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Discover Halong Bay - World Heritage of Vietnam

If Hanoi is the grand old dame of Vietnam and Ho Chi Minh City is the brash young floozy, then Halong Bay, Hue and Hoi An are the alluring mistresses you encounter along the way.

How to find safe travel in Halong Bay

Having read the news about tourist boat sunk in Halong Bay, Vietnam some days ago, ACTIVETRAVEL ASIA would like to give out some advices about how to travel safely and enjoyably in Halong Bay.

Cruising Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

Ha Long Bay looked picturesque and was sunny and warm. Indochina sails, Ha Long bay , Vietnam We got up early today as we need to catch the bus for our trip to Ha Long Bay, about 3 hours west of Hanoi.

Kayaking and Cycling in a World Heritage Bay

Halong Bay is one of the most spectacular, and therefore heavily 'touristed' attractions in Vietnam. Kayak on Ha Long bay, Vietnam .

A Look into Beautiful Halong Bay, Vietnam

Halong Bay has been declared a UNESCO World heritage site and it really deserves the designation. It is one of the most exciting unusual places I have been to in my life.

2/29/2012

Indochina Sails announces to attend World’s Leading Travel Trade Show

Indochina Sails fleet of six newly built wooden junks is designed to combine the very best of traditional styling and contemporary luxury. We provide our passengers with a sumptuous "home away from home” in which to enjoy the spectacular scenery of Halong Bay, Vietnam.

Indochina Sails will attend ITB Berlin from 07 – 11 March, 2012. Our team welcomes all attendees at ITB in Berlin 2012 to discuss the possibilities of working together. Please stop at our booth for the latest details and brochures regarding our unique product. For a preview see http://indochinasails.com/brochure/Brochure_indochinasails_2011.pdf

Contact person: Ms. Nguyen Thu Trang
Position: Sales Manager
Company: Indochina Sails – Halong Bay Vietnam
Sharing booth: Hall 26A Stand Number 128 – sharing with Focus Travel

We look forward to meeting you

2/23/2012

BBC confirmed that Halong Bay, Vietnam now a safe place to visit

Halong Bay is much safer place to visit, Carmen Roberts has reported in a TV broadcast recently on the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).

Thanking to great efforts by local authorities, Carmen said Halong Bay cruise services have improved remarkable with new safety equipment for tourists.

Through the BBC film, viewers can see the positive changes in Halong Bay. Carmen added that tourism boats are now well-equipped with rescue facilities, such as life jackets, life boats, underwater lights and hammers in case of emergencies.

In recent months, the number of foreign arrivals has increased sharply.

The local Department for Culture, Sports and Tourism said Halong Bay, one of the new Seven Wonders of the World, welcomed more than 337,000 tourists in January 2012, up 14 percent compared to the same month of last year.

Reported by Bernama
Supported by Indochina Sails - The most luxury and safest cruises in Halong Bay

INDOCHINA SAILS
Hanoi Office
Add: 27 – A6 – Dam Trau Quarter – Hai Ba Trung District – Hanoi – Vietnam
Tel: +84 – 4- 39842362
Fax: +84 – 4 – 39844150
Email: info@indochinasails.com

2/22/2012

Sung Sot – one of most beautiful caves in the world

Sung Sot (Amazing) cave, one of the largest caves in Ha Long Bay, has been selected as one of the world’s ten most beautiful caves by the Association of Tourism Offices and Brokers in the Czech Republic.

According to the Association, Sung Sot cave is blessed with the natural beauty of stalactites and stalagmites that have created a wonderful world.

The cave, divided into two main chambers like big opera houses, was discovered by French visitors in 1901.

Other world-famous caves included in the list are Skocjan cave in Slovenia, Patagons ice cave in Argentina, and Lehaman Nevada cave in the US.

Source: vov

Supported by Indochina Sails - The most luxury and safest cruises in Halong Bay

INDOCHINA SAILS
Hanoi Office
Add: 27 – A6 – Dam Trau Quarter – Hai Ba Trung District – Hanoi – Vietnam
Tel: +84 – 4- 39842362
Fax: +84 – 4 – 39844150
Email: info@indochinasails.com

2/16/2012

Halong Bay – A Impressive Holiday Experience

Halong Bay is a very popular travel and leisure destination.

