Off the beaten path to Bai Tu Long Bay

  • Tour Price: 220
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  • Tour code: HL01
  • Tour Style: Travel Styles
  • Duration: 3 days,


  • Drive the Red River Delta
  • Take Bai Tu Long cruise
  • Go kayaking and swimming
  • Enjoy a cookery lesson
  • Fishing
  • Learn about local history and culture
  • Dine on delicious local food


Spend two wonderful nights on board a traditional junk ship, taking in the sights and sounds of the beautiful Bai Tu Long Bay on this leisurely cruise. Dine on mouth watering local food, swim in refreshing waters, take a kayak trip and learn how to fish like the locals on this popular tour

Day one – Hanoi City to Halong Bay

Your tour begins early in the morning with a meet and greet by your friendly English speaking tour guide who will accompany you throughout the trip. Depart your downtown hotel for the four hour journey through the Red River Delta region and hear about the local economy and history as you wind your way through farmland and villages, stopping on the way to take some photos and stretch those legs. 

We reach the starting point for our Halong Bay cruise around lunch time where we check in for our cruise and have some light refreshments before joining the junk ship and the rest of your fellow guests. A delicious Vietnamese lunch will be provided on board, during which you will have plenty of time for photographs, questions or some light entertainment. Gaze in wonder at the limestone mounds rising from the Bai Tu Long as we journey towards Halong Bay. The area of Vietnam is simply stunning. Bring extra camera batteries to ensure you miss nothing!

In the mid afternoon the boat reaches the traditional fishing village of Cap La where you will enjoy a kayak tour of the waterways and learn about life for the locals in this charming part of Vietnam. Following this beautiful experience you will have further time to swim in the refreshing waters or relax on board with a book.

You are sure to have worked up an appetite after the afternoons activities. Enjoy a cookery lesson following which you will be able to eat the results of your efforts! The main meal will be served at 7pm in the dining room and consists of a delicious set menu of local delicacies.

Evenings on the ship are a delight, with plenty to do. Those who want to know more about the area and its history can chat with their tour guide. Others may prefer to watch a movie, play chess or relax with a glass of wine. You are at leisure this evening before turning in for a good night’s rest on board the boat.


Day two : Water activities

Rise early to catch the fabulous sunrise before having a light breakfast on board the ship. We have a busy day ahead, so be sure to stock up on the delicious breakfast on offer before the junk ship sets sail for Cong Dam. Your guide will be sure to highlight any points of interest along the way. The early morning is the perfect time to take once again to the kayak and enjoy the beautiful Cong Dam, before enjoying a dip in the fresh clean waters of the lagoons.

We return to the boat for a delicious barbeque feast on board and some time to relax before we set sail again for the Vung Vieng village. This traditional fishing village is a highlight for many, and we will spend the afternoon here learning how to fish like the locals, taking in the sights and working up an appetite. We return in the late afternoon to the junk ship where you will once again be treated to a culinary feast amongst your new found friends, followed by an evening at leisure on board.

Day 3 : Return to Hanoi

Rise early again for your last breakfast on board the boat – the chance to take some last minute pictures shouldn’t pass you by – before disembarking and enjoying a short boat ride on a traditional wooden boat with some friendly and knowledgeable locals. You will also have the chance to visit the village again, this time without your fishing rod, to visit some houses and children in the village school.

We return to the ship for some refreshments and relaxation before offloading our luggage and leaving the boat for the final time, going ashore at Hon Gai. From here we begin our journey back to Hanoi, where we will arrive just in time for dinner

What’s included in the tour

Experienced English speaking guide

Welcome beverage

Admissions to attractions

Luxury accommodation on board the junk ship

Kayak lesson on the water, fishing lesson

Tea, coffee and dining options on board


Not included

Alcoholic drinks




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