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Discover Halong Bay
Experience Indochina Sails & Valentin

With 10 years’ experience hosting international travellers on the tranquil waters of Halong Bay, Indochina Sails has set a new standard for luxury cruising
Now renowned as number one choice for discerning travellers, Indochina Sails operates a fleet of four newly built wooden junks designed in time-honoured traditional Vietnamese style with contemporary facilities and luxurious fittings. Each boat features spacious, well-appointed cabins and suites with large en-suite bathrooms, a large sundeck with comfortable lounging furniture and an elegant dining room and bar.

At present, Indochina Sails operates four junks: Indochina Sails I with 14 cabins, Indochina Sails II with 15 cabins, Valentine with five cabins, and the most recently built, Indochina Sails III with 15 cabins. Launched in late October the Indochina Sails III features four deluxe suites with private balconies, 10 Superior Twins and one Superior Double

All the rooms are fully equipped with en suite luxury bathroom and well-decorated with traditional pottery and embroidered silk made by craftsmen from Bat Trang and Van Phuc villages respectively. Top quality wooden furniture and lacquer paintings add to the deeply Vietnamese ambience. With an elegant dining room on the second floor, you can enjoy the stunning panorama of Halong Bay, while enjoying breakfast, lunch or dinner.

The restaurant serves an international breakfast set menu or buffet and Vietnamese set menus or buffets for lunch and dinner. At the end of the day you can watch the sunset while joining the wine tasting club on the sun deck. In the evening you can kick back with a cocktail or even enjoy a movie night at the bar where you can also find board games.

For the more adventurous, you can head off on a night fishing expedition and try and reel in some fish or squid for a late supper back on the junk. Indochina Sails’ friendly and enthusiastic staff will ensure each guest has a truly unique and unforgettable holiday experience while cruising one of the world’s most spectacular natural wonders.

Our Junks
Our boats, or Junks, are built in Vietnam, utilizing local materials and the handiwork of skilled shipbuilders, craftsmen and artists. As in the days of old they are built entirely of wood. The wood featured in the interiors is called “go huong”, which translates as aromatic wood, it is a highly durable and beautifully grained wood which adds to the rich and warm character of the boats.Each of our boats features spacious, well-appointed cabins and suites with large ensuite marble bathrooms, a large sundeck with comfortable lounging furniture and an elegant dining room and bar. We have designed and fitted our boats to international standards while maintaining traditional Chinese Junk styling, creating the perfect balance of modern comforts and nostalgic ambiance.
The Indo 1 and Indo 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 Indo 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”.
Our smaller boat, the “Valentine”, launched in late 2007, is perfect for those seeking a more exclusive and intimate experience. Valentine is a full service vessel offering all the facilities and amenities of our larger boats, but with only five cabins; four Deluxe cabins at 19 square meters each and one Suite cabin at 30 square meters, all with Jacuzzis.

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.

Indochina Sails 1 & 2
The Indo 1 and Indo 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. 

Length: 40 m
Width: 8.5 m
Height: 19 m
Depth: 2.5 m
Number of Cabins: 14
Dining Room, Bar & Sundeck

Indochina Sails 3
Our newest boat, the Indo 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

Valentine

Our smaller boat, the  “Valentine”, launched in late 2007, is perfect for those seeking a more exclusive and intimate experience. Valentine is a full service vessel offering all the facilities and amenities of our larger boats, but with only five cabins; four Deluxe cabins at 19 square meters each and one Suite cabin at 30 square meters. All of the on Valentine bathrooms feature bathtub/Jacuzzis as well as showers.

Length: 27 m
Width: 7.2 m Height: 17 m
Depth: 2.2 m
Number of Cabins: 5
Dining Room Bar & Sundeck

Program 1 : 2D/ 1N Cruise in Halong Bay aboard Indochina Sails & Valentine

Day 1 (180km/ 4h by road)
11:30  Arrive at Bai Chay/Halong pier.
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  We cruise through Ha Long Bay, passing the most beautiful and quite area including Incense Burner, Dog Stone Islet, Fighting Cock, Finger Islet.
16.30 Arrival at Cua Van Floating Fishing Village. This is one of the largest fishing village on Bay. Guests can choose kayaking throught the village or visiting on a small bamboo boat, rowed by villagers. For those who wish to go by kayak the kayaking option is 10$ per person (unless pre-booked). A kayaking tour guide will lead the way.
18:00  Depart and sail for 30 minutes to Luon Cave area, to anchor for overnight .
18:30  Cooking class
18:00 – 19:00  Happy Hour! Buy one drink - get one free (wine excluded).
19:30  Dinner are served
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.

23.00  End of program for Day One

Day 2 (180km/ 4h by road)
6:45  Coffee, tea and breakfast pastries served in the dining room.
7:00  You may join Tai Chi instruction on the sundeck at 7:00, duraion about 30 minutes.
7:45 - 9:00 Transfer by tender to Titop Island. About one hour is spent on the island allowing time for a climb up the steps to the peak for the breathtaking 360 degree view of the bay. After the climb there is time to relax on the beach or have a swim.

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).

9:30  Enjoy Breakfast 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 Tuan Chau pier.
11:00  Transfer by tender to the pier, relax inside the pier building while waiting for return transportation. Then transfer back to Hanoi. End of service.

