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“Southern Vietnam trip”
Review of Indochina Pioneer

Indochina Pioneer
Ranked #16 of 823 Tours in Hanoi
Certificate of Excellence
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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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Logan, Utah
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“Southern Vietnam trip”
Reviewed April 3, 2014

We had a great time visiting Southern Vietnam (HCMC, Cu Chi tunnel, Cao Dai Temple, Pagodas, Markets, Mekong Delta/Cai be/ Cai Rang/Can Tho) for 5 days. It was our first visit to Vietnam.

We had tailor made private tour for both my husband and myself. We both absolutely loved all about Mekong Delta/Cai be, Cai rang floating markets/Can tho. Hotel room (Nam Bo Boutique Hotel in Can Tho), the scenery, the variety and quality of the food (breakfast and dinner at the hotel restaurant!!), day/night markets, the people all helped to make a wonderful experience for us. Both our tour guide (Mr. Hui) and the driver (Mr. Choi) were very professional, informative and helpful throughout the trip and we felt very lucky to have them. We were delayed arriving at the HCMC to start and delayed even more by going through the immigration process but they were still waiting outside. We walked around the night market and were absolutely amazed how fast they could set it up. We definitely recommend Indochina Pioneer to our friends and family and to anyone who would like to travel to Vietnam and/or neighboring countries. Mr Lam, in the Indochina Pioneer office in Hanoi, and I had many emails before we finalized our itinerary. Thank you so much!! We hope to come and visit Hanoi/Ha long bay as well as the Sapa area one day.

Visited March 2014
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Quinntravel, General Manager at Indochina Pioneer, responded to this review, April 3, 2014
Dear Park-York,

Thanks for taking the time to leave our company a wonderful positive review. It was our pleasure at Indochina Pioneer to arrange a private tour for you. We will certainly pass your compliments on to the personal guide and driver who facilitated your visit.

Lam said it was a pleasure working with you, and he will be more than happy to assist you again should you decide to return to Vietnam, or maybe Cambodia and Laos.

Sincerely,
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“Second trip with Indochina Pioneer and again a great experience”
Reviewed March 31, 2014

This year in February we booked a guided tour with Indochina Pioneer again to see Laos (last year we were in Vietnam & Cambodia). As suggested by Kata (again my great contact at Indochina Pioneer's) we decided to do a 11 days "Highlights of Laos" tour. I didn't have much time for the planning so Kata organized our program. And again we were highly satisfied by it.

We visited: Vientiane, Luang Prabang, Pakse and Xieng Khuang.

Our program was great and we saw all major sights - I only wish we'd had a little more time to explore Laos even a little longer, but 11 days was great for a beginning. All the days we had a private guide and driver so we could stop whenever we wanted and even make a few changes in the program (about when to be picked up, what to see first, ...) All our tour guides did an excellent job - some even offered a little more than on our program because of their personal life (eg one showed us his temple as he had been a monch there for 9 years and he also took as to the alms giving in Luang Prabang to a place where you don't find 1000s of tourists) so we got a great impression about what life is like in Laos (and it's different from VIetnam and Cambodia) We also never had to wait for our tour guides usually they were even 10 minutes to early! ;) It's just a big difference if you try to explore a country by yourself or if you have local tour guides who can answer all the 100 questions you have!
Also all the hotels Kata chose were good just be sure to bring some mosquito spray as there are billions of mosquitos around everywhere!

I can only repeat myself again by saying that doing a tour with Inodchina Pioneer is one of the best choices you can make when visiting South East Asia!! The job everybody does there (from tour guides, drivers and of course Kata) is more than great and you can totally trust them and the companys they work with!
I can only highly recommend them and me and my family we would definitly book a tour again for the third time!
So thank you all very much for our great two vacations that will stay in our mind for a very long time!

Visited February 2014
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Quinntravel, General Manager at Indochina Pioneer, responded to this review, April 3, 2014
Dear Denise P,

It was our pleasure, here at Indochina Pioneer, to be able to arrange another vacation for you, this time to Laos. It was especially rewarding to hear that after using our company for your vacation to Vietnam and Cambodia you decided to take advantage of our services again. It is a very high compliment when Clients return to us.

We were delighted to read that all of your private Guides did an excellent job, some going above and beyond, leaving you with wonderful memories.

Kata sends you all warmest regards and thanks you for your kind words.

