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Doris Bui

Travel is my greatest source of inspiration. Growing up in a challenging mountainous region, I've always dreamt of exploring the untouched beauty of nature, immersing myself in rich local cultures, and savoring the unique flavors of different places. I've saved money from part-time jobs to fund my travels, and each journey has left me with unforgettable experiences and valuable life lessons, especially from the people I've met and the places I've visited. In essence, for me, travel represents freedom, happiness, and the essence of an ideal life. Without it, life would lose its flavor and enthusiasm, leaving behind a bland and uninspiring existence.

I want you to also have the opportunity to experience the happiness and excitement of exploring the most captivating destinations in my homeland, and that's why I'm here to accompany you on your journey.

Welcome to Vietnam, welcome to Indochina, and welcome to these fantastic destinations.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"We specialise in creating tours for Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Myanmar. Regardless of your preferred travel style, we excel in providing exceptional experiences. Whether you're interested in classic and cultural tours, honeymoon tours, off-the-beaten-path tours, food tours, adventure tours, luxurious getaways, or specialised MICE tours, we have them all covered."

How did you get involved in travel?

"After a wonderful trip to Ninh Binh with my best friend, I was inspired to help tourists, especially foreigners, when they visit my country. During a boat trip in Tam Coc, we met two foreigners who were exploring Vietnam on their own. They shared that they faced some challenges such as getting lost, language barriers, and hotels that weren't so great because they didn't have much information about the location. So, I gave them advice on the best places to go, good restaurants and hotels. It was a random encounter but by the end of the trip, they were truly grateful. They even gave me a special gift and we've kept in touch ever since. This experience sparked my passion to become a Travel Expert, with the hope that every traveller enjoys a wonderful and hassle-free experience during their explorations."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"For a wanderer like me, choosing the most unforgettable travel moments isn't easy. But when I think about it, my mind immediately goes back to my journey exploring Thanh Hoa province, right in the heart of Vietnam. It was a month-long visit to my friend's hometown, where I received an incredibly warm welcome from their family and the local community. Even though the village faced some tough conditions, the locals shared their hospitality and introduced me to unique dishes like "củ ấu," a local delicacy. They also guided me to untouched and secluded spots like Bai Dong Beach, which was a hidden paradise.

What struck me most was the genuine sincerity and warmth of the people, even in the face of life's challenges. Living like a local and immersing myself in their daily routines provided me with a deep understanding of their way of life. It was an eye-opening experience that I'll always cherish.

Without that trip, I wouldn't have discovered these serene places, tasted the incredible cuisine, or met such resilient and inspiring people. I'm incredibly grateful for these priceless experiences that have enriched my life in so many ways.
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Recent trip reviews for Doris

Kimkim does it again! Trip of a lifetime!
Vietnam | Apr 4 - Apr 18, 2024

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Diana O.
Ferndale, MD | Reviewed on May 05, 2024
Once again KimKim has come through with an amazing trip! Our local specialist in Vietnam, Doris, designed a perfect 15 day family adventure in Vietnam and Cambodia. Doris filled our journey with excursions and experiences that perfectly balanced nature, culture, history and local life. We were able to enjoy both the bustling cities and the remote countryside villages of this beautiful country and meet artisans and locals along the way. We always felt warmly welcomed by our various local... Read more

Once again KimKim has come through with an amazing trip! Our local specialist in Vietnam, Doris, designed a perfect 15 day family adventure in Vietnam and Cambodia. Doris filled our journey with excursions and experiences that perfectly balanced nature, culture, history and local life. We were able to enjoy both the bustling cities and the remote countryside villages of this beautiful country and meet artisans and locals along the way. We always felt warmly welcomed by our various local guides, and we also had plenty of time to explore on our own, with Doris on call with we had any questions or needed advice. We loved every place and every experience on land and water from riding on the back of motorbikes through the truly local areas of Ho Chi Minh City to wandering the winding alleys of old Hanoi, to riding in army jeeps past water buffalo and water lotus in the countryside of Hoi An, to exploring the jaw dropping ancient temples of Siem Reap. It was truly the trip of a lifetime.

Local specialist: Doris Bui
Doris
Doris Bui
Local specialist in Hanoi, Vietnam | Replied on May 08, 2024

Dear Diana and Oboler Family,

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! I'm delighted to hear that you had such an amazing 15-day family adventure and felt warmly welcomed throughout your journey in Vietnam and Cambodia.

