Travel Experience for a Full Day in Halong Bay


Halong Bay is located about 165 km from Hanoi and off the northeastern coast of Vietnam. The bay owns about 2,000 islands and limestone peaks of various shapes and sizes rising up on the calm water surface. The surrounding atmosphere is often covered in fog, which increases the mystery of the attraction. After that, we would like to share travel experience for a full day in Halong Bay.

Time for transfer

With the natural beauty, Halong Bay is attractive to both domestic and foreign tourists. The ideal time to visit Halong is from April to October every year. At this time, the weather is sunny and you can easily watch the scenery and take pictures in Halong.


If you stay far from Halong, you can fly to Hanoi or Haiphong, then go to Halong. With this way, you will not have to pay much money but it takes a lot of time. Halong is 170 km from Hanoi, so it takes 3 or 4 hours by car. You also can take a bus from Hanoi to Halong.

Transportation from Hanoi to Halong

Ticket price from Hanoi to Halong is between 100,000 and 200,000 VND if you catch a passenger car. From the bus station to Bai Chay, you can take a taxi or motorcycle taxi.

Places to stay in Halong Bay

Ha Long is a tourist center of Vietnam; therefore, the accommodation here is available and diverse. There are many types of accommodations from luxury to affordable hotels. The choice depends on the budget of the visitors. You can stay in a 3-star to 4-star hotel in Bai Chay area with the price of more than 600,000 VND. To avoid the state that all the rooms are fully booked, you should directly contact the hotel staff to make a reservation in advance.

3-star hotel in Bai Chay

What to eat in Halong Bay

There are a variety of Halong specialties You can enjoy the food at sidewalk food stalls or elegant restaurants when spending a full day in Halong bay. Some good restaurants are Panorama Restaurant located at No.168, Bai Chay; Thien Ly Restaurant at Cua Ong; Sea Food Restaurant in Halong and Noi Nho Restaurant on Tran Hung Dao street.

Panorama Restaurant in Halong

What to see in Halong Bay

For a full day in Halong Bay, you can choose to visit the following famous sights.

Bai Chay

With quite a few wonderful sea tourism services, Bai Chay is the leading resort of Halong. The sea here is windy all the round year. This site is suitable for those who want to relax and bathe in the sea with an average annual temperature of 20°C.

Co To island

Co To island still preserves the wildness that is rarely seen in other places in Halong that are often covered with the bustling atmosphere.

Co To island

Tuan Chau island

Tuan Chau is the most beautiful island in Halong Bay. Tuan Chau along with Tra Co own a long white sand beach and exciting beach sports, thus attracting a great number of tourists.

Luon cave

Halong has a complex system of caves. Each cave has its own beauty and is attached to a legend or an interesting story. One of the typical caves is Luon Cave, which is located on Bo Hon Island and 14 km from Bai Chay. Coming here, you have the opportunity to admire the layers of stalagmites and stalactites created for millions of years with many interesting shapes.

Luon cave, Halong

Hope that the travel experiences above will bring you useful knowledge so that you can arrange a good trip to Halong Bay. If possible, you should spend more time in Halong Bay and book a Halong cruise to explore the nightlife here. Please contact us to get more travel tips for the journeys in Vietnam.