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Indochina Sails
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Boarding time 12:00 PM Disembark time 11:00 AM

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Visa, Master Card, American Express

FOREIN LANGUAGE SPOKEN
English, French

Overview History
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
Our 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/Jacuzzis as well as showers.
Length: 44 m
Width: 9 m
Height: 20 m
Depth: 2.5 m
Number of Cabins: 15
Dining Room Bar & Sundeck
Massage Cabin
Discover the splendors of Halong Bay aboard the Indochina Sails  a wooden junk that combines classic beauty with modern comfort. Measuring 40 meters  in length, this newly built, custom-designed yacht features three decks that house an elegant restaurant, two bars, a small library, and a massage room - plus ten luxurious sleeping cabins. With so much space, passengers can truly unwind and enjoy the bay’s magnificent scenery.

While all those who visit Halong Bay are charmed by the archipelago’s beauty, few visitors are aware that the three-thousand islands that dot this bay are home to many rare plants, including species found nowhere else in the world. We chose our boat’s name - the Indochina Sail  - because, like the plant it was named after, our junk is perfectly suited to this environment. With its golden sails, polished woodwork and refined, Asian décor, the Indochina Sail   offers an unforgettable ambiance of relaxed elegance. Join us, and see Halong Bay in style.

Life on board
Measuring 40 meters  long and 8,5 meters  wide, our custom-built wooden junk features three decks, all outfitted with elegant Asian inspired decor. The lower deck is devoted to Passenger Cabins, with sleeping space for 30 people. The Reception, Restaurant, the Indochina Sails   Bar, Gift Shop and Library are all located on the main deck. On the top deck passengers will find the Sunset Bar and a spacious lounge area, perfect for our morning Tai Chi classes, weekend BBQs and sunset cocktails .Guests are welcome to make use of our binoculars, snorkeling equipment, and top-of-the-line Canadian made Seaward kayaks.

Accommodation
While the view is undoubtedly the best feature of each of our ten guest cabins, guests will also appreciate the rooms’ tasteful décor and furnishings. To complement the bay’s natural beauty we have outfitted the cabins in natural materials: wood floors covered with sedge mats; walls covered with woven bamboo panels; and ceilings decorated with bamboo panels hand-painted with a ginger motif. The standing shower, meanwhile, features mosaic tiles in Orchid flower patterns.

Restaurant
A pleasant ambiance, attentive staff and great views make our restaurant the perfect place to sample the exotic delights of Vietnamese cuisine. Guests can look forward to lavish international breakfast buffets, casual, sit-down lunches of Vietnamese dishes, and formal dinners with delectable fusion cuisine. All dishes are prepared to please both the eye and the palate. Special BBQ dinners are served on the Sundeck on weekends, or upon a group’s request.
Indochina Sails Halong Bay
2Days/1Night on Luxury Cruise

Day 1: Hanoi-Indochina Sails Halong Cruise (Lunch, Dinner)
We depart from the capital at 8 :10am for Halong Bay approximately three hours away. En route we have a short stop at the Sao Do center run for and by handicapped children for short break. Upon arrival at Halong Bay 12:00pm

12:15 Transfer by tender to the Indochina Sails boat – enjoy Welcome Drink. Receive cruise briefing and check in to cabins and begin cruise.
13:00 Lunch - deluxe Vietnamese and International Set Menu.
Massage service is available beginning after lunch and throughout the cruise.
14.30 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 supplied. We will spend about 45 minutes on the island.
15.15 Transfer back to the boat and sail for approximately 45 minutes to our second destination - the Bat Cave area.
16.15 Arrive at the Bat Cave area. There are two programs to choose from at this time. One option is a 40 minute kayaking program to the nearby Bat Cave and lagoon and surrounding waters. Kayaking is $20. per person unless already booked as part of your package. Water is supplied.
The second option is to visit the largest floating fishing village in Halong Bay. We will travel to the village on the tender and tour the village for approximately 20 minutes.
18:30 Arrive at Luon Bo area - anchor for overnight.
19:00 Dinner - deluxe Vietnamese & Western Buffet or Set Menu Dinner.
20:30 Evening activities include: film entertainment in the dining room at approximately

9:15 board games and playing cards are available, join squid fishing from the boat with our crew, massage services are available. Also at this time we offer, when possible - depending on weather conditions, an excursion to a nearby squid fishing boat. We travel by tender and you will be able to board the squid boat and see how the local fishermen catch squid and other fish, the excursion lasts about 45 minutes.

