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Oriental Sails - 3 Days Cruise in Halong bay

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Duration: 3 days Transportation: Bus/Car, Boat

Route: Hanoi - Ha Long Bay - Lan Ha Bay - Hanoi

Languages: English Tiếng Việt (View map)

from US$ 205
(per person)

Oriental Sails I
Built in 2009 and newly renovated in 2014 in ancient Vietnamese style, Oriental Sails features 18 deluxe cabins of traditional style combined with modern facilities and comfort. The junk boasts rattan & wooden furnishings, a multitude of windows for amazing views from the inside, and a panoramic sundeck allowing different activities with the beauty of Halong Bay as a backdrop.

Oriental Sails II
Inspired by traditional Vietnamese style, Oriental Sails II (8 cabins) features Vietnamese charm combined with modern facilities and high quality service. The junk boat offers rattan & wooden furnishings, cozy cabins & restaurant, wide windows for stunning panoramic views of Halong Bay, and relaxing spacious top deck allowing endless joy & leisure.

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Explore Halong Bay on Oriental Sails – one cruise vessel featuring 18 deluxe cabins and one featuring 8 deluxe cabins furnished in classic Vietnamese style. This 3-day cruise into the legendary Gulf of Tonkin (Halong Bay, a part of Bai Tu Long Bay and Lan Ha Bay) includes various activities that will indeed provide a truly unique experience.  It’s all terrific!

Day 1: Hanoi – Bai Tu Long Bay - Halong Bay (Lunch, Dinner)


08h00 – 08h30            Pick-up at hotel and start the 3 hour-and-a-half drive to Hong Gai Tourist Wharf, check in Oriental Sails private waiting hall - The OS Lounge.

12h00 – 12h30            Embark on Oriental Sails followed by cruise briefing.

13h00 – 15h30            Savor a delectable lunch as Oriental Sails cruises further along the limestone islands of Bai Tu Long Bay and pass by Oan Islet (where a sense of the film

L’Indochina was shot by Paradis Film with the famous French actress Catherine Deuneve played since 1992), Teapot Islet, Monster Face Islet, Torch Islet, Dragon Islet, Porcupines Islet

and then anchor at Titop beach area.

15h30 – 17h30            Visit Amazing Cave for an hour and then return to the main boat to prepare for kayaking along the hidden parts of the bay.

17h30 – 18h00            Get your hands on some kayaking to visit Luon Cave, a tunnel to a little bay surrounded by a mountain range.

18h00 – 19:00             Return to Oriental Sails and have bath then relax as the sun starts to set.

                                Enjoy the Happy Hour at the bar and on the sun deck.

19h00                        Dinner is served. Socialize with other guests, night squid fishing or just laze around. Singing and dancing activities are available till 22h00.

21h00                        Have second Happy Hour till late evening. Overnight on board.



Day 2: Ha Long - Lan Ha Bay (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
06h00 – 07h00: Start your day with Tai Chi on sundeck.
07h00 – 08h00: Have breakfast at sunrise
08h30 – 09h00: Transfer to day boat for a cruise to Lan Ha Bay
Option 1 (Main option) Relaxing & Kayaking
09h00 – 16h30: Have the whole day relaxing and kayaking around Lan Ha Bay – the less touristic area of Halong. Discover Dark and Light Caves on kayaks, swim and relax on natural beaches. Drop by Halong Pearl Farm on the way back to the Oriental Sails.
Option 2:  Kayaking & Rock Climbing with Western instructors (Minimum for 2 pax, booked and paid in advance, compulsory surcharge is applied)
10h15 – 12h30: Kayaking in Moody’s Beach area
13h00 – 14h00: Lunch and transfer to Thap Ngiem (Hai Pai Beach)
14h15 – 16h30: Rock Climbing on Hai Pai Beach (optional: kayaking)
18h00 – 22h00: Contemplate romantic sunset. Enjoy dinner, partying, fishing or just lazing. O/n on board

Day 3: Ha Long Bay – Hanoi (Breakfast, Lunch)

06h30 – 07h00: Start your day with Tai Chi exercise on the sundeck.
07h00 – 09h00: Have breakfast at sunrise. Visit Titop Island: climb up to mountain’s peak to enjoy the panoramic views of Halong Bay and swimming at the beach.
09h30:  Check-out room. Luggage can be delivered to the reception area.
09h30 – 11h00:  Head back to the Harbor. Have early lunch on boat. Disembark Oriental Sails at around 12h00.
12h00 – 16h30: Transfer back to Hanoi and trip finishes at the hotel around 16h30

Explore Halong Bay on Oriental Sails – one cruise vessel featuring 18 deluxe cabins and one featuring 8 deluxe cabins furnished in classic Vietnamese style. This 3-day cruise into the legendary Gulf of Tonkin (Halong Bay, a part of Bai Tu Long Bay and Lan Ha Bay) includes various activities that will indeed provide a truly unique experience.  It’s all terrific!

What's Included:
- Welcome drink on board
- 02 bottles of mineral water per cabin.
- Wooden cabin with A/C, private bathroom with hot water and shower
- Meals as specified in the itinerary (01 Breakfast, 02 Lunches, 01 Dinner)
- Morning tea and coffee
- Kayaking on Ha Long bay
- Fishing equipment, movie, exciting games
- English-speaking guide
- Sightseeing as specified including entrance fees
- Insurance on board

What's Not Included:
- Transportation by A/C bus Ha Noi - Ha Long - Ha Noi. (Children from 6 y.o and up: US$10.00/person/return)
- Beverages, Travel insurance in tour
- Tips for tour guide, driver
- Expenditure of a personal nature, tips, such as souvenirs, laundry, emergency transfers & etc
- Others which are not 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$ 20/adult and US$15/child 6-9 y.o 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. 

Children Policy: 

Children under 3 years old are FOC


Free extra mattress

Free Baby Cot

Children from 3 to 5years old are charged 35 USD ( no bus)

Children from 6to 9years old are charged  65 USD (no bus)

Children from 10 years old are charged  100 % ( no bus)

02 Children under 12 years old staying 01 private cabin will be discounted  10%

Cancellation Policy: For 1-5 cabins

  • 8 days before departure date: No charge
  • Less than 8 days to 4 days: 50% of fare
  • Less than 4 days – Now Show: 100% of fare

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Mrs. Christina Australia Stayed 21/04/12 14:31

Good: "We booked this cruise thru our agency choosing the Oriental Sails as there were not too many activities leaving us time to relax and this is what happened in reality.
The trip from Hanoi took 4 hours though which seemed to take an eternity. When we arrived in Halong it was raining and only got heavier by the time we boarded the boat and had eaten lunch the rain cleared to a hazy afternoon for our activities, hiking up to the cave, kayaking and then a walk to the house on the hill, then we were free to enjoy laying on a deck chair till dinner. The crew were not at all pushy to get us to purchase cocktails but were available if we wanted them. After dinner there was kareoke. Some passengers enjoyed others retired.

There were only 10 of us on board from a maximum of 16 so there was plenty of space and time to get to know our fellow cruisers. Tai chi was offered at 7am however I opted for a further half hour in bed and rose in time for breakfast at 7.30 we then enjoyed cruising around the bay before berthing back at our starting point around 11. Lunch was served at 11.30, by 12.30 we were on the tender back to sure to begin the arduous trip back to Hanoi.

We found this cruise very relaxing and the crew very attentive. Would recommend and would go again.

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