Asia & Middle East, Tours, Vietnam
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Vietnam Part II: Ha Long Bay

Just a few hours drive east of Hanoi is the beautiful Ha Long Bay, one of the seven wonders of the world. It is amazing to get out of the city for a while and breathe the fresh sea air. 

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Most tour companies to Halong Bay offer 1 night/2 day or 2 night/3 day itineraries and you can choose from the most basic boat accommodation to the luxurious, depending on your budget! Once there, grab a drink (much needed after the long drive!) and take in the amazing limestone cliff views on board while you cruise, before mooring the boat for the night for a meal and the evening’s activities.

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The next day, most tours include a tour of the Halong Pearl Farm which takes you through the entire process from oyster to pearl! If you get the chance, take a visit to the famous caves (the main one being Sung Sot Cave) with such amazing structures and colours, it’s hard to believe they’re natural.

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With the vast distances in between, you will have to have a night’s stopover back in Hanoi wherever your next destination is…for us, it was onto Sapa!

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