General

Indochina Sails is one of the first companies specializing in luxury cruises in Ha long Bay with more than 20 years of significant experience. Its 5 new ships named Indochina Sails and Valentine recently came into service in 2007, 2008 and 2010 confirmed again its objectives of charm, comfort and perfect services; increased its capacity many times higher before. Indochina Sails became the first choice of many tourists from inside and outside Vietnam for their trip to the World Natural Heritage – Ha Long bay.

As one of the first companies offering overnight cruises on this World Heritage Site and with twenty years of experience, Indochina Sails í continually developing and pioneering luxury cruises on these world-renowned waters. In light of this, Indochina Sails team excited to launch the newest member of the Indochina Sails family: a new and improved cruise ship in Lan Ha Bay! Stay tuned for more exciting information about what is sure to be the most luxurious cruise in Ha Long Bay.

This year, Indochina Sails delighted to once again be awarded the 2018 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence! This prestigious award indicates that we are in the top 10% of businesses in the world as voted by travellers on TripAdvisor. This is important for Indochina Sails as the voice of our customers is the voice that matters most to them – and this is the 8th time Indochina Sails have been honoured with this award.

Indochina Sails always improve their service so that Indochina Sails can remain as the top one luxury cruise operator in Ha Long Bay.

Available departures

THE ITINERARIES Indochina Sails itineraries are designed to maximize your holiday experience and enjoyment; included are daytime excursions to the largest floating fishing village on the bay and to an island featuring swimming and a climb to the best panoramic view of the bay. We offer kayaking through caves into peaceful lakes surrounded by Limestone Mountains. The Cruise also tour one of the bay’s largest and most spectacular indoor caves, “Sung Sot” or “Surprise Cave”. Evening activities include an assortment of board games and film entertainment. the cruise also offer, in squid season, an evening excursion to a nearby squid fishing boat for an up-close look at the local fishermen plying the waters of the bay for squid and other fish. Onboard massage service is available as well to enhance your cruise.
  • President Suite Cabin

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    Cabin facilities:Air Conditioner, Balcony, Bathtub, Double, Hot & Cold Shower, in room wifi, In-door Bath Room, Public WiFi, Queen size bed, Sea View Window

    This cabin is fit for an emperor – or president. With a harmonious balance of old and new, this cabin is meticulously furnished with a rich wooden interior in a style emblematic of French Indochina heritage. As the largest cabin in the whole Indochina Sails fleet (24m2), the French doors and private balcony are unparalleled. Enjoy the luxuriant linens of the supreme bed and relax in your private spacious bathroom where you can soak either in the rainfall shower or jacuzzi tub.

    Bed size:180cm x 200cm

  • Suite Cabin

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    Cabin facilities:Air Conditioner, Balcony, Bathtub, Double, Hot & Cold Shower, in room wifi, In-door Bath Room, Public WiFi, Queen size bed, Sea View Window

    The second largest accommodation on the ship (19m-22m2), the suite cabin is a slick fusion of Indochina heritage and contemporary luxury. Boasting a rich wooden interior, luxuriant linen bedding and a marble en-suite bathroom, no detail has been left untouched. In addition to the larger size, suite cabins offer a second deck location, French windows, an exterior balcony from which to soak in the views and a bathroom with rainfall shower and jacuzzi tub. Double beds available only.

    Bed size:180cm x 200cm

  • Deluxe Cabin

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    Cabin facilities:Air Conditioner, Hot & Cold Shower, in room wifi, In-door Bath Room, Sea View Window

    Another international-standard cabin designed with a rich wooden interior, comfortable bedding with luxuriant linens and an en-suite bathroom with massage shower. In addition to being one of the larger cabins, the deluxe is also located on the second deck, offering French windows and an exterior balcony from which to marvel at the surrounding landscape. This accommodation comes as a single or double bed cabin.

Quang Ninh province

Quang Ninh provinceFor many the seascape of Halong Bay is synonymous with Vietnam. Cruises lazily sail emerald green waters among thousand of rugged islands and islets, stopping at some of the most spectacular caves through which visitors can wander, viewing impressive, centuries-old formations. Halong Bay’s mystical beauty has made it a bucket list attraction within the country, Read more

Facilities

  • Air Conditioner
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Double
  • Hot & Cold Shower
  • in room wifi
  • In-door Bath Room
  • King Size Bed
  • Public WiFi
  • Queen size bed
  • Sea View Window

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2 Day 1 Night Cruise Program

2 Days 1 Night
Enjoy a 2 days and 1 night in Halong Bay to experience the stunning emerald sea with thousands of lime-stone mountains. Our itineraries are designed to maximize your holiday experience and enjoyment.

