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					Highlight: The area immediately northeast of Halong Bay is known as Bai Tu Long Bay and is
the focus of our special itinerary. Hundreds of islets rising from the clear waters, long sandy
beaches beckon, grottoes and lagoons entice the visitor – an area relatively underdeveloped and
unpolluted by the tourist trade.

                              Halong Bay (2 days – 1 night)
       Bai Tu Long bay – Vong Vieng floating village – Trong cave – Ha Long bay – Sung Sot cave

DAY ONE                                                                                (lunch, dinner)
08.30 approx
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.Comfort break. The time from Hanoi to Halong bay is
approximately 3 ½ hours.
12 noon approx
Arriving Halong Bay. Welcome aboard The Paloma. Meet the captain, 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 arrive at Vong Vieng floating fishing village.
Drop anchor.
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 The Paloma we head towards Halong Bay. We drop anchor in the
calm waters surrounded by islets
Opportunity to go swimming in the clear warm waters or 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.
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.



T   +(84-4)3 9332255               E      info@palomacruise.com                 5/33B Pham Ngu Lao Str
F   +(84-4)3 9335729               W     www.palomacruise.com             Hoan Kiem Dist, Hanoi, VIetnam
DAY TWO                                                                          (breakfast, lunch)
06:30 am
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, tea 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 (Sung Sot) Cave.
Disembark and visit Surprise Cave located on Bo Hon Island. It is one of the widest
grottoes in Ha Long Bay with thousands of stalactites and stalagmites.
10:00 am
We board The Paloma again. 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.
Transfer to minibus or private and return to Hanoi.
Arrival back at your hotel approximately 16:30/17:00


Included:
    •   Full equipped luxury en-suite cabin with A/C, hot water
    •   All meals on board
    •   Complimentary mineral water
    •   Complimentary morning tea and coffee
    •   Welcome drink
    •   Tai Chi
    •   Cookery demonstrations (on request)
    •   Entrance and sightseeing fees
    •   Kayaking
    •   Fishing equipment
    •   English speaking guide

Excluded:
    •   Beauty Spa and massage
    •   Drinks
    •   Tips and other personal expenses
    •   All other services not clearly mentioned above




T   +(84-4)3 9332255              E      info@palomacruise.com                 5/33B Pham Ngu Lao Str
F   +(84-4)3 9335729              W      www.palomacruise.com           Hoan Kiem Dist, Hanoi, VIetnam
                              Halong Bay (3 days – 2 night)
    Bai Tu Long bay – Vong Vieng floating village – Trong cave – Lan Ha bay – Ba Ham islet – Van Gia
                            fishing village – Ha Long bay – Sung Sot cave


DAY ONE                                                                                (lunch, dinner)
08.30 approx
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.Comfort break. The time from Hanoi to Halong bay is
approximately 3 ½ hours.
12 noon approx
Arriving Halong Bay. Welcome aboard The Paloma. Meet the captain, 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 arrive at Vong Vieng floating fishing village.
Drop anchor.
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 The Paloma we head towards Halong Bay. We drop anchor in the
calm waters surrounded by islets
Opportunity to go swimming in the clear warm waters or 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.
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.




T   +(84-4)3 9332255               E      info@palomacruise.com                 5/33B Pham Ngu Lao Str
F   +(84-4)3 9335729               W      www.palomacruise.com            Hoan Kiem Dist, Hanoi, VIetnam
DAY TWO                                                                  (breakfast, BBQ, dinner)
06:30 am
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, tea is served.
After breakfast, transfer from The Paloma to a smaller boat which will take you to one of the more
remote and secluded parts of the Lan Ha Bay 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 will prepare a special BBQ lunch on the private beach
(depends on the weather). After lunch we will discover Ho Ba Ham Islet in Lan Ha Bay which
borders the Gulf of Tonkin. Our local guide will take you on a tour of the local community, Van Gia
fishing village and lagoons.
16:00 pm
Back on board The Paloma, 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, 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 THREE                                                                           (breakfast, lunch)
06:30 am
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, tea 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 (Sung Sot) Cave.
Disembark and visit Surprise Cave located on Bo Hon Island. It is one of the widest
grottoes in Ha Long Bay with thousands of stalactites and stalagmites.
10:00 am
We board The Paloma again. 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.
Transfer to minibus or private and return to Hanoi.
Arrival back at your hotel approximately 16:30/17:00




T   +(84-4)3 9332255              E      info@palomacruise.com                 5/33B Pham Ngu Lao Str
F   +(84-4)3 9335729              W      www.palomacruise.com            Hoan Kiem Dist, Hanoi, VIetnam
Included:
    •   Full equipped luxury en-suite cabin with A/C, hot water
    •   All meals on board
    •   Complimentary mineral water
    •   Complimentary morning tea and coffee
    •   Welcome drink
    •   Tai Chi
    •   Cookery demonstrations (on request)
    •   Entrance and sightseeing fees
    •   Kayaking
    •   Fishing equipment
    •   English speaking guide

Excluded:
    •   Beauty Spa and massage
    •   Drinks
    •   Tips and other personal expenses
    •   All other services not clearly mentioned above




T   +(84-4)3 9332255              E      info@palomacruise.com          5/33B Pham Ngu Lao Str
F   +(84-4)3 9335729              W     www.palomacruise.com      Hoan Kiem Dist, Hanoi, VIetnam

				
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