Monday, April 29, 2013

How to choose a reliable Vietnam tour operator?

One will be surprised if knowing that there are around 1000 travel companies in Vietnam and many travel agents, booking agents (can not count). Many of them offer the same products, some of them are trusted, reliable, but some work under the license.

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How to become a smart tourist when booking a holiday to Vietnam?

Recommended: This is the best way, word of mouth is powerful so when you plan your travel to Vietnam, let check and ask your friends, family who traveled to Vietnam before as they may still keep the contact with whom they booked, or search for trusted information from a trusted source, tripadvisor, lonelyplanet, or (the government's website)

Internet: Internet is now the most convenient way to search for a Vietnam tour package, just a second, you will find many different travel companies offering Vietnam. However, we advise you to contact the ones that appear on the first pages of (1- 5) because these companies focus on online business and they put more efforts on providing great Vietnam travel service quickly and easily.

How to check if I choose a good travel company?

Indochinavalue is an experienced tour operator in Vietnam providing memorable Vietnam tour packages since 2006, and based on your experience, we can give you some advices below;
1. Check if the company you are dealing with, has the international tour operator license or not?
2. Check when that company set up? Member of any travel association in Vietnam and overseas?
3. Check if that company recommended by, or any other travel association?
4. Check how is the performance of that company? Speed of response, professional work of sales, solutions to your requests?

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Travel to Ho Chi Minh Museum

Vietnam Tours - Vivutravel is a leading, trustworthy and professional tour operator in Vietnam since 2006, offering a wide range of Vietnam tour and Indochina tour packages to the most exciting destinations in the areas at most competitive price. Moreover, we are specialists in private and tailor made Vietnam holidays, your travel inquiries at Vivutravel, can always be customized to suit your expectations and needs such as budget, type of tour, choice of hotel, dinning, transportation, tour guide...

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Paradise Halong Luxury Cruise

Paradise Halong Luxury Cruise

Launched in November 2008 and March 2009, the first two Paradise Cruiser feature 17 luxurious cabins each furnished in a cozy colonial style. Each boat can accommodate up to 34 passengers for 2 days / 1 night or 3 days / 2 nights cruise on Halong Bay.

Together, the two Paradise Cruiser offer 34 luxurious cabins and lavish suites as well as an exciting array of activities to be enjoyed while experiencing the natural beauty and spectacular scenery of the bay of the descending Dragon.

Offering a luxury fit for the magnificent seascape of the legendary Halong Bay, Paradise Cruise redefine luxury cruising experience of this UNESCO World Heritage.

Paradise Cruise 2 days – 1 night

Please contact us at for best price!!!

Day 1: Hanoi – Halong Cruise (L/D) (G)

Paradise Halong Cruise08.00: Halong Cruise must be the most beautiful tour in Vietnam for any visitors to Vietnam. This morning, after breakfast, we drive to Halong Bay (165km), Vietnam most scenic sight, a recognized World Natural Heritage Site and highlight of any Vietnam Tours
12.00: Arrive at Tuan Chau Island.
12.15 – 12.30: Transfer to cruise ship.
12.30: Welcome Cocktail, cruise briefing, safety instructions, check-in cabins.
12.45: Depart to Halong Bay, cruise and program commence.
13.00 - 14.30: Fusion Asian/International Lunch Buffet.
Paradise Halong, Halong Paradise15.00: Drive at Cua Van floating fishing Village. One of the largest floating villages in the bay – rowing around the village by local rowing boats – captures the daily life of the local fisherman.
16.00: Back to cruise ship, continue cruise through Halong Bay.
16.30: Enjoy the cooking demonstration and discover the Vietnamese cuisine.
17.00 - 18.00: Arrive at Tung Sau (Pearl Farm) area – relax at leisure, enjoying our beauty and massage service or swimming, kayaking.
19.00 - 20.30: Elegant five courses set menu.
21.00 - 23.00: Evening activities: relax at leisure, enjoy movie night, board games, or beauty spa services.

