Halong Bay, one of the natural wonders of the world, has been so famous and familiar with Vietnamese people as well as foreign tourists as a sign of pride. Coming to Halong Bay, besides watching the sightseeing, swimming, climbing or discovering some famous caves, the most interesting activity you should not miss is kayaking in Halong bay. Sitting on a tiny kayak, paddling in the blue water, wriggling into the cave, or touching the stalactites, those will definitely make your trip more joyful and exciting.
Vietnam kayaking is found at Halong Bay, an UNESCO World Heritage Site on the Gulf of Tonkin and a standout amongst the most marvelous ocean kayaking destinations on the planet. Halong signifies “where the dragon descends into the ocean”. Here, in excess of two thousand taking off limestone karst islets are etched by components that frame a maze of ensured and stupendously beautiful conduits.
With the calm and peaceful weather, going kayaking in Halong bay is such an ideal thing to do if you want to spend time relaxing by the fresh water of the bay and discover some places that big cruise might not be able to approach. However, because there are still some areas that visitors should follow the instruction of the tour guide, it is unsafe to do independently without following the instruction. The visit guide will enable you to utilize oar and guide you to the protected territory. Life coat is an absolute necessity for this action while on kayak boat at Halong Bay. You will need to plan appropriate garments: T-shirt and short, bathing suit in summer; warm clothes in the winter; wet shoes, cap, shades… bring water, sun cream, dry pack putting away camera, creepy crawly repellent…
Last year, due to the difference in fee between tour operators, travel companies and other foreign tourists, the use of kayak in Halong Bay was banned to avoid this disadvantage. However, From 1 May, kayaks are permitted in Halong Bay, but now in only eight designated areas: Ba Hang, Luon Cave, Tung Sau Pearl Farm, Cua Van Floating Village, Vung Vieng Floating Village, Hang Trinh Nu, Cong Do Area, and Hang Co.
The majority of mid-range and budget cruises offer kayaking free of charge while most luxury cruise will charge kayaking for a fee. Tour guide and staff on board will gladly introduce you to mastering your kayak in case you are not familiar with the activity. This has been the highlight for the majority of tourists who took a cruise trip to Halong Bay and will surely a time to remember for you too. With the specific instructions of the guide you will see that the sailing becomes extremely simple and attractive. Each kayak has 2 people, initially the kayak can move not according to the operator, but after you has mastered the oars it is very interesting in kayaking to visit fishing villages, learn about works of fishermen on the sea or admire the limestone islands at a close distance. Taking a kayak paddle closely the foot of rocks to discover new emotions is one of the favorite activities of visitors when going to Halong bay. While the kayak is going through the unnamed islands visitors will get opportunity to admire the beauty of coral reefs, the tiny fishes swimming and dancing around, and many other interesting scenery.
Taking a tour of Halong bay overnight cruise might be the top choice for most visitors to Halong Bay, but for a more adventurous way to take in the sights, kayaking offers a unique viewpoint, as you paddle between towering karst cliffs, rocky islets and karst caves. After finish kayaking through wonderful lands and caves in Halong Bay, you can go back to your cruise to take a rest and then enjoy the meal under the charming and glamorous sky and the crystal clear water of the bay. It would be an amazing experience if you can make a stay overnight at Halong Bay in a cruise and view the beautiful night charmingly and peacefully.