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 belong to Van Don bay area . You will experience rustic beauty and less visited bay with 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

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

+ 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 view point to see panoramic view of the bay

+ Explore undiscovered caves with ancient people used to live there

+ Swimming in a private beach with crystal clear warter

+ Visit oyster farm only known by locals

+ Kayaking among 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 seasons

++ 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 adventure with fun activities, experience local living and enjoy good 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 free way, 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 on board

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

Jump off the boat and swim in crystal clear sea water

Admire stunning beauty of Bai Tu long on the sundeck whist 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 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 .

Rate : $135 per person (Min 4 people) 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


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