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“Amazing trip in Halong Bay”

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Owner description: According to the travel & tourism industry review, HalongLuxuryTravel is #1 ranked tour operator in Halong Bay handles more than 100 booking requests per day & creates an experience 99% of customers love.
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Amazing trip in Halong Bay”
Reviewed 18 January 2012

We have organized the Halong Bay of our trip in Vietnam with Halong Luxury Travel. The staff did an amazing job, answer quickly all my question via email and provide us many many useful information for our holiday in Vietnam. The staff has suggested me travel with Glory Cruise. The Golry Cruise on Halong Bay which is a modern, clean and beautiful junks. The Tour guide on boat was amazing who took us off the beaten track and provided with an inside’s view into the life of his family and village. The Cruise was TOP CLASS. Extraordinaire nature, good weather, friendly staff, lots of time, silence. I am not sure if I have any recommendations for improvements since everything went so well – just PERFECT - PERFECT

Visited December 2011
8 Thank River S
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Fantastic Holiday in Halong Bay”
Reviewed 12 January 2012

My family have a great tour with While Dolphin Cruise which Halong Luxury Travel has recommended to us! We really enjoyed it, the scenery was beautiful of course. We are very glad that the shuttle stopped at the marble factory on the way to Halong Bay, those were the cleanest, nicest public bathrooms I saw during my entire trip in Vietnam. Food on board the ship was excellent. A lot of activities. Rooms were clean and beds were comfortable. The staff are friendly and helpful. We enjoyed the cooking class, bamboo boat ride through the fishing village, and hikes.
We thought the tour was very good value for money and would happily recommend your company to anyone thinking of going to your areas.

Visited January 2012
6 Thank henry t
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Vancouver, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2012

We visited this place in 2009 actually. The bay tour was the best part of our trip to Vietnam. Me and my wife booked a two day tour on a small cruise (and we are so glad we didn't go for bigger and fancier cruise).
They picked us up from the Hotel and after an hour or so drive we came to a harbor (which I don't remember its name) where we board the boat and by noon we were on the sea on our way to Holang bay. We spent the night on the cruise anchored in the bay; good seafood, very friendly and polite crew (Vietnamese are such a welcoming and hospitable people), and good folks and fellow passengers (only 8 of us) on board with whom we became friend. Next morning, after breakfast, we visited a famous cave in the bay area (beautifully preserved) and then kayaking our way around the bay for an hour. After lunch we started our journey back to Hanoi.

Visited February 2011
Thank Mr_Vancouver
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Kuala Lumpur
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“An unforgettable trip”
Reviewed 2 January 2012

Our Halong Bay Cruise arranged by Halong Luxury Travel. The crew were amazing, so knowledgeable, so nice. They explained all things that we should know about Halong Bay. The room was beautiful and the food, I would say it was the best we ever had in Hanoi. The trip was amazing, we visited the village and other places. We also enjoyed our swim. Thanks!

Visited October 2011
6 Thank Tan_0101
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Level 3 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“An Exceptional Holiday of City, Bay and Hills”
Reviewed 1 November 2011

Be prepared for the unexpected especially if you are used to an orderly and well planned holiday. Be ready to be adventurous and fun loving. As much of the activities are outdoor and quite physical if you travel to Sapa, have ready good walking shoes, sunglasses, caps and umbrellas. Travel as light as you can if you go to Sapa and need to bunk in the night train where space is quite limiting.

The Halong Bay trip is best if you overnight. If you love swimming and exploring the caves then 2 nights on the junk is recommended, otherwise it is an experience worth remembering if you spend a night in the bay.

Hanoi is a unique city with history and culture to share. If you have the time, explore on foot and soak in the local culture. Most of the folks we meet are friendly and honest.

We spent 7D/6N for the 3 places we visited. Ideally I think 9D/8N would be more leisurely and enjoyable. We took close to a thousand pictures and videoclips. You will not regret the holiday if you capture valuable moments for posterity.

Things we don't appreciate:
Lack of English road signage and good tourist maps.
Our Sapa tour guide not very professional and at times discourteous
The train stations and coaches hard to access unless you know Vietnamese
Haphazard traffic in Hanoi and too many motorcycles on the roads and pathways
Avoid eating at the five foot way stalls as hygiene is questionable. As a precaution bring a supply of medicine in the event of food poisoning.

Things we like:
Free internet services everywhere we go, even at Sapa
Good food at reasonable prices. Eat at restaurants serving Vietnamese food
A feeling of security even among strangers

Visited October 2011
5 Thank petyew
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