Ab $ 148.72 USD
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Wonderful itinerary. Nice lunch at a village home. Kind guys. Strongly recommended.
I can say it's better than standart touristic routes. Off-the beaten paths...
Very good tour.Great guide and the inclusive lunch was tasty...well worth the money
The good points of the tour are as follows the activities planned for this tour were interesting and well chosen. The chauffeur and the guides were qualified and very helpful. The beauty of Halong Bay and the caves are incredible and worth the 17 hour plane right from Canada. The Vietnamese people were very nice and polite. I highly recommend The Super Hotel Hanoi Old Quarter, the hotel that we stayed at in Hanoi. I would've given this tour 4.5 stars for that hotel's service and the charming town of Hoi An.
However, the choice of the hotel in Ho Chi Minh City desperately needs to be changed. It was visibly dirty and the staff were not at all welcoming. The area in which it was located was noisy and sketchy, and not near interesting points. The other bad point was that the boat we stayed on during the overnight cruise of Halong Boat was not great there was not even hot water for a shower, during February cold weather. Lastly, our flight from Hanoi to Danang was booked for quite late in the evening 9 pm even though we had completed the day's activities closer to 14:00 in the afternoon and therefore had to wait almost four hours at the airport meanwhile having two flights to Danang take place before ours. Because of this, we missed out on a possible evening in lovely Hoi Ai, since we arrived at nearly midnight.
We did not enjoy this tour as much as we had hoped. The description was way more exciting than the actual tour turned out to be. Our guide started the tour by telling us he wasn't sure how many of the attractions we would be able to see since there were a lot of closures due to the Tet holiday. When we arrived to the first temple, we noted that our guide did not seem very confident in his English so he did not command our group's attention. He just let us all wander around only offering bits and pieces of information to a couple of us. At the next stop along side of the road, he started telling a couple of us about the Cham people but the other people in our group missed the information because it was so loud and they could not hear/understand him. We found ourselves having to relay bits and pieces of information that we could understand to each other throughout the entire tour. We also noticed that our driver and guide were trying to fill time by taking us to a bunch of random spots even though they were closed. For example, we walked along a dirt road looking into the locked/fenced greenhouses trying to see the different types of flowers grown. We also stopped at a random closed building in Mushroom Village that was growing black mushrooms. It was interesting to see how they are grown but again, standing on a dirt road looking over a fence wasn't all that ideal. I'd rather have the tour end early than to waste my day visiting random closed places. Lunch was not included as part of this tour but our guide asked if we would like to stop and have lunch. He took us to a restaurant that did not have a menu so he just ended up ordering random dishes for us and we had no idea what the cost would be. Thankfully the cost was not huge but the food was not that great either. Overall this tour was just ok. I may have rated it better if we were actually able to see some of the sites and understand our guide a little better.
This was a very informative tour. Loved our guide. She explained the religious significance of each temple, pagoda, church. A very pleasant way to spend an afternoon and learn about the faith of the people of Vietnam.
I give this tour 3 stars because the homestay was nice, the food was delicious, and the park is beautiful with friendly people who wave at visitors. However, our tour guide did not talk much perhaps he was not overly confident with his English, as he was a little difficult to understand at times. Practice makes perfect! Anyway, he seemed pretty disinterested in giving us more than the bare minimum of information he would identify the sites we visited, but with little to no background information. We had hoped to learn a little about the park's history and the minority groups that call the place home...that didn't happen. When it wasn't required of him to speak, he just played around on his phone. Also, we were disappointed that certain things in Viator's tour description did not happen. On the first day, the options of walking or cycling and fishing or kayaking were not presented to us. We just drove to a cave which we went inside, then drove to a waterfall, and drove through a couple of villages without actually visiting them. And during the boat trip on the second day, we did not visit Puong cave as advertised. I'm not sure if these things were eliminated from our tour due to the cold weather if not, Viator's description needs a little editing. Overall, the park is definitely worth a visit if you have the time, but perhaps choose a different tour. And make sure you dress warmly if you're there in the winter, it does get quite chilly up there in the north, especially on the lake.
it was a good trip and obtained some background about Vietnam
The tour was fantastic. Ken our tour guide was so knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. Ha Long Bay was breathtaking. It was a dream come true to experience. The bamboo boats was an extra $4, but well worth it. Just prepare yourself for the 3.5hr journey each way.
The visit to the Reunification Palace and the War Remnants Museum were interesting, the General Post Office OK and the Notre Dame Cathedral though impressive was only a viewing from the street. We did get some commentary on the bus but most of the time at locations was independent viewing. The lunch location and food was excellent.
The trip through countryside to the Cu Chi Tunnels was interesting, and the tour through the area and the commentary provided on how the tunnels etc featured before and during the Vietnam war were fascinating. The advertised several hours exploring the maze-like network however was rather around an hour at the site exploring above ground exhibits and about 100 metres of the tunnels.
Overall the day tour was enjoyable but organisation needs some work. Getting started on the morning tour was slow and involved walking to 3 separate locations rounding up people before getting into the bus, and it was confusing that this full day tour comprised some only taking the morning or afternoon segments.
disappointing. The tour operator did not show up at the hotel to pick me up at the appointed time. So this is negative 5 star and not 1 star.
We enjoyed our cycling tour around Nha Trang. The visits to the local shops making handicraft, carpets and rice biscuits were informative. The lunch at the restaurant was also delicious. Do note that you would be cycling mostly on the main roads with motorcycles and cars, and the tour might not be suitable for novices.
Great tour of the city highlights followed by an incredible visit to the tunnels. Kids 19 and 21 had a great time as well.
Very well organised. Careful driver and excellent tour leader. Thank you and we give our compliments to the tour leader.
The cruise itself is short and sweet. The description isn't necessarily as grand as an experience as you think. For us, we rated the cruise a 2/5 because 40 was stolen out of our bags that we took with us on the boat. When we arrived at Halong Bay, everyone scurried off the boat and we tried to ask the tour guide whether we should bring our bags or not but they sped off. We then tried to ask the bus driver if they were going to stay with our bags and he motioned us to take our bags from under the bus, so we did. He didn't speak English, so we assumed we should take them. We had messaged Viator ahead about if the boat tour would have space for our bags and they replied we could bring them on. We were going to Hai Phong after Halong and would be going our separate way after the tour.
We don't feel it was irresponsible for us to have taken our bags. Our bags were locked, however we noticed the staff watching us while we rummaged through our bags. My wife had to change her clothes because the wind was very strong. We had a separate pouch with the keys in it to the locks. You end up going on 2 excursions, leaving the boat. Each time, she told me it appeared the bags had been moved but I thought it was due to the boat rocking back and forth. We arrived at our accommodation and instantly noticed the money was gone. We had 100 in U.S. money we kept intentionally for the Laos border crossing. When we contacted Viator, they merely said they were an intermediary company and could not offer any help. Except to insinuate we must have lost track of the money we had spent that day and so forth and so on. They would not offer any assistance and we will never book with this company again. They should have made some effort to make this theft right. Instead, they did nothing and sided with the company we toured with. The 40 loss was a nightmare to replace and we ended up having to find an American that would exchange Vietnamese money for 20 U.S. that's all they had on them and when we arrived at the border, we didn't have enough money.