SEE THE SPLENDOR OF HA LONG BAY WITH JADE SAILS
The UNESCO World Heritage site of Ha Long Bay, with up to 2,000 limestone islets, is one of Vietnam’s natural treasurers and a breathtakingly beautiful mustsee destination. Most cruises around the Bay involve an overnight stay. However, appreciating that not everyone has the convenience of time, Jade Sails have created a unique, luxurious cruise lasting seven hours incorporating all the sights and experiences of a longer cruise. A brief itinerary follows:
Depart the hotel at 7am by chauffeur-driven limousine, arriving at Tuan Chau marina for 9.30am. Following a speed boat transfer, the cruise Captain and his team welcome you on board with drinks and a tour briefing before setting sail around Ha Long and Lan Ha Bays.
An early lunch of fusion Vietnamese cuisine is served in the restaurant against a backdrop of spectacular views, after which time we drop anchor in a cove. From here, explore the area by kayak or bamboo boat rowed by local fishermen. Take in the stalagmite sea caves, hidden lagoons and incredible rock formations rising from jade green waters.
An afternoon swim in the quiet paradise of Lan Ha Bay is followed by a cookery class back on board learning to make Vietnamese Spring Rolls. By 4.30pm its time for happy hour and the Sunset Party on the deck before cruising gently back to Tuan Chau Marina. Here, a limousine transfer awaits to bring you back to Hanoi and your hotel by 7.30pm. Time for dinner, drinks, shopping or your onward journey to the next destination.