recent trip (our 4th) to
Vietnam was made exceptional
because of the wonderful
care and bookings you made
for us. The 'culinary tour'
the gourmet tour) exceeded
our expectations. We're
anxious to try making some
of the wonderful happy
crepes and spring rolls a la
Mrs. Cuc. The guides in
Hanoi (Mr. Phuong) and Hue/HoiAn
(Mr. Vinh) were absolutely
perfect. I've sent my thanks
to each personally. We are
interested in the boat, Vat
Phou, on the Mekong to Laos.
After the boat trip we would
continue to Hanoi and would
like to go to Sapa. Please
feel free to add my
testimonial to your
pages...and include my email
address so I can tell people
how wonderful each trip has
Judy Guffey Ewa Beach,
Phone: 808 676-1475
Just want to drop a note to say
that my husband and I had a
wonderful trip at Sapa during
our visit to your beautiful
country. The guide (Hoa) that
you arranged for us was
excellent. He was friendly,
patient, knowledgeable and
responsible. The drivers that
accompanied us were also
excellent and responsible. We
enjoyed ourselves thoroughly
throughout the trip and we thank
you for the excellent service
provided. We will definitely
sign up for future tours to the
region with your company.
trip! We all enjoyed it.
Visiting Lisu Lodge was a good
experience. The weather
was good so we didn't need A/C.
We saw 4 groups, the Lisu, the
Hmong, the Ahka, and the Karen.
We really like Chiangmai as it
is a lot easier because of the
for getting the lady guides.
Both were very good and it made
Chris happy to have another
female along. Both
Hathaicinok (Natalie) and Meyo
went out of their way to be
helpful. I would most definitely
wise were again very fortunate.
We had rain only when it was
going to impact what we were
doing, i.e., it rained at night
or while we were driving.
The exception was when we were
riding the boat between the
Royal Orchid and the Oriental to
have dinner. We hit a
monsoon, but luckily the porters
had beach umbrellas to get us
inside. Quite the
On the way
to the elephant training center
we stopped at the elephant
hospital. What a nice
thing that lady has done.
We are all glad Natalie
suggested the stop as it was one
of the highlights of the trip
and something everyone back here
wants to know about. The
elephant training center was
also very interesting.
beach and the Sofitel were a
delight at the end of the trip.
It was a nice place to relax and
do very little. We only
spent 1/2 hour walking the town
all the rest of the time was
around the pool / beach or at
the spa. That hotel is
really very lovely with the old
world elegance. The
internet there is much good
though and I gave them bad
comments on that.
We need to
do Thailand again and have more
time to shop. We've seen
enough temples at this point.
They were really beautiful and
But, as you know we like to shop
and we didn't really do any in
Bangkok or anywhere else except
Chiangmai. The shopping
there was good but we needed
more time. We had a
problem with weight for our
luggage ( 20 kg for the flight
on Thai Air between Chiangemai
and Bangkok) so we couldn't buy
thanks for all your work getting
us organized. It could
have been a lot easier and it is
our fault for not getting
is well in Hanoi.
Ed & Chris
Los Angeles, USA
Hello Mrs Kim,
Sorry for the delay in getting this
back to you. We had a
wonderful time in Vietnam.
Your country is so interesting and
the people so friendly.
Guides were very friendly, helpful
and had an excellent local
knowledge. It was good to have
someone to rely on to sort out any
enquiries as far as forward travel
goes and ensuring that we were
comfortable and happy. We felt
that we could trust our guides and
that they had our best interests at
heart. We liked that we had
quite a bit of free time but could
spend that relaxing rather than
trying to work out how to get
around. It was good to have
the tours and guides to cover the
general knowledge of the city and
history of the area.
Hotels were of excellent quality.
We would certainly recommend your
tours to others.
Thank you very much for all your
help and pass on our satisfaction to
all our guides.
We look forward to travelling with
Discovery Indochina again very soon.
David and Melanie
+ 61 7 3899 8914
We are having a great time.
The itinerary is interesting
varied, just like we like it. Our
guide, Natalie, was wonderful.
Today we have a new guide for
this area. We are off to Lisu
Ed and Chris
We arrived home only today, after
having to wait a day in Bangkok for
our flight back to Israel.
Our visit in Vietnam was WONDERFUL!
The tour to Sapa was GREAT, and so
was our stay in Hanoi.
I have to apologize for nagging you
about the Melia. The Guoman hotel
was very-very good. We enjoyed each
and every minute in it!
