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Linh Do

Don't be a tourist, be a traveler. The more I know about new destinations and new places, the more I love Vietnam- my homeland as we have great authentic culture, the most gorgeous mountainous areas with rice terrace fields, the lovely 4 seasons that change around in a year, the best beaches and bays along the country that still keep its natural beauty. I hope that I can share this love with all the travelers who plan to visit Vietnam.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"Northen Mountainous area of Vietnam, Myanmar, Chiang Mai - Thailand, Battambang - Cambodia, Luang Prabang - Laos."

How did you get involved in travel?

"I've loved traveling since I was a child, and would often join my family on trips. I chose tourism as my field of study at university. By the time working in, I found that I love this work more and more day by day. It is really the lovely second when I can know more about a new thing that is interesting on the way to consult to clients, new activities, new culture behavior....Even from some clients, I did learn a lot about their passionate to a place, a destination and they indeed inspire me a lot while doing the tailor made tours for their group.

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Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"2 years ago, I was in Ha Giang, Vietnam for a CSR company trip. We did very well offer to 2 remoted primary schools with pencils, notebooks and the cinema shows for kids. In the afternoon of day 2, we are noticed by the local people that there would be a big flood soon as it had been heavy rain for the last 2 days.

We have to give out the decision if we stay at the village to wait until the flood goes away or we have to leave the mountain village immediately to the town in the heavy rain. The road from the village to the town is the Monotheism way, it is small and narrow, one side is the mountain and the other side is abyss, there is one car in the road at a time. If there is another car from the opposite side, we will get stuck in the middle of the mountain and forests as there is no place to reverse back.

There are many types of risky as well when you move under the heavy forest rain, landslide, bad road conditions... After 4 hours of driving like "Fast and Furious", even in many places we go by 2 side wheels, we finally escape to the town. "

Vietnam
Family Cultural Tour of Vietnam: Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Hoi An, & More - 10 Days

Vietnam is a great place to bring the whole family, as you'll find out when you travel the country over 10 action-packed days. This itinerary features ample city tours plus an overnight cruise on the gorgeous emerald waters of Hạ Long Bay. You'll also experience the cultural heritage of Vietnam as you travel by bicycle to the Mekong Delta to visit organic farms and floating market villages, where you'll learn to fish from traditional basket boats.

Vietnam
Heritage of Vietnam & Thailand: Ha Long Bay, Chiang Mai, & More - 14 Days

This two-week adventure packs two of the most beautiful countries in Southeast Asia into one itinerary. You'll arrive in Hanoi, Vietnam, and enjoy city tours on the back of a scooter plus kayak excursions on the jade waters of Hạ Long Bay. Then you're off to Thailand, where you'll discover the secrets to its cuisine in a cooking class, walk amid the ancient ruins of Ayutthaya, and travel north to Chiang Mai where you'll see more historic temples.

Explore the ancient city of Angkor on this amazing tour
Siem Reap: Angkor Culture & Cuisine - 5 Days

Enjoy a different side to Cambodia and learn about the fascinating culture and cuisine of the country on this slow-paced 5-day tour around the colonial city of Siem Reap and through ancient Angkorian ruins. From local breakfasts and street food to home-cooking, market stalls, and fine dining, with guided tours of lesser-visited temples and plenty of time to explore the historic hotspots, this is the ideal tour for food fans who want to experience a more authentic taste of Cambodia.

Similan Islands, Andaman Sea, Thailand, March 18, 2018: National park, beautiful blue sea. White boats with tourists.
Thailand in March: Travel Tips, Weather, and More

March is a fabulous month to visit Thailand. The weather is still pleasant, especially in the first half of the month, although the southern beaches will start getting some rain along the Andaman Sea. It's also the beginning of mango season, and throughout the country, the colorful fruit is piled high at roadside stands and on people's plates mixed with sticky rice. Best of all, the hot season hasn't arrived yet (which is often uncomfortably warm) so you can walk around outside without being miserable.

