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Overview

  • Day 1: Siem Reap – Arrival
  • Day 2: Siem Reap – Angkor Discovery
  • Day 3: Siem Reap – Phnom Kulen – Beng Mealea
  • Day 4: Siem Reap – Tonle Sap Lake – Flight to Vientiane
  • Day 5: Vientiane – Full-day City Tour
  • Day 6: Vientiane – Flight to Luang Prabang
  • Day 7: Luang Prabang – Boat Trip
  • Day 8: Luang Prabang – Textile Village – Jewel and Elephant Camp
  • Day 9: Luang Prabang – Flight to Hanoi
  • Day 10: Hanoi – Full day City tour
  • Day 11: Hanoi – Transfer to Sapa
  • Day 12: Sapa – Explore Hill Villages
  • Day 13: Sapa –Train back to Hanoi
  • Day 14: Hanoi – Ha Long – On board a junk boat
  • Day 15: Halong – Hanoi – Flight to Hue
  • Day 16: Hue – Motorbike Tour
  • Day 17: Hue – Hoi An
  • Day 18: Hoi An – Biking Excursion
  • Day 19: Hoi An – Free day
  • Day 20: Hoi An – Flight to Ho Chi Minh City (HCM City)
  • Day 21: HCM City – Cao Dai Temples – Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Day 22: HCMC – Vinh Long
  • Day 23: Vinh Long – Cai Be Floating Market – HCM City
  • Day 24: HCMC – Departure

Full Itinerary

[*Notes]

- This itinerary is a privately guided tour, designed just to show you what is possible.
- We can tailor this trip, it's inclusions and the accommodations, to meet your requirements, budget, and interests.

Siem Reap – Arrival

Your private tour guide will meet you at Siem Reap airport when you arrive for your holiday to Indochina, and will escort you by private car to your selected hotel in Siem Reap. Your knowledgeable guide will be happy to answer any questions about your itinerary for your Indochina vacation along the way, and will assist you with check-in and registration at the hotel.

In the evening you will enjoy with the buffet dinner followed by the Apsara performance to describe of Khmer myths.

Note: For the Cambodian Visa on Arrival, please make sure you have 2 passport sized 5 cm x 5 cm photos and $30 for the stamping fee.

Overnight in Siem Reap
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Siem Reap – Angkor Discovery

Morning
After breakfast will take a cycle ride (45 minutes for cycling) or drive to world heritage areas on the roads less travelled. Ride among the jungle passing local villages and local shops. It’s a very special and acting day as you will explore some of Angkor’s most beautiful temples.

The walking tour begins at West Gate of Angkor Thom Complex – undiscovered by mass tourist. The sites at the Complex we will visit including the ancient capital of Angkor Thom (12th century), the South Gate, Bayon Temple- unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara, The Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, The Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King.

Leaving Angkor Thom complex we proceed to the Tah Prohm, famous for the temples that are overgrown and covered by trees. Ta Prohm has been left as it was found, showing exactly what the jungle can do when it takes over control.

Afternoon
Continue your tour to explore Angkor Wat, an architectural and artistic masterpiece of the mighty Khmer Empire before witnessing dusk at Phnom Bakheng or Pre Rup casting the temple in an orange hue.

Overnight in Siem Reap
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Siem Reap – Phnom Kulen – Beng Mealea

Morning
After breakfast at hotel transfer for 2 hours to Phnom Kulen which is believed to be the birthplace of the Khmer Empire where King Jayavarman II was crowned as ‘God-king’. At present, Kulen Mountain is a favorite spot among Cambodian families for weekend getaways and special holidays. This is where families usually gather together and the place where visitors go for outdoor activities.

After one hour driving up hill we arrive at Kulen Mountain. Here we will visit the River of 1000 Lingas, a reclining Buddha and cascading waterfall. You can swim at waterfall so please make sure you bring your swim gears.

On the way back, you will visit another of the lesser visited temples – Beng Mealea, similar in size to the better known Angkor Wat (both were built by Jayavaram VII). Utterly swallowed by jungle, and with minimal restoration work, it is easy to imagine what it must have been like for early explorers discovering these temples for the first time.

