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Join Pandaw River Expeditions to explore a
little-visited area of northern Vietnam and
discover rural life in the Red River delta. Enjoy
a cruise on Halong Bay, visit the city of Hanoi
and sail as far as is navigable up the Red River.
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Arrive into Hanoi then drive north to Halong
City and board the RV Angkor Pandaw for 10
nights. Spend this afternoon and the next
morning exploring Halong Bay, an area of
more than 1,600 islands and celebrated for
its scenery. (B, L, D)
Sail out of Halong Bay, passing Cat Ba island.
In the afternoon the ship will enter the Bach
Dang river and continue sailing upriver. (B, L, D)
Sail upriver 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)
Today cruise 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
the next morning in Hanoi for a tour of the
city. (B, L, D)
Leave Hanoi this morning and visit Bat Trang,
a village that specialises in the production of
ceramics, then continue along 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 Hòa Bình power station
reservoir, visit a local village and watch a
cultural performance. (B, L, D)
Disembark in Hòa Bình after breakfast
and visit a museum and local village where
villagers still wear traditional dress. Transfer
to Hanoi international airport for an evening
flight to the UK. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
Available on request.
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or
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