Carrying the travel dream from childhood, Kata entered the hospitality industry very soon after her 2nd year in Hanoi Open University. She started her career as a receptionist and reservations clerk in a large hotel in Hanoi, until she got her Bachelors Degree in Tourism & Hotel Management in 2009. After graduating, Kata spent 3 years working as an Operations executive, before realizing her huge potential in the travel consulting and online sales field.

As ICP’s top salesperson, she is able to charm customers, not only with her fluent English, but also her ability to listen and comprehend the client’s needs. Besides being a work-addict, Kata is an adorable woman who loves making friends, learning about new cultures and helping others.

What My Clients Say

David
Australia

"Wonderful family holiday – exceptional customer service"

Our family of four (myself, husband and two boys) just returned to Australia from a wonderful 16 day trip to Vietnam. Kata organised and tailored a trip in line with the places we wanted to see and organised transport, private tour guides, drivers and excellent accommodation for each place. It was our great pleasure to see beautiful Vietnam from the north to the south and we came back with many fond memories of the sights and the people, including our wonderful, knowledgeable, English speaking tour guides. Kata was always available to help and assist with any queries before and during our trip. Her fantastic organising, advice and outstanding service helped ensure we had an amazing trip. We highly recommend Indochina Pioneer. Highlights were the enchanting Halong Bay, Sapa and Mekong Delta (Can Tho). Thank you, Kata!

Alex
USA

"A Foodie & Adventure Trip to Vietnam with Friends"

I took a trip to Vietnam with 3 girlfriends in September and we had an absolute blast. Although we only went for 10 days we filled every moment with adventures and experiences across 5 different destinations in Vietnam. Where this could have been an exhausting nightmare, it wasn’t due to the expert travel arrangements done for us my Kata at Indochina Pioneer.
Our English speaking guides were incredible, the arrangements flawless and the hotels chosen and experiences suggested by Kata were spot on. Thank you Indochina Pioneer.

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Judy Garvey
Canada

"Enjoy the Indochina Pioneer Experience"

I have used this company twice to book a trip to Viet Nam and a 2nd trip to Viet Nam and Cambodia.
I have also recommended this company to many local friends. I was so happy and pleased with meeting my agent Kata Tran. She is wonderful person, extremely organized and so trustworthy. All of the recommendations that I made to friends were also thrilled with Kata’s service and the professionalism of Indochina Pioneer.
Not only do they provide competitive prices but they have private drivers and guides who are locals. As a result, tourists get a local perspective from very well trained professional guides. The accommodations, food and cars were top notch. Please don’t miss the Indochina Pioneer experience you will not be disappointed.

Danny
United Kingdom

"Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia in 27 Days"

We were a group of three experienced travelers who normally do their own planning and logistics. Southeast Asia was a new travel territory for us and we felt we needed some local expertise to get the most out of our trip. We were very impressed with the how Indochina Pioneer worked with us to put together a comprehensive 27-day tour that catered to our interests. This was our first tour with them & hopefully won’t be the last. They arranged all our hotels which were great, all airline tickets that were required during the tour, land transportation which was very comfortable and great English speaking local guides that gave us a great feel for the culture and daily life. During the daily travels, the tour guides were also able to take us to local eating establishments that served great food but a non-native might miss. We enjoyed meeting Kata from Indochina Pioneer Head office when we arrived in Hanoi. Overall we were extremely happy with the tour.

Gan
USA

"Amazing Vietnam private tour"

This is the 1st time we’ve been to Vietnam and we absolutely love it.
Big thanks to Kata (our tour organiser), who has been very accommodating to our requests. The tour was well organised and everything flowed smoothly.
We stayed in Hanoi (2 nights), Halong Bay (1 night) and Hoi An (2 nights), wished we could have stayed longer. Great hotels with delicious breakfast, excellent Halong bay cruise and friendly tour guides (Tony from Hanoi and Snow from Danang) and drivers.
Big thumbs up to Indochina Pioneer.

Judy Garvey
Canada

"Enjoy the Indochina Pioneer Experience"

I have used this company twice to book a trip to Viet Nam and a 2nd trip to Viet Nam and Cambodia.
I have also recommended this company to many local friends. I was so happy and pleased with meeting my agent Kata Tran. She is wonderful person, extremely organized and so trustworthy. All of the recommendations that I made to friends were also thrilled with Kata’s service and the professionalism of Indochina Pioneer.
Not only do they provide competitive prices but they have private drivers and guides who are locals. As a result, tourists get a local perspective from very well trained professional guides. The accommodations, food and cars were top notch. Please don’t miss the Indochina Pioneer experience you will not be disappointed.

Simon Teevan
Saudi Arabia

"10 out of 10!"

Just back from a fantastic 2 weeks in Cambodia & Vietnam, all organised by the fantastic Kata Tran in Indochina Pioneer. Cannot recommend them highly enough. They gave us great options from which to choose in terms of places to visit, hotels to stay in, tours to take, etc. And, they were very flexible regarding any changes we wanted to make. All guides were great – all locals with great English and very knowledgeable. 10 out of 10!

Andrew
Maryland, USA

"Great Family and Friends Trip to Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos"

Indochina Pioneer made up a fantastic itinerary, great attractions/sites and knowledgable guides everywhere. Its costs are comparable and even below some others, but overall a great value is given our group size (6) and trip duration 14-24 days, (some of our group planned to go home after 2 weeks). Kata is also knowledgeable and put together a do-able schedule daily and used above average yet affordable accommodations suitable for Seasoned US tourists.

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Austin Realtor
USA

"Indochina Pioneer was terrific!"

We put our trust in their hands as we had never traveled to South East Asia. They planned our complete trip for our group of 4, including hotels, guides, drivers, special tours, cooking classes and more. They rolled with the punches so well, changing things on the fly for us when we wanted something different as we were on our adventures. We spent a month total in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand and loved every minute. Would do it again, with them. And our tour director met us for coffee while we were in Hanoi. We had been chatting online or by video conference for months. Kata was such a delight and so knowledgeable.

Charlotte
Maryland, USA

"Trip of a lifetime!"

We spent almost a year working with Kata of Indochina Pioneer to plan our month-long trip for four to Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam. I am someone who likes planning trips and I could not have asked for a better partner in Kata. Kata and IP are both very professional and every detail was well planned out, and most importantly, well carried out for the entire month-long trip. Kata put together the entire trip, I made some minor changes, including upgrading some of the hotels, all without any problems. Sometimes email communication was not as prompt as we would have liked, so we called a few times to iron out some details. On the whole, communication went well. All of our guides were excellent (with the exception of 1) and made our experience all the more rich and personal. We came away having learned so much about each country and culture that only the personal contact with a caring and knowledgable local can offer. We liked the flexibility throughout the trip, to change or add something. Kata took the time to meet with us for coffee in Hanoi, a lovely gesture. I highly recommend IP.