Thank you once again for choosing to travel with us. I wish your family all the best in life. My team and I will look forward to welcoming your family back one day! Until then, stay safe and see you!

Best regards,
Doris

Hello, I would like to share my comments abou...
Vietnam | Apr 19 - Apr 28, 2024

LENA
LENA P.
Greece | Reviewed on May 04, 2024
Hello, I would like to share my comments about our Vietnam trip.
Overall, our Vietnam trip was a delightful experience, and everything went seamlessly according to the plan.
The local agent was good, the drivers were very good. The guides were nice/polite and eager to help. Maybe they should be more knowledgeable. Their English level was rather poor.
One thing that spoiled our trip was the Hotel in Hanoi. Despite spending our last two days in a beautiful little place, our accommodation was...
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Hello, I would like to share my comments about our Vietnam trip.
Overall, our Vietnam trip was a delightful experience, and everything went seamlessly according to the plan.
The local agent was good, the drivers were very good. The guides were nice/polite and eager to help. Maybe they should be more knowledgeable. Their English level was rather poor.
One thing that spoiled our trip was the Hotel in Hanoi. Despite spending our last two days in a beautiful little place, our accommodation was subpar
One thing that I recommend is for the travel agents to be more specific about the hotels/list, provide at least two options, and let the clients decide. I booked the hotels without knowing the exact level/price of each hotel. I have made clear that we wanted 4/5 star hotels.
Hue, Ha Long Bay, and Hoi An were unique experiences. We particularly enjoyed the Ecolodge at Mai Chau; it was an excellent idea. Additionally, the cruise was excellent.
Thank you,
Lena Pateraki

Hotel Reviews
Mai Chau Ecolodge
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Lalita Boutique & Spa Ninh Binh
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Paradise Sails Cruise
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Pilgrimage Village Hue
Hue
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Laluna Hoi An Riverside Hotel & Spa
Hoi An
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Hanoi - Mai Chau
Hanoi - Mai Chau
Mai Chau
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Ninh Binh - Halong Bay Cruise - Overnight on boat
Ninh Binh - Halong Bay Cruise - Overnight on boat
Ha Long Bay
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Halong Bay - Hanoi - flight to Hue
Halong Bay - Hanoi - flight to Hue
Vietnam
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Visit Hoi An Ancient Town
Visit Hoi An Ancient Town
Hoi An
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Hue- My Son Holy Land - Hoi An
Hue- My Son Holy Land - Hoi An
Hoi An
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Hanoi Culture & Walking Tour
Hanoi Culture & Walking Tour
Hanoi
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Mai Chau - Ninh Binh - Hoa Lu, Ancient Capital - Tam Coc Boat Trip
Mai Chau - Ninh Binh - Hoa Lu, Ancient Capital - Tam Coc Boat Trip
Vietnam
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Doris Bui
Doris
Doris Bui
Local specialist in Hanoi, Vietnam | Replied on May 10, 2024
Dear Lena, Thank you for your wonderful review! It was truly a pleasure to accompany your family on the trip to Vietnam. I'm delighted to hear that you had such a fantastic experience and that everything went smoothly. I'm grateful for your recommendations as well. As you may recall, I provided a list of hotel options for your family's consideration in the general chat box, and I'm glad that your son and daughter were able to finalize the hotel list based on that. Once again, thank you for... Read more

Dear Lena,

Thank you for your wonderful review! It was truly a pleasure to accompany your family on the trip to Vietnam. I'm delighted to hear that you had such a fantastic experience and that everything went smoothly.

I'm grateful for your recommendations as well. As you may recall, I provided a list of hotel options for your family's consideration in the general chat box, and I'm glad that your son and daughter were able to finalize the hotel list based on that.

Once again, thank you for choosing to travel with us. I wish your family all the best in life, filled with many more memorable and enjoyable trips ahead. Our country will always welcome your family back someday!

