We have received your inquiry and our staff will shortly be in contact with you.
You will recieve a notification to your email address.
If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us.
**Free night is based on single mixed dorm beds**
Get ready to get wet and party like there's no tomorrow on the Ha Long Bay & Castaway Island trip. Then head back to Hanoi in preparation to “Go Wild” exploring the stunning surrounds of Mai Chau Valley. This popular package will ensure an unforgettable experience in two amazing parts of Vietnam at great value.
DAY 1 – HANOI TO CASTAWAYS (L, D)
Meet the rest of your crew in Hanoi at the Downtown hostel location for a 7.00am departure. If you're staying Downtown, please be ready by 6.30 am and those staying at Original will need to be ready to leave at 6.15am. Travel by bus and boat to Castaways Island taking in some sights of Cat Ba National Park along the way. Arrive in time for lunch on the beach and fuel up for some activities.
Get into the watersports! Not only are they a bucket load of fun but great for exercise. Go high-speed tubing! (our most popular). You and 3 friends will get real close while you bounce around Ha Long Bay at speed while all trying to be the last one left on. If you’re a wakeboarder or you want to learn, what a place to do it! Our watersports crew will get you up and going for the most memorable wakeboard of your life. Go rock climbing! If you’ve already got a head for heights or if you want to learn, our professional rock climbing team will provide you with the highest standard of equipment and instructions you need to climb a cliff face and checkout Ha Long Bay from up high.
As the sun sets, enjoy drinks on the beach, chill out with your crew or simply take a well-deserved nap in a hammock in preparation for a big night of partying!
DAY 2 – ALL DAY CRUISE (B, L, D)
Breakfast is served from 7am so you have plenty of time to get yourself ready for a day on a traditional junk boat cruising through Ha Long Bay. You will depart at 10am for a cruise through the magnificent un-touristic mountain range of Lan Ha Bay, taking in the local fishermen and their floating villages. This is followed by an hour kayaking tour through ancient caves and a network of lagoons, getting the opportunity to possibly see the endangered Langur monkey, native to Ha Long Bay. After your kayaking you will be treated to a traditional Vietnamese lunch offering fresh seafood, meat, vegetables, rice, noodles and fresh fruit (Vegetarian options are available and please let us know of any allergies at the time of booking). After lunch you can kick back and relax on the boat, taking in the amazing views, or go for a leisurely swim with your Castaways buddies. Before heading back in time to freshen up and be ready for dinner and a night of fun ahead.
DAY 3 – CASTAWAYS ISLAND TO HANOI (B, L)
You do not depart the island until after lunch so lots of time to enjoy a slow morning, kayaking, a morning swim or maybe a well deserved lie in. You will arrive back at the Downtown Hostel at approximately 6pm.
Day 4 – HANOI TO MAI CHAU (L, D)
Depart the hustle and bustle of Hanoi at 7:30 am and stop off at the Mai Chau Valley look out before arriving in the tranquil village of Mai Chau. Traditional lunch will be served in the beautiful surrounds of our homestay. In the afternoon enjoy a 2-3 hour guided bicycle ride taking in the local villages and minority tribes. Learn about the local culture 1st hand and really get a feel for rural Vietnam.
Later relax at the homestay and enjoy the delicious traditional food cooked by Miss Tan our homestay host!
Day 5 – MAI CHAU – PU LUONG NATURE RESERVE (B, L, D)
After breakfast enjoy a stunning motorbike* ride to Pu Luong Nature Reserve and stop at a local bamboo factory to see how the millions of chopsticks are made for Vietnam!!
Lunch will be served at a remote and hidden minority Village. From here you will trek the Nature reserve and explore the stunning cave! To cap off an amazing day you will travel back by motorbike to Mai Chau through many of Vietnam's most beautiful villages.
DAY 6 MAI CHAU – HOA BINH LAKE TO HANOI (B, L)
After breakfast enjoy a motorbike ride to Hoa Binh Lake and visit Go Lao Waterfall. Catch a local fishing boat and cruise the amazing lake, have the chance to go swimming and jump off the boat.
Lunch will be served back at the homestay before departing back to Hanoi.
WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?
Castaways: All your accommodation, all meals, transport and any entrance fees. We offer different packages which include a choice of activities between tubing, wakeboarding and rock climbing. Please speak to our crew about all the options when booking your trip. Meals are included - please check the itinerary for all the details.
Mai Chau: All your accommodation, transport, acitivities, bicycles, motorbikes as well as one of our awesome local guides and entrance fees.
All your accommodation, transport and any entrance fees. One activity of your choice between tubing, wakeboarding or rock climbing is included but speak to our crew on the island if you want to do more! Please check itinerary for meals included - most are :)
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED:
Drinks, travel insurance (however, if needed, it is available for purchase through WorldNomads) and personal expenses.
Mai Chau: *Please note we have pillion options (local guide driving) for less experienced riders. This will give you the chance also to take in the amazing scenery and take pictures on the go whilst still experiencing the thrill of motorbiking in Vietnam! 100.000 VND for full day, 50.000 VND for half-day driving. This cost is paid locally.
Cancellation Policy: Cancellation Policy Fees will be charged in event of booking cancellations:
48 Hours - 30 Days 25% of Fare
24 Hours - 48 Hours 50% of Fare
Within 24 Hours 100% of Fare