21:00 - 23:00  Happy Hour! Buy one drink - get one free (wine excluded).
23.00  End of program for day one

Day 2: Indochina Sails Halong Cruise – Hanoi (Brunch)
6:45 Coffee, tea and breakfast pastries served in the dining room.
7:00 Arrive at the Surprise Cave area, there is a small fishing village here. Relax onboard. You may join Tai Chi instruction on the sundeck at 7:00, duraion about 30 minutes.
8:00 Transfer by tender to the Surprise Cave. Walk up the 100 steps to the entrance of the cave and tour on foot for approximately 45 minutes.
9:00 Upon return to the boat take time to freshen up and please check-out of cabins. Please leave heavy luggage outside of the cabins (staff will transfer to the pier). Depart for Bai Chay/Halong pier.
9:30 Enjoy Breakfast Set Menu or Buffet served in the dining room. Settle bills in the dining room after breakfast.
10:00 Relax on the sundeck or in the dining room and enjoy the bay scenery as we approach the pier.
10:45  Arrive at Bai Chay/Halong pier.
11:00  Transfer by tender to the pier, relax inside the pier building while waiting for return transportation.

Arrive Hanoi at 4.00pm. The Trip Ends at your hotel or transfer to airport (Upon request!).

Peak season surcharge:
+ 25% on Christmas 24/12; New Year 31/12 and Lunar New Year’s Eve.

Children Policy:
Child under 05 years old: free of charge (sharing cabin with parents without extra Bed)
Child from 05 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:
Shuttle Bus transfer from hotel in Hanoi-Halong Bay-Hanoi. Round Trip pick up from your hotel.
Accommodation on Board: Private Cabin with seaview window, hot water, western toilet style & Air-Conditioner like 5 star hotel in the sea!
Meals on Board: 1 Lunch + 1 Dinner + 1 Brunch with fresh sea food, Vietnamese food, Asian & International food.
English/French Speaking Guide on Board
Welcome Drink on Board (soft drink, tea or coffee)
Insurance on Board
Tai Chi Exercise in the morning
Entrance Fees & Sightseeing tickets
Visiting Caves & Fishing Villages.
All taxes & services charge

Trip Excluded:
Visa Arrangements
Pre-post accommodation in Hanoi
Visa Arrangements
Beauty Spa Services and Massage
Beverages and Tobacco
Tips and other Personal Expenses
All other services not clearly mentioned above
Kayaking: on request




Indochina Sails Halong Bay
3Days/2Nights on Luxury Cruise

Day 1: Hanoi-Indochina Sails Halong Cruise (Lunch, Dinner)
We depart from the capital at 8 :10am for Halong Bay approximately three hours away. En route we have a short stop at the Sao Do center run for and by handicapped children for short break. Upon arrival at Halong Bay 12:00pm

12:15 Transfer by tender to the Indochina Sails boat – enjoy Welcome Drink. Receive cruise briefing and check in to cabins and begin cruise.
13:00 Lunch - deluxe Vietnamese and International Set Menu.
Massage service is available beginning after lunch and throughout the cruise.
14.30 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 supplied. We will spend about 45 minutes on the island.
15.15 Transfer back to the boat and sail for approximately 45 minutes to our second destination - the Bat Cave area.
16.15 Arrive at the Bat Cave area. There are two programs to choose from at this time. One option is a 40 minute kayaking program to the nearby Bat Cave and lagoon and surrounding waters.
The second option is to visit the largest floating fishing village in Halong Bay. We will travel to the village on the tender and tour the village for approximately 20 minutes.
18:30 Arrive at Luon Bo area - anchor for overnight.
19:00 Dinner - deluxe Vietnamese & Western Buffet or Set Menu Dinner.
20:30 Evening activities include: film entertainment in the dining room at approximately

9:15 board games and playing cards are available, join squid fishing from the boat with our crew, massage services are available. Also at this time we offer, when possible - depending on weather conditions, an excursion to a nearby squid fishing boat. We travel by tender and you will be able to board the squid boat and see how the local fishermen catch squid and other fish, the excursion lasts about 45 minutes.

21:00 - 23:00  Happy Hour! Buy one drink - get one free (wine excluded).
23.00 End of program for day one

Day 2: Full Day Cruising (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
6:45  Coffee, tea and breakfast pastries served in the dining room.
7:00  Arrive at the Surprise Cave area, there is a small fishing village here. Relax onboard. You may join Tai Chi instruction on the sundeck at 7:00, duraion about 30 minutes.
7:45 Enjoy Breakfast Set Menu or Buffet served in the dining room.
8:30 Transfer by tender to the “Day Boat” and begin to cruise to some of Halong Bay’s more secluded and untouched locales. Exact locations depend on tide conditions. Enjoy a leisurely day of kayaking and swimming. A multi-course lunch will be served mid-day.
16:00 Return by tender to the Indochina Sails boat.
18:30 Arrive at Luon Bo area - anchor for overnight.
19:00 Dinner - deluxe Vietnamese and Western Buffet or Set Menu Dinner.
20:30 Evening activities include: film entertainment in the dining room at approximately 9:15, board games and playing cards are available, massage services are available. Also at this time we offer, when possible - depending on weather conditions, an excursion to a nearby squid fishing boat. We travel by tender and you will be able to board the squid boat and see how the local fishermen catch squid and other fish, the excursion lasts about 45 minutes.
21:00-23:00  Happy Hour!
Buy one drink - get one free (wine excluded).
23:00 End of program for day two.

