Our Cruise, Boat team often use motor sailer in Ha Long Bay, We would spread sails in the best condition.
If you look on the Vietnam map, you will see Halong lying on the Tonkin Gulf with lots of island that made up Halong Bay. With its calm water, Halong Bay really acts as a shield that stops all the violent wave, so it”s hard to get sea sick in Halong Bay. Only some of the routes that the junks cruise can be close to open sea that the junk was swinging up and down. But once the junk was surrounded by Halong Bay unique limestone islands, it became stable again. Tip: When the junk gets swinging, do not walk around on boat to avoid seasick.
Yes, that is one requirement for any boat/junk in Halong Bay. Tip: If you do not see this when boarding the junk, please ask for the instruction from the crew member or our captain.
We will embark on the boat for a cruise amongst the islands and islets of this stunning Halong bay. We will visit ONE cave on our 1 or 2 day trip, however, if you wish to visit more than one cave, we have to plan this well prior to departure so that our captain know where to go and please be informed an extra fee for each additional cave you plan to see. Note: If the weather turns bad, we all have to follow the captain’s instruction, cave visit or extra cruise can be canceled without prior notice.
Yes, it is very nice to sleep outside there on the top-deck but please check this with our tour guide or the junk’s captain if the weather is fine to sleep outside. To note that we have very fine cabins designed with comforts of everything needed for a good sleep: natural rubber mattress, blanket, feather pillows and mosquito net and we can not bring this outside for you. Tip: That night we all stayed up drinking talking about home and watching the shooting stars from the top deck. It was a wonderful time.
Afternoon cruise to see the hidden wonders of Halong Bay, Oriental Sails‘s captain will find a suitable place (within the allowance areas) to anchor for the night, this place is normally inside the very calm bay surrounded by the islands. Tip: Before we drop the anchor for the night, you will probably see the sunset so get your camera ready to take these wonderful moments.
Yes you do have to bring it with you on boat and please provide us your full names, gender, passport number, visa expire date before your departure to Halong Bay. Tip: Each boat/junk has it own safety box, please do leave your valuable belongings in this safety box so that you can have more fun visiting cave, swimming.
Yes, our cruise prices are included for round trip transfer from Hanoi to Halong Bay and from Halong Bay back to Hanoi (with pick up and drop you off at your hotel), so when you book one of our cruise with us then you dont have to book extra for transfer.
Halong Bay is located 170 km away from Hanoi, this would take you about 3 – 3.5 hours on bus transfer to Halong city, bus trip normally leaves Hanoi by 8.00 am. We will be hitting the road for Halong Bay through the rich farmlands of the Red River Delta and the scenery of rice fields, water buffalo and everyday Vietnamese village life.
Most of the meals offered is seafood as Halong Bay specialty seafood, there is a lots of sea dishes combined with traditional Vietnamese food, we are sure you will enjoy the food on boat, cruise, if you are allergic with seafood, please inform your meal preference to our tour operator before departing to Halong Bay.