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We experienced the breath-taking views of Halong Bay with the day tour organized by Mr. Linh's Adventures. At the Hanoi Office, Helen and Nam were very professional, they explained the several options we had and helped us select our tour. Our small group, consisted by 10 travelers plus our great tour guide Eric and our driver, started off from Hanoi by mini van and it took not more than 2 hours to get to the area of Halong Bay. Our tour guide was very informative, witty and helpful in every detail with very good English. The tour was well organized, the meal was good (fresh fish and a selection of finger food) but the scenery was everything! One should be actually there to experience the magnificence of this place. A big thank you to the staff of Mr. Linh's Adventures! We will surely be back some day!

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

After several weeks I have now decided to write a detailed review of my personal experience with a local travel company in Vietnam, Mr Linh’s Adventures. They have provided me with the best trip of my life and the greatest experience and customer service I could have hoped for. It is only fair that I support them in return.

With my boyfriend we have decided to undertake a multi-day trip through Vietnam and Cambodia last spring, our first time in Asia. After a long time researching online, we chose Mr Linh’s Adventures based on the great recommendations they have and the interesting tours they offer.
They helped us customize our itinerary and save on cost at the same time by offering us to join multiple group tours. The organisation was absolutely perfect and the team was always available to answer our questions before and during the tour.

Here are the tours we booked, including our own opinion on each, hoping it will give some ideas to another traveler:

Sapa – Well-known for its terraced rice fields, it did not disappoint in terms of landscapes. However I would not recommend staying in the city centre, it lacks of authenticity due to tourism. For a very cheap taxi ride, you can stay with the locals in neighbouring villages and have the most wonderful view from your window. We met and chatted with Hmong and Day ethnic minorities and watched them planting rice. A very special memory for us.
From the city centre, one of the greatest attractions is the Fansipan summit, the ‘Roof of Indochina’. We took the cable car to reach the top, the views are stunning and the whole experience was worth the entrance fees (800.000 VND).

Hagiang – A great experience for trekking, between terraced rice fields and mountains, you feel very privileged in this remote place. Trekking through Ma Pi Leng pass was beautiful, you also get to meet with the Black Hmong, a very traditional ethnic minority with women and children dressed in traditional colourful clothes.

Ban Gioc Waterfalls/Ba Be National Park – The absolute greatest experience! So perfect in each point of view: amazing scenery between the waterfall and the park, so private and heavenly, overnight in homestays with great families, tasty food, entertaining and instructive guide. Just amazing!

Danang, Ba Na Hills and the Golden Bridge – Fun for the cable car ride, it offers good views but besides this I would not recommend it. It is a theme park mainly meant for Vietnamese people, the visit was not as expected.

Hoi An – A short two-day visit but rich of experience! This town is so well-preserved and a very interesting mix of cultures. We spent our time cycling and walking into the Old Town, took the most wonderful pictures and really enjoyed ourselves in this international city.

We had a few days left in Hanoi and wanted to enjoy our time to a maximum. Since Mr Linh’s Adventures did not disappoint so far, we decided to trust them with their extension of 2 days to Siem Reap to visit Angkor. Obviously the temples were mind-blowing, incredible feelings while walking there. We did one large part of the complex cycling which was perfect between Bayon Temple, Angkor Thom and Angkor Wat. I must say, even though we were tired and nearly missed it, the last temple on our list, Ta Prohm, was the most spectacular. It is built in the jungle and nature has taken over the stones, tree roots growing all over them. Breathtaking.
Siem Reap in itself is not really interesting, mainly built to welcome the tourists visiting the temples.
We took a boat trip on Tonlé Sap Lake, one of the biggest freshwater lakes of the region, connected to the Mekong River. We went during dry season so the effect was very lessened by the lack of water. Pick the right time of year if you plan on spending a few days in Siem Reap, there is much more to see after rain season.

Believe it or not this is a very short summary of our adventure! Thank you so much Mr Linh’s Adventures for your commitment, we appreciated every minute of it and are happy to recommend your services!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank charliedvl
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mr Linh’s excursion “Off the beaten tracks” is a trip appropriately named. Our summary of the excursion was excellent and as all life’s adventures, it did have some pros and cons.

