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2-Day Oriental Sails Junk Cruise of Halong Bay from Hanoi

  • 2-day Halong Bay cruise aboard Oriental Sails
  • Explore Luon Cave by kayak or swim at Titop beach
  • Join a Vietnamese cooking lesson with a professional chef
2-Day Oriental Sails Junk Cruise of Halong Bay from Hanoi
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2-Day Oriental Sails Junk Cruise of Halong Bay from Hanoi
This 2-day cruise on the UNESCO-listed Halong Bay takes you aboard the ‘Oriental Sails,’ a traditional-style junk featuring 18 deluxe cabins. Participate in a packed itinerary that includes swimming or hiking at Titop Island, kayaking to Luon Cave, a tai chi morning exercise and a cooking lesson with the chef on board. You're also free to simply relax and soak up the stunning scenery from the sundeck. Enjoy full dining throughout your stay, with round-trip transport from Hanoi hotels.
What to Expect
Day 1: Hanoi – Bai Tu Long Bay (L, D)
In the morning, your Halong Bay experience begins with pickup at hotels in Hanoi for the 3.5-hour drive to Hong Gai Tourist Wharf, where you'll check in at the OS Lounge, the private waiting area to board your boat, the Oriental Sails. Just after midday, embark and listen to a cruise briefing before enjoying lunch on board while you cruise through the limestone islands of Bai Tu Long Bay.

In the afternoon, you are free to choose one of the following activity options.

Option 1: Fishing village visit
If you're interested in a glimpse of daily life here, take a bamboo boat trip (about 45 minutes) around Vung Vieng, one of the largest fishing villages in Halong Bay. See local fishermen at work, and admire the setting in a closed lagoon, surrounded by mountains.

Option 2: Beach and kayaking
If you prefer water and sand, board the tender for the ride to Ban Chan beach, where you can relax on the beach, go swimming, play some volleyball, or try kayaking.

In the early evening, return to Oriental Sails to freshen up, watch the sunset, and purchase a drink at the bar during happy hour, if you wish. A cooking class with the onboard chef is offered before dinner is served. Then go night squid fishing, if you're interested, or participate in singing and dancing activities before bedtime.

Overnight: On board the boat, in the Cong Do Area

Day 2: Bai Tu Long – Hanoi (B, L)
In the early morning, begin the day with Tai Chi on the sundeck, and enjoy the views with a cup of tea or coffee. You'll eat breakfast while cruising to Thien Canh Son Cave, a medium-sized, less-visited cave in Bai Tu Long Bay.

Then check out of your room, leaving your luggage at reception while you eat lunch on board. When you return to the harbor at midday, disembark the boat for the transfer back to Hanoi, where your tour ends with hotel drop-off in the late afternoon.
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1 - 5 of 6 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Calypso cruise

Excellent trip. Pinky was a fab guide. Lovely boat. Hot water. Great plentiful food! Halong Bay as magnificent as I remembered! 😄

Thank Diane030319
Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile
Enjoyed the trip

I took the trip and enjoyed it very much. The staff was great, the food was delicious. I have a certain diet and the staff was very kind to assure i have enjoyable meal, and i did. You have to pay for the drinks but...More

Thank Ardian W
Reviewed 29 April 2018
Halong Bay

With Stella Cruise we went by bus from Hanoi to The harbor. We had a 2 days/1 night cruise. Excellent service and meals. The sites on the bay were out of this world. Breathtaking views. Highly recommended and don't miss it. It's a must.

2  Thank HenriFarran
Reviewed 10 April 2018

Very nice and confortable boat, excellent food, professional staff. Even though the bay is obviously quite crowded once on the boat you don't feel at all as in a "mass" touristic experience. Very good value/price ratio.

3  Thank VTravelAddict
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile
A great trip!

I wanted to see the beauty of halong bay and just skimmed the reviews, noting only the comments about the bay being crowded with boats. Well this trip was fabulous! Our guide Jacky was very informative and humorous with great English. The boat more than...More

2  Thank Sharron R
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