Most visitors to Vietnam also want to visit Ha Long Bay or Bai Tu Long. Bai Tu Long Bay tour 2 days 1 night sleeping on a boat is a typical tour that many visitors choose. But, there are many cruises with different types and quality and obviously different prices make many guests headache to find a good boat. Hey, tough…
Today I just finished a tour in Bai Tu Long bay with a high service. The boat's name is Athena Cruise. I wrote a few lines about the experience on this boat, maybe someone has more choice or compare to have a good trip to visit the bay.
The boat's office called me and informed me to pick up time in the tomorrow before departure day.
On the morning of the day tour, a new brown bus pick me up at my hotel. They just pick you up at the hotel if your hotel is in Hanoi's old city.
A trip from
Hanoi to Halong takes about 3.5 hours to 4 hours so the car is really important. I really feel comfortable to sit in the car, I went from Hanoi to Halong very many times on many different vehicles but most uncomfortable car, if not very tight, my legs could not straighten out. But this car is not, the seats are very comfortable, and smooth.
Have a car, but its not wiffi free. :)
Each person received a bottle of water.
Note, you need to bring your Passport, because they need your Passport to do the procedure. The best you should send out information via email before the Passport on departure.
There are about 30 minutes for people going to the toilet or to buy something. I did not buy anything because you know here very expensive. Haha
The bus arrived at the boat office at 12:30. We also join people who do not use pickup from Hanoi here.
I will get a ticket to enter Halong Bay and the card key of the room.
After you complete the procedure as entrance, room key and some regulations, then we will move onto the cruise by a small boat.
After a welcome speech from the boat manager, we check in room.
It is the third time on the shipboard of Halong Bay, but this is my first time to ride a five-star ship. The ship that I got so far has the impression that it is honestly narrow at the moment of entering the room, but this time there is not such a thing at all this time.
All rooms are almost identical in layout or design. However, they are classified into 3 room categories. The difference in this room category that I found was the location of the rooms and the width of the balcony. For example, the EXECUTIVE SUITE WITH BALCONY that I live in is located on the first floor. It is about 26m2 wide. The higher floor is ELEGANT SUITE WITH BALCONY located on the second floor and 28m2 wide. The 2 most beautiful rooms are ATHENA TERRACE SUITE located on 2nd floor, 30m2 wide and have larger balcony than all the other rooms.
Welcome fruit is prepared in every room . If there are more bottles of wine or a few cans of beer is really great. Welcome fruit is prepared in every room . If there are more bottles of wine or a few cans of beer is really great.
Also, every room has a small private balcony. It is the perfect space for you to enjoy the scenic Halong bayAlso, every room has a small private balcony. It is the perfect space for you to enjoy the scenic Halong bay
The shower room is also wonderful. Maybe this ship is new, so furniture and equipment is very new and comfortable
There is a spacious restaurant on the second floor. All meals will be served here, but it is very open and you can dine while watching Halong Bay.
The restaurant by night
Lunch was buffet. Every cuisine was really tasty with a taste like the hotel buffet.
Each table is usually arranged for two people. I go alone should be a single table
After lunch, we began to participate in activities. The first activity is kayaking or bamboo boat
Small boats take us to the kayaking area. The guide told us some rules and we started kayaking
You have 45 minute for kayaking.
If you do not like kayaking, you can choose bamboo boat. The ferryman will take you around the area. I have been kayaking many times, so this time I go bamboo boat
After the end of the activities, you have a free time to admire the sunset on the boat.
A romantic at sunset.
There is a cafe & bar, so you can order a drink and make yourself at ease.
This boat also has a program to make spring rolls like other boats I've ever been to.
They took some raw materials like vegetables, meat, mushrooms mixed together
Then, guide how to roll and finally fry it in hot oil pan. Eventually people enjoy it.
Meals are lit by the lights on each table. It's a pity because I go alone. The dinner menu is very clear and written in a very polite paper. Every cuisine was unique in taste and decoration. I like this salmon. Dinner is the main meal so they prepare quite well. I appreciate this.
There is a massage service on the boat. Will I check to see if it's something special? Athena Cruise has a very beautiful massage room.
This service is not included in the tour price I purchased. After looking at the price list they gave me. I choose a foot massage package. It is more expensive than massage in Hanoi, but this is Halong Bay :D. After the massage you can also use the sauna. This is included in the price of the massage. In addition, they also have nails. It is free. Of course, I try. 😊
Athena Cruise Day 2
Unfortunately, that day was raining and the activity was not working.
Breakfast is simple, there are many kinds of breads and drinks
On the morning of the second day I will head to the limestone cave. This is the last activity.
You need to walk and climb the cave (about 200 steps).
This is Thien Canh Son cave
Thien Canh Son cave is a small cave. This cave is small, however it is very primitive
Come back from the cave, take a break and it is time to check out.
We will return with key and pay for drinks and massage fee. For those with more luggage you can send it at reception.
The last meal is a bruch.
ate beef noodle soup. It’s delicious. The food is mainly Vietnamese and European. However, the European-style dish is not really a standard as I've ever experienced. I enjoyed tasting yogurt of dessert.
When the meal is finish, Everybody check out boat and take a small boat to return to the harbor.
