Ha Long, Vietnam

What to See

Ha Long Bay

Halong Bay
by Heather of turtlestravel.wordpress.com about 7 years ago
Halong Bay

Do your research carefully when booking a trip to Halong Bay from Hanoi. It's the easiest way to do it, but there are lots of less-than-desirable companies out there vying for your business, especially at the budget level. Doing it yourself is more difficult, but if you can arrange transportation by boat through Halong Bay (via Halong City) straight to Cat Ba Island, it's a wonderful place to spend a few days exploring independently. Then, you can get cheaply back to Hanoi via Haiphong.