Although Halong Bay is already well known to most travellers who plan a trip to Vietnam, Bai Tu Long Bay remains a pleasant secret to those who dig deeper in the pool of travel information. The Bay is adjacent to Halong Bay and covers a vast body water with no less charming landscape. In fact, Bai Tu Long is favoured over Halong Bay by many for the more natural and less touristy feel that it creates.
About Bai Tu Long Bay
Bai Tu Long Bay lies to the northeast of Halong Bay, with the east bordering sea, the west bordering Cam Pha Town and also borders with Co To Island. With hundreds of islands of varying size, Bai Tu Long is an important attraction of the province. A few places of interest in Bai Tu Long Bay includes Van Don ecological site, white sand beaches, Hon Chong Islets, Ba Sao Islet, …
Bai Tu Long Bay has among the best beaches in the North of Vietnam such as Quan Lan and Van Don. What makes Bai Tu Long attract an increasing number of tourists is the natural feel it is able to retain.
Cruises that take you to Bai Tu Long Bay
There are a small number of cruises currently operating in Bai Tu Long Bay, most of which departs from Hon Gai Harbour. To get to this harbor, one has to cross Bai Chay bridge – the longest central-line span of cable-stayed bridge in the world.
Indochina Junk vessels: includes Dragon Pearl, Red Dragon, Prince and Princess Junk. Indochina Junk is based on Hon Gai harbor and currently the most popular choice for tourists wanting to visit Bai Tu Long Bay. Indochina Junk offers a variety of activities and visit to main highlights in Bai Tu Long Bay. Tour length also vary from 2 day to week long tour.
Dragon Pearl Junk - 2 day 1 night tour from $125/person
Paloma cruise: consists of one 2 cabin and one 16 cabin vessel. Paloma Cruise offers luxury and comfort at a reasonable price. Paloma Cruise currently offers 2 day and 3 day tour of Bai Tu Long Bay.
Paloma Cruise - 16 cabin vessel
Bai Tu Long junk: includes Bai Tu Long junk and White Dolphin Cruise. Bai Tu Long junk has a number of vessels for budget travelers and the deluxe White Dolphin cruise.
Twin deluxe cabin on Bai Tu Long Junk
Signature Cruise: the most luxurious currently operating in Bai Tu Long Bay, Signature Cruise was launched in early November of 2013. This is a brand new cruise with all the facilities you can ask for in a 5 star hotel. Signature also covers a number of main highlights of Bai Tu Long Bay.
Luxury Signature Cruise