Vietnam: A Special Honeymoon

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Daily Departure


  • Beach Escapes
  • Culture & Heritage
  • Honeymoon
Day 1 - 3: Hanoi – Ky Son
  • Arrive in Hanoi. Hanoi city tour. Transfer to the historic village of Ky Son. Sightsee the ancient village of Duong Lam and Mia Pagoda.
Day 4 – 5: Halong Bay
  • Cruise in Ha Long Bay. Explore the extraordinary scenery of Ha Long Bay and Bai Tu Long Bay.
Day 6 – 7: Hoi An – Cham Islands
  • Transfer to Danang/ Hoi An. Bike around the ancient town. Try a bamboo basket ride. Explore the untouched landscape of Cham Islands.
Day 8 – 11: Nha Trang
  • Travel to Nha Trang. Spend the time as you please.
Day 12 –14: Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta
  • Fly to Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC). Explore the city. Embark on a boat trip to see the scenery along the canal network of Mekong Delta.
  • Say goodbye to HCMC and take your departure flight.

Customizable itinerary

For newlyweds who want to experience the exotic culture, adventure, and luxury, Vietnam is the ideal honeymoon destination. Start with a tour around Hanoi and then take a luxurious cruise to admire Halong Bay’s marvelous limestone karsts (small natural islands). In Hoi An, navigate its picturesque alleys and admire the mesmerizing underwater sights of the Cham Islands. You will have plenty of time to relax on the stunning beaches of Nha Trang. After that, visit the most important sites in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) and experience the busy life in the Mekong Delta. If you and your partner wish to celebrate an unforgettable honeymoon in Vietnam, this tour will be a perfect choice.

Xin Chao! Welcome to Hanoi, Vietnam.

After the madness of all the wedding preparations and of course the big day itself you’ll hopefully have slept on the flight(s) and will arrive Vietnam feeling ready for some honeymoon fun ♥.

A hostess will be waiting for you at Hanoi’s Noi Bai Airport with a beaming smile, holding a welcome signboard with your married names on it who will help you through the fast-tracked (VIP) process to get your visa stamped. Once you have obtained a stamp for your visa and collected your luggage, your hostess will happily take you to your waiting guide and driver who will transfer you directly to the hotel.

Your knowledgeable guide will be happy to answer any questions along the way regarding your 14-day Honeymoon Vacation.

As a warm welcome, a complimentary bottle of champagne will be in your room upon arrival. Your accommodation is the luxury boutique La Siesta Central Hotel & Spa, an exclusive oasis in the heart of Hanoi Old Quarter. You will have the Balcony Suite for your two lovely nights, which features stunning panoramic views of the legendary Hoan Kiem Lake, just a short walk away.

Since you’ll have had a busy few weeks and a long journey, we have left today free for you to get your bearings, settle into Vietnamese time and simply enjoy the fact that the honeymoon has officially started. You may take a stroll around the Old Quarter seeing the local life in close up. For your dining experience, your tour guide will recommend some of our favorite restaurants.

Please note: Your travel documents contain a Visa-on-Arrival letter (unless otherwise arranged). Please ensure to pack this in your carry-on luggage. Your Visa-on-Arrival letter must be presented to Customs upon entry into the country.

  • Daily Summary
  • Transportation: Private airport transfer
  • Accommodation: Overnight at hotel in Hanoi

Hanoi is a bustling and fascinating city – a whirlwind of colours, smells and sounds and a wonderful place to get a real flavour of life in Vietnam.

After breakfast your private guide and driver will meet you at the hotel lobby and take you on a half-day tour to discover the city, taking in sights including the Ba Dinh Square, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the Presidential Palace, Ho Chi Minh’s house-on-stilts and the iconic One Pillar Pagoda.

Continue to visit the historic Temple of Literature (Vietnam’s first university, built in the 11th century), the charming Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple.

A delicious French fusion lunch will be served at La Verticale, an elegant fine-dining restaurant that’s housed in a French colonial-style villa.

After lunch, return to the hotel for your free time. You may pamper yourself at La Siesta Spa, enjoy its attractive combination of Vietnam’s ancient spa traditions with the modern-day Spa model.

Later, your guide will meet you again and take you on a fun cyclo (rickshaw) ride for one hour through the French colonial architecture of the precinct known as the French Quater, past the French-style villas, the Vietnam History Museum, the heritage Metropole Legend Hotel and the Opera House, name to a few.

