From  £4175
per person
Tour Highlights
  • Explore historic Hanoi city
  • Marvel at the scale of pretty Halong Bay
  • Stroll through a Vietnamese village
  • Hike through the Red River Delta
  • Discover bustling Ho Chi Minh City
  • Relax on Phan Thiet beach
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Vietnam Pandaw River Cruise

20 Day Tour, from £4175 per person

Embark on a cruise aboard the RV Angkor Pandaw and witness some of Vietnam's most beautiful sights. Experience the vibrant city of Hanoi, stroll through quiet villages and relax on exotic beaches. Explore ancient Buddhist temples, bustling cities, floating fishermen villages and impressive limestone caves. This 19 day tour enables you to experience life in Vietnam, from vast rice fields to welcoming, friendly locals and out of this world scenery, this cruise is the perfect way to explore the country by day while relaxing in style aboard the beautiful RV Angkor Pandaw by night.

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1
FLY TO HANOI
Depart the UK on an overnight flight to Hanoi.
DAY 2
ARRIVE HANOI
ARRIVE HANOI
Land Hanoi where you will be met by a local guide who will transfer you to the hotel. Overnight at Silk Path Hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure to explore the city at leisure or simply relax after the flight.
Accommodation
Silk Path Hotel
       
DAY 3
HANOI TO HALONG BAY
HANOI TO HALONG BAY
In the morning transfer to Halong Bay and embark on the RV Angkor Pandaw. In the late afternoon cast off for an evening sailing and enjoy the amazing island scenery. Overnight on the RV Angkor Pandaw in a sheltered bay for a night asleep on the water. (B,L,D)
DAY 4
HALONG BAY
HALONG BAY
Today take a morning sail around in Halong Bay and its 1,500 limestone islands which date back 20 million years. In the afternoon visit a floating fishing village and explore the impressive limestone caves. Overnight on the RV Angkor Pandaw.(B,L,D)
DAY 5
KINH THAY RIVER
KINH THAY RIVER
Sail along the Kinh Thay River and stop at Yen Duc Village which was recognised as a national relic in 1993. Enjoy a walk through this typical Vietnamese village with its charming rice fields, local houses and friendly villagers. Overnight on the RV Angkor Pandaw. (B,L,D)
DAY 6
DUONG RIVER
DUONG RIVER
Today the cruise will continue along the Duong River heading towards Hanoi. En-route stop at Dong Ho village, famous for its folk painting on paper made from sticky rice and oysters. In the afternoon visit the Bat Trang village where producing ceramic is a 500-year-old tradition passed on from generation to generation. Overnight on the RV Angkor Pandaw. (B,L,D)
DAY 7
HANOI
HANOI
Embark on an all day tour of the colonial Vietnamese capital of Hanoi. Enjoy the impressive marble and granite Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, visit the notorious Vietnam war prison known as the Hanoi Hilton and the Temple of Literature where Confucius did his thinking. Also included is a fun traditional water puppet show. Overnight on the RV Angkor Pandaw. (B,L,D)
DAY 8
HANOI
HANOI
On this second tour of Hanoi visit the Van Phuc Silk Village which is the best known silk village in Vietnam. In the afternoon it may be possible to explore old Hanoi's French Quarter with its café life and many interesting boutiques. Overnight on the RV Angkor Pandaw. (B,L,D)
DAY 9
HANOI TO LOWER RED RIVER
HANOI TO LOWER RED RIVER
Sail along the lower Red River from Hanoi to Viet Tri deep in the Vietnam highlands with its emerald green rice paddies punctuated by limestone rock formations. Take a walk through remote Tay village with its temples dating to the 8th and 11th century and home to some fine Buddhist statuary carved from jack fruit trees. In the afternoon you may visit an orphanage in Viet Tri. Overnight on RV Angkor Pandaw. (B,L,D)
DAY 10
UPPER RED RIVER
UPPER RED RIVER
Today enjoy a cruise along the upper Red River to Hoa Ha, a typical Vietnamese river village where it will be possible to take a pleasant hike ashore. Overnight on RV Angkor Pandaw. (B,L,D)
DAY 11
DA RIVER
DA RIVER
En route to Hoa Binh sail downstream along the Da river passing through the Ba Vi National Park with its rich and diverse tropical and sub tropical flora and fauna. Overnight on the RV Angkor Pandaw. (B,L,D)
DAY 12
HOA BINH
HOA BINH
Today reach Hoa Binh, site of a major battle with the French in 1951 and 1952 and home to the Muon people. Learn more about Vietnamese culture visiting a local village where villagers still wear traditional dress and marvel at the 400 ton statue of Ho Chi Minh which commands spectacular views over the Hao Binh valley. Overnight on the RV Angkor Pandaw. (B,L,D)
DAY 13
MAI CHAU TO HANOI
MAI CHAU TO HANOI
In the morning transfer by coach to Mai Chau, home to the Black Thai & White Thai, an ethnic minority who still live in bamboo stilt houses. In the afternoon return downstream towards the town of Viet Tri, disembark and transfer back to the hotel in Hanoi. (B)
Accommodation
Silk Path Hotel
       
DAY 14
HANOI TO HO CHI MINH CITY
HANOI TO HO CHI MINH CITY
Return to Hanoi airport and take the short flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Transfer to a city centre hotel and the remainder of the day is at leisure, why not head to the popular Ben Thanh Market for a spot of souvenir shopping. (B)
Accommodation
Liberty Central Saigon Centre
       
DAY 15
HO CHI MINH CITY
HO CHI MINH CITY
This morning travel through countryside which was once a stronghold of the Viet Cong. Visit the cramped Cu Chi Tunnels and learn more about soldiers lives during the war. In the afternoon return and enjoy a tour of Ho Chi Minh City visiting the Central Post Office, designed by the renowned French architect Gustav Eiffel, and Notre Dame Cathedral, an iconic landmark built between 1863 and 1880 Admire the Reunification Palace where a North Vietnamese tank crashed through the gates in 1975 and visit the moving War Remnants Museum. Overnight at your Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City. (B,L)
Accommodation
Liberty Central Saigon Centre
       
DAY 16
HO CHI MINH CITY TO PHAN THIET
HO CHI MINH CITY TO PHAN THIET
Transfer to Phan Thiet, the provincial capital of Binh Thuan and once at the heart of the Vietnam War. In the afternoon you may explore the city centre with its impressive flag tower and brightly coloured fishing boats bobbing in the harbour. Overnight at the hotel in Phan Thien. (B)
Accommodation
Victoria Phan Thiet Beach Resort & Spa
       
DAY 17
PHAN THIET
PHAN THIET
Spend the next two days at leisure in Phan Thiet. It may be possible to explore the town and country roads with one of the resort's bicycles, take a jeep excursion or simply relax with a massage or treatment at the Spa. Overnight at your hotel. (B)
Accommodation
Victoria Phan Thiet Beach Resort & Spa
       
DAY 18
PHAN THIET
PHAN THIET
Spend a further day at leisure in Phan Thiet. Overnight at the hotel. (B)
Accommodation
Victoria Phan Thiet Beach Resort & Spa
       
DAY 19
PHAN THIET
PHAN THIET
Spend the all day at leisure in Phan Thiet. Overnight at the hotel. (B)
Accommodation
Victoria Phan Thiet Beach Resort & Spa
       
DAY 20
FLY TO UK
FLY TO UK
Spend the morning at leisure before returning to the airport in Ho Chi Minh City for the flight back to UK. (B)

Pricing Information

20 day tour, from £4175 per person

Price Includes

  • Return flights in economy class with Singapore Airlines from London Heathrow via Singapore
  • Internal flights in economy class with Vietnam Airlines
  • Accommodation at selected hotels with daily breakfast
  • Meals as mentioned (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • Full Board on RV Angkor Pandaw including locally made soft drinks and alcoholic beverages
  • Sightseeing with English-speaking Guide
  • Gratuities to crew onboard RV Angkor Pandaw
 

Price Excludes

  • Early/late check in/out service at hotels 
  • Tips and gratuities to Guides (other than onboard RV Angkor Pandaw)
  • Imported 'premium' beverages onboard RV Angkor Pandaw
  • Any services or meals not mentioned on the itinerary 
 

RV Angkor Pandaw

Tour Route Map


  1. Vietnam, Hanoi
  2. Vietnam, Halong Bay
  3. Vietnam, Hanoi - Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
  4. Vietnam, Viet Tri
  5. Vietnam, Hoa Binh
  6. Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City
  7. Vietnam, Cu Chi Tunnels
  8. Vietnam, Phan Thiet & Mui Ne

Tour Accommodation

Liberty Central Saigon Centre
Liberty Central Saigon Centre
Liberty Central Saigon Centre Located on one of Ho Chi Minh City’s trendiest fashion streets, the Liberty Central Saigon Centre Hotel offers exceptional facilities and services while still......
Silk Path Hotel
Silk Path Hotel
Silk Path Hotel Conveniently located in the centre of the city Silk Path Hotel is a great base from which to explore this vibrant city. The hotel offers high quality rooms with excellent facilities......
Victoria Phan Thiet Beach Resort & Spa
Victoria Phan Thiet Beach Resort & Spa
Victoria Phan Thiet Beach Resort & Spa ...

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