My husband, daughter, son-in-law, and I just returned about 2 weeks ago and this trip was the most wonderful trip ever. We utilized Azure Travel to visit Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia. In Thailand, we visited Bangkok, Ayuthaya, Chaing Mai, Chaing Rai, and Phuket. I am not a great beach lover so if not for my daughter, would have skipped Phuket and having been there, would skip it again. Chaing Mai is WONDERFUL and I highly recommend some time here. I think we all agreed that Laos was a fabulous stop....we were in Luan Prabang and if you haven't considered it, you might want to take a look. We also went to Siem Reap in Cambodia and loved, loved, loved it.
At each location, we were met by a guide and although each one was very different, each one captured our hearts while we were there. The guides took care of every need and were sensitive to our needs and/or preferences. If I were to return for additional tours to the same locations, I would be disappointed if any of our new friends were not available to show us more of their perspective areas. The drivers were expert and took great care in keeping us stocked with cold water and WONDERFUL cool washcloths! We never were kept waiting or felt like we were taking a risk in riding in the vehicles provided....they were all very nice and very clean.
The hotels and restaraunts selected by Azure Travel were also very nice. I would stay at each one again, except perhaps the one in Phuket but as I indicated earlier, I am prejudiced by not being excited about visiting the beach.
It was very, very scary to send off a bank transfer not knowing if Azure Travel was legitimate having found them on the internet. I can assure you, they are very dependable. You might find others as good as Azure Travel but I don't think you would find any better. That is one reason that I offered to share our experience with them....so that anyone hesitant to send off the funds might be put at ease. It was the easiest and most economical way to pay since we avoided the credit card or paypal fees.
I wish you the best in your search and please know that you cannot go wrong with Azure Travel. Vietnam will be a couple of years off for us as we will now need to start saving but I know exactly my first step when the time comes and that will be to contact Nan Nee.
May 26, 2011