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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.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

“Fantastic and attentive crew and serenity at its best.”

This is my first experience on board a junk and I must say, it leaves me wanting more.

The scenery is absolutely beautiful. The place is so tranquil that you really at peace with the world.
The crew is fantastic too. Our cruise manager, Mr Le Xuan Hoang was vey attentive to each and everyone in my family. He made our one-night stay most enjoyable. He was affectionately called Mr Reliable by my family.
The rooms on board were comfortable. The towels and bed linen were clean and toiletries were even provided.


Thoroughly enjoyed myself at Halong Bay.

Visited December 2011
Soure: Tripadvisor
Supported by Indochina Sails - The most luxury and safest cruises in Halong Bay

Backed by over ten years experience hosting international guests on the tranquil waters of Halong Bay, Indochina Sails has set a new standard for luxury cruising. The first company to offer overnight cruises on the bay, we are now widely known as the number one choice for discerning travelers. Our fleet of six newly built wooden junks are designed in time-honored traditional style, with contemporary and luxurious cabins and facilities. What better way to experience the natural beauty and spectacular seascape of this UNESCO World Heritage site than on board an Indochina Sails junk!

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



Tuesday, December 20, 2011

"Great Cruise"

Just got off the Indochina Sails - spent 2 nights on it.

Everything is exceptional from the food to the service to the rooms. There is nothing we can fault. It is definitely worth doing the 2night, the people who only did the 1 night regretted it as soon as they saw how beautiful the place and Indochina Sails is.

Our tour guide called 'lucky' made the trip special. He was brilliant. A very nice person and would do anything for you. He made us laugh the whole trip.

If you plan a trip to along bay, use Indochina Sails - they won't disappoint.

Thank you Indochina Sails for a great trip.

Visited December 2011

Source: tripadvisor

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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, December 12, 2011

"romantic, sublime, beautiful, awe inspiring..."

Words cannot do justice to the beauty and tranquility of Halong Bay...

We could not have been happier picking Indochina Sails for our 2 day, 1 night trip - the staff was AWESOME, the level of service was just amazing, the food incredible irregardless of it being served on a boat or not, the itinerary balanced just right between having activities and time just to soak up the natural beauty all around... finally, the junk itself was not too large so as to make it feel not intimate and not too small that you can't find a quiet spot and it was very very very well appointed... our room felt luxurious with a jacuzzi tub with a view of the karsts and a little balcony...

Quan (spelling ?) our guide was funny and knowledgeable and through talking with him, we learned what life was like for a local Vietnamese... he made sure everyone's needs were met...

I can't swim so sleeping on a boat makes me a wee bit nervous but the staff and the condition of the junk, including the little boat that they use to transport people to and from points of interest, were all confidence inspiring...

I was reading forums and having trouble picking tour operators but from the hotel pick up service to the welcome briefing to the activities and whatnot, this was a first rate and luxurious cruise...

I am sure there are more luxurious cruises on ha long bay but for this price you cannot beat Indochina Sails...

Visited November 2011
Source: Tripadvisor

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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, December 5, 2011

Indochina Sails Announces New Itinerary on Halong Bay

It’s time for a change! In order to adjust to the increasing traffic on the Bay and to choose the optimum routes and locales to ensure the very best Ha Long Bay experience for our guests, Indochina Sails launches a new itinerary as of 10 December 2011.


The new route on the first day will take us through beautiful Bai Tu Long Bay before reaching our first destination in Ha Long Bay – Luon Cave. At Luon Cave we depart the boat and journey past such popular sites as “Đầu Người” Head Island, “Con Rùa” Turtle Island and “Cổng Trời” Heaven’s Gate Island on the way to the cave. The journey will continue through the cave and surrounding waters on sampans or kayaks (passengers’ choice). From Luon Cave we will continue on to Titop Island in the late afternoon when the island is less crowded for a more relaxed visit.

We are confident the changes will provide the best possible Ha Long Bay journey for our guests. For more information at Indochina Sails - Halong Bay New Itineraries

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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, November 27, 2011

A dream journey in stunning surroundings

We travelled on the beautiful Indochina Sails junk on Halong Bay.

Overall well organised, staff go the extra mile (like retrieving a fellow travellers camera bag left in another tour bus after an initial mix up on the drive to Halong City).

The boat facilities are top notch, food and drinks were excellent and staff get exactly the right balance between making sure you everything runs on schedule, without spoiling their guests experience.

While 2 days/one night is surely enough, would consider staying 2 nights next time to make it even more relaxing.

Highly recommend going kayaking (US$10 extra pp but well worth it), much enjoyed the Tai Chi instruction in the morning.

While quite visible touristy, as other reviewers have stated, words can't describe the beauty of Halong Bay. A must see stop if travelling in Vietnam.

Source: Tripadvisor

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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, November 13, 2011

Indochina Sails - Luxurious

My husband and I were in Halong Bay in September. Our tour operator, Haivenu booked us on a 2 day/ 1night cruise on Indochina Sails Premium.


The boat was luxurious, the bedroom and en-suite bathroom were luxurious. The bedding and towels felt luxurious. The dining room was wonderful, the meals were delicious. The entire staff was friendly and courteous. The scenery was a bonus - just joking.

