Luxury hotel holiday Red Dragon Junk Ha Long Bay

The Red Dragon Junk is an excellent choice of cruise around Ha Long Bay as part of our longer touring holidays of Vietnam. Expressions Holidays recommends it for its traditional design and charming character. Guests will enjoy the day time excursions as well as relaxing on the sun deck and enjoying the wonderful natural scenery of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The excellent Vietnamese cuisine is also a highlight. A good choice for a tranquil and traditional way to explore Ha Long Bay.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Return scheduled flights London to Vietnam
  • Private car transfers airport to hotel and back
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Choice of upgrades available - rooms, flights and board basis

Luxury bespoke tours and holidays to Red Dragon Junk Ha Long Bay

The Red Dragon Junk has charm and character in abundance, an excellent way to explore the natural beauty of Ha Long Bay.

Facts in brief

Location Ha Long Bay

Annual opening All year

Closest airport Hanoi Noi Bai International Airport

Distance from airport The hotel is 2-hours' and 30-minutes' drive from Hanoi Noi Bai International Airport

Hotel facilities and services

Restaurant, indoor and outdoor dining areas, sundecks and relaxation areas, excursions during the itineraries.

Complimentary watersports

Kayaking and swimming

Out and about nearby

Ha Long Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with many caves and grottoes to be seen whilst on board. Guests can also kayak and take a trip on a bamboo boat to visit the floating village.

Holiday price guide This hotel is included in our luxury tailor-made touring holidays of Vietnam and a stay here will be included as part of the touring holiday. However, if you want to book this hotel on its own with flights and transfers as a stand-alone city break, then please contact us for prices.

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Holiday Code EXH46286

Luxury bespoke tours and holidays to Red Dragon Junk Ha Long Bay

The Red Dragon Junk promises traditional design and plenty of authentic charm. The wooden boat is an excellent choice for exploring the wonderful scenery of Ha Long Bay and its surrounding area. With three main sails and beautiful wooden and painted white façade, the boat oozes character. With just 5 Deluxe cabins on board it also promises a tranquil and private way to explore the natural beauty of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Onboard guests are surrounded by beautiful carved wooden furnishings and traditional Vietnamese influences. The cabins have polished wooden floors and wood panelled walls to create a luxurious yet comfortable style. Fine linens and small pieces of artwork complement the wood furnishings, completing the characterful style. Guests can spend days relaxing on the sun decks, soaking up the rays of sun as well as the striking views. There are also excursions included in the tour such as kayaking and a trip around the floating village. In the evenings guests will enjoy the authentic Vietnamese cuisine served in the cosy restaurant cabin. Featuring a small yet ornate bar it is the perfect place to enjoy a pre-dinner drink before sitting down to the delicious array of food available. Guests can choose to sit inside or dine whilst enjoying the view on the outdoor terrace area. The Red Dragon Junk is charming and traditional way in which to exploring the brilliant natural surroundings of Ha Long Bay.

Holiday price guide This hotel is included in our luxury tailor-made touring holidays of Vietnam and a stay here will be included as part of the touring holiday. However, if you want to book this hotel on its own with flights and transfers as a stand-alone city break, then please contact us for prices.

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Holiday Code EXH46286

Luxury bespoke tours and holidays to Red Dragon Junk Ha Long Bay

The journey and how you get there

The L’Amour Junk Ha Long Bay is usually booked as part of our tailormade touring holidays of Vietnam. In this case travel arrangements and transfers between places are included as part of the tour. The cruise can be reached by flying from London to Hanoi and then transferring to Ha Long Bay by car which takes around 2 hours and 30-minutes. Vietnam Airways flies direct from London to Vietnam, but we can also arrange for you to fly with other airlines, particularly if you want a stopover en-route or want to combine Vietnam with another country (Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia are the obvious ones).

Holiday price guide This hotel is included in our luxury tailor-made touring holidays of Vietnam and a stay here will be included as part of the touring holiday. However, if you want to book this hotel on its own with flights and transfers as a stand-alone city break, then please contact us for prices.

