“We are in our 60s, and have been traveling for 1 month already! Just left Hongkong last week, and now here we are enjoying the incredible Halong Bay on this cruise…”
An inspirational story from a nice Australian couple on The Au Co Cruises a few months ago has urged us to write about this topic. When traveling seems to be a thing for only young people who love to explore the world, some elders still proved the opposite with their passion at such age. You may say it’s hard to travel at an old age due to health problems but in fact, it’s all about choosing the right route and the suitable trip.
How to pick up a destinations and trip offers that’s relevant for your age? First of all, wild life and adventurous activities like hard-core trekking should be seriously considered. Unless you’re in an exceptional good health condition for your age, trying these courses is not advised. When reaching the age of 50, most people prefer a more relax and slow trip to enjoy and look back at their life. A beach vacation, resort staying in a mountainous areas or big cities with a background of culture and art would be highly recommended. If you’re going to Asia, try “temple stay” as a form of resting and culture exploring. Cultural journey to a place that’s you’re totally not familiar with is also an exciting option, and somewhat has its adventurous side.
Cruise trip in the World Heritage Site of Halong Bay
Halong Bay with more than 1600 limestones and karsts rising out from an emerald water face has been a top choice in the South East Asia for a peaceful trip into the nature. A 3D2N journey on a proper cruise ship is a way of healing and escaping from the daily life in big city, which is always recommended to the seniors as a perfect fit.
You won’t have to worry about a thing! A full cruising package does not only start in Halong Bay but from your hotel in Hanoi, or sometimes, even from picking you up at the airport. The Au Co cruise operators can even arrange a full trip of Hanoi – Halong for 4-5 days for you to fully enjoy various sides of Vietnamese culture. All you have to do is booking your flight ticket to Hanoi. The shuttle bus will pick you up at your door on cruise day and drop you off at your required address for convenience.
As any other cruise trip, a Halong Bay cruise offers a genuine time of resting, relaxing whether in your room or up in the sunny sundeck. Floating in somewhere far away from land, you will feel the fresh atmosphere deeply circulating in your body. The breath-taking scenery of green limestones and ethereal sea makes the perfect background for a lazy nap, sunbathing or reading.
However, if you still want an active trip rather than just sticking around the boat all day, the cruise itinerary still has something more to offer. A light hiking to the Surprised Cave to explore the magic of Mother Nature, a short stop in a lovely small beach, a visit to a local village on Cat Ba Island to see the daily life attract lots of our senior guests. Stretch your muscle a bit and take part in some of these exciting activities, you may find the satisfaction in completing a goal and make some good friends.