Our trip to Hanoi was, overall very enjoyable. Kien is very knowledgeable and kind. We have had a great and interesting time. If it wasn’t so rushed, it could have been perfect.
The Hespe Family (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Thoroughly enjoyed this vacation. Well planned and well executed. People were extremely friendly and helpful. We would happy to recommend your tour company to others. Vietnam is a wonderful vacation destination.
Kathryn Burnyeat (email@example.com)
Sinh was a perfect tour guide – enthusiastic, informative and flexible. Our personal tour felt personal!
I would be happy to recommend your services to friends.
Rechard LOVATT (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Here are my comments on the bicycle trip to Tay Phuong and Thay Pagodas in ha Tay Province.
(1) The tour guide, Dan, is excellent. He has knowledge to share about Vietnamese culture and history. His command on English is excellent, and the range of his vocabulary is astounding. He also has a good knowledge of the area and of the roads.
(2) The tour itself is more than worthwhile, but you could change it a little to make it even better.
(a) I think it is better to start much earlier, for example at 5 a.m., with the bicycle tour. The world is more interesting in the morning, especially when you are in the countryside. Also, the air is better. I think that 8 a.m. is too late to start.
(b) It may be too much to see both pagodas in one day. If you bike in the morning, then one afternoon is just enough to visit one of the pagodas, especially when you have a knowledgeable guide like Dan. You could ride the route that we took in the morning, have lunch at the restaurant where we had lunch (the food was delicious) and then ride 7km to Thay Pagoda. You could spend the entire afternoon visiting the pagoda, and then return to Hanoi by car.
(c) I don’t think you need mountain bikes for this trip. Ordinary bikes are good enough.
That said, I definitely recommend this trip!
Yesterday my family (my wife & 3 children) and I went on a cycling tour with Dan around Hanoi. We cycled for 4.5 hours around the wonderful West Lake and local islands of Hanoi. Dan was the best guide we have had in Vietnam.
Your company was very good to give us this half day tour and we will come back and also tell our friends in Australia.