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With offices in both Australia & Vietnam since 1994, Griswald's are a travel and tour operator specialising in tailor made tours, travel, vacation & holiday packages to Vietnam for singles, couples, families and small groups. We provide a quality alternative for those who want a more personal experience from their time in Vietnam. 

If you're after something a bit different, with more flexibility than the usual group tours, no fixed departure dates (meaning you can go whenever you want) & at a very reasonable price, then we might be just what you're looking for. 

Choose the accommodation style you'd like, the destinations inside Vietnam that you'd prefer & for about the same price as one of the many group tours, Griswald's will tailor make a tour that's just right for you & at a price you'll be surprised with too.  With Griswalds, your Full Price & exactly what's included, will be clearly set out from the start

Please click HERE to see our latest 2015 prices. There's some good news too & please spend some time on the various inclusions because that's really what makes the difference between a normal tour & a great one !!!

 * NEW  *  To see more about our tours, that we operate, please have a look at our Channel.

We've got lots of short movies about the actual hotels you'll be staying in as well as other interesting & relevant stuff too. 

Our films are short & a bit rough (we know) & not heavily produced or photo shopped & we think it's better that way. 

Join us for a short video trip from Ha Noi all the way to HCM City & be sure to check our Hoi An Flics too.

Fighting your way through the Tailor Shop maze can be a night mare & this will definitely help !

Griswald's have enjoyed lots of great reviews in various publications around the world.  In Australia, the UK, the USA, Canada, Singapore, Hong Kong etc & in publications like the Sydney Morning Herald, the New York Times, the Boston Globe & with Singapore Airlines to name just a few.

* NEW * Just recently the very popular, BBC - Fast Track team, popped in whilst in Ha Noi.  Rajan Datar, Mike London & the crew were so kind & we wish to thank them again, very much. They were doing a show on Viet Nam & it's really good, like so many BBC shows are. Fast Track (click) Viet Nam Direct & it's well worth a look.

Our REAL Kangaroo Café in Ha Noi made it into the International Cow 50 of the most amazing burger joints in the world list & our Ha Long Bay Tour has been featured in 2 travel shows as well.

In Nov 2008 we were featured in the well known, UK based, Rough Guide to Far Eastern Adventures which features the very likeable, funny & popular Toby Amies Toby & the Rough Guide crew were just great to work with.  Unlike many in the film industry, they were honest, decent, funny & were really kind to us, our staff & everyone we met along the way & we wish to thank them again most sincerely.

Vietnam is so popular because it has everything from remote mountain hill tribe areas to it's amazing 3000 Km beach.  Vietnam is ideal if you're looking for a safe, affordable, beautiful & unforgettable place to take yourself or your partner for your next vacation. 

Viet Nam is especially Kid Friendly too, so Mum & Dad can enjoy a holiday while the kids enjoy the genuine care, attention & child safety that Vietnam is famous for.

We're constantly Up - Dating our pages with lots of new pics as well as plenty of current, 1st hand information about a holiday in Vietnam for those planning to visit.

* Note: We've just added a Phong Nha Cave extension to our tours & it can be done either from Hue, Hoi An  or Ha Noi. It's proving to be very popular & you can see more about this extraordinary place by clicking Here !

On our Griswald's page you'll find out much more about us:  What we do, How we do it, Why we do it & other stuff about us that we'd like you to know. 

Our Vietnam Travel page is the page where you'll find our travel related information.

These days with all the self promotion & paid for, but so called independent reviews (???) on the various travel forums it's very difficult to work out just who's who in the zoo !!!

So, on that note, please have a gander at our Testimonials page where you'll find all kinds of nice comments from real people who have actually travelled with us.  One of our favourites is from a great Aussie couple (Paul & Frances) who nearly didn't make it to Viet Nam at all.  We're so grateful for their kind comments. Please click HERE to see what they had to say !

Over the last 20 years we've had thousands of people choose us for their trip to Vietnam. Our customers & some for their 2nd & 3rd trip have said they chose us because they wanted to go with the tour operator & not just another ticket seller

We hope you enjoy our website & we think you'll agree, We're not like everybody else !


You may like to see what others are saying about our tours. The Rough Guide, Things Asian, You Tube & just recently (shown on the 24/08/13) we were paid a visit by the BBC - Fast Track's team in Ha Noi.

