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Great Trip to Myanmar

We hired Exotic Voyages to organize our trip to Myanmar. Neither my wife nor I had been there, although we have a number of friends who have been.

We wanted to stay off the beaten path. Also, I do medium format, fine art photography so we asked for some special routing.

Thuy did a spectacular job of responding to our needs and developed a travel plan that was unique. It was just the two of us and three different guides to help us across many places in Myanmar. We went to Yangon, Kalaw, Heho, Inle Lake, Mandalay, and Bagan. Lots to see.

Our guides were fantastic. We had a great time.

We had not used Exotic before, but would definitely use them again! Nicely done.


Visited November 2018

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MKReederSan Francisco, California

Stefani G

Exotic Voyages gave me the Vietnamese experience of a lifetime

I wanted to visit Vietnam for decades, and I finally made it happen with the help of Exotic Voyages. I am so pleased that we decided to book everything through EV, as they not only met our expectations but handily exceeded them.

Every step of our trip was flawlessly planned and executed. Getting our visa on arrival and through customs was literally effortless. Once we were in Vietnam, our private drivers and private guides handled everything and ensured we never worried about a single logistical detail while we were there. They were over-the-top knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. I chose to go to Vietnam more for cultural education than relaxation, and our wonderful, professional guides made that a fantastic reality. I’d like to give a shout out to Vinh (Saigon guide), Vu (Hue guide), and Trung (Hanoi guide); you guys rock, and you made our trip so special!! Beyond that, our hotel accommodations were spectacular. All the tours, cooking classes, and Ha Long bay cruise were perfect. Shout out to Coco, Milk Man, T Small, and JD of the Dragon Legend 2 cruise!

We had such an outstanding time that I’m missing Vietnam badly since I’ve come back, and I can’t wait to book another Vietnam trip with EV in the future!


Visited November 2018

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Stefani GSanta Cruz, California

Yaamini Rao

Highly Recommend for tour of Thailand!

From the moment we communicated with Exotic Voyages staff through the entire trip in Thailand, we had personal attention to key details that made our trip really amazing. I traveled with my sister to Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and Phuket. Each hotel exceeded our expectations. The guided and join-in tours were fabulous and perfect for what we wanted to see. We are vegetarians and do not eat meat or fish which can be tough in Southeast Asia, however Exotic Voyages ensured we were able to have plenty of food options wherever we went and on every tour. I would definitely recommend their services, you won’t regret it!


Visited November 2018

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Yaamini RaoUSA

Trisha G

Exceeded expectations!

I just returned from 14 days in Vietnam with my daughter, for an Anthony Bourdain tribute tour. Thanks to Exotic Voyages we had an amazing memorable time and all our expectations were met. Everything was great from our airport arrival, accommodations, private guides/drivers, activities and flights within the country. They literally took care of everything. Even the scheduled free time was just the right amount.

I can’t say enough good things about our guides (Vinh in Saigon, Vue in Hue and Trung in Hanoi). They are extremely knowledgeable about their county and it’s history, not to mention fun and caring. Our travel agent, Vy, even met us for coffee and Durian in Hanoi. It was a pleasure to meet her in person after all of the detailed planning she did for us. She completely customized our itinerary.

If you want a worry free, easy vacation, while exploring Vietnam or Southeast Asia, this is the way to go! Hands down I would go back to Vietnam and I would definitely use Exotic Voyages.


Visited November 2018

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Trisha GUSA


Amazing Customized Tour through Vietnam and Cambodia (Siem Reap)

Having returned last week to the US, my husband and I are still filled with the after-glow of our wonderful, customized visit to Vietnam and Cambodia, arranged by Hanoi-based Tran Thuy of Exotic Voyages. We enjoyed the entire trip and the professional level of services we experienced throughout. Our entire 2-week trip, involving 6 cities and many day excursions, was well-designed and implemented, based on the preferences we expressed prior to the trip. Our guides were knowledgeable, fluent in English (with one minor exception), all with an impressive command of the various sties, their history, culture and landmarks. Our trip created wonderful memories of a lifetime, supplemented by amazing photos and videos. Based on our experience with Exotic Voyages, we are actively recommending this agency to our globe-trotting friends.


Visited Nonvember 2018

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MargepurdKerhonkson, New York

Debbie J

Tour of Vietnam and Cambodia, Sept-Oct

My husband and I booked our 2-week trip using Exotic Voyages and were quite pleased with the experience. I would give a 5-star, but there are some minor things we would do differently and would suggest that others consider when booking such a trip. The communication between us and Nhung was always quick and informative, but there were questions we didn’t think to ask. Please know that these suggestions are only what we would have done to tailor our trip more to our style, but we were very happy with the service we got from Exotic Voyages.

1) How many hours will we spend on each excursion, and by that I mean each stop per day? There were a few stops we would have excluded (Presidential Palace in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh Square, enamel art workshop). We sometimes asked our guide how many hours a trip would be, and they would leave out driving time round-trip. We had a few rides that were over an hour each way, some more than 3, either due to traffic of distance.

