Indochina Sails Halong Bay Cruise

Honeymoon Junks, Family Cruises
  • View Large
    Indochina Sails Halong Bay Cruise – The Suite
  • View Large
    Indochina Sails Halong Bay Cruise – The President Suite
  • View Large
    Indochina Sails Halong Bay Cruise – Wedding on Board
  • View Large
    Indochina Sails Halong Bay Cruise – Twin Room
  • View Large
    Indochina Sails Halong Bay Cruise – The Twin
  • View Large
    Indochina Sails Halong Bay Cruise – The Twin Room
  • View Large
    Indochina Sails Halong Bay Cruise – The Overview
  • View Large
    Indochina Sails Halong Bay Cruise – The Restaurant
  • View Large
    Indochina Sails Halong Bay Cruise – The Double room
  • View Large
    Indochina Sails Halong Bay Cruise – The Bar
  • View Large
    Indochina Sails Halong Bay Cruise – Special Event
  • View Large
    Indochina Sails Halong Bay Cruise – Restaurant
  • View Large
    Indochina Sails Halong Bay Cruise – Rice Noodle, Pho
  • View Large
    Indochina Sails Halong Bay Cruise – Relaxing on Sun Deck
  • View Large
    Indochina Sails Halong Bay Cruise – Meal Preparation
  • View Large
    Indochina Sails Halong Bay Cruise – Private dining Table
  • View Large
    Indochina Sails Halong Bay Cruise – Kayaking
  • View Large
    Indochina Sails Halong Bay Cruise – Dinner Time
  • View Large
    Indochina Sails Halong Bay Cruise – Double Room
  • View Large
    Indochina Sails Halong Bay Cruise – Dining Table
  • View Large
    Indochina Sails Halong Bay Cruise – Dining Room
  • View Large
    Indochina Sails Halong Bay Cruise – Dining Area
  • View Large
    Indochina Sails Halong Bay Cruise – Cosy Restaurant
  • View Large
    Indochina Sails Halong Bay Cruise – Biking on the Beach
  • View Large
    Indochina Sails Halong Bay Cruise – Beautiful Bay

Backed by over 20 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. The 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!

Cruise Overview:

  • About Luxury Indochina Sails Cruise Halong Bay : The 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. Luxury Indochina Sails Cruise Halong Bay has 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.
    The newest boat, the Indo 3, launched in late 2008, also features ceramic artworks handicraft in Bat Trang, well known as the home of the country’s most talented ceramic craftsmen. All of boats are decorated with silk from Van Phuc, the “Silk Village”.
    The 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 Jacuzzi.

  • The Dining Room & Bar:
    The dining rooms offer a comfortable and romantic setting, with large panoramic windows from which to take in the beauty of the bay while enjoying Vietnamese cuisine at its best. The cozy bars offer a selection of Aperitifs, Spirits, Cocktails, beer and a selection of fine wines from around the world.
    Food:
    The experienced chefs provide a varied selection of Vietnamese and International cuisine including fresh local seafood, all carefully prepared and presented.

    Services:
    The staff are trained to provide the best possible service to our passengers at all times. The relaxed and welcoming manner of our hospitality creates an atmosphere in which guests feel that they are at home away from home.

  • The Cabins The cabins and suites are designed and fitted to international standards, featuring a rich wooden decor, with large windows from which to enjoy the spectacular scenery of Halong Bay. The comfortable bedding and luxuriant linens ensure you a restful sleep in style. Large ensuite, marble bathrooms feature massage showers and deluxe towels and toiletries.

  • Transportation:
    The shuttle Bus service, 30 USD/person/rounded trip Hanoi -Halong - Hanoi, daily departs at 7.30 – 8.00 am from Hanoi with compliment bottle of water on bus. Private Car service On request. Drop off time: 4:30 at Old Quarter Hanoi. Please email us for more detail.

