Bai Tu Long Bay, Halong Bay

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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 trip maker website .
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  • We found a cruise from HALONG SAPA EXPERTS website agent and visited Bai Tu Long Bay was excellent. Our cruise sailed to cave, floating fishing village, island, beach, and chefs cooked excellent Vietn...  more »
  • We specifically chose Bai Tu Long Bay after reading how overcrowded Halong Bay had become. Very pleased we did, there only appears to be a small number operators that are allowed to go there meaning t...  more »
  • Bai Tu Long Bay is a place to cherish. Cleaner waters than Halong and lower number of junk boats. The islands, karsts and floating villages are truly spectacular. The limestone rock formations are inc...  more »

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Where to stay in Halong Bay

When touring the scenic bay, most people stay in Halong City, where you can find many budget hotels, motels, and backpacker-style hostel lodgings. Another option is staying on Cat Ba, one of the larger islands in the bay, which features a variety of affordable hotels. You can also choose to stay in the port city of Haiphong and take day trips to explore Halong Bay.
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