Still thrilled about Sa Pa I stepped into the Friends Travel Vietnam office, a travel agency that helps people with all sorts of transport and tours. Since I wanted to spend a few days at Halong Bay I thought I came to the right place. And I wasn’t wrong. Within minutes I had a few options that I could consider. With the knowledge that a few guys that I met back in Vang Vieng, I decided to contact them first before making a decision. Although I love traveling alone, good company is always welcome!
I met up with Charlie, Freddy and Matt and took them to the travel agency. After some deliberation, Matt would tag along with me and Charlie and Freddy would go on a more party-like cruise.
The next morning we met up again for the bus that would take us to Halong Bay. Once we arrived there, the weather was cloudy but I was still really excited for this trip. And since this was also a 3-day trip, things could always get better!
We were welcomed by the friendly staff on the boat with refreshments and a decent lunch. Quickly after, we went to a really nice viewpoint at Halong Bay. After a lot of steps we reached the top which was packed with people. Luckily we found a spot here and there to take a nice photo.
Sung Sot Surprise cave
The next day I woke up early to watch the sunrise, but unfortunately it was too cloudy.. This day we had a nice planning. After a decent breakfast we took the boat to the Surprise Cave. Sung Sot Cave is firstly explored by a group of French tourists. Being surprised by the magnificent beauty of the cave, these French tourists named the cave as “Grotte des surprises” – the cave of surprise. And yes, it was a BIG surprise when we entered the cave. It was huge! The colored lights gave a nice effect and it’s crazy to think that nature is capable of creating a cave like this.
Cat Ba Island
Off to Ninh Binh
Stay awesome ♥