Great trip

Excellent logistics. Just the right balance between organisation and freedom to do our own thing. All the Guides were very professional, knowledgeable and friendly. Good selection of boutique hotels all in quiet locations but near centres. Exactly what we had asked for.

John, from Newcastle UK

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What was good about our local partner based in Vietnam?

They did what we wanted, offering alternatives where appropriate. Kept in touch by email while we were on holiday.

What could our local partner based in Vietnam improve on?

A couple of things went wrong but were easily overcome. 1. We arrived in Phnom Penh at the start of the Annual 3 Day Water Festival when main sites were closed. As the date changes it does not appear in guidebooks as a major holiday but was it not known locally? In the event we enjoyed watching the dragon boats and firework displays as well as the magnificent street food stalls. 2. It was not clear from the itinerary that the tour of Ankor Wat was only a half day and would have wasted our one day passes to the Archaeological Park. Probably our fault but we woud have been happy to have been advised of this and arranged a whole day. We were able to do this locally so nothing lost.

What did you think about the guides or drivers on your trip?

All were polite and professional and spoke good English. The vehicles were very clean, comfortable and safely driven. We particularly enjoyed the introduction to Vietnam on the way from Ho Chi Minh City airport to our hotel, and the 2 day trip from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap on life in Cambodia. The Pandaw river cruise on the Mekong was truly memorable. An excellent way to see the countryside without the traffic.

What advice would you give to other travellers planning a trip to Vietnam?

Do some research and choose what you want to see. Don't try to visit every temple.

What was the most memorable part of your trip?

The people. Given what they have lived through in recent times they are so friendly, cheerful and positive. The Pandaw River Cruise. Angkor Wat for all the wrong reasons - our only day of torrential rain, fighting the umbrellas!

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