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Paloma Cruise 2 days

Cruise Ship: Paloma Cruise
Destinations: Hanoi Halong Bay Bai Tu Long Bay Thien Canh Son Cave Drum Cave Vung Vieng Village Pearl Farm
Duration: 2 days / 1 night -   Group tour
Daily from Hanoi Old Quarter
Daily from Hanoi Old Quarter

Travel onto the water in style aboard a traditional wooden junk, this two day cruise takes you out into the heart of Halong Bay and the untouched Bai Tu Long Bay where you can kayak through beautiful caves and explore hidden caves. Enjoy the opportunity to visit one of the true wonders of the world and listening to the fascinating stories about its seascape and limestone formations.


  • Explore wild and mysterious beauty of Thien Canh Son Cave with numerous sparkling stalactites
  • Sail through the limestone karsts by kayak and get a true flavor of local life in Bai Tu Long
  • Excursion to Vung Vieng floating village by a rustic wooden boat, visit floating houses and learn about fish-farming and pearl cultivation

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Children's birthday must be from January 01, 1959 to January 01, 1965 to make sure the age between 5 and 11 years old in comparision to the departure date .
Infants's birthday must be from January 01, 1966 to January 01, 1970 to make sure the age between 0 and 4 years old in comparision to the departure date .
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Room type Max Person Cabin & Rates

Deluxe Ocean View

14.0 m2

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Premium Ocean View

16.0 m2

Paloma Suite

23.0 m2

Family Executive Suite

27.0 m2
Double + Single
Private Balcony

Price Includes

  • Kayaking Services
  • Cruise Itinerary and Program
  • Entrance and Sightseeing Fees
  • In-house English-speaking Tour Guide
  • Luxurious Cabins and Suites with A/C and en-suite Bathrooms
  • All meals on board (Lunch, dinner, breakfast)
  • Complimentary mineral water
  • Fish equipment
  • Onboard insurance, tax, service charges

Price Excludes

  • Transfer Hanoi - Halong - Hanoi (book in next step)
  • Airfares,private Car Transfers and Hotels
  • Massage Services
  • Beverages, Tips and Personal Expenses
  • All other services not clearly mentioned above
  • Service fee for payment by credit card (3%)

Cancellation by Customer

  • More than 15 days prior to check-in: 10% of total rates
  • From 14 to 2 days prior to check-in: 50% of total rates
  • Less than 48 hours prior to check-in: 100% of total rates
  • No-Show: 100% of total rates

Cancellation due to bad weather

If the cancellation be announced by the Management Board of Halong Bay, depend on the timing of the cancellation, following policies will be applied:

  • Before departure from Hanoi to Halong Bay (none of the services has been used): 100% refund.
  • During the trip (some services have been used: transfer, lunch, day trip, hotel in Halong, etc.): used services will be charged, the rest will be refunded.
  • The trip be cut down from 2 nights to 1 night, tourists will be charged a 2 days/1 night trip, plus other used services, the rest will be refunded.
  • The final cost will be confirmed by your consultant via email. In all cases, please contact us directly for any urgent help. We are here to support you with all of our best!

Children Policy

  • Child under 4 years sharing fully paid cabin with parents: No additional charge, limited to one child per cabin.
  • Child from 4 - 11 year old sharing fully paid cabin with parents: Charge 75%, limited to one child per cabin
  • Child from 12 years old charged as an a adult

Full Itinerary

Day 1 Hanoi - Bai Tu Long Bay - Thien Canh Son Cave
7:30 - 12:00 Shuttle bus pick up from Hanoi, transfer to Halong (book transfer in next step). On the way, stop in Hai Duong province for refreshment.

Arrive at Paloma office in Halong City. Transfer by tender to Paloma Cruise – enjoy welcome drink. Receive cruise briefing, check into cabins and begin your cruise.

Have lunch – delicious Vietnamese set menu while the junk slowly cruising toward Bai Tu Long Bay. Pass the towns of Hon Gai and Cam Pha, Oan Lagoon, Monster Head and Teapot Islets and Thien Canh Son Cave. Explore the well-hidden Thien Canh Son cave. After the exploration of the cave, enjoy swimming and kayaking activities in the blue ocean. (Massage service is available after lunch and throughout the cruise).

