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 VND200,000 – 250,000 (US$ 9-11) per route.
Previously, visitors had to pay an entrance fee of VND120,000 and additional fees for each single site they visited, ranging from VND30,000 – 50,000 for one site.
The fees for boat transport and overnight accommodation services in Ha Long Bay will range between VND500,000 – 750,000 (US$ 22 – 33) per person, doubling the old levels of VND200,000 – 350,000 – 400,000 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.