A family holiday. A wedding. A honeymoon. A special treat to yourself. A Journey to the East. Or a chance to indulge and rejuvenate. We create your private, highly personalized journey to the East or beyond, the way you dream it to be. We take you to alluring lesser-known places off the well-trodden tourist trail to unveil a journey to remember.
At Journeys to the East, we leave no stone unturned when creating your bespoke holiday. Ms Nguyen Viet Loan Deleo Foster, aka Ms. Loan, founder of Journeys to the East, puts her trademark personal touch on every single journey to make it as unique as the person we design it for.
Ms. Loan’s grasp of her country and its diverse attractions, and her connections to the luxury hospitality business, are second to none. Journeys to the East is borne out of Ms. Loan’s knowledge of Vietnam’s heritage and culture, her desire to preserve local traditions, her thirst for discovering new destinations and ultimately her aspiration to share her passion for travel with you.
Last but not least, at Journeys To The East we focus on high-end experiential travel - our journeys involve a truly memorable and powerful experience - active, cultural, natural, social and spiritual - that enriches a person’s life and improve the way they connect with loved ones and with the world.” ….In 2016, we earned an Amcham corporate responsibility recognition award by engaging and helping the local population in remote Hagiang province to improve their daily earnings by opening their house to welcome visitors and preserve their tradition and customs .
Whether you wish to indulge the finest cuisine and wine at a beautifully restored French colonial villa on the banks of Hanoi’s West Lake, unwind over tea in a mandarin ancestral hall-house Ms Loan has adroitly integrated into her villa, rummage about an ancient civilization’s ruins, wind among towering limestone mountains or ride the waves at an emerging windsurfing and kite boarding mecca, we take time to finesse every detail before, during and after your journey so that you can travel in style without the hassle of long, cumbersome preparations.
EXPERIENCE THE DIFFERENCES WITH JOURNEYS TO THE EAST
We are an owner-run operation and 100% independent working with a serious, straight-talking team of enthusiasts we are there with you the minute you start planning your trip to the day you return home – should any issue arises during the trip we will directly take responsibility to give you a peace of mind guarantee.
We take time to finesse every detail before, during and after your journey so that you can travel in style without the hassle of long, cumbersome preparations.
Furthermore we tailor make journeys and are flexible to make them suitable to the clients need.
The difference with mainstream companies is that you will be travelling with a group of like-minded people and accompanied by an experienced tour leader who knows the country well. Artists to visit art museums, archaeologists to give lecture on the relation of unearthed artifacts with life of the period in question, historians to give lecture on historical and cultural features of UNESCO World Heritage sites.
The group is always kept deliberately small (a maximum of 20 people - or 10 couples to ensure that you have more personal experience. This also means that where possible we can use the smaller, more characterful properties that would be ruled out, if you travel in a larger group.