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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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Bai Tu Long Bay by using our Halong Bay trip generator.
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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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  • Were advised to booked a cruise that visits Bai Tu Long Bay via HALONG SAPA EXPERTS website agent and we did enjoy our time. We got a great time for kayaking, visited caves, peark farm , floating fish...  more »
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  • This is a must to do 100 percent better than Halong bay, off the beaten track and 400 percent less people  more »