A 3-Week Discovery of Vietnam Off the Beaten Track

A 3-Week Discovery of Vietnam Off the Beaten Track

  • Hanoi
  • Sapa
  • Ninh Binh
  • Halong
  • Hue
  • Hoi An
  • Dalat
  • Ho Chi Minh
  • Mekong Delta
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21 days, 20 nights
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    Price from 1730 US$

    Are you eager to embark on a profound exploration of our country? Consider the 21-day Vietnam journey, an ideal selection that will lead you from the lofty mountains in the North to the picturesque North Bay, from historically significant destinations in the Center to the captivating red soil landscapes of the southern highlands. Notably, this tour will immerse you in the world-renowned arroyos and vibrant floating markets of the Mekong Delta. Moreover, you'll have the unique opportunity to connect with locals during two nights' stays in the Mekong Delta and the highlands of the North.

    A 3-Week Discovery of Vietnam Off the Beaten Track
    What unique experiences await during your trip?
    • Explore the country from north to south over 3 weeks, visiting key destinations.
    • Traverse the majestic northern high mountains, revealing magnificent rice fields and ethnic villages.
    • Immerse yourself in the Tay Nguyen highlands in the south.
    • Enjoy boat rides along the Mekong's rivers and canals.
    • Experience a moderate-paced journey with ample free days for relaxation.
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    Travel phases
    • Hanoi
    • Sapa
    • Ninh Binh
    • Halong
    • Hue
    • Hoi An
    • Dalat
    • Ho Chi Minh
    • Mekong Delta
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    Touching down in Hanoi, the vibrant millennium-old capital nestled in the heart of northern Vietnam, you'll be warmly greeted by our English-speaking guide from Kampá Tour right at the airport. Once you've settled into your hotel in the buzzing city center, your day will unfold based on your arrival time.
    Dive straight into the city's rich history and charm with your first set of visits:

    • King Ly Thai To Square, discovery of the thousand-year-old history of the Vietnamese capital.

    Ly Thai To is the founder of the Ly dynasty (1009-1225). It was he who transferred the capital from Hoa Lu to Hanoi in 1010

    • Lake of the Restored Sword with the temple of Mount Jade, the Turtle Islet, in the heart of Hanoi.
    • Explore the Hanoi Old Quarter with 36 corporation streets, where you can stroll through craft streets bearing the name of the goods that were produced and sold there. Don't forget to stop at Ma May Street and visit an old 'Tube' house, a characteristic feature of traditional Hanoi architecture.

    This Old Quarter is located in the heart of Hanoi and is full of old houses, temples, bustling markets, artisan shops, and traditional restaurants. It is an emblematic place that testifies to the history and culture of the Vietnamese capital.

    Discover the colonial heritage with French concessions: take a cycle rickshaw ride through the city to visit the Grand Théâtre, the Métropole hotel, the state bank, the Central Post Office… End your day with a relaxing night at the hotel

    A day dedicated to exploring Hanoi's most remarkable cultural sites and historical monuments:

    Built 1000 years ago, this Confucian temple served as an institution where royal offspring and sons of mandarins received their education. It also hosted competitions for the country's most talented students, with the winners attaining the status of scholars and senior officials in Vietnamese feudal dynasties.

    • Visit Ba Dinh Square, the location of the former palace of the Indochina governor, the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and his residence.
    • Explore the Ethnography Museum, home to a vast collection of 25,000 ancient and contemporary artifacts that provide insights into the history of local populations.
    • In the evening, enjoy a water puppet show – a distinctive feature of the Vietnamese culture.

    Colorful wooden puppets are skillfully manipulated by the artists using rods and bamboo shafts underwater. It is a unique and captivating art form unique to the Northern Vietnamese tradition.

    Night in sleeper cabin

    Each compartment is divided into small cabins, equipped with 2 to 4 berths. Amenities are located outside the cabins and are shared. If you are traveling as a couple, you have the choice between a cabin with 2 berths or privatizing a cabin with 4 berths for more privacy.

    Arriving early at Lao Cai train station, you will be greeted by a local French-speaking guide and transferred to a small hotel near the station for a shower and breakfast.

