Since 1992, I’ve traveled to Vietnam 7 times. While I could travel there another dozen times and still feel like I’m learning about the country and its people, I definitely have some insight into traveling through the region and love to share my own interest and affinity for this country with others. Because of my frequent visits there (I usually refer to it as my second home), I often get questions about what to do and see and am also asked for recommendations for tour companies in-country.

So, I’ve decided to pull together some information that I can more easily share with friends and readers alike. This is the first in a series of informative blogs about this amazing country.

Let’s start with tour companies. While you can definitely visit Vietnam as an independent traveler, at some point you’ll want to join a tour group for at least a day trip in order to get off the beaten path and to uncover some of the amazing insight about the country that can only be shared by a knowledgeable guide. For an even deeper experience, consider a tour that will last a few days or longer with a company that can handle all the details for you.

The companies I recommend below are all ones with which I have a personal relationship. I’ve traveled with all of them (going back to the early 90’s) and have maintained a friendship with the owners of each company. That’s the way Vietnam is. You easily make friends for life.


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