Indochina Sails

Indochina Sails
Indochina Sails is one of the most long-standing cruises in Halong Bay, offering excellent service with an unparalleled cruise itinerary. There are a total of three Indochina Sails vessels and one higher class (Indochina Sails Premium), making the company among the largest cruise operatos in Halong Bay.

This newly built, custom-designed yacht stands out with attentive service, spacious and well-appointed cabins, which are divided into a variety of classes for the better consideration of passengers: Superior, Deluxe, Suite and President Suite.

Indochina Sails delight its passengers with a large sundeck where outdoor BBQ would be the highlight and Taichi classes every early morning to refresh and absorb full of energy for a long trip; elegant restaurants serving both Vietnamese authentic and international buffets; international wine bar and a variety of on-board entertaining activities: kayaking and beauty spa service and massage. It is without doubt that Indochina Sails has made its name in Halong Bay's boat selection.

Tour Features

CHECK IN / CHECK OUT
Boarding time 12:00 PM Disembark time 11:00 AM

CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED
Visa, Master Card

FOREIGN LANGUAGE SPOKEN
English

Overview History

The Indochina Sails 1 and Indochina Sails 2 are identical boats and were both launched in 2007. Each comprises 14 cabins (Superior and Deluxe Cabins). The deluxe cabins are a bit larger and feature rainfall showers and are all situated on the second decks of the boats.
Length: 40 m
Width: 8.5 m
Height: 19 m
Depth: 2.5 m
Number of Cabins: 14
Dining Room, Bar & Sundeck

The newest boat, the Indochina Sails 3, launched in late 2008, 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”. In addition to Superior and Deluxe cabins the Indo 3 has very spacious Suites located on the second deck and featuring bathrooms with bathtub/Jacuzzi as well as showers.
Length: 44 m
Width: 9 m
Height: 20 m
Depth: 2.5 m
Number of Cabins: 15
Dining Room Bar & Sundeck
Massage Cabin

Discover the splendors of Halong Bay aboard the Indochina Sails  a wooden junk that combines classic beauty with modern comfort. Measuring 40 meters  in length, this newly built, custom-designed yacht features three decks that house an elegant restaurant, two bars, a small library, and a massage room - plus ten luxurious sleeping cabins. With so much space, passengers can truly unwind and enjoy the bay’s magnificent scenery.

While all those who visit Halong Bay are charmed by the archipelago’s beauty, few visitors are aware that the three-thousand islands that dot this bay are home to many rare plants, including species found nowhere else in the world. We chose our boat’s name - the Indochina Sail  - because, like the plant it was named after, our junk is perfectly suited to this environment. With its golden sails, polished woodwork and refined, Asian décor, the Indochina Sail   offers an unforgettable ambiance of relaxed elegance. Join us, and see Halong Bay in style.

Life on board
Measuring 40 meters  long and 8,5 meters  wide, our custom-built wooden junk features three decks, all outfitted with elegant Asian inspired decor. The lower deck is devoted to Passenger Cabins, with sleeping space for 30 people. The Reception, Restaurant, the Indochina Sails   Bar, Gift Shop and Library are all located on the main deck. On the top deck passengers will find the Sunset Bar and a spacious lounge area, perfect for our morning Tai Chi classes, weekend BBQs and sunset cocktails .Guests are welcome to make use of our binoculars, snorkeling equipment, and top-of-the-line Canadian made Seaward kayaks.

Accommodation
While the view is undoubtedly the best feature of each of our ten guest cabins, guests will also appreciate the rooms’ tasteful décor and furnishings. To complement the bay’s natural beauty we have outfitted the cabins in natural materials: wood floors covered with sedge mats; walls covered with woven bamboo panels; and ceilings decorated with bamboo panels hand-painted with a ginger motif. The standing shower, meanwhile, features mosaic tiles in Orchid flower patterns.

Restaurant
A pleasant ambiance, attentive staff and great views make our restaurant the perfect place to sample the exotic delights of Vietnamese cuisine. Guests can look forward to lavish international breakfast buffets, casual, sit-down lunches of Vietnamese dishes, and formal dinners with delectable fusion cuisine. All dishes are prepared to please both the eye and the palate. Special BBQ dinners are served on the Sundeck on weekends, or upon a group’s request.
Day 1    Hon Gai Harbour - Bai Tu Long Bay - Thien Canh Son Cave

07.45    Pick up at your hotel in Hanoi by shuttle bus.
12.00      Embark at Hon Gai International harbour.
13.00      Check-in, enjoy a welcoming drink and cruise briefing.
13.30      Have lunch while cruising in the magnificent Bai Tu Long Bay, admiring the fascinating rock formations in the bay.
15.00     Enjoy swimming in the crystal clear water.
15.40      Explore the secluded Thien Canh Son Cave.
16.45      Short cruise to Hon Co Island where you can relax on a white sandy beach, swim or kayak.
18.00      Back to the junk for relaxation.
19.00      Have dinner and stay overnight on board.

Day 2    Vung Vieng fishing villge - Hon Gai Harbour


07.30    Enjoy the bay’s morning landscape with a cup of tea or coffee. Have breakfast in the open air.
08.30    Visit Vung Vieng fishing village in a rustic rowing-boat, meet the local people and pass through the floating school and fish farms.
09.30    More leisure time for swimming in the middle of the bay.
10.00    Cruise back to the harbour while an a la carte lunch is served.
11.45    Disembark. Farewell.
15.45    Arrive in Hanoi. End of trip.
Note: Itinerary is subject to change without prior notice

INCLUSIONS

- Shuttle Bus transfer from hotel in Hanoi-Halong Bay-Hanoi. Round Trip pick up from your hotel.
- Accommodation on Board: Private Cabin with seaview window, hot water, western toilet style & Air-Conditioner
- Meals on Board: Breakfast + Lunches + Dinners + Brunch with fresh sea food, Vietnamese food, Asian & International food.
- English/French Speaking Guide on Board
- Welcome Drink on Board (soft drink, tea or coffee)
- Insurance on Board
- Tai Chi Exercise in the morning
- Entrance Fees & Sightseeing tickets
- Visiting Caves & Fishing Villages.
- Kayaking activity to explore tunnel caves
- All taxes & services charge

EXCLUSIONS

- Beauty Spa Services and Massage
- Beverages and Tobacco
- Tips and other Personal Expenses
- All other services not clearly mentioned above

Bai Tu Long is still an uncharted bay in Halong, offering a chance to get “off the beaten track”, visit fishing villages and discover the secrets of the sea.
For small groups in luxury junks, our staff – dedicated to your personal service and comfort – will make our offer unique and your trip unforgettable!
A longer cruise at a relaxed pace with more time to get “off the beaten track” and discover the secrets of Halong Bay and Bai Tu Long Bay, visit fishing villages, explore by kayak and experience unforgettable dining.
This worthwhile three-day trip on one of our traditional junks offers the highest quality luxury and comfort as you enjoy wonderful Halong Bay. Cruise with us and have a once in a lifetime experience.

Day 1: Hon Gai Harbour – Bai Tu Long Bay – Cap La

07.45 Pick up at your hotel in Hanoi by shuttle bus.
12.00 Embark at Hon Gai International harbour.
13.00 Check-in, enjoy a welcoming drink and cruise briefing.
13.30 Have lunch while cruising in the magnificent Bai Tu Long Bay, admiring the fascinating rock formations in the bay.
15.00 Cruise to Cap La.
16.30 Enjoy paddling around Cap La and Tra San by kayak.
17.45 Back to junk for swimmingor relaxation.
19.00 Have dinner and stay overnight on board.

Day 2: Cap La – Cong Dam – Cong Do


07.30 Enjoy the bay’s morning landscape with a cup of tea or coffee. Have breakfast in the open air.
08.30 Cruise to Cong Dam while appreciating the rock formations of Halong Bay.
09:00 Kayak through hidden lagoons and Cong Damgeological park.
11.30 Sunbathe, relax or swim at Tra Gioi Beach.
12.30 BBQ lunch followed by relaxation on this deserted beach.
14:30 Visit Cong Dam Fishing Village by a rustic rowing boat, meat the local peopleand pass through the lagoons.
16.00 Cruise back to Cong Do for swimming or kayaking.
19.00 Have dinner and stay overnight on board.

Day 3: Cong Do – Thien Canh Son – Hon Gai Harbour


07.30 Enjoy the fresh air and gentle breezes of the bay in the morning while having breakfast on board.
08.30 Visit Thien Canh Son Cave followed by swimming.
10.30 Cruise towards the harbour while an a la carte lunch is served
11.45 – 12.00 Disembark. Drive to Yen Duc village in Dong Trieu province.
14.00 – 14.30 Enjoy water puppet show performed by local artist.
17.00 – 17.30 Arrive in Hanoi. Trip ends.

INCLUSIONS

- Shuttle Bus transfer from hotel in Hanoi-Halong Bay-Hanoi. Round Trip pick up from your hotel.
- Welcoming drink.
- Luxury, en-suite cabin with A/C, hot water.
- All meals on boat.
- Tour guide on board.
- Kayaking.

EXCLUSIONS

Beauty Spa Services and Massage
Beverages and Tobacco
Tips and other Personal Expenses
All other services not clearly mentioned above

Price of 3Days/2Nights trip:

Number in Group Valid from 1 Jan to 30 April and from 1 Oct to 31 Dec 2014
Price per person in US$ in party of
1 2-3 4-6 7-10 11-15 16-20 Single Supplement
Superior 670 380 365 359 335 330 285
Deluxe 710 412 405 400 Request Request 298
Suite 732 432 427 N/A N/A N/A N/A
President Suite 931 590 575 N/A N/A N/A N/A

Number in Group Validity from May 1st to Sept 30th 2014
Price per person in US$ in party of
1 2-3 4-6 7-10 11-15 16-20 Single Supplement
Superior 525 335 329 325 320 315 190
Deluxe 555 349 345 340 Request Request 206
Suite 670 409 400 N/A N/A N/A 260
President Suite 725 445 435 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Price of 2Days/1Night trip:

Number in Group Valid 1 Jan to 30 April and from 1 Oct to 31 Dec 2014
Price per person in US$ in party of
1 2-3 4-6 7-10 11-15 16-20 Single Supplement
Superior 390 235 230 227 225 222 160
Deluxe 450 267 264 260 Request Request 180
Suite 495 294 285 N/A N/A N/A N/A
President Suite 625 385 375 N/A N/A N/A N/A

Number in Group Validity from May 1st to Sept 30th 2014
Price per person in US$ in party of
1 2-3 4-6 7-10 11-15 16-20 Single Supplement
Superior 329 215 210 207 205 200 115
Deluxe 369 239 235 229 Request Request 130
Suite 495 275 265 N/A N/A N/A N/A
President Suite 625 309 299 N/A N/A N/A N/A

Price of 3Days/2Nights trip:

Number in Group Valid from 1 Jan to 30 April and from 1 Oct to 31 Dec 2014
Price per person in US$ in party of
1 2-3 4-6 7-10 11-15 16-20 Single Supplement
Superior 670 380 365 359 335 330 285
Deluxe 710 412 405 400 Request Request 298
Suite 732 432 427 N/A N/A N/A N/A
President Suite 931 590 575 N/A N/A N/A N/A

Number in Group Validity from May 1st to Sept 30th 2014
Price per person in US$ in party of
1 2-3 4-6 7-10 11-15 16-20 Single Supplement
Superior 525 335 329 325 320 315 190
Deluxe 555 349 345 340 Request Request 206
Suite 670 409 400 N/A N/A N/A 260
President Suite 725 445 435 N/A N/A N/A N/A

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