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Swan Cruises Bai Tu Long Bay : 2 Days 1 Night

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Activity provider: Swan Cruises Halong
Hop-on hop-off tour

Swan Cruises Bai Tu Long Bay : 2 Days 1 Night

Activity provider: Swan Cruises Halong

From US$ 190 per person

Lose yourself in the beautiful limestone caves and islets of Bai Tu Long on a 2-day cruise. Kayak across the emerald water, watch cooking demonstration and more.

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Duration 12 hours
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Pickup included
Pick-up possible from your hotel or other location in the Old Quarter of Hanoi.


  • Cruise around the limestone islets of Bai Tu Long
  • Kayak across the emerald green waters
  • Learn how to prepare traditional Vietnamese food
  • Enjoy an on-board sunset time on top deck
Full description

Get back to nature on a 2-day boat cruise of Bai Tu Long Bay. Spend the night among thousands of limestone karst formations rising from the emerald green waters.

Day 1: Hanoi – Bai Tu Long Bay

Pick-up at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter ( for whose book our bus services) , and then journey to Ha Long. Get a welcome drink as you board the junk boat and listen to the safety regulations before you set sail.

Arrive in the kayaking area – that is Cap La Island. Enjoy kayaking through the karst and breathtaking nature, swimming and relaxing. Get back to the boat and enjoy our Sunset time while our cruise sailing to the overnight anchorage. 19.00: Sumptuous set dinner on board. 20.30: Free time to challenge yourself in Vietnamese puzzle games, or gathers your group/family for a board game; try your luck with squid fishing or simply have a cocktail and enjoy the quiet night on the bay.

Day 2: Bai Tu Long Bay – Hanoi

06:00 | Sunrise Tai-chi section on sundeck or catch a morning view of the stunning bay’s landscape with a cup of tea or coffee. 08.00: Explore the well-hidden Thien Canh Son Cave.

Return to the boat to watch a cooking demonstration before an early lunch of Vietnamese food as you sail back Habour.

  • Cruise less touristic area Bai Tu Long Bay
  • Welcome drink
  • Local English-speaking guide on the boat
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees
  • Service charge
  • Onboard insurance
  • Kayaking and swimming
  • All meals on board
  • Cooking demonstration
  • Daily fresh fruit in your cabin
  • 2 bottles of mineral water per cabin
  • Airfares
  • Transportation between Hanoi and Halong, which is $25 per person
  • Visa arrangements
  • Travel insurance
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Change of clothes
  • Insect repellent

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • The itinerary and program is subject to change due to the weather conditions and tidal changes
  • Advanced reservation is required
  • You will need to bring your passport to check in on board the boat
  • Private car: if you would like to use a private car to get to the cruise, please inform the tour operator, this service is available for your own group
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 11 reviews

Review summary

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The transfer from Hanoi is a bit long but the cruise is worth the detour. A commercial break in the middle of the journey, uncomfortable bus and for small people. Very welcome on the boat, the activities are pleasant and we take magnificent photos. The visit to the cave is a negative point, too crowded because all the boats arrive at the same time. Another activity would be preferable. Interesting meals even if you don't eat everything. Thank you to our guides.

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October 28, 2019

Fun trip and excellent host

The trip was fun and we had a really excellent host. We enjoyed the company of the other guests. When we booked the trip it was our understanding that we would go to the outer Bay (Bai tu long bay) past the crowded areas, however this was not the case, it was extremely crowded, we were just taken to the main bay. The drinks were very expensive and the loud music ruined the serenity of the natural environment.

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January 23, 2019

January 20, 2020


Product ID: 155922