Bai Tu Long Bay

Bai Tu Long Bay: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Hanoi: Ha Long Bay 2-Day 1-Night Cruise with Meals

1. From Hanoi: Ha Long Bay 2-Day 1-Night Cruise with Meals

Discover Ha Long Bay, known as the “Bay of Descending Dragons” an enchanting bay in the heart of Vietnam. Relax, soak in the scenery, and embrace the culture on this 2-day cruise. This cruise includes a visit to the Sung Sot Cave, the Biggest Cave in Halong Bay. Learn about this UNESCO World Heritage site, and enjoy the stunning picturesque landscape. Day 1: Hanoi – Ha Long Bay Begin with a pickup from your hotel in the Hanoi Old Quarter in the morning. Set off towards Halong Bay on a 2.5-hour ride. Arrive at the Tuan Chau Harbor by noon, before checking in. Next, your captain will welcome you aboard the cruise with a complimentary drink. Meet the crew for a brief introduction and go through the safety guidelines. Enjoy a traditional Vietnamese lunch, cruise along the Emerald Sea, and admire the fascinating rock formations. In the afternoon, visit the Sung Sot Cave before swimming at Titop Island and witnessing the views from the mountain peak. Soak in the sun on a deck chair, sip a cocktail or read a book as you enjoy relaxation. In the evening, gaze at the night sky, as you join the ship’s sunset party. Take a cooking class and master making fresh noodle rolls. Enjoy a delicious set dinner packed full of vibrant flavors. Join in karaoke, play games, or go fishing for squid, before you enjoy a well-deserved night of rest. Day 2: Ha Long Bay – Hanoi Wake up, enjoy the beautiful sunrise on the sundeck, have breakfast, and admire the stunning views. Help yourself to a cup of tea or coffee if you like to kick start your day. Set sail past the magnificent landscapes, visit the Halong Bay Pearl Farm, and learn the history of pearls. Next, you will return to the ship, enjoy an afternoon dip or explore the bay yourself by kayak, the choice is yours. In the afternoon, enjoy a spot of lunch, and relax as you cruise back to Tuan Chau Harbor. You will then head back to Hanoi or your hotel, arriving back by 3:30 PM.

Hanoi: 2-Day Halong-Lan Ha Bay 5-Star Cruise

2. Hanoi: 2-Day Halong-Lan Ha Bay 5-Star Cruise

Explore Lan Ha Bay on a 2-day cruise. Enjoy hotel pickup from Hanoi, relax in your luxury cabin, and kayak through the caves in Ao Ech. Day 1 Begin your adventure with a pickup from your hotel in Hanoi's old quarter. Head to Tuan Chau marina to board your cruise and enjoy a welcome drink. Meet the captain and crew and join a briefing about your upcoming cruise and hear some safety instructions. Enjoy lunch in the luxury dining room with indoor and outdoor dining areas. Cruise through Con Vit Islet, Thumb Islet, Gia Luan Harbor, and Lan Ha Bay. Drop anchor for kayaking or swimming at Ba Trai Dao Beach or visit Dark Cave and Bright Cave, depending on the weather. As the sun sinks into the horizon, gather on the sundeck to enjoy the brilliant colors in the sky and relax with tea, coffee, and a cooking demonstration. Make new friends at the sunset party or relax in the onboard swimming pool. Learn how to make the famous traditional Vietnamese spring rolls at the cooking demonstration before enjoying dinner. After dinner, reward yourself with a large selection of cocktails at the panoramic bar or play board games, watch a movie, go squid fishing, or enjoy a massage. Day 2 Start your day with a 6:30 A.M. Tai Chi session on the sundeck to help focus the mind and condition the body. Enjoy a light breakfast while taking in stunning views of the Bay and its dramatic limestone islets. Sail through the calm emerald waters to Ao Ech for a kayaking trip of the caves. After exploring the caves either on your own in a kaya, enjoy a lunch of Vietnamese cuisine. Disembark from the cruise and take a speedboat back to Tuan Chau Marina before driving back to your Hanoi hotel.

