Oriental Bridge Cruises in Halong and other Bays:
Cruises on a Budget Collective Standard or Superior Junk


On April 2012, all the owners of collective junks have received from the Government order to repaint the hull of all their junks white. Therefore, the photos of the exterior of the Oriental Sails, Dragon Cruises and Imperial Cruises which are on this page of our website are not accurate any longer, but the interior of the junks remain the same.

If our private or deluxe junk cruises are over your budget, we can make reservation for you on a collective budget boat managed by highly reputable companies. These are classic group cruises– contrary to ours which sail to isolated small bays- on boats which all stay in the same site for the night, when ours stop in an isolated place. Hereunder are three possibilities of cruises : 2 and 3-days on the excellent junks V’Siprit or Oriental Sails (Superior) and Dragon Cruise (Standard) junks, and a 3-day one with one night in an island beach bungalow on the Imperial Cruises superior junk.

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.com/halong-oriental-sun

Attention : Starting 1st April 2017, a fee to enter the bay, imposed by the Authorities, has to be added to the rates of those junks : 8$ per person for a 2-day cruise, 10$ for the 3-day ones


CRUISES IN THE COLLECTIVE BUDGET SUPERIOR JUNK V'SPIRIT CLASSIC


THE V'SPIRIT JUNKS

V'Spirit owns 4 superior junks Classic, all built between 2012 and 2013, two with 12 cabins, one with 13 and one with 16, including Premium cabins of 25 sq m. The elegant cabins are on 2 decks and all equipped with a private bathroom and individually controlled hot and cold air conditioning. Communicating cabins for families. Bar and restaurant on the upper deck and large sundeck.


THE V'SPIRIT CRUISES

2-day cruise (1 night on board): HALONG BAY

 
Day 1 : HANOI – HALONG CITY – HALONG BAY

We pick you up at your hotel around 8:00 for the three-and-half minibus transfer from Hanoi to Halong City, with a short stop on the way. Boarding, welcome cocktail and cruise briefing while the junk starts cruising in Halong Bay, sailing alongside the myriads of karstic peaks.

Lunch, followed by kayaking around Bo Nau Grotto. The junk then sails to Soi Sim Island, where you relax on the beach and/or climb up to the island peak summit from which you enjoy a sweeping view. Diner on the upperdeck. Possibility of squid fishing. Night on board.
 




Day 2: HALONG BAY - HALONG CITY – HANOI

    Early morning Tai Chi session on the deck for the courageous, followed by a small lunch while the junk sails towards the superb Grotto of the Surprises, that you visit.

The cruise continues to the Bang Ha Floating Fishing Village, where you can observe the daily life of those « People of the Sea ». Cooking class and lunch.

Return to Halong City, where you leave the junk around noon, and return to your Hanoi hotel around 18:00.
 


3-day cruise (2 nights on board) : HALONG BAY AND LAN HA BAY

 
Day1 : HANOI – HALONG CITY – HALONG BAY

We pick you up at your hotel around 8:00 for the three-and-half minibus transfer from Hanoi to Halong City, with a short stop on the way. Boarding, welcome cocktail and cruise briefing while the junk starts cruising in Halong Bay, sailing alongside the myriads of karstic peaks.

Lunch, followed by kayaking around Bo Nau Grotto. The junk then sails to Soi Sim Island, where you relax on the beach and/or climb up to the island peak summit from which you enjoy a sweeping view. Diner on the upperdeck. Possibility of squid fishing. Night on board.
 




Day 2: HALONG BAY AND LAN HA BAY

    Early morning Tai Chi session on the deck for the courageous, followed by a small lunch. You are then transferred on a smaller boat to enter Lan Ha Bay, a protected site belonging to Cat Ba National Park, where you explore by kayak the Grottoes of Light and Darkness.

Return on the small junk and on-board barbecue lunch, followed by more kayaking in the bay or swimming on a beach at your choice. Relaxation and swimming on Van Voi or Ba Cat Beach, and visit of a floating pearl farm. Return to the Classic junk, diner and second night on board.
 


 
Day 3 : HALONG BAY - HALONG CITY – HANOI

Early morning Tai Chi session on the deck for the courageous, followed by a small lunch while the junk sails towards the superb Grotto of the Surprises, that you visit.

