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MAP HALONG BAY
with its many islands

"After a commercial break at a pearl farm we arrive in Halong Bay. The sun is doing its best but is not really getting through yet. The dirty laundry from the previous cruise is sorted and counted on the quay. We go to our ship by speedboat and are received by the entire loveboat team. The huts are divided and then a delicious lunch. We sail to the island of Ct Bh for a bike ride to the village of Viet Hai. Here we have a wine tasting of several local rice wines. I dare the Azalia wine, I skip the snakewine. A cobra that has been bobbing around dead for a year doesn't seem that fresh to me. Back on board a dip in the South China Sea and then a five course dinner.
Halong Bay is known for its more than 1900 islands that often rise straight from the sea. Our company claims to sail a route outside the busy tourist areas, but when we moor for the night I count about 20 ships around us.
It is wonderfully quiet here after the five million scooters of Hanoi".


Ha Long Bay en Bai Tu Long Bay

          Halong Bay - is a beautiful bay in the north of Vietnam. In this bay are 1969 steep karst islands of different sizes and shapes. Some are green wooded, others inhabited and still others have hidden sandy beaches. With a traditional junk boat - 'junk' in English - you can explore the scenic landscape of Ha Long Bay in two or three days. Such a traditional cruise boat gives you an unforgettable adventure in one of the most scenic places on Earth. During the day you sail between the karst mountains and floating fishing villages, visit ancient caves and in the meantime you also have enough free time to sunbathe and swim in the most paradise spots of the bay.

The green mountain peaks are full of tropical plants and extensive parks, where endangered animals can live in peace, eg on the island of Cat Ba. Here you will find a special diversity of tropical plants and dozens of mammals, such as the endangered Witkoplangoer.
It is therefore a beautiful area that is ideal for cruises, kayaking, exploring caves and visiting one of the many traditional floating villages.
It is possible to rent a single kayak on some islands, but most cruise boats also have them on board. From Hanoi, you will drive in about three hours to Halong city, which is the starting point for most cruises.

 

If you have booked a multi-day cruise, you can enjoy a "Sunset" drink on board in style in the evening. You can enjoy the view, the music, drinks, snacks. The onboard bar has a wide selection of long drinks, wines and other drinks. On the deck you can enjoy the sunset. Of course there is also a moment when you can swim in the warm water.

 

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Imperial Classic Cruise Halong

Located in the lovely area of Tuan Chau Island, Imperial Classic Cruise Halong enjoys a commanding position in the beaches, sightseeing, romance hub of Halong. The hotel is not too far from the city center: just 1km away, and it normally takes about 240 minutes to reach the airport. A well-kempt environment and its proximity to Bai Chay Tourist Wharf, Bai Chay Beach, Bai Chay Bridge give to this hotel a special charm.
The facilities and services provided by Imperial Classic Cruise Halong ensure a pleasant stay for guests. To name a few of the hotel's facilities, there are 24-hour room service, ticket service, 24-hour front desk, express check-in/check-out, luggage storage.
Imperial Classic Cruise Halong is home to 12 bedrooms. All are tastefully furnished and many even provide such comforts as closet, cleaning products, towels, clothes rack, slippers. The hotel offers fantastic facilities, including boats, fishing, massage, karaoke, to help you unwind after an action-packed day in the city. Imperial Classic Cruise Halong is a smart choice for travelers to Halong, offering a relaxed and hassle-free stay every time.

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Rosa Cruise

Nestled in the heart of Tuan Chau Island, Rosa Cruise is an ideal spot from which to discover Halong. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.
Rosa Cruise also offers many facilities to enrich your stay in Halong. 24-hour room service, free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour security, car power charging station, convenience store are just a few of the facilities that set Rosa Cruise apart from other hotels in the city.
Step into one of 9 inviting rooms and escape the stresses of the day with a wide range of amenities such as additional bathroom, additional toilet, air purifier, clothes rack, complimentary instant coffee which can be found in some rooms. The complete list of recreational facilities is available at the hotel, including boats, spa, massage. Rosa Cruise is an ideal place of stay for travelers seeking charm, comfort and convenience in Halong.

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The impressive towering islands of Halong Bay's makes the trip special, but what is inside of those islands located is just special. Inside you'll find huge rooms full of ancient rock, in the most bizarre shapes and sizes. Most caves are also beautifully illuminated with coloured lights, and that makes for a breathtaking spectacle. From Cat Ba you can visit some of these caves, but keep in mind that the most famous caves (especially weekends and holidays) are frequently visited by tourists.

 

 


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