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Indochina Sails Halong Bay
USD151
ATA-HLC-IS 2 days / 3 days

Backed by over 20 years experience hosting international guests on the tranquil waters of Halong Bay, Indochina Sails has set a new standard for luxury cruising. The first company to offer overnight cruises on the bay, we are now widely known as the number one choice for discerning travelers.

Introduction

Our Junks

Our boats, or Junks, are built in Vietnam, utilizing local materials and the handiwork of skilled shipbuilders, craftsmen and artists. As in the days of old they are built entirely of wood. The wood featured in the interiors is called “go huong”, which translates as aromatic wood, it is a highly durable and beautifully grained wood which adds to the rich and warm character of the boats.

Each of our boats features spacious, well-appointed cabins and suites with large ensuite marble bathrooms, a large sundeck with comfortable lounging furniture and an elegant dining room and bar. We have designed and fitted our boats to international standards while maintaining traditional Chinese Junk styling, creating the perfect balance of modern comforts and nostalgic ambiance.

The Indo 1 and Indo 2 are identical boats and were both launched in 2007. Each comprises 15 cabins (Superior and Deluxe Cabins). The deluxe cabins are are a bit larger and feature rainfall showers and are all situated on the second decks of the boats.

Our newest boat, the Indo 3, launched in late 2008, also features ceramic artworks handcrafted in Bat Trang, well known as the home of the country’s most talented ceramic craftsmen. All of our boats are decorated with silk from Van Phuc, the “Silk Village”.

Our smaller boat, the “Valentine”, launched in late 2007, is perfect for those seeking a more exclusive and intimate experience. Valentine is a full service vessel offering all the facilities and amenities of our larger boats, but with only five cabins; four Deluxe cabins at 19 square meters each and one Suite cabin at 30 square meters, all with Jacuzzis.

Dining Room and Bar:

Our dining rooms offer a comfortable and romantic setting, with large panoramic windows from which to take in the beauty of the bay while enjoying Vietnamese cuisine at its best. The cozy bars offer a selection of Aperitifs, Spirits, Cocktails, beer and a selection of fine wines from around the world.

Food:
Our experienced chefs provide a varied selection of Vietnamese and International cuisine including fresh local seafood, all carefully prepared and presented.

Services:
Our staff are trained to provide the best possible service to our passengers at all times. The relaxed and welcoming manner of our hospitality creates an atmosphere in which our guests feel that they are at home away from home.

Itinerary

Overnight Cruise for 2 days on Halong Bay with Indochina Sails

DayActivitiesLocation
1

Hanoi – Halong – Bai Tu Long (L,D)

  • 12.30 Boarding our boat at Tuan Chau Port – enjoy welcome drink, receive cruise briefing and safety instructions.
  • 13.15 – 14.00 Passengers enjoy the deluxe Vietnamese Set Menu Lunch.
  • Massage service is available after lunch and throughout the cruise. Please book in advance with your Cruise Manager.
  • 14.00 – 16.30 Cruise through Halong Bay, passing the most beautiful and quiet areas including Incense Burner, Dog Stone Islet, Fighting Cock, Finger Islet.
  • 16.30 Arrive at Cua Van Floating Fishing Village. This is one of the largest fishing villages on the Bay. Guests can choose between kayaking through the village or visiting on small bamboo boats (sampans) rowed by villagers. For those who wish to kayak, the kayaking fee is $10.00 per person (unless pre-booked). Kayakers will depart from the boat in two-seater, self-rowed kayaks, kayaking through the village and back to the boat. A kayaking tour guide will lead the way.
  • 18.00 Depart and sail for about 30 minutes to Luon Bo area, and anchor overnight.
  • 18.00 – 18.30 Attend the Fruit and Vegetable carving lesson led by our Head Chef. During the lesson, the chef will conduct Fruit and Vegetable carving, showing the guests how we decorate and make some traditional Vietnamese food.
  • 18.00 -19.00 First of two Happy Hours! Buy one drink-get one free (wine by the bottle excluded).
  • 19.30 Dinner is served to the guests.
  • 20.45 Evening activities. Board games like cards or Parcheesi are available, as well as massage service (massage service is available throughout the cruise). Also, everyone can try their luck at squid fishing on the boat with help from the crew.
  • 21.00 – 22.00 Second Happy Hour! Buy one drink-get one free (wine by the bottle excluded).
  • 23.00 End of Program for Day One.
Bai Tu Long
2

