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Paloma Cruise in HaLong bay - 3 Days on Boat

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Duration: 3 days Transportation: Bus/Car, Boat

Route: Hanoi - Ha Long Bay - Hanoi

Languages: English Tiếng Việt (View map)

from US$ 242
(per person)

The Paloma is a 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.

 

Highlights:
- Visit hundreds of islands and islets on Halong Bay
- Enjoy kayaking trip on the water and swimming on quiet beaches.
- Learn more about Halong Bay’s history and local people.
- Enjoy delicious seafood lunch onboard.
- Sunbath on the sundeck with the panoramic view


Superior:
 8 cabins with sized from 13.5sqm, 03 Double & 05 Twin.
Deluxe: 8 cabins with sized from 15sqm, 05 Double & 03 Twin.
Family Suite: 2 cabins with sized from 27sqm, private terrace with front view, Flower & fruit basket and Bottle wine. Maximum number of persons allowed: 3 adults & 1 child
Paloma Suite: 2 cabins with sized from 23sqm, private terrace with front view, Flower & fruit basket and Bottle wine

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Itinerary

 Bai Tu Long bay – Thien Canh Son Cave – Geological park in Cong Dam/Vung Ha – Vong Vieng floating village

DAY 1: HANOI - BAI TU LONG BAY - THIEN CANH SON CAVE ( LUNCH AND DINNER )

7.30-7.45 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 a welcome drink. Receive cruise briefing, check in your cabin and start your cruise.

13.30 Lunch time – enjoy a delicious Vietnamese set menu (Massage service is available after lunch and throughout the tour).

15:00 - 15:30 :  Head to Bai Tu Long Bay. Start sailing among the famous Islets (Indochina studio, Am Islet…) of Bai Tu Long Bay, a wild beauty with plenty of panoramic natural views.

Explore the well-hidden Co Cave (known as Thien Canh Son Cave). 

15:30 - 16:40 : Enjoy relaxing on a white sandy beach at Hon Co island, swimming or kayaking.

16:45 Drop anchor in the calm water surrounded by islets in Cong Dam. Happy Hour (sunset party).

18:00 Vietnamese cooking demonstration on boat.

19.15 Sumptuous set-dinner on board.

21.00 Relax in your cabin or join the on board activities: film entertainment, light music for dancing in the dining room (please book in advance with the guide), board games and cards and massage. Passengers may also try their luck at squid fishing from the boat.

Happy Hour! Buy two drink - get one free (bottles of wine excluded)

Overnight aboard Paloma Cruise.


 DAY 2: DEEP IN TO BAI TU LONG BAY– CONG DAM (HON XEP, NATURAL PARK) – CONG DO ANCHOR ( BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER )

06:15: Start your day with Tai Chi on the Sundeck while complimentary tea & coffee are served

07:15 – 8:00: Catch the morning view of seascape while enjoying the buffet breakfast in the restaurant.

08:30: Transfer to the Smaller boat and start cruising to admire the great beauty of Bai Tu Long Bay.

Visit Cong Dam Area - Deep into Bai Tu Long Bay, the are is full of the famous hidden lagoons covered by majestic limestone islands and islets with wild beaches.

09:30: Guided kayaking and swimming at Geological park in Cong Dam or Vung Ha area (depend on the weather and tide levels), a pristine natural beach lapped by the turquoise water.

12:30: BBQ lunch is served on the beach (depend on the weather or tide levels).

14:00: Continue to discover Master Cave - one of the largest & well-hidden cave in Bai Tu Long Bay.

16:00: The vessel cruises back to the bay for a second overnight anchorage near Cong Do areas. Happy hour (Sunset party).

19:15: Sumptuous Seafood Set – dinner onboard.

21:00: Relax in 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 cards, and massage. 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 on Paloma cruise


DAY 3:  CRUISE TO VUNG VIENG FLOATING VILLAGE - HA NOI  ( BREAKFAST - LUNCH )

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

06.45 Have breakfast

07.45 - 09.00 Visit the Vung Vieng floating fishing village by bamboo sampan for an hour. Short visit to Pearl Farm to learn how natural pearls are grown. Then return to Paloma Cruise for your leisure or join one of the following optional activities: Sunbathing, traditional massage, swimming etc.

09.00 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).

10.00: Check out of the cabin.

10:30 Enjoy Farewell lunch in the dining room. We will settle bills after lunch. Relax on the sundeck or in the dining room, enjoying the rest of Halong Bay before getting back to harbor.