Your entire service was EXCELLENT!
Both Ariella and me were very
pleased with all you did for us, and
needless to say that we'll recommend
you gladly to our friends and
It was very nice meeting you. After
all the letters we had written to
each other it was important for me
to see you in person.
Thank you again not only for your
service but also for being so
patient with us. I know we weren't
easy clients. I hope you forgive us
Please give our regards to Fong. He
was a good guide and a nice person
and we liked him very much.
We wish you happiness and all the
best in the world. May you have an
easy birth-giving to a healthy
Thank you so much for all your help
on my visit to Vietnam this month.
It was nice to be in such capable
hands and I had no problems with any
of the arrangements you made for me.
I have already recommended Discovery
Indochina Tours to some people and
look forward to using your company
again on future visits to Vietnam.
The train travel for me was
wonderful because you get to meet so
many wonderful people and relax and
enjoy the beautiful scenery of your
country. The drivers and
guides you provided were also
knowlegable and professional.
Toi muon di Vietnam nua!!!!
David C. Christopher
Unfortunately I could not send you
an e-mail till now.
We would like to thank you for the
organization of our trip, we really
enjoyed it very much. Vietnam is a
fantastic country with very nice
people and incredibly beautiful
nature. We really had a great time
Please, say hello to Nam from Javier
and me, he is a very professional
guide and very nice person .
Thank you very much
Madrid , Spain
I just wanted to thank you for all
of your help and assistance in
planning our trip to Cambodia and
Laos. We both had a truly
time. The guides were very
professional, helpful and friendly.
English was very good and they were
Have fun on your adventure in Burma.
20 th July,05
Thank you for all of the
arrangements that you made for us we
had a wonderful stay in your country
and hope to return some day. I
will recommend you and your company
to anyone who is going to visit
Vietnam you were fantastic.
Please send our regards to Thang.
Glenda and Seth
9 Hilltop Lane
Just had to let you know that we
thoroughly enjoyed our trip.
All the hotels were good. Hoi An
were wonderful, what a beautiful
On the whole we had a fantastic
time, and what a way to end our trip
with a cruise in Halong Bay
absolutely breathtaking. The service
on board was excellent and our guide
whose name was Sy was very helpful
and his knowledge of Vietnam and his
very good English was a real treat.
We will be recommending your company
Meamwhile we have lots of good pics
and video footage to keep our
memories fresh. Thank you so much,
you truly have a wonderful country.
Roger & Jacky Stanton
We have been back from our trip to
Vietnam for a few weeks now and it
seems like it was a dream. Our
excursions to the Perfume Pagoda,
Halong Bay, Sapa and Keng Ha
Floating Village were all
breathtaking. Hanoi is a beautiful,
vibrant city and we found the people
to be very friendly and helpful.
Thank you for helping us to organize
a very interesting tour. Our guides
were very knowledgeable, helpful and
patient as we made numerous stops
along the road for photographs.
Our photos will help us to remember
the emerald waters of Halong Bay and
kayaking through caves leading to
peaceful lakes surrounded by
mountains. The faces and costumes of
the ethnic minority peoples of Sapa
and surrounding villages will always
be remembered along with the
terraced rice fields of this
All transfers and connections
organized by Discovery Indochina
went smoothly from airport pickups
to Victoria Express train rides &
pickups to the various small boat
trips during our stay in the north.
We will always have fond memories of
our time in Vietnam and will be
happy and confident to recommend
your company to friends.
Thank you again for making our visit
a very positive experience.
Jocelyne and Michael Notkin
Assistant Station Manager Air
Fresh Meadows, New York
My family and I would like to say a
big thank you for organizing our
trip to the Mekong Delta.
A very special commendation and
thank you to our guide Nguyen Luc
and the driver. Luc was very
informative about daily life in
Vietnam and the stops along
the way on the first day were very
The Victoria Can Tho hotel was very
nice and we really enjoyed visiting
the floating markets.
Everything went as organized and we
were very grateful that out boats on
the river on both days had
protection from the sun.
Again thank you very much for an
interesting snap shot of life in
I do hope this finds you well.
We are now back in London after 7
weeks of travelling, and the first
day back at work has been quite a
The reason I write, is that I just
wanted to formally acknowledge how
much we appreciated your involvement
in our Vietnam trip. We had
the most fantastic time and it was
most certainly made so, by your
organisation prior to departure and
the fabulous nature of your staff.
