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Halong Bay with Paloma Cruise

Halong Bay with Paloma Cruise
TOUR INFORMATION

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.

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  7. Paloma Cruise Relax on board

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  11. HaLong Sung Sot Cave

  12. Halong Hang Trong Cave

  13. Vung Vieng fishing village

  14. Halong


Overview:

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.

Cabins & Facilities:

Superior
Deluxe
Family Suite
Paloma Suite

  • Air conditioning
  • En-suite luxury bathroom with shower
  • Toiletry amenities / Wardrobe
  • Fully stocked mini bar
  • Safety deposit box
  • In house phone (internal calls only)
  • Dressing table / Hairdryer
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke detector

Restaurant & Bar:

Relax and unwind in the bar which adjoins the restaurant. Enjoy pre-dinner or after-dinner drinks, relax in the soft seating area, browse our selection of books and magazines or watch a DVD on the plasma TV. The bar is fully stocked with fine wines, spirits, alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks.

On board you will be delighted with our top notch service and fine dining experience. Our menu is an innovative blend of European cuisine with an Asian twist. In Vietnam food preparation and presentation is an art form. A healthy and refined cuisine with exotic flavours features Vietnamese herbs, spices and other well-known traditional specialties.

Facilities & Services:

  • Cruise Itinerary and Program
  • Entrance and Sightseeing Fees
  • In-house English-speaking Tour Guide
  • Luxury Cabins and Suites with A/C
  • Luxury en-suite Bathroom
  • All meals on board
  • Kayaking (subject to availability)
  • Snorkel Equipment (subject to availability)
  • Meeting Facilities and Equipment
  • Tai Chi Session
  • Insurance, Taxes and Service Charges

Meals: L, D

Destination:
Day 1

Hanoi - Halong Bay

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 though out 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.


Meals: B, L

Destination:
Day 2

Halong Bay - Hanoi

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

07.00: Have breakfast in dining room.

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 your cabin, you may leave heavy luggage outside of the cabin (staff will transfer directly to the pier).

10:30: Enjoy Set Menu for lunch in the dining room. We will settle bills after lunch. Relaxing on the sundeck or in the dining room, enjoying the rest of Halong bay before getting back to harbor.

11.45 Arrive at Hon Gai Harbour. Transfer by tender to the pier. Get on van or car back to Hanoi.

Arrive in Hanoi approximate 5:00 PM.


Meals: L, D

Destination:
Day 1

Ha Noi - Bai Tu Long Bay - Vung Vieng Village

7.45-8.00: 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 in cabins and begin your cruise.

13.30: Having lunch - delicious Vietnamese set menu (Massage service is available after lunch and throughout the tour).

15:00: Head to Bai Tu Long Bay, pass the towns of Hon Gai and Cam Pha, Oan Lagoon, Monster Head and 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.

18:00: 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.


Meals: B, L, D

Destination:
Day 2

HaLong - Lan Ha Bay

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

07.00: Paloma weighs anchor to sail through the bay and pass by several beautiful places such as Trong (Drum) cave, Trinh Nu (Virgin) cave, Coc Ngoi (Toad) Islet, etc. Early breakfast in the dining room.

08.30: Transfer to Smaller boat for Lan Ha Bay excursion.

09.30: Guided kayaking and swimming at Three Peaches beach, a pristine natural beach lapped by the turquoise water.

12.30: BBQ lunch is served on beach (depend on the weather or tide levels).

14.00: Continue to discovery Toi and Sang Cave (depend on the tide condition), the most remote point in Lan Ha Bay and bordering the Gulf of Tonkin. Visit its quaint fishing village and lagoon. Possibility of kayaking through an amazing tunnel under a karst mountain (time permitting).

16.00: Return to Paloma Cruise for dinner and overnight.

17.00: The vessel cruises back to the bay for second overnight anchorage near Ho Dong Tien. Happy hour (Sunset party).

19.15: Sumptuous Seafood 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.


