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Itinerary
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.
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Oriental Sails - Day Cruise
Deluxe Group Tours
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.
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
  • Savor delicious meals on board
  • Enjoy overnight accommodation in a deluxe cabin
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included from Hanoi
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Reviewed 5 days ago 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

Thank James B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
A must for any Vietnam traveler

Probably the best cruise we cpuld.book for this price. Our tour guide was a sweet and fun young woman who made sure we were all enjoying our time to the max. The boat was way nicer than expected, the bay is simply mind blowing, and...More

Thank Alexandru I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Best way to see Ha Long Bay

The reason I came to Vietnam was to visit Ha Long Bay and this cruise company made it a perfect experience. The night before, I received an email saying that I had been upgraded to their Starlight cruise ship. I don’t know what I would...More

Thank Kristoffer O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Halong Bay Junk Cruise

The Wow factor of the bay with the junks all heading out together was amazing, the staff on board were lovely and kind and enjoyable to talk to. So pleased we booked the 2 nights, 3 days.

Thank AngeC108
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Beware! Imaginary storm scam with Oriental Sails

We were victims of the imaginary storm scam with Oriental Sails, we had a horrific experience. When the bus picked us up in Hanoi we realised we were the only family that had booked a 2 nights cruise, all the other passengers had booked a...More

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Speedwheel
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You enjoy an early lunch on board, back at the pier around 12.00 noon.
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