    From there, you'll journey to Bac Ha, a charming and peaceful town located approximately a hundred kilometers northeast of Sapa. Upon arrival, you'll set off on hiking adventures to explore the mountains, hills, valleys, and ethnic villages in the Bac Ha region. You'll trek through pine forests to reach Ngai Phong Cho, a village inhabited by the Flower Hmong and Phu La ethnic groups, where traditional thatched houses can still be found.

    If time allows, you can continue the hike to Thai Giang Pho, known as the "Valley of Flowers," and visit the rarely-touristed villages of Thai Giang Pho and Na Lo, which are inhabited by the Tay and Black Hmong minorities. There is also an opportunity to visit a local family that specializes in rice wine production, a regional specialty, to learn about the local techniques.

    At the end of the day, finding comfort and warmth with a welcoming Tay ethnic family.

    Homestay accommodations typically consist of a single room within a traditional house, which can be either wooden or on stilts, depending on the host family's setup. You can expect to find mosquito nets, mattresses, and clean sheets provided on-site. The bathroom, equipped with hot water and towels, along with shared toilets, are usually situated outside the main house.

    In the evening, enjoy a shared dinner with the host family—a special opportunity to delve into their way of life and experience the customs of the Tay minority.

    In accordance with the day, you may be in for a treat with a visit to a weekly market, bustling with local minority communities around Bac Ha. This is your chance to enjoy the vibrant tapestry of ethnic groups gathering at the market—trading goods, sharing news, and threads of their respective cultures.
    After this cultural meeting, the journey unfolds as we transfer to Sapa, a former French colonial retreat & ancestral home of the Hmong, Dzao, and Dzay minorities.
    Come afternoon, our exploration extends to the charming villages of Hang Da and Sa Seng. Amidst the karst limestone formations of Hang Da, we'll meander through quaint hamlets, witnessing the rhythm of various agricultural activities.
    Continuing towards Sa Seng, a picturesque valley cradled between mountain ranges, the journey leads through lush forests and pristine waterways. Capture the essence of the landscape with photo opportunities aplenty—be it the sprawling rice fields, or vibrant tomato and cabbage farms.
    As the day gracefully bows out, we return to town, where a restful night at the hotel awaits.

    A day of hiking amidst the breathtaking and exotic landscapes of the Muong Hoa Valley.

    Explore the ethnic villages scattered across the valley, including Y Linh Ho and Lao Chai inhabited by the Black Hmong, and Ta Van home to the Dzay minority.

    Encounter local residents as they labor in the rice fields, offering insights into their daily routines and way of life.

    As the day comes to a close, embark on a scenic drive back to Hanoi (approximately 5.5 to 6 hours).

    Spend the night at the hotel.

    Departure for Ninh Binh – land of limestone rocks, sugar loaves and rice fields flooded by rivers and lakes all year round.

    Arrival in Ninh Xuan, visit Mount Mua. Climbing a white staircase of 486 stone steps to the summit, this bell-shaped mountain will offer you a panoramic view of the Tam Coc region.

    A limestone mountain located near the rivers and sugar loaves of Tam Coc. In the past, it was famous for its dance performances offered to the kings of the Tran dynasty (13th-14th century).

    Then transfer to Tam Coc, bike ride and relax to discover this fabulous region.

    A vast landscaped area including sugar loaf rock formations, rice fields and rivers. Boat trips on the Ngo Dong River, through the sugar loaves, will allow you to fully enjoy the lush surrounding nature.

    In the afternoon, enjoy a boat trip along the Ngo Dong River to explore the beauty of Tam Coc. This meandering river takes you through lush rice fields, past picturesque sugar loaf hills, and beneath the three enchanting caves nestled at the base of towering limestone peaks.

    Overnight stay in Ninh Binh.

    Head out on a journey to Halong Bay, often hailed as the most stunning bay in Vietnam and one of the most enchanting landscapes in all of Asia. Step aboard  a traditional junk upon arrival and receive a warm welcome from the crew. Set sail for an unforgettable cruise across the bay, where you'll have the opportunity to explore the northern part of Halong Bay, known as Bai Tu Long:

    We provide shared junks, typically smaller in size with 10 to 12 cabins, suitable for hosting around twenty passengers. Alternatively, you have the choice of selecting a private cruise on a smaller junk, offering one or a few cabins, for a truly unforgettable experience. Don't hesitate to get in touch with us if you're interested in this option.

    • Enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the picturesque islands and islets, each with its unique shapes resembling sails, dogs, roosters, and incense burners.
    • Explore the stunning caves of Halong Bay, including Thien Canh Son, which houses stalagmites and stalactites dating back several thousand years.
    • The cruise then continues to Cap La, where you can embark on a kayaking adventure and take a refreshing swim in the bay's pristine waters, weather permitting

    End of the afternoon, relaxing on the upper deck of the junk.

    Participation in a culinary demonstration on board, preparation of spring rolls or spring rolls.

    Tasty seafood lunch and dinner.

    Free evening for your personal rest and relaxation: card games, night fishing…

    Night on board.

    Rise at dawn to savor a truly unique spectacle: the first rays of sunlight peering over the countless sugarloaf peaks of the bay, followed by a serene Tai Chi session on the terrace.

    Tai Chi, the art of deep relaxation, involves performing a series of slow, flowing, and circular movements.

    Embark on a boat or kayak excursion to explore the charming fishing village of Vung Vieng, where you may have the chance to meet local residents.

    Enjoy lunch on the junk, then disembark and return to Hanoi.

    In the evening, catch a flight to Hue, the historic imperial city located in the heart of the country.

    Spend the night in Hue.

    Departure for a city tour of Hue (Hue being the last imperial capital of Vietnam 1802-1945)

    • The Imperial City served as the residence and workplace for the 13 Nguyen kings for 143 years.
    • Explore the mausoleum of Minh Mang, the Emperor renowned for fathering 142 children with 43 concubines.
    • Visit Phu Mong village with its garden houses, an integral part of Hue's imperial heritage.
    • Discover the Thien Mu Pagoda, renowned as the most beautiful and frequently visited pagoda in Hue, or experience the serenity of Tu Hieu Pagoda, where the tombs of eunuchs from the Nguyen dynasty are located. Depending on the timing, you may have the opportunity to witness a monks' prayer session.
    • Explore Dong Ba Market, the largest and oldest market in Hue, where you can purchase local specialties such as conical hats and tunic dresses. 

    Night at the hotel.

    Day excursion to discover the villages and pagodas around Hue.

    Board a boat for a stroll upstream of the peaceful Perfume River. Stop at the Thien Mu Pagoda located on a green fir hill, then at the village of Thuy Bieu, which specializes in planting grapefruits known for their quality. Bike ride around the Thuy Bieu village, on paths shaded by thousands of grapefruit and fruit trees... the opportunity to immerse yourself in serene and green nature. Installation with a peasant family, meeting with the hosts. Participation in the preparation of lunch, tasting dishes cooked by yourself.

    In the afternoon, transfer by car to the Sinh Folk Painting Village, which is known for making worshiping paintings... Walk around the village, stop at Mr. Ky Huu Phuoc, the artist with 60 years of experience, discovery of the stages of making decorative paintings for tourists or to buy those paintings as souvenirs.

    Continuation of the visit with the village of Thanh Tien, which specializes in the manufacture of paper flowers. This 400-year-old profession has been passed down from generation to generation until today. Here, all kinds of flowers (lotus, rose, tuberose, sunflower, etc.) are reproduced in paper, bamboo, and other local materials. It's really hard to tell the real thing from the fake. Visit a factory to understand the work of very skilled craftsmen.

    Return to Hue, the rest of the day is free for rest.

    Night at the hotel.

    Begin your drive for Hoi An, an ancient small town located 150 km south of Hue. Several stops are planned along the way:

    • Take in the serene, less-visited stretches of coastline at Thuan An and Lang Co beaches, where extensive lagoons host various fish farms supporting the local community.
    • Ascend the  Hai Van Pass, the highest pass in central Vietnam, situated strategically between Hue and Da Nang.

    This pass acts as a natural climatic divide between the northern and southern regions of the country. From its summit, you can behold the breathtaking bays of Lang Co and Da Nang, stretching as far as the eye can see.

    • Visit small-scale melaleuca oil factories
    • And encounter picturesque roadside cemeteries known as 'Ghost Towns.' These cemeteries boast tombs resembling castles, adorned with diverse Asian architectural styles, creating a truly luxurious cityscape visible from a distance.

    In the afternoon, arrive in Hoi An, complete the check-in process at the hotel, and settle in for an overnight stay.

