Our 3 Day Cruise on Halong Bay with Paradise Vietnam - Shawn Walters Photography - Life and My Lens
The best way to see Ha Long Bay!



Paradise Peak (PP) 🚒 takes you on a mystical journey along the seascape of Ha Long Bay.

The eight cabin boat is the best in the bay! As you board, rose 🌹 petals float down from the ceiling and you are handed a ginger & honey tea. 🍡



The staff gives you a warm welcome and tour of the boat before escorting you to your cabin.

PP has four floors. On the main floor, there are a few cabins, a small spa & fitness area; including a jacuzzi, massage tables, a stationary bike & weights. The second floor is all cabins. The third floor has two larger cabins & the dining area, the fourth floor is the sun deck! β˜€οΈ



We booked the three day, two night cruise, and stayed in the Me Cung superior suite on the third floor. The suite included a small dining area, private balcony, what seemed to be a king sized bed, flatscreen tv πŸ“Ί w/DVD player and large bathroom w/jacuzzi tub.



When aboard the Paradise Peak, you have your own Butler. Ours was named Khaye, she was an angel! She took made sure we had everything we needed and that we were well taken care of; she even honored our request to get an extra desert the one night to satisfy our sweet tooth! 🍰 πŸ€—πŸ™ŒπŸ»



Day 1 | Excursion(s):

Luon Cave Here we took a tandem kayak and paddled πŸš£β€β™€οΈ around the lagoon for nearly an hour before heading back to PP. The water was a gorgeous turquoise color and the limestone karsts were even more beautiful up close.



Sung Sot (Surprise) Cave This is one of the largest and most beautiful caves in Halong Bay; having three chambers, each one more stunning than the next.

*Dock at Coconut Tree Island πŸ₯₯ 🌴 Tree Island for the night.



Day 2 | Excursion(s):

Transfer to the Paradise Explorer day boat; includes lunch.

Ti Top Island
This island 🏝 had a beautiful beach and a great look out point! There are loungers available for $1.25 USD and $1 coconuts to drink! The hike is worthwhile but challenging, as it is steep. We were exhausted bu the time we reached the top, but the views take your breath away! *Use your own digression.

Tung Sau Pearl Farm
The oyster pearl farm was a sight to be seen! We were lead through the property on a guided tour, first learning about the different type of oysters and then seeing how they are farmed. We were able to see each step of the process in real time, from embedding the membrane to harvesting the pearl. Our guide was hilarious! πŸ˜† At the end of the tour there is a pearl shop; for the perfect souvenir!

Can Van Floating Village
You have the option to ride the multi-passenger bamboo boat or take a kayak; definitely recommended if you have never experienced a floating village.

Day 3 | Relax
Stay on PP, enjoy the peaceful cruise through the seascape of limestone karsts; roughly 1,600 islands and islets that make up Halong Bay!

Notes:
Each day on the Paradise Peak there is Tai Chi at 6:45 & a cooking demonstration at 18:00 on the sundeck. A Bao Dai dinner 🍴 is served at the restaurant on the third floor starting at 19:30.

The winter climate is dry and cold with temperatures as low as 15Β°C - bring your jacket! πŸ§₯

This is an incredible experience and should not be missed!






Visit the Paradise Cruises online @ https://www.paradisecruise.com/
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