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A full day visiting the highlights of one of the best natural wonders of the world, the magnificent Ha Long Bay (translated as “The bay of the descending Dragon”). This UNESCO World Heritage Site features thousands of stunning karst-covered islets looming up from the water and dozens of captivating caves.
Ha Long Bay means "Bay of the Descending Dragon" in the local language. The bay consists of a dense cluster of 3000 monolithic limestone islands, each topped with thick jungle vegetation, which rise spectacularly from the ocean. Several of the islands are hollow and feature enormous caves, while others support floating villages of fishermen, who ply the shallow waters for some of the over 200 species of fish and 450 different kinds of mollusks.
Embark for a dreamy cruise going around the bay with thousands of limestone mountains. Cruising through the emerald water past the Cho Da - Dog Stone and the Dinh Huong Islet (Incense Burner Islet) which consists of only one huge stone in the shape of an incense burner, whose four pins beneath only visible when the tide is low. Afterwards, we will visit the Fighting-Rooster Islets and the Thien Cung Cave (Heaven Palace Cave) Grotto to see the beautiful stalagmites and stalactites. within. The way up to Thien Cung Cave is via a winding pathway, surrounded by thick jungle. The cave is a dry cave and houses a complex inner structure with high ceilings.
What to bring: Sun cream, hat, flip flop or sandals, swimming suit, beach wearing, towel, camera.
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