9/6/11

“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

8/19/11

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

8/15/11

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

8/6/11

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

7/21/11

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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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

7/15/11

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!

Source: 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

7/11/11

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

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