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Vietnam holiday, off the beaten track

From US $3008 (15 days) excluding flights
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Vietnam holiday, off the beaten track

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Hello. If you'd like to chat about this holiday or need help finding one we're very happy to help. Rosy & team.

Vietnam holiday, off the beaten track: the story of this holiday company

Founded in 2000 by an experienced Vietnamese tour operator and a retired British school principal working in Vietnam as a consultant for UNESCO, our company draws on their deep knowledge to provide carefully tailored and informative tours. We look for unspoiled landscapes, doing the legwork to ensure you can travel lightly and keep them unspoiled. We value the unusual, aiming to put you in touch with the incredible diversity of cultures on our precious planet. We provide true personal service; luxury at an affordable price. We live in a beautiful and endlessly surprising world – enjoy it, preserve it.”

Responsible tourism: Vietnam holiday, off the beaten track

Wherever possible, we generate income for people living in poor areas by using local materials, transport, food and guides and paying directly to the individuals concerned rather than intermediaries. Our members of staff visit the destinations from time to time to look for new opportunities to benefit families and communities. We contract local indigenous suppliers and assist them to improve the quality of their services.

By booking this tour, you’ll be helping us to support Vietnamese service providers, small businesses, boat owners, national park rangers and other poor people in communities throughout the three destinations.

We use local freelance guides with wide experience and knowledge of local traditions and the natural environment as well as an ability to interpret the cultural heritage of the people in the places visited. For this tour, you’ll have several different guides from the provinces you’ll visit. Each will be an expert in each area.

We also work closely with small projects in Vietnam. For example, we assisted Fauna and Flora International (FFI – a highly regarded international conservation organisation) in setting up the Pu Luong trails. At present, we’re trying to help an important project to save a critically endangered species of large primate, now reduced to less than sixty individuals worldwide. We are working on plans to encourage our clients to help us by offering to match their donations.

This tour fits our philosophy admirably. It’s a means of alleviating poverty, conserving our indigenous culture, protecting the natural environment and, at the same time, providing our customers with an unforgettable holiday.

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Vietnam holiday, off the beaten track

You can trust Responsible Travel reviews because, unlike many other schemes, reviews can ONLY be written by people who we have verified have been on the holidays. In addition, we don't run these holidays ourselves - our only interest is giving you the best independent advice.

5 stars
I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
4 stars
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
3 stars
Very enjoyable
2 stars
It was OK
1 star
A bit disappointing really

Reviewed 17 Feb 2012 by 5 star rating

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Meeting the people of Vietnam's central highlands, including our guides.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Be friendly!! We notice that Europeans especially seem to be wary of encountering the very people they've come to meet. Talk to them, say please and thank you, and SMILE!

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

We came from Vietnam's central highlands with an understanding of their great needs and the great help we can provide.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Excellent in all ways. Ms. Thanh Ha of the operator’s Saigon office provided detailed information and reminders, and she met us in Saigon to make sure everything was as we hoped.

Reviewed 12 May 2011 by 5 star rating

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Eating and experiencing the beauty of Vietnam.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Trust the operator to organise everything. They really looked after me & my requests.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

It definitely benefited locals.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Brilliant. Wouldn't hesitate in doing it again and recommending to anyone wanting some happy healing holiday happenings.
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Travelling with a local operator

This holiday is operated by a company based in the holiday destination and they will be able to provide expert local knowledge. They will be able to tailor make your holiday to suit your requirements not only concerning the dates of travel but also typically the standard of accommodation, and thus price. It is rare for local operators to be able to help with the booking of your flights.

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