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The Paradise Today | TRAVEL  | Halong Bay cruises 2018

Halong Bay cruises 2018

If you are planning a journey to Halong Bay, start with cruises of Paradise Cruise - The leading luxury cruise in Halong Bay.

The Paradise Today | TRAVEL  | Beware of the Rising Fake Paradise Cruise Websites

Beware of the Rising Fake Paradise Cruise Websites

A number of fake Paradise Cruise websites have been popping out of nowhere over the last few months and show no signs of stopping anytime soon.

The Paradise Today | TRAVEL  | Travel Companies React to the Kayak Ban in Halong Bay

Travel Companies React to the Kayak Ban in Halong Bay

The Quang Ninh tourism officials have done it again with the banning of all kayak use in UNESCO World Heritage Site Halong Bay from April 1st

The Paradise Today | TRAVEL  | From Taiwan to Paradise with Love

From Taiwan to Paradise with Love

Yet another inspiring story of a young woman who chose to move to Vietnam from Taiwan to study and work hard for her own future and for her family.

The Paradise Today | TRAVEL  | The Paradise Elegance Experience

The Paradise Elegance Experience

After years of waiting and anticipation, the Paradise Group has finally launched its first and only steel boat ever, the Paradise Elegance cruise in Halong Bay.

The Paradise Today | TRAVEL  | The Paradise Group Visits Australia Accounts

The Paradise Group Visits Australia Accounts

From the 6th until the 10th of February, two of Paradise Group’s best sales guys have travelled across the Pacific to meet with our most valued clients in Australia.

The Paradise Today | TRAVEL  | Of Building a New Home in Paradise: Moving to Halong Bay

Of Building a New Home in Paradise: Moving to Halong Bay

An insider’s look on how two young university students from the Philippines have decided to take on the challenges of working and living abroad.

The Paradise Today | TRAVEL  | One Sunny Morning in Hanoi’s Dong Xuan Alley

One Sunny Morning in Hanoi’s Dong Xuan Alley

Countless food stalls, raging motorbikes, an endless flow of passersby, and a wide variety of the region’s best dishes are what make Dong Xuan Alley’s survive for over 35 years.

The Paradise Today | TRAVEL  | Paradise Group Launches New Line of Halong Bay Cruise Ships

Paradise Group Launches New Line of Halong Bay Cruise Ships

Paradise Group launches a new line of especially crafted cruise ships that prioritizes the cruise experience onboard. The two Paradise Elegance ships will set sail in February and June respectively, reaffirming Paradise Group’s position as the largest luxury cruise operator in Halong Bay.

The Paradise Today | TRAVEL  | 2017 Confessions: What’s Your Tet Wish for Year?

2017 Confessions: What’s Your Tet Wish for Year?

Let's find out what our Hanoian community has to say as their wishes for the upcoming Tet Holidays!

The Paradise Today | TRAVEL  | Halong Bay Amongst the Top Ten UNESCO World Heritages in Asia

Halong Bay Amongst the Top Ten UNESCO World Heritages in Asia

Halong Bay, a UNESCO recognized natural heritage in Quang Ninh Province, has been honored by Rough Guides as one of Asia’s Ten Most Wonderful UNESCO Sites due to its extraordinary natural settings and outstanding universal value.

The Paradise Today | TRAVEL  | Titop Island and Tourism Plan by 2017: New Addition to Enrich Halong Bay Experience

Titop Island and Tourism Plan by 2017: New Addition to Enrich Halong Bay Experience

The Ha Long Bay Management Board has recently announced Titop Marine and Island Tourism Plan by 2017, which promises to make Titop Island become one of the most attractive ecological and cultural destinations in UNESCO-recognized natural heritage Halong Bay.

The Paradise Today | TRAVEL  | Mother Goddess Worship and Trance Rituals: Vietnam’s Newest Addition to UNESCO Recognized Intangible Cultural Heritages

Mother Goddess Worship and Trance Rituals: Vietnam’s Newest Addition to UNESCO Recognized Intangible Cultural Heritages

Mother Goddess, an art performance of Vietnam's centuries-old worship ritual, which represents a combination of music, singing, dancing, martial arts, cuisine and fashion has just been honored as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity by UNESCO for its special cultural and spiritual values.