Enjoy a cup of unmissable Egg coffee at Pho Co Café with a stunning view of Hoan Kiem Lake and the surroundings.

Your guide and driver will meet you again and take you to a local home, where you are warmly welcomed in by a local family. After an inviting cup of tea and a short introduction, step into the family’s main hall to learn more about their traditions and beliefs. Next, head to their kitchen for an entertaining demonstration of secret recipes. Finally, gather round the table for dinner with your family hosts, on this exclusive experience. Return to your hotel with a deeper understanding of local life.

After dinner options: The driver can drop you at Hanoi Night market or have some drinks at Diamond Sky Bar (our favorite) with sublime 360-degree panoramic views of Hanoi. Enjoy some cocktails while witnessing evocative Hoan Kiem Lake in its entirety and take in five bridges spanning the mighty Red River.

Daily Summary
Excursion: Hanoi City Full-day Tour

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Home-hosted dinner
Accommodation: Overnight at hotel in Hanoi

After breakfast and check out, you are picked up by your private guide and driver then transferred to the Luxury Moon Garden Homestay in the historic Village of Ky Son, about 50 kms (30 miles) from Hanoi.  The village was designated a ‘National Cultural-Historical Relic’. On the ground, it is a sensory delight, full of colour, unique sights, and the sound of villagers conversing amongst themselves – and with visitors.

On arrival at the homestay, you will be greeted with a refreshing drink and followed by a brief introduction. Originally the summer home of a Hanoi based family, the Moon Garden has since expanded into several other buildings to accommodate its growing popularity. Blending delightfully restored, traditional architecture with a few home comforts, the Moon Garden ensures you romantic experience Ky Son and neighboring villages in an authentic manner, whilst wanting for nothing.

After checking in you will have some free time to explore the beautiful grounds of the homestay then participate in a cooking class to learn more about Vietnamese cuisine. You have lunch here and then enjoy a hand-spa treatment with traditional herbs.

Take a leisurely bicycle ride to discover the paths of Thang Thac Village and follow a local guide to explore the ancient village of Duong Lam and Mia Pagoda.

Return to the Moon Garden, you will be treated to a traditional foot bath. After that, you can choose to participate in a Vietnamese prayer ceremony.

Enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner in the garden and spend the rest of the time at your leisure. Perhaps you sip on some more cocktails under the stars.

Daily Summary
Excursion: Travel to Ky Son Village
Others: Traditional foot bath & cooking demonstration
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Overnight at Moon Garden Homestay

As soon as you’ve downed your first cuppa of the day, join in with some traditional Yi Jin Jing exercises to wake up body and mind. It’s then followed by a delightful breakfast.

Check out of the Moon Garden you will leave the peaceful village behind, bound for the serenity of Ha Long Bay where you will board your private chartered L’Amour Junk that provides an intimate, romantic experience visiting quieter parts of Halong Bay, where you can soak up the impressive vistas of the unique karst scenery away from the majority of other cruise vessels.

Upon arrival at the pier, you will be welcomed by your friendly crew. From the moment you step onboard the 17-metre L’Amour Junk, you’ll feel like you’re being treated like royalty – almost as if you were the only guests.

After settling in you will begin your cruise toward the magnificent Bai Tu Long bay; admire the fascinating karst formations on the way. A scrumptious lunch will be served on board. 

Later the boat will arrive at Cong Do Island.  You will get off the boat and hike up the least visited Thien Canh Son Cave. The path of around 60 steps follows the forest canopy along a sandstone cliff with spectacular views of the Bay

Back on the boat and continue to cruise to Hon Co island where you will spend time relaxing on a white sandy beach. You can also go for a refreshing “bay swim” or explore this captivating marine landscape via kayak. The cliffs stretch vertically out of the water and you feel a sense of freedom while meandering through this green medley of water and tree-topped islets.

As the sun sets, you will arrive at a tranquil anchor spot for the night. In this hidden spot, you can revel in the memories of the day’s adventures with a cocktail under the stars.

Take part in a cookery class with the chef and help prepare the freshly caught catch of the day for your dinner. Afterward, simply just relax and enjoy the views. Curling up on the deck with a drink and the stars shining down on you is a wonderfully romantic way to spend one of your first nights together as a married couple.

