A seaplane tour allows foreign tourists to see Ha Long Bay – the UNESCO heritage site from an arial view – at over 300 meters.
Each tour lasts 25 minutes and costs VND1.6 million (US$68) for Vietnamese and VND2 million ($85) for foreigners. The flight takes tourists through Tuan Chau Island, Reu Island, Sung Sot Cave, Ti Top Island, Dinh Huong Islet andThienCung Cave. From above, tourists can admire the bustling scene of fishing villages in Ha Long Bay.
Each seaplane tour can accommodate up to 14 people, including two pilots. It is the largest single-engine aircraft in the world as well as the safest single-engine aircraft to land on water, according to the International Civil Aviation Organization.
Passengers are allowed to film, take photos, and even livestream.
After buying tickets, tourists are transported by tram to the seaplane parking lot.
Before flying, visitors will be taken into a screening room for a security check, ensuring that no sharp or dangerous items are brought on board.
The tour is currently operated by Hai Au Aviation, the only private travel company to offer sightseeing flights of Ha Long Bay from above.
Since its debut in 2014, it has welcomed more than 100,000 passengers so far.