11.30 Arrive at Hon Gai Harbour. Transfer by tender to the pier. Get on a van or a car back to Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi around 4:30 PM.

What's Included:
- Welcome drink on board
- 02 bottles of mineral water per cabin.
- Wooden cabin with A/C, private bathroom with hot water and shower
- Meals as specified in the itinerary (02 Breakfasts, 03 Lunches, 02 Dinners)
- Morning tea and coffee and daily fresh fruit in rooms
- Kayaking/bamboo boat on Ha Long bay for 1 hour
- Cooking demonstration
- Fishing equipment, movie, exciting games
- English-speaking guide
- Sightseeing as specified including entrance fees
- Insurance on board

 

What's Not Included:
- Transportation by A/C bus Ha Noi - Ha Long - Ha Noi: USD15.00/pax/return (also for child from 4 y.o and up). F.O.C for 1 child under 4. The 2nd child: USD5.00/return/child
- Extra mattress: same as adult's rate
- English speaking guide for Charter (Private Boat)
- Beverages, Travel insurance in tour
- Tips for tour guide, driver
- Expenditure of a personal nature, tips, such as souvenirs, laundry, emergency transfers & etc
- Others which are not mentioned above

 

Good to Know:
- Cruise itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions. 
- Special requests on food (diet or vegetarian) please inform us before departure.
- Peak season surcharge: USD25.00/ adult and US15.00/child will be applied for cruises on 24/12, New Year’s Eve 31/12 and Lunar New Year (1-2-3)
- Optional Private Boat can be provided upon your request.
- A valid passport is required upon check-in on board. Children whose traveling documents are attached to parent’s passport must travel with the parent.
- If one person prefers to stay in a private cabin, the single supplement must be paid. 

 

Children Policy:

- Free of charge for children under 4 years old is applicable for 1 (one) child sharing a cabin
- Children from 4 to under 12 years sharing bed with adutls are charged 50% adults rate (max 1 child per cabin)
- Children from 4 to under 12 years will stay at private cabin or sharing cabin with an adult are charged 75% adults rate.
- Family Suite Triple (max 1 child per cabin) - children from 4 to under 12 years sharing bed with adutls are charged 50% adults rate
- For charter boat, children up 4 years old pay as adult rate.

 

Cancellation Policy: 

For 01 or 02 cabins:
- More than 06 days before departure date: No cancellation charge.
- From 5 to 03 days: 50% of total tour price
- Less than 3 days – No Show: Full charge.
For 03 or 06 cabins:
- More than 31 days before departure date: No cancellation charge.
- From 26 to 31 days: 50% of total tour price
- From 11 to 25 days: 75% of total tour price
- Less than 11 days – No Show: Full charge.

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Mr. Andrew United Kingdom Stayed 07/08/12 14:35

Good: "Fantastic mini-cruise, but you don't go far...
Scenery, friendly crew, great guide
We were very pleased we took some advice from a friend and booked the 3 day, 2 night cruise-particulary bearing in mind the travelling the 4 hours from Hanoi. We booked the minibus through Paloma, which picked us up from our hotel-late. Not uncommon with the traffic in Hanoi apparently. Bus journey down there includes a break at a typical souvenir sales emporium, and I'm glad it wasn't any longer, as it was pretty cramped . Make sure you take your documentation as they stress on the booking-someone did not and had to travel the following day. Transfer out to the junk was on a small boat-and you are met with a warm greeting from the crew and cold towels. The cabin itself was compact, but nicely appointed in dark wood -unlike the outside of all these cruise junks that are now white. First day was a slow cruise out to the floating village-and the opportunity to take a small local boat for photos-well worth doing-and don't feel obliged to buy the conical hats placed on your head to keep the sun off. After that back to the mooring point for the overnight stop. The slight disappointment here is that you are not alone! It was like junk soup at the mooring stop. But with great food and a few drinks a good place to chill out on the upper deck. Second day for us was a transfer to a small junk for kayaking and beach day-absolutely brilliant-but we had good weather -the opportunity to kayak in and out of limestone caves and lagoons was brilliant. Final day was the "Amazing Cave"-say no more. Only niggles were western priced drinks-too expensive and lack of facilities-loungers etc. on the small junk -otherwise very enjoyable, if a bit too much "junk soup" at times.
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Bad: " Only niggles were western priced drinks-too expensive and lack of facilities-loungers etc"