The Paradise Today | TRAVEL  | Floating Village: Another Heritage of Halong Bay

Floating Village: Another Heritage of Halong Bay

Amongst the splendid natural settings of rocky formations and crystal blue waters, there are exotic fishing villages that float on water, brightly painted and interestingly constructed.

The Paradise Today | TRAVEL  | Why Hanoi and Halong Bay Should be in Everyone’s Bucket List

Why Hanoi and Halong Bay Should be in Everyone’s Bucket List

Named as one of the Top Places to Visit for more than three years now by multiple travel blogs and different major websites worldwide, both Hanoi & Halong Bay continue to appeal to millions of travellers and have been highly considered in their bucket lists due to countless reasons.

The Paradise Today | TRAVEL  | Hoi An to Celebrate 17 Years of Being a World Cultural Heritage

Hoi An to Celebrate 17 Years of Being a World Cultural Heritage

In order to celebrate the 17th anniversary of being recognized as World Cultural Heritage, Hoi An Ancient Town will welcome international tourists to visit and join a good number of activities without any sightseeing fees.

The Paradise Today | TRAVEL  | Paradise Group Taking Part in the ILTM 2016 in Cannes

Paradise Group Taking Part in the ILTM 2016 in Cannes

This year, the ILTM (International Luxury Travel Market of Cannes) will be held from the 5th to the 8th of December. Paradise Cruises and Hotels will be present and part of this unique event for the very first time.

The Paradise Today | TRAVEL  | Vietnam Listed in the New York Times’ 20 Places to Visit in Your 20s

Vietnam Listed in the New York Times’ 20 Places to Visit in Your 20s

A prestigious American magazine, The New York Times, has just listed Vietnam amongst the 20 Places to Travel in Your 20s when people are most eager to experience and discover the world but have limited money and too busy at work or universities.

The Paradise Today | TRAVEL  | Day Cruise or Night Cruise in Ha Long Bay: Which One is Better?

Day Cruise or Night Cruise in Ha Long Bay: Which One is Better?

Cruising is the ideal way to experience the spectacular view of Halong Bay. The two cruising options, Day and Night Cruise, which both take guests to the breathtaking attractions of the bay but depending on their timing, health, and what they expect from the Halong Bay journey, they may have their own preference.

The Paradise Today | TRAVEL  | Favorite Attractions in Ha Long Bay: Tripadvisor’s Latest Updates

Favorite Attractions in Ha Long Bay: Tripadvisor’s Latest Updates

Upon the recent rankings of “Things to do in Ha Long Bay” by millions of TripAdvisor’s users, Sung Sot Cave, Dau Go Cave, Thien Cung Cave, Titop Island and Cua Van Floating Village are holding the highest positions.

The Paradise Today | TRAVEL  | A Journey Onboard of The Paradise Luxury Cruise

A Journey Onboard of The Paradise Luxury Cruise

Thank you to our valued guest, Mr. Walter Kei, for having created this amazing video about his journey on the Paradise Luxury Cruise. 

The Paradise Today | TRAVEL  | Things to Know Before Kayaking in Ha Long Bay

Things to Know Before Kayaking in Ha Long Bay

If being onboard a cruise helps guests experience the breathtaking views of Ha Long Bay with thousands of limestone karsts and islets in various shapes rising out of the deep waters, kayaking takes them to explore the hidden charm of the legendary bay.

The Paradise Today | TRAVEL  | Weather Guide for Winter Cruise in Ha Long Bay

Weather Guide for Winter Cruise in Ha Long Bay

As other coastal regions in the North Vietnam, Ha Long Bay weather represents typical tropical climate with two main seasons all-year round. While hot and humid weather with sporadic rain from April to September makes many visitors anxious about high possibilities of typhoon, cool and dry climate with some chilly winds from October to March offer safe choice for cruise lovers.

The Paradise Today | TRAVEL  | Hoi An in the Top 10 Best Cities in Asia

Hoi An in the Top 10 Best Cities in Asia

Hoi An Town, Quang Nam Province has recently been voted as one of the 10 best cities in Asia by Travel & Leisure.

