A tour of Vietnam and Cambodia with Indochina Pioneer Tours

Wendy Stapleton and Paul Norton Victoria Australia June 2012
My husband and I had the most wonderful trip with Indochina Pioneers Tours. Lam Duong our first point of contact; was able to accomodate every request we made from day one in Australia via consistant emails, arranged everything that needed to be done before we left and when we arrived he even took us to Lunch in Hanoi and then met us again in Ho Chi Mihn City where we had dinner with his family. Wonderful and personal. We had our own car,( beautiful new 4WD ) drivers and tour guides for the 15 day tour. Yes , just the two of us. Each tour guide was very well equiped with knowledge and English ,consequently we learnt so much more about the people of that particular province, not just the historical facts but their day to day lives, and the way they feel about their country. They were also very well equiped with a great sense of humour ; so much so, that after a few hours we felt as though we were travelling with a couple of friends. We were picked up , dropped off , checked in, and made sure we were happy with everything at all times. Lihn even came onto the train to make sure we had our right carriage, whereas I spoke to a lot of other tourists who were basically dropped off at stations and airports and left to their own devices. Truong even came to the check in at Da Nang Airport and watched us leave. These are the little things that mean a lot when you are in a new country and don’t quite know whats going on yet. Hotels were great. Restaurants and trips were excellent. Helped us at money exchange shops…nothing was too much trouble. At every stop we noticed our treatment and standard of ie; boat trips, lunches etc was just that little bit better than the norm and as I said earlier; after speaking to a lot of other tourists we realised we had picked a superior tour company for the same price and in some cases less than other companies.
Of course we will go back and …..yes it will be with Indochina Pioneer Tours.
We will catch up with Lam his family and our ” new friends”
Thanks for a wonderful experience
” Cheers Big Ears !!! ”
Wendy and Paul

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