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“Canyoning and Biking/Rafting From Da Lat to Nha Trang”
Review of Phat Tire Ventures

Phat Tire Ventures
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Owner description: Phat Tire Ventures Vietnam is the longest running adventure sports outfitter in Vietnam specializing in mountain biking, white water rafting, trekking, rock climbing and canyoning. We have offices in both Dalat and Hoi An.
Reviewed October 19, 2013

We participated in these activities as a group of 6 and everyone thoroughly enjoyed both days. The canyoning was something new for all of us and challenged some of us, in a good way. All safety equipment used was of high quality and plenty of time was spent giving good safety instructions and allowing time for questions. This was a great day, set at a good pace, in a very beautiful part of the country. The bike ride was well matched fitness-wise to our group, with a little bit of uphill for the challenge but mostly downhill for the fun and sightseeing! Another spectacular area to visit and a good full day of activity between the biking and rafting. Plenty of drinking water and a really good spread for lunch. All guides involved in the 2 days were very well prepared, had excellent English and a lot of us commented were the most professional guides we've had in the 2 1/2 years living/travelling in Vietnam.

1  Thank Rachael L
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Reviewed September 28, 2013

Excellent guides- Khanh and Nguk (maybe spelt wrong?) kept us safe, made both days super fun! Also provided info about area and transfered us to elephant riding- not their job. Went above and beyond. Both experiences great for the adventurous, beware lots of walking uphill but totally worth it. Lunch included, amazing! Action packed days, see for yourself. Can't recommend highly enough!

8  Thank Ashleigh E
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Reviewed September 28, 2013

This adventure is a must if you are ever in Dalat, what an adventure it was incredible ... when we were at home in Queensland Australia... we were looking for something to do for the ultimate challenge well we found it thanks to trip advisor we were lucky enough to find Phat Tire Adventures
Thanks to Yong and Ling they certainly provided us with an amazing yet very professional experience. Thank you very much for taking us to this beautiful place ... we are very glad we did it thanks again from Lynda and David McFadden

8  Thank Lynda M
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Reviewed September 25, 2013

Great on scenery but light on information, including information about the countryside we passed through, cycle course/road quality. The course was well thought out - big days followed by easier days. Accommodation was generally good and water was provided daily. Our guide flogged us on the last day as he was in a hurry to return back to Dalat.

This was to be the highlight of our whole trip but it fell a little short.

We're 99% sure that the driver was stealing (skimming) which became obvious when he stole from what we set aside for his tip on the last day.

8  Thank Ms_Aquarius
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vierrabrian, Owner at Phat Tire Ventures, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2013

Hi Katrina and Annette,
Pretty shocking to hear of this kind of behavior on a trip. We are looking into it and apologize in advance. To be honest we are a little hazy on how the driver could be stealing on the trip, given that all travel, lodging and food was paid in advance, and no money needed to have changed hands during the trip. Regardless, we have emailed you and await more details. This would be a first for us and most certainly not how we do business, as is evidenced by other reviews for both Dalat and Hoi An.

Thanks for your review.
Brian Vierra

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Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

We first heard about this when we were sat in a cafe and two girls had just done this the previous day, they said how great it was and that we should go for it! On there advice we booked it for the next day! We were so glad we did, the guides were great and very patient. There was only three of us in the group which meant we could do a few of the slides a couple more times. It was very scary but the whole time we knew we were safe and the guides made it very enjoyable! I would highly recommend!

7  Thank Gracey1234
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