Day 2: Halong Cruise – Hanoi (B) (G)

Ta Chi Halong06.30: Tai Chi session on sundeck.
06.00 - 08.00: Morning activities – swimming or kayaking, beauty spa services.
07.00 - 09.00: International breakfast buffet.
08.00: Surprise Cave (Hang Sung Sot) – explore most famous grotto in the entire Halong bay.
09.30: Check-out and settle bills.
10.45: Arrive at Tuan Chau Island. Pick up and drive back to Hanoi.


 Paradise Cruise 3 days – 2 nights

Day 1: Hanoi – Halong Cruise (L/D) (G)

08.00: Halong Cruise must be the most beautiful tour in Vietnam for any visitors to Vietnam. This morning, after breakfast, we drive to Halong Bay (165km), Vietnam most scenic sight, a recognized World Natural Heritage Site and highlight of any Vietnam Tours
12.00: Arrive at Tuan Chau Island.
12.15 - 12.30: Transfer to cruise ship.
Halong Bay12.30: Welcome Cocktail, cruise briefing, safety instructions, check-in cabins.
12.45: Depart to Halong Bay, cruise and program commence.
13.00 - 14.30: Fusion Asian/International Lunch Buffet.
15.00: Arrive at Cua Van floating fishing Village. One of the largest floating villages in the bay – rowing around the village by local rowing boats – captures the daily life of the local fisherman.
16.00: Back to cruise ship – Continue cruise through Halong Bay.
16.30: Enjoy the cooking demonstration and discover the Vietnamese cuisine.
17.00 - 18.00: Arrive at Tung Sau (pearl farm) Area – find out a full cycle of how the pearls are created or swimming, kayaking, enjoying massage service.
19.00 - 20.30: Elegant dinner with five courses set menu 1.
21.00 - 23.00: Relax at leisure. Evening activities: enjoy movie night, board games, or beauty spa services.

Day 2: Halong Cruise (B/L/D) (G)

Paradise Halong Cruise, Cruise Halong06.30: Tai Chi session on sundeck.
07.00 - 08.30: International breakfast buffet.
08.15: Transfer to Paradise Explorer, our day trip boat. Depart to Cat Ba Island.
10.00 - 11.00: Arrive at Viet Hai Jetty, take bicycle or motorbike trip through untouched forests and wildlife.
11.30 - 12.30: Enjoy village scenery or take steep hiking trip up to Navy Peak (Dao Hai Quan).
13.00 - 13.45: Return to Paradise Explorer and depart from Viet Hai Jetty.
Vietnamese set lunch menu on day boat.
14.00 - 15.00: Arrive at Dark Cave and Light Cave area, relaxing, swimming or snorkelling.
15.15 - 15.30: Return to Paradise Explorer and transfer back to Paradise luxury. Relax at leisure.
17.00 - 18.00: Arrive at Tung Sau (Pearl Farm) area – relax at leisure, enjoying our beauty and massage service or swimming, kayaking.
19.00 - 20.30: Five courses set menu 2.
21.00 - 23.00: Evening activities: enjoy movie night, board games, or beauty spa services.

Day 3: Halong Cruise – Hanoi (B) (G)

06.30: Tai Chi session on sundeck.
06.00 - 08.00: Morning activities – swimming or kayaking, beauty spa services.
06.00 - 08.00: International breakfast buffet.
08.00 - 9.00: Surprise Cave (Hang Sung Sot) – explore most famous grotto in the entire Halong bay.
09.30: Check-out and settle bills.
10.45: Arrive at Tuan Chau Island & disembark.



Though Paradise Cruises only launched their first vessel in 2008, the foundations of the company were laid a few years ahead with the building of the bridge linking Tuan Chau Island to the main land and the ensuing possibility to bring passengers to a private pier, a service never yet proposed by cruise companies of Halong Bay.

The concept of the company came along, to offer a unique cruising experience in the World Heritage site, blending Vietnamese traditions and multi-faceted culture with the highest standards of hospitality worthy of world-class grand hotels and, thanks to visionary ideas and unequalled customer services, standing out among the four or five hundred boats sailing across the bay every day.

After four years of careful planning and cooperation with Vietnamese and Western architects, designers and consultants, Paradise Cruises launched their first boat, Paradise Luxury I, in November 2008, soon followed by Paradise Luxury II in March 2009.