The good stuff:
- A true deep and rich experience. Discover who the peoples of northern Vietnam are, how they live and work.
-Incredible topography and the opportunity to see it close up by hiking, boating, spelunking, and kayaking.
-A great guide ( Loi ) with flexibility to change the day instantly based on what our wishes and what was available to see that day. He adapted well with every change up request. He started everyday with a good plan and a smile.
-Our driver ( Lon ) who was safe, fun and always watching out for what he could do. He and Lon are a great team.
-Comfortable vehicle
-Homestay at Heavenly Homestay was five star. A unique cottage with opportunity to walk around the village and eat with the family. The balance was just right.
-Mr. Linh’s Homestay was very good for both location and comfort.
-Cathy at Mr Linh’s. She is a valuable resource for setting up excursions and even helping us with the visa application. Always timely in her communications. A star.

The misses
- Several long days in the vehicle. Although the actual distances between stops were not huge, it takes nearly the entire day to accomplish the travel on rough and serpentine roads. Two days were unbalanced as to time in the car vs activities.
- The hotel in Sapa missed the marked. It was a bit eerie - a 7 story hotel nearly empty.
- One of the three Homestays, the second Homestay of the trip was barely friendly in my opinion, It was authentic and primitive, for sure.
Overall we would conclude the excursion as a great experience and definitively met our goal of discovering northern Vietnam.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank BTrek5
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Mr_Linh_Adventure, Manager at Mr Linh's Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear BTrek5,
Thank you very much for taking the time to send us a review. We are delighted to hear that your life adventure exceeded your expectations! You had a great team watching over you between Cathy, Loi and Lon, three true experts in this area. We have well-noted all your remarks, always useful for us to improve and help keep an eye on every detail.
We're hoping to see you again someday, we may have new surprises by your next visit!
Thank you,
Mr Linh's Adventures

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Reviewed May 25, 2019

We recently travelled from the North to South Vietnam over 13 days with a private tour guide throughout. We had booked our flights and had some idea of what we wanted to see but contacted Mr LInh Adventures who came up with an itinerary to suit and it was all brilliant. We had a local tour guide at each area we traveled starting with Billy who met us at Hanoi airport and whose knowledge and friendliness was great and a perfect start to our welcome in to Vietnam. We had the highlights of Hanoi in 1 day and then followed on to Lan Ha Bay for an overnight cruise with Calypso then met the following day and drove to Ninh Binh for an overnight stay and then a day in the Tam Coc countryside before boarding an overnight train (met by next guide Hoa, to Phong Nha and spending a day at the national park (zip wire, dark cave, mud bath and paradise cave) over night at the lake house and then a day travelling to Hue via the Vinh Moc tunnel and crossing North to South. Next day greeted by Long and a day around Imperial Citadel, tombs, local market overnight in Hue and then on to Elephant Springs, Golden Bridge in Ba Na Hills and on to Hoi An. Next day met by Miss Phuong with a day round the local Tra Que Village on bikes (stunning local area) and then she accompanied us the next morning to DaNang airport. Met in Ho Chi Minh by Chin who accompanied us around Ho Chi Minh City, the following day to Mekong Delta and last day to Cu Chi Tunnels. The itinerary was action packed each day but with very informative local guides giving you the best out of your limited travel time and lunch was included where they booked you in to the local restaurants that they recommend and had some lovely local specialty foods. Don't feel we would have been able to see anywhere near as much had we tried to arrange things ourselves individually and also had the knowledge that they were their to assist with any problems that may occur. We had a fantastic trip and wouldnt hesitate to use again if and when we return to visit Vietnam as there is still so much to see. Ideally 3 weeks would be good to include Sapa, 2 nights on cruise at Halong Bay, more time in Hoi An for leisure time and beach (such a pretty area).

