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Hien Do

I was born and grown in Vietnam and deeply love my country. I have always been passionate about travelling and wanted to share my experience with others. My country is full of beautiful places and friendly people. And this inspired me to start my travel company. It has started as a small family business and now it has grown and offers more destinations of Indochina.
Even after 11 years of working I am still inspired to design the trips for our travelers offering them authentic experience and not standard way of exploring the country. I believe that travelling is not limited to sightseeing and always offer hands on experience to our clients, could it be visiting the workshop and trying to make the traditional handicraft, meeting with artist or trying to cook the local meal. Just let me know what do you like to do and I will find the perfect way to explore the country through the things you love.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"We offer a wide range of trips from relaxing beach outbreaks to trekking in the jungles throughout the Indochina region. Our tour types include, but are not limited to:
Classic and culture tours
Family vacations
Honeymoon trips
Adventure tours
Foodie tours
Wellness
Day trips and excursions
MICE"

How did you get involved in travel?

"This idea has always been in my mind. Every trip I was making since I was a student inspired me to share this experience with others. Firstly it began as a hobby when I was advising my friends and colleagues where to go and helping them to organise their trips. And at some point, I realised that it is the business I always want to do and have established my company. It began as a small family business offering trips in Vietnam and now has grown to the well-established company organising trips throughout Indochina. "

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"Travelling is always the experience and learning something new. And my unique experience is not some special place, but about inspiration and relationships with others. During a pandemic, when the country closed its borders and all our team had a hard period of life I organised the trip to northern Vietnam for us. Thankfully the situation in Vietnam was safe and travel has been permitted inside the country. Apart from seeing breathtaking landscapes during our trekking, all our team got even more united. We had adventures, spent lovely nights talking about our lives, and we met many interesting and hospitable people. All this has inspired us to continue what we are doing whatever challenges we get. "

Hien is part of the following groups: Laos Travel Agents, Thailand Travel Agents, Vietnam Travel Agents
Vietnam
Southern Vietnam Adventure - 8 Days

This eight-day adventure highlights the beauty, biodiversity, and culture of southern Vietnam. You'll arrive in the metropolis of Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) and from there explore national parks and the famous Mekong Delta. After enjoying trips along the river, you'll visit Da Lat, a romantic French-colonial town in the highlands where you'll go sightseeing and relax amid pine forests and tranquil mountain scenery.

Explore dynamic Bangkok's busy streets and sacred temples
Thai Temples, Beaches & Nature: From Bangkok to Phuket - 15 Days

From buzzing Bangkok to the tranquil island paradise of Phuket, this 15-day Thailand adventure will take you to the country's most intriguing places to learn about its food, culture, and history. Get your fill of street food in Bangkok, browse a floating market in Damnoen Saduak, and jump in the waterfalls at Erawan National Park. Explore Chiang Mai's mountain temples and learn how to make your favorite Thai dishes in a cooking class, and then end your trip on the beaches of Phuket.

Visit Wat Chaiwatthanaram as you explore Ayutthaya Historical Park by tuk-tuk
Adventure & Relaxation in Thailand - 13 Days

Take in the variety of landscapes, architecture, and activities Thailand offers on this 13-day itinerary. Start in bustling Bangkok to explore its busy street, night markets, and sacred temples before visiting the ancient city of Ayutthaya. Then head to the coast for swimming, snorkeling, long-boat tours, and even rock climbing at several of the country's best beaches across Phuket, Railay, and the Phi Phi Islands.

A young Buddhist monk in Thailand
Thailand Cultural Journey - 15 Days

Immerse yourself in Thai culture with this comprehensive 15-day tour. You'll discover everything from Bangkok street food to war history on the River Kwai and remote hill tribe villages. Tour the UNESCO-listed ruins of ancient Ayutthaya and Sukhothai, then continue north for jungles dotted with hot springs, hill-top temples, and caves. The adventure ends in the stupa-studded city of Chiang Mai.