The fleet expanded subsequently in 2010 and early 2011 with a new Paradise Luxury (III), a brand new generation of smaller, highly intimate and sparklingly elegant private boats, Paradise Privilege I and II, and two Paradise Explorer day boats.

In the meantime, in their constant effort to provide an ever-better quality of service and accommodate their guests in the utmost warmth and comfort, Paradise Cruises opened a luxurious Café & Lounge area a few meters away from their private marina.

A new addition to the Paradise Luxury Cruisers (IV) completed in June 2011.
Paradise Cruises are furthermore currently using all their artistry to revolutionize the world of Five Star Cruising to launch in the next few months Paradise Peak, an utmost luxury vessel whose qualities go far beyond the most extravagant imaginations.

Paradise Cruises is proud to welcome you onboard its luxury boats for a
Five Star Cruises in Halong Bay!

Visiting the most famous Vietnamese World Heritage Site with Paradise Cruises is bound to be one of the highlights of your travel itinerary in Vietnam, thanks to the high-quality of our facilities and accommodation and the excellence of our customer service.
The architecture of our vessels draws its inspiration from the traditional Halong Bay junks. They have been furnished and designed to offer the utmost comfort worthy of a world-class luxury hotel and the enchanting charm of a boutique hotel. Fostering a customer-centred culture at all levels, we are committed to provide the highest standards of service to offer you an idyllic rendez-vous with the breathtaking scenery of Halong Bay.
Start your Paradise journey here, you are only a click away from fulfilling your dreams!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Some notes for a family holiday to Vietnam

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After the holiday in Vietnam with us, a family from UK wrote us that "Vietnam is a beautiful country, and when traveling in Vietnam from north to south, we think that we are having all three different holidays because of the diverse culture, history, landscape, lifestyles, climate and weather...and our children learn a lot and we have a great time"

Despite the good things, in this writing Indochinavalue would like to let you know some Vietnam travel guides for family who travel with children or kids. This definitely not to intend to put you off, but to give you the information you need to make an informed decision for a family tour to Vietnam.

Vietnam family holiday

1) Never choose a pre-designed Vietnam tour package which is not flexible or comfortable when traveling. We advise you to contact to request a "tailor made Vietnam tour package" then you are the one who decide where to go, what to do...and of course, we will help you design the best Vietnam tour that meets your family's wishes and travel budget.

2) Traveling with children/kids is not an easy experience, but if you can let us know your family's travel styles, interested activities, personal requirements..., Indochinavalue will make your dream Vietnam holiday an memorable time together.

3) Culture Shock, this is definitely the most important thing that you need to know when traveling in Vietnam. Many things mean "opposite", or different from your culture. For example, how to say hello, how to show respect, how to eat, how to take care of someone...

4) Vietnam is a developing country and standard of hygiene can be much lower than your country especially, when you travel to remote areas. Children can be more prone to sickness than adult and standards of medical care can be very variable. Similar standards of transportations and accommodation may be lower than you are used to. Even when we mention that is three, four or five stars hotels but can be different from western standards.

Family tour to Vietnam


Vietnam travel is perfectly suited for a family adventure and holiday. Travel through Vietnam's countryside, discover the culture, taste the flavours of traditional cuisine and experience a different way of life... are some of the many things that your family will enjoy during your Vietnam travel.

Vietnam family tours

Children have a natural curiosity and quickly break through cultural and language barriers, particularly in Indochina where children are revered. Take a journey together from Hanoi's 1000 years of history, laugh at Water Puppets, trek in Sapa, kayak in Halong Bay, get a new outfit tailor-made in Hoi An,  crawl through the Cu Chi tunnels, experience floating markets in Mekong Delta, relax and do watersports in Nha Trang, Mui Ne, or look for a quiet, undeveloped beach, then Phu Quoc island is great choice for any Vietnam holiday (it's an hr flight from Saigon). Should you want something different, let extend your Vietnam holiday with a visit to Siem Reap to explore the temples of Angkor, or learn to be an elephant mahout in Luang Prabang.

We highly appreciate that parents wish their children to have as full range of experience as possible during our Vietnam family tours that can play a great part in their development and education. This is also the reason why we created family tours in Vietnam.

