Bhaya Cruises to set sail to ITB Berlin 2015

Bhaya Cruises plans to set sail to ITB Berlin 2015, the world’s leading travel trade show, to promote Vietnamese culture, tourism and excellent cruise service in Halong Bay to travelers around the world.

ITB Berlin Trade Show 2015 Bhaya CruisesSetting date from 4th – 8th March 2015, ITB Berlin trade show provides the opportunity for decision-makers, experts, buyers and young professionals from every area of the touristic value-added chain to meet and get information about the world’s latest trend and expand their business. Every year, more than 50,000 travelers around the world also participate in the event to get the taste of culture diversity in just a few hours.

Participating in ITB Berlin 2015, Bhaya Cruises presents one of the most famous tourist attractions in Vietnam – the UNESCO World Heritage Sites – Halong Bay, which is known for its 1,600 limestone karsts and islets rising out of the waters of the bay and the numerous caves and grottos spread throughout the area. This event will also allow us to share our knowledge and expertise in the hospitality business with individuals and professionals worldwide, aiming to improve Bhaya Cruises´ and others’ quality standards.

The Au Co Cruises in Halong BayBhaya Cruises, the leading cruise operator in the UNESCO’s World Heritage Site – Halong Bay, Vietnam, has established new standards for luxury cruising in the country when its first vessel came into service in summer 2007. The vessels of its fleet have achieved tremendous success by adding luxury and charm to the mystery of Halong Bay for up-scale travelers worldwide. In March 2012, Bhaya Cruises launched The Au Co, two unique, brand new vessels dedicated to the ‘Mother of Vietnamese Civilization’, which significantly become legends themselves. The Au Co is the first luxury cruise operator to offer 3-day 2-night cruises through Halong Bay and into the Gulf of Tonkin. Now with a fleet of 17 vessels, including 3 brands: Bhaya Classic, Legend Halong and The Au Co, Bhaya Cruises has successfully deliver a unique travel experience to explore not only the nature beauty but also the diverse culture of Vietnam.

Squid fishing on Halong Bay

Squid fishing is one of the most interesting outdoor activities for travelers once they decide to go cruising to enjoy the magnificent seascape and dreamlike coves of Halong Bay. The feeling of dropping net like local fishermen in Halong Bay triggers many travelers’ curiosity and becomes one of many highlights which draw attention of people worldwide.Squid Fishing on Halong Bay Bhaya CruiseThe beginning of the squid season is around April and tends to finish around January. Early on, the squid are often smaller but as the season goes on, the more the squids feed themselves, the bigger they get. The highest peak of the squid fishing season usually starts from August to December and if you have desire to catch squid with the biggest size throughout the year, you’d better wait until October and November.

There is a tendency that you will find most of your squids around rocks and seaweeds. Gangways are often very good for squid, and you will often be able to tell if squid have been caught recently, as you may well see squid-ink stains on the decking. Remember, night time tends to be more productive.

Squid Fishing on Bhaya Cruise Halong BayTravelers are always provided with gear, fishing rods and racquets so that they can actively use them to catch squids. Normally, during the squid season, it would be common to see large squids hovering around the cruises and each person may catch an average of 20 squids for each squid fishing night. The squids caught will be used to make dishes for cruisers.

Moreover, squid fishing is also a very interesting night time activity because it is time for you to gaze the sparkling Halong Bay sea water surface. At the end of the day, eating boiled squid fish, feeling ink line breaking in the mouth, drinking wine and singing karaoke are the best way to mark an unforgettable night in the UNESCO World Heritage – Halong Bay, Vietnam.

Why take 2 night cruise instead of 1 night cruise in Halong Bay?

Halong Bay – Asia’s top five tropical island paradises and World Heritage nominated by CNN Travel and UNESCO was described as a stunning place to go cruising with its magnificent mountainous islands and dreamlike coves. If you are still scratching your head to find out whether 1 night or 2 night cruise is much more worth it then this post is for you.

Hereunder are three reasons why you should add 2 night continuous adventure EXCLUSIVELY on Bhaya Cruises to your bucket list:

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1 night cruise in Halong Bay? What an exhausting and time-consuming adventure!

Most of travelers will regret having barely enough time to discover this legendary world of stone islands, soak up the views of Halong Bay ‘s salt water-flooded forests, coral reefs and tropical forests featuring thousands of species of fauna and flora.  Why?

3 hours 30 minutes on a bumpy road from Hanoi to Halong Bay could be the only explanation. 1 night cruises often starting at noon time and finishing in the end of the following morning, you will stay on boat a bit less than 24 hours and spend more than 7 hours in a bus for it. 2 day 1 night cruises often rush passengers into truly experiencing the geographic work of art.

Plus, with 3 day 2 night continuous trip on Bhaya Cruises, your whole time will be dedicated to your best comfort. This is obviously an advantage over 2 day 1 night cruise because you are no longer worried about being switched to another boat during your journey.

