Vietnam The trip was amazing. Booking with K...
Aug 3 - Aug 13, 2023
The trip was amazing. Booking with Kimkim was very easy. Once we got paired with our local specialist, Ashley, she started the process. She asked about the type of experience we wanted to have (city only vs city and nature) and places we would like to visit in particular. We selected city and nature and gave her a few names of places. We also agreed on a luxury package. 7 days 3 nights in Hanoi/ha long bay and 3 nights in Saigon.
She went right to work and produced a detailed itinerary draft. From there we went back and forth adding and changing things. Kudos for your patience Ashley! There were 4 of us chiming in. You handled it like a true pro and came up with the perfect itinerary. Ashley even coordinated reservations to restaurants we wanted to dine at at the last minute. We dined at Tam vi in Hanoi and Anna Saigon in Saigon. Both Michelin stars restaurants.
Our tour guides Vietnam were amazing: Sum (pardon my spelling) in Hanoi was awesome. He made sure we were safe and accounted for at all times. Showed us everything we wanted to see, Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, took us to train street. We were there on a Saturday night and he took us around the city to check out the night life. It was amazing! The street food tour was GREAT! We tried several
Dishes at local eateries, seating on the streets among locals. Accommodation in Hanoi: the peridot hotel and the capella cruise for one night at ha long bay. The staff in both places was truly amazing. So so helpful! Both places were immaculate clean.
Flight to Saigon was also included in our package. The accommodation was the Myst Dong Khoi hotel, located in an excellent area. Walking distance to bars and fun things to do on our down time. the hotel was great super clean and the staff was incredibly helpful. Rooms were spacious which was great because we elected to room in pairs, so we got two double bed rooms for the 4 of us. Our tour guide was Long (again selling is off sorry) very knowledgeable guide. He answered the million questions we had regarding the places we visited and the country itself. We visited the cu chi Viet Cong tunnels ( we even crawled through them). We also check out the independence place and took a day trip to the Mekong Delta.
All transport was private only for the 4 of us. Comfortable and clean vehicle. In both cities we had the same the same drivers (one in each city) for the days we were there which was nice and reassuring.
The experience was truly one of a kind and I feel we were taken care of at every turn. Ashley checked in on us constantly which was also very reassuring.
Great and fun activity to do! I was kinda afraid but it turned out to be awesome!! Quick orientation on the ATV at the beginning and a few practice laps then off you go!
I loved the end result of the climbing! That sunrise was glorious! The hiking was brutal 😂 as I am no hiker but it was well worth it. Our guide was Kutu a 24 year old local girl. She was great she allowed us as many breaks we needed without judging 😂. It took us a little over 2 hours (other people finish it in less time) and we made it with time to spare and waited for the sunset.
One of my favorite activities! Our guide made sure we had a great time. We saw manta rays and turtles. The water was so clear.
Another favorite! What a great experience! They picked us up in a 4 by 4 jeep, very spacious. And we went from mountain to the beach. That day was one of my friend’s birthday and the guide and driver helped us decorate the Jeep with balloons for her. We were able to seat on the top of the Jeep as well.
We visited several spots and took wonderful pictures. We reached Nusa Penida by boat about 40 min trip, and a vehicle picked us up and took us to see the places. Lunch and drinks were coordinated at a beach club near the port.