Perfect trip to Vietnam & Cambodia
Threeland Travel organised a private 15 trip for me in Vietnam & Cambodia (Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hue, Hoi An, Saigon, Siem Reap). I found Threeland over the internet and was guided by very positive reviews of other travellers in this forum. Albeit a bit nervous about sending a down payment (50% of local trip costs) to an unknown agency, I must admit that I was not disappointed anywhere. Threeland operators Alex and Mia of the Hanoi office diligently planned the trip, responded quickly to all my many queries beforehand and organised a visa on arrival for me. Upon arrival I was greeted at every airport by very friendly and knowledgeable private guides and very careful drivers. The guides are very knowledgeable about the history of the nation and the places visited, but I enjoyed particularly learning more about the present life of residents in discussing with them. All **** hotels selected were more than adequate and centrally located and all preselected meals were in very nice restaurants offering a plentiful variety of local foods. I have really nothing to complain about and can recommend Threeland to any traveller to organise a trip to Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos or Myanmar. If I go again to this part of the world, I would for sure entrust Threeland Travel to organise my local trip. My only advise to travellers interested in going to Vietnam would be not to try combining North and South Vietnam in one trip due to very different climate zones. I did so, but in March Hanoi and Halong Bay were still too cold and rainy to truly enjoy the beauty of it. For the North July & August are best months, for the South November and December- then temperatures are only in the mid 20 degeee celsius range. Hoi An in the center is touristy but a very pleasant place, also offering travellers a choice to spend a few days to rest on the beautiful beach. Saigon is a vibrant metropolitan city worth spending 3 days but do not go to the Mekong delta unless you spend time over there overnight (only then you can see the floating markets). Angkor Wat is definitely worth seeing, but 2-3 days are fully sufficient there - you will see any how so many temples during your trip that you will hardly be able to remember all of them !