The necessary notes when traveling Halong

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Halong bay via Vietnam Tours

Halong is a popular tourist destination and ideal choice for the whole family during many holidays. To Halong, in addition to the spiritual and economic preparation, visitors need to have experiences or information to pay attention, making the trip convenient and most comfortable.

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This article would like to share with you the other highlights when traveling alone Halong in addition to necessary information about this tourist destination that you know.

1. Best time to visit Halong

Halong always brings the different beauty of the four seasons. Halong dresses on four beautiful and mysterious clothes that visitors always want to explore and experience.

For domestic tourists, the summer (from April to October) is the best time to travel. As for international visitors, the period from November to March will be their travel time because this is their country holidays.

The weekends of June and July will usually be crowded, visitors may suffer higher service fees compared to ordinary days if they choose to Halong on this occasion.

Note: June – July is the time Halong has many storms, heavy rain on the bay so you need to check out the weather. You can go earlier in March – May or later in August – October.

A floating village in Halong via Halong bay cruise

2. Avoid scams in Halong

The over charging situation for tourists in Halong is quite popular and a lot of people are interested in it. To avoid fraud in Halong, you should note the following points:

  • Before purchase, ask price and price agreement.
  • Restrict purchases of food in Halong. Instead, bring dry food and water.
  • When booking a cruise to Halong bay, please ask your hotel reception or directly go to Bai Chay port management to buy tickets. Absolutely not follow middleman or taxi in Halong.

When shopping, please remember to check the scales (best way is to bring a bottle of 550ml water and before weighing and after weighing you have to test the bottle if the weight is 550g, the scales are true) This is the way many visitors apply in Halong.

3. Overnight on Halong Bay

Sleeping on Halong Bay is a very enjoyable experience. In the big boats, you can participate in meaningful activities such as night squid fishing, enjoying coffee, listening to music, watching the star sky, watching sunrise – sunset …

Note: When overnight on a yacht, you can not bring drinks or food. Because if you do, you will be charged expensive service. You need to pay attention to avoid losing extra money unfairly.

Strictly adhere to safety regulations on yachts, cruise ships, and on beaches to ensure a safe and enjoyable journey.

A cruise in Halong via Wati Travel

4. Belongings need to carry

To ensure the best trip to Halong, visitors should carefully prepare the items, personal items for the trip.

Before traveling to Halong, you need to prepare things such as sunscreen (with SPF of 30 or more), shower gel, shampoo, eye drops, sunglasses, bath towels, swim goggles, shorts, short sleeves, wide-brimmed hats, beach sandals to keep your feet comfortable … Things like bath gel, shampoo, toothpaste should bring if you do not want to use those in hotels as it may not be suitable.

If there is a small child with you, take baby floats, baby float chairs with snacks and drinks.

5. Accommodation and food

To Halong, visitors should have reference to the dining area as well as the hotel to not be over charged or waste.

In Halong, the most expensive meals and vacations are probably in Tuan Chau Island, along the bay in Bai Chay. The price of food here is around 200,000 to 300,000 VND. The lowest room price is 800,000 to 900,000 VND per night.

To be more affordable, visitors should go to Hong Gai area, Vuon Dao, Hai Quan junction, Hau Can. These areas are cheaper in food and accommodation in Halong. Especially, there are many kinds of snacks to satisfy the demand of tourists: grilled chopped squid (150,000 VND / dish), delicious cuon cake (30,000VND/ dish), fried snails (30,000 VND /disk) … Hotel price is about 200,000 to 500,000 VND.

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