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Bai Tu Long Bay Tours

Bai Tu Long Bay
The fairy-tale limestone seascapes that made UNESCO-listed Halong Bay famous continue into Bai Tu Long Bay (Vinh Bai Tu Long). Quieter, less developed, and more difficult to reach than its famous sibling, Bai Tu Long Bay is an increasingly popular choice for day cruises and overnight adventures.

The Basics
The area of Halong Bay includes three sections: Lan Ha Bay to the south, Halong Bay proper, and Bai Tu Long Bay to the north. The best way to experience it is by boat, available as luxury junks with en-suite cabins or backpacker affairs with bunks; cruises can last days or hours. Enjoy sea kayaking, basket boat rides, cave adventures, squid fishing, karaoke, and cooking demos. It's also possible to see the bay via seaplane and helicopter tours. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Bai Tu Long Bay is a great choice for travelers looking for a less crowded Halong Bay experience.
  • Water is a big part of the fun on warm weather Bai Tu Long Bay tours. Don’t forget to bring swimwear and sunscreen, and check whether your package includes towels.
  • Few Bai Tu Long Bay cruise boats are adapted for travelers who rely on wheelchairs, but the more expensive boats may be prepared to help.

How to Get There
Bai Tu Long Bay sits north of Halong Bay proper in northern Vietnam. Most cruises depart from Tuan Chau port, although a few high-end options leave from Ha Long International Cruise Port. Many packages include transfers from Hanoi, which are quicker than public transport. The expressway takes around 2.5 hours.

When to Get There
Bai Tu Long Bay is beautiful year-round, but the best time to visit is October through early December when the weather is dry, the temperatures mild, and skies are clear. The summer rainy season (June to September) is hot and may include the occasional storm, with the tourist peak in July and August. January through early March is cool and misty.

Should I Choose a Bai Tu Long Bay Cruise or a Halong Bay Cruise?
It can be hard to choose between a Bai Tu Long Bay or a Halong Bay cruise. Only Halong Bay is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and its caves are the more spectacular. However, Bai Tu Long Bay is less busy, yielding better photos, and its secret lagoons, karst pinnacles, floating villages, and fish farms are just as scenic. You could choose a multi-day cruise that visits both Halong and Bai Tu Long.
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Daily tour Bai Tu Long bay

Daily tour Bai Tu Long bay

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North of the wildly popular Ha Long Bay is Bai Tu Long Bay. Bai Tu Long might have smaller crowds, but it has just as many sights to see and secrets to find. Uncover some of those secrets on this full-day cruise around the bay. Sail between towering islands of rock and visit places like Vung Vieng, a floating fishing village nestled in the bay, and Thien Canh Son, a cavernous and otherworldly cave.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$81.03
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US$81.03

Full Day Explore Bai Tu Long Bay With Cave And Kayaking From Hanoi

Full Day Explore Bai Tu Long Bay With Cave And Kayaking From Hanoi

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Bai Tu Long bay, off the beaten track, offers the same beauty and otherworldly scenery as Halong bay, but with far fewer tourists. Enjoy this lesser-known landscape on an activity-packed 6-hour boat cruise, including fresh seafood lunch, onboard bar with happy hour, kayaking and a cooking class. Departing Hanoi hotels early, make the most of this full-day adventure out of the city.
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  • 12 hours 30 minutes
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US$75.00
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US$75.00

2-Day Explore Bai Tu Long Bay On Cruise - Midrange Cruise

2-Day Explore Bai Tu Long Bay On Cruise - Midrange Cruise

Visit Halong Bay's brother with similar scenery and less touristy. A good choice for those who do not want to pay a big money but still can enjoy Bai Tu Long Bay with nice experience. We offer a budget cruise with friendly and comforable cruise to bring you a memorable experience in Bai Tu Long Bay.
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  • 2 days
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US$140.00
Price varies by group size
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US$140.00
Price varies by group size

