Paloma Cruise - 3 days, 2 nights
Bai Tu Long bay – Vong Vieng floating village – Trong cave - Lan Ha bay – Van Gia fishing village – Halong bay – Sung Sot cave
The Paloma Cruise is a brand new Chinese wooden junk crewed by a professional, loyal and dedicated team. Spread over 4 decks she has 16 en-suite fully equipped luxury cabins, a bar with soft seating and plasma TV, gourmet restaurant, outside dining area, sundeck and luxury spa.|
Come onboard The Paloma. Be charmed by her exquisite luxury, intimate setting and unrivaled home from home service. An unforgettable way to witness the serene, calm setting of Halong Bay's exceptional natural beauty.
The area immediately northeast of Halong Bay is known as Bai Tu Long Bay and is the focus of our special itinerary. Hundreds of islets rising from the clear waters, long sandy beaches beckon, grottoes and lagoons entice the visitor – an area relatively underdeveloped and unpolluted by the tourist trade.
Day 1: Hanoi - Halong bay (L,D)7:45 – 8:15 Our bus or private car will pick you up at your hotel for 3,5 hours drive to Halong city.
12:30 Arrive at Paloma office, Halong City. Transferred by tender to Paloma Cruise – enjoy welcome drink. Receive cruise briefing, check into cabins and begin your cruise.
13:15 – 15:00 Having lunch – delicious Vietnamese set menu (Massage service is available after lunch and thoughout the cruise).
15:00 Head to Bai Tu Long Bay, pass the towns of Hon Gai and Cam Pha, Oan Lagoon, Mat Quy (Monster Head) and Am Tich (Teapot) Islets and Vung Vieng fishing village.
Visit the Vung Vieng fishing village by local rowing boat (01 hour) or Kayak into the village then return to the vessel for your leisure or join one of the following optional activities: Sunbathing, traditional massage, swimming etc.
17.00 Drop anchor in the calm water surrounded by islets near Trong cave.
Happy Hour (sunset party)
18:30 Vietnamese cooking demonstration on boat.
19.15 Sumptuous Set-dinner onboard.
21.00 Relaxing on your cabin or join the on board activities: film entertainment, light music for dancing in the dining room (please book in advance with your tour guide), board games and playing cards are available, and massage services are available. Passengers may also try their luck at squid fishing from the boat.
Happy Hour! Buy two drink - get one free (wine by the bottle excluded).
Overnight aboard Paloma Cruise.
Day 2: Lan Ha bay (B,L,D)06:15 Start your day with Tai Chi on the Sundeck while complimentary tea & coffee are served.
07:00 Paloma weighs anchor to sail through the bay and pass by several beautiful places such as Trong (Drum) cave, Trinh Nu (Virgin) cave, Coc Ngoi (Toad) Islet, etc. Early breakfast in the dinning room.
08:30 Transfer to smaller boat for Lan Ha Bay excursion.
09:30 Guided kayaking and swimming at Three Peaches beach, a pristine natural beach lapped by the turquoise water. 12:30 BBQ lunch is served on beach (depend on the weather).
14:00 Continue discovering Toi and Sang Cave (depend on the condition), the most remote point in Lan Ha Bay and bordering the Gulf of Tonkin. Visit its quaint fishing village and lagoon. Possibility of kayaking through an amazing tunnel under a karst mountain (time permitting).
16:00 Return to Paloma Cruise.
17:00 The vessel cruises back to the bay for second overnight anchorage near Ho Dong Tien. Happy hour (Sunset party).
19:15 Sumptuous Seafood Set – dinner onboard.
21:00 Relaxing on your cabin or join the on board activities: film entertainment, light music for dancing in the dining room (please book in advance with your tour guide), board games and playing cards are available, and massage services are available. Passengers may also try their luck at squid fishing from the boat.
Happy Hour! Buy two drink - get one free (wine by the bottle excluded)
Overnight aboard Paloma Cruise.
Day 3: Halong bay - Hanoi (B,L)06:15 Starting your day with Tai Chi on the Sundeck while complimentary tea & coffee are served.
07:00 Have breakfast in dinning room.
08:00 Explore the Surprise Cave (Sung Sot).
Transfer by tender to the Surprise Cave. Walk up about 100 steps to the cave entrance and tour the cave for approximately 45 minutes. Walk down about 100 steps and return to the boat.
10:00 Upon return to the boat you will have 30 minutes to freshen up and finish packing. Please remove all of your belongings from the cabins, you may leave heavy luggage outside of the cabins (staff will transfer directly to the pier).
10:30 Enjoy Set Menu for lunch in the dining room. We will settle bills after breakfast. Relax on the sundeck or in the dining room enjoying the bay scenery as we approach the pier.
11.30 – 12.00 Arrive at Hon Gai Harbour. Transfer by tender to the pier, relax inside the Paloma Office while waiting for return transportation.
16:00 - 16:30 Arrive in Hanoi
Includes:- Shuttle Bus: Hanoi - Halong - Hanoi.
- English Speaking Guide
- Entrance and Sightseeing fees
- Luxury Cruise through Halong bay
- All meal on board (3 lunchs, 2 dinners, 2 breakfast)
- Cooking demonstration
- 2 Sunset parties
- Kayaking for full Second day
- Welcome drink, cold handkerchief
- 2 bottles of mineral water in room
- BBQ lunch on beach
- Daily fresh fruit in room
- Tax, service charge
- Insurance on board
Excludes:- Airfares, Visa Arrangements
- Tips and Personal Expenses
- All other services not clearly mentioned above
- Cruise Itinerary and Program may be subject to change at anytime with or without prior notice
- Advanced reservation is required by providing full passenger details in prescribed standard format, including: Full Name, Date of Birth, Nationality, Passport Number, Visa Expiry Date etc.
- A valid passport is required upon check-in onboard.
- Children from 5 to 12 years old. 75% adult fare.
- Free of Charge for child < 5 years sharing fully-paid cabin, limited to one child per cabin only
- Major credit cards are accepted onboard
Price: 275 USD/pax (Base on Twin/Double shared cabin)
Single Supplement: 125 USD
Child from 5 to 12 years old: 155 USD sharing fully-paid cabin, limited to one child per cabin only. Download Free Brochure (PDF)