Halong – Hanoi (B)

  • 06.45 Coffee, tea and breakfast pastries served in the dining room.
  • 07.00 Enjoy Tai Chi instruction on the sundeck (lasting for about 30 minutes).
  • 07.45 – 9.00 Guests are transferred by tender to the Titov Island. About one hour is spent on the island, allowing time to climb to the peak for a breathtaking 360 degree view of the Bay (there is also an expansive viewing deck half way up).  After the climb, there is time left to relax on the beach and have a swim.
  • 09.00 Upon returning to the boat, guests will have 30 minutes to freshen up and finish packing. Please collect all of your belongings from the cabins and leave heavy luggage outside the cabins (staff will transfer directly to the pier).
  • 09.30 Enjoy a full breakfast in the dining room. Bills are settled after breakfast. Relax on the sundeck or in the dining room enjoying the bay scenery as we approach the pier.
  • 11.00 Arrive at Tuan Chau port., relax inside the pier building while waiting for return transportation.
Halong

Overnight Cruise for 3 days on Halong Bay with Indochina Sails

DayActivitiesLocation
1

HANOI – HALONG (L,D)

  • 12.30 Boarding our boat at Tuan Chau Port – enjoy welcome drink, receive cruise briefing and safety instructions.
  • 13.15 – 14.00 Passengers enjoy the deluxe Vietnamese Set Menu Lunch. Massage service is available after lunch and throughout the cruise. Please book in advance with your Cruise Manager.
  • 14.00 – 16.30 Cruise through Halong Bay, passing the most beautiful and quiet areas including Incense Burner, Dog Stone Islet, Fighting Cock, Finger Islet.
  • 16.30 Arrive at Cua Van Floating Fishing Village. This is one of the largest fishing villages on the Bay. Guests can choose between kayaking through the village or visiting on small bamboo boats (sampans) rowed by villagers.
    Kayakers will depart from the boat in two-seater, self-rowed kayaks, kayaking through the village and back to the boat. A kayaking tour guide will lead the way.
  • 18.00 Attend the Fruit and Vegetable carving lesson led by our Head Chef. During the lesson, the chef will conduct Fruit and Vegetable carving, showing the guests how we decorate and make some traditional Vietnamese food.
  • 18.00 -19.00 First Happy Hour! Buy one drink – get one free (wine by the bottle excluded).
  • 19.30 Dinner is served to the guests.
  • 20.45 Evening activities. Board games like cards or Parcheesi are available, as well as massage service (massage service is available throughout the cruise). Also, everyone can try their luck at squid fishing on the boat with help from the crew.
  • 21.00 – 22.00 Second Happy Hour! Buy one drink-get one free (wine by the bottle excluded).
  • 23.00 End of Program for Day One.
Halong
2

BAI TU LONG, HALONG (B,L,D)

  • 06.45 Coffee, tea and breakfast pastries served in the dining room.
  • 07.00 Enjoy Tai Chi instruction on the sundeck (duration about 30 minutes).
  • 07.45 Enjoy Breakfast served in the dining room.
  • 08.30 – 16.00 Guests are transferred to the Indochina Sails Day Boat, a spacious and comfortable wooden junk with lounge, dining room and sundeck. Daytime activities include cruising to less trafficked areas of the Bay, visiting Surprise Cave and kayaking around Bat Cave area (the itinerary could be revised flexibly based on weather conditions). Lunch is served on board mid-day
    After lunch, guests will pay a visit to Pearl Farm in the afternoon.
  • 16.00 Return by tender to the Indochina Sails boat. Rejoin the cruise and relax onboard as we sail to the overnight anchorage.
  • 18.00 – 19.00 First of two Happy Hours! Buy one drink-get one free (wine by the bottle excluded).
  • 19.30 Dinner is served to the guests.
  • 20.45 Evening activities. Board games like cards or Parcheesi are available, as well as massage service (massage service is available throughout the cruise). Also, everyone can try their luck at squid fishing on the boat with help from the crew.
  • 21.00 – 22.00 Second Happy Hour! Buy one drink-get one free (wine by the bottle excluded).
  • 23.00 End of Program for Day Two.
Bai Tu Long
3

