My tour was fantastic and well arranged by Sen with just our brief interactions as every handover went according to plan over 30-days in three countries and a bout 10 city locations except for the misunderstanding on necessity of a Vietnam VISA that I did not bring although Sen did the necessary work. Most guides were knowledgeable at a novice level and made each visit interesting with good English. We loved staying with H’Mong family in Sapa and the Halong Bay was spectacular so Vienam was the highlight.
I did a lot of reading on the killing fields in Cambodia and French and American wars in Vietnam so the story of wars in Cambodia and Vietnam were meaningful to me. We have taken over 3000 pictures so I am home now only a few days and back at work with no time to review them!
I did not like the last stay in Samui with a ‘standard room’. I wanted a deluxe room for or last 3-days of our Asian trip on the beach. I thought the last trip to Chiang Mai was boring for the full day on temples as we were overdosed with temples at the end. The elephant hike was great at the end and exciting for me as I was first tourist to slip into the mud!