I have travelled extensively all over the world- making my own arrangements or using a tour company but this amazing tour of Vietnam that was organised exclusively for us by Alyssa Le was the best I have ever done. We started in Hanoi, did a 2 night cruise in Halong Bay, then spent time in Central Vietnam and ended up in Saigon. It was 14 days of an extremely well organised fun trip. The hotels we stayed in were first class - especially the Sun Spa resort in Dong Hoi and every excursion we did was fabulous. Alyssa Le even came and met us at our hotel in Hanoi and gave us a mobile phone to use whilst in Vietnam. We had 4 different guides and drivers and they were all excellent.
It was so inexpensive that I came home with spending money (first that has ever happened to me). Most of the food was supplied and again it was first class and we had most afternoons to ourselves as this was a tour just for the two of us so it was really relaxing. I have come home with a real appreciation of the Vietnamese culture and am attempting to cook Vietnamese food - we had a great cooking class in Hoi An.
From the island-studded seas of the north to the meandering waterways of the south, Vietnam is a country defined by the diversity of its land and the resilience and generosity of its people.
There were so many highlights - Ha Long Bay cruise, rickshaw ride in Hanoi, the visit to the Buddhist Pagoda with the nuns who prepared lunch for us and the Cu Chi tunnels and the War Remnants Museum in Saigon and thats leaving out all the other amazing things we did.
We loved it so much that we are going back to Vietnam next 2 years and of course will be using Altour Indochina.