I was born and grown in Vietnam and deeply love my country. I have always been passionate about travelling and wanted to share my experience with others. My country is full of beautiful places and friendly people. And this inspired me to start my travel company. It has started as a small family business and now it has grown and offers more destinations of Indochina.
Even after 11 years of working I am still inspired to design the trips for our travelers offering them authentic experience and not standard way of exploring the country. I believe that travelling is not limited to sightseeing and always offer hands on experience to our clients, could it be visiting the workshop and trying to make the traditional handicraft, meeting with artist or trying to cook the local meal. Just let me know what do you like to do and I will find the perfect way to explore the country through the things you love.
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 the Indochina region. Our tour types include, but are not limited to:
Classic and culture tours
Day trips and excursions
How did you get involved in travel?
"This idea has always been in my mind. Every trip I was making since I was a student inspired me to share this experience with others. Firstly it began as a hobby when I was advising my friends and colleagues where to go and helping them to organise their trips. And at some point, I realised that it is the business I always want to do and have established my company. It began as a small family business offering trips in Vietnam and now has grown to the well-established company organising trips throughout Indochina. "
Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.
"Travelling is always the experience and learning something new. And my unique experience is not some special place, but about inspiration and relationships with others. During a pandemic, when the country closed its borders and all our team had a hard period of life I organised the trip to northern Vietnam for us. Thankfully the situation in Vietnam was safe and travel has been permitted inside the country. Apart from seeing breathtaking landscapes during our trekking, all our team got even more united. We had adventures, spent lovely nights talking about our lives, and we met many interesting and hospitable people. All this has inspired us to continue what we are doing whatever challenges we get. "
Hien's favorite itineraries and travel advice
Top itineraries and travel advice
Discover northern Vietnam's natural wonders and city sights on this six-day tour. Start by wandering the maze-like alleyways and markets of the buzzing capital, Hanoi, sampling...
Get to the heart of Vietnam through its cuisine on this delectable 12-day itinerary. Start in Hanoi to breeze around the capital by Vespa and search out the city's best banh mi...
This 15-day adventure will take you to the most beautiful locales in Vietnam while immersing you in its cultural heritage. Starting in Hanoi, you'll visit historical sites and...
With two weeks in Vietnam, you can cover a lot of ground with your family without being overly busy. This well-planned itinerary starts in the north—in atmospheric Hanoi and...
On this week-long itinerary of southern Vietnam, parents and kids will be interested and entertained in historic Ho Chi Minh City and the nearby Mekong Delta and Cu Chi Tunnels....
You'll fit a lot into a week with this family-friendly exploration of northern Vietnam. Get to know the region's dramatic mountains, lush farmland, stunning waterways, and the...
Recent trip reviews for Hien
Romatic Vietnam and Cambodia
Apr 29 - May 9, 2023
Vespa Tour was a highlight.
Tim with Renea cruises and Tony in Hoi An were amazing guides.
Over all the experince surpassed our expectations. It was a great trip.
Short trip to Vietnam
Mar 19 - Mar 25, 2023
We had a wonderful trip to Vietnam. Mr Tony’s guided tour through the Mekong Delta was very interesting and gave us a great example of local culture. The Hanoi city tour Mr Haun was great, we especially liked the food tour. The La Pandora cruise in Ha Long Bay was amazing! The food was great, the rooms very nice and our guide Victor was very professional and helpful. read more
We had an amazing trip
Feb 12 - Feb 18, 2023
We had an amazing trip (it didn't matter that we had very foggy weather the whole time in Sapa and Fansipan. In particular Mr. Huan was brilliant and completely made our trip 🤩 his love and knowledge for Vietnam, the history and stories he told were so good. Would highly recommend we had a truly fantastic and memorable holiday.
I’m 100% thrilled with my trip!
Jan 16 - Feb 2, 2023
I’m 100% thrilled with my trip. Realistic Asia was responsive, flexible, creative, and helped me see the best spots in vietnam. I was a difficult client because I needed to change plans a few times and they were gracious and proactive each time. Highlights are the halong bay cruise and hoi an.
