I'm not sure what you mean by a "relaxation tour" - Sitting on the deck of a junk style boat with a cool drink is what I call relaxing. You don't have to go cave exploring, kayaking, swimming or any of the other activities the organized tours offer. Just sit back relax, enjoy the food and watch some great scenery. DZ over 5 years ago
i think i can help you for this question, If you need more information, you can conctact me for my email: email@example.com. this my Skype: ha_nhatviet. Halong Bay is perhaps the most spectacular of Vietnam's natural wonders. Located in the Gulf of Tonkin 170km from Hanoi, it is an impressive collection of nearly 2,000 islands covering an area in excess of 1,500km forming a spectacular seascape of limestone pillars and cliff faces. The breathtaking scenery and unusual geology of the bay led UNESCO to designate Halong Bay a World Heritage site in 1994.
Many of the forested islands in the bay have hidden caves and grottoes which are easily explored by boat or kayak. Some of the island caves are filled with a colorful stalagmites and stalactites.
A full exploration of Halong Bay takes 2 to 3 days, though a day trip provides enough time to get a feel for the place. Halong Bay is 3-4 hours by car, or 2 hours by train, from Hanoi.]
Places of interest
Cave Of The Wooden Stakes (Dau Go Cave)
This is one of Halong Bay's most beautiful and historically significant caves. The impressive 8,000 sq. meter cave is believed to have been used to store the wooden stakes that General Tran Hung Dao planted in the riverbed of the Bach Dang River to sink the invading Mongol fleet in the 13th century. The cave is reached by climbing the 90 rough hewn steps.
Cave Of Surprises (Sung Sot Cave)
Sung Sot was discovered in 1901 by the French. Lying 25m above sea level the cave has 3 distinct chambers connected by narrow passages and accessible via an 800m walkway.
about 3 years ago
Hi Alan Van Ruiswyk !
Halong bay is the natural wonders of the world. Halong bay is very beautiful landscape with hundreds of large and small islands besides there are many beautiful and mysterious caves.
You can refer here for more details
http://www.vietnamhighlighttours.com/cruisetour/Introduction-about-HA-NOI/HALONG-BAY-INTRODUCTION-138/ about 3 years ago
Halong Bay in Vietnam is listed in World Heritage by UNSECO. It is a great place to enjoy your life together with spectacular nature in Ha Long. For your reference and as my travel experience, you should visit this site: http://govietnamtour.net/destination/halong-bay-19
Many choices for you. Good luck! over 2 years ago
For exellent experience tours:
http://travelauthenticasia.com/tours-by-destination/vietnam-tours/travel-style-111.aspx over 2 years ago