Water Puppet Tours


With its numerous national parks, white sand beaches, colourful villages, pagodas and ancient monuments, forests and islands, Vietnam is a land of often surprising beauty, offering cultural depth and history, increasingly combined with tourism-friendly areas offering all the facilities a modern traveller could wish for.

Vietnam’s people are its greatest asset: gregarious, friendly and eager to meet visitors. In the bustling cities, the often chaotic streets contrast ox carts with limousines, ancient rituals with sophisticated technology, and are ruled by the ubiquitous moped.

Our strength is in translating these opportunities into detailed, practical itineraries. We do luxury travel and event planning, as well as a wide range of beach, family, honeymoon, adventure, golf, veteran and cultural tours.

There is no better way to experience a destination than through the perspective of the local people. At Water Puppet Tours, this key element of local insight drives every step of our process of tour design and delivery. We provide tailor-made tours individually crafted for each client, achieving this by emphasizing the direct working relationship between the client and the tour designer and operator.

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Mrs. Joe and Angelica Venishnick

Impression: We loved dinner in the garden house in Hue

Dear Ms. Tim,

I was not able to open your questionnaire, so I will just answer generally.

We enjoyed our trip immensely. The itinerary was very well thought out. We felt we saw what we wanted without feeling rushed. The guides and drivers were excellent. They were always friendly and helpful. They enriched our knowledge and enjoyment with all their information about history and culture. The hotels and hotel rooms were wonderful. The Metropole in Hanoi is now my favorite hotel in the whole world.

We particularly enjoyed the Flower Hmong market in Can Cau, and our guide Son on that part of the trip.

The boat on Halong Bay was much more luxurious than we expected. I am happy that they had two kayaks on the boat, so we were able to kayak around and through a cave.

We loved dinner in the garden house in Hue.

i will give you our thoughts on two items. You could have told us that the boat we went on was available for an overnight stay. We had not wanted to stay overnight on a boat with 20 other people, but we would like to at least have been able to consider the personal boat for overnight. Second, if there were no two-person compartments available on the train to and from Lao Cai, you could have told us that we could buy the whole compartment. We did this, but we only learned we could after asking.

So, again, thank you for arranging that wonderful trip. We feel we learned so much, and came away with great affection and respect for Vietnam and its people.

Best wishes,

Joe and Angelica Venishnick