Inquiry Submission By LouiseW
Just back from 18 fabulous days in Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand all arranged by Mr Ann at Global Travel Tours. Used him based on all the positive reviews on TA and he exceeded all expectations. Must admit that I had a case of the nerves as we flew over given that we had paid all this money to a person on the internet., who could make or break our “bucket-list” adventure.
The second we landed in Vietnam there was a person to meet us and help obtain our visas (so welcome after 20 hours of travel). from that moment we were in nothing but the best of hands. Mr Ann had worked with us to create an itinerary that met with our specific requests and budgets. We were not interested in five star hotels as we never spent more than 8 hours in a hotel given our active plan each day. Mr Ann arranged beautiful smaller boutique hotels where we could always walk to dinner, at a great night market or restaurant and be “part of the local action.”
We always had a private driver and guide with us daily who spoke excellent English, and enjoyed all of them. The guides each added personal things to our already busy agendas to tailor our trip on the ground to our daily preferences. They were so good.
Now I do not want you think all was perfect. One hotel was a bit below par and when we reported this to Mr Ann he graciously provided a meal at our next location, at a 5 star hotel, his treat. Also our last stop in Bangkok we did not like the guide who picked us up at airport. We contacted Mr Ann and with-in three hours we had a fabulous guide named Mimi who made Bangkok amazing. We were so impressed that Mr Ann could make that change for us so fast! Also, Mr Ann told us he was disappointed as all tickets in A and B seats were purchased for our evening at The Cambodia Circus . He again treated us to a fabulous dinner as ticket costs were decreased in section C. Frankly, we would have never known the difference as entire circus tent has great seats and holds maybe 100 people. Mr Ann’s honesty and attention to our needs was beyond all expectation!
Finally i want to say do not miss the following: The junk boats on Halong Bay, Cha Ca La Vong restaurant (Hanoi) , Le Longanier Restaurant (Me Kong Delta), Cambodia Circus, Elephant Rescue Park (Chaing Mei which is true rescue!), and so many other wonderful recommendations from Mr Ann. he made our trip not only possible but FABULOUS and an unforgettable experience.