Indochina Sails

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

12.30

Boarding our boat at Tuan Chau Port – enjoy welcome drink, receive cruise briefing and safety instructions.

13.15 – 14.00

Passengers enjoy the deluxe Vietnamese Set Menu Lunch. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Massage service is available after lunch and throughout the cruise. Please book in advance with your Cruise Manager.
14.00 – 16.30 Cruise through Halong Bay, passing the most beautiful and quiet areas including Incense Burner, Dog Stone Islet, Fighting Cock, Finger Islet.  

16.30

Arrive at Cua Van Floating Fishing Village. This is one of the largest fishing villages on the Bay. Guests can choose between kayaking through the village or visiting on small bamboo boats (sampans) rowed by villagers.  For those who wish to kayak, the kayaking fee is $10.00 per person (unless pre-booked). Kayakers will depart from the boat in two-seater, self-rowed kayaks, kayaking through the village and back to the boat. A kayaking tour guide will lead the way.

18.00

Depart and sail for about 30 minutes to Luon Bo area, and anchor overnight.

18.00 – 18.30

Attend the Fruit and Vegetable carving lesson led by our Head Chef. During the lesson, the chef will conduct Fruit and Vegetable carving, showing the guests how we decorate and make some traditional Vietnamese food. 

18.00 -19.00

First of two Happy Hours! Buy one drink-get one free (wine by the bottle excluded).

19.30

Dinner is served to the guests.

20.45

Evening activities. Board games like cards or Parcheesi are available, as well as massage service (massage service is available throughout the cruise). Also, everyone can try their luck at squid fishing on the boat with help from the crew.

21.00 – 22.00

Second Happy Hour! Buy one drink-get one free (wine by the bottle excluded).

23.00

End of Program for Day One.

DAY 2

06.45

Coffee, tea and breakfast pastries served in the dining room.

07.00

Enjoy Tai Chi instruction on the sundeck (lasting for about 30 minutes).

07.45 – 9.00

Guests are transferred by tender to the Titov Island. About one hour is spent on the island, allowing time to climb 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.

09.00

Upon returning to the boat, guests will have 30 minutes to freshen up and finish packing. Please collect all of your belongings from the cabins and leave heavy luggage outside the cabins (staff will transfer directly to the pier).

09.30

Enjoy a full breakfast in the dining room. Bills are settled after breakfast.
Relax on the sundeck or in the dining room enjoying the bay scenery as we approach the pier.

11.00

Arrive at Tuan Chau port., relax inside the pier building while waiting for return transportation.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please note that times are approximate and may vary. Itinerary may change when necessary .

INCLUDED
- 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

EXCLUDED
- Airfares, Car Transfers and Hotels
- Visa Arrangements
- 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

Price of 2Days/1Night trip in Low Season from 1st May to 30th Sept.

Number in Group Valid from 1st May to 30th Sept.
Price per person in US$ in party of
2 4-6 8-10 Single Supplement
Superior                     215 210 205 + 115
Deluxe 235 230 225 + 130
Suite 285 280 275 + 150
President Suite 390 380 370 + 170

Price of 2Days/1Night trip from 1st March to 30th April & 1st Oct to 30th Dec 2015: 

Number in Group Valid 01st Oct - 30th Apr.
Price per person in US$ in party of
2 4-6 8-10 Single Supplement
Superior                     235 220 215 + 115
Deluxe 255 245 235 + 130
Suite 305 300 290 + 150
President Suite 410 405 400 + 170
 

        DAY 1

12.30

Boarding our boat at Tuan Chau Port – enjoy welcome drink, receive cruise briefing and safety instructions.

13.15 – 14.00

Passengers enjoy the deluxe Vietnamese Set Menu Lunch. 

 

Massage service is available after lunch and throughout the cruise. Please book in advance with your Cruise Manager.

14.00 – 16.30

Cruise through Halong Bay, passing the most beautiful and quiet areas including Incense Burner, Dog Stone Islet, Fighting Cock, Finger Islet.  

