Northern Mountains & Southern Islands

11 days from $3,872 per person*
  • Meet fascinating local hilltribes in ethnically diverse Sapa.
  • Cycle through mist-covered rice paddies and snorkel southern coral reefs.
  • Lounge on palm-fringed white-sand beaches in Phu Quoc.
  • Explore the French colonial architecture of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Stay at incredible mountain lodges, and a curated collection of beach resorts & elegant city hotels.
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Experience the French-influenced flavors of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, meet hillside ethnic tribes in misty Sapa and relax on pristine tropical beaches as you journey to remote corners in Vietnam’s north and south. This tour is ideal for those travelling between February and June, when weather in the northern mountains and southern coast is idyllic – although the rice paddies are stunning year round.

Begin your adventure in colonial Hanoi with a visit to the Temple of Literature and the Presidential Palace. Have a bite at the local spot Anthony Bourdain and President Barack Obama dined in. In tranquil Sapa, stay in a magnificent eco-lodge, where your private balcony overlooks towering peaks and endless valleys. Bike along trails winding through rice paddy terraces and charming hilltribe villages, and browse colorful seasonal produce and handicrafts at a local market.

Marvel at the ingenuity of wartime necessity at the amazing underground complex of tunnels in Cu Chi in southern Vietnam, dating back to the Vietnam War. Stay in buzzing Ho Chi Minh City and tour its magnificent cathedrals, markets and the French-influenced Central Post Office. Cap off your incredible Vietnam journey with a few days on the exotic island of Phu Quoc, where dazzling beaches, hidden coves, and tropical jungle are part of the everyday life. Feed the need for adrenaline by snorkeling the tropical coral reefs, and hop on a bicycle and experience the landscape of stunning canals, rice fields and long stretches of sandy beaches along the island's alluring coast.
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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Hanoi
    Hanoi
    • Vietnam - Welcome
    • Activity - VIP Immigration Fast Track Meet & Greet with Visa - VIP Fast Track (Single Entry)
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 2 Hanoi
    Hanoi
    • Private Tour - Hanoi City Tour (with Lunch, 8 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 3 Hanoi to Sapa
    Hanoi to Sapa
    • Private Transfer - Hanoi - Sapa [via Lao Cai - 5 hrs] - Vehicle/Driver
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Silver Waterfall & Heaven's Gate (4 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Victoria Sapa Resort & Spa (B) (Deluxe)
  • Day 4 Sapa
    Sapa
    • Private Tour - Coc Ly Market (with Lunch, 10 hrs) - Tuesday - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Victoria Sapa Resort & Spa (B) (Deluxe)
  • Day 5 Sapa
    Sapa
    • Private Tour - Cycling Tour in Sapa Valley (with Lunch, 7.5 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Victoria Sapa Resort & Spa (B) (Deluxe)
  • Day 6 Sapa to Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City
    Sapa to Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City
    • Private Transfer - Sapa - Hanoi [via Lao Cai - 5 hrs] - Vehicle/Driver
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Air - Hanoi - Ho Chi Minh City [2 hrs] - Economy
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 7 Ho Chi Minh City
    Ho Chi Minh City
    • Private Tour - Full Day Cu Chi Tunnels and Ho Chi Minh City Colonial Sites (with Lunch, 8 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
  • Day 8 Ho Chi Minh City to Phu Quoc
    Ho Chi Minh City to Phu Quoc
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Air - Ho Chi Minh City - Phu Quoc [1 hr] - Economy
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • At Leisure
  • Day 9 Phu Quoc
    Phu Quoc
    • Private Tour - Snorkeling in South of Island (with Lunch, 7 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
  • Day 10 Phu Quoc
    Phu Quoc
    • Private Tour - East of Island Cycling Tour (with Lunch, 7 hrs) - Bicycle/Guide
  • Day 11 Phu Quoc
    Phu Quoc
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Air - Phu Quoc - Ho Chi Minh City [1 hr] - Economy
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Day 1: Hanoi

Welcome to Vietnam! Please note: Your travel documents contain a Visa-on-Arrival letter (unless otherwise arranged). Please ensure to pack this in your carry-on luggage. Your Visa-on-Arrival letter must be presented to Customs upon entry into the country. 

Upon arrival to Hanoi's Noi Bai International Airport you will be welcomed by a hostess holding a sign with your name on it. This hostess will guide you through fast-track security services and, after you obtain a stamp for your Visa and have collected your luggage, will lead the way to your awaiting guide and vehicle.