    Start off for an enthralling walking tour through Hoi An's captivating old quarter, often hailed as 'the most charming city in Vietnam.' This journey will unveil the following must-see sites:

    • Fujian Assembly Hall, a sacred place devoted to the protective goddess of fishermen and sailors.
    • Phuc Thanh Pagoda, a historic gem dating back to 1454, making it the oldest pagoda in Hoi An.
    • The iconic Japanese Bridge, an architectural marvel constructed in 1593, linking the Chinese and Japanese quarters with its distinctive design.
    • As you traverse ancient streets, visit museums, and admire centuries-old wooden houses, you'll soak in the city's rich heritage. Explore the vibrant silk and lantern shops and workshops of Hoi An.

    Following this walking adventure, go on a scenic bike ride into Hoi An's picturesque countryside. Navigate through verdant rice fields, quaint hamlets, thriving shrimp farms, and lush vegetable gardens. The journey leads you to the charming village of Cam Chau, offering a visit to a lantern factory. Gain insights into the intricate lantern-making process, from bamboo basketry to dyeing and paper crafting, while learning about traditional techniques.
    As the day gracefully comes to an end, return to Hoi An. Having experienced the timeless beauty and craftsmanship of this remarkable city, you'll carry the essence of Hoi An with you.

    Enjoy a fully free day for independent exploration of Hoi An's Old Town:

    • Explore shopping opportunities in the Old Town (lacquerware, crafts, etc.), particularly for tailored garments at silk shops.
    • Take a bike ride to the surrounding countryside, where you'll find several traditional villages (producing vegetables, ceramics, carpentry, etc.).
    • Relax on the beautiful beaches of the East Sea (Cua Dai, An Bang...), located near Hoi An.

    Overnight stay at the hotel.

    Take a flight to Buon Me Thuot, the capital of the Southern Highlands. Situated in the southern part of the country, nestled between Cambodia and the Eastern Sea coast, the Highlands are a high-altitude sub-region characterized by a temperate climate. This region is renowned as the "Land of Elephants," famous for its captivating waterfalls, and lush coffee and tea plantations.

    After reaching the destination in Buon Me Thuot, set out for a visit to two of the region's most stunning waterfalls, Drey Nur and Drey Sap. These cascading wonders offer a glimpse into the natural beauty that defines the Southern Highlands.

    Retire for the night at your hotel, ready to explore more of the highland's treasures in the days to come.

    Set off for Lak, a region predominantly inhabited by the Mnong ethnic minorities. This promises to be a day filled with unique experiences:

    • Embark on an exciting elephant ride that will take you through the scenic landscapes, allowing you to explore the ethnic villages and interact with local minority communities.
    • Enjoy a ride in a traditional canoe, crafted from a hollowed tree trunk, on the expansive Lake Lak. This lake is the largest in the region and offers a serene and picturesque experience.

    In the afternoon, your journey continues as you make your way to Da Lat, often referred to as the old French resort of the Hauts Plateaux. This charming city is known for its colonial-era architecture and stunning natural surroundings.

    Conclude your day with a comfortable night's stay at your hotel, preparing for more adventures and discoveries in Da Lat.

    Explore Da Lat, a high-altitude town surrounded by hills and pine forests, known for its colonial-style architecture:

    • Bike around Xuan Huong Lake, visit the city flower garden, and journey through scenic hills with fir trees and lush valleys.
    • Discover colonial landmarks like the old station, cathedral, and Bao Dai Palace.
    • Experience the unique Linh Phuoc Pagoda and the quirky Hang Nga Pension.
    • Explore Buddhist meditation at the Truc Lam Meditation Institute.
    • Visit flower and vegetable plantations, where Da Lat is the top producer.
    • Rest at your hotel after an eventful day in this picturesque city.

    Catch a flight to Ho Chi Minh City, the capital of the South, formerly known as Saigon. Upon your arrival, immerse yourself in the heart of the city, often referred to as "colonial Saigon." Your day's exploration includes:

    • A visit to Ben Thanh Market, an iconic symbol of the city bustling with local life and commerce.
    • A stop at Notre Dame Cathedral and the Central Post Office, both masterpieces designed according to the plans of Gustave Eiffel, showcasing the city's rich architectural heritage.
    • A tour of the Headquarters of the Popular Committee of Ho Chi Minh City, the former Central Town Hall, widely regarded as the most beautiful colonial building in the city.
    • A visit to the War Remnants Museum, which provides insights into the First Indochina War and the Vietnam War. The museum showcases compelling visuals depicting the futility and devastating effects of the conflicts.

