Sam Van Tu
Bringing our guests a close-up view of Vietnam, and his own beautiful insights, Tu brings joy, peace and fulfilment to our guests. In his meaningful guiding job, Tu cultivates love and passion for Vietnam. Come and meet him!
"Our tour guide "Tu" was awesome. He kept a smile on at all times, helped everyone whenever he could, kept us laughing the whole trip and stole the hearts of every man, woman, and child on the trip. I hope Ethnic Travel gives him a huge raise!"
Nguyen Quoc Hung
Hung is a great talker! Come and meet his many friends. One of his clients said.
"We have had a great trip to Mai Chau with Hung, our tour guide. He was great because she explained lots of highlights and translated when we spoke to locals and she was willing to answer our numerous questions and was very patient, flexible and polite. He took us off the "beaten-track" to places we would not have gone to on our own but felt completely safe going there with Hung. We would recommend Ethnic Travel and Hung to anyone who wants to see the real Vietnam."
Khanh, a graduate of Hanoi’s National
University of Foreign Languages, founded Ethnic
Travel and established the company’s reputation
for client-focused tour planning, cultural
sensitivity and environmental responsibility.
Known for his love of the outdoors and winning
smile, Khanh delights in ensuring that Ethnic
Travel participants experience the real
Vietnam and take home personal and meaningful
memories of his country. His proficiency in
languages is frequently displayed in his great
sense of humour. Come and meet him.
Giang Thi Pi
Pi was born into an ethnic Hmong family in Sapa. Pi has the depth of her insight. She approaches her work with an honesty and vision that is inspiring. Pi also shows a genuine concern that the traveller really enjoys their experience. Pi is more than willing to make some changes to meet our guests' specific needs. Pi is an excellent tour guide.
Nguyen Van Duong
Duong's love for Vietnam and appetite for adventure, Duong always relishes showing our guests our beautiful Vietnam. Duong's faith in the power of dialogue and interaction helps to bridge the differences between our guests and the local people.
Ly Thi Ly
Ly was born in Lao Chai, a small and beautiful village in the east of Sapa. As a tour guide of Sapa and Northern Vietnam, Ly knows the cultures and traditions of the places she guides to. More than anything, she knows people. She has a great knowledge and jokes, collected over years. With passion, humour and a pleasant smile Ly is a perfect tour guide.
Do Duc Nam
Nam, our tour guide, has a profound knowledge of northern Vietnam and possesses a vast experience of guiding in the region. Nam's energy, passion and enthusiasm are amazing.
Hang Thi Tung
Tung possesses a wealth of knowledge and passion for her guiding job. Tung shares vast hands-on experience of her own life and beliefs that provide an insightful view into the local culture and people. Tung is an intergral part of Ethnic Travel.
Thu’s boundless enthusiasm and bright smile makes her a great addition to our team. Thu’s laid back style, love for the countryside and knowledge of Vietnam will give you a real insight into the country and its people.
"We were pleasantly surprised that our guide spoke excellent French with an incredible vocabulary. She was very knowledgeable about the area and environment. We would recommend to anybody to get away from the crowds and see 'real' Vietnam with Thu."
Giang Seo Cho
Cho comes from Bac Ha and has joined us for our trips to North East and West Vietnam. Cho is passionate about his job and his love and his knowledge of these regions are unrivalled. Join him and learn more.
"We had such an amazing trip with Ethnic Travel. Cho is an excellent guide. As budget travellers we were tempted to go on a larger, cheaper tour. Affer traveling with Cho we didn't regret our decision. He is professional and amazingly honest. We did exactly what he said we would do. We feel lucky to have connected with locals that we wouldn't have met without Cho's help. We have nothing but good things and happy memories to say about Cho and his way of showing guests Vietnam."
Dang Cong Quyet
In true ethnic spirit, and armed with endless energy, Quyet loves sharing his infectious laughter and the beautiful insights of his people with other travellers. Join his family of satisfied guests.
Nguyen Van Cong
"We went with Cong to Ninh Binh and Halong Bay it was the best tour we could do in Vietnam, the smart and knowlegeable tour guide, Cong did everything to make the trip special for us. Cong is a great tour guide." said one of Cong's guests.