Let's explore Vietnam with us and you and your family will have the most exciting and unforgettable moments in this beautiful South-Eastern Asia country

Below are the list of suggested Vietnam tour destinations for a family tour to Vietnam:
Hanoi city of 1000 years of history
Tam Coc - Bich Dong is "Halong Bay on land"
Kayaking in the "amazing Halong Bay"
The romance of Hue, the former capital
Charming ancient town of Hoian
Floating market of Cai Be & Cai Rang
Cu Chi tunnels, famous during the Vietnam War
Nha Trang is well known for its beaches and scuba diving
Mui Ne Beach is a popular tropical beach
Da Lat - City of Eternal Spring
Ho Chi Minh city - the most exciting city of Vietnam
Phu Quoc is island of peaceful tropical paradise
Siem Reap - the world famous temples of Angkor
Luang Prabang is rich in cultural heritage

Travel Vietnam in Low Season

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From May – September, Vietnam is considered to be the low season for international tourists. It is said that the weather is one of the main reasons because it is summer's time, very hot, humid, wet, rainy and stormy. However, the weather is changing every year and unpredictable. Again, the weather and climate are not the same in each part of the country which make your Vietnam holiday possible in every time of the year.

 Vietnam tour

Travel Vietnam from May – September, why not?

In fact, the best time to visit Sapa is from May – September when it is sunny, warm with blue sky and the rice terraces are most wonderful. In Halong Bay, longer afternoon is great for you to explore the bay by kayaking to explore some hidden caves, fishing villages or enjoy climbing the Titop island, swimming, sunbathing, watching sunset... In Hoi An and Hue, it can be quite warm, sometimes with downpour, but it does not last long and you can still do your Vietnam tour as schedule. Further down in Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong Delta, Phu Quoc island, Mui Ne beach, it can be a bit warmer but just perfect if you spend some last days at beach to get brow.

Another thing is if you travel to Vietnam during May – September, you will get really good price because all Vietnam hotels and resorts, cruises, trains, airlines... will offer you much better price and offer free upgrade.

Indochinavalue is specialists in Vietnam private and personalized tour packages, we have experience in organzing Vietnam tour in low season. We guarantee to apply low season rates and happy to offer, give discount if you plan your Vietnam holiday with us.

Any question, please feel free to contact us at for more information.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Why should you book a Vietnam tour package with local tour operator?

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Vietnam is one of the most beautiful holiday destinations located in the South East Asia. In the North, Vietnam shares the long borderline with China. In the East, Vietnam is bordered by the Gulf of Tonkin, inn the East and South by the South China Sea, in the South West by the Gulf of Thailand, and in the West by Cambodia and Laos. Stepping out of the Wars, Vietnam is now a country of peace, welcoming people, amazing landscapes, rich history culture that are waiting for you to explore!

  Are you planning your holiday to Vietnam? Getting lost in many choices? Not knowing how to arrange your Vietnam tour packages? Let contact Indochinavalue at, we are local experts who will help you find the best way to plan your Vietnam holidays, they way you want it.

Vietnam Tour Package

You can see 6 special reasons to book your Vietnam tour with us

1. Our Vietnam tour packages are 100% tailor made and private to fit all your needs. At Indochinavalue, your requirements such as tentative tour itinerary and quote are sent quickly and free of charge.

2. Before booking your Vietnam tour, you can make how many changes you want, all are free. Our experienced and patient travel consultants will be happy to follow until all suits you most.

3. We are legal, reputable, professional Vietnam travel company with "International tour operator licence" since 2006. Travel Vietnam with us, you will be taken care by our good hands.

4. Payment is convenient and easy with credit cards, cash..., deposit is just 30% or less and the balance you can pay in Vietnam which can tell that we are a trustworthy Vietnam tour operator.

5. When traveling in Vietnam with us, you are not alone, your private travel consultant, tour guide, driver will be with you from start to finish. We do our best to make your Vietnam holiday a memorable time.