Hong islands
Thailand Island Hopping - 12 Days

Relax on white sand beaches, explore tropical forests, and get away from it all on this 12-day island hopping trip. Begin in Phuket, where jagged limestone caves and deep blue lagoons meet in hidden caves. Continue to Phi Phi and Krabi to soak in the sunshine, go snorkeling in the tropical water, and ride a zip line through the rainforest. End your trip in Loh Dalum Bay with the ultimate adventure—a full day planned by you, from a personal guide to romantic beach picnics!

Recent trip reviews for Linh

Heidi

Created our own cruise "excursions" · Thailand - Jan 18 - Jan 29, 2020

Traveler: Heidi P. - Local specialist: Linh Do

We decided to create our own "excursions" while traveling through Asia on a cruise. Linh helped us plan activities for three of the ports we visited. We gave her our destinations and she gave us various options to pick and choose from. Our first port was in Koh Sumai, Thailand, where Mr. Sonthaya gave us a great tour of all the island highlights and brought us to a beautiful beach side restaurant to enjoy the view and some local food.
Our second stop was in Laem Chabang, the port south... read more

We decided to create our own "excursions" while traveling through Asia on a cruise. Linh helped us plan activities for three of the ports we visited. We gave her our destinations and she gave us various options to pick and choose from. Our first port was in Koh Sumai, Thailand, where Mr. Sonthaya gave us a great tour of all the island highlights and brought us to a beautiful beach side restaurant to enjoy the view and some local food.
Our second stop was in Laem Chabang, the port south of Bangkok. Ms. Angie and a driver picked us up from the port and drove us west of Bangkok, to ride a river boat that brought us to her favorite floating market, Don Wei Market. It did not disappoint, as it was a fascinating market filled with the smells, sounds and tastes of Thailand. We were truly immersed in the wonderful culture. We enjoyed tasting some foods while wandering and then ate a delicious lunch in a restaurant on the water. We boarded another boat and were taken to Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn), a tower on the Chao Phra river bank built in Khmer architectural style. It is the tallest temple in Thailand, decorated in beautiful ceramic pieces. We finished our afternoon in Chinatown, one of the largest in the world, then headed back to the ship in the evening.
Our third adventure was in beautiful Halong Bay in northern Vietnam. Our guide, Mr. Sam, met us early at the pier and brought us to a favorite coffee shop to have authentic Vietnamese, drip into your own cup, coffee. It has just a touch of sweetness from some added condensed milk and is the smoothest, non-bitter coffee! So enjoyable. Next we were brought to a pearl factory to learn and watch how oysters are inseminated, farmed, harvested, and pearls sorted for size and quality. We were then brought to Halong Bay, where we were given a private boat tour of the beautiful bay, filled with 1000's of islands. It was so relaxing and fascinating! We were brought to Sung Sot Cave (Surprise or Amazing Cave). Found by the French in 1901, this is one of the largest and most beautiful caves in the area! Be ready to do some walking! It truly was amazing! Back on the boat, we were served an amazing lunch of freshly steamed prawns, squid salad, stuffed crab and other delicious delicacies that had been caught by the captain and his first mate! It was too cold for kayaking that day, but that would have been a great option as well.
We were very please with Linh's help in finding us very informed and interesting guides. Every "excursion" went off without a hitch. I would highly recommend KimKim and their local guides next time you plan a trip or just plan excursions while on a cruise!

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Linh Do, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Heidi,

Thank you much for sharing us your great experience on tour and your appreciation of our guides in Thailand and Vietnam.
I will send your so kind appraise to them accordingly.
If possible, Please help us to send your lovely photos via the email marketing@sensasia.com in order we can share with other audience on your lovely feedback as well as your delight experiences.
Looking to hear from you.
Best regards,
Linh
Best regards,

We enjoyed so many experiences: elephant visi... · Thailand - Dec 20 - Dec 30, 2019

Traveler: Christine C. - Local specialist: Linh Do

We enjoyed so many experiences: elephant visit, hiking through the jungle, kayaking around the floating village, cycling round Angkor Wat, butterfly farm, night markets, temple visits, Aspara dance show, all smoothly organised by our guides. It was so nice to be chauffeured from airport to hotel to the visits for the day.

