2 days Bai Tu Long Bay
Hanoi, Bai Tu Long Bay, Hanoi
If we have limited time and wish to have a less conventional experience than Ha Long Bay, yet still want to see its natural wonders, this trip is ideal.
It showcases some of the most impressive sights in Bai Tu Long Bay, from extraordinary rocks to excellent food, wonderful local families and much much more.
Day 1 Hanoi / Bai Tu Long Bay
Being next to Ha Long Bay, Bai Tu Long Bay is equally magnificent, yet is less frequently visited. Legend has it that the Child Dragon landed here, creating its spectacular landscape. Departing from Hanoi between 7:15am to 7:45am, we drive to Cai Rong Island.
Here, we embark on a boat ride which takes us through the most stunning compressed and twisted islets, formed by mountain creation movement that occurred nearly ten million years ago.
This is followed by a kayaking ride among picturesque limestone outcrops. This is one of the best ways to explore the bay.
Finally, we arrive on Quan Lan island, an island which features white sand beaches, tiny villages and verdant hills. we settle in with our lodge.
The lodge is tastefully designed with textile and bamboo accents on the bedding, adorned with traditional furnishing, the room is peaceful and exotic.
At our warm and friendly lodge we have the opportunity to learn to make traditional Vietnamese Spring Rolls and succulent fish dipping sauce and Squid dish.
Tonight we stay overnight in our comfortable lodge. (Lunch and dinner are included).
Day 2 Bai Tu Long Bay / Hanoi
Thousands of years in the making, Quan Lan island, which is located in Bai Tu Long Bay, is a testament to the period when the sea receded leaving the island surrounded by ivory white sand dunes and stunning crescent beaches.
The island also boasts important historical significance, having once been a trading post and an ancient battleground during the Mongol invasion of Vietnam in the 13th century.
We wake up early and head to see a local fishing market before taking a bicycling ride across the island, the best way to see all the sights, lush surroundings and breathtaking sea view, stay close to the fertile land and its friendly inhabitants.
After that we board our waiting boat to discover the extent of the bay.
The return journey follows a different route, allowing us a few hours to appreciate the tranquil beauty only found in Bai Tu Long Bay.
We finally arrive in Cai Rong Island, we are picked up and transferred to Hanoi, arriving there at about 6pm. (Breakfast and lunch are included).
Easy cycling and kayaking with:
- a 1-2 hour kayak ride on Day 1.
- a 7-9 km bicycle ride on Day 2.
- 1 breakfast.
- 2 lunches.
- 1 dinner.
We choose local ingredients, typical of the way people eat in the area, at local restaurants, markets or homes. We also cater for Vegetarians but please request this at time of booking.
Our experienced, friendly and professional tour guides, all of whom speak fluent English.
They are knowledgeable about local cultures, history and the environment.
- lodge (1 night).
- $126USD per person for a group of 2 to 9 people.
- $115USD per person for a group of 10 to 16 people.
The cost of the trip includes:
- tour guides.
- meals listed on the itinerary.
- entrance fees.
- two bottles of mineral water.
- permits during guided excursions.
The cost of the trip does not include:
- travel insurance.
- drinks (soft drinks, alcohol and bottled water).
- personal expenses.
What to take:
Pack essentials for a few days away from Hanoi including light comfortable clothes suitable for outdoor activities.
Take a small day pack for cycling. We also recommend packing: swimsuit, personal articles, camera, insect repellent, sun cream, raincoat and sun hat..
Have a great journey!!!