My passion for travel has taken me to visit all 11 Southeastern Asia countries. 12 years of experience with Odynovo Travel has given me the opportunity to witness some of the world’s most cherished treasures. Such as the unique interactive moment with lovely elephant in Chiang Mai, the ancient ruins of Angkor Wat, the historic temples in Ayutthaya, the jaw-dropping scenery along Halong Bay cruise. I love sharing my own revelations from the road with clients, always encouraging them to push outside of their comfort zones. My passion for travel lies in the journey itself, regardless of the time and distance it takes to arrive, there is a meaningful pleasure that comes with ‘getting there,’ ‘getting to know’ the people along the way, ‘getting to taste’ the culinary delights, and ‘getting it right’ by accepting that we are all transient visitors into a foreign world, peeking temporarily into the lives of others and respecting their boundaries.
My vision is designing purposeful luxury travel with an awareness of the impact we have on the environment, and the communities we reach. Together, let us explore whatever it is you seek on our wild and wonderful planet.
What places and activities do you specialize in?
"I love arranging honeymoons and romantic short breaks for my busy clients.
I fuel my life with adventures & culture, I hope to inspire you and others around me.
I now have 1 young child, so I am keen to discover all the child-friendly destinations out there! I know what I want in a child-friendly holiday and use this when helping others with these sorts of holidays."
How did you get involved in travel?
"Traveling and exploring was something that defined me from early childhood. After working as an engineer for 2 years, I think it was time to do something I was really fascinated with. I couldn't resist traveling and would like to pass that happy way to other travelers. So I went on to pursue my dream of being a professional traveler and consultant at Odynovo.
“We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next to find ourselves!” I am glad that I can help others find themselves in this way!"
Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.
"When I graduated from college, I went to Yunnan province in China first time. I was shocked by the spectacular scenery and cultures there. I took a month to do volunteer work to help local minority children learn English and help the local farmer to sell their sweet honey in Shangrila. During that period, I visited lots of local families and get involved in the local community immensely. The local friends took me to many beaten-off tracks, we hiked 6-7 hrs over the mountain, cycled on the plateau for 3-4 hrs, and saw so many yaks along the way! I couldn't believe the view! We also discovered a turquoise ice lake! That travel and volunteer experience opened a new window for me. Since then, I keep searching for more meaningful and unique experiences, and at the same time introducing them to my clients.
Featured trips & expertise
This exciting itinerary goes beyond normal expectations by including a diverse range of activities for an authentic travel experience. Immerse yourself in Japan's state of the art tech in Tokyo and visit an interactive art museum on the man-made island Odaiba prior to traveling to Fujikawaguchiko where you can look at the famous Mount Fuji volcano while relaxing in an onsen hot spring. You will then depart for Nagoya and visit interactive robots as well as the Ise Jingu Grand Shrine before a bullet train takes you to Kanazawa which has many historic samurai homes and the charming village Gokayama and finally, you will tour your final destination Kyoto by bicycle and discover breathtaking temples as well as the lively city culture.
Tied the knot and want a customized trip to celebrate your love? Try honeymooning in Bali. This tour combines culture, relaxation, beautiful landscapes, snorkeling, and a touch of adventure: the perfect combination for an unforgettable honeymoon.
Recent trip reviews for Tom
Vietnam/KL 2 week trip
Nov 17 - Dec 1, 2022
We had not done personalized private tours before and the experience overall was better than expected. You will need to budget more for this kind of service to start with, and in the end you will get the quality of local tour guides if you had diligently selected your own tours separately.
We wound up selecting kimkim as the main contact for setting up our private tour. It turned out however, that they worked with another private tour company Odynovo that specializes in the Asia... read more
A C review of Vietnam and KL trip for Jerry and Billy
Nov 17 - Dec 1, 2022
The guides and drivers were helpful and accommodating.
In Hanoi, Mr. Le “Leo” was kind enough to take us to some restaurants to taste some food we wanted to try.
In Hoi An and Da Nang, Mr. Tuan allowed us to stop by a tailor to get some custom clothes.
In Saigon, Victor helped us negotiate the chaotic Saigon traffic. One suggestion is that he should provide links to the videos he showed rather than showing them during the drives. It can be difficult to watch videos while in a... read more