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 realise 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.
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.
Not all good things have to come to an end!! If you like where you are, stay. You’re welcome to continue your stay on the island and share your experiences with the daily new arrivals. You can pre-book it with our Travel Gurus at our travel desks, online or extend while on the island.
If you really have to leave, after lunch we commence the journey back to civilisation via boat and bus, you will arrive back at the Downtown Hostel at approximately 6pm.
WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?
All your accommodation, all meals transport and any entrance fees. Rock climbing is included and choices of either tubing or wakeboarding. Feel free to speak to our crew on the island or in our hostels for more information about our packages.
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
Drinks, travel insurance and personal expenses.
Note: We do not have a cash bar on the island however we do have drink tokens that you can purchase before departing for the island at our hostels. Please see our travel desk crew at our Downtown Hostel at 9 Ma May St, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi no later than 9.30pm. If you are arriving after that, please mention this at your time of booking.