Holding a Bachelor Of Arts in Foreign Studies from the reputable Languages and International Studies University, Lam, with an open and service-oriented mind, has never considered himself as an interpreter which was his original plan for life.
His career in tourism industry began in 2001, with his excellent skills in foreign languages, knowledge of different cultures from the university, and his pure passion for travel. After nearly 10 years of collecting industry insights by experiencing many positions, from ordinary tour guide to senior tour manager, in both US & UK large corporations, he decided to start a business with his best friend, Quyen, in 2009.
With the companies inspiring motto “Experience – Learn – Enjoy” Lam began his exciting adventure in planning tours, and through his hard and responsible work he has certainly achieved this. Lam loves reading, learning about new cultures, travelling, and obviously his wonderful wife and 02 children.
What My Clients Say
"Fantastic trip amazing service"
Fantastic trip from start to finish. All our expectations were met and exceeded from the moment we booked the trip with Mr Lam to our last day.
We had one minor problem during our stay and it was sorted immediately with profession
And made our trip the most memorable holiday ever.
Mr Lam customised our trip to suit us and we loved all of our guides and drivers.
We were even lucky enough to be invited to the companies end of year party and got to meet everyone who made our holiday so special. I can’t recommend this company enough and that’s something coming from someone in the tourist industry. Well done Indochina Pioneer.
Chris CLas Vegas, United States
"Family Fun in Thailand"
Amazing Vietnam private tour
We stayed in Bangkok (3 Nights), Chiang Rai (1 Night), Chiang Mai (3 Nights) and had a guide the entire trip from the airport for pick up in Bangkok to the airport on departure in Chiang Mai. The tour was very well put together and Lam with Indochina Pioneer was more than accommodating to our changes for what probably seemed like a million back and forth emails. Aurora (our guide in Bangkok) was absolutely amazing, not only for us, but also our children (3 and 7). everything we mentioned she made sure we did or at least knew how to do it when we were done for the day with our tour. Our guide in Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai (Tree) was also amazing in showing us more than we could have imagined in Northern Thailand.
"The tour was excellent"
We asked Lam at Indochina Pioneer to arrange a tour for 2 couples that would include a week in Cambodia, a week in Laos and 2 weeks in the northern part of Vietnam. We had done the southern part of Vietnam 2 years ago. We were not disappointed.
The tour was excellent, we had a private minibus with driver and an English speaking guide, that was from each area we visited. All flights, pickup / drop off at of each the airports within these countries was arranged by our tour representative, as well as hotels and any admission to tourist sites.
The tours were very impressive, we got to see the so many great attractions from amazing ancient heritage sites to country and mountain vistas.
There were no hiccups in our time touring these countries, everything flowed smoothly, and we were in control of our time. If we had seen enough temples for that day then we would cut it short and pick something else to see or just call it a day. The guide and drivers were very flexible to meet our needs.
We have passed on Lam’s name and Indochina Pioneer contact data to several friends, and 1 couple has used them recently to visit Thailand and Vietnam and after talking with them they were very impressed with the service.
I am sure we will be using Lam again in the future.
"A month in South East Asia"
Indochina Pioneer designed a wonderful customized itinerary including tours, drivers, guides, hotels, internal flights, etc. Throughout the whole process, Lam was professional and responsive to our requests. We were in four countries – Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, and Thailand and in each we found the accommodations comfortable and the guides informative. Lam also arranged for a variety of activities – boat rides, cooking lessons, acrobatic performances, a home-hosted meal, etc. All these added to a memorable tour. I highly recommend Indochina Pioneer.
"Two memorable weeks in Vietnam"
It is not easy to decide on which aspects of our trip to highlight since there were so many. I will begin by saying that I highly recommend this company and Mr. Lam who went out of his way to accommodate our needs and provide us with a flawless experience from start to finish. Communicating with Lam thru emails over the course of a couple of months, we were able to fine-tune a custom itinerary that took us from the south of VN to the north with experiences we will never forget and accommodations that were of high quality. The four of us are well seasoned over 60 and fit travelers having lived in and visited more than 50 countries between us, and while we do appreciate the touristy stuff we are more interested in the cultural hands-on local experiences. Lam made sure that our itinerary provided us with all of this as well as the 4 and 5-star accommodations in the Sheratons when possible. We also were able to make some changes during our trip as needed thanks to Lam and the flexibility of the guide. Of note were the quality of our guides and drivers, the various Mekong delta boat trips and the interesting local stops, the historical sites in each city , the silkworm demonstration, the free evening in Hanoi when we booked a night Vespa tour (a must-do!), the street food evening , and of course, the magic of being on Halong Bay. But really there was so much more I can’t even begin to mention. There are many things that go into making for a memorable, successful holiday and Lam has the experience and genuine desire to ensure that his clients are satisfied and well cared for in his country.
We traveled to Vietnam in November for over 3 weeks. Our trip was organized by Lam at Indochina Pioneer. We cannot recommend Lam & Indochina enough. All emails were answered promptly, our drivers and guides were extremely knowledgeable and helpful. We visited some amazing places that without Lam’s suggestion for our Itinerary we would have missed.