Overnight in Siem Reap
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Siem Reap – Tonle Sap Lake – Flight to Vientiane

Morning
After breakfast, you will move in tune with the rhythm of the great annual flood of Tonle Sap. Take a boat ride to the village of Kompong Phluk. Explore this great ecosystem by way of canoeing and hear the calls of the macaque monkeys while observing the forest beneath the lake’s surface.

Afternoon
In the afternoon, you will take a short flight to Vientiane. Upon arrival, you will meet up with your tour guide and driver then transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day will be yours to explore at your leisure.

Overnight in Vientiane
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Vientiane – Full-day City Tour

Morning
After breakfast your private tour guide will pick you up and take you for a sigh-seeing of the capital; including the oldest Wat Sisaket, the temple with thousands of miniature Buddha statues and the former royal temple of Wat Hor Prakeo previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image.

You will continue to take a trip by road to outskirts of Vientiane, following the road along the bank of Mekong river to visit the Buddha park of Xieng Khuan, the park (28km East of Vientiane), containing a combination of hundred status of Hindu divinities and Buddha.
You will pass villages on the bank of Mekong through beautiful views of vegetable garden, tobacco plantation etc. You will also have a nice view of the Mekong Friendship Bridge as the border between Laos and Thailand.

Return to Vientiane town and continue to visit Ban Nongbuathong the hand weaving Village. Take a walk on Mekong Riverside before transfer back to Hotel.

Overnight in Vientiane
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Vientiane – Flight to Luang Prabang

Morning
After breakfast, your private tour guide will pick you up and transfer you to Wattay Airport to take a short flight to Luang Prabang.

Afternoon
Upon arrival you will be met by your private tour guide and embark on a guided tour of Luang Prabang.

Visits:
– National museum
– The impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrine of Wat Aham, Wat Mai
– Wat Xieng Thong
– Climb up to the top of Phousi Mount for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa as well as a beautiful sunset view of the city and the Mekong River.

From there, you will explore Street Night Market, where you can find the lovely collection and handmade textile by local and hill tribe people surrounding Luang Prabang.

Overnight in Luang Prabang
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Luang Prabang – Boat Trip

Morning
After breakfast, your private tour guide will pick you up and take you to enjoy a cruise upstream on the Mekong River, which also gives you a beautiful view of the tranquil countryside as well as an interesting visit to the mysterious of Pak Ou Caves, crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes.

Along the way, you will stop at the village of Ban Xanghai, where they make the distillation of local rice wine. On return, you will take a short drive to Ban Xang Khong, well known for its hand weaving.

The rest of the day will be yours to explore at your leisure.

Overnight in Luang Prabang
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Luang Prabang – Textile Village – Jewel and Elephant Camp

After breakfast  drive out of town to visit the Jewel land Elephant camp at Ban Ann. En route stop at famous and well-known village, Ban Phom Nom, almost of those villagers are weavers. They used to be servants and made handicraft souvenirs for the last king of Laos.

You also visit Henrimouhot monument at Kang Noon, a French man, who founded Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, but he died at Kang Noon when he moved to Laos for his discovery as Mararia.
Then continue to the Elephant camp.

On arrival your guide brief about those elephants, where they come from and their daily living condition. You can take some vegetables to feed those elephant. If you wish you can take elephant ride for one hour.

Returning to Luang Prabang, the rest of the day will be yours to explore at your leisure.

Overnight in Luang Prabang
Meals: (Breakfast/Lunch/_)



Luang Prabang – Flight to Hanoi

Morning
After breakfast and a leisurely morning on your own, you will check out by midday and your private driver will pick you up and take you to Luang Prabang airport for a short flight to Hanoi.

Afternoon
Upon arrival at Hanoi’s Noi Bai airport, your guide will take you to your hotel in Hanoi to check in. After checking in to your hotel, the rest of the evening will be yours to explore at your leisure.

Overnight in Hanoi
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Hanoi – Full day City tour

Morning
After breakfast, you will enjoy a full day tour of Hanoi with the assistance of your private guide.

Start your day with a cyclo tour of the fascinating Old Quarter – 36 streets in old-schooled French colonial style would present you the past days. Cycling ends in the Old Citadel, from where you will walk along the beautiful tree-lined boulevards until you get to Ba Dinh Square, Ho Chi Minh Complex. Here you will start the walking tour.