16.30

Arrive at Cua Van Floating Fishing Village. This is one of the largest fishing villages on the Bay. Guests can choose between kayaking through the village or visiting on small bamboo boats (sampans) rowed by villagers.
Kayakers will depart from the boat in two-seater, self-rowed kayaks, kayaking through the village and back to the boat. A kayaking tour guide will lead the way.

18.00

Attend the Fruit and Vegetable carving lesson led by our Head Chef. During the lesson, the chef will conduct Fruit and Vegetable carving, showing the guests how we decorate and make some traditional Vietnamese food. 

18.00 -19.00

 

First Happy Hour! Buy one drink – get one free (wine by the bottle excluded).

19.30

Dinner is served to the guests.

20.45

Evening activities. Board games like cards or Parcheesi are available, as well as massage service (massage service is available throughout the cruise). Also, everyone can try their luck at squid fishing on the boat with help from the crew.

 

21.00 – 22.00

Second Happy Hour! Buy one drink-get one free (wine by the bottle excluded).

23.00

End of Program for Day One.

DAY 2

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 – 16.00

Guests are transferred to the Indochina Sails Day Boat, a spacious and comfortable wooden junk with lounge, dining room and sundeck. Daytime activities include cruising to less trafficked areas of the Bay, visiting Surprise Cave and kayaking around Bat Cave area (the itinerary could be revised flexibly based on weather conditions). Lunch is served on board mid-day
After lunch, guests will pay a visit to Pearl Farm in the afternoon. 

16.00

Return by tender to the Indochina Sails boat. Rejoin the cruise and relax onboard as we sail to the overnight anchorage.

18.00 – 19.00

First of two Happy Hours! Buy one drink-get one free (wine by the bottle excluded).

19.30

Dinner is served to the guests.

20.45

Evening activities. Board games like cards or Parcheesi are available, as well as massage service (massage service is available throughout the cruise). Also, everyone can try their luck at squid fishing on the boat with help from the crew.

21.00 – 22.00

Second Happy Hour! Buy one drink-get one free (wine by the bottle excluded).

23.00

End of Program for Day Two.

DAY 3

06.45

Coffee, tea and breakfast pastries served in the dining room.

07.00

Enjoy Tai Chi instruction on the sundeck (lasting for about 30 minutes).

07.45 – 9.00

Guests are transferred by tender to the Titov Island. About one hour is spent on the island, allowing time to climb 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.

09.00

Upon returning to the boat, guests will have 30 minutes to freshen up and finish packing. Please collect all of your belongings from the cabins and leave heavy luggage outside the cabins (staff will transfer directly to the pier).

09.30

Enjoy a full breakfast in the dining room. Bills are settled after breakfast. 
Relax on the sundeck or in the dining room enjoying the bay scenery as we approach the pier.

11.00

Arrive at Tuan Chau port, relax inside the pier building while waiting for return transportation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please note that times are approximate and may vary. Itinerary may change when necessary .

INCLUDED
- Welcome Drink
- Cruise Itinerary and Program
- Entrance and Sightseeing Fees
- Kayaking
- 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

EXCLUDED
- Airfares, Car Transfers and Hotels
- Visa Arrangements
- Massage Services (please see massage menu in cabin
- Beverages, Tips and Personal Expenses
- All other services not clearly mentioned above

Price of 3Days/2Nights trip in Low Season from 1st May to 30th Sept 2015:

Number in Group Valid 1st May to 30th Sept.
Price per person in US$ in party of
2 4-6 8-10 Single Supplement
Superior                     365 350 340 + 115
Deluxe 395 370 365 + 130
Suite 430 410 N/A + 150
President Suite N/A N/A N/A N/A

Price of 3Days/2Nights trip from 1st March to 30th April & 1st Oct to 30th Dec 2015: 

Number in Group Valid from 01st Oct - 30th Apr.
Price per person in US$ in party of
2 4-6 8-10 Single Supplement
Superior                     385 370 360 + 115
Deluxe 405 390 350 + 130
Suite 430 420 N/A + 150
President Suite N/A N/A N/A N/A