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

DELUXE 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.

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 previous page Oriental Bridge Cruises in Halong Bay - Cruises on our own private junk Oriental Sun www.orientalbridgetravel.com/halong-oriental-sun-en.htm


THE JUNKS OF INDOCHINA JUNK

   


1-cabin deluxe private junk (Princess 1, 2, 3, & 4)

The operator of those junks own four of them, all 17-m long, equipped with one deluxe cabin and bathroom, one salon-dining room and a sun-deck.

2-cabin deluxe private junk (Prince I)

A 24-m junk equipped with two deluxe cabins (one double and one triple), each with private bathroom, two salon-dining rooms and two large sun-decks.

3-cabin deluxe private junk (Prince IV)

26-m junk with 3 deluxe cabins, each with private bathroom, two salon-dining rooms and two large sun-decks.



THE TRANSFERS FROM HANOI TO THE HARBOUR OF HALONG CITY

Those private junks start from the harbour of Halong City, 160 km north of Hanoi (4-hour drive). A minibus picks you up at your hotel with the guide and brings you back to your hotel at the end of the cruise.


THE CRUISES

2-days/1 night cruise: BAI TU LONG AND HALONG BAY

Day 1 : HANOI - BAI TU LONG BAY – HALONG BAY

   

You are picked up at your hotel by minibus around 8:00 and arrive in the harbor of Hongaï, where you board your junk. Welcome cocktail and lunch while the boat navigates into Bai Tu Long Bay. Swimming and relaxation.

We then cruise into Halong Bay. Visit of Thien Canh Son Grotto and of Hong Co Island. Kayaking and swimming on the island beach.

Return on the junk for relaxation, followed by a delicious seafood diner and one night on board.

 


Day 2 : HALONG BAY - HANOI

Breakfast on the deck while the junk cruises further in Halong Bay among limestone peaks and islets, till the Vung Vien Floating Fishing Village, that we visit in a small craft. Return on the junk for a delicious seafood lunch while the junk sails towards Hongai Harbor. Return to Hanoi, where you arrive at your hotel around 16:00.



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

Day 1 : HANOI - BAI TU LONG BAY

The driver and guide meet you at your hotel for the transfer to the harbour of Hongai (3-hour drive). Welcome cocktail on board of your junk, and lunch while the boat sails towards Bai Tu Long Bay. We stop at the Cap La floating fishing village, where we go kayaking around. Return on the junk for swimming and relaxation, followed by a delicious sea food diner. Night on board.


Day 2 : BAI TU LONG BAY – CONG DAM AND CONG DO ISLANDS (HALONG BAY)

  Breakfast on the bridge while the junk sails towards Halong Bay amid the limestone peaks and islets, to the small Island of Cong Dam. Kayaking on hidden lagoons of that geological park. Swimming on the beach of Tra Gioi, with BBQ lunch.

Visit of the Cong Dam floating fishing village in a small craft. Return to the junk and navigation to the small island of Cong Do. Swimming and/or kayaking, relaxation, followed by a delicious sea food diner. Night on board.
 

 

Day 3 : HALONG BAY - HANOI

Breakfast on the bridge while the junk sails towards Thien Canh Son Grotto. Visit of the grotto, swimming and à la carte lunch. Return to the harbor of Hongai, then to Hanoi, where we leave you at your hotel around 16:00.



We can also organize for you a customized cruise for the itinerary and number of days you wish.
Please do not hesitate to ask us.



Rates per person in dollars

1 JANUARY - 30 APRIL     1 OCTOBER - 31 DECEMBER

  1-CABIN JUNK
(Princess 1, 2 & 3)
2-CABIN JUNK (Prince I)
1 Pers. 2 Pers. - 2 Pers. 3 Pers. 4 Pers.
2-day cruise $576 $374 - $471 $348 $293
3-day cruise $1086 $686 - $877 $638 $517


  3-CABIN JUNK (Prince IV)
3 Pers. 4 Pers. 5 Pers. 6 Pers.
2-day cruise $443 $359 $310 $265
3-day cruise $592 $485 $420 $376


1 MAY – 30 SEMPTEMBER

  1-CABIN JUNK
(Princess 1, 2 & 3)
2-CABIN JUNK (Prince I)
1 Pers. 2 Pers. - 2 Pers. 3 Pers. 4 Pers.
2-day cruise $523 $341 - $412 $332 $275
3-day cruise $974 $618 - $835 $605 $491

  3-CABIN JUNK (Prince IV)
3 Pers. 4 Pers. 5 Pers. 6 Pers.
2-day cruise $413 $335 $288 $256
3-day cruise $555 $453 $392 $352


THE JUNKS OF PARFUM D’AUTOMNE

THE JUNKS

   

The Majonq has a large air-conditioned cabin of 16m² with a double bed and two single beds, a shower and toilet, and a dining room forward. The boat also has a relaxation deck for sunbathing and enjoying the morning freshness. Ideal for a couple or family with one or two children.

