3 independent reviews for Vietnam vacation

Reviews for Vietnam vacation

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review 29 Jul 2013

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

The old town and cycling in Hoi An.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Pack lots of light weight clothes, leave room for shopping and pack a good light weight waterproof!

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

Benefitted local people and projects.

review 11 Apr 2012

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

The home stay on the Meakon delta and the National park. I also love kayaking and seeing the wild monkeys in Haylon bay.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

There are long travel days so bring books and cards, although the guide was great and no one got bored.

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

The whole ethos of the vacation was on sustainability and local services. We visited an orphanage and played with the children and many local charities supporting victims of Agent Orange, but I was most impressed with the support for disabled artisans, allowing them to support themselves and make a good living from their work.

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

Absolutely brilliant.

review 5 Sep 2011

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

Cambodia - the temples of Angkor Wat are a true gem; Phnom Penh and its museums as well as the recent Cambodian history were heart breaking but very educational. Vietnam - Halong Bay is stunning, but overcrowded even during low season.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

The trip I booked consisted of 2 trips. The first is mainly in Cambodia and it is an excellent trip, true to the responsible travel philosophy. The second is mainly in Vietnam and was overall disappointing.

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

The part in Cambodia possibly benefited local people, but there was nothing responsible or sustainable about the trip as organised in Vietnam.

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

Enjoyable, some great memories, but certainly not outstanding. I have been using the same provider for a few years now, but will reconsider using it in the future. I imagine it is still a good choice for some countries but has become the victim of its own success and the type of agency I would normally try and avoid in others (Vietnam).

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