July 8, 2016
Halong bay – Paloma Cruise 2 days 1 night
Written By Khoa Nguyen
Day 1: Hanoi – Bai Tu Long bay – Vong Vieng floating village (L,D)
7:45 – 8:15 Our bus or private car will pick you up at your hotel for 3,5 hours drive to Halong city.
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 – 15:00 Having lunch – delicious Vietnamese set menu (Massage service is available after lunch and thoughout the cruise).
15:00 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.
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 Trong cave.
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.
Day 2: Halong bay – Amazing cave – Hanoi (B,L)
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).
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 Harbour. Transfer by tender to the pier, relax inside the Paloma Office while waiting for return transportation.
16:00 – 16:30 Arrive in Hanoi
– Shuttle Bus: Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi.
– English Speaking Guide
– Entrance and Sightseeing fees
– Luxury Cruise through Halong bay
– All meal on board (2 lunchs, 1 dinner 1 breakfast)
– Cooking demonstration
– Sunset party
– Kayaking for 1 hour
– Welcome drink, cold handkerchief
– 2 bottles of mineral water in room
– Daily fresh fruit in room
– Tax, service charge
– Insurance on board
– Airfares, Visa Arrangements
– Tips and Personal Expenses
– All other services not clearly mentioned above
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