Quality and personal attention were the hallmarks of our trip
It is not that Indochina Pioneer got us around to the “must see” and typical tourist sites so well – it was the consistent quality, across the board, of everything we did, including the “off program” items! Kids hot and sweaty in Saigon, they were there with a suggestion of a water park! Group getting too hot and tired to trek around the Hmoung village? Switch gears and visit the house of an individual family. Interested in watching a cart pulley sand up a hill? Let’s stop the bus and hang out and do that. Would you like to visit an orphanage/do some social outreach on your trip? That can be planned too (in our case, our trip was two families providing a heritage trip for our adopted Vietnamese chiilldren to see their roots, hence the orphanage visits where our kids presented gifts and money – sort of a “give back” to their roots- by the way, the entire Indochina Pionner staff got behind that – the purpose and goal of the trip – so proud to show off our children’s birth country to them, so happy that the children, given their challenging start in life, went on to live a good life in America). Our trip was the perfect combination of a more or less set agenda and adventure/serendipity. Viet Nam is a wonderful, colorful,confusing, exciting place to travel. With the right amount of input and free time, it is awesome.