The Paloma is a brand new Chinese wooden junk crewed by a professional, loyal and dedicated team. Spread over 4 decks she has 16 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 Halong Bay’s exceptional natural beauty. The Paloma is your home while you are in Halong Bay. Good service is key. Our crew consists of 20 dynamic, passionate and enthusiastic individuals who are committed to making your stay with us special and unforgettable.

Brief Itinerary

1. Two days itinerary:

Trip name: Halong bay 2day-1night
Trip code: VLV-49 (2D/1N)
Trip duration: 2days/1night 
Trip Operates: Year Round / On Demand
Trip price: Available upon Request 
Trip route: Hanoi –Halong-Hanoi
Starts/Ends trip: Hanoi/Hanoi 
Trip type: Nature , landscape & cruising 

2. Three days itinerary:
Trip name: Halong bay 3day-2nights
Trip code: VLV-49 (3D/2N)
Trip duration: 2days/1night 
Trip Operates: Year Round / On Demand
Trip price: Available upon Request 
Trip route: Hanoi –Halong-Hanoi
Starts/Ends trip: Hanoi/Hanoi 
Trip type: Nature , landscape & cruising 

3. Two days family itinerary:

Trip name: Family Palomar cruise 2days -1night
Trip code: VLV-49F (2D/1N)
Trip duration: 2days/1night 
Trip Operates: Year Round / On Demand
Trip price: Available upon Request 
Trip route: Hanoi –Halong-Hanoi
Starts/Ends trip: Hanoi/Hanoi 
Trip type: Nature , landscape & cruising 

4. Three days charter itinerary:

Trip name: PALOMA CHARTER CRUISE 3 DAYS - 2 NIGHTS
Trip code: VLV-49C (3D/2N)
Trip duration: 3days/2night 
Trip Operates: Year Round / On Demand
Trip price: Available upon Request 
Trip route: Hanoi –Halong-Hanoi
Starts/Ends trip: Hanoi/Hanoi 
Trip type: Nature , landscape & cruising 

1. Two days itinerary:
Day 1: Hanoi –Halong 
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 distance from Hanoi to Halong bay is approximately 3 ½ 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 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.

Day 2:Halong-Hanoi 

06:30For 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 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 (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 We board The Paloma again. Take time to refresh and relax before checking out. Bags can be left in the luggage store.
12 noon An early lunch is served. 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


2. Three days itinerary:
Day 1: Hanoi –Halong 
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 distance from Hanoi to Halong bay is approximately 3 ½ 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 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 Palomar 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.

Day 2: Halong
06:30 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 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 prepare a special BBQ lunch on the private beach (depends on the weather). After lunch we 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.
16:00Back 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 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 –Hanoi 
06:30For 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 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 (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 Back on board. 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 car and return to Hanoi.
Arrival back at your hotel approximately 16:30/17:00

3. Two days family itinerary:

Day 1: Hanoi –Halong  
08.00 Pick up at your hotel in Hanoi by shuttle bus or private bus.
12.00 Embark at Hon Gai harbour.
13.00 Check-in, enjoy a welcoming drink and cruise briefing.
13.30 Have lunch while cruising in the magnificent Bai Tu Long Bay, admiring the fascinating rock formations in the bay.
15.00 Visit Vung Vieng fishing village in a rustic rowing-boat, see the daily life of local people and pass through the floating school and fish farms or kayak.
16.45 Short cruise to Trinh Nu cave for swimming and relaxation.
19.00 Have dinner and stay overnight on board.


Day 2: Halong –Hanoi  
07:30 Enjoy the bay’s morning landscape with a cup of tea or coffee. Have breakfast in the open air.
08.30 Visit Sung Sot cave then go to titop beach for taking photos of the bay.
12 noon Cruise back to the harbour while an a la carte lunch is served.
11.45 Disembark. Farewell.
15.45 Arrive in Hanoi. End of trip.

