Second trip with Indochina Pioneer and again a great experience
This year in February we booked a guided tour with Indochina Pioneer again to see Laos (last year we were in Vietnam & Cambodia). As suggested by Kata (again my great contact at Indochina Pioneer’s) we decided to do a 11 days “Highlights of Laos” tour. I didn’t have much time for the planning so Kata organized our program. And again we were highly satisfied by it.
We visited: Vientiane, Luang Prabang, Pakse and Xieng Khuang.
Our program was great and we saw all major sights – I only wish we’d had a little more time to explore Laos even a little longer, but 11 days was great for a beginning. All the days we had a private guide and driver so we could stop whenever we wanted and even make a few changes in the program (about when to be picked up, what to see first, …) All our tour guides did an excellent job – some even offered a little more than on our program because of their personal life (eg one showed us his temple as he had been a monch there for 9 years and he also took as to the alms giving in Luang Prabang to a place where you don’t find 1000s of tourists) so we got a great impression about what life is like in Laos (and it’s different from VIetnam and Cambodia) We also never had to wait for our tour guides usually they were even 10 minutes to early! 😉 It’s just a big difference if you try to explore a country by yourself or if you have local tour guides who can answer all the 100 questions you have!
Also all the hotels Kata chose were good just be sure to bring some mosquito spray as there are billions of mosquitos around everywhere!
I can only repeat myself again by saying that doing a tour with Inodchina Pioneer is one of the best choices you can make when visiting South East Asia!! The job everybody does there (from tour guides, drivers and of course Kata) is more than great and you can totally trust them and the companys they work with!
I can only highly recommend them and me and my family we would definitly book a tour again for the third time!
So thank you all very much for our great two vacations that will stay in our mind for a very long time!