DAY 1
12.15 Boarding our boat at Tuan Chau Port – enjoy welcome drink, receive cruise briefing and safety instructions.
13.15 – 14.00 Passengers enjoy the deluxe Vietnamese Set Menu Lunch.
Massage service is available after lunch and throughout the cruise. Please book in advance with your Cruise Manager.
14.00 – 16.00 Cruise through Halong Bay, passing the most beautiful and quiet areas including Incense Burner, Dog Stone Islet, Fighting Cock, Finger Islet.
16.00 Arrive at Surprise Cave - one of the most spectacular and largest grottoes of Halong Bay. The mouth of the grotto is reached by ascending about a hundred stone steps.
17.30 Depart and sail for about 30 minutes to anchor overnight.
18.30 – 19.00 Attend 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.
19.30 Dinner is served.
20.45 Evening activities. 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 – 23.00 Happy Hour! Buy one drink – get one free (wine by the bottle excluded).
23.00 End of Program for Day 1.

DAY 2
06.30 Coffee, tea and breakfast pastries served in the dining room.
06.45 Enjoy Tai Chi lesson on the sundeck (lasting for about 30 minutes).
07.45 – 09.00 Guests are transferred by tender to the Titov Island. About one hour is spent on the island, allowing time to climb 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 returning to the boat, guests will have 30 minutes to freshen up and finish packing. Please collect all of your belongings from the cabins and leave heavy luggage outside the cabins (staff will transfer directly to the pier).
09.30 Enjoy a full breakfast in the dining room. Bills are settled 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.

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

INCLUDED

• 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

EXCLUDED

• Shuttle bus Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi
• Airfares and Hotels
• Visa Arrangements
• Massage Services (please see massage menu in cabin)
• Beverages, Tips and Personal Expenses
• All other services not clearly mentioned above

3 Day 2 night Cruise Program

With thousands of Limestone Mountains and cliffs jutting from its calm water, Ha Long Bay is no doubt one of the world’s most spectacular natural wonders. Explore this beautiful world heritage with our designed itinerary where you can visit the most interesting excursions.

DAY 1
12.15 Boarding our boat at Tuan Chau Port – enjoy welcome drink, receive cruise briefing and safety instructions.
13.15 – 14.00 Passengers enjoy the deluxe Vietnamese Set Menu Lunch.
Massage service is available after lunch and throughout the cruise. Please book in advance with your Cruise Manager.
Drink vouchers are given out from 15.00 to 18.00. (Please check with the crew for Promotion. This voucher is not included in the cruise rate).
14.00 – 16.00 Cruise through Halong Bay, passing the most beautiful and quiet areas including Incense Burner, Dog Stone Islet, Fighting Cock, Finger Islet.
16.00 Arrive at Surprise Cave - one of the most spectacular and largest grottoes of Halong Bay. The mouth of the grotto is reached by ascending about a hundred stone steps.
18.00 Depart and sail for about 30 minutes to anchor overnight.
18.30 – 19.00 Attend 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.
19.30 Dinner is served.
20.45 Evening activities. 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 – 23.00 Happy Hour! Buy one drink – get one free (wine by the bottle excluded).
23.00 End of Program for Day 1.

DAY 2
06.30 Coffee, tea and breakfast pastries served in the dining room.
06.45 Enjoy Tai Chi lesson on the sundeck (lasting for about 30 minutes).
07.45 Enjoy Breakfast served in the dining room.
Massage service is available after lunch and throughout the cruise. Please book in advance with your Cruise Manager.
Drink vouchers are given out from 15.00 to 18.00.
08.45 – 10.15 Guests are transferred to the Indochina Sails Day Boat, a spacious and comfortable wooden junk with lounge, dining room and sundeck. Daytime activities include cruising to less trafficked areas of the Bay, visiting Luon Cave – guests can find golden hair monkeys here.
10.30 Explore Cua Van Floating 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 villagers. Kayakers will depart from the boat in two-seater, self-rowed kayaks, kayaking through the village and back to the boat. A kayaking tour guide will lead the way.
12.30 Lunch is served on board mid-day.
14.30 After lunch, guests will pay a visit to Pearl Farm in the afternoon.
15.30 Return by tender to the Indochina Sails boat. Rejoin the cruise and relax onboard as we sail to the overnight anchorage.
19.30 Dinner is served.
20.45 Evening activities. 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 – 23.00 Happy Hour! Buy one drink – get one free (wine by the bottle excluded).
23.00 End of program for Day 2.

