Paloma Cruise + Essense Palace Hotel

Paloma Cruise + Essense Palace Hotel
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Duration: 3 Days 2 Nights

Tour Route: Hanoi - Halong - Hanoi

Best value Hanoi - Halong package tour, Luxury experience in Hanoi and Halong bay

  • 2 days 1 night on Paloma Cruise
  • 1 night at 3 stars hotels in Hanoi, 
  • Complimentary round trip shuttle bus 
  • English speaking guide on boat 




Arriving at Noi Bai airport in Hanoi, you will be welcomed by the driver and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure to explore the tree-lined boulevards, French Indochinese architecture and tranquil lakes of this unique city or if you have time, we will offer you the city tour at night with Paloma Motorbike Tours ( you will pay yourself )

Overnight at 4 star hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter: Essense Palace hotel


7.45 – 8.15: Our bus or private car will pick you up at your hotel.

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

13.15 – 14.30: Have lunch – delicious Vietnamese set menu (Massage service is available after lunch and thoughout the cruise).

15.00: Head to Bai Tu Long Bay, pass the towns of Hon Gai and Cam Pha, Oan Lagoon, Mat Quy (Monster Head) and Am Tich (Teapot) Islets and Vung Vieng fishing village.
Visit the Vung Vieng fishing village by local rowing boat (01 hour) or Kayak into the village then return to the vessel for your leisure or join one of the following optional activities: Sunbathing, traditional massage, swimming etc.

17.00: Drop anchor in the calm water surrounded by islets near Hang Trong.
Happy Hour (sunset party)

18.30: Vietnamese cooking demonstration on boat.

19.15: Sumptuous Set-dinner onboard.

21.00: Relaxing on 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.


06.15: Start your day with Tai Chi on the Sundeck while complimentary tea & coffee are served

07.00: Have breakfast.

08.00: Explore the Surprise Cave (Sung Sot).

08.15: Transfer by tender to the Surprise Cave. Walk up about 100 steps to the cave entrance and tour the cave for approximately 45 minutes. Walk down about 100 steps and return to the boat.

10.00: 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 for lunch in the dining room. We will settle bills after breakfast. Relax on the sundeck or in the dining room enjoying the bay scenery as we approach the pier.

11.30-12.00: Arrive at Hon Gai Habour. Transfer by tender to the pier, relax inside the Paloma Office while waiting for return transportation

16.00-16.30: Arrive in Hanoi. Ends of trip


Number of pax 1 Pax 2 Pax
Price/pax $285/pax $190/pax


  • One-way airport transfer
  • 1 night in 4 Stars Hotel accommodation in shared twin or shared double room with daily breakfast.
  • 1 night on Paloma cruise 4 stars
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).
  • Round trip shuttle bus Hanoi - Halong and returns
  • English speaking local guide
  • All entrance fees as indicated in itinerary.
  • Cruise in Halong Bay with Paloma Cruise


  • International flight
  • Other meals, drink, Tip to guide and driver, personal expenses
  • Other services are not mentioned above




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