You will visit:
– Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
– The Presidential Palace
– The humble House on Stilts, in which Uncle Ho lived and painted a brighter day for Vietnam.
– One Pillar Pagoda

Continue your morning tour to visit the Temple of Literature and then the infamous ‘Hanoi Hilton’ – Hanoi’s former central prison made famous first for the incarceration of the leaders of Vietnam’s national liberation movement and later US Air force pilots shot down over North Vietnamese airspace.

Afternoon
You will enjoy a walk around Hoan Kiem Lake visiting Ngoc Son Temple. Then you will attend a performance of the traditional water puppet show, a typical northern Vietnam art form at the nearby Theater.

Overnight in Hanoi
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Hanoi – Transfer to Sapa

Morning
After breakfast and checkout, you will depart Hanoi and take a 5,5 hour road journey to Sapa, a lovely charming town established as a hill station by the French in early nineteen century. At an elevation of 1,500 meters, Sapa was once a hill resort of French administrators when the summer heat became unbearable. The remoteness and the simple lifestyle of ethnic minority people are a highlight of Sa Pa although conditions are basic.

Afternoon
Freshen, relax and take a walking visit to Sapa town, Sapa market then take a drive to Lao Chai – Ta Van villages, short trek to Lao Chai, Ta van villages to meet and talk with Giay people and to explore their daily life and beautiful landscape. Enjoy a home-hosted dinner at the local family and return to town.

Overnight in Sapa
Meals: (Breakfast/_/Dinner)



Sapa – Explore Hill Villages

Morning
After breakfast and checkout, you will start your day with a 02 hour drive to the lowest valley of Sapa.  Along the way you will have many chances to see the breathtaking views of the largest terraced paddy fields and cornfields of the Sapa District.

Passing Ban Ho village you will ascend to My Son Village then Nam Cang Village. Here minorities live, such as Xa Pho, Red Dao and White H’mong. Stopping at Nam Thang Village you will visit a minority home, and then cross a suspension bridge. Along the way you will see many waterfalls, together with stunning views of the lowest valley, paddy terraces and Buffalo houses on stilts, while listening to the birds singing in nearby forests. This wonderful 2 hour trek ends with lunch at a minority stilt house in Thanh Phu Village.

Afternoon
You will return to Sapa while viewing the sun setting over the mountains. The rest of the day will be yours to explore at your leisure.

Overnight in Sapa
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Sapa –Train back to Hanoi

Morning
The whole morning is yours to explore at your leisure. You can visit town market or climb the Ham Rong “Dragon’s Jaw Mountain”. You will then check out of the hotel room at midday.

Afternoon
You will be picked up by a private guide and driver and transferred to Lao Cai station to board the overnight train to Hanoi (20:12pm – 05:00am).

Overnight on A/C train
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Hanoi – Ha Long – On board a junk boat

Morning
Morning arrival in Hanoi, you will be picked up and transfer to a mini hotel nearby the station for shower and relax.

After breakfast will be transferred through green rice paddy fields to Halong Bay to board our authentic traditional Vietnamese Junk sailing boat. Seafood lunch will be served on board while you cruise among the hundreds of islets of Halong Bay, a remarkable UNESCO World Heritage listed site.

Afternoon
Take a short visit to Titop Island for kayaking, swimming and relaxation. Enjoy the sunset before you drop anchor for a delicious meal and a peaceful overnight stay.

Overnight on boat
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Halong – Hanoi – Flight to Hue

Morning
Morning rising to the sound of Halong Bay you will take part in a Tai Chi class on sundeck. It is followed by breakfast and then you will explore Sung Sot grotto where stalactites hanging from the high ceiling take on numerous shapes and forms.

You will return to the boat for check-out and brunch as you continue cruising amongst the islands and islets.

Afternoon
At mid-day you will get back to the pier for dismemberment. From here you will be picked up again and driven back to Hanoi Airport for a short flight to Hue.

Upon arrival in Hue you will be picked up and driven to the hotel to check-in. The rest of the evening will be yours to explore at your leisure.

