Bai Tu Long Bay, Halong Bay

4.6
#3 of 14 in Parks in Halong Bay
Travel off the beaten path for quiet beaches and dramatic karst mountains at Bai Tu Long Bay. This attraction is similar to Halong Bay, but is much less crowded because it is less well-known among tourists. Many of its beaches are empty, which make this site an ideal spot for a day trip. Though it doesn't have as many grottos as other nearby beaches, it is rich in biodiversity, limestone cliffs, and a vibrant coastal ecosystem. To visit Bai Tu Long Bay on your holiday in Halong Bay, and find out what else Halong Bay has to offer, use our Halong Bay.
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  • Visited with Swan Cruises and I was not disappointed. The bay is a calm and serene environment with amazing sites throughout our tour. The views are spectacular and completely lived up to my...  more »
  • it absolutely was an excellent experience! The scenery was stunning, as well as the guide was really helpful, helpful and informative. We specifically appreciated Bai Tu Long Bay because there's...  more »
  • This was undoubtedly the highlight of the journey of mine! We went on a three day cruise in Halong Bay as well as the surrounding region. The outstanding attractiveness of Halong Bay was...  more »
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  • Beautiful bay, very quiet compared to Ha Long Bay and just as scenic, although the small beaches were somewhat dirty, so we couldn't get a good swim until we got to the day boat, after kayaking. We visited it the second day of our 3 days and 2 nights cruise to Ha Long Bay. We only saw two other day boats along or nearby, which made the experience very relaxed. The kayaking was a bit harder than the first day in the fishing village, due to the waves and more open waters, but had some incredible views.
  • Smaller scale & less visitors-- but spectacular! This Bay, with its 40 "islands/Karsts", is near the better know and much larger Ha Long Bay. Its "National Park" has been designated an "Asian Heritage attraction" ... and, is ranked as the #1 attraction in the Ha Long Bay region, and, has been awarded TripAdvisor's "Certificate of Excellence". It is much less crowded than Ha long Bay--- and is not as "overpowering"!! "Experienced Travellers" find that, while it is "off the beaten track" it is every bit as beautiful! Its definitely very worthwhile for those who appreciate the nature and serenity! I hope that this Review has been helpful!
  • Largely untouched, over some 50 million years (or was it 500m years?) Northern small sister of the famed Halong Bay. Seafood is simply out of the world. Beautiful island folk. . Unmissable, if u in the region.
  • Much less congested than HaLong bay and just as magested. Having so few boats in the area made it feel like you're the only ones there. A MUST SEE.
  • Did Cristina Cruise with Vietnam Tonkin Travel & that's a perfect choice with competitive price. Bai Tu long bay was very beautiful, Vung Vieng fishing villages was interesting. Cruise trip was excellent!

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