HA Long Bay Exploration ( 3 days - 2 nights on Paloma Cruise )
Our 3 days 2 nights itinerary is the perfect opportunity to really get to know this world heritage site.

 

Halong Bay Exploration

(3 days – 2 night on Paloma Cruise)

DAY ONE


08:30 am approx

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 noon approx
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


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 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


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 am
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 noon
Return to the shore and disembark from The Paloma as our crew say farewell.
ransfer to minibus or private car and return to Hanoi.
Arrival back at your hotel approximately 16:30/17:00

Highlights


Our prices are quoted in $USD based per person per cabin for accommodation and full board for 3 days 2 nights.
Items under cost exclusions will be quoted separately.



* Children Policy:
- Only one child under 4 years old can share the cabin with parents, free of charge.
- Children aged 5 -11 years old will be charged at 75% of the adult price. 
- Children from 12 years old will be charged the adult rate.
- Baby cots available free of charge for every cabin - available on request.

* terms and conditions about our Family Suite (1 double bed, 1 single bed)
- 2 adults and 1 child 4 years old or under. Child no charge.
- 2 adults and 1 child 5-11 years old. Child charged at 75% of adult rate.
- 2 adults and child over 12 years old. Child charged at adult rate.
- 3 adults. All charged at adult rate.

Transport – round trip Hanoi-Halong-Hanoi

Option Vehicle Price per person
Option 1 4 seater car upon resquest
Option 2 7 seater car upon resquest
Option 3 16- 25 seater coach 15 USD / pax

Costs include:

  • Full equipped luxury en-suite cabin with A/C, hot water
  • All meals onboard
  • Complimentary mineral water
  • Complimentary morning tea and coffee
  • Welcome drink
  • Teambuilding games
  • Cookery demonstrations (on request)
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees
  • Kayaking
  • Fishing equipment
  • English speaking guide

Costs exclude:

  • Mini bus per person round trip (see costs below)
  • Private car (upon request)
  • Beauty Spa and massage
  • Additional drinks
  • Tips and other personal expenses
  • All other services not clearly mentioned above