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“Sapa Trekking 3d/2n” 5 of 5 stars
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Vega Travel-Hanoi City Tour
24A Hang Bac - Ha noi, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
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“Sapa Trekking 3d/2n”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

The trekking trip through the villages and rise paddies around Sa Pa with Vega Travel was great. We had a very small group of only 3 tourists and we went on a trek away from the other tourist groups. The trek was about 24 km and we walked for 7-8 hours in total on those two days. The route was very adventurous and required some physical fitness. But it's doable for all ages.

The train ride was ok too. There are a lot of tourist on the night train. It feels pretty safe.

Our tour guide, Tu, is a local guide. His English is very good and he provided a lot of information and answered all our questions sufficiently. Otherwise the itinerary provided by the company is followed by the guide.

The homestay is an amazing experience. With Vega Travel you will stay in a village away from all the other tourist places. The family was extremely welcoming and the food was awesome.

Overall everything was very well organized. And considering that the train ride is very expensive, you get a good value for money with this tour. Just keep in mind that you will need tips for the local ladies following and helping you along the trek.

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“Go with Vega Travel!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

We hired Vega Travel for a 2-day trip to Halong Bay. After reviewing multiple tour companies, Vega Travel seemed the most responsive, helpful, accommodating and yet one of the most reasonably priced! It actually seemed a bit too good to be true, but when we arrived, they exceeded our every expectation. Our guide for the 2-days was Duckie and he was the best guide we had in 2-weeks of traveling Vietnam and Cambodia. He was great with our two girls (9 and 11), told lots of stories about his life and growing up, which provided a much more personal feel then just "guiding". The boat on Halong Bay was really nice, the meals were the best we had on our trip, the chef even took the time to teach our girls how to make the "vegetable flowers" and decorations that were always on our plates. Our boat took the routes less traveled in Halong Bay, allowing us to see the beautiful scenery without all the tour boats. It could not have been a better experience. Hire Vega Travel and request Duckie!

Visited November 2014
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“An excellent tourguide”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

We went in Halong Bay with the tourguide called Ducky. He explained a lot about vietnamese culture and about the country in general. He made us a surprise on Vega boat. We had a vietnamese cooking class. We learnd to do spring rolls. We really liked the way he managed the tour.

Thank you Ducky !

J & R

Visited November 2014
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“Nice tour of Halong Bay with excellent value for money”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We took the 3D2N tour of Halong Bay with one night onboard and one night on Cat Ba island. We were a bit suspicious since it seemed a bit cheap compared to other companies but was very pleasantly surprised. It's not a luxury boat but a nice, good "standard" one. The hotel on Cat Ba was average, but ok.
The tour itself was a nice one, with a few activities and some relaxation as well so you get a little of both. Highly recommended and very, very good value for your money.

Visited November 2014
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“Booking a tour is booking a tour.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Vega delivered all that it promised for the 3 day/2 night trip to Ha Long Bay and Cat Ba Island. The boat was clean and comfortable; the junk crew was friendly and fun. Food was decent. The guide, who goes by Tiger, was a sweet heart. However, there were definitely some cheezy things and the absolutely worst aspect of the tour was when we were taken through a cave and Tiger could not offer ANY information about the geology or age of the cave, its discovery, etc. but incessantly pointed to formations suggesting what animal they look like to him. It was absurd. Otherwise, a tour is a tour.

Visited October 2014
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