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A memorable Halong Bay tour

Chose Handspan based on Lonely Planet recommendation and they did not disappoint at all. The tour... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Terra C
via mobile
Halong Bay 3 day cruise

We travelled all Vietnam independently and joined a Handspan Halong Bay cruise on our last week in... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Carmelo A
Loughborough, United Kingdom
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Since 1997 Handspan Travel Indochina has been owned and staffed by people for whom travel is not simply an interesting job, but an all-consuming passion of exploring and understanding the world and the diverse cultures that inhabit our planet.We believe that tourism is fundamentally about connecting people and that the differences that separate us can be bridged with the span of an extended hand.Since our founding, we have grown into a family of more than 70 members, and have earned our solid reputation by delivering quality hospitality service, by maintaining small group sizes, and by exploring new destinations off the standard tourist path - all while remaining true to the principles of responsible tourism.We offer a variety of small group tours throughout Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia, have multiple office locations throughout the region, and offer a range of travel services including private tours as well as bookings for hotels, airlines, and rail tickets.We can also design customized tour packages according to your needs and interests. We will arrange private, custom tours for your group of any size, and can focus your tour on nature-based activities, village homestays, educational themes, or volunteer opportunities. Handspan also offers you the chance to experience Vietnam in ways that ensure that your impacts on local environmental, social, and economic contexts are positive ones. Our expert knowledge about the places we visit and the local challenges they face, enables us to design and operate tours that promote a balance between the need for economic development and ecological preservation. We do this through working closely with local communities, partnerships with NGOs and development organizations, and ensuring our guides are highly trained in ecotourism principles
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“halong bay” (246 reviews)
“one night” (44 reviews)
Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
+84 4 3926 2828

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Chose Handspan based on Lonely Planet recommendation and they did not disappoint at all. The tour was at a great pace (2 day/ 1 night on Treasure Junk) and Phu and Truan were great guides with great humour and genuine interest in the travellers. Loved...More

Thank Terra C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We travelled all Vietnam independently and joined a Handspan Halong Bay cruise on our last week in the country. They were prompt at answering our enquiries on line and booking (also on line) was efficient and hassle free. We called in at the office when...More

2  Thank Carmelo A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic, genuinely off the beaten path, tour. We saw no other tourists than the other two tourists that were on our tour with us. Great guide, great activities, and, of course, great home cooked food.

1  Thank Steve B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This trip was the best. We were worried from general reviews of Halong Bay that it would be overly touristy but not with this tour. From the bus to lounge to boat it was a nice easy day, gentle boat trip around Halong Bay. We...More

Thank Marie J
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Our family of 6 all enjoyed our cruise in Halong Bay (Bay Tu Long). One of the highlight in our 2 weeks trip in Vietnam. We flew in Hanoi and had a hotel in the old Quarter so 2 days after our arrival we walked...More

Thank Veronique L
Reviewed 14 August 2017

From the hotel pickup to the drop off in Hanoi every thing was organized. Kevin our local guide was knowledgeable and always on hand to answer any questions. There had to be flexibility in the program due to the weather conditions which is part of...More

2  Thank Graham T
Reviewed 14 August 2017

We used Handspan for 3 visits in Vietnam: Sapa, Halong Bay and the Mekong Delta. They take care of choosing the right hôtel, guide or restaurant. The transportation between the visited sites were also included. You have nothing to do other than enjoy what you...More

Thank Denysls
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Just back from a splendid 3 nights 2 days tour on the treasure Junk, with one day actually on our own on a smaller boat that was amazing. Very attentive staff, very good food, very well maintained boat, top notch logistic, a big thank you...More

Thank AsiaVibes
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Great 2 day trekking in Sapa with Handspan agency. All transportations were organized perfectly. Dongh was our guide for the 2 days. He did a fantastic job in showing nice spots, taking our family off the regular tourist tracks but instead crossing over the rice...More

Thank Steven V
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Highly recommend using Handspan when planning a vacation in Vietnam. Great service, excellent local guides and very proactive in finding solutions due to weather disruptions. We did the cu chi tunnels tour in Saigon and the food tour in Hanoi. They also arranged all of...More

Thank themellas1
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10 May 2017|
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Response from Handspan_Management | Property representative |
Dear customer, Could you please contact about your booking please. Our renovation plan is unexpectedly extended so our boat will go back to operation a few days later than original plan. However, we'll re-book you on a tour... More
Cat H
23 October 2015|
Response from Handspan_Management | Property representative |
Hi Cat H, For both Halong and Sapa trips there aren't toilet on the buses. But we make stops on the way for toilet so it should not be any problem. Regards, Handspan Travel Team.
Ravi S
12 September 2015|
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