Kayaking in Bai Tu Long Bay - Wonder of Nature
(Updated: 12/27/2015 12:25:25 AM)
Kayaking is a kind of paddling, using a kayak to move across water. With thousands islands and isles, calm tides, clean, and emerald green water, Halong Bay is ideal for the activity. Most cruises in Halong Bay offer kayaking. Kayaking will make your Halong trip more interesting, but you should know these tips about kayaking in Halong Bay and Bai Tu Long bay
Bai Tu Long Bay is a truly wonder of nature. Bai Tu Long Bay occupies three quarters of Halong Bay World Heritage site, as well as many islands in Van Don, Cam Pha District. Travelling to Bai Tu Long Bay is off the beaten track and promises to deliver many unique experiences, far from the heavily touristic sites.
• Carefully follow the instructions and conditions before kayaking
• Stay close with other people; remember to warm up before kayaking.
• Even if you are an experienced kayaker, don’t come too close to caves and karsts. They might suck you in. There are reports of people getting sucked into caves and it took from 30 minutes to hours to rescue them.
• Never kayaking while being intoxicated. Drinking will dull your sense and might lead to unfortunate accident. There incidents of people drown because of swimming after consuming a large amount of alcohol.
• Don’t Kayaking for too long, you might get sunburn because of it.
• Halong Bay water is pretty warm during winter so feel free to kayaking anytime of the year. However, keep yourself warm after you are done with the activity to avoid catching a cold. The temperature during winter can get as low as 10-15 Celsius degree.
In this big area, visitors can find pristine natural landscapes. Even now, Bai Tu Long remains an extensive unexplored area. In some ways it is actually more stunning than Halong Bay, since it is only in its initial stages as a destination for travelers. Bai Tu Long has many attractions to visit: Cong Do area, Vung Vieng fishing village, Da Xep Park, Cong Dam area, Thien Canh Son cave and Tra Gioi beach. There are also some populated islands; Quan Lan, Ngoc Vung, Cong Dong, and Cong Tay with many beautiful beaches. In addition, Bai Tu Long Bay National Park is rich in biological diversity, home to many different flora and fauna.
Sails of Indochina is the only company in Halong Bay with extensive experience and was the first to be awarded official permission to take tourists to Bai Tu Long Bay, Lan Ha and Van Don Bay. Sails of Indochina enjoy cruising to remote corners in Bai Tu Long Bay. Joining a cruise with us, you will experience warm service and many unique packages to choose from. Study the UNESCO protected geological formation formed long ago, and the biodiversity of the site; experience squid fishing; enter deep into the local life in floating villages, dine in a candlelit cave; feast on a BBQ lunch on the beach, or kayak close to limestone islands.
There’s way more to northeast Vietnam than Halong Bay. The sinking limestone plateau, which gave birth to the bay’s spectacular islands, continues for some 100km to the Chinese border. The area immediately northeast of Halong Bay is part of Bai Tu Long National Park.
Bai Tu Long Bay is every bit as beautiful as its famous neighbour. In some ways it’s actually more stunning, since it’s only in its initial stages as a destination for travellers. Improved boat transport to the scattering of resorts here means the area is quickly growing in popularity with domestic tourists, but the bay and its islands are still unpolluted and relatively undeveloped. For Western travellers, it’s a laid-back alternative to the touristy bustle of Halong Bay.
As with Halong Bay, the best way to experience the full gamut of limestone pinnacle scattered along the seascape is by cruise. Hanoi travel agencies, including Ethnic Travel, run boat trips into the Bai Tu Long area. Charter boats can also be arranged to Bai Tu Long Bay from Cai Rong port; rates start at around 450,000d per hour and the trip there takes about five hours. To experience a slice of slow island life, independent travellers can head to Quan Lan Island.
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