Bai Tu Long bay hidden gem day tour

Tour Information

  • Tour location: Bai Tu Long bay in Van Don area
  • Departure: 8:00 am
  • Tour Duration: 11 hours
  • Tour Runs: Minimum 2 persons. Maximum on request
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Spend your day on an awesome day cruise of Van Don area to off the beaten track to see hidden gem of Bai Tu Long Bay, another bay belongs to Van Don bay area . You will experience the rustic beauty and less-visited bay with the magnificent beauty of limestone island, amazing caves of Phat Co cave, Soi Nhu cave or Dong Trong grotto. Enjoy a day with fun activities such as kayaking, local farm visit, cave exploration, lunch on board with fresh seafood and travel off the tourist trail in Bai Tu Long bay

Duration: 11 hours (7.30am to 18.30pm) 
Pick up and drop off : At your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter or any other places 5 kilometers from Hanoi Old Town

Style of Tour: 100% our tour are PRIVATE which means that you got your own personal experience
Tour price: $134.5 USD per person (minimum 4 persons) to operate the tour, if you have less than 4 people, please contact us for the best rate  


English speaking tour guide

Transfer by shuttle bus


Private car ( $150 extra) 

Tipping for tour guide and driver

Personal expenses

What makes this Van Don bay day cruise stand out from other cruise trips

+ Truly off the tourist trail route, we hardly see tourists on the way. You might be the only one in the bay

+ Untouched natural beauty as known as not a famous tourist attraction

+ There is plenty of space for taking cool photos because of not many tourists around you. 

+ See secret viewpoint to see a panoramic view of the bay

+ Explore undiscovered caves with ancient people used to live there

+ Swimming in a private beach with crystal clear water

+ Visit oyster farm only known by locals

+ Kayaking amongst oyster farm surrounded by amazing limestone mountains is really unique 

+ Vegetarian option is available 

+ No tourist trap 

Who shouldn’t go on this day cruise to Van Don 

+ If you are traveling on a budget then you aren’t suitable for this cruise option. Why are this tour is a bit pricy than other tours in Halong Bay because of followings reasons

++ Travelling on freeways but comfortable with high toll fee

++ The distance is 60 kilometers further than Halong Bay so the minivan rate is higher

++ Hiring a boat in Van Don area with limited choice, we often pay 35% extra for boat services!

+ For those who just want to see the highlights, taking some nice check-in photos. Because this tour is for those who like an authentic and unique adventure with fun activities, experience local living and enjoy local food

+ For those who like to see Trip Advisor review and follow what others did because we are taking you to infamous tourist attractions. 

Itinerary of Bai Tu Long day cruise

8.00am : Our guide will meet and greet you up at your hotel lobby in the Old quarter area depart for Bai Tu Long bay day cruise. After 3 hours drive in new freeway, arrive in Cai Rong port,

11.30 am : Board on a traditional junk to explore magnificent Bai Tu Long, our first stop is local fish farm, cruise amongst amazing rock formation dated back 500 million years ago. Enjoy lunch with local seafood onboard

12:45 Enjoy kayaking to get a closer look at the amazing rock formation,  floating houses and oyster farms.

Jump off the boat and swim in crystal clear seawater

Admire the stunning beauty of Bai Tu long on the sundeck whilst cruising further.

14:45 Hiking to see amazing Dong Trong cave, which is known as the biggest cave in Bai Tu Long Bay area . Continue hiking up to reach its top of the island to see a panoramic view of Bai Tu Long bay and Cai Rong port. A great chance for shooting cool pictures

16:00 Disembark Cai Rong port.Get on our car and drive back to Hanoi

Stop for refreshment on the way 

19:30 Arrive in Hanoi and farewell.

Note: We are the very first company in Vietnam that offers this Bai Tu Long cruise day tour for travelers in Northern Vietnam. Our Bai Tu Long tours is non-touristic and no tourist traps. 



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