Local Vietnam - A Local & Specialized Vietnam Travel Agency

About our travel agency

Local knowledge and western travel styles are fused together in Local Vietnam. What do we mean with that?

  • Yes to local markets, minority villages, homestays, trekking through rice fields and discovering the authentic culture.
  • No to travel by chicken busses, sleeping on rock hard matrasses and only going from tourist hot spot to the next tourist hot spot.

Founders Nhung (Vietnamese) and Marnick (Dutch) started Local Vietnam to fuse western style travel agencies that know how western travelers like to travel, with local Vietnam agencies, that know and can arrange everything in this country.

Nhung and Marnick traveled to over 50 different countries in Europe, North- & South America, Asia, Africa and Australia. With both the knowledge we gained during these travels and the knowledge we have got from living in the Netherlands (Europe) and Vietnam, we can understand the exact needs and requests of fellow travelers extremally well.

With Local Vietnam we are offering handpicked, high quality activities and service for all the destinations in Vietnam in one place. Private or small groups, with lots of contact with the locals, the culture and discovering beautiful unspoiled nature.

Also as a provider of activities, we feel responsible to reduce the pressure that tourism brings on the natural and social environment of our destinations. Our goal is to bring more and more sustainability, to improve the live of the locals and protect the natural environment.

Nhung & Marnick

The team


Nhung Phung

I will make sure your trip will be local and unique.

Nhung has visited more than 32 countries and 200 cities around the world. Besides having more than 8 years of experience of working in the travel industry, she is also a well known travel blogger in Vietnam. She try to inspire young Vietnamese to explore the world and be more sustainable.


Marnick Schoonderwoerd

I will make sure your experience will be comfortable with western standards

Marnick graduated from tourism in the Netherlands and has more than 10 years of experience in digital marketing. He has travelled to 40 countries around the world and has worked in the countries Australia, the Netherlands and Costa Rica before he ended up in Vietnam were he is living now for the last 7 years.

Manager Vietnam Expert Team

Linh Bui

I will design your dream custom made trip and support you all the way

Vietnam Expert

Ha Trang

I will take care of your day tours and support your during your trip

Vietnam Expert

Hương Trà

I will make sure your complete trip is handled from door to door

Nga Phùng
Social Media Guru

Nga Phùng

I share travel inspiration with you through our Social Media channels

Ni Phung
Financial Mastermind

Ni Phung

I will make sure you are booking with a healthy company

Why Local Vietnam

Expert team

Our expert team consists of a well known Vietnamese travel blogger, a Dutch expat and local Vietnamese that all share the love of traveling.

Local Travel Agency with western standards

As a locally based agency we arrange everything ourselves and we know every spot to find. Due to our Western background, we also ensure that your journey is comfortable by Western standards.

Unique experiences

We specialize in unique experiences, where contact with the local population, the culture and beautiful untouched nature are central.

Amazing service during your trip

For package trips we do a meet and greet on arrival in Hanoi. We give you a free Vietnamese SIM card, so you can stay in touch with your personally assigned Vietnam expert anytime, anywhere.

Pay flexible in your own currency

Through our online Wise bank you are able to pay in your own currency by bank transfer* (EUR, USD, AUD, GPB, SGD). Credit Card payments are also accepted. For day tours we accept deposit payments too.

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