Buffalo ToursInspirational Travel in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos & Thailand<br />
Our Mission<br />To be the leading destination specialist and responsible tour operator in Indochina and Thailand offering...
Our core values<br />Innovation<br />Integrity<br />Quality<br />Customer Focused<br />Destination Experts<br />Responsibl...
Awards<br />WINNER, BEST TOUR OPERATOR<br />Conde Nast Traveler World Savers Award 2007<br />FACE OF THE FUTURE<br />Pacif...
We focused on <br />developing <br />unique & fun <br />products for the<br />niche segments of <br />the inbound <br />ma...
55,000 passengers a year<br />Market capitalization of over $20m<br />We now have 9 companies<br />We now have over 1500 f...
Product PortfolioBuffalo Tours first began as an adventure specialist. Although this still remains one of our key strength...
Adventure Portfolio<br />Walking Tours<br />Challenging Treks<br />Cross Country Cycling<br />Off Road Mountain Biking <br...
Special Interest Portfolio Examples<br />Ethnic Market Tours<br />Vietnam War Veterans<br />Honeymoons<br />Educational To...
Volunteer & Educational <br />Group Travel Examples<br />Renovations & Improvements to Orphanages<br />Medical Treks in Vi...
Modern Fleet of Cars, Vans, Coaches, Mercedes Sedans and Junk Boats <br />
Buffalo Guides<br />All Buffalo Tours guides are locals with excellent knowledge of the history and customs of their count...
Main Brands<br /><ul><li>Inbound Tourists from Asian markets and outbound
About 40 employees
About 5000 pax carried in 2010
1 office in HCMC
Inbound Tourists from Western markets
About 200 employees
About 30,000 pax carried in 2010
Offices in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Australia and UK
5 Hotels & Resorts in Vietnam
1 Hotel in Siem Reap Cambodia under management contract
975 employees
Online hotel booking company
10 employees
Launch planned in  June 2011
1 office in HCMC
Boutique Hotel
42 employees
Located in Mai Chau
Transportation
35 employees
1 office in Hanoi
Hotel Management, Consultancy
5 employees
1 office in Hanoi
Rock Climbing Activity
10 employees
Located in Cat Ba</li></li></ul><li>Buffalo Tours: Indochina and Thailand <br />
Victoria Resort and Spa, Sapa<br />
Mason D’Hanoi: Centrally Located 3*+ in Old Town Hanoi<br />
Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi:  Near HoanKiem Lake<br />
Hanoi Cooking School: Market visits, Restaurant<br />
Halong and BaiTu Long National Parks<br />
Paradise Cruises: Delux Cruising, Halong Bay<br />
Ginger & Jasmine<br />
Paradise Cruises<br />Spacious Cabins with Private Balconies<br />Safe stationary gangway for boarding<br />
Morning Tai Chi<br />
Afternoon Cooking Classes<br />
KAYAKING<br />
Asia Outdoors: More Focused Kayaking, Hiking, Climbing including Cat Ba Island Stay<br />
Hue: UNESCO Heritage Site, Imperial City, Citadel, and Perfume River<br />
Pilgrimage Village, Hue <br />
Pilgrimage Village Spa, Hue<br />
Lam, (family owner Vedana Lagoon and Pilgrimage Village)<br />
Hue<br />NEW: Vedana Lagoon<br />
VedanaLagoon<br />
Vedana Lagoon, private pools<br />
Vedana Lagoon<br />
Vedana Lagoon<br />
Hoi An:World Heritage Site by UNESCO as a well-preserved example of a Southeast Asian trading port of the 15th to 19th cen...