Tran Van Luc
Luc works with Ethnic Travel as a driver for our trips around Northern Vietnam. Luc enjoys his experience of being with us. Join him on our trips.
Giang Thi Mu
Mu's outgoing and happy nature makes her many friends amongst the local people and travellers alike. She is a great tour guide at home in any region in Vietnam. Her satisfied guests said.
"Thank you for serving as interpreter when we stop at the cafe and answering all our questions, from irrigation to traditional wedding practices- you seem to know everything! You are a great guide and we were very happy to have you with us for this unusual foray into life in rural Vietnam."
Ho Thi Ha
Ha's local knowledge and relaxed style makes her a great tour guide. "Ha is a fantastic guide and person, full of knowledge, excellent English and communication skills, and just a genuinely nice person, and I feel like we got to see something of the real Vietnam and real Vietnamese people." Said one of Ha's travellers.
Ha has just joined our team. She is always ready for a new challenge. Ha's love of adventure and great sense of humour will ensure an eye-opening experience. Come and meet her.
"We booked a tour at Ethnic Travel and we were a bit disoriented at the beginning of what was going to be, but we have to say that the choice was perfect! Everyone has been so kind and nice with us, they treated us amazingly, specially the families of the homestays (where the food was the best we tried in all Vietnam!!). All of this couldn't have been possible without the company. She drove us to beautiful places with no tourists, just the mountains and us! We walk through amazing, breathtaking landscapes and gorgeous views! Ha made us feel comfortable and great during the tour! We absolutely loved her!"
Tran Van Thi
Born and bred in Ha Tay province Thi fled to Hanoi to join Ethnic Travel as a driver. Travel has always been in his biography. Thi is committed to being an excellent driver.
Le Van Duc
Duc found the Ethnic experience of travel so rewarding that he made it his way of life. Try matching his energy and enthusiasm.
"It was amazing time travelling with Ethnic Travel and especially with Duc. Ducwas particularly attentioned and willing to make our stay as comfortable as possible. We really enjoyed our trip and the company of Duc."
Phan Ngoc Duong
Duong's driving skill is excellent. His incremental commitment is undying. Come and meet him.
Pham Van Thang
Thang was born in Hai Phong, Thang jumped at a chance to join Ethnic Travel as a tour guide. Thang is a joyful addition to Ethnic Travel.
"A great tour guide who gave us a good insight into Vietnam."
Thanh trained in a vocational school as a mechanic and driver. Thanh is a commited driver. Thanh was described by one traveller as "Excellent, keep up your work. You were fantastic to us always helpful and looking out for us. Thank you."
Sung Thi Vu
Fun, calm and with a sustainable commitment to work.
"A fantastic experience - Vu is the perfect tour guide and shows you a side of Vietnam which you wouldn't see on your own. Everything from speaking with Vietnamese teachers to some home cooking! A wonderful experience not to be missed. Thank you."
Pham Van Tuat
Tuat left Hai Phong to join our team in Hanoi as a driver. Tuat's enthusiasm and sustainable commitment makes him many friends wherever he goes. One of his satisfied guests said.
"An excellent driver and that was a great relief to us (travelling with our kids), because the traffic isn't very easy in Vietnam. Tuat is a treasure of Ethnic Travel."
La Phu Vung
Vung has a sense of fun and strong commitment to his work. You will find that Vung offers an excellent driving skill.
Nguyen Duy Dai
Dai loves sharing his fun, extensive knowledge and great driving skills with you. Perfect for your driver.
Nguyen Manh Thiep
Have we mentioned Passion, Enthusiasm? Energy? No.....well, come and meet Thiep who is our newest tour guide. His guests said.
“We have had a brilliant experience travelling with Thiep for the last 6 days. We ‘ve been on the road for 7 months now and wish there had been a Thiep in each place we visited!!! Besides the invaluable language lessons, he gave us a truly unique experience as we interacted with Vietnamese farmers, shared meals with families and even had our palms read!!! He also introduced us to many local dishes (very tasty) we had a ball! The only suggestion we can make is to consider going for longer!!! Take the worry and hassle out of doing it yourself and hit the road with Thiep !!!”