  • Check-in/Check-out:
    Check in time: 12:15 noon. Disembark time: 11:00 am.
  • On Board Activities:

    Visit:
    -Ha Long bay: See amazing limestone karst landscape and caves.
    -Bai Tu Long bay: Experience this isolated haven with pristine waters and incredible sunsets.
    -Lan Ha bay: Kayak through caves and visit white sand private beaches. -Vong Vieng floating village: Go by a local row boat to see an amazing floating village and Pearl farm.
    -Trong (drum) cave: Explore magnificent caves with fantastic outlooks over the bay.
    -Van Gia fishing village: Get to know the local residents and their way of life.
    -Sung Sot (surprise) cave: This cave is one of the most visited sites in Halong and well worth the 100+ stair climb.
    -Have various kayaking excursions and activities.
    -Swim to your heart’s content in a number of locations.
  • Where to Cruise:
    Ha Long Bay
    Heavenly Castles on Earth
    Halong Bay is the jewel in the crown of Vietnam’s travel destinations. One hundred and seventy kilometers from Hanoi, in north-eastern Vietnam, Halong Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage site and undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places on earth. The bay is a magical blend of land and sea with thousands of limestone islands and islets in a myriad of shapes and sizes.
    The shapes are as varied as the sizes and many of the islands have been given names, derived from their shapes, such as Voi Island (Elephant), Ga Choi Island (Fighting Cock), Qua Chuong Island (Bell) and Mai Nha Island (Roof); incredibly 989 of the islands have been given names. Numerous islands contain caves and grottos, some hidden away for millions of years, but now accessible to explore and marvel at their immensity and spectacular displays of stalactites and stalagmites.

    Titop Island
    On November 22, 1962, this tiny island had the honor of receiving a visit from cosmonaut Ghermann Titop, a hero of the former Soviet Union, accompanied by President Ho Chi Minh. To mark the significance of their visit, Uncle Ho named it Ti Top Island. The island is a very popular stopover for visitors cruising Halong Bay.
    The beach on the island takes the shape of a half-moon crescent encompassing half of the island. A bit small though it might be, it wins kudos for its quiet and airy atmosphere, its clean white sand and clear waters, as well as its alluring landscape. The beach is ideal for swimming nearly year round, as even in winter the water temperature is still a pleasant 65-70 degrees F.
    However, perhaps the island’s real attraction is the pagoda-styled lookout point its peak. After climbing the 427 stone steps winding up the mountain one is treated to a most incredible 360 degree view of Halong Bay. For those who tire out before reaching the summit there is a spacious lookout point half way up as well.

    Sung Sot Cave
    Situated in the centre of the UNESCO World Heritage area, Sung Sot or “Surprise Cave” is on Bo Hon Island, and is one of the most spectacular and largest grottoes of Ha Long Bay. The mouth of the grotto is reached by ascending about a hundred stone steps. One is surrounded by trees and foliage on the journey up as the shimmering bay below offers an ever more panoramic vista to admire.
    The cave is partitioned into two chambers; the first being similar to a wide theatre hall, with many stalactites hanging from the high ceiling. A narrow passage leads to the second chamber, where a flow of natural light bathes the surfaces. The light is filtering in from above, through a large opening creating a natural skylight, this opening also serves as the exit from the grotto. The chamber is so immense it could contain thousands of people at one time.
    At the deepest point of this chamber a "royal garden" appears with a clear pond and a fascinating landscape of small mountains. Many birds and plants (benjamin figs, cycads and centenary banyan trees) can be seen here. On some days groups of monkeys straying in from the dense vegetation of the island might appear, in search of fruit.
    The grotto covers some 10,000 m2. There are thousands of stalactites and stalagmites along the 500-meter paved passage. Light posts line the passage and illuminate the amazing scenery. Spotlights of varied colours are placed in such a way to be unobtrusive and add to the enchantment of the grotto.
    The 30-meter high roof of the grotto, the walls and innumerable cracks and crevices are evidence of millions of years of spectacular natural creation. Close to the exit a mammoth formation stretches from floor to ceiling, tapering at the centre to form a concave pillar that appears to be keeping the ceiling in place. Walking through the cave ones imagination can run wild conjuring up all kinds of fantastic creatures and fanciful creations.
    And of course, as always here in Vietnam, there are legends! One such involves a rock which seems to form the shape of a horse and a long sword. As the legend goes, Thanh Giong (Saint Giong) helped the people of the area to chase away evil spirits and demons. After this feat, Saint Giong flew to heaven, leaving a stone horse and sword behind to guarantee the demons did not dare to return.

