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tinlizzy2 Feb 5th, 2008 11:40 AM

Luxury travel vietnam tour
 
A friend's daughter would like to go on this tour,

http://www.luxurytravelvietnam.com/E...tba_onboat.htm

She is currently teaching in Thailand and has asked her dad for advice, who asked me. I know nothing about Vietnam but I'm positive you all do. She just wants to make sure this company is reputable, reliable, etc. Thanks.

thursdaysd Feb 5th, 2008 01:10 PM

Don't know anything about that company. For purposes of comparison you could look at www.handspan.com, which I used for Halong Bay and can recommend, or www.sinhcafevn.com which has been around for long enough there are lots of imitators.

ekscrunchy Feb 5th, 2008 01:53 PM

I hope she is not getting too caught up in the word "luxury" which is used often on that site. It looks like a fairly standard tour to me.

tinlizzy2 Feb 5th, 2008 03:18 PM

Thanks for the replies.

I'm really not sure why she picked this- she told her dad that her guide book said a guided tour and a do it yourself would be about the same cost wise, and I think she just found this on the internet.

I'll pass on the info about the other companies.


Kathie Feb 5th, 2008 03:52 PM

If she really wants a "luxury" tour, the most important thing is to know which boat she will be on. Some are rather grim, some are really lovely. I feel suspicious of this tour as it doesn't specify the boat.

Also, she should know that there are multiple companies of the same name in VN. So one person recommends a particular company, and she'll find several different companies calling themselves Handspan or Sinh Cafe.


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