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. "
Featured trips & expertise
Spend 14 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.
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.
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.
Travel from the mountains of the north through the history of Vietnam down to the southern river delta on this 12-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 historical 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.
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.
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
Oct 15 - Oct 23, 2022
Fantastic trip!! We originally planned this trip to take place in March 2020 . Obviously that did not happen and we ended up rescheduling multiple times as we waited for travel to be safe again. Huyen Nghiem and the entire team stayed in contact with us (over the course of 2.5 years!) to make sure we had the best possible support both during planning and the trip itself. We were finally able to take the trip in October 2022 and it was 100% worth the wait. Vietnam is a stunning country filled with wonderful people, delicious food, and beautiful landscapes.
Excellent arrangements and experiences
Jan 12 - Jan 20, 2020
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
5* itinerary with KimKim
Dec 23 - Jan 13, 2020
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
Oct 1 - Oct 10, 2019
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.
Northern Vietnam with stop to angkor wat
Oct 5 - Oct 16, 2019
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
Mar 12 - Mar 23, 2019
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