4. Three days charter itinerary:
(2 Cabins)
Day 1: Hon Gai Harbour - Bai Tu Long Bay – Vung Vieng floating village.
08.00 Pick up at your hotel in Hanoi by shuttle bus or private bus.
12.00 Embark at Hon Gai harbour.
13.00 Check-in, enjoy a welcoming drink and cruise briefing.
13.30 Have lunch while cruising in the magnificent Bai Tu Long Bay, admiring the fascinating rock formations in the bay.
15.00 Visit Vung Vieng fishing village in a rustic rowing-boat, see the daily life of local people and pass through the floating school and fish farms or kayak.
16.45 Short cruise to Trinh Nu cave for swimming and relaxation.
19.00 Have dinner and stay overnight on board.

Day 2: Cap La – Quan Lan island – biking tour on the island
07:30 Enjoy the bay's morning landscape with a cup of tea or coffee. Have breakfast in the open air while cruising to Quan Lan island.
11.30 Get to Quan Lan Island for lunch.
1.00 Take bicycle to the beautyfull beaches such as: Son Hao beach and Minh Chau beach. You will spend all day to relax and swimming on the beach.
Option 1: Back to Paloma cruise for dinner and overnight on boat.
Option 2 stay overnight at Hotel On Quan Lan Island.

Day 3: Quan Lan island - Hon Gai harbour – Ha Noi
7.30 After having breakfast. We are cruising towards to Halong bay. You will have more chance to see more seneries and take pictures on the way back.
11.00 Having Lunch.
12.00 Disembark. Farewell.
15.45 Arrive in Hanoi. End of trip.

What to bring
Sun block
Camera + Film
Insect repellent
Original Passport
We brim hat
Swimming clothes
Sun glasses

 

Cabin & fertilities
A selection of superior and deluxe cabins, honeymoon and family suites mixing the modern with traditional elements. All ensuite and fully equipped with air conditioning, in house phone and bathroom amenities, allowing you to relax in peace and luxury.
5 Superior (13m²) (double or twin)
7 Deluxe (15m²) (double or twin)
2 Honeymoon suites with balcony (17m²) with 270 degree panoramic sea views
2 Family suites with balcony (20m²) with 270 degree panoramic sea views
Individually controlled air conditioning
En-suite luxury bathroom with shower
Toiletry amenities
Electric shaver outlet (220 voltage)
Fully stocked mini bar
Safety deposit box
In house phone (internal calls only)
Wardrobe
Dressing table
Hairdryer
Umbrella
Life vests
Fire extinguisher
Smoke detector


On board activities 
During your stay on The Paloma, you won’t be short of things to do. Our expert guide will lead kayaking tours of the bay, enjoy swimming in the crystal clear waters or pamper yourself in our luxury spa. Join our staff in some late night cuttle fishing and we run cookery demonstrations for those interested in learning the art of Vietnamese cooking. Take part in early morning Tai Chi on the sundeck which is the perfect way to welcome the new day.

Water sport facilities and activities
Kayaks (upon request or part of cruise package)
Tender
Bamboo rowing boats
Swimming
Cooking demonstrations (upon request)
Early morning Tai Chi
Join the staff to go cuttle fishing in the evening

Price Include:

• 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

Price Excludes:

 

• Mini bus per person round trip (see costs below)
• Private car (upon request)
• Beauty Spa and massage
• Additional drinks
• Tips and other personal expenses
• All other services not clearly mentioned above

* Children Policy:
- Only one child under 4 years old can share the cabin with parents, free of charge.
- Children aged from 4 -11 years old will be charged at 75% of the adult price. 
- Children from 12 years old will be charged the adult rate.
- Baby cots available free of charge for every cabin - available on request.

* Terms and conditions about our Family Suite (1 double bed, 1 single bed)
- 2 adults and 1 child 4 years old or under. Child no charge.
- 2 adults and 1 child from 4-11 years old. Child charged at 75% of adult rate.
- 2 adults and child from 12 years old. Child charged at adult rate.
- 3 adults. All charged at adult rate.

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