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Trip Type : Large Ship Cruise
Cruising in Halong Bay, Vietnam

Red River cruise

Inside Asia
5.0 . Excellent
Travel Style: A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
11 days
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  • Enjoy ten night Red River cruise
  • Discover Halong Bay and enjoy the stunning view of nature
  • Visit Hanoi
  • Explore Vietnam's most famous sights 

Short Description

Discover the Red River, which connects Halong Bay with the mountains and ethnic villages of Northern Vietnam.

This is the "floating city" experience, with multiple ways to enjoy your vacation aboard the ship as much as on land. Ships are multiple floors, provide several activities, culinary, and shopping options. They often make fewer stops and have less time available for shore excursions.
Trip Type Large Ship Cruise
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Lodging Level Premium - 4 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
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End City N/A
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For those looking for an in-depth introduction to the interior of Northern Vietnam, this ten-night Pandaw cruise is a fantastic choice. The route begins in beautiful Halong Bay, where you'll spend your first night amongst the tranquil waters and karst scenery of one of Vietnam's most famous landscapes. As you head into the interior, you'll sail through the lively city and markets of Hanoi and on into the inner highlands to discover mountain villages, little-visited rivers and national parks.

This cruise offers a full schedule of river stops, giving you time to interact with local communities and explore the surrounding landscapes, ranging from the bustling streets of Hanoi to remote tribal villages. This is a fantastic chance to get off the tourist trail, combining little-visited regions with some of Vietnam's most famous sights.


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Well organized, educational and exciting

I have been on two Inside Asia tours; Japan -Tokaido Road, and Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. They are well organized, educational and exciting.
I will be back for more.
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Have a wonderful holiday

i could only dream ,but you have the power to make my dream come true,a fantastic prize ,my wife and i would love to visit,and sample the culture,meet the locals and have a wonderful holiday
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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Group Size:

Standard Group - 25 + people

Cancellation Policy:

Should you need to cancel your holiday once it has been confirmed, the party leader (or the person(s) concerned in the event of a part cancellation) must immediately advise us in writing.  Your notice of cancellation will only be effective when it is received in writing by us at our offices. Notification may be given by e-mail.  As we incur costs from the time we confirm your booking, the following cancellation charges will be payable.  Where the cancellation charge is shown as a percentage, this is calculated on the basis of the total cost payable by the person(s) cancelling excluding any amendment charges.  Amendment charges are not refundable in the event of cancellation.

No. of days before Tour start date

Cancellation fee as a % of Tour price

More than 60 days


40 days to 60 days

30% of the price *

15 days to 39 days

60% of the price *

6 Days to 14 Days

75% of the price *

No show to 5 Days

100% of the price


* Or Deposit - whichever is the greater amount

Depending on the reason for cancellation, you may be able to reclaim these cancellation charges (less any applicable excess) under the terms of your insurance policy.  Claims must be made directly to the insurance company concerned.

A partial cancellation of a booking may result in our having to recalculate the price payable by those still travelling.

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