The area immediately northeast of Halong Bay is known as Bai Tu Long Bay and is the focus of our special itinerary. Hundreds of islets rising from the clear waters, long sandy beaches beckon, grottoes and lagoons entice the visitor – an area relatively underdeveloped and unpolluted by the tourist trade.
7.45-8.00 : Our bus 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.
06.15 : Starting your day with Tai Chi on the Sundeck while complimentary tea & coffee are served.
07.00 : Have breakfast in dinning 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.
11.45 : Arrive at Hon Gai Harbour. Transfer by tender to the pier, relax inside the Paloma Office while waiting for return transportation
Arrive in Hanoi
Cruise itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions. Swimming, kayaking or snorkeling excursions may be cancelled due to poor weather.Unused services are not subject to a refund.
Meals onboard are fusion: Vietnamese, seafood…. Guests should advise any special food preferences, allergies or dietary requirements at least one (1) week prior to the cruise date.
Advance registration is required with full name, date of birth, nationality, gender, passport numberand visa expiry date for all passengers.
The FOC rate for children under 4 years old is applicable for one children sharing a cabin with two adults (No extra mattress), limited to one child per cabin.
Two children below 12 staying in a separate cabin will be charge 75% of the adult price. Children from 12 years older will be charged the same as adults.
Extra bed is available with additional charge at 20$ /night (upon your request)
Things to bring & to know
Passport with valid visa
Some cash in Vietnamese Dong / USD for personal expenses
Sun block or insect repellent, sport shoes, swimming suites
Bring something warm to wear [From Dec till March]
Please be ready on time for our pick up service
Outside beverage has applicable corkage fee. Travel light, as you can please arrange to keep big luggage at your hotel
Costs Include :
• Shuttle bus/car transfer
• English Speaking Guide
• Entrance and Sightseeing fees
• Luxury Cruise through Halo
• All meal on board (2 lunchs,1 dinners,1 breakfas
• Cooking demonstration
• 1 Sunset parties
• Welcome drink, cold handkerchief
• 2 bottles of mineral water in rooms
• Daily fresh fruit in rooms
• English speaking guide on boat
• Tax, service charge, Insurance on board
Costs exclude :
• Visa Arrangements
• Beverages, Tips, and Personal Expenses
• All other services not clearly mentioned in Inclusions