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

Highlights
  • 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
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2-Day Oriental Sails Junk Cruise of Halong Bay from Hanoi
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2-Day Oriental Sails Junk Cruise of Halong Bay from Hanoi
From US$130.00
Overview
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 (82)
1 - 5 of 39 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
WARNING - YOU ARE NEVER ALLOWED TO SWIM

Room was excellent. Food was average. Top deck was nice for sunbathing Whole trip felt very organised... but not always in a fun relaxing way. It felt a little like a school trip - you do this then, you cant do this, you must do...More

2  Thank Joshkinnear
atravelmate212, Người quản lý at Deluxe Group Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Joshkinnear, Thank you very much for choosing the service of our company, We are very sorry for any inconvenience in your trip. We appreciate your review. We’re sure that our service will be improved day-by-day to fulfill all guest’s inquiries so that the other...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Oriental Sails in Halong Bay, old boat.

The bay was amazing. Oriental Sails however does somewhat over represent itself. Our boat was not like the pictures on the website. Our boat was quite a lot older, smellier, and run-down. That being said, the cruise was enjoyable and the food was good. The...More

1  Thank EvereadyTraveler
atravelmate212, Người quản lý at Deluxe Group Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear EvereadyTraveler, Thank you for trusting and choosing Oriental Sails. We appreciate your review. We promise to improve our service to meet the customer's expectations in the future. Wishing you and your family have a wonderful holiday, lots of health and success. In the future...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
A Place of Spectacular Natural Beauty

Halong Bay is a uniquely beautiful place, and an overnight cruise lets you witness sunset and sunrise in probably one of the most gorgeous places on Earth. In addition, the tour of the fishing village is very interesting. The boat is fairly large for the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 847yanr
atravelmate212, Người quản lý at Deluxe Group Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear 847yanr, We are so happy to know that you had a memorable vacation with Oriental Sails, we would like to thank you for your trust and choice. Your compliment and encouragement will help us to motivate better everyday. Whenever you want to travel to...More

Reviewed March 9, 2019
Lavendar cruise via Swallow Travel

So very satisfied with a max capacity of 25 people and I was solo. Did pay a surcharge but I had to have my own room. Food exceptional and plenty of it. Squid fishing at night fun. Alex and Peter both great hosts. Included the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Mark F
atravelmate212, Người quản lý at Deluxe Group Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Mark F, Thank you for your kind words! It is great to hear that you had the amazing time with us! We also believe that you had unforgettable memories and interesting knowledge of Halong Bay. In the future, Oriental Sails hope that we will...More

Reviewed March 1, 2019
Lovely 2 days in Halong Bay

Lovely overnight cruise in a beautiful location. Kayaking and explored caves. Room was clean and tidy, food was great, staff friendly. Our tour guide Pinky did a great jobMore

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank TherealJoetheCrow
atravelmate212, Người quản lý at Deluxe Group Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 3, 2019

Dear TherealJoetheCrow Thank you so much for your compliment. On behalf of Pinky and our A Travelmatr team, we’d like to send the deepest gratitude for your compliment. We’re sure that our service will be improved day-by-day to fulfill all guest’s inquiries so that the...More

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BoardingPass813721
April 9, 2019|
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Response from 847yanr | Reviewed this property |
They pick up from hotels in the old town part of Hanoi. We stayed at the Tirant, and enjoyed it.
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JessicaMichelle1994
March 31, 2019|
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Response from Mark F | Reviewed this property |
Ask the cruise company and be specific. You will pay a surcharge as solo and own cabin. Mine was 3 star for 2 night 3 day and paid $295 usd and that included travel to and from Hanoi Old quarter
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