View of Wat Palad, the "Temple Below the Temple" in Chiang Mai
Highlights of Thailand: From Chiang Rai to Phuket - 15 Days

Find a mix of thrills, beauty, and relaxation on this 15-day itinerary across several regions of Thailand. Start in the capital, Bangkok, for a taste of contemporary Thai culture before visiting ancient temples in Ayutthaya and learning about the infamous Death Railway near Kanchanaburi. Meet elephants, monks, and plenty of temples in Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai, and spend a few days relaxing and snorkeling off the white beaches of Phuket.

The Tu Lan Cave Complex
Active Thailand & Vietnam - 15 Days

A Southeast Asia adventure calls on this 15-day trip, packed with physical activities and a lot more in between. The itinerary provides a taste of local life, as you immerse yourself in the diverse northern landscapes of Thailand and Vietnam. In Thailand, kayak Bangkok's waterways, hike on jungle-lined trails, and bike through a verdant National Park. Then, jet over to Vietnam to cycle among rice paddies, venture into a cave complex, and plunge into the emerald waters of Ha Long Bay.

Recent trip reviews for Hien

I’m 100% thrilled with my trip!
Vietnam | Jan 16 - Feb 2, 2023

Justin
Justin E.
Sandy, UT | Reviewed on Feb 02, 2023

I’m 100% thrilled with my trip. Realistic Asia was responsive, flexible, creative, and helped me see the best spots in vietnam. I was a difficult client because I needed to change plans a few times and they were gracious and proactive each time. Highlights are the halong bay cruise and hoi an.

Local specialist: Hien Do

Amazing concierge service
Vietnam | Dec 28 - Jan 14, 2023

M
Minh H.
Canada | Reviewed on Jan 22, 2023

The trip was amazing. Hien was very communicative and made sure everything went according to plan. We were taken care of from A to Z and had the private car, driver and tour guide to ourselves during the trip. We paid a fraction of the cost compared to other tailor tours. When I had some plan changes or requested additional tours or services, Hien quickly accommodated the request and got the driver and the tour guide ready for us. She was our private concierge and ready to answer any questions. read more

The trip was amazing. Hien was very communicative and made sure everything went according to plan. We were taken care of from A to Z and had the private car, driver and tour guide to ourselves during the trip. We paid a fraction of the cost compared to other tailor tours. When I had some plan changes or requested additional tours or services, Hien quickly accommodated the request and got the driver and the tour guide ready for us. She was our private concierge and ready to answer any questions.

Hotel Reviews
Aurora Premium Hotel & Spa
Authenticity & Character
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Cleanliness & Comfort
Hidden Charm Ninh Binh
Ninh Thang, Hoa Lu, Ninh Binh
Authenticity & Character
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Era Cruises
Hai Ba Trung Dist., Hanoi

Huge room with spacious bathroom and bathtub with a view of Halong Bay. I took one star off because the room is a bit dated, directly below the dining room, so we hear all the walking from the dining room and have a sewage smell coming up from the drainage. The staff was amazing.

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Indochine Palace
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Le Pavillon Hoi An Luxury Resort & Spa

Good and clean room. The location is a bit outside of the old town. The taxi wouldn't take us because it's not far enough for them to drive, and it's a good 30 minutes walk. The breakfast choice wasn't that great compared to other hotels on our trip.

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Hotel Somadevi Angkor Resort & Spa

This hotel was rated as 4 stars, but it should be 3 stars. It's very old, and there was no plug by our bedsides. The bathroom was not bright enough and water was constantly leaked out to the floor from the shower.

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Green Bay Resort Phu Quoc

We had an upgrade to a garden-view bungalow, and we loved it. By far, it's the best hotel on the entire Vietnam trip. The staff was very helpful and friendly.

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Cochin Zen Hotel
Authenticity & Character
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Local specialist: Hien Do
Hien
Hien Do
Local specialist in Vietnam | Reviewed on Jan 28, 2023

Dear Minh,

Thank you so much for your good reviews!

We are very thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your holiday in Vietnam and Cambodia. Your feedback is highly appreciated, as it enables us to further develop our services. Trust us, you’ve made our day immensely better by sharing your experience. We’re very grateful for customers like you and hope to see you again!

Warmest regards,
Hien

HIGHLY recommend Hien!
Vietnam | Dec 23 - Jan 2, 2023

Hae Jun
Hae Jun J.
Jollyville, TX | Reviewed on Jan 19, 2023

Hien was such a detailed, thoughtful, and organized planner! We traveled to three different cities and she single-handedly coordinated seeing all of them, seamlessly.