Hoi An Fishing and Farming Tour<br />
Hoi An Fishing and Farming Tour<br />
Red Bridge Cooking School<br />
Victoria Beach Resort and Spa, Hoi An<br />
Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon: French colony of Cochinchina- History, Culture, Cuisine, Mekong<br />
Park Hyatt, Saigon<br />
CYCLING CU CHI Tunnels/Speed Boat transfer along Mekong<br />
Cai Be Mekong Queen: One day Mekong Cruise from HCMC<br />
Lunch post cruise in colonial house<br />
Can Tho: Capital of the Mekong DeltaOptions:  The Bassac- 1-3 night Cruise Mekong Delta to Cambodia<br />
Comfortable Boutique 7 cabin boat: French/Vietnamese Culinary Adventure<br />
Deck of Bassac<br />
Week Mekong Cruising from Can Tho: The Jayavaraman<br />
Pandaw<br />RIVER VESSEL LA MARGUERITE<br />
The VICTORIA CAN THO RESORT hotel: Own day boat for Floating village tour<br />
Day Adventures from Can Tho: Cycling, Walking, Floating Villages<br />
Khmer Villages<br />
Cambodia: by boat or flight <br />
Buffalo Tours TukTuk for visiting temples<br />
Hôtel de la Paix: Siem Reap, Cambodia - Member of Virtuoso, SLH, Signature<br />
Strong focus on supporting community projects, associated with Shinta Mani <br />
Art Gallery Lounge<br />
Spa<br />
Rooms<br />
Gardens<br />
Victoria Hotel, Siem Reap<br />
Pool area<br />
grounds<br />
LuangPrabang, Laos<br />
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Highlights of Kathy Dragon's recent inspection tour of Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos. Including Halong Bay, Hue, Hoi An, Saigon, Siem Reap, Luang Prabang, Mekong River Cruises and Cooking Classes in Hanoi with Buffalo Tours.

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  • Buffalo Tours: Local Offices in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand
  • Only “Legend Property”, near HoanKiem Lake
  • Asia Adventures: More Focused Kayaking, Hiking, Climbing including Cat Ba Island Stay
  • Between 1802 and 1945, it was the imperial capital of the Nguyễn Dynasty. It is well known for its monuments and architecture
  • French colony of Cochinchina
  • Trans Mekong: (The Bassac ) offers three cabin cruisers entirely built of wood in the Mekong delta. Overnight Cruises and multi day to Cambodia (Kayaks, walking, cultural visits)
  • Accommodates up to 65 guestsDaily newspaper in English, French and German 24 hours room service I-Pod rental Turndown service and daily presents Laundry service 24 - hour security IDD at the reception Doctor on call Library with books, arts literature, music and games Boutique shop with magazines, literature, toiletries, travel items, clothes and handicrafts
  • 7 Nights CruiseScheduled Departures Every Sunday, alternating between Saigon port &amp; Siem ReapFirst cruise from Saigon to Siem Reap on 20 September, from Siem Reap to Saigon on 27 September4 Decks, Lower - Main - Upper – SundeckTotal 46 Cabins3 Different Cabin Categories - Staterooms 21m2, Sadec Suites 27m2, Indochina Suites 42m2Suites accommodates 3rd personContemporary interiors with influence from French colonial period
  • Since 2004, profits from the hotel has supported and trained young locals in culinary and other skills for the hotel industry. What&apos;s special is that guests are encouraged to participate.
  • highly recommended (http://www.vatphou.com) 12 Twin cabins
  • Indochina & Buffalo Tours Webinar

    1. 1. Buffalo ToursInspirational Travel in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos & Thailand<br />
    2. 2. Our Mission<br />To be the leading destination specialist and responsible tour operator in Indochina and Thailand offering:<br />Highly personalized flexible service, <br />Superior product knowledge, <br />Creative, innovative products and;<br />Excellent value for money<br />
    3. 3. Our core values<br />Innovation<br />Integrity<br />Quality<br />Customer Focused<br />Destination Experts<br />Responsible<br />
    4. 4. Awards<br />WINNER, BEST TOUR OPERATOR<br />Conde Nast Traveler World Savers Award 2007<br />FACE OF THE FUTURE<br />Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) 2007<br />BEST ADVENTURE TOUR OPERATOR<br />Vietnam Economic Times, 2002 – 2007<br />OUTSTANDING CUSTOMER SERVICE<br />Vietnam Economic Times 2008<br />NAMED ONE OF 158 BEST ADVENTURE TRAVEL COMPANIES IN THE WORLD<br />National Geographic Adventure (NGA) Magazine<br />