You will be privately transferred between your accommodations and Hanoi Airport by a professional driver and an English-speaking guide.

Accommodation: Hotel de l`Opera Hanoi, MGallery by Sofitel

A prestigious retreat, Hotel de l’Opera Hanoi is an award-winning property that encapsulates the best of Hanoi, magnificently featuring French colonial architecture and an operatic inspired interior. Centrally located in the heart of Hanoi, the hotel is only a three-minute walk to the Hanoi Opera House and a 10-minute walk to the iconic Hoan Kiem Lake. Each of the 107 guestrooms are meticulously designed to be sanctuaries of elegant comfort, with lavish amenities hand-picked for quality. A curated selection of restaurants offers a range of experiential gastronomic choices – Café Lautrec offers a brasserie-style restaurant with à la carte and buffet dining throughout the day while Satine offers classic Vietnamese cuisine in the dramatic setting of the hotel’s eight-story central atrium. La Fée Verte is a cocktail bar that harkens back to the decadence of absinthe bars in Paris at the dawn of the 20th century, with a wide selection of aged spirits, cocktails, and imported wines. Rejuvenate and indulge yourself with Hotel de l'Opera Hanoi's services and amenities for a memorable wellness experience.

Northern Mountains & Southern Islands Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Hanoi
Hanoi
Northern Mountains & Southern Islands Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Hotel de l'Opera MGallery by Sofitel
Hotel de l'Opera MGallery by Sofitel

Day 2: Hanoi

Hanoi enjoys a rich Imperial history dating back over a millennium, and a surprising diversity of local ethnic groups weave the fabric of the city’s rich tapestry. Start your day on the outskirts of the city with your private driver and English-speaking guide by visiting the Museum of Ethnology. The museum provides an insightful glimpse into the country’s lengthy history, with more than 15,000 photos and 10,000 objects and artifacts depicting a historical perspective of the lives, activities, customs, and habits of the 54 recognized ethnic groups of Vietnam. Drive back into central Hanoi to the Temple of Literature, built in 1070 and dedicated to Confucius. From here, continue to Bun Cha Huong Lien, the famous local spot where President Barack Obama dined with Anthony Bourdain.

After lunch, visit the Ho Chi Minh Complex and Ba Dinh Square, an important point of pilgrimage for many Vietnamese. The area surrounding the complex is a traffic-free zone filled with botanical gardens, monuments, memorials and pagodas, and includes the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (outside), Ho Chi Minh’s Stilt House, the Presidential Palace, Ho Chi Minh Museum and the One Pillar Pagoda. Travel back in time to the nearby simple cottage on stilts where Ho Chi Minh lived and worked during his humble beginnings as a revolutionary. Walk a few blocks out of the Ho Chi Minh Complex to the 11th century Buddhist One Pillar Pagoda, an elegant construction rising from the center of a square-shaped lotus pond on a solitary pillar. Continue to Ngoc Son Temple, a pagoda situated on a small island in Hoan Kiem Lake accessible by a classically painted wooden bridge. The view of the city from the pagoda is particularly popular.

End your day at a by walking through the iconic Old Quarter. The streets of this district are bustling with scooters, bicycles, cyclos, and cars zipping around pedestrians. The best way to enjoy the charming colonial architecture is to wander with your guide at a leisurely pace and be sure to stop for a cup of Vietnamese coffee or a local snack from one of the many tantalizing street vendors. Your guide and private driver will accompany you back to your hotel, or if you prefer to enjoy dinner at your pace in the Old Quarter and soak up the atmosphere, you can make your own way back to your hotel at your leisure.

Accommodation: Hotel de l`Opera Hanoi, MGallery by Sofitel
Northern Mountains & Southern Islands Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Hanoi Presidential Palace
Hanoi Presidential Palace
Northern Mountains & Southern Islands Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Fitness Center
Fitness Center

Day 3: Hanoi - Sapa

Transfer from Hanoi to Sapa via the Noi Bai-Lao Cai expressway. The travel time is approximately five hours.

You will be picked up from your Sapa hotel by private car for a drive to the Silver Waterfall (best in the rainy season from May to November). Take a short walk to the waterfall where a great view is offered of the surrounding mountains and the lush forests of Hoang Lien National Park. Along the way, your guide will explain about this special part of Sapa, where many tree species are grown such as plum and peach trees. Continue by car up to Heaven's Gate where you can see Fansipan Mountain, ‘the roof of Indochina’ at the height of 3143 meters above sea level.

