“To create unique, personalized Asia holidays” is Indochina Pioneer’s promise to our dear customers, and we strive to exceed their expectations. Thus, it is our honor to hear about their unforgettable journeys in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and beyond. Read the testimonials from our customers about their experiences with Indochina Pioneer, including the ratings and comments on attractions, guides, activities, hotels, and food.
R SAustralia, Sydney
"Fantastic and fun!"
Our family got back from our Cambodia and Vietnam trip about two weeks ago, We all agree that Indochina pioneer prepared a fantastic and unforgettable tour.
We had 5 different drivers that were all safe and considerate and 5 tour guides that were all caring, entertaining, intelligent, enthusiastic and well spoken with good English.
Our family was looked after really well by the guides, the drivers and at the places of our stay. The day meals, accommodation and travels were excellently organized and enjoyable. There is so much to do and so much to take in and our itinerary was non stop adventure time; some highlights in our tour included visiting the historic Angkor wat temple, cu chi tunnels, Meekong delta day trip and the 2 day cruise in mystical Ha Long bay – all are “must see’s”
We thank Indochina Pioneer for a fantastic time especially Mr. Quyen who made it flow so smoothly. We definitely would recommend using indochina pioneer when you plan to visit Cambodia and Vietnam.
– Saras and Raj Sharma
Lew-rocketUnited States, California
"Mr. Lam planned an incredible tour"
My wife and I wanted to go on a one month vacation to Cambodia and Vietnam on a personalized private tour to celebrate our 45th wedding anniversary. Among other agencies, we found Indochina Pioneer on Trip Advisor. After contacting several of them, Mr. Lam, of I.P., stood out from the rest. Over four months and multiple iterations, he proved to be a great organizer and arranger. He was always patient, helpful, and willing to be accommodating. In the end, he planned an incredible tour, which greatly satisfied our love of history and nature. In addition, he never failed to keep in mind the fact that my wife had some mobility issues, which limited some of our ability to fulfill our natural curiosities.
At the start of the trip, we arrived in HCMC one day early. At our request, Mr. Lam moved up the whole itinerary by one day. All the arrangements for boats, guides, and hotels were changed without a single error or grumble.
Mr. Lam was there for us throughout the whole trip. He provided us with a local cell phone on the first day. Any time we had a concern or wanted to make an addition or change, all we had to do was call, and he always responded promptly. Once during a taxi ride in Hanoi, the taxi driver couldn’t find our destination. We called Mr. Lam, and he quickly directed the taxi driver to our museum. Another time, after leaving a well loved piece of clothing in a hotel room in Cambodia, Mr. Lam was able to surprise us by handing us this piece of clothing in HCMC, just before leaving Vietnam.
We met Mr. Lam personally twice while in Hanoi, and he was as gracious and charming in person as by email or on the phone. His English is outstanding and clear. All in all, I would have to say that our one month trip to Cambodia and Vietnam was exceptional in every way. And there is no doubt that this is due to the outstanding planning, seamless transfers, and mostly terrific guides provided to us by Indochina Pioneer.
"Indochina Pioneer, simply the best Tour company in VN"
Indochina pioneer was recommended to me by my brother who had used them on a previous trip to VN. Normally, I like to organise my own itinerary but if my brother was happy with them then I knew I would too.
From the moment, I contacted IP I received excellent service. Kata did an excellent job in terms of an itinerary at fantastic prices. Making changes to the itinerary was no problem and it was very much a personalised itinerary for me as I was travelling alone. My guide for the few days in Hanoi and Halong was Mr. Tam and he was excellent, so obliging, so knowledgeable, so accommodating, excellent English and a nice guy to travel around with.
My trip involved travelling around for a month to VN, Australia and Malaysia but for me the highlight of the entire month was a 2 day overnight cruise in Halong Bay. It was indescribable, beautiful at night, mystic in the morning and heaven on earth during a sunny December day. It also helped that IP organised a free upgrade to a real luxury suite on board a cruise ship that was just commissioned a few days previously, so, all in all a wonderful experience.
