Breathtaking is the word
Programs « Travel in Family » have been made and designed for the wellness of all families. Most of the other programs could be quite exhausting for the youngest. Visit of the most wonderful places in Hanoi: the house and mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh, the unique pillar pagoda... The literature temple, the ethnography museum, the water puppet show. Programs are built for children. Mini hike, games planned… Discovery of amazing landscapes of Halong bay with an unforgettable day on a traditional junk. At Bac Ha fair, you will have the opportunity to meet local population and ethnic groups.
Hanoi - Mai Chau - Hoa Lu - Tam Coc - Ha Long - Lao Cai - Sa Pa - Bac Ha
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  • Day 1
    Arrival in Hanoi
    Hanoi, or its historical name entitled "Thang Long" which means "dragon in flight", was the main feudal capital of the country for hundreds of years, from the Ly Dynasty (in the 11th century) to the Dynasty of Le posterior (at the end of the 17th century). That is why until now the city of Hanoi still keeps the historical monuments, traditional and typical of the Vietnamese culture and the immortal values of the Hanoi’s people mind.
    Arrival at Noi Bai / Hanoi airport. Transfer to the hotel. Visit of Hanoi "The city located on the Red River". Walk in the residential area where are the former Palace of the Governor General of Indochina, the house and the mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh, the single pillar pagoda. Then the temple of Mount Jade, ride rickshaw in the old district guilds. Night at the hotel.
    Option : If you do not want to visit the city right away because of the long flight, we will offer you a traditional massage of one hour with a supplement of 15 USD / person.
    Meals included: lunch and dinner
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  • Day 2
    Continuing tours of Hanoi
    Continuation of the visits of Hanoi: the temple of the literature (1st Vietnamese University of the 11th century), the museum of history, the museum of ethnography, the markets.... The evening: spectacles of the puppets on the water. Overnight at the hotel.
    Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
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  • Day 3
    Hanoi – Mai Chau
    (150km / 3h30 of road)
    Mai Chau is located in the southwest of Hanoi, it is an ideal destination for people wishing to spend their journey outdoors or hikes to ethnic villages in the valleys. Mai Chau is also considered as the cradle of the Thai and Muong minority inhabitants. So far, they have kept their customs, their traditions ... Visiting Mai Chau, you will have the opportunity to learn about the life of ethnic groups in the mountains.
    After breakfast, you will leave for Mai Chau. You will definitely leave the flat delta country for the mountainous region. You will have the chance to admire the beauty of the mountainous region with rice terraces lined with banana groves. Sometimes you will see Thai and Muong houses hiding under the trees. Arrival to Mai Chau. Installation at the inhabitant. In the afternoon, you will have a nice bike ride to visit the villages of Poom Coong, Nhot, Na Phon, Lake and Van and observe the daily activities of local people. Overnight at the inhabitant (summary comfort). In the evening: you will take part to the musical folklore show of the inhabitants of Thai dancing with khene (the traditional flute of ethnic minorities), and enjoy rice alcohol.
    Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner
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  • Day 4
    Mai Chau – Hoa Lu – Tam Coc
    (150km / 4h of road)
    At ninety-five miles from Hanoi, in Ninh Binh province, there is a huge amount of Vietnam's rich historic heritage, such as the country's former capital city until the 11th century. The province of Ninh Binh attracts visitors with its historical greatness, spectacular shows and a rich cultural destination. Thinking about Ninh Binh, we think of the inevitable ones like the city of Hoa Lu and part of the Halong Bay terrestrial and its Bai Dinh pagoda, which is today one of the largest Buddhist centers in Southeast Asia.
    After breakfast, you will go to the Ninh Binh province. Arrival at Hoa Lu, you will visit the former capital of Vietnam operating under the two dynasties Dinh, & Thung Nan (the valley of the sun). Discovery of two temples dedicated to the kings Dinh and Le.  Then you will go on an excursion in a rowing boat on the Tam Coc River (three caves). The cruise will last about 2 hours. Tam Coc is a small village whose inhabitants organize walks on the Ngo Dong River. You will see the rocks having the appearance identical to the phoenix, the mandarin hat, the turtle ... It will be wonderful. Sometimes, the river will merge with the rice fields and give you the impression of sailing on a real sea. What a nice cruise! In the late afternoon, bike ride to visit Bich Dong Pagoda and Thai Vy Temple. Overnight at the hotel.
    Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner
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  • Day 5
    Tam Coc – Halong. Night in a junk
    (170km / 3h30 of road)
    Mandarin Road offers 2-day Halong Bay tours for travelers who wish to experience the natural wonder of this World Heritage Site. Take a short yet insightful trip to one of the most magnificent destinations in Vietnam aboard our charming boat with elegant design and private balcony. Revel in the tranquility of the natural seascape surrounded by nearly 2000 islands and rocky outcrops. Enjoy a remarkable culinary experience before witnessing a spectacular view you’ll never forget, the serene sunset over the Halong Bay.
    08:00 - 08:30 Departure in 3 ½ hours at the Hon Gai International Port
    12h00  Arrive in Hon Gai Harbor. Take a rest at Tonkin cruise Waiting Lounge before boarding time. Transfer to Tonkin Cruise Boat by tender (5 -10 minutes)
    12h15  Enjoy welcome drink then check in your cabin. Cruising through Bai Tu Long Bay and    having lunch with Vietnamese Set Menu.       
    14h00  Visiting Thien Canh Son Cave in 30 minutes (the only cave in Bai Tu Long bay). We choose a less touristic time to visit both domestic and overseas by a rare natural beauty, pristine limestone stalactites and beautiful surround landscape. You will walk up about 100 stone steps, placed under the foliages and craggy cliffs which bring in a new feeling like climbing on the heaven gate’s side.
    14h30  Back to the boat and keep cruising to Cap La area.
    15h30  Arrive in Cap La area. You will swim and go kayaking in the area of breath taking landscape, quiet and peaceful, where many small islands with natural white sand beaches
    17h00  Back to the boat. Relax and enjoy the sunset party (from 17:00- 19:00) while the boat is cruising to Cong Dong - Cong Do area to anchor for overnight.
    18h00  Take part in the Cooking Demonstration - Learn how to make traditional Vietnamese Spring rolls.
    19h30  Having BBQ dinner with fresh local seafood and local dishes. ( If the weather is good, we will have dinner on sundeck under the stars and the moon )
    21h00  Free evening to join some activities of board games (7 options), guitar free for play or squid fishing, karaoke (on request). Taste the variety of drink at our luxury sundeck bar (chargeable) with wines, cocktails, brandy, juices…
    Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner
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  • Day 6
    Ha Long – Hanoi – Night train to Lao Cai
    (170km / 3h30 of road, then 354km / 8.30 of train)
    06h00  Wake up early in the morning for Tai Chi exercise and get new energy for a new day
    06h45 Having light Breakfast before joining next visit.
    07h30  Explore Vung Vieng Fishing Village: About 24 km from the mainland, Vung Vieng fishing village is situated in the center of  Bai Tu Long Bay. The village owns a pleasant, peaceful location with charming scenery. It is also home to keep the typical cultural characteristics of fishermen inextricably living with the sea. Guest chooses to discover the daily life of the fisher communities by bamboo boat (one hour) or kayak at Vung Vieng area (on request)
    08h30  Back to the boat and relax
    09h30  Checking-out and relaxing on sundeck.
    10h30  Having brunch and enjoy the scenery of the Ha Long Bay while the boat cruises back to harbor.
    11h45 Transfer back to our waiting lounge for the transport back to Hanoi
    16h30  Drop-off & farewell at hotel in Hanoi. Transfer to Hanoi train station for the night train to Lao Cai - Sapa / train KING EXPRESS (or LIVITRANS EXPRESS, or CHAPA EXPRESS) - Cabin with 4 berths for the SUPERIOR category / Departure 21:40. Night on board.
    Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner
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  • Day 7
    Lao Cai – Sa Pa
    (38km / 1h of road)
    Meet at Lao Cai station and transfer to Sapa. Arriving at Sapa, the French settlers, attracted by the climate and the beauty of the landscape, had made Sapa a mountain resort. The city is located at 1650m, at the foot of Mount Fanxipan highest point of Vietnam at 3142m. After breakfast, start visiting Sapa by the Dragon Maw Hill, the Orchid Garden, the old Sapa Church, the market. Overnight at the hotel.
    Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner
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  • Day 8
    Sa Pa- Y Linh Ho- Lao Chai- Ta Van- Sapa
    After breakfast, you will go to the village of Y Linh Ho where you will start your day hiking towards Red Dao, Hmong flower and Tay ethnic villages through the magnificent rice terraces. From above, you will have breathtaking views of the valleys : sources derived nearby hills, roofs balms are hiding in the shade and children laughing in the playgrounds. In the afternoon, you will continue the road to the village of Ta Van. Ta Van, which means "the great arc", is perched on the side of the Hoang Lien mountain. The village is located on the banks of Muong Hoa stream and surrounded by rice fields stepped forming arcs matching the mountain. Beyond the stream, we find the remains of votive steles, place of worship practices in Vietnam in the past. This area of ​​ancient steles has been recognized in 1994 as a historical and cultural relic of the country. It includes nearly 200 stone blocks of different sizes, carved images and ornaments inspired by the ancient mysteries of the culture of Lac Viet. At the end of the day you will have free time to meet the villagers, to ask them questions about their lives. Overnight at the hotel.
    Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner
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  • Day 9
    Sa Pa – Bac Ha – Lao Cai – Night train to Hanoi
    (110km / 3h of road, then 354km / 8h30 of train)
    Quaint, authentic and colorful: Bac Ha Weekly fair held on Sunday mornings. Between 7 am and 9 am, roads and mountain tracks are very lively. There, a peasant pulls his donkey who does not want to move forward. Here, another holds a piglet at the end of a leash by pushing it with a bamboo whip. Others, wiser, prefer to carry the little pigs on the platform to avoid losing weight on the way to the fair. Some go by couple, the woman carrying on the back the stack of hoods that she braided, the man the jerry can of alcohol that he distilled. They put on their best clothes. Turbans of all shapes, red, blue or black, cross simpler chests planted with fresh tea leaves or embellished with silver coins. The colorful H'mong women and girls have donned their finest skirts, all folded, swinging right and left at every step, making grandmothers look like children. The tunics are finely embroidered and the aprons shimmering. The sellers offer basic necessities (groceries, books and school supplies, toiletries, haberdashery), relayed, according to rotations which differ, by the peasants who came to sell their production (vegetables, breeding, handicrafts). Finally women calculate the benefit of the day or compare the products, the girls are beautiful, the men clink at the rice alcohol while discussing horses and land. Walk to visit hamlets around Bac Ha: Ban Pho 1 and Ban Pho 2, inhabited by ethnic H'mong variegated. Visit the abandoned house of Huang A Tuong, a former H'mong chief. Then transfer to Lao Cai Station and take the night train Lao Cai - Ha Noi / train KING EXPRESS (or LIVITRANS EXPRESS or CHAPA EXPRESS) - Cabin with 4 berths for categories STANDARD & SUPERIOR; Cabin with 2 berths for DELUXE category / Departure 19h 30. Night on board.
    Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner
    Note : Bac Ha market opens every Sunday, so if your stay does not fall on a Sunday, we suggest you either change the route a bit, or we'll take you to other authentic ethnic markets as, the market Coc Ly on Tuesday morning, the market Lung Khau Nhin Thursday morning or Can Cau market on Saturday morning.
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  • Day 10
    Arrival in Hanoi – Flight back
    Arrival at Hanoi station around 5:00 am After breakfast, you are free until transfer to the airport and return flight. End of the trip.
    Meals included: breakfast
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TRAVEL PRICE (Prix par personne en EUR)
(Depending on season, types of accommodation and activities)
  • The estimated budget for this trip is from 636 € / person.
  • Talking about fixed prices when discussing about a tailored trip makes little sense. Indeed, it varies depending on many factors (quality of services, period, turnaround time and many more).
  • The only exact price will be the one of your personalized quote.
(Price per person in EURO)
These prices are available until the 30/09/2024
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City name/ List of hotels Standard Superior Deluxe

Artisan Lakeview Hotel**
Solaria Hanoi Hotel***

Hanoi Pearl Hotel****
(Basic comfort)
(Basic comfort)
(Basic comfort)
Tam Coc Sunshine homestay**
Yen Nhi Ninh Binh Hotel***
Ninh Binh Hidden Charm Hotel & Resort****
Garden Bay Luxury***

King Express
King Express
Chapa Express
Saparis Hotel**
Amazing Sapa***

These prices include
  • Transport by road with a private vehicle and air conditioned.
