I was born and grown in Hanoi - the capital of Vietnam. I have always been interested in travel and discovering other cultures and places. When I was a little girl, I dreamed of being a tour guide when I get older. Now I am a travel consultant— not exactly the same thing, but very close! Being a consultant has also let me discover more places and help people to organize trips not only in Vietnam but also in Cambodia, Laos, and Thailand, the countries which I am continuously exploring and feel a big passion for.
I am feeling happy to share with my clients my knowledge and experience of traveling and helping them to enjoy Indochina's beautiful landscapes, nice & friendly local people, delicious cuisine, rich culture, and history.
What places and activities do you specialize in?
"We offer a wide range of trips from relaxing beach outbreaks to trekking in the jungles throughout Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Laos. Our tour types include, but are not limited to:
- Classic and culture tours
- Family vacations
- Honeymoon trips
- Adventure tours
- Foodie tours
- Day trips and excursions
How did you get involved in travel?
"I wanted to be involved in travel since I was a child when I dreamed to become a tour guide. But one day, when I was traveling with my best friend to Da Nang, I was responsible for organizing our trip. At that time, I realized that I would love to become a Travel Consultant. I realized that I have a passion for making the entire holiday and being more involved in the organization process. And I still could meet with my clients and share with them my experience and listen to their travel stories.
Four years since the first time, I worked as a Travel Consultant, my clients are always happy when arranging services with me from the first time I contacted them until when they're back home. "
Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.
"It was the first time I traveled to Sapa in 2017, the mountain region of Northern Vietnam. At that time it hasn't been a hot tourist spot and all the infrastructure was under construction. Many roads and hotels were not in good condition yet. I stayed in a hotel with a central location, based on the recommendations on the internet. It was right in the middle of the construction and far from the villages. Each day I had to travel a lot to visit beautiful places and get far from the dust of construction. I still enjoyed the trip, but it was the time when I realized how important it is to make a deeper search before the trip and get information from one who has first-hand knowledge. It was the first time I realized how important a travel consultant's work is, and I always remember this experience as a motivation and inspiration for me to serve my clients to make sure their travel experience will be smooth and joyful. "
Ashley's favorite itineraries and travel advice
Top itineraries and travel advice
Experience all of Vietnam's highlights in one trip with this exciting 15-day itinerary. The adventure begins in the capital of Hanoi where you'll get a walking tour of the Old...
Over 12 days you'll travel from the mountains of northern Vietnam down to the southern Mekong Delta and enjoy outdoor adventures every step of the way. It begins with two days...
Families looking to take their comfort levels up a few notches will love this luxurious, week-long tour of Vietnam. Starting in northern Hanoi and ending in southern Ho Chi Minh...
Cover parts of Vietnam and Thailand on this 15-day tour designed with kids in mind. Starting in Ho Chi Minh City and traveling north to Hanoi, indulge in family-friendly...
This 10-day luxury, family-friendly tour of Vietnam starts in southern Ho Chi Minh City and ends in northern Hanoi, stopping at Hoi An and Ha Long Bay along the way. Get a...
Recent trip reviews for Ashley
I had such a wonderful time with Aurora. She...
Apr 25 - Apr 28, 2023
I had such a wonderful time with Aurora. She made extra special stops here and there to show me authentic food choices and gluten free options as I am gluten free. I really feel lucky to have got to spend so much time with Aurora exploring the culture of Thailand.
Wow, what a wonderful journey!
Mar 17 - Apr 5, 2023
From the first contact until the end of my trip, Ashley was the most amazing "travel agent" I have ever had! Hotels and tours where exactly chosen to my needs and communication was perfect and easy going.
I want to thank all of my guides who made this trip so wonderful, starting with the fabulous Ms Hay who showed me secret places in Hanoi and surroundings, followed by the mountaineer Mrs Lala in Sapa and Victor the cruise guy in Ha Long bay.
Mr Minh who took me on a food tour in the... read more
Ashley really came through for me on my trip to Vietnam!!!
