Northen Vietnam’s mystical Halong Bay is an awe-inspiring natural wonder with World Heritage status that simply demands to be top of your to-do list in the region. Forest-carpeted limestone tablets jut out of the emerald waters of The Gulf of Tonkin, a veritable waterworld of floating fishing villages and scattered islands.
Many people come here only fleetingly for a speedy, in-out boat cruise. But with so much more on offer, I decided to base myself on an island and explore the region at leisure over four days. And when it came to my choice of cruise, a little research proved it was possible to get away from the masses for a more authentic experience. So why not have a read through my articles on: