Summary:

Indochina Sails offers luxury cruise in Ha Long Bay. The traditional junks built of Aromatic wood with modern facilities and first class service is perfect vessel for exploring this magnificent seascape. Service, quality are the hallmarks of this meticulously sails, which epitomize style, flair, wonderful comfort and the latest modern amenities. Moreover, its experienced and highly motivated crews look forward to make your trip impeccable and unforgettable.

All of Indochina Sails’ boats are built to the highest standards and designed to incorporate traditional style and modern facilities. They are built entirely of aged wood, providing a rich and warm ambience. Each boat has luxury cabins on the second floor and senior cabins on the first floor, all with well-appointed amenities including luxurious bed linen, in-house telephone, and separate bathrooms with a massage shower, a mini fridge, air-conditioning, and wardrobe.

Description:

Day 1: Hanoi/ Ha Long Bay:

At 8:00 you’ll leave for Ha Long Bay, is known for its emerald waters and thousands of towering limestone islands topped by rainforests and spectacular seascape of limestone pillars. Indochina Sails boarding time is at 12:15 pm. Upon boarding you are greeted with a welcome drink and gather in the dining room for a comprehensive safety and boat orientation briefing followed by itinerary details.

After the briefing and check in you’ll have a bit of free time till lunch is served at 1:00pm. Lunch is a multi-course Vietnamese and Western set menu. During lunch you’ll cruise through the Bai Tu Long Bay, cruising through the most beautiful and quiet area in Bai Tu Long Bay and Ha Long Bay to visit Cua Van Floating Fishing Village, the largest fishing village on the Bay. At the village, which has a population of about 600 residents living in about 150 floating houses, you can choose between kayaking through the village or visiting on small bamboo boats (sampans) rowed by the villagers.

Back on board after visiting the village there will be free time of about one and a half hours before the Cooking Class on board will be held by our Chef and all the passengers could attend to this. During that time the chef will conduct a Cooking Class showing the guests how make some Vietnamese food which is traditional food in Vietnam and guests will taste the food after the class.

The dinner is served at 7:30pm, a sumptuous buffet featuring an array of salads, seafood, meat dishes, seasonal fresh fruits and deserts. After dinner you can relax in the dining room and lounge. Board games and playing cards are available and massage services as well (massage service is available throughout the cruise). Also, everyone can try their luck at squid fishing from the boat with help from the crew.

Day 2: Ha Long Bay/ Hanoi:

The next morning coffee, tea and breakfast pastries are on offer from 6:45. Tai Chi lessons are led by the Tai Chi master at 7:00 before you’ll leave the boat at 7:45 for a walking tour of Titov Beach Island. About one hour is spent on the island allowing time for a climb up the steps 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.

Back on board it’s time for final packing and freshening up before enjoying a full breakfast buffet, including traditional Vietnamese Noodles (Pho). After breakfast you may relax in the dining room and lounge or on the deck enjoying the last Bay views before disembarkation around noon. From the dock you‘ll be transferred back to Hanoi; you’ll arrive in late afternoon and spend the night in Hanoi.

All of Indochina Sails’ boats are built to the highest standards and designed to incorporate traditional style and modern facilities. They are built entirely of aged wood, providing a rich and warn ambience. Each boat has luxury cabins on the second floor and senior cabins on the first floor, all with well-appointed amenities including luxurious bed linen, in-house telephone, and separate bathrooms with a massage shower, a mini fridge, air-conditioning, and wardrobe.

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