Tour price:US$ 230 – US$ 492
Duration:3 days/ 2 nights
Route:Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi
Indochina Sails Cruises are built with local materials and the handiwork of skilled shipbuilders, craftsmen and artists in Vietnam. All cruise are built entirely of wood is called “go huong”, which translates as aromatic wood. Each of boats features spacious, well-appointed cabins and suites with large en-suite 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.
Day 1: HANOI – HALONG BAY (L/D)
08.00 Pick up at your hotel in Hanoi and transfer to Halong City.
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 Depart by boat to Halong Bay – start cruise and check-in to cabins.
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch – enjoy deluxe Set Menu Lunch.
Massage service (at surcharge) available beginning after lunch and throughout the cruise. Please book in advance with your Cruise Manager.
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 will be supplied. We will spend about 45 minutes on the island.
15:15 Return to the boat and sail for about 45 minutes to our second stop – the Bat Cave area.
16.00 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 (at surcharge). Water is supplied.
The second option is to visit the Cua Van floating fishing village, the largest floating fishing village in Halong Bay. There are about 130 floating houses and about 600 people live and work in the village. We will travel to the village on the tender and tour the village for approximately 20 minutes.
17.45 Depart and sail for about 30 minutes to Luon Bo area, where we will anchor for overnight.
19.00 – 20.30 Dinner – deluxe Vietnamese & Western Buffet or Set Menu Dinner.
20.30 Evening activities include: film entertainment in the dining room at approximately 9:00, board games and playing cards are available, and massage services are available (at surcharge). We also offer Squid fishing on the Boat.
21.00 – 23.00 Happy Hour! Buy one drink – get one free (wine excluded)
23.00 End of Program for Day One.
Accommodation onboard Indochina Sails
Meals included: Lunch/ Dinner
Day 2: HALONG BAY (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 Transfer by tender to the “Day Boat” and begin to cruise to some of Halong Bay’s more untouched locales. Exact locations depend on tide conditions. Enjoy a leisurely day of kayaking and swimming. A multi-course lunch will be served mid-day. Pack lightly; swimwear and set of dry clothes and there may be some walking through shallow water and on slippery rocks so appropriate shoes for this (you may bring the sandals provided in your cabins).
16.00 Return by tender to the Indochina Sails boat.
17.45 Food carving demonstration in the dining room.
18.30 Arrive at Luon Bo area – anchor for overnight.
19.00 Deluxe Vietnamese and Western Buffet or Set Menu Dinner.
20.30 Evening activities include: squid fishing from the boat, film entertainment in the dining room at approximately 21:00, board games and playing cards are available, and massage services are available (at surcharge).
21.00 – 23.00 Happy Hour! Buy one – Get one free (all beverages except wine by the bottle).
Accommodation onboard Indochina Sails
Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/ Dinner
Day 3: HALONG BAY – Hanoi(B)
06.30 Enjoy Tai Chi on the sundeck.
07.30 Coffee, tea and breakfast pastries served in the dining room.
07.45 Arrive by boat at the Surprise Cave – Optional tour program: prepare for visiting the Surprise Cave OR relax onboard the boat. Massage service is available (at surcharge).
08.00 Transfer by tender to the Surprise Cave. Tour the cave for approximately 45 minutes.
09.00 Upon return to the boat please check-out of cabins. Please leave heavy luggage outside of the cabins (staff will transfer to the pier).
09.15 Upon return to the boat you will have 30 minutes to freshen up and finish packing. Please remove 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 the jetty. Pick up and drive back to Hanoi.
Drop off at your hotel.
Meals included: Breakfast
|CRUISE RATE||From 01 May 2011 – 30 Sep 2011||From 1 Oct 2011 – 31 Dec 2011|
|Double/ Twin Cabin||Single Supplement||Double/ Twin Cabin||Single Supplement|
|Valentine Deluxe||US$ 230 per person||US$ 165||US$ 398 per person||US$ 307|
|Valentine Premium||US$ 240 per person||US$ 190||US$ 452 per person||US$ 383|
|Valentine Suite||US$ 280 per person||US$ 230||US$ 492 per person||US$ 385|
|TRANSFER RATE||ROUND TRIP HANOI – HALONG – HANOI|
|Shuttle bus||USD 30.00 per person|
|Private 4 seat car||USD 150.00 per car|
|Private 7 seat car||USD 165.00 per car|
|Private 16 seat van||USD 175.00 per car|
- Welcome cocktail
- Entrance fees and sightseeing
- Accommodation in luxury air-conditioned en-suite cabin
- Meals onboard as indicated in the programme (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
- Insurance on board
- Taxes and service charges
- In – house English speaking guide onboard
- Airfares, transfers to and from Halong Bay
- Surcharge of 25% on cabin rate for departure on Christmas (24 December 2011), New Year Eve (31 December 2011)
- Kayak and beauty/spa service on board
- Beverages, tips and personal expenses
- Personal travel insurance
- All other services not clearly mentioned