Paloma Cruise

Paloma Cruises 3 days 2 nights

Halong Bay is a spectacular natural wonder. The dramatic scenery dotted with islets makes this an excellent semi-sheltered, open water location. Paloma Halong Bay Cruise combines oriental and contemporary luxury style. Together, they are the perfect recipe for enchanting and relaxing holidays. Paloma Cruise 3 days 2...
Paloma Cruises 3 days 2 nights
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  • Visit the most beautiful sightseeing places on UNESCO World Heritage-listed Bai Tu Long Bay  including Thien Canh Son cave, Vung Vieng floating village, Cong Dam area (deep in to Bai Tu Long Bay) and sail among the famous islets (Indochina studio, Am Islet...)
  • Enjoy the 4-stars amenities on board including full services of a spa and a bar/lounge.
  • Kayaking around magnificent karst mountains
  • Sunbath on the sundeck with the panoramic view and join our sunset party.
  • Practice Tai Chi on the Sundeck and join cooking class guided directly by Paloma Cruise Chef
  • Sleep soundly in one of the 22 comfortable, air-conditioned, ensuite twin cabins
  • Enjoy meals on board with seafood, traditional Vietnamese foods and BBQ lunch for 3 days 2 nights


  • Inclement weather, tide levels and operating conditions at sea may force changes in cruise itinerary and schedule at any time. 
  • Cruise offers fusion cuisine: international, seafood and Vietnamese. Advise Paloma at least one (1) week ahead of departure about any specific food preferences, dietary restrictions or food allergies.
  • Port authorities insist on advance registration including full name, gender, date of birth, nationality, and passport number. At check-in a valid passport is required. Port authority may deny boarding if these conditions are not met.
  • Free Wi-Fi available on terrace deck, but note that the internet signal at sea suffers frequent interruption.


Bai Tu Long bay – Thien Canh Son Cave – Geological park in Cong Dam/ Vung Ha – Vong Vieng floating village )

Day 1 : Hanoi - Bai Tu Long Bay - Thien Canh Sơn Cave

7.30-7.45:  Our bus or private car will pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter

12.30:  Arrive at Paloma office in Halong City. Transferred by tender to Paloma Cruise – Enjoy welcome drink. Receive cruise briefing, check in cabin and start the cruise.

13.30 Have lunch while cruising to magnificent Bai Tu Long Bay; Start sailing among famous Islets (Indochina studio, Am Islet…) of Bai Tu Long Bay, the wildest beauty with the panoramic natural views.

15:15 - 15:40 :  Visit and explore the well-hidden Co Cave (known as  Thien Canh Son Cave) where you can  hiking to the middle of the mountain to see the wild and mysterious beautiful cave, contemplate numerous  sparkling  stalactites  appear  like 'hanging  lamps’  inside  the  Cave. ( No swimming) 

After the exploration of Thien Canh Sơn Cave, enjoy kayak activities around magnificent karst mountains or back cruise for sunset party  

18: 00 Drop anchor in the calm water surrounded by islets in Cong Dam.

19.15  Having dinner on board.

21.00 Relaxing or joining  activities on boat as : Squid Fishing, Movie Night, Board Games, Massage & Spa services or relax at the leisure then overnight at private cabin at Cong Do area.

Overnight aboard Paloma Cruise.

Day 2: Deep In To Bai Tu Long - Cap La - Cong Do Angchor 

06:15: Start your day with Tai Chi on the Sundeck while complimentary tea & coffee are served07:15 – 8:00: Catch the morning view of seascape while enjoying the buffet breakfast in the restaurant.

08:30: Transfer to the Day Boat and start cruising to admire the great beauty of Bai Tu Long Bay.

Visit Cap La Area - Deep into Bai Tu Long Bay, the are is full of the famous hidden lagoons covered by majestic limestone islands and islets with wild beaches.

09:30: Kayaking through lagoon at Geological park  in Capla Area and  Continue to discover Master Cave - one of the largest & well-hidden cave in Bai Tu Long Bay  (depend on the weather and tide levels)

12:30 : BBQ lunch is served on the beach (depend on the weather or tide levels)  No swimming

14:00 : After Lunch, you have more time for kayaking around magnificent karst mountains or relaxing on the beach. 

16:00 : The vessel cruises back to the bay for a second overnight anchorage near Cong Do areas. Happy hour (Sunset party).

19:15: Having dinner on board.

21:00: Relaxing or joining  activities on boat as : Squid Fishing, Movie Night, Board Games, Massage & Spa services or relax at the leisure then overnight at private cabin at Cong Do area 

Overnight aboard on Paloma Cruise.

Day 3 : Cong Do Sleeping Area - Vong Vieng Floating Village  - Hon Gai Habour 

06.15 Starting your day with Tai Chi on the Sundeck while complimentary tea & coffee are served.

07.00 Have breakfast

07:45 - 09.00:  Exploring Vung Vieng Fishing Village: Guest choose to discover the daily life of the fisher communities by bamboo boat (one hour). Short visit to  the Pearl Farm to learn how natural pearls are grown. ( No Swimming)

09:45: 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).

10:00: Check out cabin. Then return to dining room for Vietnamese cooking class. 

10:30 Enjoy Set Menu for lunch in the dining room. We will settle bills after lunch. Relax and  enjoy the rest of Halong Bay before getting back to harbor.

11.45 Arrive at Hon Gai  Harbour. Get on a van or a car back to Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi at around 4:30 PM.


  • Cruise itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions. Other excursions may be cancelled due to poor weather. Unused services are not subject to a refund.
  • Meals on board 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 number and 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.
  • The Child Rate for children from 4 to 12 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)


  • Passport with valid visa
  • Some cash in Vietnamese Dong / USD for personal expenses
  • Sun block or insect repellent.
  • Bring something warm to wear [From Dec till March]
  • Please be ready on time for our pick up service at your hotel in Hanoi or at the harbor
  • Please leave your big luggage at your hotel or Paloma office in Hanoi.
  • English Speaking Guide on boat
  • Kayaking on second day. 
  • Entrance and Sightseeing fees
  • Overnight on the Luxury Paloma Cruise
  • All meals on board ( 3 lunches, 2 dinners, 2 breakfasts )
  • Cooking demonstration
  • Bamboo boat trip rowed by local people
  • Fishing with local people
  • 2 Sunset parties on sundeck
  • Welcome drink, cold handkerchief
  • 2 bottles of mineral water in rooms
  • Daily fresh fruit
  • Service charge, Insurance on board
  • Airfares
  • Visa Arrangements
  • Beverages, Tips, and Personal Expenses
  • All other services not clearly mentioned in Inclusions
  • Round trip shuttle bus transportation
  • (> 11 years old)
  • (4-11 years old)
  • (< 4 years old)