Best regards,
Doris

Very happy with Vietnam trip
Vietnam | Mar 26 - Apr 5, 2024

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Michael E.
United Kingdom | Reviewed on Apr 09, 2024
Our trip, organised by Doris, was a great success. She was very responsive when the itinerary was organised, and we had no problems at any point. Our guide, Cau, was terrific as was the driver who transported us during the whole trip.
I wouldn't hesitate to use Kimkim again.
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Our trip, organised by Doris, was a great success. She was very responsive when the itinerary was organised, and we had no problems at any point. Our guide, Cau, was terrific as was the driver who transported us during the whole trip.
I wouldn't hesitate to use Kimkim again.

Hotel Reviews
Meritel Hanoi
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Pistachio Hotel Sapa
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Ninh Binh Legend Hotel
Ninh Binh
Authenticity & Character
Luxurious, but lacking in character and warmth. Felt like a conference centre.
Location
Much too far out of town and in an area with no local stores or other facilities
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hanoi Emotion Hotel
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Peony cruise
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Doris Bui
Doris
Doris Bui
Local specialist in Hanoi, Vietnam | Replied on Apr 10, 2024

Dear Michael,

Thank you so much for sharing your feedback. I'm delighted to hear that your family enjoyed a hassle-free trip. I will pass on your praise to our tour guide and driver, who will surely appreciate the recognition.

Once again, thank you for choosing Vietnam as your travel destination. Wishing your family all the best and many more memorable adventures ahead!

Warmest greetings from Vietnam,
Doris

Doris at KimKim made our trip unforgettable and truly amazing!
Vietnam | Mar 10 - Mar 30, 2024

Charlotte
Charlotte S.
United Kingdom | Reviewed on Apr 01, 2024
We cannot thank Doris and KimKim services enough! Doris made our honeymoon to Vietnam spectacular and incredibly special. Her attention to detail was second to none, and her attentiveness throughout the planning and whilst we were there was brilliant. She really went above and beyond for us.
From start to finish the trip was just the best! With knowledgeable tour guides, friendly drivers and beautiful places to stay. We especially enjoyed our time in Hanoi, Ha Long Bay and Hoi An (anyone...
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We cannot thank Doris and KimKim services enough! Doris made our honeymoon to Vietnam spectacular and incredibly special. Her attention to detail was second to none, and her attentiveness throughout the planning and whilst we were there was brilliant. She really went above and beyond for us.
From start to finish the trip was just the best! With knowledgeable tour guides, friendly drivers and beautiful places to stay. We especially enjoyed our time in Hanoi, Ha Long Bay and Hoi An (anyone looking to explore Vietnam these are not to be missed!)
We will, without doubt, come back to Vietnam and contact Doris to help us again.
Thank you Doris! You are an absolute star!

Local specialist: Doris Bui
Doris
Doris Bui
Local specialist in Hanoi, Vietnam | Replied on Apr 02, 2024
Dear Charlotte, Thank you so much for your kind words! It was my absolute pleasure to accompany you on your special honeymoon journey. I'm thrilled to hear that you found the trip incredible and enjoyable. Your happiness is what makes my job so fulfilling!!! I will make sure to pass on your compliments to our tour guides and drivers, who will be delighted to know they made your experience memorable! Thank you once again for choosing us and for being such funny, lovely clients. I wish you... Read more

Dear Charlotte,

Thank you so much for your kind words! It was my absolute pleasure to accompany you on your special honeymoon journey. I'm thrilled to hear that you found the trip incredible and enjoyable. Your happiness is what makes my job so fulfilling!!! I will make sure to pass on your compliments to our tour guides and drivers, who will be delighted to know they made your experience memorable!

Thank you once again for choosing us and for being such funny, lovely clients. I wish you and your husband a lifetime of happiness, filled with countless amazing adventures and unforgettable moments. Our beautiful country and I will always be here to welcome you back with open arms :))

Warmest regards from Vietnam,
Doris Bui

Cam unn Vietnam! Cam unn ban rat nhieu Doris!
Vietnam | Mar 6 - Mar 20, 2024

Gail
Gail S.
India | Reviewed on Mar 25, 2024
We were 4 friends coming together from different parts of the world for a holiday together. We were meeting after a really long time . Doris from Asia Aventura put together a trip to remember. Planning this trip with Doris was a dream - I found her to be prompt, extremely responsive, quick to understand what we wanted and intuitive to plan ahead. She was unafraid to give us advice when we were overdoing our itinerary and I found her to be extremely forward thinking. The trip itself was... Read more