From Hanoi: Ha Long Bay Full-Day Guided Tour with Lunch

3. From Hanoi: Ha Long Bay Full-Day Guided Tour with Lunch

Enjoy a full-day trip to Ha Long Bay and get immersed in the beauty of the stone mountains, caves, sandy beach, and more. Board a vehicle from the hotel and enjoy a scenic drive through the green fields. Arrive at the Tuan Chau Habour and cruise through the turquoise waters and amazing rock formations. Soak in the beauty of the surroundings while enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch on board. Next, you will continue to explore the beautiful Sung Sot cave. Admire the shimmering stalactites embodying countless strange and unique shapes. Take a kayak or bamboo boat to spend some time in the water and discover the stunning Luon Cave. Feel the warmth of the sunshine as you pass by Titop island. Take a refreshing dip in the water or trek to the Titop peak for photos with a panoramic view of the bay. Relax for a while before going back to the boat to enjoy a sunset party with red wine, french fries, cakes, and fruits. After reaching Ha Long harbor, the driver will transfer you back to Hanoi. 

From Hanoi: 2-Day Luxury Cruise of Ha Long and Lan Ha Bay

4. From Hanoi: 2-Day Luxury Cruise of Ha Long and Lan Ha Bay

Day 1: Ha Long - Lan Ha Bay 8:00 - 8:30AM Shuttle bus pick-up from Hanoi Old Quarter hotels and transfer to Ha Long Bay ( if you use the shuttle bus). Arriving Tuan Chau marina, transferred by tender of cruises. Welcome aboard the cruise. Refresh with our welcome drink. Meet the captain, crew in the cruise briefing, safety instruction. A special lunch in Vietnamese cuisine of fresh seafood and an assortment of appetizing favorites are served while sailing through Islets of Con Vit. The Cruise sails through Lan Ha Bay. The area is surrounding of extraordinary limestone karsts landscapes. We progress to Ba Trai Dao Beach Area of Lan Ha Bay- a separate part of Ha Long bay. This is a quiet tourist paradise in Vietnam, enjoy kayaking and/or enjoy swimming in the crystal clear waters of the Bay. Back cruise, drop anchor for staying overnight. Enjoy the complimentary Sunset Party on the sundeck with tea, coffee and fresh fruits. Dinner is served in the restaurant. Enjoy delicious local food prepared and served for you by our wonderful onboard catering staff. After dinner, retiring to your cabin or join the fishing excursion, watch a movie, have a drink at the bar, wifi access or play exciting games. Overnight on board. Day 2 Dark & Bright Cave - Ha Long Bay - Hanoi -( Frog Pond & Kayaking) Option 1: Dark & Bright Cave 06:00: Enjoy sunrise and admire the never ending miraculous scenery of the Bay. Practice an invigorating Tai Chi session on the sundeck. Light breakfast, coffee and tea served. Visit Dark & Bright Cave and islets by local rowing boats which is a wild and mysterious beauty in the middle of the World Heritage. Back to cruise, relax before checking out. Join cooking demonstration (teaching you how to make speciality, Spring rolls) on the cruise. Lunch is served on board. Disembark at the Tuan Chau marina by tender. Take shuttle bus to return to Hanoi. Arrival back Hanoi around 14:30PM Option 2: Frog Pond & Kayaking Have breakfast. Morning view of bay’s landscape with a cup of tea or coffee. Visitors visit the famous Frog Pond area, this is the filming location of the famous movie Kong Skull Island (King Kong) in Quang Ninh 2018. Here you can freely kayak to explore the landscape, or immerse yourself. in the cool, clear blue water of this place. Back to your cabin, take relax and check carefully all the luggage before leaving your cabin. Check-out from the private cabin and enjoy a fantastic cruise on the bay for room service. Complete check-out procedure Enjoy lunch at the restaurant while the cruise is returning to the harbour. You take the high-speed canoe back to Tuan Chau port. Return to Hanoi Arrive in Hanoi. 14:30 - 15:00 PM

