Duration: 1 night river cruise tour
Price from: £269pp
Halong Bay 1 night
Day 1 Hanoi/Halong Bay: Travel by road to Tuan Chau Port (approx 2 hours) for an early afternoon embarkation of the Indochina Sails. Enjoy lunch as you set sail through Halong Bay passing beautiful areas such as Incense Burner and Dog Stone Islet. Late afternoon arrive at Surprise Cave, one of the most spectacular and largest grottoes of the bay and, should you wish to explore, the mouth of the grotto is reached by ascending about 100 stone steps. Set sail for the overnight anchor point and perhaps attend the fruit and vegetable carving lesson from the head chef before you dine. Evening activities include massages, a variety of board games and squid fishing, or perhaps enjoy Happy Hour at the bar (9-11pm) where it's buy one drink and get another free (wine by the bottle excluded).
Day 2 Halong Bay/Hanoi: Early morning tea, coffee and pastries are served before a 30 minute Tai Chi lesson on the sundeck. Later this morning, you are transferred by tender to Titov Island, where you have an hour to climb to the peak for breathtaking 360 degree views of the bay. There is also an expansive viewing deck half way, should you not wish to climb to the top. Afterwards, there is time to relax on the beach or have a swim before returning to the ship for a full breakfast. Relax on the sundeck soaking up the last of the extraordinary bay scenery as the ship approaches the pier. Disembarkation is around 11am and you will then be transferred by road back to Hanoi.
Meals: Full board.
The ship: Indochina Sails junks are built entirely of aged wood and incorporate traditional style and modern facilities, yet retaining a nostalgic ambience. There are large sundecks with comfortable lounging furniture, elegant dining room and a bar as well as contemporary, spacious cabins.
Features: 6 ships offering between 14-23 cabins * dining room * bar * massage cabin * sundeck
Upgrade options: Deluxe cabins, which have French windows leading to a balcony * larger suites which also have a bath and separate shower
Tour price: The price shown is based on the best value travel dates in low season and includes private transfers from and to your Hanoi hotel, sightseeing as shown and one night in a superior cabin on Indochina Sails.