Amazing concierge service
Dec 28 - Jan 14, 2023
The trip was amazing. Hien was very communicative and made sure everything went according to plan. We were taken care of from A to Z and had the private car, driver and tour guide to ourselves during the trip. We paid a fraction of the cost compared to other tailor tours. When I had some plan changes or requested additional tours or services, Hien quickly accommodated the request and got the driver and the tour guide ready for us. She was our private concierge and ready to answer any questions. read more
HIGHLY recommend Hien!
Dec 23 - Jan 2, 2023
Hien was such a detailed, thoughtful, and organized planner! We traveled to three different cities and she single-handedly coordinated seeing all of them, seamlessly.
She's also very patient as well as, I've made a lot of requests throughout the trip, and she delivered on all of them.
Vietnam was amazing, highly recommend, lots of history there and very beautiful place.
Our recent trip to Vietnam was AMAZING and wo...
Dec 23 - Jan 8, 2023
Our recent trip to Vietnam was AMAZING and would not have been possible with Hien's expertise, patience, and geniune desire to make our trip exactly as we wanted it to be. She answered all our questions during the planning process and was easily reachable during our trip so if any hiccups occurred or if we needed extra help, she was always in touch. We went back and forth making changes, etc. and had many versions of our itinerary; but throughout all of it, she was very accommodating. I... read more
Dec 18 - Dec 28, 2022
Thailand was absolutely the highlight of our multi-country honeymoon experience. Every single day was unforgettable. The elephant sanctuary in Krabi is something I relive every day and need to go back to someday!! Railay Beach is absolutely breathtaking. It was such a cool experience riding up on the longtail boat! The Phi Phi Islands live up their expectation. And Patong was so much fun. Bangkok was a great way to end it! Seriously, best trip ever!!! read more
If you're considering a trip to Vietnam, choo...
Dec 18 - Dec 29, 2022
If you're considering a trip to Vietnam, choose Realistic Asia! We were so so pleased with them! This is the first time using KimKim, and we were a little bit concerned that they would create a mainstream trip plan for us, but WOW, it surpassed our expectations!!
Hien was responsive from the beginning stages of planning to the end of the trip, switching a thing or two in the itinerary as we wished, adjusting pick up times as our flight was delayed, and promptly replying to our inquiries.... read more
Amazing Thailand trip with Realistic Asia and kimkim
Dec 18 - Dec 28, 2022
The collaboration between the Realistic Asia group and kimkim was perfect for our honeymoon in Thailand! We especially enjoyed all the guides we had for our adventures, especially Tanny in Bangkok! All the honeymoon surprises made our trip special and were much appreciated. All the hotels were perfect for our preferences. Pick-ups were timely. I would highly recommend utilizing Realistic Asia for anyone considering a trip to Thailand! read more
Amazing experience for our Vietnam trip
Nov 6 - Nov 19, 2022
Great experience overall, from A to Z (with both KimKim and our local specialist from Realistic Asia).
Before the trip:
I have to say, I was not comfortable at first because I had never heard of KimKim before and reviews on Realistic Asia were good but not numerous.
For everyone reading my review and having the same lack of comfort : get over it and book with these guys without any hesitation.
Hien was my contact since the very beginning. Great and pro-active communication, she was... read more
We loved Sue in Hue the most. She made all of...
Jul 27 - Aug 7, 2022
We loved Sue in Hue the most. She made all of history come alive for our family. The lunch at the family home and making incense in Hue were probably the most unique experiences of the trip.
Do from Realistic Asia was a fantastic support! The itinerary and service was flawless. Thank you for the experience!! read more
Working with Hien Do was an absolute pleasure...
Jul 10 - Jul 29, 2022
Working with Hien Do was an absolute pleasure. We only decided to go to Vietnam one month before our arrival and changed our plans almost daily, up until 3 days before arrival -Ms Hien was marvelously patient and flexible with us. She made suggestions and then worked with my queries for alternatives.
We were met at the airport by our guide Mr Quang and driver Mr Ham. While touring Northern Vietnam, they were informative, friendly, patient and simply a delight to spend time with. ... read more