She's also very patient as well as, I've made a lot of requests throughout the trip, and she delivered on all of them.

Vietnam was amazing, highly recommend, lots of history there and very beautiful place.

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Hien was such a detailed, thoughtful, and organized planner! We traveled to three different cities and she single-handedly coordinated seeing all of them, seamlessly.

She's also very patient as well as, I've made a lot of requests throughout the trip, and she delivered on all of them.

Vietnam was amazing, highly recommend, lots of history there and very beautiful place.

Activity Reviews
My Son Sanctuary Luxury Tour - Joint in tour
Hoi An
Ha Long Bay - Lan Ha Bay (La Pandora Cruise)
Vietnam
Dark and Bright Cave - Ha Long Bay (La Pandora)
Vietnam
Hoi An Sightseeing & Food Tour - Joint in tour
Hoi An
Local specialist: Hien Do
Hien
Hien Do
Local specialist in Vietnam | Reviewed on Jan 28, 2023

Dear my beloved partner!

Thank you so much for sharing your experience!

We are so glad to know that you have enjoyed your trip to Vietnam and that everything went smoothly. Thanks for your kind words as well. It was a big pleasure for us to organize your holiday.

Thank you again for trusting our company, and we hope to see you again!

Best regards,
Hien

Our recent trip to Vietnam was AMAZING and wo...
Vietnam | Dec 23 - Jan 8, 2023

An
An P.
Mountain View, CA | Reviewed on Jan 15, 2023

Our recent trip to Vietnam was AMAZING and would not have been possible with Hien's expertise, patience, and geniune desire to make our trip exactly as we wanted it to be. She answered all our questions during the planning process and was easily reachable during our trip so if any hiccups occurred or if we needed extra help, she was always in touch. We went back and forth making changes, etc. and had many versions of our itinerary; but throughout all of it, she was very accommodating. I... read more

Our recent trip to Vietnam was AMAZING and would not have been possible with Hien's expertise, patience, and geniune desire to make our trip exactly as we wanted it to be. She answered all our questions during the planning process and was easily reachable during our trip so if any hiccups occurred or if we needed extra help, she was always in touch. We went back and forth making changes, etc. and had many versions of our itinerary; but throughout all of it, she was very accommodating. I highly recommend Hien and her travel services. I would not hesitate to work with Hien again on future trips.

Hotel Review
The Oriental Jade Hotel
Hanoi

The entire staff was so friendly and welcoming, the restaurant food was delicious, our rooms were so comfortable and spacious. Love the location!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
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Activity Reviews
Your Private Tour To Memorable Ho Chi Minh
Ho Chi Minh City

Our tour guide Vinh was great! He did such a amazing job finding all our family locations and was so patient helping us taking photos, ask locals about the area, etc. It was definitely the most memorable part of our trip.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Cu Chi Tunnels & Ho Chi Minh City Tour
Ho Chi Minh City

Our kids loved the Cu Chi Tunnels. So much history and information. Our tour guide, Vinh, took us later in the day to avoid the morning and late afternoon crowds so it was perfect!

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Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Discover Datanla Waterfall
Da Lat

We loved Dantanla Waterfalls and stayed all day until closing. With that in mind, do not make lunch plans and pack in a lunch or purchase food there. You'll want to stay the entire day to experience the falls, the alpine coaster, the ropes course and of zipline!

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Da Lat Full Day City Tour
Da Lat

This was another family nostaglia tour of us and our guide was again amazing! He was very patient and made sure we got to see everything we wanted.

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Nha Trang street food tour by cyclo
Nha Trang

This was my son's favorite experience! Riding around the coastal town of Nha Trang in cyclos is a definite must do and see! The cyclos are motorized so I didn't feel as bad making this older gentlemen peddle me around. All our food stops was delicious and so good we went back the next day to eat again!

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Danang airport - Marble Mountain - Danang
Da Nang

Our airport pick up and direct transfer to Marble Mountain was the perfect introduction to Hanang. Marble Mountain was beautiful and lunch was delicious. Couldn't have asked for a better introduction to Danang.