6. What happen if you want to make some changes when you are already in Vietnam? No worry, Indochinavalue will be very flexible and happy to make the changes without charges (except for the fares) as you want.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Trip to Bat Trang ceramic village

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Visiting a traditional craft village along the Red River banks is a good way of escaping the busy life of the capital city and exploring the age-old ceramic craft making.

Trip to Bat Trang

As a newcomer to Hanoi I find myself in daily awe of many people gathering around the sidewalk food stands, of the throngs of motorbikes winding and weaving their way up Hue street and down Ba Trieu street, and of the intrepid tourists who confront – however timidly or courageously – the sensory overload that is the Old Quarter. Sometimes, however, every city dweller needs to escape the sound and the fury of downtown activity.

If a city break is what you are after, the artisan village of Bat Trang, which lies about an hour’s leisurely drive from central Hanoi, is well worth trying - crossing over Chuong Duong Bridge and heading south on TL 195 to get out of the motorbike melee and into the fresh air with housing developments on the left and grazing cattle on the right coming into focus.

After what feels like a little too long following road markings for Bat Trang, a large sign appears on the right with the name of this lovely village, which specialises in hand-made, hand-painted ceramics in all shapes and sizes.

Upon our arrival, my girlfriend and I puttered around the streets with the dwindling afternoon light casting crisp silhouettes of power lines on chipping plaster walls the colour of lemon sherbet. There were women drinking tea in front of a cement mixer and a pile of bricks with the clear intention of filling the void left by a torn down building. We passed overflowing shops with ceramics of all sorts on offer.

Our senses were bombarded by the meandering melody of mournful music, the strident scent of burning incense wafting out from the Buddhist temple, and a huge crowd of people with white headbands spilling out onto the streets after a funeral ceremony was just wrapped up.

Inside the shops, the variety is incredible: tea sets, mugs, ash trays, plates, vases – small, large, and humongous. Then there are the ceramic figures of dogs, Buddha, Confucius, turtles, Bugs Bunnies, elephants, lions, eagles; you name it, they have it.

A bit overwhelmed by the sheer quantity of shops, we tried one of the larger ones n the main street, Huong Xuan, where all manners of dishware are sold in both the traditional Chinese blue and white motif as well as in a range of contemporary styles and colours. We purchased a couple of pieces as gifts for people back home, but the best part was yet to come.

The man in the showroom is a kind and welcoming individual, and if asked politely, he will allow paying customers to see the production facilities. In one part of the factory, a dozen or so women operate huge press machines, which hollow out lumps of fresh clay, turning them into vases or drinking vessels.

From there, low wooden planks are loaded with fresh pieces and carried upstairs into the kiln room. Two kilns larger than some studio apartments I’ve lived in are packed with hundreds of pieces waiting to be fired. The perfectly uniform cups, saucers, and teapots arranged in repetitive rows and columns of gray clay forms are visually striking.

The next room over is designated for painting and glazing. After the pieces come out of the kiln the first time, another dozen or so women paint intricate blue and white patterns and calligraphy on them with the narrowest of brushes.

Be warned: the grace and ease with which the women apply complicated motifs to their ceramics can easily mesmerize; on our visit, we stood there slack-jawed for what must have been ten minutes before giving a little bow to the forewoman and heading outside.

We hopped on our motorbike and headed back toward the city feeling eminently refreshed; we were ready once more to face the traffic and constant activity that assaults the senses in the city.

If you are looking for a bit of time away, and you do not have a motorbike, you can take the #47 bus from Long Bien bus station for VND5,000 or you can take a taxi for around VND200,000 each way.

Andrew Crichton

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Top Destinations for Vietnam Honeymoon Vacation

    Vietnam Travel | Vietnam Tour Packages

There are many reasons to travel Vietnam for a memorable honeymoon. Firstly, Vietnam is a beautiful country, having amazing mountains with rice, corn terraces and ethnic villages dotted, or massive rice paddy fields, floating villages, ancient towns, pristine beaches...along the country of 4000 years of history and culture.
Vietnam honeymoon Vacation

Secondly, Vietnam is also famous for great food, you can easily explore Vietnam by having a local dish by the streets, or in many restaurants during your Vietnam honeymoon vacation, which is definitely the highlight.
Last but not least, looking for comfortable, luxury Vietnam hotels and resorts to stay for your Vietnam holiday? Please do not have to worry, Vietnam offer world's class hotels and resorts, with private beach, swimming pool, romantic dinner.

