It may very well have won itself a place on the list of “7 Natural Wonders of the World”, but viewing the Halong Bay landscape from above puts things into a whole new perspective.
Since 2014, you can now travel to and tour around by seaplane in Halong Bay, and every since these tours first began operation, they have been inundated by adventurous travelers in search of special experiences.
Overview of seaplane tours
The first reason tours by seaplane in Halong Bay stand out from other types of transportation is their time saving factor.
Normally, it takes you about 3 to 4 hours traveling by car, shuttle bus, or private bus from Hanoi to Bai Chay wharf in Halong Bay. From here you would be transferred to a cruise.
With just a 40-minute flight, and tons of stunning views from high altitude, the tours (pun alert) fly by.
Traveling by seaplane in Halong Bay is one of the best ways to view the entire archipelago. According to Claire Boobbyer, who made a film about Halong Bay for telegraph.co.uk, “From the air, we could see parts of the bay not visible from the cruise boats. Sculpted valleys, hidden lakes and deep craters, all carpeted in an iridescent green which looked beautiful in the late afternoon sun.”
The final reason for choosing a seaplane tour is safety.
Vietnamese roads are not always an ideal way to travel due to traffic jams and careless drivers. Moreover, the Cessna Grand Caravan 208B – EX amphibian aircrafts, which are used for these tours, are the safest single-engine aircraft in the world, manufactured by the Textron Group (USA), with pontoons assembled by Wipaire Company, Minnesota, USA.
25 mins Scenic Flight in a Seaplane in Halong Bay
From the exhilarating moments of the seaplane taking off or landing on the glimmering water at Tuan Chau Marina, to the breathtaking sights as the plane hovers above countless islets, you will never be bored when traveling with these pilots.
As our flights are scheduled at the optimum time of day for sightseeing, the 25-minute scenic flight are guaranteed to impress.
For the reasonable price of $99, you can take a flight tour from Dau Be – Cong Do – Bo Hon island.
Here, you’ll find tons of caves and grottoes, such as the Thien Cung cave, Luon, Virgin and Male grottoes, and a high concentration of high mountains with vertical cliffs.
60 mins Hanoi – Halong Bay plus Scenic Flight in Halong
Instead of spending half a day in a shuttle bus with traffic-clogged streets, hop on a seaplane to Halong Bay from Hanoi which takes you only 45 minutes.
This is a perfect solution for a comfortable, fun-filled and luxurious trip.
- Peaceful Hanoi rural area from above.
Traveling by seaplane to Halong Bay offers a totally unique experience. Only with seaplanes can you enjoy the incredible aerial views over the countryside the thrill of a water landing.
The flight can be extended to include an additional 15-minute scenic tour over the bay, which allows you to enjoy a bird’s eye view of the incredible scenery before landing at Tuan Chau Island Marina.
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- Inside view.
At the end of the day, Seaplane tours are still the best opportunities for the most exciting moments. Have you ever tried a seaplane tour? Could you share with us your feelings and experiences at that time? That would be great! We’re excited to read your stories in the comments below.