An important route steeped in history
Like all trekking tours, you will have access to places inaccessible to mass tourism offering you privileged moments with nature and the people who live there. Alternation between short treks, long treks, visits and relaxation. Visit the most beautiful sites of Hanoi: the house and the mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh, the single pillar pagoda etc ... Discovery of Ba Be Lake and Dau Dang waterfalls for nature lovers. Visit of typical and authentic villages throughout the trip. Meeting with local ethnic groups. Homestays in Pac Ngoi, Mo Sat, Na Chao and Pac Hoan. Tam Duong Market, one of the most spectacular in North Vietnam. Discover the magical landscapes of Halong bays land and sea with an unforgettable day and night on a traditional junk.
Hanoi - Ba Be - Cao Bang - Mo Sat - Na Chao - Soc Giang - Dong Khe - Pac Hoan - Coc Xa - Na Ban - That Khe - Lang Son - Ha Long - Cat Ba - Hai Phong
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  • Day 1
    Arrival at 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. In the evening: puppet show on the water. 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
    Hanoi – Ba Be
    (250km / 6h drive)
    Departure for Ba Be passing through the mountainous regions of Tonkin. The lush vegetation and the rice terraces make up beautiful landscapes. Arrival at Cho Ra. Boat trip on the Nang River, which winds its way into a cultivated countryside before entering a landscape of Ba Be limestone cliffs, on the flanks of which hang small wild gardens from which lianas and long roots in search of earth hang. Sometimes earthy mounds are swallowed by the jungle, stained with blood-red cannas, marbled with silvery trunks, and old trees twist to lean over the river. The other attraction of navigation is the spectacle of fishing. Nasses line the course of the river, Men throw the hawk, others hit the rocky banks to dislodge tiny shrimps. We enter the Puong cave-tunnel bank. The river runs only on one side, leaving a bank to admire on foot the stalactites of this avenue. Continuation of boat to the village Pac Ngoi des Tay located not far from the lake on the hillside. The Tay who settled there live from fishing, rice growing and maize. Their houses on stilts, with thatched roof, pleasantly decorate the austere surrounding landscapes. Overnight at the inhabitant (summary comfort).
    Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
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  • Day 3
    Ba Be – Cao Bang
    (115km / 3h drive)
    Boat trip in the enchanting scenery of Ba Be Lake; the lake "of the three seas" which stretches for 9 km long and a width of 100 to 1800 m, is at 145 m above sea level. It is at the end of 3 valleys that meet in an arc. Ba Be is not only a site for the imaginative, but also for nature lovers. Nearly forty species of mammals live there, as well as over a hundred species of birds and many butterflies. Visit Dau Dang waterfalls. Departure for Cao Bang, a small town on the northwestern tip of the country. Night at the hotel.
    Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
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  • Day 4
    Cao Bang – Mo Sat
    (50km / 1h30 drive then 16k / 6h trek)
    Leaving the city by the north-west, the road leaves towards the historical cave of Pac Bo; about 30 km before this cave, turn left to follow the trail of Thong Nong. Six hours trek to the village of Tays Mo Sat, through narrow valleys, skirting daring peaks skyward, crossing plains or peneplains worked terraces. During this route, we have the opportunity to spend on a suspension bridge made of bamboo, to make contacts with the Tay villagers and to see them work their rice terraces. Overnight at the inhabitant (basic comfort).
    Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
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  • Day 5
    Mo Sat – Na Chao
    (12km / 6h trek)
    Six hours trek from Mo Sat village to Na Chao des Tay village. We go back to the border with China by continuing the track that borders a small river. Stunning wild mountain scenery with terraced rice paddies, bamboo paddlewheels on both sides of the river. Then the road quickly abandons the organized world of the great Tay villages for the universe scattered in isolated houses of the Dao. Their low houses are built near the steep land they clear, and then burned. Small stop to visit a village of Dao. Arrive Na Chao. Overnight at the inhabitant (summary comfort).
    Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
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  • Day 6
    Na Chao – Soc Giang – Cao Bang
    (4km / 2h trek then 56km / 2h drive)
    One hour trek from Na Chao to Soc Giang. Visit the typical market, where come the women Tay and Nung, who are wearing conical hats, dressed in black pants and a short tunic blue or purple, black Hmong indigo pleated skirt. This market takes place every fifth day of the lunar calendar. Then an hour walk to the Chinese border. After taking our minibus back to the Pac Bo cave where Uncle Ho stayed for four years and launched the Vietminh, is an important pilgrimage to the Vietnamese. Back to Cao Bang. Overnight at the hotel.
    Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
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  • Day 7
    Cao Bang – Dong Khe – Pac Hoan
    (44km / 1h30 drive then 8km / 4h trek)
    The course is characterized by its very rugged appearance. It is a series of passes, gorges, shoulder, all inserted in a case of thick tropical vegetation. This route is known as CR4- Colonial Road No. 4 which was the scene of major fighting between the French and Vietminh in the fall of 1950, during the battle of the borders. Arrival in Dong Khe. Four hours trek from Dong Khe to the village of Nung Pac Hoan. Overnight at the inhabitant (summary comfort).
    Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
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  • Day 8
    Pac Hoan – Coc Xa – Na Ban
    (12km / 6h drive)
    Six hours trek from Pac Hoan to Tay-Na Ban village. Throughout this route, the traces of the colonial presence have become rare, except in the small bowl of Dao-Coc Xa where 5,000 French legionnaires were killed by the Viet Minh, during this border war. Continuation for Na Ban. Overnight at homestay (basic comfort)
    Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
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  • Day 9
    Na Ban – That Khe – Lang Son
    (10km / 5h trek then 89km / 2h drive)
    Five hours trek from Na Ban to That Khe. Beautiful karst landscapes with the cultivation of maize, cassava and rice. Lunch then bus ride to Lang Son, again and again by a winding road that goes up the valley of the Ky Cung River, tributary of the Canton-China River. Beautiful perspectives on the river, crops and surrounding rocky peaks. Arrival at Lang Son. Overnight at the hotel.
    Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
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  • Day 10
    Lang Son – Ha Long
    (190km / 3h30 drive)
    Lang Son, a small border town blasted and stricken in 1979; it woke up in the early 1990s with the reopening of cross-border trade between China and Viet Nam. Early morning visit of Dong Kinh Central Market, Tam Thanh Cave Temple and Woman's Mountain waiting for her Husband. Departure for Ha Long.
    The highlight of the trip is taking people to less touristy areas and cruise more to see the best parts of Ha Long. The place where we anchor is also very peaceful; far away from the place where hundreds of boats anchor at the same place.
    At Hon Gai harbor, transfer to our Junk with a welcome cocktail at 12h15. Welcome drink. Cruise through Halong Bay to Lan Ha bay while you are enjoying a seafood lunch. Boat-ride to CA tunnel and discover a hidden lake surrounded by cliffs full of monkeys (endangered species). Finally, the Junk will drop the anchor in a remote area free of tourists, in Ong Cam. Dinner and night aboard.
    Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
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  • Day 11
    Ha Long – Cat Ba
    From the island of Cat ba, you have the opportunity to make unforgettable cruises (especially on Halong Bay) that will enhance your trip to Vietnam. The island of Cat ba is the largest of all the islands that make up the archipelago of the same name. It has superb sandy beaches and beautiful coral reefs. This is one of the most popular tourist destinations
    After breakfast, you will discover the beauty and charm of Lan Ha Bay with its small wild beaches, tunnels and floating fishing villages. Visit a fish pond at Lan Ha Bay. Stop at Ba Trai Dao beach, very beautiful and wild for swimming. Return of cabins around 10:00. Lunch on board around 11am. We land on Cat Ba Island at 12:00.

