2014 Bhaya Cruises Summer Specials for Halong Bay

Summer is definitely here! What better way to spend your summer vacation than cruising around the tranquil waters and magnificent natural beauty on one of the most beautiful travel destination in Vietnam?

Bhaya Classic Cruises is offering some exclusive 2014 Summer Promotion Packages to make your summer days even more wonderful.

  1. Free for kids under 12 years-old

For 1 night cruise package, families traveling with up to 2 kids under 12 will only need to pay a rate of USD 179/person. Let your kids spend this summer on-board Bhaya Classic with unlimited fun activities from swimming and kayaking to joining a cooking class. This package is valid until October 2014 only.

For package details, please visit Summer Halong cruise promo for kids.

  1. Free 1 night at the Intercontinental Westlake Hanoi or half day Hanoi city tour

Summer Promotion for Bhaya Halong bay cruise

Book 1 night in Halong Bay with Bhaya Cruises this summer, and you get 1 night complimentary stay at the Intercontinental Hotel in Hanoi.

In case your hotel is already booked ahead, then you could have the second option of a half-day city tour for two persons. This offer is valid until September 2014. The price is from USD 179/person, click here for more details.

  1. Exclusive deal for expats

Looking for a summer getaway from the crowded cities? Make the most of your summer time with your families and friends in Halong bay and enjoy this exclusive deal from Bhaya cruises!

This promotion is valid from June to September 2014 and applied to Bhaya 1 night cruise only! Check the detailed promotional rate here: Bhaya cruise promotion for expats.

For more info and inquiries, please call Bhaya Cruises’ hotline +84 933-446-542 or email sales@bhayacruises.com.

Bhaya Cruises Hanoi Office

Add: 47 Phan Chu Trinh Str., Hanoi, Vietnam

Tel: +84 4 3944 6777

Hotline: +84 (0) 933 44 6542

E-mail: sales@bhayacruises.com

Ho Chi Minh City Representative Office

Add: 194 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Str., HCMC, Vietnam

Tel: +84 8 3933 0077

Fax: +84 8 3930 2148

E-mail: saigon@bhayacruises.com

What are you waiting for? Book your exclusive deals now!

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An Introduction to Bai Tu Long Bay and Quan Lan Island

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Bai Tu Long bay (Bái Tử Long) is located east of Halong bay and definitely as breathtaking as its well-known neighbor. Bai Tu Long is getting more and more popular among visitors wanting something newer and quieter than the overly touristic Halong bay. These days there are a lot of Halong cruises that include Bai Tu Long bay as a fixed destination during their cruising itineraries in response to the growing demand from tourists.

Bai Tu Long bay offers the same impressive scenery of sea and islands as Halong bay, but more pristine and less crowded. Visitors who love adventure and nature should probably start with Bai Tu Long Park. The area of thick jungles is protected and secured by the Government with some of Vietnam’s endangered species of birds and animals. With luck, you might see some of them with your own eyes!

Quan Lan island - Bhayacruises.comAlong with Bai Tu Long, Quan Lan Island also grows much more popular recently for its three beautiful beaches of white sand and blue water. For Quan Lan or Bai Tu Long or Halong bay, the best time to visit is during Summer or early Autumn, which often lasts from May to October.

During old times, Quan Lan was a major trading port between Vietnam and China. You will see the ruins of the old Van Don Trading Port if going to the northern part of the island. Another unique feature of Quan Lan is their red Tuk-Tuk vehicle mainly used for transporting tourists from the harbors into the island center. Riding on the Tuk-Tuk can be described as an adventure for most tourists as well.

As the Bai Tu Long area is only opened for tourism in recent years, there are still many places to visit and sites to explore. Why not planning your Bai Tu Long bay cruise today and be among the first people who could set your eyes on what other unspoiled wonders that this magnificent place has to offer?

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Top Romantic Destinations in Vietnam

It’s already 2014 and the tourism industry in Vietnam has never been successful as ever. More and more people are now coming and visiting this remarkable country for its wonderful nature and rich cultures and traditions. And of course, a great place like Vietnam would never be complete without its top romantic destinations like the few places listed below.

Hoi An Ancient Town

Hoi An town - Bhaya Cruises Blog

Located in Southern Central Vietnam in the province of Quang Nam, Hoi An is definitely considered the top destination for all couples visiting the country. Aside from the quaint ancient town filled with lanterns street vendors, visitors can also visit two of the country’s most beautiful beaches, An Bang and Cua Dai just along the coast near the East Sea.

