I've only been home one week, and I'm ready go go back to Vietnam. My trip was one of the most outstanding travel experiences of my life!
My friends and I were traveling to Bali, and two of us wanted to stay in Asia for another week to two weeks. We discussed options, and I had heard such incredible things about Vietnam. Vietnam it was. I was the designated "travel planner."
I was doing some research on a Saturday afternoon (our trip was only booked 8 weeks prior to going), and came across this Southeast Asia travel agency on Zicasso.
In a matter of ten minutes after I had typed in my travel desires on Zicasso, I had a call from the Founder from our travel agency. We had a great conversation and within 24 hours, I had a seven day itinerary for Vietnam, based on the 4-5 areas/cities we wanted to see. After discussing the itinerary with several friends, it turns out that they had used this travel agency as well. My friends had been hugely impressed, and I moved forward with booking the trip.
Look no further: this is the company you want to work with! We didn't know what to expect, but everything from start to finish with this company was perfect. This was the most exemplary, memorable, fantastic, seamless, credible, exhilarating and perfect trip in every way. From the pick-up at the airport, the drivers and guides, to the unique experiences we had, based on what we were looking for.
We had excursions, meals and outings that were not "mainstream" and crowded with tourists. Our guides felt like family and were highly personable, knowledgable, compassionate and humorous. We couldn't wait to see them the next day. We are all still in touch and most grateful for such a life-changing trip.
I think about Vietnam everyday, and cannot wait to go back. Thank you for your incredible work, prompt follow up during the trip, re-arranging schedules when our flight was cancelled and making us laugh and fall in love with your country.
We were in Vietnam for nine nights. Each day got better and better. I loved starting in Ho Chi Minh City and heading North to Halong Bay. Each day brought new experiences, food, pieces of history and culture. I can't pick just one day or experience. Everything blended into perfection.
One of the most memorable days, was in Hanoi when we went to the local market with a famous chef and purchased food (the Vietnamese way) for our lunch. We then went back to the chef's beautiful home, met his wife, his three children and mother. Our guide, videoed our entire cooking class and it was so much fun. What an experience. We now have his amazing recipes and I can't wait to have a dinner party and make REAL fish sauce and fresh rolls, the Vietnamese way.
I have to say, I was not expecting Halong Bay to be so breathtakingly beautiful. Our Junk, the Jasmine was wonderful. The staff was so much fun. Our guides were brilliant with their photography, service to us and joy of life. They truly cared about our trip and the happiness of every guest on the Jasmine. If you are planning on going, definitely stay the two nights. Our day trip to Cat Ba Island was phenomenal! You have to see it to believe it! We also had unique hiking, kayaking and biking experiences that were unforgettable.
My favorite hotel was the Sofitel Metropole in Hanoi. It's simply exquisite in every way. The La Residence in Hue is my second runner up.
Absolutely nothing. The trip was executed perfectly and I would leave again tomorrow morning and do it all over again.
Thank you and I can't wait to book with you again and travel down the Mekong Delta.
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