We had a great time.
All of our Gate 1 Guides were good and we enjoyed seeing and learning
about Bangkok, Siem Reap and the country of Vietnam. We especially
enjoyed Tran Nghia, the Gate 1 guide in Vietnam. He is wonderful.
Dave F. Minneapolis, MN
17 Day Bangkok, Cambodia & Vietnam, February 2020
Enjoyed my trip to Bangkok, Cambodia & Vietnam. The tour managers were excellent guides. Kept us safe & gave history info & necessary information about the specific place we were staying.
Cristina A. Tyngsborough, MA
Gems of Southeast Asia, February 2020
It was wonderful! We loved every bit of it! Great tour manager ( Ya), great local guides, great itinerary and great accommodations and wonderful foods. We couldn't be happier with our tour.
Thanks for your help in arranging this Gate 1.
Mary Beth & Tom B. Burlington, VT
17 Day Deluxe Southeast Asia, January 2020
The trip was fantastic. Mark and I are still talking about it and telling everyone about all the things we saw and did. Udom Is amazing and probably the best tour manager we have ever come across!! Not only was he always organized, he made everyone feel very special and he took loving care of each of us. His dedication to the Gate 1 family was incredible!! On a personal note, I would go on any trip anywhere with him.
To be honest we feel like we made a friend for life and hope that we can see him again in the near future.
The local guides were top notch as well. We were very impressed with each of them as they seem to be very well educated in addition to being friendly, outgoing and helpful.
The itinerary was jam-packed and we feel that we really got a first class introduction to Southeast Asia.
This was our first trip with Gate 1 and I can’t think of a better way to have been introduced to your company.
Lonni S. & Mark R. Boynton Beach, FL
17 Day Deluxe Southeast Asia, January 2020
It was amazing! What a beautiful trip. Our tour director, Udom, was the best ever. The hotels were perfect, the food was fabulous, and the activities and tours were great. It was ALL so great that I’m running out of adjectives!
It’s not easy getting to Southeast Asia, but so worth the trip. It’s good to be home!
Debbie P. Bloomingdale, IL
Discover Myanmar, January 2020
I had a great time! Myanmar is a great destination. Flights, food, accommodations were ALL SUPER!
Maurice M. East Stroudsburg, PA
Gems of Southeast Asia, January 2020
Great! – we had excellent facilities, Tim was great tour manager and local guides were all good. The group blended well. It is a long haul (flights) but worth every hour of travel needed to get there and back.
Gordon & Karen S. Venice, FL
12 Day Classic Vietnam, December 2019
Our trip was great and we all enjoyed it very much. The itinerary was well-planned, interesting and informative. What we liked most is the Tour Manager, Tho, because he's so kind, organized, detail-oriented, caring, good sense of humor and likable. He's the best Tour Manager we've ever had with Gate-1 or any other tours.
Shaun T. Cypress, CA
17 Day Bangkok, Cambodia & Vietnam, December 2019
We just got home from our 17 day trip to Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam and cannot stop raving about this experience! Gate 1, you did a sensational job of organizing and executing this trip! Everything we saw and did was planned meticulously and went off without a hitch. The itinerary was fabulous! The combination of big cities, countrysides and small villages gave us a good taste of each country. The included activities were all beyond fabulous and we learned so much. We also had free time to explore on our own which we enjoyed and for which we were well prepared. The food choices offered in all countries were wonderful and I tried things I had never had before . Vietnamese food is now a favorite of mine! The hotels were all lovely and conveniently located and the breakfasts at each one were incredible! We chose to do all of the offered optional tours and were ecstatic that we did! Every one of them was outstanding and varied and we loved all the experiences offered. What a trip!! 17 days flew and gave us memories to last a lifetime!
Our group of 20 was the perfect size. We were different ages and backgrounds and got along so beautifully which added to the enjoyment of the trip.
I’d like to particularly let you know how exceptional all our guides were. Each of them was extremely knowledgeable, organized, enthusiastic and well prepared. They all spoke English so well and were easily understood. I always felt well cared for and safe in every environment.
Tuk met us at the airport in Thailand and started off our trip in such a wonderful way. She carefully guided us through so many amazing sights and made everything interesting, fascinating and enjoyable.