Mar 24 - Apr 2, 2023
KimKim and specifically Ashley really came through for me on my trip to Vietnam. I had planned to do a biking tour with another organization and they cancelled 2 days before I was leaving. I was in a panic but then remembered that a friend of mine told me she always uses Kimkim for all her trips. I reached out, filled out a simple form to indicate what I wanted to do and when I woke up in the morning my whole trip was planned! We made some minor adjustments in the morning and then I was off.... read more
An unforgettable holiday
Feb 19 - Mar 11, 2023
Ashley was wonderfully responsive and helpful throughout, from the planning stage to the last day of the holiday. She would respond to messages and questions quickly and helpfully and would send us reminders of meeting times and the names of our drivers for each new destination. The organisation was flawless and seamless. At each destination in a complex itinerary we would be met with guides who were impressively knowledgeable as well as friendly and helpful. I guess Johnny stood out as... read more
Fantastic 'Grand tour' of Vietnam
Dec 28 - Jan 12, 2023
Thank you Ashley for assisting me organise the 'Grand tour of Vietnam' in January 2023.
You were very helpful in suggesting the most efficient route and listened to my requests and were quick to accommodate any changes I wanted to make.
I was grateful for your prompt responses when I was in Vietnam with the questions I had which was very reassuring.
All the transfers were on time and very efficient and friendly as were the guides.
Thank you very much for putting this trip together.
With... read more
amazing trip! 10/10 Dream trip
Dec 27 - Jan 8, 2023
amazing trip! 10/10
Our guides Lee and Tar were fantastic! They were both very knowledgeable. When our flights were changed Ashley are travel agent made the necessary changes quickly. Ashley checked on regularly via whatsapp to make sure our trip was smooth. Our guides would remind us of what was appropriate clothing to wear the next day, and when possible gave is your options. This trip was tailored to is perfectly, I only wish we could have stayed longer. read more
One of a kind excellent trip to Thailand.
Dec 27 - Jan 8, 2023
The planning of the trip with Ashley was superb and very easy. Ashley was responsive to all of our questions. Our local guides (Lee in Chiang Mai/Chiang Rai area) and Tar (in and around Bangkok) were excellent. The guides were very knowledgeable of Thai history and very solicitous to our needs. They reacted well to slight changes we made in our itineraries (less shopping and more museum/sites). The boat ride on the Mekong River at the Golden Triangle, Thai Cooking Class in Bangkok, and... read more
Northern Vietnam Bliss
Dec 27 - Jan 3, 2023
Just returned from an 8 day trip planned via KimKim to Northern Vietnam (Hanoi, Sapa, Halong Bay) and could not recommend KimKim and Realistic Asia’s tours more highly. This was my husband and my first time taking an entirely “tour guided” vacation, as we typically plan and organize everything ourselves. To be honest, when researching KimKim tours, I found mixed reviews (mostly due to covid and changes it forced upon past clients), but after filling out the initial query into the trip, I felt... read more
Amazing trip to Vietnam
Dec 26 - Dec 28, 2022
We had a fantastic trip to Vietnam and really appreciated all the assistance provided by Ashley! She was very accommodating and patient as we requested a few modifications to our itinerary as we became more educated on the options.
She was extremely responsive and informative, and I would highly recommend both Ashley and Kimkim! read more
Most wonderful vacation in Vietnam!
Dec 18 - Dec 26, 2022
On our first trip to Vietnam, we wanted to have a nice balance of nature and city trips, learn about culture and explore the cuisine - so we worked with Ashley to build a custom-made itinerary, which turned out to be an unforgettable trip. She has been most helpful to accommodate all our needs, quickly turned around every request and also supported when we had some emergencies due to a forgotten luggage while in Vietnam, always checking in to ensure we enjoy it all. Mr Tu, our tour guide... read more
Review … Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand
Oct 31 - Nov 29, 2022
Everything was really well prepared in my opinion. Think the offer of hotels should not be made based on a global budget announced my the client … the offer should include always hotels with more stars. Almost always with a small increase of price the client can obtain a better hotel.. If I say 4 stars you should include also some with 5 stars… and the client decide.
I really liked the proposed tours and the guides were really competente… Emma in Hoi An, the one in Min Bei (south Hanoi)... read more
Fantastic Trip Because of Ashley at Kim Kim
Nov 12 - Nov 26, 2022
Working with Ashley at Kim Kim was a fantastic experience that led to a fantastic trip.
It was a last minute decision to go to Thailand and Ashley at Kim Kim made it come to life. It was so easy and quick, within 3 days, Ashley had created the perfect itinerary for me. She had provided a great itinerary originally and answered my questions in a timely fashion so that I felt really good about booking the trip.
The trip itself was fantastic because of all of the work Ashley had done... read more
Oct 20 - Nov 2, 2022
The trip was great. It was easy to plan and Ashley was very prompt in making the changes we asked for. We had a few hiccups along the way which Ashley sorted out.
Highly recommend using KimKim. read more