Halong Bay in Vietnam is considered one of the world’s natural wonders, with more than 1,900 islands rising out of the waters. Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1994, this is THE place to visit in Vietnam. The stunning landscape will surely take your breath away. Seabourn Pride sails through this magnificent bay on its Asia Capitals itinerary, providing guests with a once in a lifetime experience to view the legendary islands and rock formations. In addition, Seabourn offers several shore excursions for a closer look at the islands, including the “Kayak Adventure in Halong Bay” tour during the yacht’s stop in Cai Lan.
The excursion provides a real up close look at the limestone rocks, caves, and grottoes and includes a scenic cruise aboard a junk through the spectacular scenery. Some of the rock formations will play a trick on the eyes, and guests will see islands that resemble either a man’s head or a turtle or a dragon. The junk will stop at some of the impressive caves, including the “Surprising Cave.” The massive and incredible grotto will amaze guests as they venture through the cave, and they will learn why it is so remarkable. Also included is a delicious, traditional Vietnamese “hot pot” lunch served aboard the junk. But the highlight of the tour is kayaking in the waters of Halong Bay. Aboard a two-person kayak, guests will paddle through the bay, through caves and next to fishing villages and other boaters. Just be sure to steer clear of the many junks on the bay!
Seabourn Public Relations Manager Irene Lui is currently sailing on Seabourn Pride and went on the “Kayak Adventure” excursion earlier this week. She shares several photos from her experience on the bay.