DAY 3
06.30 Coffee, tea and breakfast pastries served in the dining room.
06.45 Enjoy Tai Chi lesson on the sundeck (lasting for about 30 minutes).
07.45 – 09.00 Guests are transferred by tender to the Titov Island. About one hour is spent on the island, allowing time to climb 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 returning to the boat, guests will have 30 minutes to freshen up and finish packing. Please collect all of your belongings from the cabins and leave heavy luggage outside the cabins (staff will transfer directly to the pier).
09.30 Enjoy a full breakfast in the dining room. Bills are settled 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.

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

INCLUDED
• Welcome Drink
• Kayaking
• 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

EXCLUDED
• Shuttle bus Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi
• Airfares and Hotels
• Visa Arrangements
• Massage Services (please see massage menu in cabin)
• Beverages, Tips and Personal Expenses
• All other services not clearly mentioned above

Cruise Start From

Bai Chay Halong Bay

Cruise End at

Bai Chay Halong Bay

Terms & Conditions

PLEASE READ THIS USER AGREEMENT AND THESE TERMS & CONDITIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SITE.

RESPONSIBILITY
Terms and conditions of transportation of guests and baggage on INDOCHINA SAILS LIMITED CO (Indochina Sails Ltd.) is governed by the Indochina Sails Passage Contract, a copy of which will be included with your preliminary documents or on request. Your acceptance of the Passage Contract constitutes agreement to those terms and conditions, including the procedure for resolution of disputes, when your voyage begins.

Indochina Sails shall have the right to cancel or alter in any way any scheduled sailing or itinerary which, in its sole judgment and discretion, is justified for any reasons and to do so without liability for damage or for any loss to guests. Indochina Sails also reserves the right, in the event of a full-cruises charter or for any other reason, to cancel reservations and bookings whether or not a deposit or full payment has been received. In such event, Indochina Sails will refund to guests the amount it has received.

PAYMENT
Full payment required once booking is confirmed. Cabins are subject to cancellation and resale if required deposit amount is not received within the specified option period.

PAYMENT MODALITIES
The full payment of the accommodation package must be made no later than 60 days before sailing, for all the members both for the single reservation and for the group reservation. In the reason for payment please indicate at all times the name of the person to whom we can refer (for single reservation) or of the group leader (for group reservation). The payment can be made either by bank transfer or by credit card (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, Diner's Club or Discover Card). Expenses incurred for onboard services/products by the guest, or by Indochina sails on behalf of the guest, shall be paid by the guest prior to disembarkation.

CABIN POLICY
Double or Twin Cabin accommodates: 2 adults, 1 child or 1 infant.
Single Cabin can accommodate 1 adult.

CHILD POLICY
Infant 0-4 year(s): Stay for free if using existing bedding. If you need a baby cot there may be an extra charge ( USD 25/ baby cot/ night )

Children 5-11 year(s): Be surcharged to stay in cabin with 1 extra mattress.
Child(s) over 12 years old are considered as adults.

CHILDREN TRAVELING WITH AN ADULT
Children under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult and if that adult is not a parent or a legal guardian, written permission from parents or legal guardians is required.

TRANSFER SERVICES
Shuttle bus:
- Our bus pick up and drop off at hotels located in the Old Quarter of Hanoi and others like: InterContinental Hanoi Westlake, Sheraton Hotel, Pan Pacific Hotel.

Passengers from other hotels need to take taxi to pick up point.
- Pick – up time: from 7:30am to 8:00am daily from hotels in the center of Hanoi.
- For returning: Bus will meet you at the pier at around 11:45am, bus will arrive back Hanoi city at about 4:00pm
- Our bus does not pick up or drop off at the Hanoi airport.

Private car:
Pick up and drop off: at your hotel in Hanoi (Surcharged if pick up or drop off at the airport)
Private 04 seat car can accommodate up to 02 persons.
Private 07 seat car can accommodate up to 3 persons.
Private 16 seats minivan can accommodate up to 8 person.

CANCELLATION BY GUESTS
From 1 to 2 cabins:
+ > 10 days prior to check-in date - no charge
+ 07 - 09 days prior to check-in date - 50% charge
+ 03 - 06 days prior to check-in date - 75% charge
+ 21 days prior to check-in date - no charge
+ 14 - 20 days prior to check-in date - 50% charge
+ 07 - 13 days prior to check-in date - 75% charge
+ < 07 days prior to check-in date - 100% charge
+ No show/no written notice - 100% charge

Cancellation charges apply for each cancelled number of reserved cabins.
The above penalties are applied apply when the entire booking is cancelled and apply to all services including cruise and land arrangements. Guests or their travel agent must telephone or send a fax to Indochina Sails’ Reservation Department to cancel the reservation.

