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.

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.

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

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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

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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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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.

5 PLACES YOU HAVE TO SEE IN VIETNAM

HANOI

Temple of Literature Hanoi Vietnam

Temple of Literature in Hanoi

If you are business oriented, this capital is made for you. It has been more than 1 thousand years this city is living from trade, so be prepared to bargain the price on the streets  😉

From there, you can plan your trip to Halong Bay and directly look for the Halong cruise tours that will suit you the best.

Best months to visit: March-May & September-November 

  SAIGON

War Remnants Museum Saigon

War Remnants Museum in Saigon

Its actual name is Ho Chi Minh (officials’ order) but everybody still call it this way. Today, there are more than 9 million citizens, which make it the biggest city of the country.

There is two beautiful museums to visit: the History Museum & the War Remnants Museum

Best months to visit: November-February

 HALONG BAY

Relaxing in Halong bay - Bhaya Cruise

Relaxing in Halong bay

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A trip to Halong Bay is compulsory, designated a world heritage by Unesco in 1994, a conglomerate of 2 thousands islands floating on blue hot water… Needless to say Halong Bay cruises stay forever in your head.

There are many Halong bay junks that offer Halong bay tours of 1 or several days.

Best months to visit: March-May & September-November.

SAPA

Sapa in Vietnam

Sapa

This old French seaside resort is now a famous destination for trekkers. Whether it’s sunny or cloudy, landscapes remains breathtaking.

Walk around on your own or book a tour guide to explore further.

Best months to visit: March-May & September-November.

NHA TRANG  

Sunset in Nha Trang Bay

Sunset in Nha Trang Bay

Simply the most amazing beach of the country, no more, no less.

You can relax or try out some scuba diving.

Best months to visit: February-October.