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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.

After 16 years we moved from No 18 up to No 22 Bao Khanh St Hanoi.

And NOW ... 3 years later ... we're back to No 18 again !!! 

Of course there's a long story to go with it but how's that for weird !!!

We're 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 just 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 more than our fair share of grief & nonsense on some of these sites & for some real & breaking news on this alarming trend from , & us too, please click HERE !

Also, check out a real visitor to our shop's You Tube Page. Thanks to Ken & his wonderful family for this.


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.

* Doing business with companies over the internet still makes some people, understandably, nervous.  Fair Dinkum Aussie Travel Agents, like us, are licensed by NSW Government Dept of Fair Trading it's something only real travel agents can offer. 

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 (click to see) & our Sa Pa 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.

Don't send us or anyone else in Viet Nam your Credit Card number & please, please be very careful about that. 

Viet Nam is awash with CC scams & as such, we only accept cash. You can pay in USD or VND.

Click here to see a story about a gang the Vietnamese Cops 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 any of the other "free" email services like Gmail, Yahoo etc but can see that 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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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

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/Office 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  22/01/15