In particular I would like to
mention Hung (driver) and Luc
(guide) in HCMC and Hi (guide) in
Hoi An. They were truly
knowledgeable – but most importantly
We have already discussed a return
trip to Vietnam and are in the
process of trying to recruit family
in New Zealand to join us.
If this is the case, we would most
certainly use your service again and
would recommend friends and family
planning to visit your country,
Many thanks once again
Moya Field and Myles Harrison
Hello from Flavio, Mirella, Stefano
We re arrived in Italy and now we're
working again but we thank you and
all the people (guides,driver etc)f
or the beautiful trip we
passed during the last month The
best compliments for what you made
in all the country. You must
be sure that we'll give your name as
travel agency for our friends coming
in Vietnam and , also, when we'll
come again( it may be next year...).
Best wishes to all your staff.
Byby Flavio, Mirella,Stefano,Manuela
Hi Mr Dzung
I just wanted to reinforce the
comments made during our tour in the
company’s feedback forms now we have
returned to Australia.
The tour exceeded our expectations
in terms of the quality of the
hotels, places we visited and of
course your company’s very
professional guides and drivers. I
would unhesitatingly recommend your
company to any prospective tourists
who wish to talk to me about our
experiences. Several of my friends
have in fact been awaiting our
return to hear about our tour. I’m
sure that over the next year or so,
your company will be used by some of
our friends when they are planning
their visit to Vietnam. I am also
very comfortable for you to provide
my telephone and email contact
details to any Australians who may
come across your website and are
unsure whether to proceed with a
I look forward to being of
assistance to other potential users
of your company’s services.
Best wishes to you and your very
Former Australian Minister of
Dear Nguyen Viet Dzung,
we are from Viet Nam vacation back
and would like you to thank you.
They prepared the journey very well.
Every thing was really well
organised. We saw and are inspired
much of Viet nam. If someone
from our well-know to Viet Nam wants
to fly we will recommend Discovery
Again many thank you
Thank you for organizing our trip in
We had an excellent time and it all
went smoothly. We will recommend
Discovery Indochina to our friends
and will also write to the guide
book we use “The Rough Guide to
Vietnam” and “Lonely Planet”.
The guide you arranged for us in
Sapa was fantastic – He was called
Tran Huynh – we would really
recommend you use him for travelers.
He has a lovely manner and he is
very knowledgeable. He was their to
greet us so early in the
morning on our arrival to introduce
himself and explain the itinerary –
we did not expect this level of
service and we think it was superb.
He also traveled back to Lao Cai
with us and the driver to ensure we
got on the train safely.
Thank you so much for all your help
Annie and Richard Hurren
First of all I am sorry it has taken
so long to write. We arrived home on
December 8th and it has been hectic
ever since. However, the memories of
our wonderful trip to Vietnam are
still vivid in our minds (Jochen
took nearly 1000 photos!) and Jochen
and I want to thank you for all your
hard work and organization. We were
in Vietnam and Cambodia for a little
over 4 weeks and everything you
arranged for us was perfect. Someone
was always there to assist us and
the guides were all informative and
fun! As you know, we were a little
nervous about making all our
arrangements with someone on the
internet whom we didn't know. But
you promised us we would be well
taken care of and you kept your
promise. You did a fabulous job for
us. We loved your country and it's
people from the minority tribes of
Sapa to Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City
and everyplace in between. We will
be travelling to Vietnam again soon
and when we do we will contact you
again for your assistance. I really
feel like we have a friend in you
and we look forward to seeing you
again. All our best and Happy New
Paula & Jochen Conradi
I just wanted to write and say thank
you very much for your excellent
organisation of our recent trip to
Vietnam. We were really happy
with your suggestions for hotels and
transport. We also very
much appreciated your flexibility
when we wanted to change our plans
slightly during the trip.
You remember, I was a little
hesitant about using a company from
the internet that I didn't know,
however, your reassurance and
quality of service allayed any fears
I had. Please feel free to use
us as a reference if you have any
customers who are a little uncertain
in the future.
I will be putting others in touch
with you soon following our trip,
many of our friends said that were
considering Vietnam for their next
holiday. Thank you again.
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Dear Mr. Dzung,
We are back home since a couple of
days and it was not that easy to
cope with daily life after the
lovely days we spent in Vietnam. I
just wanted to thank you for the
really perfect organisation of the
trip - which made it so easy to do
the rather full schedule, which we
have chosen for our stay. Vietnam is
a really impressing country - and we
enjoyed the different places very
much - I for myself must say that
especially the trip up to Sa Pa
touched me quite a lot and I would
like to come back once more -
perhaps another year in Springtime.
