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Welcome to Our Kangaroo Café (The real one) Website.

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ONLY at .....18 Bao Khanh St, Ha Noi


Check us out on You Tube & Face Book too !


Since 1994, the Aussie based, Griswald's Vietnamese Vacations & our REAL Kangaroo Café offices in Ha Noi has specialised in genuine small group travel and tours for singles, couples, small groups and families in Viet Nam. We have tours to Ha Long Bay, Sa Pa, Mai Chau & beyond. We hope you like our web site & invite you to visit us in Ha Noi & we're sure you'll agree,

We're not like everybody else !

At the Real Kangaroo Café you'll find out more about our tours & be able to enjoy our great Vietnamese, Western or Veggie food & get the latest, local, travel info Please don't forget, the Real Kangaroo Café is only at - 18 Bao Khanh St (around the corner from the ANZ bank in Ha Noi).

We're constantly updating our Facebook & You Tube pages & you'll see, not just the latest news about Viet Nam but an accurate account of who we are, what we do & how we do it, just us, warts & all.

Only at 18 Bao Khanh St Hanoi.

We sure are ..... not like everybody else !

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We're still the most copied tour company in Viet Nam, Ever !!!


We're working with Rainbow Divers now & very happily too, I might add. Rainbow provides the best diving experience in all aspects.  Safety & prices are great & the crew that work there are fun too.  Please ask for any info you require about diving in Viet Nam in the Rainbow - Nha Trang or Phu Quoc locations at our shop in Ha Noi or check out the Rainbow Divers website, they're great !


Here's some food ideas & please look further down for our tour info  !


See us on the International Cow - Top 50 best burger joints in the world.



Getting real advice on travelling in Vietnam and the difficulties in doing it !!!

These days with all the self promotion & paid for but allegedly independent reviews on the many travel forums it's so hard to work out just who's who in the zoo.  We've had way more than our fair share of grief & nonsense with the Lying Planet mob & Trip Advisor in particular. Trip Advisor are now crying in their beer about their recent fine of over 500,000 Euros for the many thousands of fake reviews (& that's just in Italy) & it's only the tip of the Camberg too.

Kwikchex & the Naked Hungry Traveller have been great in bringing the cash for clicks, Trip Advisor, LP & others to heel & it really is way overdue too.  We've always urged caution about choosing what's right for you & these days it's unfortunately no less difficult when the mobs who are supposed to help us are just in it for the cash for clicks It's time the shameless self promotion & paid for reviews on the various travel forums stopped & lets hope this time it does.

Over the last 19 odd years we've had thousands of people choose us for their tours. 

Time & again (some for their 2nd, 3rd & 4th trip) many have said they chose us because they wanted to go with the tour operator & not just another ticket seller.  They're always happy for the fexibility & security that comes with it.


So, what makes our Café & Tours so popular ?


* NEW * Just recently the very popular, BBC - Fast Track's team, popped in whilst in Ha Noi.  Rajan Datar, Mike London & the crew were so kind & we wish to thank them again, very much. They were doing a show on Viet Nam & it's great, like so many BBC shows are. Fast Track (click) Viet Nam Direct & it's well worth a look.

Griswald's & our Kangaroo Café have enjoyed lots of great reviews in various publications around the world.  In Australia, the UK, the USA, Canada, Singapore, Hong Kong etc & in publications like the Sydney Morning Herald, the New York Times, the Boston Globe & Singapore Airlines to name just a few.


Again, welcome to our web site.


Here's some reviews that we were very pleased about !


From the 2008/9 Rough Guide, Sth East Asia book.

Here we are !!!


Click on the thumbnails above to get a printable version of our Ha Noi or HCM maps.


The Links Below will take you some of our other pages.


Please click your Mouse Here to see more about our  Ha Long Bay & Cat Ba Tours.

Please click your Mouse Here to see more about our  Sa Pa Hotel & Home Stay tours.


As well as our signature Ha Long Bay & Cat Ba Island (click to see) & our Sa Pa Hotel & Homestay tours (click to see), we've got plenty of other great short & longer tours available to places like - Mai Chau, the Perfume Pagoda, Ha Noi Day tours, Handi Craft Villages, Kenh Ga Springs, Ba Be Lakes, etc, etc. 

We also handle train & airline tickets too & can offer good advice on booking reasonably priced, clean, local hotels not only here in Ha Noi but as you make your way down south too in Hue, Hoi An, Nha Trang & HCM City.

Booking a tour with us !

No matter what you've read & we know it all sounds so very urgent and the reasons for the urgency are nearly always bodgie BUT, it's not necessary to book any tour way ahead & the best way always was & still is to just pop into the cafe a day or so before you'd like to go & you'll be fine. 

We know the internet's full of scare tactics about how you won't get a tour, Ha Long Bay's busy at that time of year, the sky's falling etc & since so many people get spooked by the closing down rave we've decided to cave in & accept tentative bookings over the internet too.

  • To book a tour with us please contact us by email.  

  • We require your arrival details & the hotel your staying in.

  • Approx what time you'll be able to come over & pay for your tour.

  • We'll hold your spots until an agreed to time & it's that simple !


NOTE: If for any reason we're unable to get you away on the day of your choice we'll make arrangements for you to go with another reputable tour company & we'll guarantee you'll pay only the price we quoted.

We think that's fair & the few times that this has occurred our customers have been very happy about it too.

PLEASE: Don't send anyone in Viet Nam your Credit Card number & you really can't be too careful about that !!!

Viet Nam is awash with CC scams (just ask your bank) & as such, we only accept cash. You can pay in USD or VND.

Click here to see a story about a gang in HCM City the Vietnamese Coppers arrested for credit card fraud recently.


For a long time now, we can't reply or send email to any Hotmail accounts, the emails just keep bouncing back to us.  We know that the Hotmail outfit gets millions of spam emails each day to the millions of "free" email accounts they have & so the filtering they use has to be very strong to try & protect them & their customers.  We don't have any problems with the other "free" email services like Gmail, Yahoo etc but there may come a time when we will.


Our best advice is that there's nothing better than a real email account. At about $2 a week, it's not a bad idea. 

We know it's old fashioned, but the most effective form of communication is, was & always will be the spoken word & it's still really worth a try.


For $1 or $2 call us here at the Café (Our Numbers are below) if there's anything you feel is urgent.


The Crew at the Kangaroo Café

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Various shots of friends, customers, neighbours (?) etc !

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Contact Details

The best way to receive more information about us &/or our tours, is to E-mail us.

Our Email address is: kangaroo@kangaroocafe.com

Griswald's Vietnamese Vacations


P.O. Box 501, Leichhardt N.S.W. 2040 Australia

& our REAL Kangaroo Café

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ONLY at .....18 Bao Khanh St, Ha Noi

To chat, person to person (it only costs a Dollar or $2) phone us direct.

Our Café Number in Viet Nam  - +844 382 899 31

Our Mobile Number in Viet Nam - +84 913 506 223

Australian Company Registration Number: 107 709 384 

Aust Govt Travel Agents Licence Number (your international protection): 2TA5568

Doing business with companies over the internet still makes some people, understandably, nervous. Australian Travel Agents, like us, are licensed by the NSW Government Dept of Fair Trading & all our bona fides are available online through the Department's web site.

Only REAL Travel Agents can offer you this security & protection. 

This page was last updated on  01/03/15