    5. 5. We focused on <br />developing <br />unique & fun <br />products for the<br />niche segments of <br />the inbound <br />market!<br />We started with a tiny office of less than 9 square meter & a phone which never seemed to ring!<br />We had a total of 150 passengers and generated around 100,000 USD of revenues in the 1st year!<br />
    6. 6. 55,000 passengers a year<br />Market capitalization of over $20m<br />We now have 9 companies<br />We now have over 1500 full time staff<br />What we have achieved…<br />From 150 <br />passengers<br />From no money<br />From a miniscule office<br />From a two man operation<br />
    7. 7. Product PortfolioBuffalo Tours first began as an adventure specialist. Although this still remains one of our key strengths, we have expanded our product range to cater to other innovative niche travel experiences.<br />Classic Highlights<br />Luxury Experiences<br />Adventure Tours <br />Cruises<br />Incentives<br /> Volunteer & Educational Travel<br />Beach Breaks<br />Special Interest Tours<br />
    8. 8. Adventure Portfolio<br />Walking Tours<br />Challenging Treks<br />Cross Country Cycling<br />Off Road Mountain Biking <br />Kayaking<br />Scuba Diving<br />Rafting<br />Sailing & Yacht Charter<br />City Cycling Tours<br />Home-stay Experiences in Ethnic Villages<br />Jungle Survival Courses<br />Rock Climbing<br />Elephant Safaris & Mahout Training<br />
    9. 9. Special Interest Portfolio Examples<br />Ethnic Market Tours<br />Vietnam War Veterans<br />Honeymoons<br />Educational Tours<br />Eco Wilderness Holidays<br />Photography Tours<br />Golf Holidays<br />Health & Wellbeing<br />Culinary & Market <br />Tours<br />Family Holidays<br />
    10. 10. Volunteer & Educational <br />Group Travel Examples<br />Renovations & Improvements to Orphanages<br />Medical Treks in Vietnam<br />Agent Orange Victims Project<br />Building Schools & Kindergartens<br />Working with Handicapped Children<br />Seuang River Experience Laos<br />Building Wells <br />All projects bring positive benefits to the local communities, with sustainable results<br />
    11. 11. Modern Fleet of Cars, Vans, Coaches, Mercedes Sedans and Junk Boats <br />
    12. 12. Buffalo Guides<br />All Buffalo Tours guides are locals with excellent knowledge of the history and customs of their country. <br />All our guides receive international first aid training.<br />We provide English, French, German, Spanish and Russian speaking guides.<br />
    13. 13. Main Brands<br /><ul><li>Inbound Tourists from Asian markets and outbound
    14. 14. About 40 employees
    15. 15. About 5000 pax carried in 2010
    16. 16. 1 office in HCMC
    17. 17. Inbound Tourists from Western markets
    18. 18. About 200 employees
    19. 19. About 30,000 pax carried in 2010
    20. 20. Offices in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Australia and UK
    21. 21. 5 Hotels & Resorts in Vietnam
    22. 22. 1 Hotel in Siem Reap Cambodia under management contract
    23. 23. 975 employees
    24. 24. Online hotel booking company
    25. 25. 10 employees
    26. 26. Launch planned in June 2011
    27. 27. 1 office in HCMC
    28. 28. Boutique Hotel
    29. 29. 42 employees
    30. 30. Located in Mai Chau
    31. 31. Transportation
    32. 32. 35 employees
    33. 33. 1 office in Hanoi
    34. 34. Hotel Management, Consultancy
    35. 35. 5 employees
    36. 36. 1 office in Hanoi
    37. 37. Rock Climbing Activity
    38. 38. 10 employees
    39. 39. Located in Cat Ba</li></li></ul><li>Buffalo Tours: Indochina and Thailand <br />
    40. 40.
    41. 41.
    42. 42.
    43. 43. Victoria Resort and Spa, Sapa<br />
    44. 44.
    45. 45.
    46. 46. Mason D’Hanoi: Centrally Located 3*+ in Old Town Hanoi<br />
    47. 47. Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi: Near HoanKiem Lake<br />
    48. 48. Hanoi Cooking School: Market visits, Restaurant<br />
    49. 49. Halong and BaiTu Long National Parks<br />
    50. 50. Paradise Cruises: Delux Cruising, Halong Bay<br />
    51. 51. Ginger & Jasmine<br />
    52. 52.
