Halong bay day tour is an ideal solution if you do not have much time or do not want to sleep overnight on the bay. And me too! As an expert working in Ho Chi Minh, I didn’t have much time to go out and can only go on Sunday. I decided to fly from Ho Chi Minh to Haiphong and then visit Ha Long Bay. Today, let me share with you my journey.
Book a Ha Long Bay day tour
Due to the timing, my itinerary was needed to be carefully and accurately scheduled. And in order not to fall in anything unexpected situation during travel time, I searched on Tripadvisor and found Hai Phong Tours. This was my first time coming to Haiphong, so I fully believed in Tripadvisor. There were many objective shares of those who travel. I saw this company has a lot of good reviews. That’s why I booked their Halong bay day tour.
So the tour searching finished. Next, all I needed to do was flying from Ho Chi Minh to Haiphong.
Fly from Ho Chi Minh to Haiphong
Initially, I intended to fly with Vietjet Air for cheap. But in fact, the ticket price was more than 1.3 million. Flight time was too early (05:40). And I tried to find Vietnam Airlines flights. What a surprise. Flight VN 1182 departed at 08:40 and landed in Hai Phong at 10:45. Everything was perfect with the tour schedule. Even more attractive, the ticket price was more than 300,000 VND cheaper than Vietjet Air.
Before buying a ticket, I had contacted Hai Phong Tours again to confirm if such a flight was suitable. Phuong – Sale director confirmed it works and he even helped me buy tickets … Turns out, his company also has an airline ticket service.
After buying tickets and flying to Haiphong, Hai Phong Tours picked me up at the airport and went to Halong. At first I saw everything was going smoothly. When I arrived in Ha Long, I was instructed to take a boat to visit Ha Long Bay. My boat was different from the other ones parked next to it. The boat’s decoration and amenities were very beautiful and classy. Phuong said it was a luxury boat, not a regular one. So the quality was much better.
Visit Ha Long Bay for 1 day
During the Halong bay day tour, I was lead to Sung Sot cave to see hundreds of millions of years old stalactites. All were sparkling, miraculous as in heaven. I was very interested in the cave scene.
Next, I was taken to Titov Island. The guide gave me the option of bathing or walking to the top of the mountain to see the panoramic view of Ha Long Bay. As a person who loves sports, I chose to go to the top of the mountain. Wow, a very interesting sight from the top of the mountain. There were hundreds of cliffs undulating on the water.
Next, I was able to paddle kakak in Luon cave and watch monkeys. I loved this activity very much. Time passed so fast, I had to go back to the harbor. All time on Ha Long Bay was about 5.5 hours. It was perfect for me since it was already quite late. I followed Hai Phong Tours’s car to Cat Bi airport. I had a light dinner at the airport and then checked-in, fly back to Ho Chi Minh with flight VN 1187. If you want to fly later, you can fly with Vietjet Air and depart at 21:15.
What a satisfying and perfect trip. I leave the information below for your reference.
Company I booked tour: Hai Phong Tours
Tour I booked: https://haiphongtours.com/tour/hai-phong-halong-bay-day-tour/
Phone # of Phuong: +84975200357 (Whatsapp available)