The Paradise Today | TRAVEL  | 7 Travel Hacks You Need to Know When in Vietnam

7 Travel Hacks You Need to Know When in Vietnam

Travelling to Vietnam can be excruciating as tourism is quickly developing month after month. Knowing where to book your tours, how to book them, and what to bring are essential for you to be able to save time and money.

The Paradise Today | TRAVEL  | Vietnam: The World’s Safest Travel Destination

Vietnam: The World’s Safest Travel Destination

Vietnam has recently been ranked among the safest countries of the world by the Daily Star newspaper.

The Paradise Today | TRAVEL  | What to Expect on a Ha Long Bay Overnight Cruise

What to Expect on a Ha Long Bay Overnight Cruise

People coming to cruise to Ha Long Bay might have some preconceptions already on what they are going to experience. However, cruising in Ha Long is nothing comparable to cruising in any other location.

The Paradise Today | TRAVEL  | An Amateur’s Guide to Ha Long Bay

An Amateur’s Guide to Ha Long Bay

When traveling and experiencing new adventures, everyone has expectations and fears. Seldom, we ask questions like “Am I going to be sick with the local food?”, “Will I be able to communicate with the staff of my hotel?”, “Is this experience going to reach my expectations?”. With this guide, people will be able to have a better view of what they are about to encounter by visiting the wonderful and unique Bay of Ha Long.

The Paradise Today | TRAVEL  | Sunrise Tai Chi in Ha Long Bay

Sunrise Tai Chi in Ha Long Bay

What could be better than starting the day at 6:30 AM, trying a Tai Chi Class on the sundeck of a luxurious Cruise, where everything is set in the most amazing landscape that one can only be imagined.

The Paradise Today | TRAVEL  | 6 Realizations After Going on a Ha Long Bay Cruise

6 Realizations After Going on a Ha Long Bay Cruise

When travelling to far off destinations like Ha Long Bay in Vietnam, a lot of the times people forget for a while their worries behind, and eventually create a sense of realization that makes them rethink of where they stand in this chaotic world. Below are some realizations you may experience after going on a Ha Long Bay cruise.

The Paradise Today | TRAVEL  | Cat Ba Island; Where the Adventure Begins

Cat Ba Island; Where the Adventure Begins

Discovering Ha Long Bay’s largest island, home to diverse fauna, flora, and rare species that brings visitors an experience of a lifetime that can only be found in Vietnam.

The Paradise Today | TRAVEL  | Why Hanoi is the New Trendy  Place to be

Why Hanoi is the New Trendy Place to be

Throughout the past few years, Hanoi has changed a lot. So many new places to see, new restaurants to experiment with, and new sites to visit which contribute to the emergence of a new lifestyle revolution.

The Paradise Today | TRAVEL  | The Rise of Russian Tourism in Vietnam

The Rise of Russian Tourism in Vietnam

According to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) the amount of Russian tourists visiting Vietnam has been 120% more than last year at the same period. From the beginning of the year, already 266,000 Russian visitors have stepped onto Vietnamese lands.  

The Paradise Today | TRAVEL  | VietJet Debuts in Thailand & Opens in Hong Kong

VietJet Debuts in Thailand & Opens in Hong Kong

VietJet is on a roll this month as it debuts as the first Thai-registered low-cost carrier (LCC) to launch in nearly three years and as it opens its first flights to Hong Kong, both on the same day.

The Paradise Today | TRAVEL  | Sapa, Hoi An and Halong Bay in Top 50 Best Attractions in Asia

Sapa, Hoi An and Halong Bay in Top 50 Best Attractions in Asia

Conde Nast Traveler (CNT), one of the world's premier luxury and lifestyle travel magazines, has recently announced the top 50 of the most breathtaking sites across Asia: Reader’s Choice 2016 in which Sapa, Hoi An and Halong Bay are highlighted.

The Paradise Today | TRAVEL  | Thai Tourism Keeps an Eye on Vietnam Market

Thai Tourism Keeps an Eye on Vietnam Market

Over 15 Thai tourism, hotel, airline, and entertainment operators are on the lookout for more business coming from the Vietnamese market during the International Travel Expo held in Ho Chi Minh City last week.

