People’s Committee of the northern province of Quang Ninh, home to Ha Long Bay, has imposed a ban on kayak tours at the World Natural Heritage Site due to the safety of customer.
As per a document on March 29, all kayak tour operators must stop the service since April 1. Please open the attached files for more details. https://goo.gl/UKHsdW.
The document asked tour operators strictly adhere to the Chairman of People’s Committee’s directive on firefighting on tourist boats for passengers’ safety on Ha Long Bay and Bai Tu Long Bay.
Moreover, kayak boats attracted many crewmen from official boats threatening to holiday makers’ safety. So, People’s Committee ordered the bay management board and related agencies to monitor the activity. Violators will receive penalties as per the regulation.
However, some tour operators had reaction saying that paddling a kayak through the drowned limestone karst landforms scattered across the bay and admiring the area’s natural beauty have become a favorite activity for visitors to Ha Long in Vietnam land tours.
In addition, thanks to the tour, the bay was selected as one of interesting venue for kayak tour by famous magazine National Geograpic.
At this time, We and the cruise association are still trying to negotiate with the representative of Quang Ninh Province to have a more reasonable solution in this case to ensure the maintenance of activities for our customer .
We will update for you if there is any changes. We hope to get your best cooperate to pass this difficult period.
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