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Son Dang

I love travel and traveling, I have been traveling to most places in Vietnam, and many places in Indochina, and I also have traveled to more than 20 other countries across the globe.

Travel is to learn more about the life of the locals, not just a holiday and more important is about to keep the destinations better for our future generation to come back, that's why we set up Footprint Travel to show people around the World about Vietnam and Indochina while making it sustainable.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"We specialise in Vietnam, and with Laos and Cambodia.
We love to take you off the beaten path on a soft adventure, such as walking, trekking or cycling trips, however, we are 100% tailor-made to your expectation."

How did you get involved in travel?

"When I was a small child, my father told me many interesting stories about the places he had been to and how amazing the culture difference from place to place, that was the inspiration for me to apply to the tourism university.

In 1995, I did a 5 years study in tourism management and my dream came true when I first guided an American group around the North of Vietnam for 8 days, I started enjoying my job and it's been a part of my life since then.

In 1999, we did have some dream to set up a company and it came true for us in 2001 - Footprint Travel, to help travelers worldwide to know more about Vietnam.
Then I've been traveling since then to many parts of Indochina and the world and happy to say more than 20 countries I have been to and more counting."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"I was once leading a trip to Ha Long Bay, we did a kayak through a limestone water cave and we were almost trapped inside the cave by the sudden change of the tide, after an hour managing and having many cuts on our feet and hands, we finally got out of the cave or we would have been starving for a day inside the dark cave."

Recent trip reviews for Son

Vietnam central highland 3 days, Vietnam - Dec 30 - Jan 1, 2018

Traveler: Jonathan W. - Local specialist: Son Dang

Hi
Had a good trip . Good driver and guide . V interesting tours.
Food was also V good.
Only disappoint was the second nights accommodation, described as a homestay, l have stayed in many homestays across vietnam while they are all different this one could not be described as a homestay as there was nobody living there!
Because of this although I enjoyed the tour l would not use you again or recommend you as the homestay sold was not genuine. I appreciate the original homestay was not available but the one provide was not acceptable.
Thanks jon

Son Dang, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Jon;

Firstly, we thank you very much for travelling with us, we are glad that you did enjoy the trip with us and spent time to share with us your feedback, highly appreciated.

It was late to give an excuse for this but our tour operators had a few choice of homestay and the one you stayed was clean and comfortable, therefore, they thought that we should book you there, but we were wrong as your expectation is to experience the real culture, even though it's not comfortable.

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Dear Jon;

Firstly, we thank you very much for travelling with us, we are glad that you did enjoy the trip with us and spent time to share with us your feedback, highly appreciated.

It was late to give an excuse for this but our tour operators had a few choice of homestay and the one you stayed was clean and comfortable, therefore, they thought that we should book you there, but we were wrong as your expectation is to experience the real culture, even though it's not comfortable.

We have noted this to our staff and will make sure to arrange exactly what you want, we hope to welcome you back to another trip in Vietnam so that we can prove what we can offer.

Many thanks again for travelling with us, we wish you all the best.

Son and the Footprint team.