2 independent reviews for South East Asia tour, Hanoi to Singapore

Reviews for South East Asia tour, Hanoi to Singapore

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review 12 Dec 2011

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

So many! Snorkelling for the first time in Nha Trang (and second time in Ko Phi Phi!) was fantastic, jungle trekking in both Thailand and Malaysia was awesome and handling a tiger cub in Thailand was the cutest thing in the world.

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

Try new experiences! Mine included motorbiking, tubing and chilli frog porridge.

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

Yes. All the local guides we used were awesome and deserved our money and tips. The one improvement I would suggest is a local tour leader.

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

Outstanding - varied, educational and stacks of fun.

Read the operator's response here:

We are delighted that you enjoyed your tour in Southeast Asia. It really is a fabulous part of the world and it is great to hear when people enjoy themselves there as much as we do. We would like to add, however, for anyone reading this and is concerned about the handling of tiger cubs due to the conditions in which these animals are kept, that this is not an option included in any of our itineraries in the region. However, because our tours have free time in cities where this is possible, and because this remains a popular activity with travelers, we cannot prevent clients on our tours who want to visit these places in their own time. Once again we are very grateful for your comments and hope you'll choose to visit other parts of the world and really get to learn about the local culture and the people that live there with us in the future. Kind regards.

review 28 Feb 2011

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

There were so many highlights to this vacation which covered so many countries, there are a few of the memorable ones, overcoming culture shock in Hanoi, having a suit made in Hoi An home to 400 tailors, touring the Mekong river on a longboat, visiting the museum in Phnom Penh, seeing the sun rise over Angkor Wat. Visiting the floating villages on Tonle Sap asia's largest fresh water lake near Siam Reap. Staying in Luang Prabang the beautiful Lao city on the Mekong. Staying the night in a hilltribe village in northern Thailand, snorkling on the coral reefs around Ko Phi Phi, 4x4 driving, drinking tea in a tea plantation in the Cameron highlands. Exploring great cities like KL and Singapore

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

Have a sense of adventure and realise that Asia is different in so many ways to our western way of life.

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

I am not sure what you mean by minimized impacts on the environment, I hope that local people benefited from our tour but I cannot be sure!

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

Fantastic, but tough going at times!

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