02D/01N - Luxury Cruise Through Vietnam's Historic Halong Bay Aboard Indochina Sails Luxury Junks
Backed by over ten 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 travellers. Our fleet of six newly built wooden junks are designed in time-honoured traditional style, with contemporary and luxurious cabins and facilities. What better way to experience the natural beauty and spectacular seascape of this UNESCO World Heritage site than on board an Indochina Sails junk!
Day 01: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Embarkation (Lunch, Dinner)
08:00: Pick up at your hotel in Hanoi and drive to Halong Bay
11.30: Arrive at Bai Chay/Halong pier.
12.15: Transfer by tender to the boat – enjoy Welcome Drink, receive cruise briefing and safety instructions.
12.30: Check in and begin cruise. Sail through beautiful Bai Tu Long Bay enroute to Halong Bay.
13.00: Lunch - enjoy deluxe Vietnamese and International Set Menu Lunch.
Massage service available beginning after lunch and throughout the cruise. Please book in advance with your Cruise Manager.
14.45: Arrive at Luon Cave. Depart from the boat and journey past such popular sites as “Äáº§u NgÆ°á»i” Head Island, “Con Rùa” Turtle Island and “Cá»•ng Trá»i” Heaven’s Gate Island on the way to the cave. There are two options for exploring the cave and surrounding area. One option is to transfer to small bamboo boats which are rowed by the local people. The second option is to travel by kayak (passengers row kayaks for themselves). The kayaking option is $10.00 per person unless pre-booked.
15:45: Return to the boat and sail for about 15 minutes to our second stop – Titop Island.
16.00: 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 will be supplied. We will spend about 45 minutes on the island.
17.00: Depart and sail for about 30 minutes to Luon Bo area, where we will anchor for overnight.
19.15: Dinner - deluxe Vietnamese & Western Buffet or Set Menu Dinner.
20.45: Evening activities include: film entertainment (on some boats) in the dining room at 21.00, board games and playing cards are available, and massage services are available. Passengers may also try their luck at squid fishing from the boat.
21.00 - 23.00: Happy Hour! Buy one drink - get one free (wine by the bottle excluded)
23.00: End of Program for Day One.
Day 02: Disembarkation - Halong Bay - Hanoi (Breakfast)
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).
07.00: Arrive at the Surprise Cave area. There is a small fishing village here.
07.45: Transfer by tender to the Surprise Cave. Walk up about 100 steps to the cave entrance and tour the cave for approximately 45 minutes. Walk down about 100 steps and return to the boat.
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). Depart for Bai Chay/Halong pier.
09.30: Enjoy Breakfast Set Menu or Buffet 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 Bai Chay/Halong pier. Transfer by tender to the pier, relax inside the pier building while waiting for return transportation. Transfer back to Hanoi
15:00: Arrive at hotel in Hanoi city. Drop you off at your hotel. End of service.
What are included in the tour:
• Accommodation aboard
• R/T transportation with A/C (Your choice of SIC or Private Vehicle)
• Bottled water (1 per day), cold towels are provided for private vehicle option
• Meals specified in the programme
• All entrance and visiting fees
What are excluded in the tour:
• Visa to Vietnam (must be obtained before traveling)
• Personal medical and travel insurance
• Tips and gratuities for crew and drives
• Daily expenses and laundry
• Surcharge for Christmas and New Year or peak season
Commitment to Excellence: We enjoys excellent relationships with all of the highly regarded hotels and finest properties in our destinations as well as with service suppliers so that we are able to negotiate the most attractive prices for our clients, which enables us to provide exclusive holidays and affordable special offers. We create one-of-a-kind vacations for groups and individuals. We love our destinations and do our best to make sure that our customers feel the same way. Our job is to make sure that everyone gets the right balance of comfort and excitement to enjoy the experience of a lifetime.