Halong Bay is spectacular, well worth the long drive from Hanoi. The activities included swimming off the beach, climbing a hill for a view of the Bay's beautiful seascape, visiting a fishing village, and taking a tour of one of the caves. Just lounging on the top deck with a book with the view of the karst mountains in Halong Bay was relaxing.

There was nothing we didn't like and we would recommend Indochina Sails.

Visited September 2011
Source: Tripadvisor

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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, November 7, 2011

Halong Bay – a wonder of the creator

Located in Quang Ninh Province, Ha Long Bay includes the sea areas of Ha Long City, Cam Pha Town and a part of Van Don island district. With the admirable natural beauty and multiform, special values, Ha Long has become the must-see destination in Viet Nam for domestic and international visitors.

The legend has it that, once upon a time, soon after the Viet people established their country, invaders came. The Jade Emperor sent Mother Dragon and her Child Dragons down to the earth to help the Viet people fight against their enemy. When the dragons landed down on the earth, invaders' boats were rushing to the shore.

The dragons immediately turned into thousands of stone islands emerging in the sea like great walls challenging the invaders' boats. The fast boats couldn't manage to stop and crashed into the islands and broke into pieces. After the victory, Mother Dragon and Child Dragons didn't return the heaven but stayed on the earth at the place where the battle had occurred. The location Mother Dragon landed is present Ha Long Bay and Child Dragons landed is present Bai Tu Long Bay. The dragons' tails waving the water created Bach Long Vi (present Tra Co Peninsula).


Ha Long Bay covers the area of 1,553km² and encompasses 1,969 islands of various sizes which are mainly limestone islands with tectonic age from 250 million to 280 million years. The process of long geological evolution created the unique Ha Long Bay in the world with thousands of islands which look like fantastic sculptural and artistic works of various graceful shapes such as Canh Buom (Sail) Islet, Trong Mai (Cock and Hen) Islet, Lu Huong (Incense Burner) Islet… All of them are vivid and soulful.

Inside the stone islands in Ha Long are various caves considered as magnificent palaces on the earth such as Thien Cung (Heaven Palace), Dau Go (Driftwood), Sung Sot (Surprise), Trinh Nu (Virgin)... Many people from all over the world to Ha Long have felt puzzled as their vocabulary is not rich enough to depict the splendor of this place.

Ha Long is also home to great biodiversity with typical eco-systems like mangrove forest, tropical forest, coral... These eco-systems are where thousands of fauna and flora species concentrates. Some species are particularly rare and can’t be found at any where else.

In addition, Ha Long Bay is also attached to glorious historical pages of Viet Nam country with famous sites such as Van Don – the busy trade port in the 12th century, Bai Tho Mountain – where preserve autography of kings and celebrities and Bach Dang River – witness for two famous naval battles of Vietnamese people against invaders. Also, Ha Long is considered as one of the cradles of human kind with the glorious Ha Long culture in the late Neolithic age through archeological sites as Dong Mang, Xich Tho, Soi Nhu and Thoi Gieng...


Up to this time, some floating fishing villages have still existed in the sea area of Ha Long Bay such as Ba Hang, Cua Van, Vong Vieng, Cap La. Many special tangible and intangible culture values of the coastal area have been preserved in these fishing villages, especially Cua Van fishermen’s dual love songs, dum songs, wedding songs … Visiting these fishing villages, visitors will have chance to study the fishermen’s daily activities as well as typical traditional culture in Ha Long Bay.

In 1994 and 2000, Ha Long Bay has recognized by UNESCO as world natural heritage for its outstanding aesthetic and geographical, geomorphologic values. The UNESCO-recognized zone has the area of 434km². It looks like a giant triangle with Dau Go Island (in the west), Ba Ham Lake (in the south) and Cong Tay Island (in the east) as its three angle points.

In the global vote for new 7 wonders of nature mobilized by New Open World organization, Ha Long Bay has been listed in 28 official finalist candidates. Viet Nam Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism; Viet Nam National Administration of Tourism; provinces and cities nationwide have carried out many activities to promote Ha Long Bay, especially voting campaigns which have attracted participations of individuals, organizations as well as international visitors.

The vote for new 7 wonders of nature will last until November 11, 2011 and the New Open World organization will officially announce 7 place-names with the highest number of votes. Hoping that with incessant promotion endeavours and supports of the people nationwide and the international visitors, Ha Long Bay will be one of new 7 wonders of nature.

Source: Vietnamtourism

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, October 28, 2011

Just a great experience

We (5) booked on their Red Dragon junk through our hotel in Hanoi.

The Red Dragon junks are smaller than their other junks with only 7 on board. Everything was great: the bus down and back was safely driven; the staff and crew were delightful, gracious and charming.

Our tour guide was Thinh who was fun and courteous. The activities: swimming off the beach and kayaking around an island and visit to a limestone cave made for an enjoyable afternoon. The food was superb. It was my wife's birthday a d they has a decorated cake with candles and the crew came up on deck and sang happy birthday. The next day"s trip being rowed around the floating fishing village was fun.

Visited September 2011

Source: Tripadvisor

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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

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

That is what we want!