Top Destinations for Vietnam Honeymoon Vacation

1. Halong Bay,  to be the highlight of any Vietnam holiday, let 1 or 2 nights on boat experience majestic, mysterious Ha Long, explore caves, hidden grottoes, or enjoy the every special moment of your life.

2. Considered as the city of love by Vietnamese, Honeymoon vacation in Sapa is not only to get some fresh air of the mountains, but also to explore another world of amazing landscapes, unique culture, customs and habits of many ethnic groups. Sapa is a great destination for trekking tour.

3. A "Must" of all Vietnam tours, Hoi An is charming and has everything to offer you some great days. Hoi An is just like a " Little Vietnam" where you can visit ancient towns, pagodas, temples, river, rice fields, countryside, and especially beautiful Beach that is just perfect for a Vietnam honeymoon vacation.

4. Listed as one of the most beautiful bays of the world, Nha Trang has nice beaches, many good hotels and resorts that are suitable for honeymooners. Nha Trang is also not a boring place as you can visit many interesting sites in the city or do boat trip to swim and snorkel in secluded bays.

5. One of the famous destinations for Vietnam honeymoon vacation, Mui Ne sets on a seductive swathe of sand, Mui Ne is an absolute charmer with swaying palms and towering dunes. Get pummelled on the beach by a masseur or pummelled by the waves with some water sports – this place blends action and inertia to perfection.

6. To be the paradise island of Vietnam, a perfect place to end any Vietnam tour. Phu Quoc is liberally sprinkled with picture-perfect white-sand beaches and cloaked in dense, impenetrable jungle. Long Beach is sophisticated, Ong Lan Beach romantic, and Bai Sao simply irresistible.

Friday, April 5, 2013

6 Reasons to Travel to Vietnam

    Vietnam Travel | Vietnam Tour Packages

There is no doubt that Vietnam holiday is one of the most beautiful destinations in South East Asia. There are 6 reasons to travel Vietnam that will offer you an unforgettable holiday.

Vietnam holiday

1. Cultural excursions: A diverse culture of 54 ethnic groups living in Vietnam, each has different way of living, and values that make you Vietnam holiday so exciting to explore.

2. History: With 4000 years of history, a lot of ups and downs.

3. Value for money: Vietnam is a developing country, the cost of living is low and this makes your Vietnam tour reasonable compared to other countries in the South East Asia.

4. Local cuisine: Vietnamese cuisine is among the best ones in the world. You can find great street foods or in local and tourist restaurants.

5. People: Vietnamese are extremely friendly and welcoming.

6. Scenery: Vietnam owns some world's natural heritages such as Halong Bay, Phong Nha caves, beautiful rice fields in lowland, and terraces in the mountains. Beaches are top of the world.

Please contact us at, or submit the below tour inquiry form to receive a 100% tailor made and private Vietnam tour package!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Best tour destinations for Vietnam family holiday

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Vietnam no longer is the land of curiosity, stepping out from the pain of wars, Vietnam is now a country of peace and a safe destination for all nationalities to Vietnam. If you plan a Vietnam family holiday, just go, Vietnam has  everything to satisfy your family.

Vietnam family holiday

Best tour destinations for Vietnam family holiday

1. Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, a 1000 year old city is where you can get the overview of Vietnam's culture and understand about Vietnamese.
- Activities in Hanoi are many such as walking around the old quarter, trying street foods, enjoying water puppet show, and visit many historical and cultural sites.

2. Sapa, the most beautiful mountain town where you will have opportunities to meet some ethnic groups who still wear their traditional dresses and keep traditional life. In Sapa, you can also trek down the villages in the bottom of Muong Hoa valley to enjoy world's most amazing rice terraces, and see daily life of the local. In Summer, Sapa is considered as an air conditioner, great break for during your Vietnam holiday.

3. Halong Bay, simple the best Vietnam tour destination, the beauty and values of this Unesco heritage make your Vietnam tour unforgettable. In Halong, your family can walk to visit "cave of surprises", fishing villages, swim or explore hidden places with kayak.

