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Thuy Nguyen

My name is Thuy. I have worked for 10 years as a tour operator and travel consultant for foreigners to Vietnam. This is a great job for me to introduce the natural beauty and unique culture of my homeland to all people from all over in the world. I love learning about different cuisines, destinations, daily local life, and traditional handicrafts. As a travel specialist, in addition to sharing the highlights of my country with travelers, I also strive to connect them with local people so they can have an in-depth understanding of local culture and people.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos. We specialize trekking, hiking, biking in Vietnam, especially in the mountainous regions such as the Northeast: Ha Giang, Ba Be, Bao Lac, Cao Bang, and the Northwest: Mai Chau, Mu Cang Chai, Sapa, Dien Bien Phu, of course combining with other classic activities."

How did you get involved in travel?

"During my university years, I took some group tours. I learned a lot of new and really interesting things through these trips. Therefore, after graduating from university, I decided to join the professional tourism industry and hope that I will have more opportunities to learn more about it as well as to go to explore more new destinations"

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"My unique travel experience is the first trekking in Cat Ba National Park more than 10 years ago (before becoming a local specialist myself). Although we hired the local guide, somehow he got lost on the way to the village where we were going to spend the night. The guide then went off to find the correct path by himself, so we waited on our own for over an hour. Finally, he came back and asked our group to follow him. After hiking for nearly 2 more hours, we heard the call of a rooster, which meant that we were coming to the village and could finally escape the forest. That was amazing & experience trip. "

Thuy is part of the following groups: Laos Travel Agents, Vietnam Travel Agents
Northern Vietnam landscape
Vietnam Off the Beaten Track - 14 Days

Spend 13 days exploring some of the far corners and favorite cities of Vietnam. You'll not only explore Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, but also trek through the mountainous northwest, visiting ethnic minority villages. Cruise through limestone formations to Cat Ba island and along the Mekong river to see what life is like across the country.

Vietnam
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.

World Heritage Site in Vietnam
Best of Vietnam: Hanoi, Halong Bay, Ho Chi Minh City, & More - 15 Days

Experience all of the highlights of Vietnam on one trip with this extensive itinerary. Wander the streets of Hanoi, bike through small fishing villages and rice paddies, experience the beauty of Halong Bay,  see the hidden charm of Mekong Delta, and explore the ancient Hindu temple ruins at My Son Holy Land.

Long Bien Bridge in Hanoi
Active Trip Through Vietnam - 12 Days

Travel from the mountains of the north through the history of Vietnam down to the southern river delta on this twelve-day itinerary. You'll start off with two days of cycling through northern Vietnam's nature reserves, then cruise through the dramatic karst scenery of Ha Long Bay. Explore the historic sites and modern city life in Hue and Hoi An before making your way south down the Mekong Delta, ending your trip in the busy streets of Ho Chi Minh City.

Traveler Interview: A Month in Vietnam and Cambodia
Traveler Interview: A Month in Vietnam and Cambodia

Retirees Neil and Kate Mann are self-described "fiercely independent travelers." They love every aspect of planning a trip, but decided to enlist some help from kimkim for their most ambitious endeavor yet: a month-long journey through Vietnam and Cambodia. Neil shares his favorite moments, the importance of cultural experiences, and advice for travelers interested in recreating their itinerary.

Ha Long Bay
Highlights of Vietnam - 9 Days

See all the classic highlights on this nine-day trip to magical Vietnam. Roam around the bustling streets of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, cruise on the azure waters of Ha Long Bay, and hike to villages and terraced rice paddies in the countryside. This tour is ideal for first-time visitors or travelers with limited time who want a well-rounded showcase of Vietnam's history, charm, and natural beauty.

Recent trip reviews for Thuy

Excellent arrangements and experiences · Vietnam - Jan 12 - Jan 20, 2020

Traveler: Caroline S. - Local specialist: Thuy Nguyen

We used KimKim for our first visit to Vietnam because they use local people as tour arrangers and guides, and their reviews seemed to reflect the sort of trip we were interested in. Ms Thuy, who set everything up for us, and our guides, Mr. Nhan in the north, Ms. Tra My in the center of the country, and Mr. Loan in the south, were all exceptional resources and teachers.