We just spent a sweet holiday in Halong bay with Indochina Sails cruise.

This was also our 2nd anniversary so I needed a perfect and special place for us. It was useful to visit Trip Advisor because I found a long list of cruises instead of being lost with other online search engines. We decided to pick Indochina Sails cruise in the end after a variety of offers from the cruise tour company HalongLuxurytravel. It was a right decision because things turned to be so wonderful for us at the beginning of the trip.


The road from Hanoi to Halong was long but peaceful with the mountains, countryside landscapes and green fields all along the way. Our room on Indochina cruise was luxurious but friendly. The staff and the services are two-thumbs-up. We felt like staying in a second home. The trip was a great pleasure with the spectacular sights of Halong bay. We have known this place is being considered to be a world’s new wonder but didn’t know it was this beautiful. Thanks to Indochina Sails crews for a smooth and memorable anniversary and HalongLuxurytravel company for offering us the best price we could find.

Visited September 2011
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

Monday, October 10, 2011

Magical Halong Bay

Our destination may still be a few hours away but I’m already tingling with anticipation for a night on Vietnam’s mythical Halong Bay.
The karsts (limestone pillars) that jut out from the waters of the bay may date back nearly 500 million years, but the myth attached to them arose in the past two millennium. The Vietnamese believe a dragon and his brethren were sent to earth to aid the Vietnamese in repelling invaders from the north. As the dragons descended, they spit out jewels and jade which – upon hitting the water – turned into the rock formations so prevalent today.

It’s obvious that Halong Bay is one of Vietnam’s busiest tourist destinations from the moment we pull up to the port. The quays are a mess of tour groups, junks, trawlers and boat vendors, the beauty of the bay barely visible through the haze. But once on our ship, we glide away from the cacophony and out into the karsts dotted landscape.

Halong-Bay-sunset
Halong-Bay-sunset

Most boats follow a predictable circuit – a visit to a fishing village on stilts, a stop at Surprise Cave perched high above the water, and a chance to kayak the turquoise waters. Other boats are always near but, in one of those blesses cases of traveler’s blindness, I suddenly cease to see them. They become part of the scenery as I stare in wonder at the panorama from the mouth of LinkSurprise Cave; they become delicate silhouettes as the sun sinks behind the horizon, bathing us all in its fiery farewell. My kayak cuts through them as I paddle towards shore but I’m too entranced by the rest of the scene.


Cruising on Halong Bay

I’m lucky to spend the night on the bay, waking to the sunrise and the graceful movements of tai chi on the upper deck of our boat. As the sun climbs higher in the cloud-flecked sky, we leave the “crowds” behind and circle quiet karsts islands in a part of the bay seemingly untouched by day trippers. Eventually, our boat heads once again for shore and civilization and we brave the long dusty ride back to Hanoi. But that night and for many to come, I fall asleep imagining the roll of the sea as it caresses our ship in a starry bay.

  • Visited :September 2011
  • Source : asiainsider.asia360travel

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

Magical Halong Bay

Our destination may still be a few hours away but I’m already tingling with anticipation for a night on Vietnam’s mythical Halong Bay.
The karsts (limestone pillars) that jut out from the waters of the bay may date back nearly 500 million years, but the myth attached to them arose in the past two millennium. The Vietnamese believe a dragon and his brethren were sent to earth to aid the Vietnamese in repelling invaders from the north. As the dragons descended, they spit out jewels and jade which – upon hitting the water – turned into the rock formations so prevalent today.

It’s obvious that Halong Bay is one of Vietnam’s busiest tourist destinations from the moment we pull up to the port. The quays are a mess of tour groups, junks, trawlers and boat vendors, the beauty of the bay barely visible through the haze. But once on our ship, we glide away from the cacophony and out into the karsts dotted landscape.

Halong-Bay-sunset
Halong-Bay-sunset

Most boats follow a predictable circuit – a visit to a fishing village on stilts, a stop at Surprise Cave perched high above the water, and a chance to kayak the turquoise waters. Other boats are always near but, in one of those blesses cases of traveler’s blindness, I suddenly cease to see them. They become part of the scenery as I stare in wonder at the panorama from the mouth of LinkSurprise Cave; they become delicate silhouettes as the sun sinks behind the horizon, bathing us all in its fiery farewell. My kayak cuts through them as I paddle towards shore but I’m too entranced by the rest of the scene.


Cruising on Halong Bay

I’m lucky to spend the night on the bay, waking to the sunrise and the graceful movements of tai chi on the upper deck of our boat. As the sun climbs higher in the cloud-flecked sky, we leave the “crowds” behind and circle quiet karsts islands in a part of the bay seemingly untouched by day trippers. Eventually, our boat heads once again for shore and civilization and we brave the long dusty ride back to Hanoi. But that night and for many to come, I fall asleep imagining the roll of the sea as it caresses our ship in a starry bay.

