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A Great 3-Day Trip Through Halong Bay

by blogger BertBo 

Amsterdam,  Netherlands 



We had booked a 3-day trip through Halong  Bay with Indochina Sails  on board of their Indochina Sails 1 or 2 and we stayed in two  superior  rooms. A good midsize boat with in total 15 cabins. 
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Added by Indochina Sails on October 18, 2015 at 6:54pm — No Comments

A Halong Bay Sail: I Could Get Used to This!



According to local legend, a long time ago when the Vietnamese were fighting Chinese invaders, the gods sent down a family of dragons to help defend the land. They began spitting out jewels and jade which transformed into thousands of islands and islets dotting the bay, forming a great wall to block the invaders. These thousands of tiny limestone islands enabled…
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Added by Indochina Sails on June 5, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Christmas Has Become a Big Deal in Vietnam

How is Christmas in Vietnam celebrated?  Despite Christmas not being traditionally celebrated in Vietnam, the Christmas spirit has certainly arrived in recent years, with decorations proudly lacing many an office and apartment building. Today, Christmas is one of the major festivals in Vietnam and celebrated with much enthusiasm by people of almost all religious communities.…
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Added by Indochina Sails on December 22, 2013 at 4:49pm — No Comments

Beyond expectation service

We booked a Halong Bay 2 day/1 night on Indochina Sails and it was the highlight of our trip in Vietnam. Everything was smooth from the beginning to the end. 
Halong Bay and Bai Tu Long Bay are so wonderful in its nature. The boat was spacious and nicely decorated. Our cabin has a very big window with a view of the water and the islands so we could lie in bed enjoying the bay view outside.
The staff couldn’t…
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Added by Indochina Sails on March 28, 2013 at 12:08am — No Comments

Sailing Halong Bay

In my hometown of Vancouver, we take topography for granted; we’re spoiled by scenery. Moving to Bangkok, your perspective changes; scenery morphs into concrete. Traveling out of Bangkok reminds you how much you miss a “nice view”. Traveling to Ha Long Bay reminds you that you have no idea what a “nice view” really is.
Vietnam is blessed with scenery that is staggering. Yes, Hanoi is tangled with traffic, incessant honking, sealed beneath a constant haze…
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Added by Indochina Sails on March 15, 2013 at 12:11am — No Comments

Indochina Sails Recommends Tips for Female Travellers When Stay in Vietnam

The International Women's Day is coming soon. On this occasion, Indochina Sails - the most luxury cruise & safest in Halong Bay sending to all women over the world love and wishes your day is as unique and special as you are! 
Vietnam is a peaceful country and female travelers certainly do not face any particular safety issues. Yet, it…
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Added by Indochina Sails on March 6, 2013 at 9:56pm — No Comments

Halong Bay – How to Choose your Junk

Halong Bay, Vietnam is AMAZING and completely worth the time and effort to plan. Before going, do put some time and effort into choosing what tour you do, as this will make a big difference to whether you come back raving about your trip or warning others not to make the mistakes you did.

Know what you want

There are literally hundreds of boats…

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Added by Indochina Sails on February 19, 2013 at 9:57pm — No Comments

TET - the biggest festival in Vietnam

TET, Vietnamese New Year, occurs somewhere in the last ten days of January or the first twenty days of February, nearly halfway between winter solstice and spring equinox. This year (2013), Vietnam celebrates Tet on Feb 10th as the first day of the Lunar New Year. Although the Lunar New Year is observed throughout East Asia, each country celebrates Vietnamese New Year in its own way in conformity with its own national psyche and cultural conditions. 
For the Vietnamese…
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Added by Indochina Sails on January 31, 2013 at 3:12am — No Comments

The Fishermen of Halong Bay, Vietnam

“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” – Jawaharial Nehru
Mesmerizing panoramas of limestone karsts often covered with lush green vegetation. Adding to this backdrop was the ever present fishermen who live on these waters. We were never completely alone.
The put-put of their engines was the first indicator.…
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Added by Indochina Sails on January 23, 2013 at 2:15am — No Comments

Halong Bay‘s sunset praised on CNN

Thanks to its unique beauty, Halong Bay was selected as one of Asia’s top five tropical island paradises which possess the most beautiful sunset.

Sunset over Ha Long Bay

With this spirit of maritime adventure in mind, CNN asked Herman Ho, Boat Asia 2012 managing…

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Added by Indochina Sails on January 16, 2013 at 9:40pm — No Comments

Indochina Sails attends International Tourism Fair in Spain

Indochina Sails announces to attend the International Tourism Fair in Spain from January 30, 2013 to February 3, 2013. We welcomes all attendees to discuss about the possibilities of working together.

