Friday, January 17, 2014

Halong Bay part I

2014 January, The Long Trip - Vietnam, Halong Bay

From Hanoi there is an option to take a tourist bus with a tour (1 or 2 days trip) the prices stars from 22 USD. Second option is to do it on your own. I decided to do it on my own.
From Luong Yen bus terminal there is a but to Bai Chay (Halong Bay) second option is a bus from Giam La. I took the bus from Luong yen. It should be 3,5h ride but it took almost 6h. We spent a lot in Hanoi trying to pick up as many passengers as it was possible. There are many buses around 4 buses per hour and they go to different location. Do not trust when you buy the ticket - better check what is on the bus and wait for another. The bus costs 100,000.00 (3.5e). Mine stopped on the main road outside Halong Bay and i walked around 3 km. 
In Halong Bay there are many hostels and hotels with reasonable prices. I paid for my room 250,000.00 VND (8.7e) per night. the next day I took a 4 hours boat trip. I took a normal boat without agency and it costs 100,000.00 VND (3.5e) plus there is entrance fee + 1 cave 170,000.00 (5.9e).

Cave Thien Cung

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