    Cua Van
    The fishermen and fishing families of Halong Bay live on small floating houses anchored in sheltered coves at the bases of tall mountainous islands, thus deriving some natural protection from Mother Nature’s wrath in typhoon season. There are several fishing villages in the bay, the largest being Cua Van with about 130 floating houses and a population of about 600 people.
    Cua Van is unique as it is the only village with a primary school and a clinic (floating, of course). The village is home to generations of fishing families and many of the residents never leave, but grow up and grow old in this tiny unique world they are born into.
    The children learn to swim before they can walk and they row little bamboo-basket watercraft on their own, and amazingly deftly, when only about 5 or 6 years old. Cua Van is at the top of any list of places to see when cruising Halong Bay, those who are lucky enough to visit are captivated by this extraordinary little community and its distinctive way of life.

    Three Peaches
    Three peaches is one of the most beautiful beach in Halong bay. It is 22 km from south north of Bãi Cháy Tourist Wharf. There are three mountains inside the imposing limestone and beaches area. With the height of over 20 m and in the shape of peaches, seen from afar, this three islands have a natural and charming beauty.
    The island connects to a legend of a love between a young fairy who was fall in love with a poor fisherman. One day, she stole three peaches from Heaven for him in order to help him to have an eternal life if he ate these peaches. Then, they can together forever. The King of the Heavens discovered the robbery and turned the peaches into three stone islands and forced the young fairy had to return.
    Nowadays, Three Peaches belong to Lan Ha bay, it's still a pristine area and still not many people visiting. You can go swimming, kayaking or sunbathing on the nice beach or have free style to relax on beaches.

OVERNIGHT CRUISE ON HALONG BAY.

DAY 1: Hanoi – Halong Bay –Luxury Indochina Sails. Meals =Lunch, Dinner.

Optionally picked up from your hotel in Hanoi by private car or by shuttle bus. Please email us for more detail.

Indochina Sails boarding time is at 12:15 pm. Upon boarding guests 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 we have a bit of free time till lunch is served at 1:00pm. Lunch is a multi-course Vietnamese and Western set menu. Any and all dietary needs will be catered to.

During lunch we cruise through the Bai Tu Long Bay, cruising through the most beautiful and quiet area in Bai Tu Long Bay and Halong Bay to visit Cua Van Fishing Village. 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, guests 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. In addition we will have the first of our double happy hours from 6:00 till 7:00 during which time one free drink will be received for each one ordered. The dinner is served at 7:30pm.

Dinner is a sumptuous buffet featuring an array of salads, seafood, meat dishes, seasonal fresh fruits and deserts.

After dinner guests can relax in the dining room and lounge or on the upper deck and enjoy the second happy hour from 9:00 till 10:00. 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.Overnight on board.

DAY 2: Luxury Indochina Sails - Halong bay - Hanoi. Meals = Brunch.

The next morning coffee, tea and breakfast pastries are on offer from 6:45. Tai Chi lessons are led by our tai chi master at 7:00 before we 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 guests may relax in the dining room and lounge or on the deck enjoying the last Bay views before disembarkation at 11:00 am.

Optionally picked up from your hotel in Hanoi by private car or by shuttle bus. Please email us for more detail.

OVERNIGHT CRUISE ON HALONG BAY WITH INDOCHINA SAILS.

DAY 1: Hanoi – Halong Bay –Luxury Indochina Sails. Meals =Lunch, Dinner.

Optionally picked up from your hotel in Hanoi by private car or by shuttle bus. Please email us for more detail.

Indochina Sails boarding time is at 12:15 pm. Upon boarding guests 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 we have a bit of free time till lunch is served at 1:00pm. Lunch is a multi-course Vietnamese and Western set menu. Any and all dietary needs will be catered to.