Daily Summary
Excursion: Cruise Bai Tu Long 2 days/ 1 night
Others: Cooking demonstration
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Overnight on board in Bai Tu Long Bay

You wake to the fresh air of the bay with a chance to relax on the sundeck or to enjoy some more swim in the emerald waters. After breakfast, your boat will lift her anchor and continue to cruise to Vung Vieng fishing village where you will explore the village and the hidden lagoon in a rustic rowing boat.

Get back to the boat for your leisure time. Take in the stunning scenery while the boat cruises back to where you started. Check out of the cabin then enjoy an early lunch on board.

Upon returning to the pier your waiting driver will pick you up and transfer you to Hanoi Noi Bai airport to board a short flight to Da Nang, in the central of Vietnam.

On arrival, you will be picked up by your private guide and driver and taken to the nearby Hoi An where you will check into the Club Suite at the boutique Hoi An Ecolodge and Spa. Spend the rest of the afternoon and evening at your leisure. Tucked away in a quiet village a couple of kms from the Old town and the beach, the Ecolodge is a heavenly oasis in Hoi An. The lodge provides free bikes so you can ride around.

Dining and drink options: we highly recommend dinner at the Morning Glory Restaurant. After that, you can walk to the Quiet American Bar for some drinks. Set in a wooden house that is over 200 years old, The Quiet American Cafe and Bar is modeled after a 1950’s movie set. Both the title and the interior pay homage to the fact that the movie, The Quiet American, with Michael Caine was filmed in the historic building.

Daily Summary
Excursion: Continue to cruise. Flight to Da Nang/ Hoi An
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Overnight at Hotel in Hoi An

The historic and quaint nature of UNESCO World Heritage Site Hoi An is perfect for exploring. As a former fishing village set on the banks of the Thu Bon River and strategic trading port for Southeast Asia, centuries of French, Chinese and Japanese influence have left their unique mark on this town.

After breakfast, meet your private guide and take a leisurely bicycle ride along the bank of the Thu Bon River toward Hoi An Ancient Town. Follow your guide you will explore the town’s historical sites including Chua Ong Pagoda, Tan Ky Ancient House, Fujian Assembly Hall, and the Japanese Covered Bridge.

Continue to visit the Precious Heritage Museum, home to the permanent exhibition of Réhahn’s Precious Heritage Collection. While transporting you to the furthest reaches of Vietnam, the collection will unveil the rich cultural tapestry of the ethnic tribes.

The highlight of the day is the visit to the Reaching Out Tea House, a welcome little oasis of calm in the busy, vibrant Old quarter, owned and operated by the mute and deaf people. Here you will be treated with delicious cakes and incredible tea in the Eastern style.

Finish the tour and ride back to the Ecolodge where you will spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure. Enjoy the swimming pool or pamper yourself at the Lodge’s spa.

Meet your guide again and ride the bicycle to Cam Thanh Village, nestled in the peaceful countryside of Hoi An, a riverside farming community that is a major supplier of seafood, and produce for the town. On arrival, take a bamboo basket ride along the river to admire the beautiful sunset. Arrive at the bamboo watch-tower where you will find a cozy tent with a table set up and ready for your dinner. Savour an unforgettable dinner with local fresh foods and vegetables. Relax and take in the tranquil feeling being surrounded by rice fields and the river.

Daily Summary
Excursion: Walking tour of Hoi An Ancient Town
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Overnight at Hotel in Hoi An

Today you will spend your time drifting around the Cu Lao Cham Marine Protected Areas. The pretty coral reefs formed around the outer islands include around 135 species of corals and over 200 species of tropical fish.

After breakfast, you will be picked up and transferred to Cua Dai Wharf to board a traditional Vietnamese wooden boat towards the Cham Islands.

On arrival, you will set out to explore the island. Pay a visit to Cu Lao Cham museum and Au Thuyen. Walk along the rice field to the over-200-years-old temple of Hai Tang, dedicated to whales and whale sharks, once abundant in these waters.

Proceed to Xep Beach where you will enjoy snorkeling marveling at the soft and hard coral and teeming colorful fishes. Enjoy lunch at spectacular Bai Chong beach in a bamboo style restaurant under the coconut trees.

After lunch, you will have free time on Bai Chong with more swimming, frisbee, volleyball, or just relax in a hammock or deck-chair with a cool drink and a sensational view. It’s a selfie heaven.

Finish the perfect day with a slow cruise back to the Wharf where your driver takes you back to your Ecolodge. Spend the remainder of the afternoon and evening at leisure.

Dining and drink options: we would highly recommend the Mango Room for dinner and Corner Corner Sky Bar for some drinks, if you are a night Awl :).

