About this listing
Oriental Sails I: Fact sheet
Brief Boat Specifications
Design concept: oriental style
Length: 38m / Width: 8m / Height: 9m
Deck 1: 12 cabins and kitchen
Dec k 2: 4 cabins with connecting doors + Bar and restaurant
Sundeck: Tanning chairs, wooden bar
Cabins Facilities: comfort bedding, Air-con, Private bath, bar, and rustic rattan furnishings
Generator: 4.500KVA / Cruising speed: 8 nautical knots per hour
Shuttle Bus service Daily departure at 8:00-8:30 am from Hanoi
Private Car service On request
Check in time 12:30 nn
Check out time 09:30 am
Deluxe Cabin 16 per ship (all convertible into Double Bed)
Total number of Cabins 16
Total Passenger Capacity 32
Individually controlled Air-Conditioning Wardrobe
Hot and Cold Shower Complimentary Bottled Water
Toiletries Fire Extinguisher
Services and Facilities
Reception (English and Vietnamese Speaking)
Themed Parties on request
Tai Chi exercise
Internet on board
Massage on request
Car Rental Service with Driver
Tender for Sightseeing
Kayaking & Fishing equipments
Number of Cabins 16 fully-furnished cabins
Average Room Size 11.6 sqm
6 Queen Size
10 Twin (Convertible into Family Room)
Room Capacity 2 adults + 1 child below the age of 6 per cabin
Cuisine Vietnamese Seafood & Various International Dishes
Breakfast 08:00 – 8:30 daily
Lunch 13:00 – 14:00 daily
Dinner 19:00 – 20:00 daily
Seating capacity 32 passengers
On - Board Activities
Excursions to caves, grottos, beaches & fishing village
On Boat Events (by request)
Meetings & Conferences Wedding Ceremonies
2 Days Escape to Legendary Halong Bay with Oriental Sails
The Halong Oriental Sails I boasts a total of 16 deluxe cabins (6 doubles and 10 twins) and Oriental sails II with 8 cabins (1 triple, 4 twins and 3 double); each air-conditioned with private ensuite, bar fridge, and rustic rattan furnishings.
Day 1: Hanoi – Halong Bay (L/D)
08h00 – 08h30 Pick-up at hotel and start the 3 hour-and-a-half drive to Halong Bay
12h00 – 12h30 Embark on Oriental Sails followed by cruise briefing
13h00 – 15h30 Savor a delectable lunch as Oriental Sails cruise further along the limestone islands of Fighting Cock, Turtle Island …
15h30 – 17h30 Visit Amazing Cave(Sung Sot Cave) and kayak along the hidden parts of the bay
17h30 – 19h00 Go swimming, snap photos or just relax as the sun starts to set
19h00 Dinner is served. Socialize with other guests or just laze around.
Overnight on board.
Day 2: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B/L)
06h30 – 07h00 Start your day with swimming, exercise or photo hunt
07h00 – 11h00 Have breakfast at sunrise. Visit Ti Top Island, cruise to Ba Hang Fishing Village, pass Dog Rock and Incense Burner, and then head back to the Harbor
Have lunch around 11h00
12h00 – 16h30 Transfer back to Hanoi and trip finishes at the hotel around 16h30
PRICE PER PERSON: USD 129 – Summer Promotion until Sept 30, 2013
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: USD 40
Connecting family rooms are available on request.
No bus: – USD 10 (2 ways)
Child policy: Children under 6 years old are FOC, sharing room with parents. (Baby cot on request: Free). Children from 6 to 11 years old are charged 75%, sharing room with parents. Age of children based on year of birth.
About the Host, Luan
=== WELCOME TO HANOI OLD QUARTER HOMESTAY ===
My name is Luan, I have worked for 10 years as local guide, and I travelled in many places especially in Vietnam. My biggest dream is to travel all over the world and be able to share my great knowledge about Vietnam. With my family, we decided to support each other and open Hanoi Old Quarter Homestay.
My main objectives was to include what the travellers want the most which is experiencing the authentic Vietnamese life and exploring local activities. Today, I consider that the authentic Vietnamese life has become quite rare. Whenever or wherever you travel you all want discover new customs and learn more about a culture. So this inspired me to the host and share my home with the travellers from all over the world.
=== MY FAMILY ===
Hanoi Old Quarter Homestay opened as the interfering cultural place to connect friends with new friends. The homestay couldn’t be more authentic without my family, all raised and born in Hanoi. As a longstanding Vietnamese tradition, my family includes three generations:
Me and my wife Nguyen Nhu Quynh (Name of the flower which only hatch in midnight of the lunar new year) – She works as the official staff. She also can speak Chinese because she lived in Shanghai for 3 years. We have a 20 month-old son together, his name is Do Truong An (Peaceful forever).
Nguyen Do Khai – My younger brother – a high school student.
Nguyen Viet Thuy – My father – He is a retired cook. He can help you with the Traditional Vietnamese Food with an authentic taste. If you want to learn how to cook some tasty Vietnamese dishes or enjoy a family dinner, feel free to inform me in advance then we can prepare the dinner for you.
Finally, my mother Do Ngoc Lan also the Housekeeping Executive – She has been working in three star and four star hotel for 15 years. So you can feel the cleanness, comfort and relaxation at my home.
=== ACCOMODATION ==
My home is located in the Old quarter, the heart of Hanoi, surrounded by good restaurants and shops, in green, quiet streets within walking distance of Hoan Kiem Lake which is the perfect environment to enjoy your holidays.
The cosy rooms are lovely decorated with air-conditioning. Some of the rooms have a balcony with a nice view of the Old Quarter streets. The others rooms are located in the back of the building, which guarantees you a relaxing and quiet night.
=== EXTRAS ===
- Pick up service from and to the airport
- Renting or buying motorbike
- Family dinner
- Local Tour Arrangements
I have been working in tourism industry for 10 years. Traveling all around my country from the north to the south, experiencing all the local culture and authentic places of Vietnam.
Each year, I help more than 1000 guests who became my friends later to experience d the authentic places and real landscapes of Vietnam.
I always offer the best rates guaranteed. I have not had the working office or company. So I do not have to pay the government tax or operating fee. Moreover, I have the good relationship with all the hotel owners or tour suppliers. That is why I can offer not only the best local knowledge but the best rates also.
In order to make our own brand, I have created Local Tours Vietnam.
Our mission statement: “Stay as locals, Play as locals”.
With our traveling passion, we really hope to bring Vietnam to the world.
"I love Vietnam and proud of its amazing nature, a deep orient culture blended with local traditional customs and its unforgettable history. Showing them to you, my travelers, is my passion. Your satisfaction about the trip is my happiness. You will come back to visit a place when you like a place so much. Thus making you falling in love with my country is my mission. I will customize your trip upon your special requests to help you with just a limited time, but so much to enjoy"
We offer the personalized tours, tailored to suit your own itineraries, times, etc. They can be for just one person; a couple, a small family group or a group of friends. Prices may be adjusted depending on the number taking part in the tour.
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