Ha Long: Lan Ha Bay 2-Day 5 Star Cruise With Luxury Cabin

5. Ha Long: Lan Ha Bay 2-Day 5 Star Cruise With Luxury Cabin

Explore Lan Ha Bay on a 2-day cruise. Sail past Con Vit islet, sunbathe on the deck, and enjoy a sunrise Tai Chi session as your cruise like a VIP. Day 1: Start with pickup from a meeting point in Hanoi's Old Quarter. Travel by highway to Tuan Chau marina. Hop onboard the boat and enjoy a welcome drink. Sit for a typical lunch in the luxury dining room with an indoor or outdoor dining area. Continue cruising through Con Vit islet, Thumb islet, and Gia Luan harbor. Discover the natural lagoon of Lan Ha Bay. Discover the beautiful Ha Long Bay and Lan Ha Bay. Select the between the options of visiting the Dark and Bright Cave of Lan Ha Bay, after about an hour by kayaking, or visit the Ba Trai Dao beaches to kayak and swim. Head back to the cruise for swimming at Lan Ha Bay and jump in the water. After swimming, enjoy a sunset party and watch the sunset over Halong Bay. Join a short cooking class demonstration. Dinner is then served with a fresh food menu featuring western foods as well. After dinner, enjoy some cocktails at a panoramic bar with a pool view or take part in one of the onboard activities like board games, movies, and squid fishing. Day 2: Take part in a Tai Chi session on the sundeck. A local light breakfast is served. Enjoy the stunning views of the Bay and its dramatic limestone islets as the boat sails through the calm emerald waters. Visit the famous Frog Pond. Here you can freely kayak and explore the landscape and then also swim for about an hour. Check out of your room and enjoy a lunch of Vietnamese cuisine. Disembark from the cruise as the crew says farewell. Travel back to Tuan Chau Marina for the transfer back to Hanoi Old Quarter.

Hanoi: 3-Day Lan Ha Bay 5 Star Cruise & Private Balcony Room

6. Hanoi: 3-Day Lan Ha Bay 5 Star Cruise & Private Balcony Room

Day 1 Get picked up at your hotel in Hanoi's old quarter. Transfer to Tuan Chau marina, welcome aboard to cruise. Refresh with a welcome drink. Meet the captain, crew, and join the briefing and learn safety instructions. Have lunch in the luxury dining room indoors. Continue cruising through Con Vit islet, Thumb islet, and Gia Luan harbor which belonged to the Cat Ba area. Discover the lagoon natural area belonging to Lan Ha bay. Kayak or swim or just simply sunbathe on the cruise. Enjoy a sunset party — the ideal time to make new friends or just relax. Join a short cooking demonstration. Dinner is served with a fresh food menu. After dinner, reward yourself with a large selection or enjoy one of the onboard activities like squid fishing. Day 2 Join a Tai Chi session for the early risers on the sun deck. Have a light breakfast with a panoramic view of the world heritage site. Transfer to a boat cruise for a full day trip and relax while taking in views of Lan Ha Bay. Enjoy lunch before boarding a smaller boat to explore some of the areas that the main boat cannot go through. Head to Viet Hai Village and take a bicycle ride to enjoy the scenery along the village roads and rainforests. Visit a local family’s house to see the daily life of local people. Back to the boat, continue cruising further into Lan Ha Bay. Arrive at a natural beach area for swimming. Back onboard the cruise, take time to refresh or relax in the sleeping area. Dinner is served with a different menu. After dinner, enjoy the landscape of the bay at night. Enjoy on-board activities like squid fishing, and watching movies in the restaurant. Day 3 Join a Tai Chi session on the sundeck for early risers before enjoying a light breakfast. Depending on the weather, try kayaking and swimming at Ao Ech. If there's time, visit a cave in the area. Take the option of either exploring the cave by yourself on a kayak or comfortably on a boat rowed by the locals. Check out the room. Vietnamese cuisine is served. Disembark from the cruise as the crew says farewell. Transfer by ultra-luxurious limousine (if you book our transfer). Arrival back at your hotel at approximately 3:00 PM.

