We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“HCMC one day tour (off RCCL Mariner of the Seas)”
Review of Lose the Tie Tour

Lose the Tie Tour
Book In Advance
More Info
$115.00*
and up
City tour for tourist from Cruiser (Pick up in Phu My)
More Info
$50.20*
and up
Walking tour in Chinatown (Private Tour)
More Info
$31.88*
and up
Halfday City Tour with Vi (Private Tour)
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Lose The Tie Tour is a private tour so that our tours do not fix time start and finish. It is flexible time and changeable agenda to make sure the customers have relaxing and fun trips.Here at "Lose the tie tours" we find a new attitude. A better way to seize the day. We found that with the right tour not only is your stress lower but your thoughts about life also changes. Seeing first hand that happiness comes from within will change your outlook. Lose the tie, means to lose the boundaries and chains that hold your mind from attaining the things that you have always wanted.With Lose The Tie Tour, you don't need to find your way to a predetermined spot at some ungodly hour in the morning to meet your fellow tour-group members (who might run late and hold everyone up). You don't need to visit 10 different sites when all you really want to see is four. You don't have to leave the one site that has grabbed your interest to keep on a schedule for everyone else.Private guides have no one to please but you. They can potentially meet you at your hotel at the time of your choosing. No rushing or getting lost. While they may have a preplanned itinerary in mind, it's not hard and fast. You can add or delete stops as you see fit. You can even change the itinerary on the fly.Whether your tie is work, stress, daily routing, housework, they lost along the way
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Food available for purchase
Reviewed June 27, 2013

Vi did a wonderful job of guiding and interpreting for our family of 6 on our one day (cruise ship) visit to Ho Chi Min City. She is such a joyful person to spend time with! We liked her so much we even invited her to visit us in the USA! We can recommend her wholeheartedly. She even arranged a van for transport in HCMC after we took the RCCL bus from the ship which docked 2 hours away in Phu My.

1  Thank mommasandy
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (136)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

114 - 118 of 136 reviews

Reviewed May 24, 2013

We booked this outstanding tour company for 2 days on our recent visit to Saigon.
The first day we spent with Tuyen and we couldn't have asked for a better guide. We did the Mekong Delta tour and had a great time. Tuyen went out of her way to ensure we saw and did everything possible. She even joined us for lunch and ordered all the food. What a great lunch and a perfect day.
The second day we spent with Vi and another fantastic experience. She customized the day for us and ensured we saw the real Saigon and not just the touristy areas. Vi also went out of her way to arrange for Tuyen to join us for lunch and the afternoon. Two excellent tour guides, now that is service.
Ladies, it was a pleasure and you exceeded our expectations.
Thank you again.
H&S

3  Thank picardthedog
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 24, 2013

Vi customizes your tour and will take you where ever you want. The lists of restaurants and other attractions she gave us to explore on our own were also amazing and did not disappoint. Her English is excellent and we never had any communication problems in person or before we met her and communicated online. For our trip, in addition to the tourist attractions she also helped us locate and actually FIND family members of my husband's Vietnamese mother. We were so excited to meet cousins and extended family we had never known before. Our kids were blown away! Thanks to Vi, our trip was AMAZING! We are going back in a couple of years and we will definitely plan a day or two with Vi, our new friend in Saigon.

1  Thank Tawanna
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 5, 2013

During our recent visit to Vietnam we booked Lose The Tie Tour for two full days.

When planning our trip we wanted to find a private tour guide who could show us the real vietnam, rather than join a larger group excursion tour. We found Vi & Lose The Tie Tour on the internet and were impressed with the excellent reviews.

When we contacted Vi she listened to exactly what we wanted to see and designed a bespoke two day tour for us in Ho Chi Minh City and the Mekong Delta. We also asked her to arrange our transfer from the airport to our hotel

However even before we reached Vietnam Vi had emailed, un prompted, and suggested some restaurants for our first night close the hotel should we choose to go out.. This little touch is an illustration of the level of care shown during our time with Lose The Tie Tour.

Throughout the two days the service was excellent & professional and our tour guides Vi and Vy provided knowledgable & interesting information about the places we visited. Both days exceeded our expectations as we visited the main sites in Ho Chi Minh (Sai Gon), local markets and temples as well as coconut plantation and boat trips on the Mekong - always flexible and at our pace.

Undertstanding our hosts was no problem as both spoke good english, at the very least infinitely better than our Vietnamese, but accents from both sides made communication and learning from each other great fun.

Apart from the fabulous restaurants and coffee shops that Vi took us to, where the Vietnamese food was amazing both visually and in taste, what we will remember always is the way we were made to feel not clients, but special friends. In fact i am sure we will continue to keep in touch, and hope to see them both again in the future.

To see Vietnam at your own pace, and experience genuine Vietnamese friendly hospitality then i cannot imagine a better way to do so than by booking with Lose The Tie Tour.

Five star in everyway.
THANKS Vi

1  Thank tim_paddison
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 25, 2013

This is the second time i have used the service when i have traveled to Saigon. This trip was much more complicated as i was touring Cambdia as well. I was not the least bit disappointed, the service was excellent. The staff, as always, were not only extremely knowledgeable but also extremely professional, and friendly. I am always treated like i am a long lost friend, It is a great feeling. Language was not a problem at all, English was more than adequate. Just enough of an accent to be fun. I will use this service whenever i am in the area. THANK YOU!!!!!!!!

Thank John P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
BaoVi, Owner at Lose the Tie Tour, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2013

Dear John,
Thank you very much for using our service again. Our tour guides: Cheamrong in Cambodia and Rose HCM informed to me that they had a great time with you.
We are very happy that we brought you a good vacation in South East Asia
Bao Vi,

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Lose the Tie Tour also viewed

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
 
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
 

Been to Lose the Tie Tour? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing