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Roober

“Perfection in Southeast Asia”

My husband and I were thrilled with the wonderful journey to Vietnam and Laos put together for us by Exotic Voyages. Their attention to detail was superior and each leg of the trip went off without a hitch. Guides were helpful and considerate, and details like visas were handled with ease. The hotels they selected were based upon my preferences and were consistently excellent–each one quite different from the others but all very enjoyable to experience. Should I be returning to Southeast Asia again, I would definitely use their services!

Visited January 2017

This review was originally posted on Trip Advisor

RooberNew York, US

Sara Angelo

“Perfect ~ Thailand Custom Adventure ”

I have been wanting to travel to Thailand for years after much research and trying to plan the trip on my own I found Exotic Voyages online and was beyond pleased with the experience. I gave Linh my budget and what I would like to do and she made my trip of a lifetime happen!

Linh went through several rounds of planning my itinerary which included Chiang Mai, Phuket and Krabi with inbound/outbound pit stops in Bangkok.

She arranged a private guide and driver to temples in Chiang Mai where we had a private monk blessing and plenty of time and patience with Jan (our guide), a trip to an elephant camp and amazing accommodations at Banthai Village hotel.

In Phuket she arranged a full day of scuba diving (4 dives including my first night dive) to the phi phi islands with Sea Bees diving center which was the best dive center experience I’ve had in my 16 years of diving amazing!

In Krabi she recommended The Dive in Ao Nang for more diving which was wonderful as well. She reserved the James Bond island discovery tour which included guided Canoe trip through some caves and a lagoon, James Bond island, lunch & temple with monkeys and the fantastic amari vogue hotel which was incredible.

All drivers, guides and service was so incredible I can’t wait to plan my next trip with exotic voyages, really was a trip of a lifetime!

Visited January 2017

This review was originally posted on Trip Advisor

Sara AngeloUS

Martin Steve Stein

“Myanmar Dream Adventure Realized”

Perfection……Difficult to attain but highly sought after. But perfection is exactly the term I would use when describing our 3 Week adventure to Myanmar in November 2016 with Exotic Voyages. Our trip took us to Yangon, Sittwe, Mrauk U, Inle Lake, Kalaw, Mandalay and Bagan. During the planning stages of our trip I worked with Thanh who was incredibly responsive and did a great job helping me plan the entire trip. Once we arrived, every aspect of our trip including the Hotels, Guides, Drivers, Ground, River and In-Country Air transportation were so well coordinated, all we literally had to do was show up and enjoy our adventure. Exotic Voyages took care of everything else. Exotic Voyages also unobtrusively continually watched over us throughout our trip. Making sure we arrived at each destination safely and that our guide and/or driver had met us at each stop. Exotic Voyages even alerted us to any flight delays so we didn’t have to spend that time sitting at the airport but in much more comfortable surroundings. The guides Exotic Voyages provided at each destination were all Excellent. Professional, Personable and Experienced. Each spoke perfect English and each knew their part of the country very well. Taking us to some places no tourists had ever been before. many of the Guides have even become our friends. We have continued to keep in touch with them via Facebook and Email. So, If you are looking for a Uniquely Personal, 1st Class, Once in a Lifetime experience traveling to Myanmar, Exotic Voyages is for you. I will be using them for all future travel to SE Asia.

Visited November 2016

This review was originally posted on Trip Advisor

Martin Steve SteinSouth Florida, US

Shelley Saldon

“Very smooth trip”

We spent thirteen days in Myanmar, with most of the hotels, guides, internal flights and transfers arranged by Exotic. I’ve tended not to use travel agents before as I am happy enough planning my own trips but we were moving around quite a bit and this certainly made life a lot easier in terms of tying up loose ends in terms of transfers etc. Everything worked absolutely seamlessly and the guides and drivers supplied were of a uniformly high quality.

I did my own back of the envelope calculation of what it would have cost us to book everything ourselves and I don’t think that we paid much above that to have Exotic make the arrangements for us (I’m assuming that this is because they are able to access better hotel rates than we can, so their profit comes there). I would certainly use them again.

My one small criticism (which was easily rectified on request) is that they tended to be very overly cautious about arranging airport transfer times – I changed several of these on the first draft of our itinerary and several were then adjusted again by local guides (with the much later pick ups still allowing for comfortable check in times). There is not a lot to do in the average small Myanmar airport – you don’t want to be spending more time there than necessary.

Visited December 2016

This review was originally posted on Trip Advisor

Shelley SaldonWhitstable, United Kingdom

John Mason

“Two weeks in SE Asia”

My wife and I planned to visit Vietnam many times but always postponed until we bought a package 6 day trip to North Vietnam from Exotic Voyages at a charity auction in Tennessee. We stayed with and extended our trip by 10 more days and are happy we did. It turned out to be one of the most amazing vacations of our lives. Exotic Voyages and our account representative Bui Ly delivered all we asked and hope for, and much more. We stayed in 5 star hotels but shared experiences with many backpackers and budget travelers and all agreed it was a great value and sights and experiences not to be missed.

Visited December 2016

This review was originally posted on Trip Advisor

John MasonNashville, Tennessee, US

Wolfie16

“Great Organisation”   

We have completed a tour of Myanmar organised by Exotic Voyages. I had read the recommendations on TA prior to booking the tour.
They are very prompt with return e mails which I like and appreciate. The tour went as planned. At every location, Mandalay, Bagan, Inle lake and Yangon, the private car and driver were waiting for us at the airport. A very welcome site.
It was quite a demanding tour with not much opportunity for rest but we knew our itinerary – we must be getting old!!
My only disappointment was with a couple of the hotels; Inle Lake and Yangon. I have commented on these separately on TA.
I would definitely use Exotic Voyages for other adventures in SE Asia.

