Bai Tu Long Bay
Bai Tu Long Bay
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About
Bai Tu Long Bay is the name of an area located in the east of Halong Bay Vietnam. Although it shares many similar geological characters with Halong Bay, Bai Tu Long Bay is considered as off the beaten tourist track with many deserted and pristine beaches, no less impressive karst mountains. The Bay has a rich biodiversity with two ecosystems: a tropical, moist, evergreen rainforest ecosystem; and a marine and coastal ecosystem. The area has scarcely seen any tourist development. A large number of guests, through online research, wish to visit the Bai Tu Long Bay because it is much less crowded than Halong Bay. The only disadvantage is that it does not have many grottos. The nearest place for a visit (Vung Vieng Fishing village) is at around 20 km from tourist port.
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  • egwanderlust
    Hampton, New Hampshire1,331 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tranquil
    Bai Tu Long is a beautiful area protected by hundreds of islands. The scenery is tranquil and out of this world. I have never seen anything quite like it. I highly recommend a longer 3-day - 2-night cruise to escape the massive crowds within Halong Bay.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 December 2023
  • Mapiri Q
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    2 nights Cruise!
    We enjoyed our 2 night cruise on the Bai Tu Long bay. It's quite area. Scenery is amazing. We loved our cruise very much and will recommend you to do 2 night itinerary. It took us much time travelling from/to Hanoi for the tour. So you would have 2 full day on the cruise for 3 day itinerary.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 24 December 2023
  • Vivienne C
    Sydney, Australia6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hidden gem- Bai Tu Long Bay
    Can't express how beautiful the bay it is! We are so lucky to be one of fews enjoying the serenity and beauty of scenery without the crowds like in Ha Long Bay. It's an underrated Must Visit place in Ha Long area!
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 28 January 2024
  • Raymondale
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia1,209 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    less crowd and quiet bay
    actually,i visited bai tu long bay in 2018 end of November,but that time i thought the bay i visited was ha lan bay,a mistake! recently i check the itinerary again, found that the actual bay i visited is here.so repost it,cuz dont know when will visit here again.this bay is more quieter, the view is quite similar to ha long bay, but the cave and fishing village we visited were different,less famous and not that marvellous. anyway,if you love less crowd bay,then bai tu long is your place.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 29 January 2024
  • arpitam
    Gurugram (Gurgaon), India723 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the best cruising experiences: Off the beaten track
    A serene experience of cruising through the Bai Tu Long bay. This route was chosen to avoid the general crowding that happens in the Lan Ha bay route. The weather was not sunny so we all could sit comfortably in the sun deck and enjoy the smooth sail through the limestone mounds. We started off with the safety briefing by the tour manager. By then the crew set up table for the 7 course lunch all served on the table. The menu was elaborate and the food was delicious. After some relaxing time, we set off for a visit to the Vung Vieng floating fishing village. It takes around 30-40 mins to visit the fishing village. So if you are used to kayaking (2 person/kayak) you can opt for it else it is better to go with the bamboo boat (upto 6 ppl) ride. The journey is pleasant. We finished off with the pearl harvesting and demonstration. The sunset party could not happen due to the absence of sun. However, people went happy with the "happy hours". This was followed by cooking class by Mr. Peter "Vietnamese fried spring roll made by many countries". The day ended with a luxurious 7 course meal at dinner. Some of us were fishing enthusiasts who tried their hands on squid fishing at night. The 2nd day started at 6 am with a TaiChi session at the sun deck. Such a wonderful way to start your day, unless of course you want to sleep late and miss the morning fresh air and be surrounded by lofty hills. After a quick breakfast with traditional Vietnamese pho we set off for a short hiking to the Thien Canh Son cave. We need to hike about 90 high steps along steep mountain path to reach. The path is stone paved and very well maintained. The cave has a very narrow entrance and tall people have to mind their head and legs. While climbing down, which I found rather difficult than climbing up, we diverted to a hidden and beautiful beach. Finally we returned to the cruise as it was time for checkout. Meanwhile the crew served us a wonderful lunch before we disembarked at the international cruise port at Halong. This will be a memorable event for all of us. We would certainly recommend this to all fellow travellers.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 6 April 2024
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arpitam
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India723 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
A serene experience of cruising through the Bai Tu Long bay. This route was chosen to avoid the general crowding that happens in the Lan Ha bay route. The weather was not sunny so we all could sit comfortably in the sun deck and enjoy the smooth sail through the limestone mounds. We started off with the safety briefing by the tour manager. By then the crew set up table for the 7 course lunch all served on the table. The menu was elaborate and the food was delicious. After some relaxing time, we set off for a visit to the Vung Vieng floating fishing village. It takes around 30-40 mins to visit the fishing village. So if you are used to kayaking (2 person/kayak) you can opt for it else it is better to go with the bamboo boat (upto 6 ppl) ride. The journey is pleasant. We finished off with the pearl harvesting and demonstration.
