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3 day (Bai Tu Long Bay Route) by Garden Bay Cruise Premium

Low carbon footprint
Support local business
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Private trip
3 days 2 nights
If you have a bit of extra time, take another day to enjoy being at Halong Bay, and get the chance to explore the area more. In addition to the activities on the 2 day cruise, this includes an additional visit to Cap La, a small fishing village between Bai Tu Long and Halong Bay.

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Garden Bay Cruise Premium

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Garden Bay is a 3-star wooden junk that will take you a bit out of the way of the crowds of Halong Bay to Bai Tu Long Bay. This less crowded part of the Bay will make for a more intimate environment so that you can enjoy the views away from the main tourist crowds, as well as the warm hospitality of the staff. Garden Bay Premium operates one boat in the 3 star category with 10 cabins and a capacity of 22 passengers.


Prices start from USD$244 per person Prices start from 5.677.704 VND
Prices may differ based on no. of travellers. Please select no. of travellers in the booking form to see the final adventure price.


Please note that this is a sample itinerary and may be subject to change depending on weather conditions.
Day 1: Hanoi - Halong Bay

Today you will get to explore Vung Vieng fishing village, a hidden gem.

  • 7am: Depart Hanoi for Halong Bay
  • 12:30pm: Embark on the cruise ship at Hon Gai Port
  • 1pm: Lunch
  • 3pm: Explore Vung Vieng fishing village and kayaking
  • 5:30pm: Sunset viewing
  • 7:30pm: BBQ dinner
  • 8:30pm: Squid fishing
Day 2: Halong Bay

Today you'll get to fish, kayak, and swim in Cap La, a beautiful fishing village between Bai Tu Long and Halong Bay.

  • 6am: Taichi course
  • 7am: Breakfast
  • 8am: Transfer to day boat to explore Cap La area
  • 9:30am: Fishing
  • 12pm: Lunch
  • 1:30pm: Kayaking and swimming
  • 7:30pm: Dinner
Day 3: Halong Bay - Hanoi

Today you will explore Thien Canh Son Cave, one of the most famous caves ar Halong Bay.

  • 6am: Taichi course
  • 7am: Breakfast
  • 8:30am: Visit Thien Canh Son Cave
  • 10:30am: Brunch
  • 12pm: Return to port
  • 4:30pm: Return to Hanoi

What's included

  • 2 nights' stay in a private AC cabin
  • English speaking guide on board
  • Entrance fees and sightseeing fees
  • All meals on board
  • Activities such as tai chi class, fishing, cave visit, kayaking and visit to Cap La
  • Drinking water

Where you'll be staying

Bed Types
  • Double Bed
  • Single Bed
  • Wifi (Common Area Only)
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hot Shower
  • Ensuite Bathroom
  • Towels
  • Breakfast
  • Coffee/Tea

Transport Information

No Transport Included

What others are saying

Wonderful 5 helpful reviews
Amylf96, UK
11 months ago on Tripadvisor
Highlight of the trip Me and my fiancé really enjoyed our time on the boat, we were picked up from Hanoi after getting off the sleeper train and taken to the port, the staff in the office and on board the boat were lovely and couldn’t do enough for you, the food was also a highlight with options for everyone, we tried lots of different sea food that we wouldn’t have usually tried so that was nice. We had a room with a a balcony and it was so nice to sit on and just watch the view, we did a cooking class where we learnt how to make Vietnamese spring rolls and then ate them with dinner which we really enjoyed. We also kayaked for an hour around the nicest views, and chilled in the evening on the top deck drinking wine and just relaxing! Would definitely recommend this boat it was a smaller boat with only 10 cabins which I would definitely do again as it was the perfect amount and it felt more personal with the staff. One of the staff offered me pineapple juice on day one and I explained I was ok because I’m allergic and on the second day pineapple was in the dessert which I didn’t mention because I don’t like makings a fuss I was just going to leave it and without me saying anything he’d changed mine and added strawberry instead because he remembered from the day before and I thought that was such a lovely touch Would recommend and would love to do the cruise again
Carina H
11 months ago on Tripadvisor
1 night cruise in Halon Bay We had a wonderful 2 days cruise. Our tour guide Kevin was superb! Nice, friendly, relaxed but very well organised at the same time. A real example for all guides!! This also counts for the rest of the crew. Real fun to do a tour in a canoe, wonderful food and ambiance on board. We also enjoyed the cooking class and the early tai chi! I would recommend this tour to everyone and definitely ask for Kevin as your tour guide.
Maurizio M
11 months ago on Tripadvisor
Garden bay with Quang Amazing experience! Food was wery good and we had a very beautiful room with great view! Crew was super kind! Just recomend to take more chairs in the rooftop to have a dinner outside and enjoy the bbq Maria and Maurizio
ChittaranjanS, India
12 months ago on Tripadvisor
We were booked on Legend but changed to 01 cruise instead at the last moment. Had to negotiate rates and spent a while confirming the booking. However, the trip was fantastic and well managed by the crew. The food was good. Special thanks to Quang for making the trip memorable.
12 months ago on Tripadvisor
Genuine average The boat we were on wasn’t the boat we paid for, so not a great start. It was pretty run down and we’re sold a 4* 2012 made and 2016 refurbished ship. The cabin, bathroom and the dining areas were ok. The 3 days/ 2 nights schedule was patched up among other groups and it didn’t feel like a proper cruise but a combination of different excursions. We’re the only people doing 3/2 rather than 2 days/ 1 nights. Food was good, but the same every day... see above, not a real 3 day cruise. The guide and ship manager would score poorly, some bar staff tried a bit harder. The positive was the cruise was pretty empty the first night so felt more relaxing. Overall, there are better options to visit this spectacular location than Garden Bay/ Tonkin cruises.

Important info

Booking Policy

Bookings should be made at least 7 days before the desired start date. If you require an earlier booking, please contact us and we would be happy to help!

Strict Cancellation Policy

The adventure can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. Cancellations after this date will not be eligible for a refund, unless your spot is booked and completed by another traveller. If your spot is booked and completed by another traveller, a full refund will be processed within 14 days of the adventure start date.

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