Why pay more?
My wife and I just got back from a wonderful 15 day trip across North and Central Vietnam organized by Kata and the staff at Pioneer. From pick up to drop off we had our own driver and guide at our disposal. Kata organized a trip that included a wide assortment of fun activities (cooking class, bicycle trips, lunch at a nunnery, homestay dinner, etc). Both of our guides Tong (Central) and Duc (North) were excellent. Being able to talk with them on our road trips to Sapa and Hoi An added a lot to our understanding of the country. Duc, in particular, was a great travel companion and took really good care of us. We stayed at great boutique hotels and went on a high end 2 night cruise of Halong Bay. The price was very, very reasonable and significantly less than a similar trip arranged by one of those big name (Why pay more?) international tour operators. Asia Pioneer is a local company that provides exceptional service and all of your $ stays within Vietnam. We will use them again on our next trip to SE Asia.