Accommodation: Victoria Sapa Resort & Spa (B) (Deluxe)

The Victoria Sapa Resort is the only luxury hotel in North-Western Vietnam, and was built as a traditional mountain chalet with accented wooden décor and a welcoming stone hearth fireplace. The Victoria Sapa Resort overhangs the village, blending in perfectly with the natural surroundings. The resort features stylishly designed rooms, each with private terrace, wood flooring and a warm touch of local decoration. Enjoy fine dining at Ta Van Restaurant and enjoy a glass of red wine by the fireplace at Ta Fin Bar. After a day of sightseeing in the Sapa region, unwind at the spa center before turning in. The location and luxury services of the hotel have been carefully planned to allow guests to experience something different and unique, in close harmony with nature and with the local hill tribe people.

Northern Mountains & Southern Islands Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Silver Waterfall
Silver Waterfall
Northern Mountains & Southern Islands Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Victoria Sapa
Victoria Sapa

Day 4: Sapa

Drive from Lao Cai (2 hours) to Coc Ly market where situated between stunning mountains by the Chay River. Every Tuesday morning, the people from the surrounding ethnic villages such as Flower H’mong, Phu La and Dao Tuyen gather to sell and buy their products. Having explored the market, you will have a boat trip to Flower H’mong village of Na Nen then trek to Trung Do village of Tay minority people. Enjoy the picnic lunch in local house with Tay people. Continue the tour to Bao Nhai village and drive uphill back to Sapa.

Accommodation: Victoria Sapa Resort & Spa (B) (Deluxe)
Northern Mountains & Southern Islands Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Coc Ly Market
Coc Ly Market
Northern Mountains & Southern Islands Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Victoria Sapa Resort & Spa
Victoria Sapa Resort & Spa

Day 5: Sapa

You will cycle into Sapa valley and experience the fantastic scenery of mountains and rice paddy fields along the way. After a while, you will make a turn right to Sin Chai village and continue cycling off road to Ta Van village, break stops to talk with the Black Hmong or Giay who are working on their fields, or enjoy a green tea in their house. You will have lunch in the Black Hmong village of Su Pan then continue cycling downhill to Ban Ho village, which is inhabited by the Tay people. Here you can experience the daily life of villagers who live in their traditional stilt houses surrounded by rice terraces and vegetable gardens; walk to the nearby Lavie waterfall, where you can enjoy a swim; or trek uphill to visit to Red Dao village of Nam Toong. Your vehicles will then pick you at Ban Ho village and transfer you back to Sapa.

Accommodation: Victoria Sapa Resort & Spa (B) (Deluxe)
Northern Mountains & Southern Islands Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Rice Paddy Fields
Rice Paddy Fields
Northern Mountains & Southern Islands Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Sapa
Sapa

Day 6: Sapa - Hanoi - Ho Chi Minh City

You will be privately transferred from Sapa to Hanoi via the Noi Bai-Lao Cai expressway by a professional driver and an English-speaking guide. Approximate travel time is five hours.

You will be privately transferred between your accommodations and Hanoi Airport by a professional driver and an English-speaking guide.

Board a flight from Hanoi with direct service to Ho Chi Minh City. Approximate flight time is two hours.

You will be privately transferred between your accommodations and Ho Chi Minh Airport by a professional driver and an English-speaking guide.

Accommodation: Hotel Des Arts Saigon, MGallery Collection

Luxury and elegance define the French-Indochina inspired design choices alluding to Vietnam’s art deco era at the unique boutique Hôtel des Arts Saigon, MGallery Collection. Centrally located in the most vibrant district of Ho Chi Minh City, the hotel is just steps away from the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Opera House, the historic Saigon Central Post office and other key tourist attractions. Elegant rooms and stately suites are reminiscent of bygone days, inviting guests to make themselves at home in style, immersed in tales of adventure, romance, history, culture and nature. All 168 rooms are non-smoking. A stylish rooftop bar and infinity pool round out the 4 bars and restaurants, and the Spa des Artistes was the Asian winner in the World Luxury Spa Awards in 2017.

