July 04, 2013

Travel Reveal: Tips from a local Vietnam

March 2013, I plan to Vietnam and Cambodia with my friends, Ann and Robert, and had an real adventure time there.

Fortunately, Liv had a family friend in Australia who had adventure holiday with a local tourist operator, Active Travel Asia, that is Trust adventure company in Vietnam.

We checked out their tours in the website and decided to go with this tour operator. And let's face it - we were impressed.

For the price: $285 pp for a three-day, two-night tour, covering about half the meals, activities and two nights accommodation, it was a very good deal.

This tour was from Hanoi to Mai Chau, Vietnam. On the way, we also saw the Hoa Binh lake look like small Halong Bay - World's Heritage site in Vietnam.

We also used this tour operator to go on two day tour to kayaking Halong bay.

Now compared to booking a tourist through a Australia travel agency, there are definitely some pros and cons. It's really up to you what matters more.

Pros:

We saved some money.

We got to meet more Vietnamese people. On our tour bus we could stop over and take a photos where an amazing spots as well as we have been recommended less tourist and beautiful route along rural ethnic village.

We got a direct recommendation.

Cons:

Peace of mind. I suppose it's nice have someone in front of you booking these things who's done it all before.


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