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  • Splendeurs d'Indochine 17 jours

Nature, history and culture combined in Central Vietnam 8 days

Hanoi Voyages > Nature, history and culture combined in Central Vietnam 8 days

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  • Paddle through the serene scenery of Halong Bay on land” – Trang An’s dramatic craggy passages and terrestrial green peaks.
  • Catch your first sight of Halong Bay’s towering limestone karsts from your vantage point on a cruise.
  • Marvel at the archaic wonders of Phuong Nha, the “Cave Kingdom”, which features lush scenery and incredible biodiversity, as well as a partially-flooded “water cave”.
  • Pagoda-gaze in Hue, and get up-close to the ruins of the Purple Forbidden City. Learn about a life of cloistered luxury in a bygone age.
  • Venture into Hoi An, an ancient water town and trading post complete with stunning Chinese influenced architecture. Often referred to as a “living museum” this town is as bustling as it is aesthetically pleasing

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Day 1Hanoi - Cat Ba - CRUISE and NIGHT on board

Cast off into Lan Ha Bay: the less travelled, but still astoundingly beautiful southern portion of Ha Long Bay. Explore the bay on a traditional Vietnamese junk boat through a maze of karst towers.

  • Admire the fascinating formations of the bay through a maze of karst towers
  • Kayak around Dark and Bright cave area which is located in the most beautiful lagoon of the Bay
  • Relish the taste of skillfully prepared local seafood.
  • Settle into your cabin while the boat anchors for a night’s rest.

Day 2 Cat Ba - CRUISE - Hai Phong - FLY (Jetstar) - Dong Hoi

For the last day in the bay, you will experience a second to none activities

  • Enjoy a breakfast with an astonishingly enchanting view under the morning sun.
  • Get up close to a small beautiful lagoon dotted with some floating houses, learn their daily life and fishing culture. With local fishermen instructions, you will experience net fish catching.
  • Swim and dive into the refreshing bay
  • Appreciate local food made with local ingredients for Lunch
  • Return to the port early in the afternoon to travel back to Hanoi

    Settle into an evening flight from Hai Phong to Dong Hoi. Once arrived, you will be welcomed by our guide and be transferred to your arranged accommodation in Phong Nha

Day 3Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park - Caving

wander around Phong Nha National Park – UNESCO World Heritage sites for a visit to the 2 most renowned caves:

  • Immerse yourself in the grottoes and subterranean river system of Phong Nha water cave and Paradise Cave.
  • Get ready for the stunning limestone formations nestled in the heart of this magnificent cavern.

Day 4Phong Nha - Ho Chi Minh trail biking (Moderate level)

Get on your bike to venture through a part of the original Ho Chi Minh trail:

  • Cycle along the river and through the fields of corn, rice and peanut; and floating fishing farm.
  • Interact with the local families, learn more about their lifestyle, and the agriculture, how the rice is grown and how the villagers feed their fish in the river.
  • Stop at Ho Khanh’s house to learn about the caving passion of the King of the Cave Kingdom. Ho Khanh is the local jungle man who first found Hang Son Doong – the World’s Largest Cave in 1990. He is working as the porter leader for the trip to Hang Son Doong. With luck, you will get a picture with this renown man.
  • Pedal through villages to reach the Ho Chi Minh original trail, which was made to facilitate the movement of soldiers and war supplies from North Vietnam to battlefields in South Vietnam. There is not only one but 2 Ho Chi Minh trails. You will get all the information from the guide.
  • Get some refreshment in Mooc Spring Eco-trail with a picnic BBQ lunch.
  • Keep cycling under the shades of the limestone to reach the Wine Cave – where the V.C made rice wine while they were hiding from the U.S aircraft bombings. The cave remains a symbol of peace..
    Overnight in Phong Nha

Day 5Phong Nha - Vinh Moc tunnels - DMZ - Hue

After breakfast, start your journey to Dong Hoi along  the sea on Cua Tung Beach, take a coffee break and inhale the refreshing sea breeze.

  • Reach Vinh Moc tunnel and witness the refuge area of some 400 North Vietnamese refugees during the “Rolling Thunder” bombing operation (which lasted more than 2000 days). You will learn more about the Vietnam War and how the people lived during those hard days.
  • Drive back to Dong Ha for a lunch break.
  • Continue north to the old DMZ, the old de-facto border between North and South Vietnam for 18 years, take a walk on the Freedom
  • Bridge crossing the Ben Hai River, which was the only true physical demarcation line between the two Vietnams
    Drive back to Hue.

Day 6Hue - Highlights

Discover Vietnam’s former capital, built by the Nguyen Dynasty: As the cultural and geographical center of Vietnam, Hue has been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its ancient relics, historical monuments, and fine continuation of Imperial traditions.

  • Stroll through the Imperial Citadel and daydream about its former dynasty.
  • Visit Thanh Tien village – a village that has been crafting delicate paper flowers for over 400 years.
  • Experience a village which specialises in incense-making, and a true icon of Vietnam – conical hats!
  • Bewitched by the mausoleum of Khai Dinh, the final emperor’s bedazzling eternal resting place.
  • Admire the elegant garden-style homes at An Hien.


Day 7Hue - Bach Ma

Leave Hue to plunge into the wilderness of Bach Ma National Park which has atmospheric jungle and interesting flora and fauna but also spectacular views over the beautiful coastal beaches and lagoons.

