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6 interesting activities in Halong Bay for the Netherlands

As a world cultural heritage of UNESCO, Halong Bay is a popular destination in Southeast Asia. Here come suggested interesting activities that you, as a holder of Netherlands passport, should not miss while exploring here. 1. Visit the beach Sunbathing on the beaches with direct views of the bay is one of the most enjoyable experiences in Halong Bay. Some famous beaches include Tuan Chau, Ba Trai Dao, and Ngoc Vung ... These beaches are located on the islands scattered around the bay. For your convenience, you can choose from a number of day tours or day trips from tour operators that include other activities such as kayaking, scuba diving, caving, and floating. 2. Explore the cave Hidden under the peaks in the middle of the blue water of Halong Bay are thousands of stone pillars, caves and crags with numerous shapes surrounded by green moss and scrub forest. Visitors can easily visit Thien Cung cave and Dau Go cave which can be moved from Tuan Chau Port. 3. Visit the floating village It is interesting that you spend two to three days floating on the water, moving from one place to another. Watching the floating houses on the water with so many colors is something that you should not miss while kayaking or staying in a cruise. You will be immersed in peaceful space and the majestic natural scenery, as well as learn the cultural life of fishermen. Their living from cooking, washing dishes, learning, and working are all over the water. You can visit one of the four major floating villages in Halong Bay such as Cua Van, Vung Vieng, Cong Dam and Ba Hang. 4. Visit Cat Ba island The Cat Ba Archipelago is a group of 367 islands including Cat Ba Island in the south of Halong Bay, off the coast of Hai Phong and Quang Ninh. This place not only creates an impression of natural scenery, but also attracts tourists with new experiences. In addition to swimming, you can go cycling or explore the island. Go hiking in Cat Ba National Park, if you want to take on more adventurous activities. You can contact Asia Outdoors - the only company authorized to offer adventure packages on the island and beyond! 5. Do kayaking and scuba diving Halong Bay has been voted by National Geographic Adventures as one of the top 25 kayaking destinations in the world. The most popular areas for kayaking are part of Ba Trai Dao Islands, Dark and Light Caves. You will find that most tour packages offer kayaking. Although there are a lot of recreational activities on the sea that can be engaged when traveling to Halong, discovering life under the ocean is still a good experience. Along Cong Do Island and Van Don Island, there are countless coral reefs and numerous marine life. 6. See Halong Bay from seaplane Although expensive, this is a new experience and very attractive in Halong bay. This is an ideal way to see the whole of Halong before exploring every detail on land. During the 25-minute journey, the seaplane will take you to Dau Bau, Cong Moi, and Bo Hon islands before landing on the water surface of Tuan Chau harbor. Vietnam visa requirements for Netherlands citizens Applying for a Vietnamese visa through the usual way - applying at the embassy will not be easy to obtain. You must prepare for a lot of paperwork, through many complicated procedures, and review the records. Applying for the Vietnam embassy in Netherlands or a third country with a Vietnamese diplomatic mission: → Advantages: You will be stamped visa on the passport. → Disadvantages: The complex procedure, the high cost, and the high possibility to fail. If you want an easy way and do not spend too much time, please refer to the easiest way to apply for Vietnam visa for Netherlands below. Applying for visa on arrival:  This is the policy for travel companies, prestigious organizations in Vietnam can guarantee customers, partners to Vietnam for a variety of purposes. → Advantages: fast, meet urgent needs within 1 hour, the simple implementation, cheap cost, and many options of time, purpose, number of times. → Disadvantage: Another step is to stamp visa at Vietnam airport. If you want to enter Vietnam by road, you will not be able to apply in this way. It is the easiest way to get Vietnam visa for Netherlands. You are highly recommended to access to for more details.

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