1. It's our mission to offer you the tours of a lifetime!
Whether you are a first-time tour seeker or a seasoned independent traveler, we can help you to discover the Vietnam's most amazing people and places, cultures and landscapes. Whether you choose to travel on one of our comfortable overland expedition vehicles with Cool Travel, you will always experience the Vietnam in an authentic and exciting way. You can choose from offered tours in 4 travel styles so there's bound to be an option to suit you.
When you are booking your travel types of a lifetime, you need to know your holiday is safe. We can proudly guarantee the quality of our tours because we operate 95% of them ourselves and very few of our holidays are operated by third parties
2. Travel with like-minded people
Meet tours seekers from all vision of the Vietnam Hidden Charm
Our travelers come in all shapes and sizes, from a wide variety of cultures, nations and backgrounds, and they all share a spiritual tour, a strong sense of fun and a desire to see Vietnam as it really is. Many Cool travelers are aged between 25; 45 up to 60 and more, but passengers of all ages are welcome on most of our tours as long as they are willing to integrate with the group and are enthusiastic.
Expert English-speaking local guides and company’s owner many types of vehicles that would be reasonable price of transportation than any other companies.
3. Traveling solo isn't lonely
Meet like-minded people and make new friends
While many people travel as a couple or with friends, around half of our travelers come on their own as they know they will meet friendly, likeminded people along the way. Over the years, many of our passengers have told us that they have made lifelong friends on their Cool Travel tour. There’s no such thing as a solo traveler when you're on a journey with us because you won’t be traveling with strangers, just friends you haven’t met yet!
While other companies charge solo travelers an additional compulsory single supplement on group tours, we are proud to say that we don't and never have, although travelers who want to have a private room can pay a single supplement.
Group travel can seem daunting to solo travelers but don't worry; our tour leaders are adept at helping to integrate newcomers into the group. You'll also have plenty of time to explore on your own if you prefer to go your own way during your free time. Pick up at arrival at border gates or airport. Quality accommodation handpicked for its location, facilities, service and local charm
4. See Vietnam your way
We can offer you the tours of a lifetime in a travel style to suit your needs
Cool Travel has a travel style for you. We also give you the choice of traveling with a group size that suits your travel personality.
Whether you want to meet as many people as possible along the way, or just keep it small intimate to give you that ‘friends on tour’ feeling, you will be able to see the world your way. We aim to cater to the wide range of wants and needs of ALL the different kinds of adventure travelers out there. We also have the largest selection of departure dates available to fit in with your holidays so you can be sure to find the right tour at a time that suits you.
More guaranteed departures to the region than any other small group operator, look for the symbol
5. Relax... we'll deal with the logistics
Many choose our tours because it makes travel so much easier
On our tours you are completely free from the hassle of booking your own accommodation, organizing your own transport, finding your own excursions with quality guides. We employ only the best staff with the most extensive local knowledge, so you can rely upon them to find the best places to go for dinner and drinks, according to your needs and budget.
We aim to provide you with all the essentials to make your travel trip as relaxing and easygoing as possible - the rest is up to you. Most Cool Travel tour leaders speak perfectly of the local dialogue so they will be able to navigate through every situation smoothly and comfortably. In many places you’ll have the choice to explore with new friends or discover the destination independently if you wish.
The first and last day of each tour is free days as your wish for you to arrive or depart. Many clients like to spend extra time exploring the joining cities as there are many sights to see and do which you there may not be time to visit during your tour. Please bear this in mind when reserving your international flights and if you would like to book pre and post tour accommodation or airport transfers (if available), you can book through us. Peace of mind with offices across Vietnam for timely, on-the-ground support 100% of the time
6. Quality and value
We are proud of the high standards we achieve and the value for money we offer
We take great care to ensure that our tours are the best value for money in the business, and we know that outstanding value means ensuring that all of the ingredients are right, not just the price. Many of the inclusions in our tours are the result of years of careful research to get the right balance of quality and adventure that is best suited to our travelers.
Our friendly and approachable staffs have extensive regional knowledge and their expertise will help to lift your experience out of the ordinary. For example, our popular Country side of Mekong delta programmed utilizes carefully selected and educated local guides, cooks, and porters with top equipment, to ensure your trek will be of the highest quality with minimal discomfort. Our attention to detail and high level of service ensures our happy customers come back to us year after year.
Inclusive prices and included excursions
If you are traveling to distant destinations, you certainly don't want any expensive surprises or extra costs that you weren't told about before you booked your tour. Cool Travel is one of few up-front travel companies that tell you what is included and excluded in our brochure and on our website, rather than after you have booked your tour (except optional orders).
You will find that many included excursions on our tours are chosen for their quality, not their price. On each trip you may find there are some excursions that are not included. This might be because they are not to everyone's taste or there may be various options of differing value to choose from and we want you to have the choice. There is generally enough time allowed for you to do the options offered, but if you prefer you can always spend some time exploring, sight-seeing or simply relaxing.
