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No trip to the north of Vietnam is complete without a visit to Halong Bay. The unique beauty of the bay, with its towering limestone karsts, makes this a natural wonder worthy of a UNESCO World Heritage listing. But, it seems like a lot of people wonder how long they should spend in Halong. This article will help you to have the right decision.
If you wonder if it is possible to visit Halong in one day? Congratulation! The answer is YES. The distance from Hanoi to Halong is 125 km if you go through a high way. It takes about 2,5 hours to get to this famous place.
You will have 4 hours or 6 hours on a cruise in Halong.
To be honest, this route is quite rush if you make your plan by yourself. The advice for you is taking a daily tour to handle everything which you are worried about. The cost is just from 54 USD/ person if you join in a group tour. It totally includes a shuttle bus, English speaking guide, entrance fee, meal, water, kayak,… Let refer to this link to get the details.
Take into account that you leave Hanoi in the morning and don’t set sail until noon. You are back in the harbor at noon the next day on a one night cruise so if you add in time for meals and any activities you actually have quite a short time on the boat. The two nights allows you a full day on the boat and a more relaxed experience. Whilst some say they have seen enough of the same scenery after one day, most the visitors say that they are never tired of it. The whole experience of sleeping on the boat, relaxing on the sun deck, kayaking and swimming in the water, etc all adds to the trip rather than just being about the location.