    As the sightseeing tour concludes, you will be dropped off at your hotel, giving you the freedom to explore the city at night.

     

    Commence on the trip to the Mekong Delta, an amphibious territory in the far south of the country.

    Upon reaching Ben Tre, a bustling town situated in the heart of the northern arms of the river, our adventure unfolds with a boat trip along the winding rivers to reach Mo Cay. This little-known rural gem, celebrated for its coconut trade and the artisanal production of coconut-based delights—coconuts, coconut threads, and activated coconut carbon—beckons with its authenticity and charm.

    You can explore with a bike ride or a ride on a Xe loi (motorized cycle) through the lush green island, adorned with coconut plantations. Our off-the-beaten-path route winds along small paths under the gentle shade of coconut trees, creating a poetic landscape. Make stops at local farms to witness the artistry behind the creation of sweets and coconut brooms.

    Continue your adventure with a serene trip in a small rowing boat through the arroyos, flanked by water palm trees, allowing you to immerse yourself in the daily rhythms of delta life. Visit Mr. Van's traditional house and savor local specialties crafted by his wife, including coconut jam, tea with honey and pollen - a delightful taste of the delta's flavors. 

    As the afternoon unfolds, we'll transfer to Vinh Long, arriving at the island of An Binh ("peace") nestled in the heart of the Mekong. Find tranquility at Mrs.Thuy’s peaceful guest house, surrounded by a beautiful garden. Enjoy free time to unwind in the serene environment.

    In the evening, become a part of the culinary experience as you participate in the preparation of the evening meal and later relish the dinner featuring your creations.

    Spend a tranquil night at Madame Thuy’s.
     

    Begin your day with warm greetings from your hosts, then embark on a drive to Vinh Long, renowned as the land of abundant fruits such as grapefruits, longans, and rambutans. Your day's itinerary unfolds as follows:

    Explore the picturesque island of An Binh on a leisurely bike ride, taking in the beauty of lush orchards and indulging in the delightful flavors of seasonal fruits.

    In the afternoon, continue your journey as you transfer to Can Tho, the capital of the Mekong Delta, situated on the right bank of the southern arm of the Mekong River.

    Conclude your day with a comfortable night's stay at your hotel in Can Tho, ready for more adventures in this vibrant delta region.

    Rise early and set forth on a boat journey along the Mekong River. Explore the vibrant Cai Rang floating market, a captivating and colorful spectacle where numerous boats are laden with a bounty of fruits, vegetables, and various goods for their lively commercial exchanges. This experience offers a fascinating glimpse into the unique "river trade" of the Mekong region's inhabitants.

    Afterward, descending to visit the An Binh land market, situated opposite Cai Rang. Here, you'll have the opportunity to make an interesting comparison between the bustling floating market and the dynamic land-based market.

    In the afternoon, return to Ho Chi Minh City, where you'll spend the night at your hotel, reflecting on the captivating sights and experiences of the Mekong Delta.

    Enjoy a completely free day, allowing you to relax and make any final purchases or explore at your leisure.

    In the evening, you'll be transferred to the airport for your departure flight.

    Please note: There is an option to extend your journey to Cambodia at the end of this trip or to conduct this tour in the South-North direction.

    This marks the conclusion of our 21-day Vietnam tour services. We hope you've had a memorable and enriching experience exploring the diverse and captivating facets of Vietnam. Safe travels!

