If you are thinking about Vietnam kayaking, then there can’t be a better place than the Halong Bay. It is one of the most enthralling sea-kayaking places in the world. It also happens to be a world heritage sites under UNESCO. The waterways are spectacular and one of a kind. If you are lucky to get a nice tour guide you can also see the less visited places of the bay. You will have to secure special permission to go paddling into the remote areas. You can start your journey from Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam, which is over a 1000-year-old, and walk a short while towards the Hoan Kiem Lake. Explore the market scene in the morning and have a taste of the local food on offer.
Explore the warm sea water and awaken your senses to the jade green colour of the sea water. You can swim in the waters to your heart’s content and relax on the beach as long as you want. Visit the nearby villages and have a lip-smacking snack in a stall by the beach.
Halong, which translates to “Descending Dragon”, has around 1600 to 2500 islands. You will have to travel 30 miles to reach the core islands from the nearest port. The dashing curves and the sudden drops will entice you. The rocky islets of Surprising Cave, Chopstick Island and Hon Ga Choi are breathtaking. In between kayaking feast on delicious seafood and enjoy the spectacular scenery. The limestone karsts of Halong Bay are something to marvel at.
You can rent a kayak at the bay for an enriching Kayaking Vietnam tour. Your tour guide will help you to secure a good deal. You can sit with your partner and paddle together amidst the stalactites. Thrown among the water are thousands of spectacular islands. And scattered here and there are the colourful caves. As soon as you step into the emerald sea water the locals will join you in your adventure ride. The waters will take you wriggling through the grandeur and beauty of the jungle trees and birds calling from staggering cliff tops.
If you are afraid that you can’t swim, it won’t be a problem. There will trained instructors to guide you throughout the trail and make sure you sail through easily. The journey will take you to unexplored islands, untouched and uninhabited, jewels among the green waters. The islands are full of exotic flora and fauna and if you are lucky you will see a number of colourful, never before seen birds calling from the top of trees. After you’ve satisfied your wanderlust come back to the beach and gorge on some local dishes on offer at the snack shacks on the bay. Relax for some time and head towards the nearest market to experience the nightlife of the bay.