Bai Tu Long Bay Luxury Cruise 2D/1N: Visit Bai Tu Long bay & pristine places

Bai Tu Long Bay Luxury Cruise 2D/1N: Visit Bai Tu Long bay & pristine places

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Visiting Halong bay with beautiful landscapes Visiting Bai Tu Long bay with beautiful landscapes Cruising Ha Long bay & Bai Tu Long bay Kayaking in Halong bay & Bai Tu Long bay Swimming at the nice beach Visiting the most beautiful cave in Halong bay Cooking class (making Vietnamese Spring roll) Relax, Sunset party, happy hours...onboard Enjoy amazing Sunset & dawn in the bay from boat Enjoy fantastic night onboard in the bay - a floating hotel Enjoy delicious seafoods, local foods & international foods onboard Making new friends from over the world Enjoy friendly services on a luxury cruise boat
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  • 2 days
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US$176.54
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US$176.54

Bai Tu Long bay Luxury Cruise 2D/1N: Less touristy places, Kayaking, full meals

Bai Tu Long bay Luxury Cruise 2D/1N: Less touristy places, Kayaking, full meals

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Cruising in Halong bay & Bai Tu Long bay Visiting deeply Bai Tu Long bay where less touristy Visiting Vung Vieng fishing villages & Pearl farm Do kayaking or small bamboo boat around Villages Visiting Thien Canh Son cave - the most beautiful cave in Bai Tu Long bay Enjoy luxury services, friendly services on luxury boat & cabin Enjoy amazing Sunset & dawn from the boat in the bay Enjoy fantastic night onboard in the bay Enjoy Delicious seafoods, local foods & international foods on boat Making new friends from Over the worlds Enjoy cooking class & tai chi class Skip the line, saving time & money
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  • 2 days
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US$176.54
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US$176.54

Bai Tu Long boutique & budget cruise 2D: Kayaking, swimming at pristine palaces

Bai Tu Long boutique & budget cruise 2D: Kayaking, swimming at pristine palaces

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Cruising in Deeply Bai Tu Long bay with beautiful landscapes Passing Halong bay Friendly services on traditional & boutique boat Visiting Vung Vieng fishing villages & Pearl farm Do kayaking & swimming at the nice beach & lagoon Visiting the most beautiful cave in Bai Tu Long bay Enjoy cooking class & taichi exercises Enjoy amazing sunset & dawn in the bay Enjoy delicious seafoods, local & internatioanl foods Enjoy fantastic night in the bay with floating hotels Making new friends from over the world
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  • 2 days
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US$125.33
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US$125.33

3-Day Cruise Relaxing and Kayaking on Halong Bay from Hanoi

3-Day Cruise Relaxing and Kayaking on Halong Bay from Hanoi

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This 3-day cruise on UNESCO-listed Halong Bay takes you aboard the ‘Oriental Sails,’ a traditional-style junk featuring 18 deluxe cabins. Make the most of your stay with a variety of activities available, including a full day of kayaking around Lan Ha Bay. Enjoy swimming, tai chi, cooking. Includes meals and round-trip transport from Hanoi hotels.
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  • 3 days
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US$237.53
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US$237.53
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2 days - 1 night in Bai Tu Long Bay at 5 stars cruise - private balcony cabins

2 days - 1 night in Bai Tu Long Bay at 5 stars cruise - private balcony cabins

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Enjoy a Bai Tu Long Bay cruise without the loud crowds and cramped conditions of some of the party boats around. On this idyllic overnight cruise around the bay, stay in a cozy private cabin with remarkable ocean views. Better appreciate the sights and sounds of the bay with only a handful of other guests on board. Stop at isolated Vung Vieng to discover life on a floating fishing village and explore the otherworldly rock formations of Thien Canh Son, otherwise known as Paradise Cave.
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  • 2 days
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US$196.16
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US$196.16
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Bai Tu Long Bay Boutique Cruise: Visit Bai Tu Long bay & Overnight boat in 2 day

