Heather Smith from Australia

  1. Guide (s):

Mr. Son (Guide in the North):  Was very pleasant, gave us a lot of information, especially about Ho Chi Minh’s history. Always helped with the luggage, and made little jokes as we drove around. I was very happy with his willingness to help us.


Mr. Hai (Guide in the Centre): Also very informative in regards the Cham museum, and  My Son Sanctuary. Very pleasant.


Mr. Thoai (Guide in the South): Thoai was an excellent Guide. Helped us in every way that he could. Willing to take our photo’s, organised our meals, (or making sure we new what we where going to eat), helping us onto the boats. He was very friendly, and had a ready smile.


  1. Accommodation:

Army Hotel (in Hanoi): I quite enjoyed this Hotel, it was clean, very comfortable,  convenient to go for a walk, with very helpful Staff. I think it has a lot of history. We made good use of the Internet here, and the pool was also nice to sit around.


Huong Hai Junk (In Ha Long Bay): The Junk’s are certainly different. The cabin was quite comfortable, except the bed was a little hard. None the less I had a good sleep. (perhaps after climbing the mountain) The meals on the Junk where excellent, giving us a good variety of Vietnamese food.


Lotus Hotel (In Hoi An): This Hotel was extremely friendly, the rooms and beds were very comfortable, and in a good position to be just a little bit out of the main centre.


May Hotel (In Ho Chi Minh City): I really liked this Hotel, quite modern, central for us to walk where ever we wanted to go. Very clean, staff where excellent, breakfasts where catered for our liking.


Tay Do Hotel (In Can Tho): Probably this Hotel was not quite as nice as the others. The hallways to our room was a little dark, but it was clean. Disappointed  with the breakfast.


  1. Transport (Land, water and air):

The land transport was excellent, the cars always very clean, and the drivers had very good judgement in the heavy traffic. The boats where and experience, but I felt safe at all times. Jet Star was on time and quite a good trip on both occasions we flew with them.


  1. Restaurants:

As I was ill for a few days, we seemed to eat either in the Hotels or near by. In Hoi An, Mr Hai suggested we try the Cargo Restaurant. We quite enjoyed eating there.


  1. Places you visited:

The Water Puppets, very clever and enjoyable. Ha Long Bay, an absolute joy to go and see. My Son  Sanctuary, with all it’s history is remarkable.   Cu Chi tunnels where a great experience to go into. Cao Dai Holy See was a great experience to watch the midday ceremony. Travelling along the Mekong River, the Floating Markets, the Fruit Orchards . There are so many highlights Mai, I shall remember them forever.


  1. Design and management of your tour:

Mai, I couldn’t fault your design of our trip, it was well thought out, with a variety of things for us to see, and participate in. Especially the cooking class, that was wonderful. I thank you for ringing to check on us as we travelled through your lovely Country.


  1. Are there any recommendations or criticisms of services, restaurants, shops, visit sites and so on that you’ve visited on your own?

I don’t have any criticisms of what you have done for us Mai. We did get off to a bad start with the plane having to go back to Ho Chi Minh City, and then that BAD MAN took my money, but that was out of your control Mai, and me being to trusting. I learnt a lesson. Thank you once more, Mai, you never know I may come back sometime and would certainly be in touch with you if I decide to.




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