Going to Ha Long bay. Am choosing to stay in a hotel rather then a junk. Can you day tours around ha long bay just as a day trip? Also is it best to book before you go, or suss it out when your there? We are going for 2 days.... Also whats the weather like late december/early january?
There are several companies offering day trips to Halong bay which normally include an afternoon cruise and buffet/seafood lunch on board one of the junks.
Is quite a long way around 4 hours each way by road. Most of the tour buses stop only once in each direction. My suggestion is to travel up one day, do the afternoon cruise,stop in a hotel in/around Halong Bay and travel back next day.
Or.better still take cruise that offers overnight on board.They include 2 meals and breakfast plus you see a lot of Halong Bay. December/Jan is high season and weather good. Any more info please email me/I can suggest some cruise companies and/or booking agents almost 10 years ago