Meals: B, L

Destination:
Day 3

Halong Bay - Hanoi

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

07.00: Have breakfast in dining room.

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 cabin, you may leave heavy luggage outside of the cabin (staff will transfer directly to the pier).

10:30: Enjoy Set Menu for lunch in the dining room. We will settle bills after lunch. Relax on the sundeck or in the dining room enjoying the bay scenery as we approach the pier.

11.45: Arrive at Hon Gai Harbour. Transfer by tender to the pier; relax inside the Paloma Office while waiting for getting on Van back to Hanoi.

Arrive in Hanoi about 5:00 PM.

How can I trust the quality of the tours that I buy from TNK Travel ?
TNK Travel is a local travel company which is lead by young, professional and enthusiastic tour operators. We just want to give you the best services in Vietnam, so that you can enjoin the best your traveling time here.

Our organization has selected a team of experienced tour operators, tour leaders, tour guides, drivers … who are all qualified, responsible, smiley and have more than 7 years working in the travel business to keep our service as best as we can.

You can trust you when ask any tourists has joined with TNK Travel. Or simply, travel with us, we ensure that you will come back next time.

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– With tour bookings, you DO NOT need to pay total in advance, we just need 30% for Deposit, to ensure that you use our services.

– With flight or train ticket bookings, we require 100% total payment in advance.

If you would like to pay by others methods, please inquire with us directly.

What if I need to cancel or change my itinerary ?
We allow you to change your dates, if needed, at no additional cost as long as you give sufficient advance notice and availability exists.

Cancellations of the tours usually involve a cancellation fee, which depends on how far in advance that you cancel.

For each tour, the cancellation and change policies depend on the status of services providing. Please inquire directly for the change or cancellation policy for any particular tour.

Do you offer longer or more customized tours ?
You can ask for longer tours or customize your favourite travels with any our tours. Tours on our site http://www.tnktravelvietnam.com are popular tours which can be changed or customized for your needs.

If you have questions about a particular tour or would like a longer or more customized tour, please contact us at [email protected], and our travel experts will help you find your best travel itinerary.

What if I have special needs for the tour ?
If you have special requirements – for example, if you have a large group or young children, or you have infants or the olds in your group, or if you are handicapped or have physical limitations, if you have special transportation needs, or if you are vegetarian or have other food allergies – please let us know, and we can work with both you and the service provider ( restaurant, hotels, transportation …) to ensure that we can meet your needs.

How can I book a hotel / resort room ?
Simply select the hotel in which you would like to stay (or email or call us with your requests and we will make recommendations). Once you have selected a hotel, proceed with “Select” and please fill out all customer and payment information, as well as any special requests.

We will confirm the availability of the hotel, and send you payment details as with tour booking.

When do I need to pay for hotel / resort booking ?
All hotel/ resort reservations must be paid in advance and immediately after booking the hotel/resort. We cannot hold hotel/resort bookings without payment.
Note that we accept payment through PayPal, then it’s easy for you to send us the Deposit, to hold your hotel/resort bookings.

If you are paying by credit card online, your credit card will not be billed until after we confirm the availability of the hotel.

You can pay us 30% Deposit in advance, then pay the rest 07 days before check-in date.

Can I make a reservation for someone else ?
Yes, you can make a reservation for someone else. Simply fill in the name of the guest for the booking and your contact details. You can also pay by cash, paypal or bank transfer for someone else. However, you cannot make a payment for someone else using credit card. The name on the credit card must match the name of the guest.

How do I know my reservation is confirmed ?
After you make an online booking, we will follow up with you to confirm availability and confirm the booking. Your reservation is not confirmed until you receive this follow-up email or fax.

I am not ready to book right now, what should I do ?
For flights, you can make a booking and then we can hold the booking for a limited period of time until you are ready to purchase and issue the ticket. When you make a booking, we will inform you of the amount of time until the ticket must be issued since this timeframe varies by airline.

For hotels, in order to make a booking and hold a room, you must confirm and pay immediately. Unfortunately, we cannot hold a hotel booking for you without payment.