Cabin Rates (in US$)

Cabin Categories

Price valid
Rate valid till September 30th  2017

Single

 Double

Superior Indochina

330

384

Deluxe Indochina

384

456

Indochina Suites

438

498

Presedient Suite

504

588

Deluxe Valentine

384

456

Valentine Suites

438

498

Valentine Charter
(5 cabins)

2.400

Indochina Sails Charter
(14, 15 cabins)

5.152

Indochina Sails Charter
(23 cabins)

8.096

Note: Supplement will be added to the price of the trip during Christmas and New Year period (from the 24 of December 2016 to the 05th of January 2017), and also during the Tet Holiday from the 27th of January to 05th February 2017

INCLUDED:

EXCLUDED :

- Welcome Drink
- Cruise Itinerary and Program
- Entrance and Sightseeing Fees
- In-house English-speaking Tour Guide
- Luxurious Cabins with A/C and en-suite -  - Bathrooms
- Deluxe Vietnamese and International Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Insurance
- Taxes and Service Charges

- Airfares
- Car Transfers
- Hotels
- Visa Arrangements
- Massage Services
- Kayaking
- Beverages
- Tips
- Personal Expenses
- All other services not clearly mentioned as included

 

Program 2 : 3D/ 2N Cruise in Halong Bay aboard Indochina Sails & Valentine

Day 1 (180km/ 4h by road)
11:30  Arrive at Bai Chay/Halong pier.
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  We cruise through Ha Long Bay, passing the most beautiful and quite area including Incense Burner, Dog Stone Islet, Fighting Cock, Finger Islet.
16.30 Arrival at Cua Van Floating Fishing Village. This is one of the largest fishing village on Bay. Guests can choose kayaking throught the village or visiting on a small bamboo boat, rowed by villagers. For those who wish to go by kayak the kayaking option is 10$ per person (unless pre-booked). A kayaking tour guide will lead the way.
18:00  Depart and sail for 30 minutes to Luon Cave area, to anchor for overnight .
18:30  Cooking class
18:00 – 19:00  Happy Hour! Buy one drink - get one free (wine excluded).
19:30  Dinner are served
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.
23.00  End of program for Day One

Day 2:
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, 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 Two

Day 3 (180km/ 4h by road)
6:45  Coffee, tea and breakfast pastries served in the dining room.
7:00  You may join Tai Chi instruction on the sundeck at 7:00, duraion about 30 minutes.
7:45 - 9:00 Transfer by tender to Titop Island. About one hour is spent on the island allowing time for a climb up the steps to the peak for the breathtaking 360 degree view of the bay. After the climb there is time to relax on the beach or have a swim.

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).
9:30  Enjoy Breakfast 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 Tuan Chau pier.
11:00  Transfer by tender to the pier, relax inside the pier building while waiting for return transportation. Then transfer back to Hanoi. End of service.

Cabin Rates (in US$)

Cabin Categories

Price valid
Rate valid till September 30th 2017

Single

 Double

Superior Indochina

645

714

Deluxe Indochina

670

750

Indochina Suites

742

852

Deluxe Valentine

670

750

Valentine Suites

741

852

Valentine Charter
(5 cabin)

3.968

Indochina Sails Charter
(14, 15 cabin)

9.580

Indochina Sails Charter
(23 cabin)

15.054

Note: Supplement will be added to the price of the trip during Christmas and New Year period (from the 24 of December 2016 to the 05th of January 2017), and also during the Tet Holiday from the 27th of January to 05th February 2017

INCLUDED:

EXCLUDED :

- Welcome Drink
- Cruise Itinerary and Program
- Entrance and Sightseeing Fees
- In-house English-speaking Tour Guide
- Luxurious Cabins with A/C and en-suite -  - Bathrooms
- Deluxe Vietnamese and International Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Insurance
- Taxes and Service Charges

- Airfares
- Car Transfers
- Hotels
- Visa Arrangements
- Massage Services
- Kayaking
- Beverages
- Tips
- Personal Expenses
- All other services not clearly mentioned as included

 


Roundtrip transfers

by Indochina Sails Shuttle Bus from Hanoi to Halong:

- US$29.00 net per adult
- US$12.00 net per child aged 5-12, free for child under 5
- Pick-up/ drop-off at your hotel in ancient streets of Hanoi or at Hanoi Opera House. Departure: 7:45am - 8.00am

Private Transfer (US$)
Hanoi- Halong– Hanoi

Itinerary/ Group

1-2 pers

3-8 pers

9-20 pers

 21-30 pers

2D/1N

131

140

246

296

3D/2N

151

172

301

361

 

Children Policy:
 - Only one child under 5 can share the cabin with parents, free of charge.
 - Children aged from 6 -11 will stay at another cabin with 75% charge of adult price.
-  Children from 12 years old will be charged as the same as adults.

Liability Conditions:
- Indochina Sails & Valentine Cruises is a cruise operator and as such passengers may encounter personal and physical discomfort or risks. Indochina Sails & Valentine expects every passenger to board the vessel to fully understand the risks involved and is prepared to accept that those risks form part of the nature of the charter. Management and Crew of the vessel undertake to provide every possible and reasonable precaution and to take all due care in the course of its operation, however, responsibility for illness, accident, death or property damage or loss, lies with the passenger.
- Indochina Sails & Valentine Cruises will also not be held liable for any breach of contract caused directly or indirectly by civil unrest, an act of God or natural disaster, force majeure, industrial dispute or war.

Other Notes:

- Cruise schedules are subject to change without prior notice.
- Advance registration is required with full name, date of birth, nationality, passport number, visa expiry date for all passengers.
- Surcharge of 25% will be added for cruises on December 24 & 31 and Lunar New Year Eve.
- A valid passport is required upon check-in on board. Children whose traveling documents are attached to parent’s passport must travel with the parent.
- Credit cards accepted on board: Amex, Visa and MasterCard.