    In the afternoon, you will visit Cat Ba National Park, which includes evergreen tree forests on the heights at 331 m altitude, wet forests at the foot of hills and coastal mangroves, not to mention many small freshwater lakes, sandy beaches and coral reefs offshore. It is inhabited by 28 species of mammals, 37 species of birds, 20 species of reptiles and 200 species of fish. 2-hour hike to the top of the park, from where the look embraces the island. You will find a tree of a rare species "trees with chopsticks". It is so named because its wood, responsive to food poisons, was used to make baguettes used in court, eternal field of intrigues. Take motorbike/car to go to Cat Ba National Park, the Worlds Biosphere Reserve with spectacular scenery and a high diversity of landscapes (about 40 mins driving each way). Do trekking through jungle & forest and go up to the view point (it is about 2.5 hours trekking but can be more or less depending on your speed). Installation at the hotel. Overnight at Cat Ba.
    Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner

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  • Day 12
    Cat Ba – Hai Phong - Hanoi
    (35km / 1h boat then  100km / 2h drive)
    In the morning, visit the Cat Ba Fish Market, then board a ferry boat to Hai Phong. Arrive at Hai Phong and drive into the French colonial style city, famous for its flamboyant streets and avenues. Visit Hang Du Pagoda, Hang Kenh Communal House, then continue to Ha Noi. Installation at the hotel.
    Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
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  • Day 13
    Hanoi – Return flight
    Continuation of the visit of the Hanoi city by the Ethnography museum, the Grand Genius temple and the pagoda of the Defense of the Motherland located at the edge of the Great West Lake, the Temple of Literature (1st Vietnamese University of the 11th century). You are free until transfer to Noi Bai airport and return flight.
    Meals included: breakfast, lunch
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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 819 € / 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 by person in EURO)
Those price are valid till 09/30/2023
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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)

Max Boutique Hotel**

Highlands Hotel Cao Bang**

Highlands Hotel Cao Bang**

MO SAT Homestay
(Basic comfort)
(Basic comfort)
(Basic comfort)
NA CHAO Homestay
(Basic comfort)
(Basic comfort)
(Basic comfort)
PAC HOAN Homestay
(Basic comfort)
(Basic comfort)
(Basic comfort)
NA BAN Homestay
(Basic comfort)
(Basic comfort)
(Basic comfort)

Muong Thanh Lang Son Hotel***

Muong Thanh Lang Son Hotel***

Muong Thanh Lang Son Hotel***
Catba Imperial
Catba Imperial
Catba Imperial

Sea Pearl Cat Ba Hotel***
Cat Ba Paradise Hotel***

Catba Island Resort & Spa****

These prices include
  • Land transport by private vehicle, air-conditioned
  • Hotel accommodation mentioned in the program or similar, breakfast included
  • Lunch and dinner (at local restaurants and / or at the hotel and on board the boats)
  • The assistance of a English speaking guide-speaker
  • Entrance tickets for the visits mentioned in the program
  • Rickshaw Tour in Old Hanoi
  • The water puppet show in Hanoi
  • The day aboard a junk in Halong Bay including lunch and dinner with seafood
  • Boat tours to Babe, Cat Ba

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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Patrick CURTIT


Bonjour Mandarin Road,

Rentrez hier de ce séjour magnifique, je tenais à vous informer que tout c’est très bien passé.

L’agence Thailandaise que vous aviez mandatée est d’un professionnalisme exemplaire.

Je ne manquerai pas de parler de Mandarin Road autour de moi pour votre sérieux dans l’organisation, si vous avez un document a me faire remplir suite à ce séjour n’hésitez pas a me le transmettre.

Bien Cordialement,

Patrick CURTIT (Groupe de 2 personnes)

Séjour en Thailande du 01 au 12 février 2015

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Mr et Mme Pellet


Bonjour Monsieur Tony DUONG,

Nous venions vous remercier pour ce beau voyage au Vietnam qui s'est bien passé grâce à vous pour l'élaboration du circuit, et grâce à vos guides à nos côtés pour les visites.
Notre guide à Hanoï était trés compétente et trés professionnelle, et nous a accompagné jusqu'à l'aéroport pour Hué.


Puis nous avons rencontré notre Guide HUE à Hue qui nous a agréablement surpris par sa maitrise de la langue française, sa compétence professionnelle, son humour, nous l'avons beaucoup appréciée, elle a toujours été à l'écoute de ce que nous souhaitions.

Les chauffeurs aussi ont été parfaits et les véhicules confortables et en bon état.

