PRIVATE TOUR – TOUR CODE: CBT02
This Bai Tu Long bay tour starts from Hanoi, with 1 night group tour on Dragon Pearl junk among the bay, 1 night stay in Cai Rong town facing Bai Tu Long bay, plus the rest 2 nights private tour on Co To island. BBQ seafood dinner on Hong Van beach is included. Travel by shuttle bus, private car and speed boat.
WHY BOOK WITH US
and because Co To island, Bai Tu Long bay is extremely beautiful that we must stay to visit it.
|No. Persons||2||3||From 4 people||Single Supplement|
|US$ per person||460||410||386||185|
DAY 1 HANOI – HALONG CITY – BAI TU LONG BAY (L,D)
8:00 – 8:30 our tour guide picks you up at your Hanoi hotel. Morning transfer by cruise shuttle bus to Halong city passing through Bai Chay bridge, the symbol of Halong city. Arrive at Hon Gai harbour at around noon. Check in Dragon Pearl junk. Have lunch while cruising in the magnificent Bai Tu Long Bay, admiring the fascinating rock formations in the bay. Enjoy swimming in the crystal clear water. Explore the secluded Thien Canh Son Cave. Short cruise to Hon Co Island where you can relax on a white sandy beach, swim or kayaking. Back to the junk for relaxation. Dinner and overnight on Dragon Pearl junk.
DAY 2 VUNG VIENG FISHING VILLAGE – HON GAI HARBOUR – CAI RONG – BAI DAI BEACH (B,L)
Get up early to welcome sunrise on sundeck. Have breakfast in the open air. 08.30 Visit Vung Vieng fishing village in a rustic rowing-boat, meet the local people and pass through the floating school and fish farms. Then you have more leisure time for swimming in the middle of the bay. 10.00 Cruise back to the harbour while an a la carte lunch is served. 11.45 Disembark Dragon Pearl junk. Then you meet our tour guide from Hanoi again at Hon Gai harbour.
Private car transfer from Hon Gai harbour to Cai Rong port. After 1 hour drive, you check in hotel near from Cai Rong port. This afternoon is your relaxable time in Bai Dai beach, the most ideal place in Van Don district facing directly to Bai Tu Long bay. Walk to the end of this beach to visit Cai Bau pagoda, another place for your view from heights at Bai Tu Long bay. Overnight in Cai Rong town.
DAY 3 SPEED BOAT TO CO TO ISLAND ISLAND – BBQ SEAFOOD DINNER (B,D)
Early breakfast and check out your hotel. Embark the speedboat from Cai Rong port at 7:30am to Co To island 9:00am. Private transfer from Co To wharf to Co To Eco Lodge, Hong Van beach. Check in your bungalow and enjoy your afternoon at beach leisure. Evening BBQ seafood dinner on Hong Van beach is included. Overnight in Co To Eco Lodge.
DAY 4 CO TO ISLAND (B)
Enjoy a full day of island sightseeings by motorbiking with our guide. By motorbiking, you’re free to enjoy the true nature of beaches, mountains, rock grounds fully. Visit Van Chay beach famous for its white sand and blue water. Visit Mong Rong and Cau My rock ground, where owns the most splendid scene of Co To island. Trekking to Co To lighthouse to see the overview of Co To island. Pass by Co To park to join some beach games (game fees are paid by yourselves). Return to Co To Eco Lodge for refreshment.
DAY 5 CO TO ISLAND – CAI RONG PORT – HANOI (B)
After breakfast, you’re transferred to Co To wharf. Speedboat departs at 9:30am from Co To to Cai Rong port. Upon arrival, you take the shuttle bus Phuc Xuyen or Kumho with our tour guide back to your Hanoi hotel. Arrive in Hanoi at 15:00 or 17:30 upon the bus schedule available. End of services.
- 1 night on Dragon Pearl junk + 1 night in Cai Rong town + 2 nights in Co To Eco Lodge, Co To island
- Shuttle bus transfer Hanoi hotel – Halong city (Hon Gai harbour) and Cai Rong port – Hanoi hotel.
- Private car transfer on Co To island on Day 3 and Day 5.
- Private motorbiking on Co To island on Day 4. If you hesitate motorbiking, we will provide a complimentary driver.
- Kayaking in Bai Tu Long bay on Day 1.
- 1 English speaking guide throughout the tour + 1 English speaking guide on junk.
- 4 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners.
- Speedboat tickets Cai Rong – Co To – Cai Rong.
- All entrance fees.
- Mineral water during transfers.
- Co To Park entrance fees and game fees.
- Other meals and personal expenses not mentioned above.
- Tips for the guide & driver.
Bai Tu Long bay is becoming a must thing to do apart from Halong bay and Sapa. Contrast to Halong bay, Bai Tu Long is much less crowded and less travelled. The bay is 4 times bigger than Halong bay with only 40 overnight boats operate since 2008.
Co To island is the most remote island of Bai Tu Long bay from Cai Rong port. Because there are only 2 speedboats daily from Cai Rong port to Co To island. One departs at 7:00, one departs at 12:30. Meanwhile, on Day 2, the check out time of Dragon Pearl junk at Hon Gai harbour is 11:45, plus 1 hour drive from Hon Gai harbour to Cai Rong port, so we can’t be on time for the second speedboat. That’s why we will stay Night 2 in Cai Rong town, but don’t worry we will arrange private visit to Bai Dai beach and Cai Bau pagoda with stunning view to Bai Tu Long bay.
This Bai Tu Long bay tour is more luxury than other tours in our portfolio. Dragon Pearl junk of Indochina Junk fleet ranks No.1 of Bai Tu Long bay things to do on TripAdvisor for years. Co To Eco Lodge is newly built in Hong Van beach, owns 6 private bungalows facing the ocean. BBQ seafood dinner on Hong Van beach in front of the Eco Lodge is arranged for you on Night 3. Deluxe services deserve a bit more paid.
This Bai Tu Long bay tour is a guided tour. There are 1 English speaking guide from Hanoi supporting you throughout the tour, and another guide or cruise manager on Dragon Pearl junk to help you on cruising. Tour is nearly private for you, and departs at any dates matching your travel plan.
July and August are the peak tourism time in Co To island, so you should confirm to book this tour at least 1 month in advance.
This Bai Tu Long bay tour ends at 17:30 latest, so it doesn’t matter if you have a night train to Sapa, or a late flight to Ho Chi Minh city. If our company can arrange a morning speedboat from Co To island to Cai Rong town, certainly you will be at Halong city at around 9:00am, and arrive in Hanoi at 13:00 (4 hour driving). If the morning speedboat is fully booked, we will book the other one at 12:30 noon, then you will be at Hanoi hotel at around 17:30.