  • Visited :September 2011
  • Source : asiainsider.asia360travel

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

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

“Indochina Sails - Halong Bay - fantastic”

Like many others it was hard to choose and book before we left Australia out of the many on offer, but we couldn't have picked better - we sailed on the Indochina Sails 1, absolutely tip-top in every way - food was excellent, staff were great, cabins spotless, comfy and best of all one wall was all window, at night draw back the curtains and watch the thunderstorm light up the beauty of the area! We did the one night, two days with a long drive from Hanoi, I wished I'd done the two nights, but hubbie thought one night was fine. I don't know if we went to quieter places or it was a quiet time for tourists but hardly saw any other boats and certainly none of the rubbish mentioned in other reviews, it was just a stunning area. It did rain heaps, but not a lot you can do about that, though I think Indochina would have if they could! When we first boarded we were given a full safety talk too, which was excellent, all cabins and communal areas have lifejackets, fire extinguishers, rubber mallet to bash out the window, and the windows are safety glass. This was followed by a 6 course (small) tasty lunch - perfect and it just got better!
Visited September 2011

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

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Cruising with Indochina Sails- “Spoil yourself - you won't be disappointed”


We have just returned from a 2 night 3 day cruise on Indochina Sails 1.The boat had 24 cabins of which there were only 11 passengers on the 1st night. As soon as we were collected from the terminal the treatment began, smiles and assistance where needed. Once on board we were given our room & we were delighted with it. Huge bed, room of good size ensuite was also large with one of the biggest showers I have seen. Everything about the room we loved including the view from the large windows, although my wife wanted to have the A/C dropped lower but it wouldn't go below a pre set temp, which I found fine. Once we had checked into the rooms we were given lunch which consisted of 7 courses - Unreal! Prawns, calamari among the courses. The day then went to adventure with activities planned & enjoyed by all. Back on the boat its time to freshen up after which staffs replenish the room with clean towels etc. By dinner time the 11 of us decided it was time for all of us to get together so we arranged for the staff to combine the tables and as a result we had a fabulous night of fun especially during happy hours (9-11pm). The following day is spent on a day boat whilst those that only stayed for a night were eventually taken back to port & replaced with a much larger group. We spent the day enjoying other activities, all of which were great, and enjoyed another 7 course lunch. The entire trip was wonderful and I would recommend that if you have the time to do the 3 day 2 night cruise as it gives you time to really enjoy the facilities of the boat. All the staff on board were a delight & always made us feel welcome. They gave us plenty of information on the places visited & always had a cool drink on hand for the passengers. There was only one downfall with the trip, which is nothing to do with Indochina sails, & that is the distance from Hanoi about 4hrs by transport provided & that is another reason to do that extra night. The only cost on top of the original booking is for alcohol & soft drinks which are at a very reasonable cost.

  • Visited September 2011
  • 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, September 11, 2011

“Well worth paying the extra for a Deluxe Cruise”

Myself and my girlfriend have just come back from a 3 day, 2 night Indochina Sails Deluxe Junk cruise and we both have to say it was one of the best things we have done on any of our holidays! The boat itself was fantastic and well worth paying the little extra for an upgrade as we did get to see the basic boats on our transfer back to Halong Bay. We especially chose these cruise as it seemed to be more chilled out than the other cruises on offer and this proved to be the case as we got plenty of time to relax rather than being shipped from one place to the next and having no time to juts take the beauty of the place in.

Indochina Sails
Indochina Sails
My girlfriend is a vegetarian so we were a little worried about what she would be able to eat with the itinerary saying the menu would be predominantly seafood. Even before we told the staff of this there was easily enough choice for her however the chef also prepared her at least two extra dishes every meal we had which was fantastic.
Indochina-Sails-Dining-room
Indochina-Sails-Dining-room
Really the whole experience could not have been better from the staff to the food, to the itinerary the whole experience really was top notch!
  • Visited August 2011
  • Source: Tripadvisor

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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, September 5, 2011

“Halong Bay In My Eyes”-Photo Competition sponsored by Indochina Sails, Halong Bay, Vietnam

The competition is intended to highlight the incredible beauty of Halong Bay and encourage more travellers to see the Bay for themselves.
In addition, it is hoped that more people will become aware of the online “New Wonder of the World” competition and vote for Halong Bay.
To participate in the contest please go to http://www.facebook.com/halongbay.indochinasails
Prizes
First prize: Indochina Sails Premium Holiday package valued at 450 USD for 2 people all inclusive
Second prize: Indochina Sails Deluxe Holiday package valued at 350 USD for 2 people all inclusive
First five entrants will receive an Indochina Sails Souvenir T-shirt
Duration of contest
Indochina Sails will choose the two winning photos from the websites top ten LIKE getters
Contest dates: 25/8/2011 to 5/10/2011
The prizes will be announced on 10/10/2011
Term and condition
- Prizes are non-transferable and cannot be redeemed for cash
- Submitted photos must be the property of the contestant
- Submitted photos cannot be prize winners of any previous photo competition
- Contestants are responsible for any copyright infringements or violations
- Indochina Sails maintains the right to use submitted photos for publicity purposes
- Winners may be required to participate in publicity programs

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

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

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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

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INDOCHINA SAILS
Hanoi Office
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Tel: +84 – 4- 39842362
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Email: info@indochinasails.com
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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

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Tel: +84 – 4- 39842362
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Email: info@indochinasails.com
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Tuesday, August 2, 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!
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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Halong Bay Viet Nam : A Earth Of Mystery Awaits You

When you were to go to sleep and wake in an Asian brushstroke landscape, Halong Bay Viet nam might be where you’d probably find yourself. Majestic and mysterious, Vietnam’s Halong Bay is actually a breathtaking location with over 2000 extraordinary jagged islands and islets increasing in the emerald waters of your Gulf of Tonkin. This superb panorama of limestone peaks enshrouded in mist, tumbling to the gently lapping sea and enclosing inside of its folds striking hidden caves is often a UNESCO Globe Heritage Web page.