WEATHER ISSUE
Halong Bay actually belong much to the natural issue. All cruise teams here (including ours) are under the managed and operation of the Halong Bay Management Authority. They reserves right to monitor the weather condition and makes decision for sailing permission daily. Their decision comes at any time of the day and this will be informed via phone to all cruise teams. Indochina Sails will be in charge of informed passengers and travel agents after we receive any urgent weather issue.

REFUND
Before a determination regarding a refund can be made, all cruises and air documents must be returned to Indochina Sails Ltd. Co., Partial use of cruise, airfare, hotel and land extensions does not qualify a guest for a refund. All refund requests pertaining to cruise, land and air are subject to final review by Indochina Sails.

OPTIONAL TRAVEL INSURANCE
We strongly recommend that all guests purchase comprehensive Trip Cancellation/Interruption Insurance for the full purchase price of the cruise as well as air and/or land program costs. Your travel agents can provide additional information about Indochina Sails Ltd. Co., a program that has been specially designed and economically priced exclusively for our guests.

BAGGAGE AND VALUABLES
Though we take all reasonable care in the handling of baggage, Indochina Sails' responsibility for lost, damaged or misplaced baggage and other personal property is limited by the Passage Contract. Indochina sails is not responsible for camera equipment, jewelry, cash or other similarly fragile and valuable items contained in checked or unchecked baggage. These items, as well as medications or prescriptions, should be carried on and off the cruises by the guests themselves. Safes are available free of charge on board. For your safety, all guests and all baggage must pass a security checkpoint.

EMBARKATION/DISEMBARKATION
The cruises will be available for embarkation two hours before the scheduled sailing time noted on the itinerary sent with the final documents. On disembarkation day, cabins must be vacated two hours after the scheduled arrival time, unless otherwise agreed by the Captain.

GUESTS WITH DISABILITIES/SPECIAL DIETS
Guest with disabilities is welcomed aboard Indochina Sails cruises. However, Indochina Sails has limited facilities aboard for guests with disabilities. Any guests requiring special services, assistance, equipment or accommodations must advise Indochina Sails Reservations Department at time of reservation. The guest will be informed whether early embarkation will be necessary or not. Indochina Sails has the right to refuse requested accommodation which is not readily available.

For safety reasons, guests in wheelchairs cannot be carried on launches in ports where the cruises are at anchorage areas. Upon notification by guests with disabilities, Indochina Sails Reservation Department will provide written specifications detailing suite and bathroom doorway widths and other pertinent access limitations on board. Guests using wheelchairs must be accompanied by a companion for access to all other areas of the cruises. Please be noted that accessible cabins are subject to availability and must be requested at the time of booking.

If guests have special dietary requirements, Indochina Sails must be advised at time of booking or, at the latest, six weeks before sailing. Every effort will be made to comply.

OPTIONAL SHORE EXCURSIONS
Shore excursions purchased before sailing are subject to a 50% cancellation fee from the time of booking and a 100% cancellation fee if cancelled within 30 days prior to sailing or once onboard.

SERVICES PROVIDED BY INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS
All shoreside tours and services described in the brochure are provided by independent contractors. Indochina Sails shall have no obligation or liability of any kind to guests for acts or omissions in connection with or arising out of arrangements with independent contractors, including but not limited to airline carriers, ground-tour operators, hotels and onboard physicians since they are neither agents for nor employees of Indochina sails.

INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL DOCUMENTS AND HEALTH INFORMATION
It is the guest's obligation to obtain valid passports, visas and public health documents for all applicable ports of call and overland tour destinations. Consult your travel agent for advice on such requirements.

Guests will be sent preliminary cruise documents approximately prior to departure time. These will contain a visa application package from a reputable visa service agency so guests may avail themselves of this service. We strongly recommend that all guests contact their personal physician, the Department of Public Health or the Centers for Disease Control to obtain expert medical immunization recommendations for their intended itinerary and travel plans and to specifically address Malaria and Yellow Fever requirements in time to receive any necessary vaccinations/immunizations and for them to take effect.

SHORE EXCURSION GRATUITIES
Prices do not include gratuities for local shore excursion guides, drivers, and related service staff. Independent, subcontracted ground operator companies employ all ground staff and these entities do not participate in Indochina Sails Cruises on board "no tipping" practice. Tipping of guides, drivers and other independent ground staff is at the individual guest's discretion, anticipated and appreciated.