If you are planning a luxury Vietnam holiday and Halong Bay is on your list of ‘must sees’, then we recommend coming onboard the beautiful luxury junk, ‘Paradise’.
Overnight cruises are available, however the highlight is a 3 day, 2 night itinerary, including a visit to Cat Ba Island to experience the life of a typical Northern Vietnamese fishing village. Here you can swim during the summer or explore Cat Ba National Park by bicycle.
This is the only luxury Halong Bay cruise to include a visit to Cat Ba Island. Cooking classes are also available onboard upon request and a luxury Vietnam holiday would not be complete without an early morning Tai Chi lesson on deck to start the day followed by a massage in the Paradise junk spa!
Start your voyage across Vietnam’s most fascinating wonder at noon from Tuan Chau Island. Once you are settled on board spend the afternoon discovering some of the treasures disseminated across the Bay of the Descending Dragon: fascinating caves, pristine beaches, picturesque floating villages and fantastic rock formations rising up out of emerald water. While onboard take advantage at leisure of the luxury facilities such as the spa and beauty services or attend the chef’s cooking demonstration where you can try your skills in the art of traditional Vietnamese cooking. During your Paradise stay a highly refined and varied cuisine will be presented for lunch and dinner in the elegant dining-room, accompanied by a wide selection of wines and beverages from around the world.
Day 2: Halong Bay
As the day breaks you are invited to join a Tai Chi demonstration on the top deck allowing you to take in the magnificent surrounding views as you do your morning exercise. Enjoy a buffet breakfast on the main vessel before being transferred to our day-boat, Paradise Explorer, which will take you to a nearby floating village (either Cua Van or Vung Vieng depending on the weather conditions). After visiting the floating village enjoy a Vietnamese set menu lunch served in traditional style. In the afternoon visit a local fishing village, before travelling to a kayaking and swimming location. At around 4.30pm, transfer back to Paradise Luxury where you can relax and enjoy the facilities at leisure. The bar will be open and the spa, massage & beauty services will also be available to book. This evening dinner will be served onboard followed by a movie night, board games or if you prefer just enjoy some cocktails whilst admiring the surrounding views of limestone rocks majestically springing out from the silent waters.
Early birds can attend a Tai Chi demonstration on the sundeck at the break of dawn or alternatively start the day by enjoying a buffet breakfast. Today you will continue exploring Halong Bay sailing across its 2000 islets and visiting some of its major highlights. Your Paradise Cruise will come to an end on Tuan Chau Island between 10.30am and 11.00am.