Bai Tu Long bay - Van Don bay 1 day cruise

Bai Tu Long bay day cruise in Cai Rong - Van Don is a new experience for travelers to a peaceful places and unspoiled by tourism in Bai Tu Long bay, the bay nex to Halong bay. The Horizon Cruise offer a good price day trip, it's very suitable for people who like discovering the authentic natural beauties and real life of the local fishermen. Bai Tu Long day cruise will also let you experience some interesting activities like kayaking, swimming, caving and hiking for just one day from Hanoi.

Price from: 85 $

  • The only Bai Tu Long bay 1 day cruise in Cai Rong fish port - Van Don district
  • Small group ( maximum 15 people on board)
  • Comfortable Minivan with Wifi, waters and tissues 
  • Traveling by new Express way Hanoi - Van Don (approximately 3 hours)
  • Traditional junk boat
  • Unique Itinerary to the off beat track area
  • Visiting stunning Dong Trong Cave without other tourists 
  • Kayaking and swimming with clean water 
  • Hiking to the top of Dong Trong island for panoramic views of Bai Tu Long bay and Cai Rong pier.
  • Experienced English  Guides
  • Discover local life off fishermen with alot of fishing boats and oyster farms

07:30 - 08:00 Our Minivan and Guide of The Horizon Cruise pick you up at your hotel in the Old quarter area depart for Bai Tu Long bay 1 day cruise in Cai Rong port - Van Don district

8:00 Departing from Hanoi, we drive on the new Express way to Van Don district (about 3 hours) and then stop at Cai Rong port , get on board and start a day discovering Bai Tu Long bay

11:30 We embark on a boat ride which takes us through some traditional fish farms and the most stunning compressed and twisted islets, formed by mountain creation movement that occurred nearly 500 million years ago. Also there’s time to have lunch with fresh sea food bought from local market.

12:45 Kayaking is one of the best ways to have a close glimpse of the picturesque limestone outcrops and observe delightful floating houses and oyster farms. 

Those who are feeling energetic and wish to get a close view of the scenic rock formations can climb aboard a sea kayak for a leisurely exploration of the bay.

And also after kayaking there is no better way to experience wild nature of Bai Tu Long than Swimming – Dipping in cool jade-green water of Bai Tu Long bay you will feel free and relaxed.

Continue navigating through the stunning limestone scenery of the bay, it's the best time for sitting on the sundeck and enjoying the beauty of Bai Tu Long bay.

14:45 Exploring the magnificent Dong Trong cave. We will have a chance to discover the biggest cave in Bai Tu Long Bay which is hidden under the foliage and craggy cliffs, before we continue hiking up to the top of Dong Trong island and see the best view to Cai Rong port and Bai Tu Long bay as well. This is the best time for photos hunters.

16:00 Return to Cai Rong port. It's a wonderful way to enjoy the last minutes of the day by having a cup of tea or coffee, before we leave the bay behind and head back to Hanoi.

We break the journey with a refreshment in highway resting stop

19:30 Arrive in Hanoi and farewell . 

Physical activities:

- a 4,5 hours boat ride.

- Visiting Dong Trong cave

- 1 hour kayaking 

- swimming

- 1 lunch. 
We choose local ingredients, typical of the way people eat in the area. 
We also cater for Vegetarians but please request this at time of booking.


- minivan
- boat.

Tour Guides: 
Our experienced and friendly Tour Guides speak fluent English. 
They are knowledgeable about local cultures, history and the environment.

The cost of the trip includes: 

- Tour Guides.
- lunch.
- entrance fees.
- permits during guided excursions.

The cost of the trip does not include: 

- Tipping for staffs

- travel insurance.

- drinks (soft drinks, alcohol, bottled water).

- other personal expenses.

What to take: 

We also recommend packing: swimming suit, personal articles, camera, insect repellent, sun cream, raincoat and sun hat..


We offer Vietnamese traditional style and focus on seafood:



– Mixed vege salad with vinegar sauce

– Fried springrolls

 Main courses

– Steamed Prawn with lemongrass

– Stir-Fried squids with Vegetables

– Steam fish in Soya sauce

– Sautéed vegetable with mushroom

– Steamed fragrant rice


– Fresh tropical fruits



– Mixed vege salad with vinegar sauce

– Chips

 Main courses

– Fried dumpling

– Soya-curd with tomato sauce

– Vegetarian spring-roll

– Vegetarian fake meat with tomato sauce

– Vegetarian noodle

– Steamed fragrant rice


– Fresh fruits


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