Journey to Vietnam
we have very much enjoyed our trip so far, especially HCMC and the Vietnamese food. The three days in Cambodia have also been amazing. Thai is a very good guide and we have learned a lot about the history of his country.
Regarding the visa letter, I already though that it was not your fault but the boarder control officers' way of making more money. Maybe you can at least prevent that it also happens to other of your tourists with the information we provided.
Sent: Sunday, March 16, 2014 7:45 PM
To: Sales Origin Travel
Subject: AW: RE: RE: Vietnam trip for Ulrike Rondorf Code O1603A.14- new code O1803.14 - NEW VISA LETTER
thanks for clarifying!
We have arrived well in HCMC. However, we had trouble with our visa letter as it said on the document 16.3. - 16.4. which according to the office is one month and one day. So we had to pay 95 instead of 65 USD per person.
Everything you arranged for us was fantastic. The driver to Halong Bay was very careful and safe. The guides were all informative and most helpful. The girl in Hoi An lost her receipts but we saw everything. The best bits were Mekong Delta cycle and Hi was very kind. The sailing in Ha Long Bay will always be remembered by us and the food and service wonderful.
Till next time
Andrew flannigan,United Kingdoom
Thank you to Ruby Le and Origin Travel
How fortunate were we to choose Origin Travel for our Vietnam side trips. November 2011 was our first trip to Vietnam. We’d read guide books and searched the internet but still had to decide on a company without firsthand knowledge. We chose Origin because the Halong Bay tour seemed appropriate for us. Thus we met Mr Ruby Le and what a wonderful advantage that proved to be. Before leaving Australia we had exchanged several emails so we knew exactly what to expect ( and indeed everything was just as outlined). The great help Ruby offered led us also to choosing his Sapa tour.
We could not have been happier with both the tours. Transport, accommodation, food and the guides were all of a very high standard. The guides spoke good English and were knowledgeable. We used private cars for the travel and were very impressed with the careful drivers. We are older travellers and our needs were well met.
Halong Bay . The drive to Halong was interesting and photo stops were made. Access to the boat was very smooth and efficient. A night on the Red Dragon junk was memorable. The side trips were excellent, the food was delicious, the guide and other staff on the boat were very friendly and helpful.
Sapa . Mr Ruby Le escorted us to the station in Ha Noi and put us on the train with helpful information. The carriage was just as we ordered and the train trip quite comfortable. We were met at Lao Cai, taken to breakfast and then to the market at Coc Ly. All praise to the very careful driver and the guide who was most helpful. The hotel in Sapa , Chau Long, was very well located, with lovely views over the valley, very comfortable and with excellent breakfast. Trips to villages, adjusted to meet our physical needs, were most enjoyable.
We have only praise and complete satisfaction with two trips with Origin Travel in November 2011. Mr Ruby Le proved to be not just an efficient and reliable organiser, but also of great assistance in resolving a personal issue unrelated to the tours.
We would particularly like to comment on the extra special assistance given to us by Mr Ruby Le. We would highly recommend Origin Travel for reliability, careful planning, competent and very helpful staff. Many thanks Ruby for making our trips so enjoyable.
Teng and Eril Tan,Melbourne, Australia.
It’s time to say THANK YOU. It was a really great trip into the halong bay:
perfect crew, perfect group and a perfect dinner in the cave with a perfect birthday surprise for my boyfriend. We’ll never forget it and recommend you and Origin Travel in every case.
From germany in the beginning springtime (12 degrees !!!) many greetings and keep care of you and your ideas
Dear Origin Travel Team,
“Each day was packed with fun. Mr Ruby, our leader was extremely knowledgeable and very proud of his country. In Halong Bay, we were given more variety than expected and the chefs never failed to amaze us with the type of meals and decorations created from our boat. Mr Ruby manage to keep all of the logistics running very smoothly so all we had to do was enjoy ourselves. Overall, it was one of the most amazing trips I have been on and would have no doubt in recommending Mr Ruby’s tours to anyone. I would also like to pass a huge Thank you to Mr Ruby and his team for all of their efforts and educating our group (8 Aussie girls) on his beautiful country.”
Hannah Baldry,Communications Officer Metropolitan Water (SYDNEY)
Thank you for organising our trip which was wonderful – I have put a report on Tripadvisor 2 days ago which recommended your agency and your work.
We enjoyed our time in Vietnam and were particularly happy with the way my Mother was assisted in and out of vans etc. We were also very happy with all our guides and drivers.
The only thing I would do differently next time is a longer stay in Hue (at the beautiful Hotel Morin) and a different place to stay in Hoi an as the Palm Gardens resort was not very good – the rooms were not very clean, the minibar and spa charges were very expensive and there was much noise in our rooms. It was definitely not 5 star but the staff were very friendly and helpful though.
Thank you again for all our organising and we hope to be back in a few years again as we love Vietnam!
Greetings. In between we are safe and sound back in the Netherlands. We like to thank you once again for the excellent Grand Package Tour. We are experienced travelers but we never did a trip which was so well organized. We got a good impression of your beautiful country and its charming people and we will recommend Origin Travel to our friends and once we?ll be back.
Sandra ,68 Arataki Road, New Zealand
Hi Ruby Le
I would like to thank you for your assistance in arranging firstly our trip to halong bay and the city tour of Saigon, The tour was excellent and our guide Hong was also excellent.
He was extremely knowledgeable and had a great personal, we will recommend originvietnam to our friends and will certainly be back to Vietnam and will use your service again.
Many thanks from all of us.
Not much to add to our questionnaire responses. It was a great holiday and we enjoyed it immensely. The guides were all good and all arrangements were made promptly and efficiently as per the itinerary.
Only one additional point: the Flower Garden was not a good example of a four star hotel – suggest you use others
We shall recommend your company to others.
Ian and Cindy
Ian and Cindy,Australia
On behalf of myself and my wife, my brother and sister in law, we would like to thank you for the professionalism of your company and how you organized and implemented our visit to Vietnam.
From every stand point, the air conditioned vans, the drivers, the guides, the entire program was conducted professionally and on time.
I personally want to thank you for loaning me your Nikon camera body when my camera stopped functioning. I do not know what I would have done had I gone to Halong Bay without a camera. I will send you some pictures when I return to Toronto.
On behalf of all of us, I also wish to thank you for going the extra mile to facilitate our kosher kitchen on board the junk in Halong Bay; the pots and pans, the knives and utensils, and the total cooperation of the kitchen staff made this a most memorable experience.
I will not hesitate to recommend you to anyone who asks….Origin Vietnam Travel is great!!!
All the best