Daily Summary
Excursion: Boat trip & Cham Island Snorkeling
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Overnight at Hotel in Hoi An

After breakfast and check out of the Ecolodge you will be picked up and driven back to Da Nang airport to catch a short flight south to Nha Trang.

On arrival at Nha Trang airport, your private driver will greet you and transfer you to your honeymoon L’Alya Resort where you will check into your Hill Rock Pool Villa. Situated along charming and romantic Ninh Van Bay, the L’Alya Resort is natural, pristine, and surrounded by picturesque sceneries. At the place where time is forgotten, you will be pampered in the openness of tranquil woods, blue natural sea, and spectacular settings under the sunset. The extremely private space here makes you feel the serenity and peace of mind. This is a perfect spot for your honeymoon vacation.

After checking into the resort you will have the remainder of the day at your leisure.

Ever since the day you got married, don’t ever stop dating your wife, don’t ever stop flirting with your husband. And remember a honeymoon is always an opportunity to connect with one another and lose yourselves in the blissful romance of love. May the time you share be memorable in every way, the naivety of local people and top-notched service at the L’Alya will help you cherish each and every moment together in such a heaven on earth island.

Daily Summary
Transportation: Private airport transfers
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Overnight at resort in Ninh Van Bay

Today is completely a free day for you to enjoy your leisure time. While taking the opportunity to get stuck into a good book or two, catch up on some sleep and spend plenty of time soaking up the sun, you may also want to make time to enjoy pampering yourself in the resort spa so that you leave feeling fully rejuvenated.

Daily Summary
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Overnight at resort in Ninh Van Bay

Another day at leisure. Relaxing is easy when you’re in this paradise, but maybe you want a little something else in your day to put your body and mind in harmony. The cooking class, yoga and meditation class, kayaking and sunset cruise are available at the resort.

Daily Summary
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Overnight at resort in Ninh Van Bay

A honeymoon staple, a beach break is a perfect way to relax into married life and spend some time simply enjoying each other’s company before heading back to reality.

Enjoy your last free day in this paradise. A sunset dinner at the private beach can be arranged upon your request.

Daily Summary
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Overnight at resort in Ninh Van Bay

After breakfast, you will be picked up and taken back to Nha Trang Airport for a short flight to Ho Chi Minh City, one of the most vibrant and ‘alive’ cities in all of South East Asia. Fast-paced, frenetic, 7 million motorcycles, historical, artist hub, shopping haven and foodie’s paradise all rolled into one.

On arrival, your private driver will meet you and transfer you to your final honeymoon hotel, the Villa Song. Located on the banks of the romantic Saigon River, Villa Song showcases unique pieces of art and photography. This property is a sanctuary for the soul, away from the ‘organized chaos’ of downtown HCM City.

Spend the rest of the day visiting some of Ho Chi Minh City’s key highlights. We’ll tailor your tour to suit you, but we particularly recommend visiting the Notre Dame Cathedral, the historic Rex Hotel, the General Post Office, renowned for its architecture, and Ben Thanh Market.

Later stop at the Reunification Palace and the moving War Remnants Museum to learn more of Vietnam’s turbulent past.

Proceed to the atmospheric Jade Emperor Pagoda before finishing in fine style with a sundowner at the top of the Bitexco Tower, the tallest building in Vietnam.

Embark on a romantic sunset cruise along the Saigon River, aboard a boutique-style vessel inspired by 1920s-era Indochinese riverboats. Enjoy Indochinese-contemporary-inspired dining experience with fusion shows and interactive buffets. While onboard, sipping on cocktails or a glass of fine wine, glide past a fascinating contrast of historic and modern buildings as the sun fades away.

After dinner options: explore Saigon Night market or have some drinks at the historic Rex Hotel’s roof-top bar.

Daily Summary
Excursion: Flight to HCM City. Sightseeing Tour
Other: Saigon Cruise Dinner
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Overnight at Hotel in HCM City

After breakfast, your private guide and driver will take you out of HCM City in a private vehicle and onto some beautiful country roads to Cai Be Town, the heart of the Mekong Delta. This town is famous for its vast rice fields, numerous waterways, and beautiful landscapes.

After two hours driving through numerous towns, lush orchards and green rice fields you will arrive at Cai Be pier. The crew welcomes you aboard with cold towels and a refreshing drink while your private Cai Be Princess Sampan sets off for its leisurely cruise on the busy waterways of the Mekong Delta. On the river, all sorts of boats ply the water, from small fishing boats to cargo barges loaded with fruit and vegetables.

