ORIENTAL BRIDGE CRUISES IN HALONG LAN HA
AND BAI TU LONG BAY

CRUISES ON STANDARD AND SUPERIOR PRIVATE JUNKS


Cruising in a private junk presents enormous advantages: the junk is yours alone, her smaller size allows her sailing in channels which larger boats cannot use and stop on small deserted beaches, she can spend the night in an isolated bay when collective junks have to stay in the same larger one, the service onboard is better and so is the food.ww

If, after your cruise in Halong Bay, you wish to spend one or 2 days in the magic « Halong Bay on Land » of Tam Coc (Ninh Binh), please refer to the paragraph Combination Halong Bay/Halong Bay on Land (Tam Coc/Ninh Binh) of the page Oriental Bridge Cruises in Halong Bay - Cruises on our own private junk Oriental Sun: www.orientalbridge.com/halong-oriental-sun


THE TRANSFERS FROM HA NOI TO CAT BA ISLAND (HALONG BAY)


Oriental Sun starts from the island of Cat Ba. To reach the island from Ha Noi, you have the choice between 2 solutions:

Private car Hanoi-Haiphong and boat Haiphong-Cat Ba Island

Departure from your Ha Noi hotel around 6 AM and transfer to Hai Phong, then boat from Hai Phong to Cat Ba. Return by boat from Cat Ba to Haiphong and car from Hai Phong to your Ha Noi hotel. This solution allows more time to visit Cat Ba Island.

Local bus Ha Noi- Haiphong and boat Haiphong-Cat Ba Island

Car from your Ha Noi hotel to the local bus Ha Noi-Haiphong, then boat Haiphong-Cat Ba. Return by the same route for the standard junk, through Halong City for the 2-cabin deluxe.


THE JUNKS

2-CABIN PRIVATE JUNK INDOCHINA CLASSIC 06

   

21-m long private junk built in 2017. Two comfortable cabines of 14 m², bar and two restaurants (main deck and upper deck).


JONQUE PRIVÉE 3 CABINES INDOCHINA CLASSIC 09

   

23-m long private junk built in 2016. 3 comfortable cabines of 14 m², bar and two restaurants (main deck and upper deck).


THE CRUISES

2-day cruise (1 night on board): HALONG BAY AND LAN HA BAY

Day 1: HA NOI – CAT BA – LAN HA BAY - HALONG BAY (lunch, dinner)

   

Our English-speaking guide meets you at your hotel for the transfer from Hanoi to Cat Ba Island. Arrival in Cat Ba around 12:00, boarding on your private junk. Seafood lunch while the junk starts sailing through Lan Ha Bay, a protected site part of Cat Ba National Park.

We then enter Halong Bay, sailing towards isolated islands, cruising through passages inaccessible to larger boats. We stop on a isolated small beach for swimming and/or kayaking weather permitting. Visit of the Hang Ca Lagoon, accessible by a small craft through a tunnel. Delicious seafood diner and night on board in Lan Ha Bay.

 


Day 2: LAN HA BAY - HA NOI (breakfast, lunch)

Breakfast on board; we sail through Lan Ha Bay, approaching islets and peaks as close as possible. Visit of a floating fishing farm village. Lunch on board. We disembark in Cat Ba around 12:00, and then return to Ha Noi, where you arrive at your hotel around 18:00.



3-day cruise (2 nights on board): LAN HA, HALONG AND BAI TU LONG BAY

Day 1: HA NOI – CAT BA - LAN HA AND HALONG BAY (lunch, dinner)

  Our English-speaking guide meets you at your hotel for the transfer from Hanoi to Cat Ba Island. Arrival in Cat Ba around 12:00, boarding on your private junk. Seafood lunch while the junk starts sailing through Lan Ha Bay, a protected site part of Cat Ba National Park.

We then enter Halong Bay, sailing towards isolated islands, cruising through passages inaccessible to larger boats. We stop on a isolated small beach for swimming and/or kayaking weather permitting. Visit of the Hang Ca Lagoon, accessible by a small craft through a tunnel. Delicious seafood diner and night on board in Lan Ha Bay.
   


Day 2: HALONG AND BAI TU LONG BAY (3 meals)

    Breakfast on board and we continue the navigation through Lan Ha and Halong Bays, towards Bai Tu Long Bay, which the legend claims to be the one where the dragon which made the bays arrived.

We spend the day navigating, swimming, kayaking, having lunch on board, and just relaxing.

Diner and 2nd night on board.
 

Day 3: LAN HA BAY – HAI PHONG - HA NOI (breakfast, lunch)

Breakfast on board while sailing through Lan Ha Bay, approaching islets and peaks as close as possible. Visit of a floating fishing farm village. Lunch on board while we continue sailing through the magic Lan Ha Bay to return to Cat Ba Island. Disembarkment and return to Hanoi, where you arrive at your hotel around 18:00.


Rates per person in US dollars :



INDOCHINA CLASSIC 06 - 2 cabins

Transfers by car

  2 persons. 3 persons. 4 persons.
2 days $408 $327 $273
3 days $582 $471 $423


Tranfers by bus

  2 persons. 3 persons. 4 persons.
2 days $369 $298 $255
3 days $529 $444 $410


INDOCHINA CLASSIC 09 – 3 cabins

Transfers by car

  3 persons 4 persons 5 persons 6 persons
2 days $327 $273 $249 $226
3 days $471 $423 $388 $358


Tranfers by bus

  3 persons 4 persons 5 persons 6 persons
2 days $294 $254 $217 $200
3 days $438 $404 $375 $350


Rates for children sharing cabin with parents :

- Less than 2-year old: free
- 2 to 5 years: free bed ; meals $17
- 6 and 7 years : free bed ; meals $26
- Over 7 years: full adult rate

Included : Roundtrip transfers Hanoi-Cat Ba Island, English-speaking guide, the private junk, all the meals on board, the permit to visit the bays, site entrance fees, activities (kayaking, etc.), taxes and service.

Not included : Your personal insurance, your drinks, and your personal purchases.