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    Halong Bay and Red River Cruise
    10 nights
    from $5,550* per person twin share
    Exclusive: one free night, 10% off cruise fare plus all meals, land excursions and more
    On this ten-night Pandaw river cruise you'll pursue the Red River system in Vietnam that flows down from the Tonkinese Alps to the countries capital, Hanoi and on to the monumental Halong Bay. This small ship river cruise provides an illuminative insight into North Vietnamese life and culture. Your three nights’ cruising in the beautiful Halong Bay will take you to vegetable farms, floating fishing houses and the “Dark and Bright Cave”. Spend a day in the bustling city of Hanoi before getting off the beaten track and sailing deep into Highland Vietnam where you will no doubt be astounded by the scenery.
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    Your package includes:

    Package Highlights:

    Your package includes:

    Your package includes:

    • 10 nights aboard RV Angkor Pandaw in a Main Deck Cabin
    • Exclusive 1 night free hotel stay pre- or post-cruise
    • All meals
    • Onboard bakery with freshly baked breads and rolls
    • Complimentary coffee, tea and bottled mineral water
    • Daily cocktail
    • All land excursions
    • Series of cultural performances, educational talks, cooking classes and ship tour
    • Welcome drink on arrival
    • Farewell reception
    • Transfers to and from the ship
    • Local guides on board 24/7 to answer any questions
    • Cruise director
    • Gratuities for local cabin crew
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    On your journey of the Red River system you’ll visit these fascinating destinations:

    • Halong Bay
    • The Kinh Thay River
    • Bat Trang Village
    • Hanoi
    • The Lower Red River
    • Lo River
    • Da River
    • Hao Binh
    Valid for travel
    Cruise departing 26 Jan 2025, 28 Feb 2025, 24 Apr 2025 and 16 May 2025. Subject to availability. Seasonal surcharges may apply. Ask your personal travel manager for a quote.
    Offer expires
    30 Jun 2024 unless sold prior


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    Day 1

    Halong Bay

    Transfer from Hanoi to Halong Bay to embark your Pandaw ship followed by lunch on board. Cast off in the afternoon with a welcome cocktail for an evening sail, dropping anchor in a sheltered bay amidst the beautiful island scenery.

    Day 2

    Halong Bay

    This morning you’ll sail around Halong Bay and beyond with its 1,500 dramatic limestone islands and extraordinary rock formations, dating back 20 million years. Stop at Viet Hai Village and explore on mountain bike or electric buggy, visiting the village’s vegetable farm and typical village houses. It is a breath-taking trip along a small road winding its way through the limestone rocks.

    Day 3

    Halong Bay

    Exploration of Halong Bay continues with a visit to the so called “Dark and Bright Cave”. Take a kayak or a local basket boat rowed by fishermen and enter this remarkable cave into an enclosed area similar to a crater. Bats can be heard in the cave and massive stalagmites hang from the ceiling.

    Day 4

    The Kinh Thay River

    Observe the lively and interesting life of the KinhThay river, a key commercial waterway. Later, meet your guide in the dining room for a lecture on Vietnam, its history, geography and the boat people.

    Day 5

    Bat Trang Village

    Today you’ll spend the day cruising towards Hanoi. Enroute, stop at Bat Trang in the afternoon, a ceramic village. On the way back to the ship watch a traditional unicorn and lion dance at the jetty. This dance originated in China and spread over Southeast Asia.

    Day 6


    Drop anchor in the capital and bustling city of Hanoi to visit some highlights of this Asian metropolis. Must-sees include the notorious Vietnam War prison known as the Hanoi Hilton, temple of literature where Confucius did his thinking, and the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum.

    Day 7

    The Lower Red River

    This morning you’ll sail through the day from Hanoi up the Red River to Viet Tri – an excellent base for going deeper into Highland Vietnam. Head ashore to visit a timeless Arcadian Vietnam with emerald green rice paddies punctuated by limestone rock formations. Of particular interest are the Thay and Tay Phuong Pagodas

    Day 8

    Lo River

    In the morning you’ll cruise to Tien Du ferry station to the village of Gia Thanh, makers of the conical hats (known as ‘non la’). Take in the sights and sounds of the bustling river with all kinds of craft and activity.

    Day 9

    Da River

    Today you’ll enjoy a day sailing upstream while admiring the unspoilt beauty of the Da River. You’ll stop to visit K9 Ho Chi Minh Memorial House, a small museum newly opened to international visitors introducing the life of President Ho Chi Minh and his contributions to the country’s revolution. Moor overnight mid-river alongside Ba Vi National Park with its rich and diverse tropical and sub-tropical flora and fauna.

    Day 10

    Hao Binh

    Hoa Binh was the site of a major battle with the French in 1951 and 1952 and is home to the Muong ethnic group. The Hoa Binh Dam at the Black River is the largest hydroelectric dam in Vietnam and Southeast Asia. Take a morning boat ride on the reservoir of Hoa Binh and explore the inner workings of the power station. In the afternoon, visit a museum and local village where villagers still wear traditional dress before being treated to a traditional performance by local hill tribe people.

    Day 11

    Hao Binh

    Disembark after breakfast (8:30am) and transfer to Hanoi. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant, followed by a transfer to Hanoi Noi Bai International Airport or your central Hanoi hotel.

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    * Conditions

    Advertised prices are per person twin share, correct at time of publication and are subject to availability and change and can be withdrawn or amended at any time without notification due to fluctuations in charges, taxes and currency. Offer is not combinable with any other offer. Valid for all new bookings from 30 May – 30 Jun 2024. Subject to cabin availability. ^Pre- and post-cruise hotel stay only valid for bookings made until 30 Jun 2024. Can be used on any Pandaw Booking made in the booking period either full priced or on the free solo/ 10% off cruises. Free night is booked at hotel used by Pandaw and must be booked via Pandaw/Wild Earth Travel , clients do not get to choose their own hotel. Itineraries subject to change. Change and cancellation fees may apply. Your personal travel manager may charge additional service fees. Other conditions apply. Please view the TravelManagers general terms and conditions here and contact your personal travel manager for more details.

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