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  • Reviewed March 2019
    Henry Lovegrove

    Fantastic holiday

    High paced trip which provides big variety of activity and stunning sights. Great guide as well!

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The rickshaw and cycle rides through the countryside at Hoi An

    What did you think of your group leader?

    What a considerate, cheery and clear chap: he could not be faulted

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Bolt on a trip to Cambodia and may be an extra day at Hanoi

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Well done Exodus for devising a brilliant itinerary
  • Reviewed January 2019
    Kristin Koblis

    A Lot to See in a Short Amount of Time

    I felt that we really did see Vietnam top to bottom. There was a lot to cover in 10 days and the trip could really be extended. It was helpful to get to Hanoi a couple of days earlier and I previously went to Ho Chi Min City. The caves are the best part of the trip. You really can't go wrong with it, if your goal is to see Vietnam.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    I very much enjoyed seeing the caves in Phong Nha National Park. I wish we spent more time that area.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    There were times he told us too much and other times not enough. He things planned, but not clear enough.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Get to Hanoi a little bit early and stay in HCM City after to really see those cities and sights.
  • Reviewed November 2018
    Andrew White

    Highlights of Vietnam

    This trip provided an insight into Vietnamese life in the past and present. The experiences were varied such as visits to sites of natural beauty as well as historical and social settings. Our guide was very informative and professional, providing the group with both factual and personal narratives. The trip and our guide introduced us to venues and experiences that we would not have had access to, had we visited on our own.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Meeting Mr Dee and Mrs Ming, both retired from the Vietcong Army, at their home. Visiting the caves in Quong Tri region

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Wonderful! Thuy was attentive to all of our needs, providing individual services to the group members, highly professional, educational, warm and humorous. Both me and my wife felt confident being with Thuy as he was accessible at all times and ready to respond if needed.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Take Vietnamese Dong as well as US Dollars. Use US Dollar only as a back up as Vietnamese prefer the Dong. Pack lightly. Write a diary as you go along as you will have so many adventures in one day.
  • Reviewed November 2018
    VITTORIA Doyle

    Compact trip with all the highlights

    Trip is an excellent way to see pretty much Vietnam in a short space of time. It lacks a Hanoi tour at the start and i would suggest going a day earlier like i did to do your own. Likewise at the end i did my own tour to the Cu Chi tunnels which are a must see really. You have all day before your flight so its possible.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Seeing the beautiful Hoi An

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Our tour leader Thuy was very organised and everything ran as it should do. A very lovely man who understands hus country and presents it in a clear and humourous way.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Go a day earlier to see Hanoi and book a room so you can have it when you land first thing in the morning. Also pay to keep your room on the last day as the flight home is at midnight so you can have a little sleep and a shower before the flight.
  • Reviewed August 2018
    Demelza Higginson

    Amazing 10 days

    This is a busy trip but gives you the highlights of this beautiful country. We went to the cities and the countryside. We enjoyed some fabulous food and the people were really friendly.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    This is really difficult as there were lots of inspirational moments. But Halong Bay and Hoi An were 2 of them. The trip to the tunnels and the war museum was thought provoking and made you realise the impact of the war and that it is really still very recent.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Hung was brilliant - very knowledge, organised but flexible. He was great fun and led our group well.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    This is busy trip so be prepared for some busy days and lack of sleep especially at the start of the trip.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    A great trip to show you the best of Vietnam.
  • Reviewed May 2018
    Peter Rogers

    Excellent Adventure

    Wonderful trip, It was well planned and well executed, We were with a great group and we all got on so well immediately, The Group leader was so knowledgeable.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    There were a few highlights to this trip, The cruise in Halong Bay was very good, especial the chief making table decorations out of vegetables. The Thien Duong caves and Phong Nha cave were fantastic, and i really enjoyed them. The optional cycling trip was very good, its well worth booking it. Overall every thing was great.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Huy was a great leader, he is very knowledgeable and looked after us very well. This was my 8 trip with exodus and he is one of the best leaders I have had. I'm a fussy eater, but he always found me something else to eat if there was something on the menu i didn't like.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Just go for it, its a busy week, but well worth it, we went in February, while it only rained one day, it was cloudy for the first half of the trip and hot and sunny in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) and the Mekong Delta, so you will need plenty of suntan lotion

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    This is a great trip and an enjoyable experience, there is so much to see in the 12 days, but it is well worth it.
  • Reviewed March 2018
    Emily Draper

    Fun, Fast, Exhilarating, Exhausting and wouldn't change a thing

    The most jam packed 10 days of my life. But also the most enjoyable. Every day brought something new. It's fast and furious so be prepared for moving to somewhere new virtually everyday day. Having said that it's a truly enthralling trip. Every destination is different providing you with a ton of different unforgettable experiences.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    There were many but mostly the people! All the different guides we met on tours had a different amazing story. Each bringing a different perspective on life through war and post war. Really made you think and reflect. The guide on the My Son Sanctuary visit was brilliant, his knowledge and story were superb. Also the bike ride around Hoi An and Camp Ping Island gave you a unique reflection of life in the country. Standing on top of an old water mill at the top of the High Van Pass taking in the views was incredible. Walking around the War Museum in Ho Chi Minh City was probably one of the hardest things to do, but amazing.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Huy was an incredible leader. His knowledge was second to none, he gave us plenty of options of optional activities, restaurant options whilst pointing out the best places to go. He always had logistics sewn up, on the road breakfasts, lunches, transportation - the timings were always perfect. An all round lovely guy with a great sense of humour.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    We travelled mid-end of February - a rain jacket is useful as it was cloudy most days, some of the group found that the hat + gloves came in handy on the overnight train. Eat everything! The food is amazing everywhere you go. Pack light. There is opportunity to have laundry done along the way and as you'll be moving around virtually everyday it'll be easier if you've packed light. I found using packing cubes in my rucksack a god send!

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Don't be afraid, jump right in, take in as much as you can, embrace the food, culture and each other. We had an amazing group, we all jelled very well making the trip even more enjoyable.
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