Family Carlson from US
Amazing Two Week Visit to Viet Nam
My husband and I spent two wonderful weeks in Viet Nam in December. All of our travel plans were handled by Kris Goetghebeur with A travelmate, Saigon. I contacted him a couple of months prior to our trip with a list of things we would like to see and do in Viet Nam. Kris came back with a well-balanced itinerary which included Hanoi, Halong Bay, Ninh Binh, Trang An, Bai Dinh Pagoda, Hue, Hoi An, Saigon, Cu Chi Tunnels, and the Mekong Delta. (And so much more in between!) Every detail was covered- accomodations, transfers, some meals, and most importantly, expert guides. In Hanoi and the north it was ‘Harry’, in central Viet Nam ‘Ruby’, and in the south ‘Leo’. All three were in their early to mid 20’s, college educated, knowledgeable, enthusiastic, friendly and helpful. We so enjoyed spending time with them!! Their love of their country was evident.
We had never traveled in this manner before, with a tailer made private tour. The attention to detail was amazing. Our connections were seamless as we traveled by car, plane, cyclo, ship, sea plane, dragon boat, train, and canoe. Kris was attentive and always available to answer questions. Our accomodations were outstanding, and ALL of the food we had SO good! Our days usually involved 6 – 8 hours with our tour guide, which left plenty of time for us to explore on our own. Our drivers always got us to our destinations safely. 🙂
Our only regret is that we had just two weeks. Perhaps we will return to visit some of our favorite places, and explore some that I wish we had time to visit. If we do, I most certainly will be contacting Kris at A travelmate once again.