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HALONG BAY & THE RED RIVER

The Song Hong or Red River rises deep in Yunnan mountains of south-west China to flow 714 miles (1,149km) across Northern Vietnam to discharge into the Gulf of Tonkin. It is an ancient trade route and was the route by which French explorers in the 19th century penetrated Yunnan, eventually reaching Kunming. Hanoi, capital of Vietnam straddles the river and close to its mouth lies Halong Bay, with its dramatic scenery.

Using the Angkor Pandaw in 2015 we set up a remarkable river adventure connecting Halong Bay through various canals and tributaries to connect with the Red River and to continue upstream to mountainous areas beyond Viet Tri and up the Lo River, one of the main tributaries. There can be no better way to explore Northern Vietnam.

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Halong Bay and Red River

Halong Bay - Viet Tri

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River Cruise itinerary for Halong Bay and Red River

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Travel Blogs

Remembering Hoa Binh - Heaven and hell in a Vietnamese river town

Pandaw’s highly popular 10-day Halong Bay and Red River expedition is not specifically designed for the Vietnam War buff, who will find ple....

River Cruise Stops

 

Halong Bay

Halong Bay is located in the Gulf of Tonkin within Quang Ninh Province, most of which is uninhabited. It was added in 1994 to the UNESCO World H....

 

Hanoi

Hanoi’s prison Hao Lo was used by the French colonists in Vietnam for political prisoners, and later by North Vietnam for U. S. prisoners of war....

 

Lan Ha Bay

Residents of the Gulf mostly live on boats and floating rafts with 2-3 generations. The Quang Ninh provincial government is planning to resettle....

 

Thay and Tay Phuong Pagodas

Of particular interest are the Thay and Tay Phuong Pagodas, hardly-known yet with exquisite temples dating from the 8th and 11th century and hom....

 

Viet Tri

Viet Tri is the capital city of Phú Th? Province in the Northeast region of Vietnam.....

River Cruise Ships

RV Angkor Pandaw river cruise ship

Sister to the Katha and from the same yard delivered in 2013, the only difference with the Katha is an enclosed air conditioned dining room insi....

Halong Bay & The Red River Climate

Halong Bay & The Red River climate chart

Optional Extensions

Hanoi 1 Night

Savour a 5-star hotel experience with the best views in the city. Pan Pacific Hotel Hanoi enjoys a spectacular location rising up between the wa....

Hue & Hoi An 4 Nights

This is a Pandaw group tour. Hue and Hoi An are two of Vietnam’s scenic and historic highlights and a ‘must see;’ on most people’s visit to this....

Sapa & Hanoi 4 Nights

The four star Victoria Sapa Resort & Spa, the only luxury hotel in the region, was built as a traditional chalet with accented wooden décor, the....

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