Holly has been in the Adventure Travel Industry for more then 20 years, having lived in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand for over a decade. She has studied tourism impacts on ethnic minority groups and built the Asian adventure departments for Backroads and EXO Travel - who operate for agents such as National Geographic, Trailfinders and REI. Holly has been one of the key drivers of Asia’s adventure tourism industry.
Ngan Kim Nguyen
With 13+ years experience in the adventure travel industry heading up the Adventure department at EXO Travel and as the GM of Chay Lap Farmstay for Oxalis - Vietnam’s spelunking experts. Ngan is respected and trusted by our top guides, local experts, current travel partners, and past travellers. Fluent in Vietnamese, English, and French; she is the master of details, and she accomplishes this with grace and poise.
We work within our large network and community to bring travellers the most diverse experiences. By living and travelling to small neighbourhoods and villages, we are able to keep abreast of the rapidly changing environment of SE Asia - from the hipster graffiti and craft beer movement in Vietnam, to challenges facing Khmer coastal villages. This allows us to be nimble and quick to adapt.
Partnering with host communities, we are able to act on their advise of how we can mitigate negative impacts, and increase positive impacts.
We all know they are the key to making your client's trip exceptional. They are a host, an advisor, at times a confidant. We work closely with guides to make sure they have sustainable schedules, wages, and are supported in the field.
Locally Grown Business
We look for local partners with which we can collaborate to support their budding business ventures and look at ways to ensure high quality operations.