Greetings from Nikki and Nicola.
We're back from Vietnam and we had a blast!
We have the best job ever, not just because of our gorgeous customers, but also our wonderful team around the world and all the places we go and people we meet.
It was a great delight to visit our dear friends and colleagues in Vietnam, inspect the hotels we use, find some lovely new ones and review our tours, guides, drivers and itineraries.
Inspecting the Apricot Hotel in Hanoi with our colleague
We started off in Hanoi where we had a heap of fun exploring the streets of the Old Quarter and crossing the road - plenty of videos on that to come!
Then we headed into the hills to Pu Luong where it was rice planting season. The scenery here was spectacular - green hills covered in terraced rice paddies. It was a real insight into local life in Vietnam and the awesome community spirit.
Nicola and friends in Pu Luong
Rice planting, on our village walk in Pu Luong
Rafting in Pu Luong
Ninh Binh was our next stop where we did some fantastic boat trips, followed by Da Nang and Hoi An. Hoi An is always a favourite for us and of course we went to the tailor, bought some scarves and enjoyed the charm of the Old Town.
We inspected a LOT of hotels and found some fantastic new ones and as a result will be making a few changes and offering a new luxury resort and spa package - stay tuned!
Between us we took thousands of photos and videos which we plan to share along with various blogs and new tours over the coming months.
Like our trip to China, we were on a Private Tour and we love travelling this way. You can read more about Private Tours here.
Here are a few more of the many photos we took:
Nicola having a hat fitting in the Old Quarter, Hanoi
Nikki in Van Long, Ninh Binh
Flower sellers in the Old Quarter, Hanoi
Nikki and our guide Lam on a boat trip in Hoi An
You can view our Vietnam Tours here. We'll keep you posted over the coming months with our new Vietnam offerings as well as additions and upgrades to our current tours.
Travelbay also specialises in Tailor Made Tours to Vietnam and many other destinations around the world. Feel free to contact us any time - we love hearing from you.
Nikki and Nicola