Sonasia Holiday is a local travel agency, creator of tailor-made tour packages and generator of ethical emotions in Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar (Burma), and Laos.
Our teams have crisscrossed this region for decades. With them, you will not only discover the unmissable sites but will also and often go off the beaten track, in a responsible and enlightened tourist environment.
In a deeply humanist vision, we put people at the heart of our activities by capitalizing on their inner richness, their qualities, their skills, their ability to offer, educate and learn ... in the name of exchanging and meeting between peoples and cultures.
Particularly specialized in the western market, our trilingual English, French, and Vietnamese team is made up of people from all over the world and is divided between the head office in Hanoi (Vietnam), the operation offices in Vientiane (Laos), and representative office in Ho Chi Minh (Vietnam), Da Nang (Vietnam), Luang Prabang (Laos), Bangkok (Thailand), Siem Reap (Cambodia), and Yangon (Myanmar)
The Sonasia Holiday story began in Vietnam back in 2012 when two young entrepreneurs, me and Huong HOANG realised that it was the perfect time and place to start a travel company. Shortly after, Sonasia Holiday was created with the vision of not only a travel agency, but also of a humanist project
From these modest roots, we quickly set about creating Vietnam’s most innovative and exciting tours, opening the country up to curious, dynamic travelers. Before long, we had gained widespread notoriety for our consistency and ingenuity, quickly becoming one of the leading tour operators in Vietnam.
Eager to continue our pioneering role of travel innovation in Asia, we began to look outside the borders of Vietnam to expand our influence. In 2015, we founded a partnership with a local operator in Cambodia and officially launched our second destination.
Utilizing this stable foundation, we moved into our developmental period, building off our already substantial expertise, knowledge and connections to become even more consistent, better-organised and more innovative.
By the turn of year five, we had become one of the leading DMCs in the region, just as intense interest in travel to Indochina began to take hold. In 2017, Sonasia Laos was launched, with offices in Vientiane. A year later, a partnership was created to launch our fourth and fifth destinations in Thailand, and Myanmar.
Now, after a decade of setting up and expansion, we look back with the bold pride of what we have done. What a great journey we have made!
However, we understand that it is just the start, our humanist project is still at the very beginning of its journey. Our mission of promoting and protecting the beauties of Asia still has a long way to go!
Keep it tight! We are planning to go faster and faster
They are advisers, explorers, guides, reservations, or IT specialists.
Always committed to enhancing and preserving their native or adopted country, they share a common desire, driven by the same spirit of service: to offer our travelers a great human experience through the pleasure of traveling.
They are Vietnamese, Laotian, Cambodian, Burmese, Thai or expats living in these countries.
They symbolize the successful rapprochement between Southeast Asia and the rest of the world, all united by the same passion for travel and their profession... the most beautiful in the world, that of bringing people together in their diversity.
Through their dedication, through the skills they demonstrate day after day since 2012, they bring to life the values of dialogue and sharing that are so dear to them, by embodying the soul of their country and our philosophy. They are the richness of Sonasia Holiday
A team of field and passionate men explore every corner of the country. They unearth, for you, hidden wonders, buried deep in the cities and the countryside. They then do everything to allow you to experience it.
Their only objective: To make you discover their country beyond its tourist facade.
A team of French and English speaking advisers, passionate and knowledgeable about the field, will accompany you throughout your reflection. Based on your expectations, each advisor takes meticulous care to create, hand in hand with you, a trip that adapts to your wishes, a trip that resembles you and that allows communion between the local populations and the traveler, In respect of each.
Their only objective: to make your travel dream a reality.
They are your guardian angels and our ambassadors. They embody the soul of their country and showcase its riches. Leaving nothing to chance, they ensure the smooth running of your program and visits, to allow you to make the most of your trip.
Their only objective: To watch over you and guarantee you a course without shade and without risk.
Behind each trip, a whole team takes care of the logistics: reservations, choice of guides and drivers, quality control of services, preparation of equipment for specific routes. In conjunction with local service providers, they manage negotiations and the search for new partners to constantly expand our offer to travelers.
Their only objective: to provide you with the best services at the best conditions.
We do our best to foster communication and involve the local communities in our activities. We try to facilitate cultural exchange and authentic meetings.
We are participating in several projects in remote and disadvantaged areas, to support small infrastructure construction or help kids in medical emergency.
We take actions to minimize our impact on the nature and environment, through eco-friendly transportation or waste recycling for instance.
We make sure that all our stakeholders follow the same sustainable practices. We also favor partners that are committed in ethical projects such as fairtrade shops.
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Though opened to tourism since the last 20 years, Laos still has many hidden places or gems that are waiting for the curious explorers.
Xe Champhone Loop is one of the places.
Early September 2022, we made an Educ tour here, under the operation of Tetraktys Organization to explore the loop, which was an effort to promote the area to the international tourists.
We were impressed with what we saw and learnt here. The area is full of interesting nature spots, traditional culture, and hospitable hosts.
Below is everything you need to know about the area.
International travelers to Thailand will no longer be required to show proof of vaccination or ATK test results from October 1st, 2022 onward.
In a new move to attract travelers during peak season, Thailand is doing away with the requirement of needing vaccination certificates or Covid-19 negative results in the case of unvaccinated passengers. Additionally, those infected with Covid-19, but have mild symptoms don’t need to isolate from next month. The same applies to those who test positive but display no symptoms.
Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul announced these changes on Thursday after the National Communicable Diseases Committee (NCDC) had a meeting on Wednesday.
Instead of isolating those who have contracted the disease would be required to wear a mask, socially distance themselves from others and wash their hands frequently for the first five days. They also need to stay away from those who are immunocompromised and vulnerable.
Dr. Sophon Iamsirithaworn, deputy director-general of the Department of Disease Control, informed that since the present Covid-19 mutation doesn’t cause serious symptoms in most people, disease control measures can be relaxed.
National Security Council secretary-general Supoj Malaniyom added that the new measures are being put in place to help improve the economic conditions of the country.
“The primary aim will be to ensure the economy is back on track so people could earn their livelihoods once more,” he said.
The romance of train travel is alive and well in Laos. The recently-completed high-speed railway that stretches from Vientiane, through Laos, and into southern China is operating ‘full steam’ ahead.