Indochina Sails

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.
 

Day 1:

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 is one of the largest fishing village on the Bay. 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 Demonstration 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 Demonstration showing the guests how we decorate and make some Vietnamese food which is traditional food in Vietnam. 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.


Day 2:

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 view’s before disembarkation at 11:00am.

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

Peak season surcharge:
+ 25% on Christmas; New Year's and Lunar New Year’s Eve.

Children Policy:
Child under 5 years old: free of charge (sharing cabin with parents without extra Bed)
Child from 5 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:
Roundtrip shuttle bus transfers from hotel - Halong Bay - Hotel 
Welcome drinks
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:
Massage Service (please see massage menu in cabin)
Kayaking (not availble from 01st April 2017) 
Beverages, Tips and Personal Expenses
All other services not clearly mentioned above

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 3.00pm. The Trip Ends at your hotel.
Please note that times are approximate and may vary. Itinerary may change when necessary

Peak season surcharge:
+ 25% on Christmas; New Year's and Lunar New Year’s Eve.

Children Policy:
Child under 5 years old: free of charge (sharing cabin with parents without extra bed)
Child from 5 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:
Roundtrip shuttle bus transfers from hotel - Halong Bay - hotel
Welcome drinks
Cruise itinerary and program
Entrance and sightseeing fees
In-house English-speaking Tour Guide
Kayaking (not availble from 01st April 2017) 
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:
Massage Service (please see massage menu in cabin)
Beverages, Tips and Personal Expenses
All other services not clearly mentioned above
 

Price of 2 Day - 1 Night trip

Number(s) in Group

Valid from Jan. 1st to Apr. 30th & from Oct.

1st to Dec. 31st 2016
Price per person in US$ in party of

1

2-3

4-6

7-10

Superior

340

220

215

210

Deluxe

370

235

230

225

Suite

395

260

250

N/A

 

Number(s) in Group

Valid from May 1st to Sept 30th 2016
Price per person in US$ in party of

1

2-3

4-6

7-10

Superior

295

200

195

190

Deluxe

340

215

210

205

Suite

355

240

235

N/A


 

Price of 3 Day - 2 Night trip

Number(s) in Group

Valid from Jan. 1st to Apr. 30th & from Oct. 1st to Dec. 31st 2016
Price per person in US$ in party of

1

2-3

4-6

7-10

Superior

595

365

360

355

Deluxe

615

380

375

370

Suite

690

415

410

N/A

 

Number(s) in Group

Valid from May 1st to Sept 30th 2016
Price per person in US$ in party of

1

2-3

4-6

7-10

Superior

595

365

360

355

Deluxe

615

380

375

370

Suite

690

415

410

N/A