Discover this remarkable journey – the Red River Cruise including Halong Bay. This stunning Pandaw luxury cruise explores 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 and sailing deep into Highland Vietnam.
On arrival transfer from Hanoi International airport to Halong Bay to embark on the cruise.
Continue sailing around Halong Bay and beyond with its 1,500 dramatic limestone islands.
In the morning continue cruising Halong Bay before entering the Duong River in the afternoon and set sail to Pha Lai.
This morning sail on Thai Binh River with an excursion to Thanh Ha commune for water puppet show and village walk. Afternoon walking tour in Ninh Giang. then by bus to Storks Island.
Today cruise towards Hanoi, with stops at Bat Trang a ceramic village.
Day sightseeing in Hanoi visiting the highlights of this Asian metropolis, afternoon a walking tour including a visit to a coffee shop where you learn about Vietnam’s famous coffee making industry.
Cruise through the day from Hanoi up the Red River to Viet Tri. Going ashore we visit a timeless arcadia Vietnam with emerald green rice paddies punctuated by lime stone rock formations. In the afternoon visiting a carpenter village.
The Red River flows from China’s Yunnan province and has for centuries been a key trade route between nations. Between Viet Tri and Hoa Ha the mountains loom large and the river narrows and flows fast.
Enjoy a day sailing downstream admiring the unspoilt beauty of the Da River. We pass the Ba Vi National Park with its rich and diverse tropical and sub-tropical flora and fauna before arriving at Hoa Binh. Visit the UNESCO village of Duang Lam.
Hoa Binh was the site of a major battle in 1951 and 1952 with the French and is home to the Muong ethnic group. We will take a boat ride on the reservoir of Hoa Binh power station .
Disembark after breakfast and visit a museum and local village. after lunch at a local restaurant transfer to Hanoi International Airport or drop off point Pan Pacific Hotel Hanoi.
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10 nights’ accommodation, all excursions including entrance fees, guide services (English speaking), gratuities to crew, main meals, locally made soft and alcoholic beverages, jugged coffee and selection of teas and tisanes and mineral water. Transfers between the meeting point and the ship at the start and end.