Whole new experience with Halong Bay seaplane tours

The same objects and same scenes, but from a different point of view can make an extraordinary experience. Halong Bay does this perfectly. If you have been to Halong Bay before, or you have gone through lots of photos and videos about this blessed place, you would want to forget all of that after seeing these stunning pictures of Halong Bay from above. The view from a seaplane.

Halong Bay seaplane tours have been established since 2014 and nowadays, more and more people put it on their to-do-list when they travel to Halong Bay.

Overview of seaplane tours

Halong Bay seaplane tours

The first reason seaplane tours stand out from other types of transportation is saving time. 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, approximately 150 meters above water, the tours totally blow your mind.

Seaplane tours are one of the best ways to capture the whole Halong Bay archipelago scenery view.  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. On other transportation options, Vietnamese roads are not in good condition due to traffic jams, and careless drivers. Moreover, 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

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 abundant islets, you will never be bored when traveling with our fun and talented pilots. As our flights are scheduled at the most suitable and most beautiful time of the day for sightseeing, the 25-minute scenic flights will be a “love at first sight” as you admire the magnificent beauty from the highest reaches above.

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With the reasonable price of $99, you can take a flight tour from Dau Be – Cong Do – Bo Hon island. There are many grottoes located here, such as the Thien Cung, Luon, Virgin and Male grottoes. There is also a concentration of high mountains with vertical cliffs like citadel walls. Mountains follow closely making a huge, beautiful watercolor picture of the sea.

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 from Hanoi to Halong Bay which takes you only 45 minutes. This is a perfect solution for a quick, comfortable, fun-filled and luxury trip.

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Peaceful Hanoi rural area from above.

Traveling with seaplanes gives you a totally unique experience compared to any other kind of transportation. Only with seaplanes can you enjoy the fabulous aerial views over the countryside and be amazed by the thrill of water landing, which has lured many savvy travelers from all over the world. 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 thousands of limestone karsts jutting up from the jade green waters and see remote fishing villages 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.


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