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Indochina Sails - 3 Days Cruise in Halong Bay

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Duration: 3 days Transportation: Bus/Car, Boat

Route: Hanoi - Ha Long Bay - Hanoi

Languages: English Tiếng Việt (View map)

from US$ 320
(per person)

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.

 

Highlights:
- 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.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi - Halong Bay (L, D)

07.30-07.45 Pick-up at your hotels around old quarters then transfer to Tuan Chau 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.
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.
19.00 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 squ
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 (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.
08.30-15.30 Guests are transferred to the Indochina Sails Day Boat, a spacious and comfortable wooden junk with lounge, dining room and sundeck. Daytime activities include cruising to less trafficked areas of the Bay, visiting Surprise Cave and kayaking around Luon Cave (the itinerary could be revised flexibly based on weather conditions). Lunch is served on board mid-day.
After lunch, guests will pay a visit to Pearl Farm in the afternoon.
15.30 Return by tender to the Indochina Sails boat. Rejoin the cruise and relax onboard as we sail to the overnight anchorage.
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 Happy Hour! Buy one drink-get one free (wine by the bottle excluded).
23.00
End of Program for Day Two.


Day 3: 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).
07.45-09.00 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.
09.00 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).
09.30 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 .

What's Included:
Welcome Drink
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
02 Deluxe Vietnamese Lunches and Dinners
02 International Breakfasts
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)
Visa Arrangements
Airfares and Hotels
Massage Services (please see massage menu in cabin)
Beverage
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.

Children Policy: 
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)

Cancellation Policy:

*** 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

Guest Review

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The guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Indochina Sails - 3 Days Cruise in Halong Bay

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Mrs. Anna Martine Claire Australia Stayed 12/08/12 14:58

Good: "2 couples from Australia. Retirees but VERy fit and active. Where do we start? The expectations we had were far and away exceeded bu wonderful staff and fantastic food. yes there were minor hiccups but that is all part of the journey.
We were collected in an airconditioned \'super mini bus\' from our hotel in Hanoi absolutely on time. Travelled the 4 hours to Ha Long Bay with a stop at the most wonderful and I mean wonderful community centre for disadvantaged people where they work and create the most amazing marble sculptures, silk artwork of world standard, clothing and laquor work second to none - this is not a junk shop. It has very clean toilet facilities and after you have spent 1/2 and hour here you are ready for the onward trip to Ha Long Bay.
All the while you have an English speaking tour host who makes sure that you have everything you need. Arriving at the boat dock, you are taken out to the \'mother ship\' where you are welcomed with a full briefing and drinks/food.
We had the thee day/two night cruise and you definitely need this to enjoy what the area has to offer. The rooms have superb amenities.
At this stage I have to say there was one AWEFUL woman and her family from Adelaide in South Australia who was an embarrassment to our country. She was a buffoon and extrememly ILL MANNERED and did nothing but complain - we think she was just a miserable fat toad who would complain about anything. She went on and on and on and in the end we told her to just shut up and stop annoying everyone.
So, back to the trip. FANTASTIC staff, food and activities capped of with a \'formal\' BBQ on a deserted private beach - fully catered with wine (all drinks are extra\'s but at very reasonable prices)
Kayaking, walking, swimming - all available and of course a great limestone cave walk.
All in all 110% - we will be back.
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Mr. Peter Ilin India Stayed 12/02/12 04:55

Good: "We took an overnight cruise of Halong Bay with Indochina Sails Cruise. Overall, we enjoyed the experience - Halong Bay is absolutely amazing and not a place to be missed, and an overnight cruise is certainly a great way to experience it. The boat is very nice, the rooms are small but that\'s to be expected, but they are in great condition and we got a fruit platter in our room was a nice touch. The cruise was pretty packed with activities, which isn\'t to all tastes, although we didn\'t mind it, and we\'ve heard that for longer cruises, there\'s more downtime for relaxing, swimming, etc. The food was very good, not the best that we had during our visit in Vietnam but still good. We were a little annoyed that you have to pay for all beverages, even soda or water, and the boat only provides 2 small bottles of water... so during meals, coffee/tea was provided afterwards but if you wanted anything to drink during the meal (including coffee/tea) then you had to pay for it. It felt a bit like nickel and diming considering that we paid a significant amount for the trip. This may be standard practice among all of the cruise ships but just something we noticed. We enjoyed kayaking around a floating village, and they took us to an amazing cave (although it seems like a lot of different groups do all of this so it may not be that unique to this trip). The drive from Hanoi is 3-4 hours, and we stopped on both ways at what we thought was an irritating, enormous tourist/souvenir trap. Seems like every bus going from Hanoi to the Bay goes there so might be unavoidable. The real draw is of course the Bay, so these little annoyances are worth it, but I\'d still recommend bringing your own water/other beverages."

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