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Reviewed April 24, 2019 via mobile

An amazing, unspoiled, quiet, beautiful place well worth the visit. Away from the crowds.
We spent our first week in the in Hoi An and Hue which was great but manic. So much going on, so busy. Ba Be National park was the opposite, so quiet and unspoiled. A beautiful place and not touristy.
We went with Mr Linh’s Adventures. With our guide Loy and driver Mr Long. They were amazing and totally added to the experience and could not do enough to make it the best experience. Adjusting things to suit us personally to get the most from the experience. I’m not sure how you could do this without a guide and couldn’t recommend these two enough.
We had a real feel what real life is like in this part of rural North Vietnam. It’s not spoiled by hoards of tourists and I felt that if we weren’t their life would just be going on regardless.
My wife organised the trip from our home in the UK and it couldn’t have gone smoother. Even us being delayed by a missed overnight train in Vietnam was not a problem and smoothly handled by the team at Mr Linh’s
Thanks
Simon, Nat, Izzy and Lois.

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Mr_Linh_Adventure, Manager at Mr Linh's Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2019

Hi Simon, we greatly appreciate you taking the time to leave a second review in addition to Ba Be National Park. At the risk of repeating ourselves, we are deeply pleased to hear that your experience with us has been a success and went smoothly from our first contact until your safe return home. It has been a pleasure to organise this tour for your family. We are passionate about our country and always strive to create a one-of-a-kind experience.
We hope to see you and your family here again soon!
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!

Linh

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Reviewed March 20, 2019 via mobile

We contacted Mr. Linh's adventures after finding the recommendation in our guide book. It was the best decision we could have made for our vacation. In fact, when our tour was almost ending, we booked another tour with Mr. Linh's adventures till the end our trip.
This was our first holiday outside of Europe and it ended up being a holiday we will always remember. I do believe that to be thanks to our amazing guide, Mr. Long, and skilled driver, Mr. Thanh.
Every step of the itinerary was well thought and nothing was left to chance. Over the course of our trip, Mr. Long adapted the itinerary as he got to know our preferences. We ended up hiking in remote villages, biking through the jungle and exploring nature with no tourist in sight. Our wonderful driver kept us safe as we drove both on narrow roads through remote mountains and crowded city streets as well. We felt immersed in the local culture thanks to Mr. Long who always took the time to explain and show us the villagers's way of life.
One special request that our group had was vegetarian food. We were a bit concerned about how that might turn out, but it was absolutely no issue for Mr. Long, who always made sure our food was adapted but still close to the local traditions. The food that we had on our tour was the best one we tried in Vietnam. We had sampled several restaurants in Hanoi, but none came close to the local food in the mountains.
As far as the accomodation is concerned, we stayed at both remote homestays but also fancier hotels. I loved the choice of the homestays and the fact that we had to go trekking between rice paddies and small villages in order to reach them.
5 stars is not enough to express how satisfied we are with our choice of contacting Mr Linh's adventures. At the end of our second trip it felt like we were leaving behind family.

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Mr_Linh_Adventure, Manager at Mr Linh's Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2019

Hi Alexandra, thank you so much for your kind review! We really appreciated your trust during your two experiences with us and are so glad to hear you had a wonderful time with our team. Your mention of ‘leaving behind family’ goes straight to our hearts as this is exactly what we aim for. Long and Thanh are both great experts and very attentive to your needs. If you come back someday they will be delighted to welcome you back!

Sincere regards,
Linh.

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Reviewed March 19, 2019

Our 8 days off beat trekking from village of valleys and mountains is truly fascinating and accompanied by Loi, the humorous, caring and attentive guide accompanied by safe driving driver Swee. .they have such patience too
Our trek and homestays are basis but very comfortable and always well fed with good meals especially efforts for the deliciously hotpot dinner and birthday treat celebration by entertainer Loi
We will and plan to organise a coming year for the golden harvest on October for the golden harvest to North East Hanoi with Linh Adventure
Much interesting are interacting with the tribes and their custom and lifestyle which we learns much to treasure especially the classroom of happy children and teachers in local school
Yes, we recommend Mr Linh's Adventures and Guide Loi,who is expert on sweet potato dish

Date of experience: March 2019
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Mr_Linh_Adventure, Manager at Mr Linh's Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2019

Hi Venture152719. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. It is a pleasure to hear that your experience in Northern Vietnam and Mr Linh’s Adventures was a success. Loi is indeed a great cook! It is very important to us that the local communities in this remote area are being known as well, and share the benefits of sharing time and knowledge with passing travellers.

We look forward to seeing you again soon then!

Sincere regards,
Linh.

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Reviewed March 19, 2019

We chose Mr Linh's Adventures because we wanted to really get to know Vietnam, to meet its people, to see its natural beauty and we could not have made any better decision.
Long (our tour guide) and Mr Thanh (our driver) are such a great team and took care of us like we could have never imagined. Together, we went on our great adventure in Northern Vietnam, where we got to do hiking, to swim in Ba Be Lake, to meet local people and experience the authentic life of the Red Dao people, Tai people, Hmong and Thai people.
Long always kept our interest active and explained us everything about customs, food, culture and agriculture, local legends and even Vietnamese words. He taught us how to behave in order not to offense the people and to show them respect, he went with us on hiking tours and even carried our sticky rice for our picnic.
He was particularly attentive to our wishes and kept us off the crowded paths so we got the chance to discover Vietnam without the hassle of hundreds of tourists.
We are also very thankful for the custom tour Mr Linh's provided for us, tailored for our preferences.
We heartily recommend Mr Linh's Adventures, professional tour guide (we would do our next trips with them as well)

Date of experience: March 2019
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Mr_Linh_Adventure, General Manager at Mr Linh's Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2019

Dear Bianca, thank you very much for your kind review. We are very happy to hear that Long and Thanh helped make your experience in Vietnam so memorable! Focusing on off the beaten tracks tour is our specialty, and the best way to discover the wonders of Nothern Vietnam and the local communities.

We hope to see you again soon!

Sincere regards,
Linh.

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