Halong Bay

The near-perpendicular pinnacles conceal the remains of numerous grottos and caverns, produced through millions of years ago via a complex course of action of erosion whereby water trickled by means of limestone cracks enlarging them to produce magnificent caves and resulting within the distinctive towers noticed these days.


Lime stone crack
About a 3 hour experience south of Hanoi, Halong Bay Vietnam draws a gradual stream of travelers year-round. Past the spectacular seascapes using a boat vacation as a result of the bay, an amazing array of venture travel possibilities are on offer you: Vacationers to Halong come to discover the impressive caves, among them the remarkable “Surprise Cave” with its three huge caverns, the place illuminated stalactites expand down to the touch the climbing stalagmites; to kayak; to experience a person of Vietnam’s most fascinating cultural capabilities – the floating villages, nestling inside sheltered bays, where homes are set atop barges and calendar year circular, inhabitants catch and cultivate fish.


Kayaing
Halong Bay’s amazing splendor, monumental scale and exceptional geomorphology allow it to be a person of Vietnam’s most spectacular experiences.
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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

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Indochina Sails celebrates International Children's Day

On the occasion of International Children's Day, June 1, 2011, Indochina Sails once again hosted a special party and made a donation to the Primary School of the Cua Van floating fishing village. The village is the largest on Halong Bay with a population of about 600 people. The primary school (floating, of course) comprises three small buildings where about 75 children are taught by 5 teachers.


In addition to organizing a party for the children, gifts including books, pens, school supplies and toys were also donated.

Indochina Sails has a long tradition of making donations of cash and equipment for the school. Last year, prompted by a staff member who asked: “What if we collect some money ourselves and try to fix up the school somehow to make it better for the kids?”, donations from all staff and the management of Indochina Sails were collected and new desks and chairs, along with a large assortment of school supplies were purchased and delivered to the school.

If any guest coming to Ha Long Bay would like to help the young students of the Primary School we suggest you bring donations such as pens, pencils, markers, crayons or chalk. Also, coloring books for the younger students and notebooks for the older ones. And what kid wouldn't like some sweets!

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Add: 27 – A6 – Dam Trau Quarter – Hai Ba Trung District – Hanoi – Vietnam
Tel: +84 – 4- 39842362
Fax: +84 – 4 – 39844150
Email: info@indochinasails.com
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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Indochina Sails - The luxury we deserved

We booked the 2 days / 1 night stay on Indochina Sails, deluxe room, 2nd level. Our boat was the 'Indochina Sails Premium', which has only been sailing since Nov 2010, and is very new and luxurious. The rooms (24 rooms) were 5 star hotel rooms essentially, with big rain shower-head, spa bath, private A/C,private balcony (on upper level) and all the trimmings. The dining room, lounge and deck areas were spacious - good for mingling with others or for privacy. The food was great - a good selection at the buffet for lunch on Day 1 & brunch on Day 2. There was a set menu for dinner, Vietnamese and Western cuisine. It was filling and delicious. The staffs on the boat were super-friendly and very accommodating for any requests; they really tried to keep everyone entertained if you wanted it that way (Tai Chi, food carving demos). We also took advantage of the on-board massage therapist (extra cost), to keep up the pampering.


The trip itself was great. The boat sailed smoothly around Halong Bay with stops at Titop Island for spectacular views, a fishing village (which was a highlight) and the following morning we explored Surprise cave.

It was a fantastic trip with Indochina Sails - definitely not cheap, but if you are looking to spoil yourself and do it in grand style, this is without doubt the way to go! Transfers by minibus from Hanoi were included - it is a bit of a scary trip, but that is just Vietnam I'm afraid!

Halong Bay is spectacular and this trip was a fantastic way to see it! Our only regret was that we didn't book the 3 days / 2 nights instead.

Visited May 2011 – Amdncy

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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Ha Long, the masterpiece of nature

I experienced the beauty of Halong Bay through the material and narrative pictures of everyone. How poetry, the music soothing, so much the fine words in favor of dedicated people for this place that I have long cherished once came to discover beauty where history’s “wonders land between the sky “is.

By last summer, I was conditioned to organize a family trip, resort in Ha Long Bay.AlthoughHalong is a known famous landscapes of our country, is the ideal destination attachment legs millions of domestic and foreign tourists every year, but when it actually felt amazing scenery here, I not surprised by the beauty from the elves that the Creator has bestowed favor of this land.

Halong peace.

