Three Ways to See Halong Bay from Above with Affordable Price

In addition to a round-trip journey by seaplane from Hanoi - Ha Long, you can choose one-way flight or just visit Halong Bay to save costs.
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In addition to a round-trip journey by seaplane from Hanoi - Ha Long, you can choose one-way flight or just visit Halong Bay to save costs.

Halong Bay is a famous tourist destination for both domestic and international tourists. Generally, exploring the bay will last about two days by car, including a day for moving from Hanoi to Ha Long and return. To renovate the journey, in addition to the means of transport by road, visitors can choose seaplane which has been newly put into operation from 9/2014.

Depending on the needs, financial and time conditions, you have three choices of seaplane:

Option 1: Luxurious Tour

To avoid time-consuming, you can register the Hanoi - Halong round trip. There are 2 flights taking off at 9 am and 12.45 am every day. Depending on the schedule, you can choose the morning or afternoon trip and take a taxi to the terminal T1, Noi Bai International Airport and carry out check-in procedure at Lobby A, counter no.10.

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Halong Bay seen from above

During the 60-minute flight from Hanoi to Ha Long, tourists will have 15 minutes seeing the land from an altitude of about 500-3000 m. In views of visitors, there are thousands of limestone islands emerging from the tranquil turquoise water surface. After that, the seaplane lands on Tuan Chau Island and returns at 11h30 am and 4:00 pm daily.

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Rowing kayak on Halong Bay

However, you should not return incontinently; instead, you should book an extra boat tours to discover Halong Bay in about 3 hours and have lunch on the boat (the cost is about one million VND). You will have a memorable experience with a lunch in Asian - European style in mid-bay, admiring the caves and kayaking.

+ Minimum duration: one day

+ Total cost: 16 million (moving, flight, eating, boat tour).

Option 2: Moderate Cost Tour

To save more money, you can choose a one-way flight from Hanoi to Halong, then return by bus. Flight itinerary is similar to the above- mentioned option, but after landing, you are free to schedule to explore the bay and have fun.

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Tuan Chau Island, Halong

The nearest site is Tuan Chau leisure center. You catch a taxi to buy tickets (VND 300,000) per person at the gate. Here, there are many art performances like dolphins and crocodiles circus, water music show... You can also visit the outdoor play area and test your kill with the active games such as windsurfing, canoeing, motor waterslide...

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Dolphins circus performance on Tuan Chau Island

Tuan Chau culinary area is also a suitable option for visitors to lunch without having to move a long way. You will enjoy various dishes with the price ranging from 150,000 VND up. At about 5:00 pm, you call a cab taking you to Tuan Chau welcome gate on Highway No.18 to catch the car and go back to Hanoi with VND100,000/ticket fare.

+ Minimum duration: one day

+ Total cost: about 9 million VND (moving, lunch, flight).

Option 3: Saving tour

The best way to be still able to admire the bay from on high without having to spend too much money is to travel by passenger car or private vehicles for both outward - on and return journeys, then register sightseeing flight tour in 25-minutes. From Hanoi, you catch the car to Quang Ninh in My Dinh, Gia Lam, Luong Yen stations..., stop at Tuan Chau welcome gate (not to Bai Chay bus station) and then take a taxi to the port. If you travel by your own car, go straight along Highway No. 18, Tuan Chau welcome gate is on the right side.

Seaplane takes off from Tuan Chau port and return the starting point right after the end of the itinerary around the islands of Halong. Every day, there are 3 flights departing at 10.30 am, 2:00 pm, and 2:40 pm. Depending on the hour to Tuan Chau and flight registered schedule, you could have lunch before or after the flight.

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Halong bay at night

At night, you can rent motels, hotels in Bai Chay (the price is from 350,000-500,000 dong per room) to relax, swim and explore Halong city.

+ Minimum duration: two days

Total cost: over 6 million (moving, lunch, flight).

Three Ways to See Halong Bay from Above with Affordable Price

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