Halong Cruises: 3days 2night with the Charter luxury Indochina Sails
Some information about Indochina Sails:
Indochina Sails is a susidiary of Huong Hai Junks, one of the first companies to offer tourist cruising on Halong Bay.
Backed by 10 years experience hosting international guests on the tranquil waters of the bay, we have set a new standard for luxury cruising. The first company to offer overnight cruises on the bay, Indochina Sails is now widely known as the number one choice for discerning travellers, operating a fleet of four newly built wooden junks designed in time-honoured traditional style, with contemporary and luxurious cabins and facilities.
Our boats, or Junks, are built in Vietnam, utilizing local materials and the handiwork of skilled shipbuilders, craftsmen and artists. As in the days of old they are built entirely of wood. The wood featured in the interiors is called “go huong”, which translates as aromatic wood, it is a highly durable and beautifully grained wood which adds to the rich and warm character of the boats.
Each of our boats features spacious, well-appointed cabins and suites with large ensuite 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.
The Indo 1 and Indo 2 are identical boats and were both launched in 2007. Each comprises 15 cabins (Superior and Deluxe Cabins). The deluxe cabins are are a bit larger and feature rainfall showers and are all situated on the second decks of the boats.
Our newest boat, the Indo 3, launched in late 2008, also features ceramic artworks handcrafted in Bat Trang, well known as the home of the country’s most talented ceramic craftsmen. All of our boats are decorated with silk from Van Phuc, the “Silk Village”.
Our smaller boat, the “Valentine”, launched in late 2007, 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, but with only five cabins; four Deluxe cabins at 19 square meters each and one Suite cabin at 30 square meters, all with Jacuzzis.
Halong bay, a view from Sung Sot Cave
Picture taken inside Sung sot cave in Halong bay
Detailed Cruise Itinerary:
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 Vietnamese and International Set Menu Lunch.
Massage service available beginning after lunch and throughout the cruise. Please book in advance with your Cruise Manager.
14.30 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. 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. 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.
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.
21.00 – 23.00 Happy Hour! Buy one - Get one free (all beverages except wine by the bottle).
06.30 Enjoy Tai Chi on the sundeck.
07.00 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.
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).
09.00 – 09.30 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 Bai Chay/Halong pier. Transfer by tender to the pier, relax inside the pier building while waiting for return transportation.
Please note that times are approximate and may vary. Itinerary may change when necessary
- 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
- Deluxe Vietnamese and International Lunch and Dinner
- Vietnamese and International Breakfast
- Conference Equipment (Charter only)
- Insurance, Taxes and Service Charges
- Airfares, Car Transfers and Hotel
- Visa Arrangement
- Massage Services (please see massage menu in cabin)
- Beverages, Tips and Personal Expenses
- All other services not clearly mentioned above
The “Premium Valentine”, 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, but with only two deluxe cabins (22 square meters).
Length: 27 m
Width: 6.5 m
Height: 13.4 m
Depth: 1.9 m
Number of Cabins: 2
Dining Room Bar & Sundeck
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