The trip of a lifetime
Dave and I would like to thank Indochina Pioneer and especially Mr Lam for organizing our trip of a lifetime. We travelled into Siem Reap, Cambodia then on to Ho Chi Min City and north up the coast to Hanoi on the Ankor to the Bay tour.
Everything was perfectly organised and the excellent, personalised service was incredible.
The accommodations in every city were fantastic, and we especially love the Betel Homestay villas in Hoi An.
A special thank you goes to each and every one of our amazing and extremely knowledgeable expert guides, who not only provided us with incredible personalized service yet also made us feel very special and left us with these memories:
Eating grasshopper at the markets, learning how to hunt tarantulas and going to the most wonderful, out of the way places in the jungles of Cambodia.
Learning about the history of your cities and country as well as sharing your own personal stories with us, and we thoroughly enjoyed our rainy adventure on the Mekong.
Encouraging me to get back on a bicycle after so many years and showing us the magic of each city and the beauty of the country side.
The laughter and fun we had many, many times with all of you.
We would also like to wish Steven (our guide in Hoi An and Hue) and his beautiful bride to be good luck and happiness for many, many years.
Thanks also must go to the captain and crew (especially our guide, Kim, who was so funny and entertaining and Chef Mr. David for the wonderful food, incredible fruit carvings and, especially, my awesome birthday cake) of the Dragon Pearl 3, who gave me the best birthday of my life on a Junk cruise around the famous and absolutely beautiful Halong Bay, where we enjoyed kayaking, swimming and meeting the locals on the floating fishing villages.
Thanks also to your expert drivers who were always on time, polite and helpful, and kept us safe wherever we went.
We also want to say thank you to the beautiful people of Vietnam who, no matter where we went, were always friendly and happy, and made us feel at home.
And finally Lam, a great big thank you to you! Thank you so much for everything! Your service was amazing from the first contact in January to meeting you in person in Hanoi. I’m sure we will be back to see you again.