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Discover Halong Bay - World Heritage of Vietnam

If Hanoi is the grand old dame of Vietnam and Ho Chi Minh City is the brash young floozy, then Halong Bay, Hue and Hoi An are the alluring mistresses you encounter along the way.

How to find safe travel in Halong Bay

Having read the news about tourist boat sunk in Halong Bay, Vietnam some days ago, ACTIVETRAVEL ASIA would like to give out some advices about how to travel safely and enjoyably in Halong Bay.

Cruising Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

Ha Long Bay looked picturesque and was sunny and warm. Indochina sails, Ha Long bay , Vietnam We got up early today as we need to catch the bus for our trip to Ha Long Bay, about 3 hours west of Hanoi.

Kayaking and Cycling in a World Heritage Bay

Halong Bay is one of the most spectacular, and therefore heavily 'touristed' attractions in Vietnam. Kayak on Ha Long bay, Vietnam .

A Look into Beautiful Halong Bay, Vietnam

Halong Bay has been declared a UNESCO World heritage site and it really deserves the designation. It is one of the most exciting unusual places I have been to in my life.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Valentine Junk-“Extraordinary Sailing in Luxury”

Exploring Halong Bay on a small cruise ship or junk is an unforgettable experience, particularly if it is as seamlessly performed as the Valentine Junk company does.


Valentine-II

From the first class cabin to the attention of the staff and wonderful food to the stops and treks along the way to visit the boat people, the hidden caves and viewing the incredible bay- this is something you will never forget. Every detail is overseen with care and eloquence. The one drawback was the long drive from Hanoi, yet this drive was soon forgotten when we entered the small junk that runs with only a small group of 10 or so people. Transfers were efficient and did not take long. We really felt that our safety and happiness were attended to by competent and knowledgeable people. In our case, we had heard that a small junk had sunk with 12 occupants only 10 days before; however, all water vessels sailing in the bay had been immediately checked and not allowed to sail until they were deemed safe. The vistas along the bay and our entire sails with the Valentine Company will long be remembered.


Valentine-II-dining room


Source: tripadvisor

Supported by Indochina Sails - The most luxury and safest cruises in Halong Bay

INDOCHINA SAILS
Hanoi Office
Add: 27 – A6 – Dam Trau Quarter – Hai Ba Trung District – Hanoi – Vietnam
Tel: +84 – 4- 39842362
Fax: +84 – 4 – 39844150
Email: info@indochinasails.com
Website: www.indochinasails.com

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Sunset at Halong Bay, Vietnam

Sitting here in my flat in Berlin (pretend I’m British for a moment, will you?), I can’t help but remember that just two months ago I was on a boat trip in Halong Bay, Vietnam. Don’t get me wrong, I’m happy to be here even if a European summer isn’t quite as sunny or warm as I would’ve expected. Regardless, looking back on my three and a half months in Southeast Asia there are more than handful of things that I can’t help but miss. Notably: the sun, especially seeing the sun set nearly every day, almost always dramatically.


Halong-Bay-sunset1

I saw the sunset on any number of beaches (not just in Asia, but all over the world) and I’ve probably got hundreds if not thousands of sunset photos that look like just about everyone else’s. But I don’t care; the sunset I saw at Halong Bay on my overnight tour on a boat was truly beautiful. Maybe it was all the cheap beer, or the people I was with, but that was one hell of a good night.

Halong-Bay-sunset2

Source: travelsofadam

Supported by Indochina Sails - The most luxury and safest cruises in Halong Bay

INDOCHINA SAILS
Hanoi Office
Add: 27 – A6 – Dam Trau Quarter – Hai Ba Trung District – Hanoi – Vietnam
Tel: +84 – 4- 39842362
Fax: +84 – 4 – 39844150
Email: info@indochinasails.com
Website: www.indochinasails.com

Friday, August 5, 2011

Indochina Sails - “Much more than we expected”

We went on the 2 day, 1 night trip on Halong Bay with Indochina Sails on the premium junk. Our trip was organized as part of a tour of Vietnam so we really didn’t know what to expect, but it was fantastic from start to finish. We were welcomed on board with a cool flannel and drink and after a short talk we went to our rooms. It was lovely, the bed was comfy, air conditioner worked well and the bathroom was well appointed with a great roomy shower. We had a nice little balcony as well and apart from seeing the water everywhere we would not have known that we were on a boat, so for those concerned about sea sickness don’t worry!! Food was plentiful and we had a huge range of all types of Vietnamese and Western foods. We did a couple of little tours on surrounding islands which was also interesting. Congratulations to all of the staff on board, they were very friendly and helpful and also spoke English well. Only thing was we should have booked a longer trip!


Indochina Sails-Sunset

Sourse: Tripadvisor

Supported by Indochina Sails - The most luxury and safest cruises in Halong Bay

INDOCHINA SAILS
Hanoi Office
Add: 27 – A6 – Dam Trau Quarter – Hai Ba Trung District – Hanoi – Vietnam
Tel: +84 – 4- 39842362
Fax: +84 – 4 – 39844150
Email: info@indochinasails.com
Website: www.indochinasails.com

Monday, August 1, 2011

Indochina Sails - “Amazing! A Must Do! 2 Nights”

Halong Bay is an absolute must. I have been traveling through South East Asia for a month now and this is by far my favorite spot/attraction. Secondly I have to totally disagree with the last review. I also did the 2 nights cruise and I would suggest that EVERYONE does the 2 night. In my opinion one night would not be enough. We were also lucky in the second day we were the only guests staying the 2 nights and when we transferred to the day boat we had it ALL to ourselves. Yes there is no AC on the boat but there were at least 8 fans going all day inside. During out private second day cruise we didn't see 1 other tourist boat and truly felt that we were all alone in the bay! It was AMAZING! We got to Kayak, swim, cave, visit an oyster farm and have time to read and enjoy the scenery.
Mr. T was the man in charge and was helpful, informative and friendly the entire journey.
The food is AMAZING each day there we had a 6 course lunch and dinner was a buffet that consisted of pork, beef, chicken, squid, mussels and prawns. We were stuffed!



Rooms were comfortable and needless to say the view out you window was amazing!!
Yes this cruise might cost more than others but you get what you pay for and when you see the other boats sailing by you will be very happy you chose Indochina Sails. I for one will be back!
Sourse: Tripadvisor

Supported by Indochina Sails - The most luxury and safest cruises in Halong Bay

INDOCHINA SAILS
Hanoi Office
Add: 27 – A6 – Dam Trau Quarter – Hai Ba Trung District – Hanoi – Vietnam
Tel: +84 – 4- 39842362
Fax: +84 – 4 – 39844150
Email: info@indochinasails.com
Website: www.indochinasails.com

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