Halong Bay - Bhaya Classic Cruise

Absolutely Majestic and Mysterious scenery

The most significant difference between 1 night cruise and 2 night cruise is that the later allows you to go deep inside the Bay and discover the road less traveled such as Bai Tu Long Bay and Lan Ha Bay which promisingly guarantee you nothing but majestic scenery.

People say “Travelling is so much fun” because it pushes us to go beyond our comfort zones. In Halong Bay, the mature karst landscape developed during a warm, wet, tropical climate over a period of 20 million years and 1600 limestone karsts and islets which rise out of the waters of the bay to heights of up to 100 meters and the numerous caves and grottos spread throughout the bay are not familiar to most people.

Bhaya Classic Cruise Halong Bay

Are you ready to rock your vacation?

You will have more time to participate in many activities such as biking in the National Park of Cat Ba Island, swimming in the emerald water, kayaking to gaze natural coral reefs which are the top treasure of underwater world and lying down on the long and white sand beaches wrapping quiet and peaceful fishing villages.

Instand ooking is now available for 3 days continuous Halong Cruise here! Do not hesitate to grasp this chance to live life to the fullest!

Author: BhayaCruises.com

Recreational Activities in Ha Long Bay

Ha Long Bay has become one of the most well-known travel destinations in Northern Vietnam. There are several options for those who wish to explore the famous Ha Long Bay, of which going on a cruise tour around the bay offers the most convenient way to fully take in its magnificent natural beauty, including the limestone mountains, the caves, the islands and everything else present in between the tranquil waters.
A summer with blue oceans and white sandy beaches would not be complete without some outdoor activities. That is why these days most cruise operators offer a wide range of recreational activities so cruise passengers, especially the young ones, could be active during the trips and enjoy all the healthy excursions.
Below are several of the most popular recreational activities in Ha Long Bay:

kayaking
Kayaking could be taken as one of the must-try experiences in Ha Long Bay. Rowing the kayak on the tranquil waters and go discovering the natural caves which can’t be accessed by the big ships is a great experience to behold. Cruisers often provide free kayak for passengers onboard; however, it would be a good idea to book the kayak in advance in case their supply is limited.

swiming What is a summer vacation without swimming right? The cruise itineraries usually include a stop at a beach for a few hours. Or, when your ship anchors, you could always jump right into the open ocean for a swim.

Biking on Cat Ba island
Biking activity is often included in three day cruise itineraries (for example: the Au Co cruise or the Bhaya 3 day cruise) or itineraries that visit Cat Ba Island. On the biking path, passengers will have the chance to look at the rugged natural scenery of Cat Ba, enjoy the refreshing air and visit Cat Ba National Park with a great variety of plant and animal species.

Bhaya Cruises, Halong Bay Announces “Free for Children” Special Summer Promotion

From June to September 2014, Bhaya Cruises is excited to run a very special summer promotion which extends families the opportunity to travel in style with its’ new “Children Travel for Free”.

Bhaya Classic Halong Bay Cruise

This opportunity can be applied on all products within the Bhaya Cruises group–The Legend, The Au Co, and The Classic. For each cabin booked by parents, one cabin is then given for their children. Condition do apply; for inbound market only and a maximum of 2 children under the age of 12 travelling with 2 adults.

In 2007, the Bhaya Classic was known as a revolution for her time, with an innovative design and unique concept never before seen in Halong Bay (www.bhayacruises.com). Anticipating new needs for travellers, the group decided to launch 2 new products, first in 2009 and again in 2012; the Legend (www.legendhalong.com), a fleet of 8 small private charters, and the latter, The Au Co (www.aucocruises.com), the first and only ship to cruise continuously for 2 nights in the whole Gulf of Tonkin.

Bhaya Cruises group is the largest luxury cruise operator in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam, with 14 ships,more than 300 staff, and a total of 180 cabins for overnight guests. We are known as the largest cruise operator in Ha Long Bay as we operate 180 cabins and accommodate up to 5,000 passengers each month. We have also received multiple Certificates of Excellence – Trip Advisor from 2010 to 2014” Armand Cheveux, Business Development Manager of Bhaya Cruises.

For more information and reservations, please contact:

Armand CHEVEUX (Mr.)
Business Development Manager
Add: 47 Phan Chu Trinh Street, Hanoi, Vietnam
Tel: +84-4-39446777 | Fax: +84-4-39446776
Email: ito@bhayacruises.com

An Introduction to Bai Tu Long Bay and Quan Lan Island

Bai Tu Long Bay - bhayacruises.com

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?

Author: Bhayacruises.com

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.

Author: BhayaCruises.com

THE MOST FIVE TOURIST ATTRACTIONS IN VIETNAM

Traveling to Vietnam with a short time and you wonder where you shouldn’t miss. Here are 5 best places in Vietnam you may concern.

