Pandaw Halong Bay & Red River Cruises

Explore the rich culture and stunning landscapes of Northern Vietnam
while enjoying the unmatched comfort offered by RV Angkor Pandaw.

Halong Bay | Red River

On a Pandaw ship travellers are able to explore the key sites of Northern Vietnam by river ship traversing the Red River delta and its main tributaries, connecting the wonders of Halong Bay with the excitements of downtown Hanoi, and then on into the interior, well off the beaten track. This is a combination of scenic beauty, lively and interesting (sometimes industrial) life of the river and exploring rivers where no other tourist craft operate.

Sailing deep into Highland Vietnam we will discover the mountain villages and a number of tribal areas. We will go as far as is navigable up the Song Red River and then down the little known Da or Black River. Note that this is a real river expedition and itineraries and schedules very much subject to change due to uncertain local conditions.

Customer Reviews

This was my first Pandaw cruise but it will not be my last. The company offers great customer service and did a river cruise visiting interesting and educational sites. I did the 10 day Red River cruise in Northern Vietnam and it was great, plus it is small enough that you really get to know the other passengers who are engaged and interesting. The crew was great, the food was varied and well prepared, the cabin was comfortable. I loved the experience. The Pandaw office was very helpful with questions. Mng, TripAdvisor

Pandaw cruises are meticulously crafted and always great fun. The excursions try to be off the beaten tourist trail when possible. The boats are small enough so that you can get to know all the passengers during the cruise. The food is all freshly prepared on board, food hygiene is never a problem. My wife and I have done 4 cruises with Pandaw over the last decade and we are never disappointed. We have made life long friends with a couple of our fellow travellers. Mark, TripAdvisor

The quality of the crew was beyond expectations. Attention to detail, fine food, service with a smile: all items that made up a superb 10-day cruise on the Red River in Vietnam. This was our first cruise with Pandaw, but will not be our last. The vessel was superbly maintained and most comfortable. The relaxed atmosphere lent itself to making new friends and sharing past travel experiences. Jacques, TripAdvisor

10 Nights Upstream Itinerary | July - October
10 Nights Upstream Itinerary | November - June
10 Nights Downstream Itinerary | April - October
10 Nights Downstream Itinerary | November - March
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