Best wishes,
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“Best trip ever”
Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

Indo china pioneer looked after us from start to finish. They eere friendly courteous and knowledgeable.

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Quinntravel, General Manager at Indochina Pioneer, responded to this review, March 28, 2014
Dear Peter K:

We, at Indochina Pioneer, were delighted to read the title of your review “Best trip ever”. It tells us

that we are continuing to give first class service. Arranging Private tours to Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos

and Myanmar, it is essential our Clients are taken care of from start to finish, thus ensuring a wonderful

vacation.

Best wishes,
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Turin, Italy
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“Myanmar Trip”
Reviewed March 16, 2014

The trip that we planned in Myanmar with Indochina Pioneer was excellent. My wife and I along with another couple of really good friends started planning the whole trip with one of the travel agents (Kata) and she took care of every single aspect of the trip, tailoring it to our needs and requests. They made us feel really special throughout the entire planning/booking process. Visiting Myanmar was even more exciting than we thought, as we got to know local people and we got a good glimpse of the local culture and traditions. Our trip schedule included visiting monuments, breathtaking landscapes, amazing little towns, getting to know locals (which was by far the most pleasant experience and the beautiful nature that surrounds this nation. Indochina Pioneer and its tour guides had a determinant effect with their undoubtable competence, precision,kindness and efficiency in making us appreciate this country going far beyond our expectations. Congratulations to this travel agency I would certainly pick them again, for their availability, their fair prices and unique way of doing.

Visited February 2014
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Quinntravel, General Manager at Indochina Pioneer, responded to this review, March 28, 2014
Dear Giorgio t:

We, at Indochina Pioneer, were so happy to read that your trip to Myanmar (Burma) was a great

success, and you all had a wonderful time.

We pride ourselves on giving personal service to our Clients, and Kata was very happy to know her hard work paid off.

Should you ever decide to visit Vietnam, Cambodia or Laos she would be delighted to assist you again.

Sincerely,
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Ringwood, United Kingdom
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“FANTASTIC TRIP BY INDOCHINA PIONEER”
Reviewed March 11, 2014

I spent ages trying to get the right trip to celebrate my husband's big birthday and by chance came across reviews for Indochina Pioneer. How lucky I was! Kata responded immediately to all e-mails and took into consideration all the things I had planned to visit and fitted them into a well-organised trip. I was apprehensive having never been to the Far East before let alone using a travel agent from a country I did not know. I needn't have worried. Our good friends came with us as we travelled from Laos to Vietnam, took in all the places we wanted and then on to Angkor Wat. Kata organised it perfectly. We had 25 days of varied activities from an Elephant sanctuary in Laos, then to Vietnam where we went hiking in Sapa, in the mountains, on to a 5* junk for Halong Bay, down through Vietnam to lovely Hoi An and Ho Chi Minh and then to the jewel which is Angkor Wat. We crawled through both Vinh Moc tunnels(which we thought were the best), Cu Chi tunnels, learnt loads about the war and each countries customs, history, fears and aspirations, it was truly an amazing trip.
Every hotel was at least 4*, we could not fault the choice of any of them. The drivers were all very safe, and supplied water and fresh towels each time we entered the van. The guides were brilliant, their English was good and their knowledge superb. The highlight for all four of us was in fact a trip on the Mekong Delta, with a night on a sampan. We just loved it. We were looked after superbly, taken off the boat to a market and cycled round the town, the bikes being carried on the sampan. It was first class travel and such a lovely way to spend a day and a half, floating down the Mekong tributaries watching life go by....we did not want it to end. Also being an private tour you can adjust your timetable so if you decided you did not want to do something you just opted out or did something else.
I cannot praise Kata enough. She was very attentive and came to see us at Hanoi, which was lovely. I can only highly recommend this company with no hesitation. Thank you Kata for making our special trip so very special.
Sandy Smith

Visited February 2014
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Quinntravel, General Manager at Indochina Pioneer, responded to this review, March 14, 2014
Dear santersmith,

We, at Indochina Pioneer, were delighted to read your wonderful review of our Company. We were especially happy to learn that your 25 day tour with us went as planned, and you are now enjoying many happy memories.

It is our job to make you feel comfortable and secure from the first communication, and Kata certainly did that with you. She thanks you for your compliments, and said it was a pleasure meeting you all.

Best wishes,
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