Private guides and guided tours in Vietnam
Private guides in Vietnam
I was born in a peasant family in northern village of Hue city. I graduated from The Pedagogical Foreign Language University of Danang in 2001. In 2004, I attended in the tour guide training course and got my license in the same year. I live in Hue city. I can arrange excursions in Hue, Quang Tri, Quang Binh, Hoi An.
Indochina has so much to offer that you’ll be overwhelmed by the beauty of the numerous places while traveling through the region. And we’ll be happy to help you arrange the best trip in the region there can be. Based in Ho Chi Minh City, our travel agency’s main specialization is providing travelers with guided tours in Vietnam as well as package tours that include other countries of the region.
I am a tour guide in Da Lat city. I work with all energy of a girl in her twenties and her love with the country. I have more than one year experience as a city tour guide for Vietnameses and foreigner. I got some good compliment from my tourists after the tours.
Guide Licensing Information
CAPITAL CITY OF Vietnam: Hanoi
LANGUAGE OF Vietnam: Vietnamese
CURRENCY OF Vietnam: Dong
COMMENTS ABOUT Vietnam:
Vietnam is a country in Southeast Asia.
Cities : Hanoi (capital), Haiphong, Can Tho, Dalat, Da Nang, Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An, Hue, Nha Trang
Best Places : Binh Duong, Con Dao island, Cu Chi, Cuc Phuong National Park, Dien Bien Phu, Ha Long Bay, Mekong Delta, Mui Ne, Phu Quoc, Sapa, Tay Ninh, Tam Coc
Calling Code : 84
Time Zone : UTC +7
CLIMATE OF Vietnam: tropical in south; monsoonal in north with hot, rainy season (mid-May to mid-September) and warm, dry season (mid-October to mid-March)
RELIGION OF Vietnam: Buddhist, Hoa Hao, Cao Dai, Christian (predominantly Roman Catholic, some Protestant), indigenous beliefs, Muslim
POPULATION OF Vietnam: 82,689,518 (July 2004 est.) Vietnamese 85%-90%, Chinese, Hmong, Thai, Khmer, Cham, mountain groups>>>
HISTORY OF Vietnam: The conquest of Vietnam by France began in 1858 and was completed by 1884. It became part of French Indochina in 1887. Independence was declared after World War II, but the French continued to rule until 1954 when they were defeated by Communist forces under Ho Chi Minh, who took control of the North. US economic and military aid to South Vietnam grew through the 1960s in an attempt to bolster the government, but US armed forces were withdrawn following a cease-fire agreement in 1973. Two years later, North Vietnamese forces overran the South. Despite the return of peace, for over two decades the country experienced little economic growth because of conservative leadership policies. Since 2001, Vietnamese authorities have committed to economic liberalization and enacted structural reforms needed to modernize the economy and to produce more competitive, export-driven industries. The country continues to experience protests from the Montagnard ethnic minority population of the Central Highlands over loss of land to Vietnamese settlers and religious persecution.
ECONOMY OVERVIEW OF Vietnam: Vietnam is a poor, densely-populated country that has had to recover from the ravages of war, the loss of financial support from the old Soviet Bloc, and the rigidities of a centrally-planned economy. Substantial progress was achieved from 1986 to 1996 in moving forward from an extremely low starting point - growth averaged around 9% per year from 1993 to 1997. The 1997 Asian financial crisis highlighted the problems in the Vietnamese economy, but rather than prompting reform, reaffirmed the government's belief that shifting to a market-oriented economy would lead to disaster. GDP growth of 8.5% in 1997 fell to 6% in 1998 and 5% in 1999. Growth then rose to 6% to 7% in 2000-02 even against the background of global recession. These numbers mask some major difficulties in economic performance. Many domestic industries, including coal, cement, steel, and paper, have reported large stockpiles of inventory and tough competition from more efficient foreign producers. Since the Party elected new leadership in 2001, Vietnamese authorities have reaffirmed their commitment to economic liberalization and have moved to implement the structural reforms needed to modernize the economy and to produce more competitive, export-driven industries. The US-Vietnam Bilateral Trade Agreement entered into force near the end of 2001 and is expected to significantly increase Vietnam's exports to the US. The US is assisting Vietnam with implementing the legal and structural reforms called for in the agreement.
I love my country and Hanoi city. I know a lot of about my Hanoi and just so excited to show you how beautiful my city is. After graduating from university, I decided to attend MBA course and want to start my own business as a tour guide. I have had several years working for international organizations and learned alot of cultural diversity.
Hi guys, My name is Uyen. Singapore diploma is my proud certificate. Humorous and young at heart are two things that can describe about myself. I believe smiling comes from inside and that's a welcome from Uyen, your traveling companion. I love to travel so it's my pleasure to accompanied you during your trip.
Whether looking for a private guide in Hanoi or planning a trip through the entire country, we’ll provide a full spectrum of services starting with visa and hotel booking to guide selection and tour suggestions. Our agency holds the government-approved license and all of our guides are licensed specialists, often holding an additional proficiency in the domain of history, culture, geography, linguistics and others.
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Guide Licensing Information for Vietnam
Guides are required to possess a license in order to provide guiding services on the territory of Vietnam. Since the local government can be characterized as socialist, there's a significant attention to all the paperwork, which can be checked by the police or the military workers, who are present virtually everywhere. Most of the tour guides working in Vietnam tend to be contracted by tourist companies, however there are also freelance and wild tour guides present in the country.
A licensed tour guide is obliged to carry two documents when providing his or her services: the ID card and the travel plan. The ID card, issued by the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, carries all the necessary information about the guide such as his or her photo, name, and number of license, specialty and other details. The travel plan is a document issued by the travel agency and verified by the local administration that describes the actual plan of action for the tour being conducted by the guide at this moment. If any of these two documents are missing during the actual tour, the guide may be taken into custody and will face a serious penalty.
The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism is the national authority governing all tour activities. It provides training to private guides upon request, which lasts several months depending on the specialty, and is also responsible for licensing all the guides who succeed in the final exams held after the courses are complete.