1145 messages
active 2 hours ago

Alex Nguyen

I am Alex Nguyen, travel expert from Hello Vietnam Travel. Choosing to work in the tourism industry is one of the best decisions I've ever made. I love traveling; I love the feeling on the road, and I enjoy exploring new destinations and meeting new people.

In my opinion, every trip should be special, and each trip should perfectly "fit" each individual traveler's personality, hobbies, dreams, etc. That's why I love to create tailor-made tours in which every trip perfectly meets clients' demand. Bringing excellent trips to travelers is one of my favorite things to do every day.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"I specialize in tailor-made private tours, including many types such as family tour, trekking tour, adventure tour, honeymoon tour..."

How did you get involved in travel?

"During my early teens, I joined my family on trips to the furthest parts of my hometown. These trips gave me lovely memories and lasting impressions that later became a passion for travel.

Before graduating with a university degree in tourism, I worked as a freelance tour guide for English speaking clients. After that, I decided to work as a travel consultant and have been working with travel agents for many years. Thanks to my career, I'm able to travel to many countries and explore so many interesting things. During my career, I have explored many new places myself, because traveling is not only a hobby, but one of my goals in my life. "

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"It's so hard to decide which the best experience among my trips. I think about spring days traveling by motorbike through Vietnam's mountainous provinces to seek for peach blossoms, or peaceful moments when sitting by the fire with an ethnic Dzao family in Sapa (Vietnam) to enjoy a simple dinner and listen to their stories.

I also think about the days I explored Thailand alone from Bangkok. I visited Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai, and then passed the border to Huay Xai in Laos. I love Thai food, as well as Thai people, with their kind hearts.

I've also traveled along the Mekong River to reach ancient charming Luang Prabang, then Vang Vieng. During the trip, I saw lots of green mountains, to Vientiane, Pakse, and other southern parts of Laos to admire majestic waterfalls.

I loved the morning in Luang Prabang, when I waited in silence for the monks in orange robes to pass by. That was the famous Tak Bat ceremony every morning in this ancient city. Time seems to stand still in every corner of Luang Prabang.

However, my favorite experiences have been in northern Vietnam. The region offers trekking, high slopes, forests, and lovely camping under the starry sky. I love the ocean of clouds in the mornings as well as the sounds of birds all around. In this region, I also visited ethnic hill tribe villages and explored their culture, costumes, and cuisine. I return to the northern part of Vietnam every winter to do some trekking and enjoy the majestic, mountainous landscape."

Featured trips & expertise

Traveler Interview: A Month in Vietnam and Cambodia

Retirees Neil and Kate Mann are self-described "fiercely independent travelers." They love every aspect of planning a trip, but decided to enlist some help from kimkim for their most ambitious endeavor yet: a month-long journey through Vietnam and Cambodia. Neil shares his favorite moments, the importance of cultural experiences, and advice for travelers interested in recreating their itinerary.

Cycle through Cambodia and Vietnam - 12 Days

On this trip, you'll cycle through the heart of the old Khmer Empire to the ancient trading port of Hoi An. Weaving far beyond the beaten track through the Cambodian and Vietnamese countryside, you'll visit Angkor temples, remote areas near the Laotian border, and truly get to know this fascinating pocket of Southeast Asia.

Ha Long Bay
Highlights of Vietnam - 9 Days

See all the classic highlights on this nine-day trip to magical Vietnam. Roam around the bustling streets of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, cruise on the azure waters of Ha Long Bay, and hike to villages and terraced rice paddies in the countryside. This tour is ideal for first-time visitors or travelers with limited time who want a well-rounded showcase of Vietnam's history, charm, and natural beauty.

vietnam tour
Impressions of Vietnam - 14 Days

This tour takes you around the major highlights of Vietnam, but along the lesser-traveled paths. Visit the coastal regions of Northern Vietnam that still remain unknown to many visitors. Get immersed in Vietnamese history in Hue, and experience a different side to popular Hoi An by being a local for one day. And of course, visit bustling Hanoi - the capital of Vietnam - which seamlessly blends the old and new.