Indochina Sails is the first and biggest company to offer overnight cruises on the bay, now widely known as the number one choice…

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Added by Indochina Sails on January 10, 2013 at 10:32pm — No Comments

Tips for cruising with children in Halong Bay

It is a great experience when your family can spend time travelling together. However, travelling with children can cause some difficulties for parents. Here are some tips that parents should know when joining a cruise in Halong Bay:



Preparation











Travelling with children, parents should have a list that their children need like:



Food: it is obvious that the chefs on board prepare meals for your children (the same menu with parents), but… Continue

Added by Indochina Sails on December 13, 2012 at 10:45pm — No Comments

Halong Bay Water-based Activities

Surrounded by thousands of limestone mountains, Ha Long Sea creates a charming beauty for the bay and makes it unbelievably unique. Coming to Halong Bay, you will be entering a world of water wonders.
Exciting water sports
Immense water surface in Ha Long is home to a number of water sports such as rafting, kayaking and swimming. Tourists who love adventures can try water motor…
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Added by Indochina Sails on December 5, 2012 at 4:30am — No Comments

Enjoy Lobsters When Visiting Halong Bay

When you are on your favourite Vietnam Tours and you think you have marvelled enough on the beauty of Halong Bay, then you have only satisfied one of your senses. Of course the landscape, the emerald sea, the more or less 2000 limestone karst and the beautiful junk boat cruises leave nothing but beautiful visual memories. World travellers say that if you want classical music and refined culture you go to Prague, but if you want amazing wonders of nature you go to Halong Bay. This was a fact… Continue

Added by Indochina Sails on November 24, 2012 at 1:52am — No Comments

Ha Long Week aims at European market

The Ha Long Week 2012 will take place in the northern province of Quang Ninh from November 27-30 at Ha long city, with a focus on European market. During the week, participants and European tourists will have the chance to enjoy art and cultural programmes, join a picture drawing competition on Ha Long Bay, Yen Tu heritage site. Moreover, there will be a workshop introducing tourism potential and investment opportunities in Quang Ninh.…

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Added by Indochina Sails on November 16, 2012 at 2:30am — No Comments

Sa Sung in Halong

There are many special foods in Ha Long Bay . Almost people will talk about Sa Sung firstly when talk about special food here.
 Sa sung (Vietnamese: Sá sùng) is a kind of sea worn. It is found in some sea areas in Vietnam such as: Quang Ninh, Hai Phong, Con Dao… Its environment is sand. It lives on deep hole under sand. Length of Sa Sung is about 10 – 15cm with blow red. It looks like earth worm but it is bigger. In its bowler is full of sands.…
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Added by Indochina Sails on November 10, 2012 at 4:19am — No Comments

Special Foods In Halong Bay

Culinary is one of part that can’t miss in each of trip. When travelling to any destination, most of tourist not only visit beauty spots, search about cultural, historical values but also discovery and enjoy culinary there. In facts, they often use a significant time to enjoy special foods at the local. It’s not an exception when visitors come toHa Long Bay. Coming here travelers will be satisfied with seafood and Vietnamese traditional foods.…
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Added by Indochina Sails on November 10, 2012 at 2:49am — No Comments

Kayaking in Vietnam's Halong Bay – Things to Know

Halong Bay attracts thousands of passengers every month. Nearly five hundred cruises run every day and hundreds of passengers stay on board every night. Halong Bay is famous for its natural beauty and thousands of limestone islands and islets.

When you are on board, you admire the majestic beauty of the Bay but when you GET closer to the limestone…
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Added by Indochina Sails on October 29, 2012 at 10:42am — No Comments

Vietnam wants waterway tourism safety

The number of life jackets on tourist boats accommodating guests overnight must be twice the number of passengers on board, according to the draft of a circular to be issued by the Ministry of Transport.









The forthcoming regulation will require all passengers on board to be equipped with sufficient life jackets in the bedrooms, while the remainder must be available in dining, bar and working decks.



When coming out the rule will apply to all overnight… Continue

Added by Indochina Sails on October 25, 2012 at 6:04am — No Comments

Halong Bay_Unbelieve!

Coppy right PJandMike
Well yes I am back - I know you have all missed me whilst I have been scanning off on Halong Bay. So here goes, we get picked up on time by the cruise company and start picking up the other passengers. This is where the fun began as we had one gentleman who was Australian (name of Nigel), he had a very loud voice and very funny. …
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Added by Indochina Sails on October 5, 2012 at 3:10am — No Comments

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