Tips for travelling with children in Halong Bay
It is a great experience when your family can spend time traveling together. However, traveling with children can cause some difficulties for parents. Here are some tips that parents should know when joining in traveling Halong Bay
- Clothes: make sure that you bring warm clothes in the winter and comfortable clothes in the summer for the children
- Since it would take approximately 3.5 hours on a bus from Hanoi to Halong, parents are advised to make a request to be collected first so that you can pick the seat where your child can feel comfortable at its best, and to be dropped first once you are back in Hanoi. For more convenient, you can also book a private car transfer in advance for the whole family. And do not forget to bring some of your children's’ favorite snacks as they might feel hungry during the transfer.
- When booking a cabin, a triple one (with the discount for children under 12 years old) would be the perfect choice so that you could place a spare bed or baby cot for your kids. Also, do put in mind that you need to inform any food allergy your children might have to the tour operator and bring suitable clothes for them: swimsuit in summer and warm clothes in winter.
- Others: you also should bring some medicine in case your children are not fine.
Safety on board
The safety on board is very important, especially for children, parents should:
Make sure your children wear seat belts on the way to Ha Long Bay.
Never leave your children alone in cars, buses or boats. Supervise your kids at all times, particularly while they are playing on the beach, swimming or kayaking.
Make sure that children do not climb on the handrail or the railing on the boat. Children are not allowed to stand on the bow. Always take notice of the children, keep them in your sight.
Make sure your kids have proper safety equipment, such as life vests, for any activities that require them.
Ask the staffs on board to show you the life vests for children.
When visiting the caves with toodles or small children, do keep in mind that you will need to pay extra attention to them as there are a lot of steep steps.
Do not miss out the squid fishing at night and Tai Chi session in the morning as these are very interesting activities that your children would love