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The most Amazing Bay in The World
We luckily saved our budget for private trip to Bai Tu long Bay Tours by Traditional Cruise on Last minute Deals for 2 days/1night sleeping on Bhaya Legend Boat . We had a delicious Vietnamese Lunch on cruise while heads to Bai Tu Long Bay passing the towns of Hon Gai and Cam Pha, Oan Lagoon, Mat Quy (Monster Head) and Am Tich (Teapot) Islets and Vung Vieng fishing village.
- Lots of things to do in Bai tu Long Bay on the Cruise
+ Visit local fishing village by local rowing boat
+ Kayaking around the fishing village(the weather was cold, we played without swimming).
+ Cooking class on Cruise was great as well
+ A night movie on Boat was beautifully great.
+ We had Taichi exercise in the morning
+ Cruise passing through Drum, Virgin, some more caves and Amazing cave
I highly appreciate the excursion by company with the best deal and transportation for everything with all inclusions.
Visited December 2012
Reviewed November 15, 2012
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We researched which area to explore on TA before we traveled to Vitenam and were very glad we chose this area as our destination. According to many reviews of Halong Bay the main area is heavily toured and therefore taking an environmental beating. We chose to go to Bai Tu Long Bay instead and found it calm , peaceful and clean. This was important to us and I would recommend going with an operator who comes to this area instead. Just as amazing I am sure.
Reviewed November 14, 2012
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Halong Bay is a wonder of the world for sure but there is more to Vietnam than just this place. Our family group also visited Bai Tu Long Bay and it was a great experience, too. I wanted to go there really bad but at first we were told that it was not very realistic because the area is not so developed as Halong Bay and it would be next to impossible to book a tour if one doesn't speak Vietnamese.
However, by that time we had already had one cruise organized for us by Halong Luxury Travel and their rep told us that we could also book a 2 or 3 day trip from Hanoi. At first we thought we might shop around for other options but we eventually found out very few agencies operated outside Halong Bay so we decided to call our guide from the previous trip. He arranged everything for us in a matter of minutes.
When I saw our ship, I fell in love with it at first sight. It was a traditional junk boat like you get to see in the pictures with bright yellow sails. Absolutely lovely!
Bai Tu Long Bay is very beautiful and pristine, it is less crowded with tourists and the water there is not polluted at all.
During our cruise we had enough time for everything - relaxing on the sundeck, enjoying the spectacular views, getting to know local fishmongers' way of life and indulging ourselves with delicious Asian cuisine.
The staff were all very professional, enthusiastic and friendly. I was very satisfied with the service. I think from now on a cruise like this one will be my idea of a perfect trip where there is a healthy balance between fun activities, excursions, good food and comfortable rest.
If you are a tourist in Vietnam, definitely go for Halong Luxury Travel, because these guys know their business. They let us enjoy ourselves as much as we could while taking good care of every person in our family group.
Quan Lan Island is a big Island of Bai Tu Long Bay; part of an island range on the outside of the gulf of Le Tonkin. It has an area of 11 sq. km, and features eight populated hamlets. Quan Lan Island stretch toward East – West from the foot of Van Don Range to the Got Mount with many high mountains to the east barring waves and winds, protect the villages. The island is situated on an important navigation route that connects China, Japan, Thailand and Philippines to Vietnam. Along two sides of the island are tens kilometres of sand beaches. This is the endless resource for glass making which the sea gives to man and it is also the extremely interesting tourism .Quan Lan Tours
Since the 11th century, Quan Lan had been one of the centres of the ancient commercial port of Van Don, which was animated and prosperous at the time. Today, there are still many vestiges linked to the ancient commercial port. This also explains why the island, lying deep in the sea, has the large pagodas and archaeological sites seen today. On the island there is the Quan Lan Communal House built in the 18th century; exceedingly beautiful and almost entirely preserved. Next to it is Quan Lan Pagoda (Linh Quang Tu), which is dedicated to Buddha and God Lieu Hanh. The pagoda also worships the statue of old Hau, a local person who made lots of contributions to the construction of the pagoda. The statue features a gentle and cheerful old woman, which adds an original character to the pagoda. Beside Quan Lan Pagoda lies Nghe Quan Lan (Duc Ong) Shrine, which is dedicated to Pham Cong Chinh, a local people who participated in the historical Vân Don battle against the Yuan invaders. He was later honored as a god. Quan Lan has many valuable sea products such as octopuses, butterfish, mackerel, holothurian, shrimp, and sai sung.
How to get in Quan Lan Island Vietnam ?
Drive from Hanoi to Van Don Dist 200km it take 4 hours and a half, the getting to Cai Rong port -2km from Van Don Post office. From Cai Rong Port – you will take tuk tuk to Quan Lan island and other beach as Minh chau... Around Quan Lan island.
Normal boat: at 7;00 and 13;00 everyday it takes 120 minutes to Minh Chau port, from Minh Chau port you can take a TUK TUK just 5 minutes ( 2km ).
Speed boat: at 7;30 and 13;30 everyday it takes 40 minutes to Minh Chau port, from Minh Chau port you can take a TUK TUK just 5 minutes ( 2km ).
Public bus: There are many public bus go to Cua Ong town or Van Don from Luong Yen bus station. Call to ask 043.972 0477.
Note: You can get to Quan Lan bey driving to Halong, taking the ferry to Hong Gai, going to a different port and taking a local boat to Quan Lan. It takes 3.5 hours and currently leaves around 1PM every day