Bai Tu Long Bay Boutique Cruise: Visit Bai Tu Long bay & Overnight boat in 2 day

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Visiting Halong bay with beautiful landscapes Visiting Bai Tu Long bay with beautiful landscapes Cruising Ha Long bay & Bai Tu Long bay Kayaking in Halong bay & Bai Tu Long bay Swimming at the nice beach Visiting the most beautiful cave in Halong bay Cooking class (making Vietnamese Spring roll) Relax, Sunset party, happy hours...onboard Enjoy amazing Sunset & dawn in the bay from boat Enjoy fantastic night onboard in the bay - a floating hotel Enjoy delicious seafoods, local foods & international foods onboard Making new friends from over the world Enjoy friendly services on a traditional boat Small group & boutique sleeping boat
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  • 2 days
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US$119.88
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US$119.88

Ba Be lake - Ban Gioc waterfall - Bai Tu Long bay

Ba Be lake - Ban Gioc waterfall - Bai Tu Long bay

This 5 days will take you to off the beaten path and into the wild and unspoiled beauty of Northerneast Vietnam. you will go through mountains, valleys, and villages to discover the breathtaking landscapes and cultures of the frontier region that is Ban Gioc waterfall, BaBe Lake and Bai Tu Long Bay.
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  • 2 to 6 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$405.13
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US$405.13

2 Days 1 Night 5* Cruise Visiting Bai Tu long Bay (Halong Bay)

2 Days 1 Night 5* Cruise Visiting Bai Tu long Bay (Halong Bay)

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This cruise is not merely as elegant and luxurious in every detail, but also youth oriented with a cozy atmosphere and a delightful blend of traditional Vietnamese design. A cruise trip is a combination of the bay’s most magnificent scenery, local attractions and on board amenities. Get ready for your most unforgettable moment to discover Bai Tu Long Bay which is translated as where "little" dragon staying. This bay is less touristic than the other big Halong Bay. You will have - experience of kayaking through thousands of small limestone islands and discover authentic VungVieng local floating village which is one of 7 floating villages still remained nowadays in Halong. The price for single cabin is applied with different prices
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  • 2 days
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US$185.65
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Halong Bay Overnight from Hanoi at Great Cruises

Halong Bay Overnight from Hanoi at Great Cruises

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###After click on "Check availability". you could see many options for tour classes, itineraries to Lan Ha Bay, Halong Bay, Bai Tu Long Bay### => Halong Bay -> touristy areas => Lan Ha Bay -> new experience , less touristy => Bai Tu Long Bay -> less touristy areas
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$90.00
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US$90.00
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Half Day Explore Bai Tu Long Bay With Lunch, Cave and Kayaking

Half Day Explore Bai Tu Long Bay With Lunch, Cave and Kayaking

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Visit Bai Tu Long bay, the exotic destination in Vietnam Pretty Vung Vieng fishing village for witnessing its pristine beauty Exploring Thien Canh Son cave to take a panoramic view Be only a cruise gives you an awe-inspiring SUNSET TIME Happy hours to buy favourable drinks 6 hours cruising in the bay Go deeper to Bai Tu Long bay to contemplate untouched splendour Kayaking or rowing boat through the karsts Traditional wooden vessels covers 30 people in maximum Cooking class trying with Vietnamese spring roll Cozy tour operated by helpful and attentive tour guide and staff
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  • 6 hours
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US$70.00
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US$70.00

4-Star Paloma Cruise 2 Days-1 Night

4-Star Paloma Cruise 2 Days-1 Night

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Cruise the Halong Bay on the four-star Paloma--one of the area's most beautiful wooden junk boats. Journey into the famous bay and navigate to the quieter Bai Tu Long Bay. Choose from a variety of activities while on board, including a visit to a fishing village, kayaking, bamboo boating, cooking classes, sunset dance parties or a visit to Amazing Cave. This one-night cruise is the perfect way to experience the beauty of the Bay and is easy to personalize to ensure it's truly memorable.
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  • 2 days
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US$158.49
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Bai Tu Long bay Boutique Cruise 2D/1N: Kayaking, swimming at pristine places

Bai Tu Long bay Boutique Cruise 2D/1N: Kayaking, swimming at pristine places

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Experience Bai Tu Long Bay’s scenic beauty on this two-day cruise from Hanoi. After a convenient hotel pickup, enjoy activities that include learning about local culture in a traditional floating village, kayaking in swimming at Vung Ha beach, exploring beautiful Thien Son cave, savoring delicious complimentary meals, and learning to prepare authentic Vietnamese cuisine.
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  • 2 days
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US$123.08
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Stunning Bai Tu Long Bay - Less Tourist area with Swan Cruise 2 Days 1 night

