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  • Erick G
    13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pick up went smoothly. Thang our tour guide was courteous and very professional. He made this tour one to remember with all the pictures he took and at the end made an awesome video. The limousine was modern and confortables. The food was amazing!! I would recommend this tour to anyone!
    Written June 13, 2024
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  • Ash S
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The day is well paced and involved bicycling, a boat ride and a hike. It's a tiring day especially if your tour is on a hot day. Victor was our tour guide and he spent time to explain the history of Vietnam throughout our day. I have been on many tours and I would say Victor does a good job of interweaving stories from his family and history so you come out of the tour knowing a little bit more which I really appreciated. Probably not the right tour for you if you want to get from a to b. The bus driver was also a safe driver and the bus was air conditioned and comfortable. Also if you are staying in Old Quarter, they can pick you up from your hotel which is nice for the early start. Bring snacks, water and comfortable clothes for walking. You will sweat.
    Written June 13, 2024
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  • Eddie B
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Had an amazing time on this tour! The staff and Robert specifically were incredible and really made the tour come to life with his knowledgable experience and comments. If you want to tour Ha Long Bay, there is no better experience to do so.
    Written June 12, 2024
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  • Navigator06669676551
    10 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We started off with the Temple of Literature, followed by the wholesale market, then Train Street, and then finally the train tracks on a bridge. Our guide, Quang Tran was super friendly, very detailed, and what we really loved most was his energy. He was very positive and bubbly, and helped me take numerous nice photos, along with tons of recommendations on how to pose. The weather was excessively hot and that put a damper somewhat on our enthusiasm but overall it was a very pleasant and enjoyable tour. Thank you, Quang!
    Written May 29, 2024
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  • Irwin W
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful experience, totally worth the money and the time.

    Three main activities plus lunch. First off a ride to the Ancient Capital, for those like me who aren't used to cycling the van will take us to the next stop without problem. Scenery is still great along the ride and we had plenty of time while waiting for the others (riders) to arrive and took photos ourselves.

    Tips: just say no to the random photo-takers who want to sell photos to you. Nothing threatening but just say no.

    Then the visit to the Ancient Capital is short and introduction from the guide is concise. One is not gonna be board by a history/anthropology lecture but still gets what's important for the past of the place.

    After lunch the boat trip to Tam Coc river, 2-3 ppl per boat (but you wont be squeezed into one with ppl you don't know, don't worry). a fantastic experience. Hot but Vietnamese cone-shaped hats are prepared by the guide which help shield off the heat. Everything well thought out and fluid, so we could enjoy the scenery along the river without any distraction.

    To close off the guide led us to climb the Mua Cave. 500 more steps and it can be challenging, especially already after a half-day exercise, but the higher you climb the more astonishing the views you get. You can abandon and climb off, so suit yourself depending on you physical endurance. If the steps are not for you, there's a lotus field at the bottom, which also worths a visit.

    Tips: However one may not get enough time to do both - climb the cave AND visit the lotus field, so decide before you start.

    Nothing is possible without the wonderful tour guide and the driver. We had Mr. LONG as our guide and he's very clear and funny, and always available if you have any needs or questions. He absolutely knows his trade and his generosity makes us feel safe. One to be trusted and relied upon; I'm sure our fellow visitors felt the same and appreciate him as much, if not more so. The van ride was calm and not at all bumpy, even one as prone to car-sickedness as I will feel at ease. Kudos to the driver as well.

    Given the very reasonable price I cannot not recommend the trip. Only thing the could be improve: maybe the lunch buffet - it's ample but the quality is just average I would say. But then the food isn't the selling point of the trip; and you can discover much more when you wander around Hanoi city.

    To close off, great thanks to the organizer THI, the guide LONG and the driver.
    Written June 10, 2024
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  • theoriginalbigc
    Arcadia, California13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Opted for the day tour (with limo bus) versus overnight cruise since it seemed like the latter was overkill. Happy with my choice as my family got to enjoy the nice cruise with friendly staff and the multiple stops at specific landmarks.

    It's not the tour company's fault, but I do have a couple of gripes with the organization of activities that should serve as disclaimers for other tourists looking to visit Ha Long Bay:
    1. The first cave visit was chaos. There is only one way in and one way out. In order to progress, you were at the mercy of people who didn't wear appropriate shoes and walked incredibly slow or people took too much time to take photos/videos.
    2. Kayakingg was chaos. We only had ~30 minutes for this activity and the time to even get on a kayak required a lot of pushing and shoving. Not sure if this was normal, but many tour groups converged at the same time and descended on the small pier where the kayaks were being both onboarded and offboarded. There were no lines and you just had to snake your way into the next kayak. By the time you got one, you probably have only 5-10 minutes left to paddle to the cave and back. I did it with my 8 year-old son and it was the highlight of the tour for him so wished we recovered more time versus deal with the dysfunctional line management.

    Lastly, Harvey was our tour guide and he was great in taking care of the entire tour group. I did like that we got multiple stops on the bus ride for bathroom/stretch breaks given the long ride, but thought the pearl center was a waste of time and a gimmick. Overall, I would recommend Cozy Bay for your Ha Long Bay day tour.
    Written June 12, 2024
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  • Frank D
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome your guide, great views definitely recommend. Book this tour to see the best views in HaLong bay in only one day!
    Written June 13, 2024
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  • Quân V
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    excellent service from Mr.Lien our tour guide, and the driver - Mr.Tung, from the pick up and knowlegde
    The landscape is breathtaking , delicious lunch , i have so much fun during the boat trip . best regard from Eugene
    Written June 13, 2024
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  • sam304551
    New Delhi, India15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent hospitality. Mr Ken took care of all our needs. He was able to conduct the tour efficiently by politely making sure that everyone sticks to the schedule.
    Written June 11, 2024
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  • Matt R
    London, UK41 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A brilliant trip with our guide Hung. Friendly and informative, went out of his way to make sure we had a great day.

    This really was a great tour as a day trip from Hanoi to a beautiful part of Vietnam. The private tour meant we could visit places at our own pace. Highly recommend.
    Written April 4, 2024
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  • Nathan K
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cheng was best tour guide ever. Had so much fun. Even in rain and mud it was great. Local ladies gave me a bamboo stick and it made me feel cool. :)
    Written June 6, 2024
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  • Daniel T
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We went on the day trip and had an excellent time. The food on board was great and the drinks were very tasty. The service from the manager on board and our guide, Tommy, was incredible and we had a wonderful time throughout exploring all the tour offered.
    Written June 10, 2024
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  • Scenic19342562757
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The trip was amazing. Ninh Binh is so beautiful. Tim is so good and friendly. We loved being on the tour with him. Whole day was amazing and full of activities.
    Written June 13, 2024
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  • Navigator13465996544
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Manh and lihn arrived on time and even gave us time to eat our bahn mi. He messaged us the night prior and ask if we have requests which I think was thoughtful.

    We really enjoyed this tour. We learned so much from both of them and we are so happy that we met them.

    Do not hesitate to books this tour!! This is one of the best decisions that I made in this tour
    Written June 13, 2024
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  • Christina A
    11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Yesterday, we went on a Ninh Binh tour, guided by Alan and Tom, our driver. Our guide, Alan, was super funny and interactive, making the whole trip engaging despite the heavy historical content. He made the history of Vietnam easy to digest and very interesting to learn. We weren't expecting much from the historical aspect, but it was indeed very insightful to learn about the country's past. Kudos to Alan for that.
    The food at the buffet lunch was delicious, with plenty of options for those who aren't into meat. The itinerary was interesting as well. This tour is definitely worth booking!
    Written May 21, 2024
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