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Enjoy our Hand-picked premium cruise selections and cruise around breathtaking Halong Bay and overnight on one of the islands on Halong Bay. Why join our Hand-picked premium selections, because, we or one of our team members or our mystery shopper— has stayed at the cruise & Island on Halong Bay confirmed that it meets our standards. They test the things we all care about when we book a great cruise experience: the bed, the shower pressure, itinerary, meals, service, safety, the local tour guides knowledge, the cocktails (it’s a hard job, etc).
Friends Travel Vietnam’s know their stuff over the years and we don’t mince our words. And if a cruise in Halong Bay isn’t up to scratch you won’t find it on our Hand-picked premium cruise selections list.
You'll know exactly what you're buying and exactly how much you'll pay. We're big travel fans of Vietnam and love reading about travel almost as much as travelling, so we'll be making sure that reading about our premium cruise selections will be a treat. Though we admit that going on the cruise in Halong Bay and stay on a island for 2 or 3 days or longer will probably be more fun.
3 days & 2 night at Castaways Island tour starts from $ 219 | $ 73 per day - per person All Incl: transport + dormstay + Guide + Meals + Fees + cruising + Kayaking + Rock Climbing + tubbing & more... Friends Travel Vietnam - is an official authorized agent with “The famous original Halong Bay Castaways Island tour from Vietnam Backpackers Hostels. We are very happy to offer this very popular tour, it's the perfect way for young travellers to understand the sheer immensity of the karst peaks of the bay and the local legends and myths. From the boat you will be taken on a kayak tour through caves towards a sheltered lagoon, where the shouts of your friends echo off the cliff walls, of course this is a non-touristic route we do in Halong Bay. Everyday on Castaways' is a day worth celebrating. So celebrate we do. After your evening feast, you’ll be fuelled to party with a level of abandonment that can only be reached while on an island paradise in the middle of a stunning nowhere. We know our stuff over the years and we don’t mince our words There are simply no worries on Castaways Island! Are you ready for a unique & unforgettable experience and memories you will treasure forever? * Please note: Over the years, several imitators have popped up, but this is the original, running since 2004 and still the best. Be aware of COPY CATS there is only one "Halong Bay Castaways Island" tour, only available Vietnam Backpackers Hostels, Flipside Hostel & Friends Travel Vietnam to avoid a disappointing holiday experience OUR PRICING FOR CASTAWAYS ISLAND Options Price per person 3 Days & 2 Nights cruise + tubing + rockclimbing 219 $USD CHECK OUR LATEST PROMOTIONS & OFFERS: Last Minute Deals | Happy Birthday Discounts | Promotions Friends Travel Vietnam offer discounts for groups of 4 or more, we encourage groups to book with us by offering discounts for group bookings. For detailed information for bigger groups, prices and tickets, please contact us! FRIENDS TRAVEL VIETNAM’S LOUNGE WAITING AREA As special privilege for our clients Friends Travel Vietnam has his own private Lounge waiting area at our Office in Hanoi, just for your convenience to relax or to get refreshed. Free services: Drinks, shower service, internet, computer & print service, lounge coaches, storage room Extra Services: Laundry service. IMPORTANT TO KNOW ABOUT HALONG BAY BEFORE YOU BOOK WITH US Please note that Friends Travel Vietnam, tries at all time to give an accurate illustration of the proposed itinerary. This is our strenght to be open and honest and to be clear in information to our clients with our reputation during the time we operate, you are traveling to most popular touristic destination in Vietnam. Our intensions are not to create over expectation of your trip, that’s why we would like to share joining a trip like this give you a great experience and a caught a glimpse of breathtaking Halong Bay. Our prices are fixed for bigger group bookings please contact us. Please ask our team at time of booking about our wakeboarding and rock climbing packages. We have some amazing activities available including high speed tubing and wakeboarding behind our island speed boat (lessons and tips included!). As well as the chance to take in the amazing scenery from up high rock climbing. Ha Long Bay is listed as one of the natural wonders of the world, if you go to Vietnam, you gotta go to Ha Long Bay. If you wanna make your trip to Ha Long Bay epic, you gotta stay on Castaways Island, one of the party wonders of South East Asia. When your feet sink into that sand and you realize you’re surrounded by nothing but limestone karst cliffs and water, you’ll immediately feel at home in paradise and ready for a refreshing drink on the beach with your new Castaways friends. When you're not in action, take a relaxing swim or grab one of the island kayaks to explore with new friends or on your own. CANCELLATION POLICY FOR HALONG BAY CRUISE BOOKINGS - 48 Hours – 30 Days 25% of total booking - 24 Hours – 48 Hours 100% of Fare - Within 24 Hours 100% of Fare - No-Show: 100% of total rates. Cancellation notice must be send to us via email. Refunds will be processed in between 48 hours or directly at our office during openings hours. CANCELLATION DECISION MADE BY MANAGEMENT BOARD OF HALONG BAY When cancellation decision are made by Management Board of Halong Bay on the day of the trip in case of bad weather conditions or other safety matters. In such case, we will make alternative travel arrangement for you on request or offer refund in accordance with the cruise policy on the non joined services following your itinerary. Refunds will be processed directly at our office during openings hours. ITINERARY DISCLAIMER This information has been compiled with care and good faith. They give an accurate illustration of the proposed arrangements for this holiday. Occasionally our itineraries are updated during the year to incorporate improvements stemming from past travellers' comments and our own research. The information given in your itinerary may be slightly different on the day of your departure. It's very important that you print and review a final copy of your Itinerary & Trip Notes a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans, we always handover before your departure our latest updated itinerary. If you have any queries, please contact us directly we are here to help