DISCOVERY HALONG BAY WITH PALOMA FAMILY
OPTION 1: We would like to offer you this cruise's itinerary as the same Paloma Cruise
Itinerary (Discovery Halong Bay & Bai Tu Long Bay)
OPTION 2: Discover Bai Tu Long Bay Archipelago
Day 1: Ha Noi - Bai Tu Long Bay Archipelago (L,D)
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
14:00 After lunch, just make yourself at ease and relax. We are slowly getting off the classic cruising routes, far from the usual clichés of this busy tourism spot. Limestone rock formations will parade all around us for about 2 hours before our first stop.
15:00 We reach the perfect spot, remote and scenic, where the waters of Halong and Bai Tu Long hit and wave together. Let's get ready for serious things. Swimming suits, kayaking. Let's get closer to the water and explore the bay in depth.
17:30 Sun set party on the way back to anchorage area at Cong Dam - Cong Do.
18.30 Vietnamese cooking demonstration on boat.
19.15 Dinner is served either inside or outside depending on weather conditions. Relaxing on your cabin or join the on board activities.
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: Bai Tu Long Archipelago - Ha Noi
07.00 Enjoy the fresh air and gentle breezes of the bay in the morning while having breakfast on board.
08.00 We hop on bamboo boats to go visiting a Vung Vieng floating village surrounded by the mountains.
08:15 We spawn our way between numerous floating houses and small rowing boats that serve the everyday life as vehicle, itinerant shops, fishing utility, sometimes overnight shelter.
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). Take a last glance at the rocks, standing still as the eternal guardians of a kingdom, we are about to reach 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 4:30 PM.
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.
In line with our responsible vision of tourism, please note that we do not include the most popular caves of the bay in our program. We consider that they are an insult to heritage preservation.
On the way to Halong and back to Hanoi, we will stop at a place with food, beverages and souvenirs for sale. This is not to trick you and that will be the only times of the whole trip you may feel in the tourism mass. But that is the only place on the way, where you, your driver and your guide can use clean toilets without being forced to buy anything. Thanks for your understanding
Meals: Vietnamese menu. Would you please advise us 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
Things to bring & to know
Passport with valid visa
Some cash in Vietnamese Dong / USD for personal expenses
Sun block or insect repellent, swimming suites
Bring something warm to wear [From December till March]
Please be ready on time for our pick up service
We advise you that you should leave your big luggage at your hotel or our office in Hanoi.
English Speaking Guide on boat.
Entrance and Sightseeing fees
Luxury Cruise through Halong bay
All meal on board (2 lunches, 1 dinner, 1 breakfast)
Welcome drink, cold handkerchief
2 bottles of mineral water in cabin
Daily fresh fruit in cabin
Tax, service charge, Insurance on board
Beverages, Tips, and Personal Expenses
All other services not clearly mentioned in Inclusions
Round trip shuttle bus ( 20 USD/ person/ two ways)