Up-to-date, unbiased information and advice
The information about Vietnam travel that we provide will be as up-to-date, accurate and objective as we can make it. Although we are very proud of our country, we’re also honest. If something isn’t as good as it should be, we’ll tell you – we don’t want you to be disappointed. If you want very specific information, we’ll try to find it for you.
Close contact and quick response
From the first time you contact Highland Adventure Travel until your arrival in Vietnam, we’ll be on hand every day to provide information or respond to your queries.
Our standard practice is to reply within a day. If it’s a complicated matter, we’ll respond immediately to tell you how long it will take. Throughout your stay in Vietnam, you’ll be able to contact our head office in Hanoi from early to late, Monday to Friday.
We’ll also provide you with a 24hr mobile ‘phone contact number in case anything unforeseen crops up.
Your own personal tour operator
Once we’ve made contact, we’ll allocate you a 24hr, seven day personal tour operator. He or she will work with you to design your itinerary and make the necessary arrangements, keeping you fully informed at all stages. From your arrival in Vietnam to the time you leave, your tour operator will monitor what is happening and re-check arrangements in advance to ensure that every element in your holiday runs smoothly and effortlessly.
If you want someone to escort you during some, or all, of your visit, we’ll provide you with a high-quality guide. We use only friendly, professional Vietnamese and ethnic minority women and men with plenty of experience, choosing them carefully to suit the itinerary and, most importantly, you! We usually use expert local guides because they have an in-depth knowledge of the area, but if you wish, you can have a general guide to accompany you throughout your tour.
Whether they are general or specialist, the quality of our guides will be good. Each will be highly responsible, fluent in your language, and skilled in ‘interpreting’ the heritage and life of Vietnam in an interesting and thought-provoking way. We don’t employ ‘walking guide books’!
Fair prices with no hidden extras
We apply a standard margin to all our tours. The amount we add is calculated to cover our costs and generate a modest profit, and never exceeds 20%. This applies to the agreed itinerary only – if you require help with, for example, a dinner reservation or arranging a ticket for an event at the Opera House, we won’t add anything extra to the price quoted by the restaurant or box office.
If you ask us to make hotel or flight bookings only, the prices we quote will always be competitive and fully inclusive of all taxes and service – no hidden ‘extras’. If you want to visit workshops or commercial outlets, there will be no obligation or pressure for you to buy anything – we don’t make deals to receive commission.
Protection for worldwide clients:
For worldwide clients, when you book a tour with Highland Adventure Travel, the contract will be between yourself and Highland Adventure Travel Co., Ltd (Vietnam).
We are fully licensed by the Vietnam National Authority for Tourism (VNAT) as an International Tour Operator. Our International Tour Operator Licence number is XXX. The terms of our licence require us to place a substantial cash bond in a secure account. The account has two signatories – Highland Adventure Travel Co., Ltd and VNAT.
The money in the account is solely for compensating clients – VNAT will not allow us to withdraw money for any other purpose. If compensation has to be paid to a client, we are obliged to top up the bond to its original level immediately.
Highland Adventure Travel Co., Ltd is affiliated to the Vietnam Tourism Association (VITA), the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA – Vietnam Chapter), and the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA).
Please click here for more information about our financial protection.
Compensation if we get it wrong
If Highland Adventure Travel, or a third party contracted to us, fails to deliver a part of the agreed contract, we’ll reimburse you and, if necessary, seek redress from our contractor later. Failures that were the result of circumstances beyond our control, such as cancellation or postponement resulting from government action or policy, war, civil unrest or natural disasters, are excluded.
Concerned about your privacy? We are!
Your e-mail address or any other information you give us is used only for correspondence relating to your holiday or tour – Highland Adventure Travel doesn’t rent, trade, or sell the personal information you provide.
If you send us a request for information, an itinerary, or a booking, we’ll assume you’re willing to provide the personal information that we require to design and manage your holiday or tour.
With the exceptions of breaches of Vietnamese and/or international law and immigration regulations, and information necessary for sub-contractors to fulfil their responsibilities, anything you tell us will never be disclosed or made available to any third party without your willing permission.
After your tour, we’ll contact you to ask for your for opinions and comments about your experience of travelling with Highland Adventure Travel. Apart from seeking information to improve the quality of our services, we’ll ask your permission to quote a sentence or two on our web site in a way that ensures your anonymity.The decision to assist us in this way is entirely yours – our request doesn’t place you under any obligation.
We’ll also ask if you would be willing to respond to telephone, e-mail or mail requests from potential customers seeking confirmation of our probity.The text on the page offering this service will include a disclaimer of any liability on your part. As above, this request does not place you under any obligation – feel free to say “No”.
Should any changes to this policy be necessary, they will be posted on this page.