Bai Tu Long Tours

Hanoi Eco Tours offer Bai Tu Long Tours from Van Don, from Hon Gai port with boat and cruise tours in Bai Tu Long Bays with different period one day, two days, three days tours to explore the magnificent bay and cool karst mountain islands.

The tours is truly off the beaten path and local living experience.

Why Bai Tu Long bay?

  • Recommended as top things to do on Trip Advisor
  • Quite, less touristy than Halong Bay
  • Stunning view of limestone islands
  • Clean water and air
  • Lots of untouched beaches and unexplored areas

Why Bai Tu Long cruise with Hanoi Eco Tour

Experienced and dedicated team 

Our founder, David, who has been working in the tourism industry over 10 years as a local guide who know the bay at its best.

Unique itinerary

With years of experience, we design a unique and non-touristy route for Bai Tu Long cruise which you can't do it yourselves 

See more : Non Touristy Bai Tu Long bay day cruise

Clear and authentic information :

I bet there are no travel agents which tell you the trust or provide enough information which you need to plan a trip

See more : Bai Tu Long bay travel guide 

Complete by selling value not price:

We don't try to sell a low price tour by showing you tons of cruises in Bai Tu Long bay which makes you confused. We offer you the value of money. If you are looking for a low price trip, please don't contact us. I used to work with heaps of clients who booked Bai Tu Long bay tour so we do what you want. 

We don't try to show off reviews on Trip Advisor because you may know that lots of them were FAKE, written by travel agents. We are reliable travel consultant which you can trust and book with confidence

We try our best to serve you better

Our founder is David, who used to work 4 years as an in-house English speaking guide on Halong and Bai Tu Long bay cruise so he travelled to the bay quite often

I know you guys afraid of scammers by sending dollars to the person you don't know. Moreover, there are some unprofessional service providers who just want to sell the tour.

Our motto is "Offering services what we know the best"

Frequently asked questions for Bai Tu Long Bay tour

Bai Tu Long Bay without a tour?

No, you can't. If 2 days 1 night tour is expensive or over your budget then a day tour to Bai Tu Long from Hanoi is an alternative choice, which costs about $80 USD per day or going to Quan Lan island is a good choice, too

How long should I stay in Bai Tu Long bay?

2 days 1 night trip is enough to see its highlights. However, 3 days 2 nights trip is a good choice if you have more free time. 

How far from Hanoi to Bai Tu Long bay?

2 hours and 40 minutes from Hanoi to Hon Gai via the new Express way where most of the overnight boats depart

3.5 to 4 hours from Hanoi to get to Van Don port for a unique route for cruising Bai Tu Long Bay. This trip is organised by Hanoi Eco Tour

What time is the cruise office open?

7.00 to 7.30am depending on the cruise company. If you are arriving Hanoi early, you can stroll around Hoan Kiem lake and see locals doing morning exercises such as Tai Chi, laughing yoga, playing soccer and so on

How much is the taxi fare from Hanoi to Bai Tu Long?

$115 USD for a taxi or private car from Hanoi to Bai Tu Long bay via the new Express way. A private car is a good choice, too

Halong Bay, Bai Tu Long bay or Lan Ha Bay

In term of scenery : Halong Bay

In term of less touristy and off the beaten track : Bai Tu Long bay

In term of outdoor activities : Lan La Bay

How to get to Bai Tu Long bay from Hai Phong?

Private taxi or car is the best choice, which takes around 40 minutes. If you are booking an overnight cruise, please ask them to arrange the private transfer to Hai Phong after cruising. 

Tipping onboard or not?

It is an individual choice. If you enjoy the services, then leaving tips in the tip box which makes the staff happier. 

Hai Phong to Bai Tu Long bay one day?

Yes. It is possible to take a day trip from Hai Phong. It only takes 40 minutes from Hai Phong to Bai Tu Long.

So you can starts to leave Hai Phong around 11.00am because most of seat in coach tour departs at noon time from Hon Gai

Is it safe to pay in full online?

It depends on which agents you are dealing with. If you are booking a private cruise, full payment is required in advance

Cruise option for family?

If money mater isn't a problem then I recommend booking a private charter cruise such as Amira cruise, Violet cruise, Victory star cruise, Princess, Prince cruise

Is there any phone coverage on Bai Tu Long bay?

Yes, it is but its connection isn't stable all the time. Just a local simcard provided by Vina phone which is the best company for internet connection

Is it worth staying in Halong Bay?

No, it isn't. It is busy when it comes to the tourist season from May to August. The Halong city tour is good for shore excursion trip 

Read more : Halong city guide

Can I get money back if the cruise is cancelled due to bad weather condition?

It depends on which cruise operator and which services you've used

For examples, if you are taking a day trip instead of an overnight onboard, you will be charged a small amount of money. 

If the trip is cancelled when you are in Hanoi, most of the time, you'll get a full refund

Decent cruise with good food for backpackers?

Oriental sail, Swan cruise

Halong to Quan Lan island?

There is a pier near Long Tien pagoda where you can take a speed boat around 1.30pm, costs about 150k to 180k

Is Bai Tu Long bay now is really busy?

Less busy than Halong bay, still good to go. There is another route for Bai Tu Long bay from Van Don which is truly off the beaten track and non touristy

Share cabin on Bai Tu Long cruise?

No, you can't. As a solo traveller, you recommend ask the cruise offering a good deal to get a private cabin on board.

There is only Hideaway Halong tours organise trips for backpackers may offer a share cabin with others

Is there any floating villages to stay overnight instead of staying onboard?

There is no floating village in Bai Tu Long bay which offers accommodation for an overnight stay. Alternatively, there are a few homestays in Lan Ha bay for  staying overnight.  

How to get from Halong bay to Ninh Binh?

Limousine Dcar with Saomaifly 

Schedule : 7.30am, 12.30pm, 18.30 

Costs : 400k

Duration : 3.5 hours

How long does it take from GOT FERRY to CAT BI airport?

Half an hour by grab taxi or private car

How to contact us

If you trust us, please contact Hanoi Eco Tour via email at info@hanoiecotour.com or Whatsapp at +84 974 313 104

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