Stunning Bai Tu Long Bay - Less Tourist area with Swan Cruise 2 Days 1 night

A little to the north of Halong Bay proper, Bai Tu Long Bay is almost equally beautiful and noticeably less crowded. Includes meals, water, hot drinks, a guide, and round-trip transfers from Hanoi. Also enjoy cooking demos, tai chi, fishing, and even karaoke. Enjoy Halong Bay Tours With Swan Cruises - a traditional wooden vessel with helpful staff. Amazing tour. ✔️ Longest route ✔️ Creative and unique itinerary and geographers based in Halong – Bai Tu Long bay areas ✔️ Only 3 hours bus transfer from Hanoi through the newest highway (instead of 5 hours as normal tour). ✔️ 02 options for transfer with great Aircon and comfortable space, Round trip Limousine or normal shuttle bus transfer Hanoi – Ha Long ✔️ Cutting-edge technologies in cruise construction, all cabin is connected to nature with amazing ocean view. ✔️ Professional and enthusiastic staffs. ✔️ Lots of activities included ✔️ All meals provided, with a flexible menu for travelers with dietary concerns ✔️ Wifi on board
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  • 2 days
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US$140.00
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Bai Tu Long bay deluxe cruise 2D/1N: Kayaking, swimmig, Full Meals & best prices

Bai Tu Long bay deluxe cruise 2D/1N: Kayaking, swimmig, Full Meals & best prices

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Cruise in the “off the beaten track” Bai Tu Long Bay Traditional wooden junks and authentic experience Traditionally designed cabins with wide windows Authentic Vietnamese cuisine Discover spectacular sceneries by kayak, visit stunning caves and sampan trip to a floating village Cooking class at sunset Morning Tai Chi on sundeck Visit beautiful landscapes in Halong bay & Bai tu long bay Enjoy amazing Sunset & Dawn in the bay from boat Enjoy a fantastic night onboard Making new friends from over the world Save time & money Small group & boutique boat
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  • 2 days
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US$115.00
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US$115.00

Huong Hai Sealife Cruise 3 days & 2 nights: Visit Bai Tu Long bay & Kayaking

Huong Hai Sealife Cruise 3 days & 2 nights: Visit Bai Tu Long bay & Kayaking

- Cruising in Halong bay & Bai Tu Long bay with 4 star steel ship of 26 cabins - Visiting Halong bay & Bai Tu Long bay. - Do kayaking, swimming & bamboo boat tours - Caving & beach tours - Visiting Vung Vieng Fishing villages - Visiting Thay cave & Thien Canh Son Cave - Enjoy amazing sunset & dawn in the bay - Enjoy Cooking class: Making Vietnamese Spring roll - Enjoy Tai Chi class in early morning - Enjoy 2 nights on boat with luxury services. - Enjoy 3 lunches, 2 dinners & 2 breakfast on boat - Enjoy fresh seafood, Asia & Western foods - Making new friend from over the World
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  • 3 days
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US$338.47
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Bai Tu Long Bay Luxury Cruise 2D/1N: Kayaking & Swimming at the pristine places

Bai Tu Long Bay Luxury Cruise 2D/1N: Kayaking & Swimming at the pristine places

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Travel on the luxury cruises & services Passing beautiful Landscapes in Halong bay Visit Deeply Bai Tu Long bay where less touristy & more beautiful than Halong bay Do kayaking around Vung Vieng fishing villages Visit Thien Canh Son Cave - the most beautiful cave in Halong bay Enjoy amazing Sunset & Dawn in the bay from boat Enjoy Spa services onboard Enjoy cooking class - Making Vietnamese Spring rolls Enjoy a Taichi lesson in early Morning Enjoy a funny game at night: Squid fishing Enjoy delicious foods onboard Enjoy a romantic night onboard Making new friends from over the world Skip the line, saving time & money
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  • 2 days
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US$190.00
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US$190.00