  • Accommodations as mentioned in the program and breakfast included
  • Meals as mentioned in the program
  • The assistance of a English speaker-guide
  • Entrance fees for the visits mentioned in the program
  • Day on board of a junk in Halong Bay including seafood lunch and dinner
  • Water show puppet in Hanoi
  • Night train Hanoi- LaoCai- Hanoi
These prices do not include
  • ·       International flights
    ·       Visa fees
    ·       Drinks, tips, personal expenses
    ·       Insurance and assistance
    Any other service not mentioned above
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Bonjour Tina,
Nous voilà bien rentrés - depuis une semaine -  de notre voyage au Vietnam/Siem Reap, avec beaucoup de belles images dans la tête et nous voulons vous remercier pour l'organisation de ce voyage.
Nous avons beaucoup apprécié la diversité de ce que nous avons pu voir et des expériences vécues, durant nos différentes étapes: les sites, les monuments, les visites culturelles, les populations, la cuisine. Nous aimons partager tout cela avec nos amis à présent.
Coté "logistique", tout s'est bien passé aussi: les guides étaient intéressants et à l'écoute, dans des styles différents, les voitures étaient confortables et les chauffeurs ponctuels et efficaces.
Nous avons aussi bien mangé dans l'ensemble et aimé la cuisine vietnamienne. Quant aux hôtels, ils étaient pour la plupart conformes à nos attentes et confortables. Pour celui de Hoi An,remplaçant l’hôtel prévu, pour préciser mon  mail précédent, la chambre était correcte, soyez rassurée. C'est le petit déjeuner qui nous a "étonné", car nous n'avions encore jamais vu cela dans nos voyages: il fallait choisir un seul item dans une petite carte très réduite et en outre, nous avons dû attendre une demie heure l’omelette que nous avions commandée alors que nous étions les seuls clients présents...
Mais c'est un désagrément vraiment minime par rapport à l'ensemble du séjour chez vous !
Nous avons aussi apprécié votre réactivité lorsqu'il a fallu changer quelques points du programme.
Au total donc une belle expérience !
Nous vous souhaitons ainsi qu'à toute l'équipe Mandarin une belle fin d'année 2017.
Gérard et Gudrun Guibilato.
GUIBILATO (Groupe de 2 personnes)
Séjour au Vietnam et au Cambodge du 25 Novembre  au 13 décembre 2017
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Voyage au Vietnam.
Tout d’abord merci pour cette très bonne organisation de notre voyage madame VU a toujours été à notre écoute avant et pendant notre séjour.
Concernant les points forts
1/ hôtellerie de très bonne qualité nous avons été surclassé quatre fois, au sylverland où on nous a proposés le dernier jour une suite , au famiana de Phu Quoc où nous avions une villa front beach ,au classy superbe suite et à la résidence wat boo .
A noter les hôtels suivants pour vos clients français :
La résidence watboo a siem reap
Le Grace boutique hôtel a mui ne
Famiana à Phu Quoc mais il faut une villa front beach pour éviter les nombreux russes Le silverland . trés bon hôtel nous avons sympathisé avec M VU KHAC DUY . exécutive assistant manager et nous recommandons cet hotel .
Il faut éviter l ‘arnaque de coucher chez l ‘habitant (du moins cette adresse.)
2/ Guides :
A anchor le guide exceptionnel très grande culture très serviable au top .
Entre siem reap et Phnom Penh le guide un peu limite à Phnom Penh très bon guide bonne qualité bonne culture serviable .
À Saigon et sur le trajet Mékong madame Lan n ‘est pas très professionnelle et peut être un peu dépassée.
nous avons vu le dernier jour plus de bâtiments autour de l hôtel qu’avec elle elle n ‘a pas de culture sur l ‘histoire les musées fait au pas de course c ‘est dommage nous étions en permanence à lui poser des questions souvent évacuées .
Sur le Mékong le Cochinchine très bon guide qui s est très occupé de nous très bonnes explications très belles balades visite à recommander à vos clients.
3/ voitures et chauffeurs toutes les voitures à compter du deuxième jour superbes chauffeurs très professionnels .
