Thank you so much for the well organized and hassle free trip. We had great fun and we were glad to meet and interact with such genuine people like you both.
We just arrived at Incheon Airport and now in Bus to our home. It was a successful and most joyous trip and all credit goes to both of you. Attached is Evelynn’s photo and the smile in it was all because of your efficient tour planning. 🙂
Thank you so much for everything.
First off I wanted to say that my dad and I were very impressed with your level of attentiveness and flexibility and that made planning our trip that much easier so we really appreciate that. All of our guides were great and very knowledgeable about the history of Vietnam as well as all the sites we visited. You also went above and beyond to try to find contacts for my dad in the 2 cities we really wanted to visit and it was amazing that we were able to meet with someone in both of the villages that was there at the same time as my dad or worked directly with him. That alone was not an easy task so it was wonderful he was able to sit with both of them, share stories and pictures, and have that special time with them to appreciate those months when he was there and what they experienced together. Your company and staff exceeded in the service you provided that no other travel agency would ever provide and I give you all 5 stars!
You guys were overall wonderful and I’m glad we chose to go with you as our tour agency.
In April 2015 I completed a customised 15 Day tour of Northern Vietnam with ‘Fun in Vietnam’ who I had chosen as my preferred Operator from the 17 Operators and Agencies that I contacted.
During the planning process I was very impressed by Ngoc’s attention to detail and professionalism. The speed of her responses, her more than competent English but above all the questions she asked me and the recommendations that she made told me immediately that she knew what she was doing.
I got a response from 9 of the 17 Operators that I approached and Fun in Vietnam clearly stood out from all the others and I had a very high comfort level pre tour.
The tour could not have been better and I am struggling to think of any fault or criticism – the Guides were excellent, the Hotels fine, the drivers safe and the cars I used in the remote north both comfortable and reliable.
From 1979 to 2011 I was the Founder/CEO and latterly Chairman of a UK based Queen’s Award winning Tour Operator that is now part of the $150b Carlyle Group. I worked as a Tour Operator and Tour Guide and trained Tour Guides for more than 30 years so I think I am well placed to identify an outstanding Tour Operator and I would not offer this recommendation unless I was 100% comfortable with Ngoc and her team.
I would thoroughly recommend Fun in Vietnam for any travel arrangements big or small in Vietnam and whether for an individual or group.
You will not be disappointed and could not be in better hands.
We were 3 couples that spent a really great week in the area of Sapa and surroundings, the planning, efficiency, great guide and driver. Everything went so well, even the weather. I want to thank Ngoc and her company again for a great job.
We have just returned from Vietnam, we spent 2 weeks there organized by Ngoc, which was very well planned, and enjoyed it immensely. From being picked up at the airport and driven to our 5 star beautiful hotels, we could not fault the organization that More Fun Travel put together for us.
All the guides were excellent, with very good local knowledge, they looked after us very well. We would like to thank you all for your kindness and amazing experience.
We highly recommend More Fun Travel for anyone wishing to travel to Vietnam, especially if you do not like big tour groups.
We made a good choice picking Ngoc to work out a good itinerary, all went off without a hitch, thank you all again.
Thank you very much for making all the arrangements for my trip to Vietnam. I had a wonderful time and loved Vietnam. It was very special for me to meet Mr. Qua and his father and Mr. Tich at Mai Chau and hear first hand about my father’s plane crash and all about the MIA team excavation of the crash site. It was very nice of them to take the time to meet with me and hike up to the crash site, I really appreciate it.
Be sure and thank them for me and let them know that I really appreciate meeting them. I really enjoyed the food at the homestay, the owner was very kind. Mai Chau was very scenic with the rice fields and beautiful mountains. Long did a great job of translating for me, I enjoyed him and was very pleased with his English. The La Dolce Vita Hotel was much nicer than I was expecting and was a great location for me to walk around and explore the old french quarter. The Ha Long Bay cruise was awesome! What incredible scenery! I particularly enjoyed the kayaking.
I was on the Phoenix Luxury boat. I really liked that it was a smaller boat than most of the other tour boats. My cabin was really nice with an excellent air conditioner, and the food was fantastic. Vietnam was a wonderful experience for me, so thank you so much. I only wish I could have spent more time there. Also thank you for the nice gift of the pouch, it will come in handy. Bonnie should be receiving your gift this weekend.
Thank you so much!
My daughter and I have just returned from a 20 day holiday to Vietnam organized by Ngoc at More Fun Travel. The trip started with a 10 day road trip with guide, driver, van and bikes from Hanoi to Sapa via Tam Coc, Mai Chau, Son La, Dien Bien and Lai Chau. The countryside is fantastic. We had opportunity for some bike rides along quiet roads, boat rides, visits to historic sites and lots of good meals. I loved Mai Chau, which is a little villiage in a valley, relatively unspoiled by tourism. We had an early morning ride through rice paddies stopping at a brick factory and kiln, the chopstick factory and other fantastic photo spots. It was cool, misty and wonderful. The driving was at times along some very rough roads and at one point we had to stop while a boulder on the road was blasted. But the views were breathtaking.