From Hanoi: 2-Day Ha Long Bay 5-Star Cruise & Balcony Cabin

7. From Hanoi: 2-Day Ha Long Bay 5-Star Cruise & Balcony Cabin

Take in the crystal clear waters and imposing limestone islands of the famous Ha Long Bay on an overnight boat trip from Hanoi. Travel among stunning rock formations and take part in fun activities, then relax in a private cabin with a balcony and panoramic views of the ocean. Get picked up directly from your Hanoi hotel and head over to the harbor to board your cruise. Enjoy welcome drinks while listening to the safety briefing. Savor a delicious lunch and take in ocean views as the boat sets sail, passing Dog Island, Dinh Huong islet, and Kissing Rocks. Stop to visit a Luon Cave and go kayaking at Luon Cave or Bamboo boat to Luon Cave, then explore the popular Ti Top Island, where you can go swimming or hiking to the top for 360-degree views of the bay. Back on board, have a fun sunset with Happy Hour buy-2-get-1-free drinks at the onboard bar. Experience a traditional Vietnamese cooking class on the deck, then taste your delicious dinner. Unwind after a long day or try your hand at squid fishing if you're feeling adventurous. On day two, warm up in the morning with a tai chi lesson as the sun rises. Enjoy a light breakfast before visiting the magnificent Sung Sot Cave, with beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. Participate in a farewell lunch before arriving at the harbor and being transferred back to Hanoi.

From Hanoi: Ha Long & Bai Tu Long Bay 3-Day Cruise with Food

8. From Hanoi: Ha Long & Bai Tu Long Bay 3-Day Cruise with Food

Experience a cruise and discover the Bai Tu Long and Ha Long Bay area. Kayak all around the island, swim on the beach, visit a fishing village by bamboo boat, and try night fishing on this multi-day adventure. Day 1: Hon Gai Pier – Bai Tu Long Bay – Cong Do – Cap La 07.45 – 8:30: luxury limousine or shuttle bus will pick you up from your hotel in Hanoi and start a trip to explore the most amazing bay in the North of Vietnam. On the way, we will have a quick stop in the middle of the way to rest. 12.30: Arrive in the office at Hon Gai Pier, you will have a bit of time to relax and enjoy a cup of tea/coffee. Wait for the captain to finish the registration and transfer by tender to our boat. 12.45: Enjoy a welcome drink and spend a couple of minutes to briefing about safety on the boat and activities included then we check in the cabin. 13.30: Delicious Vietnamese set menu will be served while leisurely cruising further into Bai Tu Long Bay. 15.00: Arrive in the kayaking area – that is Cap La Island. Enjoy kayaking through the karst and breathtaking nature, swimming, and relaxing. 17.30: Get back to the boat and enjoys a Sunset party while our cruise sailing to the overnight anchorage. 19.00: Sumptuous set dinner on board. 20.30: Free time to challenge yourself in Vietnamese puzzle games, or gathers your group/family for a board game; try your luck with squid fishing or simply have a cocktail and enjoy the quiet night on the bay. Day 2: Vung Vieng Village – Cong Dam – Cong Do 06.00: Start your day with a Tai Chi routine on sundeck or catch a morning view of the stunning bay’s landscape with a cup of tea or coffee. 07.30: Breakfast will be served in Western style, familiar to you to fulfill your strength, and ready for another exploring day. 09.00: Transfer to a day cruise, we cruise passing several floating hamlets including Cap La and Cong Dam, we enter the Centre of pristine Bai Tu Long Geology Park. There, we will visit Vung Vieng fishing village to interact with local people. 12.00: Back to the boat for a delicious hot lunch at noontime 14.00: Spend more time kayaking and swimming at Cong Dam, or relaxing on the boat. If the weather allows, we can take a glance at Thay Cave before back to the anchor point. 16.30: Return to the main boat and enjoy the sunset party afterward 19.00: Dinner will be served. 20.30: Free time for joining Games, you may also try your luck with squid fishing. Day 3: Thien Canh Son Cave – Hon Gai Harbor 06.30: Start early Tai Chi demonstration on sundeck. 07.30: Breakfast will be served in Western style and furthermore with Vietnamese traditional food. 08.00: Explore the well-hidden Thien Canh Son Cave and enjoy a white sandy beach at Hon Co Island. The tour guide will provide some interesting stories of Ha Long Bay and this cave, made by Mother Nature. 09.00: Back to the boat to pack and check out of your cabin. Prepare to join in a traditional cooking demonstration. 10.30: Vietnamese cooking demonstration on boat. 11.00: Enjoy a traditional Vietnamese lunch. 12.00: Disembark in Hon Gai pier. Farewell Halong Bay then returns to Hanoi 15.00: Finish your excursion

