Handspan offers you the chance to see some of the most special destinations in Vietnam. Our Halong Bay boats often use routes that are different from the heavily trafficked parts of the bay, giving you the chance to see a different side of Halong's beauty. We also take you to unique destinations around Vietnam, places few other tours visit. We're your experts for responsible tourism in places that you'll never forget.
With thousands of gorgeous limestone mountains and cliffs jutting from its calm waters, Ha Long Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the world's most spectacular natural wonders. At Indochina Sails, a traditional junk built of aromatic wood and other special materials, is the perfect vessel for exploring this magnificent seascape.
For the ones who want to explore Halong further and with a pronounced taste for active travel. Let’s discover some of the quietest parts of the archipelago with a harmonious combination of comfortable cruising and fun activities. This tour features the unique cruise on board of the Treasure Junk. But with an extra day to paddle the fjords of the archipelago, their floating houses and deserted sandy beaches.
A unique cruise to explore Halong's gorgeous sites and local life. The TREASURE, our traditional junk with modern facilities offers an overnight cruise with comfortable accommodation and professional service. Among the most popular features of this tour you’ll like a boat route which takes you away from mass tourist sites, a spacious sundeck and some complimentary kayaking to the remotest parts of the bay. Allow yourself a time of serenity and relaxation far from everything.
The confusion is often made between Halong Bay and what we could call the entire Halong Archipelago. The archipelago is an endless, picturesque maze of limestone rocks emerging from emerald waters, while the Bay is just one piece of the puzzle (as are Bai Tu Long and Lan Ha Bays)... Grab your paddle and get on our original renovated fishing-boat - we take you on unique cruising and kayaking routes through another part of the archipelago right in the heart of a protected maritime reserve. Make the ecofriendly choice to explore deserted lagoons, unspoiled nooks and beautiful sandy beaches. All while many ‘hellos’ ring out from the floating villagers and local fishermen. This is the Handspan version, and our vision, of what a trip to “Halong” should be.Read More
This trip is a must, a great combination of on-land discovery and marine exploration. It includes a big part of cruising and kayaking throughout the remotest region of Halong archipelago; but it must be seen as a much different trip from a simple “Halong tour”. This 3-day adventure takes you to seafood market, ancient house, traditional garden, jungle trails, hidden village, secret lagoons and, of course, on the emerald waters of the most famous marine limestone landscape. Give yourself a chance to experience something totally unique, be hosted by locals and feel like a pioneer. This is the Handspan version, and our vision, of what a trip to “Halong” should be. Read More
Journey from one World Heritage Site to another. Experience two different atmospheres, both charming and deeply etched with history. But whereas most visitors speed by bus to link Hue and Hoi An, we offer you the chance to take your time to savor the sights in between. The time to get out of major Historical sites to renew with the simple beauty of nature. A smooth ride along back roads, magnificent scenery included at no extra charge.
This trip is a must for the travelers who crave adventure and who are eager to find unique destinations and veer off the well trodden paths. We'll begin with a mellow cycling exploration of Hue's tree-lined back roads. We'll do more than a mere 'transfer by car' to take you to Hoi An, instead we'll take the scenic route and journey along the Ho Chi Minh trail into the lands of the Co Tu people. Encounter locals and gain insights in their ancient culture. We'll finish in relaxing, natural style with a trip to the Cham Islands archipelago by chilling out in clear blue waters and savouring a full set of aquatic and sub-aquatic activities... Read More
The lovely Cham Islands archipelago is located about one hour by boat away from the Hoi An coast. Home to fishermen and featuring extensive marine biodiversity, this fantastic trip takes you to this little piece of paradise which is a registered Marine Protected Area. Activities are mainly aquatic and sub-aquatic, but a leisurely walk across the main island to a remote fishing village is also worth a detour. This is an exotic but accessible expedition where with nature respect and conservation as our privileged background. We offer you the choice to spend one or two days... Read More
Koh Kong Island is the largest in Cambodia. The west coast is flanked by beautiful white sand beaches, and the island is becoming an increasingly popular gateway to Cambodia for overland travelers. It is also emerging as a new centre for ecotourism, with several protected areas and community tourism projects now established in the area. Waterfalls, mangroves, wooded groves, and diverse bird and marine life are all easily seen here.
