A long drive to and a drawn-out wait at the jetty on a hot humid day did not dampen our mood while we waited to get on a boat to bring us to our junk cruise where we are going to stay for 2D1N at Halong Bay. It was a bright happy day after all.
Thank God for good weather because the bright clear day also meant we got to enjoy the blue and green views Halong Bay provides. After settling in, we didn’t waste a single second in getting out of the room and soak in the view.
Soon, it was time to get off the comfy cruise for some activities. We visited a cave on an island and hiked to a vantage point of another island before going to a third island to rest and enjoy the sunset. The night ended with a dinner on the cruise that included a Vietnamese spring roll making demo and some spring roll DIY.
After the slew of activities, seeing Halong Bay wake up silently to the rays of sunrise from the top of the cruise the next morning was rejuvenating to the soul. After breakfast, kayaking was in order before going back to the mainland.
We could have done just a day trip to tour Halong Bay, but without staying overnight on the cruise, we would not have been able to do so much while immersing in all that Halong Bay could offer. It was one great unique experience that we did not regret.
When you visit Halong Bay, how can you not also explore Hanoi? Read on for our experience at Hanoi.
By: Chocolate and Marshmallow