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Day 1: Hanoi – Halong Bay (L, D) 07.30 - 08.00 pick up at hotels in Hanoi Old Quarters. 12.30 Boarding our boat at Tuan Chau Port , and check in. 13.15 – 14.00 Passengers enjoy the deluxe Vietnamese Set Menu Lunch. 14.00 – 16.30 We cruise through Halong Bay, passing the most beautiful and quiet area including Incense Burner, Dog Stone Islet, Fighting Cock, Finger islet. 16.30 Arrive at the 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 the villagers. Kayakers will depart from the boat in two-seater, self-rowed kayaks and kayak to and 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, to anchor for overnight. 18.00 – 18.30 We organize 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 include: Happy Hour! 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: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B) 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 – 9.00 Transfer by tender to the Titov 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. 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). 09.30 Enjoy Breakfast 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 Tuan Chau port, relax inside the pier building while waiting for return transportation. Around 17:00 arrive in Hanoi
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lucas was an outstanding guide on our cruise - great personality, interesting information, we're sure he has a great future ahead in the guiding and wider tourism industry

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank joannerend
Reviewed 7 July 2019

Staff were excellent, compared and matched, they were treated as like royalty. The boat was beautiful and clean, loved the old style. Very well organized tour, felt like I saw a lot of Halong but also had plenty of time to relax. Food was okay.

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Elizabeth L
Reviewed 4 July 2019

I did my research, just as you are doing now and across the internet on a number of outlets you find reviewers speaking very highly of Indochina Sails (enough so need mind you that the company is able to command a premium in cabin price...More

Date of experience: July 2019
3  Thank lietuvis09
Reviewed 29 June 2019

We had a wonderful experience about Indochina Sails. We stayed overnight and the accommodations were very nice and we toured the caves, had a cooking demonstration, did squid fishing and hiked up to a lovely look out point. The staff, especially Thoa, was very nice...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank lovetotravel505
Reviewed 3 May 2019 via mobile

Good things: The pick up was nice, we were alone in the van and it wasn't like a normal van instead it said luxury so it was leather seats and wifi. The boat itself was nice and fresh. The cabin was clean and big, we...More

2  Thank JoelJ1996
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  • Languages Offered: English
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