A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Halong Bay, is always the top destination in Vietnam for both the local people and foreign tourists. Covering an area of 1553 km2 with nearly 2000 limestone islands, this is one of the few places where you can experience many natural, cultural, historical and human values while exploring the bay and the neighboring areas. However, planning a trip independently to any strange place can be challenging, especially for foreign travelers. Hence, below is a detailed itinerary for Halong Bay 2 day tour we suggest for you to see this fascinating place in two magical days.
1. Explore Sung Sot Cave (Surprising Cave)
Situated in the central area of Ha Long Bay, on the Bo Hon island, Sung Sot Cave is considered one of the most beautiful caves in the bay. Covering a total area of over 10,000m², the cave is divided into two main sections, with numerous stone stalactites creating a beautiful natural sculpture. It is a typical karst cave with high scientific value. Back then, when Sung Sot Cave was discovered in 1901 by the French, they were surprised by the variability in the cave and called it “Grotte Des Surprises”.
2. Kayaking through the Bay
If you are looking for something more challenging after visiting the caves, kayaking is a good option. Halong Bay has been voted by National Geographic Adventures as one of the top 25 Kayak Tours in the world. Clear and blue water, large space and calm tides, Halong Bay is the perfect location for this experience. The feeling of rowing boats through the majestic caves that heavy ships can’t navigate is definitely great. In Halong, you can rent kayaks with a rental fee of 100k – 200k VND/ hour depending on the type of boat, and remember that a life jacket is a must for safety. Don’t miss this!
3.Visit floating villages
Floating village is an interesting feature of the daily life of Halong Bay locals. For most of us, a cruise on the emerald clear green water of Halong Bay is a unique experience, so it might be hard to imagining living everyday life surrounded by the beauty of this well-known bay. However, for a large number of families of the traditional floating fishing villages in Halong Bay, water world is their second hometown. This sounds strange but it does. Rising and falling with the natural tide, these floating villages have been homes to many generations of fishermen in Halong Bay. These families earn their living from the diversified supply of the marine life. You could understand more about the real life of those fishermen on floating boats by chatting with them. Pay a visit to one of those charming villages, meet playful kids, and meet some grinning fishermen to experience the most interesting things Halong Bay.