Overnight in Hue
Meals: (Breakfast/Lunch/_)



Hue – Motorbike Tour

Morning
After breakfast and check out, you will see your private motorbike driver waiting for you at the hotel lobby.  Today you will enjoy fun bike rides through the lush rice fields and local villages visiting the major attractions of Hue. After a short tour briefing you will be picked up (01 person per bike) and driven to Thanh Toan Village where you can see the lively morning market. This is where the locals come to buy their daily food. Nearby place is the 300 year old Thanh Toan bridge and a Cultural Museum where you can visit and talk to the locals.

Note: if you are not keen on the motorbike tour, it can be replaced by private car.

Continue your visit to the Royal Tomb of Tu Duc King, the final resting place. Then you will head to the nearby Vong Canh Hill to watch the stunning panorama view of the Perfume River below.
Return to our bikes and drive to a local Buddhist Monastery for a delicious vegetarian lunch, prepared and served by the nuns.

Afternoon
Following lunch, you will return to town to visit the Forbidden Purple City, former home to the Nguyen Dynasty from 1802 – 1945.  End up your day by visiting the central Dong Ba Market sited on the bank of the Perfume River. Walk across the historic Trang Tien Bridge to return to our hotel.

Overnight in Hue
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Hue – Hoi An

Morning
After breakfast and check-out, you will be picked up by our private tour guide and driver then transferred to the Ancient Town of Hoi An via Da Nang. It will be a 4 hour scenic journey hugging the coastline with some photo stops en‐route at Lang Co Beach, Hai Van Pass and the Marble Mountain.

Around mid-day you will arrive and check in to your hotel in Hoi An.

Afternoon
Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to wander the peaceful lantern lit streets of this picturesque town. Hoi An is a great place for tailor-made clothes so you may visit the tailor shops to get a whole new wardrobe.

Overnight in Hoi An
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Hoi An – Biking Excursion

Morning
After breakfast and check out, your private tour guide will pick you up and take you to a cycling/bike trip to visit Hoi An’s hottest attractions: Japanese Bridge, Old Merchant House, China Assembly Halls and some other interesting shops. You will ride by bicycle to the home of a craftsman in the old street in Hoi An Town, where you will discover the daily life of Hoi An people and see how they make a lantern. You will have a chance to enjoy making the lantern and keep it as a souvenir. Later, you will walk deep into a narrow alley in search for a special lunch in a secret garden-like restaurant.

Note: If you don’t want the bike ride, it will be replaced by private car.

Afternoon
In the afternoon, a fisherman will greet you at the shore and help you step on Hoi An’s special boat: Basket Boat. The basket-shaped transportation is widely used in Southern Vietnam; sitting in one would be one of the precious fun moments in your Vietnam holiday. Just as other fishermen, you will be back to shore with a boat-load of fish when sunset. What a harvest!

Overnight in Hoi An
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Hoi An – Free day

The whole day is free to relax. Perhaps choose to join an optional Vietnamese cooking class or learn more about the ancient Champa civilization with a trip to My Son Cham Towers.

Overnight in Hoi An
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Hoi An – Flight to Ho Chi Minh City (HCM City)

Morning
Your private driver will pick you up at the hotel and transferred to Da Nang International airport for a short flight to Ho Chi Minh City, formally called Saigon.

On arrival you will be picked up by your private tour guide and transferred to downtown for a guided tour of this Metropolitan City. The tour begins with a visit to Post Office and the Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, built between 1877and 1883 and one of the city’s major landmarks. Neo-Romanesque in form, Notre Dame is the major seat of the Catholic religion in modern time. You will pass the historic Ben Thanh market – where all kind of goods are offered.

After that, free time for you to hang out at the local coffee shop or local market.

Overnight in HCM City
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HCM City – Cao Dai Temples – Cu Chi Tunnels

Morning
After breakfast and check out, you will take a 02 hour drive to the ornate temple of Cao Dai in Tay Ninh Province which is a combination of Buddhism, Christianity, Taoism and Confucianism. Then, attend the fantastic mid-day service together with the followers.

Afternoon
After lunch, you will be transferred back and stop to visit Cu Chi Tunnel system, the incredible underground tunnel network constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the long struggle for independence. From 1988, two sections of tunnels have been open for visitors.

After that you will be back to HCM City. The rest of the day will be yours to explore at your leisure.

