About In Country Tours

In Country Tours is a family-owned and run, travel and tour company for Asia, specialising in Vietnam.

ICT focus on providing private, tailor-made travel and tour experiences. Travel is always lots of fun, but planning travel and tours can be a time-consuming and stressful experience. Our experienced team of consultants and guides speak both Vietnamese and English, and all share a passion for travel, love for Vietnam – they are the perfect oracle for valuable local knowledge. We know and understand the travel market and especially the Vietnam and South-East Asian regions. We can recommend ideas for the most suitable locations and the ways to spend your time, to suit your interests and at the pace you like to travel.

Let ICT use our knowledge of Vietnam and our travel planning experience to help you.
We will help you have the best trip possible, without the fuss or stress of doing everything yourself. Our knowledge and relationships with providers across the many wondrous Vietnamese travel destinations, and for a wide variety of travel styles and special interests, make us the provider of choice for travellers wanting an authentic experience, local interaction and a quality journey.
Contact us now to start planning your next Vietnam travel adventure!

Our In Country Tours logo: is symbolic of Vietnam, featuring the traditional ‘Ao Dai’, the Vietnamese national long dress, and the bamboo “monkey bridge” found in the Mekong Delta region.

The In Country Tours mission is to EXPLORE, LEARN & INSPIRE…
Explore – “To travel into or through a place for discovery.”
Learn – “To gain knowledge through experience.”
Inspire – “To encourage in someone desire or ability, by filling with eagerness, and confidence”

In Country Tours will help deliver your own adventure and experience to treasure, using all your senses as you tour with us. We will share our knowledge and stories, to give you an understanding and appreciation of Vietnam as a country and culture. We hope to inspire you to share what you have learnt with others for the good of conservation and preservation of cultures, the environment and wildlife.

The In Country Tours Founders: Khoa & Michelle

In Country Tours was founded and is managed by Khoa and Michelle.
Khoa and Michelle first met in 2004, brought together in part by the tragic tsunami that hit Asia that year. In 2006 they married, and now live happily in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) with their two daughters, Rosie and Hollie.

Khoa was born and raised near Can Tho, in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam, and here he studied languages, specialising in English. From an early age, Khoa developed a passion for meeting people from around the world and sharing his country with them. With more than a decade of experience guiding and working in the travel industry, Khoa has extensive knowledge of Vietnam and the wonders within.

Michelle has a wealth of experience in travel and tourism, project and event management, plus a passion for travel and true love for Vietnam. She managed Vietnam’s tour operations for a travel company before starting In Country Tours with her husband, Khoa. She feels a deep respect for the needs of visitors to Vietnam and the Vietnamese people, environment and heritage within Vietnam that must be sustainably cared for as part of responsible and experiential tourism.
In 2012 Khoa was granted his international tour operator licence and In Country Tours was born. Since then, ICT has built on its strengths to provide unique, tailored experiences for travellers. The company has grown into one which shares the enthusiasm for real Vietnam with guests, and leaves them with an insightful perspective of this beautiful country. Anybody who knows Khoa and Michelle will say that they have a real passion for Vietnam and all its diversity and are committed to sharing that with guests.

The In Country Tours Team

The In Country Team has a wide variety of skills and experience to cater for your every need.
With diverse backgrounds, passions and experiences the ICT team have the attributes to plan and manage your travel arrangements: attention to detail, creative thinking, expert tour planning, problem solving and more. Our team here is very passionate about our home country and look forward to sharing it with you.


Khoa
Khoa
Director

Hometown: O Mon, Can Tho
Main focus: Guide team, tour portfolio development and consultancy
Professional experience: Extensive guide and travel experience throughout Viet Nam. ‘World Challenge’ Viet Nam agent.
Key strength: Delivering to people’s needs
Favourite quote: Everything is possible!
Qualifications: Degree in English
Favourite place in Viet Nam: Mekong Delta & Central Highlands
Countries visited: Singapore, Cambodia, Philippines, Australia, UK, Thailand
Would like to visit: South & Central America, Laos, Canada
Hobbies: Cycling, swimming, music, new technology

Michelle
Michelle
Co-Founder

Hometown: Basingstoke, Hampshire, England
Main focus: Office operations, customer service and consultancy
Professional experience: Tour Operator Country Director, Event Management, Project and Programme Management
Qualifications: Degree in European Administration (French/Spanish)
Key strength: Attention to detail
Favourite quote: “So, what did you learn today?”
Favourite place in Viet Nam: Off the beaten track
Countries visited: Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, China, Australia, New Zealand, Africa, America and various European countries.
Would like to visit: Myanmar, Philippines, Laos, Canada, South & Central America

