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Address: Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
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+84 4 3926 2828
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Since 1997 Handspan Travel Indochina has been owned and staffed by people...

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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Wonderful trip to Halong Bay

We went on a 2 day 1 night Halong Bay trip with Handspan. The trip was really good, everything worked like clockwork, the boat (Treasure Junk) was nice and clean. Our guide was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went on a 2 day 1 night Halong Bay trip with Handspan. The trip was really good, everything worked like clockwork, the boat (Treasure Junk) was nice and clean. Our guide was My, who was the best, super friendly and knowledgeable and made the trip really good. The trip itself was firstly 3.5-hour drive to Halong City where we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a wonderfull one day trip cycling and rowing through the area surrounding Ninh Binh. The day started with a (long) drive to Ninh Binh, were our rental bikes were waiting. Next stop: lunch with a local family. The food, the setting, the family: wonderfull. The cycling tour around the rice paddies was very nice. Excellent views and interesting... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We used Handspan for a week-long stay in the northern part of Vietnam, including Hanoi, some small villages in the hills near Hanoi, and Halong Bay. Handspan seems dedicated to helping visitors make a connection to Vietnamese culture. The choice of sights, accommodations and experiences was very high quality and we had opportunities to meet people in their homes and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I did the two-night trip to Halong Bay on the Treasure Junk, and in my three-week trip around Vietnam this was the highlight. The boat was so luxurious, the food was delicious and Halong Bay is such a beautiful, peaceful place. Our guide was Phu, and he was excellent - really good fun, so helpful when I was nervous about... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great company with excellent prompt attention to email etc went on their one day Halong bay trip very impressed we had the whole boat to ourselves with one other couple very enjoyable trip. Would highly recommend so much so booked the trip to My Son and afternoon river cruise in Hoi An which was equally good and great service. Thank... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent choice. very professional and precise. The guide/driver always waited for us ahead of time. Van the consultant/coordinator from Hanoi office is great. She is very responsive and qulified. I will strongly recommend them to others and have already sent some people to build up a tour with Handspan

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were made aware of Handspan by my brother in Australia who had used the company on a family visit to Vietnam a couple of years ago. We sent through a proposed itinerary weeks before we arrived which we changed a number of times before finally settling. At every stage Handspan advised and accommodated our requests based on their expert... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My Husband and I took the 3 day/2 night Halong Bay cruise from Hanoi. I booked the cruise early and u am glad I did. Having Bay is popular and Handspan is a great choice. The Handspan office is conveniently located in the old town section of Hanoi, easy to get to. The trip to Having Bay was comfortable and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I used handspan for a 5 day trip to Vietnam with 8 friends. For 8 people who didn't want to spend much time planning a great trip, Handspan was ideal. We spent a few hours looking at what we might like to do in northern Vietnam, explained it to Handspan over email, adjusted a few aspects of the initial itinerary,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great communication, good location to get started, very comfortable vehicles, and the Treasure Junk was well maintained and run, if you are going to Halong Bay.

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