Da Lat Highlands

Da Lat Vietnam - Bhaya Cruises Blog

As what the locals have claimed to everyone visiting Da Lat, this charismatic city is known for its four season weather in one day. Spring in the morning, Summer in midday, Autumn in the late afternoon, and Winter in the evening; Da Lat has so much things to offer to all couples travelling here.

Ha Long Bay

Halong Bay - Bhaya Cruises Blog

Travelling to Ha Long Bay is a major must do when visiting Vietnam as a couple. One activity that you should definitely try is going on a Ha Long Bay cruise as this the best way to experience the wonders that the area can offer to its visitors. Other options are available as well like Ha Long Bay tours to some of the major islands in the area for beach excursions.

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Top Beaches in Vietnam

With its booming travel and tourism industry plus the good weather conditions, Vietnam is becoming the top destination for a lot of travelers from all over the world. Being blessed with beautiful landscapes and wonderful beaches, make sure that your trip to this amazing country will involve a lot of beach activities. We’ve listed below the top beach destinations in the land of motorbikes.

Nha Trang

Nha Trang Viet Nam

Nha Trang Viet Nam

Situated near the Southern Central Coast of Vietnam, Nha Trang is probably the most popular & most visited beach in the country. Everyone that has been to Vietnam has surely been to this heavenly place as well. From big five star resorts to high end beach bars, shopping malls and fast food restaurants, you will never run out of options when you get to visit here.

Phu Quoc

Phu Quoc Viet Nam

Phu Quoc Viet Nam

Same size as Singapore, Phu Quoc Island is located in the southern oceans of Vietnam and Cambodia. Aside from being a famous beach destination, Phu Quoc is also known for its dark history during the French Intervention of the country.

Cu Lao Cham

Cu Lao Cham in Hoi An

Cu Lao Cham in Hoi An

Cu Lao Cham is a group of islets located just east of Cua Dai Beach in Hoi An mainland. For the past few years, these islets have created a big noise in Vietnam’s tourism mainly because of its perfect location and diving spots. Many expats and tourists alike come here and spend the night with the locals of both Bai Huong and Bai Lang Villages.

Minh Chau

Minh Chau in Halong Bay

Minh Chau in Halong Bay

Your travel to Ha Long Bay is not complete if you don’t go to one of the area’s best beaches. Just 15km from Quan Lan Beach, the famous Minh Chau Beach is a perfect place for you and your friends/family to get away from the heaps of crowds in the main areas of Ha Long Bay. Some Ha Long Bay cruises and Ha Long Bay tours are available to help you get here by local boats or private transfers.

Mui Ne

Mui Ne in Phan Thiet

Mui Ne in Phan Thiet

One of the biggest players in Vietnam’s beach destination industry, Mui Ne has surely made its name and reputation with all kinds of tourists from around the globe. Aside from having good waves for some Kite surfing, Mui Ne is also famous for having both of the Red Sand Dunes & White Sand Dunes.

A trip to The Floating Villages of Halong Bay

Ha Long Bay is one of Vietnam’s most prized destinations in the country. Since 1994, it has been recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and has been voted as one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature just last November 11, 2011 in Zurich, Switzerland.

This popular tourist destination is also home of the ancient Vietnamese people living above the water on floating houses. These people have been here for hundreds of years and have been surviving mainly from fishing and aquaculture.

Experiencing bamboo boat to discover local floating village

Experiencing bamboo boat to discover local floating village

There are four major floating villages in the area: Cua Van, Ba Hang, Cong Tau, and Vong Vieng in Hung Thang Commune, Ha Long City. Cua Van is the largest among the four villages, with about 185 households in total. On the other hand, Vong Vieng is the less crowded and less touristy one.

Both villages can be visited by tourists by joining any major Ha Long Bay Cruises in the area. Each cruise will give its guests some opportunities to visit these villages either by rowing boats or by kayaking. Tourists who are visiting the villages will have a bigger picture of how the people live and survive in such small and secluded communities. Some may even have a chance to participate in village events and celebrations depending on the season.

