< Back Impeccable organisation and varied travel

Participants: Marisa D ' Elia Vetterli and Christian Vetterli
Period: 28 February-10 March 2016 (11 days)
Itinerary: Hanoi – Ninh Binh – Hue - Hoi an - Saigon – Mekong Delta


We have extremely enjoyed our tour of Viet Nam. It was very nice holiday. All hotels have liked us very well and the three guides with the drivers were always on time and well prepared. All three have served us well, were friendly and could tell us much. As expected, the English were equally good at all three guides. The first guide, Luan, spoke good English and an enthusiastic tour guide. The second guide, Tuyen, was less talkative, but well knew of. Finally, we were looked after by Samy. She was very talkative and told again and again small stories. We felt very comfortable with her.

The restaurants were very well chosen and the menus were very tasty. Anyway, we can say that us Vietnamese food has tasted good. In Hoi an we would Street International (17 Le Loi St.) tell a friend. This restaurant offers young people an education and pampers its guests with delicious food.

Was cheap, that we have begun the journey in the cooler North, so could we us from the cold Switzerland coming good on air conditioning. Further, we also think that the journey from North to South is accompanied by a steady increase: "Viet Nam South is beautiful and cheerful, direction", but that's just a personal opinion.

Hanoi machte einen etwas bedrückenden Eindruck, was vermutlich der anfangs noch regnerischen Witterung zuzuschreiben ist. Wir hatten den Eindruck das „Onkel Ho“ immer noch über der ganzen Stadt schwebt und über die Vietnamesen wacht. Der Ausflug nach Ninh Binh war eine gute Alternative zur Halong Bay und das Emeralda Resort lohnt auch eine zweite Übernachtung, wenn man einen Ruhetag einschalten möchte. Eine Ruderrundfahrt würde wohl genügen. Die erste war kurz und ruhig, die zweite dauerte viel länger und die Zwischenstopps bei den Tempeln sprechen wohl eher die lokalen Touristen an. Insgesamt aber eine besinnliche Tour in einer noch recht unberührten Landschaft.

In hue the old Citadel has impressed us, and a lunch was really very fine. The trip to the tomb of Khai Dinh was really worthwhile. The short boat trip on the perfume River a welcome change to the hustle and bustle on the streets.

The transfer to Hoi an via the cloud pass was interesting and the pass made his name for all honor: we saw virtually no hand in front when we arrived at the pass. The weather was warmer then abruptly in South Vietnam. The big beach resorts on the beach of Da Nang bear witness to the booming tourism. Hoi an was a lively bustle with many shops and visitors. Especially in the evening was in places hardly a way through. The outside something, the hotel was a good choice, because pretty quiet.

Saigon was a large city in the first place, as we knew it already from other places in Southeast Asia. The amount of scooters was can't be beat. A day would have liked us more free. The trip along the Mekong River was beautiful and we are impressed by dipping into the numerous River branches. Hard to believe, where to find settlements everywhere.

We can all in all you wind a party for the impeccable organization and the good and varied design of travel. We would have stuck it out even longer, but actually must we again come to Viet Nam and other areas experience, possibly combined with a few days at one of the beautiful beaches.

We will recommend your address to our friends and of course on a next trip to Viet Nam once again consider.