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Jack Bartholomew

Passionate about creating epic and meaningful experiences for travelers in Asia.
Here to help create and grow income, salaries and businesses for as many people in the countries we work in as we can by operating awesome trips for our travelers.

Committed to responsible travel and partnering with local communities on our IMPACT programs to assist in sustainable community development and using travel and tourism as a vehicle for positive change.

To share our love for Asia with others and make a positive impact in the development of the countries we operate and live in. We want to show the whole world how fantastic Asia is and for our team, travelers, partners and friends to have fun, feel good and know they are doing the right thing.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. I have lived in Laos for 4 years, Cambodia for 3 and Vietnam for 8. I specialise in balancing trips with genuine local encounters, discovering local cultures, authentic local food and having a good time. Its a holiday after all. "

How did you get involved in travel?

"I was travelling around Asia in the mid 2000's and fell in love with the region and in particular Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. I had no idea at the time that I could actually make money/have a career out of doing what I loved the most so I'm very lucky how it all panned out. "

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"Going to a friends local wedding in Borikhamxay in south Laos in 2008 whilst I was living in Laos. I think that wedding lasted around a week. "

Jack is part of the following groups: Vietnam Travel Agents
See stunning rice fields in Vietnam
2 Weeks in Vietnam - 5 Unique Itineraries

With two weeks, you can travel the length of Vietnam plus add Cambodia or Thailand into the mix. Should you choose an exclusive Vietnam adventure, there are many highlight cities like Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh to see while also leaving time for mountain hikes, river trips, countryside tours, and visits to ancient landmarks. The five diverse itineraries below cover the best options.

Tour the Imperial City in Huế, Vietnam
Highlights of Vietnam: Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Hue, Hoi An & More - 10 Days

The highlights of Vietnam are many, and you'll see a good deal of them over 10 incredible days. First, it's city tours of Hanoi followed by an overnight cruise around Hạ Long Bay, with its jade waters and limestone islets. After visiting the ancient coastal towns of Huế and Hội An, you'll finish the journey in the south with a Vespa tour around Ho hi Minh City, followed by a boat trip-cycling adventure on the Mekong Delta.

Jayavarman II Cambodian sculpture
Discover Vietnam & Cambodia - 14 Days

This two-week odyssey includes visits to some of the most historic cultural sites not only in Vietnam but in Cambodia, too. Beginning in Vietnam, you'll tour the capital of Hanoi, cruise along gorgeous Hạ Long Bay, and visit the UNESCO World Heritage river town of Hội An. After a stop in Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon), you'll jet off to Cambodia and tour the largest religious temple site in the world: Angkor Wat.

Phang Nga Bay
Best of Thailand - 8 Days

If you've ever dreamed of Thailand, this 8-day trip covers the highlights with the perfect mix of guided tours and free time. Start off in vibrant Bangkok for iconic Buddhist sites and a dinner cruise down the Chao Phraya River. You'll then fly north to Chiang Mai to explore the Old City and spend a day with elephants. Finish off in Phuket where you'll kayak, island-hop, and choose between dozens of white sand beaches.

Recent trip reviews for Jack

Mixed feelings · Vietnam - Apr 29 - May 9, 2022

Traveler: Martin S. - Local specialist: Jack Bartholomew

Mixed feelings about the trip. Some amazing people and experiences but very bad ones as well. All in all, we really didn't enjoy Hanoi, however we loved the trek in the rice paddies and the city of Hoi an. We cut short our trip to avoid another potential bad experience in Saigon.