2) If you have trouble with strong accents, be sure to request a guide with exceptional English skills. Keep in mind that our languages are very different, and even if their English is good, the accent can be very difficult to understand.

3) We did the bike ride in Siem Reap to Angkor Wat. Fortunately we’re in good shape, but the road is very rough and the temperature hot and humid. Couple that with about 8 miles of riding, and we would have enjoyed a tuk tuk more and been able to see the surroundings instead of watching for potholes.

4) If you want a special view of Ha Long Bay, request the seaplane ride between Hanoi and the port, at least in one direction. It was a beautiful way to see the entire bay, and it was nice to avoid the 3.5 hour non-scenic ride back to Hanoi. Nhung did a great job of booking this for us at the last minute….while we were on the boat in Ha Long we talked to her via WhatsApp and she made it happen for us.

5) Getting to the airports much earlier than 90-minutes prior to your flight isn’t necessary. Your guides will help you at the ticket counter, security was pretty quick, and the gates don’t even open until then. By our 3rd flight, we changed all our hotel departures to a later time.

A big thumbs-up for the guides and their help with the airports and visa process. One of our guides managed to get us on an earlier flight (because we were at the airport sooo early) without us being charged for the change.

As for the overall trip, we really loved it and wished we had more time to just observe this unique place. We had so little time and saw so many places that we wish we’d shortened some of our guided excursions and spent more time just watching their world. The people were some of the warmest we’ve ever experienced, the food delicious (try the chef-guided street food excursion in Phnom Penh!), and more history than you can possibly consume in only 2 weeks. Thanks to Nhung and the EV family for all your efforts!


Visited Nonvember 2018

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Debbie JNewport Beach, California


A Mystical Trip of a Lifetime!

For a very long time, we’d talked about a trip to Vietnam. We are senior travelers and have had the good fortune of traveling extensively through out the world but never to Vietnam. From the moment I made my first contact with a special lady named Ha Vy from Excotic Voyages, I knew she would help us plan the most amazing trip ever. We don’t like traveling in groups, we like to travel alone with our own driver and guide so

we have complete control on our adventures and to her, it wasn’t even a challenge. After asking a few questions, she took to work to research and advise. As she went thru the process, she sent us different ideas, made different suggestions plus stretched our imaginations and expectations to really “push the wall” with our travels. Nothing was too challenging for her. Every single detail was covered, even things we didn’t expect or anticipate, she was always one step ahead, even while we were in travel. I fell at the beginning of the trip and without any effort from us, she accommodated my injury and never said a word, just made things happen to fit my needs. Everything was perfect. People meeting us at airports, helping us with money and SIM cards, taking us to a hospital, rearranging schedules but most importantly, she created one of the most fabulous trips ever. Way beyond our expectations. Our travels took us from Hanoi, to Mai Chai, to Ninh Binh, to Ha Long Bay, to Hue, to Hoi, to Na Trang and then back to Hanoi. Small villages, cooking classes and meals with locals, lots of different types of boat rides, markets, scooters, rickshaws, amazing people, rainbows of colors plus boutique accommodations every where we went. We were celebrating our 45 Anniversary so in Tam Coc she surprised us with the honeymoon bungalow. Private, private, private…we could change our minds at any time, make unscheduled stops, spend more time than scheduled in many places, always having the freedom to find out “what’s around the next bend.” She stayed in communication the entire trip but she even went out of her way to meet us in Hanoi with a special gift in hand. Nothing was too much for her and Exotic Voyages. We took over 2,400 photos, brought home so many fantastic memories of the people and experiences we had and lefta little piece of our soul in this mystical country called Vietnam. A very special THANK YOU to Ha Vy and Exotic Voyages!!!!


Visited October 2018

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Kaitlin G

Overall Amazing, Life Changing trip with Exotic Voyages

My husband and I traveled with Exotic Voyages in Thailand for 2 weeks and will highly recommend all of their excursions to anyone who will listen. The customer service, personal cars, highly knowledgeable tour guides, made the experience one I will never forget. The culture, food, and history was remarkable- my first trip to Thailand and I truly enjoyed the food and learning about the history


Visited October 2018

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Kaitlin GSeattle, Washington

Cheryl W

Ten day tour of Myanmar

We have nothing but praise for Exotic Voyages and their good service.

All our guides were wonderful and we had an amazing ten days feeling well looked after and learning so much.

Their promptness in organising our tour with short notice was much appreciated as was their kind patience and assistance as we struggled to pay them due to difficulties with our banks security and communication processes.


Visited September 2018

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Cheryl W

Cindy M

Delivered as Promised

My husband and I selected Exotic Voyages to put together a trip to Vietnam and Cambodia for our 25th wedding anniversary. Linh Nguyen was great to work with. She took the time to find out what was important to us and from there made great recommendations for activities. Our guides and drivers were knowledgeable, welcoming and brought the country to life. We look forward to using them soon for a trip to Thailand.


Visited August 2018

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Cindy M