I fell in love with Sarnak in Cambodia. What a personable, charming and bright young man! His stories, both personal and educational, added such depth to our understanding and compassion for Cambodia. He deserves special recognition!
We spent the most time with Tho in Vietnam. I can’t say enough great things about him! He was amazing and we were fortunate to have him with us. Efficient, bright, caring and organized, he thought of everything to make our trip safe, interesting, educational and fun. His recommendations for our free time were so helpful. I was so pleased that he gave us written instructions and recommendations everyday because there was so much going on and having a piece of paper to refer to was extremely helpful. He was the tour guide for all the optional tours we went on and his knowledge and experience made each day extra special. Tho was an exceptional guide in every way!
I guess you can see that we loved this magical trip! Thank you Gate 1 for the trip of a lifetime!
Beth & Sheldon W. New Rochelle, NY
18 Day Classic Thailand with Laos & Cambodia, December 2019
I just wanted to reach out and say that Yo is the absolute best guide I’ve had out of 7 Gate 1 trips. She went above and beyond for everyone, and all of the little ‘extras’ and recommendations for free time were incredible. I’d go back on a tour to SE Asia just to have her as a guide again.
Lana B. Sylva, NC
15 Day Cambodia & Vietnam, November 2019
The trip was absolutely wonderful! Our tour guide was so informative, my daughter who had been in Vietnam already for the past year learned so much information from him regarding the history and customs of this lovely country. He was most professional and patient with all questions and requests. The hotels were clean and conveniently located. The staff were so friendly and welcoming.
The local tour guide for Cambodia was also a delight!
We just had an absolutely relaxing and informative vacation.
Sheryl H. El Segundo, CA
Gems of Southeast Asia, November 2019
It was my 1st trip with Gate 1 and it did not disappoint. The itinerary was a great blend of activity. The accommodations were wonderful especially the hotel in Luang Prabang, Laos. And last but not least was Tick, our tour guide, was packed with knowledge, patient, kind and a pleasure. We all felt lucky to have him as our guide through the entire trip. It was and will be a trip I will cherish.
Jeanne F. Chicago, IL
15 Day Cambodia & Vietnam, November 2019
The trip was absolutely amazing. Everything about the tour was fulfilling: Our FABULOUS tour guide, Buffalo, imparting his knowledge, humor, and sensitivity, addressing all our needs throughout the 12 days we were together - Our Cambodian guide, who enabled us to learn so much about the country and historic monuments, the above average hotel accommodations, comfortable travel vehicles, pace of the trip and all the unbelievable sights we were introduced to.
So happy to travel with Gate 1.
Nola S. Pompton Lakes, NJ
Gems of Southeast Asia, November 2019
Fantastic. Ray, our tour manager throughout could not have been any more well organized informative and pleasant. In addition to the amazing local agents. I would highly recommend Gate 1 to all and will visit your trip in near future. Job well done
Catherine S. Southern Pines, NC
17 Day Bangkok, Cambodia & Vietnam, September 2019
The trip was great! We had a memorable experience. The 3 guides in each area of Bangkok, Cambodia and Vietnam were so helpful and informative. As we were in Vietnam the longest we want to sing the praises of Duc. He was fantastic. From helping us for our Vietnam visa to sharing his knowledge and insights of Vietnam, providing us tastings of Vietnamese food and experiencing unique aspects of Vietnamese culture, going into some of their homes and meeting the local people.
Doris B. Guam, Guatemala
12 Day Classic Vietnam, September 2019
It was great! Very fascinating country.
And our tour director Tom was the best tour director I have ever had on any trip that I’ve ever taken. And I’ve been on a lot of trips. He was amazing. He had such attention to every detail and he was so kind and caring and informative and funny.
We enjoyed everything we saw along the way and the people there are awesome.
JoAnn R. Pompano Beach, FL
8 Day Essential Vietnam, September 2019
The trip was absolutely amazing. Our tour guide Tho was probably the best guide I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. His knowledge and passion for his culture and his professionalism is impeccable which made the trip unforgettable. I also, want to thank the folks who assisted with the flight changes due to Hurricane Dorian to ensure I made it to Vietnam. They were patient, understanding and very accommodating. I cannot wait to book my next trip through Gate 1.
