Travel the way you want!

Plan your perfect trip with us!

We can organise everything you will need to get the most out of your time in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia

 

Our prices are very competitive

so go ahead and ask – even if you don’t end up booking with us you might get some good suggestions!

 

Tonkin  Travel will tailor your holiday to your exact needs and budget!

We can organise everything you will need to get the most out of your time in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.

Founded by two energetic Hanoi women with vast experience in Vietnam tourism, our company has been taking our clients on exciting adventures and relaxing holidays since 2001.  Even as Tonkin Travel has quickly grown through word of mouth the original commitment to personal service and understanding has not diminished – and that is the way it will stay.

Our tours

At Tonkin Travel all types and tastes of travel and accommodation can be arranged; hostel to 5 star. Guides and translators, tours, air and rail tickets, transport and transfers, a cyclo or a helicopter that seats 20 and everything in between, meals and museums. Individuals, families, large groups and small. Travel for leisure, culture, work, study or a getaway. Long time or short time – make sure it’s a good time by letting us take out the hassle and guesswork.

Choose from our range of itineraries that cover the whole country or the destination or region you are particularly interested in.

All itineraries will be tailored to your arrival and departure dates with extras or exclusions at your request.

Trip ideas

Passion Vietnam

 

Authentic Laos

 

Mystic Cambodia

 

Vietnam: Off the beaten track

 

Plan Your Perfect Trip With Us

All you need to do is get the ball rolling by telling us how much time you have, what you are interested in and what type of accommodation you are after and we will suggest and then refine with you, an itinerary that makes the most of your time and budget as well your energy.  No booking is too small or too big for us and our prices are very competitive – so go ahead and ask – even if you don’t end up booking with us you might get some good suggestions!

Authentic Vietnam

Destinations

Vietnam

A land of staggering natural beauty and cultural complexities, of dynamic megacities and hill-tribe villages, Vietnam is unforgettably compelling.

Laos

Vivid nature, voluptuous landscapes and a vibrant culture collide with a painful past and optimistic future to make Laos an enigmatic experience for the adventurous.

Cambodia

An adventure to Cambodia will inspire travelers to contemplate what happens when ancient and modern worlds collide.

Myanmar

It’s a new era for this extraordinary and complex land, where the landscape is scattered with gilded pagodas and the traditional ways of Asia endure.

Wonderful Indochina

A 16 Days/ 15 Nights representative tour
visiting all the major cities and famous sites of
Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. 

Our services

Specific Request

If you have a specific interest be it art, history, cooking or whatever we will do our utmost to design your tour to include (or be totally about) whatever you like. We have arranged for all types of people to do all sorts of interesting things and meet interesting people.

We have taken war veterans to old battle sites, pilgrims to pagodas, students to visit schools and forestry experts to the forest. Organised visits to artists’ private studios and visits to charity organisations to give donations. Whatever red tape or permission is required, whatever introductions are sought, we will take care of everything so that you can enjoy a rich and fulfilling experience.

Bridge, photography, traditional music, war history, ancient history, architecture, textiles, motorcycling, cycling, trekking, shopping, ceramics, kayaking. Vespa/Jeep tour, spiritual tour, modern or traditional shows, arts,fashion, cooking class, street food, homestay, home host dinner, special event (honeymoon, anniversary, birthday…), incentif, seminar.

Visa on arrival

Visitors to Vietnam must obtain a visa unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries. Be aware that your passport must be valid for 6 months beyond the last day of your stay in Vietnam and that you must have one blank page left for the visa stamp.

Tonkin Travel can help you to arrange “visa approval” which is required to obtain the visa upon arrival.

Transportation

Whether it is an airport pick-up or transfer to any location in Vietnam and no matter if you travel as an individual or in a big group, we can arrange all types of transport to and/or from anywhere in Vietnam. Car, van and bus rental ranging from 4 to 45 seats always includes a driver and modern high quality vehicles.

Accommodation

We can book rooms for you at any hotels of your choice or you can give us a few details on where, when, how much you’d like to spend and your other interests and we will recommend several good hotels in your range. You can take a look at their websites and see what you like, compare prices and then get back to us with your choice

FAQs

Reservation

Once our sales staff and you go through itinerary, we will send you the information form to fill in passport details for ticketing, hotel reservation. We will get back to you in the next few days to confirm all your bookings as request.

Payment

Deposit payment:

– Flights, visa approval letters: full payment required before ticket’s issue.

– Other service: 30% of total amount.