After the trip, not only me but everyone in the family shared an extremely interesting experience. Halong is a masterpiece of nature. Pick up early dawn on the bay, I like walking into a dreamy fairytale thought only capital in the fairy tale “type Cu rural agricultural waste pressing trans / Pants ancient mural painting flags to heaven” (Hundred vast river flowing around the mountain / islands scattered like a chessboard, instant ocean sky blue color. King Le Thanh Tong).

Land, air, water colors blend into each other like. Equivocal light of dawn, after waking up from a mix of forest islands, the gentle morning light beam is projected into the water paint a charming picture painted marine poetical. Released into natural, clear soul, purity of the morning, all tired of the chaos of daily life such as evaporated. A peaceful feeling, how relaxed …

Especially when sitting on the boat began a journey to explore the Gulf Islands, I experienced a lot of sense, going from surprise to surprise the other. Real world, but like dreams, the scene of that lost in the first place Penglai scene. Stitched together a jungle island with the shape transformation immeasurable beauty to the magic. I still remember childhood or released soul in the clouds floating wear jewelry for the imagination is soaring in many interesting frame for when the clouds come sweeping in tan.

Chaos of life has long made me forget a fun time, until it is washed in a population living in the islands of Ha Long Bay, the emotions of childhood arise in me again.Imagination was the opportunity to unleash thousands of flying in large and small islands provide the appearance, shape individual, unique, distinctive, not just any island which the island.

And this experience seem fresh and interesting. If the soft clouds, the hole drift could disappear at any time before the strong wind is the opposite of this island is the world’s great masterpieces of nature, thousands of years still stand as clearly marked with the survival time.

Halong sunset

Depending on your perspective, mood and feel of each one of the world is on the island is lively and sometimes it is flexible, soft and floating, while the solid, imposing, certainly as invisible walls stretching take. Along with the introduction of his guides, the island suddenly senseless more closely with people and full of expression. Someone has really clever, sophisticated setting for each island names meaning, express the mental state, the soul hidden in each island: over the roof, than my head, Hon La Vong, Hon Mr Master , Raspberry Island, Dinh Huong island …

These emotions also arise in my back when the team arrived to explore the mysterious cave in the heart of the island. Each cave is a work of great beauty, sophistication of the Creator, each carries a cave magical beauty that all visitors are surprised to see leave the step fails.

Each bearing the name of the cave is rustic, simple but also very unique, how special. The most extensive and beautiful, located in the heart of Halong Bay as Sung Sot Cave. The name of the cave has been partly to inspire people to the beauty of this fascinating landscape. The first between the earth that visitors entering the cave must be shocked, amazed. The stalactites in colorful sparkling lights fanciful … to say beautiful heart.

A little more distant as the Heavenly Palace – a famous caves in Ha Long Bay which every visitor to visit the Gulf can not be ignored. Dynamic to a magnificent, magnificent attractions visitors by a system of stalactites falling into a multitude of strange shapes and vivid. There are stalactites hanging down like a curtain stunning, with images looking like stalactites Nam Tao, North Star, the singing, dancing … is a beautiful masterpiece of nature, a beautiful fairy among rare earth.

And yet awe before Thien Cung, my ecstasy before the magical transformation of Dau Go caves – such as ancient castles, majestic and grand. The multi-colored stalactites want pictures like form depending on perspective transformation, rich imagination of every visitor …

dao nhap nho
These undulating islands with a myriad of shapes.

Smoking scenes our people, the stories associated with the scene as well as charm the hearts of those who are keen to learn, discover hidden beauty here. Each island, a cave in Ha Long Bay … are contained in the legends about love, life, underlying cultural values ​​- the history of a period of struggle against foreign aggressors and to protect homeland …

In your exploration of Halong Bay this time, I also have the opportunity to Cua Van fishing village located at Hung Thang Commune, Halong City. Every step I have been fascinated by the beauty of a pristine fishing village with fishermen simple and frank, friendly. In the context of peace, the lives of the fishermen here still occur in association with the peaceful image of the boats …

I not only visit and explore the cultural life of Cua Van fishing village but has also been directly involved in the operation of net and fishing with the fishermen.Strenuous and difficult than I thought a lot. But looking at the shrimp, fish, fresh crab …, the result of a process with the fishing practice, feel the hard work of the Gulf fishermen, really very interesting, compelling and meaningful …

Sightseeing tours, family resort in Ha Long Bay was this really gave me a lot also emotions and exciting experience. Divine beauty hidden in each scene where it leaves me no steps, which sit inside the car full of attachment. There are many interesting sights on the Gulf but in the short time conditions do not have the conditions discovered.

Hope that one day the closest I have chance to come back Ha Long, to continue to discover the beauty hidden in the thousands of islands …, be immersed in the beautiful space that delicate hands of the Creator skillfully artifacts for this place.Ha Long Bay is a unique masterpiece, unique nature.

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Friday, June 17, 2011

Fabulous 2 night stay on the Indochina Sails Halong

After a shaky start (not caused by Indochina but the cancellation of our origional trip with the Junk A) we boarded the Indochina sails and were greated by a lovely welcome party, a cold drink and face towel. The boat we were allocated was a beautiful Junk, with lots of character. the boat had around 14 cabins, an enclosed dining area, and a sun deck which covered the whole roof of the boat, which contained plenty of sun loungers and seating for everyone on board.