Paying a visit to the floating fishing villages is definitely one of the Ha Long Bay Tours that everybody should do once they get the opportunity. It will help not only the villagers who live in the area, but also the preservation and protection of Ha Long Bay and its surroundings.

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Top 4 Halong Bay activities

Activity is an important part of any trip and with the Halong cruises how to do activities in the most unforgettable way. Here are outstanding activities in Halong Bay:

  1. Kayaking
Kayaking in Halong Bay

Kayaking in Halong Bay

This is one of the easiest ways to explore the magnificent caves, hidden lagoon, through the giant limestone rocks. You will have great chance to get away from the crowds, admire the fresh and interesting perspective on the delightful scenery surrounding and hone your kayaking skills in a unique location.

  1. Swimming
Halong Bay swimming

Halong Bay swimming

Halong Bay, Lan Ha Bay and Bai Tu Long Bay that have many clean, pristine and white sandy beaches are wonderful places for swimming and sunbathing. It would be even much more enjoyable if you have a chance to swim far away from the beach, maybe diving from a cruise, because water is much more transparent.

  1. Biking on Cat Ba Island
Biking on Cat Ba island

Biking on Cat Ba island

Experience a different way to see Halong bay with biking tour, you can enjoy the fabulous scenery of Halong Bay and explore the beauty of Cat Ba National Park. You also have a chance to meet local fisherman in Viet Hai village to learn more about their daily life.

  1.  Squid fishing
Halong Bay Squid Fishing

Halong Bay Squid Fishing

Beside daytime activities, squid fishing at night is great chance for visitors want to experience the feeling being a fisherman and learn more about their life. The local will guide you how to fish a squid accordingly and your achievements will be used to make dishes for you. You also have opportunity to admire Halong Bay at night.

 

7 Days in Hanoi

Traveling around Vietnam is probably one of the most awesome things a person could do in his or her lifetime. As the tourism industry in this country has improved so much in the last couple of decades, cities like Ha Noi and Ho Chi Minh City usually are the main destination stops for travelers. These cities serve as the main portals for them to be able to explore the surrounding areas and see the wonders that this country has to offer.

Hanoi in general is a big and busy city with millions of motorbikes raging from one road to another day in and day out. With so many options of what to do and where to go, it is actually hard to decide which ones are the best to choose as a first time visitor. So for our reader’s benefits, below are some of the many things you could do for a week in Vietnam’s charming capital.

Day 1: Get lost in the Old Quater

Hanoi Old Quater

Hanoi Old Quater

Ha Noi is very well known for preserving not only the old streets of the main area, but also the culture and traditions of being a true Hanoian. Walking around the 36 streets of the old quarter while getting lost in the traffic and in translation will definitely enhance your social skills as a first timer in the city. This is a great way to get to know the real Ha Noi and to get familiarized with its rich history.

Day 2: Devour in unlimited Street food

Hanoi Street food

Hanoi Street food

Another amazing way to experience Ha Noi is to immerse yourself fully with the local culture by eating and socializing like the locals do. Street food in Ha Noi is generally safe but again do not try it if you’re in doubt. Top picks like “Pho Bo”, “Bun Cha”, and “Mien Luon” are just some of the best dishes that you will have to try out while you’re here.

Day 3: Explore the Outskirts

Nhat Tan flower village

Nhat Tan flower village

Since Ha Noi is an enormous city in terms of size and population, you will definitely not run out of things to do during the day. You may visit the Bat Trang pottery village located just a few kilometers across the Red River and make a stopover at the Long Bien Bridge before or after your visit. Continue and end your journey back to the main area and relax in café or restaurantoverlooking Tay Ho, the largest lake in Ha Noi.

Days 4-6: Discover Halong Bay Vietnam

Halong Bay

Halong Bay

A trip to Northern Vietnam will never be complete if you don’t get to see one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature. What better way to spend your next three days and two nights doing Ha Long Bay cruises and Ha Long tours. Just three hours outside of Ha Noi, Ha Long Bay Vietnamexudes a different side of the country that is breathtaking and spectacular. It’s the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city.

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Day 7: Shop all you can

The perfect ending for your one week trip in Ha Noi; ranging from locally made products such as ceramics and silk cloths to branded electronics and clothesline, you will never run out of things to buy in Ha Noi. There are plenty of shopping places to go to like the Night Market in the Old Quarter and huge shopping malls located just around the city centre.