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Hoi An Sightseeing and Food Tour
Hoi An

Hoi An is a beauitful small town with so much history. Our tour guide did a great job taking us to local sites and then onto delicious food. He also was a great photographer and helped us take a lot of family photos.

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Food
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Leisure Time In Da Nang
Da Nang

Our driver was the best! He dropped off and picked us up at Bana Hills and was so kind and patient since he waited for us nearly an hour after closing since we got lost trying to exit the park, etc. Bana Hills itself is also amazing and definitley work an entire day's visit!

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Hue - Imperial Citadel sightseeing with lunch
Hue

Our guide was the BEST! Her English was perfect and she was so knowledgable about the history of Vietnam and the Imperial Palace. Futhermore, she grew up in the Citadel and could share personal stories with us. Loved it!

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Food
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HANOI FULLDAY CITY TOUR - STREET FOOD TOUR
Hanoi

Hanoi is a modern, beautiful city. We loved it so much and really enjoyed the food. Our guide was so amazing and spoke perfect English. He made our short time in Hanoi worthwhile.

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Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Transfer to Ha Long Bay, Cruise Ha Long Bay
Ha Long Bay

Being in Halong Bay is pretty breathtaking. From cruising between this huge limestone structures, to seeing monkeys, to watching the sunset, it's a once in a lifetime experience. Would love to do this again!

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Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Transfer from Halong Bay to Hanoi
Vietnam

Drive was punctual and made sure we remembered our passports, etc.

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Local specialist: Hien Do
Hien
Hien Do
Local specialist in Vietnam | Reviewed on Jan 16, 2023

Hi An,
Thank you so much for taking the time to share with me and my team your experiences in Vietnam. I am very glad that you came home with great memories. It was a pleasure for us to be a part of your trip.
Thank you again for choosing Realistic Asia and hope to see you again in other Indochina countries in future.
Best wishes!
Hien

Thailand Honeymoon!
Thailand | Dec 18 - Dec 28, 2022

Kelsey
Kelsey S.
Lindenwold, NJ | Reviewed on Jan 12, 2023

Thailand was absolutely the highlight of our multi-country honeymoon experience. Every single day was unforgettable. The elephant sanctuary in Krabi is something I relive every day and need to go back to someday!! Railay Beach is absolutely breathtaking. It was such a cool experience riding up on the longtail boat! The Phi Phi Islands live up their expectation. And Patong was so much fun. Bangkok was a great way to end it! Seriously, best trip ever!!! read more

Thailand was absolutely the highlight of our multi-country honeymoon experience. Every single day was unforgettable. The elephant sanctuary in Krabi is something I relive every day and need to go back to someday!! Railay Beach is absolutely breathtaking. It was such a cool experience riding up on the longtail boat! The Phi Phi Islands live up their expectation. And Patong was so much fun. Bangkok was a great way to end it! Seriously, best trip ever!!!

Hotel Reviews
Twin Lotus Resort and Spa
Ko Lanta
Authenticity & Character
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Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Novotel Phuket Resort
Patong
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Century Park Hotel
Makkasan, Ratchathewi, Bangkok
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Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Bhu Nga Thani Resort
Krabi

This hotel was everything. At first, after you ride up on the long tail boat, you don't know what to expect. But once you spend time on Railay, it exceeds expectations. It was a highlight of my trip. The surrounding areas and beaches are just incredible.

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Activity Reviews
Bangkok bike tour 5 hours - Joint in tour
Bangkok

Great way to see parts of the city you would have never otherwise explored! And the boat rides were an added bonus!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Speedboat Day Trip to the Phi Phi Islands
Phuket
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Phuket - Phang Nga Bay round trip with Jame Bond Island
Phuket
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Full-Day Island Hopping Tour
Thailand
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Ao Nang Elephant Sanctuary Half-Day Tour
Thailand

I will never forget this day for the rest of my life. The elephants are so warm and friendly. I just wanted to play with them all day. The mud bath is so fun! I cannot believe we got to bathe them. Best day ever!!!!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Full Day Temple City, Grand Palace & Klong Tour
Bangkok

Our guide, Tanny, was the best!!!! We loved her. She is so knowledgeable, fun, and the best person. She made the tour!!

