‘Our Way’ is the way we believe you should be seeing the wonderful country of Vietnam. This is quite a bold statement to make, why is ‘Our Way’ better than any other way?
Life is full of recommendations, go there, do that, eat there, see that, you should experience this. Generally you listen to someone who has been somewhere before you and has the inside knowledge, someone who has similar tastes as you, someone with the same attention to detail, someone with the same values that respects the countries that they visit, and someone that knows quality and value for money, this same person is usually the one you ask advise from and the one you trust.
In Asia we are that somebody and we will make your holiday the most memorable holiday yet.
We know that your holiday time is extremely valuable to you; we’re here to listen and help you enhance your holiday experience. At ‘See Vietnam Differently’ we run over all the options with you over the phone or via e-mail. You choose the places you wish to visit and the activities that reflect your interests, we then suggest ideas, experiences and places that you might not have considered. We then work together to maximise your specified budget and assist you in creating your dream Vietnam holiday.
Once you arrive, we introduce you to the guides that are going to be looking after you during your time in the country, and make suggestions of what to do in your free time. As we live in Asia we are also able to go further than other companies recommending quality local restaurants and bars, as well as telling you the common tourist mistakes. This gives you the reassurance that you are getting the most out of your precious holiday time and the security of knowing that you are in safe hands, but with the freedom to explore parts of Vietnam under your own steam.
We use friendly local guides to enable you to see the real Vietnam so that they may tell you about their country, their past and their hopes for their future. We believe in working with local communities helping to create a sustainable future for them and a responsible travelling experience for you. Local projects are very high on our agenda, such as making a $10 donation to our charity of choice, COPE, for every booking that travels with us.
We are not a global operator; we specialise in what we know – Asia.
This is ‘Our Way’ and we would love it to be ‘Your Way’ too.
The See Vietnam Differently Story:
Eva and I both travelled to Asia at pretty much exactly the same time back in 2003, however our paths did not cross until 4 years later whilst travelling through Central America. It seems natural now that we met whilst travelling and then made the decision to live and settle down somewhere different.
A lot of people ask ‘why did you choose to live in Asia’ but it really chose us. We have both been lucky enough to explore most parts of the world, but talking about our experiences on our arrival in Asia we instantly fell in love with the beautiful country and its people. A combination of these factors really made us feel welcome and at home.
After visiting Vietnam a number of times we were amazed at how much there was to see and do, but we soon realised that the vast majority of visitors did not experience the ‘real’ Vietnam. Most tour operators only offer whistle stop tours, missing out on the fantastic experiences that the rest of the country has to offer. There are relaxing river trips, exotic wildlife, remote retreats, city treats and exciting adventures not to be missed.
So it was in the spring of 2008 when we decided to fill a gap in the Asian travel market that we though had been neglected. Usually when travelling you only have the choice of booking your holiday with a larger agent, who then uses a local ground handler who looks after you when you arrive. Surely it is better to be booking your holiday with the same travel expert that has dealt with your enquiry from day 1, who lives in Asia and knows everything that is going on.
We also noticed that people’s travelling habits are changing. Holiday makers are wanting a more intimate and a truer travelling experience as well as having their own free time to explore and time to reflect; rather than being told what to do and where to go all the time. We believe that the perfect holiday needs to have this balance.
Since then we have never looked back and we get to incorporate our love of travelling, our enthusiasm for adventure and our love of Asia, into building unique adventures for all of our guests, enabling us to show you the true Vietnam.