Paloma Cruise Tai Chi on the Sundeck Enjoy drinking on deck Relax on the board Have meal with amazing dishes Bai Tu Long Bay Vung Vieng fishing village Sung Sot Cave

The Paloma 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 unrivalled home from home service. An unforgettable way to witness the serene, calm setting of Halong Bay’s exceptional natural beauty.

The Paloma is your home while you are in Halong Bay. Good service is key. Our crew consists of 20 dynamic, passionate and enthusiastic individuals who are committed to making your stay with us special and unforgettable.

Cabins & Facilities:

+ Superior
+ Deluxe
+ Family Suite
+ Paloma Suite

  • Air conditioning
  • En-suite luxury bathroom with shower
  • Toiletry amenities / Wardrobe
  • Fully stocked mini bar
  • Safety deposit box
  • In house phone (internal calls only)
  • Dressing table / Hairdryer
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke detector

Restaurant & Bar:

Relax and unwind in the bar which adjoins the restaurant. Enjoy pre-dinner or after-dinner drinks, relax in the soft seating area, browse our selection of books and magazines or watch a DVD on the plasma TV. The bar is fully stocked with fine wines, spirits, alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks.

On board you will be delighted with our top notch service and fine dining experience. Our menu is an innovative blend of European cuisine with an Asian twist. In Vietnam food preparation and presentation is an art form. A healthy and refined cuisine with exotic flavours features Vietnamese herbs, spices and other well-known traditional specialties.

Facilities & Services:

  • Cruise Itinerary and Program
  • Entrance and Sightseeing Fees
  • In-house English-speaking Tour Guide
  • Luxury Cabins and Suites with A/C
  • Luxury en-suite Bathroom
  • All meals on board
  • Kayaking (subject to availability)
  • Snorkel Equipment (subject to availability)
  • Meeting Facilities and Equipment
  • Tai Chi Session
  • Insurance, Taxes and Service Charges

Day 1: Hanoi - Halong Bay

7.45 – 8.15 Our bus or private car will pick you up at your hotel.

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 though out 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: Halong Bay - Hanoi

06.15: Starting your day with Tai Chi on the Sundeck while complimentary tea & coffee are served.

07.00: Have 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 your cabin, you may leave heavy luggage outside of the cabin (staff will transfer directly to the pier).

10:30: Enjoy Set Menu for lunch in the dining room. We will settle bills after lunch. Relaxing on the sundeck or in the dining room, enjoying the rest of Halong bay before getting back to harbor.

11.45 Arrive at Hon Gai Harbour. Transfer by tender to the pier. Get on van or car back to Hanoi.

Arrive in Hanoi approximate 5:00 PM.

Day 1: Ha Noi - Bai Tu Long Bay - Vung Vieng Village

7.45-8.00: Our bus or private car will pick you up at your hotel.

12.30: Arrive at Paloma office, Halong City. Transferred by tender to Paloma Cruise - enjoy welcome drink. Receive cruise briefing, check in cabins and begin your cruise.

13.30: Having lunch - delicious Vietnamese set menu (Massage service is available after lunch and throughout the tour).

15:00: Head to Bai Tu Long Bay, pass the towns of Hon Gai and Cam Pha, Oan Lagoon, Monster Head and 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.

18:00: 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: HaLong - Lan Ha Bay

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 or tide levels).

14.00: Continue to discovery Toi and Sang Cave (depend on the tide 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 for dinner and overnight.

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

06.15: Starting your day with Tai Chi on the Sundeck while complimentary tea & coffee are served.

07.00: Have 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 cabin, you may leave heavy luggage outside of the cabin (staff will transfer directly to the pier).

10:30: Enjoy Set Menu for lunch in the dining room. We will settle bills after lunch. Relax on the sundeck or in the dining room enjoying the bay scenery as we approach the pier.

11.45: Arrive at Hon Gai Harbour. Transfer by tender to the pier; relax inside the Paloma Office while waiting for getting on Van back to Hanoi.

Arrive in Hanoi about 5:00 PM.

*** Itinerary & program subject to change when necessary with or without prior notice

Includes :

• English Speaking Guide
• Entrance and Sightseeing fees
• Luxury Cruise through Halong bay
• All meal on board (2 days 1 night: 2 lunchs, 1 dinner, 1 breakfast; 3days 2 nights: 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners)
• Kayaking for 1 hour (applied for 2 days – 1 night trip)
• Kayaking for the 2nd day (applied for 3 days – 2 nights trip)
• Welcome drink, cold handkerchief
• English speaking guide on shuttle bus and boat
• Service charge
• Insurance on board

Excludes :

• Airfares
• Visa Arrangements
• Beverages, Tips, and Personal Expenses
• All other services not clearly mentioned above
• Tax
• Shuttle bus (15$/pax/round trip)

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