Jessica S. Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Indonesia: Java & Bali, August 2019
OMGosh! Where do I start?! I have traveled the world but this was the BEST trip ever!
Small group (10) of us
Fabulous Tour Director
Wonderful history of Indonesia
Beautiful fun cities to experience the culture
After 2 visits 30 years ago the changes in Indonesia are many. The best was the friendliness!!! I felt welcome!
Yet very much loved our visit to the family temple/compound where we were able to cook and eat! Also “grandpa” giving us a blessing. This was extremely potent considering that day was 5 years of the passing of my husband and his presence was with me!
I experienced a Gate 1 trip in June to Kenya and that was fabulous but this trip beat Grand Circle and numerous other tour companies by leaps and bounds! I think I’m putting up my travel shoes but if I change my mind Gate 1 will be priority #1!!!
Thanking you for scheduling these amazing journeys!!!
MerrieAnn M. Hot Springs, CA
8 Day Essential Vietnam, August 2019
This was our first time with Gate 1 and we were all very happy with the trip. The hotels were all nice with great locations. Our days were filled with interesting and educational tours. Our tour guide, Bee, could not have been better. Navigating Vietnam was a little daunting but Bee made it easy for us. He guided us morning, noon, and night. In addition to the guided tours, he advised us where to eat and what to see in our free time. He gave us an overview of the people and customs of Vietnam. Bee is an amazing representative for Gate 1!
Our group of 6 was so satisfied with this trip that we all decided we would do another Gate 1 trip in the future.
Joyce G. Perkasie, PA
Indonesia: Java & Bali, May 2019
The trip was great. Indonesia is a beautiful and interesting country. The trip offered a variety of experiences - sightseeing (temples, palaces, rice terraces, etc.), village visit, school visit, cultural performances, dinner with the prince at the royal palace, shopping, etc. - and the accommodations were very nice.
We were blessed with good weather, i.e., no rain. The heat and humidity can’t be avoided so appreciated the air-conditioned hotels and restaurants. We had a good harmonious group.
Edy, our tour manager, was very caring, diligent, and flexible as needed. He had to deal with a variety of issues. The local tour guides were knowledgeable.
Thank you Gate 1 for a well planned trip.
Angelica M. Rowland Heights, CA
14 Day Cambodia & Vietnam, April 2019
The trip was fantastic, the organization of the the tour was excellent as were the tour guides, especially Rex, who went above and beyond in his job. We can't speak highly enough of him.
The one downside was the excessive heat, which of course you cannot control, but we were provided with plenty of water and every attempt was made to make things easier.
Kevin O. New South Wales, Australia
27 Day Thailand, Laos, Cambodia & Vietnam, March 2019
My wife and I had a GREAT trip from the time we arrived in Bangkok, Thailand to the departure from Hanoi, Vietnam. We used to plan a lot of our trips which required a extensive amount of research and planning to get everything to flow smoothly. With Gate 1 I let the planning and research to them.....They did such a
great job of taking care of the little things that most often get forgotten. We just pack our bags and enjoy the tour!
Walter and Marion S. Fort Lauderdale, FL
15 Day Cambodia & Vietnam, March 2019
What a wonderful trip! Gate 1 and the local coordinator, Tom, fit a number of sights and activities into 15 days! Gate 1’s customer service was also exceptional in assisting with logistics during our flights to Cambodia. Thank you for a terrific time!
Sarah B. Wilmington, NC
12 Day Classic Vietnam, March 2019
Just wonderful. Buffalo was the best guide I've had on all my 7 or 8 Gate 1 trips. Favorite events were the rickshaw ride, the limestone cave in Halong Bay, all the boat trips, pagodas, Cu Chi tunnels. I'm getting ready to plan something for next March!!
Kathleen D. Hillburn, NY
18 Day Classic Thailand with Laos & Cambodia, February 2019
The trip to Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia with the opportunity to visit a border town in Myamar was excellent. The Tour Manager, POK, was the best of the 9 tours I have taken with GATE 1 over the years. He was knowledgeable, funny, and treated everyone individually which was a challenging task since our group consisted of 34 people. The temples of Cambodia, Angor Wat, etc. were beyond my expectations. The White Temple in Thailand was unique and a special treat to see. The use of Le Meridian properties on the trip was an excellent choice. An unforgettable, enjoyable experience.
