The Paloma is a brand new Chinese wooden junk crewed by a professional, loyal and dedicated team for Halong luxury cruises. 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 unrivalled home from home service. An unforgettable way to witness the serene, calm setting of Halong Bay’s exceptional natural beauty.
|Day 1||Hanoi – Tuan Chau – Halong Bay||L, D||By car, Cruise|
|Day 2||Halong Bay||B, L, D||Cruise|
|Day 3||Halong Bay – Hanoi||B, L||Cruise, Car|
Day 1: Hanoi – Cruising in Halong Bay (L/D)
7:45 – 8:15 Our shuttle bus will pick you up at your hotel.
10:00 Take a short break in the middle way (30 minutes)
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 – 14.30 Have 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 Hang Trong.
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: Explore more Halong and Lan Ha bay (L/B/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 dining 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 discovery 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 drinks – get one free (wine by the bottle excluded)
Overnight aboard Paloma Cruise.
Day 3: Cruising in Bai Tu Long and back to Hanoi (B/L)
06.15 Starting your day with Tai Chi on the Sundeck while complimentary tea & coffee are served.
07.00 Have buffet breakfast in dining room.
08.00 Explore the Surprise Cave (Sung Sot).
08:15 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 Harbor. Transfer by tender to the pier, relax inside the Paloma Office while waiting for return transportation
16:00-16:30 Arrive in Hanoi. Drop until hotel & finish the best Halong Bay Trip with Paloma Cruise.
(Airport transfer is available. Upon requests)
- This is a cash price. Credit cards incur a 2.5% fee
- Shuttel Bus pick up from hotel in Hanoi – Halong Bay – hotel in Hanoi.
- Welcome Drink on Board
- Cruise Itinerary and Program
- Entrance and Sightseeing Fees
- In-house English-speaking Tour Guide
- Luxurious Cabins and Suites with A/C and en-suite Bathrooms
- All meals on board (Lunch, dinner, breakfast)
- Complimentary mineral water
- Fish equipment
- Kayaking to explore caves
- Onboard insurance, tax, service charges
- Visa Arrangements
- Massage Services (please see massage menu in cabin)
- Beverages, Tips and Personal Expenses
All other services not clearly mentioned above