Limestone outcrops in Halong Bay
Best Of Northern Vietnam - 7-Day Itinerary

Explore the best of northern Vietnam on this week-long tour. You'll go trekking, explore the Hanoi's diverse architecture, visit local ethnic communities, and end it all with a picturesque boat ride in Hanoi Bay.

Recent trip reviews for Alex

Highlights of vietnam - 9 days, Vietnam - Nov 3 - Nov 18, 2018

Traveler: Alan M. - Local specialist: Alex Nguyen

We spent 18 days in Vietnam and Cambodia. Lovely places to visit.
I could not fault Kimkim tours. It was so well organized. They really want you to have a great experience. Alex is a huge asset to the company. English was perfect. Alex looked after us from start to finish. She responded to our text right away, whenever we needed her.
We had a problem with our visa (completely our fault) Alex helped us all the way.
If there was one thing I would like to see improved, would be some of the... read more

We spent 18 days in Vietnam and Cambodia. Lovely places to visit.
I could not fault Kimkim tours. It was so well organized. They really want you to have a great experience. Alex is a huge asset to the company. English was perfect. Alex looked after us from start to finish. She responded to our text right away, whenever we needed her.
We had a problem with our visa (completely our fault) Alex helped us all the way.
If there was one thing I would like to see improved, would be some of the guides English wasn’t great, so it was sometimes tough to understand. But They were all very enthusiastic.
Very well done.

Alex Nguyen, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Alan :)

Thanks for your nice words. It cheered me up for a busy Monday :)

I am very glad to know that you are happy with our services and thanks again for dinner with both of you, your honest sharing for our tour guide and a memory with your visa :D

I hope that these memories will last forever and hope that we will have a chance to welcome you again in our beautiful Vietnam in the near future for the new destinations :)

Besides Vietnam, we also organized the trips in Laos, Myanmar as well, and if you need any support, do not hesitate to reach me at any time :)

Keep in touch!
Alex

Vietnam tour, Vietnam - Oct 31 - Nov 3, 2018

Traveler: Steve B. - Local specialist: Alex Nguyen

We were a bit worried with two families of four going to Vietnam for the first time but I have to say, after the experience, I’m already looking for our next destination with kimkim! We have traveled extensively on our own but sometimes you want to de-stress and let someone do the figuring for you. That’s why this was perfect! Alex had us set up with everything we wanted to do from start to finish and LaLa (our guide) took us to places we never would have gone to on our own - hidden eateries... read more

We were a bit worried with two families of four going to Vietnam for the first time but I have to say, after the experience, I’m already looking for our next destination with kimkim! We have traveled extensively on our own but sometimes you want to de-stress and let someone do the figuring for you. That’s why this was perfect! Alex had us set up with everything we wanted to do from start to finish and LaLa (our guide) took us to places we never would have gone to on our own - hidden eateries tucked away down almost invisible streets, only known by locals and served the most amazing food and local fare. Monuments and pagodas along with the stories behind them, made it educational as well. In the end, I will say, if you have any reservations about traveling, alone or with a group, kimkim is the way to go:)

Alex Nguyen, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Steve :)

Thank you very much for your nice words. It cheered me up for a nice weekend :) I am very glad to know that you had a wonderful holiday in our North of Vietnam and the memories will be last forever.

Besides Vietnam, we also have branches in Cambodia, Myanmar & Laos. Hope that we will have a chance to welcome you again in other destinations or in our other parts of Vietnam :D

Have a nice weekend and keep in touch!
Cheers,
Alex

6d hanoi and ho chi minh city, Vietnam - Jun 22 - Jun 27, 2018

Traveler: Manjit B. - Local specialist: Alex Nguyen

I am extremely thankful to Alex, who was exceptionally experienced and created an intenarary which was perfect. She helped and advised all along. I will definitely be recommending Kim Kim to my family and friends .
I will also be contacting alex to arrange a trip for me to Cambodia
Once again thanks for making my journey memorable

Alex Nguyen, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Manjit,
Thank you so much for your kind words. I am so happy to know you are satisfied with our services and the trip becomes a nice memory to you.
Your review is a great inspiration for my work and hopefully we will see you soon in your trip to Cambodia!
Best wishes,
Alex