Unquestionably, I would recommend Indochina Pioneer to anyone visiting VN whether it be to the North, South or Central, they have great experience, great guides and they are amazingly good value.
Ho avuto la possibilità di viaggiare in Vietnam con un servizio organizzato da Indochina Pioneer, è davvero una agenzia eccellente, con alta qualità di servizi e professionalità. Non c’è stato nessun contrattempo e tutto quanto previsto è stato assolutamente rispettato. Pertanto consiglio questo tour operator
beachwalkersHamilton, New Zealand
"The best tour I have ever done"
I have travelled extensively all over the world- making my own arrangements or using a tour company but this amazing tour of Vietnam that was organised exclusively for us by Kata was the best I have ever done. We started in Hanoi, did a 2 night cruise in Halong Bay, then spent time in Central Vietnam and ended up in Saigon. It was 14 days of an extremely well organised fun trip. The hotels we stayed in were first class – especially the Sun Spa resort in Dong Hoi and every excursion we did was fabulous. Kata even came and met us at our hotel in Hanoi and gave us a mobile phone to use whilst in Vietnam,. We had 4 different guides and drivers and they were all excellent.
It was so inexpensive that I came home with spending money ( first that has ever happened to me). Most of the food was supplied and again it was first class and we had most afternoons to ourselves as this was a tour just for the two of us so it was really relaxing. I have come home with a real appreciation of the Vietnamese culture and am attempting to cook Vietnamese food – we had a great cooking class in Hoi An.
There were so many highlights – Ha Long Bay cruise, rickshaw ride in Hanoi, the visit to the Buddhist Pagoda with the nuns who prepared lunch for us and the Chi Chi tunnels and the War Remnants Museum in Saigon and thats leaving out all the other amazing things we did.
We loved it so much that we are going back to Vietnam next year and of course will be using Indochina Pioneer.
I would advise you to take running shoes/sneakers/ sandshoes ( depends on what you call them) as there are walks into caves where the ground can be slippery.
My advice – go to Vietnam and use Indochina Pioneer – simply the best.
We were in a tour in Hanoi, our tour guide´s name is Tam. He really made this experience so awesome.
Everything was so perfect ad he was so kind and sweet.
If you have the opportunity ask the agency to have him as a tour guide. I really recomend it.
Fred PAustralia, Hobart
"Trip in North Viet Nam"
We decided to not “go it alone” as we usually do. On the advice of a friend we contacted Lam with a list of what we wanted to see and do and within what time frame. We were almost immediately send a detailed itinerary which acknowledged all we had requested and lots more and for a very good price! And we realised at the end of the tour, very good value! The accommodation was great where-ever we were, transport efficient and punctual. Information given to us by the tour guides was excellent. Kata Tran who works in the Indochina Pioneer office in Hanoi went out of her way to cater to all our requests and even provided us with Vietnamese specialities to eat on the overnight train to Sapa. Yum. Another impressive thing was when we were met at Hanoi train station on our return very early in the morning and provided with a hotel room for a couple of hours to freshen up before leaving for Hue. We highly recommend Indochina Pioneer.
"Wonderful Vietnam Tour"
I just returned from a 12 day tour arranged by Kata at Indochina Pioneer. I told Kata, who organized the tour, what I would like to see. After a few changes we came up with the perfect itinerary. Please do not look any further for a company or agent (Kata). The guides, accommodations, transportation food and sights were incredible and if Kata had to make any scheduling changes (ie flights, trains) to your itinerary…TRUST her because these changes ended up being ” The GEMS”. The company is extremely professional with all of the costs specified in writing up front. Thank you Kata, Linh,Nahn, Mui and Ming for a wonderful time in your beautiful country. I will be using my voucher for next year!
Mel KUnited States, Illinois
"Great preplanning and execution, 20 day private tour"
Mr. Lam helped me design an excellent itinerary for our Viet Nam and Siem Reap private tour. He listened to and acted on our desires. We like to spend our money on seeing things, not 5 star hotels.
He and his staff arranged better than expected hotels, good to superior guides, late model cars and vans and safety first drivers.
Working with Indochina Pioneer you can design a private tour for the price of a bus tour.