Things to do in Halong Bay


Kayak is a small, relatively narrow boat primarily designed for 2 people. Kayaking in Halong Bay is the best way to explore the stunning beauty of the Bay. Paddle through islets to discover hidden caves, lakes, unspoiled beaches and floating fishing villages… When kayaking, you must follow your tour guide; it is risky to do by yourself without warning or instruction. Tour guide will help you use paddle and guide you to the safe area. 


When in Halong Bay, visiting caves is an indispensable activity. There are plenty of hidden caves and grottos, lakes and lagoons inside the islands. The most famous caves are: Dau Go Cave, Thien Cung Cave, Sung Sot Cave, Trinh Nu Cave... Each cave has a lot of mysteries and interesting things waiting for you to discover. Because they are all located on the sea, you have to take a cruise to travel around the Bay to visit the islands and caves.


Fishing is one of the daily life activities of local fisherman in Halong Bay. Fishing is an interesting activity at which tourists can experience the feeling of being a truly fisherman. There are some ideal places for fishing such as Titov Island, Cong Do Lake or fishing villages.

Squid fishing on Halong Bay is a favorite activity at night. Tourists will have the instruction from local fishermen about how to fish a squid in the sea. And the caught squids will be used to make dishes for you.


Halong Bay is also a suitable place for swimming. There are many charming and beautiful beaches like Titov, Soi Sim, Ba Trai Dao, Ngoc Vung. Most of them have pure water, idyllic sands so you can totally relax on the sandbank while enjoying the stunning scenery. You can not swim in later autumn and winter because it's quite cold.

In Halong Bay, tourists don’t have to worry about shark when swimming. However, you may get a little trouble with local jelly fish because it can cause itching and irritating. This symptom can be treated by covering a slice of lemon or vinegar on the skin.

Tai Chi Learning

Start your day with doing Tai-chi exercise. Tai-chi is a good way to keep fit and improve the health of mind by preventing ills of aging and the stresses and strains of modern life. Tai chi is very safe and no fancy equipment is needed so it’s suitable for everyone. As you join Tai-chi morning class, Tai-chi master will guide you how to control your mind, your body and your breath while enjoying the fresh air.

Floating villages visiting

There are 4 fishing villages serving major tourist attractions which is Cong Dam, Cua Van, Vung Vieng, Ba Hang. Visiting floating villages, tourists will have time to interact with friendly fishermen and visit floating pearl farms. 

Dining in a cave

Dining in a cave in Halong Bay is definitely an wonderful experience. Mystical scenery with sparkling candlelight inside the cave create a romantic space, which makes your dinner with your family or lover unforgettable sweet moment.

Rock climbing

Majestic mountains in Halong Bay is pefectly suit for rock climbing activity. Rock climbing is an amazing experience for who people with adventurous personality style. It is your decision what level of difficulty you wish to take on as a challenge.  The level of difficulty, however, has no affect on the level of safety.