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A fantastic experience.

Dial a flight recommended a series of flights, hotels and a tour of Vietnam to my wife and I and it was the perfect experience. Flights were booked from Newcastle, to London to Hong Kong and then later on to Ho Chi Minh City. all flights were superb and connections were timed well. We then joined the Classic Vietnam tour with Indochina Tours and it was superb. The tour took us from Saigon through the country via Nha Trang, Dalat, Hue, Hoi An and finally Hanoi. The hotels we stayed at were all top class and it was very clear that the company was not trying to save money by using sub standard hotels. In each of the four different areas of Vietnam we were guided by local people whose knowledge, language and personal skills were excellent. We learnt so much from our guides as travelled around the regions and they were always able to answer questions.
As we journeyed north we visited a number of very interesting museums, cafes, temples and work places. We were shown many aspects of real Vietnamese life, real people, real jobs! We were also taken to a number of places were disabled people or deprived children are given a chance. Some of these institutions were supported by Indo China Tours and were very worthwhile ventures and initiatives.
Our host, Nancia, accompanied us throughout the tour and her knowledge of local places to eat, shop, have clothes made was fantastic. She also bonded the group by setting up restaurant visits most nights. This introduced us to many different aspects of local food styles and choices. I cannot praise her enough for the job she did!
Another important aspect of the tour was safety. We were kept informed of local weather conditions and we knew Nancia was in touch with people who knew what was going on elsewhere. Given recent events this is an even more important feature of the tour.
Eventually we left the tour and Dial a Flight had arranged a three night stay in an excellent hotel in Hanoi. This enabled us to relax in a luxurious hotel with a pool and a gym.
Our return flights were also well timed and organised with no delays.
I have used Dial a Flight before and trust them. Finn was great setting everything up and ensured we were ok from start to finish. The tour and everything else was great so well done to Finn and the team at Dial a Flight.

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Barry Dobson
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom