Nowadays, traveling alone has becoming a new trend for a lot of
people, especially young ages. Traveling alone gives you the chance to
indulge yourself fully. In this blog, Indochina Junk will show you some
useful tips for a solo traveler to Halong bay.
Beware of single supplement
If you travel alone, don’t forget to pay attention on single
supplement fee. Most of cruises operator on Halong bay don’t provide
single cabin/room for solo travelers. But some did (such as Dragon Legend Cruise).
If you choose to stay in a single cabin, you don’t have to pay for
extra fee (but the single room/cabin could be smaller than a double
one). Of course, if you’re happy to pay a supplement for single
occupancy of a double cabin, you can enjoy your trip in a larger cabin.
Normally, the supplement can range anywhere from 20 to 100 percent of
the trip cost.
Halong bay or Bai Tu Long bay, your choice!
Researching carefully before booking a cruise to discover Halong Bay
the World Heritage Site is very important, especially for someone who
travels alone. As you know, The whole area of Halong Bay UNESCO World
Heritage site can be divided into central Halong bay,
western Bai Tu Long bay, and Lan Ha bay near Cat Ba island. They all
have the same beauty of natural lime stones and karts. While central
Halong bay has long been a tourist area, Bai Tu Long bay
remains a less visited destination. Most of Halong tours operators
offer the same itinerary in the central of Halong bay, and only some
cruise companies offer unique itinerary for exploring the magnificent,
primitive and unsullied beauty of Bai Tu Long bay (for example:
Indochina Junk, Treasure Junk, Dragon Legend Cruise, Au Co Cruise.)
If you’re a dynamic traveler and want a party and funny cruise, you
can choose to visit Halong bay’s central (the price is normally lower
than Bai Tu Long bay cruise). If you are a type of discover-able
traveler; or you want to explore the further and mysteries of Halong
bay; or you just love the tranquil/quiet place to relax and run away
from the hustle and bustle city, visiting Bai Tu Long bay is a perfect
Sunset on Bai Tu Long bay
Meet new friends/fellow travelers and become a group
Traveling alone is the best way to make new friends. You can easily
take part in a group of other young travelers and together having fun.
And you can share the room/cabin on board with another traveler of the
same sex (or not the same, your choice!), thus, you can save more money
for an overnight cruise on Halong bay. But if you’re a woman, just
remember to protect yourself from dangers. Trust Everyone and No One,
you know that simple rule, right?
Kayak for one? Don’t worry it’s totally fine and there are plenty of
solo riders out there paddling around the bay. You will ride in the back
seat of a two seater kayak.
Types of cruises
There is a type of cruise to suite everyone’s preferences – relaxing,
romantic, active, party – you name it. Normally, a solo traveler will
take the lower budget cruises while couples, honeymooners, and those
seeking peace and quiet will be on the more expensive and more private
cruises. Do not book the wrong type of cruise if you don’t want to pay
more than your budget.
Princess Junk – the private cruise perfect for honeymooners and lovers.
What to pack?
Don’t overpack! Your hotel will likely keep your main suitcase for you so you don’t have to lug it all the way to Halong.
Indochina Junk hopes that these tips above are useful for you if you
have a plan to visit Halong bay with yourself. Just relax and enjoy the
freedom and the outstanding beauty of the bay. Solo traveling but you
are not alone!