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Thao Bui

Vietnam north to south adventure and side trip to Angkor Wat

If you want a stress free and worry free luxury ( with capital L) but good value for your budget with authentic adventure to Vietnam and Cambodia then book with Exotic Voyages and ask for Diep !! Once you arrive all details will be taken care of for you! Diep has local expertise , is super professional, accommodating and make great suggestions that flows logically . Pre trip planning she was very prompt in her reply and quick and fair quote with detail itemization of itinerary. Her English is great and she talk to you over phone and follow up with you by email details. All the hotels booked were 4.5-5 stars spotlessly clean with excellent services. The tours booked were unique and guide was excellent . We arrive in Hanoi 3 days took day trip to Halong Bay, Ninh Binh and Trang An Skull Island where movie Kong was filmed , and did city tour. We then flew to Siem Reap , Cambodia 2 days and tour Angkor Wat, flew to Danang stayed 4 days and tour Hoi An ( got fantastic tailor suites , Ao Dai and custom made shoes in 24 hours) , tour Hue and recuperate on the beautiful beach then , flew to 3 nights Ho Chi Minh , took 1night cruise of Mekong delta and saw floating market. Scrumptious buffet Breakfast was included in all hotel bookings and all tours booked included lunch with exceptional quality and authenticity. We especially liked the pinic lunch in Cambodia , lunch on cruise to Halong Bay , Ninh Binh goat meat lunch, Hue perfume river home cooking ,Cu Chi tunnel fast boat lunch( a unique way n fun way to get to tunnel) and the delectable 4 courses meals on the Mekong delta cruise for lunch , dinner n breakfast ! Driver and guide met us at each airport arrival with our names and air conditioned clean bus to whisk us away to our hotel. Detail touches like cold water bottle and cold refreshing towel always available throughout during transport and tour for all trips . All guides were professional and speak English . Tour bus drop us off at One point and pick us up at another point allow us to see more without looping back to save time and energy. All guides were very accommodating when we change or diverged from schedule plan. Diep booked all our domestic flight tickets for 7 people from Hanoi to Siem Reap , Siem Reap to danang and danang to Ho Chi Minh city. She booked us for seaplane flight to Halong Bay (45 min each way with amazing aerial view no other halong tour can give ) which was a fabulous alternative to driving to halong for round trip 8 hours! I would highly recommend Exotic Voyages and especially Diep if you want to travel Vietnam in luxury and comfortably with value for your money but have an authentic and interesting experience . Our group are picky discernible traveler with Four Seasons hotel taste but Anthony Bourdain palate and zest. She managed to keep 4 active middle age adults and 3 teenager boys happy throughout our 2 weeks in Southeast Asia ! It was a memorable trip for all to reminisce and remember .

 

Visited August 2018

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Thao Bui

Andrea L

My booking experience was amazing…

My husband and I reached out to Exotic Voyages to book a trip to Thailand. We were lucky enough to get connected to Mai Phuong. She was an absolutely wonderful coordinator. Everything we asked was responded to quickly, with great detail and wonderful advice. We have not gone yet.. but I just thought our booking experience was perfect. I’m in the hotel business so my expectations are high. Mai Phuong was an excellent travel planner and I highly recommend her.

 

Visited August 2018

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Andrea L

Edward

Review

We had an amazing 2 weeks in Vietnam and Cambodia. Exotic Voyages was a 5 star experience. I highly recommend Ngoc Diep. Fantastic service!

 

Visited August 2018

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EdwardBaton Rouge, Louisiana

Lauren

10 Day Honeymoon in Thailand

Busy with wedding planning, organizing and booking a honeymoon seemed so overwhelming, especially in a country I knew nothing about. I reached out to Exotic Voyages for a sample itinerary and was so impressed by the quick responses and detailed trip, decided to book with them.

My husband and I usually don’t like booking tours and being bound by a itinerary but we are SO happy we did. Thuy, our Travel Designer was great to work with planned the perfect agenda for us. While traveling, we never had to think. We never had to worry about anything because it was all taken care of. Every driver and tour guide knew exactly where we had to go and when which allowed us to just really be present in the moment and enjoy the trip rather than worry about logistical details.

