Choosing the right people to help you experience Indochina makes the difference between an average trip and a life-changing one. Here are our must-read tips for ing the best Indochina travel guides when visiting Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.
Ask any traveller who has visited Indochina or has it on their bucket list, and they offer some of the same reasons for wanting to visit Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. The top three reasons we hear time and time again are:
1. Food to fire the imagination
. Authentic, local cuisine like nowhere else in the world.
2. Snapshots of time
. Culture and history that include some of the most ancient civilisations in the world, perfectly preserved temples and the remnants of more recent conflicts in the last 100 years.
3. People and their experiences
. There’s no better way to learn about a place than through its people.
You can explore the region under your own steam and have a great time, but getting a helping hand from local Indochina travel guides is the way to have a more authentic experience. Find the right travel guide for your trip, and you’ll be able to get further off-the-beaten-track, you’ll be helped to seek out the best food and experiences, and you’ll be supporting local livelihoods and communities.
Benefits of having local Indochina travel guides for your trip
Choose a local travel guide who knows Indochina like the back of their hand and you’ll find a local friend as well as a specialist Indochina travel guide. As well as creating a deeper connection with the places you visit, your guide can introduce you to other locals along the way and translate for you. Having authentic travel experiences through the eyes of local people is what truly experiencing Indochina is all about.
Bespoke Indochina trips
Just because you have a travel guide doesn’t mean you’re stuck to a rigid, pre-determined travel itinerary. Book an Indochina travel guide through a reputable company, and you can embark on a tailor-made itinerary that incorporates everything you want into your trip. This includes the day-to-day itinerary and accommodation preferences, which could be jungle homestays or 5* beach resorts. It’s the best of both worlds between having exactly the trip you imagined, through the lens of a specialist Indochina travel guide who has an insider suggestion for every situation.
Supporting the places you visit
Booking a local travel guide means your money is going straight back into the countries you visit and the local people you work with. Choosing a local travel company with connections in off-the-beaten-track locations also means the benefits of your trip reach people in more remote regions, and not just those on the well-trodden traveller trails. Booking a local Indochina travel guide directly is responsible tourism at its finest, and it offers you better value for money too, as there are no middlemen or international corporations taking their cut.
Mr Linh’s Adventures only works with local people
on our trips, meaning our guests have access to specialist Indochina travel guides on every vacation. Our trips can be entirely bespoke and tailor-made, and consist of jungle adventures, off-the-beaten-track tours and well-known attractions in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. With our network of local Indochina travel guides, we invest money directly back into the communities we visit. Check out our travel experiences across Indochina