• North Vietnam Red River Cruise & Beach 1
    Day 4: Board Pandaw for 10 Night cruise of Red River
  • North Vietnam Red River Cruise & Beach 2
    Days 12-13: Spend 2 days cruising through mighty Halong Bay
  • North Vietnam Red River Cruise & Beach 3
    Day 14: Fly to your choice of beach resort

From £3,725 pp incl. UK flights


To see the wonderful variety of places that Vietnam boasts a typical holiday invariably involves a lot of travelling, but by joining Pandaw’s 10 night Red River cruise you can relax in first class comfort and connect the wonders of Halong Bay with the frenetic excitement of Hanoi. In between you get off the beaten track to see the dramatic limestone scenery, mile upon mile of rice terraces and explore mountain villages and tribal areas that dot your journey. A rare chance to truly get to see rural Vietnam and experience the rich river culture. To this add your choice of beach stay for 4 nights or more.

Day 1: Depart on your choice of overnight flights to Hanoi

Day 2: Arrive Hanoi for 2 nights. Private transfer to your hotel

Day 3: Day free. Evening Street Eats & Market tour with guide

Day 4: Join the Pandaw Red River Cruise for the start of your 10 night journey of exploration

Day 5: Explore Hoa Binh, site of major battle with French in 1951. Optional tour to hills of Mai Chau

Day 6: Admire the unspoilt beauty of the Da River passing the sub-tropical Ba Vi National Park

Day 7: Sail to Viet Tri through beutiful river scenes. Stop at the UNESCO village of Duong Lam.

Day 8: Off the beaten track in rural Vietnam. Highlights include Gia Thanh village & Hung Lo Temple

Day 9: Lower Red River, a land of emerald green rice paddies & soaring limestone hills

Day 10: Drop anchor in Hanoi and spend the morning exploring the city with guide

Day 11: A leisurely day cruising out to Hai Phnong Port, the gateway to Halong Bay

Day 12: Enter Halong Bay’s amazing scenery with 2,000 dramatic limestone islands. 

Day 13: Spend the day exploring Halong Bay's islands, villages and floating fish farms

Day 14: Cruise ends. Evening flight to Phu Quoc, Nha Trang or Hoi An for 4 nights or more

Days 15-17: 3 full days on your choice of beach

Day 18: Overnight flight home

Day 19: Arrive home

atol protected south east asia

Let us do the work


01372 372742

Guideline Price

Each price is a guideline for a private (non group) holiday including flights from the UK.

Please view each suggested itinerary as the starting point from which we can create a holiday around your interests, that travels at your pace and hits your budget.

When quoting we'll offer a range of options to learn what you like and dislike and develop the holiday from here.

It all starts with just a call or email.