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Hien Do
Hien
Hien Do
Local specialist in Vietnam | Reviewed on Jan 13, 2023

Hi Kelsey,
Thank you so much for the lovely review! I am so pleased to hear you had an incredible honeymoon! It gives me a happy heart knowing that you now have great memories you will cherish for a life time <3
Wish you all the best!
Hien

If you're considering a trip to Vietnam, choo...
Vietnam | Dec 18 - Dec 29, 2022

Jacqueline
Jacqueline S.
San Diego, CA | Reviewed on Jan 01, 2023

If you're considering a trip to Vietnam, choose Realistic Asia! We were so so pleased with them! This is the first time using KimKim, and we were a little bit concerned that they would create a mainstream trip plan for us, but WOW, it surpassed our expectations!!

Hien was responsive from the beginning stages of planning to the end of the trip, switching a thing or two in the itinerary as we wished, adjusting pick up times as our flight was delayed, and promptly replying to our inquiries.... read more

If you're considering a trip to Vietnam, choose Realistic Asia! We were so so pleased with them! This is the first time using KimKim, and we were a little bit concerned that they would create a mainstream trip plan for us, but WOW, it surpassed our expectations!!

Hien was responsive from the beginning stages of planning to the end of the trip, switching a thing or two in the itinerary as we wished, adjusting pick up times as our flight was delayed, and promptly replying to our inquiries. We are a family of four (parents and teenagers) wanting to focus on Vietnam's culture, (street) food, outdoors and farming traditions. We were impressed by the way she planned the attractions because they didn't feel repetitive, nor overwhelming. There was a good flow from one day to another. We went to Hanoi/outskirts, Halong Bay, Hoi An/outskirts and HCMC/Mekong.

Some of her local guide/operators were worth mentioning: Mr. Quang, in Hanoi had just the right balance of good humor, information and respect; Mrs. Ann in Hoi An was kind and a patient translator as I had many questions to the farmers at the Thanh Dong organic farm, and Nana, from Vietnam Vintage Vespa, who was gentle, fun and very personable, and provided the most memorable food tour through the alley's of HCMC (your teenagers will love this!)

The hotels all offered a wonderful breakfast spread in the morning. Del Vostro in Hanoi was our favorite, as far as quality and customer service, but I can't forget to mention that we really enjoyed the rooftop bar/sauna/amenities at the Cochin Zen, in HCMC.

I feel like this review could go on and on because this trip really crossed all the "ts" for us, but I'll list a few more highlights without giving too much away:

- Food tour with Mr. Quang in Hanoi, including a surprising need-to-know-basis home that serves as a family restaurant, where we ate at a table in someone's bedroom. We also enjoyed that he included a stop at the Vietnamese Women's Museum (yes!) in between restaurants and pagodas.
- A day trip to the Ba Vi eco village, where we visited small producers of all sorts of things. We rode bikes from one house to the next, entering their homes, seeing their crops and animals, learning about the work they do, then having a cooking class and being treated with a truly delicious lunch. Amazing!!
-Kayaking in Ha Long Bay - absolutely gorgeous!
-Hoi An Ancient City - we had no idea of how picturesque and lantern-enchanting this little gem of a city is. What a great surprise! Make sure you have space in your camera roll!
- The night Vespa food tour in HCMC (or Saigon, if you're in the South) - again, it really gave us a much better sense of the city as we moved from one district to the next quite easily.

Hotel Reviews
Dal Vostro Hotel & Spa
Hanoi

Beautiful boutique hotel in an older building. They did a good job creating charm from the entrance to the bedrooms. I confess I was hoping for more in terms of their spa area/massages but this didn't impact my rating. The cleaningness, style and functioning of the facility, the comfort of our bed (the best mattress,) the breakfast, the attention from the staff (concierge Tony was super and articulate) and the location all contributed to my rating.