Merci encore nous ne manquerons pas de vous recommander auprès de nos relations
Gilbert et jocelyne Arbanou.
ARBANOU (Groupe de 2 personnes)
Séjour au Vietnam et au Cambodge du 25 Janvier 16 Février 2018
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Je suis né à Hanoï d’un père militaire français qui a « fait l’Indo ».
J’ai voulu faire découvrir le Vietnam à mes 2 filles étudiantes sous l’angle « nature et culture » mais surtout leur faire rencontrer des gens authentiques et découvrir leur vie de tous les jours.
Plus que les traditions, l’histoire et les paysages, ce sont les Vietnamiens eux-mêmes qui sont la vraie richesse de ce pays, que j’avais déjà visité il y a une dizaine d’années.
J’ai donc choisi un opérateur local et Mandarin Road et leur programme a totalement répondu à mes demandes, parfois très personnalisées, notamment avec les séjours et les repas chez l’habitant.
On a ri, on a chanté, on a connu de grands moments de joie.
Vous cherchez l’authenticité et les vraies valeurs du Vietnam …?
Adressez-vous à Mandarin Road J J J
J.A. Guy KRAEMER (Groupe de 4 personnes)
Séjour au Vietnam du 01 au 14 Novembre 2018
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Madame, Monsieur,
  Nous tenions à vous féliciter pour l’organisation de notre séjour en Thaïlande « Charmes de la Thaïlande »
Des vacances au cours desquelles vous avez su faire preuve de maitrise et de professionnalisme, autant l’accueil a l’arrivée a l’aéroport de Bangkok, le choix de l’hôtel, la qualité et l’exactitude horaire des différents transferts.
Tout cela nous a permis d’apprécier pleinement la découverte de la Thaïlande en toute sérénité. C’était notre premier voyage en Asie et nous redoutions car de plus nous ne parlons pas l’anglais et évidemment pas le thaï. 
Nous remercions particulièrement Mme Tina Vu et Mme Anna Nguyen pour leur efficacité a bien comprendre nos désirs en matière de découverte et a les satisfaire. Nous ne manquerons pas d’utiliser a nouveau vos services pour un futur voyage mais cette fois ci au Vietnam.
Avec à nouveau nos remerciements, nous vous prions de trouver ici, Madame, Monsieur, l’expression de nos sentiments distingués.
LOYER (Groupe de 02 personnes)
Séjour en Thailande du 18 Janvier  au  07 Févvrier 2018
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Bonjour monsieur Tony Duong
 Nous sommes bien rentrés en France après le magnifique voyage au Vietnam que nous avons fait grâce à Mandarin Road et Prèt-à-Partir Angers.
 Je voulais encore vous remercier, ainsi que toute votre formidable équipe, pour le belle surprise d’anniversaire que vous m’avez faite.
 Sincères remerciements et salutations distinguées
CLEMENT (Groupe de 02 personnes)
Séjour au Vietnam du 02 au  11 Mars 2018
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Un grand merci à Mandarin Road ! Très bonne organisation du voyage (liaison de transports, planning des activités). L’équipe (et surtout Tina) était à notre écoute et répondait de manière très réactive à nos besoins éventuels. La nourriture était de bonne qualité tout au long du voyage. Mention spéciale pour notre séjour à Siemp Reap : guide super, bel hôtel, planning bien actif.
Points d’amélioration éventuels :
         Le fait d’aller à Can Tho a représenté beaucoup de routes (4h-5h) pour quelques balades sur place. Pour nous ça ressemblait aux activités déjà faites dans le centre (cours de cuisine, balade sur des rivières/fleuves) .
         L’hôtel à Can tho n’était pas de bonne qualité.
         Super guide au sud qui connaissait vraiment beaucoup de choses.
         Siem Reap : le guide a changé un peu le programme pour nous permettre l’ensemble des monuments à voir. Apparemment tous les beaux monuments à voir n’était pas prévus dans le programme initial.
Les + :
         Siemp reap
         La baie d’Along
         Hanoi : visite de la ville  et des musées avec le guide
          Hué : ville impériale
Nous restons à votre disposition si besoin, 
Bien cordialement,
Athena et Jean-Charles Campisciano
CAMPISCIANO (Groupe de 02 personnes)
Séjour au Vietnam du 27 Décembre 2017 au 13 Janvier 2018.
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