How was your Explore Tour Leader?
Hoan (pronounced won) was a very fine guide and looked after us very well. He supplied some great hints and tips along the way. He made sure I always got vegi food no prompting was needed. The restaurants were great too. He also added greatly to the fun. Big thank you and Mot; Hi; Bar; Yoo!
What tips would you give to someone else booking this tour?
Don't go with Vietnam airlines, The service is great but the planes are tired and need attention. The screen backs did not work. The lights in the plane had a randomness so some peoples over night was with full lights on. The toilets were not all working 100% and worse of all the seats are hard and worn. I upgraded but it was a waste of money as I could not tell any difference. Pub Street is great but be aware of the Tut Tut pimps who hang around, just go and find a tut tut who is parked up nice and quiet. The best food does not always come from the best restaurants. Hue is pronounced Way.
Do you have anything else to add?
"In Hoi An use the laundry across the road from the hotel, its better and much cheaper and very friendly. The food in the market in Ho Chi Minh is excellent and was great fun. When crossing the road be bold. Its hard to keep up with the washing due to the heat, so any chance you have wash or laundry. 1$ does not always mean 1$ but 'you buy'. The kids are cute but should be in school not selling you post cards, the more you buy the less chance they have.
Be adventurous and have fun it really is safe and the people are friendly. And last do go to the water theatre."