you! While we operate successful different options for our “Halong Bay Cruise” trips in this region throughout the year, some changes may occur in our itineraries. Circumstances beyond our control such as changes in local conditions, inclement weather to timetables and transport routes or other reasons could force us to make changes to this itinerary. Any costs shown are subject to change, though are an accurate reflection of costs at time of writing. This can happen with little notice so please be prepared for modifications to the route. The order and timing of included activities in each location may also vary from time to time. Please also note that visa requirements are subject to change and are the responsibility of the traveller and not that of Friends Travel Vietnam. PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS To secure your booking, you have settled your down-payment with us. The balance due is payable upon your arrival in Hanoi at Friends Travel Vietnam office at 62 Hang Buom street, on the day before your scheduled departure. It’s possible to settle by cash or credit card (settle by card there might be an applicable transaction fee). Be aware that our prices are not inclusive of transfer fees levied by your bank and oversea bank - please ask your bank to transfer the sum prior deduction or any shortfall. 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4 days & 3 nights starts from $ 334 | $ 111 per day All incl. Private Cruise + English speaking guide + Kayaking + Meals + Fees Introduction Cruise along this unique and fascinating scenery of Halong Bay on your own cozy mini private cruise, see the karst islands up close and personal and taste traditional Vietnamese dishes during lunch and dinner. Get the chance to explore nature like you never did before by enjoying the karst mountain views on your private cruise, taking off in a kayak to explore the area, take a swim and rent a bike to ride along Cat Ba Island. Visit local fishing villages, nearby caves and narrow lagoons. Discover private beaches, learn about the environment with your personal tour guide and do it with just your private group! A beautiful area like Halong Bay has to be protected. That’s why have solar energy panels on our private boat. Furthermore, nobody likes crowded places. We’ll avoid the touristic areas by taking a non –touristic route, so the only thing you have to do is sit back and have a good time. The bay 7,000 ha big and has 139 beautiful, small and pristine sandy beaches, many of which lie between two stone mountains. Just imagine that after a long day of exploration of caves and grottoes, you will feel entirely relaxed bathing the azure-blue waters of Halong or lying on the white sandy beaches. At night, you will be lured by the magnificent and splendid scenery of the bay and it will be an unforgettable experience to do an overnight in the Bay with a gentle breeze and the slightly salty air from the forest on the stone mount. Wandering on the azure-blue beach, breathing in the ocean breeze and enjoying the tropical sunlight, along with a kayaking trip and maybe even some fishing, your trip to Lan Ha Bay will surely be a long lasting memory. We provide serveral options of every tour, so select your favourite activities and join us to visit the most breath-taking area in Vietnam: Halong Bay! Read about all our tour options on our website and don’t hestitate to send us any questions you might have, we’d be happy to help you out. Are you ready for the "The Real Halong Bay Private Cruise & Island Experience 4D3N | Option B! IMPORTANT | Check availability before booking: Contact us Our Cozy Mini Private Cruise Options Cruise 1 & 2 2 cabins 1 double bed + 1 single bed in each room Max 6 pax Cruise 3 3 cabins 1 triple (1 double bed + 1 single bed), 1 twin + 1 single Max 6 pax Cruise 4 2 cabins 1 double + 1 twin room Max 4 pax CHECK OUR LATEST PROMOTIONS & OFFERS: Last Minute Deals | Happy Birthday Discounts | Promotions Friends Travel Vietnam offer discounts for groups of 4 or more, we encourage groups to book with us by offering discounts for group bookings. For detailed information for bigger groups, prices and tickets, please contact us! Brief Itinerary Day 1: Hanoi - Hai Phong - Ha Long Bay - Lan Ha Bay (L-D) Wake up early as we will depart to Hai Phong Harbor around 6:30AM. The hydrofoil (speed boat) from Hai Phong will take us to Cat Ba Island, where you will board you private cruise around 11AM. Your beautiful cruise trip along Halong Bay will start now! Sit back and relax with friends and family. Our first stop is an authentic floating village where a fresh seafood lunch will be served. Next on the agenda is kayakking. Explore the scenic area, the narrow lagoons and visit the Hang Ca cave (Bat cave). Back at the boat, the stunning sunset will tell us it’s time to get some well deserved sleep. Day 2: Lan Ha Bay - Halong Bay (B-L-D) Wake up at dawn and enjoy your breakfast. Cruise further along the beautiful waterways of Halong Bay and get off the boat to climb the natural cave of Tien Ong. Our next destination is Bai Tu Long bay, this is known as the less-touristy part. We'll visit Dau B floating village and have a fresh seafood lunch after on the boat. Ba Trai Dao will be visited next. It means the Three Pearls and gives us some free time for swimming and relaxing. It's also possible to get back in the kayak to explore the private and deserted beaches around. Another night will be spended on your private cruise at one of the most beautiful and quiet parts of Halong Bay. Day 3: Halong Bay (B-L-D) The third day will start off with waking up to see dawn and have breakfast. Your Private Cruise will take you to the Mu Cung Grotto, the one cave which is recognized as one of the oldest parts of Halong Bay. Visit the interesting Pearl Farm after and stop for a swim and lunch afterwards. Then it's time to get the kayaks out and make our way through narrow lagoons and the tunnel cave, called Hang Ca (Bat cave). Our last stop of the day is Ba Trai Dao (Three Pearls) and here we have som more free time to cool down in the bay or discover more by kayak. Day 4: Halong Bay - Monkey Island - Cat Ba Island - Hai Phong - Hanoi (B-L) Day four will start with a cruise to Monkey Island. Here we will be watching the monkeys and relax on the beach. We arrive at Cat Ba in the late morning, where you can explore the area by motorbike of by foot. Don't forget to visit the beautiful beaches and local market. We take the hydrofoil back to Hai Phong after lunch and transport back to Hanoi by bus will be arranged.