The Halong Bay Junk Boat Tour includes a mouth watering LunchOur junk boat tour lasted about 4 hours, as soon as we got on the boat and left the dock we were served with lunch. It was plate after plate of succulent seafood! Coming from Gibraltar and having the Spanish tapas right on our doorstep, I didn't think any other type of seafood could surprise us and I was pleasantly mistaken.
Visit to the Floating VillagesAfter lunch, we were taken to the floating villages where we were able to witness how families live on the bay on these floating houses. Incredible that they can survive on so little, such an inspiration for how we see everyday life back home.
There was the option to kayak through the villages and caves or get a boat, we opted for the boat so we could all go together and enjoy the scenery ($6 per person). It was such a sight, peaceful and quiet with no sign of human life having ever disturbed these 'sleeping dragons'.
We then drifted through the Bay
After visiting the village we drifted through the bay and ended up going to one of the most beautiful caves in the region. At home we have the St Michael's Caves and these seemed like their twin! Was a beautiful sight and was a nice memoir of back home. If you come to Halong Bay, do not miss these caves!
Finally, after the 4 wonderful hours we were brought back to the bay to get transported back to our hotel. A lot of people however, stay overnight at Halong Bay and I would have loved to do that, however, we booked the trip to Halong Bay as a bigger package.
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What were your thoughts on Halong Bay? Did you enjoy travelling there?
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