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I just wrapped up my three day tour with Ethnic Travel Vietnam, and couldn't have been more impressed. When first arriving to Vietnam I was intimidated with getting around as I had never visited this culture before. Khanh at Ethnic Travel facilited our needs professionally, welcoming, and extremely cost-efficiently.

After our trip finished with the company, he still helped in every aspect possible with getting around, and to all our next destinations while ensuring we had the best price and experiences. Our tour guide Lan in Sapa was amazing, we had a wonderful time with her. And our boat crew for Halong Bay couldn't have better. We checked out many travel agencies here in Hanoi, and couldn't have been more impressed with Ethnic Travel. I recommend using their services with the utmost respect and appreciation for how professional and warm they were to us.

Cole Titus, U.S.A.

Hi Ethnic,

My husband and I went on a 5day , 4night tour on the 29th March to 2nd April with Ha guiding us for the Halong bay portion and Meme was our guide for the red river delta section . Lam was our driver for the entire trip and NEVER have I felt so safe in a car in Asia , awesome driving Lam ! All in all we highly recommend the trip , it held so many plesant surprises , particularly excellent was Meme's guiding , friendly , bubbly and full of information. Well done team at Ethnic ! Elly and Milton Kirkman


We've just come back from 2 tours organised with Ethnic Travel (to Sapa and Halong Bay/Bai Tu Long Bay), both were superbly organised, very insightful and great fun! All our guides (Lan in Sapa & Mii, Pang, Zu, Mimi in Halong Bay - highly recommend them all!) were so friendly and welcoming and all had a vast wealth of knowledge of the area as well as local customs and cultures. Both trips ran very smoothly and we were well-looked after from the moment we were picked up in the minibus.

We would definitely recommend Ethnic Travel to anyone planning a trip to Vietnam - they really do give you an insight into the 'real' Vietnam and allow you to break away from the normal tourist trails! Thank you again and all the best.

Zoe & Mike, UK


We are so happy we went with your travel company for our time in Sapa. The recommendation from our friends for your Company and Sho have made Sapa the highlight of our trip so far.

Sho has been an amazing guide. Her English is perfect, she has an incredible wealth of knowledge about the people, land, plants, farming and environment in Sapa and we are sad that today is our last day walking with her! It was very clear to us that she is highly respected amongst the communities we have met. She's even taught us a couple of words in Hmong and Vietnamese so we've written them down and hope to practice them again for when we hopefully return. We are really happy we met Sho and feel really lucky that we had her as our guide.

We would be more than happy to recommend your Company and Sho and will be telling all our friends about our wonderful time in Sapa. Once again, thank you so much for making our time in Sapa so memorable.

Many thanks,

Allison Rickard

Now we are back in rainy England I wanted to just write and say thank you for your contribution to our time in Vietnam. I would happily recommend ethnic travel to anyone, from beginning to end you gave us trips to remember. Our time on the black river was truly memorable. It felt like getting off the tourist trail and entering the real Vietnam. We were blessed with a great guide, Lan who constantly tailored our trip to our needs and the weather, not to mention being a great cook.

The trip had it all great scenery, the fun of shopping in the market for our food and then going into the kitchen to cook. The two families we stayed with were great and very welcoming as were the villages in our second home stay who allowed our sons to fish in the ponds with them and then gave us an evening to remember when dancers and musicians turned up and put on a show which included our participation. In your broacher you should make more of the fact the car stays with you.

When we have done previous trips you are dropped off with your guide and picked up at the end. Here however baggage wasn’t an issue and we could lengthen or shorten the daily trips depending on energy levels and the weather a real bonus with children.

Having bikes for children was also a real advantage as in the Mekong there were just adult bikes We also had a great trip to the Mekong but would recommend the extra night we only did one so it is a lot of driving. That said it was still worth it with a very comfortable home stay and some of the best food we had in Vietnam.

Again the host family were great as were the people we encountered on the trip who provided impromptu drips and baskets of fruit. Our guide Van was informative and again went out of our way to ensure a memorable trip. The organization of both trips was first class including being picked up and dropped off on time at our hotels. Both of our trips were great value for money.

Thanks again we had 3 great weeks in Vietnam and the trips we had with you were a big part of that, as our pictures show.


Stuart Gallimore










































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