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Paloma cruise

Our 3 days 2 nights itinerary is the perfect opportunity to really get to know this world heritage site.

Day 1: Hanoi- Halong Bay

8.15: Pick up from Hanoi. Drive to Halong Bay. Short break on the way.

12.00: Arrive Halong Bay. Welcome aboard The Paloma. Welcome drink and boat introduction.

12:30 Check into your cabin. Time to refresh and unwind. Set sail as lunch is prepared by our chef.

Having lunch in the restaurant or on the outdoor dining area. Enjoy the stunning views of the Bay, its dramatic limestone islands as we sail through the calm waters.

While we make our way to Bai Tu Long Bay, relax on the sundeck and watch the world going by or take an afternoon nap in your cabin.

Arrive at Vong Vieng floating fishing village- knowing more about this fascinating village and the local community.

Travel on the sampans rowed by the local people. They will be your guides through their fishing village where you can meet the locals, visit the school and pearl farms.

Back on board The Paloma we head towards Halong Bay.

We drop anchor in the calm waters surrounded by islets: free to do kayaking or go swimming. Optional spa services are available on boar on request.

Diner on boat. Overnight on the Paloma

Day 2: Halong Bay Discovery

6.30: Tai Chi lesson on board or early swimming

7.00: Breakfast on board

8.00 Tender boats take you to one of the more remote and secluded parts of the Lan Ha Bay waters and islands. Kayaking tours to discover the lagoons, the coral reef, beaches and limestone peaks or sunbathe on one of the secluded beaches, go swimming.

During the morning our chef and crew will prepare a special BBQ lunch on the private beach (upon the weather & operation conditions).

After lunch, discover Ho Ba Ham Islet in Lan Ha Bay  which borders the Gulf of Tonkin, take a tour to the local community, Van Gia fishing village and lagoons.

16.00: Back to the mother boat Paloma, refresh and relax.

Diner & overnight on the Paloma

Day 3: Halong Bay- Hanoi

Breakfast, coffee and tea and served.

After breakfast we sail through the waters and pass by a number of caves including Trong (Drum) cave, Trinh Nu (Virgin) cave, Coc Ngoi (Toad) cave and we drop anchor at Surprise Cave.

Visit Surprise Cave located on Bo Hon Island.

10.00: Back on board. Luggage pull out.

An early lunch is served.

12.00: Return to the shore and disembark from The Paloma as our crew say farewell.  Transfer to minibus or private car and return to Hanoi.

16:30: Arrive Hanoi. End services. First Choice is to serve you next time!

The itinerary is subject to change upon the weather conditions

• Full equipped luxury en-suite cabin with A/C, hot water
• All meals onboard
• Complimentary mineral water
• Complimentary morning tea and coffee
• Welcome drink
• Teambuilding games
• Cookery demonstrations (on request)
• Entrance and sightseeing fees
• Kayaking
• Fishing equipment
• English speaking guide
• Transport from Hanoi to Halong and return by shuttle bus

• Private car (upon request)
• Beauty Spa and massage
• Additional drinks
• Tips and other personal expenses
• Bank fee (3.5%)

Note: + Children under 3 years old are FOC, sharing room with parent.
+ Children below 12 years old shared with parent: 75% charge of adult price.
+ Children from 12 years old will be applied as adult rate.
+ Family Suite(*)  is for 3 persons/ room maximum.

What to bring: Original passport, swimming suite, sun glasses, insect repellent
Special requests on food (diet or vegetarian) please inform us before departure

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