Halong Bay – Tips for traveling in summer

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Halong Bay
Halong Bay

The hot season in Halong Bay is from May to September, temperature is 25 – 35 degree Celsius. The weather is extremely hot and sunny, but high chance of showers or even unpredictable cyclone.

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>> Tips for cruising with children in Halong Bay

The elders’ saying” In cherry season don’t go out without a basket”, means arrive prepared so you don’t find yourself expending your vacation on errands., if you plan ahead and work out your packing list and notes beforehand, you won’t find yourself without the swimming suits when you get to a white sandy beach or struggling with tropical insects.

Bring the Essentials and Beach Wear

You’ll need eyeglasses, sunglasses, contact lens and solution.
You’ll need eyeglasses, sunglasses, contact lens and solution.

You’ll need eyeglasses, sunglasses, contact lens and solution. Place all prescription and over-the-counter medications and a first-aid kit, insect repellent in a sealable plastic storage bag. Secure itineraries, tickets and any reservation confirmations in an easily accessible location such as a day pack.

For beach days, pack two swimsuits, one beach cover-up or large T-shirt, two rash guards, one baseball hat or wide-brimmed sun hat and flip-flops or waterproof sandals per traveler. Pack a light sweatshirt or sweater for chilly mornings and evenings, and a lightweight nylon jacket if there is a probability of rain in the forecast.

Be aware of the poisonous Jelly Fish

During summer, especially May, June, July, before going to swim, you should ask the guide or captain for advice because it is when the poisonous jellyfish are most active.

Jelly Fish mostly doesn’t cause too much trouble but popular symptoms such as hives, and rashes…

Be prepared for alternative tours in case of Bad Weather

Without prior notice, the cruise trip could be postponed, shortened or canceled due to unexpected bad weather, including Storm/ Typhoon (summer), Foggy days (winter), Monsoon (winter). The cruise operation is out of Indochina Junk’s control so we suggest that Guests should check the Weather.