Authenticity & Character
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Renea Cruises Halong
Hon Gai, Ha Long

We had an enjoyable stay at the Renea cruise. The staff was attentive and the boat was comfortable enough. We were overjoyed by the surrounding Ha Long Bay and the amazing kayak trip/cave tour. The boat is a bit dated, but charming. The food was plenty but not the best and we found hair in it a couple of times. The guide was very sweet and eager, if not a bit too enthusiastic. It's taking a 3-star because it was decent, but a bit old.

Le Pavillon Hoi An Paradise Hotel & Spa
Hoi An

Very good hotel, spacious, clean, offering an excellent breakfast spread, a (non-heated) pool, and courteous staff. The rooms are nicely decorated, but I'm not giving them 5 stars because our bedroom had a bit of a smell. We think it came from the (beautiful spa-like) bathroom because the set up didn't exactly drain the water very well. I mean, it was a gorgeous bathroom with sliding doors, perfect wall tiling, awesome looking bathtub but a shower without doors and the water splattered everywhere. They should probably consider making it a bit more functional.

Cochin Zen Hotel

A serene boutique hotel in the busy District 1 Saigon. The moment you come into the hotel, you feel comfortable and safe - the decor, the lighting, the service (they bring you a refreshing tea.) The breakfast is excellent. The bedrooms were clean and comfortable. I wasn't impressed by the bathroom, in particular the bathtub/shower. The tub was way too high to get in, and the shower would splash water on the floor. The water pressure is fabulous, but they should consider it when designing a half-enclosed shower because it'll splash on the floor and make a mess. This hotel offered a top floor bar on a deck with a small (non-heated) pool and a nice view. A great place to relax, have a drink or dinner. I used their steam room and my family used their small efficient gym. We liked it.

Activity Review
Ho Chi Minh City Vespa Food Tour
Ho Chi Minh City

This tour was simply the highlight of Saigon for us. If you have teenagers, they will love it. Nana started the tour by assuring that we were all safe, and the four drivers were not speeding. Given that traffic in Vietnam is quite intense and...crazy for western standards, I caught myself thinking that I was being the most irresponsible and the coolest mom at the same time! Nana made us feel extremely comfortable. She is so enthusiastic and personable. "Let me tell you about my city," she started by sharing a bit of history of HCMC and about her family past generations, that was a nice touch. She created a real authentic food tour through streets and alleys of Saigon, as she likes to call it. "This is how locals eat." She took us to have some traditional food, seafood, dessert, and to have a drink at a pub and watch some live music. That was so unexpected! Oh, look forward to "happy water" in your tour! Overall excellent service. This was A++ to my kids. I felt like I was in the original Blade Runner movie, totally immersed in various streets and alleys of Saigon.

Quality of Experience
Personality, enthusiasm, eagerness to help and make us feel comfortable. She took many pictures of our family so we didn't have to spend time taking photos, but hanging out instead.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Competent drivers, courteous, excellent service.
Transport
Brand new vespas! They did a whole tutorial of how to mount/dismount the Vespas.
Local specialist: Hien Do
Hien
Hien Do
Local specialist in Vietnam | Reviewed on Jan 03, 2023

Dear my beloved traveler,
Thank you so much for leaving us such a detailed review that motivates our team a lot (will pass it to them) and helps us further develop our services as well. We are so happy that your family completely enjoyed the trip. We have worked hard on delivering excellent service and memorable experiences for our travelers and are extremely happy that we successfully did that for your trip.
Thank you again for choosing us for this family trip to Vietnam! I hope to see you... read more

Dear my beloved traveler,
Thank you so much for leaving us such a detailed review that motivates our team a lot (will pass it to them) and helps us further develop our services as well. We are so happy that your family completely enjoyed the trip. We have worked hard on delivering excellent service and memorable experiences for our travelers and are extremely happy that we successfully did that for your trip.
Thank you again for choosing us for this family trip to Vietnam! I hope to see you on the next vacation to South-east Asia in the future.
Wish your family a happy and successful new year!
Hien

Amazing Thailand trip with Realistic Asia and kimkim
Thailand | Dec 18 - Dec 28, 2022

Jon
Jon P.
Cherry Hill, NJ | Reviewed on Dec 30, 2022

The collaboration between the Realistic Asia group and kimkim was perfect for our honeymoon in Thailand! We especially enjoyed all the guides we had for our adventures, especially Tanny in Bangkok! All the honeymoon surprises made our trip special and were much appreciated. All the hotels were perfect for our preferences. Pick-ups were timely. I would highly recommend utilizing Realistic Asia for anyone considering a trip to Thailand! read more

The collaboration between the Realistic Asia group and kimkim was perfect for our honeymoon in Thailand! We especially enjoyed all the guides we had for our adventures, especially Tanny in Bangkok! All the honeymoon surprises made our trip special and were much appreciated. All the hotels were perfect for our preferences. Pick-ups were timely. I would highly recommend utilizing Realistic Asia for anyone considering a trip to Thailand!

