Ha Long Bay- Oh! the poster boy of Vietnam. That red boat you see floating in the backdrop of beautiful limestone mountains is “Ha Long bay” meaning the descending dragon bay. This place deserves at least 2 days to do justice to the stunning nature. I was short on time and took the day trip. Include the Cat Ba islands on your 2 day trip to wake up to a gorgeous island morning and enjoy some kayak on the waters. The day trip included our Junk boat ride, visit to Thieng duong caves, kayaking into caves and open waters. We also enjoyed a sumptuous lunch on the boat and spent time clicking the bay views. You can choose to stay at the Halong city as well.