Balance payment: required at least 10 days prior travel date by bank transfer or by cash or credit card on arrival.

Payment methods:

– By bank transfer: all charges are on sender’s account (OUR)

– By credit card: a convenient fee surcharge of 3% is applied for Visa/Master cards and 4% for AMEX cards

– Cash (US dollars. Other currencies may be accepted by prior arrangement)

Hotel Check in and Check out

Hotel Check in time: 14.00; Check out time is usually 12h00.
Extended check in – check out time may be granted subject to availability and agreement by the participating hotels.

Responsibility

Except in situations beyond human control, Tonkin Travel will be held responsible for any additional expense resulting from the change caused by us in itinerary, transportation, accommodation.

Except in situations beyond human control, Tonkin Travel shall provide compensatory service for participants or refund the difference in payment for service rendered below standard.

The detailed program and schedule flights are subject to changes by airline without prior notice and in accordance with the weather conditions and daily operation of flights. Consequently, itinerary concerned might be adjusted. If this occurs, Tonkin Travel will do all in its power to assist participants in boarding flights or finding alternative arrangements. Note however that it is done as a courtesy to participants and Tonkin Travel cannot be held responsible for denied boarding, nor for additional costs occurred.

Policy regarding cancellation/ No Show

At Tonkin Travel we do our best to minimize cancellation penalty for our guests but we must abide by the cancellation policy of each service provider. Bellows are general cancellation policy for:

Tours and Accommodations, Trains

– Cancellation 20 to 15 days before departure date: charge 10% of total amount.
– Cancellation 14 to 10 days before departure date: charge 20% of total amount.
– Cancellation 9 to 5 days before departure date: charge 50% of total amount.
– Cancellation less than 5 days before departure date: charge 100% of total amount.

– No show: 100% of total rate.

FLIGHTS

Normal tickets:

– Change of flight (time/date/route): charge USD30 per ticket per time plus fare difference due to the change if any
– Refund: charge 30% of full fare
– Renaming ticket is actually refund and rebook a new ticket, so it’s charged as refund and plus fare difference if any.

Promotional tickets:

– Charge 100% of ticket value.

*To avoid any money loss for customers, we will negotiate our best in case the late cancellation happens.

What our clients say

Hello Nga

Yes we have been back a few days now and we would just like to thank you for a wonderful experience in Vietnam.
Everything you arranged was perfect, the hotels,meals,drivers and guides and t... Read More

Trudy and Arie Kuyvenhoven
20 Jan 2024

HI Hanh.

We had a great holiday in Indochina, thanks to all your amazing organisation, thank you.

We were met at all the airports and the rail station in Vientiane, which was so reassuring, and when a... Read More

Lynne and Greg Heathcote
28 Mar 2024

Hello Hien,

I just wanted to write to say Thank you for organising all of my tours and transfer whilst I was in Hanoi – I really enjoyed them all and had a really great stay whilst i was there.
... Read More

Bizzy Butterworth
20 February 2024

Hi Quan,

We are home now after a wonderful time in Vietnam! We wanted to say thank you so much for your help with organizing and planning the trip. You did a great job taking care of us. We will defin... Read More

Zoë & Tai
28 March 2023

Dear Phuong,

Thank you very much for organising our holiday.

We very much enjoyed our time in your country and many thanks for your excellent organisation and recommendations.

This has been the fourth... Read More

RICHARD
3 April 2023

Dear Phuong,

thanks so much for you help with our recent trip to your beautiful country 🙂

The homestay with Madame Binh in Hanoi was the best of the all. Having dinner with the family and being abl... Read More

Martin Nedergaard Andersen
5 April 2023

Hello Ha,

I have been meaning to send an email since we returned from Vietnam last week. I wanted to let you know that we really enjoyed our tour with Tonkin travel – it was perfect for the balance ... Read More

Amy Glading
12 April 2023

Hi Phuong,

I just wanted to write and say a huge thank you for everything during our trip! We had the most amazing honeymoon! Everywhere we stayed was wonderful, all of our activities and guides were ... Read More

Kelsey & Michael
12 April 2023

Based on this we first appreciate your Tour guide LE Quang Vinh at the Hanoi trip for his immense knowledge & who knows what is worth for a tourist to know. The other guides at different places we... Read More

Puranjit Mukherjee
3 April 2023

Hello Phuong,

I am very well, thank you, though missing Vietnam. I hope you are also very well.

My wife, who is a better writer, is still working on our review to post.

As for some internal feedback, ... Read More

Patrick Feighan
15 April 2023
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