The Paradise Today | TRAVEL  | Vietnam Railways to Sell Tickets for Tet Online from October

Vietnam Railways to Sell Tickets for Tet Online from October

From October 1st, tourists can start booking their train tickets for Tet Holiday (Lunar New Year), announced by Vietnam Railways Corporation (VRC) last Friday.

The Paradise Today | TRAVEL  | Tours to Coal Mining Site: New Discovering Journey to the Black Treasures Near Halong Bay

Tours to Coal Mining Site: New Discovering Journey to the Black Treasures Near Halong Bay

Quang Ninh Province is not only famous for Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage which breathtakingly features thousands of limestone karsts and isles in various shapes rising out of the deep water but also home to one of the largest coal mines in Southeast Asia. A new tour to explore  “black gold” mining sites in Quang Ninh Province will surely be an interesting additive to the legendary bay trip.

The Paradise Today | TRAVEL  | The Colorful Town of Sapa

The Colorful Town of Sapa

A mythical town that has many treasures to offer, a great choice for travelers who want to discover more about Vietnamese culture and ethnic minorities.

The Paradise Today | TRAVEL  | Vietnam Continues to be Included in the Best Countries To Visit

Vietnam Continues to be Included in the Best Countries To Visit

The prestigious American travel magazine Condé Nast Traveler (CNT) has recently published the world’s top 20 most popular countries for 2016 in which Vietnam has ranked the 20th.

The Paradise Today | TRAVEL  | Dinner with President Obama: Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown Kicks Off on September 25 on CNN

Dinner with President Obama: Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown Kicks Off on September 25 on CNN

Take a sneakpeak at the season 8 of Celebrity Chef Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown featuring his six dollar dinner with US President Barack Obama.

The Paradise Today | TRAVEL  | Vietnam Visa Fees Increased for US Tourists

Vietnam Visa Fees Increased for US Tourists

Visa Fees for all US citizens is now five times more expensive than before.

The Paradise Today | TRAVEL  | Traveling from Hanoi to Hue in Only One Hour is Now Possible

Traveling from Hanoi to Hue in Only One Hour is Now Possible

Starting from November, local airline carrier VietJetAir, will open a new flights from Hanoi to Hue. A daily flight of about one hour will be established in order for businessmen as well as for travelers to move more easily inside the country.

The Paradise Today | TRAVEL  | Where to Spend Vietnam Independence Day Weekend

Where to Spend Vietnam Independence Day Weekend

Military parades, nationwide entertainment programs, tons of food and booze, family gatherings, long weekends, fireworks displays, and red and yellow flags raised everywhere, Vietnam’s Independence Day is about to commence again.

The Paradise Today | TRAVEL  | Beach Break by the Central Coastal Region

Beach Break by the Central Coastal Region

Tired of the traffic jam and dreaming of a long and peaceful vacation? A simple place to relax and decompress from everyday life struggles, to rest, let the sun gently warm your skin and to just listen to the waves’ motions.

The Paradise Today | TRAVEL  | Vehicle Ban Around Hoan Kiem Lake by September 1

Vehicle Ban Around Hoan Kiem Lake by September 1

The long wait is finally over. Hanoi’s local authorities have approved the plan on banning all vehicle around Hoan Kiem Lake starting from September 1st.

The Paradise Today | TRAVEL  | The Future Of Luxury Tourism In Vietnam

The Future Of Luxury Tourism In Vietnam

Due to its incredible range of flora and fauna, its enormous coral reef ecosystem and its wonderful wide lagoons, which actually helps the local climate regulation, Vietnam finds itself to be ranked as “one of sixteen countries with the highest biodiversity in a wide range of ecosystems” (World Conservation Monitoring Centre, 1962).

The Paradise Today | TRAVEL  | Da Nang Officials Proposes Late-Night Booze Ban

Da Nang Officials Proposes Late-Night Booze Ban

In an attempt to reduce the number of road accidents and deaths due to drunk-driving, the Da Nang officials have appealed to propose a late-night booze ban to all establishments selling alcohol after 10 p.m.

