Backed by over ten years experience hosting international guests on the tranquil waters of Halong Bay, Indochina Sails has set a new standard for luxury cruising. The first company to offer overnight cruises on the bay, we are now widely known as the number one choice for discerning travellers. Our fleet of six newly built wooden junks are designed in time-honoured traditional style, with contemporary and luxurious cabins and facilities. What better way to experience the natural beauty and spectacular seascape of this UNESCO World Heritage site than on board an Indochina Sails junk.
Day 1: Hanoi – Halong Bay (Lunch, Dinner)
We depart from the hotel at 7.45am for Halong Bay approximately three hours away. En route we have a short break.
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 en route 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: Indochina Sails Halong Cruise – Hanoi (Brunch)
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).
07.00 : 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.
Arrive Hanoi at 4.00pm. The Trip Ends at your hotel or transfer to airport (Upon request!).
Please note that times are approximate and may vary. Itinerary may change when necessary
Child under 05 years old: free of charge (sharing cabin with parents without extra Bed)
Child from 05 to under 12 years old: 75 % adult`s cost (sharing cabin with parents with extra Bed)
Child over 12 years old: 100% adult`s cost (sharing cabin with parents with extra Bed)
Shuttle Bus transfer from hotel in Hanoi-Halong Bay-Hanoi. Round Trip pick up from your hotel.
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
Massage Services (please see massage menu in cabin)
Kayaking (Ten dollars U.S. per person, when not pre-booked)
Beverages, Tips and Personal Expenses
All other services not clearly mentioned above