After Ha Long cruise trips with Grayline Halong, it is pretty excellent to make some excursion around Ha Long city and extensions toward the South, the North, the West and the East of Halong city.
Online PR News – 26-January-2013 – Hanoi – Gray Line Halong Cruise offers you vary of beautiful place with unique and marvelous scene of nature. So after Ha Long cruise trips, it is pretty excellent to make some excursion around Ha Long city. You can make extensions toward the South, the North, the West and the East of Halong city.
Up to the East of Ha Long
If you prefer to take a rest at isolate beach for a real leisure, an excursion to Quan Lan. Quan Lan in Quang Ninh province, Ha Long way 45 km Northeast, is a beautiful island with the natural beauty of romantic blue sea and fine white sand stretching. Travelers can go straight down Cai Rong by cars and parking there, or go to Cua Ong by bus and then take a taxi to Cai Rong Port. From Cai Rong Port, tourists can by speed boat ticket to Quan Lan island (ticket price is currently around 150,000 VND / trip, you should buy a return ticket. Speedboat to the island departs at 8 am and 2 pm (time can be flexible without prior notice, you should take the initiative to avoid missed trip).
Besides, if you want to make such a longer excursion, you can extend your trip to Mong Cai before extending to China via Dong Hung border gate. Mong Cai owns the longest beach of Vietnam, its name is Tra Co 30 km long beach. Along the National road 18, it is nearly 120 kilometers North of Ha Long to Mong Cai and very easy to take local buses from Bai Chay bus station to Mong Cai. Some has soft sleepers for night journey. The most famous bus is “Ka Long” but sometimes it’s even horny and many sudden stops for passengers to join in. If you don’t want your sleep disturbed, you can also book private vehicles with Gray Line Halong Cruise - Click here.
Expand to highlands in the North of Ha Long
Orienting to the Northwest of Ha long is also an exciting excursion. You can reach Lang Son city and then extend to China via Friendship border gate. It will take you about 5 hours to get Lang Son by take bus or car along the Highway 18. When you arrives in Tien Yen town, instead of turning right to Mong Cai, the bus will drive you left on Highway 4B straight to Lang Son city. Usually, most local buses choose Tien Yen town as an ideal stopover for lunch. Reaching to Lang Son, you can spend all day for Lang Son city. Overnight at Lang Son city and then cross border to Pingxiang province, China in the next morning.
Towards to the West
Adventurously, another direction from Halong can be unforgettable trips. You can go along the Highway No.279 to drive to Bac Kan where you can take ecology tours. Bac Kan is home to Ba Be lake, Ba Be national park, Puong cave, Nang river and Dau Dang water fall. After staying overnight in Ba Be, you continue driving to the charming north of Vietnam: Ha Giang, Xin Man, Hoang Su Phi, Tay Con Linh peak, Bac Ha, Sapa, then following the Northwest loop from Dien Bien Phu former battle field via Mai Chau valley to Hanoi. Gray Line Halong Cruise offers both classic tours and adventure tours, click here to have more options for the best consultancy.
Downwards to the South
You do not need to across Hanoi then come back to the former capital of Vietnam – Hoa Lu and the rural watery area of Tam Coc. From Halong city, just follow the National Road 10 via Hai Phong port ciy and along the East coastline of Red river delta, the cradle of Vietnam civilisation. The route takes you 8 hours driving from Halong city.