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In October 2018 Marion and her friend Glenda visited Vietnam & Cambodia. They planned a very special holiday: a 22 Day Travelbay Tailor Made Private Tour that took them to Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Sapa, Hue, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City, the Mekong Delta and Angkor Wat.

Travelbay Customer Reviews - Marion Raftery in Vietnam

On their return they sent us some wonderful photos and shared the following gorgeous feedback with us: 

"You planned the holiday to perfection. I just want to thank you for such an amazing journey. All we had to do was turn up in the hotel lobby, everything else was taken care of.

The guides spoke good English, very knowledgeable, were always on time and in late model cars. We were provided with excellent service and were treated like royalty. I have never been bowed to so much. The hotels you chose for us were of the highest possible standard and centrally located. The guides were so obliging and went beyond being a guide to being our friend.

I especially have to mention Loan in Hanoi, she is absolutely gorgeous. I was very nervous arriving in Hanoi and needed a sim, for my phone, no problem for Loan she goes straight out and buys me one.

The hill tribes in Sapa are amazing. I recommend people go there. The Victoria train was much better than expected and the toilets were clean. The Victoria Hotel in Sapa very special.  At all the hotels we stayed at the staff were just amazing and the breakfasts so grand with so many choices.

Ha Long Bay was a highlight. The meals on the overnight cruise were lovely and the kayaking so much fun.

We also enjoyed Hue with a lot of history and I really enjoyed the Dong Ba market. 

What a wonderful place Hoi An is and so glad that you recommended an extra day there. The Mekong cruise was also lovely.

In conclusion, Travelbay team you are magnificent, you have great caring people providing top notch service. I cannot recommend you highly enough." 

Here is a selection of their photos: 

Sapa

Travelbay Customer Reviews - Marion Raftery in Sapa, Vietnam
Rice terraces near Chu Va Village of the Flower H'Mong tribe

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Hells Gate - a popular location for wedding photos and being welcomed to the village with a cup of tea

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Friendly locals and Muy (guide) giving us bracelets

Travelbay Customer Reviews - Marion Raftery in Sapa, Vietnam
View of Sapa from the balcony of Victoria Hotel in Sapa

Travelbay Customer Reviews - Marion Raftery in Sapa, Vietnam
Village children loved the pens and lollies

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Our guide loved doing Tai Chi when we stopped at lovely spots like Silver Waterfall

Travelbay Customer Reviews - Marion Raftery in Sapa, Vietnam
Silver Waterfall - worth the walk, even in the rain

Travelbay Customer Reviews - Marion Raftery in Sapa, Vietnam
Terraced rice fields in Sapa, harvested in September. Spot the buffalo!

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Village handmade doll I bought for my granddaughter and trying my hand at rock carving my own tortoise

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Village kindergarten - kids so cute and Pen Pa village walk

Travelbay Customer Reviews - Marion Raftery in Sapa, Vietnam
Bamboo water wheels in village walk in Sapa

Travelbay Customer Reviews - Marion Raftery in Sapa, Vietnam
With our guide

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Fun dressing up in a village house

Ha Long Bay

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View of Ha Long Bay from the top of the island

Travelbay Customer Reviews - Marion Raftery in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam
Lovely boys in the Ha Long Bay cruise

Travelbay Customer Reviews - Marion Raftery in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam
Tai Chi on board the cruise

Hoi An & Hue

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The streets of Hoi An

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Craft and shopping in Hoi An

Travelbay Customer Reviews - Marion Raftery in Vietnam

Travelbay Customer Reviews - Marion Raftery in Vietnam
Two silver bracelets I bought for my granddaughters

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Travelbay Customer Reviews - Marion Raftery in Vietnam
The temples of My Son Holy Land

Travelbay Customer Reviews - Marion Raftery in Hue, Vietnam

Travelbay Customer Reviews - Marion Raftery at Long Tan Battlefield, Vietnam
Model shoot in Hue

Long Tan Battlefield

Travelbay Customer Reviews - Marion Raftery at Long Tan Battlefield, Vietnam
Quiet remembrance of our "Boys" lost at Long Tan - a very special day as Glenda's husband fought here  

Thank you Marion for sharing your photos and travels with us.