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To stay on land or on a boat in Halong Bay?

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To stay on land or on a boat in Halong Bay?

Hello,

My partner and I are traveling to Vietnam in late November, and definitely want to visit Halong Bay. We're on a budget and there seems to be a significant difference between the prices of hotels or resorts in that area vs. the cruises. Does anyone have a strong recommendation or argument for choosing one or the other? I realize that if we stay on land that we'll still need to spend money to rent a boat, but it still seems we would save quite a bit.

A secondary question is if anybody has a strong recommendation for Halong vs. Cat Ba or the other areas?

Thank you in advance for your help!

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1. Re: To stay on land or on a boat in Halong Bay?

Halong Bay is the wrong place to save money!

https://www.vietnamtour.com.vn/halong-cruises

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2. Re: To stay on land or on a boat in Halong Bay?

You can do pretty cheap day trips out of Cat Ba island.

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3. Re: To stay on land or on a boat in Halong Bay?

Hi,

It's a good decision to visit the Halong Bay.

You can definitely stay on Cat Ba Island, not very expensive, and do a day tour of Halong Bay, with prices ranging from $15- 30.

We did the tour with Cat Ba Ventures @ $29 including kayaking.Steeper than other options but a much better tour in the secluded areas of the Lan Ha and Having Bay.

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Besides, in Cat Ba you can take a motorbike to Fort Cannon and get wonderful views of the bay and the karsts.

If you are interested heres a link to my blog with our experiences in Cat Ba:

Footloose in Vietnam https:/…

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