The cruise continues to the Bang Ha Floating Fishing Village, where you can observe the daily life of those « People of the Sea ». Cooking class and lunch.

Return to Halong City, where you leave the junk around noon, and return to your Hanoi hotel around 18:00.
 




Rates per person in US dollars

1 JANUARY-30 APRIL       1 OCTOBER-31 DECEMBER

Cabins 1 pers. 2 pers.

3 pers.
1 cabin


2-DAY CRUISE

Premium cabins (small balcony) $204 $146 -
De Luxe cabin $165 $126 $126
2 communicating
De Luxe cabins
$504 for the 2 cabins

3-DAY CRUISE

Premium cabins (small balcony) $408 $291 -
De Luxe cabin $330 $252 $252
2 communicating De Luxe cabins $936 for the 2 cabins




1 MAY-30 SEPTEMBER

Cabins 1 pers. 2 pers.

3 pers.
1 cabin


2-DAY CRUISE

Premium cabins (small balcony) $200 $131 -
De Luxe cabin $156 $117 $117
2 communicating
De Luxe cabin cabins
$468 pour les 2 cabines

3-DAY CRUISE

Premium cabins (small balcony) $375 $263 -
De Luxe cabin $300 $225 $225
2 communicating De Luxe cabins $936 pour les 2 cabines


Rates for children sharing room with parents :

- Less than 5 years: free
- 5 to 8 years: 50% discount
- 9 to 11 years: 25% discount
- 2 children less than 12 years sharing a cabin with parents: 25% discount.


Included : V’Sprit minibusroundtrip transfers Hanoi-Halong City, English-speaking guide, all meals, permits and site entrance fees, taxes and service.

Non included : drinks, personal insurance, personal purchases.


2-DAYS CRUISE IN BAI TU LONG BAY
ON THE SUPERIOR COLLECTIVE JUNK SWAN


Your Junk


Swan Cruises owns three beautiful junks: 8, 9 and 12 cabins. Each of them has luxurious cabins with a balcony and some superior cabins, a living room and a superior bridge of 100 m².

2-days Cruise


   
Day 1: HANOI – HON GAI – CONG DO ISLAND – CAP LA ISLAND – TRA SAN (lunch, dinner)

Pick-up at your hotel at around 8 AM and journey from Hanoi to Hon Gai Harbour. Boarding at around 12.30, welcoming cocktail and briefing about your cruise. Traditional lunch while the junk enters Bai Tu Long Bay. Kayaking and swimming if the weather allows it, among the limestone peaks off Cap La Island.

Return to your junk to have some relaxing time and dinner. Games or squid fishing. Night on board.
 



 
Day 2 : TRA SAN – THIEN CANH SON CAVE – HON CO ISLAND – HON GAI – HANOI (breakfast, lunch)

Tai Chi class on the sundeck if you like to get up early (at 6.30 am) following by breakfast. Visit of the Thien Canh Son Cave, following by a stop on Hon Co Island to swim or go kayaking.

Return to the junk, traditional cooking demonstration and lunch. Comeback to Hon Gai, transfer to Hanoi, where the driver drops you off at your hotel at about 5 pm.
 




3-days Cruise

   
Day 1: HANOI – HON GAI – CONG DO ISLAND – CAP LA ISLAND – TRA SAN (lunch, dinner)

Pick-up at your hotel at around 8 AM and journey from Hanoi to Hon Gai Harbour. Boarding at around 12.30, welcoming cocktail and briefing about your cruise. Traditional lunch while the junk enters Bai Tu Long Bay. Kayaking and swimming if the weather allows it, among the limestone peaks off Cap La Island.

Return to your junk to have some relaxing time and dinner. Games or squid fishing. Night on board.
 


Day 2: TRA SAN – THIEN CANH SON CAVE – VUNG VIENG FISHING VILLAGE – VUNG HA – CAP LA ISLAND (3 meals)

  Tai Chi class on the sundeck if you like to get up early (at 6.30 am) following by breakfast. Visit of the Thien Canh Son Cave. Transfer to a smaller boat to go to the Vung vieng fishing Village. Seafood barbecue lunch, followed by swimming and/or kayaking in the Vung Ha area.

Return to your junk to have some relaxing time and dinner. Games or squid fishing. Night on board.

