In the mountainous interior, hill tribes live as they have for thousand of years. Located in the heart of the Indochina peninsula in Southeast Asia, Thailand is a country of contrasts, from its metropolis capital city of Bangkok, filled with gilded temples and elegant palaces to streets scent filled with of spicy scents Thailand is surrounded by two coastlines, the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand featuring post-card-perfect beaches.
A land of natural beauty from the fairy-tale landscape of thousand of limestone islands in Halong Bay, to the countryside rice field paddies to the friendliness of its people who welcome every guest with a smile that brights your day to the chaotic of Ho Chi Minh where waves of motorbikes take over the city like warriors to Hanoi the grand dame of Vietnam. A country that brings its visitors senses come to life and become addictive. Vietnam is a country with an incredible heritage and history.
Exotic and chaotic, beautiful and breathtaking these are just a few adjectives that describe the land of the dragon”. You will be fascinated with the bustling capital Saigon, the mighty Mekong River and the mysterious minority tribes of Sapa, cruise magical Halong Bay in Vietnam; you will see some of the most stunning landscapes, adorned by beautiful mountains and cascading waterfalls in Laos; you will find your self lost in the history, revel in the majesty of Angkor Wat as you have a wander in the Angkor City and astounded by the beauty and serenity at Ta Prohm; you will be marveled at the beauty of the splendid temples, the wild orchids that grow profusely in the hills in northern Thailand; you will experience the original Asia as it once was in Myanmar. Indochina is a magical land combining some of the most beautiful and exotic places on earth.
But most cruises offer a variety of options that you can pick from. We did not go to Cat Ba Island but were taken to one of the biggest Cave islands in the Bay. It was a wonderful experience, and we had a good time.
We travelled with Cristina Cruises on their Vietnamese junk boats. I did not travel to Sapa, but we had our hotel book us a 1 night-2 day Ha Long Bay tour. Most hotels that you stay in at Hanoi have tie-ups with some tour operators, especially for Best Tours in Vietnam to Sapa and Ha Long Bay.
The only thing you really need consider is the price (which shouldn’t vary by much anyway). You get picked up at the travel agency you booked at and the bus continues on to 5-10 other places to pick up everyone else. My experience with Vietnam was that it really didn’t matter – there are literally hundreds of travel agencies and many of them share the same tour operators.
After three to four working days you will receive a copy by fax or email. He can also organize the Approval Letter from the Viet Nam Immigration Department in Hanoi.