Friday, 27 November 2015

Hanoi Trip (25 till 29 October 2015) Part 3

As for the second day, we headed to Halong Bay to stay a night there. As for Halong Bay tour, there is a number of class for you to choose from. From the luxurious one to the standard class, we chose the middle class which was about USD 100 per person. And I would recommend you to book all this in advance to ensure your trip goes smoothly as most of the locals couldn't communicate in English except those who works in the tourism! 

We departed quite early from the hotel because it was a very long journey to Halong Bay which took us more than 3 hours. Luckily we had a funny English speaking tour guide to joke with us all the way there! Upon arrival, we were just in time for lunch when we got on the boat. 

Early English breakfast before heading to Halong Bay =)

At the harbor to board on the ?ship or ?boat

After checking in and had lunch on the boat, we were transferred into a smaller boat to go around Halong Bay for some other activities. First, we were given one hour to enjoy kayaking on the calm waters of Halong Bay. Next, we explored the hidden caves in Halong Bay for about an hour as well and lastly, we hiked up to the highest point to have an aerial view of Halong Bay. Though it was quite tiring to hike up the 400 steps but everything was fantastic up there! If you have the chance, you may enjoy sunset up at the peak as well!

Time for kayaking after a heavy lunch!

We can't resist to selfie though we were on the kayak =p

Time to explore some hidden caves

Sunset while travelling to the next island

Fantastic aerial view from the peak

Right before we were allowed to clean up to dinner, we had a short sunset a.k.a moon rise party at the top deck. We had some wine to go along with dragon fruit. Ha-ha.. And just before the dinner, there was a "popiah" making session. So everyone gets to wrap their own "popiah" as one of the dish for dinner! =) And so after the dinner, it was our own free time thereafter until bedtime! 

Sunset a.k.a moon rise party =)

Working hard to make her best "popiah"..

After spending the long night at the upper deck, it was bedtime after that! =) Just wondering why holiday passes so fast and this ended our second day for our trip! =(

To be continued...

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