Halong Paloma Cruise: Amazing 3 Day & 2 Nights from Hanoi

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Halong Paloma Cruise: Amazing 3 Day & 2 Nights from Hanoi

From US$ 315 per person

Experience the scenic beauty of Ha Long Bay on a 3-day tour from Hanoi. Marvel at the karst rock formations and islands of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Swim in the emerald waters and enjoy a cooking class of traditional Vietnamese cuisine.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 3 days
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Live tour guide
Vietnamese, English
Audio guide/headphones
English, Vietnamese
Pickup optional
Pick-up between 07:30 and 07:45 in the Hoan Kiem (Old Town) district of Hanoi.


  • Experience the scenic beauty of Ha Long Bay on a 3-day cruise
  • Swim in the emerald green waters of a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Go to the hidden cave of Bai Tu Long Bay
Full description
Experience the scenic beauty of Ha Long Bay on a 3-day cruise, with round-trip transfers from Hanoi's Old Quarter. Discover a UNESCO World Heritage Site of astonishing beauty and marvel at the limestone karst rock formations and many islands and islets with curious names. Day 1: Hanoi – Ha Long Bay – Bai Tu Long Bay Following pick-up from your hotel in Hanoi’s Old Quarter between 07:30 AM and 07:45 AM, journey to the city of Ha Long for an estimated arrival time of 12:30 PM. Get a welcome drink and safety briefing at the start of your cruise of Ha Long Bay. A delicious Vietnamese lunch will be served at 01:30 PM as your sail among the karst rock formations of the legendary bay. Head to Bai Tu Long Bay (03:15 PM - 03:40 PM), passing the villages of Hon Gai and Cam Pha, along with Oan Lagoon and the islets of “Monster Head” and “Teapot.” Discover the hidden cave of Thien Canh Son, and marvel at the stalactite and stalagmite formations before taking a dip in the emerald green waters. Drop anchor at 06:00 PM in the calm waters of Cong Dam islet, where you will enjoy a sunset party with happy hour followed by dinner at 07:15 PM. Then, relax with a movie, some dancing, or squid fishing with the crew from 09:00 PM. Day 2: Bai Tu Long Bay – Vung Ha – Cong Do Rise early for a Tai Chi session on the sundeck at 06:15 AM, including complimentary tea and coffee before a buffet breakfast in the restaurant between 07:15 AM and 08:00 AM. At 08:30 AM, transfer to a smaller boat and cruise around Bai Tu Long Bay. Visit the Cap La area deep in the bay to encounter hidden lagoons covered by majestic limestone islands and islets with wild beaches. Stop for a swim at a private beach at 09:30 AM, followed by a barbecue lunch on the beach at 12:30 PM (depending on the weather or tide levels). Discover one of the largest and well-hidden caves of Bai Tu Long Bay at Master Cave (02:00 PM). Then, return to the boat at 04:00 PM and cruise to your second night’s anchor near Cong Do. Dinner will be served on board the boat at 07:15 PM, followed by time to relax with squid fishing, a movie, or some dancing from 09:00 PM. Day 3: Vung Vieng Floating Village - Hanoi Rise early for another Tai Chi session on the sundeck at 06:15 AM. Get some complimentary tea and coffee before breakfast at 07:00 AM. Between 07:45 AM and 09:00 AM, visit the floating village of Vung Vieng and experience everyday life in Ha Long Bay. Take a short visit to a pearl farm to learn how natural pearls are grown. Then, return to your cruise ship or join one of the optional activities. At 09:45 AM, you will get 30 minutes to freshen up and finish packing. Then, check out of your cabin by 10:00 AM and go to the dining room for a Vietnamese cooking class. Enjoy a set menu lunch in the dining room at 10:30 AM and then relax as you cruise back to the harbor. Arrive at Hon Gai Harbor at 11:45 AM, where a vehicle will be waiting to take you back to Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi at approximately 04:30 PM to enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees
  • 2-night (3-day) cruise
  • All meals on board (3 lunches, 2 dinners and 2 breakfasts)
  • Cooking demonstration.
  • 2 sunset parties on the sundeck
  • Welcome drink
  • 2 bottles of mineral water in the rooms
  • Daily fresh fruit
  • Service charge
  • Insurance on board
  • Round trip shuttle bus at your hotel in Hanoi (applied for Deluxe Ocean View Double/Twin Cabin With Hotel Pick-Up)
  • Airfares
  • Visa arrangements
  • Drinks
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses
  • Compulsory surcharge for occasional events including Christmas Eve (24 December), New Year's Eve (31 December) will be $25 per person

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Meeting point

At 12:00 PM at Paloma Cruise office at #6 Le Thanh Tong street, Hon Gai Harbour, Halong city, Quang Ninh province, Vietnam

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Please note that you will be required to send a copy of your passport to the local operator at least 24 hours before check in for advanced registration
  • The cruise itinerary is subject to change without notice due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions
  • The cruise may be cancelled without notice under unavoidable circumstances, such as extreme climate events. A full refund will be provided in the event of cancellation
  • Please advise if you are a vegetarian
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 17 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    3.0 / 5
  • Transportation
    3.5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.1 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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The food on board was very good, a lot and varied. The all-round support worked very well, collection, information, everything was great, the staff always tried hard. The ship itself is getting a bit old, should be overhauled. The guide had to B. repeat his announcements several times and start over, because his microphone or the speakers have repeatedly failed. Unfortunately there was hardly any wifi, only rarely very poor reception in between. The ride itself through the beautiful rocks was of course wonderful!

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17 April 2019

Perfectly organized, friendly, great food

All around successful excursion. The team was very, very friendly, open and confident. The trips were interesting, the food was great. There were also some nice little surprises here and there. Highly recommended and with the 3 days instead of just 2 you could relax a bit and experience even more. Simply great!

6 March 2019

Very very good

Very very good staff's super, comfortable, cleanliness, very generous meal, etc ... Even one thing in our group a person was sick we asked to go to a pharmacy no problem immediately and on the way back a person from the company called me to ask if we needed help we appreciated very much thanks to this company and to the staff

19 November 2018

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