The accommodations and activities selected for us were amazing. We couldn’t have done a better job ourselves. The tour guides and drivers were so helpful and educational. We made great friends with them and even connected on Facebook with a few.

It was truly a trip of a lifetime and we are so glad we booked with Exotic Voyages. Thank you so much!

 

Visited August2018

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LaurenCherry Hill, New Jersey

Janet U

12 Day Family Trip to Vietnam

My mom, dad, brother, 10 year old niece and I spent 12 days traveling throughout Vietnam: Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hue, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh and the Mekong Delta. Thuy from Exotic Voyages arranged a spectacular itinerary, she ensured that my parents, who are in the early 80’s with their special diet limitations and my niece, who has just recently started traveling, have a trip of a lifetime. Thuy was quick and complete in responding via email, text, whatsapp and phone calls. Rest assured you will be in good hands.

Our local tour guide in Hanoi, Zan, was very caring and dear. He would hold my mom’s hand to cross the moped filled streets. He fulfilled every request we had. Evening street food walk was excellent – great first day experience.

Our local tour guide for Hue, Hoi An, and Hai Van Pass, Andy, was very knowledgable and he had the answer to every historical question we had. Moreover, my mom had a toothache while on the trip and he took us to a great dentist that filled her tooth in no time, plus he took us to a pharmacy when we weren’t feeling well. He went beyond what a great tour guide does. When we departed from him it felt that we were leaving a family member – we were all sad to say goodbye.

Our final guide, Thai, was just as kind, knowledgable and truly cared that we had a good time. Never once did we feel unsafe or want to change anything on our itinerary. Our internal Vietnam Air flights were no frills, but were on – time and representatives were very courtesy. Our tour guides ensured that we got our flights on time and were always there to pick us up.

Exotic Voyages arranged our visas which took a load off me as I didn’t have to worry about getting the appropriate visas for my family. We paid the trip upfront via wire transfers to save on the credit card fees, it was issue-free on my side and theirs.

Every hotel lodging (Lapis Hotel, Alba Spa Hotel, Era Cruise, Little Hoi An Beach Hotel, and Liberty Central Saigon City Point, the latter hotel was in the city center and treated us special with free tea / coffee hour, happy hour treats and laundry service) offered great service and meals. Most had pools, spas and gyms, which we tried to enjoy as well.

The hotel breakfast buffets were delicious, complete with western and local cuisine. The day trips (riding bicycles through the rice fields/herb villages, Hoi An sunset river boat ride, and the CaiBe Princess Mekong river trip) were all excellent. Highlights of the trip were Halong Bay Era Cruise experience, the local meals that we enjoyed in traditional homes as well as the street food – scooter riding experience in Ho Chi Minh. It rained on our scooter ride, however George, from the scooter company assured that we would all be safe and that we would love the food planned for that evening (if we didn’t feel safe, his company offered to take us to the restaurants in a car). We scootered around for 3 hours or so and we were all thrilled to have gotten on the scooters – we loved it and my 80+ year old parents which hadn’t ridden on a scooter in more than 50 years were so pleased to have participated. My niece was equally as thrilled. We felt part of the Vietnamese culture.

Exotic Voyages, you have a great team of professionals, starting with Thuy. Please thank Zan, Andy, Thai, George and scooter drivers, as they are all truly wonderful and kind individuals. We are honored to have met them.

 

Visited July 2018

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Janet U

Lex

It was like backpacking without the backpack! Beautiful Thailand Vacation!

Thanks to Exotic Voyages, my mother and I had an excellent first time experience in Thailand. Thuy took care of everything for us so there was no need to think about anything and we could just relax. My mother and I stayed in Bangkok, then traveled to Kanchanaburi and finished off our trip in Koh Samui. Without our very helpful guides Peak and Yiwah and without Exotic Voyages, the trip would of been a mess. Peak was our day guide. He was so helpful and very patient. We were with him everyday up until our flight to Koh Samui. Yiwah was with Bangkok Food Tours. She was comics and informative. I recommend doing the midnight food tour via Tuk Tuk if you are a foodie like my mother and I. Once we landed in Koh Samui, the only thing my mother and I had on our minds were beach/pool, water activities and taken in the beautiful views and we did exactly that for the last three days of our trip. My mother and I had a great time and that would not have been possible if it was not for Exotic Voyages. Book with them if you are ever in Asia.

