Pandaw Cruise - Halong Bay & Red River 11 days

Halong Bay - Thai Binh - Ninh Giang Town - Day River - Ninh Binh - Red River - Hanoi - Duong Lam Ancient Village - Viet Tri
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For the first time travellers will be able to explain the key sites of Northern Vietnam by river ship traversing the Red River delta and its main tributaries, connecting the wonders of Halong Bay with the excitements of down town Hanoi, and then on into the interior, well off the beaten track. Sailing deep into Highland Vietnam we will discover the mountain villages and a number of tribal areas. We will go as far as is navigable up the Song Red River and then down the little known Da or Black River.

Highlights

  • Cruise through thousands of islands in Halong Bay, visit floating fishing village to know more about daily life of local people
  • Visit picturesque countryside villages, trace back the origins of Vietnamese culture and tradition and feel the bucolic atmosphere
  • Trip to famous Bat Trang Pottery Village and learn about traditional ceramic making
  • Explore cultural sights and experiences of Hanoi like Hoa Lo Prison, Temple of Literature, Ho Chi Minh Complex and enjoy the water puppet show

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Main Deck

15.6 m2
Twin beds (85 x 200 cm)
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Upper Deck

15.6 m2
Twin beds (85 x 200 cm)
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Price Includes

  • Entrance fees
  • Guide services (English language)
  • Gratuities to crew
  • Main meals
  • Locally made soft and alcoholic beverages
  • Jugged coffee and selection of teas and tisanes
  • Mineral water
  • Transfers between ports of embarkation and Hanoi International Airport at the start and end of the voyage.

Price Excludes

  • International flights
  • Port dues
  • Laundry
  • All visa costs
  • Fuel surcharges (see terms and conditions)
  • Imported beverages such as wines
  • Premium spirits and liqueurs
  • Fancy soft drinks like Perrier
  • Espressos and cappuccinos at bar.

Cancellation by Customer

  • Cancellation before 120 days prior to the start of the cruise:30 % of the total rate
  • Between 120 and 61 days prior to the start of the cruise: 50 % of the total rate
  • Between 60 and 30 days prior to the start of the cruise: 70 % of the total rate
  • Less than 30 days prior to the start of the cruise: 90 % of the total rate
  • 15 days or less: 100% of the cruise price

Cancellation due to bad weather

If the cancellation be announced by the Management Board of Halong Bay, depend on the timing of the cancellation, following policies will be applied:

  • Before departure from Hanoi to Halong Bay (none of the services has been used): 100% refund.
  • During the trip (some services have been used: transfer, lunch, day trip, hotel in Halong, etc.): used services will be charged, the rest will be refunded.
  • The trip be cut down from 2 nights to 1 night, tourists will be charged a 2 days/1 night trip, plus other used services, the rest will be refunded.
  • The final cost will be confirmed by your consultant via email. In all cases, please contact us directly for any urgent help. We are here to support you with all of our best!

Children Policy

  • Free of charge for children below 5 years old, in parents' room and using existing bedding.
  • Baby cots are available.
  • Children above 5 ears must occupy a separate bed and pay full rate (Single or double occupancy).

Full Itinerary

1. Halong Bay - Hoa Binh 2. Hoa Binh - Halong Bay
Day 1 Day 1: Hanoi - Halong
Transfer from airport or meeting point in Hanoi to Halong to embark on the cruise with a stop for lunch en-route. Cast off in the late afternoon for an evening sailing to drop anchor in a sheltered bay amidst the amazing island scenery.

Pickup from airport:

We pick you up at Noi Bai International Airport – Seat in coach. Last departure is no later than 12:00. Please look for a Pandaw sign with your name on in the arrival hall. Arrival in Halong at around 16:00.

Pickup from Hanoi:

For passenger already in Hanoi the night before, please meet at: Pan Pacific Hotel Hanoi - 1 Thanh Nien Road, Ba Dinh District. Registration at hotel lobby 10:00. Coach departs from the hotel at 11:00. Arrival in Halong at around 16:00.

Start from Halong:

For passengers already in Ha Long Bay on the night before, please come to Tuan Chau International Jetty at 16:00 for check in.

Meals: Dinner
Accommodation: Pandaw Halong Cruise
Note this is a new river expedition and itineraries and schedules very much subject to change due to uncertain local conditions.
Day 2 Day 2: Halong Bay
Day 3 Day 3: Halong Bay
Day 4 Day 4: Thai Binh River
Day 5 Day 5: Day River
Day 6 Day 6: Ninh Binh
Day 7 Day 7: The lower Red River
Day 8 Day 8: Hanoi
Day 9 Day 9: Hanoi
Day 10 Day 10: The Upper Red River
Day 11 Day 11: Viet Tri - Hanoi

Important Notes:

  • PROGRAMS & SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE
  • In case of unpredictable bad conditions of weather in Halong Bay, please kindly understand that the cancellation will be made ONLY by the Management Board of Halong Bay and normally the announcement will be informed in short notice.
  • Please kindly provide us your passport information at least 01 week before the cruise date.
  • If you have any specific food request (vegetarian, allergic, non-seafood, etc.), feel free to let us know so we can serve your demands with the best.

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7.0

Mr.Ian Miller

Barcelona, Spain

14 January, 2017

The ship, the staff and the food were all good. Halong Bay was excellent

The itinerary the visits and scenery were very disappointing.We were expecting to see rural Vietnam and we only saw industrial sites.( except Halong Bay)

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