When planning our trip to Vietnam (our first time there), we weren’t sure if we wanted to use a tour company to help us plan and execute it. We usually prefer to do things ourselves, but after doing our research and talking to friends who had been, we decided to look into a tour company. We found Indochina Pioneer (and Mr. Lam) through TripAdvisor and we are so happy we did. We were there for 12 days and went from the top of the country to the bottom. Indochina Pioneer made sure everything went smoothly and were very flexible in the cases where we wanted to switch things up along the way. Mr. Lam was always available to quickly help with any questions or changes we had (but it was so well planned, we didn’t have to reach out much!).
Over the course of our trip, we had 4 different guides/drivers. Really, these were the stars of our trip. We spent a lot of time in the car, and it was such a pleasure to be able spend time with the guides and getting to know about them and Vietnam while driving through the country.
Logistically, everything was well thought out – we had busy days, but still plenty of time to relax and unwind. The cars (SUVs actually) were great, with fresh waters always awaiting us. You are never on a group tour – just you and your guide/driver, which was important to us.
We hope we are lucky enough to go back to Vietnam, and if we do, we’ll definitely be signing up with Indochina Pioneer again.