For tours, as tours are related to hotels booking. We will need you 30% for Deposit. This amount is to cover our costs if you cancel the tour. Almost is for cancelation charges of hotels/resorts.

Can I make payment for someone else using a credit card ?
No, you cannot make a payment for someone else using credit card. The name on the credit card must match the name of the guest.
However, you can pay for someone else using bank transfer or through PayPal.

What currency your prices are in ?
All of the prices on our website are in US Dollar.

Do you accept credit card ?
Yes, We accept Mastercard, Visa Card and American Express.

How many payment methods do you offer and what are they ?
Now we offer 5 payment methods: Cash, Bank transfer, Credit card imprint, Secure PayPal online payment and payment through Western Union.

Do you have electronic air tickets ?
Very few of the airlines in Vietnam offer electronic ticket. If an electronic ticket is available, we will issue an electronic ticket instead of a paper ticket, unless a paper ticket is specifically requested by the customer. Electronic tickets will be emailed or faxed to the customer.

I just received my flight ticket and there is a problem with it. What should I do ?
Please contact the customer service team immediately. If your flight is less than 48 hours from the time that you receive the ticket, please contact a customer service representative directly by phone at (08) 9204767 outside of Vietnam. If the flight is more than 48 hours from the time that you receive the ticket, please contact us by phone or email at [email protected].

What happens if I make an airline booking and then do not confirm or pay ?
When you make an airline booking, we can hold the booking for a limited period of time, which depends on the availability of the flight and the airline. If we have not received confirmation from you after two emails or faxes, we will automatically cancel the booking.

If you confirm the booking but arrange to issue and pay the ticket later, we will inform you of the deadline for payment. If you do not make payment before this deadline, the booking will be automatically cancelled.

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2 Days/1 Night

1 Jan - 30 Apr 16/1 Oct - 31 Dec 16

Grade tour Price per person in US$ / cabin Single
supplement
1 person/cabin2 people/cabin
Superior$215$144
Deluxe$232$155
Paloma Suite$279$185
(Seasonal prices apply and will be confirmed when booking! All rates are quoted in US$)

3 Days/ 2 Nights

1 Jan - 30 Apr 16 / 1 Oct - 31 Dec 16

Grade tour Price per person in US$ / cabin Single
supplement
1 person/cabin2 people/cabin
Superior$380$250
Deluxe$411$270
Paloma Suite$457$300
(Seasonal prices apply and will be confirmed when booking! All rates are quoted in US$)

2 Days/1 Night

1 May - 30 Sep 2016

Grade tour Price per person in US$ / cabin Single
supplement
1 person/cabin2 people/cabin
Superior $195$134
Deluxe $210$145
Paloma Suite$255$165
(Seasonal prices apply and will be confirmed when booking! All rates are quoted in US$)

3 Days/2 Night

Valid 1 May - 30 Sep 2015

Grade tour Price per person in US$ / cabin Single
supplement
1 person/cabin2 people/cabin
Superior$335$230
Deluxe$355$245
Paloma Suite$405$280
(Seasonal prices apply and will be confirmed when booking! All rates are quoted in US$)

*** Itinerary & program subject to change when necessary with or without prior notice

Includes :

• English Speaking Guide
• Entrance and Sightseeing fees
• Luxury Cruise through Halong bay
• All meal on board (2 days 1 night: 2 lunchs, 1 dinner, 1 breakfast; 3days 2 nights: 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners)
• Kayaking for 1 hour (applied for 2 days – 1 night trip)
• Kayaking for the 2nd day (applied for 3 days – 2 nights trip)
• Welcome drink, cold handkerchief
• English speaking guide on shuttle bus and boat
• Service charge
• Insurance on board

Excludes :

• Airfares
• Visa Arrangements
• Beverages, Tips, and Personal Expenses
• All other services not clearly mentioned above
• Tax
• Shuttle bus (15$/pax/round trip)

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