Paloma Cruise 3 days/2 nights

Code tour:  T31PAL02
Duration:  3 days/2 nights
Itinerary:  Hanoi-Halong-Hanoi

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$293   $273
(per person)

Overview

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 on board The Paloma. Be charmed by her exquisite luxury, intimate setting and unrivaled 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 make your stay special and unforgettable.

Itinerary

Day 1: Ha Noi – Bai Tu Long Bay – Vung Vieng Village (L, D)

07.30 – 08.30 Pick up at hotels in Hanoi Old Quarters (included)
12.30 Arrive at Paloma office, Halong City. Transferred by tender to Paloma Cruise – enjoy welcome drink. Receive cruise briefing, check into cabins and begin your cruise.
13.15 – 13.30 Have lunch – delicious Vietnamese set menu (Massage service is available after lunch and throughout the cruise). Head to Bai Tu Long Bay, pass the towns of Hon Gai and Cam Pha, Oan Lagoon, Mat Quy (Monster Head) and Am Tich (Teapot) Islets and Vung Vieng fishing village.
15.00 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.
17.00  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 on board.
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.

Day 2: HaLong – Lan Ha Bay (B, L, D)

06.15 Start your day with Tai Chi on the Sundeck while complimentary tea & coffee are served.
07.00 Paloma weighs anchor to sail through the bay and pass by several beautiful places such as Trong (Drum) cave, Trinh Nu (Virgin) cave, Coc Ngoi (Toad) Islet, etc. Early breakfast in the dinning room.
08.30 Transfer to Smaller boat for Lan Ha Bay excursion.
09.30 Guided kayaking and swimming at Three Peaches beach, a pristine natural beach lapped by the turquoise water.
12.30 BBQ lunch is served on beach (depend on the weather).
14.00 Continue discovering discovery Toi and Sang Cave (depend on the condition), the most remote point in Lan Ha Bay and bordering the Gulf of Tonkin. Visit its quaint fishing village and lagoon. Possibility of kayaking through an amazing tunnel under a karst mountain (time permitting).
16.00 Return to Paloma Cruise.
17.00 The vessel cruises back to the bay for second overnight anchorage near Ho Dong Tien. Happy hour (Sunset party).
19.15 Sumptuous Seafood Set – dinner on board.
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.

Day 3: Amazing Cave – Ha Noi (B, L)

06.15 Starting your day with Tai Chi on the Sundeck while complimentary tea & coffee are served.
07.00 Have buffet 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.
11.30 – 12.00 Arrive at Hon Gai Habour. Transfer by tender to the pier, relax inside the Paloma Office while waiting for return transportation
16.00-16.30 Arrive in Hanoi

PricePrice for group tour (USD/pax) – Promotion price valid to 31 Dec 2014
Tour Price: USD/pax (valid until Dec 31st 2015)
Cabin Price Promotion price Single supplement
Superior Cabin 293 USD/pax 273 USD/pax 154 USD/pax
Deluxe Cabin 318 USD/pax 298 USD/pax 168 USD/pax
Paloma Suite 343 USD/pax 323 USD/pax 183 USD/pax
Family Suite (MIN for 3 people) 378 USD/pax 358 USD/pax N/A

Inclusions: 

  • English Speaking Guide
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees
  • Luxury Cruise through Halong bay
  • All meal on board (3 lunchs, 2 dinners, 2 breakfast)
  • Cooking demonstration
  • 2 Sunset parties
  • Kayaking
  • 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

Exclusions:

  • Airfares
  • Visa Arrangements
  • All other services not clearly mentioned in Inclusions
  • Beverages, Tips and Personal Expenses
  • Round trip shuttle bus.

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