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Cruising the Red River

16 days from £4,355pp

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Tour highlights

  • Begin your trip in Hong Kong where East meets West.

  • Embark on a river cruising adventure through lesser visited parts of Northern Vietnam.

  • Visit the hill tribes in the spectacular Mai Chau Valley.

  • Sail on the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Halong Bay.

  • Explore the charming Vietnamese capital Hanoi where the organised chaos is perfectly contrasted by the serene temples and beautiful lakes.

Price includes:

  • Scheduled international flights
  • In-destination transfers
  • Activities and excursions as detailed
  • All accommodation
  • 24-hour support while you travel
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Travel that's shaped around you

We know that travel has the most meaning when it's created individually for you. Our specialists will only start designing your trip once they understand exactly what you want it to be. So, consider this idea simply as inspiration for your own experience.

Itinerary idea in detail

Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

  • Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Hong Kong.

  • Upon arrival in Hong Kong you will board the convenient airport express to the city centre from where you will transfer to your hotel. Evening at your own leisure to explore.

  • Full day at your own leisure to explore this huge city.

  • A further day to take in the sights and sounds of Hong Kong.

  • An early rise today as you will make your way back to the airport in time for your morning flight to Hanoi. Upon arrival in Hanoi you will be greeted by an Audley representative and taken to your hotel. After settling in to your accommodation you will join a local blogger for a fascinating street food tour of Hanoi.

  • This morning you will be collected from your hotel and transferred to Hoa Binh where you will board the RV Angkor Pandaw. Disembarking Hoa Binh you will begin your adventure cruising down the Red River.

  • Wander ashore at Hoa Ha for your first stop at a typical riverside village and enjoy a day sailing downstream admiring the unspoilt beauty of the Da River.

  • Spend the day visiting numerous sites in and around Viet Tri including the UNESCO village of Duong Lam.

  • Head on to remote untouched villages including Gia Thanh.

  • See remote temples and lush rice paddies studded by limestone rock formations.

  • Arriving in Hanoi you will have the full day to explore the capital's many sites including Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum, charming old quarter and the temple of literature.

  • Spend a further day exploring the city.

  • Leaving Hanoi behind you will continue along the Duong River toward Halong Bay.

  • Stop at Duc Tai village before anchoring in the bay surrounded by stunning limestone karst scenery and enjoying a barbecue in a secluded bay.

  • Enjoy a full day in Halong Bay, exploring ancient caves and local villages.

  • Wake up to the sunrise on Halong Bay and spend the morning discovering the area before disembarking and returning to the airport for your flight home. Your return flight will arrive the same day.

Accommodation options

While the itinerary price reflects the suggested accommodation, Audley trips are 100% tailor-made, and a specialist can help you select the option best suited to your tastes and budget.

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The specialist who designs your trip to Vietnam will have explored the country many times and, in some cases, lived there. Their first-hand knowledge gives us the belief that no other travel company can match our expertise in helping you plan your trip.

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