7. Make friends with local people
Get out there, meet local people and have fun!
Our itineraries are designed to allow you to become as involved as possible with the local communities we travel to. Whether you’re staying overnight in a traditional Vietnamese, cooking, working in the rice paddy or fruit garden and on... with your host family on an island of the middle of Mekong River, chatting with the locals in the wherever your are in Vietnam, drinking many different juices, tea with the friendly farmers, you will have plenty of opportunity to learn about the real lives of local people.
Apart from hitting the major highlights of a destination, we also take you to those out-of-the-way local sights that guidebooks don’t know of and many tourists never have the chance to see. We like to encourage our travelers to have a fully interactive experience, all the while respecting local cultures and customs. See our responsible travel policy for more information about how we care for the people we visit and work with.
There is no better way to experience a culture than to learn its language. Bright a phrase book and try out your conversational skills along the way.
When you embark on your tour or expedition cruise you'll have new language skills, new friends, more confidence, a deeper understanding of the people and fantastic new insights into the culture of the destinations you'll be visiting.
On many of our tours you will have opportunities to learn to cook authentic local cuisine in optional classes. There are also optional dance classes with minority people and other activities on offer, depending on the destination.
8. Activities and excursions
You can enjoy a range of outdoor activities and you don’t have to be super-fit
All you need to join in most of our activities is a adventurous spirit and the willingness to participate and have fun! Few other companies can boast as many included excursions as Cool Travel - we visit national parks all over the country, from the China’s border down to the Cambodia’s border. There are also many extra options available on our tours – for example you can take a zip line through a jungle Nam Cat Tien national park that is only away from Ho Chi Minh 160 Km, or go scuba diving in Nha Trang, cruising by boat along the Mekong canals system in Mekong delta etc. You can also try white water rafting, snorkeling, volcanic craters climbing, get deep down into the world longest hidden Lava Tube (it is very long, the local people have walked into the tube 3 kilometers under ground with flashlight – This Lava tube is estimated 20 kilometers or more) and trekking among many other optional activities available.
Take your time and see the best a country has to offer
The modular nature of our tours means you choose can see as much or as little of a particular destination as you like, based on the time you have available. We have carefully chosen departure dates that compliment a wide range of our tours to allow you to combine itineraries in various parts of the continent if you want to see as much as possible while you’re there. Once you're underway, if you decide that you'd like to stay an extra day in a particularly interesting place, or skip a section of the tour, it is possible to do that and then join your group later on.
Something to bear in mind - Cool Travel overland all types of tours are designed to let you enjoy the very best that Vietnam has to offer. As such, they cannot always be rigidly adhered to and will occasionally be improved and amended according to local conditions such as climatic reasons and political changes. In general, we try to keep to the published route, but occasionally we may have to replace one sight with another, according to local conditions. We will always do our best to make sure the sight is equal to or better than the one published on the itinerary. So try to keep a smile on your face and go with the flow and it all just adds to the Cool Travel’s tours!
10. Expert road crew
The key to a successful adventure is the right kind of leadership
The support of expert road crew is especially important in countries where the language and culture is very different from our own. Cool Travel tour leaders know our destinations very well, and are adept at getting the very best out of the destinations we visit. This means everything from back street restaurants serving delicious, cheap local food, to pointing out interesting sites to see and places to visit along the way.
All of our staff are carefully selected and trained to ensure that you are in the best hands, leaving you free to sit back, relax and enjoy your adventure travel holiday. They are friendly people chosen for their great personalities, passion for adventure travel, invaluable local knowledge and resourcefulness to overcome the occasional setback - probably without you noticing there even was one. Our adventures use a combination of different styles of leadership in order to maximize your enjoyment and experiences.
Cool Travel tour leaders are adventure travel addicts from all over the world. Tour leaders are full-time employees of Cool Travel and will accompany you on your tour. Tour leaders are responsible for the day-to-day running of the tour, leaving you free to sit back, relax and enjoy your holiday.
Cool Travel local representatives will assist you at times when your tour leader may not be available. These local representatives are full-time employees of Cool Travel and operate in Vietnam nationwide.
Cool Travel drivers are an integral part of the road crew and are of varied nationalities. Our drivers are full-time employees of Cool Travel and hold international licenses. They are confident dealing with the traffic and rugged roads of Vietnam nationwide. Safe driving is their priority and they are experienced in vehicle maintenance.
Local reps own and operate their own local businesses, and on occasion they are responsible for meet and greet and transfers.
Local guides accompany many of our excursions, such as the Nam Cat Tien; D Base trek. Their knowledge of the local area and familiarity with its customs and history will enhance your experiences and lift your adventure travel trip out of the ordinary.
Some order little things - We are the Vietnam specialists and have been creating special travel experiences in Vietnam for more than 20 years; Get value for money with the best experience at a fair price with no local payments; Innovative itineraries that take you beyond just the tourist sites; Enjoy the perfect balance of unique experiences and free time; We travel responsibly, with respect for the places and people we visit
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