I was born in Hai Phong city, which is a big port city with wonderful Lan Ha Bay. Later I moved to Hanoi to study and started my career in the travel industry. As a person with a great passion for travel, I have spent 4 years experiencing famous landmarks as a tour guide in my beautiful country, from mountains to coastal areas. Furthermore, I used any chance to travel and explore other Indochina countries, especially Laos, which I find a magic place. Since then, I have understood what tourists want and need when they are travelling. Therefore, I pursue myself in a new role – travel consultant with the desire to help customers have great experiences on their trip to my wonderful country.
What places and activities do you specialize in?
"I specialise in arranging trips in Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Laos. I know these countries like the back of my hand. Still, my strength is in cultural and outdoor activities: museums, temples, markets, villages, mountains, and waterfalls - I am always ready to consult you about the best places to visit in the county. Another my specialisation is food, you can always ask me about the best places or singing experience and creating an amazing culinary tours for you. "
How did you get involved in travel?
"I was inspired to work in the travel industry during one of the first trips I made. We took an organised tour and the travel guide was cheerful and told exciting stories about the places we visited. At that time I thought what a happy life they live, every day they can see such beautiful places, meet interesting people and make them happy. And I remembered this experience when I chose my profession and worked as a travel guide for 4 years. Later I tried myself in travel consultancy, which I enjoy a lot! "
Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.
"I have had many wonderful trips around South East Asia, but the most memorable experience was very close to my hometown. It is Halong Bay, I was so amazed by the thousands of limestone karsts of various shapes right in the middle of the sea, I couldn't believe that nature could create it, and I was so happy that my country could be so spectacular. It looked like a beautiful work of art!
It was one of my first travel experiences, I was a teenage boy at that time. I and my family explored the bay on a cruise, and the guide there introduced us a lot about the history and the culture of the Red River Delta region, and even me being a local didn't know many of these facts. It was the first time I got inspired by travel and being a guide. And as I see it now, this trip has really changed my life, I worked as a guide and was introdicing this amazing place to my travellers. And now as a travel consultant, I would definitely put Halong Bay on the bucket list for those who are visiting Vietnam. "
Dat's favorite itineraries and travel advice
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Recent trip reviews for Dat
Jul 2 - Jul 9, 2023
Our recent trip with KimKim was nothing short of amazing! From the moment we arrived, we were greeted by a team that went above and beyond to ensure our comfort and enjoyment throughout the entire journey. Let me tell you about some of the exceptional individuals who made our experience truly unforgettable!
Ms. Belle, our tour guide for our first day, left a lasting impression. Despite her limited time with us, she made herself available on WhatsApp to assist in coordinating our drivers... read more
We had a truly memorable time in Cambodia an...
Jun 16 - Jun 26, 2023
We had a truly memorable time in Cambodia and Vietnam. As I am travel writer and travel blogger, I carefully evaluated every aspect of our trip.
We had amazing service from Dat throughout the planning stages. He was cognizant of our needs and met all our requests. He was also in contact with us during the trip and responded to two text messages we left him despite the time difference. We were really impressed with his expertise, knowledge and suggestions.We were delighted and very... read more
Loved our travel agent! Want to go back to Vietnam soon!
Jun 18 - Jun 25, 2023
Dat was incredibly responsive as we were planning the trip, as we went through 4 iterations before settling on a final itinerary. And during the trip when there was a hiccup, he was quick to be responsive and made mid trip adjustments. He was clear about all that was included and set us up with fantastic hotels and guides. We learned so much about Vietnam and the wonderful people who live there.
Action packed 8 day trip to Vietnam.
Jun 6 - Jun 14, 2023
Our 8 day trip to Vietnam was an action packed adventure. We got to do a tour of Hanoi, an overnight cruise in Ha Long Bay, a trip to Hoi An and to spend a few nights in Ho Chin Mhin. We found our quides Cuong, Ly and Tony to be very personable and friendly and very informative. The Pandora cruise ship had a very high standard of accommodation. My advice to anyone with children who may be fussy eaters to bring some food staples like bread etc as there isn’t much alternative choices to the... read more
May 12 - May 28, 2023
Dat did a great job listening to our likes and what we were looking for on our trip. We booked our trip with very little notice and he created a trip we will talk about for years! His team met all our bucket list items. I can not express enough how great our guides were. They took such good care of us. Our drivers made getting places easy. Our hotel locations were spot on for being close to anything we wanted to do, or getting to any place easily. It was an amazing trip. Thank you! read more
Dat was amazing
Apr 11 - Apr 30, 2023
I was very nervous about booking through an online company, as I have travelled before with well known companies. From the moment Dat contacted me, and asked what we wanted to do, his suggestions were all fantastic, and we nervously booked through him, on Version 6 of his planning. We were relieved when we landed in Vietnam, and there was someone with my name on a board waiting….then this happened every flight, or even day tour guides etc…they were all there waiting for us, usually about 10... read more
We had a wonderful trip to Vietnam and Cambod...
