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“Fun day cruising in beauty”
Review of Lan Ha Bay

Lan Ha Bay
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$31.25*
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Unique Lan Ha Bay Ha Long Bay Full Day Tour...
Ranked #1 of 9 things to do in Cat Ba
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed December 8, 2014

Cruising around the bay on a colorfully-painted simple wooden boat w/ a captain who speaks about half a word of English, gazing at the towering limestone karsts, watching the locals haul in their nets in hopes of having fish in them, and admiring how they live in tiny wooden huts on pontoons and barrels as residents of floating villages is a pretty fantastic and unforgettable experience. You can do tours that last half a day, one day, overnights and longer, I'm sure, on anything from the most basic boat to a luxury cruiser. There's a way to see the bay that I would think would fit just about everyone's specifications.

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Reviewed December 7, 2014

As a person who have lots off experience with studying the region, i have several opportunities to visit Lan Ha bay. Lan Ha Bay is located in the south- east of Cat Ba archipelago, adjacent to Ha Long Bay world heritage. Lan Ha is a giant arc surrounded by hundreds of large and small islands, forming an enormous natural picture. Unlike Ha Long, islands in Lan Ha bay are covered with green trees or vegetation. A peaceful sea with small fishing villages, living sepa- rated from the rest of the world. In the bay, there are hundreds of small white sandy beaches, beside the coral reefs which are ideal for swimming, diving and snorkeling.
From both end Ha Long city or Cat Ba island, it is easy to take boat trip to visit Lan Ha bay or combined visiting Ha Long bay and Lan Ha bay in one trip.
I recommend an overnight trip on boat with swimming, kayaking, beach activities to enjoy this real heaven.

3  Thank tuananhhoang
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Reviewed November 25, 2014

Lan Ha Bay is just as beautiful as Ha Long however it is much less traveled and you get more time without 1 million tourists. There are many small hidden cove where you can stop for a swim. If you're on a smaller boat it might be be a nice time to kayak so that you can really take in all the little looks and crannies to be seen in this part of the bay. I highly recommend making Lan Ha Bay a part of your tour of this beautiful area.

1  Thank Amanda G
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Reviewed November 24, 2014 via mobile

Lan Ha Bay is an extension of the extremely famous Ha Long Bay. The difference between the two Bays is small, Ha Long Bay being a bit more impressive in terms of nature. However, Lan Ha Bay is not at all touristy. This means there is less pollution and a clearer view. Furthermore, I had the luck of seeing a few Langur! An endangered monkey, only present at Cat Ba Island and La Han Bay.

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Reviewed November 22, 2014

Ha long bay is such a long journey from the city (Old quarter) like 3-4 hrs drive but it's worth it. AsiaTourAdvisor travel agency was able to bring us to Ha Long Bay very safely and it was a very good tour.

Don't leave Hanoi without visiting Ha Long Bay! A must-visit place.

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