1. Vietnam
  2. Hanoi
  3. Ha Long Bay

Bai Tu Long Bay 2-Day Cruise by Junk Boat

Product ID: 155922
Lose yourself in the beautiful limestone karst caves and islets of Bai Tu Long Bay on a 2-day cruise with round-trip transportation from Hanoi. Kayak across the emerald green waters, watch cooking demonstrations and more.
About this activity
Duration: 12 hours
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Pickup included

Pick-up possible from your hotel or other location in the Old Quarter of Hanoi.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Cruise around the limestone islets of Bai Tu Long Bay
  • Kayak across the emerald green waters
  • Learn how to prepare traditional Vietnamese food
  • Enjoy an on-board sunset party
Full description
Get back to nature on a 2-day junk boat cruise of Bai Tu Long Bay. Spend the night among thousands of limestone karst formations rising from the emerald green waters.

Day 1: Hanoi – Bai Tu Long Bay (L, D)
Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Hanoi, and then journey to Ha Long. Get a welcome drink as you board the junk boat and listen to the safety regulations before you set sail. Hear about the on-board activities and check in to your cabin. Enjoy a tasty Vietnamese lunch as you cruise to the heart of Bai Tu Long Bay. Kayak around the karst island of Cap La. Return to the boat for a sunset party and delicious set-menu dinner.

Day 2: Bai Tu Long Bay – Hanoi (B, L)
Take part in a Tai Chi exercise warm up before breakfast, and then explore the amazing stalactite and stalagmite formations of Thien Canh Son cave. Return to the boat to watch a cooking demonstration before an early lunch of Vietnamese food as you sail back towards Ha Long Bay. Relax on the drive back to Hanoi at the end of your amazing adventure.
  • Cruise through Ha Long Bay to Bai Tu Long Bay
  • Welcome drink
  • Local English-speaking guide on the boat
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees
  • Service charge
  • Onboard insurance
  • Kayaking and swimming
  • All meals on board
  • Cooking demonstration
  • Daily fresh fruit in your cabin
  • 2 bottles of mineral water per cabin
What’s Not Included
  • Airfares
  • Visa arrangements
  • Travel insurance
  • Transportation between Hanoi and Halong, which is $25 per person
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Change of clothes
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
• The itinerary and program is subject to change due to the weather conditions and tidal changes
• Advanced reservation is required
• You will need to bring your passport to check in on board the boat
• Bring your swimming costume, sun glasses and insect repellent

• Other services upon request:
• Pick-up from Noi Bai airport to Hanoi center: $18 / 4-seat car, $19 / 7-seat car, $27 / 16-seat car
• Pick-up from Cat Bi airport ( Hai Phong city) to Halong, Hon Gai harbour: If you arrive at Cat Bi airport, it takes about 2 hours to get directly to the cruise to embark the ship, contact the tour operator to be picked-up, $46 / 4-seat car and $50 / 7-seat car
• Airport drop off after finishing cruise: you should inform the tour operator to arrange this
• Private car: if you would like to use a private car to get to the cruise, please inform the tour operator, this service is available for your own group
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From US$ 162 US$ 129.60 per person

Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 11 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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The transfer from Hanoi is a bit long but the cruise is worth the detour. A commercial break in the middle of the journey, uncomfortable bus and for small people. Very welcome on the boat, the activities are pleasant and we take magnificent photos. The visit to the cave is a negative point, too crowded because all the boats arrive at the same time. Another activity would be preferable. Interesting meals even if you don't eat everything. Thank you to our guides.

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October 28, 2019

Fun trip and excellent host

The trip was fun and we had a really excellent host. We enjoyed the company of the other guests. When we booked the trip it was our understanding that we would go to the outer Bay (Bai tu long bay) past the crowded areas, however this was not the case, it was extremely crowded, we were just taken to the main bay. The drinks were very expensive and the loud music ruined the serenity of the natural environment.

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January 23, 2019

Smuk sejltur, fantastisk mad og hjælpsomt personale

April 7, 2019

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Swan Cruises Halong

Product ID: 155922