Paloma Cruise 4-Star: Spectacular HaLong Bay 2 Days 1 Night

Paloma Cruise 4-Star: Spectacular HaLong Bay 2 Days 1 Night

From US$ 165 per person

Experience the scenic beauty of Ha Long Bay on a 2-day tour from Hanoi. Marvel at the karst rock formations and islands of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, take a swim in the emerald waters and enjoy a cooking class of traditional Vietnamese cuisine.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 2 days
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Live tour guide
Vietnamese, English
Audio guide
English, Vietnamese
Pickup optional
Pickup between 7:30 AM to 8:00 AM from hotels in the Hoan Kiem (Old Town) district of Hanoi.
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the less touristy area of Bai Tu Long Bay
  • See how pearls are created at a pearl farm
  • Take a nighttime fishing trip for squid
  • Explore one of the hidden caves of Halong and marvel at the stalagmite formations
  • Soak up the sun on deck or gaze at the stars
  • Rise early for a sunrise morning exercise session against a stunning backdrop
  • Kayak to a local fishing village and experience life in the Bay up-close
  • Learn more about Vietnamese cuisine at a cooking class
  • Cruise among the limestone karst islands and islets of Halong Bay
  • Experience a wonderful stay on a wooden junk boat
Full description
Discover the scenic beauty of Ha Long Bay on an overnight cruise. Experience 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 - Bai Tu Long Bay - Thien Canh Son Cave Journey by bus or private car to arrive in the city of Ha Long by 12:30 PM. Get a welcome drink and briefing on arrival, and then check in to your cabin for the start of your cruise. Enjoy a delicious Vietnamese lunch at 01:30 PM, and then head to Bai Tu Long Bay between 03:15 PM and 03:40 PM. Pass the towns of Hon Gai and Cam Pha, along with Oan Lagoon and the islets of "Monster Head" and "Teapot." Go to the hidden caves of Thien Canh Son to see the staggering stalagmite and stalactite formations. Take a swim in the emerald waters before continuing on your way. At 06:00 PM, drop anchor in the calm waters surrounding the islet of Cong Dam, and enjoy a sunset party with happy hour. Dinner will be served aboard the boat at 07:15 PM, followed by time to relax with on-board activities from 09:00 PM, such as watching a movie or dancing the night away.  Day 2: Vung Vieng Floating Village - Hanoi Rise early for a 06:15 AM Tai Chi session on the sundeck. 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 explore by bamboo sampan. Enjoy a short visit to the Pearl Farm to learn how natural pearls are grown. Then, return to your cruise ship or join one of the optional activities, such as sunbathing, a traditional massage or swimming in the emerald waters. 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 van or a car 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. 
Includes
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees
  • Luxury cruise in Ha Long Bay
  • All meals aboard the boat (2 lunches, 1 dinner and 1 breakfast)
  • Cooking demonstration
  • Bamboo boat trip
  • 1 sunset party
  • 2 bottles of mineral water
  • Daily fresh fruit
  • Service charge and insurance on board the boat
  • Drinks
  • Visa arrangements
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Transfer (unless option with pick-up booked)
  • Compulsory surcharge for occasional events including Christmas Eve (24 December), New Year Eve (31 December): $25 per person

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Meeting point

12:00 at Paloma Cruise office, number 6 Lê Thánh Tông street, Hòn Gai Habour, Halong city, Quang Ninh province, Vietnam. It takes 4 hours drive from Hanoi/Hanoi Airport HAN to the Hon Gai harbour where the boat departs and 2 hour drive from Cat Bi Airport HPH to Hon Gai harbour where the boat departs.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Sunglasses
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • You will be required to send a copy of your passport to the cruise company at least 24 hours before check in for advanced registration
  • The itinerary is subject to change without notice due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions
  • The cruise may be cancelled without notice in the event of unavoidable circumstances, such as major climatic events. You will be offered a full refund in the event of cancellation
  • Please advise if you are a vegetarian
  • You will receive confirmation at the time of booking
  • Please do not bring large pieces of luggage on the tour
  • Welcome for honeymooners is available
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 140 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7 / 5
  • Transportation
    4.3 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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Very good organization; Transfer from / to Hanoi in a comfortable minibus, check in without problems, luggage can be taken. The boat is of good quality - but there are also better ones - relatively narrow rooms, but comfortable, no balcony. Eat well, if not great. Unfortunately no wifi on board, many activities offered, approx. 25 people on board. At our time in early November only a small number of boats in the bay, absolutely not disturbing

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2 November 2019

Great cruise!

We had a great time on our halong Bay cruise with Paloma and strongly recommend it! Pickup from Hanoi was easy and the driver was excellent. He navigated us safely and comfortably through the crazy traffic. Upon arrival at halong Bay Port, the reception was a little chaotic but without problems. After waiting for half an hour we embarked. We were greeted with a drink and some information on the activities. After check in and some time to freshen up, we enjoyed a good meal while sailing into the bay. The cabin was large enough and very clean. On the first day we visited a cave with private beach. Thereafter, we went for a kayaking tour with our guide which was great. On the second day, after an early breakfast, we visited a fishing village where we enjoyed a rowing boat tour. The sceneries you see here are totally worth the trip to halong Bay. Overall the cruise was excellent from start to finish, cabin was good, guides great and the food was very tasty!

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21 October 2019

Everything was organized through and through. The transport went smoothly and the crew was very nice. The ship and the Halong Bay are really beautiful. Kayaking is particularly fun. It's a shame that you can't go swimming there. Only the trip to the cave was completely overrun with tourists. Dreadful. You'd rather relax on the ship. The local food was really very good.

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9 October 2019

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