Pham Thi Nhung
Nhung feels at home in Ethnic Travel. Nhung is in charge of our accounting work. Nhung is now studying English in an English centre. "Wise, witty and nurturing." is how Nhung has been described.
Ly Thi Dung
Dung loves travelling with Ethnic Travel. Dung's laid back style and ability to talk about anything means she is a natural tour guide. Some of her satisfied guests said.
"We enjoyed all aspects of the trip - the scenery, guest house, the itinerary and our excellent guide. We were probably not the easiest people for our guide Dung- one of us is an architect with long experience working abroad, one worked for Unesco and helped set up Hoi An as a world heritage site, and I have been around in Vietnam for a while. However, we did enjoy Dung being our guide immensely.
Lo Thi Su
Being our host family in Sapa, Su ensures her guests will experience first-hand the daily life of Sapa ethnic people with a sense of fun and involvment. From cultivating seasonal crops to cooking local dishes. Su is a wonderful host in Sapa.
Pham Xuan Hoang
Born in Ninh Binh province Hoang has joined our team as a driver. On his driving responsibility, Hoang pledges his commitment to his job. He was described by one of travellers as
"We wanted to let you know that the driver you set us up with today was excellent. He was waiting for us at the train station at 5:00 a.m. when we arrived from Lao Cai and spent the entire day with us until 3:30 pm. He was extremely professional and courteous and we enjoyed a fantastic day in the Ninh Binh region. I would highly recommend him again for any driving you need done."
Trinh Minh Anh
Being open and receptive, relaxed and gentle, Anh is perfect as a tour guide. Anh is committed to providing our guests memoralbe and enjoyable experiences.
Tran Thi Bac
Bac became our team member through her strong commitment to Ethnic Travel. It all begins with her investing time to truly understand our client's business and adapting her expertise to our guest's needs.
Nguyen Tien Hoan
Hoan has joined our office team. Hoan keeps our office spotless. Hoan is also in charge of accompanying our guests to Hanoi railway station for taking overnight trains bound for Sapa. Hoan is now trying his best to study English.
Ngan Van Que
At Que's family you capture the magic of Mai Chau and get closer to its people and culture. One of Que's guests said "We had a wonderful time at Mr Que's family. All his family were very friendly and made us feel welcome."
As a captain on Ethnic Travel's boat, Thoi understands that success is measured by what he's achieved for our guests. Thoi is committed to showcasing the best that Halong Bay and Bai Tu Long Bay have to offer. Join Thoi on our boat.
Ha Van Lam
Lam is enthusiastic and dedicated to his driving job. A gifted member of our team!
Bui Van Kha
Kha was born in Haiphong and spent many years working his way around Halong Bay as a captain. Kha now contributes to Ethnic Travel. Kha has sustainable commitment to making sure that every guest experiences the best of Halong Bay. Come and see him!
Ly Van Ky
Ky was born in Sapa, Ky is interested in and open to sharing his culture and daily experience and learning about new ones. Come and meet him and you will have a perfect intercultural opportunity.
Hang Thi Dinh
Tenacious and energetic, Dinh establishes a sustained commitment to bring richly diverse traditions and cultures of Vietnam.
"Our guide was an excellent instructor in the complexity of the Vietnamese language and culinary delights. She also adapted the tour to suit our every desire, including regular stops for cafe. We would definitely recommend Dinh and Ethnic Travel to our friends and family."
Nguyen Van Toan
After many years of working as a driver, Toan's experience and passion for Vietnam will make for a safe and fun-filled holiday. He is a great driver.
Hang Thi Chau
Chau's energetic engagement and passion to the Ethnic Travel way of travel, extensive knowledge and strong love for Vietnam will surprise and delight you in so many ways. As two travellers said.
"A wonderful 3 days away! We felt comfortable with our enthusiastic guide Chau. She spoke excellent English and gave us plenty of information about local customs, religion, geography, people and life in Northern Vietnam. And was happy to answer all our many questions."
Ly Thi Khu
Born into an ethnic Black Hmong family and equipped with a relaxed and gentle attitude, Khu ensures her guests will experience first-hand the daily life of ethnic people with a sense of fun and involvment. From Hagiang, Mai Chau to Sapa and Ba Be Lake. Khu is a wonderful tour guide.
