Having travelled the 170km from Hanoi (the journey takes approx 3.5 hours by road) you can board one of a selection of vessels. Over the years we have formed a strong relationship with several junk operators in Halong Bay and can offer a range of vessels to suit all requirements and to meet any budget. Sailing options on Halong Bay include traditional junk, deluxe junk, private junk, or the deluxe Colonial Emeraude Cruise.
Each has its advantages; the deep-hulled Emeraude takes a far more solitary course than many of the junks, although on the flip side, due to its bulk, it does not have the ease of access to small bays and harbours that the shallow-hulled junks allow.
Whatever you favour, you can be assured of exceptional food, a fun crew and a backdrop you will never forget. Cabins are all en suite and comfortable. On the deluxe junks there is the opportunity to upgrade to a cabin with a private balcony, surely the finest spot on the planet to enjoy your morning coffee!?
The day usually starts early with the sun rising across the bay, lighting up the magnificent limestone karts. Breakfast is served on board whilst the skipper sets the days course. Much of the pleasure is just soaking up the views from your cabin or the outdoor deck, however stops will be made, allowing you to feel dry land once again and explore caves or hike up to spectacular vantage points.
Lunch and dinner are social affairs, as you join the other guests in the junks restaurant. Food is plentiful and if you like seafood then you’re in for a special treat, however all meal requirements can be catered for. There is a small bar on board also ensuring sunset can be toasted in style!