This article provides some basic travel information for those who intend to organize a trip to Halong so that tourists will have the careful preparation for the trip.
The best time for Halong Bay trip
Halong Bay is a part of the Gulf of Tonkin. Similar to other regions in the Northern Vietnam, Halong has four different seasons including spring, summer, autumn and winter. Of the four seasons, the two seasons of winter and summer have the distinctive climate. Particularly, in winter (from November to March), the weather is very cold and the summer (between April and October) is very hot.
With the feature of the Halong’s weather, Halong draws the attention of tourists from various regions all the time throughout the year. If from April to October is the ideal time to visit Halong for Vietnamese people, foreign tourists would like to enjoy the beauty of Halong in winter that lasts from November to March.
In reality, the peak season for travelling in Halong is in summer. If you intend to travel in Halong in summer, it is the best to choose the following periods: March to May and August to October. However, you are advised not not go to Halong in June and July for the following reasons:
The weekends of June and July are regarded as peak days because the number of tourists to Halong has risen increasingly. As a result, the price of services will be more expensive than other days, which may make quite a few tourists feel distinctly uncomfortable.
In terms of weather conditions, in June and July, there are a lot of thunderstorms attacking the Gulf of Tonkin in general and Halong Bay in particular. Therefore, if selecting this period of time for your trip, it is necessary to make a good preparation. Nevertheless, it is recommended that you travel in Halong at the time before June or after July.
If you are reluctant to choose June or July due to some objective reasons, you can consider hiring a travel agent. They will help you to organize the itinerary in the best way and minimize the risk caused by the weather factor.
In these days, a number of tourists choose to take an overnight trip in Halong Bay. Staying overnight in Halong on a cruise, you will get exciting experience when being involved in many interesting activities; for example, admiring the beauty of Halong at sunrise and sunset, going kayaking, swimming, singing karaoke and squid fishing as the night falls.
As usual, the overnight tour of Halong will last for 2 days 1 night or 3 days 2 nights, which depends on the itinerary of every cruise. In Halong Bay, there are a host of types of cruises for tourists to choose. If desiring to be offered excellent services, you can consider 4 or 5 star cruises like Au Co, Paradise, Emeraude and Starlight. Besides, 3-star cruises are quite available, some of them are V’spirit, Majestic, Calypso, Halong Sails, Oriental Sails and Glory. If taking a cruise in summer, sometimes you will get a chance to be promoted with the good price.