Explore Bai Tu Long Bay on cruise
If you are looking for a less visited area in Halong Bay, a cruise to Bai Tu Long Bay is the perfect way to explore the beauty of this stunning destination. From luxury cruises with all the amenities you could want, to more affordable options that still provide an amazing view of this stunning landscape, there are some boutique wooden boats available to take you on a journey through Bai Tu Long Bay.
Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway or simply want to explore the area in style, a cruise is the perfect way to do it. So come aboard and explore all that Bai Tu Long Bay has to offer!
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Where is Bai Tu Long Bay
Bai Tu Long Bay located in the northeastern region of Vietnam, right beside Halong Bay to the eastern part. It is part of the larger Ha Long Bay and offers breathtaking views of limestone islands and crystal clear waters. This region is known for its unique geological formations, which are believed to have been formed over 500 million years ago.
The bay has is well known with tourists due to its stunning natural beauty and untouched landscape. Here, visitors can explore the limestone caves, paddle through the tranquil waters or take a boat tour to discover some of Bai Tu Long Bay’s hidden secrets.
What to explore in Bai Tu Long Bay
Bai Tu Long Bay offers many exciting opportunities for exploration and adventure.
Kayaking in Cong Do and Cong Dam
Bai Tu Long Bay is a great place to go kayaking, and there are many kayaking tours available that will take you to some of the most beautiful spots in the bay. Cong Do and Cong Dam are two of the most popular places to go kayaking, as they offer stunning views of the limestone cliffs and crystal-clear waters.
Visit natural cave
Thien Canh Son is a natural cave located on a small island in Bai Tu Long Bay. The cave is known for its stunning stalactites and stalagmites, as well as its unique lighting effects. Visitors can take a short hike to reach the cave, and there are guided tours available that will provide more information about the cave’s history and geology.
Bamboo boat to visit Vung Vieng fishing village
Vung Vieng used to be a traditional fishing village with hundreds of locals living on the floating house. Visitors can take a bamboo boat tour to explore the village and learn about the traditional fishing practices used by the local fishermen..
Relax on sandy beach
Bai Tu Long Bay has many beautiful sandy beaches where you can relax and soak up the sun. Some of the most popular beaches include Tra Gioi Beach, Hon Co (Paradise) beach. These beaches are ideal for swimming, sunbathing, and taking in the stunning scenery of the bay.
One day cruise to Bai Tu Long Bay
A one-day cruise to Bai Tu Long Bay is a great way to explore the beautiful scenery and enjoy some of the area’s top attractions. Here is an overview of what you can expect during your trip:
08:30: Your tour guide will pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter and drive you to Halong Bay. You will have a short break of 15 minutes on the halfway.
12:00: You will arrive at Ha Long International Harbor and board the boat to start your journey to Bai Tu Long Bay.
12:30 – 13:30: Enjoy a delicious lunch on board, featuring local Vietnamese food with a special Ha Long seafood menu. Vegetarian food is also available.
14:00 – 14:30: The boat sails to Mat Quy islet and Teapot islet, where you can relax and take in the stunning limestone seascape.
15:00: Visit Thien Canh Son Cave, which features beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. You will also have the opportunity to explore the bay by kayaking, and enjoy the stunning scenery of Hon Co island.
17:30 – 17:45: Return to the boat and relax onboard while the boat sails to Dragon’s Head islet and then to Toad islet, heading towards the harbor.
20:30: Arrive back in Hanoi and the trip ends.
Overall, this one-day cruise provides an exciting and immersive experience of Bai Tu Long Bay, including visits to beautiful islands and caves, kayaking and relaxing on the boat while taking in the stunning scenery of the bay.
2 day 1 night cruise to Bai Tu Long Bay
The 2 day 1 night cruise to Bai Tu Long Bay is designed to offer a unique and less visited experience of Halong Bay, with kayaking, authentic Vietnamese cuisine, and cozy cabins with large windows and en-suite bathrooms.
The tour starts with a pick-up from your hotel in Hanoi between 7:45 and 8:30 am. After a quick stop in the middle of the way to rest, you will arrive at Ha Long international cruise port at 12:30 pm, where you will have some time to relax and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee in the waiting lounge. After registration, you will transfer by tender to the boat, where you will enjoy a welcome drink and a safety briefing. Next, you will check in your cabin and savor a delicious Vietnamese set menu while cruising further into Bai Tu Long Bay. In the afternoon, you will arrive at Cap La Island and start kayaking through the karst and breathtaking nature, swimming, and relaxing. Later, you will get back to the boat and enjoy a sunset party while sailing to the overnight anchorage. You will end your day with a sumptuous set dinner on board and some free time to engage in Vietnamese puzzle games, board games, or squid fishing.
You will start your day with a Tai Chi routine on the sundeck or catch a morning view of the stunning bay’s landscape with a cup of tea or coffee. After breakfast in Western style, you will explore the well-hidden Thien Canh Son Cave. Upon return to the boat, you will have some time to freshen up and finish packing. Next, you will attend a Vietnamese cooking demonstration and learn a simple but delicious Vietnamese dish or challenge yourself in fruit and vegetable carving. You will then enjoy a traditional Vietnamese lunch on the boat and head back to the harbor. You will disembark at Ha Long cruise port and take a shuttle bus or limousine back to Hanoi, arriving at around 3:00 pm.
Please note that the itinerary is subject to change due to weather, tide level, and operating conditions without prior notice.
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3 day 2 night cruise on Bai Tu Long Bay
This is a detailed itinerary for a 3 day, 2 night cruise through Bai Tu Long Bay in the North of Vietnam. The tour offers a unique experience on traditional wooden boats, exploring the less visited area of Halong Bay.
