Multi-day trip

2 Days-1 Night Bai Tu Long Bay Cruise

4.7 / 5

11 reviews

Activity provider:Indochina Travel
Multi-day trip

2 Days-1 Night Bai Tu Long Bay Cruise

Activity provider:Indochina Travel

From US$ 166.16 per person

Boutique wooden cruise, classical traditional style, delicious, authentic cuisine, helpful crew, offers an off-the-beaten track itinerary in Bai Tu Long Bay. Your experience on the boat will be one of the most remarkable during your time in Vietnam.

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Duration 2 days
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Live tour guide
English, Vietnamese
Audio guide included
Pickup included
A shuttle bus will come to your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter for pickup. Please wait at the hotel lobby 20 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. The driver will be holding a sign with your name on it. Please inform your hotel for pickup one day before the tour starts.


  • Explore off the beaten paths in Bai Tu Long Bay
  • Go kayaking in verdant surroundings
  • Learn cooking techniques of the Vietnamese
  • Find out the secrets of a hidden cave
  • Swim on a beautiful beach
Full description
On day one of this spectacular two-day cruise, a shuttle bus picks you up from your hotel, with a short stop on the way. Following departure from Hon Gai Pier, you'll be welcomed with a drink and, later, a delicious Vietnamese set menu will be served while leisurely cruising further into the heart of Bai Tu Long Bay. You'll be able to explore the mysteries of well-hidden Thien Canh Son Cave, or enjoy kayaking through breathtaking nature at Cap La Island. After these invigorating activities, it's back to the boat for a chef-led cooking class before tucking into a sumptuous on-board feast. During downtime, challenge yourself to a Vietnamese puzzle, gather your group for a board game, try your luck with squid fishing, or simply quaff a cocktail and enjoy a peaceful night on the bay. On day two, visit ancient Vung Vieng Floating Village, where you will be immersed in the still atmosphere, surrounded by rocky mountains, before returning to Hanoi in the afternoon.
  • English-speaking guide on cruise
  • Welcome drink (soft drink, tea, or coffee)
  • Entrance and Sightseeing fees
  • Accommodation based on double/twin sharing - full facility with ocean view
  • All meals on board (2 lunches, 1 dinner, 1 breakfast)
  • Cooking demonstration
  • Kayaking
  • Insurance on board
  • 2 bottles of mineral water/room
  • Drinks, tips, and personal expenses
  • All other services not clearly mentioned
  • Single supplement surcharge 50$ paid on the cruise (single cabin)
  • Extra surcharge New Year, Christmas, National Holiday
  • 2-way transfer by highway extra surcharge ($15/per person, Hanoi-Halong-Hanoi)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Free cancellation in case of emergency
  • Peak season extra surcharge 10$/per person from 1 Oct to 30 April
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 11 reviews

Review summary

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What an amazing trip! Incredibly well organised, friendly staff, amazing food, activities were fab, and the scenery stunning! The only downside is that I was pescatarian so was fine with meals, but my friend who I travelled with is vegetarian and her meals were lackluster. Especially when bowls of veg came out next to elaborate meals, it really put a damper on things and had a really negative impact on her experience.

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April 1, 2023

Booked this trip a few days before taking it, in Dec 2022. Have been looking forward to visiting Bai Tu Long Bay, the quieter area in this unique UNESCO site, for some time. I was not disappointed, the experience was a once in a lifetime one, that I’ll probably never get to repeat. The cruise was an Athena Group Signature Cruise., and the whole experience was first class from beginning to end. I was tempted several times to pinch myself, I couldn’t believe just how amazing it was. The boat, cabin, excursions and activities were excellent, and couldn’t be faulted. The food was a real 5* dining experience, from a chef who obviously takes great pride in his work. On top of all this was a crew of warm, friendly people; headed by Chien, who wanted to make our stay truly memorable- achieved with ease. At GYG I was kept informed by Thuy throughout, putting this solo traveller at ease on her first trip to Vietnam…..many thanks all….

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December 19, 2022

Un'esperienza pazzesca, insieme ad un team eccezionale che ha reso un tour indimenticabile. Cruise impeccabile per pulizia, cibo ed organizzazione trasporti! La baia di HaLong ovviamente è la ciliegina sulla torta che rende l'esperienza indimenticabile. Consiglio vivamente questa esperienza con questo tour.

December 28, 2022

Product ID: 357260