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HaLong Bay cruise, sunset at Luang Prabang, swimming in the waterfall near L P, overnight train Chang Mai to Bangkok (Train journey unexpectedly good!)Read more
Tour Leader Name
Dwain, Soon and Vite
Do You Have Any Feedback On Your Tour Leaders Performance
We had 3 different tour leaders; your questionnaire does not cater for this. The 3 were excellent in their own way.
What was the highlight or most memorable moment of your tour?
The astounding variety of shops in the old quarter of Hanoi will amaze you. Delicious street food and restaurants cater for all tastes. As contrast experience the peaceful beauty of Halong Bay from the comfortable cabin of your junk with its own deliicious cuisine. On to Laos and Luang Prabang infused with the serenity of ever present monks, dazzling wats and wonderful night market. Days on the misty Mekong really feel like exploration with glimpses of village life and a stop in the frontier atmosphere of Pakbeng. If you don't already feel like you're in a movie the night train to Bangkok will do it as you head for golden stupas, fabulous food, vibrant nightlife with smiles everywhere you go.
Wonderful smiles, great food, vibrant cities, dazzling temples and tranquil waters.Read more
Tour Leader Name
Chin and Pok
How Was Your Explore Tour Leader
Both tour leaders and our local guide in Laos were attentive and helpful to everyone. Their knowledge of the countries was excellent and added to the experience greatly giving us insights into history and culture. Their combined efforts and consideration made it a very smooth trip.
What Tips Would You Give To Someone Else Booking This Tour
Pack light as it's fairly warm and you'll want to bring heaps home but take a thin fleece for cooler nights in Luang Prabang. Do take light long trousers or a wrap for propriety in temples and wats.Slip off shoes too. The food is wonderful and tummy trouble rare but have some Lomotil handy if you are adventurous with the street food.
Do You Have Anything Else To Add
Thanks again to all the people behind the scenes. drivers, boatmen,hotel staff, that wonderful lady on the Mekong who produced fabulous food from a mysterious place at the back of the boat and our guides. You rarely find such consistent smiling, friendly service.