From about

Holiday Code EXH46286

Luxury bespoke tours and holidays to Red Dragon Junk Ha Long Bay

About Vietnam

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to Vietnam transports travellers to this serene and vast country. Tracing a long, languid curve down the eastern edge of South East Asia, Vietnam is a land of extraordinary natural beauty. Soaring mountains and swaying rice fields, sweeping beaches and the mighty Mekong, Vietnam has it all, with Halong Bay and its iconic limestone towers the jewel in the country’s dazzling crown. Surviving war after war, colonial rule and communism, Vietnam’s people are determinedly upbeat and inventive, imbuing its cities with a crackling energy almost 24 hours per day. Hanoi is its bristling capital, with elegant colonial buildings overlooking avenues buzzing with motorbikes; old, imperial capital Hue is the cultural heartbeat, with palaces and pagodas, tombs and temples, and a biennial arts festival worth the airfare alone; Ho Chi Minh City – or Saigon as it’s still universally known – is all hustle and bustle, an intoxicating blend of the old and the new, with teeming markets dwarfed by towering skyscrapers. If Vietnam’s cities prove too much, the Mekong Delta provides an ancient, intoxicating foreverness of rice fields and sleepy villages, with river trips taking you along the country’s timeless lifeblood. Inland, peasant women in conical hats still tend to their fields, children ride buffalos along country paths and farmers scratch out a living from rice fields cascading down the sheerest of hillsides. But if Vietnam’s hilly countryside is beautiful, its coastline is simply stunning. With its smattering of limestone karsts rising out of the mist, Halong Bay is the undoubted showstopper, but there are also some stunning beaches. Hoi An and Danang are blessed with sweeps of sand and offer a choice of water sports to match anywhere in Asia. A stunning country of vivid colours and dramatic landscapes, with sensational food, exquisite boutique hotels, and a warmth of welcome that will surprise and overwhelm, Vietnam ensures a wonderful holiday.

Highlights of Vietnam

Boat trips on Halong Bay, with the more adventurous able to explore its caves and secret lagoons by kayak, paddling around its limestone peaks; the long, sweeping beaches of Nha Trang; Vietnamese cuisine, bursting with fresh, vivid spices, as delicious in roadside food stalls as in top restaurants such as Mango Rooms in Hoi An; historic, riverside Hoi An, with superb galleries, particularly Apricot and Mai Tai galleries in the Old Quarter, and Dong Phong Art Gallery in the French Quarter; full-moon ‘Legendary Nights’ in Hoi An, when vehicles are banned from the Old Town, which is transformed into a magical land of silk lanterns, traditional food, song and dance, and games in the streets; explore Phong Nha Cave, the largest and most impressive cave in the country; cycle through Ho Chi Minh City, the city where bike is king; the beaches and unique Cham architecture of Quy Nhon; the rugged mountain retreat of Sapa, home to a plethora of minority tribes, and gateway to the Tonkinese Alps; the mountain town of Dalat; Cat Tien National Park, a lush refuge for city dwellers with ample hiking and bird-watching, plus elephants, crocodiles and the endangered Javan rhino; the beaches of Mui Ne; river trips on the Mekong river, past river towns and sleepy villages, floating markets and fish stalls; the white-sand beaches of Phu Quoc, a little developed forested island gem; Hue, the old imperial capital and now the intellectual, cultural and spiritual heart of Vietnam.

Travel around Vietnam

The 1,600-mile Vietnamese railway system, operated by Vietnam Railways, runs along the coast between Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, and links the capital with Hai Phong and northern towns. While sometimes even slower than buses, trains offer a more relaxing way to get around and more room than the jam-packed buses. Vietnam has an enormous number of rivers that are at least partly navigable, but the most important by far is the Mekong River and its tributaries. Scenic day trips by boat are possible on rivers in Hoi An, Danang, Hué, Tam Coc and even HCMC, but only in the Mekong Delta are boats used as a practical means of transport. Boat trips are also possible on the sea. Cruising the islands of Halong Bay is a must for all visitors to north Vietnam. In the south, a trip to the islands off the coast of Nha Trang is popular.

Facts in brief

Capital Hanoi
Airport There are three international airports in Vietnam. They are Tan Son Nhat airport in Ho Chi Minh City, Noi Bai airport in Hanoi and Da Nang Airport in Da Nang.
Size 128,000 sq. miles
Population 95 million
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