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“Variety in Vietnam” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Indochina Pioneer - Day Tours

Indochina Pioneer - Day Tours
Level 4, 18 Yen Ninh Street, Quan Thanh Ward, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi +84, Vietnam
+84.4.37153627
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Owner description: Indochina Pioneer Co., Ltd is a fully licensed Vietnamese International Tour Operator who offers personally customized package tours all over Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. Whether you are part of a group tour or on a tailor made itinerary, our staff both in the offices and out in the field will ensure that your every need is catered for. At Indochina Pioneer we believe passionately in the ethos of customer service and care.
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“Variety in Vietnam”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012

Magical country to travel in. So much to see and do and the food was exceptional.
Hoi An was the place we gave top marks to - - shopped for 3 days, had clothes made and swam in the China sea. Had some exciting rainy days in HCMC where the street outside our hotel became a river. In Hue we were treated to a Banquet dinner and were entertained like royalty. Sapa was exceptional - the hill tribes are so friendly and even though they want you to buy their crafts, they are not pushy, just helpful and welcoming. Trekking to our homestay was great - through the rice fields passing many small villages and enjoying the interaction with the local people.
Halong Bay overnight on a junk to visit the spectacular caves was a great way to end our holiday. Indochina Pioneer was invaluable with the personal touch. Always ready to advise and guide us on our way. Top marks everyone. Hope your business flourishes and you enjoy the company of many more travellers to your wonderful country.

Visited November 2011
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Quinntravel, General Manager at Indochina Pioneer - Day Tours, responded to this review, January 29, 2012
Dear Isabel N,

Thank you for your sharing of your holiday experience in Vietnam. We are glad to learn that you enjoyed your trip to every details, from shopping in Hoi An to interacting with local people.

We highly appreciate you comments which encourage our team at Indochina Pioneer a lot more to assist worry-free holidays to our clients, especially when your comments come right at this busy festive time of lunar new year.

We wish you all the best for the Year Of Dragon. We wish that you will come back with us soon to discover other parts of Indochina. Thank you so much.
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“Personalized service at exceptional value that will appeal to independent travelers (who hate standardized tours)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011 via mobile

We are just back from a 2 week trip in Vietnam and Cambodia which was absolutely fantastic, thanks to the exceptional service and attention to detail by Lam and his tour guides.

We were originally planning to do this trip on our own using LP but after researching a bit online, we stumbled upon Indochina Pioneer. I sent out an enquiry just to validate the feasibility of the itinerary we were planning and was blown away at the promptness in response and the willingness to accommodate our specific request rather than point us to a prefabricated package tour. As my interactions with Lam continued, I was more convinced of his professionalism and decided to let him handle the logistics for our trip.

This turned to be the best decision we made. Every single day of the trip we were reminded of the level of attention to detail that was paid to every aspect of our trip (an example being making arrangements for a few hours in a hotel room near the train station to freshen up when we arrived back from Sapa - we didn't expect this and were pleasantly surprised). The pacing of the trip was great as well and met the specific things we had requested for. One of the best parts of the experience was the level of flexibility provided throughout the trip and how we were able to make last minute adjustments to the program without having to jump through hoops or to hear about additional costs. As a matter of fact we didn't have to pay a single additional dollar for anything beyond the initial fixed cost. This was great peace of mind and allowed us to enjoy the trip rather than worry about surprises.

The few times that we did need help, Lam was always just a phone call away (using Indochina provided mobile phone for the duration of the trip) and was extremely helpful in resolving any confussion immediately. A big thanks to Lam and his team for making our trip truly enjoyable and memorable.

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Quinntravel, General Manager at Indochina Pioneer - Day Tours, responded to this review, January 16, 2012
Dear VJ-SV,

Thank you so much for taking time writing your reviews. We appreciate your opinion and are glad that our service had been up to your expectation.

Lam loves to share his love of Vietnam and Indochina to all his clients. He is also very dedicated to his job and your reviews makes him even love his job better.

The Vietnamese New Year of Dragon (2012) is coming in a few days, on behalf of all Indochina Pioneer staff, I wish you a fruitful new year of Peace, Happiness, Good Health, Success and Prosperity!
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“The quintessence of travelling: hospitality”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2011 via mobile

We visited Vietnam and Cambodia in July 2011 and this was a trip to remember for the rest of our lives. My hasband and I owe this to Indochina Pioneer and especially Lam, the company owner, who made this trip a memorable experience, in all aspects. We felt like an old friend was hosting us in his country. We found ICP on the internet along with a number of tour operators providing services in the area, and from the first few communications we understood that they offer more than just a tour. We highly recomend ICP to those who want more than just an itinerary. Thank you Lam for all the memories you offered and both Theo and I are looking forward to see you again.

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“Hectic”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2011

Just returned from 16 day tour, weather wasn't kind approaching wet season so quite a few wet days. We had 4 tour guides, one was very good the others were too intent on giving us very old history and had no regard for the discomfort of traipsing through rain to look at old monuments. Wouldn't recommend that you do the train trip from Hue to Hanoi, 13+ hours of rocking & rolling! All hotels were comfortable. Cooking class was hilarious.
All in all a good trip, but if you are not a good walker or find it hard to jump into various small boats then re-think this kind of trip

Visited September 2011
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“BEAUTIFUL MEMORIES”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2011

I have read reviews of other travellers who have used ICP I am happy to find that we are not alone in praise of this great tour company and staff.We experienced the same personalised attention and professionalism right through out our tour. I had looked at brochures of different tours through out indochina but could not get excited or happy with the results.I found ICP on the web the tours were exactly what I was after I could change or tailor the tour to my needs.All the information regarding visas,medical, tips etc were very well covered and we had a very good idea before leaving Australia.Our tour was for 21days (vietnam, Cambodia,Laos) I was given a list of the Hotels with web sites before leaving so I look at all of these and the reviews on tripadviser and was very happy with the result.There were many highlights on our tour the homestay,at MaiChau,Farm visit at Hoian,Buddhist Nunnery for lunch were some of the memories.Hanoi,and Laos were quite special as were the people we meet along the way, so warm,kind and friendly.These are magical places to see and experience, we have come away with some beautiful memories of all these lovely countries and people.Indochina Pioneer has set a very high standard for others to follow. Thankyou Lam for the memories.

Visited September 2011
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