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    Kayaking - The best way to explore the breathtaking nature of Halong Bay

    Halong Bay is a scenic and picturesque locality in Quang Ninh Province, Vietnam. It is one of the most preferred destinations when it comes to travel, holiday and vacation plans. Halong Bay sails are some of activates among plenty others as well as choices for exploration available to you. Add to this comfort and relaxation and you have the perfect place to head for your holidays or weekends.

    Kayaking -  The best way to explore the breathtaking nature of Halong Bay

    The best way to explore the breathtaking nature of Halong Bay is kayaking. Kayaking is one of the most attractive actions in Halong bay. Over the last decade or so, kayaking has become a popular activity in Halong Bay, which covers an area of 1,500 square kilometers, offering many options for both the less and the more adventurous. With modern kayaking equipment, visitors can maximize on speed and maneuverability as they explore the open sea and many hidden lagoons, unspoiled beaches and floating fishing villages, they unwind on the boat and enjoy a sumptuous dinner. Travelers can paddle into peaceful lakes surrounded by Limestone Mountains and through amazing caves. Kayaking inside limestone karst is one of specialties in Halong bay. Aside from the comforts, escort boats allow your efficient experience of the remote geology and untouched culture harbored within Ha Long's scattered limestone islands. With tranquil on-the-water sunsets and sunrises, you chances of wildlife sightings are good, and the eerie romance of the islands is unforgettable.

    Kayaking -  The best way to explore the breathtaking nature of Halong Bay

    With 3000 islets and islands in Halong Bay with unique beautiful landscape, it is the good place for kayaking in Halong Bay. They can do kayak around fishing villages, learn about fishing daily life. The most popular fishing village for kayaking such as: Van Gia village, Vong Vieng village, during join kayak to explore fishing village you will witness about fisher man daily life, stop in school of children take some photos of local people in here.

    Kayaking in the bay is generally considered safe because the waters are calm. However, certain precautions should be taken. Here are some useful tips for you when you go kayaking: 

    Step 1- Prepare before kayaking – important step:

    Necessary things: Life vests, water, sun cream, dry bag, camera, insect repellent
    Carefully follow the instructions and conditions before kayaking wear the life vest and use the dry bag (put on it your phone, camera, etc…)

    Prepare suitable clothes: T-shirt and short, swimming suit in the summer; warm clothes in the winter; wet shoes, hat, sunglasses. Halong Bay water is pretty warm during winter so feel free to kayaking anytime of the year. However, keep yourself warm after you are done with the activity to avoid catching a cold.

    Never kayaking while being intoxicated. Drinking will dull your sense and might lead to unfortunate accident. There incidents of people drown because of swimming after consuming a large amount of alcohol.

    For the children should be follow the tour guide and their parents. Sit still in the kayak, do not move in front of or behind
    Children under 5 years old is suggest not using kayak

    Step 2-  On the go:
    Following the tour guide is very important, it is risky to do by yourself without warning or instruction. The tour guide will show you how to use the paddle and guide you to the safe areas. Keep a suitable distance with the others, not too far. It is important to keep in sight with the others.

    Keep away from the places which have strong flow, against the wind; take advantage of the wind strength and flow. 

    Even if you are an experienced kayaker, don’t come too close to caves and karsts. They might suck you in. There are reports of people getting sucked into caves and it took from 30 minutes to hours to rescue them. (especially in Dark cave)

    Step 3- Handle unexpected situations:

    Adjust the speed of the whole group if any of the members is out of sight.
    In case the kayak capsizes, passengers need to swim a bit, and then take the water out of the kayak with the help of the tour guide. He will catch the kayak; take the water out by putting your kayak on his in the T- shape. After that, he will put the kayak back into the water; keep it still so that passengers can be on the kayak again.

    If there is an expected storm, find the safest place in the sheltered areas, beaches… to avoid the storm. In case passengers are in the middle of the sea and cannot find a safe place, passengers need to be gathered to make a raft   Kayaking is extremely an interesting activity in Halong Bay. You also can enjoy kayaking for Halong 1 day tour however you only have about 15 to 20 minutes for kayaking at the small floating village (Ba Hang village).

    Kayaking -  The best way to explore the breathtaking nature of Halong Bay

    Note: The high season for tourist to join kayaking in Halong Bay from August to March, It is the perfect time to join Halong Bay kayak. It is not very much rain and It not so cold for kayaking or other sport activities in Halong bay (kayaking, trekking, swimming, cycling). Kayaking in Halong Bay will be forbidden when  the weather is bad weather: strong wave or foggy day.

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