Hotel Reviews
Novotel Phuket Resort
Patong

This is a great hotel with perfect views of Patong!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Bhu Nga Thani Resort
Krabi

This stay was one of many highlights for our Thailand trip! Great services, location, and staff!

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Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Ao Nang Elephant Sanctuary Half-Day Tour
Thailand

We loved this visit with the elephants! My wife would like to go back for another trip.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Bangkok bike tour 5 hours - Joint in tour
Bangkok

This is one of many highlights from our trip to Thailand. The bike tour allowed us to see an area of Bangkok we would not have explored.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Full Day Temple City, Grand Palace & Klong Tour
Bangkok

Tanny is an amazing guide and one of the best I have ever had on a trip! This itinerary is perfect for a day around Bangkok.

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Food
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Local specialist: Hien Do
Hien
Hien Do
Local specialist in Vietnam | Reviewed on Dec 30, 2022

Hi Jon,
Thank you so much for the feedback and your kind words! It was a great pleasure for us to organize this honeymoon trip for you and Kelsey and we are very happy (especially Tanny) that you enjoyed it. Thanks again for choosing our services, and we hope to see you again!
Wish you and Kelsey a happy new year!
Hien

Amazing experience for our Vietnam trip
Vietnam | Nov 6 - Nov 19, 2022

J
Jeremie L.
Luxembourg | Reviewed on Nov 21, 2022

Great experience overall, from A to Z (with both KimKim and our local specialist from Realistic Asia).

Before the trip:

I have to say, I was not comfortable at first because I had never heard of KimKim before and reviews on Realistic Asia were good but not numerous.
For everyone reading my review and having the same lack of comfort : get over it and book with these guys without any hesitation.

Hien was my contact since the very beginning. Great and pro-active communication, she was... read more

Great experience overall, from A to Z (with both KimKim and our local specialist from Realistic Asia).

Before the trip:

I have to say, I was not comfortable at first because I had never heard of KimKim before and reviews on Realistic Asia were good but not numerous.
For everyone reading my review and having the same lack of comfort : get over it and book with these guys without any hesitation.

Hien was my contact since the very beginning. Great and pro-active communication, she was attentive to our needs and our expectations. It took time (mainly/only because of me), but she made us a tailor-made itinerary, ticking all the boxes with transparency (i.e. what was feasible or not in the given time frame, what would be a waste of time, providing alternative solutions when necessary, ... but all that always conscious of the budget and of our constraints).
We only paid when everything was confirmed and in line with what we wanted, and then again we experienced a smooth and good process through KimKim (everything was clear and user-friendly, secured paiement, no hidden fees nor other surprises, ...).
Once validated and paid, you get all the information you need about your trip on the platform, everything centralised and easy to read/access.

We were ready for an amazing 2 week trip around Vietnam.

During the trip :

Hien and her team were fantastic throughout our journey. Very friendly and always with a bright smile, every one of them made our trip special. Very knowledgeable, they shared their passion and the love about their country/region, happy to give everything they can to increase the quality of our experience.

There are countless of aspects that I could highlight, but one of them stands out : the perfect logistics.
No waste of time, no uncertainty, everything was perfectly clear and coordinated so we can make the most of our vacation. Every step was communicating on time with the relevant level of details. Airport transfers, cars, planes, trains, but also activities, visitis, bookings, ... not a thing went wrong - Bravo Hien!

After the trip :

Hien's professionalism and follow-ups carried on until the very end (sending message to make sure we went home safely, asking unofficial feedback to keep improving services, ...).
I would highly recommend Hien and Realistic Asia if you plan a trip to Vietnam, and we will definitely reach out to her to organise our upcoming trip to Laos and Cambodia in the coming months/years.

