Halong Bay and Castaways Island Trip, Three Days Two Nights

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  • Duration: 3 days
  • Price GBP: £170

Rock long. Rock hard.

This is without doubt THE BEST HALONG BAY TRIP FOR BACKPACKERS. You will have the time of your life on this amazing adventure! Sail into UNESCO World Heritage Ha Long Bay on our famous boat ‘The Jolly Roger’ before heading to our private paradise ‘CASTAWAYS ISLAND’ for water-sports, rock climbing and general awesomeness! Three days of playing, feasting & partying in one of the most beautiful places in South East Asia!

Swim, sunbath, kayak & relax on the top deck of our boats as you take in the amazing scenery of Ha Long Bay, glide by floating villages and incredible rock formations that jut out of the emerald green water. After all that chilling out, why not get your adrenaline firing with high speed tubing & rock climbing with qualified instructors to help you get to the top. There are also kayaks on Castaways so if you would like to explore the area you can at you own pace.

* All meals are included and those with dietary requirements can be catered for with advanced notice.



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* NOTE: The three day, two night trip price of $224 USD includes a choice of wake boarding / OR tubing (please let us know which activity you prefer) and also includes rock climbing as standard. Rock climbing is set up on the island every day from 2pm – 5.30pm.

If you would like to add a second water sports activity (do both wake boarding AND tubing), this will cost an extra $20 USD.



Day 1

Meet at the Hostel & Head Out To Halong Bay! Meet the rest of your crew in Hanoi at the Downtown Vietnam Backpackers’ Hostel at 7am. 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 adventure sports! Not only are they a bucket load of fun, but they’re great exercise.

  • Go tubing! We take out up to four people on the tube at a time. You and three 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 water sports crew will get you up and going for the most memorable wakeboard of your life. (+$20 USD)
  • 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 instruction you need to climb a cliff face and checkout Ha Long Bay from up high. (+$30 USD)

As the sun sets enjoy cocktails on the beach, indulge in our Castaways happy hour or simply take a well deserved nap in a hammock in preparation for a big night of partying!

Day 2

An Adventurous Day on Castaways Island! Breakfast is served from 7am so you have plenty of time to get yourself ready for a day on a junk boat cruising through the Karst and diving into 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 & woman 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 Lange 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 friend 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

It’s Hard to Drag Yourself Away From Paradise! 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. Book extra nights now, 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 Vietnam Backpackers’ – Hanoi Downtown Hostel at approximately 6pm.