The word is out. The vast number of stunning, world-class beaches in Vietnam used to be a backpacker’s secret. But you can now choose from a dazzling variety of locales for your time on the beach, and we want to help you find your perfect beach getaway. Whether it’s a long list of adventure activities at an energetic resort, or just hours of quiet time with the sound of waves and a good book, let Handspan help you soak up some of what Vietnam’s best beaches have to offer.
This tour takes you to one of the few remaining old villages in Northern. Unlike most communities near Hanoi that have succumbed to rapid urbanization, Ky Son and Duong Lam village is known as the best preserved villages in Vietnam in terms of its ancient architecture and the unique character of its people. Staying in an ancient house among your amazing "neighbors", working in the field, cooking Vietnamese dinner or learning about Vietnamese tradition will give you a glimpse into the daily lives of people on the Red River Delta.
Nested on the top of cone shaped hills in the Sapa region, the Topas Eco Lodge offers a stunning view over the valley. The lovely thatched roof bungalows with private balconies are individually designed for relaxation and a restful stay... Topas is a model for sustainable ecotourism in the area by seeking to have a minimal impact on the local environment. They also work with nearby Tay and Red Dzao communities to purchase local products, to provide employment and keep tourism revenue flows within the area... We're pleased to work with Topas as a partner pursuing the principles of genuine ecotourism... Read More
Kampot is a charming riverside town, rich in French colonial-era architecture and a popular place for scenic riverboat trips. There are several pagodas hidden in caves we can explore throughout the area, including ancient, perfectly preserved brick temples from the pre-Angkorian period.
A Handspan-exclusive trip to discover some very pristine areas of the North. We're taking you on strolls through the 1000 year-old history of Hanoi, scenic trails through an untouched secret valley inhabited by the Muong people, and cruising through the globe's largest and loveliest karst formations in the World Heritage Halong Bay. We're living up to the principles of responsible tourism by working in partnership with an NGO that promotes nature conservation and livelihood improvement in the Ngoc Son Nature Reserve. We then explore the least visited part of Halong Bay and kayak through the lush lagoons with a private overnight ship anchorage in an incredible and secluded spot. Get ready for a very special and unforgettable journey. Read More
We explore the beautiful region of Pakse, located in the southern part of Laos, also home to the famous Ancient Khmer ruins of Wat Phou from the 5th century and the awe-inspiring Khone Pabeng waterfall, the biggest in Southeast Asia! The surrounding forests teem with flourishing vegetation and you will be greeted by the friendly, waving locals as we visit a few villages.
A tour with a difference, allowing you to really immerse yourself in Lao culture; you will venture out into the rural hill tribe villages to see the different ethnic minorities and to learn about their fascinating lifestyles, traditions and colourful history. You will be scenically rewarded by the stunning river views, such as on the Wat Phou cruise that takes you in comfort down the majestic Mekong River, zigzagging through mild rapids to Champassak, through the 4,000 islands region, and to the scenic splendour Khong Pha Peng waterfall, known as the "Niagara of the East".
This package is dedicated to people eager to discover an authentic Vietnam while enjoying some of the best treats en route. From North to South, travel the country in style. You'll get immersed in culture, tradition, charm and exoticism all along. We've picked for you the best gastronomic spots and made a selection of hotels, resorts and lodges that all mix harmoniously tradition and luxury. The "crème de la crème" of Vietnam served with our usual excellence of services.
It is time to treat yourself; we have extracted for you some of the very best spots of Vietnam and compiled them into an exquisite journey. We carefully selected few destinations only, for you to take your time, relax and appreciate some natural treasures nested in total comfort and intimacy. Dive into various exotic atmospheres to engrave your vacation with unforgettable memories.
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