Bai Tu Long Bay
You’ll depart for Ha Long Bay at around 7:30a.m for a 5-hour drive to Hong Gai Tourist Wharf, where you’ll check in at Oriental Sails JSC’s private waiting hall, the OS Lounge. Here you can relax until embarkation around 12:30-13:00 followed by a quick briefing. You’ll spend your first few hours on-board enjoying the views of the limestone islands of Bai Tu Long Bay and savouring a delectable lunch. And then between 15:30-16:30 you are free to choose between two activities:
Option 1: Fishing village visit
For those that are interested in learning about local life in the bay. Take a bamboo rowing boat trip lasting roughly 45 minutes, around Vung Vieng fishing village, one of the largest of its kind in Ha Long Bay. The village is set inside a closed lagoon, surrounded by mountains, which makes it a great place for photos in addition to the cultural experience.
Option 2: Beach and kayaking
For the more active travellers you can be taken in a small boat to Ban Chan beach, where you can sunbathe, swim, play volleyball or try your hands at some kayaking in the magnificent setting of the bay.
You’ll arrive back at the cruise around 16:30, with enough time to get cleaned up and relax before the sun starts to set. At 17:30 you can enjoy happy hour at the bar on the sun deck, enjoying the sunset with a drink in hand, and also take part in a cooking class with the resident Chef.
At 19:00 dinner will be served, and the rest of the evening can be spent socialising with other guests, night squid fishing or just lazing around. There will also be singing and dancing activities until 22:00.Overnight on-board with the ship anchored in the Cong Do Area of the bay.
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Oriental Sails Cruise