Guests will be picked up from their hotel in Hanoi and travel to Ha Long international cruise port. After a quick stop for rest, guests will arrive at the waiting lounge, where they will have time to relax and enjoy tea or coffee. They will then transfer by tender to the boat, enjoy a welcome drink, and have a safety briefing and check-in to their cabin. Guests will be served a delicious Vietnamese set menu for lunch while cruising into Bai Tu Long Bay. In the afternoon, guests will go kayaking in Cap La Island, through the karst and breathtaking nature. Later, they will enjoy a sunset party while the cruise sails to the overnight anchorage. In the evening, a sumptuous set dinner will be served on board, and guests can spend their free time playing Vietnamese puzzle games or squid fishing, or just enjoying a cocktail and the quiet night on the bay.
Guests will start the day with a Tai Chi routine on the sundeck or catch a morning view of the stunning bay’s landscape with a cup of tea or coffee. After breakfast, they will transfer to a day cruise and visit several floating hamlets, including Cap La and Cong Dam, as they enter the Centre of pristine Bai Tu Long Geology Park. They will then visit Vung Vieng fishing village and interact with local people. After lunch on the boat, guests will have more time for kayaking and swimming at Cong Dam or relaxing on the boat. If the weather allows, they can take a glance at Thay Cave before returning to the anchor point. In the evening, guests will enjoy a sunset party and dinner on board, followed by free time for games or squid fishing.
Guests will start early with a Tai Chi demonstration on the sundeck, followed by breakfast. They will then explore the well-hidden Thien Canh Son Cave and enjoy a white sandy beach at Hon Co Island. After the tour guide shares some interesting stories of Ha Long Bay and the cave, guests will pack and check out of their cabin and prepare to join the traditional cooking demonstration. After a traditional Vietnamese lunch, guests will disembark at Ha Long international cruise port and arrive in Hanoi in the afternoon.
Note that the itinerary is subject to change due to the weather, tide level, and operating conditions without prior notice. Guests can expect to experience kayaking, a visit to a floating village, a cave tour, and authentic Vietnamese cuisine, among other activities during this off-the-beaten-track tour of Bai Tu Long Bay.
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Attraction in Bai Tu Long Bay
Bai Tu Long Bay is a stunning destination in the northern part of Vietnam, famous for its pristine natural beauty and crystal-clear waters. This off-the-beaten-path location is a hidden gem that offers a unique and authentic experience to travelers seeking to escape the crowds of more touristy areas. One of the most fascinating aspects of Bai Tu Long Bay is the array of attractions that can be found there, each offering a glimpse into the region’s fascinating culture and history.
Thien Canh Son cave
One of the most popular attractions in Bai Tu Long Bay is the Thien Canh Son cave, located on Hon Co island. This stunning cave features unique rock formations and colorful stalactites and stalagmites that have been formed over millions of years. Visitors can explore the cave with a local guide who can provide insight into the geological and cultural significance of this awe-inspiring natural wonder.
Cong Do area
Another must-see attraction in Bai Tu Long Bay is the Cong Do area, which is home to a variety of small, uninhabited islands. These islands feature white sand beaches and crystal-clear waters that are perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and snorkeling. Visitors can also go kayaking through the maze of small islands, or explore the area’s numerous limestone caves, which are home to many different species of plants and animals.
Cong Dam area
The Cong Dam area is another beautiful and secluded part of Bai Tu Long Bay that is well worth a visit. This area is known for its towering karst cliffs that rise up from the water, providing a dramatic backdrop for visitors to admire. The calm and sheltered waters around Cong Dam are also ideal for kayaking and swimming.
Vung Vieng fishing village
For a glimpse into local life in Bai Tu Long Bay, visitors should head to the Vung Vieng fishing village. This small community is home to a number of families who live on floating houses and make their living through fishing. Visitors can take a boat tour of the village, learn about the daily lives and customs of the local people, and sample some of the delicious fresh seafood that is a staple of the region’s cuisine.
How to prepare for a cruise in Bai Tu Long Bay
If you’re planning a cruise to Bai Tu Long Bay, it’s essential to be prepared to make the most of your trip. Here are some tips to help you prepare:
- Research: Research about the area, the cruise you plan to book, and the activities you want to do. Check the weather conditions and the best time to visit, and what to pack for the trip. This information will help you to plan your itinerary and make the most of your trip.
- Pack appropriately: Depending on the time of year, the weather can be quite changeable, so it’s best to pack for all eventualities. Lightweight, comfortable clothing, including a light jacket or sweater, is recommended, as well as comfortable shoes for hiking or walking. Don’t forget your swimsuit, sunscreen, and insect repellent.
- Bring necessary documents: Ensure you have all the necessary documents, including your passport, visas, and any travel insurance policies. It’s also a good idea to have a copy of these documents, as well as your itinerary, in case of any unforeseen circumstances.
- Stay hydrated and healthy: Bai Tu Long Bay is a humid and hot region, so it’s essential to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water. Carry a water bottle with you on excursions and while on the boat. Make sure you have any medications and supplements you need and consider taking motion sickness tablets if you are prone to seasickness.
- Be respectful of the environment: Bai Tu Long Bay is a beautiful and delicate ecosystem, and it’s crucial to respect the environment during your visit. Avoid littering, taking anything from the sea or land, or touching any marine life. Follow the guidelines set out by your tour guide and crew to ensure that you leave no trace and preserve the beauty of Bai Tu Long Bay for future generations.
By following these tips, you can have a memorable and enjoyable cruise to Bai Tu Long Bay. Remember to relax and enjoy the stunning scenery, the delicious food, and the unique culture of the area.