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Reviewed March 3, 2017

We booked the Luxury Halong Bay Day trip with Awesome travel. Nathan our guide and Awesome travel exceeded our expectations! We booked the luxury tour and it ended up being private, we have a gorgeous van with reclining seats and WIFI, Nathan talked about Vietnam on our way out, but let us have quiet time when needed, the 3 hour drive was not that long at all! We boarded our boat (by ourselves) the boat was huge and the lunch they served was one of the best meals we had all vacation. Prawns, soup, veggies, calamari, chicken and the most amazing fish. The tour was great we were able to go further than other tours because out drive was only 3 hours instead of the regular 4 hours due to them taking a more expensive highway. Saving 2 hours and the small extra cost was totally worth it.
The while crew and Nathan were amazing on the boat and Halong bay is entirely worth the journey even on a cloudy day,
We had a great nap on the way back and went to a restaurant that Nathan recommended with ordered the food he recommended, loved all of it, he was spot on!

Thank you for everything!!!!

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank lorivogt1
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Reviewed February 7, 2017

We paid extra for the luxury day trip to Halong Bay so we could have an English speaking guide and air-conditioned mini bus. Unfortunately the bus arrived with no guide, the driver did not speak English and then we had a 2 hour wait at the port for other people on another bus. Despite many conversations with the owner about our disappointment, no partial refund has been forthcoming as promised. Halong Bay itself is magnificent and well worth a visit but not with this operator.

Date of experience: January 2017
3  Thank Frances F
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Reviewed January 26, 2017 via mobile

We did a one day Ha Long bay tour through Vietnam awesome travel. Thuong was a brilliant guide, beautiful English and personality. Attention to detail was incredible.
The van was absolute luxury, with a professional driver, the boat was exceptionally clean. The staff were very attentive and nothing was too much trouble and the provided banquet lunch was wonderful
Would not consider looking anywhere else to book tours
Cannot rate high enough! Thankyou mr anh

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank _lillian_claire
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Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

We were picked up promptly by Chuong from our hotel and set off in our luxury van. It was perfect for our 2 families of 9 people ( 4 adults, 5 children).
Chuong was an excellent tour guide letting us know about the sights on the way and generally about Vietnam. He had great fun with our kids too.
The luxury lunch was superb and the sights amazing. The weather didn't disappoint.
The kids loved the kayaking in the caves and through the floating village. The limestone cave was great too. The government should turned off the cheesy coloured lights to protect the cave like the scientists have said.
A longer return journey due to Friday night traffic but it was in luxury!
Thanks Chuong for a great day

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Michelle M
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Reviewed December 29, 2016

I booked the Luxury Day Tour to Halong Bay via Awesome Travel. They were very responsive in my email enquiries and ensured they were able to pick me up from a hotel quite far outside of the Old Quarter, so it was quite a hassle free arrangement. The van was very comfy and the 3-hour ride each way didn't feel too bad...although be prepared the road can be quite bumpy (but not the travel agent's fault)...but thanks to the comfy van made it a lot better.

We had a good tour guide who spoke very good English. He was able to give quite a lot of interesting info about Hanoi and Halong Bay. The amount of info was not too excessive and not too little, so just about right. The only comment I would have is that he wasn't able to accompany us into the Cave visit (due to an incident that a member of the tour was missing so he had to find the missing member) so he wasn't able to point out to us those interesting-shaped rocks! But no matter, we listened to other tour guide's explanation so it was alright.

The only thing I would comment was that the seafood lunch was quite basic, although there were fish, squid and prawn but the quantity per person was a bit too little. I was at a table with 4 guys and we had to share 1 small plate of rice, 1 small fish, a small plate of vegetables, squid and 1 small prawn per person. As this was a luxury tour and the cost was double the normal tour, I had expected the lunch to be at least enough to fill my stomach. Other than this, we were quite happy with the rest. I would recommend Awesome Travel to other visits!

Date of experience: December 2016
3  Thank motmot1006
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