Wes W. Stephenson, VA
Gems of Southeast Asia, February 2019
We are still talking about our wonderful Gate 1 trip, the things we learned, the people we met, and the fun we had. The more I think about this trip, the more I understand how difficult it is to plan an itinerary that pleases all on the trip. I must say that there was something for everyone ... we have no complaints. Our guides were all wonderful, especially Usa, our tour manager. She was efficient, pleasant, knowledgeable, and friendly for TWO WEEKS, and that is hard to do! I will have more thoughts once we get back to Houston, but at this point, I think we made a great decision to go with Gate 1.
Dinah M. Houston, TX
17 Day Bangkok, Cambodia & Vietnam, February 2019
It was fabulous! Gate 1 always does top notch trips!! Everything was first class...tour guides, hotels, food, buses and driver's, and all the beautiful sites!
Teresa H. San Diego, CA
8 Day Essential Vietnam, February 2019
My husband and I were delighted with our trip. Everything went very smoothly from our pickup at Saigon airport to our transfer to the airport from Hanoi.
The hotels we stayed in were all very nice, clean, with good breakfasts and pleasant staff.
Our tour guide Duc was EXCELLENT he went above and beyond to ensure his guests every need was attended too. I inadvertently left my Bose ear phones on the final Air China flight from Beijing to Saigon and he helped me to recover them, for which I shall be forever grateful. He was knowledgeable and also compassionate ...
All the trips we did offered us the opportunity to learn more about the country and were reasonably priced ...
The support staff, drivers and assistants were also very pleasant.
I am happy to highly recommend Gate 1 and look forward to our next trip.
David K. Marietta, GA
16 Day Classic Thailand with Phuket, February 2019
It was marvelous! Udom, our guide, made the trip. He was considerate, efficient, and informative. Without his knowledge and experience, we wouldn’t have gotten nearly as much from the tour. We learned about the history and culture of Thailand and of Buddhism, and he told personal stories that brought the facts and places to life. I especially enjoyed the school visit, and we both really appreciated the visit to the farms ... We must mention our extremely skilled drivers who handled large vehicles with calm and care. We’re in awe! Thanks to all who put these trips together and especially to Udom.
Janyce E. Loves Park, IL
9 Day Golden Triangle of India, January 2019
Our tours were wonderful. Our guides on both tours were superb and each made our experience so much more enjoyable.
Monish on the Triangle tour is a 10+++++ And, Pok on the Thailand tour was equally talented!!! They both shared much of themselves with us while doing the impossible task of managing our groups. I can’t express how much they both enhanced our experience!!!!!!!
The sights and the cultural experiences were sooooo much more enjoyable with those two as our guides.
Our hotels and meals were also very well chosen!
Dean W. Lone Pine, CA
10 Day Classic Malaysia & Singapore, January 2019
The trip was fantastic! I enjoyed it tremendously. I learned so much about Singapore and Malaysia, had amazing tour guides, great food and a fun group of co-travelers. I am so glad I went. I'm looking forward to more Gate 1 trips.
Mojirade J. Philadelphia, PA
12 Day Classic Vietnam, January 2019
Fantastic!!! Our trip manager Thang, was the BEST!! Most organized, kindest, informative man. He made the trip.
Gillian B. Tucson, AZ
13 Day Classic Thailand, January 2019
My trip was amazing. The tours arranged for the group were great. Our tour manager Nok provided us with so much information and the organization of everything went well.
I enjoyed the sights of Thailand and I can't wait to return again.
All the hotels were beautiful.
Messina W. Middletown, NY
Gems of Southeast Asia, January 2019
I was very happy with this trip. We had a good group and our tour manager and local guides were all excellent. Food, hotels and activities exceeded my modest expectations.
Bob A. Columbus, OH
19 Day Central Thailand & Vietnam, January 2019
Very excellent trip, I would say the best among the seven trips with Gate 1 travel. The tour guides in Thailand and Vietnam ( Née, and Tom) were super. The breakfast in all hotels were far superior. The food in Thailand was great, that’s one reason it gets the most tourists ... The river trips and the boat to Halong Bay was very enjoyable. The people in both countries were very friendly! ...
