Our Story

Welcome
to Ansova

One’s destination is never a place,
but a new way of seeing things.

Henry Miller

Ansova is a boutique luxury travel company based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. We specialize in creating tailor-made journeys through Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand.

Our team of dedicated experts have been delivering the kind of travel experiences that “money can’t buy” for the last twenty years, providing our guests access to people and destinations that others simply don’t get.

Ansova trips are inspired by our passion for showcasing the very best of Southeast Asia, refined by years of experience living in the region and harnessed by relationships on the ground that allow us to go above and beyond the ordinary.

About our CEO and Founder
Mike Viet Nguyen

Mike, our CEO and founder, kayaking through the mangrove forest in Tonle Sap lake, Cambodia.

Mike’s burning desire for a career in the travel industry began while he was earning his bachelor’s degree from the University of Economics in Ho Chi Minh City. While in school he began his journey as a tour guide, soon after he landed a position with a top Canadian luxury travel operator, Butterfield & Robinson. The next fifteen years of Mike’s life were spent leading tours across Vietnam and Cambodia, this was when he was able to carve his own niche in luxury, active travel. From his plethora of experience as a guide, he has come to know Southeast Asia in a way that not many do and developed a sixth sense for the needs and expectations of high-end travel. Mike began Ansova Travel in 2009, he sees the company as a vehicle for sharing his passion for discover and creating experiences that are authentic, immersive and unique.

The Ansova difference

Ansova invites you to experience a better way to travel. Aside from curating authentic, personalized and fully supported tour itineraries, it’s our ethos of remaining small that enables us to deliver the best possible outcome for our guests. In addition, we live by the following pillars that set us apart from others:

We are local

We have dedicated luxury travel consultants living throughout Southeast Asia and a hands-on business owner who is one of the region’s most experienced former guides. Our insight into the best hotels, food, activities and attractions is second to none.

We are meticulous

From pre-departure and pick-up to final farewells, Ansova will act as your private travel concierge. Every element of our trips is carefully selected from a wide range of luxury hotel and service providers that all share our commitment to excellence and environmental sustainability.

We are always at your service

During your trip, our staff remain on-call 24 hours per day. Whether it be dinner reservations, a unique activity request or just help navigating the language … no question is too big or too small.

We provide the best tour guides

Our handpicked guides are the best in the business with decades worth of experience and knowledge on every destination. Our guides understand how to use effective storytelling to captivate, inspire and keep you entertained. We offer more than just fact-based tours. Our guides provide you with a cultural experience as they share their passion for their country with you, inviting you into their home and culture.

We give back

Our philanthropic work is focused on a community level in the four countries we travel to. We provide basic social relief and educational empowerment to communities in the under-resourced rural areas. It is because of this work that we’ve been awarded as a Brand to Trust by Positive Luxury.

Tailor-made journeys that
create magic memories

We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next, to find ourselves. We travel to open our hearts and eyes and learn more about the world, and we travel, in essence, to become young again.

Pico Iyer

At Ansova, we encourage you to design your very own Southeast Asian trip of a lifetime. Simply tell us what kind of activities you would like to plan, where you would like to go, what kind of living accommodations you prefer and what your lifestyle consists of. Using this information, we will craft a truly luxurious journey of discovery, that you won’t forget. The only limits on these tailor-made trips are the ones that you decide on. Our trips are based on your dreams, your desires and your budget, so tell us what you want!

If you’re looking for something that’s ‘ready to go’ our recommended travel itineraries weave in the very best of what the region has to offer, without ever locking you into a cookie-cutter feeling of mass tourism. Our research and trip design are the result of years of insight, constantly refined by our connection to the countries we visit.

Welcome
to Ansova

One’s destination is never a place,
but a new way of seeing things.

Henry Miller

Ansova is a boutique luxury travel company based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. We specialise in creating tailor-made journeys through Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand.
Our team of dedicated experts have been delivering the kind of travel experiences that “money can’t buy” for the last twenty years, providing our guests access to people and destinations that others simply don’t get.
Ansova trips are inspired by our passion for showcasing the very best of Southeast Asia, refined by years of experience living in the region and harnessed by relationships on the ground that allow us to go above and beyond the ordinary.