Apr 1 - Apr 9, 2023
We had a wonderful trip to Vietnam and Cambodia - all thanks to Dat and his team. We started planning the trip late and did not have enough time to research and manage everything by ourselves and that's why we started looking for Kimkim's service. And they have delivered!
Each moving part from the itinerary - from the cab pickup to the local tour guide to the accommodations and different recommendations were all to the point and as per expectations and we were able to relax and enjoy the... read more
Worry Free Vietnam
Mar 22 - Apr 18, 2023
We had a spectacular trip in Vietnam. Dat, our planning specialist, meticulously planned every detail based on our desired itinerary...even down to anticipating an extended hotel stay due to our late flight plans. His responsiveness extended to being available for calls while we were in Vietnam. There wasn't a single hitch in transportation, and the tours scheduled were fantastic; each of the tour guides were personable, knowledgeable, and flexible.
A 5-Star Adventure in Vietnam
Mar 10 - Mar 25, 2023
Hi, as mentioned here's a detailed rundown of our recent Vietnam adventure. Overall, this was a 5 star trip, and your rating reflects that. Dat was first class in terms of his overall approach, responsiveness and knowledge. He knows the country well and we benefitted from his experience. And his English is very good. The logistics on the trip were excellent throughout. We never worried as to whether a guide/driver would show up on time; they were always a few minutes early and went out of... read more
Great communication, excellent experience
Mar 11 - Mar 16, 2023
Great communication from Dat while planning our trip - he made useful suggestions and booked everything. Hotels, the cruise, the tours, and the guides were great! Would definitely recommend to anyone interested in visiting Hanoi and north Vietnam. read more
Amazing for families with tight travel schedule
Mar 11 - Mar 25, 2023
Amazing. We are a family of four with 2 boys 6 and 9 planning a trip with a tight 14 day timeline to north and south vietnam and Cambodia. We wrestled with whether to choose KimKim because it is significantjy more expensive than do it yourself tour making. But after the tour I would say for our needs it as the nearly perfect solution. There was no time or frustration lost in organising details like hotels, guides and transportation. Each of the guides was nearly perfectly suited for us - they... read more
Unforgettable beautiful memory of the north of Vietnam
Feb 11 - Feb 17, 2023
The service provided both prior to and during our trip was exceptional. The KimKim team is knowledgeable, organised and reliable. The team understood our high needs especially given that we were travelling with small children (3 and 6 years old). Thank you for welcoming us and making this trip such a beautiful memory. read more
Visit to Vietnam
Dec 31 - Jan 10, 2023
We really enjoyed the trip and wish could stay longer to see more of the beautiful place. We love the places we visited, the foods, the hotel and the guides. The guides ( Tu in Hanoi, Mr. Dzung in Hue And Hoi An, Mr. Minh in Hoi An, And Tony in HCMC were all very knowledgeable of the history of the places we visited. We learned so much about Vietnam and the culture.
Mr. Nguyen, our driver in Hue And Hoi An
Was very nice and helpful.
Hanoi is very nice city, clean with a lot of... read more
Quick to solve problems!
Dec 27 - Jan 7, 2023
I had a big issue this trip that could have ruined my whole holiday. But Dat offered me comfort, support and was able to solve it in the fastest way possible insuring that I had a great trip. Thank you to the whole Kim Kim trip for the great care! read more
Discovering Vietnam and Cambodia wasn’t on th...
Dec 27 - Jan 7, 2023
Discovering Vietnam and Cambodia wasn’t on the top of my priority list, however when my sister suggested it I went with it. Dat our travel advisor put together a beautiful itinerary for us to discover Vietnam (Saigon, Hoi An) and Cambodia (Siem Reap, Pnom Pen - excuse the spelling) in a way where you get a taste of everything like a tasting menu at a Michelin star restaurant. In the preparation for the trip he was extremely helpful in explaining what each activity brought to the trip and... read more
Our first time using a travel agency while visiting a country
Dec 23 - Jan 1, 2023
This is our first time using kimkim for our travel. We were a little hesitant to go with travel agencies but wanted try it out on this trip since we could not find any local specialists for our Thailand visit. Kimkim and our local specialist Dat came through and made this trip a memorable one. We enjoyed the trip and Dat was just a WhatsApp call away through our entire trip. We were able to reach him any time of the day and he was ready to help us right away. Thanks Dat for that. It made us... read more
Last Minute Trip Planning
Nov 29 - Dec 12, 2022
Dat was amazing and was always quick to assist in our planning and final execution of our last minute trip to Vietnam. After seeing enough videos and reading about the typical pitfalls encountered by tourists in Vietnam, we decided to go with kimkim and coordinate with Realistic Asia in planning a two week trip through the cities and rural areas of Vietnam.
Our trip began in Hanoi and ended in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), with Hoi An, Ha Long Bay and Phu Quoc as stops along the way. Our... read more