Lan Ha Bay in Vietnam

22/05/2023 - 03:30  

Lan Ha Bay, a Less Touristic Route and a Perfect Alternative For Halong Bay 

Lan Ha Bay is made up of around 300 karst islands and limestone sea rocks and can be found in southeast of Cat Ba Island. As a geological extension of Halong Bay, Lan Ha Bay is equally as beautiful although it is less visited, less inhabited. Therefore has the extra appeal of being a more peaceful place.

Halong Bay is lying to the south of the north-eastern coast of Vietnam, the 300-or-so karst islands and limestone outcrops of Lan Ha are just as beautiful as those of its superstar neighbor. But feel more isolated and untouched. Lan Ha Bay also has the additional attraction of numerous white-sand beaches which aren’t found at Halong.

Geologically, Lan Ha Bay is an extension of Halong Bay but sits in a different province. Around 200 species of fish, 500 species of mollusk, 400 species of arthropod (prawns, crabs) and numerous hard and soft corals live in the waters here while larger marine animals in the area include seals and three species of dolphin.

Like Halong Bay, Lan Ha Bay is best explored on an overnight boat tour which usually includes a stop at a beach and the chance to get out on the water to kayak or swimming. However, tours also include activities like hiking and rock climbing as well as homestays on some of the islands.

How to book a tour of Lan Ha Bay

Tours can be arranged from both nearby Cat Ba Island and Hanoi. Tours generally tend to come as a one day, two days/one night or three days/two nights package and the bay’s admission fee is normally incorporated into the price.