 

Visited Aug 2018

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LexBronx, New York

Morely Nelson

Exotic Voyages Vietnam Trip — Great Service (Manh Cuong)

We were giving serious consideration to a three week vacation in Vietnam and really wanted to do it through a private guide. I contacted Exotic Voyages to see what they could do for us. Almost immediately, Manh Cuong (aka Jim), made contact with us, provided a detailed and amazing itinerary, and was incredibly patient, as we asked frequent questions, and made several changes to the itinerary. In the end, we decided not to take the trip. I felt bad that Jim and put so much time and effort into planning it for us and offered to pay him for his time. But he refused — a true testament to the quality of the service for this organization.

 

Visited July 2018

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Morely NelsonPdx

Marshall B

Amazing Trip To Hanoi and Myanmar

This is probably the best trip I have ever taken. We went to Hanoi and Ha Long Bay in Vietnam and Inle Lake, Bagan and Yangon in Myanmar. The sights were fascinating and the history was incredible, especially seeing so many pagodas in Bagan, Myanmar and hearing the stories about a number of them by the guide. In addition, we had the opportunity to visit local markets and villages in Myanmar where we could see how the local people lived and the produce/products sold. The restaurants they took us to had food that was incredible and far different than in the US. In both countries, the tour guides were knowledgeable and could answer most if not all questions. Exotic Voyages also handled all logistics at each airport and all transportation which made the trip go very smoothly. I would recommend Exotic Voyages for anyone visiting Southeast Asia.

 

Visited July 2018

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Marshall B

Nathalie B

BEST VACATION EVER

Using Exotic Voyages to plan my Asian trip was the BEST decision. I appreciate all the pre-planning we did together. My travel designer, Thuy was very patient (especially with my 10,000 request/revisions) and provided great service in helping us plan our 17th wedding anniversary in style. Each hotel was more beautiful than the one before. Each location was very different and special in their own way. their expertise in organizing and recommending the excursions to do there was absolutely incredible. Even the tour guides they selected for us were all super amazing people. They were all friendly and accommodating to any request we had and shared their love of their country to us, which we really appreciated. They made our experience unforgettable. I must say I was skeptical using a travel agent from a different country and prepaying for stuff upfront but they assured me everything would be fine and it WAS BETTER than fine. These people are legit and very professional. I will most definitely recommend using Exotic Voyages for all travel needs. In addition we already thinking about using them again for any of our future trips to Asia!

 

Visited July 2018

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Nathalie B

Michelle Caracoza

Honeymoon to Thailand

We had such an amazing Honeymoon trip to Thailand all thanks to Thuy over at Exotic Voyages. I am so glad I was able to book our trip through them to be able to see and explore all the top things we wanted to do and experience in Thailand for our Honeymoon. Thuy helped us search for the most beautiful and romantic hotels and resorts to stay in along with the tours of the things we wanted to see and experience. We flew out from LAX to Bangkok and spent a couple of nights there and had our own personal guide greet us on arrival to the airport and transportation provided directly to our hotel.

This process was extremely helpful, quick and fast and all thanks to exotic voyages they provide this service especially for those visiting for the first time tons foreign country. We had our own personal tour guide and transportation for all tours and flights as we flew out to Chiang Mai and Phuket. Thuy helped organize all the flights with tours, tour guides and transportation which makes your experience safe, fast, and such an amazing experience.

Your travel agent will provide you a complete itinerary with pickup times and all the information you need for your trip to help guide you. She is also one quick phone call or email away with any issue or problem or question you may have. I would highly recommend exotic voyages when booking your travel and I would highly recommend Thuy she has so much patience and works with you every step of the way to make sure you get exactly what you are looking for. Our honeymoon would have not been the same without her. I can’t wait to book our next vacations with her such an amazing honeymoon. We experience the islands, beautiful resorts, and such friendly tour guides.

Thank you Exotiv Voyages for making our honeymoon such a great experience and thank you so much to Thuy for helping us every step of the way and being so patience with us and extremely informative and knowledgeable of the “must sees and dos” for this trip!

 

Visited July 2018

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Michelle Caracoza