Due to the previous problems with Junk A, we had been promised a room with a balcony on the 'replacement' boat, by the tour agent. Unfortunately when we got on the boat this hadnt been relayed to the Indochina Sails, so we were given a standard cabin - which was very nice - but not what we had been promised. After a quick chat with Jerry, the General Manager of Indochina Sails (who happened to be on our boat that day) we were moved to cabin 201 - this was amazing!! we had a large room with twin beds, a huge bathroom with bath and a rain shower, and of course a lovely balcony with opening doors. We were so happy with our room that we didnt really want to leave it to do the activities!!


The food onboard was very nice, with lots of variety. I was very happy with the food, however my sister (who lives in vietnam) wanted some western style food, as she is used to eating vietnamese food every day, so wasnt as happy as I was - however i dont think you can go wrong with sweet and sour chicken, squid, fried rice dishes, lots of salad and noodle dishes and the amount of fish optioned served was fantastic. the only negative i can say about the food was that the cake/dessert options were not that great! I dont think the vietnamese do cakes very well. this was the general concensus on the boat, however they were OK with a nice cup of tea! Breakfast and lunch was equally good with lots of choices.


The trips off the boat consisted of a visit to the beach (with an optional climb up to a viewing platform if desired!), a trip to a floating village, kayaking through caves, a visit to the suprise cave. we also had the 2 night option, so on our 2nd day we went off for the day on a day cruiser which took us to places for Kayaking, swimming, and a pearl farm.
I have to say that the day boat is not as good as the main boat, and that as i mentioned previously, we felt that we wanted to spend more time enjoying our own cabin and balcony rather than being put onto a seperate boat. however the food was lovely on the day cruiser, and as there were only 4 of us on the 2 night option, we got the whole day cruiser to ourselves. as part of the day cruiser trip we went kayaking into a lagoon and were lucky enough to see a whole family of monkeys!! The guide said it was very unusual for them to be on the rocks right in front of us, and that usually you could only see them high up in the trees. It made our holiday to see them and we stayed watching them in our Kayake for an hour!!

We also took part in the wine tasting which was really good fun - for $15, we got to taste very healthy measures of all 10 wines on offer - however be warned that we only had 1 hour to do this!! we were very tipsy afterwards and we all commented that it would have been better to do the wine tasting on deck after dinner! Jerry was so accomodating, he even sent a transfer boat over to us on our boat to take us off swimming because we were hot! Now that is what i call service!! One word of warning though - if you want to swim off the boat when the smaller transfer boat is not moored alongside - you have to get out of the water using a very steep ladder. My sister and I both struggled with this and we are in our early 30's. someone less mobile would not be able to do it! It is best to wait for the transfer boat to moor alongside so that you can get in and out of the water with ease!

All in all we had a fabulous trip - i would recommend to anyone. Halong bay is beautiful and the staff on the Indochina Sails made sure we enjoyed every minute of it!

Visited June 2011

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Monday, May 30, 2011

A 'Junk' Trip in Vietnam ( Halong Bay)

I hunkered in the doorway of an office building as gray clouds moved in, threatening to break open above me. Piles of luggage were stacked in the doorway, but I held tightly to my backpack. As a solo traveler making my way through Vietnam, I had yet to let someone else touch my bag, the essence of my livelihood halfway around the world.

Earlier that morning I had taken a hired car from Hanoi to the coast of Vietnam. This part of the country, known as Halong Bay, was rumored to be tacky and touristy, so I opted instead to head straight for the water.

In fact, most travelers come to Halong Bay for one thing: To tour the bay by junk. These pirate-looking ships generally hold anywhere from a single couple to several dozen people, depending on the boat and tour operator.

Cruises at Halong Bay, Vietnam

Of the nearly 2,000 islands in Halong Bay, only about 300 of them have names. These sheer-faced rocks, covered with luscious trees and foliage, rise out of nowhere in the sea. Apparently birds, snakes, and monkeys live on them, but I can’t imagine that much else does.

As the junk floated among the islands, I sat on the top deck; my legs dangling over the edge of the boat, watching the world recede behind us. The warm, humid air sat heavy on my shoulders, and the dark green of the islands reflected onto the rough surface of the water despite the overcast sky. I felt like we were cruising through a waterlogged version of Jurassic Park.

We piled into the day cruiser that was pulled alongside the junket. One of the boat hands steered the craft toward Công Ðâm. The village “chief” greeted us, poured lukewarm tea into a set of chipped mugs and answered our questions about his home. This, the second largest fishing village in the bay, is only inhabited by 163 people.

As we floated in boats paddled by women in the village, I watched daily life on the water. Dogs lounged on the porches; wet clothes hung from the eves above makeshift porches that surrounded colorful homes sitting atop big plastic barrels.

Fishing village in Halong Bay

Despite rain, we set out in kayaks the next morning. I’d been kayaking in calm, clear waters before, but the rough conditions and inclement weather made the paddling tough, despite the fact that I was sharing a boat with Ahn, our guide, who kayaked several times a week.

He muscled our boat between the outcroppings as I feigned my attempt to help power the boat. Several times we stopped the kayak, rain pouring down, waiting for the others to catch up.

