2 independent reviews for Vietnam culture and beach holiday

Reviews for Vietnam culture and beach holiday

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review 11 May 2013

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

The unexpectedly modern city of Ho Chi Minh, the lushness do Hoi an, the quietness and tranquility of the Mekong Delta village. It was both an exciting and relaxing trip with the opportunity to enjoy the hospitality of the local scene and witness the energy and frenetic hubbub of the cities. From the hotel lifts that were hung with garlands of fresh jasmine daily to the wet markets selling exotic fish, we enjoyed the smells of Vietnam as much as the tasty cuisine which we learned how to cook with genuinely enthusiastic local chefs!

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

Take some time on your own to step out of the guided days. Learn a few phrases to use when bargaining ( oy choy oy!) Be bold when crossing Ha noi's streets. Take a good appetite with you as you will definitely be tempted to eat as much of the lovely food as you can! Spend a few days at the end of your trip at a nice resort where you can ease up and enjoy the memories!

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

Well, carbon footprint aside as the long-haul flight must have overshadowed all our green intentions, then I hope that we contributed to the local economy by buying local products, using local hotels and using local guides.

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

It was excellent. I would definitely recommend this sort of tour for a first visit. We had never had a guide or arranged tour before so it really made the difference knowing that tours had been prepaid and pick ups and cars had been pre arranged. Now we have been once, there is every chance we will go back again!

review 18 Oct 2011

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

Both the visit to the Cu Chi tunnels and the day on the Mekong Delta.

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

Do your research before you go so that you can pick what you do and do not want to do.

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

Not sure. On the Mekong Delta visited local people and bought small items so must help.

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

Excellent.

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