Our Happy Campers page even has photos and stories of a more personal nature.  For more photos of Vietnam checkout the Gallery - it's full of visual delights ! 

Our Vietnam Tours page always has lots of new info and pics, including a few city Maps, to peruse.

Don't forget to have a look at our Ha Long Bay tour page & we've got a big surprise for those headed up to
Sa Pa too but you'll have to click on the Sa Pa link to find out what it is !!!

If your wondering about the kind of accommodation we provide, then have a look at our Hotels page, and for transport info there's our Planes, Trains & Automobiles pages. 

Last but not least, for all those burning travel questions you want current & straight answers to, have a look at our Vietnam Travel and Vietnam Links pages.

We've tried to make our site as open, informative and, of course, entertaining as possible .

You'll find all kinds of interesting and important stuff on our site.


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When in Ha Noi don't forget to hop over to the REAL Kangaroo Café . You'll find great Vietnamese, Vegetarian & Western Food (at local prices), the coldest beer in Viet Nam as well as the latest information for travellers. 

Find out what to buy, where to buy it & better still, what the fair price for it really is. 

Our Air Conditioned Café at 18 Bao Khanh St is a great place to stop off & the girls are always keen to help with all your questions. While you're in the Café pick up a Free local map & the ever important - Free Stubby Holder too !


Emailing us about your tour - This bit's important - Please read the following !!!


For a long time now, we haven't been able to reply or send email to Hotmail accounts, the emails just keep bouncing back to us.  We know that the Hotmail mob (as do all the others too) get millions of spam emails each day to the millions of free email accounts they have & so the filtering they use has to be very strong to try & protect them & their customers from spam, phishing, the many internet scams & even those crazy Nigerian love letters !!! 


It seems better with other Free Email accounts like Gmail and Yahoo etc, but with most of the Free Accounts & because we send you copies of our itineraries as attachments, our emails can often end up in your spam folder.


Often attachments can be malware, a virus just a head ache so we understand the security aspect of this.

normal email software please check that your settings allow you to receive attachments so we can send you some comprehensive itineraries including all the relevant details of our tours including the price too, of course.


People emailing from where they work may want to check to see if they have permission to receive personal emails & attachments during work time so you might like to add your personal email address too.  The free accounts are OK but there's really nothing better than your own account & at about $2 a week, it's not such a bad idea. 


And lastly, we know it's old fashioned but the best form of communication is still the spoken word & it's really worth a try.  For just $1 or $2 call us here in VN (our Numbers are below) if there's anything you'd like to discuss.


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Contact Details

The best way to receive more information about us &/or our tours, is to E-mail us.

Our Email address is:  

(Please check your spam folder for our reply !!!)

Griswald's Vietnamese Vacations

P.O. Box 501, Leichhardt N.S.W. 2040 Australia

& our REAL Kangaroo Café

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Only at 18 Bao Khanh St, Hanoi

To chat, person to person (always better & it only costs a $1 or $2) please phone us direct.

Our Office Number in Viet Nam - +844 382 899 31

Our Mobile Number in Viet Nam - +84 913 506 183

Australian Company Registration Number: 107 709 384 

Aust Govt Travel Agents Licence Number (your international protection): 2TA5568

Doing business with companies over the internet still makes some people, understandably, nervous. Australian Travel Agents, like us, are licensed by the NSW Government Dept of Fair Trading & all our bona fides are available online through the Department's web site.

Only REAL Travel Agents can offer you this security & protection.


This page was last updated on  04/09/15

Griswald’s Vietnamese Vacations & our Kangaroo Café in Hanoi have been operating good quality, reasonably priced tours to Vietnam for over 20 years.

Griswald's specialise in tailor made tours to Vietnam, travel in Vietnam, holidays in Vietnam and private tours to Vietnam. 

For those travelling independently to Vietnam, from our Kangaroo Cafe in Ha Noi we can assist with Tours to Halong Bay and Tours to Halong Bay and Cat Ba Island as well. 

We're well known for our signature Halong Bay Tours & our tours to Sapa & our focus is on genuine, small group travel in Vietnam.

  Sapa Tours start with our 2 nights on the train & 1 Night hotel, Tour to Sapa. We also have Sapa Home stay tours & our mixed Sapa Hotel and Home stay tours too.

For more about our tailor made Vietnam Travel, Vietnam Tours, Customised Vietnam Tours and Vietnam Holiday packages, please email us.