On a side note, you may find KimKim and all these services quite pricey (and they are in fairness), but you pay for high quality services and for your peace of mind above all. Totally worth the price!

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Local specialist: Hien Do
Hien
Hien Do
Local specialist in Vietnam | Reviewed on Nov 21, 2022

Dear Jeremie,
Thanks so much for your review! I am very thrilled to hear your kind words about the holiday. It was a great pleasure for me and our team to organize this trip, and we are very happy to know that you enjoyed it.
Your feedback is highly appreciated, as it enables us to further develop our services and organize memorable holidays for our future clients.
Thanks again for the review and for being such a great customer.
Hien

We loved Sue in Hue the most. She made all of...
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Qimmah
Qimmah N.
Malawi | Reviewed on Aug 09, 2022

We loved Sue in Hue the most. She made all of history come alive for our family. The lunch at the family home and making incense in Hue were probably the most unique experiences of the trip.

Do from Realistic Asia was a fantastic support! The itinerary and service was flawless. Thank you for the experience!! read more

We loved Sue in Hue the most. She made all of history come alive for our family. The lunch at the family home and making incense in Hue were probably the most unique experiences of the trip.

Do from Realistic Asia was a fantastic support! The itinerary and service was flawless. Thank you for the experience!!

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Hien Do
Local specialist in Vietnam | Reviewed on Aug 10, 2022

Dear Kimmah,

Thank you so much for the feedback and your kind words! It was a great pleasure for us to organize the trip for your family, and we are very happy (especially Sue) that you enjoyed it. Thanks again for choosing our services, and we hope to see you in Vietnam again!

Kind regards,
Hien

Working with Hien Do was an absolute pleasure...
Vietnam | Jul 10 - Jul 29, 2022

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rani h.
Santa Rosa, CA | Reviewed on Jul 30, 2022

Working with Hien Do was an absolute pleasure. We only decided to go to Vietnam one month before our arrival and changed our plans almost daily, up until 3 days before arrival -Ms Hien was marvelously patient and flexible with us. She made suggestions and then worked with my queries for alternatives.

We were met at the airport by our guide Mr Quang and driver Mr Ham. While touring Northern Vietnam, they were informative, friendly, patient and simply a delight to spend time with. ... read more

Working with Hien Do was an absolute pleasure. We only decided to go to Vietnam one month before our arrival and changed our plans almost daily, up until 3 days before arrival -Ms Hien was marvelously patient and flexible with us. She made suggestions and then worked with my queries for alternatives.

We were met at the airport by our guide Mr Quang and driver Mr Ham. While touring Northern Vietnam, they were informative, friendly, patient and simply a delight to spend time with. In Da Nang, we had Ms Linh and several drivers - they also were fabulous. At all times, we felt everything was taken care of and all we needed to do was enjoy learning about Vietnam and taking in it’s beautiful sights.

Ms Hien set up some great local adventures for us - we really liked the trip to Ba Vi where we met a former Viet Cong soldier and his wife on their tea plantation, followed by cooking class with Ms Chin who adapted graciously to my gluten-free vegan diet. Our trip to Cam Tanh near Hoi An with a bike ride through the rice paddies and a bamboo boat ride was also lots of fun.

One note for those planning to go to Ha Long Bay - its marvelous - but there was a lack of Wi-Fi on the ERA boat.

We would absolutely use Realistic Asia for another trip to Vietnam. While we’ve traveled extensively in Southeast Asia without using a tour company, it felt reassuring to have the assistance and planning provided by Ms Hien and her team while in Vietnam, particularly in the areas with fewer western tourists.

Local specialist: Hien Do
Hien
Hien Do
Local specialist in Vietnam | Reviewed on Aug 02, 2022

Dear Rani,
Thank you so much for leaving us such a great review. We are so happy to hear that you have enjoyed your trip. We work hard on delivering excellent service and memorable experiences for our travelers, and your kind words inspire us a lot! It was a pleasure for me and my team to organize this trip for you, and we are looking forward to seeing you again!
Hien