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Address: Ha Long Bay, Halong Bay, Vietnam

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It's a party

They offer beach volley ball, swimming etc... You can just go for a walk on the beach if you want. This is the young people's party zone.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

You must go; you need to go! Then when you go, you will never want to get out. This place is a lovely place where love and beauty meet. You can go with your family, friends or alone but the best way to go; here is to go with your best half. It's just simply beautiful.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

A friend and I were traveling Southeast Asia and finished our trip in Hanoi and Halong Bay. We were told that the castaway cruise was a must and received a really good description from a group of friends that had done the tour the year before. The tour costs 165 USD and promises "free drinks, Bora-Bora style bungalows on a... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Myself and three friends were visiting Hanoi with the intention of visiting ha long bay, one of the apparent seven wonders of the world. We were recommended the castaway tour and in all honesty it sounded great, staying on a beach for two nights, enjoying some nice food and drinks with fun activities sporadically dotted about, including kayaking, tubing, rock... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We booked this tour at the main office to avoid booking with a fake tour, and did the 3 day 2 night tour. The first day, we were crammed onto a bus (that was not fit for 25+ people) for the 3 hour drive, stopping at the "coffee shop" that was way too overpriced (60,000 dong for medium bag of... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

To be clear, there are two ways to book the "castaway tour": 1st, go to Vietnam backpackers hostel (I've only heard good things about this experience but I cannot personally offer a view. The cost is 260 AUD); 2nd go to halongbaycastawaytour.com or their booking office, which I posted a picture of. I chose the 2nd way, which was a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

This tour is straight up for party goers. I had the best 3 days of my time in Vietnam on this tour. -Be prepared for lots of drinking, it's not forced but definitely encouraged! I had an amazing time meeting new friends, partying, wakeboarding and booze cruising/kayaking around Halong Bay! There was also plenty of time for just swimming or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

What better way to take in the beauty that is Ha Long Bay with playing drinking games and having fun. My girlfriend and I did the two night stay and loved the whole trip. Our guides were great and up for everything (genuinely don't know how they do it) and the group of people we had was awesome. I can... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Castaway definitely seems to have a reputation on here with mixed opinions, however, I think the entire trip is really what you make of it. I had an amazing time, met some amazing people and generally cannot fault the whole experience. It has a party vibe, for sure, but there were also various people chilling out and just relaxing as... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

They offer beach volley ball, swimming etc... You can just go for a walk on the beach if you want. This is the young people's party zone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This was amazing. Go and party hard and explore beautiful halong bay. We had an epic group of people and I highly recommend doing this for your birthday. You will not have to pay for drinks at all. Huge shout out to Chelsea for keeping it rowdy.

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Address: Address: Ha Long Bay, Halong Bay, Vietnam
Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Quang Ninh Province  >  Halong Bay

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