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.

Indochina Sails Halong Bay
2Days/1Night on Luxury Cruise
 

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
 

Peak season surcharge:
+ 25% on Christmas 24/12; New Year 31/12 and Lunar New Year’s Eve.
 

Children Policy:
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)
 

Trip 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
 

Trip Excluded:
Shuttle Bus transfer from hotel in Hanoi-Halong Bay-Hanoi. Round Trip pick up from your hotel - 25 USD/pax 
Massage Services (please see massage menu in cabin)
Kayaking ( 10 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:
 

Number in Group Valid from Jan. to Apr. & From Oct. to Dec. 2014
Price per person in US$ in party of
1 2-3 4-6 7-10 11-15 16-20 Single Supplement
Superior 335 195 193 190 185 182 110
Deluxe 375 228 225 223 Request Request 130
Suite 465 265 255 N/A N/A N/A N/A
President Suite 595 355 345 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Charter 4,950 (Maximum 30 Persons/ship)

Indochina Sails Halong Bay
3Days/2Nights on Luxury Cruise
 

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).
 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: Full Day Cruising (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 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 Transfer by tender to the “Day Boat” and begin to cruise to some of Halong Bay’s more untouched locales. Exact locations depend on tide conditions. Enjoy a leisurely day of kayaking, cave exploring and swimming. A multi-course lunch will be served mid-day. Pack lightly; swimwear and a set of dry clothes, and as there are different activities during the day bring both shoes (such as trainers) and flip-flops or sandals.
16.00 Return by tender to the Indochina Sails boat.
18.30 Arrive at Luon Bo area - anchor for overnight.
19.15 Deluxe Vietnamese and 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 Two.
 

 Day 3: 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
 

Peak season surcharge:
+ 25% on Christmas 24/12; New Year 31/12 and Lunar New Year’s Eve.
 

Children Policy:
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)
 

Trip Included:
Welcome Drink
Cruise Itinerary and Program
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

Trip Excluded:
Shuttle Bus transfer from hotel in Hanoi-Halong Bay-Hanoi. Round Trip pick up from your hotel.
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:

Number in Group Valid from From Oct. to Dec. 2014 
Price per person in US$ in party of
1 2-3 4-6 7-10 11-15 16-20 Single Supplement
Superior 335 195 193 190 185 182 110
Deluxe 375 228 225 223 Request Request 130
Suite 465 265 255 N/A N/A N/A N/A
President Suite 595 355 345 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Charter 4,950 (Maximum 30 Persons/ship)