It was great to meet Lam in Hanoi before we moved on to the next part of our adventures. Once again we would definitely recommend Indochina Pioneer for an amazing Vietnam holiday.
"Fulfilled Promises – Use Indochina Pioneer when traveling to Asia"
For about a month, I solo traveled through Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia and enjoyed the most beautiful trips of my life. Although nervous about doing this trip alone, Mr. Lam Duong promised my safety came first. Each guide in each city took care of me like I was family. Everywhere I went throughout SE Asia, the guides and the locals make you feel at home. The sights are one thing, but the culture is true beauty. I had a blast every single day knowing I was safe, and knowing that I had a full itinerary every day. Each guide was flexible to the itinerary as well. If you are ever planning on traveling to Asia, I 100% recommend using Indochina Pioneer. My itinerary was fantastic, my guides took care of me, and the hotels were beautiful. Thank you again for all of your help Lam!
Must See Destinations: Hoi An, Sapa, Siem Reap, Luang Prabang.
Angeline and MathewParis, France
"Hi Mr. Lam!"
We are spending a so great time in Vietnam this is amazing, thank you so much for this perfect organization!
The palm garden in Hoi An is so perfect as well! The tour guides have been excellent. I sent you a picture with us and Tom an our arrival day.
One more day more and tomorrow we are flying to Saigon.
I wish you a very nice day, we are now going to the beach!
Angeline and Mathew
Amy FordFlorida, United States
"Thank you from the bottom of my heart"
First day of being home all day and threw my daughter a birthday party!! Crazy buzy! Jet lag is catching up to the both of us!
We had such an AMAZING time!!! Seriously! Your company is so very professional, on time, careful, and friendly. I will 1,000% recommend all my friends and family members to you! In fact, I already started this! I could not have asked for a better trip, everything (except Scott’s silly new passport numbers) was just WONDERFUL!!! I miss SE Asia already! That was soooooo sweet of Nam to get me a cake on my birthday!! The BEST memory ever!!!
The ONLY comment I would make, and it’s not even a big thing, is the driver we had when we arrived later at night in Da Nang airport (please forgive me, I don’t remember his name) maybe was a new driver?? We ONLY had him for the trip from the DaNang airport to Hoi An Hotel. I already wasn’t feeling well with maybe a stomach bug and his driving was terrible..meaning it was not a smooth ride and he would constantly push on the gas then stop push on the gas then stop. I wound up vomiting in the hotel toilet as soon as we checked in to our room. Totally fine by the next day after our sleep.
Really Lam, everything was so so awesome!!!! We got to see and do some pretty amazing things! I only wish we had MORE time!!
I am hoping that maybe you and/or your company (preferably you :)) help put something together for my world trip. It doesn’t have to be go-go busy and maybe a slower pace is just fine with several afternoons to maybe do school work a few days a week…haha like my kids are going to want to do that! And, of course, being budget conscious :))
Thank you thank you for even taking time out of your busy schedule to have lunch with us!!! A special treat and so awesome to meet you in person!!! You are amazing!!!
I will send pics very very soon! Do you prefer me to send them through What’s App? You tell me which you prefer!
Thank you again from the bottom of my heart!!!
P.S. I also enjoyed the new vehicles we drove in! I would buy one myself…are they called the Fortuna? Wish we had them here in the U.S.!
Peter and JustineMelbourne, Australia
"Our second Trip with Indochina Pioneer"
Thank you for your email.
Yes I am back at work and almost to the normal routine.
Justin is also starting a new job so we are both busy.
We had an amazing time on our trip. Thank you so much and staff from Indochina Pioneer for their excellent service.
We would particularly like to thank and commend Thai our guide and our Driver Tran – our second time with them both which was very enjoyable and we had such a good time in their company.
Our guide in Sapa Si Si was also excellent and we could not have asked for better – we were well looked after and learnt so much from her with our time together.
The Ha Long Bay boat crew was also excellent and we totally enjoyed out time on the bay although shortened by the typhoon weather it was very good indeed.
In Hoi An our guide was equally excellent and again we had a very good time there with our tour.
The Koi resort was also a wonderful place to rest an relax at the end of our tour and we had a very good time there with lots of rest, good food and comfort. The staff at the resort were excellent without fault.
All in all we had a great time and have been telling all our friends to book with Indochina Pioneer for their Vietnam experience.
We will also jump on and do the Trip advisor reports very soon for you.
So once again thank you for organising an excellent experience for us we were very happy to have our holiday wiwth so much fun and excellent experiences. We will be back again when we save a bit of cash for another holiday and perhaps next time will do the mountains more and a trip into Cambodia with you.
Cheers for now and please pass on our appreciation for all the Indochina Pioneer Team for excellent and rewarding experiences.
P/S: I sent you the picture of Huynh (the driver), Tai (the tour guide) and us
Peter and Justin.