Manickam B. South Pasadena, CA
18 Day Classic Thailand with Laos & Cambodia, January 2019
My trip to Thailand was WONDERFUL! Our tour guide was the best! Knowledgeable, fun and happy, and willing to show us everything we wanted to see and more! She went above and beyond her job making sure our trip was perfect! She made sure each one of our group members was taken care of! We could not have had a better tour guide than Busabong!
Catherine B. East China, MI
Gems of Southeast Asia, January 2019
Our trip was wonderful. The guides were terrific, the sites and experiences were outstanding and the pace of activities was perfect. The tour was extremely well organized and the details and directions throughout were very clear. We especially enjoyed engaging in hands on experiences with residents in some of the countries. In addition to being very informative about the places we were visiting and the life and history in each of the countries we visited, our guides were instrumental in making suggestions and helping us navigate our way around cities on our own leisure time.
Elaine C. Stamford, CT
Gems of Southeast Asia, January 2019
This was our first Gate 1 Tour. We normally travel independently. We had a fabulous time doing the “Gems of South East Asia." We loved the small group (there were only 14 of us) and everyone got along really well. Panya did an outstanding job as our main tour guide. He went out of his way to accommodate everyone’s wishes and was very friendly, knowledgeable, thoughtful and compassionate. We had two vegans + a vegetarian + a non-fish eater in our group and he made sure everyone’s needs were taken care of at each restaurant. All the local tour guides were awesome too. We hope to use Gate 1 again in the future.
Lynda G. San Jose, CA
8 Day Essential Vietnam, January 2019
We had a great time on our trip to Vietnam!! It was even better than we expected. Our guide was Trong who did an excellent job making sure we all had a great experience and learned about the Vietnamese people and culture. We would highly recommend this trip to friends!!
Scott D. Westbrook, ME
16 Day Classic Thailand with Phuket, January 2019
Our trip was great. Our guide - Oh- was very efficient and knowledgeable. Very patient as well. He made sure we had water and bathroom breaks; he said good bye to each of us and saw us off when we left Bangkok. He gets an A+ for his effort and efficiency. Job well done.
Flora W. Modesto, CA
10 Day Central Thailand with River Kwai & Pattaya, January 2019
Our trip was fabulous! We have been taking international trips for the past 10 year (some with Gate 1) and this trip was excellent. Vit, our tour guide was so friendly, and knowledgeable. The pace of the trip was appropriate. We saw many aspects of Thailand but did not feel rushed. All the accommodations were excellent ... The bus was clean and comfortable. We had no negative incident of any nature. Just an overall great trip that we would recommend to friends and family ... Looking forward to traveling with Gate 1 in the future.
Tom C. Elk Grove, CA
18 Day Classic Thailand with Laos & Cambodia, December 2018
We had a great time ... Our tour manager, Mike, was outstanding…a dear man who was knowledgeable and took good care of us. The tour was well planned and enabled us to get a real feel for Thailand, Laos and Cambodia, as well as the culture, architecture, food and history of the region. The hotels were outstanding. We were amazed at the quality!
Cruising on the Mekong River, riding in ox carts, seeing Angkor Wat and the hill people of Thailand were special treats. There were so many special events that it is difficult to list them all ...
Jeanine D. Phoenix, AZ
17 Day Bangkok, Cambodia & Vietnam, November 2018
It was outstanding. Our guides, especially Tom in Vietnam and Weet in Cambodia were great leaders and very knowledgeable. They had a deep understanding of the culture and history of their respective nation. In addition they were sensitive to group dynamics and the needs of the travelers. Linda and I could not believe the depth and breadth of our tour for the price that we paid which was the equivalent of the airline tickets and hotels alone. We will carry the memories of this tour with us for a long time. Thanks Gate 1!
Steven W. Lady Lake, FL
16 Day Classic Thailand with Phuket, November 2018
The trip was amazing, very successful and highly enjoyable. I specially want to share my appreciation for Steven, our tour manager and guide. His broad knowledge, friendliness and professionalism had significant contribution to the success of the trip. Our overall experience was extremely positive.
Jacob L. Agoura Hills, CA
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