My wife and I spent 23 days in Vietnam during March, 2013. After investigating several options, we selected Active Travel Asia because they were very responsive and best able to meet our needs. ATA provided us with a private tour (just the two of us) that involved sight-seeing, hiking, boating, kayaking, motorcycling, and bicycling throughout Vietnam (highlights included: Hanoi, Sapa, Halong, Mai Chau, Hue, Hoi An, Saigon, and Mekong Delta).
Because our tour included a variety of activities and it encompassed many geographic regions, ATA provided a "specialized" guide for each segment of our tour. Each guide was very professional, courteous, and informative. For example, our guide in the Sapa area thoroughly explained the history of the region. He provided clear answers to our many questions, and he told personal stories that helped us better understand the Vietnamese culture.
We were amazed that ATA was able to seamlessly coordinate such a complex trip that involved many "hand-offs" between tour guides, hotel reservations, tickets for special events, reservations for various modes of transportation, and more. Given the diversity of our activities, we expected a few problems and delays; however, ATA's planning and coordination was flawlessly excellent.
Overall, ATA provided us with a superb experience -- we met many friendly people and learned about their interesting lifestyles, saw beautiful scenery, visited historic sites, and enjoyed delicious Vietnamese food and drink. We give ATA a big "two thumbs up!"
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