The next morning, our final day in the bay, I awoke to a bright sun and clear sky. The emerald foliage of the outcroppings was painted a surprising shade of brilliant green, which reflected in the water like a flat mirror.

We hopped in the kayaks and paddled to a small island with a large cave. The opening on the island was heavily trafficked.

And so we moved through the cave, trying to guess Ahn’s made-up formations quickly so we could get back in the sun.

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Vietnam - A Destination for Adventure Lovers

Exhausted of spending hard earned vacation time on weddings, family reunions and the preconditioned festive visits to friends? Do you always get the boring "been there, done that" feeling? Well, may be its time to explore your adventurous side and do something different, something challenging and something gratifying with your time.


Rediscover your adventurous side by planning Vietnam adventure tours with activities and itineraries that are suited to your every need. Spend adventure holidays in Vietnam and inspire yourself with the adventurous possibilities that Vietnam has to offer.

Some of the Vietnam adventure tours to consider while planning your adventure holidays in Vietnam are:

· Halong Cruising and Rock Climbing Adventure Tour

Halong Bay is one of the world's natural wonders and is the most beautiful tourist destination of Vietnam. To explore adventure of Halong along with an evening of relaxation under the stars, you may consider the two night Halong bay cruises and rock climbing adventure tour. Get a day of Kayaking and rock climbing in the secluded part of the bay and in the evening return to your junk for an evening of relaxation under the stars.


· Saigon to Angkor Cycling Vietnam Adventure Tour

With the help of the border crossing of the Ha Tien, this cycling Vietnam adventure tour keeps cyclists away from the majority of the traffic whilst taking in some stunning scenery. From the highlights of Ho Chi Minh City to the emerald green rice paddies of the Mekong Delta, the scenic Cambodian coastline and the atmospheric Temples of Angkor, this tour is an experience that is sure to leave you with enduring memories.

· Cycling Vietnam Tour

Explore Vietnam at a slower pace with this exhilarating Cycling in Vietnam. Visit some of the country's major sights at the same time get off the beaten track. From the capital Hanoi to the beautiful surroundings of Hue, this gratifying experience will allow you to travel through some of the country's most extravagant scenery.

Known for its exotic cuisine, mesmerizing beauty, and full of life natives, Vietnam is a mini paradise on earth. Explore the best of the best in Vietnam, from hiking in the north to shopping in the heart of downtown Ho Chi Minh City. There is so much in Vietnam to experience and explore that you will find that one Vietnam adventure tour is not enough!

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Friday, May 27, 2011

A Look into Beautiful Halong Bay in Noarth Vietnam

Halong Bay -Halong meaning “Descending Dragon”- is named after the thousands of island with bizarre rock formations and limestone cliffs that are within the Gulf of Tonkin, in the north shores of Vietnam. It is composed of more than 3000 islands of all shapes and forms, covered in green vegetation and protruding from the ocean’s surface. If you are a nature lover, this place will enchant you with its many awe striking sites, and majestic natural composition.

Halong Bay has plenty of grottos created by the wind and the emerald water of the gulf; it is a beautiful example of the effect wind and water erosion have on the landscape.

Among the sculptured islands and rock formations, Halong Bay also hides many deserted tinny white sand beaches that you can visit by boat, stop and enjoy for a while. In these locations you’ll be surrounded by nothing but nature.


Halong Bay's Sculptures

A wonderful aspect of Halong Bay is that it has so many islands and rock pillars that every turn comes up with a surprise: another astounding sculpture, a perfect archway through the mountains, a peaceful lagoon where you can Kayak and enjoy the scenery……..

Another curiosity of Halong Bay is that, while sailing through it, you will occasionally come across floating fishing camps that are stationed in the middle of nowhere and are also an interesting site.


Kayaking at Halong Bay

I was in Halong Bay during the rainy season, it fortunately didn’t rain but there was a lot of fog and the sun hid on and off behind the passing clouds. I don’t particularly recommend March as the best time to visit. It wasn’t cold, but it wasn´t warm enough to make you want to jump into the cold water. I reckon April would be a better month: no clouds, no fog; plus, when the sun shines and illuminates the Bay, it comes to glow in its entire colorful splendor.

Most visitors visit the area hiring tour operators that take them from Hanoi to Halong City Harbor, where you step into a fairly small cruise with 8 to 10 cabins where you can visit the Bay, the islands and the fishing floating stations, apart from sleeping and eating in the boat. Because the cruises remain low density and the group of people with which you travel is small, the experience, all though quite touristy, is very pleasant. I reserved my boat trip in the hotel I was staying in Hanoi and the service was very good. I had a cozy little cabin with a queen size bed and private bathroom in a wooden double decker old fashioned boat, with a windowed dining room from which you could appreciate the view and a deck to enjoy the fresh air; just perfect.


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The boat tour will probably take you to the most visited grotto in Halong Bay, a massive cave formation on top of one of the mountain-islands. It is a cave complexly sculpted by the forces of nature. The ceiling, walls and floor are covered in stalactites, stalagmites and all sorts of strange formations. The cavern is well illuminated for one to fully appreciate the splendor of this majestic piece of art.


Halong Bay's Most Impressive Grotto

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.

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