Fred Bowen

    The overall trip was excellent. Especially pleased by the hotel in Hoian- SUPER! Thank you so much-


    W F Bowen




    "Thanks to you, we enjoyed our trip very much.

    Vangvieng has splendid view and is like an Utopia for us, and the hotel we stayed is very good, too.

    We also enjoyed two days' Mekong cruise in Luang Prabang.

    Anyway, Thank you very much for everything !!"



    N. Tsukahara

    Osaka, Japan




    "We are delighted to recommend Lai Phuong and Vietnam Explorer Travel. She has assisted us with dozens of travel details and travel itineraries for nearly a decade to destinations in Europe, the Middle East, USA, and all around Asia. Phuong provides truly first class service from A to Z. She is also a true expert on travel routes and accommodations throughout Vietnam. We give her our highest recommendation, 5 + stars!"


    Roger H. Ford, Ph. D.

    South China Sea Development Company, Limited (BVI)



    Ann Smith

    Dear Ms Phuong,

    Thank you. 

    We had a wonderful time in Myanmar.

    The hotels were all very good, especially the Governor's residence in Yangon.

    The guides were excellent and had good language skills and very good local knowledge.

    There was so much to see our heads were spinning!!

    We had many flights and airport connections and they all went without a single problem.

    We also had a great time in Vietnam as usual! It almost feels like home. 

    Kind regards,

    Anne & Ian Smith


    Ann Smith
    Sydney, Australia
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    Our knowledgeable and well trained staff are more than happy to provide you with detailed information relating to our tour products, advice on which itinerary in our extensive product range is ideal for you, or alternatively design a personalised itinerary based on your specific needs.



    We will supply you helpful information on currency, transportation, meals, and basically everything else you need to know. A detailed day-by-day itinerary arrives with your documents approximately two weeks prior to your  tour departure date. 



    Vietnam Explorer Travel has always thrived on its motto of 'value for money', which is reflected in our entire product range. We believe that this approach to group travel allows our customers to receive the very best prices by consolidating all of the tour components into one cost effective package.



    Our tours would not be as successful as they are without our solid working relationship with our local partners. With years of experience behind them operating tours throughout their respective areas, you can be assured that their local knowledge in operations, touring, guides and transport means our tours operate efficiently and smoothly. In addition they ensure that Vietnam Explorer Travel has a reliable presence on which you can always depend. Our local partners have an experienced team dedicated to the provision of personal service to all Vietnam Explorer Travel customers.



    All tours are graded to assist you in deciding which itinerary best suits your personal liking and ability. The gradings are outlined below with symbols, which are also reflected on each tour page:

    Comfortably pace tour icon COMFORTABLY PACED TOUR

    Whilst you will encounter extensive sightseeing on foot and climbing of stairs and in/out of boats throughout the tour, these programmes are comfortably operated to appeal to most people. Generally these tours are shorter in duration and visit the mainstream tourist attractions.

    Medium pace tour iconMEDIUM PACED TOUR

    These tours are not strenuous but do include several days where long periods of sightseeing on foot, climbing of stairs and in/out of boats will be necessary. These tours are generally longer in duration and could involve long days of driving or overnight train journeys. Some programmes may also include easy hiking or a home stay.

    Active pace tour iconACTIVE PACED TOUR

    Refers to programmes where long periods of sightseeing on foot, climbing of stairs and in/out of boats and physical involvement is necessary. These tours are generally longer in duration and could involve long days of driving or overnight train journeys. Some programmes may also include easy hiking or a home stay. These tours may travel to remote areas and areas of high altitude, reaching up to 5,000m.

    Accommodation on these tours may be in basic hotels or camps. These programmes require a good level of fitness and mobility.



    Order of events and sightseeing may vary according to local conditions.



    We recommend that families with children of any age take advantage of our independent packages, as this will give you more flexibility.



    Customers who are over 70 years of age, have a pre-existing medical condition or any medical dietary requirements must complete and return the Medical Information Form in conjunction with their Booking Form. We recommend all customers visit their doctor for these aforementioned purposes, and/or to confirm that they are physically able to undertake the day-to-day requirements of the tour.



    Star ratings identify the standard of quality of accommodation. Differences may exist between the standard of some overseas hotels and those in your country. Vietnam Explorer Travel has set high standards for the hotels used on our tours. All hotels are regularly inspected by Vietnam Explorer Travel staff and operators to maintain acceptable standards of safety, cleanliness and security.



    About Us

      Vietnam Explorer Travel was born in 2007 with first founding member, Ms Phuong Lai.

      Phuong Lai graduated from Hanoi university with a degree in International Commerce and Tourism.  ...

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