4. Hoi An, highlight of any holiday in Vietnam, loved by every tourist for the charming beauty. Hoi An is perfect stop during your Vietnam travel where you can enjoy walking around the ancient streets and shopping, drinking, having delicious meals or biking to experience the picturesque countryside, swimming at Cua Dai beach... A lot of things to do for your family vacation in Hoi An.

5. Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), to be the most exiting city to visit in Vietnam, HCMC is the first or last stop of your Vietnam tour, and a base to launch wonderful trips to Cu Chi tunnesl, Mekong Delta, Da Lat, Mui Ne beach, Nha Trang, Beach, Phu Quoc beach...

6. Mekong delta, the rice producing region and also the spotlight of many Vietnam tour packages, Mekong delta offers exiting life on water with floating villages, market, massive rice fields, fruit gardens...

7. Nha Trang Beach, the heavyweight champion of Vietnam, Nha Trang has been knocking out visitors for years. True, the town is brazen and brash, but the beach is bold and beautiful and a gateway to a cluster of quieter islands. Nha Trang is really a nice break during your Vietnam holiday with family.

8. Mui Ne, It is perfect place to end your Vietnam family holiday, Mui Ne sets on a seductive swathe of sand, Mui Ne is an absolute charmer with swaying palms and towering dunes. Get pummelled on the beach by a masseur or pummelled by the waves with some water sports – this place blends action and inertia to perfection.

9. Phu Quoc, simply the most beautiful island in Vietnam, it is great to relax at the end of your Vietnam family tour. Phu Quoc is liberally sprinkled with picture-perfect white-sand beaches and cloaked in dense, impenetrable jungle. Long Beach is sophisticated, Ong Lan Beach romantic, and Bai Sao simply irresistible.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Sapa Tours and The Best Time To Visit

Many people ask us about Sapa tours and especially this question "What is the best time to visit Sapa?" For many years of experience, we can let you know that Sapa is always nice to pay a visit, but the best time is from June to Early October. It is when the weather is nice and the rice terraces are amazing! You can view the pictures to get your answers, too.

Sapa in June
Sapa in July
Sapa in Aug - Sep
Sapa tour in Sep

Sapa in Early Oct


Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Bisinella Family in Vietnam Travel

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Hi Tuan

I aVietnam Travelm sorry that I have not got back to you before now but have been very busy since we have returned home last week and very tired. We really should have had more rest days while we were away but then we would have missed out on seeing something.

We had a fantastic time in Vietnam and have you to thank for that. The tours, the accommodation, the restaurants, everything was really good that you booked for us. So much so that if ever you have anyone that needs a reference from us to go with your company, I would be only too happy to give it to them.
Starting off with Hanoi, Vinh our tour guide, who I believe you went to University with was very good. It was great to have had an ex farm boy to learn about the land as my father is very interested in agriculture. I was so glad that you chose Koto to have lunch in Hanoi as I had read about the restaurant but didn’t think that we would have the time to go there so when we found out we were going there with the tour, it made our day. Moveinpick Hotel was an excellent choice and excellent location especially as the first day we went to Hanoi Hilton which was not far. Halong Bay would have to be a highlight and the boat was amazing. The cook cooked the best Vietnamese food I have ever had.

The hotels in Hue and Hoi an were great and again great locations. We just loved walking around the streets of Vietnam looking at the everyday life which I am not sure that the guides understood as this is everyday life for you and don’t see it as something different but is very different than here in Australia.
In Nha Trang we had a great time.
Phan Viet – wow. We were upgraded and had the best time – but a shame so short. We will come back here and just spend some relaxation time here. Qui our tour guide was great in Saigon and was extremely friendly.

Thanks again Tuan. If you need me to send an email so you can put on your website for other customers to read about how well you looked after us please let me know. I will send photos once we work out how to download (we have a new camera)!!

