My name is Lucy, I live in Hanoi, Vietnam, and I am helping travelers to arrange their dream vacations. Exploring the world has always inspired me, and I have always been looking for opportunities to travel. This led me to work in the travel industry. I started my job 4 years ago as an intern when I still was doing my degree. I tried different roles in the company and found my best in being a travel consultant.
I have a big passion for travel, and I continuously explore all Indochina countries. With all my local experience, I a happy to share it, making interesting and joyful trips for my clients.
What places and activities do you specialize in?
"There is no doubt that Vietnam is my strength, my beloved destination. But I also extensively traveled in Cambodia, Laos, and Thailand. Whenever I consult my travelers, I try my best to meet their expectations and find the perfect activities for their travel style. But my main strength is beach holidays, trekking, visiting cultural sites, family tours, and trips for seniors and solo travelers."
How did you get involved in travel?
"There's a misconception that you need a ton of money to be able to travel. In reality, you don't. Although, traveling requires some effort and courage to start. Now the world is so full of opportunities and flexibility, and I took advantage of this by starting to work in the travel industry. It could help me always be up to date with any new activities to do, know where to stay finding the perfect balance between quality and price. I started working in the travel industry when I was a student, I wanted to make extra money and be among the same travel enthusiasts as me. I found myself being a travel consultant, it is really joyful for me, and it fits my skills the best. After graduation, I stayed in the same company to work full-time. This place became for me a second home, I found good friends, and all my travel dreams are coming true."
Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.
"One of the best travel experiences I had was my trip to Quang Ninh province of Vietnam when I visited Halong Bay and explored its limestone islands by kayak. Ha Long in Vietnamese means "descending dragon", by the legend, the hundreds of islands in the bay are the teeth of the dragon, who helped the Vietnamese to defeat the enemy. This place really gives you a feeling of magic.
I was amazed by the pristine beauty of Halong Bay and the distinct feeling when I was puddling my kayak through the cave. I so loved being on the move and never knowing what may be around the corner! I will never forget this experience.
Lucy's favorite itineraries and travel advice
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Recent trip reviews for Lucy
Focusing on the Trip
Mar 31 - Apr 5, 2023
Lucy was helpful but I stressed about my trip because of not knowing to book flight, hotel, in a certain order. Also visa was costly for me due to me ordering 3 visas.
However, once I got to Vietnam the stress of getting here was pretty much non existent. read more
Thank you so much for your valuable feedback. I highly appreciate the details you shared with me about areas where we can improve better in the future.
I regretted that you got stress about arrangement the tour and logistical. However I would like to explain more about this situation:
1. Regarding international flight, I wish I should let you know that the price excludes any international flights eventhough it was mentioned in the pricing details.
2. Visa: I sent you an... read more
Highly recommend Lucy from Realistic Asia
Feb 11 - Feb 23, 2023
We had an amazing time in Vietnam and couldn’t have been happier with the service we received from Lucy. Whenever we had questions or wanted to make last minute changes she was so quick to get back to us. Would highly recommend.
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. It was a big pleasure for us to accompany you and Kirsty on this trip. Thank you again for trusting our company, and we hope to see you again in other Indochina countries!