Vietnam; Off The Beaten Track. A first hand review

Read what two of our clients had to say about their cultural tour with Jon Baines Tours to Vietnam in January 2014


We would like to thank Aidan Reynolds and Jon Baines Tours for the excellent organisation of our tour to Vietnam, with extension to Cambodia and Laos in January/February 2014. In the three plus weeks available, it is obviously impossible to see all there is to see and within a group there are inevitably subjective views on what should be included – but in the round we were extremely satisfied with the itinerary that had been arranged for us.
It is somewhat difficult to come to terms with the recent and rather violent history in each of those countries and addition to the excellent itinerary, it was fascinating to have such good ‘local’ guides as well as Aidan Reynolds whose extensive knowledge of Vietnam and its people was invaluable, not only in handling the daily administrative requirements to keep us on the road but also to offer a deeper perspective in the modern world.

Local Girl in Sapa; Vietnam

Local Girl in Sapa; Vietnam

As a result of incorrect advice given by Vietnamese Embassy in London with regard to visa requirements on our return journey to the UK, we were not allowed to leave Vientiane. We also thank Aidan Reynolds/Jon Baines tours for the immediate help given in conjunction with the local tour firm to resolve the issues of hotels over the period of delay and arranging alternative flights to get us back to the UK.

Junk Boat on Halong Bay, Vietnam

Junk Boat on Halong Bay, Vietnam

With many thanks again.

Roger and Carol Blundell

Attendees on Jon Baines Tours Vietnam; Off The Beaten Track – 10 – 26 January 2014

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