Northern Mountains & Southern Islands Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City
Northern Mountains & Southern Islands Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Hotel Des Arts Saigon Exterior
Hotel Des Arts Saigon Exterior

Day 7: Ho Chi Minh City

Years of French occupation and a lengthy war with the United States have marked Vietnam since the late 19th century. One of the most impressive feats of wartime engineering is the famed Cu Chi Tunnels, located in the countryside near Ho Chi Minh City. With your private driver and English-speaking guide, head approximately an hour and a half out of the city to explore this monument to perseverance. Gain important insight into the prolonged struggle against invading armies, and appreciation for the resilience and spirit of the Vietnamese people. The residents of Cu Chi took the war underground into a highly developed network of tunnels that at its height stretched as far as Cambodia and included meeting rooms, kitchens and triage areas. Imperceptible from the ground, opposing armies could roll their tanks over the bunkers without causing damage to the tunnels below. Living conditions were harsh – in addition to fighting the war, residents battled food and oxygen scarcity, venomous insects, and cramped living quarters. Drive back into the city and stop for a local lunch.

In the afternoon, visit the Notre Dame Cathedral, where the French colonial presence can be felt. The neo-romanesque Catholic Basilica was constructed from 1877 to 1833 entirely of imported French building material, including bricks from Marseilles and stained-glass windows from Chartres. Cross the street to the Saigon Central Post Office, a stunning architectural marvel with rich Gothic, Renaissance and French influences. End the day with a visit to the iconic Ben Thanh Market, a centrally located covered market with ample opportunities to pick up souvenirs or relax with a cup of Vietnamese coffee.

Accommodation: Hotel Des Arts Saigon, MGallery Collection
Northern Mountains & Southern Islands Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Notre Dame Cathedral
Notre Dame Cathedral

Day 8: Ho Chi Minh City - Phu Quoc

You will be privately transferred between your accommodations and Ho Chi Minh Airport by a professional driver and an English-speaking guide.

Board a flight from Ho Chi Minh City with direct service to Phu Quoc. Approximate flight time is one hour and five minutes.

You will be privately transferred between your accommodations and Phu Quoc Airport by a professional driver and an English-speaking guide.

Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.

Accommodation: La Veranda Resort - MGallery Collection

Located on Phu Quoc Island, La Veranda Resort Phu Quoc, member of the MGallery collection, boasts a style reminiscent of a French seaside mansion. Set in tropical gardens on a beautiful stretch of beach, the beach luxury resort and boutique hotel and spa boasts large terraces with sweeping views ideal for honeymoons, spa vacations or family holidays. In addition to spacious rooms with private balconies, La Veranda Resort Phu Quoc features two restaurants, a lounge bar, swimming pool, water sports, and day spa, all in front of the beach and beautiful grounds, making it a remarkable setting.

Day 9: Phu Quoc

Head out into the Gulf of Thailand or Phu Quoc’s southern waters and try your hand at catching fish using local methods, many hundreds of years old. With your own guide and private boat you’re sure to become an expert in no time. Your trip starts at the hotel at 8:30am with a 30-minute drive toward the South of Island. After arrival to the An Thoi port, take a boat ride of one hour to reach the waters of the Gulf of Thailand. Pass by a few tranquil isles to try your hand at fishing, and also to snorkel and admire the coral reefs. Enjoy lunch with seafood on boat and take sun bath on the sun deck before relaxing on the boat ride back to the dock, then transfer back to your hotel.

Accommodation: La Veranda Resort - MGallery Collection
Northern Mountains & Southern Islands Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Snorkeling
Snorkeling
Northern Mountains & Southern Islands Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Phú Quoc
Phú Quoc

Day 10: Phu Quoc

Your guide will be meeting you at your hotel in the morning to start your biking adventure. Start cycling and visiting many sites along the way such as a pearl farm and a fishing village. Stop by a sea side restaurant for lunch. After lunch visit a Sim wine factory and a black pepper farm before heading back to your hotel.

Accommodation: La Veranda Resort - MGallery Collection
Northern Mountains & Southern Islands Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Bicycling in Vietnam
Bicycling in Vietnam
Northern Mountains & Southern Islands Tours 2019 - 2020 -  La Veranda Resort
La Veranda Resort

Day 11: Phu Quoc

You will be privately transferred between your accommodations and Phu Quoc Airport by a professional driver and an English-speaking guide.

Board a flight from Phu Quoc with direct service to Ho Chi Minh City. Approximate flight time is one hour and five minutes.

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard)

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Hotel de l`Opera Hanoi, MGallery by Sofitel: Hanoi

A prestigious retreat, Hotel de l’Opera Hanoi is an award-winning property that encapsulates the best of Hanoi, magnificently featuring French colonial architecture and an operatic inspired interior. Centrally located in the heart of Hanoi, the hotel is only a three-minute walk to the Hanoi Opera House and a 10-minute walk to the iconic Hoan Kiem Lake. Each of the 107 guestrooms are meticulously designed to be sanctuaries of elegant comfort, with lavish amenities hand-picked for quality. A curated selection of restaurants offers a range of experiential gastronomic choices – Café Lautrec offers a brasserie-style restaurant with à la carte and buffet dining throughout the day while Satine offers classic Vietnamese cuisine in the dramatic setting of the hotel’s eight-story central atrium. La Fée Verte is a cocktail bar that harkens back to the decadence of absinthe bars in Paris at the dawn of the 20th century, with a wide selection of aged spirits, cocktails, and imported wines. Rejuvenate and indulge yourself with Hotel de l'Opera Hanoi's services and amenities for a memorable wellness experience.

Northern Mountains & Southern Islands Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Hotel de l'Opera MGallery by Sofitel
Hotel de l'Opera MGallery by Sofitel
Northern Mountains & Southern Islands Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Fitness Center
Fitness Center

Victoria Sapa Resort & Spa (B) (Deluxe): Sapa

The Victoria Sapa Resort is the only luxury hotel in North-Western Vietnam, and was built as a traditional mountain chalet with accented wooden décor and a welcoming stone hearth fireplace. The Victoria Sapa Resort overhangs the village, blending in perfectly with the natural surroundings. The resort features stylishly designed rooms, each with private terrace, wood flooring and a warm touch of local decoration. Enjoy fine dining at Ta Van Restaurant and enjoy a glass of red wine by the fireplace at Ta Fin Bar. After a day of sightseeing in the Sapa region, unwind at the spa center before turning in. The location and luxury services of the hotel have been carefully planned to allow guests to experience something different and unique, in close harmony with nature and with the local hill tribe people.

Hotel Des Arts Saigon, MGallery Collection : Ho Chi Minh City

Luxury and elegance define the French-Indochina inspired design choices alluding to Vietnam’s art deco era at the unique boutique Hôtel des Arts Saigon, MGallery Collection. Centrally located in the most vibrant district of Ho Chi Minh City, the hotel is just steps away from the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Opera House, the historic Saigon Central Post office and other key tourist attractions. Elegant rooms and stately suites are reminiscent of bygone days, inviting guests to make themselves at home in style, immersed in tales of adventure, romance, history, culture and nature. All 168 rooms are non-smoking. A stylish rooftop bar and infinity pool round out the 4 bars and restaurants, and the Spa des Artistes was the Asian winner in the World Luxury Spa Awards in 2017.

Northern Mountains & Southern Islands Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Hotel Des Arts Saigon Exterior
Hotel Des Arts Saigon Exterior
Northern Mountains & Southern Islands Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Hotel des Arts Saigon Lobby
Hotel des Arts Saigon Lobby

La Veranda Resort - MGallery Collection : Phu Quoc

Located on Phu Quoc Island, La Veranda Resort Phu Quoc, member of the MGallery collection, boasts a style reminiscent of a French seaside mansion. Set in tropical gardens on a beautiful stretch of beach, the beach luxury resort and boutique hotel and spa boasts large terraces with sweeping views ideal for honeymoons, spa vacations or family holidays. In addition to spacious rooms with private balconies, La Veranda Resort Phu Quoc features two restaurants, a lounge bar, swimming pool, water sports, and day spa, all in front of the beach and beautiful grounds, making it a remarkable setting.

Northern Mountains & Southern Islands Tours 2019 - 2020 -  La Veranda Resort
La Veranda Resort

Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard): Global Location

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
  • Tin T — June 22, 2019 — Asia

    The trip was fantastic, well planned, great tour guys. That was a trip of a lifetime and Kensington Tours had done an exceptional well in organizing from the fly to Japan, Hong Kong, Bali & Singapore to the hotels, daily tours with the level of details and places we wouldn't have known where to go. Can't wait for Kensington Tours to organize our 3rd trip in the near future!