During lunch we cruise through the Bai Tu Long Bay, cruising through the most beautiful and quiet area in Bai Tu Long Bay and Halong Bay to visit Cua Van Fishing Village. 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, guests 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. In addition we will have the first of our double happy hours from 6:00 till 7:00 during which time one free drink will be received for each one ordered. The dinner is served at 7:30pm.

Dinner is a sumptuous buffet featuring an array of salads, seafood, meat dishes, seasonal fresh fruits and deserts.

After dinner guests can relax in the dining room and lounge or on the upper deck and enjoy the second happy hour from 9:00 till 10:00. 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.Overnight on board.

DAY 2: Luxury Indochina Sails - Lan Ha bay - Swimming, Kayaking. Meals = Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

The next morning coffee, tea and breakfast pastries are on offer from 6:45. Tai Chi lessons are led by our tai chi master at 7:00 before breakfast is served at 7:45.

At 8:30 the guests transfer to the Indochina Sails Day Boa, a spacious and comfortable wooden junk with lounge and dining room and a sundeck with lounging furniture. The day’s activities include cruising to less trafficked areas of the Bay for swimming, kayaking at theBat Cave and a visit to the Pearl Village where there are extensive fish farms and a working pearl processing factory and showroom. Lunch is served on board mid-day and passengers return to the Indochina Sails main boat at about 4:00pm for free time on board till the pre-dinner happy hour from 6:00 till 7:00 and dinner at 7:30.

After dinner guests can enjoy their second evening on the Bay relaxing in the dining room and lounge or on the upper deck and enjoy the happy hour from 9:00 till 10:00. Board games and playing cards are available and massage services as well (massage service is available throughout the cruise). Also, everyone can have another chance to try their luck at squid fishing from the boat with help from the crew.

DAY 3: Luxury Indochina Sails - Halong bay - Hanoi. Meals = Brunch.

The next morning coffee, tea and breakfast pastries are on offer from 6:45. Tai Chi lessons are led by our tai chi master at 7:00 before we 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 guests may relax in the dining room and lounge or on the deck enjoying the last Bay views before disembarkation at 11:00 am.

Optionally picked up from your hotel in Hanoi by private car or by shuttle bus. Please email us for more detail.

Rates are Inclusive:

  • Cruise Itinerary and Program.
  • Welcome Drink.
  • Entrance and Sightseeing Fees.
  • In-house English-speaking Tour Guide.
  • Kayaking.
  • 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.

Rates are Exclusive :

  • Airfares, Car Transfers and Hotel Accommodation.
  • Visa Arrangements.
  • Shuttle mini bus Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi ( $30 USD/ pax).
  • Massage Services (please see massage menu in cabin).
  • Kayaking ( $20 USD – based on twin-share kayak).
  • Gala Dinner: USD 55/pax ( Special Occasion: Christmas – 24/12, New Year’s Eve – 31/12).
  • Beverages and tobacco.
  • Tips and other personal expense.
  • All other services not clearly mentioned above.

Luxury Indochina Sails Room Types

The Superior.

Cabin size:

Bed size: Queen size bed or Twin size bed

International-standard cabin size 13 m2 design with rich wooden interior

Marble ensuite bathroom.

Room amenities: Bathrobe, Beauty mirror, Complimentary Drinking Water, En-suite Bathroom, Hair-dryer, Hot water, In-house Telephone, Individual controller air-conditioning, Mini bar, Safety box, Safety Equipment and Life Vests, Shower, Slippers, Toilet, Wardrobe.

The Deluxe.

Cabin size: 14.0 m2

Bed size: Queen size bed or Twin size bed

Rich wooden interior in size 14 m2.

Deluxe cabins in Second Deck location and enhanced bathroom facilities.

Room amenities: Bathrobe, Beauty mirror, Complimentary Drinking Water, En-suite Bathroom, Hair-dryer, Hot water, In-house Telephone, Individual controller air-conditioning, Mini bar, Safety box, Safety Equipment and Life Vests, Shower, Slippers, Toilet, Wardrobe.