Day 3: CAP LA ISLAND – BAI TU LONG – HON GAI HARBOR ( B, L)

Tai Chi class on the sundeck if you like to get up early (at 6.30 am) following by breakfast. While the junk sails among the limestone peaks. Traditional Vietnamese lunch. Disembarkment at Hong Gai Harbour and return to Hanoi, where we leave you at your hotel around 17.00.
 




Rates per person in US US

1 JANUARY– 30 APRIL 1 OCTOBER-31 DECEMBER

  1 pers. 2 pers. 3 pers.
2-days Cruise $184 $138 $139
3-days Cruise $178 $132 $132
 
1 MAY – 30 SEPTEMBER

  1 pers. 2 pers. 3 pers.
2-days Cruise $351 $260 $260
3-days Cruise $338 $247 $247


Children rates when sharing cabin with parents:

- Less than 5-years old : free
- 5 to 8: 50% discount
- 9 to 11: 75% discount
- Over 11: full rate

CRUISES IN A SUPERIOR COLLECTIVE JUNK (ORIENTAL SAILS)

THE ORIENTAL SAILS JUNKS

Oriental Sails operates 2 junk, a 16-cabins (6 doubles and 10 twins) and an 8-cabins (3 doubles , 4 twins and one triple), all with elegant rattan furniture and their own bathroom. Some cabins communicate to form family suites.




THE ORIENTAL SAILS CRUISES

2 days / 1 night cruise : HALONG AND LAN HA BAY

 
Day 1 : HA NOI – HALONG CITY – HALONG BAY

We pick you up at your Hanoi hotel for the three-and-half hour minibus transfert to Halong City, where you board your junk and have a welcome cocktail. The junk sails through Halong Bay among the limestone peaks and islets. Visit of a grotto. We then stop alongside a floating house and board kayaks to visit the Fairy Lagoon, accessible through a tunnel. Return aboard the junk where we serve you a seafood platter, followed by a delicious diner. Night on board.
 


Day 2: HALONG BAY - HALONG CITY – HA NOI

Sunrise Tai chi on the deck, followed by breakfast while the junk navigates through the bay. Visit of the Van Gia floating fishing village. Seafood lunch on board while the junk sails back to Halong City. Return to Hanoi, where you arrive around 16:30.


3 days / 1 night cruise : HALONG AND LAN HA BAY

Day 1: HA NOI – HALONG CITY – HALONG BAY

We pick you up at your Hanoi hotel for the three-and-half hour minibus transfert to Halong City, where you board your junk and have a welcome cocktail. The junk sails through Halong Bay among the limestone peaks and islets. Visit of a grotto. We then stop alongside a floating house and board kayaks to visit the Fairy Lagoon, accessible through a tunnel. Return aboard the junk where we serve you a seafood platter, followed by a delicious diner. Night on board.


Day 2: HALONG AND LAN HA BAY

Sunrise Tai chi on the deck, followed by breakfast while the junk navigates through the bay. We then board a smaller junk to sail into the smaller Lan Ha Bay, part of Cat Ba National Park. Relaxation on a beautiful Cat ba beach (Van Boi or Ba Cat), kayaking in the bay, and return to the larger junk for seafood diner and a second night on board.


Day 3: HALONG BAY - HANOI

Sunrise Tai chi on the deck, followed by breakfast while the junk returns into Halong Bay. Visit of the Van Gia floating fishing village. Seafood lunch on board while the junk sails back to Halong City. Return to Hanoi, where you arrive around 16:30.


Rates per person in US dollars

Please note that, if you are alone, you have the choice between sharing a cabin or paying a supplement for a single one.

  1 pers. 2 pers.
2-day cruise $171 $120
3-day cruise $336 $236


Children rates when sharing a cabin with the parents :

- Less than 6 years: free
- 6 to 11 years : 25% discount

Included
: Roundtrip transfers by minibus, English-speaking guide, the cabin, 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.



3-DAY CRUISE ON THE COLLECTIVE BUDGET SUPERIOR JUNK IMPERIAL
(1 night on board, 1 night in an island beach bungalow)

In addition to an excellent itinerary, this programme offers you the exceptional possibilty of spending one night in a beach bungalow in the small island of Nam Cat, located in Lan Ha Bay, off Cat Ba Island.