  • Discover the ecological system of the National Park at Bach Ma’s Information Center
  • Drive up the mountain road to check-in at a villa on top of the park
  • Walk up to Bach Ma summit at the height of 1.450m above sea level to admire the spectacular sunset and the panorama view of the coast including Tam Giang Lagoon and Lang Co beach.
  • Explore a tunnel which was constructed during the Vietnam War in which the VC used to hide in order to attack the US helicopter on the peak of Bach Ma
  • Join the campfire (if weather permits) and be enchanted by the sounds of Mother Nature
    Overnight in Bach Ma.
    Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Day 8Bach Ma - Hoian

Start another delightful day by getting lost in the jungle

  • Trek along the trails to Ngu Ho (Five Lakes), relax and swim in a natural “infinity pool”
  • Immerse in nature then keep trekking through the jungle to Do Quyen – Rhododendron waterfalls (at a height of 300m)
  • Immerse into nature while heading to Hoian.
    Overnight in Hoian
    Breakfast, lunch

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  • Hand-picked authentic experiences
  • Well-selected accommodation with spirit
  • Adjusted to your budget and your time
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The spirit

Be enchanted by the awesome Temples of Angkor and the history of Khmer Kings discovered at the magnificent UNESCO Heritage site.

Day 1 – SAIGON – FLY – SIEM REAP   Settle into a flight from Saigon to Siem Reap. Arrive and be welcomed by our guide and be transferred to your arranged accommodation. Overnight in a hotel with breakfast.

Day 2 – SIEM REAP – ANGKOR THOM – TA PHROM – ANGKOR WAT   Arriving in Angkor Wat, you will rove among the ruins of the world’s most famous Hindu temple complexes, built for gods, and fit for kings: Baphuon (a temple in honour of another Hindu deity, Shiva) with its spectacular layered structure, the Terrace of the Leper King with its beautiful carvings of gods, nagas, and dancers; the Royal Enclosure and its small and particularly significant temple, Phimeanakas. Overnight in a hotel with breakfast.


Day 3 – SIEM REAP – BANTEAY SREI – BANTEAY SAMRE Advance to an off-the-beaten-track site, an hour away from Angkor Wat, encountering stunning Cambodian countryside and uncovering more temples: visit Banteay Srei, called the citadel of women and come face to face with the meticulously restored enclosed temple of Banteay Samre, complete with carvings of lions and nagas. Overnight in a hotel with breakfast.

Day 4 – SIEM REAP – TONLE SAP – Departure Travel to Tonle Sap and find yourself surrounded by a completely aquatic landscape, see how everyday life is transformed by its proximity to and dependence on water. Free time until your transfer to the airport for your departure flight


BEACH BREAK – Lounge on the beach and let the sand kiss your toes!

The spirit

Vietnam’s 3,444 km (2,140 miles) long coastline and tropical/ subtropical climate make it the perfect place for those who wish to spend their holidays swimming warm turquoise water and sunbathing on a white-sand beach, at all times of the year!

PHU QUOC – FLY from SAIGON Ready your senses for something truly exceptional, Phu Quoc is worth the wait. Extruding an atmosphere of elegant nonchalance, this island paradise celebrates the benefits of returning to nature…(Read more)

NHA TRANG Wide Boulevards, white sandy beaches signal relaxation and happiness, the Nha Trang Bay is an attractive seaside stopover...(Read more)

CON DAO – FLY from SAIGON An hour flight from Saigon to the white-sand beaches, translucent water, well-preserved scenery. On the program: idleness, diving, trekking in the jungle and visiting the National Park to meet sea turtles…(Read more)

MUINE 4 hours’ drive from HCM, coconut trees, white sand, and ochre sand dunes, all on a canvas of deep blue sky. Just divine! You will have fun sledding on the sand dunes, and love the charming images of the animated port; A beach with a small market in that open fresh shellfish; and small round fishermen’s boats that are so special. Nature also offers you the sight of beautiful red canyons, the result of erosion in the rainy season….(Read more)

 LAOS – Luang Prabang – A natural wild and mysterious! /2 days 1 night

The Spirit

« History, Nature and Spirituality » are the word that resonates with travelers of this divine, landlocked country“The ancient kingdom of a million elephants” reflects its rich historical heritage by the splendor of its many temples dedicated to Buddha.

 1 – Luang Prabang – Highlights – Dinner on Cruise
Discover this serenity town, a designated UNESCO Heritage Site on Tuk Tuk to visit: The National Museum (Ancient Royal Palace), the Wat Xieng Thong, Wat Ahman, Wat Mai the richly decorated temple. See the Ock Pop Tok textile gallery. In the afternoon, embark on a traditional boat to cruise long Nava Mekong river. Enjoy dinner with Baci ceremony and traditional dance show. Overnight in a hotel with breakfast.

Day 2 – Luang Prabang – Khuang Sy Waterfall – Ethnic Minority Villages

Departure to the beautiful waterfalls Khuang Sy about 30km from Luang Prabang. En route, visiting min0rity villages such as H’mong village of Ban Thinkeo, Khmu village of Ban Thapaene and weaving village of Ban Xang Khong where traditional product also called Saa paper made from mulberry leaves.  Get to the waterfall, nestled in the lush tropical vegetation, a beautiful clear pool for swimming. Back to Luang Prabang for your departure flight.

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    Every traveler’s dream is to see the greenest ricefields, not being overwhelmed by the heat, avoid torrential rains, not feeling cold while visiting the north, or just enjoy Halong Bay with a clear weather, etc…

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    Passeport valable 6 mois apres la date de retour. Your passport must be valid at least 6 months after the expected date of your departure from the country

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    No vaccine mandatory

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    Vietnam = GMT +7

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A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which i enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine. I am so happy


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