Nous avons particulièrement aimé les derniers jours à Hoi-An où nous avons découvert des petits villages, fait du vélo ... avec notre guide.

La seule chose que nous regrettons un peu est le côté trop touristique de la baie d'Along, il y avait beaucoup de monde et deux personnes de notre famille ont été malades aprés le premier repas pris sur le bateau (problème alimentaire ???).

Cela a un peu gâché les deux jours. Nous pensons qu'il vaudrait peut-être mieux proposer un circuit sur une partie de la baie moins touristique.

En conclusion, nous avons pu voir beaucoup de choses en peu de temps et cela grâce à votre organisation sans faille, et aux bons guides et chauffeurs.

Merci pour tout. À noter, les hôtels de qualité, toujours bien placés. Les repas étaient toujours dans des endroits superbes, surtout le repas d'accueil le premier soir à Hanoï ...Nous avons bien apprécié la formule demi-pension nous laissant libres le soir. Nous ne manquerons pas de recommander votre agence à des amis ou des proches.

Bien cordialement.

Mr et Mme Pellet (Groupe de 4 personnes)

Séjour au Vietnam du 10 au 17 août 2014

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Colette Baronnie


Un petit bonjour de France

Nous venons vous exprimer tous nos remerciements pour les visites que vous nous aviez préparées, visites qui nous ont donné entière  satisfaction :

Les qualités des  guides et des chauffeurs étaient à la hauteur de nos 


Les guides maitrisaient parfaitement la langue française

et nous donnaient beaucoup  d'explications spécifiques sur les différents sites.

Donc satisfaction totale

Il est à noté que les repas servis lors des excursions sont également à la hauteur des programmes.

Encore une fois, tous nos remerciements.

Lors de notre passage  à votre siège, M. DUONG, nous a très courtoisement et chaleureusement

reçus et nous l'en remercions également et encore.

Bonne journée et peut-être au plaisir de nouveaux échanges de correspondances.

Colette Baronnie  (Groupe de 4 personnes)

Séjour au Nord Vietnam du 14 au 18 mai 2014

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Bonjour Monsieur DUONG,

De retour en France, et des souvenirs plein la tête, nous tenions a vous remercier pour l’organisation de notre séjour.

Nous sommes désolés de ne pas avoir pu vous rencontrer mais nous n’avions pas beaucoup de temps le dernier jour.

Nous avons apprécié votre disponibilité et votre réactivité. Les guides se sont adaptés à nos demandes et les hôtels et restaurants choisis étaient de très bonnes qualités.

Nous ne manquerons pas de refaire appel à vous où de vous recommender

Encore merci pour tout

Agnès BRUCHE (Groupe BRUCHE de 9 personnes)

Séjour au Vietnam  du 05 au 21 avril 2014

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M. Duong,

Tel que demandé, il me fait plaisir de vous transmettre en mon nom et celui de ANNE toutes notre appréciations pour notre récent voyage au Vietnam. Nous avons adoré presque toutes les régions. Chaque endroit avait sa particularité, soit les montagnes avec les rizières, le baie d'Halong, les visites culturelles, les ethnies etc. Sans oublier la belle ile de Phu Quoc. La logistique fût excellente; il n'y a eu aucun retard. Nous fûmes reçu d'une façon très chaleureuse partout. Mais notre plus grande découvertes est le peuple Vietnamien, accueillant, chaleureux et toujours souriant, même si parfois certains vivent dans des conditions difficiles. En terminan, nous croyons que votre atout principal pour supporter toute la logistique du voyage est la compétences de vos guides. Ils étaient très connaissant de la culture Vietnamienne et professionnels dans leur travail tout en gardant une belle simplicité. Pour nous ils étaient comme des amis. Si possible leur dire que nous pensons à eux.(Vy, Kinh, Thang, Joseph.


Concernant les photos, je vais vous en faire parvenir lors d'un prochain email. J'ai eu un problème avec mon logiciel mais le tout devrait être corrigé bientôt.

Au plaisir,

Lugi Noel et Anne Robichaud (Groupe de 2 personnes)

Séjour au Vietnam du 23 mars au 14 avril 2014

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