Explore a little-visited area of northern Vietnam
and discover rural life in the Red River delta.
Enjoy a classic cruise on Halong Bay, visit the
city of Hanoi and sail as far as is navigable up
the Red River.
Overnight flight from London to Hanoi, via Hong Kong, with Cathay Pacific. (N)
Arrive into Hanoi then drive north to Halong City and board the RV Angkor Pandaw for 10 nights. Using a smaller boat, spend this afternoon and the next morning exploring Halong Bay, an area of more than 1,600 islands and celebrated for its spectacular scenery. (B, L, D)
This morning the ship will sail out of Halong Bay, passing by Cat Ba island. In the afternoon the ship will enter the Bach Dang river, and continue sailing upriver towards Pha Lai. (B, L, D)
Sail up river to the village of Duc Tai for a walk around the village and to visit a local family that specialises in weaving. Continue cruising up the Thai Binh river to Thanh Ha commune for a water puppet show, then on to Ninh Giang. (B, L, D)
Cruise today towards Hanoi, stopping en route for a walking tour in Ninh Giang commune to visit the local market and taste a homemade cake known as 'Banh Gai'. Arrive next morning in Hanoi for a tour of the city. (B, L, D)
Leave Hanoi this morning and visit Bat Trang, a village which specialises in the production of ceramics, then continue sailing on the Red River to Viet Tri, an excellent base for venturing into the highlands of Vietnam to discover small villages, Buddhist statues and temples. (B, L, D)
Turn back towards the coast and sail downstream on the Da river to Hòa Bình province, home of the Muon people. Take a boat ride on the reservoir of Hòa Binh power station, visit a local village, and enjoy a traditional cultural performance. (B, L, D)
Disembark in Hòa Binh after breakfast, and visit a museum and local village where villagers still wear traditional dress. Transfer to Hanoi international airport and fly to London, via Hong Kong. (B)
Early morning arrival. (N)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
Pandaw operates 13 luxury ships that explore the great rivers of south-east Asia. These expeditions offer a real adventure experience, while at the same time travellers can enjoy fine dining, superb cocktails and choice wines, with extraordinary levels of service. These river expeditions are unlike ocean-going cruises, with no formal dress code for dinner or ‘captain’s table’. The atmosphere on board is friendly and informal, more like a party on a private yacht than a cruise...
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RRH2016: 10 Nights