We had a wonderful time in Vietnam. With local guides like Dewey and Vinny it was hard not to feel comfortable when we were shown around Southern and Northern Vietnam. The vespa and culinary tour in Saigon was incredible, driving through the rush hour madness with stops to have some delicious food in places you'd never think of stopping at otherwise. Becky from Meekong rustic was wonderful when she took us round the floating markets for breakfast on the Mekong Delta. The stay we had in Pu luong was like out of a dream, truly stunning place that we got to explore properly with Vinny. Honestly, everyday was a highlight and everyday was packed full of things to do, without it feeling tiring or boring. We were certainly fed very well throughout. Can't imagine a holiday not being like this from now. TravelLocal has set the bar high. We will certainly be back to Vietnam
The trip was incredibly well organised. There was never any waiting around for cars to pick us up or lack of something to do. The information for the trip was concise yet very informative, and the people at Tonkin are a pleasure to talk to.
Our drivers and guides was amazing. Both Dewey and Vinny were very friendly and great to sped time with. They really showed us the best of their country, always making an effort to show things that were off the beaten track, with lots of chat about the history and culture of Vietnam. Can't speak highly enough of them.
Definitely try the Vespa tour in Saigon, wonderful food and great experience. Highly recommend the Pu Luong area. Much like Sapa but very untouched by the masses, where we walked through local villages and farms as people were going about their daily lives undisturbed. Other highlights for us were the Dragon Legend cruise in Ha Long Bay, Cu Chi tunnels, Hanoi city tour, Ninh Binh, and the best meal we had all trip was a fresh hot bowl of steamed pork noodles on a boat at the floating markets on the Meekong delta, along with some fresh mango and dragonfruit.
Pu Luong Retreat and exploring Pu Luong countryside and villages was very special.