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”.
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 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, duration about 30 minutes.
08.00 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.
09.00 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.
09.30 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.
16.00 Drop off at hotel in Hanoi (if required)
Price for group tour – Valid to 31 Dec 12 (USD/pax)
|Cabin||Twin/ double||Triple occupancy||Single Supplement|
|Pick up & drop off||$30/pax||n/a||n/a|
Note: Surcharge 25% on above rate for booking on Christmas 24/12 and New Year 31/12, Lunar New Year 22 Jan
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