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Indochina Sails The Indochina 1 and Indochina 2 are identical boats and were both launched in 2007. Each comprises 15 cabins (Superior…

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The Indochina 1 and Indochina 2 are identical boats and were both launched in 2007. Each comprises 15 cabins (Superior and Deluxe Cabins). The deluxe cabins are are a bit larger and feature rainfall showers and are all situated on the second decks of the boats.

Our newest boat, the Indochina 3, launched in late 2008, also 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”.

Dining Room and Bar:
Our dining rooms offer a comfortable and romantic setting, with large panoramic windows from which to take in the beauty of the bay while enjoying Vietnamese cuisine at its best. The cozy bars offer a selection of Aperitifs, Spirits, Cocktails, beer and a selection of fine wines from around the world.

Food:
Our experienced chefs provide a varied selection of Vietnamese and International cuisine including fresh local seafood, all carefully prepared and presented.

Services:
Our staff are trained to provide the best possible service to our passengers at all times. The relaxed and welcoming manner of our hospitality creates an atmosphere in which our guests feel that they are at home away from home.

Cabin:
Our cabins and suites are designed and fitted to international standards, featuring a rich wooden decor, with large windows from which to enjoy the spectacular scenery of Halong Bay. The comfortable bedding and luxuriant linens ensure you a restful sleep in style. Large ensuite, marble bathrooms feature massage showers and deluxe towels and toiletries

Superior Room: International-standard cabin design with rich wooden interior, comfortable bedding with luxuriant linens and marble ensuite bathroom. Available as Twin or Double, size 14 m2.
Deluxe Room: International-standard cabin design with rich wooden interior, comfortable bedding with luxuriant linens and marble ensuite bathroom.

In addition to larger size, Deluxe cabins offer Second Deck location, French Windows leading to an exterior standing balcony and enahanced bathroom facilities with Massage and Rainfall Showers.
Available as Twin or Double, size 16 m2.

Facilities:

  • Individually controlled Air-conditioning
  • En-suite Luxury Bathroom
  • Massage Shower
  • Deluxe Toilet Amenities and Towels
  • Hairdryer, Bathrobe and Slippers
  • High-quality White Bed Linen
  • Fresh Flowers
  • In-house Telephone
  • Mini Bar and Safe
  • Complimentary Drinking Water
  • Safety Equipment and Life Vests

Suite Room: International-standard cabin design with rich wooden interior, comfortable bedding with luxuriant linens and marble ensuite bathroom.
In addition to larger size, Suite cabins offer Second Deck location, French Windows leading to an exterior standing balcony and enahanced bathroom facilities with Massage and Rainfall Showers and separate Tub/Jacuzzi.
Available as Double only, size 19 m2.

Suite facilities:

  • Individually controlled Air-conditioning
  • En-suite Luxury Bathroom
  • Massage Shower and Rainfall Showers
  • Separate Tub/Jacuzzi
  • Deluxe Toilet Amenities and Towels
  • Hairdryer, Bathrobe and Slippers
  • High-quality White Bed Linen
  • Fresh Flowers
  • In-house Telephone
  • Mini Bar and Safe
  • Complimentary Drinking Water
  • Safety Equipment and Life Vests

Day 1: Hanoi – Ha Long Bay (L, D)

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 enroute 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: Halong bay (B,L,D)

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: Hanoi – Halong (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).
07.00 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.

Price for group tour: USD/pax – Valid to 31 Dec 12 (USD/pax)

Cabin Twin/ double Triple occupancy Single Supplement
Superior cabin $308/pax n/a $233/pax
Deluxe cabin $329/pax n/a $239/pax
Suite cabin $375/pax n/a $255/pax
Pick up & drop off $30/pax n/a n/a

Book this cruise

Note: Surcharge more 25% on above rate for booking on Christmas 24/12 and New Year 31/12, Lunar New year 22 Jan 12

Inclusion:

  • 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

 Exclusion:

  • 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

What to bring:

  • Sun block
  • Camera + Film
  • Insect repellent
  • Original Passpor
  • We brim hat
  • Swimming clothes
  • Sun glasses

 

Day 1: Hanoi – Halong Bay (L, D)

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 enroute 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: 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).
07.00 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.

Price for group tour: USD/pax – Valid to 31 Dec 12 (USD/pax)

Cabin Twin/ double Triple occupancy Single Supplement
Superior cabin $168/pax n/a $122/night
Deluxe cabin $198/pax n/a $138/night
Suite cabin $219/pax n/a $162/night
Pick up & drop off $30/pax n/a n/a

Book this cruise

Note: Surcharge more 25% on above rate for booking on Christmas 24/12 and New Year 31/12, Lunar New year 22 Jan 12

Inclusions:

  • 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

Exclusions:

  • 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

What to bring:

  • Sun block
  • Camera + Film
  • Insect repellent
  • Original Passport
  • We brim hat
  • Swimming clothes
  • Sun glasses
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