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2-Day Oriental Sails Junk Cruise of Halong Bay from Hanoi

  • 2-day Halong Bay cruise aboard Oriental Sails
  • Explore Luon Cave by kayak or swim at Titop beach
  • Join a Vietnamese cooking lesson with a professional chef
2-Day Oriental Sails Junk Cruise of Halong Bay from Hanoi
From US$ 135.00
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2-Day Oriental Sails Junk Cruise of Halong Bay from Hanoi
From US$ 135.00
This 2-day cruise on the UNESCO-listed Halong Bay takes you aboard the ‘Oriental Sails,’ a traditional-style junk featuring 18 deluxe cabins. Participate in a packed itinerary that includes swimming or hiking at Titop Island, kayaking to Luon Cave, a tai chi morning exercise and a cooking lesson with the chef on board. You're also free to simply relax and soak up the stunning scenery from the sundeck. Enjoy full dining throughout your stay, with round-trip transport from Hanoi hotels.
What to Expect
Day 1: Hanoi – Bai Tu Long Bay (L, D)
In the morning, your Halong Bay experience begins with pickup at hotels in Hanoi for the 3.5-hour drive to Hong Gai Tourist Wharf, where you'll check in at the OS Lounge, the private waiting area to board your boat, the Oriental Sails. Just after midday, embark and listen to a cruise briefing before enjoying lunch on board while you cruise through the limestone islands of Bai Tu Long Bay.

In the afternoon, you are free to choose one of the following activity options.

Option 1: Fishing village visit
If you're interested in a glimpse of daily life here, take a bamboo boat trip (about 45 minutes) around Vung Vieng, one of the largest fishing villages in Halong Bay. See local fishermen at work, and admire the setting in a closed lagoon, surrounded by mountains.

Option 2: Beach and kayaking
If you prefer water and sand, board the tender for the ride to Ban Chan beach, where you can relax on the beach, go swimming, play some volleyball, or try kayaking.

In the early evening, return to Oriental Sails to freshen up, watch the sunset, and purchase a drink at the bar during happy hour, if you wish. A cooking class with the onboard chef is offered before dinner is served. Then go night squid fishing, if you're interested, or participate in singing and dancing activities before bedtime.

Overnight: On board the boat, in the Cong Do Area

Day 2: Bai Tu Long – Hanoi (B, L)
In the early morning, begin the day with Tai Chi on the sundeck, and enjoy the views with a cup of tea or coffee. You'll eat breakfast while cruising to Thien Canh Son Cave, a medium-sized, less-visited cave in Bai Tu Long Bay.

Then check out of your room, leaving your luggage at reception while you eat lunch on board. When you return to the harbor at midday, disembark the boat for the transfer back to Hanoi, where your tour ends with hotel drop-off in the late afternoon.
Reviews (57)
1 - 5 of 15 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago
Unforgetable Cruise with only a few others on board

Taking a tour of Halong Bay with Oriental Sails is one thing I will never forget. The scenery changes every few seconds as large limestone islands pop up from behind others - it truly was breathtaking. Taking a cruise on the smaller Oriental Sails II...More

Thank deziren1980
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Highly recommended

Service was exceptional - the staff and our guide (Tom) were incredibly hospitable. The bay itself is stunning.

Thank Donan N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Awesome cruise.

Really great experience. More.foodnthan you can eat - great service, very friendly. Beautiful scenery - exotic location, great weather - what more could you want. A bit.commercialised but a must do really!

Thank Justin L
Reviewed 2 October 2018
Great way to view Halong Bay

This is a great way to view and visit Halong Bay, we took the 2 days tour on this fantastic looking cruise ship that was beyond our expectation. Our room are on the middle deck where they winch in the Anchor, its a jaring noise...More

Thank C.c. A
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile
Just brilliant!

From start to finish this trip was AMAZING! After a bus journey we arrived to a 10 course lunch on the beautiful bay. The rooms were lovely on the boat, we had a double room and it was just perfect for us for 1 night....More

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29 October 2018|
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Response from AngeC108 | Reviewed this property |
Boat is anchored in the Bay, no shore leave.