Drop anchor in the calm water surrounded by islets near Drum Cave. 17:00 - 18:00 - Happy Hour (sunset party)

Enjoy Vietnamese cooking demonstration before a sumptuous set-menu dinner on-board.

After dinner, spend free time to relax in 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.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Paloma Cruise
  • Swimming
  • Kayaking
Day 2 Vung Vieng Village - Halong - Hanoi
  • Visiting Fishing Village
Start your day with tai-chi exercise on the sundeck. Breakfast is served from 07:00.

In the morning, visit the Vung Vieng Village by bamboo sampan for an hour in to the village. Short visit to Pearl Farm to learn how natural pearls are created. Then return to Paloma Cruise for your leisure or join one of the following optional activities: Sunbathing, traditional massage, swimming etc. 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 lunch in the dining room while cruising back to the main land.

On arrival at Hon Gai Habour, disembark relax inside the Paloma Office while waiting for return transportation. Transfer back to Hanoi with a short stop of about 30 minutes for refreshment.

Around 16:30, arrive in Hanoi. Drop off at hotel. End of services.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: NA

Important Notes:

  • In case of unpredictable bad conditions of weather in Halong Bay, please kindly understand that the cancellation will be made ONLY by the Management Board of Halong Bay and normally the announcement will be informed in short notice.
  • Please kindly provide us your passport information at least 01 week before the cruise date.
  • If you have any specific food request (vegetarian, allergic, non-seafood, etc.), feel free to let us know so we can serve your demands with the best.

92 reviews are submitted by our customers after using service: Paloma Cruise 2 days


Based on 92 reviews

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Ms.Janette Lonergan

London, United Kingdom

15 February, 2017

I booked a trip to Halong Bay and it was amazing. Any questions I had he handled professionally and with perfect explanation. I also had a food tour around Hanoi and our guide was Tom. Please say a big thank you to him and see the picture attached. We had an amazing time on both trips, Halong Bay is… More


Ms.Janette Lonergan

London, United Kingdom

13 February, 2017

Firstly thank you so much for the Paloma cruise. We had an amazing time.


Ms.Tarynn Reynolds

South Africa

6 January, 2017

We had a great time on the cruise


Ms.Jessica Cheung

Sydney , Australia

3 January, 2017

Ha Long Bay was stunning! There are floating fishing villages, we visited a pearl farm, a cave, and did Ti Chi on the roof of the boat


Ms.susan rock

incline, United States

14 December, 2016

Paloma was just right for our family including ship, staff, activities and food. Glad we went and would go again.


Mr.Jared Naughton

Townsville, Australia

27 October, 2016

We had an amazing time, it was probably one of the best things I have ever done while on an overseas holiday.

I would defiantly recommend Paloma to anyone looking to visit Halong bay.

Would happily rate them 10/10 for all aspects of the cruise, especially the efforts they went to to cater for my girlfriend's… More


Ms.Nadia Wilinski

Adelaide, Australia

24 September, 2016

We were very happy with our experience on Paloma cruise. We had a wonderful time cruising through halong bay. The tour was well planned by your team from the transfers to and from our hotel right through to the good balance between relaxation and activities whilst on board. We were very happy with the… More

the shower pressure was not great but it was only an overnight stay so we were not too bothered.



Other Country

13 August, 2016

Its nice trip. Cruise members very friendly. My friends few are non veg. But somehow they are unable to accept the food. We changed vegetarian. They accepted & gave good service.

We feel the schedule is bit tight. We didnt get much free time.


Mr.Bent R Svensson

Washington DC, United States

2 August, 2016

Great cruise

The ship should not anchor the whole night, but move some and not follow other cruises………………


Ms.Isabella pioli

Montevideo, Uruguay

14 July, 2016

Muy buena opción para conocer la Bahía de halong. Desde el primer momento que contratamos hasta que terminó el crucero la mejor atención hacia nosotros. Recomendamos ampliamente

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