Gay and Lesbian Travel in Vietnam

Hanoi to Halong Bay Adventure


Lime karsts jutting out of the green waters creating a postcard vista.

Trade hectic Hanoi for tranquil Halong Bay. Discover the striking beauty of World Heritage-listed Halong Bay on a small group adventure tour from Hanoi.

This tour begins with a 3.5-hour drive from the hectic pace in Vietnam’s capital city, Hanoi, to the tranquil and beautiful Halong Bay. Enroute, it stops at the Hong Ngoc Humanity Center, famous for handicrafts.

On arrival in Halong City, you’ll board the Chinese junk for the cruise on Halong Bay, famous for its lime karsts jutting out of the green waters creating a spectacular vista as nearly 2000 islands fill the bay. Halong Bay means “Bay of the Descending Dragon”. Legend has it that a long time ago when the Vietnamese were fighting off foreign invaders, the gods sent a family of dragons to assist in the fight. During the battle the dragons spat out jewels that would later become the islands that now are scattered around the bay.

The private 5-hour cruise explores some of the grottos or caves that have formed in many of the islands that fill Halong Bay and visits a fishing village where you learn about the culture and customs of the local inhabitants.

Providing the weather is warm enough there is a chance to stop and swim in the emerald waters of the bay. For those not wanting to swim, relax on board and soak up the atmosphere. Enjoy a scrumptious seafood lunch on board the boat before returning to Hanoi.

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