What to do in Halong bay

The highlight of trips to Halong Bay is the time spent on the boat in the bay, and most boat trips include stops at one of the floating villages, visits to the more popular caves and look-out points, and swimming, but can also be arranged to include kayaking in the bay. A trip to Halong Bay can also be combined with a trip to the largest island in the area, Cat Ba, which offers beaches, hiking, and a national park, as well as a developed tourism industry with hotels and resorts, restaurants and bars.

tuan-chau-island

Also nearby Ha Long City is the Tuan Chau island, which is being developed into a recreation complex with aquarium, circus, golf and resorts, and is becoming increasingly popular for Vietnamese tourists.