Lan Ha Bay: 2 Days 1 Night Luxury Cruise, Swimming, kayaking

9. Lan Ha Bay: 2 Days 1 Night Luxury Cruise, Swimming, kayaking

Experience the natural beauty of Ha Long Bay on this 2-day luxury cruise through a lesser-traveled section of the bay.  Day 1 Get picked up from your hotel in Hanoi in a shuttle bus and enjoy a 2.5-hour journey to Ha Long Bay, admiring stunning views of the surrounding countryside as you drive. Upon arrival at the ferry terminal, transfer to the cruise ship and receive a welcome drink as you listen to a quick cruise safety briefing. Afterward, check in to your private balcony cabin before setting sail and admiring the magical landscapes of Ha Long Bay as you go, including a 100-year-old French lighthouse.  In the afternoon, enjoy a delicious Vietnamese lunch consisting of fresh seafood and an assortment of appetizers. Continue your cruise to Lan Ha Bay, a quieter section of Ha Long where you can take part in activities such as kayaking or swimming in the crystal-clear waters. Once back on board, the ship will drop the anchor for the night.  ( other option some time visit the Dark & Bright Cave by kayaking depending about the weather and low tides or high tides, the guide will inform before trip) Celebrate your first night on board with a sunset party on the sundeck with tea, coffee and fresh fruits before dinner is served. At the end of the evening, retire to your cabin or join the squid fishing excursion, watch a movie, have a drink at the bar, make use of the onboard wifi access or play exciting games.  Day 2 Today, rise early to watch the sunrise over the miraculous scenery of the bay. Gently energize your body with an invigorating Tai Chi session on the sundeck before breakfast. After breakfast, enjoy with swimming or kayaking at Ao Ech with beautiful view of landscape here. Once back on the ship, join a cooking demonstration and learn how to make spring rolls, a Vietnamese specialty. Enjoy lunch on board before beginning the journey back to the ferry terminal where you will board the shuttle bus that will drop you off back at your hotel in Hanoi in the afternoon.

