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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
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2-Day Oriental Sails Junk Cruise of Halong Bay from Hanoi
From $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 (61)
1 - 5 of 18 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

While the scenery is absolutely stunning, the food it's plentiful and the accommodation comfortable, it is not best suited to young solo travellers. At times I wish there was an option to do more as there was alot of down time. Or perhaps if I...More

1  Thank 114emg
Reviewed 4 days ago
Great way to experience Halong Bay

My husband and I had a wonderful overnight cruise with Oriental Sails. Mr Lee our tour guide was very informative and entertaining - even singing Christmas Carols in different languages to entertain us on the way home to Hanoi. The food on board was bountiful...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Navigator311149
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Definitely the highlight of my trip in Vietnam

This trip was amazing from beginning to end. Bombom, our host, is an amazing guy and super nice. He explained everything for us. We went kayaking around the fishing villages which was super cool and learned how to make fried spring rolls, which turned out...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank bpham711
Reviewed 5 weeks 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

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank deziren1980
Reviewed November 1, 2018
Highly recommended

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Donan N
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Mark F
December 15, 2018|
Response from 114emg | Reviewed this property |
40 usd
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Response from Ardian W | Reviewed this property |
If you cant find somebody to share the room the put extra charge, which you can bargain.