    Custom activities
    Below, Kampá Tour will present our hand-picked selection of enriching activities to transform your trip into a truly remarkable experience.
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    Private cruise in legendary Halong Bay
    Nothing is more wonderful than a private cruise on the legendary Halong Bay that allows you to leisurely navigate its uncharted corners in complete privacy.
    Halong Bay Well-being and relaxation Add to the itinerary
    Ancient Hue House: An Architectural and Artistic Masterpiece of Hue
    If you're in search of chic, poetic, and charming accommodation for your stay in Hue, the former imperial capital in the Central region of Vietnam, we wholeheartedly recommend Ancient Hue Houses.
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    Nights at the Sofitel Legend Métropole Hanoi Hotel
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    Vespa tour in Ho Chi Minh city
    The best way to capture various scenes of local life and discover the city and to be close to the local population.
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    Cooking classes in Hoi An
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    The “Hoi An Memories” show
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    Royal costume dinner in Hue
    You are invited to dress as an emperor or mandarin before rejoicing around a table of royal dishes once reserved for emperors.
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    Hoi An Countryside Tour by Bike
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    Romantic dinner on the bamboo raft
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    The price shown does not include international flights and has been calculated based on a group of 4 people with standard accommodation. Kampá Tour offers private trips with personalized services. Prices vary depending on the season of travel, the category of services chosen, and, above all, the number of travelers. Please contact us to obtain the detailed program, price, and proposed services for your trip.
    This price includes:
    • Accommodation for the entire circuit, in hotels or with locals
    • Travel according to the program by private car
    • English-speaking guide for the visits mentioned in the program
    • All activities mentioned in the program, including entrance fees to tourist sites
    • Economy class domestic flights with airport taxes included
    • Meals mentioned in the program
    • Bottle of water during guided tours (2 x 500ml/traveler/day)
    • Government taxes currently in force (VAT, etc.)
    This price does not include:
    • International flights from your home
    • Visa fees, payable directly at the airport customs (see VISA)
    • Bank fees related to payment
    • Personal insurance
    • Personal beverages during meals: beer, Coca-Cola, fruit juice, etc.
    • Other meals not specified in the program
    • SIM card and mobile plans
    • Tips, personal expenses, and other services not mentioned in the "Our Included Services" section
    Our services
    Your accommodation:
    Hôtel & Resort Victoria Beach Hoi An
    Hôtel River Town Hoi An
    Hôtel Hoi An Central
    White Lotus Hue
    Leah Silk Hanoi
    Hanoi Exclusive Hotel
    Hôtel Ana Mandara Da Lat
    Hôtel Iris Da Lat
    Hôtel TTC Premium Da Lat
    Hôtel Hai Ba Trung Buon Me Thuot
    Hôtel Damsan Buon Me Thuot
    Hôtel O’ Gallery Premier Hanoi
    Hôtel La Siesta Trendy Hanoi
    Hôtel Sofitel Plaza Saigon
    Hôtel Sanouva Saigon
    Hôtel Asia Hue
    Hôtel Sapa Élite
    Homestay Bac Ha
    Homestay Mékong
    Homestay Mékong
    Your cruise on Halong Bay:
    Peony Cruise
    Halong bay
    Peony Cruise
    Oriental Sails
    Oriental Sails
    Oriental Sails
    Indochine Cruise
    Halong Bay
    Indochine Cruise
    La Casta
    Halong Bay
    La Casta
    Cat Ba Sailing Junk Lan Ha Bay
    Cat Ba, Hai Phong
    Cat Ba Sailing Junk Lan Ha Bay
    Private 3-cabin Four Seasons junk
    Cat Ba, Hai Phong
    Private 3-cabin Four Seasons junk
    Private Cat Ba Prince Junk
    Cat Ba, Hai Phong
    Private Cat Ba Prince Junk
    Dragon Legend
    Halong
    Dragon Legend
    The L’Amour
    Halong
    The L’Amour
    Garden Bay
    Halong
    Garden Bay
    Your transport:
    7 seater car
    16 seater car
    Car interior equipment

    Our Happy Customers

    Mr. Patrick and Mrs. Marie Perou

    Mr. Patrick and Mrs. Marie Perou

    The rest of the journey went very well until Pu Long, largely thanks to Thien who quickly understood what we wanted to see (amazing hikes) and what we wanted to experience in our interactions with the minority ethnic groups. Thanks to our guide, we had many warm exchanges and shared beautiful emotions over tea, fruits, and bong gao in their humble homes. Unforgettable experiences in the villages of tiles, knives, incense, and weaving.

    An opportunity for great happiness to experience the Than Minh festival proposed by Thien.

    Thank you for the foot massage, which was a pure moment of relaxation... It made us want to book a full body massage upon our return from Pu Long.

    We are truly delighted with our journey in the North, although we missed the good weather a bit.

    A word also about our driver, who was extremely careful on the mountain roads and always provided valuable assistance with a smile for his passengers.

    Looking forward to continuing towards Halong Bay tomorrow.