  • Ann M — June 20, 2019 — Asia

    Asia Expert Yuki Ng did an amazing job of setting up our trip. She totally understood what we wanted to see and do. My husband, 17-year-old grandson and I spent a week in Seoul in June of 2019. Miriam, also known as CJ, our local guide in Seoul, was fantastic. She was very knowledgeable, friendly and engaging. We totally enjoyed our time with her. We learned so much about the history and culture of Korea and with her expert guidance, we were introduced to many different and delicious Korean foods. Our lunches with her were memorable not only for the variety of restaurants and dishes that we sampled but also for the stimulating and pleasant conversations we shared while eating. She also made several suggestions for things to do in the evening that added to our enjoyment of the city. We were truly fortunate to have Miriam as our guide. Our driver Mr. Jo was also great. He calmly and expertly navigated the congested streets of Seoul and always greeted us with a smile and a pleasant ‘good morning.’ We had not been to Seoul before this trip. We found it to be vibrant, beautiful, and very clean. The people were friendly and helpful. Our accommodations were beyond what we expected. We had a wonderful time in Seoul. We could not have been more pleased.

  • Anne H — May 28, 2019 — Asia

    My trip was a dream come true! From the time I landed in Beijing to the time I landed back to the US, everything was perfect. I traveled alone, but felt very safe and very well taken care of by the guides and drivers I had in the different cities and countries I visited. I learned so much about the culture and heritage of the Chinese, Tibetan and the Nepalese people. It was worth every penny I spend and much more!

  • Jackie M — March 30, 2019 — Asia

    I loved it all. Thanks especially to our guide Abit, in Kathmandu, Norenda, in Pokhara, and Min, in the Annapurna region, for being fabulous people. Thanks again for also referring us to Bahari Lodge in Chitwan National park. By far, that was the best place I've ever stayed in all of my international travels: they always had a surprise in store for us, that was awesome. They let us spend as much time as we wanted with the elephants, no rush, and sent elephants to come and play with us when we merely mentioned that we loved them. A great thank you to our naturalis Krishna at Bahari Lodge in Chitwan. All fantastic people who were great with tourists like us. We also enjoyed Temple Tree Resort very much.

  • Reginald B — April 14, 2019 — Asia

    This was a GREAT tour to Thailand! It exceeded my expectations in many ways (ie. itinerary, flexibility, and customer service). I would recommend this tour and Kensington Tours to family and friends. I will definitely use Kensington Tours for my future travel plans. My destination expert was Ms. Forkan. She expertly tailored my experience to my needs and wants. She filled in all the "unknowns" and ensured a safe, smooth trip/tour. Her professionalism and support was a 10/10. Thank you Ms. Forkan for designing this trip of a lifetime!

  • Ann L — June 05, 2019 — Asia

    Our guides made our whole trip - we will remember them as much as China itself. Jerry immediately put us at ease and made us feel like his best friends - he was sincere and authentic and open. Katy (in Chengdu) had great energy and showed us how people really live. Even though she must see the pandas every other day of her life, she still seemed to genuinely LOVE seeing them. (And, later, when we discovered we'd left valuables in the safe at our hotel, she went WAY above and beyond to take care of things - even after we were already in Shanghai!). Nancy (in Shanghai) was amazing - we truly enjoyed our time with her and she took us to markets and encouraged us to take our time at the places that interested us most. When we'd seen enough temples, our guides communicated with each other to rearrange our tours in coming destinations. We felt like we were on the food tour of China - the meals were wonderful, and it was - really - TOO MUCH FOOD! No part of our day was wasted, but if we wanted to start later or call it a night sooner, plans were easily rearranged. We would absolutely go with Kensington again!

  • Sandra S — February 09, 2019 — Asia

    We had a really interesting trip and your team made it all so easy. Our guides were not only informative, but they took very good care of us. They kept us on schedule with all the city transfers, made the Visa process so quick and introduced us to some of the things they loved about their cities as well as the scheduled sites. There were so many highlights on this trip, but I was especially wowed by the cruise on Ha Long Bay. Our guide in Hanoi went above and beyond on my birthday and arrived to pick us up with some beautiful orchids and a lovely gift. We were very happy with all our accommodations as well.

  • Daryl H. — January 26, 2019 — Asia

    I was pleasantly surprised and pleased with the superb attention to detail in fulfilling my requests and my dreams

  • Laura E. — January 08, 2019 — Asia

    One of the benefits was that the guides were very flexible and suggested and accommodated changes to plans based on the weather and other circumstances. They all said they could do this when working with Kensington because Kensington supported it and empowered them with this flexibility. A big advantage in making the trip perfect!

  • Ajitkumar P. — January 04, 2019 — Asia

    The whole trip was well organized and we have recommended using Kensington to our friends.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

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