Top 16 things to do in Ha Long Bay (Part 1)

 

Ha Long was officially recognized as one of New Seven Natural Wonders of the world by the New 7 Wonders Foundation in 2012. In stead of enjoying breathtaking scenes, there are a lot of interesting things to do in Ha Long Bay.

1. Exploring Ha Long Bay by kayak

kayak - one of the best things to do in ha long bay
Kayaking in Ha Long Bay – Collected photo

If you like adventurous activities, kayaking is a great choice. There are thousands of beautiful islands and islets in Ha Long Bay. Tourists are often offered a 2-3 day tour. The most popular destinations for the adventure are Light Cave, Dark Cave and 3 Peaches Islets.

2. Scuba diving

scuba diving - one of the best things to do in ha long bay
Exploring the undersea world with scuba diving – Collected photo

Same as Nha Trang, tourists can also enjoy the beauty of ocean by scuba diving. Apparently, it is really one of the best things to do in Ha Long Bay. The period from April to December when the water temperature fluctuates between 26 and 29 degrees is the best time for scuba diving.

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3. Mountain climbing

mountain climbing - one of the best things to do in ha long bay
Mountain climbing -one of the adventurous activities in Ha Long Bay – Collected photo

Interestingly, Ha Long Bay is not only famous for amazing scenes and beaches but also for being one of the top majestic climbing regions on planet.

4. Sleeping on board

sleep on board - one of the best things to do in ha long bay
Perfect choice for sleepless people – Collected photo

If you are often sleepless, I commit that you will have nice dreams when sleeping on board in Ha Long. However, the cost for this experience is pretty high and depends on the kinds of yacht.

5. Discovering caves

explore caves - one of the best things to do in ha long bay
Many magnificent caves are waiting for you in Ha Long Bay – Collected photo

There are both popular caves and hidden caves in Ha Long Bay. However, it is the truth that all caves are worth-discovering. Hidden caves are suitable for tourists who want to have new experience.

6. Having dinner in a cave – one of the most interesting things to do in Ha Long Bay

dinner cave - one of the best things to do in ha long bay
One of your most unforgettable dinners – Collected photo

Undoubtedly, nothing is as marvelous as enjoying a dinner in a romantic cave. Especially, your trip will become more unforgettable if you have dinner with “special person” in a special occasion.

7. BBQ on the beach

bbq on the beach - one of the best things to do in ha long bay
Relax with BBQ on Ha Long beaches – Collected photo

According to many visitors’ sharing, having BBQ with family and friends on the beaches at night should be one of the most joyful things to do in Ha Long Bay. Eating tasty seafood, listening to the sound of ocean, singing and dancing with your beloved people are fascinating things you can do to recharge your batteries.

8. Squid fishing at night

squid fishing - one of the best things to do in ha long bay
You will look like Robinson in desert island – Collected photo

This magnetic pleasure can satisfy the most fastidious visitors. The service – suppliers will prepare all the equipment for you such as racquets or fishing rods. There is one thing needed to be noted which is the feeling of catching a squid is totally different from the feeling of catching a fish. Delightfully, you can have a small BBQ with grilled squids and beer right on the boat.

 

Enjoy other activities here: Top 16 things to do in Ha Long Bay (Part 2)

 

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