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    The adventure of traveling to Vietnam with the Kommer family

    The adventure of traveling to Vietnam with the Kommer family

    Xenia Kommer's Family Travel Diary

    [29/3/24]: Tony and the driver are great! And everything we've seen and done too 😊

    [1/4/24]: Hello! We are back from the boat in Halong Bay. It was very beautiful! I didn't tell you that we ate crickets last 😁 week In Tam Coc the boys played football with children from there 😉

    [3/4/24]: Hello, we arrived safely in Hoi An today. Everything is great, the hotel is very nice. Yesterday the boys swam in the Hue😉 River

    [5/4/24]: Hoi An diving, I don't do it but the boys love it 😃

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    The Alzarral family with their friends

    The Alzarral family with their friends

    To begin with, thank you for this wonderful trip that you organized for us. Thank you to Huan, Kien and Ms. Chau for conveying the love of their country to us. Bus drivers were also safe in this traffic.

    After the discussion among all the participants in the trip, we send you these observations:

    Guide: 5/5⭐
    Drivers 5/5⭐
    Bus:4/5⭐
    Hotel: 4.9/5⭐ (slightly small breakfast room at the Sanouva Hotel in Saigon).
    Choice of restaurant by guides: 5/5⭐
    Transfer by plane: 5/5⭐
    Choice of visits:5/5⭐
    Organization of the agency: 5/5⭐

    Thank you, Mrs. TRANG VU, for your warm welcome at the agency and for your willingness to organize our trip. We also thank Bao for his kindness and for the short documentary on YouTube. You can count on us to really appreciate your skills.

    Thanks again for everything 😘😘

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    Mrs. Silvia and her husband

    Mrs. Silvia and her husband

    Peru

    Greetings from Lima, guys! We just got home and we don't even feel tired! I still have the energy to keep going, haha!
    Now, let's talk about the North. In February, from Hanoi to Ha Long, there is a lot of drizzle. I suggest other visitors always carry a fine raincoat when they go. Luckily, it didn't alter our plan much. We enjoyed the coffee with egg and the bun cha. Ms. Nhung knew all the perfect places to eat, without worrying about finding available places, and at good prices! I'll send you some great photos from Hanoi!
    But, the most amazing thing was the experience on the Mekong! Just perfect. We loved Mr. Nguyen; He had an in-depth knowledge of the place, which made us enjoy it to the fullest. He also shared a lot of interesting things about the Vietnamese and their current and current culture, not just theory.
    The hotels were ok, no complaints. This trip makes us think of Cambodia and Thailand with our friends in the future (still wishes)
    I think that's enough for now. See y

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    Chantal & Daniel

    Chantal & Daniel

    Hello Mrs. Huyen and all her team,

    We had dreamed it, we had prepared our trip with the guides, and now we are back, with the images still fresh in our minds.

    Thank you and congratulations for this perfect organization, despite the fact that a flight was delayed a day at the last minute. We found our guides and drivers as planned, the guides were friendly, spoke perfect Spanish, the "busy" program was respected.

    Recounting our journey could become a real novel, so we will talk about the main points. Now, worry before leaving because the guides said that we should avoid the Tet period, that for the lunar new year everything was closed, anyway what joy, flowers, decorations, events everywhere.

    👉Hanoi, staying in the center, after a tour of the city, and a visit to Kampa Tour, a well-deserved siesta, we set off on foot (without a guide) through the narrow streets (thanks to the GPS to find the hotel).

    👉The next day, visits to museums, great water puppet show.

    👉Day 3:

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    The Le Boucher family

    The Le Boucher family

    French

    February 15-28, 2024 -
    "Hello, the trip is going very well. Yesterday I grew rice. A symbol and a source of pride for me, I would even say one of the goals of this trip. Thank you"

    "The work in the rice paddies is already well underway...we are lucky to see the peasants in full activity, it is really enriching to learn about your way of life. A 12km walk today was an intense moment. ​​"

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    The Diego Family

    The Diego Family

    Mexico

    January 2024

    We're on the flight from Siem Reap to Bangkok. I'm writing these lines because I'm eager to share more details about the trip, in addition to praising the services (hotels, restaurants, etc.) that I mentioned during the call in Vietnam.

