Cruise Highlights & Activities:
Explore Halong Bay on Oriental Sails – the best one among Halong bay cruises with one cruise vessel featuring 18 deluxe cabins and one featuring 8 deluxe cabins furnished in classic Vietnamese style. This 3-day cruise into the legendary Gulf of Tonkin (Halong Bay, a part of Bai Tu Long Bay and Lan Ha Bay) includes various activities that will indeed provide a truly unique experience. It’s all terrific!
A wide range of activities are planned during your cruising with Orienta Sails. Exploring the stunning in-mountain caves, kayaking through peaceful lagoons, welcoming fresh dawn on the bay with healthy Taichi exercise, swimming in the middle of nowhere in the warm fresh waters, climbing stiff rocks rising out of breathtaking Lan Ha Bay, snapping photos of a lifetime, sunbathing on a pampered deck. All contribute to make your visit a truly memorable one.
On – Board Activities
+ Excursions to caves, grottos, beaches & peal farm (3 day excursion)
+ Sunrise Tai-chi exercise
+ Sunset happy hour
+ Cooking demonstration
Day 1: Hanoi – Bai Tu Long Bay – Halong Bay (Meals: L,D)
12h00 – 12h30: Embark on Oriental Sails followed by cruise briefing.
13h00 – 15h30: Savor a delectable lunch as Oriental Sails cruises further along the limestone islands of Bai Tu Long Bay and pass by Oan Islet (where a sense of the film L’Indochina was shot by Paradis Film with the famous French actress Catherine Deneuve played since 1992), Teapot Islet, Monster Face Islet, Torch Islet, Dragon Islet, Porcupines Islet and then anchor at Titop beach area.
15h30 – 17h30: Visit Amazing Cave for an hour and then return to the main boat to prepare for kayaking along the hidden parts of the bay.
17h30 – 18h00: Get your hands on some kayaking to visit Luon Cave, a tunnel to a little bay surrounded by a mountain range.
18h00 – 19:00: Return to Oriental Sails and have bath then relax as the sun starts to set.
Enjoy the Happy Hour at the bar and on the sun deck or join a Vietnamese cooking lesson with our chef.
19h00: Dinner is served. Socialize with other guests, night squid fishing or just laze around. Singing and dancing activities are available till 22h00.
21h00: Have second Happy Hour till late evening. Overnight on board.
Day 2: Halong Bay – Lan Ha Bay (Meals: B,L,D)
06h00 – 07h00: Start your day with Tai Chi on sundeck.
07h00 – 08h00: Have breakfast at sunrise
08h30 – 09h00: Transfer to day boat for a cruise to Lan Ha Bay
09h00 – 16h30: (Main option) Relaxing & Kayaking
Have the whole day relaxing and kayaking around Lan Ha Bay – the less touristic area of Halong. Discover Dark and Light Caves on kayaks, swim and relax on natural beaches. Drop by Halong Pearl Farm on the way back to the Oriental Sails
Kayaking & Rock Climbing with Western instructors (Minimum for 2 pax, booked and paid in advance, compulsory surcharge is applied)
10h15 – 12h30: Kayaking in Moody’s Beach area
13h00 – 14h00: Lunch and transfer to Thap Ngiem (Hai Pai Beach)
14h15 – 16h30: Rock Climbing on Hai Pai Beach (optional: kayaking)
18h00 – 22h00: Contemplate romantic sunset. Enjoy dinner, partying, fishing or just lazing. O/n on board.
Day 3: Halong Bay – Hanoi (Meals: B,L)
06h30 – 07h00: Start your day with Tai Chi exercise on the sundeck.
07h00 – 09h00: Have breakfast at sunrise. Visit Titop Island: climb up to mountain’s peak to enjoy the panoramic views of Halong Bay and swimming at the beach
09h30: Check-out room. Luggage can be delivered to the reception area.
09h30 – 11h00: Head back to the Harbor. Have early lunch on boat. Disembark Oriental Sails at around 12h00.