We were 4 friends coming together from different parts of the world for a holiday together. We were meeting after a really long time . Doris from Asia Aventura put together a trip to remember. Planning this trip with Doris was a dream - I found her to be prompt, extremely responsive, quick to understand what we wanted and intuitive to plan ahead. She was unafraid to give us advice when we were overdoing our itinerary and I found her to be extremely forward thinking. The trip itself was seamless. From the selection of the hotels, the guides, the drivers, the kind of sightseeing/experiences - everything was on point. Whenever I reached out to Doris with a question or concern, she responded in less than a minute. Doris is an absolutely wonderful travel planner and I strongly recommend her. She is the kind of travel planner you'd want on your side when planning a dream holiday.

Local specialist: Doris Bui
Doris
Doris Bui
Local specialist in Hanoi, Vietnam | Replied on Mar 26, 2024
Namasté Gail, Thank you very much for your kind words and gifts. I received two meaningful gifts from you: one is the gift you brought from India to Vietnam (the bag), and the other is the gift you brought from Vietnam to India ( your lovely review); I'm really grateful for that. You are a kind traveler. Accompanying you on your trip to Vietnam is my honor :)) I really admire your friendship. Wishing you and yours all the best in life, filled with many more happy and meaningful moments.... Read more

Namasté Gail,

Thank you very much for your kind words and gifts. I received two meaningful gifts from you: one is the gift you brought from India to Vietnam (the bag), and the other is the gift you brought from Vietnam to India ( your lovely review); I'm really grateful for that. You are a kind traveler. Accompanying you on your trip to Vietnam is my honor :))

I really admire your friendship. Wishing you and yours all the best in life, filled with many more happy and meaningful moments. Hopefully one day your group will be back to our beautiful country!

Warmest greetings from Vietnam,
Doris

Overall our experience with KimKim was great....
Vietnam | Mar 9 - Mar 17, 2024

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Purva M.
San Jose, CA | Reviewed on Mar 18, 2024

Overall our experience with KimKim was great. Communication with them before the trip was excellent and the guides assigned to us were great for the most part.

Local specialist: Doris Bui
Doris
Doris Bui
Local specialist in Hanoi, Vietnam | Replied on Mar 19, 2024

Dear Purva,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Kimkim. I'm glad to hear that you had a wonderful time during your trip to Vietnam. I hope you will have many more interesting trips ahead so you can capture memorable moments through beautiful photos!

Goodbye for now, and I hope to welcome you back to Vietnam one day!

Warmest regards,
Doris

It was a great trip, well planned and coordin...
Vietnam | Mar 9 - Mar 15, 2024

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Sonali M.
Australia | Reviewed on Mar 16, 2024
It was a great trip, well planned and coordinated by local guides , who had great information and added their personal touch ! Shout out to Brian in Hanoi , Jack on the River cruise and Ruby in Hoi An . Read more

It was a great trip, well planned and coordinated by local guides , who had great information and added their personal touch ! Shout out to Brian in Hanoi , Jack on the River cruise and Ruby in Hoi An .

Activity Reviews
Hanoi city sightseeing- Hanoi street food tour
Hanoi city sightseeing- Hanoi street food tour
Hanoi
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Hoi An - Ba Na Hills - Golden Bridge- Hoi An
Hoi An - Ba Na Hills - Golden Bridge- Hoi An
Hoi An
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Doris Bui
Doris
Doris Bui
Local specialist in Hanoi, Vietnam | Replied on Mar 19, 2024

Dear Sonali,

Thank you for your kind words. I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed the trip and were satisfied with our services and tour guides. Wishing you all the best in life, filled with many more memorable trips ahead! The Asia Aventura Travel team and our beautiful country will always look forward to welcoming you back one day!

Warmest regards,
Doris

Nationalistic and proud people
Vietnam | Feb 24 - Mar 8, 2024

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William S.
Portland, OR | Reviewed on Mar 09, 2024
The quality of the guides were mixed, but always very lovely people, who tried hard, who loved being guides, and ambassadors of their country. Often difficult to understand (like guides in most SE Asia countries) - not from their lack of a command of the English language, but from their Vietamese accent. Read more

The quality of the guides were mixed, but always very lovely people, who tried hard, who loved being guides, and ambassadors of their country. Often difficult to understand (like guides in most SE Asia countries) - not from their lack of a command of the English language, but from their Vietamese accent.

