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Joe Arena

Exotic Voyages Does It Again !!!!!!

My wife, myself and two good traveling companions just returned from a whirlwind tour of Vietnam, set up by our favorite travel agent Mai Phuong, at Exotic Voyages.

This was the second trip that Mai Phuong put together for us, our first being Myanmar about four years ago. (You can find a review for that trip under my tripadvisor username).

When I tell you that everything went as planned, I mean everything. Every guide, driver, hotel, and tour went as advertised. Our guides were great, especially (sorry for the spelling) ‘Wang’ in HCM City & ‘Hung’ in Hanoi, Sa Pa and Ha Long Bay. Professional, courteous, informative, friendly – you get the idea.

Our itinerary started with 2 nites in HCM City, 3 in Hoi An (one of our favorites), 2 in Hue, and then a mad dash, Hanoi, overnite train to Sa Pa, 2 nites in Sa Pa, overnite train back to Hanoi, incredible evening on a gorgeous boat in Ha Long Bay (also a favorite) and finally one more nite in Hanoi.

If I were to do it again, with the same number of days, I’d probably knock off Hue and add one more day to Hoi An and one more day aboard the boat in Ha Long Bay.

We had the wonderful opportunity to meet Mai Phuong, in Hanoi, for dinner. It was a great evening with her.

I can’t recommend Mai Phuong and Exotic Voyages enough. We’ll be calling on Mai Phuong next year to put together a short tour of Laos for my wife.

Call Exotic Voyages for your South East Asia custom vacation – you will not be disappointed.


Visited Feb 2018

This review was originally posted on TripAdvisor

Joe ArenaRochester, NY

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