    53. 53. Paradise Cruises<br />Spacious Cabins with Private Balconies<br />Safe stationary gangway for boarding<br />
    54. 54. Morning Tai Chi<br />
    55. 55. Afternoon Cooking Classes<br />
    56. 56. KAYAKING<br />
    57. 57. Asia Outdoors: More Focused Kayaking, Hiking, Climbing including Cat Ba Island Stay<br />
    58. 58. Hue: UNESCO Heritage Site, Imperial City, Citadel, and Perfume River<br />
    59. 59. Pilgrimage Village, Hue <br />
    60. 60. Pilgrimage Village Spa, Hue<br />
    61. 61. Lam, (family owner Vedana Lagoon and Pilgrimage Village)<br />
    62. 62. Hue<br />NEW: Vedana Lagoon<br />
    63. 63. VedanaLagoon<br />
    64. 64. Vedana Lagoon, private pools<br />
    65. 65.
    66. 66. Vedana Lagoon<br />
    67. 67. Vedana Lagoon<br />
    68. 68. Hoi An:World Heritage Site by UNESCO as a well-preserved example of a Southeast Asian trading port of the 15th to 19th centuries<br />
    69. 69. Hoi An Fishing and Farming Tour<br />
    70. 70. Hoi An Fishing and Farming Tour<br />
    71. 71. Red Bridge Cooking School<br />
    72. 72. Victoria Beach Resort and Spa, Hoi An<br />
    73. 73. Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon: French colony of Cochinchina- History, Culture, Cuisine, Mekong<br />
    74. 74. Park Hyatt, Saigon<br />
    75. 75. CYCLING CU CHI Tunnels/Speed Boat transfer along Mekong<br />
    76. 76. Cai Be Mekong Queen: One day Mekong Cruise from HCMC<br />
    77. 77. Lunch post cruise in colonial house<br />
    78. 78. Can Tho: Capital of the Mekong DeltaOptions: The Bassac- 1-3 night Cruise Mekong Delta to Cambodia<br />
    79. 79. Comfortable Boutique 7 cabin boat: French/Vietnamese Culinary Adventure<br />
    80. 80. Deck of Bassac<br />
    81. 81.
    82. 82. Week Mekong Cruising from Can Tho: The Jayavaraman<br />
    83. 83. Pandaw<br />RIVER VESSEL LA MARGUERITE<br />
    84. 84. The VICTORIA CAN THO RESORT hotel: Own day boat for Floating village tour<br />
    85. 85.
    86. 86. Day Adventures from Can Tho: Cycling, Walking, Floating Villages<br />
    87. 87. Khmer Villages<br />
    88. 88.
    89. 89. Cambodia: by boat or flight <br />
    90. 90. Buffalo Tours TukTuk for visiting temples<br />
    91. 91. Hôtel de la Paix: Siem Reap, Cambodia - Member of Virtuoso, SLH, Signature<br />
    92. 92.
    93. 93. Strong focus on supporting community projects, associated with Shinta Mani <br />
    94. 94. Art Gallery Lounge<br />
    95. 95. Spa<br />
    96. 96. Rooms<br />
    97. 97. Gardens<br />
    98. 98. Victoria Hotel, Siem Reap<br />
    99. 99.
    100. 100. Pool area<br />
    101. 101. grounds<br />
    102. 102. LuangPrabang, Laos<br />
    103. 103. LuangPrabang<br />WatXieng Thong<br />The Royal Palace Museum<br />Almsgiving<br />The Night Market<br />
    104. 104.
    105. 105.
    106. 106.
    107. 107. The Luang Say Residence: 24 exquisitely appointed luxury suites, extend through 6 stand alone pavilions<br />
    108. 108.
    109. 109.
    110. 110.
    111. 111. Alila, LuangPrabang (old prison)<br />
    112. 112.
    113. 113. Shinta Mani, LuangPrabang<br />
    114. 114.
    115. 115.
    116. 116.
    117. 117.
    118. 118. Luang Say Cruise, Mekong Cruises<br />
    119. 119. Tam Thing Cave of a Thousand Buddhas<br />
    120. 120.
    121. 121. Pak Beng , Luang Say Lodge along the Mekong<br />
    122. 122. Luang Say Lodge.<br />
    123. 123. Luang Say Lodge.<br />
    124. 124.
    125. 125. Vat Phou Cruise<br />Luxury 3d/2n cruise between Pakse and 4000 Islands –Southern Laos <br />
    126. 126.
    127. 127. Thankyou!<br />Kathy DragonKathy@travelmarketingworldwide.com<br />Twitter @kathydragon & @asiapacifictrav<br />Facebook/TravelMarketingWorldwide<br />Agent Website with presentations and tariffsPhoto and Video GalleriesUnique operator customized itineraries & FIT’s <br />

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