- A really great overview of this part of south-east Asia. Highlights - Laos, such an unexpectedly great country. Vietnam - places that were just names in newspapers came alive as we visited them. Cambodia - some great sights, some terrible history.Hoa was the leader for the Vietnam leg, the longest part of the trip. Can't fault him, he did everything he should have done as a good tour leader, and loads more besides. He was personable, amusing, efficient, knowledgeable - everything you'd want from a tour leader. Our guides in Laos - Phonsi and Si (?) were also very good. Due to the way the Cambodian government operates, we only had guides in Cambodia, never a proper tour leader. If you and your fellow tour operators are able to lobby for change, I would recommend you do so.
Published on: 07 November 2015