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review 18 Mar 2019

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

Experiencing and witnessing village life and enjoying the scale and splendour of Phong Na National Park. Saying that every sight, smell, sound and taste throughout Vietnam was a feast for the senses. My third eye (camera lens) didn't have time to blink !

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

Heat and humidity levels are fatiguing and can make cycling and walking an ordeal, so plan your schedule and timing of visits.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

We respected local customs and supported community craft-makers wherever possible. The level of shoreline fishing/plastic pollution north of Duong Dong in Phu Quoc was disconcerting - The Shells Resort is a fantastic and modern beachfront development, yet we didn't place one foot in the sea after spotting fish hooks and lures on the sandy strip - staff did attempt to clean-up the cordoned-off area but tidal waves defeated their efforts - a global problem which if unchecked will inevitably impact on the local economy and tourism industry !

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

Excellent and very memorable.

review 7 Dec 2018

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

Meeting the people especially in the homestay as well as appreciating the diverse interesting landscape.

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

Donít try to fit too much in!

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes as local people were involved in our tours. The corporate hotels were not up to speed on single use plastics and re-use of towels etc though.

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

A very good varied holiday.

review 4 Apr 2018

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

The whole holiday was memorable and thank you for introducing us to the tour operator. They did a suburb job of given us a fantastic holiday at an affordable price in a very short timescale.

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

You don't have to worry about tipping. If you want to tip tip in small dollar bills. 3000 dongs are equivalent to about £1.00 so if you are using local currency you will need a fast amount of notes as they don't have coins in their currency.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes

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

Fantastic

review 23 Dec 2018

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

There were so any, it's hard to choose. But certainly, the 2 day junk trip in Halong Bay, the caves and cycling in the Phong Nha national park, the day cycling round the rice fields near Hue and meeting the local farmers and fishermen, Hoi An and our cooking class and the unforgettable Saigon after dark Vespa tour.

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

Make sure you know exactly what you want to see and do - the country is so big from north to south and there is so much to cover.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

To a certain extent in that we used local guides and smaller organisations

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

Outstanding: The itinerary was tailor made and Paul clearly listened and understood exactly what we were looking for. The organisation with the local partners was excellent and everything ran to perfection. Excellent hotels and homestays, comfortable transport and most of the activities/excursions met or exceeded our expectations.

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