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  • Wyse11

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    13th May, 2008
    Posts: 4

    Hi All
    I have booked some tours direct with local tour operators for my upcoming trip to Vietnam. Before I hand over my hard earned cash for deposits etc, does anyone have any feedback regarding these operators/tours ?

    Handspan Travel: 2 day/1 night Meekong Delta Homestay
    Tropical Sails: 3 day/2 night Halong Bay cruise on the 'Red Dragon' junk
    Adventure Indochina Travel: 3 day/2 night Sapa town, Bac Ha market, Laocai

    Any feedback good or bad will be appreciated !!

    #1 Posted: 26/6/2008 - 17:53

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  • packtoofull

    Joined Travelfish
    16th May, 2007
    Location Indonesia
    Posts: 39

    Hi Wyse,

    Handspan generally get a pretty good wrap, as does Tropical Sails. Adventure Indochina isn't ringing any bel;ls -- but as there's just shy of 13,234,765 travel agents in hanoi, i'm kinda glad the bells don't ring for all of em!

    Out of curiosity, why did you decide to work with three companys rather than just the one?

    #2 Posted: 26/6/2008 - 18:32

  • Wyse11

    Joined Travelfish
    13th May, 2008
    Posts: 4

    Hi packtoofull

    I just didn't want to put all my eggs in one basket !

    Thanks for the feedback

    #3 Posted: 27/6/2008 - 16:00

  • seahmj

    Joined Travelfish
    18th May, 2008
    Posts: 14

    Does SinhCafevn.com gives the most reliable tour?

    #4 Posted: 1/7/2008 - 11:11

  • CatBa2

    Joined Travelfish
    6th November, 2007
    Posts: 53

    Posted from within Vietnam.

    In Ha Noi you have to ask WHICH Sinh Cafe as I have photographs of over 56 knock-offs.

    Ha Noi has the greatest number of disreputable, underhanded and plain outright crooked travel agents in VietNam and possibly the world.

    Just because an agency has forigners (white) people running it don't think you are safe!

    Tropical Sails is honest, Handspan is high priced and has several complaints over the years - including one assault on a complaining passenger.

    Tropical Sails has a fleet of boats but I don't recall them owning the Red Dragon.

    Sa Pa is BEST DONE ON YOUR OWN obtaining any guides tours IN SA PA to save money. Do a search on this site for GUIDES, SA PA and check the posts.

    If you don't succeed - repost and I will supply the info.

    #5 Posted: 13/7/2008 - 14:07

  • chrispyrolls

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    Location United Kingdom
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    Total reviews: 4

    We went to Halong with Handspan and they were very good - My parents have also been with them (on my recommendation) and thought the same...

    #6 Posted: 3/8/2008 - 00:38

  • neosho

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    13th August, 2008
    Posts: 386

    I used SinhCafe in HCMC in Nov of 07 for flights and tours. No problem for us. As stated above watch out for the imposters.

    #7 Posted: 16/8/2008 - 03:30

  • audrienne

    Joined Travelfish
    31st August, 2008
    Posts: 6

    Which SinhCafe in HCMC is the authentic one? Mind giving me the website?

    #8 Posted: 1/9/2008 - 11:00

  • chrispyrolls

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    Location United Kingdom
    Posts: 198
    Total reviews: 4

    here you go:



    #9 Posted: 2/9/2008 - 21:19

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