Observe from the comfort of your sampan life as it plays out on the riverbanks the people, the stunning landscapes while your attentive crew serves you tea and seasonal fruit.

Later you will arrive at Tan Phong Islet where you will board a small rowboat to better explore the canal’s hidden mangroves.

Go ashore to visit an ancient house built in the 19th century. You will also have an opportunity to explore local cottage industries including the making of coconut candy and puffed rice (the local equivalent of popcorn).

Your cruise ends at Le Longanier Restaurant where your lunch is served in this exquisite colonial-style villa. Set in a lush tropical garden by the river and surrounded by fruit trees, the restaurant gives you a sense of privileged life during Indochinese times.

After lunch, take a short walk along a small canal towards the Ba Bon Bridge where your personal vehicle awaits to take you back to HCM City.

Spend the remainder of the day at your leisure. For your dining experience, we would highly recommend the top-notch Noir Restaurant where you can embark on a culinary journey like no other: Dining in the Dark. Experience a different world in which you savor exquisite tastes and textures in complete darkness.

After dinner option: have some drinks at Chill Sky Bar which sits on the 25th floor of Saigon’s AB Tower.

Daily Summary
Excursion: Mekong Delta Cruise & Sightseeing
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Overnight at Hotel in HCM City

Unfortunately, the honeymoon has come to end and it’s time to return to reality.

After breakfast and check out your private transfer greets you at the hotel and escorts you to HCM City International Airport where you board your flight home.

Daily Summary
Excursion: Private Airport transfer
Meals: Breakfast

Useful Information

This sample itinerary was created by our travel experts as inspiration for your next trip. Ready for your customization. You pick to suit your budget, desires, and cultural experiences. The price of this trip will vary, depending on the number of people in your party, dates of departure, and the availability of ground services. Please click on REQUEST A FREE QUOTE (above) and give us the necessary information to enable us to send you a FREE personalized quote within 48 hours if not sooner!

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Sightseeing Highlights

  • Discover Hanoi’s best-known landmarks. Enjoy a home-hosted dinner
  • Visit Ky Son and Duong Lam ancient village to experience the traditional life and authentic culture in the countryside of Vietnam.
  • Take the overnight cruise trip, Admire Bai Tu Long Bay’s majestic beauty
  • Explore the weaving laneways of historic Hoi An ancient town on the banks of the Thu Bon River by a bicycle ride. Join exciting basket boat activity in Cam Thanh village
  • Enjoy a day of snorkeling in the waters around Cham Island and discover its amazing sea life
  • Experience and relax in a spectacular setting in a dramatic bay that gives the feeling of being on an exclusive private island resort in the East Vietnam Sea, “hidden” Ninh Van Bay
  • Visit Ho Chi Minh City landmarks: War Remnant Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, Reunification Palace, and Ben Thanh Market…etc.
  • Take a day trip to the Mekong Delta to discover the hidden waterways.

Dining Experience

  • 13 hotel buffet breakfasts
  • 5 dinners and 6 lunches at well-selected restaurants and local homes

What Makes Us Different?

  • 100% tailor-made: Each and every honeymoon with Indochina Pioneer is thoughtfully crafted by a local born dedicated honeymoon specialist who will closely work with your plans until every single thing is perfect.
  • Bride’s Day Surprise: Leave it with us… Whatever you think will make your honeymoon personal and special to you, we can arrange it; whether it’s a romantic sunset dinner or book a Chariot (a convertible or even a vintage car) or plan a Photoshoot.
  • Personal Service: Your own private guide and driver for in-depth cultural touring based on your interests.
  • Our Guarantee: A seamless travel experience, including all logistics, hand-picked hotels and restaurants, private airport transfers, internal transportation, and entry visa assistance…etc
  • 27/4 Support: Around-the-clock support from your travel designer and concierge before, during, and after your honeymoon vacation.

What’s Included?

Private English speaking guide, accommodation, private tours and transfer, domestic flights, A/C vehicles, some main meals, all entrance fees, tax, and service charge.

What’s Not Included?

Your international flights from and to Vietnam, entry visa to Vietnam, personal expense, tips to guide and driver.

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Vietnam Luxury Vacation Review: Sightseeing, Culture, 12-Day Travel

Asia Pioneer Travel was professional, provided prompt communication before and during our trip, and offered an itinerary custom to our wish list and timeline.

