Sharing Vietnam with the World Through our Bespoke Private Tours
Because we strongly believe that the true beauty of Vietnam lies in its local gems just waiting to be uncovered.
Simply because we were once visitors ourselves, we know exactly what visitors are missing out on. Coming to Vietnam for the first time, we realized that most websites and maps barely took us out of the tourist districts. Everything was much more commercialized, and naturally more expensive. Places which we visited, ate, shopped, all seemed to be tourist traps. It was not a pleasant experience, and certainly not a fulfilling one.
It was not until we met our local friends that our opinion about this country started to change. Thanks to them, our eyes were opened to the true beauty of Vietnam. No more touristy places, no more expensive restaurants; just a feast of plain and simple local culture and experiences. We now love Vietnam so much that we have decided to start Colours of Vietnam so that you too will be able to enjoy what other visitors have been missing out on for ages.
From Ho Chi Minh to Phu Quoc to Danang to Nha Trang to Halong to Hanoi, we have left our footprints on every step of the way. And each destination never fails to amaze us with its own blend of local delights. Unfortunately, with Vietnam's undeveloped tourism infrastructure, coupled with the locals' inadequacies in the English language, this luxury will still be unavailable to many ... until now.
Who We Are
Colours of Vietnam is a professional provider of Bespoke Private Tours and Business Concierge Services, with over 100 associates around the country, dedicated to bringing you the most unique local travel experiences that Vietnam has to offer.
Besides in-depth knowledge of the best local places in town, our associates are also hand picked for assignments based on their experience in other areas - allowing us to offer our clients a repertoire of hard-to-access experiences and services. Most are well versed in multiple languages including English, Chinese and Japanese. [French and Korean speaking tour guides can also be arranged in advance]. Our guides are well trained in meeting Service Standards which will exceed all your expectations.
Why the need for a personal guide?
The context of Vietnam is very different from that of other developed countries in Southeast Asia. It may come as a surprise to many that most of the locals are not able to converse in the English language. Furthermore, the existing tourism infrastructure (road signs, websites, maps, help desks, etc) is still very much in its infancy stages, making it very difficult for visitors to explore outside the tourist areas.
Also, occurrences of 'misunderstanding' due to language (whether deliberate or not) are very rampant in most parts of the country, even in major cities like Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi. For many, these situations often escalate to become a living nightmare. So whether you are in Vietnam for a holiday or a new expat trying to settle in, having a local partner dramatically reduces the risks of unpleasant experiences.
Why the need for a bespoke tour?
Understanding that every one of us has our own preferences, all our tours are customized to meet YOUR specific interests. This is certainly not possible with a tour group size of 20 or more. With bespoke tours, we are also able to walk you through the roads less trodden by tourists, to the local stalls and markets - for an experience like no other.