Overnight in HCM City
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HCMC – Vinh Long

Morning
At 08:00 AM, you will depart HCM City to drive to Vinh Long, located in the heart of the Mekong Delta. A three-hour journey through the lush fields and farms will take you to the southernmost region of Vietnam – the Mekong Delta. This is the end of a 4,500 km journey the Mekong River makes after traveling through six countries towards the China Sea.

Upon arrival, you will embark on a boat trip to visit local cottage industries such as the production of floor tiles, pottery, soya bean and tofu. You will also visit one of many local orchards where you can enjoy some of the exotic fruit and have a taste of Mekong cuisine.

Afternoon
You will arrive at your homestay in the late afternoon, where you can check into your bedding and explore the island to get a feeling of the area. Delicious dinner will be prepared and served by your host family.

Overnight in Vinh Long
Meals: (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)



Vinh Long – Cai Be Floating Market – HCM City

Morning
At 08:00 AM, bidding a farewell to the local the host family, you will continue our boat trip to visit the Cai Be Floating Market. This is a local retail market where you can witness hundreds of boats loaded with fruit, vegetables and other produce for trade. Afterwards, you will visit a family business where they make popular sweets such as coconut candy, pop rice cakes and rice paper. You will return to the dock and drive back to HCM City, stopping en route to have lunch at a local restaurant.

Afternoon
You will arrive at your hotel in the afternoon, where you can spend the rest of the day to explore at your leisure.

Overnight in HCMC
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HCMC – Departure

After breakfast and a leisurely morning on your own as your tour package in Indochina draws to an end, you will check out by midday and your private driver will pick you up and take you to HCMC’s Tan Son Nhat airport for your departure flight home.

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Useful Information

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Note: Amendments CAN be made to this tour to suite your requirements.

What’s Included?

  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels
  • Private Vehicles and Drivers
  • Private English Speaking Guides (Other languages if available, upon request)
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)

  • Domestic flights within Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia
  • Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited
  • Service Charge & Government Taxes

What’s Not Included?

  • Your International Flights to and from Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia
  • Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia and Myanmar entry Visa Fees (contact us for further information)
  • Personal Expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
  • Any bank fees or charges at your end

  • Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
  • Personal Travel Insurance
  • Tips for guides and drivers

Client reviews

We are committed to giving our customers unforgettable experiences in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and beyond, not just something staged for tourists. Read reviews written by our customers about their experiences in Indochina after they have returned home. These include the ratings and comments on attractions, guides, activities, hotels and food.

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Shangahi
Australia, Bellingen

"An amazing trip"

In my younger years I spent months backpacking on the cheap around Asia. I now have more money, less time and a family. I found Indochina Pioneer on-line and contacted Mr Lam for our recent trip to Cambodia. He was full of information, answered all of my many questions, suggested great ideas, incorporated my changes and organised all smoothly.

I wanted airport transfers and to organise hotels before we left. Mr Lam suggested a range of hotels to choose from all of which were good. Internal transfers and flights were also organised. We only wanted tours for Angkor Wat and The Killing Fields which Mr Lam arranged. Our other days were left free for us to choose what we wanted. The tour consisted of myself, my husband and twin sons which was perfect. The tour guides were knowledgeable and helpful, as were the drivers.

Mr Lam suggested we get a speed boat from Chau Doc, Vietnam to Phnom Penh up the Mekong River which was a great way to travel. The crocodile farm on the way was well worth the lunch stop.

I would recommend Indochina Pioneer as a great tour company for families. My in-laws are travelling with them later in the year. I am currently planning another trip to Laos using Indochina Pioneer again.

For someone who doesn’t like or do package tours having a private tour for my family was just perfect.

Feb 23, 2016
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BrendaW
Florida, USA

"It truly was an amazing experience"

For my husband’ birthday he wanted a trip to Vietnam. From north to south, Indochina Pioneer took care of everything. We had wonderful tour guides, and the trip kept getting better, and better. Something we couldn’t imagine, as each destination was amazing. Our hotels were great, food was awesome, and the culture we received was something we will never forget. Our tour guides, Mr. Tony in Ha Noi, Ms. Lindh in Hoi An, and Mr. Som in Ho Chi Minh City, were the best! I cannot imagine seeing and doing all we did without their guidance. It truly was an amazing experience!