It’s location is in the Quang Ninh province of Vietnam and is also acknowledged as being a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is a body of ocean of roughly one thousand five hundred square kilometres in Northern Vietnam. It incorporates a 120 km’s of shoreline around the Gulf of Tonkin Gulf close to the border of China. The gulf is largely clustered with 3000 limestone islands. The alluring splendor of them climbing out of the sea is amazing. The development of the limestone karst has taken place over many millions of years. Actually one will discover absolutely nothing such as this {any where} on the planet, it’s a collection of absolute beauty and natural wonder.

According to historical analysis there is evidence of prehistoric people there 1000′s of years ago. Praise and popularity have been awarded over many years, documented dating back five-hundred years. It was then praised “the rock wonder in the sky”, in a verse by Nguyen Trai. In 1962 Halong Bay was also recorded in the National Relics and Landscapes publication, along with the 1994 UNESCO listing as a World Heritage site.

Regional legend will tell you that fabled gods sent mythical beasts to Vietnam to enable them to battle the Chinese. As ammunition the mythical beasts started spitting out jade and jewels. This formed into the islets and the islands that are scattered along the bay. All these connected together creating a wall of sorts for defense.

Halong Bay is also a location of extreme biological diversity. With tropical forests, coral reefs and literally thousands of species of animals and plants. There is a population of around 1600 most living in floating homes and fishing being the mainstay here. However with over 200 kinds of fish and over 450 varieties of mollusks there is fishing a plenty.

If you are planning on going to Halong Bay, generally there are a lot of ways to do this. When arriving at Noi Bai International air-port you then want to go to Hanoi. From Hanoi you actually have a several different choices to get to Halong Bay. Helicopter is 1 way to go and definitely the most exceptional method to get there. Other methods to get there might be by public bus, which can be really an adventure as it takes 5 to 6 hours based on traffic. By private car is the very best way to go. Normally takes around 3.5 hours and you have a car driver that knows exactly where to go, well worth the price.

Kayaking Halong Bay, Vietnam
Now when in Halong Bay there are several opportunities for one to go on the many Halong bay tours . A lot of tourists desire to come from Hanoi for the day to tour and other people arrange to take longer. No matter of the timeframe it’s a trip you will undoubtedly want to do. You will discover no better magnificence then sailing down the emerald seas and seeing the stunning islands, mountains and islets, it is truly spectacular and a once in a lifetime encounter.

There are numerous Halong Bay tours, cruises and junk boats. You can decide on to go as a group or opt to do it privately. This particular way you can have more convenience and your tour guide is all yours. The duration of your trip is up to you, yet to do it justice at the very least three or more days and nights or more is advised. Be ready for the Halong Bay tours of your life, you will discover you have never really witnessed something so awesome.

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Supported by Indochina Sails - The most luxury and safest cruises in Halong Bay

INDOCHINA SAILS
Hanoi Office
Add: 27 – A6 – Dam Trau Quarter – Hai Ba Trung District – Hanoi – Vietnam
Tel: +84 – 4- 39842362
Fax: +84 – 4 – 39844150
Email: info@indochinasails.com

2/10/2012

The stunning Halong Bay

Luxury cruising through the stunning Halong Bay, swimming in turquoise waters, lazing on island beaches, kayaking through caves, cocktails on deck - for me anyway - and amazing 6 course meals.... such has been our lot for the last few days. It's a hard life!

As north Vietnam is our last stop in what have been an incredible six months in SE Asia, we decided to treat ourselves to a bit of luxury and see Halong Bay in style. A decision we did not regret. Our three days cruising with Indochina Sails around the beautiful Halong Bay were perfect - a memorable experience and a definite highlight of the trip. Luca loved every minute of it and joined in every activity - from captaining the ship, to jumping off the boat for a swim, to owl spotting in caves and even kayaking. His energy never ceases to amaze.

From Halong Bay, we returned to Hanoi for a brief 24 hours, and then headed to Sapa on the overnight train. Again we decided to spoil ourselves with a few luxurious nights in Topas Ecolodge, a peaceful bungalow resort set amidst the misty, ethereally beautiful rice terraces. But, rice liquor awaits me, so more on Sapa anon....


Source: aroundtheworldwithluca
Supported by Indochina Sails - The most luxury and safest cruises in Halong Bay

INDOCHINA SAILS
Hanoi Office
Add: 27 – A6 – Dam Trau Quarter – Hai Ba Trung District – Hanoi – Vietnam
Tel: +84 – 4- 39842362
Fax: +84 – 4 – 39844150
Email: info@indochinasails.com

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