  1. Mekong Delta
Mekong River

Mekong River

An ideal destination for all tourists who prefer finding a peaceful atmosphere and experiencing simple life in the countryside, Mekong Delta is a watery landscape of green fields and sleepy villages. There are many places to visit including floating markets, An Binh Island, crocodile farms, handicraft villages…

  1. Nha Trang
Nha Trang beach

Nha Trang beach

Traveling to Nha Trang, tourists not only enjoy a wonderful time on white sand beach, but also have more chance to explore the beautiful island and local culture and people’s life. The area hosts wide range of hotels accommodation from top notch fancy world class resort to popular hostels for backpackers. Take a boat trip in the Nha Trang Bay to visit its seclude island and beaches. Other cultural sites you should visit in Nha Trang: Long Son Pagoda, Po Nagar Cham Towers, Fishing Village, Vinpearl Land, Monkey Island.

  1. Hoi An
Hoi An Old Quater

Hoi An Old Quater

As a major tourist attraction in center Vietnam, Hoi An is an ancient town located in the lower section of Thu Bon River, Quang Nam Province, about 30 kilometers south of Danang City. The town is famous for well preserving it architectural heritage and old time atmosphere of a Vietnamese village in the past. Walking in the town to visit Japanese Covered Bridge, the Phuc Kien Assembly Halls, the local fish market…or cruise along Thu Bon River to see Hoi An from a different angle.

  1. Hanoi
Hanoi street vendor

Hanoi street vendor

Travelling to Hanoi and you can learn more about the culture of Vietnam, enjoy fantastic street food at peaceful corner. Its feature street vendors, flower markets, historical sites such as Ho Chi Minh Complex, Temple of Literature, One Pillar Pagoda, Hoan Kiem Lake…

  1. Halong Bay
Halong Bay Floating Village

Halong Bay Floating Village

Take a Halong cruise to enjoy the Legendary Halong bay with many beautiful places: limestone, Surprise Cave, floating village… and you will have a lifetime experience.

See more information at: www.bhayacruises.com.

TRAVELING HALONG BAY WITH KIDS

Travel Halong Bay with kids

Travel Halong Bay with kids

Sharing a Halong Bay cruise with your family is a wonderful experience, even if it may not be easy all the time! Here are some tips that will help you to plan your family trip to Halong Bay:

Small babies’ stuffs

Food will be provided for your children, usually the same as yours. Some companies, such as BhayaCruises, have a special ‘kids menu’. For the tiniest ones, you should take some milk and everything you usually need (summer & winter clothes, snacks and medicine).

Safety onboard

Most accidents during Halong tours have occurred during tender transfer. For this reason you should select to depart from Tuan Chau port, where passengers embark directly onto the boat, as opposed to BaiChay port, where tender boats are used.

Also, you may want to forgo a cabin with a private balcony, but be sure to ask (in advance) for a boat with a big sundeck so your kids have some space to play outside, where you can keep an eye on them!

Outdoor Activities

Halong Bay cruises are full of fun activities: swimming, kayaking, biking, visiting floating fishing villages & caves and last but not least, exploring the islands! This is always an incredible experience for kids. If yours are quite active, choose Cat Ba Island as there are lots of opportunities to walk and cycle around.

You will probably want to select a Halong Bay cruise that actually anchors in BaiTu Long Bay, it is less crowded.

BHAYA CRUISES SPECIAL SUMMER OFFER – KIDS SAIL FOR FREE*

From May to September 2014 (excluding June), Bhaya Cruises offer a free cabin to children for every cabin booked by their parents, onboard all of BhayaCruises fleet.

For more information on the offer, visit http://www.bhayacruises.com/Special-Offers/Bhaya_1403_Ead_Travel_With_Kids.htm

 

VISIT A GROTTO IN HALONG BAY: THE SURPRISE CAVE

Sung Sot Cave Halong

Sung Sot Cave -Halong Bay

Halong Bay cruises offer to guide you amongst more than 2000 impressive islands, a unique experience, at a site classified as a Unesco World Heritage Site since 1994.

These limestone islands are full of caves, created by decades of wind and water, now accessible thanks to the receding water levels. Many are illuminated by a clever lighting set up made to enhance the trip of Halong Bay travelers.

Several Halong tours offer a visit the Sung Sot Cave (surprise cave) because it is considered as the most magnificent of all. At first it seems fairly unimpressive, but the last room, as huge as a stadium,is truly breathtaking

Your Halong Bay cruise will drop you off at the bottom of some steps which you’ll have to climb to reach the first room. Try to avoid the 1-day Halong Cruise tours, which depart at 8:00am and 12:30pm, as the stairs are usually crowded between 9:30am-11:00am and 14:00am and 15:30am.

You will have to pass through a very tiny dark corridor to access the 2nd room. Any good Halong Bay tour guide won’t forget to show you the shapes looking like Buddha or Santa.

Finally, you will reach the last room… And this will remain a Surprise 😉

For more information on Halong Bay junks that offer to visit the Sung Sot cave: www.bhayacruises.com