Halong Bay is located in the northeastern part of Vietnam and constitutes part of the western bank of Bac Bo Gulf, including the sea area of Halong City, Cam Pha Town and part of Van Don island district, Quang Ninh Province.
Halong bay is a popular destination for boat trips, junk cruises and sea kayaking tours. Halong bay boat trips can be spitted into day cruise trips and overnight trips. Most of boat companies and tour operators offer short sea kayaking trip along with the cruise program. For those who are fan of sea kayaking, the multi-day kayaking tours can be arranged upon request.
The area is recognized as the World Natural Heritage that is the area of 434 sq. km with 775 islands. The islands in Halong Bay are mainly limestone and schist islands most lying in the two main areas: the southeastern part of Bai Tu Long Bay and southwestern part of Halong Bay. These islands represent the most ancient images of a geographical site having a tectonic age of from 250 million to 280 million years.
Short treks can be provided on these islands. The boat trip drop their guests on one of these islands where they can make a short trek up to the peak. Longer trekking trails are also available in bigger islands. Vietnam trekking tours Halong bay may be what you would like to do while you are cruising on Halong bay. These trekking tours are optional.