They helped us focus on highlights of areas which we would have spent considerable time researching and organizing without their help. Their attention to detail in information shared ahead of time, as well as step by step planning of transportation, meals, lodging, and sightseeing options offered a stress-free vacation- optimizing our time and energy on experiencing everything beautiful Vietnam has to offer!
The landscape, scenery, and customs of Vietnam are stunning and diverse. Each area we visited offered its own unique beauty. Absolutely amazing!!!
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Rachel Faust - USA
Mar 8, 2023
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Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Sightseeing, Rice Fields, Boat Rides, 18-Day Trip

We started searching for our tour for Vietnam / Cambodia back in October 2022 to start the tour in the first week of January 2023. We selected this travel agency, and contact name provided to us was Elly. She was extraordinary with her communication with us. Excellent English speaking language capability & excellent in communication on Whats app and email communication. We went back & forth few times to arrange the tour we wanted. She was very accommodating in arranging our schedule. We requested automobile tour for both countries, just for two of us.

We requested to get the high end hotel in each city and she gave us choices and not only that but send videos of each hotel for each City and then waited for us to decide which hotel we select. All the Hotels turned out to be one of the best we would expect to be. M/s Elly, personally came to visit with us on the evening of our first day tour. Very respectful and asked if she could do anything for us.I had requested before in our communication, if she would arrange for power converter for us, since my camera chargers are all in 110. So brought two power converters for us! Something, not everyone will do this kind of service. So all the kiddos to her!

as to the drivers in each city were very courteous, very professional and very careful in how and where they have to do driving.

our Guides in each city were so friendly, courteous and knowledgeable in where ever we visited. How ever wish two guides in Hue An and Ho Chi Minh City spoke English more clearly.

We only wish we had one extra day in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, , however, there is so much to see in the world! Perhaps next time will visit Vietnam.

As to Cambodia, same thing to express about site seeing and our Guide and drivers. Guides and drivers really made our travel thro’ the countries where we do not speak that language, made it so comfortable and enjoyable.

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Sudhir D - USA
Mar 3, 2023


Hi Lam…hope you don’t mind me contacting you directly. My wife Barb  & I (Paul) have just arrived home after completing a great tour of Vietnam which was organised through your company Asia Pioneer Travel.

We want to tell you personally how impressed were were with the level of service that we received…it was amazing and the best that we have experienced anywhere. After we made initial contact with you, you handed us over to Chloe to arrange the trip which she did in very quick time and the amount of detail that she went to was fantastic. From the moment that we walked out of Hanoi airport on arrival to see our guide waiting, we knew that we were in for a great trip. The drivers & guides were fantastic and Chloe was in contact by email constantly making sure that everything was going to plan & that we were happy. At one stage we need to vary the itinerary by extending accommodation & changing air tickets and Chloe did that without any fuss or bother.

We also met some wonderful Vietnamese people along the way and Ive got to say that they are our kind of people, very generous & friendly.

Enough of my ramblings, thanks for a great visit to Vietnam, and a special thank you to Chloe for looking after us in such a terrific manner…she is a very special caring lady.

Kind regards & I hope that we have the opportunity to use Asia Pioneer Travel again….Paul & Barb Little from Newcastle Australia

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Paul & Barb Little - Australia
Mar 2, 2023

Superbly organised and very flexible

We travelled to Vietnam for two weeks, booking the whole trip through Lizzie at Asia Pioneer, including hotels, excursions, trips, guides and internal flights. Lizzie was so helpful and flexible, accommodating changes to our schedule until the last minute, especially as we missed our connecting flight in Dubai and arrived a day later than planned (our fault). Nothing was too much trouble, including getting my wallet back to me after I left it in the car taking us to the airport.

We started in Hanoi in the North and worked our way south to Ho Chi Minh city (Saigon), taking in Ha Long with its amazing sea stacks and sleeping on a boat, then to Sa Pa on the overnight sleeper train from Hanoi, with its wonderful countryside and rice terraces. Afterwards, we went to Hoi An for three days of relaxation. Hoi An probably my favourite place and three days are enough to cover it. Then onto Hue, the original capital, my least favourite place and then finally on to HMC, which was a real contrast to the North.

The 3-star hotels that Lizzie picked were very good and comfortable, and the guides were very knowledgeable. I would definitely use Asia Pioneer again for future Asia trips.

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Alex Miller - United Kingdom
Mar 1, 2023