The story behind the making of Halong Bay, tells of a great dragon who charged towards the Vietnamese coastline, flinging its tail about creating the valleys and crevasses before plunging deep into the sea, filling the area with water. Today, we have a World Heritage listed area with more than 2000 islands and emerald waters forming the Gulf of Tonkin.
Aboard your 3 Day, 2 Night Paradise Privilege cruise you marvel at the limestone karsts that dot Halong Bay, visit caves that have been eroded by the seas over the years and see islands covered in lush green foliage and pretty little beaches. Your purpose built vessel is intimate and relaxed. Tuck into the Vietnamese menu that has been inspired by many traditional home-cooked meals.
Departing from Tuan Chau Island, this cruise is a great way to discover the mystical landscape and hidden caves of Halong Bay - all just 3 hours from Hanoi.
The Paradise Privilege vessel has 3 cabins. All cabins are spacious and very elegant and feature full length windows to take in the incredible vistas of the beautiful Halong Bay. All cabins comfortably cater for 2 Adults and 1 child (under 12 years in an extra bed / cot).
All Cabins Feature:
• Full length windows
• En-Suite Bathrooms
• TV/DVD player
• Complimentary toiletries
• Personal safe
• 2 bottles of mineral water
|Cabin Type||Cabin Location||Avg. Cabin Size||Bedding||Cabins Per Vessel|
|Superior Double||Lower Deck||16m²||Double||1|
|Superior Twin||Lower Deck||16m²||Twin||1|
|Master Suite||Upper Deck||28m²||Double||1|
Additional Cabin Features:
• Master Suite - Balcony, minibar, bathtub and flower & fruit basket
All meals are included on your 3 Day, 2 Night Paradise Privilege cruise. However, if you'd like to celebrate a special occasion or make your cruise extra special you can request any of the following dining experiences (which all attract an additional fee).
Dinner inside a Cave: For a truly memorable dining experience, a Halong Cave is illuminated by candlelight and soft lighting. A private dining table can be set up in a cave chamber.
BBQ on the Sundeck: Take advantage of the 360 degree views of Halong Bay whilst enjoying a seafood BBQ (meat can be arranged on request) on the sundeck. Sit back an relax with a cool beer or wine in hand whilst the chef prepares your meal to your preference.
Lunch or Dinner on the Beach: Dine as waves gently lap the shoreline at your prepared table on a sandy beach. Nestled between the dense green foliage of the jungle and the stunning emerald coloured waters of Halong Bay, this is a remarkable dining treat.
Whilst on board, you have the opportunity to take part in the following activities.
On Board Activities
• Tai Chi Demonstration
• Cooking Demonstration
• Kayaking (extra charges apply)
• Snorkeling & fishing equipment (extra charges may apply)
• Movie nights
Day 1: Arrive at Tuan Chau Island around midday. From here you are transferred to the vessel. After enjoying a welcome drink, mandatory safety instructions and check-in your 3 Day and 2 Night Paradise Privilege Cruise disembarks. Lunch is served as you cruise pass Ti Top Island, through Hoa Cuong a local fishing village and many of the local caves of the region including Luon, Trong, Ho Dong Tien as well as Cua Van floating village.
Before arriving at your next destination, enjoy a Vietnamese tea and coffee making demonstration and conservation information session.
Anchoring at Dark and Bright Cave, explore the area by rowing bamboo boats with local people or kayak by yourself. Returning to the vessel the cruise continues around Halong Bay whilst enjoying Happy Hour. Before dinner and pre-dinner cocktails on the sundeck, you have the option to visit the on board spa or spend some time at the various demonstrations. These include cooking some of the more traditional Vietnamese foods and serving local rice wine. Evening activities include fishing, spa services or movie night. The cruise docks overnight at Coconut Three Island.
Day 2: For early rises, join a session of Tai Chi on the sundeck or sample some of the light breakfast delights or for those who wish to sleep in the full breakfast is available later this morning. After breakfast, change vessels to Paradise Explorer for a day of activities that includes visiting Bai Tu Long Bay and Thien Chan Son Beach where you will have the opportunity to enjoy kayaking or swimming. Returning to Paradise Explorer a Vietnamese lunch is served on board before cruising to Vung Vieng Fishing Village. Spend some time in the village and experience life on the water in a traditional bamboo boat. Head back to Paradise Luxury vessel to enjoy the afternoon at your leisure before Happy Hour commences. Before dinner discover another popular Vietnamese dish at your on board chef's cooking demonstration.
Day 3: Awake refreshed with morning and participate in a relaxing Tai Chi session on the sundeck. For those ready for a light breakfast, enjoy tea, coffee and an assortment of handmade pastries. Before the full buffet breakfast is served you have the opportunity to visit Sung Sot Cave or just stay on board and relax some more! If you're feeling energetic, climb the 700 stairs of these incredible limestone creations to see the largest and most scenic cave in Halong Bay. Disembark your vessel as it arrives back at Tuan Chau Island mid morning.
Note: Itinerary is subject to change without notice.
All cruises depart from a private pier on Tuan Chau Island. Tuan Chau is located south-west of Halong City and accessed from the mainland via a bridge.
Coach and private car transfers are available from Hanoi accommodation (additional cost not included in cruise price).
Pick up time: 7.30am - 8.00am
Drop off time: 4.30pm
A set lunch is provided at Paradise Suites Hotel (this is ONLY available to guests who have booked on the shuttle transfer bus with Paradise Cruises).
Boarding Vessel: 12.15pm
Disembark Vessel: 10.30am
Children 0-4 years: Free of charge (if no extra bed required). Small fee required if extra bed is required. Cots are available on request.
Children 5-12 years: Child price applies
Dietary requirements: Please advise your consultant at time of booking of any special dietary requirements
Halong Port Authority: Approve all daily departures. In the case of bad weather conditions, the Port Authority might limit the possibility of cruising or cancel cruise
Note: Passport and visa information will be required for advance registration prior to departure
Operated By: Paradise Cruises