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What to Know about Halong Bay & Lan Ha Bay?

What to Know about Halong Bay & Lan Ha Bay?

Last weekend, my wife and I came back to Halong Bay for an overnight stay on a wooden boat, being a tourist couple. Those were beautiful days of the north Vietnam’s autumn weather, the white painted wooden cruiser was teeming with eager, and the Gulf of Tonkin sparkled like wrinkled cellophane. The short trip was my wife’s first overnight boat experience, so she was moving around quite often taking photos of the islands and selfies around the vessel.


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The Luxurious Ginger Launches in Lan Ha Bay

The Luxurious Ginger Launches in Lan Ha Bay

The Heritage Line made waves in Lan Ha Bay and Halong Bay this month with the re-launching of its once famous cruise, the gracious Ginger in June 2018. The cruise is based in Lan Ha Bay, a very tranquil part in the south of the famous Halong Bay in Vietnam. Before coming to the new quiet area, the former Ginger was a glorious luxury star in Halong Bay when most cruises were at lower standards.


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A Wildlife Cruise from Cat Ba Island

A Wildlife Cruise from Cat Ba Island

For years, I have been dreaming of seeing the Lan Ha Bay of Cat Ba National Park, which is just 3 hour-drive from the capital city of Hanoi. The real area for adventure and nature lovers, full of limestone islands and wildlife. On my bucket list was to see wildlife in the park, kayak through a dark cave to explore a lagoon that I have read about on a travel magazine at home. I finally had the chance to go, and it was an amazing experience with Incense Travel.


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Adventure Kayak Cruise in Lan Ha Bay

Adventure Kayak Cruise in Lan Ha Bay

Everyone is talking about Halong Bay, but most people miss out the fact that Halong Bay is actually the center of a large limestone karst zone, which includes Bai Tu Long Bay to the northeast and Lan Ha Bay to the southwest. Sine Halong Bay is getting more crowded recently with tourist boats, Lan Ha Bay is coming up as a great alternative, with much quieter cruising routes, more sandy-beaches, and an abundant of deserted lagoons.


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