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank ElaineBristol
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Mr_Linh_Adventure, Manager at Mr Linh's Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded May 28, 2019

Dear Elaine,
Thank you very much for your kind words, we appreciate you took the time to post a review.
With your limited time with us you selected a great tour to see the main attractions of our beautiful country. You are right to highlight the fact that without a guide, your experience would have been different. They are indeed here to clear your mind during your holiday, and allow you to simply enjoy the sites without thinking of the next steps.
We still have many surprises in store if you ever come back!
Looking forward to seeing you again someday.
Mr Linh's Adventures Team

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Reviewed April 26, 2019 via mobile

My partner and I recently completed a 12 day North Vietnam customised trip made possible by the incredible team at Mr Linhs Adventures. Initially we were looking to book with another company but felt the itinerary offered didn’t quite match what we were after. By chance we stumbled across Mr Linh’s Adventures website and it immediately felt they would the right choice for us. We were drawn to their off the beaten track style of travel and after reading more on the company, impressed with the fact that they were actively contributing back to the local communities visited.

After a few initial whatsapp messages we were then put in contact with Thao. From her first email to the very last, Thao made the booking process easy and as seamless as one could hope. She was patient and understood exactly what we were after. Even throughout our trip, she was in constant contact making sure we were ok and enjoying ourselves. To Thao, thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Next to our incredible guide Long. There are not enough stars to rate this man! We had the most incredible 12 days experience made even more special in his good company. An absolute professional, with an infinite wealth of knowledge who was reliable, funny and completely down to earth. Long anticipated our every need and put simply made this trip the best we could’ve only ever dreamt of. Without him, we would not have seen, experienced, laughed, shared or even eaten as much as we did. We met as friends but leave Vietnam much more than that. To our brother Long, thank you thank you thank you. We miss you dearly.

To Mr Bao our most dedicated driver. Though a language barrier sometimes separated us, we were always connected through friendship and fun. We are truly grateful for your continued professionalism and exceptional driving skills. Thank you for always putting us first and getting us safely to each and every destination. The mountainous roads especially in north east Vietnam are by no means an easy feat but you were an absolute champion and looked after us so well. Thank you.

Finally to those who are still thinking about booking through Mr Linhs Adventures, don’t think just do! You will be rewarded with a completely unique experience unmatched by any other. They are true to their words in that they will take you to the places others can’t reach. If you are after a genuinely authentic real life experience, you will not be disappointed. The homestays will be a highlight for you as they were for us and allow you to really meet and interact with the local people. The landscape of North Eastern Vietnam is breathtaking and utterly spectacular. A must for the those who love the great outdoors and nature. The best part is you’ll most probably not meet very many other travellers along the way. We certainly didn’t. So do yourself a favour and book a trip of a lifetime with this amazing group of people! You won’t regret it!

Date of experience: April 2019
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Mr_Linh_Adventure, Gérant at Mr Linh's Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded May 4, 2019

Good morning! We just had the best time reading your review, thank you so so much for your kind words!
We are very proud to have been able to provide you with a one-of-a-kind experience, surrounded by amazing people like Long, Bao or Thao. Your words will be passed on to the team who took care of you, it's a great reward.
We will keep doing what we do best, discover unknown paths to take you on and try to take care of many more families from various ethnic minorities thanks to our actions and your utmost respect as a guest.
A thousand times thank you, and we hope to see you again in our beautiful country.
Until next time!
Mr Linh's Adventures Team

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Reviewed April 14, 2019 via mobile

Our experience was amazing! Loi our guide made the whole 10 day adventure fun informative and inspiring. Our driver Long made the long trips by bus seem short and helped us feel safe on the very crazy roads.
Loi brought us to many places we never could have gone on our own and showed us many amazing out of the way places and people.
As a professional guide myself back home I really appreciated the level of care and true love Loi displays for both showing this amazing place to his guests but also his genuine love for these place and people himself.
The food on the trip was amazing we both gained a few pounds as we couldn’t stop eating all the great things Loi and long turned us on to. And when we didn’t like something he was quick to bring something we did love. The homestays and hotels where all very clean and comfortable.
All in all an incredible trip. Thanks to Loi Long and Hellen back at the office. You guys are truly great at what you do.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Mr_Linh_Adventure, Manager at Mr Linh's Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2019

Hi Brian,

Thank you so much for this great review! We appreciate your support very much and are so glad you enjoyed every bit of the trip. Loi is indeed very passionate, it is always a pleasure to work with him. As for Long, the roads definitely have no secrets for him now. Helen enjoyed working on your tour, she will be delighted to hear the good news.

Hope the few pounds gained were worth it!


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