Also the helpfulness and kindness of
all our guides was quite touching.
So it's just to say "Thank you" - if
you need any recommendations for
another group, please feel free to
state our names and we would be
ready to give any recommendation
needed with pleasure.
With all our best wishes
Dear Mr. Dzung,
as You may see, beginning from today
I finally got a new private e-mail
address under which you may reach me
from now onwards.
But the main purpose of this mail is
to express once again our warmest
thanks to You for all You have done
for us in organising our holiday.
It was a memorable trip we enjoyed
extraordinally. And - second
purpose, to recommend You heartily
the young guide we had the day
for the excursion to Perfume Pagoda,
Mr. Cuong (?): he was simply
great, the best guide we ever had.
Last point: We couldn´t reach the
Kueffners yet and give your present
to them, they are ... on a
With all our best wishes
D-80799 Munchen, Germany
We have not arrived home after our
Cambodia & Vietnam trip and I would
like to give you some feed-back.
First of all - It was a very
interesting trip and we learned a
lot about of your country and of
Siem-Reap - Our guide was very
professional and had great
knowledge. His English was also very
good. Take good care of this guide
he is worth a lot for you.
Phnom Penh - Our guide was a nice
person and did his best.
Ho Chi Minh City - Our guide - A
young bright guy, he was little shy
to begin with.We liked him very
much. This guide has big potential
when he get more experienced.
Danang - and Hue - Our guide was a
nice young man. He did his best.
The hotel Furama Resort was
Hanoi - Our guide was very
good and have good knowledge. His
English was also good. A very nice
person. This guide - keep him and
take good care of him.
Overall we are very satisfied with
our trip; all transfers worked
perfect, we were able to see what we
wanted to see. The drivers were
I will thank you very much for all
your help and send my very best
regards to you and wish you and your
company great success in the future.
Hi Dzung and Nam!
This is a message to say hi and
thank you both for making our St
Aidans trip so fantastic. I
have spoken to Danielle and Colin
and told them how impressed
we were with the service and support
provided by you and your
company. I made our trip so
much more rewarding to have
Nam as our guide. I can't
speak highly enough of Nam, he
is a terrific guide and has become a
good friend of myself and the
group. I look forward to
meeting with you again in the future
on other Antips trips! On a
personal note, I would like to thank
Nam and Tuong for being such
professional, generous and friendly
guides. Without them, I have
no doubt, our trip would not have
been as successful and fun as it
was. Nam - you are a legend!
I have some photos of Nam's
girlfriend and I will send them by
post, as there are too many to
attach, hopefully he receives them.
Please keep in touch, and I look
forward to building upon the
friendship we have established so
Michael Ellis (Mr Mai Chau!)
P.S. NAM HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR THE
5/1/05 - I HOPE YOU
HAD A GREAT DAY MY FRIEND!!!!!
Just to thank you for all your hard
work, help and efficiency in booking
our great trip to Vietnam and
Cambodia. Your rapid response
was always appreciated. As our
children grow older it becomes
harder to find things that all four
of us are likely to enjoy together,
but Vietnam and Cambodia pleased us
all. We especially enjoyed the boat
trips in Halong Bay and the Mekong
Delta, the beautiful Victoria Hotel
in Phanthiet, the view of HCMC from
the 7th floor of the Majestic Hotel,
the historic sites and Vietnam's
and Cambodia's interesting history
and, of course, the shopping!
In fact too many excellent memories
and sites to list.
Our guides were all impressive -
always on time with a good command
of English, helpful and excellent
We are even talking about coming
back again in the not too distant
May I wish you a very happy, healthy
and peaceful 2005. We can only
hope and pray that the terrible
events of 26th December in SE Asia
are helped and healed in as
short a time as possible.
Very best wishes
London - UK
I wanted to thank you and your
company for a wonderful experience
in Vietnam and Cambodia. We had a
very busy itinerary and we were met
at every stop by your professional
staff. I will recommend your company
to anyone who wants to experience
the wonders of Southeast Asia.
Randy, Lori and Chase Grant
Hi Mr. Dzung,
My family and myself would like to
thank you for the excellent trip we
had in Vietnam.
Your team was very helpful and nice.
We will certainly use your agency in
the future for other visit to this
Chebbi & his family