I came back to office and waiting for the bus to come back Hanoi city. Arrial Hanoi old town at 5:30 pm. The bus droff you off at your hotel.
If you have the ability to pay high, pay attention to services, board rooms or meals, Athena is a good choice. Actually, nothing is cheaper but good. You can find information about cruise on Halong bay And easy for booking. I've booked many tours with many travel agents from the racetrack to high-end tours, however I find them often exaggerated about the product I do not like this. In fact, even if you place on large sites such as booking or agoda is not necessarily a good price. Sometimes booking through travel agents has a much better price for the same product. Find out all the information about the destination before booking a tour.
A Magnificent Place on Earth
This time, I’d like to share with you guys my experiences to a popular destination in Vietnam - Halong Bay. Before going there I was really curious about what is the speciality of this place that making people once think about Vietnam, they immediately think of Halong Bay – one of 7 wonders in the world.
I have done some researches about how to get a full experience of Halong Bay, there are so many ways such as you can go yourself to Halong then get a hostel and get a day trip, or you can stay on a cruise for 1 or 2 nights that going through islets, limestones,…while you’re having lunch or maybe sleeping. I decided to choose a cruise which go for 2 days 1 night to enjoy fully Halong Bay and the trip will not too long for my schedule. Then here we go!
"The higher the price, the better Ha Long tour!"
Unnecessary. In fact, this 5-star, 5-star tour is a guaranteed schedule that spends a lot of time on the ship, and this activity is less. In fact, if you do not have a lot of money, choose a reasonable trip to visit the scenic cruise.
Today, I have to survey a ship at 2 to 3 stars. It’s Majestic Cruise. Let me tell you what it has
Halong bay is one of the priceless gift which was given to Vietnam, this heritage will blow your mind with a world of 2 thousands islets and islands in various shapes which has its own legendary. Because of the unique beauty of Halong Bay, everyone who knows about Vietnam will be really excited to see Halong bay once on their lifetime. There are 2 ways to experience Halong Bay, you can join an overnight cruise or join a seaplane flying around Halong Bay, each of those wil make you feel in different ways about Halong. Below will be advantages and disadvantages of those 2 ways to discover Halong Bay that you should know before choosing which way is suitable for you.
Leisure cruising is definitely one of the most exciting and satisfying ways to spend your vacation trip. A cruise tour will not only give you the rewarding experience of what it is like in a luxurious ship but you will also get the chance of being treated like a royalty. Whether you are planning to have leisure cruising with your friends or loved ones, a cruise adventure will take your plan vacation to the next level.
There are tons of cruise tour packages on offer out there. This makes it complicated to choose which cruise tour services to take a leap into. However, you can narrow down your choices by taking into consideration the exact location where you want to experience leisure cruising. Sure, choosing for the perfect location is another thing to deal with. If you are thinking of exotic locations such as places that you probably never been to before, Ha Long Bay cruise should be on top of your list.
If you are thinking about the best tourist spot in the entire Asia then I’m sure that, the Ha Long Bay is the best place with all the aspects. The choosing of the best cruise is the only thing on which whole Ha Long Bay tour depends. The best cruise will provide you each and everything such as adventure, fun, feeling of deep nature and the peace in blue water of Ha Long Bay. There are few companies which are really trusted to provide the tour and cruise such as Vietnam Amazing Tour. We are proud of that our company is the best company for providing the best tour packages.
The Beauty of Ha Long Bay is its 1600 Islands which are truly amazing as well as perfect example of the perfection of nature. The view of Blue water, green and lush forest and unexpected hills from best cruise are enough to provide you feeling of the paradise. There are seven steps to choose the best cruise which is mentioned below in a very good sequence.
So, let’s start with the first step.
After 2 water-related places I just explored, I decided to get to a place up to the mountain, but I want to have a place nearby Hanoi because I’m not feeling so well to go farther than 5 hours driving. Then I choose Mai Chau – a province on the Norhtwest of Hoa Binh city which is 3,5 hours bus driving from Hanoi.
Let's go to get on the bus to Mai Chau. This bus also went around to pick my group mate up after me.
There are some places for which a certain is best to visit. Same condition applies with the visit beautiful Vietnam as weather really matters. The article is well written after the long research and discussion with our experts of Amazing Vietnam Tour who knows several situations about the Vietnam better which is truly helpful for visitors.
The another fact is that, you can visit the Vietnam at all the time but there are certain places for certain time to visit which are clearly mentioned in this article. The temperature and weather matters because it decides your destinations in the Vietnam and your pleasure depends on this at several time. The one of the best example of weather is that, the time after the rainfall in the Vietnam is something like melody and paradise that’s why visitors enjoy this time a lot.
So, Welcome to this beautiful country with all four weathers named Summer, autumn, spring and winter.
The Vietnam is one of the best destinations for tourism at this time due to its beauty, adventure and economical tour packages. There are so much to do at the time of night in the Vietnam because of great pubs, bar, restaurants, sailing on cruise in the nights and casinos etc. Our company Vietnam Amazing Tour has one of the best tour packages and cruise for all kinds of joy in the night with an amazing schedule to make your romance double and your adventure on higher level.
So, let’s start with all the night things to do in Vietnam.
Hi everyone, I’m back with my travel’s experience.
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