Paloma Cruise

Halong Bay Paloma Cruise: 03 days 02 nights | From $236/pax

Tripcode:HLPaloma03
Itinerary:Hanoi – Halong Habour – Bai Tu Long bay – Vong Vieng fishing village - Halong Bay - Sung Sot cave – Halong Habour – Hanoi.
Duration:03 days 02 nights
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.
 

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Highlight :

  • Cruising, enjoy swimming on quiet beaches , visit water tunnel, snorkeling and kayaking in the crystal waters of Ha Long Bay.
  • Visit Vong Vieng fishing village by rowing boat by beautiful local girls
  • Try to cook Spring roll and many more Vietnamese specialities in Paloma Cooking class.
  • Enjoy cocktail while watching sunset and later unwind at Jasmine restaurant

Good for :

  • Couples, honeymooners, friends, expats and Vietnamese
  • Those on a luxury Vietnam holiday and wish to experience Halong Bay in style

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1: Hanoi - Halong (180km) (L/D)
08:00: Our guide will meet you at your hotel. Mini bus or private car pick up.
            Enjoy the peaceful scenery as we travel through the countryside, farmlands and Red River delta. You will have a chance to take photos.
            Comfort break
            The distance from Hanoi to Halong bay is approximately 3 ½ hours
12:00: Arrive Halong Bay. Welcome aboard The Paloma. Meet the captain and crew and join us for a welcome cocktail as we tell you about life onboard.
            Check into your cabin. Time to refresh and unwind.
            Set sail as lunch is prepared by our chef.
           Join us for a relaxing lunch in the restaurant or on the outdoor dining area. Enjoy the stunning views of the Bay, its dramatic limestone islands as we sail through the calm waters.
Afternoon:

  • While we make our way to Bai Tu Long Bay, relax on the sundeck and watch the world go by or take an afternoon nap in your cabin.
  • Early afternoon arrive at Vong Vieng floating fishing village
  • Drop anchor.
  • Our guide will give you some information and interesting facts about this fascinating village and its local community.
  • Disembark and travel on the sampans rowed by the local people. They will be your guides through their fishing village where you can meet the locals, visit the school and pearl farms. See at first-hand what life is like living on the water.
  • We are proud of our working partnership with, and support of, this community.
  • Back on board The Paloma we head towards Halong Bay.
  • We drop anchor in the calm waters surrounded by islets
  • Opportunity to go swimming in the clear warm waters or go kayaking. Kayaking is suitable for all levels and ages. Our expert will run through the safety procedures and after a basic paddling lesson our experienced guide will lead you to explore the Bay, its lagoons and beaches.
  • For those who prefer a relaxing afternoon, make the most of sunbathing on deck or pamper yourself with a massage and sauna in our luxurious spa.
  • Early evening Back on board, enjoy the sunset with evening cocktails and fresh fruit.
  • Take an opportunity to refresh and then join friends for a pre-dinner drink in the bar.
  • Dinner is served in the restaurant or outdoor dining area, which is a gastronomic delight. After dinner, unwind in the bar where there is a selection of books, magazines and board games or relax in the spa; watch a movie on our plasma TV; join some of our team to go cuttle fishing at night or take a late night swim under the stars.¬
  • Accommodation and overnight on junk.


Day 2: Halong Bay Cruise  (B/L/D)

  • For the early risers join us for a Tai Chi session on the sun deck. Tai chi helps focus the mind and condition the body and there is no better environment to practice this than amongst the limestone peaks and islands.
  • Take an opportunity to view the sunrise over the bay or have an early morning swim.
  • Breakfast, coffee or tea is served.
  • After breakfast transfer from The Paloma to a smaller boat which will take you to one of the more remote and secluded parts of the Lan Ha Bay waters and islands
  • Our guide will take you on a kayaking tour of the waters. There is no better way to discover the lagoons, the coral reef, beaches and limestone peaks.
  • Or sunbathe on one of the secluded beaches, go swimming
  • During the morning our chef and crew prepare a special BBQ lunch on the private beach (depends on the weather). After lunch we discover Ho Ba Ham Islet in Lan Ha Bay which borders the Gulf of Tonkin
  • Our local guide will take you on a tour of the local community, Van Gia fishing village and lagoons.

16:00: Back on board The Paloma, take time to refresh and relax.
Early evening :

  • Enjoy the sunset with evening cocktails and fresh fruit.
  • Dinner is served in the restaurant or outdoor dining area.
  • After dinner, unwind in the bar where there is a selection of books, magazines and board games or relax in the spa; watch a movie on our plasma TV; join some of our team to go night fishing or take a late night swim under the stars.

Accommodation and overnight on junk.

Day 3: Halong – Return to Hanoi (B/L)

06:30:

  • For the early risers join us for a Tai Chi session on the sun deck. Tai chi helps focus the mind and condition the body and there is no better environment to practice this than amongst the limestone peaks and islands.
  • Take an opportunity to view the sunrise over the Bay or have an early morning swim.
  • Breakfast, coffee and tea and served.
  • After breakfast we sail through the waters and pass by a number of caves including Trong (Drum) cave, Trinh Nu (Virgin) cave, Coc Ngoi (Toad) cave and we drop anchor at Surprise (Sung Sot) Cave.
  • Disembark and visit Surprise Cave located on Bo Hon Island. It is one of the widest grottoes in Ha Long Bay with thousands of stalactites and stalagmites

10:00: Back on board. Take time to refresh and relax before checking out. Bags can be left in the luggage store.
An early lunch is served.
12:00: Return to the shore and disembark from The Paloma as our crew say farewell.
            Transfer to minibus or private car and return to Hanoi.
            Arrival back at your hotel at approximately 16:30/17:00