    Visiting the Angkor Wat temple complex is worth it. When we entered, we felt like we were becoming tiny people. It was a very surprising experience. On the second day, when we arrived at the lakeside village of Kompong Khleang, the scenery isn't beautiful, but it showcases the culture of the people, which is very interesting. The tour guide in Cambodia is very good, has a good sense of humor, and is always willing to explain everything coherently. So we didn't respond to the message immediately.

    The continuity between the visit to Cambodia and the conclusion of the trip in Vietnam is certainly very reasonable. The number of days for visiting is also appropriate. In addition to following our itinerary, we also made use of our free t

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    Mr. Sebastian Rodriguez and his friends

    Mr. Sebastian Rodriguez and his friends

    January 2024 - The trip went well. We had memorable experiences in Asia with your team, the guides, and even the driver. Everything went smoothly, from the weather to the services (meals, accommodations) you arranged for us. Here are more details:

    The first week in Vietnam was very good. We loved the egg coffee. Vietnamese cuisine is very diverse, and it was great because we had time to try most of the typical dishes: pho, bun cha, cao lau, and banh mi. The Old Quarter of Hanoi has an ancient beauty, but it's still a bit noisy. The cyclo experience was very reasonable and helped us not get bored while going to Hoi An, also to the Old Quarter, but to explore it by bikes. Ha Long Bay is very beautiful. The cruise was excellent.

    The next part of the trip was in Cambodia, where we had truly amazing moments in front of the ruins of Angkor Wat. The tour guide in Cambodia was very detailed in everything we wanted to know. A few days in Cambodia are enough.

    The end of the trip was in

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    Mrs and Mr SCHAMP

    Mrs and Mr SCHAMP

    France

    Dec 23, 2023 - We came back enchanted from our trip to Vietnam as a couple. Vietnam is a magnificent and endearing country.

    The inhabitants are very welcoming and kind. As soon as we got back, we were already looking forward to going back. This was our first trip to Asia. Thanks to Vietnam Découverte and above all to its highly competent team, and in particular Madame Thom Doan, we set off with great confidence, and we haven't regretted it. The organization is impeccable, the hotels are top-quality and the activities varied (visits, trekking, kayaking, cycling, etc.).

    The program was heavy, but we were able to split the tour into 17 days instead of 15, to take advantage of each region.

    What a pleasure it was to be accompanied in each region by a guide who spoke perfect French and knew the country very well. We were able to travel with complete peace of mind, letting ourselves be guided and driven without worrying about a thing.

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    The family of Mr. GEIGER

    The family of Mr. GEIGER

    France

    Dec 6, 2023 - What a superb trip! Complete satisfaction! Discovery of the NORTH and CENTRAL VIETNAM. A very well-organized journey by VIETNAM DISCOVERY; competence and kindness of our guide LUNA; We were warmly welcomed at the agency (beautiful structure) by Mrs. THOM DOAN. The circuit and hotel services were fully in line with the program. We return with lots of beautiful memories and stunning images in our minds. Landscapes, temples, rice fields, Hmong villages, Halong Bay, Hue, Hoi An. We wholeheartedly recommend. BERNARD

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    Mrs Gisele Denaes and friends

    Mrs Gisele Denaes and friends

    France

    28 Octobre 2023 - Hello, we had good feedback. All my friends were satisfied with your services. I will come back to you if we decide to go back.
    Thanks again. I hope to see you soon.

    Gisele Denaes.

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    Hello, yes, the return trip went well. We appreciated the beauty of your country, its authenticity and the kindness of the inhabitants.
    Thank you for your warm welcome. Our guide Duc and the driver were excellent, very professional and very kind.

    Sincerely Agnès and Gilbert STRAUCH.

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    The Patricia Ait family

    The Patricia Ait family

    France

    November 13, 2023 - Our trip was simply extraordinary and wonderful. It was a lesson in life. It would not have been possible without Mrs. Duong Lan, our Vietnam découverte correspondent, who was always available and very attentive, and who proposed a personalized tour according to our needs, guiding us in our choices.
    The hotels were chosen with great care, and we really appreciated the home-stay accommodations, which gave us the chance to share special moments with the families. 
    Our driver, Phong, young and careful, was wonderful and very kind. Our guide, Hiep, "a walking encyclopedia of Vietnam", knew northern Vietnam and its history inside out. He was very committed, a good listener and had great human qualities to match his skills.

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