Ms. Thuy suggested the itinerary, worked with us to make sure we could do what we wanted, made all of the arrangements... read more

We used KimKim for our first visit to Vietnam because they use local people as tour arrangers and guides, and their reviews seemed to reflect the sort of trip we were interested in. Ms Thuy, who set everything up for us, and our guides, Mr. Nhan in the north, Ms. Tra My in the center of the country, and Mr. Loan in the south, were all exceptional resources and teachers.

Ms. Thuy suggested the itinerary, worked with us to make sure we could do what we wanted, made all of the arrangements and answered all of our questions in great detail up until the moment we left. She followed up with a phone call mid trip to make sure everything was going well.

Mr. Nhan gave us our initial introduction to Vietnam in Hanoi and surrounding areas. He is knowledgeable, interesting and enthusiastic. He seemed to love all the excitement about the lunar new year and we grew to share his joy about peach tree blossoms and kumquat trees. He taught us how to cross the street, which sounds like a small thing only if one is unfamiliar with the traffic in Hanoi. He is an excellent guide.

Ms. Tra My picked us up from the night train and whisked us off to the beautiful Hue. She was like a glass of champagne--fun and bubbly, and she was proud of her home town. She was endlessly informative and went out of her way to help us with shopping and exploring the area off of the tourist track. She showed us a lot about the local communities and customs. She is an excellent guide.

Mr Loan took us exploring in the spectacular Mekong Delta where we didn't see another tourist the entire day. As the New Year was very close, the traffic was wild, but he persevered and with his guidance we were able to get a very good sense of south Vietnam. He is an excellent guide.

And every one of the drivers was awesome. Please let them know!

I would recommend this team, without reservation, for travel in Vietnam. Many thanks to everyone.

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Thuy Nguyen, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Caroline,
Thank you so much for nice talking with you on phone and the in-depth review and your kind words for our team, I am sure that they are happy about that.
It was also my pleasure having you in our country Vietnam and knew you like trip very much. Hopefully, we'll see you back in Vietnam one day!
All the best,
Ms. Thuy

5* itinerary with KimKim · Vietnam - Dec 23 - Jan 13, 2020

Traveler: Antonia D. - Local specialist: Thuy Nguyen

Our trip organised by kimkim was 5*. The trip was so well organsied; we didn't have To worry about anything. All our tour guides were excellent, knowledgeable and flexible which really helped with 3 young children. The accomodation waa faultless and our drivers were all on time and safe. We went back and forth on the intinerary for while and Thuy, our adviser, was happy to change, amend and suggest things as appropriate and didn't mind the back ans forth. The resulting itinerary was... read more

Our trip organised by kimkim was 5*. The trip was so well organsied; we didn't have To worry about anything. All our tour guides were excellent, knowledgeable and flexible which really helped with 3 young children. The accomodation waa faultless and our drivers were all on time and safe. We went back and forth on the intinerary for while and Thuy, our adviser, was happy to change, amend and suggest things as appropriate and didn't mind the back ans forth. The resulting itinerary was great for the family and includes enough to do as well as relaxing days. We couldn't have planned such a great trip without kimkim!

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Thuy Nguyen, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Antonia,
Thank you very much for taking the necessary time to write such precious and valuable feedback! It has been a great pleasure for me planning this amazing trip for your family and having you in my beautiful country.
I will be sharing your feedback amongst our team. Thanks a lot and please come visit us again one day :)!
Kindest regards,
Ms. Thuy

David

Vietnam 2019 · Vietnam - Oct 1 - Oct 10, 2019

Traveler: David W. - Local specialist: Thuy Nguyen

I booked a trip to Vietnam with Ms. Thuy and she set everything up. We set off in Hanoi and out guide was great. He knew the area and was knowledgable about the sites we saw. We then had a few days in Tuy Hoa which we did ourself. This agency lets you customize trips to your liking and needs. I love that. We ended our trip in Saigon which was great too. Guide was great and was knowledgable. I would recommend Kim Kim. Great trip planning experience.