Renea Cruise- Boutique Overnight Cruise in Bai Tu Long Bay ( 2D1N Tour)

Renea Cruise- Boutique Overnight Cruise in Bai Tu Long Bay ( 2D1N Tour)

Bai Tu Long Bay- THE BAY LESS TRAVELED Bai Tu Long Bay occupies three quarters of Halong Bay World Heritage site, as well as many islands in Van Don, Cam Pha District. Travelling to Bai Tu Long Bay is off the beaten track and promises to deliver many unique experiences, far from the heavily touristic sites. In this big area, visitors can find pristine natural landscapes. Even now, Bai Tu Long remains an extensive unexplored area. In some ways it is actually more stunning than Halong Bay, since it is only in its initial stages as a destination for travelers. Bai Tu Long has many attractions to visit: Cong Do area, Vung Vieng fishing village, Cong Dam area, Thien Canh Son cave and Tra Gioi beach. Renea Cruises is a traditional wooden vessel with 11 cabins which are designed following the time honored fishing boat style of Halong Bay. These traditionally decorated accommodations provide you with a comfortable stay while enjoying the beautiful Bai Tu Long Bay
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  • 2 days
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US$140.00
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US$140.00

Bai tu long bay deluxe cruise 2D/1N: Kayaking & Swimming at pristine places

Bai tu long bay deluxe cruise 2D/1N: Kayaking & Swimming at pristine places

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Cruise in the “off the beaten track” Bai Tu Long Bay Traditional wooden junks and authentic experience Traditionally designed cabins with wide windows Authentic Vietnamese cuisine Discover spectacular sceneries by kayak, visit stunning caves and sampan trip to a floating village Morning Tai Chi on sundeck Enjoy amazing sunset & dawn in the bay from boat Enjoy romantic night onboard Do cooking class (making Vietnamese Spring rolls) Do squid fishing at night Making new friends from over the world. Saving time & money.
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  • 2 days
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US$110.00
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US$110.00

Bai tu long bay deluxe cruise 2D/1N: Kayaking & swimming at the pristine places

Bai tu long bay deluxe cruise 2D/1N: Kayaking & swimming at the pristine places

Cruise in the “off the beaten track” Bai Tu Long Bay Traditional wooden junks and authentic experience Traditionally designed cabins with wide windows Authentic Vietnamese cuisine Discover spectacular sceneries by kayak, visit stunning caves and sampan trip to a floating village Morning Tai Chi on sundeck Enjoy amazing sunset & dawn in the bay from boat Enjoy romantic night onboard Do cooking class (making Vietnamese Spring rolls) Do squid fishing at night Making new friends from over the world. Saving time & money.
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  • 2 days
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US$115.00
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US$115.00

Athena Luxury Cruise: 2-Day Explore Bai Tu Long Bay With Transfer From Hanoi

Athena Luxury Cruise: 2-Day Explore Bai Tu Long Bay With Transfer From Hanoi

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Bai Tu Long Bay was selected as one of the representative areas of marine conservation in Vietnam and has entered the “top 5” Southeast Asia's greatest tourist attractions and only with the program 2 days and 1 night to discover the magic and silent beauty of Thien Canh cave and Cong Dong area, it is the most beautiful bay and fewer boats visit than neighboring Ha Long Bay. Please spend a night to enjoy this majestic and tranquil scene with our Luxury cruise
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  • 2 days
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US$215.00
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US$215.00
Price varies by group size

Luxury Bai Tu Long Bay 2 Days 1 Night On Cristina Diamond Cruise 4****

Luxury Bai Tu Long Bay 2 Days 1 Night On Cristina Diamond Cruise 4****

The cruise is made from steel and high quality wood to bring every traveler absolutely safe stay on Halong Bay. There are 16 Deluxe Cabins located on the main deck of Cristina Cruise. Each cabin is furnished in a minimal style with a choice of double or twin beds or triple with a balcony. And visit Vung Vieng floating fishing village, Ban Chan Beach, and Thien Canh Son Cave, and enjoy a full program of activities, plus four delicious meals
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  • 2 days
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US$140.00
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US$140.00

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