Kind Regards

Having an excellent experience in Thailand

    Vietnam Travel | Vietnam Tour Packages

Hi Kim. Thank you for asking about our trip. We were delighted with the trip you set up. Mr Montri was a terrific guide and our driver Mon Phuphai, was very conscientious and an excellent and careful person to have.
 Thai Land Holiday
The choices of hotels were very good with wonderful staff who were attentive and friendly. The meals were mostly quite good and the restaurants were always clean with and interesting settings, such as the orchid gardens.
Thank you so much for caring about our having an excellent experience in Thailand. We cannot wait to come back. We've also told our friends about your company.
Billie Blumenthal


16th Mar         Bangkok - Ayuthaya - Phitsanuloke
Meals: None
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In the afternoon you will leave Bangkok by bus in northern direction. After 80 km you will reach Ayuthaya, the former capital of Siam which was destroyed by the Burmese in 1776. Many ruins of temples indicate how important the city was in the past. Especially beautiful is the giant Viharn Phra Mongkol Bobitr statue. After the visit you will continue to Phitsanuloke with a visit Wat Mahathat from the 13th century and its impressive Buddha Jinaraj. Arrival and check-in at the hotel in Phitsanuloke.

Accommodation: Yodia Heritage Hotel / Deluxe

17th Mar         Phitsanuloke - Sukhothai - Lampang
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
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After the breakfast you will drive on to Sukhothai and visit the famous Historical Park of Sukhothai. You will be amazed by the many ruins from the 13th century. Wat Mahathat is considered the magical and spiritual center of the Kingdom and at Wat Sri Chum you will see one of the largest sitting Buddha statues of the country. Sukhothai was also the first capital of the Kingdom of Siam and is considered to be the cradle of Thai culture. Lunch will be served at local restaurant on the way to Lampang. Visit Wat Phra That Lumpang Luang, a paradigm of the temple building of Lanna. The temple is prominently sited on a hillock surrounded by wall and has a large collection of ancient wooden utensils. Arrival and check-in at your hotel in Lampang.

Accommodation: Lampang River Lodge / Deluxe

18th Mar         Lampang - Chiang Rai / Golden Triangle
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
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Today you will continue in northern direction to Chiang Rai. We will drive on a narrow hilly road with spectacular views until we reach the hill tribes of the Yao and Akha. Then you will continue to Mae Sai, the most northern point of Thailand which is also the border city to Myanmar. You will also visit an an opium museum to gain more knowledge about the former trade of opium in this region. Lunch will be served in a local restaurant. Afterwards you will drive to the famous Golden Triangle, the border area where Burma, Laos and Myanmar meet. Arrival and check-in at the hotel in Chiang Rai where you will stay overnight.

Accommodation: Dusit Island Resort / Superior

19th Mar         Golden Triangle - Doi Saket
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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In the morning you will visit an opium museum to get to know more about the You will continue to Doi Saket. On the way you will visit Wat Rong Kung - also known as the White Temple. Whereas most temples visited by tourists have a history going back many centuries, this magnificent place of worship was built only recently. We arrive at Doi Saket in the afternoon. You will love the small community based resort amidst a lush vegetation. Relax at the pool or stroll around in the nature on your own. You also may use the local hot springs in the nearby village. Dinner served at hotel. Overnight at Doi Saket.

Accommodation: Mon Phu Phai Resort / Standard

20th Mar         Doi Saket - Chiang Mai
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
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Breakfast at hotel and check-out. Continue further to Chiang Mai, the Rose of the North and on to visit the Mae Sa Elephant Camp which is located outside of Chiang Mai. Here you can see the different work the elephants are doing in the jungle from a very young age on. You have the possibility to book a ride on an elephant through the jungle (extra charge) from your local tour guide. Lunch in a local restaurant. Visit the landmark of Chiang Mai, Wat Doi Suthep Temple which is located 1050 m above sea level. When the weather allows you will have a fantastic view over the city and the province of Chiang Mai. The buildings mainly date back to the 16th century and are grouped around a 32 m high Chedi in Burmese style. In the evening you can stroll on your own over the night market. Overnight in Chiang Mai.

Accommodation: Le Meridien Chiang Mai / Deluxe

21st Mar          Chiang Mai - onwards
Meals: Breakfast
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Breakfast at hotel and transfer to Chiang Mai airport for flight to Bangkok and connect with your flight to Seoul.