Halong Bay never seems real. Even when you wake up on a private yacht, as limestone karst emerge from the mist. Even when you’re basking on a private beach, or wandering through limestone caves.
You’re cruising on the finest boat in the bay, spending two days drifting through a landscape that can’t be understood through photos. One day of sailing is beautiful. Two days helps you reach the lesser seen reaches of a landscape that stretches for over 1,500 square kilometers.
Fishermen bring fresh catch directly to your chef, villages float by and you escape places populated by tourist boats.
Throughout both days there can be numerous excursions, with options for kayaking in the bay, lounging on unpopulated beaches, exploring spiritual caves and admiring the “Bay of the Descending Dragon.”