Travel Guide

Debunk your concerns of Halong Bay

Last updated on
April 5, 2019

Traveling is a wonderful way to learn about the world and different culture. There are many travel styles to choose from, depending on your preferences and budget. Vietnam has always been one of the top destinations for tourists around the world to visit because of its impressive history, riveting culture, exquisite food, and enchanting scenery; Halong Bay is of course in the list because of so many great reasons. However, many guests have heard of how Halong Bay has been deteriorated as the nature scene is being ruined by a plenty of crowds. These are some concerns that will be explained below, to “justify” for the one and only majestic Halong Bay.

1. Pollution

The first and foremost concern of visiting the Bay nowadays is how polluted it is because the destination has been so famous and wide open to all kinds of visitors for the past 10 years. Along with the open door, sewage created from an overwhelming number of guests has been floating around and bugged the ecosystem here. It was a concern a few years ago. But the authorities of Quang Ninh Province, as well as some cruise operators, have worked hard to conquer the challenge to bring back the pristine beauty of Halong Bay. Plus many hidden gems across the Bay has not been widely known to the public, so if embarking on a reputable cruise with exciting itinerary like Bhaya, tourists can also have the opportunity to step on these off the beaten path destinations and will be completely charmed by how Mother Nature being able to offer so much through time transformation.

2. Crowd

The easier the traveling is, the more people will come to visit. If choosing Vietnam to explore, you got to be ready to see many other foreigners around. Halong Bay is not an exception for its easy access. But there’s a twist right here. When you’re generous with the budget and time spent in Vietnam, it is highly recommended you should reach out to further areas of the Bay, to also be in awe of how vast and breathtaking Lan Ha Bay and Bai Tu Long Bay can return. Also, being here around the colder season is more suitable for most overseas guests as more holidays happened during that time, so you don’t have to cut down too many off-days, plus domestic visitors often cannot travel during this time so you won’t feel too cramped.  
Joining an overnight cruise, in this case, is the best idea because the cruise will allow you to travel to as far as you want, especially the charter cruise. In these areas, you can sense the deep connection of self with Nature and nothing else. Time is stopped. Hence, your peace of mind can be recovered from the hustle and bustle of the gaudy crowd.


3. Safety

Most reputable cruise can ensure safety for passengers. If you’re not confident in the water environment, there will always be life vests provided to wear on smaller boats like tenders. On a cruise, it is perfectly safe and balanced to enjoy the picturesque scene of the Bay. Also, if traveling with little kids, please ask the travel agent or cruise operator ahead about your concerns so both parties can be comfortable for the upcoming cruise.


4. Special diet

Do you have your own diet regime and want to strictly follow this lifestyle? Are you worried that if cruising in a completely different country, the food scene is unfamiliar and makes you struggling through days? Well, eating the right food is important; and here in Bhaya cruises, we not only care about our passengers’ concern but also want to serve the best gastronomy to all our passengers. Many other prestigious cruise operators can do a similar thing. So if you’re a vegetarian, vegan, follow a gluten-free or keto diet, or allergic to any sort of food; please notice with your cruise operator ahead of time so that you will be served with the best culinary experience.


Moreover, if little kids also joining the cruise, these adorable passengers will have a different diet from their parents. Their portion is smaller and palate can only receive some basic flavors. Some cruise operators can definitely meet the parents’ demand for preparing a special menu so that everyone in the family will be happy throughout the journey.

5. Expense

Spending your vacation on a cruise sounds like a fancy idea, yet you might be surprised by how flexible and affordable these cruises can be. Certainly, there are options which you can pick to enjoy a truly extravagant cruise lifestyle in Halong Bay. Others, on the other hand, are more concentrated on the experience and activities to let passengers understand more thoroughly about the local lifestyle and see the most out of Vietnam portrait.
Depending on your budget, preferences, and time, cruise operator consultants can advise to take the cruise accordingly. But even if you want to be more conscious of the budget, the chance of visiting the hidden-gem destinations is still possible. Tien Ong Cave, Vung Vieng fishing village, or Viet Hai Village is one of the highly recommended places for tourists who seek a farther side of Halong Bay.


Halong Bay is a part of Tonkin spirit that needs to be treasured, and Vietnam is more than proud of having the destination on our map. Seeing Halong with an open mind will make you appreciate how blessed we all are. And to debunk your concerns, passionate cruise operators have worked hard to design exciting itineraries while finding ways to preserve the gem to endure with vigor. Come and visit Halong Bay and other nearby areas like Lan Ha Bay and Bai Tu Long Bay to sense the greatness of the Earth.