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Cruising the Red River

16 days from £4,355pp

What is tailor made? Customised itinerary | Every trip is unique | Flexible accommodation options | Designed to your budget

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Itinerary highlights

  • Begin your trip in Hong Kong where east meets west.

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

  • 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.

Price includes

Scheduled international flights
In-destination transfers
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  • Hong Kong
  • Hanoi

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

Day 1 International outbound flight

International outbound flight

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

Day 2 Hong Kong

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.

Day 3 Hong Kong

Day 4 Hong Kong

Hong Kong

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

Day 5 Hanoi

Hong Kong , Hanoi

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.

Day 6 On-board ship (Hanoi)

On-board ship

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.

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Day 7 On-board ship (Hanoi)

On-board ship

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.

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Day 8 On-board ship (Hanoi)

On-board ship

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

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Day 9 On-board ship (Hanoi)

On-board ship

Head on to remote untouched villages including Gia Thanh.

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Day 10 On-board ship (Hanoi)

On-board ship

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

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Day 11 On-board ship (Hanoi)

On-board ship

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.

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Day 12 On-board ship (Hanoi)

On-board ship

Spend a further day exploring the city.

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Day 13 On-board ship (Hanoi)

On-board ship

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

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Day 14 On-board ship (Hanoi)

On-board ship

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

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Day 15 On-board ship (Hanoi)

On-board ship

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

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Day 16 International return flight

Hanoi , International return flight

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.

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Audley Travel specialist Leo

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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. Your dedicated specialist will take the time to understand your preferences and build them into an itinerary to match, working to your budget. He or she will keep perfecting it until you’re completely happy and ready to book.

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