Hotel Reviews
Hoi An Delicacy Hotel & Spa
Hoi An

We loved staying at this hotel. Its new and has a great customer service focus.

Authenticity & Character
Location
10m walk to the Night Market
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Harmony Hotel & Spa
Ho Chi Minh City

Great service. Clean and well- appointed rooms..hreat sauna and steam ammenity.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Doris Bui
Doris
Doris Bui
Local specialist in Hanoi, Vietnam | Replied on Mar 12, 2024

Dear William,

Thank you so much for your feedback. I will pass your words on to our tour guide. Your feedback is valuable advice for them, and I’m sure that it will inspire them to further improve their English speaking skills.

Once again, we are grateful that you chose to travel with Kimkim and Asia Aventura Travel. Our entire team looks forward to welcoming you back someday! Wishing you and your wife all the best in life, filled with many more meaningful experiences.

Warmest regards from Vietnam,
Doris

The KimKim team provided a great Vietnam experience!
Vietnam | Feb 23 - Feb 26, 2024

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Linda M.
Canada | Reviewed on Feb 27, 2024

I received very quick and detailed information from Doris the local specialist during the planning phase of our trip. She planned out a few different options for us to choose. She connected with me several times before and during trip to make sure that everything was going smoothly.
Han was a great local guide. We learned so much from her during our tour around the Mekong delta. She has great knowledge about Vietnam. We totally enjoyed learning about the plant life, food and culture. Each one of our experiences were very well organized and enjoyable.

Local specialist: Doris Bui
Doris
Doris Bui
Local specialist in Hanoi, Vietnam | Replied on Feb 28, 2024

Dear Linda,

Thank you so much for your kind words and positive feedback! It was my pleasure assisting you in planning your trip to Vietnam. I'm thrilled that you had a wonderful time exploring the Mekong Delta with Ms. Han as your tour guide.

If you plan to visit Vietnam again or have any questions in the future, please don't hesitate to reach out. My team and I are always here and look forward to serving you on your next vacation. Goodbye and hope to see you soon!

Warmest regards from Vietnam,
Doris

Doris planned a great trip for me and my son....
Vietnam | Jan 31 - Feb 7, 2024

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Geri F.
Chicago, IL | Reviewed on Feb 14, 2024
Doris planned a great trip for me and my son. We booked at the last minute and worked with Doris to plan a trip that included our main interests. She always responded promptly and made any changes we requested. When a last minute problem came up at the airport with my son's visa to Vietnam, she dropped everything and helped us get things worked out without any interruption to the trip. We walked through the Hill Tribe country near Sapa in awe of its beauty. Went to a jaw dropping (for... Read more

Doris planned a great trip for me and my son. We booked at the last minute and worked with Doris to plan a trip that included our main interests. She always responded promptly and made any changes we requested. When a last minute problem came up at the airport with my son's visa to Vietnam, she dropped everything and helped us get things worked out without any interruption to the trip. We walked through the Hill Tribe country near Sapa in awe of its beauty. Went to a jaw dropping (for Americans) traditional market in Bac Ha. We saw cultural sites in Hanoi that helped to gain a bit of understanding of the Vietnam culture. All the hotels and home stay she booked were excellent. The hotel in Hanoi was in a prominent location within easy walking distance from food and entertainment. It would have taken weeks to plan a trip like this on our own but working with Doris really made it easy.
Doris even met us at the hotel when we arrived to be sure things worked out and continued to check on us during the trip. I would recommend her to anyone wanting to travel to Vietnam.

Hotel Reviews
Hong Ngoc Dynastie Hotel & Spa
Hanoi
Local Homestay in Ta Van Village
Sapa
Cong Fu Hotel
Sapa Relax Hotel & Spa
Lao Cai
Local specialist: Doris Bui
Doris
Doris Bui
Local specialist in Hanoi, Vietnam | Replied on Feb 16, 2024

Dear Geri,

Thank you for your kind words! It was a pleasure planning your trip to Vietnam and accompanying such lovely persons like you and your son. I'm thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the experiences and accommodations. Your recommendation means a lot to me.

I wish you all the best in life, filled with many more interesting trips ahead! Hope that you have more chances to explore more the traditional weaving and dyeing methods!

Warmest regards,
Doris