THE SUPERIOR JUNK IMPERIAL

The superior junk Imperial, launched in July 2007, is 27.5-long and counts 10 superior cabins, all air-conditioned. Two decks: bar-restaurant and sundeck with beach-chairs.




THE 3-DAY/2 NIGHT CRUISE

Day 1 : HANOI – HALONG CITY – CRUISE IN LAN HA BAY

The driver and guide meet you at your hotel for the transfer from Hanoi to Halong City, where you board your junk around noon. Welcome cocktail and lunch on board while the junk start cruising in Halong Bay. Visit of Thien Cung Grotto (Grotto of Surprises). The junk sails along a myriad of islets of all sizes and shapes such as Dinh Huong, Ga Choi (Cock Islet), Dog Ilet, Sail Islet, etc. Swimming and diner. Possibility of night fishing. Night on board.


Day 2 : CAT BA AND NAM CAT ISLAND

After breakfast, visit of a pearl farm. We then change from the big boat to a smaller one which cruises in the smaller Lan Ha Bay, a protected site of the Cat Ba National Park, and moors in Nam Cat Island. Lunch and free visit of the island and, if you wish, kayaking in the bay. Diner and night in a bungalow on Nam Cat.


Day 3 : NAM CAT – HALONG CITY – HANOI

Breakfast and we sail to the larger boat, which crosses the bay up to the Harbour of Halong City, with lunch while cruising. Landing around noon and drive back to Hanoi.


Rates per person in US dollars

  1 pers. 2 pers.
Superior cabin $225 $175


Children rates when sharing a cabin with the parents :

- Less than 4 years: free
- 5 to 11 years : 25% discount

Included: Roundtrip transfers by minibus, English-speaking guide, the cabin, 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.


CRUISES IN THE STANDARD COLLECTIVE JUNK DRAGON CRUISE

Dragon Cruises offers excellent cruises at more than reasonable rates considering the excellent quality of the on-board services. The junks count 10 comfortable cabins, each with its own private bathroom, a large luminous dining room-lounge, and a spacious upper sun-deck with beach chairs. Good copious meals and excellent service.


2-Day cruise/1 night on board: Halong Bay

 
Day 1: HANOI – HALONG BAY

We pick you up at your hotel by minibus around 8:00 and arrive in Halong City to embark on the junk. Welcome cocktail and lunch while the boat navigates through Halong Bay.

Visit of the superb Sung Sot Grotto and kayaking to admire a floating fishing village; swimming weather permitting. Delicious seafood diner and night on board.
 


Dragon Cruises Junk


Day 2: HALONG BAY - HANOI

We continue the cruise while you have breakfast. Class of dish decoration by the junk Chef. The junk crosses the bay again to return to Halong City, where you have a delicious lunch before returning to Ha Noi. Return to your hotel around 16:00.


3-Day cruise/1 night on board: Halong Bay and Cat Ba Island

Day 1: HANOI – HALONG BAY

Same programme as the previous cruise.


Day 2: HALONG BAY - ECOTOURISM IN CAT BA ISLAND
  We continue the cruise while you have breakfast. The junk arrives at the small harbour of Gia Luan, in Cat Ba Island, where we ride a bicycle on 4 km until the beautiful Suoi Goi Ecolodge. Cooking class and you enjoy for lunch the dishes that you prepared.

Then, a minibus crosses the mountainous island until the harbour of Cat Ba. Swimming on one of the Cat Co Beaches, weather permitting. Excellent diner and night in the 3-star Holiday View.
 
Kayaking in Halong Bay

Day 3: HALONG BAY – HANOI

During breakfast, we cruise back to Gia Luan Harbour and re-embark on the junk. Class of dish decoration by the junk Chef. The junk crosses the bay again to return to Halong City, where you have a delicious lunch before returning to Ha Noi. Return to your hotel around 16:00.


Rates per person in dollars

Please note that, if you are alone, you have the choice between sharing a cabin or paying a supplement for a single one.
  1 pers. 2 pers.
2-day cruise $134 $100
3-day cruise $223 $160

Children rates:

- Less than 5 years sharing a room with the parents: Free
- 5 to 9 : Sharing a room with the parents: 50%. Separate room : 75%
- 9 years and over : adult rate


Included: Roundtrip transfers by minibus, English-speaking guide, the cabin, 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.






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