Heritage Line - Jasmine
Halong Bay, Vietnam
At a Glance
Traditional style wooden junk for leisurely cruises around Halong Bay
24 comfortable rooms and suites with panoramic views
Enjoy an early morning Tai Chi class on deck
Delicious fresh cuisine served on board and the only vessel offering a real barbecue spread daily on the terrace deck
Cruise amongst the stunning limestone cliffs of Halong Bay
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The best time of year to visit Halong Bay is during the spring or autumn. Because the bay is situated in the northern part of the country, it can get colder in the winter. The rainy season here is at its peak in July to September. July is the hottest month, January the coolest. The dry season runs from November to April.
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Leisurely cruise around the stunning limestone cliffs of Vietnam's famed Halong Bay on the luxuriously appointed, Jasmine. This traditional style wooden junk provides a perfect opportunity to understand the local way of life.
The Jasmine is a 24-cabin wooden junk with great attention to detail and a high quality of local design. Rich 1930s Indochine-style wooden décor and exquisite ornamentation are present throughout the boat which has a fantastic restaurant and bar, an inviting terrace deck and an expansive sun deck to find some privacy with spectacular views. The spa offering a range of treatments guaranteed to unwind and rejuvenate.
Read on a lounge chair on the sun deck while taking in the unique scenery as it floats past, enjoy a cold drink in the cosy bar and sample delicious Vietnamese cuisine in the restaurant. The service on board is fantastic, whether you require something specific or just want a friendly chat with someone who has plenty of local insight and knowledge.
There are 13 Jasmine Superior Rooms, nine Jasmine Deluxe Rooms with private balconies and two Jasmine Junior Suites with private balconies and jacuzzi baths. All rooms have panoramic windows, air-conditioning and hot showers.
Children are welcome on board but there are no specific facilities for them, however inter-connecting cabins are available for families. The service on board is very personalised and the crew will do their utmost to make sure your stay as a family is as enjoyable as possible. Children will love the excitement of sleeping on board and having the ocean and all its adventures right on the doorstep.
Facilities include the Jasmine Restaurant which serves a wide variety of delicious fresh cuisine including superb seafood. There is also a bar which is a great place to get to know fellow travellers and a Jasmine Spa for when you feel the need to retreat from it all. Jasmine has two outside decks: the terrace deck with comfy seating and tables and the large sun deck which is one of the largest sun deck of any cruiser in Halong Bay.
Activities during your stay on board Jasmine include excursions to a fishing village, the visit of caves, hill top (view point) hiking and kayaking. Tai Chi classes and Vietnamese cooking classes are available daily.
Cruises are available as 1 or 2 night options. The 2-night cruise will include in addition a kayaking tour, visit Halong Bay’s largest cave and a local floating pearl farm.
Evi-Elli La Valle (Staff)
My night spent aboard the Halong Jasmine was an amazing experience and something I will remember for the rest of my life. You spend your day cruising through this unique archipelago, whilst being so well looked after with fantastic service and tasty cuisine. For me the real highlight was the excursions on the smaller boat that is pulled alongside the Jasmine. I loved the opportunity to visit local communities, who spend their lives over-water in this amazing area and the trip up to the viewpoint is worth the 224 steps to get there - make sure you take your camera.
Imperious Halong Bay – a Unesco World Heritage site that resembles the set of a James Bond movie – has 1,500 forested limestone karsts rising sharply from the azure waters of the Gulf of Tonkin. You zip up from Hanoi early in the morning, then decant onto one of these wonderful junks for a rather good lunch while sailing through magical landscape, stopping off to check out beaches, snorkelling in crystal clear waters, cruising past floating villages, then anchoring up amid magnificent scenery before tucking into a 5-course dinner. After a nightcap on the top deck, drop down to your cabin for a good night’s sleep and find comfy beds, shiny wood, huge views and fancy showers. Sleep with your curtains open and wake to magical views. In the morning there’s tai chi on the deck (your teacher’s performance is quite sublime) and a trip to mountain caves for the best views in the islands. Then you jump back on board for a leisurely brunch before heading onwards.
Hanoi, Mai Chau, Ninh Binh, Halong Bay, Hue, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City, Can Tho & Phu Quoc
from £4000 pp inc flights & transfers for 20 nights
- Combine some of Vietnam's most well-known sights with some lesser known gems in this epic three-week Vietnam adventure
- Explore the famed rural landscapes of Northern Vietnam from verdant hills dotted with villages to rolling rice paddies and ancient caves
- Enjoy the buzz of Vietnam's most lively cities and towns including charming and historic Hoi An, ancient Hue, the modern metropolis of Saigon and the bustling capital of Hanoi
Location & directions
Halong Bay, Vietnam
170 kilometres from Hanoi, in northeastern Vietnam, Halong Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage site and undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places on earth.
How to get there
15-hour international flight (one change) to Hanoi's Noi Bai International Airport followed by a 3-hour drive to Halong Bay.
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