Apr 13, 2019
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Gan
United States

"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 thumps up to Indochina Pioneer.

Jun 2, 2019
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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.

May 22, 2019
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Hermish Kumar
United Kingdom

"Wonderful stress free tour of Vietnam"

We had such a great holiday with Indochina Pioneer.The whole trip was so much fun and we saw and experienced so many beautiful things. Our guides were great Viet in Hanoi was superb – he spoke and understood English really well and took us to some different local places as we had discussed with him Yao in Sapa also spoke and understood good English and was really helpful on the trek
Banh in Hoi An / Hue had good English and was very informative
Sam in Ho Chi Minh had average English but he is so knowledgeable, helpful and easy to be with.
Pascal in Cambodia was really great and took us to some great locations for different photo opportunities

The hotels were also very good.

Boss Legend Hanoi – great
Sapa – rooms were a bit cold and we had to request a heater but much better the second night
Halong Bay – a fantastic trip would have loved to have stayed for longer!
Hoi An – lovely modern hotel – superb location
Hue – originally we declined a room on the 9th floor which we had been told would be noisy and were given a room on floor 6 – this was dark and we were moved the next day to a balcony room on floor 8 which was perfect.
Ho Chi Minh – lovely hotel and location
Siem Reap – lovely hotel and pool area

Overall everything Indochina Pioneer had booked for us went really smoothly and made our trip so enjoyable

We have already passed your details on to several friends back in the UK who are also contemplating a trip to Vietnam

I hope we will be able to use ICP services again on our future trips to Myanmar, Laos and China

May 22, 2019
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Dannyboymillard
United Kingdom

"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 indoctrination pioneer.

Feb 23, 2016
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Roger C
Australia, Adelaide

"Excellent 20 day tour of Myanmar with Indochina Pioneer"

This was our first trip to Myanmar . We have traveled to Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos with Lam Duong from Indochina Pioneer in the past and having had such a great trip chose Lam to organise our Myanmar trip.
Lam chose and booked great hotels in Yangon, Kyaing Tong, Kalaw, Inle Lake , Bagan and Mandalay as well as organise excellent tour guides and drivers at those places. We wanted to do a short cruise on the Irrawaddy from Bagan to Mandalay and Lam selected Amara River Cruises which operate small extremely well founded wooden vessels. Our boat Amara 1 was excellent, comfortable and with friendly attentive staff who took us on excursions and provided us with superb food and service.
We also did a memorable balloon flight in Bagan with Balloons over Bagan which Lam organised.
Our tour organised by Lam in Myanmar was superb, we could not fault the guides and the overall balance of the itinerary.
Full marks Indochina Pioneer!

Feb 23, 2016
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Dave
United States

"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 mini bus 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.

Apr 17, 2019
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Chris C
Las Vegas, United States

"Family Fun in Thailand (8 days/7 Nights)"

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.

Apr 20, 2019
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Tbalinger
Krakow, Poland

"Our fantastic Vietnam trip with Indochina Pioneer"

A couple of our close friends, my wife and I were planning to visit Vietnam for a while, but were not sure if we should do this on our own, or to use one of the travel agencies in Vietnam. A month or two later, a friend of my wife mentioned that she has just come back from Vietnam, used Indochina Pioneer to advise her on the itinerary and get trip organized. She told us she was totally impressed with them. Before contacting Nam Duong, we did some research and were fully impressed, as Indochina Pioneer’s reviews were outstanding. To make long story short, we asked Nam to prepare the itinerary for a two weeks tour of Vietnam. The response was prompt, we loved Nam’s proposal and two weeks later we were on our way.
Everything from the pickup at the airport, hotel choice, vehicles and especially the team of local guides were superb! We spent two weeks sightseeing and learning the history of Vietnam while visiting Saigon and Mekong delta, Hue, Hoi An, Danang, Hanoi and Ha Long Bay. We took millions of pictures and left with unforgettable memories of wonderful people we met during our trip and are grateful to Nam Duong and his team for getting this organized. We strongly recommend Indochina Pioneer. They did absolutely superb job. Thank you, Nam and your team!

May 2, 2019
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