off the beaten track


a peaceful pocket & the last train: five days to fall in love with Hanoi 

The only way into the heart of Halong Bay is via tour guided cruise. Although there is a variety of cruise companies to choose from, their itinerary are about the same, and ranges from day tours to 2D1N and 3D2N tours. The size of each ferry is approximately the same too with a capacity of approximately 20 to 25 persons, excluding the crew. We booked our 2D1N tour on Halong Galaxy Cruise through Agoda. Any enquiries we had regarding the tour thereafter were promptly attended to via email.  Onboard our cruise, we went through an introductory session, where we were all assigned seats in the dining area and allocated our bedrooms. I...