Matt
Matt
Marketing & Business Development

Hometown: Adelaide, Australia
Key strength:  Adventurous thinking
Favourite quote: “There’s only one way to find out!”
Qualifications: Marketing/Management Degree, Tourism/Events Diploma
Professional experience: Events, Festivals, Marketing, Non-Profit Organisations, Entertainment Booking and Programming.
Favourite Food: Mi Quang (Central Noodle Dish) and Bun Rieu (Crab Noodle Soup)
Favourite places in Viet Nam: Sa Pa & Ha Long Bay, Kon Tum, Phu Quoc
Countries visited: Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, Viet Nam
Would like to visit: South America, Africa
Hobbies: DJing, Scuba Diving, Travel, Motorbiking through Viet Nam

Tai
Tai
Executive Manager

Hometown: Chau Doc City
Key strength: Thinking outside of the box
Favourite quote: “Willing is not enough, we must do.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply.” Bruce Lee
Qualifications: English Language Education and Tourism Certificate
Professional experience: Tour guide and English language teaching.
Favourite Food: Canh Chua (sweet/sour soup), Cá Kho Tộ (claypot fish)
Favourite places in Viet Nam: Northwest Viet Nam, Phong Nha – Ke Bang
Would like to visit: America, England, Switzerland, Australia, & South East Asia
Hobbies: Public speaking, Research, Kung-fu, Tai-Chi

Kathy
Kathy
Finance & Reporting

Hometown: Dong Nai Province
Qualifications: Finance Degree at University
Professional experience: Accountant
Best strength: Accuracy and team care
Favourite quote: “If you’re going to do it, do it right.”
Would like to visit: Cambodia and India
Family: Kathy is married with a young son
Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends
Favourite Food: Bun Bo Hue (Hue Style Beef Noodle Soup)
Favourite place in Viet Nam: Mekong Delta

Heather
Heather
Accountant

Hometown: Ben Tre
Favorite quote: “Life is a voyage of discovery”
Key strength: Accuracy and efficiency
Qualifications:
 Studied Accounting at College of Foreign Economic Relations
Professional experience: Accountant for P.T.D.
Favourite place in Vietnam: Ninh Binh
Countries visited: Canada and Singapore
Would like to visit: U.S.A. and Australia
Favourite food: Canh Chua (sweet & sour soup)
Hobbies: Cooking & travel
Favourite films: Action or comedy

June
June
Portfolio & Pricing Manager

Hometown: Vung Tau
Key strength: Organising & Communicating
Quote: We Can Do It!
Qualifications: Tourism Management at University of Social Sciences
Professional Experience: Tour Operator & Reservations
Favourite place in Viet Nam: Ha Giang & Ha Noi
Countries visited: Thailand & Cambodia
Would like to visit: Korea, Italy & Myanmar
Favourite food: Canh Chua (Sweet & sour soup)
Hobbies: Travel, movies & music
Favourite Song: Havana by Camila Cabello

Khiet
Khiet
Office & Tours Assistant

Hometown: Can Tho City
Key strength: Guest hosting and patience
Favourite quote: “Explore at a pace that suits you.”
Qualifications: Environmental Degree in Water Supply Management & is currently studying to further develop his English
Professional experience: Tour customer care and office assistant
Countries visited: Thailand
Favourite place in Viet Nam: Nha Trang
Would like to visit: Australia
Favourite Activity: Watching Football
Favourite Food: Chicken & Fish

May
May
Booking Coordinator

Hometown: Dong Nai
Quote: “Travel! Before you run out of time!”
Key strength: Communication, and staying calm
Qualifications:
 Degree in Tourism Management at Lotus University
Professional experience: Travel Operator
Favourite place in Vietnam: Ha Noi
Countries visited: Cambodia
Would like to visit: Japan and Korea
Favourite food: Banh Mi Ga (Vietnamese Sandwich with Chicken)
Hobbies: Reading, Music, Mobile Games
Favourite band: Infinite (Korea)

Linh
Linh
Office Assistant - North

Hometown: Bac Giang, Vietnam
Key strength: Communication
Qualifications: Degree of Tourism and Hospitality , Phuong Dong University
Professional experience: Travel & Tour Sales, Tour Operator
Favourite places in Vietnam: Ha Giang, Phu Quoc
Countries visited: Thailand, Korea
Would like to visit: China, Taiwan, Myanmar
Favourite food: Dừa (Coconut), Gà (Any Dishes made from chicken)
Hobbies: Travel, music, Learning new languages
Favourite song: Hello – Adele

Hien
Hien
Office Assistant - Central

Hometown:  Hội An
Key strength: Hardworking
Favourite quote: ‘Never give up’
Qualifications: Management, Travel/Tourism & Cooking
Professional experience: Tour Guide & Chef
Favourite place in Vietnam: Hội An
Countries visited: Malaysia, Cambodia & Thailand
Would like to visit: England
Favourite food: Any Indian food!
Hobbies: Cooking & Travel
Favourite film: The Harry Potter films