We organized a 14 day trip of Vietnam thru Indochina Pioneer. We were 3 couples, one with a 10 yr old son, our interests were varied as our physical abilities. We were all eager to travel to Vietnam but with some hesitation since it still is an unknown. None of us spoke the language and we were unfamiliar with the customs. One of our concerns was traveling thru the country smoothly without wasting valuable time and energy. I contacted Indochina Pioneer about a year before our trip and briefly told them what we hoped to do and see. Lam, our travel agent helped us to plan a 14 day trip thru Vietnam. We visited HCMC, Mekong Delta, DANANG, Hoi An, Hue, Hanoi, Sapa, Halong Bay. It was an amazing trip. We went thru several trip itineraries before we came up with one that fit our needs. Thru this Lam was wonderful with all of our requests and changes. Our travel thru the country was smooth and easy. We were given city/area guides who picked us up from airports or train stations and we traveled in a private van when possible. Indochina Pioneer also booked reservations for our hotels, internal air flights, overnight train trips to Sapa, along with a 2 night cruise on Halong Bay. The hotels that we stayed at were all 4/5*- we were very pleased. Our trip also included many side trips such as Cu Chi Tunnels, Excursion to Mekong Delta, HCMC tour, tour of Hue, Hanoi, Sapa Villages, Halong Bay. The trip included a good mix of history and culture, and our city guides were wonderful. Our travel thru the country was easy and enjoyable. Sapa was one of our favorite areas and well worth the energy to get there. Halong Bay was lovely but the weather was unfavorable when we were there. Wished we had more time in Hoi An. Beautiful beaches in Danang, loved the old city of Hanoi. We all have lovely memories of our trip and always felt very safe where ever we went. Everyone was hospitable and charming – had the pleasure of meeting Lam while we were in Hanoi. Would definitely recommend Indochina Pioneer. Lam was helpful and easy to work with.