time, you should stay 1 night in Halong Bay because a day trip is rushed. Overnight on board is a great experience. Moreover you could participate in some nice outdoor activities.

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It depends on the weather. If it cold, gloomy, I think a day trip is enough. If it is sunny, you will get much more with overnight cruise. So you may save the decision until you are in Hanoi.

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The day trip really isn't worth the discomfort of the 8-hour return road journey as it gives you very little time on the water.

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5. Re: Halong Trip

If you have enough time, do the 2N/3D tour with a good company. They will pick you up and return you to your hotel in Hanoi. Two nights gets you further out into the bay, and is well worth the time if you have it.

As Creaking Bones has already said; a day trip is an incredible waste of your time. You spend 7-8 hours transit from/to Hanoi for a few hours on a boat. You'll barely get out of the harbour before you have to return.

Use the search function to find suitable junks and itineraries. Don't skimp. The better quality boat you pick, the better your experience will be.

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I definitely wouldn't do a day trip to Halong Bay as by the time you get there it's nearly time to come back, definitely do at least the 1 night cruise.

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7. Re: Halong Trip

I have just returned from 2 night trip on Halong Bay with indochina junk. Absolutely amazing. If you have time go for that.

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9. Re: Halong Trip

for travelling Halong bay, at least 2D is ideal to have enough time to explore full Halong and relax one night on the boat, one day trip is so tired with long bus way.

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10. Re: Halong Trip

Im afraid it's not good weather to be overnight because of weather.

news.vietnamspots.com/tropical-storm-warning/

There is a storm.

The same for next year too, it depends on weather. just check it a week before deciding

Edited: 05 January 2013, 07:22