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Linh Do, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Christine,

Thank you so much for sharing with us all your experiences on tour and we are so grad to be your local journey planner to have this chance to host the trip of you and Chris.
Once again, greatly appreciate for your praise, I will deliver your kind words to our guides and hope I can meet you face by face when you have a chance to visit Vietnam.
All the bests,
Linh

Gabby

Great Thailand visit Dec 2019 · Thailand - Dec 21 - Dec 31, 2019

Traveler: Gabby S. - Local specialist: Linh Do

We had a great Thailand trip this past December. Working with Linh and her team was relatively easy and where able to customize the experience to our needs. Overall a positive experience for my husband and I, we had private tours and our guides were very professional and helpful. There were minor issues we faced (we were asked for tickets for transportation by the drivers, which were not given to us) but where addressed by the local KimKim team. I would strongly recommend to get a local SIM... read more

We had a great Thailand trip this past December. Working with Linh and her team was relatively easy and where able to customize the experience to our needs. Overall a positive experience for my husband and I, we had private tours and our guides were very professional and helpful. There were minor issues we faced (we were asked for tickets for transportation by the drivers, which were not given to us) but where addressed by the local KimKim team. I would strongly recommend to get a local SIM card on your mobile device, so that you can call/connect with other services as needed. Thank you Linh! We had an unforgettable trip :)

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Linh Do, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Gabby,

Thank you much for spending your time and kind words to share the great experience that you have on tour with us - Sens Asia Travel.
It is our great honor to have a chance to host your trip to Thailand and your notice on the driver's case is really helpful to us. We will learn from that and may issue the transfer vouchers to next clients when they are on spot with drivers only.
One more time, hopefully that we are still be in your contact list for the next trip to Southeast Asia.
Keep traveling and wish you the marvelous journeys ahead.
All the bests,
Linh

Thailand and Cambodia · Thailand - Dec 20 - Dec 30, 2019

Traveler: Chris B. - Local specialist: Linh Do

We had a superb experience with every detail custom-fitted so that we got to see as much as we wanted in the way that we wanted. Perfect in every respect.

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Linh Do, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Chris,

It is so great to know that you have been back home safe and sound.
Thank you much for your praise and feedback. We hope that we will be in your contact list for the next trips to Asia and see you soon in Vietnam.
All the best,
Linh Do

Jo-Ann

A magnificent experience!! · Thailand - Nov 29 - Dec 7, 2019

Traveler: Jo-Ann R. - Local specialist: Linh Do

Mr. Sauce was my tour guide while in Bangkok, he was extraordinary. He was very knowledgeable, kind and complacent. I loved the floating market, never seen anything like it. Miu was my tour guide while in Chiang Mai and she was awesome, my most memorable experience from Chiang Mai are the temples. Phi Phi islands is like being in fantasy island! I loved my entire trip, thank you so much for putting it together.

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Linh Do, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Jo Ann,

Thank you so much for having us on your lovely birthday trip to Thailand. It is our great joy and pleasure to assist you in planning little details regarding this tour.

We are looking forward to welcoming you again in the future, with more destinations to explore and more experiences to own! Wish you all the best in life.

Best Regards,
Ha

Sally

Wonderful Vietnam trip to celebrate our 25th Anniversary · Vietnam - Dec 3 - Dec 4, 2019

Traveler: Sally B. - Local specialist: Linh Do

Miss Linh did a fabulous job! Our only trouble was not understanding that we had to take care of the Vietnam Visa ourselves. However, she ended up handling it for us and even did the fast track. I would recommend KimKim or the agency for Vietnam take care of it and include it in their fees because most Americans don't know how to do the Visa on their own. We were so worried about the Hong Kong portion of the trip that we overlooked doing the visa ourselves. Anyway that got resolved and she... read more