Day 3: Indochina Sails Halong Cruise – Hanoi (Brunch)
6:45 Coffee, tea and breakfast pastries served in the dining room.
7:00 Arrive at the Surprise Cave area, there is a small fishing village here. Relax onboard. You may join Tai Chi instruction on the sundeck at 7:00, duraion about 30 minutes.
8:00 Transfer by tender to the Surprise Cave. Walk up the 100 steps to the entrance of the cave and tour on foot for approximately 45 minutes.
9:00 Upon return to the boat take time to freshen up and please check-out of cabins. Please leave heavy luggage outside of the cabins (staff will transfer to the pier). Depart for Bai Chay/Halong pier.
9:30 Enjoy Breakfast Set Menu or Buffet served in the dining room. Settle bills in the dining room after breakfast.
10:00 Relax on the sundeck or in the dining room and enjoy the bay scenery as we approach the pier.
10:45 Arrive at Bai Chay/Halong pier.
11:00 Transfer by tender to the pier, relax inside the pier building while waiting for return transportation.
Arrive Hanoi at 4.00pm. The Trip Ends at your hotel or transfer to airport (Upon request!).

Peak season surcharge:
+ 25% on Christmas 24/12; New Year 31/12 and Lunar New Year’s Eve.

Children Policy:
Child under 05 years old: free of charge (sharing cabin with parents without extra Bed)
Child from 05 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:
Shuttle Bus transfer from hotel in Hanoi-Halong Bay-Hanoi. Round Trip pick up from your hotel.
Accommodation on Board: Private Cabin with seaview window, hot water, western toilet style & Air-Conditioner like 5 star hotel in the sea!
Meals on Board: 1 Breakfast + 2 Lunches + 2 Dinners + 1 Brunch with fresh sea food, Vietnamese food, Asian & International food.
English/French Speaking Guide on Board
Welcome Drink on Board (soft drink, tea or coffee)
Insurance on Board
Tai Chi Exercise in the morning
Entrance Fees & Sightseeing tickets
Visiting Caves & Fishing Villages.
Kayaking activity to explore tunnel caves.
All taxes & services charge

Trip Excluded:
Visa Arrangements
Pre-post accommodation in Hanoi
Visa Arrangements
Beauty Spa Services and Massage
Beverages and Tobacco
Tips and other Personal Expenses
All other services not clearly mentioned above

Price of 2Days/1Night trip:

Number in Group Validity until 30th of September 2011
Price per person in US$ in party of
1 2-3 4-6 7-10 11-15 16-20 Single Supplement
Superior 275 170 165 160 155 150 85
Deluxe 315 195 190 185 Request Request 100
Suite 355 215 210 N/A N/A N/A N/A
President Suite 445 255 250 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Charter 4,570 (Maximum 30 Persons/ship)

Number in Group Validity from 01st of October 2011 until 30th of April 2012
Price per person in US$ in party of
1 2-3 4-6 7-10 11-15 16-20 Single Supplement
Superior 325 195 190 185 180 175 110
Deluxe 365 235 230 225 Request Request 130
Suite 455 265 250 N/A N/A N/A N/A
President Suite 585 345 335 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Charter 4,950 (Maximum 30 Persons/ship)

Price of 3Days/2Nights trip:
Number in Group Validity until 30th of September 2011
Price per person in US$ in party of
1 2-3 4-6 7-10 11-15 16-20 Single Supplement
Superior 475 280 275 270 265 260 170
Deluxe 520 305 300 295 Request Request 195
Suite 595 335 325 N/A N/A N/A N/A
President Suite 665 395 385 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Charter 7,990 (Maximum 30 Persons/ship)

Number in Group Validity from 01st of October 2011 until 30th of April 2012
Price per person in US$ in party of
1 2-3 4-6 7-10 11-15 16-20 Single Supplement
Superior 565 335 330 320 310 305 225
Deluxe 595 355 350 345 Request Request 235
Suite 665 395 385 N/A N/A N/A N/A
President Suite 845 505 495 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Charter 8,840 (Maximum 30 Persons/ship)