The sunset party could not happen due to the absence of sun. However, people went happy with the "happy hours". This was followed by cooking class by Mr. Peter "Vietnamese fried spring roll made by many countries". The day ended with a luxurious 7 course meal at dinner. Some of us were fishing enthusiasts who tried their hands on squid fishing at night.
The 2nd day started at 6 am with a TaiChi session at the sun deck. Such a wonderful way to start your day, unless of course you want to sleep late and miss the morning fresh air and be surrounded by lofty hills. After a quick breakfast with traditional Vietnamese pho we set off for a short hiking to the Thien Canh Son cave. We need to hike about 90 high steps along steep mountain path to reach. The path is stone paved and very well maintained. The cave has a very narrow entrance and tall people have to mind their head and legs. While climbing down, which I found rather difficult than climbing up, we diverted to a hidden and beautiful beach.
Finally we returned to the cruise as it was time for checkout. Meanwhile the crew served us a wonderful lunch before we disembarked at the international cruise port at Halong.
This will be a memorable event for all of us. We would certainly recommend this to all fellow travellers.
Written 6 April 2024
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Ben H
Katy, TX863 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
We did the 2D/1N cruise around this bay as operator had suggested this to the busier Halong bay,
Had a great time cruising around admiring all the beautiful islands and just the tranquility of it all
We did some kayaking to a beach along with night time squid fishing, next morning we visited a cave , I would suggest this bay as from what I have heard from others halong does get crowded!!
Written 2 April 2024
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Kade T
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
We joined 3 days / 2 nights cruise to this area. It's less crowded. Very beautiful scenery. Highlight of our trip in Vietnam.
Written 19 February 2024
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Glashdave M
New Jersey2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Our time was worth it and we highly recommend the overnight trip, island tour, kayaking tour were brilliant and we had wonderful time.
Written 3 February 2024
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Raymondale
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia1,209 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
actually,i visited bai tu long bay in 2018 end of November,but that time i thought the bay i visited was ha lan bay,a mistake! recently i check the itinerary again, found that the actual bay i visited is here.so repost it,cuz dont know when will visit here again.this bay is more quieter, the view is quite similar to ha long bay, but the cave and fishing village we visited were different,less famous and not that marvellous. anyway,if you love less crowd bay,then bai tu long is your place.
Written 29 January 2024
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Vivienne C
Sydney, Australia6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Can't express how beautiful the bay it is! We are so lucky to be one of fews enjoying the serenity and beauty of scenery without the crowds like in Ha Long Bay. It's an underrated Must Visit place in Ha Long area!
Written 28 January 2024
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mara k
Mumbai, India3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
the cruise tour was beautiful and the bay was great. HALONG BAY CRUISE HUNTERS cruise agent we found and booked on TripAdvisor is great agent to book cruise trip to Halong bay and Bai Tu long Bay.
Written 21 January 2024
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Adam G
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2023 • Family
very nice time on the water and camping at the mid mountain sides with my friends last year, memories to hold forever, we will be doing a trip again soon
Written 10 January 2024
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Mapiri Q
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
We enjoyed our 2 night cruise on the Bai Tu Long bay. It's quite area. Scenery is amazing. We loved our cruise very much and will recommend you to do 2 night itinerary. It took us much time travelling from/to Hanoi for the tour. So you would have 2 full day on the cruise for 3 day itinerary.
Written 24 December 2023
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Kidamir S
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Booked Bai Tu Long trip via HALONG BAY CRUISE HUNTERS agent on Tripadvisor. We had great time for dinner on suneck, only few cruises to BTL , less touristy, beautiful areas. Have some cruises with dinner on sundeck in HALONG, too.
Written 19 December 2023
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