The Suite.

Cabin size: 19.0 m2.

Bed size: Queen size bed.

Larger size, Suite cabins offer Second Deck, French Windows with exterior standing balcony and enhanced bathroom facilities.

Available Double only, size 19 m2.

Room amenities: Bathrobe, Beauty mirror, Complimentary Drinking Water, En-suite Bathroom, Flower & fruit basket, Hair-dryer, Balcony, Jacuzzi, Hot water, In-house Telephone, Individual controller air-conditioning, Mini bar, Safety box, Safety Equipment and Life Vests, Shower, Slippers, Toilet, Wardrobe, Wine.

The President Suite.

Cabin size: 24.0 m2.

Bed size: Queen size bed.

Located in 2nd floor, French Windows leading to an exterior standing balcony and 24m2.

Room amenities: Bathrobe, Beauty mirror, Complimentary Drinking Water, En-suite Bathroom, Flower & fruit basket, Hair-dryer, Balcony, Jacuzzi, Hot water, In-house Telephone, Individual controller air-conditioning, Mini bar, Safety box, Safety Equipment and Life Vests, Shower, Slippers, Toilet, Wardrobe, Wine.

LUXURY INDOCHINA SAIL RATES. Rates are quoted in USD per Room per Program.

Room Types 2 Days/1 Night 3 Day/2 Nights
Superior Single 299 549
Deluxe Single 399 569
Suite Single 389 639
Superior TW/DL 345 619
Deluxe TW/DL 399 649
Suite TW/DL 439 739
President Suite Email us Email us

Transfer Cost:

  • Rounded Private 4 seat car: Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi: 130 USD
  • Rounded Private 7 seat car: Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi: 160 USD
  • Departure place in Hanoi: Your Hotel in Hanoi (old quarter)
  • Expected departure time in Hanoi : 07:45 AM – 08:00 AM.
  • Expected return time in Hanoi : 16:00PM
  • Shuttle bus: Is not inclusive in the rate, 30 USD/person/rounded trip.

Children policy:

  • Children under 4 years old: are FOC, sharing room with parent.
  • 01 Child under 12 years old: are charged 75% of the adult rat, sharing beds with parents. No extra bed added.
  • Children from 12 and over: are charged at the adult rate.
  • Extra bed: is available with additional charge at 20$ / 1night, 50$ for 2 night cruise. (upon your request)

Cancellation Policy:

  • All cancellation must be made in writing to us through email only.
  • Cancellation made by the cruise itself: No cancellation fee applied
  • 07 days prior to check - in date: No cancellation fee applied
  • 03 – 06 days prior to check - in date : 30 % of each cancelled room.
  • Less than 03 days prior to check - in date : 100% of total room charge.

Cancellation policy due to bad Weather:

  • All cruises in Halong Bay must have permit from Management Board of Halong Bay to stay overnight in the Bay.
  • Based on the weather conditions (high winds, monsoon, thunderstorm, cyclone, storm,...), the Management Board has the right to cancel all overnight cruises on certain day to guarantee the safety of tourists.
  • In those cases, following policies will be applied:
  • - If the cancellation is informed before you leave Hanoi to Halong Bay (you have not used any service yet): 100% refund.
    - If the cancellation is informed during the trip (you have already used some services: transfer, lunch, day trip, hotel in Halong,...): Only the fee of these services will be charged and we will refund whole remain amount. - If the trip are cut down from 3 days/2 nights to 2 days/1 night, we will charge as 2 days/1 night trip, plus other services you have already used and refund the remain amount.

  • Important Notes:
  • The cancellation is announced ONLY by the Management Board of Halong Bay and often in short notice of time. Therefore your understandings in these situations are highly appreciated.
  • The period from May to July is considered as storm weather in Halong Bay with many unpredictable weather conditions. Hence more cruises will be cancelled with short notice during this season.
  • In all cases, please contact our consultants directly for any urgent help. We are here to support you with all of our best!