 

The Quatre Saisons has 4 cabins of 10 m², each with shower and toilet: 3 with a double bed and one with two single beds. It also has an air-conditioned lounge and open dining room, and a spacious upper deck with 6 deckchairs to enjoy the sunrise and sunset.

     


THE CRUISES

2-day/1-night cruise on board: LAN HA BAY

Lan Ha Bay is preferable to Halong Bay because the channels are not deep enough for large cruise ships, so there are far fewer tourists.

Day 1 : HANOI – CAT BA ISLAND – LAN HA BAY (Lunch, dinner)

   

The bus driver picks you up at your Hanoi hotel around 8:00 a.m., heading to Cat Ba Island. You will first take a ferry to reach the island. After the ferry, to reach the town of Cat Ba, located about 30 km away, where our junk is moored, we propose to you a one-hour motorbike ride with a driver, off the beaten track. It is possible to take the bus again if you do not want to try the motorbike experience. You embark on our junk around 12:30.

 

We first crosses the fishing village of Hang Vem. Sailing is possible depending on the wind. You have the opportunity to take a kayak ride and discover another fishing village. Lunch and dinner are served on board and consist of seafood (fish, shrimp, squid, shellfish) purchased the same day from fishermen. You spend the night on board in a cove in the middle of Lan Ha Bay.

Day 2 : LAN HA BAY - CAT BA - HANOI (B/L)

 

Breakfast on board the junk before starting the morning program: a 2-hour bike ride to reach the fishing village of Viet Hai. Back on the boat around 11 a.m. to enjoy a brunch. Return to Cat Ba Island around noon to take the bus or car (depending on your choice). Arrival in Hanoi around 6 p.m.

   

3-day/2-nights on board: LAN HA BAY

Lan Ha Bay is preferable to Halong Bay because the channels are not deep enough for large cruise ships, so there are far fewer tourists.

Day 1 : HANOI – CAT BA ISLAND – VIET HAI VILLAGE (lunch, dinner)

   

The driver picks you up at your hotel around 8:00 a.m., heading to Cat Ba Island. You take the bus from Hanoi to Cat Ba. You will first take a ferry to reach the island. After the ferry, to reach the town of Cat Ba, located about 30 km away, where our junk is moored, we propose to you a one-hour motorbike ride with a driver, off the beaten track. It is possible to take the bus again if you do not want to try the motorbike experience. Lunch on the way in a local restaurant. Arrival at the pier around 1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. You then board a small fishing boat, then cycle to the fishing village of Viet Hai. Discovery of the surroundings, dinner and night in a bungalow in Viet Hai.

 

Day 2 : VIET HAI VILLAGE – LAN HA BAY (3 meals)

 

After breakfast, free time in the village, return to the pier by bike and board the junk around 1:00 p.m. First visit the Hang Ca Cave, then discover a cove by kayak. Crossing the bay towards the isolated islands. Possibility to sunbathe, relax or swim on a deserted beach according to your wishes! Lunch and dinner consisting of seafood (fish, shrimp, squid, shellfish, meat, vegetables, rice, well-cooked noodles) on board. Night on board in a cove in the middle of the bay.

   

Day 3 : LAN HA BAY – CAT BA CITY – HANOI (braekfast, lunch)

After breakfast, the boat continues to explore Lan Ha Bay. Free time on the boat. Lunch on board or at local restaurant depending on availability. Landing on Cat Ba Island is around 1 p.m. Return to Hanoi by bus or car depending on the option chosen. Arrival in Hanoi around 6 p.m.

Rates per person in US dollars:

Jonque Majonq


  2 days 3 days
1 person $345 $460
2 person $260 $345
3 person $175 $310
4 person $150 $290


Jonque Quatre Saisons


  2 days 3 days
1 person $250 $400
2 person $250 $370
3 person $225 $325
4 person $185 $310


Children rates when sharing a cabin with the parents :

- 0 to less than 4 : Free bed, meals extra
- 4 years and above : adult rates

For all the above private junks :

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

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