Indochina Sails Ha Long Bay - 2 Days Cruise
Duration: 2 days Transportation: Bus/Car, Boat
Route: Hanoi - Ha Long Bay - Hanoi
Languages: English Tiếng Việt (View map)
Our boats feature spacious, well-appointed cabins and suites with large en-suite bathrooms, large sundecks with comfortable lounging furniture and elegant dining rooms and bars. We have designed and fitted our boats to international standards while maintaining traditional styling, creating the perfect balance of modern comforts and nostalgic ambiance. Our goal is to offer a soothing as well as stimulating experience that you will remember and cherish. Our dedicated and professional management and staff await you and look forward to serving you on magnificent Halong Bay.
- Visit hundreds of islands and islets on Halong Bay
- Enjoy kayaking trip on the water and swimming on quiet beaches.
- Learn more about Halong Bay’s history and local people.
- Enjoy delicious seafood lunch onboard.
- Sunbath on the sundeck with the panoramic view
Superior: canbins with sized in 13sqm, international-standard cabin design with rich wooden interior, comfortable bedding with luxuriant linens and marble ensuite bathroom.
Deluxe: canbins with sized in 14sqm, In addition to larger size, Deluxe cabins offer Second Deck location and enahanced bathroom facilities with Massage and Rainfall Showers.
Suite: canbins with sized in 19sqm, International-standard cabin design with rich wooden interior, comfortable bedding with luxuriant linens and marble ensuite bathroom. In addition to larger size, Suite cabins offer Second Deck location, French Windows leading to an exterior standing balcony and enahanced bathroom facilities with Massage and Rainfall Showers and separate Tub/Jacuzzi.
Valentine: canbins with sized in 19sqm, international-standard cabin design with rich wooden interior, comfortable bedding with luxuriant linens and marble ensuite bathroom with Massage and Rainfall Showers and separate Tub/Jacuzzi. Available as Twin or Double.
Valentine Suites: canbins with sized in 30sqm, international-standard cabin design with rich wooden interior, comfortable bedding with luxuriant linens and marble ensuite bathroom with Massage and Rainfall Showers and separate Tub/Jacuzzi. In addition to larger size, Suite cabin offers Second Deck location.
Valentine Premium: 02 canbins with sized in 22sqm, launched in June 2010, 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.
Day 1: Hanoi - Halong Cruise (Lunch, Dinner)
08:00 Pick up at your hotel in Hanoi and drive to Ha Long bay through scenic countryside areas.
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 “Đầu Người” Head Island, “Con Rùa” Turtle Island and “Cổng Trời” 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 2 : 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).
07.30 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.
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Day 1: Hanoi - Halong Bay (B, L, D)
07.30-7.45 Am Pick-up at your hotel then transfer to Tuan Chau Tourist Port.
12.15 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.
14.00-16.00 Cruise through Halong Bay, passing the most beautiful and quiet areas including Incense Burner, Dog Stone Islet, Fighting Cock, Finger Islet.
16.00 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.
17.30 Depart and sail for about 30 minutes to Luon Bo area, and anchor overnight
18.30-19.00 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.
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.
21.00-23.00 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 (lasting for about 30 minutes).
7.45-9.00 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.
9.00 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).
9.30 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.
Please note that times are approximate and may vary. Itinerary may change when necessary
Cruise Itinerary and Program
Entrance and Sightseeing Fees
In-house English-speaking Tour Guide
Luxurious Cabins and Suites with A/C and en-suite Bathrooms
Deluxe Vietnamese Lunch and Dinner
01 International Breakfast
Conference Equipment (Charter only)
Insurance, and Service Charges
What's Not Included:
Shuttle bus round trip pick up & drop off at guest’s hotel (around the Old Quarter Street)
- Children under 5: F.O.C
- Children 5-11: US$ 15/pax/return
- Adult: US$ 25/pax/return
Kayaking (10 USD/pax)
Airfares and Hotels
Massage Services (please see massage menu in cabin)
Tips and Personal Expenses
All other services not clearly mentioned above
Good to Know:
- Cruise itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions.
- Special requests on food (diet or vegetarian) please inform us before departure.
- Peak season surcharge of US$42.00/adult and US$16.00/child will be applied for cruises on 24/12, New Year’s Eve 31/12
- Optional Private Boat can be provided upon your request.
- A valid passport is required upon check-in on board. Children whose traveling documents are attached to parent’s passport must travel with the parent.
- If one person prefers to stay in a private cabin, the single supplement must be paid.
EXTRA MATTRESS / EXTRA BABYCOT POLICY
Applied for maximum 01 child sharing cabin with parents
3 days 2 nights cruise: 60 USD/ Bed
2 days 1 night cruise: 30 USD/ Bed
All children under 5 years stay free of charge when sharing parents bedding.
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 01.
Maximum capacity of baby cot in a room is 01.
Free of charge for children under 5 years old is applicable for 1 (one) child sharing a cabin with 2 (two) adults. Maximum capacity is 1 child.
The Child Rate for children 5-11 y.o is applicable for 1 child sharing a cabin with two adults (no extra Mattress)
*** From 1-2 cabins:
More than 6 days prior check-in: No cancellation charge
From 5 to 3 days prior check-in: 50% of total rates
Less than 3 days prior check-in / No show: 100% of total rates
*** From 3-6 cabins:
More than 22 days prior check-in: No cancellation charge
From 21 to 15 days prior check-in: 70% of total rates
From 14 to 08 days prior check-in: 70% of total rates
Less than 07 days prior check-in / No show: 100% of total rates
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The guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Indochina Sails Ha Long Bay - 2 Days Cruise
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Good: "Ha Long Bay is the first reason that we go to Vietnam. "
Bad: " Our taken boat has very short trip. The boat started at 12 pm and stopped for lunch at around 1.30 pm. We though it would continue after lunch but it didn't. The tour and staff on boat always urged us to pay more during the trip like to buy the fish from fish farm and they will cook for you. When you finish the eating, they will charge you the cooking and service fee. And also advised tourists to hire small boat to look around which also need additional cost."