About our CEO and Founder – Mike Viet Nguyen

Mike, our CEO and founder, kayaking through the mangrove forest in Tonle Sap lake, Cambodia.

Mike’s burning desire for a career in the travel industry began while he was earning his bachelor’s degree from the University of Economics in Ho Chi Minh City. While in school he began his journey as a tour guide, soon after he landed a position with a top Canadian luxury travel operator, Butterfield & Robinson. The next fifteen years of Mike’s life were spent leading tours across Vietnam and Cambodia, this was when he was able to carve his own niche in luxury, active travel. From his plethora of experience as a guide, he has come to know Southeast Asia in a way that not many do and developed a sixth sense for the needs and expectations of high-end travel. Mike began Ansova Travel in 2009, he sees the company as a vehicle for sharing his passion for discover and creating experiences that are authentic, immersive and unique.

The Ansova difference

Ansova invites you to experience a better way to travel. Aside from curating authentic, personalized and fully supported tour itineraries, it’s our ethos of remaining small that enables us to deliver the best possible outcome for our guests. In addition, we live by the following pillars that set us apart from others:

We are local

We have dedicated luxury travel consultants living throughout Southeast Asia and a hands-on business owner who is one of the region’s most experienced former guides. Our insight into the best hotels, food, activities and attractions is second to none.

We are meticulous

From pre-departure and pick-up to final farewells, Ansova will act as your private travel concierge. Every element of our trips is carefully selected from a wide range of luxury hotel and service providers that all share our commitment to excellence and environmental sustainability.

We are always at your service

During your trip, our staff remain on-call 24 hours per day. Whether it be dinner reservations, a unique activity request or just help navigating the language … no question is too big or too small.

We provide the best tour guides

Our handpicked guides are the best in the business with decades worth of experience and knowledge on every destination. Our guides understand how to use effective storytelling to captivate, inspire and keep you entertained. We offer more than just fact-based tours. Our guides provide you with a cultural experience as they share their passion for their country with you, inviting you into their home and culture.

We give back

Our philanthropic work is focused on a community level in the four countries we travel to. We provide basic social relief and educational empowerment to communities in the under-resourced rural areas. It is because of this work that we’ve been awarded as a Brand to Trust by Positive Luxury.

Tailor-made journeys that create magic memories

We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next, to find ourselves. We travel to open our hearts and eyes and learn more about the world, and we travel, in essence, to become young again.

Pico Iyer

At Ansova, we encourage you to design your very own Southeast Asian trip of a lifetime. Simply tell us what kind of activities you would like to plan, where you would like to go, what kind of living accommodations you prefer and what your lifestyle consists of. Using this information, we will craft a truly luxurious journey of discovery, that you won’t forget. The only limits on these tailor-made trips are the ones that you decide on. Our trips are based on your dreams, your desires and your budget, so tell us what you want!

If you’re looking for something that’s ‘ready to go’ our recommended travel itineraries weave in the very best of what the region has to offer, without ever locking you into a cookie-cutter feeling of mass tourism. Our research and trip design are the result of years of insight, constantly refined by our connection to the countries we visit.

How it works

1

What does your dream trip to Southeast Asia look like?

Include the basics likes dates, preferred activities, the kind of experiences you’d like to have and the type of places you’d like to stay. Our dedicated consultants will help you out with this – it’s what we do. Your trip is all about YOU, it’s based on your dreams, desires and budget, so tell us what you want!

2

Let us take care of the details

We are detail-oriented. We will prepare you for your journey by providing you with everything from packing lists and visa assistance to dinner reservations and destination information.

3

Fine-tune your itinerary

Our travel consultants will work closely with you to design an amazing journey specific to your requests of time frame, trip objectives, desires and travel dreams.

4

Book with confidence!

Purchase once you are satisfied with your detailed, tailor-made luxury itinerary.

5

Enjoy your trip!

Relax, knowing that out team at Ansova will be with you every step of the way.

Let’s get started

Contact your dedicated travel consultant today