Miss Linh did a fabulous job! Our only trouble was not understanding that we had to take care of the Vietnam Visa ourselves. However, she ended up handling it for us and even did the fast track. I would recommend KimKim or the agency for Vietnam take care of it and include it in their fees because most Americans don't know how to do the Visa on their own. We were so worried about the Hong Kong portion of the trip that we overlooked doing the visa ourselves. Anyway that got resolved and she helped put together a fabulous trip. We loved the hotels. We only had one hotel in which the rooms were really small so I wouldn't recommend the Rex hotel in Hanoi. I liked all the tours she recommended and tried to limit our tours to just half days with many free afternoons. My husband and I are the types that don't want a hectic holiday, just running around from one tour to the next. We enjoyed most of the local tour guides. It was difficult in that we had in one city, sometimes several guides and at one point there was confusion and we had 2 tour guides taking us back to one place. In my previous experiences in Thailand and Laos, we had only one local guide for each city and that was much better. That tour guide had the chance to get to know us and we had the chance to build a better relationship with him/her. The Kim Kim platform was easy to use and to make payments. Sometimes the communication threads got long and it took awhile to scroll down to previous conversations. That was perhaps the only drawback. This is the 2nd time we have used KimKim and we have been very happy. We really loved our Slovenia/Croatia trip from 2 years ago. Unfortunately we did not use KimKim for Portugal because your Portugal rep was difficult to communicate with and seem to have a bit of an attitude. We really liked Miss Lihn and she helped me when I got sick in Saigon. I would suggest somewhere in the KimKim description some emergency information. I got sick in Saigon and she told me to go the International hospital there, which was excellent and I got treatment from an English speaking Doctor. I would for sure mention Miss Lihn to my friends. At times, it was a bit difficult to understand her English; however she really made an effort to be understood. I do understand that Vietnam, since it's tourism is still developing, that many tour guides and tour operators do not have the command of English as many of the European countries. However I had 3 outstanding guides that spoke very good English, Miss Song from Topas Eco-lodge, Ben from Saigon (our first guide who picked us up at the airport and lead our city tour) and Mr Kha from Les Rives Mekong delta cruise. Those 3 were the most outstanding. Again thank you KimKim for the great travel experience. Vietnam will definitely be included as a trip of a lifetime.

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Linh Do, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Sally,

First of all, thank you again for helping Sens Asia to have a chance to host your birthday trip to Hong Kong and Vietnam.
I would like to show my deeply appreciate to your valued comments as well and from that we can know more details on how to make our services better and better.
I will definitely pass your praises to our guides and your recommend on the trip to Vietnam should be the best promoting way to bring more travelers to our country.
From your sharing, I know that... read more

Dear Sally,

First of all, thank you again for helping Sens Asia to have a chance to host your birthday trip to Hong Kong and Vietnam.
I would like to show my deeply appreciate to your valued comments as well and from that we can know more details on how to make our services better and better.
I will definitely pass your praises to our guides and your recommend on the trip to Vietnam should be the best promoting way to bring more travelers to our country.
From your sharing, I know that your traveling spirits are remained always and let it keep leading to other new destinations and I would be very happy to be your truly friend to hear about your new trips and new experiences.

I wish you and Rico a Warm Christmas and a Happy new year with Prosperous and Happiness.
With my best regards,
Linh

Best of Vietnam Review · Vietnam - Dec 3 - Dec 4, 2019

Traveler: Kate D. - Local specialist: Linh Do

Best of Vietnam Review

Tour leader Ms Linh was very good.
Ms Pi was a very good tour guild in Hanoi. She was informative and helpful.
The boat cruise to Halong Bay was great....a must do if in Hanoi.
Taking the night train to Sa pa was very worth while. Sa pa is a stunning part of Vietnam and well worth visiting. Mi was a very good tour guild in Sa pa.
Phong was a very good tour guild in Hue and Hoi An. He was very flexible with our times and very informative.
Ben our tour guild in Ho... read more

Best of Vietnam Review

Tour leader Ms Linh was very good.
Ms Pi was a very good tour guild in Hanoi. She was informative and helpful.
The boat cruise to Halong Bay was great....a must do if in Hanoi.
Taking the night train to Sa pa was very worth while. Sa pa is a stunning part of Vietnam and well worth visiting. Mi was a very good tour guild in Sa pa.
Phong was a very good tour guild in Hue and Hoi An. He was very flexible with our times and very informative.
Ben our tour guild in Ho Chi Minh City was very good. Very informative and helpful.
The Vespa scooter tour in Saigon was very fun! The drivers were excellent and the places we visited were great. The Mekong Delta Tour was very informative and highly recommend this to anyone who is visiting Saigon.
All of the hotels we stayed at were great in there location and easy to reach.
All of the drivers who took us from place to place were excellent.
Would highly recommend this tour for someone who wants to see the most Vietnam has to offer!

