days Bai Tu Long Bay
Hanoi, Bai Tu Long Bay, Quan Lan Island, Cai Rong Island, Hanoi.
This adventure is centred on the
islands of Bai Tu Long Bay. We enjoy a
range of activities including boating amongst
the limestone peaks, cycling across Quan Lan
Island, relaxing on the beach, exploring the
shoreline, and meeting wonderful local people.
Day 1 Hanoi / Bai Tu Long Bay
Bai Tu Long Bay of the submerged dragon, which boasts 3000 craggy and towering islets, is amongst the most picturesque places in Vietnam.
The fantastic beauty of the bay has given rise to many legends, some of them dating back to the ancient past. It is said that a dragon descended into the deep water spitting out gems as he did so.
And thus the rocky islands were formed. Departing from Hanoi we journey to Ha Long City and then on to Cai Rong Island. Soon after arriving in Cai Rong, we embark on a junk trip among spectacular limestone peaks.
Kayaking is one of the best ways to have a close glimpse of picturesque limestone outcrops and observe a delightful floating fishing village, an example of the way of life where some families spend their life living on the sea.
Arriving at Quan Lan Island we head to the family home and farm of Mr Sau, a retired fisherman.
Time here is spent strolling around and interacting with the local people.
Those who relish cooking demonstrations can settle in their kitchen to make traditional Vietnamese Spring Rolls and Squid dish.
We spend a memorable night in the charming house of Mr Sau. (Lunch and dinner are included).
Day 2 Quan Lan Island / Bai Tu Long Bay / Cai Rong Island
Quan Lan Island is located in Bai Tu Long Bay. The island is blessed with stunning beaches, scenic hills, sand dunes and surroundings sprinkled with tiny villages.
After a quiet morning strolling around the picturesque village of Quan Lan, an enjoyable bicycle ride across the island and watching the day unfold on the island, we board our junk to discover further northern reaches of Bai Tu Long Bay - time to appreciate the sublime beauty of the bay.
Next, we retire to a beautiful cave and watch the sun go down, before making a wish to have the perfect panoramas of the dramatic rock formations.
Finally, we complete our day on Cai Rong Island. Here, we stay overnight in a comfortable hotel. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included).
Day 3 Cai Rong
Island / Hanoi
Cai Rong's breathtaking limestone scenery and fishing village life is visible during our morning's time on the island. We enjoy our relaxing last day on the Island, we stroll around the local fishing market and watch village life.
Those who are energetic can enjoy a bicycle ride through picturesque part of the island. En route, we mingle with the local people going about their day, before we journey back to Hanoi, arriving there at about 5pm. (Breakfast and lunch are included).
Easy cycling and kayaking with:
a 1-2 hour kayaking ride on Day 1.
- a 10-12 km bicycle ride on Day 2.
- a 4-8 km bicycle ride on Day 3.
All of our experienced and friendly Tour
Guides speak excellent English or French.
They are extremely knowledgeable about local
cultures, history and the environment.
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.
home stay (1 night).
hotel (1 night).
A clean and comfortable home stay with mosquito nets provided.
169 USD per person for
a group of 2 to 9 people.
- 148 USD per
person for a group of 10 to 14 people.
The cost of the trip includes:
meals listed on the itinerary.
- admission fees.
- permits where applicable.
The cost of the trip does not include:
drinks (soft drinks, alcohol,
What to take:
including light comfortable clothes suitable
for outdoor activities, comfortable walking shoes.
Take a small day pack for cycling. We also recommend packing: swimsuit, personal
articles, insect repellent, sun cream, raincoat and sun hat...
a great journey!!!