The northern province of Quang Ninh has set new sightseeing fees in Ha Long Bay, to be applied from April 1, while abolishing the kayak service in the bay.
According to Decision No. 4278/2016/QD-UBND issued by the provincial People’s Committee, the new fees for five sightseeing routes in Ha Long and Bai Tu Long Bays will range between 200,000 – 250,000 VND ( 9-11 USD) per route.
Previously, visitors had to pay an entrance fee of 120,000 VND and additional fees for each single site they visited, ranging from 30,000 – 50,000 VND for one site.
The fees for boat transport and overnight accommodation services in Ha Long Bay will range between 500,000 – 750,000 VND ( 22 – 33 USD) per person, doubling the old levels of 200,000 – 350,000 – 400,000 VND for one, two, and three nights, respectively.
Meanwhile on March 29, the Ha Long City issued a document on ending kayak boat services on Ha Long Bay from April 1.
According to local authorities, this kind of service has quickly developed while the service prices are not listed and service providers tend to overcharge, which may affect the reputation of Ha Long Bay./.