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Linh Do, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Kate,

On behalf of Sens Asia, I would like you to thank you so much for giving Sens Asia Travel the opportunity to arrange your trip. From your great appreciation to our guides and recommendation of our trip, I believe that you have had a wonderful time in Vietnam with your friends Sally and Rico.
I will definitely pass your kind words to your guides and hope we will have another chance to welcome you again in other destinations that we can host besides Vietnam.

Let the travel... read more

Dear Kate,

On behalf of Sens Asia, I would like you to thank you so much for giving Sens Asia Travel the opportunity to arrange your trip. From your great appreciation to our guides and recommendation of our trip, I believe that you have had a wonderful time in Vietnam with your friends Sally and Rico.
I will definitely pass your kind words to your guides and hope we will have another chance to welcome you again in other destinations that we can host besides Vietnam.

Let the travel flame spark stunningly in your heart and start a new year 2020 with more memorable travel experience.

Have yourself a Merry little Christmas and Happy New Year!

With my kindest regards,
Linh

SAPET517 - Thailand for family - 30 Oct - 7 Nov 2018 - 4 persons · Thailand - Oct 30 - Nov 7, 2018

Traveler: Brook D. - Local specialist: Linh Do

Ms Nit in Bangkok was great. The itinerary day were we went to the floating markets, Grand Palace and then were suppose to go to China Town for dinner was too busy. Given that it was early in the itinerary we were still jet lagged and there was no way we had energy to go to out at night. We skipped the china town food tour because we were exhausted even though it sounded great.

Ms Nook in Chiang Mai was equally great. All experiences were great. The elephant tour day could have used some... read more

Ms Nit in Bangkok was great. The itinerary day were we went to the floating markets, Grand Palace and then were suppose to go to China Town for dinner was too busy. Given that it was early in the itinerary we were still jet lagged and there was no way we had energy to go to out at night. We skipped the china town food tour because we were exhausted even though it sounded great.

Ms Nook in Chiang Mai was equally great. All experiences were great. The elephant tour day could have used some preparation. We had no idea the transportation was so long and in the back of a truck. Our son got motion sick and vomited in the back of the truck on the way there which was a bit of a struggle and rough start to the day. With some warning the night before we could have prepared and given him something for motion sickness. Also it would be nice to have clear direction to bring bathing suits for the swimming part. Overall the elephant tour was very memorable and a highlight of our trip.

Both dinner shows were great too.

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Linh Do, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Brook,

First of all, it is so great to hear from you and know that you are all well after a long trip to Thailand.
Thank you much as well for sharing to me such a huge value feedback about the tour especially the itinerary of the city tour to floating market, Grand palace and Chinese street food tour as well as the preparation tips for the Elephant tour.
First, for the city tour, this is the normal city tour we often offer to clients and it is much more focusing on the local touch... read more

Dear Brook,

First of all, it is so great to hear from you and know that you are all well after a long trip to Thailand.
Thank you much as well for sharing to me such a huge value feedback about the tour especially the itinerary of the city tour to floating market, Grand palace and Chinese street food tour as well as the preparation tips for the Elephant tour.
First, for the city tour, this is the normal city tour we often offer to clients and it is much more focusing on the local touch and daily life experience and got good comments from our clients so far.
As your family have had a free day for resting so I also think that the pace of the tour will be normal for your big kids. I will learn from that for the next family offer. Thank you for noticing me.

Regarding to the elephant tour, I will also learn from that and note the necessary tips for the upcoming tour to our clients and family tour.

For all the pictures, they are all great and I hope that your kids have learnt many things on the way for their living experiences. Is it possible if I ask for your permission to use some of them as our real client study case and experience on tour? if yes, we will really appreciate your support.

Thank you much again in trusting in our service and I look forward to have a chance to welcome to you Asia for the upcoming trips.
I wish your family with good health and happiness always.
Best regards,
Linh