Visited November 2016
This review was originally posted on Trip Advisor

Wolfie16Bolton, England

Sam Hamadani

“Honeymoon Trip to Thailand and Cambodia”   

Our trip was absolutely amazing. One of the best vacations I have ever been on. Andy with exotic voyages did such a great job in helping us plan our trip. He was very attentive throughout the entire process and responded to all of our inquiries promptly. All of our accommodations were phenomenal and all of the tours he suggested were on point. He gave us tips on restaurants and bars near our hotels, and he answered questions we had even during our trip. He even made his best efforts to change the dates of our trip given a last minute change in plans. I will use Zicasso and Exotic Voyages for all future vacations and will recommend them to all of my friends and family.

Visited November 2016
This review was originally posted on Trip Advisor

Sam HamadaniRaleigh, North Carolina

Tom A

“Cambodia: Phnom Penh, Battambang, and Siem Reap”

Exotic Voyages planned an eight day tour through Cambodia for us. We are an older couple with only one good knee and three good ankles between us, so backpacking and extensive hiking or climbing were out of the question. Mai Phuong found arrangements perfectly suited to us. Our itinerary included Phnom Penh, Battambang, and Siem Reap with travel by car and river boat with private guides and drivers.

We had a bad start out of JFK due to heavy fog out and limited radar due to damage by storm Sandy. This made us a half-day late getting into Phnom Penh, but our guide helped us to revise our itinerary to avoid spending time on changing departure reservations.

Highlights in Phnom Penh included Toul Sleng prison, the Silver Pagoda grounds, (the Royal Palace was closed due to an ASEAN meeting), the National Museum, and dinner with Apsara dancers. We rode to Battambang, stopping to see family silver smith and pottery businesses. We also toured a floating village at Kampong Luong in a small skiff boat. At Battambang, we climbed 360 steps to the Banon Temple, along with several others in and around Battambang.

We traveled from Battambang to Siem Reap via an eight hour trip down the Sangkae River and across the Tonle Sap Lake. This turned into a remarkable adventure on a 40 foot long river boat with just the two of us, our guide, and the two boat operators. The river provided magnificent views of birds, house boats, fishermen, broad marshes, boats with school children, and floating communities. Some of the river passages were so narrow that the tree branches whacked in through the open sides of the boat, but there was plenty of room for us to be safe toward the front of the boat.

In Siem Reap, we toured a foot market and attended cooking school. The temples were breathtaking: Angkor Thom, Ta Prohm, and Angkor Wat.

The November weather was as expected, 85F and humid with brief rainfall each day. We had requested three-star hotels and restaurants serving Cambodian food. The Plantation Resort in Phnom Penh was intimate and lovely, especially the pool. The Battambang Resort had Danish modern rooms in two-unit cabins surrounding a tropical pond. In Siem Reap the hotel Prince d’Angkor is a lovely facility in the midst of the city. All three hotels were just the ticket for tired travelers. The restaurants were clean and the food excellent. There were beautiful Apsara dancers at two of the restaurants in Siem Reap.

Both guides had excellent command of English and were quite knowledgeable. They were very helpful at helping us maneuver over tricky footing and kept the pace at a level we could maintain.

Tom ASalisbury, MA, USA

Ben V

“Cambodia: Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Sihanoukville”

Mai Phuong planned an excellent 10 day trip for us in Cambodia. We went to Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Sihanoukville. Overall the trip was great and the level of service we received from Exotic Voyages was fantastic. We were met by our guide at the airport on arrival and immediately felt at ease and knew we’d be in safe hands. The hotels in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap (Raffles and Heritage) were of an extremely high quality and great value for money. Our tour guide in Phnom Penh also took us from Sihanoukville to the airport and when she came to collect us it was like seeing an old friend. The trip was extremely well planned and we were very impressed that Exotic Voyages took the time to check during our stay that everything was going well. If we were to go on the trip again we probably would not include Sihanoukville on the itinerary as there are better beaches in Thailand but this is not a criticism of Exotic Voyages who had actually advised us to stick to the cultural sights. The team seems genuinely concerned to ensure you have the holiday of a lifetime which is very refreshing. We would highly recommend Exotic Voyages and would be thrilled to travel with them again.

Ben VLondon, UK

Amy994

“Vietnam and Cambodia”

We were so impressed by the amazing trip that Yen from Exotic Voyages arranged for us. At each airport we were met by a driver and guide, our visas were expedited, and everything was easy and relaxing. The hotels were well-chosen for location and services. The tours we experienced in each location (Hoi An, Siem Reap, the Mekong delta, etc.) were fascinating, personalized, and taught us so much about the culture (we visited herb farmers, coconut farmers, brick makers; we rode bikes through the jungle and through rice paddies; we got to fish from different kinds of boats; the list goes on and on). The guides were wonderful and helpful and funny. Part of our trip was cancelled due to a typhoon, and Yen was so accommodating in rearranging our itinerary for us (and she was dealing with 4 needy adults and 2 needy children, so I give her big props)! We will ALWAYS use Exotic Voyages when we travel to SE Asia! Highly Recommend.

This review was originally posted on Trip Advisor

Amy994San Francisco, California

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