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3D2N Halong Bay Cruise (Bai Tu Long Bay Route)

By Garden Bay Cruise Premium


3 days 2 nights
Group trip
Price from USD$265.20 6.145.724 VND per person
This 3 day 2 night trip takes you away from the crowds of the main Halong Bay to the slightly less-touristed Bai Tu Long Bay (which is still part of the Halong Bay UNESCO World Heritage Site). Experience local fishing villages, visit Cap La, a small fishing village between Bai Tu Long and Halong Bay, kayak and explore the Thien Canh Son cave. This includes return transport from Hanoi Old Quarter.
  • 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
  • Return transport from Hanoi Old Quarter
  • Transport outside of Hanoi Old Quarter
  • Insurance
  • Tips
  • Alcohol
Same Price as What You’d Find Locally
Free Date Change ~ 3 Days Before
Community-Based Guides
Low Carbon Footprint
Always Available to Chat
Guaranteed Trip Even with 1 Guest

Meet your guide

Garden Bay Cruise Premium

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.
Fluent English


Trips available daily
Dec 27
Dec 28
Dec 29
Dec 30
Dec 31
Jan 01
If you require an earlier date, please request to book.


Please note that this is a sample itinerary and may be subject to change depending on weather conditions.
Day 1: Hanoi - Hon Gai Port - Vung Vieng Fishing Village
Hanoi - Hon Gai Port - Vung Vieng Fishing Village

Today you will get to explore Vung Vieng fishing village

Accommodation: Garden Bay Cruise Premium Boat - Deluxe Room

  • 7am: Depart Hanoi for Halong Bay
  • 12:30pm: Embark on the cruise ship at Hon Gai Port
  • 1pm: Lunch
  • 3pm: Explore Vung Vieng, a floating fishing village in Bai Tu Long Bay. It's a small floating village with a handful of fishing houses, a pearl farm and areas to repair boats and nets. The village is accessed via rowing boats managed by locals and provides an income for the local inhabitants.
  • Go kayaking
  • 5:30pm: Sunset viewing
  • 7:30pm: BBQ dinner
  • 8:30pm: Squid fishing
Day 2: Cap La area
Cap La area

Today you'll get to fish, kayak, and swim in Cap La

Accommodation: Garden Bay Cruise Premium Boat - Deluxe Room

  • 6am: Taichi course
  • 7am: Breakfast
  • 8am: Transfer to day boat to explore Cap La area, a beautiful fishing village between Bai Tu Long and Halong Bay.
  • 9:30am: Fishing
  • 12pm: Lunch
  • 1:30pm: Kayaking and swimming
  • 7:30pm: Dinner
Day 3: Thien Canh Son - Hon Gai Port - Hanoi
Thien Canh Son - Hon Gai Port - Hanoi

Today you will explore Thien Canh Son Cave

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



Guest's Hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter
Guest's Hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter
Other Notes

The above times are approximate and the exact time will be provided the day before your trip.

What others are saying

4.3 out of 96 helpful reviews
ranne94q, UK
17 days ago on TripAdvisor
The boat and rooms are exactly as pictured, comfortable and clean. The food and level of service was well above what we expected. Our guide Noi was lovely and gave us lots of information. Very helpful as well such as ordering us a taxi when we got off the boat as we weren’t going back to Hanoi. Single use plastic has been banned from the bay so they will make you throw away/leave behind and pick up later. This is a good thing! We noticed much, much less plastic waste floating in the sea compared to other places in Asia. But it wasn’t mentioned until 5 mins before going to the boat - some people had already stocked up with bottles of water and weren’t too pleased. Water and reusable bottles are provided on the boat free of charge.
Sabeau2908, Belgium
19 days ago on TripAdvisor
We were picked up by a bus in Hanoi, together with other cruise guests. 3,5h’s drive, but good accommodation. The boat itself was above expectations. Nice room and bathroom. The food (breakfast, lunch and diner) was of very good quality, served by a very friendly staff. The activities were very well organized and fun, lead by a very funny and friendly tour guide. The scenery in Halong Bay is fabulous, so you can be sure to go home with some beautiful pictures.
Laffo67, UK
about 1 month ago on TripAdvisor
From start to finish one of the best things I did while traveling in Vietnam. The food was fantastic and the team accommodated two of our group's vegetarians. We were picked up from our hotel in Hanoi at a cost of around 582,000 VND ($25USD) return. The boat was clean and very spacious. I can't recommend highly enough. you won't regret going.
about 2 months ago on TripAdvisor
We were advised from our hotel to go to dhalong bay with this agency for a low price and good quality cruise. We were very happy to see that it was even better than we thought. Kevin (our guide) was funny and very helpful, he gave us lots of tips about the country and was very honest. View from the goat was amazing and people very nice. And most important: in that area we were really a few boats compare to the Real halong bay
Erin K, USA
3 months ago on TripAdvisor
We had a well-planned 2 day, 1 night cruise with Garden Bay. It felt like there were plenty of activities (hike through the caves, kayaking, swimming, trip to fishing village, cooking demonstration), but there was also plenty of time to relax and take in the magnificent scenery. Each room had a private balcony which was really nice, but you could also go sit on the top deck for amazing views as well. Tons of food available throughout the whole stay. Really nice experience with this tour group. Thank you!

Other Things to Know

Cancellation and Exchange Policy
Strict Cancellation Policy
You can be fully refunded for cancellations within 24 hours of booking. Other cancellations will not be refunded.
Flexible Date Policy
You can change your trip date once for free up to 3 days before your trip. Any date change will be subject to availability, and will not count as a cancellation.
Packing list for the trip
Backup batteries and charger
Cash (for purchasing drinks during happy hour, buying souvenirs or tips)
Change of clothes
Electrical adapter
Hat (it gets sunny!)
Hiking shoes
Insect repellent
Light jacket/sweater (for the evenings)
Passport (required for registration on the boat)
Shorts & T-shirts
Umbrella and/or light rain jacket

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