HALONG BAY WITH INDOCHINA SAILS CRUISE
New deluxe junk of the fleet - the Indochina Sails - in service since April 2007. After the success of Ginger Cruise and the high demand of the customers, we have launched this sister boat.With well-appointed design and decor, the junk will together with its twin sister bring guests excellent experience cruise the World Heritage site.
Smile Tourist: Discover the splendors of Halong Bay aboard the Indochina Sails, a wooden junk that combines classic beauty with modern comfort. Our newest four star Junk will set the standard for services and amenities on the bay. Fitted out in the 1930’s Indochina style, Indochina Sail is measuring 45 meters (148 feet) in length, this newly built, custom-designed yacht features three decks that house an elegant restaurant, two bars, a small library, and a massage room—plus 32 luxurious sleeping cabins. With so much space, passengers can truly unwind and enjoy the bay’s magnificent scenery.
With its golden sails, polished woodwork and refined, Asian décor, the Indochina Sail offers an unforgettable ambiance of relaxed elegance. Join us, and see Halong Bay in style.
Welcome on board!
Measuring 45 meters (148 feet) long and 12 meters (38 feet) wide, our custom-built wooden junk features three decks, all outfitted with elegant Asian inspired decor. The lower deck is devoted to Passenger Cabins, with sleeping space for 32 people. The Reception, Restaurant, Bars, Gift Shop and Library are all located on the main deck. On the top deck passengers will find the Sunset Bar and a spacious lounge area, perfect for our morning Tai Chi classes, weekend BBQs and sunset cocktails.
Guests are welcome to make use of our binoculars, snorkeling equipment, and top-of-the-line Canadian made Seaward kayaks.
INDOCHINA SAILS CRUISE (2 days/ 1 night)
Day 1: HANOI - HALONG (L,D)
08: 30 Leave Hanoi for Halong Bay.
11: 30 Arrive at Bai Chay/Halong pier.
12: 15 Transfer by tender to the Indochina Sails boat – enjoy Welcome Drink. Receive cruise briefing and check in to cabins and begin cruise.
13: 00 Lunch - deluxe Vietnamese and International Set Menu.
Massage service is available beginning after lunch and throughout the cruise.
14.30 Arrive at Titop Island. Enjoy swimming, relaxing on the beach and climbing the steps to the top of the mountain on the island for fantastic views and photo opportunities. Water and towels supplied. We will spend about 45 minutes on the island.
15.15 Transfer back to the boat and sail for approximately 45 minutes to our second destination - the Bat Cave area.
16.15 Arrive at the Bat Cave area. There are two programs to choose from at this time. One option is a 40 minute kayaking program to the nearby Bat Cave and lagoon and surrounding waters. Kayaking is $10. per person unless already booked as part of your package. Water is supplied.
The second option is to visit the largest floating fishing village in Halong Bay. We will travel to the village on the tender and tour the village for approximately 20 minutes.
18: 30 Arrive at Luon Bo area - anchor for overnight.
19: 00 Dinner - deluxe Vietnamese & Western Buffet or Set Menu Dinner.
20: 30 Evening activities include: Film entertainment in the dining room at approximately 9: 15, board games and playing cards are available, join squid fishing from the boat with our crew, massage services are available. Also at this time we offer, when possible - depending on weather conditions, an excursion to a nearby squid fishing boat. We travel by tender and you will be able to board the squid boat and see how the local fishermen catch squid and other fish, the excursion lasts about 45 minutes.
21: 00 – 23: 00 Happy Hour! Buy one drink - get one free (wine excluded).
23.00 End of program for Day One
Day 2: HALONG - HANOI (B)
6: 45 Coffee, tea and breakfast pastries served in the dining room.
7: 00 Arrive at the Surprise Cave area, there is a small fishing village here. Relax onboard. You may join Tai Chi instruction on the sundeck at 7: 00, duration about 30 minutes.
8: 00 Transfer by tender to the Surprise Cave. Walk up the 100 steps to the entrance of the cave and tour on foot for approximately 45 minutes.
9: 00 Upon return to the boat take time to freshen up and please check-out of cabins. Please leave heavy lugguage outside of the cabins (staff will transfer to the pier). Depart for Bai Chay/Halong pier.
9: 30 Enjoy Breakfast Set Menu or Buffet served in the dining room. Settle bills in the dining room after breakfast.
10: 00 Relax on the sundeck or in the dining room and enjoy the bay scenery as we approach the pier.
10: 45 Arrive at Bai Chay/Halong pier.
11: 00 Transfer by tender to the pier, relax inside the pier building while waiting for return transportation.
INDOCHINA SAILS CRUISE (3 days/ 2 nights)
Day 1: HANOI - HALONG (L,D)
Welcome on board of Indochina Sail and set sail through bay while lunch is served. Cruise round the magical bay, where thousands of sculpted Limestone Islands rise from the waves like Dragons’ teeth. Opportunity to visit beautiful limestone grotto, go swimming or sunbathing. Enjoy cocktails while watching sunset and later unwind at Indochina Sail restaurant. If weather permits a short night cruise could bring you a nice discovery of the sea life by night.
Day 2: HALONG DISCOVERY (B,L,D)
After breakfast, transfer to your day – trip boat with private crew and cruise to the bay’s most untoached area. Enjoy swimming on quite beaches, visiting water tunnels, fishing villages or kayaking. Lunch served on board by your private chef. Return to the mother boat for the night.
Day 3: HALONG - HANOI (B)
Greet the day with a morning Tai Chi exercise with an opportunity to view the sunrise over the bay. After breakfast, a short trek to a nearby summit. Return on board for a final glimpse of the Halong Bay while cruising back to the dock.
* Sun block
* Camera + Film
* Insect repellent
* Original Passport
* We brim hat
* Swimming clothes
* Sun glasses
* Pick up and transfer (A/C van)
* Welcome Drink
* Cruise Itinerary and Program
* Entrance and Sightseeing Fees
* In-house English-speaking Tour Guide
* Luxurious Cabins with A/C and en-suite Bathrooms
* Deluxe Vietnamese and International Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Insurance
* Taxes and Service Charges
* Visa Arrangements
* Massage Services
* Personal Expenses
* All other services not clearly mentioned as included