HALONG – HANOI (B)

  • 06.45 Coffee, tea and breakfast pastries served in the dining room.
  • 07.00 Enjoy Tai Chi instruction on the sundeck (lasting for about 30 minutes).
  • 07.45 – 9.00 Guests are transferred by tender to the Titov Island. About one hour is spent on the island, allowing time to climb to the peak for a breathtaking 360 degree view of the Bay (there is also an expansive viewing deck half way up).
    After the climb, there is time left to relax on the beach and have a swim.
  • 09.00 Upon returning to the boat, guests will have 30 minutes to freshen up and finish packing. Please collect all of your belongings from the cabins and leave heavy luggage outside the cabins (staff will transfer directly to the pier).
    09.30 Enjoy a full breakfast in the dining room. Bills are settled after breakfast.
    Relax on the sundeck or in the dining room enjoying the bay scenery as we approach the pier.
  • 11.00 Arrive at Tuan Chau port, relax inside the pier building while waiting for return transportation.
Halong

Tour details

Itinerary: Overnight Cruise for 2 days on Halong Bay with Indochina Sails

Cruise cabinRate/person (USD)Single supplement (USD) Children 6-12 yr
Rate on High season (Jan – April, Oct – Dec /2016)
SuperiorUSD180USD115USD135
DeluxeUSD210USD130USD157.5
SuiteUSD228USD157USD171
President suiteUSD303USD212USD227
Rate on PROMOTION period (May – Sept /2016)
SuperiorUSD151USD108USD84
DeluxeUSD176USD122USD84
SuiteUSD205USD140USD84
President suiteUSD235USD181USD84

Itinerary: Overnight Cruise for 3 days on Halong Bay with Indochina Sails

Cruise cabinRate/person (USD)Single supplement (USD) Children 6-12 yr
Rate on High season (Jan – April, Oct – Dec /2016)
SuperiorUSD318USD240USD238
DeluxeUSD333USD245USD250
SuiteUSD375USD263USD281
President suiteUSD420USD338USD315
Rate on PROMOTION period (May – Sept /2016)
SuperiorUSD278USD195USD142
DeluxeUSD289USD217USD142
SuiteUSD338USD265USD142
President suiteUSD372USD292USD142

Note:

– Surcharge: USD41/adult on 24th, 31st Dec 2016

– Child policy: Children under 5 years old are FOC, sharing room with parents. Age of children based on year of birth.

TRIP INCLUDED

  • Welcome Drink
  • Cruise Itinerary and Program
  • Entrance and Sightseeing Fees
  • In-house English-speaking Tour Guide
  • Luxury Cabins and Suites with A/C
  • Luxury en-suite Bathroom
  • Vietnamese Lunch and Dinner (2 Vietnamese Lunch and Dinner for 3 Days 2 Nights)
  • International Breakfast (2 International Breakfast for 3 Days 2 Nights)
  • Conference Equipment (charter)
  • Insurance, Taxes and Service Charges

TRIP EXCLUDED

  • Beverages, travel insurance
  • Tips, personal expenses
  • All not indicated in our itinerary
  • Transportation Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi: USD25/ adult

ATTENTION

What to bring: Original passport, swimming suites, sun glasses, some cash in Vietnamese Dong / USD for personal expenses (do not  accept credit card payments on board), bring something warm to wear [From Dec till March]

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