During my recent trip to Vietnam I went on a overnight cruise around Ha long Bay. It was arranged through South Pacific Travel. Our tour guide Loc picked us up at the hotel and stayed with us throughout this great experience. Loc was fantastic! He was very professional, easy to approach with questions and had a great sense of humor. His English was excellent.
The boat was very clean and the staff professional. During the cruise we received hands on cooking lessons from the chef on how to make spring rolls. They even gave us the recipe. We also were able to go kayaking. If you get the opportunity to kayak on Ha long Bay don't pass it up. I had never been kayaking but thanks to Locs lessons I was able to do it. Being up close to the lime stones in a kayak is an amazing experience you'll never forget. I would recommend Loc as a tour guide to anyone going to Hanoi or Ha long Bay.