Indochina Sails - a luxury cruise team in Halong Bay - were designed in time-honored traditional style, with contemporary and luxurious cabins and facilities. What a better way to experience the natural beauty and spectacular seascape of this UNESCO World Heritage site than on board an Indochina Sails junk!
3 luxury cruises with 15 cabins each, daily departure from Bai Chay
Interesting itinerary (Halong Bay - Cua Van village - Luom Bo - Titop island)
Luxurious service and activities (cave discovering - swimming - night fishing - Tai Chi)
Day 1: Hanoi – Halong Bay (L, D)
07.30 - 08.00 optional pick up at hotels in Hanoi Old Quarters.
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 available beginning after lunch and throughout the cruise. Please book in advance with your Cruise Manager.
14.00 – 16.30 We cruise through Halong Bay, passing the most beautiful and quiet area including Incense Burner, Dog Stone Islet, Fighting Cock, Finger islet.
16.30 Arrive at the 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 the villagers. For those who wish to go by kayak the kayaking option is $10.00 per person (unless pre-booked). Kayakers will depart from the boat in two-seater, self-rowed kayaks and kayak to and 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, to anchor for overnight.
18.00 – 18.30 We organize 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 include: Happy Hour! 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.
Day 2: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B)
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 – 9.00 Transfer by tender to the Titov Island. About one hour is spent on the island allowing time for a climb up the steps 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 return to the boat you will have 30 minutes to freshen up and finish packing. Please remove all of your belongings from the cabins, you may leave heavy luggage outside of the cabins (staff will transfer directly to the pier).
09.30 Enjoy Breakfast in the dining room. We will settle bills 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.