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“Perfect host” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Vietnam Awesome Travel - Day Tours

Vietnam Awesome Travel - Day Tours
19B Hang Be Street, Hanoi, Vietnam
844-3990 1733
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Ranked #5 of 457 Activities in Hanoi
5.0 of 5 stars 658 Reviews
Type: Walking tours, Sightseeing Tours
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Owner description: Awesome Travel for Awesome Travelers, specializing in some private as well as customized tours to suit your desires and expenses. Come with us you will enjoy our local charm in Vietnam.
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Perth, Australia
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“Perfect host”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

Contacted Ahn after reading great reviews on Trip Adviser - I will back them all up - he was fantastic - answered emails almost immediately and had everything organised as promised. Took a history trip around the old quarter, a trip to Halong Bay (although the boats don't look like the pics on the brochures they are comfortable and the food was great) and then to finish off Ahn organised an evening walking food taste tour. Ha - our guide was fantastic and took us to some incredible eateries down little lanes and to restaurants and street vendors that I would never have been game to try without his assurance - the food was fantastic. All up Ahn ensured we didn't waste a minute - thank you so much. Best of all - he didn't ask for money up front - he took us at our word that we'd show up and partake in the tours and would pay upon arrival. Would highly recommend to anyone. Cynthia, Western Australia

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“Awesome Guide”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012 via mobile

We took Awesome travels $1 Sunday morning promotional walk with the 'awesome' Mr Anh.
He picked us up in our lobby at the agreed time and of the 6 of us went.
It was great to see all the locals dancing, exercising etc etc beside the beautiful Hoan Kiem lake early Sunday morning.
We toured the old quarter and the market, stopping for a bowl of Pho and the best Vietnamese coffee in Hanoi.
Mr Anh has pretty good English and answered any questions asked. We also booked a simple shopping and cooking tour with him.
This entailed shopping at the wet market and going to his home. We actually did very little prep or cooking ourselves, as most of it was done by his Mother in-law. They didn't really have the set-up for tourists to prep or cook. Mr Anh lives a simple life and works very hard for his family. It was interesting talking to him about the everyday life of the locals.
I would not hesitate to use Awesome Travel for any of my bookings. If you are in Hanoi on a Sunday don't miss the Sunday morning walking tour, we highly recommend it.

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“The amazing Mr Ha”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

We booked this tour after seeing it on trip advisor and finally found the booking office down a little side ally just near Le Pub and I am so happy we found it.
Mr Ha was amazing. So full of knowledge and took us to eat some amazing street food. He was able to answer any questions we had and made sure we were happy to eat what he was suggesting. If we were unsure but he thought we would like it (like the snails) he explained it in more depth and didn't make us feel bad when I could only eat 3, so hubby and Mr Ha polished them off. The amount of food we ate was huge. I was getting full after only the first hour. Mr Ha also shares the food with you and show you how to eat it, which sometimes very helpful. As we could no longer eat anymore Mr Ha asked us if we could like to go and see the cathedral and the jail. This was off this own back (we did tip nicely but he did not ask for any payment) he wanted to take us there as his friend. We had one of the most amazing one on one experiences and I would highly recommend this tour through Vietnam awesome tours. Thank you once again for making our stop in Hanoi one to remember.
Tiffany and Sean Sydney Australai

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“Superb service from the guys @ Awesome Travel!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

Got in touch Mr. Anh a.k.a Einstein a.k.a big brother 1 week before departure after reading all the good comments here in Tripadvisor. Anh responded almost immediately. Initially booked Food on Foot tour with them.

Anh is a seasoned tour guide of Hanoi and proposed some other packages to us. Did a bit of homework of where to go for sightseeing, what to eat, etc. Eventually signed up for their Airport transfers service, Ho Chi Minh mausoleum (HCMm), Halong Bay tour, City Tour and Old Quarter walk.

Day 1 - Airport pick up. Arrived Hanoi on time. Driver was waiting at the arrivals with our names on the placard. The 7 seater van was more than enough for 5 of us. Very comfy ride to the hotel. Anh came by while we were checking in at the lobby and confirmed the itinerary. Made some changes and he was flexible with it. Exchanged contact number, paid him and he's off for the day.

Day 2 - HCMm, City tour, Old Quarter walk and Food on Foot. Anh associate, Mr. Ha came to pick us up with his driver and a big van. Went to HCMm, and City tour which includes Literacy temple, Hoan Kiem Lake, lunch, Army museum and the Old Citadel. Everything is paid by Mr. Ha, so save us time digging our wallets etc. Tours end at 4pm, dropped us at hotel, refreshed and rested a bit. 6pm sharp, Mr. Ha came by hotel for the Old Quarter walk & Food on Foot. He took us where the locals would go for food or sidewalk drinks or shopping. Helped us negotiate prices, paid for the food.. took us to some back alleys. Tour supposed to end at 9pm but eventually extended till 10pm, Mr. Ha was even willing to go further but we're quite tired by then. A superb guy.. treating us like an old friend and always eager to show / explained things..thanks Ha for the ice cream too!

Day 3 - Halong Bay (sort of). Bad news from Mr Ha previous night that Halong Bay cruise might be cancelled due to thunderstorm. So quickly changed to Plan B which was Halong Bay "on the land", Hoa Lu - Tam Coc. This tour was kinda co-managed with other hotels/travel agencies, hence Anh was quick to warned us to let him know should there be any unsatisfactory service by the tour guide. The day ended quite well except for the weather on the way back to Hanoi, so no complain to Anh.

Day 4 - Airport transfer. Another good service from Anh, he called the previous night to double confirmed our check out and flight departure time. And suggested pick up an hour later than previously planned, so we could spend more time walking around the town. 4.30pm sharp, the driver came and send us to airport. The driver didnt speak a single word but he seem to know some nice spot along the highway for picture perfect moment and slowed down the vehicle, allowing us for quick snaps.

All in all, thank you Anh "Einstein" and Mr. Ha for making our trip to Hanoi a memorable one!! Fully recommended Awesome Travel for your one stop tour guide in Hanoi and possibly the whole Vietnam.

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“Best experiences in Hanoi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

Ahn has an awesome thing going with Awesome Travel ;)
We did the food on foot and cooking class with awesome and was our best day in
Hanoi. The food on foot tour was exceptional, Mr Ha our guide was heaps of fun and ensured we had a fun filled, eye opening afternoon in the city. And when we thought the day couldn't get any better we spent the evening with a local family, consisting of shopping at the market, food prep and eating with the family. This was the perfect way to end a great day and give us a unique and thoroughly enjoyable Hanoi experience!!!
Thankyou Ahn and Ha for helping to make our stay in Hanoi very memorable!!

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