All the authenticity of northern Vietnam
All adventure tours focus on the treasures of northern Vietnam. Visit the most beautiful sites of Hanoi: the house and the mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh, the single pillar pagoda etc ... The temple of literature, the museum of ethnography back. Routes to the heart of nature where you can admire the most beautiful landscapes of rice terraces. Bac Ha fair, markets of Tam Duong and Dong Van giving you the opportunity of multiple meetings with the population and the ethnic groups. Discovery of the magical landscapes of Halong bay, land and sea, with an unforgettable day and night on a traditional junk.
Hanoi – Nghia Lo – Tam Duong – Sapa – Bac Ha – Ha Giang – Dong Van – Ha Giang – Hanoi – Ha Long – Hanoi
Next program
  • 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
    Hanoï – Nghia Lo
    (230 km / 6h of road)
    Departure by road for NghiaLo; crossing the chief towns of Son Tay, Thanh Son, Phu Yen. Discovery of beautiful mountain landscapes, green valleys, rice fields and villages of black Thai minorities. Black Thai women and girls go to the rice field or school; they still wear their traditional costume: a long black skirt, straight and tight, a very tight bodice, bright color, closed on the front by a tight line of silver buttons. Under the bodice, from the base of the breasts to the waist, the women curl the torso of a long strip of fabric with a corset effect. Arrival in NghiaLo. Installation at the hotel. Overnight in NghiaLo.
    Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
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  • Day 3
    Nghia Lo – Tu Le – Mu Cang Chai – Than Uyen – Binh Lu – Tam Duong
    (240km / 7h of road)
    Nice day, crossing the capital of Tu Le, Mu Cang Chai, Than Uyen ... you will admire the most beautiful landscapes of rice terraces of North Vietnam. Arrival at Tam Duong in the late afternoon. Overnight at the hotel.
    Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
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  • Day 4
    Tam Duong – Sa Pa

    (110km / 2h30 of road)

    The great interest of this place is the holding of the district market (Thursday and Sunday), 6 km on the road from Tam Duong to Lao Cai. This market is one of the most beautiful in Northern Vietnam today. Sellers and buyers come from all around; the farthest villages are more than a day's walk away. The beauty of the landscapes and the numerous villages can also encourage you to visit the surroundings of Tam Duong. It is permissible for the traveler who has more time, enriching experience, to engage on one of the paths that goes through the hills, either from Tam Duong itself, or from the district market. The trail has ramifications along the way; they lead to the hamlets of Hmong and Dao. The nearest villages are less than an hour away, some are more than a day away. For our part a shorter walk will take you to meet these populations. Tam Duong Sapa follows the Nam Na River Gorge after crossing the Black River. It is a journey in a wild nature; villages are rare. The road, sometimes track, is rather good; sometimes just bumpy in acceptable proportions. You will meet the Dao women en route; they wear black or blue trousers, tunics covered with embroidery and large black turbans on a skull whose front part is shaved as soon as they are married; they wear black or blue trousers, tunics covered with embroidery and large black turbans on a skull whose front part is shaved as soon as they are married; Loaded with heavy fagots of wood, they descend from the mountain by narrow paths as direct as sloping, to the points of sale installed along the road; these are held by Thai or Viet. Around the new houses some terraces have been developed for the cultivation of rice, maize and vegetables. Arrival at Sapa around noon. Installation at the hotel. Visit Sa Pa- the French settlers, attracted by the climate and the beautiful scenery had made Sapa a mountain resort. The city is located at 1650m, at the foot of Mount Fanxipan highest point of Vietnam at 3.142m. Visit the Dragon Maw Hill, the Orchid Garden, the old Sapa Church, the market ... Overnight in Sapa.

    Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner

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  • Day 5
    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.  Night at the hotel
    Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner

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  • Day 6
    Sa Pa – Bac Ha
    (110km / 2h30 of road)
    Departure by road to Bac Ha. Picturesque, authentic and colorful: the weekly Bac Ha fair is held on Sunday mornings. Between 7 am and 9 am, roads and mountain tracks are very lively. There, a peasant pulls his donkey that 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 all dressed in their finery. Turtles of all shapes, red, blue or black, cross simpler headdresses 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 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, men clink 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. Overnight at BacHa.
    Meals included: breakfast, lunch, 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 7
    Bac Ha – Xin Man – Hoang Su Phi – Ha Giang
    (200km / 5h of road)
    Road to Ha Giang crossing Xin Man & Hoang Su Phi. During the ride you will admire beautiful mountain landscapes carved in checkered rice fields and terraces. Slopes traditionally cultivated after burning are gradually worked in irrigated terraces. Women spend a great deal of their time there, while men go out into the forest in search of game, or picking mushrooms, berries, wild plants, which are a significant contribution to the usual rice-based diet, corn, beans and cucumbers, not to mention the peppers that go into the composition of many dishes. Arrive in Ha Giang at the end of the day. Overnight at the hotel.
    Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
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  • Day 8
    Ha Giang – Quan Ba – Yen Minh – Meo Vac – Dong Van

    (183km/ 4h of flight)
    Departure for DongVan via QuangBa, the road passes a pass and overlooks beautiful landscapes of rice terraces. In the middle of a small plain, the big village of Quang Ba is nestled at the foot of limestone "loaves of sugar". Wrapping around these peaks, rice terraces draw long sensual waves whose softness contrasts with the aridity of the surroundings. Continue the road to Dong Van via Yen Minh and Meo Vac, a plateau that appears as a succession of valleys separated from each other by an abundance of limestone peaks and escarpments; Mediterranean forest cover (oaks, pines, walnut trees, acacias) suffers from both aridity and deforestation. On arrival at Dong Van, check into the hotel and overnight at Dong Van.
    Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner

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  • Day 9
    Dong Van – Ha Giang

    (183km / 4h of road)
    In this amazing environment, you have to live the days of the market. As everywhere, the markets are the occasions in which all the ethnic groups of the region find themselves, in silence or laughter, according to the local interethnic relations, or more prosaically family. In this northern Vietnam, it is the white Hmong who are in the majority; they drove out of these ungrateful lands the majority of families of other ethnicities who were present before them: LoLo, but also Pu Peo and Co Lao. The radius of attraction of these markets is one to two days walk, the neighboring Chinese border is not an obstacle. The Hmong of China come to sell or buy on the Vietnamese side, as those of the Dong Van plateau cross the border to do their shopping. Motorcycle owners improvise taxis; the competition is strong on the part of the many small horses that the local peasants are fond of, moreover moreover as pack horses than as riding animals. In the midst of this delirium of colors formed by the diversity of costumes, some Viet sellers offer haberdashery or industrial fabrics. Visit DongVan Market, then drive to visit the abandoned home of Vuong Chinh Duc, a former H'mong chief. Overnight at HaGiang.
    Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner

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  • Day 10
    Ha Giang – Hanoi
    (310km / 7h of road)
    After breakfast, drive long day to Hanoi. Stops at pleasure to extend the legacy, take pictures, or make contact with the villagers. Upon arrival in Hanoi. Installation at the hotel. Overnight in Hanoi.
    Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
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  • Day 11

    Continuation of the visit of the city Hanoi: the temple of Grand Genius 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), the Ethnography museum, the old Hanoi district ...In the evening: puppet shows on the water. Night at the hotel
    Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner

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  • Day 12
    Hanoi – Ha Long

     (170 km/ 3h30 drive)
    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 13
    Ha Long – Hanoi

    (170km / 3h30 of road)
    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 Hanoi. Night at the hotel.
    Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

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  • Day 14
    Hanoi – Departure flight
    After breakfast at the hotel, you are free for personal pleasures until transfer to Noi Bai
    airport and return flight. End of the trip.
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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 878 € / 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).
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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
  • Professional guide during the whole trip
  • Entrance fees for the visits mentioned in the program
  • Hanoi / Laocai / Hanoi overnight train tickets, air-conditioned cabin ticket shared by 4 people
  • Rickshaw tour in the old quarters of Hanoi;
  • The ticket to see the water puppet show in Hanoi
  • The day aboard a junk in Halong Bay including lunch and dinner with seafood;
  • Boat tours to Perfume Pagoda, Halong Ter, Cat Ba.
These prices do not include
  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • Visa fees to the Vietnamese Embassy, in your country or at the airport
  • Beverages, tip and personal expenses Insurances and assistance
  • Every other service that has not been mentioned as « included »
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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
Email : gj.abarnou@orange.fr



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
Email : guykraemer@free.fr



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
Email : l.robert52@aliceadsl.fr



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
Email : multivers@orange.fr

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.
Email : athenaetjc@gmail.com

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