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"First Time in Vietnam"
Posted by: Heddi (United Kingdom) via tripadvisor.com
Vietnam Golden Holidays organised a customised trip (Hanoi, Halong Bay). Our guide Tham Pham was highly organised, friendly, knowledgeable and flexible to our needs. We felt very safe with him especially as we are two girls travelling alone. As our tour included the meals, we didn't have to take much money with us, because all had been paid for in advance. We only had to take a bit of money to tip and to buy souvenirs. We had a really relaxing holiday, even though our itinerary was quite full, we didn't have to worry about anything. In Hanoi, we did the cyclo tour around Hanoi, visited Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, tried delicious local food and stayed in the May de Ville hotel. In Halong Bay, we did a short sampan ride around the bay and got to see up close how people live on the floating houses. We also did a day trip on a boat further out into Halong Bay, amongst the islands (kayakking, Sung Sot cave) and lunch on the boat. We did everything that we wanted to do and it was a great first experience in Vietnam. We would highly recommend this tour company. (Visited September 2013).
Great Way to See North Vietnam Countryside & Culture"
We spent 6 days/5nights off the beaten path on the NW Loop, stopping at historically significant venues with respect to the French occupation, with museum, cemetery & prison tours. Constant scenes of this road trip were water buffaloes wallowing in muddy rice paddies or ambling in the
middle of the narrow dirt roads, beautifully tiered rice and tea fields, roadsides being used for drying corn, rice, peppers and plywood that would go on for miles. This trip is not for the feint-hearted: we traveled up to 10 hours a day, many times at only 30-45 kph (18-28 mph) over very rough roads.
Our guide, Hieu, and driver, Ha, were fun to hang with stopping at some of their friends' roadside family businesses where we witnessed the distilling of rice wine, the making of arrowroot noodles, and the creation of flour from pounding rice kernels. They were very flexible in modifying one part of our excursion which led to a homestay with a wonderful family with whom we joined in their toasts imbibing banana rice wine, which could last a while.
Our hotel stays were rustic (not a problem as we needed only to sleep there), except for a fabulous 2 nights in Sapa at the Sunny Mountain Hotel. All in all, we would say we were "rode hard and put away wet", but it was worth it. This review should take into account that I am 68 and my wife is 61. The jostling in the vehicle on rutted roads should be considered.
Jeffrey Kor (USA)
Thank you for an excellent holiday
Thank you for an excellent holiday you made for us to visit your beautiful country. The quality of the trip was above what we expected. We felt like we were being treated royally on your tour. We already miss Vietnam and want to come back your way
Moria Szucs, United Kingdom
Everything was wonderful
Everything was wonderful: every homestay, every guide, each activity, all the places we went... we thank you so much for planning this excellent adventure for us, we will recommend Vietnam Golden Holidays to anyone thinking of going to Vietnam.
Marc and Edie, USA
The trip to Ba be went very well
Nhan was very pleasant and her English is excellent, the trip to Ba be went very well, only one thing that you need to improve is the jeep condition for a rough road.
Sverhggen, United States
Ba be is absolutely a nice place to visit
Ba be is absolutely a nice place to visit, most interesting and restful three days, everything is perfect!
Jonn Garod, United Kingdom
Your unique tour to Ba be
My husband and I will recommend Vietnam Golden Holidays, your unique tour to Ba be, your quality guide Mr. Ngoc. You can rely on us to recommend Vietnam Golden Holidays to our friends and anyone we know traveling to Vietnam. This is an excellent way to travel Vietnam. Oh, one more thing, the driver is very skillful.
Wendy Davenhill, Canada
Kayaking was great
Dinh was very knowledgeable, his comments on Vietnamese history & culture helped us understand this country. Very relaxing experience in a beautiful environment. Kayaking was great - particularly for those of us without a lot of experiences.
Good experience with the local people
Good experience with the local people, relaxing and enjoyable. Excellent.
Rod Catford, United States
Homestay is very nice and the host very welcoming
Very beautiful scenery, homestay is very nice and the host very welcoming, your meals were so delicious. Guide Mr. Dien always went out of his way to help us and I don�t think you could have improved anything. I had a fantastic trip and felt so lucky to have seen everything we got to see. Dien
A fantastic way to get off the beaten track and to see some of remote parts of Vietnam. I will recommend you guys to my friends. Thank you so much for letting me see your beautiful country.
Michelle Lock, United Kingdom
We enjoyed the cooking at homestay
Your arrangement for the Tour is perfect, we enjoy the cooking at homestay. Vietnam Golden Holidays should provide information on weather condition in Sapa as it is not available on Internet, this would help us prepare better. The train condition is fine to us and we think Vietnam railways can do it better.
Malar Vilie Punnan Palam, Malaysian
I enjoyed the company of Vietnam Go To:
Excellent, Hoang was acceptably helpful. I enjoyed the company of Vietnam Golden Holidays.
Maria & Carmen, United Kingdom
Kayaking was great
Ninh was very knowledgeable, his comments on Vietnamese history & culture helped us understand this country. Very relaxing experience in a beautiful environment. Kayaking was great - particularly for those of us without a lot of experiences.
Philip Melegtiev, Bungaria
We had an outstanding holiday
Everything is just excellent. Mr Hung is a super guide and was of great help with our children also. They first loved him. He is a warm and friendly person and very sensitive to everyone�s needs. We had an outstanding holiday. Thank you all.
Andrea Boninsegnl, Italia
Our driver and guide are excellent
We can not think of anything that could be improved, our driver and guide are excellent and knowledgeable, we learnt so much from them and would highly this tour.
Elissa Cardial, United States
Excellent arrangement, thank you Vietnam Golden Holidays very much!
Joseph & Charley Bagley, Portugal
Your unique tour to Ba be
My husband and I will recommend Vietnam Golden Holidays, your unique Tour to Ba be, your quality guide Mr. Ngoc. You can rely on us to recommend Vietnam Golden Holidays to our friends and anyone we know traveling to Vietnam. This is an excellent way to travel Vietnam. Oh, one more thing, the driver is very skillful.
Gonget Maxime, Canada
The people traditions and beautiful landscape
Tour was perfect; our guide was truly delightful, leading us through the land, introducing us to the people traditions and beautiful landscape. You may want to suggest warm clothing for the winter?
Amy Mc Kenna, United States