The Paradise Today | TRAVEL  | 5 Travel Apps to Use in Vietnam

5 Travel Apps to Use in Vietnam

Nowadays, it has become unthinkable to travel without consulting our mobile phones. Fortunately, Google Maps has replaced the large paper maps which helped travelers from all over the globe to navigate cities with ease and convenience. In addition to that, more travel apps are being developed in order for travellers to spend their holiday the best way they can. Below are a selection of apps that might be more than useful when visiting the country.   

The Paradise Today | TRAVEL  | Motorcycles to be Banned in Hanoi by 2025

Motorcycles to be Banned in Hanoi by 2025

Hanoi authorities will implement aggressive policies to increase the use of public transport while banning personal vehicles, especially motorbikes by 2025 so as to resolve traffic jams and pollution in the city.

The Paradise Today | TRAVEL  | Yen Tu Mountain Ranks in Top Pilgrimage Destinations for Buddhists

Yen Tu Mountain Ranks in Top Pilgrimage Destinations for Buddhists

Aside from the Bodh Gaya (India), Shwedagon Pagoda (Myanmar), Luang Prabang (Laos), and many others, Yen Tu Mountain (Vietnam) has been voted in the top eight ideal pilgrimage destinations for the Buddhists by The Star, Malaysia.

The Paradise Today | TRAVEL  | Reasons Why Ha Long Bay Is Vietnam's Top Destination

Reasons Why Ha Long Bay Is Vietnam's Top Destination

From being recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site twice in the last two decades and to becoming one of the Seven New Wonders of Nature, Ha Long Bay has consistently proven itself as a top destination in today’s tourism market in Vietnam, bringing visitors in an unprecedented journey that everyone should experience at least once in their lifetime.

The Paradise Today | TRAVEL  | Hoi An Cycling Tour: Exciting Way to Explore the Ancient Streets

Hoi An Cycling Tour: Exciting Way to Explore the Ancient Streets

Out of the existing Hoi An tours to the Old Town, handicraft villages, historic and cultural sites, and islands, the very first Hoi An Cycling tour, which has just opened for tourists recently offers an exceptionally amusing journey to discover Hoi An.

The Paradise Today | TRAVEL  | Best Promotion Ever From Vietnam Airlines

Best Promotion Ever From Vietnam Airlines

Vietnam Airlines has launched its annual “Golden Autumn 2016” promotion for both domestic and international routes with many super deals!

The Paradise Today | TRAVEL  | Hanoi: Destination Of The World’s Cheapest Service Rate

Hanoi: Destination Of The World’s Cheapest Service Rate

With only 490 USD for accommodations, foods, transportation, and sightseeing fees per visit, Hanoi is considered the city with the cheapest service rates in the world.

The Paradise Today | TRAVEL  | Selected Cruises In Ha Long Bay Under Business Tax Arrears: Alert For Cruise Selection

Selected Cruises In Ha Long Bay Under Business Tax Arrears: Alert For Cruise Selection

The People's Committee of Ha Long City has announced the list of Ha Long cruise ships that must be suspended under the business tax arrears.

The Paradise Today | TRAVEL  | Stone Islets Are Slipping Away In Ha Long Bay: Urgent Need For Conservation

Stone Islets Are Slipping Away In Ha Long Bay: Urgent Need For Conservation

The head part of the Swan islet on Bai Tu Long Bay, which recently slid into the water, has made many people regret and raised some concerns on how to preserve the remaining ones which have similar structures.

The Paradise Today | TRAVEL  | Ha Long Bay Ranked 3rd Among Places to Visit in Southeast Asia

Ha Long Bay Ranked 3rd Among Places to Visit in Southeast Asia

Travel website Touropia ranked Ha Long Bay as 3rd in their list of the 29 Best Places to Visit in Southeast Asia. Other Vietnam destinations on the list include Hoi An, Hanoi, and Sapa among with other familiar names Angkor, Bali, & Bangkok.

The Paradise Today | TRAVEL  | Uber or Taxi: What Would You Choose?

Uber or Taxi: What Would You Choose?

Recent economic developments have forced millions of Vietnamese to finally spend their disposable income on daily commodities such as land transport services.