The Paloma is a brand new Chinese wooden junk crewed by a professional, loyal and dedicated team. Spread over 4 decks she has 15 en-suite fully equipped luxury cabins, a bar with soft seating and plasma TV, gourmet restaurant, outside dining area, sundeck and luxury spa.
Come onboard The Paloma. Be charmed by her exquisite luxury, intimate setting and unrivalled home from home service. An unforgettable way to witness the serene, calm setting of
The Paloma is your home while you are in
08:30 am appro
Our guide will meet you at your hotel. Mini bus or private car pick up.
Enjoy the peaceful scenery as we travel through the countryside, farmlands and Red River delta. You will have a chance to take photos.
The distance from Hanoi to Halong bay is approximately 3 Â˝ hours
12 noon approx Arrive Halong Bay. Welcome aboard The Paloma. Meet the captain and crew and join us for a welcome cocktail as we tell you about life onboard.
Check into your cabin. Time to refresh and unwind.
Set sail as lunch is prepared by our chef.
Join us for a relaxing 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.
Afternoon While we make our way to Bai Tu Long Bay, relax on the sundeck and watch the world go by or take an afternoon nap in your cabin.
Early afternoon we arrive at Cong Do Island with its many lagoons home to numerous species of sea-life, such as shrimp, crab, fish, squid and aquatic plants while south-west of the island has a preserved, almost undamaged coral reef.
We drop anchor.
Opportunity to go swimming in the clear warm waters or teambuilding game and go kayaking. Kayaking is suitable for all levels and ages. Our expert will run through the safety procedures and after a basic paddling lesson our experienced guide will lead you to explore the Bay, its lagoons and beaches.
For those who prefer a relaxing afternoon, make the most of sunbathing on deck or pamper yourself with a massage and sauna in our luxurious spa.
Early evening Back on board, enjoy the sunset with evening cocktails and fresh fruit.
Take an opportunity to refresh and then join friends for a pre-dinner drink in the bar.
A BBQ dinner is served in the restaurant or outdoor dining area, which is a gastronomic delight.
After dinner, unwind in the bar where there is a selection of books, magazines and board games or relax in the spa; watch a movie on our plasma TV; join some of our team to go cuttle fishing at night or take a late night swim under the stars. Accommodation and overnight on junk.
Day 2 : Halong Bay Tours. (B,L,D)
For the early risers join us for a Tai Chi session on the sun deck. Tai chi helps focus the mind and condition the body and there is no better environment to practice this than amongst the limestone peaks and islands.
Take an opportunity to view the sunrise over the bay or have an early morning swim
Breakfast, coffee or tea is served.
After breakfast transfer from The Paloma to a smaller boat which will take you to one of the remoter and secluded parts of the Bai Tu Long waters and islands.
Our guide will take you on a kayaking tour of the waters. There is no better way 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 prepare a special BBQ lunch on the private beach ( depends on the weather)
After lunch continue kayaking, sunbathing, swimming or fishing
Or join one of our local guides who will take you on a tour of the local community and the area. You will have a chance to see at first hand the fascinating life of the people.
16:00 Board the small boat and sail back to The Paloma
Back on board take time to refresh and relax
Early evening Enjoy the sunset with evening cocktails and fresh fruit
Dinner is served in the restaurant or outdoor dining area
After dinner, unwind in the bar where there is a selection of books, magazines and board games or relax in the spa; watch a movie on our plasma TV; join some of our team to go night fishing or take a late night swim under the stars
Accommodation and overnight on junk.
Day 3 : Halong Bay Tour- Hanoi ( B,L)
Wake up again to the sunrise
A second morningâ€™s Tai Chi session if you missed yesterdayâ€™s or if you want to continue with this great way to start the new day
Or take an early morning swim or have a lie in
Breakfast, coffee or tea is served
We set sail again and head to Vong Vieng floating fishing village.
Our guide will give you some information and interesting facts about this fascinating village and its local community.
Disembark and 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. See at first-hand what life is like living on the water.
We are proud of our working partnership with, and support of, this community.
Back on board we start to head back the harbour.
10:00 am Take time to refresh and relax before checking out. Bags can be left in the luggage store.
An early lunch is served.
12 noon Return to the shore and disembark from The Paloma as our crew say farewell.
ransfer to minibus or private and return to Hanoi
Arrival back at your hotel approximately 16:30/17:00
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|Cabin||Price Per Person (US$) in twin cabin|
|2-4 Pax||5-8 Pax||Single Supplement|
From 1st Jan,2013 to 30 Dec 2013
From 1st Jan,2013 to 30 Dec 2013
|Child from 5 â€“ 11 years old
Charge of 75% for child
|Child under 4 years old||Free of Charge|
Only one child under 4 can share the cabin with parents, free of charge.
Children aged from 5 -10 will stay cabin with 75% charge of adult price.
Children from 11 years old will be charged as the same as adults.
Baby cots available free of charge for every cabin - on request
2 adults and child 4 years old or under. Child no charge
2 adults and child 5-11 years. Charge of 75% for child
2 adults and child over 12 years old. Child full cost
Full equipped luxury en-suite cabin with A/C, hot water
All meals onboard
Complimentary mineral water
Complimentary morning tea and coffee
Cookery demonstrations (on request)
Entrance and sightseeing fees
English speaking guide
Mini bus per person round trip
Private car (upon request)
Beauty Spa and massage
Tips and other personal expenses
All other services not clearly mentioned above