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
In the North Central of Laos, lies an area known to only a small number of interested travelers, archeologists, and historians, those mainly fascinated by the thousands of years old stone jars that are found at sites scattered about the vicinity. That is the surrounding valley of the capital of Xieng Khoang, which is spectacular for two reasons: the Plain of Jars and the crater holes as a result of heavy bombing.
Visiting friendly Laos capital city where many ancient monuments and stupas. Then Xieng Khoang offers you an impressive archaeological Plain of Jars and colorful hill tribe market of Phonsavan. Up there in Luang Prabang, you experience the ancient kingdom of Laos where traditionally remain uncharged in century. It is known as the 'Thousand Pagoda City', there are countless intriguing architectural highlights in the sleepy and once royal capital.
A good introduction to Hanoi and its surroundings. Experience the charming chaos of Hanoi and the relaxing waters of Halong Bay. This is a worry-free package with time for your own discoveries and enjoyment.Begin your journey with a free day for relaxation and hanging around Hanoi. On the next day, you'll leave the buzz of the city behind as you travel east to the famous World Heritage Halong Bay to board a traditional wooden junk boat. An overnight cruise on Halong Bay is the perfect opportunity to truly appreciate the beautiful waters and limestone karst mountains.
The tour lets you experience the cultural tapestry of Hanoi, the natural heritage of Halong Bay and the scenic mountains of Sapa. Relax with great cuisine and shopping on your own while you explore Vietnam's capital before heading to Halong Bay for a unique overnight cruise in one of our traditional wooden junks. Curl up on a night train to Sapa, one of Vietnam's most intriguing destinations, set high in the mountains near the China border; it is most famous for its terraced rice paddies and colorful local markets.
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.
This trip brings you to the famed and iconic spots. However we promise an individual and memorable experience by adding healthy servings of creativity and panache. So to offer you the best service possible we find the trails and hidden gems that others overlook in their haste. When you visit the 'must do' spots with Handspan, you'll do more than just see them, we'll give you a deeper understanding of these beautiful places. We'll take you to the spots you expect to see while taking you far beyond your expectations.
This special package is perfect for family that has kids go together and would love to discover Vietnam in a more-than-classic-way! Pack all the things you needed and immerse fully in colorful hill tribe market, stunning terrace field valley in Sapa; shake hands and lovely chat with locals in one of the best rural architecture-preserved villages; kayaking and admire floating village in amazing World Heritage Halong Bay; feel the cultural atmosphere of ancient Hue and Hoi An; and get on the boat to cruise along canals lined with palm trees and thick mangroves in Mekong Delta... Let's make a move now!!!Read More
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.
...Let's prepare your backpack and ready to experience our beloved country in an exotic way: Northern with Moc Chau – a range of traditional and deep-rooted ethnic cultures, hidden misty valleys, small remote villages that appear mysteriously from the fog, stunning panoramic views, ideal biking routes; ... Central with a glorious route - the ancient imperial city of Hue and the sixteenth century silk route trading port of Hoi An. Southern with Mekong Delta - home of lush orchards, vibrant flower gardens, musicians playing traditional music and boat trip through the canals and stroll on small islands. This is the Handspan version, and our vision of what a trip to "Vietnam off the beaten path" should be!!! Read More
"We love adventure – we love biking!!!" – ...We give you "Moc Chau plateau" with a range of traditional and deep-rooted ethnic cultures, hidden misty valleys ...; .. "Journey from one World Heritage Site to another" - experience two different atmospheres, both charming and deeply etched with history,...; ..."fantastic coastal bike route" from Da Lat to Mui Ne through small minority villages, jungle forested valleys and beautiful beaches; ..."lovely cycling Mekong Delta highlights" to marvel at the variety of bird life in nature reserves, encounter Khmer monks in incense-filled pagodas, cruise through tangled mangrove swamps, and join one of the most lively floating markets in the region... Read More
The World Heritage Road is a glorious route through Central Vietnam. It is so-called because the route encompasses no less than three UNESCO-designated World Heritage Sites: the sixteenth century silk route trading port of Hoi An, the sacred Cham ruins at My Son Valley, and the ancient imperial city of Hue.The area is rich in natural history and culture and as such has tremendous long-term potential for tourism development throughout the Indochina region.
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