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Thuy Nguyen, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear David,

We well note all of your comments and we appreciate your advice. It is very helpful and thanks very much for sharing all of that to us.
Again thank you for choosing us.

Best regards,
Ms. Thuy

Northern Vietnam with stop to angkor wat · Vietnam - Oct 5 - Oct 16, 2019

Traveler: Jessica M. - Local specialist: Thuy Nguyen

Thuy was simply amazing. She was attentive and available at all times in the planning process and on our trip. Everything was seamless from our drivers picking us up on time to the expert guides and the lovely accommodations, we really could not have asked for more. My husband and I typically plan our own trips but with recent busy work schedules we really needed someone to step in and make sure all the details were nailed down & Ms Thuy did this flawlessly. She was willing to let us... read more

Thuy was simply amazing. She was attentive and available at all times in the planning process and on our trip. Everything was seamless from our drivers picking us up on time to the expert guides and the lovely accommodations, we really could not have asked for more. My husband and I typically plan our own trips but with recent busy work schedules we really needed someone to step in and make sure all the details were nailed down & Ms Thuy did this flawlessly. She was willing to let us customize the trip to our liking and not have a guide at every pick up so we could explore on our own. When there was a guide, they were always super knowledgeable and friendly. We can't say enough about our experience with KimKim and what a pleasure it was to work with Ms. Thuy. We were sad to leave Vietnam.

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Thuy Nguyen, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Jessica,

Thank you for your kind words. Your positive feedback after your trip encourages me much.
Thanks very much. And I will be more than happy to welcome you back to my beautiful country in the future.
Ms. Thuy

Adventure Bike · Cambodia - Mar 12 - Mar 23, 2019

Traveler: Teresa O. - Local specialist: Thuy Nguyen

From the moment I emailed Kimkim to our departure from Phonm Pehn , it was perfection! I've previously been a travel agent and would highly recommend Kimkim Travel & Ms Thuy. We asked for a biking/beach adventure through Cambodia with 4-5 star accommodation, Ms Thuy nailed the entire itinerary. She sent the route we should ride/drive with suggestions of accommodation. The accommodation was outstanding! The transfers were seamless which makes life so much easier. Our guide from Siem Reap down... read more

From the moment I emailed Kimkim to our departure from Phonm Pehn , it was perfection! I've previously been a travel agent and would highly recommend Kimkim Travel & Ms Thuy. We asked for a biking/beach adventure through Cambodia with 4-5 star accommodation, Ms Thuy nailed the entire itinerary. She sent the route we should ride/drive with suggestions of accommodation. The accommodation was outstanding! The transfers were seamless which makes life so much easier. Our guide from Siem Reap down to Phonm Pehn was awesome, his English was great which helped us greatly in every aspect of travel. We were able to adjust our itinerary during the days as it was much hotter than we anticipated. We loved our four nights in Siem Reap, especially upgrading hotels for a night at the Shinta Mani Angkor, our champagne on arrival set the scene!! Ms Thuy also suggested Koh Rong Island in a Beach Bungalow at the Sok San Resort, this is a must do if you stay on the Island.
Kimkim Travel is definitely the only way to go if you want an Independent/flexible holiday that you can design around your individual needs and wants.
Thanks Ms Thuy & Kimkim for a perfect, seamless, fantastic Adventure through the beautiful country of Cambodia."
Warmest Regards
Teresa & Matt

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Thuy Nguyen, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Teresa & Matt,

I sincerely thank you for such motivating feedback that is priceless gift to me in particular and Kim Kim's team in general. I am truly glad to know that you all were satisfied with our travel arrangements and had great time in Cambodia. And we hope to welcome you back on other memorable holidays to other destinations with us.
Thank you so much once again for traveling with Kim Kim.

Warmest regards,
Ms. Thuy