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2D1N Private Cruise (4-Star) | Bai Tu Long Bay

By Bai Tho Cruise

This option is for a private boat. You will have the entire boat to yourself so the itinerary may be flexible. Your captain will further advise on any plan changes due to weather conditions.

Choose this if...

You are organising a group trip as you can get the whole cruise to yourself at a good value. You'll also feel good about the adventure as they uses green fuels!


2 days 1 night
Max: 22 guests
1 cabin
10 crew members
Fuel included
Discover spectacular sceneries of Bai Tu Long Bay, the quieter, sister route of Halong, on a private (11-cabin) 22-passengers wooden junk. This is of great value for a group gathering. Enjoy activities such as kayaking, visiting stunning caves and sampan trip to a floating village. Morning Tai Chi lesson and Vietnamese cooking demonstration are also provided onboard. By choosing this cruise, you will make positive contributions to the local business as Bai Tho Junks use biodiesels.

Trip Highlights

Visit Floating Villages
Explore Caves
Visit Cat Ba Island
Sunset Party
Bamboo Boating
Vietnamese Cooking Class
Learn Tai Chi
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What's included

US$ 2,378.19 55,272,828 VND per group (max group size of 22)
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees
  • Welcome drinks
  • In-house English speaking guide
  • Luxury cabins with air conditioning & en-suite bathroom
  • 2 bottles of complimentary drinking water in the cabin
  • Asian set lunch, set dinner, light breakfast and buffet brunch
  • Cooking class, Tai Chi session & pre-dinner cocktail
  • Onboard insurance
  • Roundtrip Expressway Transfer Hanoi - Ha Long w/ 9-seats limousine (25 USD/ person)
  • Private transfer is available upon request
  • Visa fees
  • Additional drinks
  • Tips
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Your boat

Ensuite Bathroom
Air Conditioning


Meeting details
Halong International Cruise Port
Other Notes

Limousine/private return transfer Hanoi to Ha Long can be arranged upon request at an additional cost

Scheduled Trip Dates

Trips scheduled daily
Feb 29
Mar 01
Mar 02
Mar 03
Mar 04
Mar 05
View the full calendar to try your luck for non-scheduled dates.


Please note that this is a sample itinerary and may be subject to change depending on weather conditions.
Day 1: Halong International Cruise Port - Bai Tu Long Bay - Halong Bay
Halong International Cruise Port - Bai Tu Long Bay - Halong Bay

Today you will explore well- hidden Thien Canh Son Cave

Accommodation: Bai Tho Cruise - Deluxe Cabin

  • 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM: Arrive at Halong International Cruise Port.
  • 12:30 PM- 13:00 PM: Embark on Bài Thơ. Check-in, enjoy welcome drinks and cruise briefing.
  • 13:00 PM- 14:30 PM: Enjoy lunch while cruising to magnificent Bai Tu Long Bay, admire the fascinating formations on the way.
  • 15:30 PM- 16:30 PM: Explore the well-hidden Thien Canh Son Cave.
  • 17:00 PM- 17:30 PM: Return to the boat – Swim or relax on sundeck.
  • 18:00 PM: Anchor overnight in the Cong Do area.
  • 18:15 PM: Pre-dinner cocktail party (complimentary "Halong sunset" cocktail with snacks).
  • 18:30 PM- 19:00 PM: Cooking class in a restaurant or outdoors.
  • 19:30 PM- 21:00 PM: Savour a delicious set dinner in the restaurant.
  • 21:00 PM- 23:00 PM: Nighttime squid fishing or relax and enjoy the fresh air.
  • Overnight in the Cong Do area.
Day 2: Halong Bay - Vung Vieng Village - Halong International Cruise Port
Halong Bay - Vung Vieng Village - Halong International Cruise Port

Today you will visit Vung Vieng Fishing Village and interact with the locals about their tradition and their fishing tehcniques.

  • 06:30 AM: Enjoy the sunrise on the Bay. Morning Tai Chi session on the sundeck.
  • 06:45 AM- 07:45 AM: Coffee, tea and breakfast pastries served in the restaurant.
  • 08:00 AM- 08:30 AM: Transfer to bamboo sampan boat to visit Vung Vieng Fishing Village. Rowers are local people wearing traditional costumes.
  • 09:00 AM- 09:30 AM: Check out of cabins. Start cruising towards the port.
  • 09:30 AM- 10:30 AM: International buffet brunch served in the restaurant.
  • 10:30 AM- 11:00 AM: Disembark. End of trip.

Meet your guide

Bai Tho Cruise

Established in 1991, Bai Tho Cruise is managed by Bai Tho Junks. Bai Tho offers travelers the flexibility of day cruise or overnight cruise. A wooden junk with traditional Vietnamese detailing, Bai tho cruise is a good fit for guests who want to have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the spectacular sceneries of Ha Long bay without spending a fortune. Onboard offerings provide basic cruise accommodation with air-conditioned cabins, en-suite bathrooms, sundeck area, restaurant, and bar.
29 years experience
Basic English
Green Fuels

What others are saying

4.9 out of 32 helpful reviews
Dickson, Hong Kong
21 Jan 2020 on
This junk boat is incredible, it has obviously old character. We loved the feeling on this boat. The food and especially the crew was fantastic, definitely meet our expectation. As well as Ha Long bay is simply spectacular.
Gamble, United Kingdom
20 Jan 2020 on
Accommodating staffs, delicious food and beautiful views from our cabin. The company did a good job of making a great excursions itinerary. Kayaking a lot of fun, visiting the cave and the fishing villagesÉ we didnŐt feel rushed at all. Unfortunately there is still much rubbish in the bay.
Rollin, USA
19 Jan 2020 on
Staffs were great, the food was delicious. A bit small but nice room. The cruise was well appointed in great shape, great design as well. Thanks to the captain. He took us to the best spot of Bai Tu Long
Tillman, USA
16 Jan 2020 on
What an amazing experience, the views are to die for, we were lucky to have a nice weather. The cabins were lovely and beautiful. The food was delicious. Service we experienced was also beyond our expectations. Cruise captain was very kind when we had a small problem, thank you so much to him. Only one thing you need to notice that you might get tired of spending a lot of time for transfer from Hanoi to the cruise and come back the next day.
Bentley, Turkey
16 Jan 2020 on
We have had a good trip. We also booked shutter bus transfer with the company, everything was great. Comfortable room, classic boat but clean. The crew was really accommodating us and their food was fine but not ŇexcellentÓ. Our kids were involved in all activities and they loved it. Great experience that we all remember!

Bai Tho Cruise Policies

Strict Cancellation Policy
As Bai Tho Cruise pays for your trip’s logistics in advance, you can only cancel for free within 24 hours of your booking, provided that this is at least 2 weeks before your trip starts.
Change of Date
You may also change your trip date once up to 3 days before your trip starts. Any date change are subject to availability.

Other Things to Know

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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