Perfect service for long-term tailor made trips
In 2013 we travelled for the first time with Indochina Pioneer and Ms Kata Tran organized our Vietnam/Cambodia Trip. Everything was planed perfectly, inquiries answered promptly and the price competitive. No wonder that we decided to do further trips with the company in that region. So, in 2014 we travelled to Laos and Myanmar.
2015 we had the chance to travel for a longer period of time and asked Kata again to organize our trip, but this time for THREE months! The trip showed us parts of Cambodia and Vietnam, we had not seen before and the North of Thailand.
There is always something special in our itinerary recommended by Kata (we love to do cooking-classes in every country we visit and local restaurants), she knows how to combine our ideas / wishes with her recommendations and we never regretted following her advice.
Most of the guides and drivers are simply great as well as always on time, well knowledgeable and willing to adopt the itinerary within their possibilities if we come up with some extra wishes or different plans. The hotels chosen by Kata are for the most part according to our expectations (at some places the options are limited though). In the rare case that something is not perfect, Kata was always there to support, to arrange chances or to reorganize. Thanks for that! We appreciate this very much.
We just came back from another 86 days trip and Kata was again in charge of organizing Thailand (South and East) and Myanmar for us.
If there is a chance we recommend to book Ballooning over Bagan – it was so wonderful and worth the money. The cooking-class at Inle Lake (Htoo) and “shopping” at the local market before cooking was another highlight as well as our lunch at a local Mon House in Mawlamyine and our stay at The Hpa An Lodge.
We had again a great time especially in Myanmar with extremely helpful and careful guides. Even it might not being “fair” I would like to highlight three guides: Ms Moh Moh in Mandalay, Ms. Ma Kyawk Aye Than in Mrauk U and Mr Aung Myin in Yangon. Ask for them if you are travelling to Myanmar.
Thailand: we loved the Monte Guesthouse in Pak Chong, and had great fun in Ku Ka Sing where we prepared our lunch with locals, had our own photographer and musician with us all the time, were greeted by the person in charge of Tourism and leaded through the ruins of Ku Ka Sing Historical Park by three pupils and their teacher. Our Thailand Trip ended with a stay at Si-Ri-La Farm (a dented camp with limited electricity) where we enjoyed such warm hospitality.
Is there any bigger compliment for Indochina Pioneer and Ms Kata Tran than our repeated booking with them?