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Address: Ha Long Bay, Halong Bay, Vietnam

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"Castaway-ed"- hurry up and wait

I don't know how you could mess this one up..... Breathtaking views overshadowed by a poorly organized and misrepresented tour. The theme here is that from start to stop you are... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
Laura G
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Sydney, Australia

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I just been to Halong, By Halong Bay Castaway Tour 3days 2nights ,,,,,I spend 1 night on boat and 1 night at Monkey Island Bungalow that's great time,,,,,,The day 1, I have kayaking,swimming,,,cruising at Halong Bay visit the cave, it's amazing time,.at night they have free drink on boat with great music,,,,,,I feeling relaxable time after travel around the asean,,,,,the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We were tossing up between the tour run by the backpacker hostel, or 'Halong bay castaway tour' that isn't run by the hostel, but another company. We went for the other company as it was about $100 cheaper. Biggest mistake. Should have spent another $100, and I would have been as happy as everyone on here writing the good reviews!... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Feeling confused by all the mixed reviews on here? I will do my best to provide an objective, honest appraisal so that no one else makes the mistake my friends and I made. Firstly, Halong Bay is beautiful but it is poluted. Expect to see a lot of plastic and murky water that 'gives you a rash'. N.B. This is... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This trip was sold to my friend as a secluded island where you could learn some facts about Halong bay whilst enjoying the company of great people and stay in private bungalows. Having some drinks and a dance. The brochure said could include yourself in group activities as much as you wanted or lay on the peaceful secluded beach and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I don't know how you could mess this one up..... Breathtaking views overshadowed by a poorly organized and misrepresented tour. The theme here is that from start to stop you are hearded like cattle, unnecessarily huddled together waiting for "directions on what comes next"... Frustrating because it's hard to ruin a tour with such incredible sights, which could so easily... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

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 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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Address: Ha Long Bay, Halong Bay, Vietnam
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