Upon arrival a feast for lunch is served and then enjoy the rest of the day for activities, socializing and relaxing. Thrill seekers out there will love high speed tubing and there is no better surroundings then the cliffs of Ha Long Bay to go wake boarding! We also offer rock climbing lessons for all levels. Night times are when things really get interesting with our world famous parties and night time swimming whilst being surrounded by one of the most beautiful places in Asia.
What's Included (For $195.00 AUD) : Book Package
- Transfers from Downtown Hanoi Backpackers Hostel (Return Trip)
- 2 night's accommodation on Castaway Island
- All meals
- 1 Speed boat tubing activity
- 4 hour cruise around the islands and surrounding fishing villages (optional)
Extra Activities: (Prices in AUD)
- Extra nights including meals: $57.00 per night
- 4 hour cruise around the islands and surrounding fishing villages - $35.00
- Wake boarding lesson with our water sports coordinator - $35.00
- Rock climbing lesson - $35.00
- High Speed Tubing - $17.00
Meet the rest of your crew at the Downtown Hanoi Backpackers' Hostel at 7.00am.
Travel by bus and boat to Castaways island taking in some sights of Cat Ba along the way.
Arrive in time for lunch on the beach.
Enjoy a 3 hour cruise around the islands taking in the beautiful limestone cliffs and amazing surrounding fishing villages of Ha Long Bay and Lan Ha Bay. A little stop along the way to enjoy some swimming.
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!
Breakfast is served from 7am and every morning you can join enjoy our guided kayaking tours of the surrounding islands. Enjoy a massive buffet lunch after kayaking and a well deserved rest on the white sandy beach.
The afternoons are all about activities:
Included in our web package is our thrill seeking high speed tubing - we guarantee you this will be a highlight of your travels.
Also why not have a wake boarding lesson with our water sports coordinator in the bay or go rock climbing with qualified instructors to help you reach the top. Please add these activities to your package now to avoid disappointment or you can book upon arrival in Hanoi at our hostels.
You do not depart the island until after lunch so lots of time to enjoy kayaking, a morning swim or maybe a well deserved lie in.
What should I bring?
What do I need to bring? Your Passport, swimming gear and a towel, a wide-brimmed hat, sunscreen (at least SPF15), a reliable insect repellent, toiletries, a camera and lots of batteries, warm clothing for the cooler months of November to March. Also bring your appetite and a sense of humor! Inhibitions can be left in the luggage storage rooms with your other unwanted baggage......
How much luggage can I take? Your vehicle has limited space so please keep your luggage to a maximum of 15kgs in a backpack or soft overnight bag and include a small day pack to hand carry for easy access to camera, sunscreen, water etc.
What days do you go? The Trip departs everyday from either the Hanoi Backpackers' Hostel Original at 7am or the Downtown Hostel at 7:30am.
Where do I meet the tour? Tours depart from either Hanoi Backpackers' Hostel Original, 48 Ngo Huyen Lane and the Hanoi Backpackers' Hostel Downtown, 9 Ma May Street in Hanoi,please check departure location and times on the tour itinerary you are booking.
Do I have to reconfirm my place on the tour? Yes, you must reconfirm your place on the tour 24 hours before the tour departs either at the Travel Desk in the foyer of the hostel or via email. If you are arriving to the hostel less than 24 hours before the departure time of the tour full payment must be made to confirm your booking.
What do I eat? Our emphasis is on fresh food wherever possible and our meals are nutritious and varied. If you are vegetarian or do not eat seafood we can cater for you, but if you have very specific dietary needs you may need to provide your own food, please discuss this at time of booking.
How fit do I have to be? Ours are active tours so a reasonable level of fitness and swimming ability is needed. If you enjoy kayaking through caves, swimming in sheltered bays or rock climbing in national parks and directly experiencing the environment then our tours are perfect for you. If you have any doubts about your suitability for our tours, please check with our Reservations Department before making a booking.
NOTE: Activities vary in duration and grade depending on the trip chosen.
Do I have to participate? Part of the enjoyment of our tours is bonding with a group of like-minded adventurers so we make them active and hands on. Full involvement is normally one of the highlights of the trip but no one can force you to do something you don't want to do.
Where's the old Castaway's Trip?
After many years of providing Halong Bay’s ultimate backpacker experience, we have foregone our junk boats to get marooned on our famous Castaway Island in Halong Bay. Theres no time to waste getting to Castaways, sun sand and antics on your private island awaits as a hotspot destination of Backpackers’ travelling Vietnam, South East Asia.
Revamping Castaway Island
For the next 2 months Castaway Island is undergoing a revamp and transformation to become Vietnam Backpacker Hostels newest Hostel location. Castaway Island will then become an epic upbeat hostel in Halong Bay, recognised by UNESCO as a natural wonder of the world. There will be activities including wakeboarding, rock climbing, tubing & more (available to pre book online) with awesome times to be had! Accommodation, & food for $50 per night!!!!! Huge saving!!
Castaway Cove for 2 months
During the 2month renovation at Castaway Island, Castaways will find themselves washed ashore Vietnam Backpacker Hostels’ brand new location, The Cove. This hidden hideaway is a backpackers dream. The Cove provides the best sunsets, backpacker company and Island exploration in Halong Bay. With lots to keep you lively at The Cove, you will be happy for days.
When Castaway Island becomes our brand new island hostel, your rejuvenation and chill out escape will be to seep into The Cove, a hidden hideaway gem. The cove is your one stop solution to soak in the surrounds and relax with fellow backpackers who visit from all over the world.