From Hanoi: 3-Day Lan Ha Bay Luxury Cruise & Viet Hai Cycle

10. From Hanoi: 3-Day Lan Ha Bay Luxury Cruise & Viet Hai Cycle

DAY 1: HANOI – HALONG BAY – LAN HA BAY ON CRUISE (L/D) 08:00 – 08:45 Pick up at your hotel in Hanoi old quarter. Start 2,5 hour road journey on shuttle bus 12:30 – 13:00 Welcome to Cruise, enjoy a welcome drink while Cruise Manager gives a brief introduction, safety guidelines. Receive the room key, check in your room. 13:00- 13:15 Enjoy a typical lunch in the luxury dining room while Cruise slowly glides between the sea-green color. 15:00 You can go downstairs at reception for the outdoor activities. Drop anchor for swimming or just simply sunbathe on cruise. Also, you can do kayaking under our tour guide’s instructions. Come back to Cruise 17:30 Summit on the sundeck for watching the magnificent sunset over the Gulf of Tonkin, you are invited to Sunset party 18:00 You take part in cooking demonstration. We will guide you how to make the traditional Vietnamese dish – deep fried spring rolls or fresh summer rolls. 19:15 The delicate dinner is served with fresh food menu. After dinner, reward yourself with a large selection of cocktails at panoramic bar or go down to the entrance for the squid fishing. DAY 2: LAN HA BAY – VIET HAI VILLAGE IN CAT BA ISLAND (B/L/D) If you do not want to go with the Day Boat you can stay on cruise. The itinerary might be changed with notice by the Cruise Manager or the Captain if the weather is not good. 05:30 – 06:00 Wake up early for the sunrise 06:30 Early morning sun risers can enjoy Tai Chi session on the sundeck. Tai Chi helps focus the mind and condition the body. 07:00 Joining breakfast in a panorama view of the world heritage site. 08:30 – 09:00 The Day Boat coming to pick you up at Cruise and cruising along with Lan Ha Bay. 10:00 Transfer you to Cat Ba island and there you can do cycling through Viet Hai Village in Cat Ba national park, discover local people life 12:00 Enjoy the lunch with beautiful view on the Day Boat. 13:15 Kayaking around small fishing village 15:00 Swimming in the sea-green water in Lan Ha Bay. Say goodbye to the crews and come back to main cruise. 17:30 You are invited to Sunset party (we serve you local wine, some fruits) 18:00 You take part in cooking demonstration – deep fried spring rolls or fresh summer rolls. Dinner is served. After dinner, you will have time for rest, drink, listen to music or take some massage to refresh the body also ideal. DAY 3: LAN HA BAY – HALONG BAY – HANOI (B/L) 05:30 – 06:00 Wake up early for the sunrise 06:30 Enjoy Tai Chi session on the sundeck 07:00 Have breakfast with the morning view of bay’s landscape. 08:00 You will go to visit the Dark & Bright Water Cave by the tender to the small floating house and there you can have opportunity to explore the cave on local bamboo boat rowed by the locals. 09:15 – 09:30 Come back to Cruise and pack your luggage. 09:45 Check-out of your room, returns the room key. 10:15 Brunch is served. 11:30 Leaving to the cruise. 11:45 – 12:00 Return to Hanoi by comfortable air-con shuttle bus 15:00 Will arrived Hanoi

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What people are saying about Bai Tu Long Bay

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 348 reviews

Nice tour, and great service from the Cruse staff and also the booking assistant from Get Your Guide, Hanna has incredible timing contacting me at the key moments of the travel, asking me how is everything going, taking care about every detail (pick up time, drop off time, driver plates, etc etc). My vacations with my family were just amazing and all this coordination helped a lot. Don’t forget get Dongs, that was my mistake, if you miss this they do accept US dollar SOMETIMES, and if they take it, they will do at a very high exchange rate.

Great Food onboard! Wonderful Guide. The accommodation was surprisingly big and spotless. Kayaking and swimming in the Bay was a Blast! Squid fishing was tough, (seasonal) Tachi on the deck also did not happen due to Taichi Master being unwell. The Sunrise is breathtaking. Exploring the Caves was also lovely. Overall a wonderfully serene experience. Will be back !

Very well organised, tour guide was knowledgeable and charming, food was excellent, plenty of activities but also enough time to simply relax

Superb experience and service! Scenery, boat, room, food and staff all first class. Great support from organiser, arranging pick up etc.

Amazing cruise. Staff always smiling and eager to please. Their English was very good