SAPA, the former French occupation summer retreat, is stunning but at the cost of a large number of tourists and all that goes with it. We did some very long and hot walks to visit minority villages which were interesting; the Black Hmong village seem to be preserved in time with primitive living conditions despite the tourist throngs. Don’t wear your best walking shoes in case you slip into a rice paddy like I did and I ended up having to throw out my stinking shoes after a few days as I couldn’t dry them. The train back to Hanoi was very cute with a 2 bunk cabin straight from the 1930s (plus aircon).
After Hanoi, we visited Halong Bay and then back to Hanoi for another train trip, overnight to Danang. This time the train was not so cute and definitely not as palatable with the numbers of small cockroaches running up the walls and sharing with the cabin with a Vietnamese family where the Dad had frequent loud conversations on his mobile finishing around midnight and starting up again around 6am! Take the PLANE!
We spent five nights in Hoi An and did a number of day trips from there to a ceramics village, organic vegetable growing village and also to My Son which is a UNESCO world heritage site of temples from the ancient Champa civilization. My Son is lush and green now and it is hard to imagine it was completed defoliated and heavily bombed around 40 years ago. The stands of Australian Eucalypts gives a hint.
So, after 3 weeks in average 38C days I was ready to come home. I wouldn’t recommend travel in May June because of the heat if you have a choice. But I didn’t and have no regrets. The highlights for me were the first week road trip with some cycling opportunities. However, the overall trip was varied and interesting and well organized by Ngoc, at More Fun Travel, despite that I only made contact 6 weeks before departure. Our guides were great, well informed and I felt in safe hands.
This tour was everything that I wanted and I am so happy that I chose More Fun in Vietnam. It was so nice to have great drivers, knowledgeable and friendly guides who were fluent in English and that we were able to go to places that would not be included on a standard tour, such as the old military sites my father remembers.
The highlight of the trip for me was going to visit the former site of Firebase Schroder. As we walked around the perimeter we met two men who were boys during the war and remember the base being there. One of them joined us for a walk around the area and, through Hung’s translation, told stories of what he remembers from living in the area in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. Although it looked very different, my father was able to figure out exactly where he was, because we located the foundation for the Howizter artillery (which is now a foundation for a house) and the perimeter of the base had a burm (a raised area) that was still there.
All the guides were flexible while we were exploring. When we were in Hanoi we were running out of time to do the walking tour of the old quarter and we had been walking a lot already that morning. Phong had a great idea to take us around the area by hiring an electric car. It was perfect. We still got to explore the small streets in the open air while sitting back and relaxing. My father also wanted to go the US embassy in Hanoi instead of the Army museum, and even though this wasn’t on the itinerary Phong was happy to take us there. (The Embassy would allow only three of us in, so we didn’t go inside after all, but we appreciated the effort).
Hung was also flexible. We had planned to go to the Art Museum early in the afternoon of the 3rd day, but my brother was very hungry, so Hung took us to lunch first and then to the museum. An unexpected delight for my father was exploring the small islands on the Mekong and seeing how local people work and live. Because of this, Hung took us to see a fish farm, a brick factory, a rice factory and several other places. Seeing these was a delightful surprise. Hung was our favorite guide, perhaps because of his age and experience. He had a lot of stories about growing up in Vietnam and related them to historical events. He also taught us about Vietnamese language and culture.
I am very glad we extended our trip to include Cambodia. The temples were amazing. Mr. Temly was a great guide as well. After a full day of touring temples Mr. Temly gave us the option of watching the sunset on top of the Phnom Bakheng temple. This was a great experience and it was nice of him and the driver to spend the extra time to show us this. I also enjoyed visiting the artisan school.
Our daughter did extensive research in preparation to accompany her father, who was a young US Army infantry lieutenant in 1968 – 1969, on a return visit to Vietnam. She selected More Fun Travel Service, and the two-week trip finally happened in June/July 2015.
Our group was a total of five family members. All of us agree that we could not have asked for a more professional, competent, and friendly staff, from the director Ngoc (whom we met personally in Hanoi) to the three different knowledgeable tour guides and the drivers (the far south area, then Cambodia, then the far north).
These wonderful folks prepared us well for the journey, and they took very good care of us from the moment they met us at the airports until they bade us farewell. We didn’t have to worry about driving or directions to locations, hotel reservations, admission tickets, language translations, customs, etc. We had excellent accommodations, wonderful meals, and learned about many things.
The cost for this personalized, private, and extensive tour was amazingly reasonable. We wish we could have been able to take an extra week in order to visit also the central areas of Vietnam.
More Fun Travel Service and all the staff deserve much praise and merit our highest regards.
With grateful appreciation,
We absolutely loved our trip. Phong was a very authentic, cultured and friendly guide and companion. He made the trip worthwhile and his smiling disposition never changed throughout the trip. His ability to speak on varied matters made the road trips interesting. He is one of a kind, a rare breed.
Most of all in current times, it’s a rarity to receive extraordinary service and your money’s worth. Honestly as it was my first guided tour abroad I was a bit circumspect. Wherever I traveled abroad I managed the itinerary myself. But when I opted for your company I was naturally on the guard. However you were extremely patient and adaptive from the very beginning – right from my ever changing itinerary draft to the brand of coffee I should opt for. Our experience was top class and will surely write more on Tripadvisor.com
We hope to see you’ll again someday…maybe a new destination in the future. God bless!