Vi Thi La
With dedication and keen humour, deligence and delight, La is our cook in Mai Chau. La relishes in offering our guests a glimpse of the true joys of making and enjoying really sublime food. For La, food is always an adventure. Join her in Mai Chau.
Phan Ngoc Phi
Phi worked as a taxi driver before he joined Ethnic Travel. He is an experienced and committed driver in our team.
Le Van Hieu
With years of real experience on the road and his deep insight into Vietnam, Hieu joins us as a tour guide. Through his perseverance and efforts Hieu is perfecting himself. Come and meet him!
Nguyen Cong Hoan
Hoan has a strong understanding of his guests and an incremental commitment for his driving work. Hoan is an excellent driver.
Ngo Van Quyen
Quyen is full of life. Quyen has travelled extensively in Vietnam. He will share his enthusiasm and passion for his driving work with you. One of his satisfied guests said.
"The time spent travelling with Quyen was excellent with all members of the Ethnic Travel team, looking after our welfare and catering for our every needs."
Pham Thi Thuong
Born into the province of Nam Dinh, Thuong has just graduated from a Banking Academy in Hanoi and joined Ethnic Travel as an accountant. Dedicating her energy to work and love for Vietnam makes Thuong a perfect team member for Ethnic Travel.
Tran Van Trong
Trong joined us as a driver. His strong commitment and excellent driving skill make every trip so enjoyable and memorable. Come and meet him..
Tran Van Manh
Manh falls in love with his driving job, it gives him great opportunities to explore many different beautiful parts of Vietnam. He is looking forward to sharing memorable trips to our guests.
Giang Thi Chi
Chi joined our team to fulfil her long term goal of working as a tour
guide. Chi has guided many groups of tourists in Sapa and its
surroundings. She has an extensive knowledge of ethnic minorities and uses a “hands-on” approach: leading the way for her group’s enjoyment of everything from hiking, trekking and cooking. Her upbeat, personalized manner of guiding tours reflects her devotion to Sapa, where she grew up. Chi is committed to bringing you enjoyable and unforgetable trips.
Tran Van Thuan
Thuan was born in Phu Vinh Village, Southern Hanoi. Thuan joined us as a driver and engaged in making every trip memorable and enjoyable. Thuan is a father of two kids.
Ly Thi Nhu
Nhu has excellent knowledge of ethnic minorities in Sapa. Nhu is willing to lead you beyond the regular tours.
Nguyen Duc Long
After many years of working as a driver, Long's experience and passion for Vietnam will make for a safe and fun-filled holiday. He is a great driver.
Ly Thi Su
Su was born to a Black Hmong family in Sapa. Su is a great tour guide. One of our guests said.
"A fabulous trip! The opportunity to spend time hiking and relaxing, eating and talking with Vietnamese families was wonderful - felt as though we learned much more about the people than we could have possibly done otherwise. Su was the perfect guide for this experience - insightful and thoughtful. Her passion and love for the country comes through every minute.”
Nguyen Dinh Quyen
Quyen left the army and joined us as a driver. Quyen has clear vision, precise focus and strong determination to his job.
Hang Thi Vy
enthusiasm, knowledge, genuine interest and
love of her Sapa hometown as well as the opportunity
to share her hometown with you will become evident
the moment that you begin your trip with her. You will have a true experience of the
beauty of the people and the surroundings. Join her in our Sapa trips.
Ly Thi Thu Nguyet
Our guests find Nguyet, our host in the Mekong Delta very gracious and friendly. She cooks excellent meals and shares history and culture with her visitors. She is a valued member of our team.
Nguyen Dinh Tu
Tu joined our competent driving team. On his driving responsibility, Tu pledges his sustainable commitment to bringing peace of mind to our guests. Tu lives in Hai Duong with his wife and two kids.
If you wish to have a beautiful homestay in Sapa, Muoi's homestay is an excellent choice. Her family is welcoming and friendly. Muoi is a great talker and cook. For Muoi food is an hospitality. Come and meet our wonderful host!